Narrative Techniques In The Film 'Black Hawk Down'

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"Black Hawk Down” Tells the story of a U.S. military raid that went disastrously wrong when optimistic plans ran into unexpected resistance. The movie was very true to the real events that occurred in Mogadishu in 1993. This movies shows a real events, so while you are watching it you feel like you are living the moment. And based on the scenes; the movie avoids speechmaking and sloganeering. So the most important foundations for the movie were sound and editing.

First, the sound effects in the movie played an important role while it doesn’t include dialogues all the time, so depend on this the movie focused on the action scenes. And In order to make us integrate in the movie they have to present a huge sound effects makes us live this kind of movies. In “black hawk down” the sound effects fit the scenes; in order of the sad scenes; the fighting scenes and the action scenes. For example while they were fighting each other on the street we can hear a very high sound of bullets, and this sound was extremely high to
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People used to breathe fast when they are afraid from something, and when they are tired or when they feel cold. So the editor deliberately focused on the breathing parts to show us how tired and afraid the soldiers they were. Moreover the sound effects presented when the soliders were walking. The editor wants to show us how strong they are, so he made the sound higher in every step. He wanted to show us the floor shaking in every time they walk, because they are strong soldiers; they are going to fight no matter what. In additon they used the sound effects while the soldiers were running; they made us hear the sound of the sand under their

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