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Which methods does the producer Use to make an effective documentary - 'Scene: boxing on the ropes'?'

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'Which methods does the producer Use to make an effective documentary 'Scene: boxing on the ropes'?' The producer use's a variety of methods in making the programme; some were more effective than others. The opening is carefully planned and works well as both visual and hearing senses are used, for example you watch the different boxing matches as you listen to the music, which uses the same beat as the punches. This first scene is energetic and lively, perhaps reflecting the audiences attitude, and informative, showing you the impact of the punches and the atmosphere inside and outside the ring. The producer then throws the statistics at you, some of which sound more alarming than they actually are, for example, the commentator states there has been 9 deaths in Britain, since the war, ...read more.


A former boxer is interviewed about his views on boxing and although he is obviously very bright and well spoken his speech has been seriously impaired because of a boxing related injury, this was very clearly stated by the commentator. Although he has very strong views that boxing should not be banned he finishes with 'my son will not box.' This, I think, is a key part in the programme. After a brief interview with a former boxer you are then shown an interview with a current boxer on his way to the championships. When he is asked his opinion it is clear he is very passionate about the sport and is doing it because he loves the sport and also adds 'I know the risks, but every sport has risks'. ...read more.


The scientist then explains that although heads stop bruising they do not stop the actually movement of the brain. The producer then shows a good part of the match set up by Ernie, this was a good method as it showed you the rowdy crowds, the effect of each punch, the aggression in the boxers faces, and if you looked close enough the betting stand. Just these 5 minutes said more than a lot of the film altogether. Towards the end there is a very effective symbolism used, you see a care taker sweeping away after the boxing match, perhaps cleaning away the old ready for a new start or perhaps sweeping it all under the carpet. ...read more.

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