FILM STUDIES ESSAY
With reference to specific scenes in a film from a particular genre, director or producer, discuss the screen techniques used to progress the narrative.
Use images where appropriate to show what you mean.
Metaphor and Howl’s Moving Castle
In Howl’s Moving Castle metaphor and allegory are used as techniques of story-telling to tell two stories in one, the literal one of a magical fantasy to both hide and reveal another story with a totally different meaning.
This movie is a fantasy anime about a young girl named Sophie who gets turned into a 90 year-old woman by the Witch of the Waste. She takes refuge in a moving castle that is owned by the wizard Howl. Howl leads Sophie through enchanting adventures. While watching it the whole film appeared to reveal itself as a metaphor or allegory for a love story. It was intriguing as to why…
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