This week’s movie is called The Others (2001) by Alejandro Amenábar. In this film, the audience oversees a desperate mother, Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman) struggling with the living situation of being a mother whose has to deal a whole showcase of things. Some of these things include having a husband whose is not there, caring for her own children who are sensitive to sunlight, and living in a Victorian mansion where some people throughout the film have claimed that it is haunted. Grace at first doubts these haunted claims, but subsequent events began to occur which cause her to become very protective of her kids and at the same time crazy. All in all, this enigmatic and suspenseful movie ends with her and her children becoming ghost and that things that were haunting the house were of future being. Throughout this suspenseful movie, the use of sound has been used very liberally ranging to create an additional layer of suspense or of background. The Others (2001) by Alejandro Amenábar use the element of sound to bring out the character’s history and
In this essay, I am going to analysis the film named “Cloverfield”, which was released on 18th January 2008 in North America. I will talk about the genre, key scenes, media institution, other media company, film marketing, marketing mix, media technology, audience, digital platforms, convergence and regulation.
One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous movie scene is the ‘crop duster’ scene from North By Northwest. This scene demonstrates how the score and music of a film is incredibly important to build up tension in a classic thriller. The film’s music and scores were written by Bernard Herrmann, a well-known Hollywood composer (hitchcock.tv). In the infamous crop duster scene, Herrmann and Hitchcock used diegetic sounds to build suspense and uncertainty. The diegetic or natural sounds emphasized the distance of objects from the protagonist. As vehicles drove past, the sound started low and then increased as they came closer and in view. Using the diegetic sounds of the crop duster built up tension as the chase and close calls allowed the audience to
In the movie they played music to make it suspenseful. My first piece of text is that when Mrs.Stevenson heard the killer in her house the music changed to scary suspenseful music.(SWN, Lucille Fletcher) This made the movie better because when reading the text there was no suspenseful music to make it more interesting. Another, piece of evidence is that when figuring out that the husband sign a contract to kill Mrs.Stevenson the music changed to scary.(SWN, Lucille Fletcher) That made the movie better because the music is what the audience more interested. That is how the music makes the movie
Released September 29, 1950, Sunset Boulevard is a film noir of a forgotten silent film star, Norma Desmond, that dreams of a comeback and an unsuccessful screenwriter, Joe Gillis, working together. Ultimately an uncomfortable relationship evolves between Norma and Joe that Joe does not want a part of. Sunset Boulevard starts off with an establishing shot from a high angle shot with a narrative leading to a crime scene shot in long shot (a dead body is found floating in a pool). The narrative throughout the film established a formalist film.
The secret life of Walter Mitty is a short story by James Thurber with a movie adaptation made in 2013; the movie
Death of a Salesman has been extremely influential in regards to theatrical performance and it has been performed by multiple different theatre groups. It has also been made into a movie, which has actors such as Dustin Hoffman as Willy Loman, John Malkovich as Biff Loman, and Kate Reid as Linda Loman. All of these actors’ performances were true to the character and were extremely realistic. It was easy for the audience to get caught up in the characters that these actors portrayed. Throughout the movie, Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich, and Kate Reid all provided an outstanding performance by ensuring that their facial expressions, body language, and emotions always shined through all the while they were creating realistic characters that were easily believable by the audience.
The former chapter was about individual models which make Travis Bickle and his loneliness, but this chapter is about the society which alienated him. Taxi Driver was released in 1976, and behind it, there is the social background of the United States from 1960s to 1970s.
Just over ten years ago, Cloverfield was released to the public. The movie starts off as a group friends prepare for a going away party. During the party, New York City begins to start having mysterious earthquakes and power outages. The entire movie follows the group of friends as they try to get to their friend stuck in her apartment building, and then getting out of the city while trying to avoid whatever is terrorising the city. 10 years later, The Cloverfield Paradox was released. This movie is meant to be the prequel to Cloverfield and sets up how the entire incident in New York happened. Within the movie we see that a group of scientists from around the world board a spacecraft and head to space. There, they try and figure out how create a sufficient unlimited power source to save the Earth from power depletion. In order to create this power source, the scientists fire up this machine that accidentally create this portals to other dimensions, and as a result, the monster in Cloverfield is able to transport onto the Earth and wreak havoc on New York City. Although these movies are connected in their storyline, they also have many differences. These differences can be spotted by the way the movie is shot, the actors, and the conflict.
The Sixth Sense is a supernatural horror movie of 1999, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. This psychological thriller has received various 53 awards nominations and has won 32. In additional, it was nominated in six various categories in the prestigious Oscar Award. This movie grossed about $672.8 million at the box office. Including the regular nominations in the cherished Oscar award of Actor and Director, this movie is also nominated in the technical aspects like - Screenplay and Writing. The movie featured by - Bruce Willis, Toni Collete, Olivia Williams and others. In general, the plot of the movie tells about a successful child psychologist, Malcolm Crowe, who is happy in both of his personal and professional life. On the other
The Help is an example of American drama film. It was released in August 9, 2011 and its length was 146 minutes and directed by Tate Taylor. The film was adapted to a novel, where there has been a long tradition of African- American women serving as “The Help” for upper-middle class white woman and their families. Descriptions of historical events of the early activities of thecivil rights movement are peppered throughout the novel, as are interactions between the maids and their white employers. The movie clearly exposes the many ways that the human dignity of African- American maids was ignored. They had suffered daily embarrassment but were able to claim their own way dignity.
1917—1960: the development of Hollywood film industry and characterized most styles to this day: biography, fiction, action, horror, animated, comedy, etc.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a masterful novel that dives into the life of Scout as a child. In the novel, Lee goes into much depth about Scout’s life so that the reader can always keep up with what is happening. When a book is converted into a movie, many things often change no matter what book it is. This remains true for To Kill a Mockingbird between the book and the film. The film is a wonderful work but there were still many things cut out that were in the book. Overall, the film and book share many similarities but there are also many differences between the two
Hitchcock Etudes were composed by Nicole Lizée in 2014, and released on her album Bookburners. With a combination of disjointed soundtrack music and dialog with similarly altered video segments, Lizée reconstructs a whole new experience of the Hitchcock films. Watching Lizée’s composition I really appreciated and enjoyed the way she deconstructed and recreated the works. As a Hitchcock fan I really enjoyed the new sense of terror and romance she brought to the piece.
12 Angry Men, although produced in the late fifties still offers a great slate for any viewer. The special effects and quality can easily be guessed by the black and white silhouettes of the film. The intensifying conflict of this film easily overshadows the lacking up to date criteria expected from a film. Many viewers expect a well-developed plot and characters with an accompanying use of special effects and coherent scenes. This courthouse drama has assigned twelve men to juror duty which will make this murder case mystifying by involving the viewers in the underlying theme of prejudice in the film. Although, the film lacks in special effects and up to date quality, the extensive details included in the dialogue make it come to life. The