Ideology And Aesthetic Analysis In Film

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“The film analyst tries to explain the functioning of the film as a coherent and continuous experience”, this quote accurately describes the role of analysis within film. It provides us with further insight, tells us about the characters, informs us of the social beliefs at the time and helps us gain a greater respect for film as we realise the true depth of meaning in each scene. There are many forms of analysis, but the three I will describe in this essay are ideological, semiotic and aesthetic analysis. Ideology is systems of values shared by some sort of social group, and are assumed to be true. In normal everyday language, ideological means a set of beliefs that allow for no compromise . However, in film, it takes on a new meaning. When looking at ideology from a film studies point of view, it translates into a set system of ideas that are so…show more content…
It is particularly important for aspiring directors, cinematographers, production designers, etc, because one can learn from other films through analysis. Aesthetics range from photography, colour and editing, to dialogue and sound. The Wolf of Wall Street, for example has an extremely frantic tone, as the story tracks Jordan Belfort’s speedy rise in Wall Street, and his even faster downfall. The use of language and photography is especially important within this film. During the office scenes in particular, the camera tracks above the huge crowd of stockbrokers as they go about their business. The fast, gliding shots through the office emphasises the frantic pace of Wall Street and the immense size of Jordan’s company. The language used is also important, with the film being inundated with curses and profanity. The language used further conveys, the fast-paced, angry world of Wall Street in which the film is

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