Paper Towns Movie Analysis

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V. Plot • Short summary of the film Paper Towns was adapted from the popular novel of John Green, the story centers on Quentin Jacobsen an eighteen year old boy living in Orlando Florida and his enigmatic neighbor and secret love Margo Roth Spiegelman. As children, the two protagonist discovered a dead body; an incident that binds them in ways that they don’t realize. As they grow up, unfortunately they grow apart. Then one day Margo showed up to his window and seek vengeance to her friends and ex-boyfriend with the help of Quentin. After an all-night adventure of the two protagonist through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears leaving traces of cryptic clues behind. The search leads Quentin and his friends on an exhilarating adventure.…show more content…
Cinematic Devices and Effects 1. Identify one example of each of the following shots and describe how the shot affected the presentation of the story told by the film: close-up, medium shot, and long shot. Paper Towns starts with an extended slow motion sequence for no obvious aesthetic reason at all. Later on in the film, when a clichéd voice-over drowns out all nuance, the main character Quentin walks down a school corridor whilst bumping into his high school colleagues in slow-motion. I leave no comment here, as one is not necessary. This affects the presentation for me, because the sudden change of emotion from high energetic Quentin and later on became loss in emotions and perception. VIII. Analysis 4. How might a director from [name the country in which the class is held or a country that the class has studied] have approached the subject of the film? If was a director from California, I would approach the film in a more comedic type of way. I would make it so that Margo left home and she'd pursue an acting career in Hollywood, as to give it a more flavorful…show more content…
Like the adventures of Margo and Quentin, wherein they sneak out to her best friend house and take vengeance to his ex-boyfriend. Well, in a normal Filipino culture setting, teenagers in their high school life aren’t that open to sex intimacy and still not capable to bought tons of materials on their own and just waste it , to take revenge. And when Margo turns 18 and run away to their home alone, I don’t think teenagers here in Philippines can survive alone without money, stable job, and their parents. Margo still didn’t finish her High School program and just ran away a few weeks before

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