Yet, little do they know that this need to help people and discover the truth will eventually lead to the death of themselves or others. In the play “Oedipus Rex”, we witness how Oedipus is a man who is sure and confident in where and who he has come from. But as the play unfolds we see how Oedipus’ want for discovering the truth about who killed the former king leads to a detailed truth that perhaps Oedipus and the people of Thebes could have survived without unfolding it. At the beginning, we are introduced to a strong and wise man, who presents bravery and nobility towards us as readers and to the people of Thebes as he begins to discover who has murdered the former king of Thebes, Laius. We as readers know of his crimes and watch his discovery unfold.
Two films, although created years apart yet have a lot in common, including their content of it’s narrative techniques. Both films, even though black and white with strokes of genius of cinema offer a vast stretch for study. I will be looking at Sir Orson Welles “Citizen Kane” (1941) and Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashomon” (1950). We see in Citizen Kane he values for the American life. The three abstract themes that constantly follow through Citizen Kane are Wealth, Power and Love.
Citizen Kane , a film directed by Orson Welles, showcases many fascinating elements of filmmaking. The way that Welles illustrates these elements of filmmaking is the reason that James Naramore describes Citizen Kane as a powerful work of art. The narrative structure of Citizen Kane is an examination into the life of Charles Foster Kane, from his ambiguous upbringing as a child to his renowned success as a newspaper tycoon throughout his entire adulthood. Welles’ narrative structure and use of specific techniques of sound and cinematography create significant meanings and effects throughout the film. Furthermore, Welles’ stresses the cinematographic technique of deep-focus photography and a variety of camera angles (i.e.
For his role in The Lost City of Z where Charlie played the obsessive British explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett, he lost about 40 pounds and turned vegan. The actor endured hardship while shooting the film in the Amazonian Jungle in Colombia. The film took four months to shoot, and by the end of filming, everybody on set was already edgy and feeling hysterical. During all these time, Charlie Hunnam had no contact with the outside world. The director of the movie, James Gray, described Charlie has an unhappy and starving man, with hopelessness showing on his face.
Hoover even went so far as to have Horgson's lawful character changed from male to female - making it unlawful for him to dress as a man for a large portion of his life. Hoover had operators verify he did not change back to a male. Much of Hoover's demise in 1972 brought Horgson no relief. Before Hoover's death, he left requests that the 60-year-old FBI man was to be restricted to an exceptional high-security nursing home as a national security hazard. This ruining Bert Horgson's life for ever.
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.
In order to fully understand his father, William must determine fact from fiction, either directly from his father and/or from other sources, allowing a heart-wrenching, yet compelling story. Big Fish is a must see movie for the entire family, but only if one is willing to take the time and reflect on the true meaning. In cinematography, lighting can be used to provide insight into tone and mood, which influences certain emotions within the viewer. Tim Burton, the director of Big Fish, uses similar lighting techniques as a tool of contrast. For example, the scene that introduces the Siamese singers is entirely shot in red.
The King’s Speech recognizes the success of King George VI, but also makes it clear that Lionel Logue was the man partially responsible for the success. By enduring struggles and eventually reaching success, King George VI and Lionel Logue are both celebrated equally. The movie does an excellent job of depicting the distressing conflict King George VI had to face as a newly crowned British monarch. The movie also does a good job of presenting
He claims that his six day trip to freedom was as traumatizing as his time during the war (Writing Vietnam). As he told his story during an interview with E. Gordon Gee, he admitted that he literally threw up during dinner from a “spiritual sickness” he felt inside (Writing Vietnam) over the war?. Once O’Brien was finished sharing his story with the interviewer, he admitted that the story he shared never actually happened. He never took a six day trip to the Tip Top Lodge and never met a new friend, who went by the name of Ellroy. His story, to the interviewer, was a blend of the internal and external battle endured.
Although he is widely regarded as one of the finest directors working today, you can either love him for his originality and distinctive style, or hate him for his artificiality. However, The Grand Budapest Hotel is his most complete work to date, it includes everything we are used to seeing from him and more, to the point that I would dare to say that if you don’t love it, you will at least enjoy the ride. His ability to shape live-action dramas as stylistic as cartoons really make the cut here, nobody can tell a comedy about a tragedy as elegantly as him. When asked about his influence on cinema in an interview with Time (2014) he replied, “I’m sort of quoting Stanley Kubrick, but when I do a movie, all I want to do is make an experience that can be as strong a version of whatever it is as it can be.” Without a doubt, Wes Anderson is a contemporary auteur, and The Grand Budapest Hotel: flawlessly written and beautifully directed is a definite must-see for every film lover out there, or everyone who is just looking to have some