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I chose to watch and write a critique of the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone The exposition of this film is longer than most expositions This long introduction is necessary to inform the audience of Harry Potters life before he finds out he is a wizard The beginning of the film helps the audience to understand the reasons for Harrys social psychological and moral character traits Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone tells the story of Harrys first of seven years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry So the exposition isnt only an introduction to this film but also an introduction to six more films that will eventually be released In the exposition Harry learns he is a wizard This sets up a cause to effect organization Most of the movie is organized in this way The effect of Harry learning he is a wizard is him going to Hogwarts the effect of that is he learns someone is trying to steal the sorcerers stone etc This moves the story along and organizes the film The story is also organized by character As Harry and the audience learns more about himself and his abilities the film becomes more interesting and moves along The film is presentational The audience looks in on the film The actors do not talk to the audience If it was representational it would seem less serious and it would be harder to get immersed in the plot In the exposition Harry learns that his parents were killed when he was a baby instead of being in a car accident like he thought He learns they were killed by Lord Voldemort who was then unable to kill Harry After trying to kill Harry Voldemort loses his powers Harry the audience and many characters all ask the same dramatic question Is Voldemort still alive Harry Potter is the protagonist of the film The vast
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