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The Call of the Wild tells a story of a strong dog named Buck in the Yukon and Alaska and this movie is an audacious film. In this movie, during winter, people who are immersed in panning for gold have great demand to gigantic dogs who in a position to pull sleds over ice trails. Buck, a robust animal, is exactly what gold diggers look for. The protagonist called Miles is not just a dog-enthusiasts but also a brave and venturous man. He is so simpleminded and candid that makes him become a person with strong adaptability.
Buck undergoes several times being sold and he learns how to survive in the snow and how to become a leader in a team from journeys.Miles like Buck at first sight, but Miles doesn't buy him because he can’t afford it and Buck’s first master is a straightforward with whiskers. Buck supports him and help him get to the when they confront a storm and most dogs of the team are dead but the man cannot keep Buck because Buck is sick and their ...view middle of the document...


The acting in the movie is fabulous because actors and actresses perform so vividly. For example, when Buck refuses to pull the sled, Hal is very angry and the rage on his face is so grim that filmgoer can feel his anger and vexation and we can comprehend his behavior that to shot Buck. Miles rushes to Buck and impetrates Hal to spare Buck. The action of was so Miles quickly that audience can perceives his love to Buck and his worried facial expression to the dog shows his compassion. In addition, when the sled falls through the ice, the sister tries her best to struggle and obviously her hands push her brother’s head into the water. At last, the brother drowns and Miles lets Buck save the sister. Fear on the sister’s face is so lively and it shows the fright of being dead. Moreover, they don’t care much for each other when they confront the danger, which exposes their selfishness.
This movie’s costume design is also fantastic because people are dressed in distinctive clothes. Most people wear the old overcoat while the rich wear glamorous fur coats, which shows the gap between the wealthy and the poor and their status. Moreover, the rich people’s clothes is no longer just to keep warm, but quite gorgeous. For instance, Hal’s sister is clad in a mink coat with a fur collar and she wears a hat decorating by a plume .Then, when they encounter the snow, the focus is their survival rather than their coats because their coats also become dirty after living in the snowy field for several days and they are equally trying to survive. The transition of clothes is excellent and it acts in cooperation with the theme of the movie.
The Call of the Wild exposes the essence of human’s life that “the survival of the fittest” proposed by Charles Darwin and it teaches us that if we want to survive in a strongly competitive society and an cruelly natural environment, we need to perfect ourselves and enhance our strength. This movie shows the most curious and profound motives that plays hide-and-seek in the human soul and Buck is not only an animal but has features of human beings in fact. When you watch the movie, you will be deeply convinced by the performance and plots and you can feel the coldness both in weather and in hearts.

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