ITS_Silk Road Paper

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Tim O’Brien ITS 201-D Text Analysis 4/7/11 In the Footsteps of Marco Polo How would it feel to walk into the middle of a firefight in Afghanistan? What would it be like to travel down a secret road in China that leads to a nuclear testing plant? Both Denis Belliveau and Francis O’Donnell could tell you. These two ordinary men from Venice set their lives aside for two years to travel destinations once sought out by Marco Polo. They carried a camera with them everywhere they went, documenting similar areas that Marco Polo once did over 700 years ago. Belliveau and O’Donnell left Venice with only one rule; they could only travel by land or sea—because Marco Polo did not have the luxury of flying. The dialogue and storyline in this film are so effective because it is first hand footage that they documented themselves. It makes the audience feel like they are living the experience themselves, as we can imagine how they would feel in the situations they were in. I thought that it was very effective
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