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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Research into the understanding of Ebullient

Definition of Ebullient
1. overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited: The award winner was in an ebullient mood at the dinner in her honor.
2. bubbling up like a boiling liquid.
So to describe someone as ebullient, they are lively and full of enthusiasm or excitement about something.

Here are a few words that are associated with ebullient : agitated, bouncy, brash, buoyant, chipper, chirpy, effervescent, effusive, elated, excited, exhilarated, exuberant, frothy, gushing, high-spirited, in high spirits, irrepressible, vivacious, zestful, zippy, exuberant, enthusiastic, vivacious, effervescent., joyously unrestrained, very energetic, positive and happy

So after understanding what ebullient means I decided to look at various characters in films that can be said to have an ebullient behavior or that their behaviour is associated with ebullient . Looking at different examples will help me with understanding how someone that is ebullient will walk, talk or act in a situation. Here are just a few example that I found ...

 1. Baloo (The Jungle Book)
 Baloo is an  easygoing and fun-loving character. The reason for looking into Baloo was to help with understanding how a person/object would walk if they were feeling ebullient. What I did notice is that someone that is over excited and full of enthusiasm seem to have a bonce in their ever step. It seems as if they are bouncing around instead of walking.

2. My next example is of Russell from Pixar's 2009 film "Up". Which is about Carl Fredricksen a curmudgeonly old man whose warmth is teased by an ebullient young boy Russell, when they find themselves on an unexpected journey. The clip below is of Russell  when his first meets Carl Fredricksen but the part I am interested in, is Russel reaction when he becomes over enthusiastic when asked by Carl for his help.

3. The next example is of an animations that I found on YouTube called The Presentators - Quiz Show.
Brian is hosting a quiz show Press The Pig whose competitors are Dan and Stefan. Dan wishes he were somewhere else, while Stefan is excitedly over-competitive. But his enthusiasm leads to his downfall, as he forgets to Press The Pig on the crucial question. Brian then reveals the star prize a beautiful guitar which Dan recognises as his own. What this animations shows is how someones over enthusiasm can be their own downfall. Which could be a great element that I could use in my own story idea.

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