General vision and Viewpoint
The three texts that i have covered on my course are 'Philadelphia, Here I Come!'(PHIC) by Brian Friel, 'Cinema Paradiso'(CP) directed by Guiseppe Tornatore and 'The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time'(CID) by Mark Haddon. For the puropse of my answer i will be dealing with the texts CP and CID.
The general vision and viewpoint of a text relates to the outlook the author or director takes on life. This outlook inevitably has an impact on the reader or audience, colouring our view of the world of a particular text. This can be seen clearly throughout my two texts. Both of the texts that i have studied are set in clearly distinguishable societys and for me this played a huge role in my enojoyment of the texts. CP set in Giancaldo, Italy is a quiet, communal town with not much going for it in terms of ammenities. It is a town where materialism and wealth dont play a part in their day to day life. There used to a simple life with the basics meeting there every needs. In contrast to this you have Swindon, England the town in which CID os set. It is an industrialised town that has develpoed with the times. In comparrasion with CP it is a more affluent society and money and cars play a huge part in the way this society functions. The way their societys differ added to my enjoyment to the texts because i could see how although their lives were very differnt they were also very similar. It showed me that money doesnt bring happiness and studying these texts made me more aware of this fact.
However with the differences in wealth in the texts both share a common issue of the relationships of the main protagonists with the people in there lives. Both texts take an optimistic outlook on relationships and how they overcome issues and continue to lead happy lives. In CP, Salvatore and Alfredo is one of the stongest relationships that we see through out the text. Alfredo acts as Salvatores surrogant father and there...