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Ryan Kissam FIS 110 Kynan Dias Take Home 2 1. The director of Raging Bull is Martin Scorsese, who was initially unwilling to make the film because he felt as though he couldn’t relate to the world of boxing, as he knew nothing about it. The main character is Jake La Motta, whom Scorsese sympathized with after successfully combating his own drug problem. The placement of movement of the camera is different from that of previous boxing films in that one watching the film senses almost as though they are the fighter. Prior camera movements in boxing rings had remained largely removed from the actual fight, choosing to show it generally from outside the ring, whereas Scorsese chose to show overhead shots as well as interior and up close and personal views of the punches being thrown. The violence in the ring “pulls no punches”, so to speak, capturing every crushing blow and spurt of blood. The violence outside the ring, consisting mostly of beatings Jake gives to his brother and his wife, is largely bereft of the over the top blood seen in the boxing scenes, and occasionally even occurs off-screen. The film views the main character as a savage animal lacking any social skills that would allow him to develop meaningful relationships that did not include violence to some extent. 2.
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