Wednesday, September 7, 2011

HU121: Unit 8 - Reading & Discussion Question

Assigned Reading:
Chapter #8 (Pages ???-???)
Looking At Movies, by Barsam and Monahan

Discussion Question:
Why was this film (SHREK) done as an animation? Would this film have been successful as a live action movie? Why or why not?

Discussion Answer:
My belief is that this film was done in animation because it is about fairy tale creatures (as fractured as they are) and as these creatures are generally drawn for storybooks and read during bedtimes are best presented in this way because   gives the viewer a sense of familiarity. I believe these SHREK films and spinoffs would have been less successful as a live action movie because the actions and creatures would be out of their context would not feel believable and would take the viewer out of the atmosphere of the film.

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