The Blair Witch Project Analysis

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Even from the beginning, this film both sets itself apart with the first-person “found footage” style, while at the same time, also has the chance to be not very different at all. Personally, I believe the movie certainly achieved the former statement; setting itself apart in a number of different ways. While taking from budget-cutting idea of Eduardo Sánchez’s The Blair Witch Project, using a camera carried by a character– in this case the protagonist– it also steers away from the horror genre that this technique has mostly catered to, and instead it introduces a hyperrealistic science-fiction and super-power origin storyline for three main characters. Since you’re immersed in their story from the beginning, with the hand-held camera bought,…show more content…
Jordan), following the three to a party and then to a nearby discovery of something that looks almost as though it’s come straight out of Alien in a cave, not only them feeling the effects, but Andrew’s camera being interrupted too, making you feel as if you were there with them– discovering this thing, whatever it is, alongside. From there, they only just make it out of the cave, and, what we assume is days later by the camera’s being turned off, and then turned on in a backyard, Andrew lost his old device to the cave and now has a new one. This ellipsis is mostly for cinematic purposes, but also one of the most interesting transitions I think could have been done with this type of story. The telekinesis that’s shown in the very next scene begins the rising action for the story; giving the movie an almost super-hero feeling– but, by the climax, they’re also shown using their power for a number of different things, and seen by the public, in some

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