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    Objective Truth Analysis

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    Persistence of memory is major factor seen in both graphic novels. Persistence for references to this paper will be defined using a personal definition and attempted contextual example. Memory is seen to be persistence in that it is always present, no matter if the owner of the memory wants to not recall it or revisit it. Meaning we has memory reliant human beings, simply cannot, without the exertion of much effort or without use of psychological techniques, intentionally discard a memory or set of memories based on solely preference. A good example of this persistence and it’s meaning for the (sake of this paper) is seen in particular in Waltz with Bashir, Folman cannot discard (one can infer he would discard the night terror memory, that…

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    Waltz With Bashir

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    events were significant then because they marked the failure of the Israeli defence force in ‘Operation peace for Galilee’. My analysis section will be divided into three sections in relation to the Israeli involvement; firing the flares, guarding the exits and action to prevent the massacre. To keep the scope of the study manageable I also made use of a variety of historian’s perspectives and even human rights groups’ description of the events which helped show the different approaches to…

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    Waltz With Bashir Essay

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    How does the animation style used by Folman allow him to express his interviews and memories in a way to educate an audience? The opening scene of the film Waltz with Bashir shows twenty-six salivating, growling dogs, followed by pandemonium, running angrily through a city. Director and main character, Ari Folman, uses a unique animation style in order to bring the interviews and memories to life. The animation is very reminiscent of the style used for graphic novels, this allows the repressed…

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    Hero Soldier Film Analysis

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    the faces of women and children as they rush into central Beirut following the massacre of thousands of friends and family. This scene in particular bears a significant importance in analyzing how Folman portrays the soldier. Ari’s only remembrance from the war, the repeated memory is set in war-torn Beirut following the massacre, the sky stained yellow from mass flare use. In the dead of night, Ari and several other naked soldiers emerge from the sea, machine guns in hand. As night turns to…

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    imagination. The filmmaker narrates that he had a flashback of the wars after meeting a fellow veteran one night. The scene follows by a group of naked teenagers rise from the sea as sleepwalkers skulking toward the beachfront to clothed their bodies and explore the desolate cityscape. This extract represents an imagined memory, remembering events that never occurred, as the filmmaker’s imagination exaggerated the memory. Jeanne-Marie Viljoen describes that the film, “offers… a complex account…

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