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The Apartment What exactly does the word meaning indicate The dictionary states meaning as an implication of a hidden or special significance In Humanities the meaning of a film indicates the content the perception of what took place in a film The main meaning of a film depends of the interpretation of a person There could be one meaning or five meanings but it depends on the person The meaning of The Apartment is not a love story but more of a drama about a man CC Baxter on a subconscious quest to become more outspoken and stand-up for himself Characters film techniques and music all come together to make The Apartments meaning come alive Characters are very important to a film without characters there would not be drama action nor dialogue CC Baxter is the main character who throughout the movie learns how to stick up for himself Mr Sheldrake and the four executives bribe Baxter into using his apartment by threatening to fire him He does not stand up for himself and lets the executives push him around Miss Kubelick the love of Baxters life helps him realize he is a pushover and needs to change his life She helps him on his quest to become a better man more outspoken Film techniques say a lot about a film Whether the film is sophisticated dreary funny romantic or even scary film techniques help set the mood In The Apartment the director chose to use mostly medium shots and fade-out shots We can see from the medium close-up shots the facial expressions of Baxter when he lets the executives from work push him around The fade- out shots happen when an important event occurs For example when Baxter waits to get into his apartment it fades out and goes into a shot of what is happening inside the apartment
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