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Let Him Have It How does Peter Medak director of Let Him Have It create sympathy for Derek Bentley The opening scene of this film has slow piano solo music playing with white Credits on a black background to show that the film is serious It is actually a drama documentary which means that as well as being dramatic the film is also factual From the start of the film Peter Medak chose to present Derek Bentley as a victim The first thing in the film that you see is a high angled shot of Derek trapped under the rubble of a building with fire destruction and panic going on around him This gives you the feeling of entrapment Another reason why Derek is potrayed as a victim is because he has epilepsy with a mental age of about eleven or twelve His real age is nineteen He has a fit after being released from the rubble and there is a close-up of his face Throughout the film Derek has three epileptic fits which are shown in great detail You can see the amount of pain and discomfort he is feeling because of this The loud and booming music also adds to the mighty effect At school the head teacher says Derek is easily prayed to bad influences Derek has low self-esteem and he doesnt go out for about a year because he is depressed and under stress He is still given comics and this shows his low intelligence and mental age Derek and his sister are very close and she tries to do everything for him His dad takes care of him too When Derek puts some music on he starts dancing like a child and him and his sister dance and sing but Derek cant remember the words and he gets frustrated like
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