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Creating sympathy is a very delicate and skilled task to perform in a motion picture Filmmakers have to take factors in to account in order to get their message across There are many techniques ranging from an actors or actresses clothes and possessions to the environment in which the movie takes place in to the set lighting camera angle and sound Although none of which is as near as important as the acting how the star portrays his or her character We have to believe the actor is really that person on the screen if we are to feel emotions towards that character during a dramatic scene A film that demonstrates this to the tee with brilliant acting visual effects and sound is Braveheart The leadingmain character William Wallace played by Mel Gibson gives his audience a emotionally charged experience viewing this film Without words every look every expression we know exactly how he is feeling and sympathize with his pain His first real traumatic experience comes when his newly wed wife is killed Her throat is slit and she is tied to a pole for the town to see as an example Meanwhile William is waiting for her at a meeting spot We the audience already know that shes dead but distressfully watch as Wallace slowly becomes terrified of what could have happened as he looks round and round for her He soon gives up and decides to return to the town hed last seen her Finding her slain body tied up to the post he falls to his knees speechless and we see the utter horror in his eyes as Wallace realizes he has nothing else to live for Looking at a proud man suddenly broken the audience feels utter sympathy towards him and what he has lost Mel Gibson directed in and stared in this film which let him play the role of William Wallace in the manner
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