Change is to make something become different which affects all aspects of life. People are forced to change because of different circumstances. Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Merchetta and Remember the Titans by Boaz Yakin both show change through different circumstances. Through the different situations in both the movie and the novel, it shows that change is forced upon you, and some changes are good and some are bad, its just the way you look at the alteration. Change can alter peoples choices when they are chucked into certain circumstances. The moment where Josie meets his father for the first time happens at the start of the novel when she is asked to come to the door by Nonna.
The use of colloquial language in the quote “That’s bull” I exploded angrily. “I don’t care about him. I wouldn’t care if he was sitting in this room with us now I’d look straight through him” helps the audience view the hatred and the bitterness that josie has towards her father. This is also backed up by the quote “I was so stressed out about the whole affair.
I couldn’t believe that I had stood so close to this man who I have spent all of my life slotting into the furthest part of my mind.” This helps portray that peoples reactions can be altered when the are thrown into a situation. Big changes in people’s lives helps bring out the best side of people. The part in the novel where John Barton commits suicide happens at the end of the novel.
The advantage of using a hyperbole in the quote “I would rather die than ever see you suffering this way. I don’t want you or any child I ever have or any woman I ever love to go through or feel what you’re going through, but its happened and I don’t know what to do.” Helps show how much Michael has changed his opinion of Josie. This helps show that the intensity of the change can affect how much an individual changes. Throughout the novel and the film, change affects peoples decisions and views of each other. In looking for Alibrandi however, change affects one person the most and in Remember the Titans, change affects the whole city.
Change can force people to show their true nature. The scene where the team are separated by their different skin colour in the lunchroom happens at the start of the film. The use of the long shot in this scene helps display the hatred and fear between the two races. This is also backed up by the quote “I see your eating lunch. Why aren’t you with your people” This portrays that change can help show the true feelings in people. This is also backed up by the quote “I see your eating lunch. Why aren’t you with your people” This portrays that change can help show the true feelings in people. Change can be forced upon you through situations.
The scene where Boom takes the team to the field where the battle of guettesberg occurred happens about half way through the film. The use of the the dark lighting in the shot as well as the fog which is weaved throughout the graves helps display the pain and suffering that has occurred on that field. It also shows how much Coach Boom wants the team to get along with each other it doesn’t matter about the skin colour. This is backed up by the quote “This is where they fought the battle of Gettysburg.
Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fighting the same fight that we are still fighting among ourselves today. If we don’t come together right now on this hallowed ground, we too will be destroyed, just like they were. I don’t care if you like each other of not, but you will respect each other. And maybe… I don’t know, maybe we’ll learn to play this game like men.” Different situations can cause people to change their opinions. Change is always occurring and it can be either good or bad, it all depends on how you look at the situation.
The scene where Hermann Boom and coach Yokes are holding the game ball up high happens at the end of the movie after the Titans win the state championship match. The use of the low angle shot on the football helps highlight that the blacks and the whites have finally come together and it is a momentous occasion. In this circumstance a great change has occurred and the team as well as everyone else in the film have realised this. This displays that change is always happening and it all depends on how you react to the change
Incidents that happen in peoples lives help make then change. In both the film and the novel, change occurs because of different situations. Also in both the film and the novel change happens for the better.