Analysis Of Summer Annie Hall And High Fidelity

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Going to the universities’ library earlier this month to rent three films, - 500 days of Summer, Annie Hall and High Fidelity- was the first step to my critical writing and analysing process. I spent some time at home, to watch these three completely different movies. Although there is one theme that captures the common motif in these three movies, the theme Romance. The standard model suggests that a film wherein the plot revolves around the love feelings and love between two protagonists can be defined as a romance film. It is a well-known fact that love makes people do strange things, Shakespeare himself even said: “Love makes blind”. If you have not experienced the blindness Shakespeare is talking about, you will understand it after watching Annie Hall. The narrator and protagonist in Annie Hall is Alvy Singer (Woody Allen), a man on a sorrowful search about the…show more content…
Therefore, Allen engages some unusual storytelling techniques. He uses techniques such as actors who are directly speaking speaking to the audience (breaking the fourth wall). In 500 days of Summer Tom has some dream sequences, when Summer asks him to come over for a special party. The screen is divided into two sections, with one part representing Tom’s thoughts, and the other representing reality. In this scene we see Tom entering the party, but in two different ways. In the imaginary one, Tom’s expectations are shown. The way he wanted it to be. In the other, we can see the harsh truth. This technique is well thought out and implemented by the director of the movie, Marc Webb. In High Fidelity, director Stephen Frears plays with his shots. Like in Annie Hall, the main character is sometimes breaks the fourth wall. Rob is a great talker in this movie, but it can get a little unpleasant. He just lets the words pour out while staring into the
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