American Sniper Analysis

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The movie I watched was called American Sniper, directed by Clint Eastwood. It is a true account about a man named Chris Kyle, who becomes the deadliest marksman in the U.S. military history, and his four tours in the Iraq War. The main characters that starred in the movie where Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, and Jake McDorman. The film is 2 hours and 13 minutes long and is rated R. It was filmed in Los Angeles and Morocco, and was released December 25, 2014. The movie was a success at the box office, grossing a total of $547.1 million, causing it to be the highest-grossing war film of all time. The time period that this movie takes place in is during the late 20th century to early 21st. The movie focuses on the time period of…show more content…
In the back shows rows upon rows of marble tombstones for fallen soldiers, just like Lee. The time period American Sniper takes place in is full of sorrow and despair for all those who died during attacks and war efforts, and Marc Lee’s funeral is a clear picture of that. No music plays in the background of this scene, but birds are heard chirping, which is to show how life still continues on, and loss is simply a common occurrence. Another scene is a moment when Taya Kyle is watching the news on the television and calls her husband in to the room, where they gape at the sight of two planes hitting the twin towers. Countless Americans are able to recall their exact whereabouts during this tragic accident on September 11th, and this scene accurately depicts so many reactions throughout the country. Speechless, the couple watched in horror at the infamous event that shaped America and the foreboding music and close-up shots of their faces helped capture the feeling of dread. One other scene from the film that accurately depicts the time period is when Kyle sits with injured veterans, talking about how they were injured. This is a good representation because so many soldiers came back to America with drastic injuries, both physically and mentally, that really affected their way of living and a large population of the United States were those who had suffered physical and emotional trauma. A sweeping shot of the injuries sustained by the veterans causes the audience to realize how extreme the prices these men pay

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