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In hearing of the time capsule I would like to suggest that the film M be placed into its shell In our current day in age in which violence seems to rule especially in media it is important to keep in mind respectfulness even when dealing with horrible events The film M directed by Fritz Lang is very aware of the limits of depicting the horror of these events Lang also establishes a strong awareness of how to tell a story As one turns on the television or journeys out to the movies one is more than likely going to be exposed to horror with graphic detail M is a film that rather than showing the direct acts of violence merely implies the acts For example when the insane murderer in M bribes a child with a balloon thus luring her into his claws of death there is nothing else shown All that is seen later is the balloon floating away and being caught in telephone wires There are no shots of the child hanging or of bloodstained sidewalks Every horrible event represented in M is secured through implication rather than brazen vulgarity This is important to note seeing less often times means seeing more Another impressive quality that Lang captures is the power of storytelling through camera positions In M one is confronted with two main groups of people the police force and the gangsters Through composition such as when the police officers and the gangsters are sitting at two different tables in two different locations the camera captures them very tightly within the frame This technique that Lang chooses is important to the overall story line of M that even though the policemen and the gangsters are living in two different moral universes they both are held together by the hardships of their jobs and the pressure the killer is putting on them Thus the tight frame Lang continues this motif
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