This research is being submitted on May 12, 2015 for Jenessa Gerling’s G332 Visual Communication in the Media course.
Adrenaline rush. Captivating true story. Are a few of the phrases that can be used to describe this nonfictional thriller that has become one of the most well known cocaine cartels to ever exist. The nonfiction film is an example of a real life experience and demonstration of how a small town boy makes $100 million in a cocaine cartel. If you are a fan of nonfictional films, the story may be appealing because it reminds you of how easily it can be to lose everything when making bad decisions. If you grew up in a struggling situation, you may relate to the situations involving doing whatever you have to in order to survive. If you enjoy watching the symbols of rich and famous being vanished into nothing. But if you think getting rich fast is a scheme, you probably will be offended at the boy who came from nothing into everything by a quick get rich scheme. The six perspectives can be clearly identified in this nonfictional film based on a real past time individual.
The personal perspective of the film, Blow, can be described giving the initial reaction to the film. The nonfictional thriller is a captivating true story that instills an adrenaline rush while watching it. I can relate to this movie in that I, as the main character grew up trying to find get rich quick schemes. I have tried different business ventures with friends, only to have it all swept underneath me. As the main character in the movie, I have had my share of friends, obstacles, and success. The difference between the film and I is that I learned from some bad mistakes of my past whereas the main character in the film didn’t learn and became sentenced to prison and had several chances to learn from his mistakes earlier on in his life. The story of the film is to put the life of George Young into a movie to create a realization of what happened during his life in the 1970s and how easily Young got caught up into the cocaine cartel. The movie also tells a story of how easy it can be to get caught up in fast life.
The nonfiction thriller has become an iconic explanation of the true story of George Young. The film goes into detail of a boy named George Jung growing up in a struggling family in the 1950's. “His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him” (Blow, 2015). The movie goes into detail about the moment George is born to the moment he gets sentenced to prison for continuing to sell drugs after being caught a few time in the past by the law. The film was made in 2001 however captivates the life of George in the 1970s and 1980s.
The film does a great job showing all of the locations that George Young resides as well as where he travels to take make and deliver drug transactions. The film did a great job making the film feel like it was taking place in the 70s and 80s because of the décor, attire, and overall society. The film did a great job incorporating George’s family into the movie; it helps the audience understand the disappointment his daughter had towards him. The film does a great job with the lightning, sound, and overall ambiance of the scenery and settings. The ending of the film is one of the best parts of the film. The main character is in prison and envisions his daughter coming to visit him while he is locked up, the film does a great job expressing the feelings the main character is having while his daughter comes to visit. The vision of his daughter coming to visit him in prison was in fact, just a vision. The film shows the daughter visiting outside with her father and then slowly fading away into nothing. That part of the film definitely makes an impression of the…