In The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrman has reinvigorated the 1925 classic novel by introducing many modern filming technology such as lighting and colour; sound and music and editing. While Joe Wright has attempted to do the complete opposite by taking the modern novel, Atonement ,and attempting to recreate the harsh reality of the past by using the same filmic techniques as Baz Luhrman. However Joe Wright is more successful in recreating the past and showing the harsh realities of the era in Atonement. The lighting in The Great Gatsby tends to be theatrical and illuminates the characters by bringing the focus on them and not on the background. An example of this would be when we are introduced to daisy for the first time, she is the focus of attention and is given almost a dreamlike quality by using soft lighting.
Kylie Mawn Professor Rodais CINE 121 Midterm 4 March 2018 Question 1: Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) is a film that is well known for pushing cinematic boundaries in many ways. One commonly recognized technique in Welles’ film is deep focus photography. Deep focus photography is used in films to allow everything in a shot to be in focus at once. Typical, only specific characters or objects are in focus in any given frame in order to guide the audience’s attention in a scene, but deep focus can bring a new level of sophistication to a shot. While using deep focus photography, a cinematographer may have to rely on framing, lighting, or composition to guide an audience in a way that typically would be done by focusing on objects or characters in the foreground of a shot.
The Revenant is a novel by Michael Punke originally published in 2002. Punke’s story is one of history, and it has been previously adapted into a movie in 1971 titled, Man in the Wilderness. All media and book did not stick to the original historical figure of Hugh Glass. Most recent adaptation in 2015 by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Despite the fact that the movie was made famous based on inaccuracy of the actual true story, it still presents wonderful cinematography.
For my journal entry I am going to talk about the Pruitt Igoe video on public housing development. The residence that lived in St. Louis Missouri Pritt Igoe where poor and uneducated families that relied on public assistance to get by. The 1949 housing act that the government granted give the people of Pruitt Igoe hope. One theory I see in this film is social disorganization, “which is social change, social conflict, and lack of social consensus as the root of the crime and deviance, is closely associated with the ecological school of criminology” (bookshelf). In this theory you have zone where unique characteristics wherein unique populations and typical from of behavior could be found.
The above quote was spoken by the most celebrated French New Wave auteur filmmaker and Cahiers du Cinema critic, Jean-Luc Godard. There are three periods in which Godard’s work fall into. I will be focusing on the early period of his filmmaking career where some of his best films were made before he began his political films. He is recognized for breaking the rules and conventions of the Classical Hollywood cinema and bringing something new and innovative to French cinema. The quote is echoed upon three of his pioneering films, A Bout de Souffle (Breathless, 1960), Le Mepris (Contempt, 1963) and Pierrot Le Fou (1965).
Directed by: Nick Cassavetes Writing Credits (WGA): Jeremy Leven (screenplay) Jan Sardi (adaptation) Nicholas Sparks (novel) Produced by: Toby Emmerich (executive producer) Lynn Harris (producer) Mark Johnson (producer) Avram 'Butch ' Kaplan (executive producer as Avram Butch Kaplan) Music by: Aaron Zigman Cinematography by: Robert Fraisse (director of photography) Film Editing by: Alan Heim Casting By: Matthew Barry Nancy Green-Keyes Production Design by: Sarah Knowles Art Direction by: Scott Ritenour Set Decoration by: Chuck Potter Costume Design by: Karyn Wagner Makeup Department: Matiki Anoff (assistant makeup department head) Dale Brownell (hair stylist: Ms. Rowlands) Milton Buras (hair department head) Janet Carey
Movie Analysis in Clash of the Titans This paper will illustrate and evaluate the movie Clash of the Titans Directed by Louis Leterrier. The paper will use Mythological and Archetypal under these are: archetypes, motifs and patterns, and binary oppositions by Vladimir Propp and Tzvetan Todorov. The paper will also state an overall impression about the movie, brief summary of the story, positive thoughts, negative thoughts, and total summary to restate and convince the audience and to claim if it is a good or bad movie to watch. This paper will only rely on the solid information and evidence of the movie. In ancient times were people are adamant to defeat their predecessors, the Titans, gods of the divided Universe between of themselves.
To what extent can Christopher Nolan be considered as an auteur? Introduction Considering the collaborative process of filmmaking, especially nowadays in most film production, the concept of there being a singular creative supervisor is debatable. Nonetheless one cannot deny the existence of directional motifs and instances of thematic and stylistic elements within the work of filmmakers like Tim Burton and Alfred Hitchcock. These directors indicate that within traditions and genres lies the overall definition of an auteur: a director whose inventive traits are listed throughout his or her work like a signature. Auteurism rose to the surface in the 1950s French New Wave criticism as an appraisal of Hollywood directors who were ready to deny
Film Comparisons: Same cinematography, Matured Purposes As you can see, once the director’s general objectives have been put side by side, it becomes clear that there is a relationship. The most apparent connection would obviously be the books because the plot lines are continuous and intertwine. However, it seems that their influence may artistically be overlooked and is interesting to see how the same cinematic element can be used for opposing purposes. The Prisoner of Azkaban vs. The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 As mentioned before, the main link between the third and seventh film is the focus on environment.