The motivation of this production was to simply entertain people, giving them the fear experience they want. Although Psycho was solely crafted to entertain the intended audience of horror genre followers, it still indirectly condemned aspects of social norms from the 1960s of America such as how woman should be married before sexual activity which is explored in the opening scene. Hitchcock also deliberated
I’ve touched on it several times so far, but the use of shadows in *Out of the Past* stands out as a defining cinematic device from Jacques Tourneur. Obviously, shadows are ingrained in the fiber of any film noir. Deep focus, low key lighting, and expressionistic compositions are standard. But Tourneur goes above and beyond with his use of shadows. He creates beautiful compositions, but more importantly, he uses shadows to define and redefine the mood, and to tell the story.
Examples of Mise-en-scene include: setting, costumes, make up, lighting, set decorations and movements involved within a frame (Thompson & Bordwell 1999). Hayward (2000) comments that Mise-en-scene is known as an expressive tool that directors can use at their disposal. During the Hollywood golden age, many directors had either little or no control over their film scripts. Due to the use and introduction of Mise-en-scene, directors used this at their advantage, as they now had the power to control what appears in the shot and could now stage their shots to tell the story (Hayward 2000 & Karam 2001). This use also allowed directors to be deemed as
auteur əʊˈtəː,ɔː-/ noun a film director who influences their films so much that they rank as their author. There are distinctive similarities between all Hitchcock Films, some of the being voyeurism, falling, transference of guilt, food and death. There are two Hitchcock films that are going to be the main focus for this piece of writing, ‘Rear Window’ (1954) and ‘Shadow of the doubt’ (1943). Alfred Hitchcock’s distinctive style can be seen in both movies. Young Charlie (shadow of the doubt) and L.B Jefferies are both similar, in which they are both trapped.
Film and Photography Film and photography both have the same purpose; to convey a message or emotion through the process if creation, they are simply done in different ways. The dramatic reenactments in the movie Thin Blue Line relate to the staged photographs in Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters through the purpose of conveying a message or emotion as well as the process of creation. Brief Encounters’ staged photographs convey deep and meaningful messages and are also created in a way which was incredibly close to creating a movie. Gregory Crewdson claims that he tells a story through his photographs, he says “the pictures are about creating a world” which are shown through his elaborately designed photographs.
Of the films that I have seen of John Huston and Martin Scorsese it’s hard not to notice their similarities and numerous differences. Perhaps the most obvious comparison to make is how they use decor and costumes, both of their films, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) and Taxi Driver (1976), take place at the time of their release, so the costumes and settings are realistic and most importantly lived-in. How these locations are lived in are portrayed a little differently through lighting and camera work, as Travis Bickle’s apartment is dark and grungy looking throughout the film, Scorsese is a filmmaker that likes to portray these kind of locations and characters that would inhabit them. Scorsese’s film feels less like a studio film and
In films made by a director labeled as an auteur, spectators are able to associate the films together and may already harbor certain expectations because of the identifiable pattern and trends each of the films posses. In earlier accounts of the term, an auteur was studied through something called an auteur theory, which identifies the director as the primary author and creator of his or her film. A well-known auteur that is commonly referred to when discussing its concepts is Alfred Hitchcock. His films contain similar structures and motifs, which manifest the authorship he takes in the films he would make and produce. Hitchcock proves to be an auteur and a renowned “master of suspense” because of his employment of continuity editing
There are several terms in the world of cinema known to each of filmmakers، directors and who work in the cinema world in order to direct and film a good movie. Mise-en-Scene and Surrealism are two popular terms in the world of cinema, but they are not related to each other. Movies are made of three stages, pre production, production, and post production. The Mise-en-Scene refers to the first one, the pre production, which is everything that appears before the camera.
Enemy, The Black Swan, Three Colors: Red, Vertigo, and The Double Life of Veronique all wrap around the idea of having a character with double personalities or double life. The directors use different hints and sometimes obvious showings of how this idea plays in their films. The job of the audience is to connect all of the pieces together in order to make sense of it, which is what makes a great film, and understanding it only reveals its
Parlor Scene Shot-by-Shot Analysis Throughout the film industry, Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho has revolutionized the horror genre with his ways of merging the obvious with the mysterious. Alfred Hitchcock, ‘Master of Suspense,’ is known for his filming techniques which made his film stand out compared to other horror films during his period. Hitchcock used these techniques throughout the film Psycho to allow the viewers to get an insight of what is happening in the film. One of the most important scenes, where Hitchcock used several of techniques to reveal the film, is the parlor scene.
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,