I went to see a video called Nightmare At School. Its a video with characters who don’t talk, and its about a boy who is scared of school. Here would be what I think about this video:
-In this video, we see that the boy is scared to do a presentation in front of the class. He is scared to do it because during all the video, he was running around, confused, trying to escape. And then, at the end, it was his turn to present, and we see his friend encouraging him. Then, he presents and feels happy about it at the end. He was maybe just very nervous. The boy is also afraid of the principle. Because during the video, the boy was being chased by someone who looked like the chef of the building. Also, I realized that when the little boy goes into the “chef’s office”, and when he sees the pictures of the kids (his friends) who got older, and graduated, and when he sees himself, he discovers that he didn’t change. He stayed the same. He’s the only one who stayed as a kid, which means he never graduated, another one of his fears. And when he sees that everybody has grown older, and that the principle is playing violin, and then flying to the sky, that maybe means that the principle dies at this time.
Some things that are not normal in this video, would be the stairs. It looks like there are millions of floors in this building, almost never ending. The stairs criss-cross each other, and go in every directions. Even upside down! Another thing that would be weird is the train. At the beginning, when the boy goes to school by train. First of all, we usually (it depends) don’t go to school by train. Second of all, the train is made out of houses. Each wagon is a house that contains an individual kid. And when the train arrives to school, the doors of the houses open automatically like a normal train. Another thing would be when the boy is doing his presentation. He’s like flying in the classroom. And I discovered that one of his friends likes cars, and the other one likes animals. And the boy himself likes science. I also discovered that when the principle is playing violin, he is playing the same music that wakes up the boy at the end. And we see a clock next to it that indicates 8:01. Maybe the boy’s usual time to wake up for school is 8:00. So what happened is that the boy was dreaming, then he heard his clock ring (that is when the principle playing violin) stopped his clock, continued dreaming. And when you hear the violin song a second time, that is where his clock rings again, and the boy wakes up for real. His clock indicates 8:21, he is late for school. Another proof that he’s late for school: we see his friends outside, already ready for school, waiting for him. Also, we see that the two friends at the end, were in his dream. Another thing that would be weird: in a part of his dream, the boy is very tiny. He is so small that the people are like giants for him. But then, just like that, he changes into his usual size. Weird.
Movie : Catherine Arcand in 2007
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