For instance, Hitchcock purposefully used specific shots to captivate the acting and emotions of each character. In The 39 Steps, Hannay and Pamela (Madeleine Carroll) estranged and juxtaposition relationship, is what saves this film from being more than just suspense but helps add a romance touch to the film. When Hitchcock used wide shots, he captures the Hannay and Pamela’s emotional discomfort. The primary shots that Hitchcock uses in The 39 Steps, are close-ups instead of wide shots. Hitchcock uses close-ups to create suspicion in characters’ faces.
Comparison of the Day of the Locust by Nathaniel West While both the book and the film with the title, “The Day of the Locust” are both similar, they create different pictures. There are a few things in the book that changed in the movie, and they are all based on the scenes and the characters. The Hollywood scenes in the novel are almost illusionary. Nothing is what it seems. Nathaniel West starts with toying with his audiences’ expectations of reality where a movie scene is portrayed as if it was actually happening.
I think it was creative of her to reference a well-known philosopher and that she was able to use it to have the reader thinking about movies they’ve watched and figure out whether they’ve actually seen any movie at all with a feminine monster and if they did, then they’d compare them to the masculine monster causing the reader to think even more! It also made it easy to attain a
For instance, the sound coming from the composer’s apartment is used as “Lisa’s theme” and often plays during intimate or romantic sequences in the film, highlighting Lisa’s desires and romantic intuitions. One example of contrasting sound is when jazzy upbeat music is playing as Ms. Lonelyheart contemplates taking her own life, but the film reminds us that the music is diegetic by allowing the upbeat music to uplift Ms. Lonelyheart causing her to change her mind. It was interesting how Hitchcock “opened and closed”the sound of the courtyard, as referred to by Chion, during more intimate or focused scenes which I completely missed while watching the film because they are so naturally incorporated in the film that it’s hard to notice. The whole film
The artistic choices made in the production of cinema have a great impact on the way the audience will perceive certain aspects of the performance. One director may choose to highlight a certain scene, while another director may push it aside as trivial. A majority of the symbolism behind theatre lends itself to open interpretation, but some underlying messages have a widely accepted truth. In Nicholas Hytner’s 1996 interpretation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, lighting and camera angles help accentuate the importance of particular moments throughout the film. I chose to analyze the courthouse scene in which Deputy Danforth asks Elizabeth whether or not John Proctor committed the crime of adultery.
It keeps the watcher outside the world which helps us learn the life lessons instead of empathizing with the characters in which was present in Macbeth. The reader could feel the guilt and anger that was going through Macbeth’s head as well as in Lady Macbeth’s. Both the play and the movie might have great similarities, but each has its own unique way to deliver the message to the reader/viewer. The philosophy in Throne of blood takes us well over Shakespeare, but they both serve the purpose of the story perfectly. Both Macbeth and Throne of Blood are unique in their own way, whether it’s the way the characters react, or to the themes.
In this situation, most students will probably say that the movie is better because it shows more detail; however, in the book/short story, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. included sensory detail that made the reader feel as though they were there watching the event take place; like they were in the audience. While the movie was entertaining, the story had you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next sentence. When there was written dialogue, the tone that was projected gave the story feeling and emotional connection. The descriptions of the characters and the way they acted, painted a visual picture so the reader was able to imagine and live the story of Harrison Bergeron’s life. Overall, the short story is preferred by those who like to know every detail and infer the ending and missing information so that it becomes a part of them and feel connected to the
Books and movies are two completely different mediums in which audiences can enjoy a story. They seem different when one thinks about it, and it is true. Numerous points come to mind when we contrast a volume and its featured motion picture. However, both have several similarities than neutralize the differences. Take The Outsiders for instance, a novel by author S.E.
While actors and costumes add other elements in both cases, the budgets for both projects are often vastly different. Language was also another element that Miller had to adjust from both projects. If you look in the text, the language used is far more relevant to that of the time period. The screenplay however, uses a similar form of this historical speech. Though, the text was written in the language patterns of the late 1700’s, when compared to the more modern Americanized version is lessened by Miller who states, “The Problem was not to imitate the archaic speech but to try to create a new echo of it which would flow freely off American actor’s tongues,” an important field to maintain when writing dialogue for
After reading the critical essay “Neon Gothic: Lost in Translation” by Wendy Haslem, her central argument was found to be that of how Lost in Translation (Coppola,2003) presents a nontraditional approach to a romance in comparison to the expected. Haslem goes on to support her claim of an unconventional romance by using examples of scenes from the film, such as the scene where Bob and Charlotte share a goodbye kiss. In traditional romantic films, there is no mistake in understanding the intent of a kiss. However, in Lost in Translation, the intent of the kiss shared between Bob and Charlotte is not very direct and arises a lot of questions to its meaning. Another piece of textual evidence found to support the claim is the connection made between the two main characters throughout the film.