The Book Thief 2013
Directed by Brian Percival
Written by Michael Petroni, based on the novel by Markus Zusak
Director of photography, Florian Ballhaus;
Edited by John Wilson
Music by John Williams;
Production design by Simon Elliott;
Costumes by Anna B. Sheppard;
Produced by Karen Rosenfelt and Ken Blancato;
Released by 20th Century Fox.
Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Geoffrey Rush (Hans Hubermann),
Emily Watson (Rosa Hubermann),
Sophie Nélisse (Liesel),
Ben Schnetzer (Max),
Roger Allam (Death),
Barbara Auer (Ilsa Hermann)
Nico Liersch (Rudy).
In this paper I provide a complete review of the film I’d have selected for my final paper "The Book Thief," (2013). Based on the Markus Zusak novel of the same name, it takes place during WWII in a small town in Germany
My paper will be discussing this movie from a film critique perspective. I will attempt to cover all topics to give the reader a thorough evaluation between the story and plot. I will discuss the aesthetic choices used during the production of this movie including:
* Mise en scène (e.g., lighting, sound, composition of frame, costuming, etc.)
* Editing (e.g., cuts and transitions, shots used, angles, etc.)
* Technology (i.e., analyze the impact of any notable technological effects: film stock, targeted release venue, special effects, etc.)
Finally I will discuss the implications and personal impacts this film has had on society based on my own personal experience.
The story begins with a beautiful shot in the clouds with the narrator, who turns out to be death although he sheepishly refuses to revealed his identity, he opens by saying “one fact is you are going to die no one lives forever”, “when the time comes don’t panic it doesn’t seem to help”. In the next shot we see a train going through the picturesque snow cover area of Bavarian country land. Here we can see our main character Liesel...