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Catfish

  • Date Submitted: 02/29/2012 11:06 AM
  • Flesch-Kincaid Score: 53.2 
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Catfish is about Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost document a story involving Ariel's brother, Nev, a 24-year-old New York-based photographer, and Abby, from Michigan who contacts Nev via Facebook, asking for permission to make a painting from one of his photographs. It is called catfish because Vince (Angela’s husband) feels that people like Angela are catfish, who keep other people active in life.

There is a heavy reliance on technology in this movie that many will pick up on. The technology is something that we of the “internet generation” take for granted, and there is no heavy emphasis on it from the filmmakers. The heart of this story is about people, and Facebook just happens to be the method these people use to communicate. If the people using Facebook had not had the website to use, the story might not have unfolded the way it did.

The targeted audience is teenagers 20+ because they can relate with different forms of media. The main focus is Facebook. As a teenager myself, my life is mainly revolved around Facebook and many other media type such as YouTube and Google, which are all featured in Catfish
I believe that catfish is fictional. Firstly the director of this movie is the same director as paranormal activity 2. The movie is fictional, so this leads to; if paranormal activity is fictional then Catfish must also be fictional. One key scene, for example, involves Nev’s sudden discovery that his online girlfriend has sent him a song under the assumption that it’s a recording of her own voice, when in fact it has been taken from YouTube. How can the filmmaker get really lucky to catch this incident on time?

The most powerful part in the text involves representation. The mother is behind this master plan. She is meant to be a role model and her children are meant to use her as an example and put it into practise themselves. So the powerful part in the text is when Nev breaks down all the evidence to uncover the truth using the media, such as Google...

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