Character Identity

It is often noted that in filmmaking, audience identification with the characters is fundamental to successful filmmaking. Movies and cinemas that have been credited for being successful sublimely invite the audience to participate in the mental awareness of the characters. For example, according to Williams, in an article on Filmmaking, 95% of the time in movie theatres the sensory receptions of audiences are tuned into the movie's visuals and sound. The audience gets emotionally involved in the decisiveness of the characters, and this is credited to how filmmakers portray it. Christopher Nolan is a poised film director who has overseen the production of several box office movies in the United States and Europe. His particular prowess is in character identification which he allows the audience to associate with the characters to bring out the themes of the movie. As such, there is need to intently analyze the famous director and how his talent in character identity is one of his tools of the trade in the filmmaking industry.

Character identity can be described as the technique in which movie makers use sound, thematic camera tricks and visuals to engage the audience with the thematical background of the movie. Based on Christopher Nolan movies, it is clear that character identity is what most audience members associate with the most compared to other films. In the film industry, according to William, there are numerous ways in which a film director can achieve character identity in any movie. Among them include physical suturing, emotional suturing and moral suturing.

  1. Physical Suturing

Physical suturing involves the employment of camera and sound techniques to put the audience into the real moment of the movie. There are several ways in which these are achieved among them see the protagonist with the point of view shots or over the shoulder shots (Labuza). The camera tricks in The Dark Knight Rises (2008) is among the movies that Christopher Nolan has used to create an identity with the character. For example, most of the conversation moments where the main character, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) converses with the enemy Bane (Tom Hardy) to create a bright outlook on the morality of the situations. Most of the time, Batman is seen arguing with Bane about the decisions he is making regarding his vigilante ideologies. The conversations from a physical suturing point of view are argumentative from a morality point of view. On one end, it can be argued that Christopher Nolan uses the camera over Batman’s shoulder to envision the audience as morally right while those on the other end to be morality unjust (Mooney). Such camera tricks can be demeaning considering that Batman and Bane were both standing up for something. Nonetheless, the ability to ma

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