Paper by Josh Feldman.
“Film and media are instrumental in creating and implementing shifts in viewpoints that foster change within the individual and the collective of society. The documentary is a vehicle for change serving us by facilitating our hopeful return to our own fidelity of being.”(Faulcon, 2012). Voice of the Documentary, the specific way in which an argument or perspective is expressed, is represented by the way the world is being shaped by the filmmaker from his distinct point of view. This is accomplished with ethical proof, emotional proof and demonstrative proof so that the film can be credible, convincing and compelling. The documentary film in conjunction with all of the new media opportunities for the filmmaker to expand their reach and promote social change allows for greater social impact. With the use of film, social activists are able to use the documentaries as a valuable tool to tell a story and implement shifts in society’s viewpoints. Analyzing the rhetorical proofs within the films The Rape of Europa and Food Inc. allows us to see how the films can be a
Reviewed by Richard M.
In 1993, Universal Studios and Steven Spielberg (Jaws, ET: The extra-terrestrial, Indiana Jones) had the idea to create one of most favored films in modern film history. Jurassic Park (1993), printed its name on Hollywood; winning 3 Oscars and also 24 other awards including: Best Sound, Best Special and Effects and Best Writing. It is recognized on IMDB’s website as #212 of #250 best voted films in our time. The first installment profited at $63,000,000, and with the special effects and CGI of the 90s, Jurassic Park was soon a family favorite capturing tons of recognition around the world. The idea of the films were taken from the novels by Michael Crichton, who published Jurassic park in the late 80’s, he then also went on to publish the first sequel Jurassic Park: The Lost World in 1997 which was later created into another Spielberg film. Although the film wasn’t as successful, it wasn’t deemed a failure; some critics would disagree, however, the figures speak for themselves. Jurassic Park returned to our screen in 2001, with new director Joe Johnston