Begin by reading the article https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bpa-may-prompt-more-fat-in-the-human-body/ (Links to an external site.) or downloading a PDF copy HEREPreview the document.
Then answer the following:
- What is BPA. Describe it. Why is it harmful to humans and where does it come from?
- Summarize the scientific research discussed in the article.
- What does it mean to be “statistically significant”?
- The article discussed the metabolization of BPA. What does this mean?
- Is this article a reputable resource? Specifically why or why not? (Do not include “because it was assigned” in your answer.
The use of sped up footage is used throughout the film, accompanied by loud sound effects to keep the pace of the film up. The pacing up also works to create a surreal and quirky feel to the film. An example of this is when Amélie cuts up the letters in a blur of speed. I found this added a little cartoon-like element to the film, as well as allowing the viewer to understand what it happening. Other examples of this in the film are the sped-up linking shots between Amélie visiting the various Bedoteaux (not Betodeau), again accompanied by racing car noise sound effects. Another technique Jeunet uses in Amélie is the use of a handheld camera. An example of this is in the fast paced scene where Amélie takes the blind man by the arm and tells him what she sees. The handheld camera adds to the spontaneity of the scene, as it follows Amélie’s sudden decision to help people. The scene is over very quickly, leaving the blind man stood appreciating what has just happened, and the handheld camera turns into a crane shot which swoops above, highlighting the significance of that moment. Often in films such as Mathieu Kassovitz’s “La Haine” (1995) the handheld camera is a technique which adds realism and makes the film seem much more dramatic. I feel that in Amélie, the opposite effect is achieved, as the handheld camera is not used extensively, and is only used in times of excitement and joy, such as the final scene of Nino and Amélie riding on the moped in a fairytale-like ending. Instead of adding realism, the handheld camera conforms to Jeunet’s unique style, and adds to the surrealism of the film. Jeunet successfully uses a lot of panning and tracking, adding also to the fast pace established by the other techniques. For long periods of the film there is constant fluid movement, with the camera circling characters or swooping over scenes. The audience is often placed in an observing position, with the camera standing at a distance to the action. We are used to this convention in film but we are also used to being invited to get close into the action when it is appropriate, for instance if there is an important conversation. There are some occasions in Amélie where we expect to be closer in to the action than we are, for example in the closed cafe, when Amélie suggests to Georgette that Joseph likes her, we are positioned in a corner behind the stacked chairs, as if suggesting that we are eavesdropping on the conversation. This adds an air of secrecy and mystery in the film.>GET ANSWER