Kings Of Summer Film Comparison Essay

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Discovery is an intrinsic part of the human condition, which leads to a process of unravelling the truth, often transfiguring an individuals perceptions of themselves and the world. Discovery is conceptually underpinned by new perspectives, which create new meanings of acceptance. As such, the core text directed by Simon Nasht ‘Frank Hurley - The Man Who Made History’ features the life and works of Frank Hurley, as Nasht uses his observation form of documentary to takes the audience on Hurley’s expedition, encapsulating his change in perception through the catalyst of the natural world and his own self-discovery. In correspondence, Jordan Roberts’ coming of age film ‘Kings of Summer’ explores the hurdles of three teenage boys in their aim …show more content…

The boys change their perceptions on life by escaping into the natural world to re-discover themselves. Ultimately, both texts portray the power of discovery to change people’s perceptions, normally in their attitude towards life. Simon Nasht’s 2004 documentary is a feature of Frank Hurley experiences of discovering the world, particularly the natural world, that offered him new understandings and renewed perceptions on the functionality of the world. Hurley’s expertise in photography begins with the Mawson expedition, where he first witnesses the beauty and serenity of the natural world. Suddenly stoping at Macquarie island, Where Nasht in unison with a close up of Hurleys appreciation of the natural kingdom layers the scene with a Narrator Voice-Over (NVO), which states “The city boy was stunned by the beauty of nature.” Evident by the …show more content…

When their secret high school party in the woods gets dismantled by the police, Joe and Biaggo manage to escape together get lost in the woods and stumble upon an untarnished piece of land, seeing an opportunity. As Roberts pans the camera around the two teenage boys emphasising their discovery of the beauty of the natural world, alternating in unison with the close-up of the teenager’s facial expression, with emphasis on the dilated pupils, indicates the awakening of their interest and change in perceptions towards life. Further, their dialogue begins “(Biaggo) Where are we... (Joe) Someplace they won’t find you”, the dramatic pause in the dialogue shows the realisation of the beauty of nature, with a faded joyful score that shows a greater appreciation toward nature as an escape from a harder life, similar to Hurley escapes from modernism. Thus, the composers utilise the natural world as a catalyst within both texts allowing Hurley and the teenaged boys (Biaggo and Joe) to change their old perceptions and pessimistic perspective towards themselves and their way of

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