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The way in which time is structured within a film determines how the audience perceive and accept the narrative of the film The fictional film narratives Ned Kelly and High Noon handle time completely differently from one another Ned Kelly follows the life of notorious bushranger Ned Kelly from his first encounter with police when he was 16 through to his capture at Glen Rowan when he was 25 High Noon however is filmed in real time one minute of film time is one minute of real time similar to the television show 24 The story of the film High Noon spans a mere one and half hours Ned Kelly however tells a story spanning nine years This of course leads to us the audience interpreting the films differently The use of real time filming in High Noon gives the audience a heightened sense of suspense Throughout the movie the audience is aware that every passing minute is one real minute closer to noon and when noon arrives so does the train carrying Frank Miller the notorious gunslinger The use of clocks in High Noon is emphasizes the importance of time and also provides a running commentary for the viewer on how much time Kane has left The secondary storylines such as the break up of Kanes marriage to Amy Harveys resignation as deputy and Ellens background with Miller are supported by the use of real time editing Kanes marriage occurred less than 2 hours before he heard the news of Franks coming In a very short time Kane has abandoned his new wife to defend a town which doesnt really like or want him This action shows Kanes callousness but also his morals of responsibly and obligation Harveys resignation and ultimate abandonment of Kane in his time of need is emphasized using real time because Harvey abandoned Kane an hour before Frank was due to arrive This highlights not only the cowardice
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