Homework Help

Film techniques which highlight innocence in "The Boy in Striped Pajamas" film?...

user profile pic

larklight | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 3, 2011 at 11:30 AM via web

dislike 0 like

Film techniques which highlight innocence in "The Boy in Striped Pajamas" film? (include evidence eg quotes/backup)(Already done Shots/Dialogue need3)

I am writing a visual text essay on the Boy In Striped Pajamas. My essay topic is: "Describe an idea that you thought was important to the text. Explain how  3 film techniques were used to show you the idea was important. My theme is: Innocence. I have chosen Dialogue and Camera Shots, but cannot think of a third film technique which highlights this theme. What is a third film technique which highlights this theme? (please include evidence e.g. quotes and backup). thanks.


4 Answers | Add Yours

user profile pic

saffron1343 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted July 21, 2012 at 1:06 AM (Answer #1)

dislike 2 like

What about the clothing that wears, for example at the start of the film it shows him running and playing with his friends and he is the only one wwearing a red vest. Which sort of makes him stand out and look as though he is different to the others.

user profile pic

jaspeppa | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 9, 2012 at 9:02 AM (Answer #2)

dislike 0 like

At his new house (which is weirdly similar to a prison) shots of Bruno peeking from behind barred windows symbolise how he is imprisoned by his mother (she doesn't want him exploring round the back, "Don't explore back there, Bruno. Come inside"because she is trying to protect his innocence) and shielded from the truth by his innocence.


user profile pic

laura-m | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 16, 2011 at 8:01 AM (Answer #3)

dislike -1 like

The lighting is overly bright to represent Bruno's innocent view of the obviously dark things happening at his home and near-by Auswitch



user profile pic

paddyaism | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 8, 2011 at 8:34 PM (Answer #4)

dislike -1 like

Camera angles, long shot.


Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes