Perry has a long resume of work that he has done on popular television series such as Law and Order: SVU. I assumed PA2 was also directed by Oren Peli given the style of film making, but I was surprised to learn that Tod “Kip” Williams took over. The Door in the Floor Williams directed The Door in the Floor, which won the National Board of Review Award for Excellence in Filmmaking. Williams did a wonderful job taking over Peli’s role as director, though you could notice Peli’s influence. Overall, the crew did a fabulous job capturing the essence of the original.
Putting the true story aside and focussing on the novel and movie “in part adaption”, both were great for their own standards. In this sense I would like to categorize the book and movie with a historical fiction genre. Although I want to say the movie was better just because Leonardo Decaprio was in it. In my honest opinion, I don’t know why Decaprio won an Oscar for this movie rather than all the other amazing movies that he’s previously acted in, such as Titanic, or the Aviator. His acting is always great, but I think he won the Oscar for the sake of winning it, because it was due time.
Memento is a kind of movie that I have never seen before. The movie tells will be confused early on when they see this movie because Memento is presented as two different parts of scenes changing during the film: black and white scenes shown the scene in order and color scenes shown in reverse order. The two scenes meet at the end of the movie, as a cohesive narrative. The thriller film was directed by my favorite director Christopher Nolan who is a famous director who had success with Batman and The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012), Inception (2010) and Interstellar (2014) .Everyone who saw The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception and Interstellar will recognize Nolan’s style. Nolan usually makes enigmatical film in philosophical, sociological and
Mystery of a Lifetime (Film review on Citizen Kane by Orson Welles) Our life is full of mysteries; we arrived in this world with unsure purpose. Death comes in our life in its most untimely visit. A story about being told to answer a subtlety death of a well-known English man is now claimed as one of the greatest films in cinema history. Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane set the bars in how to create an appealing and innovating storytelling that in this modern time is still recognized. Played as Charles Foster Kane, himself, Welles, unexpected fame brought breakthrough in the film history and student filmmakers of many generations had the chance to study this one-of-a-kind film.
“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” – Alfred Hitchcock.Suspense is a technique used by film directors to bring excitement to both short and feature films; leaving the audience feeling helpless yet engaged. Alfred Hitchcock, a world-renowned English director, has long been considered the ‘Master of Suspense’(Unknown, n.d.). Hitchcock spent most of his 60-year career refining suspense techniques within his films. Narrative elements such as audience knowledge, secluded location, isolated character and fake scare, are also supported by technical codes and conventions such as camera shots, lighting, camera movement and pace of editing. Hitchcock believed the real terror is the suspense leading to the climax, not the
Introduction In a genre that has been dominated in recent years by the same cheap jump scares and unnecessary gore, Mexican director Guillermo del Toro has breathed life into horror again by combining it with elements of fantasy and historical fiction. In many of his iconic films, del Toro immerses his audience in stories where terrifying monsters are outshined by the cruelty of humans. Utilizing this aspect, he often provides a commentary on politics, in particular the subject of fascism, interwoven into his films. Examining his career, no film defines Guillermo del Toro’s proficiency as a both director and a writer more than his 2006 film Pan’s Labyrinth. This movie explores the time-honored plot of good versus evil though a haunting intermingling of fantasy and reality.
As Stephen King once said, “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” Stephen King, an american horror author, is considered by the masses to be one of the most influential authors of the late nineteenth and twentieth century. With at least 136 works from novels to novellas written, King has left a lasting impact on everyone all around the world. King combined horror with mystery to give readers a story to remember. Kings books not only appear in almost every library, but are shown through movies ranging from The Shining (1980) to It (2017). King was placed number one on New York Times best-seller list before the book It was officially published.
The director who is a fresh university graduates from a film academy, managed to fight with some film associations and succeeded in publishing the film and get attraction from the audience after defending the film associations. During that period, Bonnie and Clyde movie contributed some good reviews from local newspapers and eventually Bonnie and Clyde movie become one of the finest movie during that film movement. In the nutshell, New Hollywood advancement, cause the director to be courageous to make the film to become matchless film with any other film as the success in Bonnie and Clyde
Alfred Hitchcock is well-known producer and creator of more than fifty films. His techniques of film editing creates unique reaction and tension within audience during all his movies. These unique techniques can be viewed in one of the famous and classical thriller film “Psycho”. Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” could be one of the iconic films of modern cinematograph. Psycho is a film with interesting and exciting plot, outstanding visual effects and, especially, with great soundtrack.
He says that the script builds up the style because what he writes dictates his dictatorial style. It’s a technique to build the story more effectively. Eastwood’s films are great examples that the old school style still brings success to the film industry as he continues to create one great movie after another. He started directing just a few years after making his name as an actor back in the 60s where he scored his first lead role. By the mid 70s he was known as a capable director with a consistent and individual style.
As the years go by, horror movies are becoming an addictive habit, especially those of the extraordinary Stephen King. Who can forget his first novel Carrie 1974, which for the younger generations there is a remake film of this classic in 2013. “Why We Crave Horror Movies,” was published by Playboy in 1982, in which Stephen King explains why he thinks people are attracted to blood and devil movies. In this essay, King uses an entertaining tone which helps him transmit his view. He also add various techniques of persuasion, and examples to give credibility and reinforcement to his opinion in an instructed and persuasive manner.
The Auteur Theory, a theory formulated by François Truffaut states the idea that the true author of a film is the director. The Auteur Theory revolves around how the director leaves an implicit mark on the film and because of this cinematic, literary, or thematic signature or motif, they are credited as the author of the film. While there are numerous people involved in the production of a film, with some directors it is truly prominent who can be described as the author of the film such as with Mel Brooks. Mel Brooks, renown comical director and screenwriter is one instance of the undeniability of the Auteur Theory. Despite Mel Brook’s complete involvement in his films, writing, co-writing, directing, and even starring in many of his films,
Saul Bass made movie titles almost as interesting as the movies themselves. He designed such covers as: Psycho; It´s a mad, mad, mad, mad world; Bonjour Tristesse; Vertigo; Grand Prix and North by Northwest; Goodfella; Casino and many others. His unique style made them fun to look at, and enticed viewers to
Timothy Walter Burton has directed 35 movies in his lifetime. Burton’s films are very well known for his unique use of cinematic techniques. His movies are also popular for his use of horror in a childlike manner. Though the use of contrasting colors, non-diegetic music, and lighting Burton shows in Edward Scissorhands and Alice in Wonderland how it’s better to be different and yourself than conforming to a restrictive society. Burton uses contrasting colors in Edward Scissorhands in order to show how dissimilar Edward is.
The peer-reviewed article Balanced truth: Steven Spielberg 's 'Schindler 's List ' among history, memory, and popular culture was written by Christoph Classen and published on History and Theory, Theme by Wesleyan University on 2009. The article is separated into sub-categories to inquire if this film presents the truth of Holocaust; explore the balancing between film 's entertainment and aesthetics with the historical cultural facts; investigate the Spielberg 's efforts on recreating the milieus as accurate as they were. The article includes many statistic evidences to prove that the film reached a commercial success and received a wide range of the audiences from the world as a biographical movie; however, it also suggests that there are