A Comparison of Two Film Versions of the Beginning of Great Expectations

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A Comparison of Two Film Versions of the Beginning of Great Expectations Great expectations is a film about a young boy named Pip and his journey through life In this essay I am going to be talking about and comparing the openings of two film versions of the film and deciding which is most effective my first question is can Todorov's narrative theory be applied to the opening of both films and how Todorov's narrative theory is: A state ofequilibrium at the outset; 2. A disruption of the equilibrium by some action; 3. A recognition that there has been a disruption; 4. An attempt to repair the disruption; 5. A reinstatement of the equilibrium I think this applies to both of the openings of the films as in the old one there is a state of equilibrium when pip goes to the graveyard to visit his mother and fathers grave there is a disruption when the convict turns up this is recognised when pip screams there is an attempt to repair the disruption when pip tries to run and also when he agrees to bring the convict a file and some food the next day and then there is a reinstatement of the equilibrium when the convict lets pip go and in the new film opening there is a state of equilibrium when Finn (pip) is drawing the fish in the lake the disruption is when the convict comes out of the water and grabs Finn(pip), an attempt to restore the equilibrium when the convict tells Finn(pip) to lower his voice and when Finn(pip) agrees to bring him the bolt cutters and the food and then there is a reinstatement of the equilibrium when he tells pip to go and pip gets the boat started. I must also consider how cinematography affects the audience in the old version and I think that the cinematography in the old film affects the audience in more than one way in the beginning of the opening of the old film the first camera shot is of a book which says
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