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The story of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle isn’t exactly an unknown story. Chris Kyle, named the Legend is said to be the most lethal sniper in the United States military history. Chris Kyle has over one hundred and sixty confirmed kills throughout his service to the USA. Kyle enlisted in the Navy after the devastation of 9/11 swept the country, and continued on to complete four tours of Iraq before finally coming home.
The editing of American Sniper was dead on. There were gorgeous shots and amazing sound effects, which when put together created the perfect picture. The close up shots of Chris preparing to take a shot, while being able to hear his deep and calm breathing generated the most personal feeling a movie can cultivate. Chris Kyle is known for having the longest recorded kill in US history, and this movie provided a marvelous show of that. The eyeline matching that Eastwood used was just as if you were there next to Kyle. An example of this is when Eastwood used the aerial shot from over a mile away to show the magnitude of Chris Kyle’s feat. The Navy Seals are trained for battle but this situation proves why Kyle was name the Legend.
This movie clearly falls into the action genre but doesn’t necessarily keep all of the aspects the same. One thing I find in this movie to be atypical of the action genre is the way it is filmed. All of the scenes are intense and keep the viewers on the edge their seats, but the way it was shot seems quite different. There aren’t any elaborate shots, or quick cuts, but the thing that stood out the most is the way the camera work was done. At no point was the camera shaky or jumping. The camera got a full view of what Kyle did while he was in Iraq, from his view and the people around him. Anyone who watched the movie really got to see and understand how he got his…...

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