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visualargument_eng - 1 Silvia Lee Soldiers in the Army of...

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Silvia Lee ENG 110 E Paul Crenshaw May 6, 2008 Soldiers in the Army of God The film Soldiers in the Army of God utilizes many visual and editing techniques to show how extremely radical the anti-abortionist activists are. The film starts by shocking the viewers; the bombings and the dead bodies that were shot are vivid. The scenes are intertwined with anti-abortionists talking about their radical beliefs, that abortion is murder. When these activists’ faces are zoomed in at a close-up, it is more frightening because there is a sense that someone is getting close to a dangerous creature. As we have seen in Black Tar Heroin , the facts and dates are written in white on a black screen, separate from the images. White on black creates a central focus instantly because the eyes have no other choice but to look at the words. By separating these words as a different slide from the other images, it also allows the viewer to sit on the fact and soak it in. It provides time to reflect, as well as a sense of significance. If the fact is not important, there is no reason it would take up the extra five seconds in the
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