The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Review

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty; Film Review Assignment
“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a movie produced by, directed, and starring Ben Stiller. The screenplay for this movie was written by Steven Conrad, and is based on the 1939, short story by James Thurber. This movie shows how, Walter Mitty, an ordinary negative assests manager at Life magazine, has to go on an adventure to find the “quintessence” or purpose of life. Mitty is challenged with the one thing he can’t seem to do; step out of the safe zone. He lives in the city (Waterbury, Connecticut), and afraid of anything more than a train
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It can help the audience see things from different perspectives and see the bigger picture. It also helps the filmmakers set the tone of the movie (eg. more dramatic or more suspenseful) I am again referring to the scene in the film where Walter is running down the hallway full of Life magazine covers. The angle is known as a Tracking or Dolly Shot. Basically, it is a linear movement of the camera alongside a moving object (Walter). It helps us show that he is running, in a cool and interesting way. It allows us to see this as an exciting moment for Walter. Another example is when Walter jumps on the helicopter and sees Cheryl singing to him below him. This camera angle is called a high angle shot and it is when the camera is placed so that the shot looks down over the scene. This allows the audience to see from Walter’s point of view and it also allows the audience to be more interactive with the movie Camera angles can determine whether a film is amazing or boring. In “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” these camera angles made the movie look stunning. I thought this movie was a good movie overall. It had comedy, suspense, and romance. It was weird and unique, and that’s what I liked about it. Before it was mentioned in class, I had personally never heard of this movie or story. But like Sean O’Connell said “Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.” It was a great movie, and it taught me some things. It taught me to not be afraid to step outside of the box and to follow my dreams. It taught me to live my life to the fullest and finding our “ghost cats”. Like Cheryl said “Life is about courage and going into the

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