Like other noir we’ve seen, it doesn’t conform neatly to one genre. There’s violent crime, yes, but there’s also pure romance (from Ann’s point-of-view) and comedy. But first and foremost, what makes this film a true noir is its roughness. The world Jeff Markham inhabits is not a pleasant one. Deception and betrayal are taken for
Usually when he uses high-key lighting there is bright, happy music. The reverse of that is also true: when Burton uses low-key lighting he uses dark, suspenseful music. In Edward Scissorhands when Kevin is walking home there is dark, suspenseful music. Even though Kevin is doing an action as simple as walking, the audience is led to believe he is in danger, because of the nondiegetic music in the background. In Big Fish there is the diegetic sound of a phone ringing towards the beginning of the film.
They establish an informative tone for readers and filmophiles. Tim Burton uses cinematic technique to establish mood and tone. For instance, he uses cinematic techniques in many of his films such as close up shots to make the audience understand that a deep emotion or personal connection is being done with the character. For example, consider the scene in Edward Scissorhands, which Joyce took Edward to the back of the salon and demanded him to
The use of contrast and the play with light and darkness is fascinating. It has a great psychological effect on the audience. The Don Corleone’s office is submerged in darkness and the characters in the scene come in and out of the light, thereby directing the focus onto them. A very large part of the film is shot in low key lighting, to emphasize on the theme of the film which is essentially, the life story of the Mob in
Tim Burton uses many different cinematic techniques to achieve very specific effects in his movies. The most important cinematic techniques that he uses to create his unique style are Non-Diegetic sound, lighting, eye level, and zoom. These techniques that can be seen in the films Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands, and Corpse Bride, create the effects of sadness, dark moments, express the feeling of other without telling. He uses Non-Diegetic sound when he puts a song, he uses sad songs, happy songs, and more to show the feeling of the character, to give us like a hint of something that is going to happen, if it’s going to be bad or sad. He uses lighting to make the moment or scene sad or mysterious.
The construction of suspense in this film is created by its unnerving and slowly developing but simultaneously complicated plot and character development, in which the viewer is condemned to be engrossed by these everyday characters and their ailments. It can 't be denied that the plot itself was intense in its makeup and backstory. Underlying social issues, such as racism, and pulling in tragic French history like the Paris Massacre of 1961 also spawn suspense among the common viewer, naturally. In addition, authentic cinematic techniques evoke an apprehensive and tense reaction from the audience. By combining the plot and cinematic techniques like Haneke did, it is no wonder why the film is said to be a complete harmonisation of content and form.
Tim Burton is a multi talented movie director. But even multi talented directors have a signature techniques. The signature techniques that will be discussed are long shot,high angle, low-key lighting, and diegetic sound. All of these components come together to create a whimsical and theatrical world that Tim Burton’s ideas are born from. The most visible seen camera shot that Tim Burton uses is long shot.
Weirdly enough, part of the immersion we want from a film is to make us not notice we are seeing a film. We like getting into its fictional world and looking through the characters’ eyes in a way that feels natural, even in the wildest and craziest stories. When we talk about great films, we get into abstract territory: technical, original, controversial, or just fun. Entertainment is key, and while a lot of times comedies lack deep characters and are filled with generic storylines and clichés, writer/director Wes Anderson comes to prove us all wrong. He presents his story in a way that it lets you know you are watching a work of fiction, more in the fashion of a moving painting than traditional film some might say.
With its unmistakably inescapable dark humour, it can leave its viewers disturbed, shaken, boggled, dumb-stuck or simply lost in thought. The director, Noah Baumback did a commendable job in giving importance to even the tiny details of the film, including the background props. Example – a picture with a baby gaping in it is shown in the scene, where Frank tries on a condom, clearly holds much deeper meaning than the obvious one. Even the songs being played in the backgrounds fit perfectly into the scene. The line ‘united we stand, divided we fall’ from the song “hey you” was repeated few time in the movie, holds true to the underlying bond in the family.
Paranormal activity uses lighting that dims the opacity of a scene to suit the genre (horror). The director deliberating darkens the set to emit the fear and suspense, needed to engage the viewer. It emphasises mystery in the audience, and intensifies the event occurring. Liam Neeson’s enactment of Bryan Mills in Taken assist in creating a connection between audience and character. The acting creates a dramatic composition, producing strong and potent emotion.