The Blue Time Film Analysis

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Beautiful Norway
Nia Scott

The film, The Blue Time, is a short film about the wonders of Northern Norway.
The Blue Time is an official selection for the 4th International Motion Festival Cyprus of 2017 and was directed, filmed, and edited by Greg Dennis.

Norway is a gorgeous country. When I lived in France for a year, Norway was initially on my list of countries to visit, because I'd heard of its beauty and visibility of the northern lights. Sadly, I did not get a chance to visit Norway and experience the country for myself, but I feel as though after watching this short film that I have been to Norway. The narrator begins with showing the aesthetics of the county; the clear waters, towering mountains, and the people. What stood out to me
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All types of whales including, Humpbacks and Orcas are shown in the film. As the people are kayaking the animals are swimming around them hunting for fish. The scene is breathtaking because the people are so close to these harmless, majestic animals. My favorite marine animal is an Orca whale, I've loved them since I watched Free Willy as a child. There is something very calming about watching animals in their natural habitat live their lives as others gaze at them. I think people are fascinated by animals because they are so different from us, yet on the inside there are similarities. Whales in particular are interesting to people because of how their society works. The animals are known for being pack animals with families and emotions. They are all emotionally attached to one another which is such a human characteristic that it makes whales exciting to study. They are also relatively harmless to humans and some are even friendly so it's much easier to study and learn about whales as opposed to lions which would not let a group of tourists get that close. It was this moment in the film that I realized I truly missed out on from not going to Norway, the whales alone would have been the highlight to my entire time

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