Burn Film Analysis

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Putnam’s and Sanchez’s movie Burn expresses their views that the Detroit fire department simply doesn’t have enough manpower, funds, and also too many acts of arson throughout the city. The Detroit Fire Department is facing a seemingly unwinnable battle throughout the barren landscape of abandoned buildings throughout Detroit. This documentary uses explicit details on how the many fires happening per year are a risk, especially without proper numbers and proper equipment. The directors of this documentary use a technique to make it appear apocalyptic, and that the city has no hope and will eventually meet its demise by flames unless further action is taken. This film can persuade viewers to feel sorrow for the firefighters and the future…show more content…
With More injuries, fires and death. He uses a simple fear tactic that firefighters are doomed to the flames with faulty equipment and dangerous situations. The contemporary use of pathos is high, especially after Dave’s wife died. This appeal of pathos gives the impression that the life of a firefighter is tough to manage with death all around. They also depict another young firefighter who is still paralyzed to this day from a collapsing wall that landed on his back. Also the use of logos plays a big role in this documentary. The directors display a lot of facts and knowledge to persuade the viewer about their side of the argument. They express their true concern for the firefighters and the city itself through statistical facts about numbers of fires occurring per year along with numbers used to describe the amount of funds available to these men. They use ethos by having the new fire chief give numerous speeches, and with already having numerous years of experience, his credibility is through the roof giving him an “honorable hero” kind of vibe from him. Having used all three pathos, logos, and ethos will convince an even larger audience. They appeal to all of your senses in a fashionable way. They use death, injury, statistics, and a savior to pull them from the
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