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Blair Witch Project An Analytical Essay Anita Maiezza Power of film David Grey December 5 2000 The Blair Witch Project is a mock documentary on three film students Heather Mike and Shaun who go out and shoot their own documentary on the Blair Witch This Blair Witch apparently haunts a forest in Burkittsville Maryland and these students are going to find out firsthand if this rumor is true Unfortunately this rumor turns out to be fact and all three characters are eventually hunted and killed by the Blair witch The scene which I have chosen to analyze is a short ten second scene near the very end of the movie In this scene we see a close up of Mike from a diagonal angle Mike is rocking back and forth and then yawns This scene is key point were the viewer realizes that there is no hope for MIke and Heather The woods are just too vast for these inexperienced students In this scene Mike is wearing his backpack that is bigger than him indicating the the burden he has to carry Besides the burden it can also represent all the pressure he is under at this particular point The backpack being larger than he is can be a metaphor for how small and insignificant he is in comparison to the colossal trees around him The fact that the straps are so big and that they wrap around Mike can show how he is completely engulfed by this pressure just like he is surrounded by the trees The backpack and trees completely overpower Mike causing him to feel helpless and miniscule like a child The second image chosen is Mike rocking back and forth followed by the yawn In
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