David Bordwell 's Analysis Of Film Narrative Essay

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suggested by David Bordwell’s analysis of film narrative” (17). The lack of a sophisticated narrative and the extremely patriotic theme are only some evident elements that do not have a deep connotation. Mittell brings to the table an excellent point when he compares narrative complexity from a show’s difficulty.
Another aspect that has damaged the show’s credibility is the accusations it has received for being biased. The show is being blamed for not only seeing one side of the story but also for misrepresenting a federal investigation agency. Allegedly, Homeland has served as a marketing tool to promote the CIA’s drastic actions on the “war on terror”.
Several critics have analyzed and commented on the fact that Homeland has been extremely beneficial for the CIA. James Castonguay has made strong allegations on the show being not objective when he mentions that, “This positive branding efforts for the CIA resonates with Homeland’s promotional campaign demanding that fans “pledge alliance” to the program and reflects a post-9/11 nationalism that extends beyond “support the troops” rhetoric to include the government agents who are spying on the home front to keep us safe from terrorism” (142). A complex story needs to be objective and cover all aspects that conform the story. In this case, the show fails to show Arab opinion and never criticize any decisions made by high officials within the CIA.
Homeland serves as a marketing tool for the agency, which evidently has…

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