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Shrek. I am going to write about the film shrek and how it takes the ingredients of traditional fairy tale stories and changes them to create characters that are not stereotypes.

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Shrek In this essay I am going to write about the film shrek and how it takes the ingredients of traditional fairy tale stories and changes them to create characters that are not stereotypes. I will describe and discuss them. Like any traditional fairy stories shrek starts with a fairy tale book and the pages turn one by one with someone reading the sentences. What is different is that shrek pulls out a page and uses it for toilet roll. This is how the movie carries on. The main plot of the movie is like any other, a handsome knight goes on a quest to try and find a beautiful princess trapped in a tower with a dragon guarding it. The knight rescues the princess and they gat married to each other, and they lived happily ever after. The differences in the movie are obvious like shrek is an ogre but really doesn't eat people like a traditional ogre would Shrek is a more good- Humoured character and it seems like this because he has a Scottish accent. ...read more.

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But its not just the main characters that are different like lord farquaad talks to the mirror, its like a blind date were a voice over comes on and it tells farquaad about 3 princesses so he can be king it makes the movie very funny. It is also he actions as well as features that are different, like when they are in Dulock they have a fight but instead of a proper fight with swords they have a wrestling match instead. Donkey helps a bit which is unusual because a sidekick normally sits and watches. Also when they are fighting the dragon, the dragon takes donkey away with her, and right at the end at the wedding the dragon eats lord farquaad instead of the hero killing him, and the audience read of cards like they do on modern T.V shows. Different camera angles can cause different effects the director has to choose what sort of picture is going to fill the screen at each point of the film. ...read more.

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Like right at the start it uses modern music, it makes you feel good and it puts you into the mood of the movie, but different music makes different emotions, like fast music makes it more thrilling and oldie music shows you that they are bored like they are on the quest to the dragons castle. When they are at the castle it uses short simple music to make you feel curious you don't know what will happen next. Sound effects also do this; they make the movie come to life. Like thunder would make you scared and a clash of metal would tell you that there was a fight on. But when shrek roars it used spur of the moment sounds that are loud they make you scared. Finally I think that the movie is very clever it shows people how you think they are but it shows what they are underneath. "Don't judge a book by its cover." The best character in the film is donkey he is very funny and makes the movie more enjoyable By Sam Hinchliffe ...read more.

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