Concussion Film Analysis

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“I wish I never met Mike Webster. CTE has driven me into the politics of science, the politics of the NFL. They will squash you”. This quote was stated by Dr. Bennet Omalu in the movie Concussion directed by Peter Landesman. The film takes the viewers on a journey through the studies of Doctor Bennet Omalu, a neuropathologist. After the death of Mike Webster, a former center in the NFL, Dr. Omalu completed an autopsy on his body. He ordered a brain test that no one would help him pay for, and what he discovered was outstanding. Uncovering the truth about brain damage in football players with multiple concussions in typical games, Dr. Omalu researched many other football players who had passed away. Dr. Bennet Omalu is the first to discover CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and has placed him at dangerous feud with the National Football League. Many individuals probably viewed an NFL game and seen a head-to-head tackle. Whether on T.V. or at the game, the tackles never look good and can be very dangerous. Even after all the medical conditions have been exposed, Americans still love the game. As Concussion effectively shows a David…show more content…
In the opening of many of the scenes, the movie contains an establishing shot. This is first shown at the beginning of the movie when the camera is moved around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Showing the viewers the city, the camera shot shows Heinz Field and Dr. Omalu’s office. The establishing shot shows the crowds at the football games and even shows some football film that shows concussion tackles. The establishing shot helps present the idea that the story takes place in a football oriented town and that the NFL is largely present in the town. These shots give the audience the knowledge of how big football is and how small Dr. Omalu’s office is. It foreshadows the fighting between Doctor and the National Football

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