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Coursework sample - English: Write a review of a film and then examine/talk about your review
Finance & Accounting
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Name Instructor Class 4 April 2011 Spinning and Muddling: The Art of Meddling in the film In the Loop (2009) Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi) is the foul-mouthed aggressive Prime Minister’s Director of Communications, who just found the perfect prey to hawk on…
war against Iraq. The first one is an offhand remark that sets the motion of a series of spinning and muddling that governments and the media are known for. This paper reviews the black comedy of In the Loop (2009), directed by Armando Iannucci. I believe that this is a film with commendable writing and acting, combined with directing skills that satirize the dark reality and consequences of the art of meddling in contemporary international politics. The mise en scenes and editing elaborately portray the characters and the brisk and quickening plot toward war. When Tucker listens to the radio show with Foster, he is shown in a medium shot to focus on his bodily actions. His actions confirm what he is saying; he believes that Foster is a complete idiot. The mise en scene reveals cluttered desks with papers. There is coffee or tea at the table and an ash tray. A book shelf of encyclopedia is present, as well as shelves filled with other books and compiled documents. The scene captures the life of a busy man, a man busy re-arranging politicians making public mistakes. In one of the subsequent scenes, Tucker chastises Foster for another daft interview. The only three characters shown first are Tucker, Judy, and Toby, with Tucker shouting and pointing his finger at Foster. The shot transitions to a medium shot of a sorry-looking minister. ...
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