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Shrek appeals to a wide range of audiences, how have the makers of the film enabled this to happen?

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Shrek 'Shrek appeals to a wide range of audiences, how have the makers of the film enabled this to happen?' In my essay, I am going to show you how the makers of Shrek make the film appeal to a wide range of audience. To start with I am going to look at Shrek's genres. Shrek cannot be classified as fitting into one genre, as it has a lot of different genres. However the main genre is a Fairy tale, as it is based on a traditional Fairy tale containing a Princess and a Dragon. Shrek can also be classified as a romance; Shrek and Fiona falling in love with each other show this. Another of Shrek genres is adventure; Shrek and Donkey go on an adventure to rescue Princess Fiona from the dragon in the castle. Shrek genres could also be a parody because all the way through the film it mimics Fairy tales. The final genre that Shrek fits into is a comedy, because all the way throughout the humour within the tale appeals both to children and adults alike. ...read more.

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They come in through a window and Donkey says " Nobody move I've got a Dragon and i'm not afraid to use it". Then Shrek tells Princess Fiona that he loves her and then kisses her. Princess Fiona is lifted of the floor and a bright light appears and she comes back down and she is still an Ogre. She says, " I'm meant to be beautiful" and Shrek says, " You are". They get married and live happy ever after. Now I am going to study two different scenes in detail from the film and show you how these scenes appeal to a wider audience. The two scenes I am going to study are "The rescue" scene and "The marriage" scene as described briefly above. The first scene I will look at is "The rescue scene". In this scene Shrek and Donkey get to the castle. They cross a broken bridge over a pool of lava. They get into the castle and Shrek finds Princess Fiona. Meanwhile Donkey is wandering around trying not to be scared. Then donkey finds the dragon. The dragon chasses him until donkey is on this platform above a pool of lava. ...read more.

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They enter though a back window and donkey says "Nobody move I've got a Dragon and I'm not afraid to use it". Then Shrek tells Princess Fiona that he loves her and then kisses her. Princess Fiona is lifted of the floor and a bright light appears and she comes back down and she is still an Ogre. She says, " I'm meant to be beautiful" and Shrek says, " You are". They get married and live happy ever after. At the begging of this scene Shrek is throwing Donkey up in the air and suddenly drops him. This would be funny to younger children because it is of a low level of humour. The visual effects in this scene include a lot of bright light and sparkles when Princess Fiona changes into an Ogre. The dialogue in this scene includes traditional wedding vows. The music in this scene is the song Princess Fiona sung earlier in the film to the bird in the forest. At the end of this scene Donkey sings the song "I'm a believer" this song is a modern song so this appeal to the young children and teenagers. To conclude I thank that Shrek is able to appeal to such a wide audience with the different levels of humour. By Stuart Cox ...read more.

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