Actually it rarely stops. So once the film reached the central concept of rape, the music began to change to reflect the mood. When you think about rape, melancholy, dark, and intimidating thoughts begin to form and the music serves to increase that sense of feeling. The song “Til It Happens To You.” sung by the well know artist Lady Gaga, was a key song played in the film that had a significant effect. Many times throughout the film, facts were displayed which really allowed the strength of the music to be heard because it had no voice overs or any other distractions besides the words that appeared. These moments are some of the strongest. For the main portion of the film this type of simplistic yet saddening music was played to really “pull on the heartstrings” or in other words to exploit every inch of the word rape with every time it is mentioned. Thousands of studies have been done to compare music and mood. The majority of them all prove that music and a person's mood are inherently linked. The deep psychological effects it creates is massive, and even if you are so happy to the point where you can't contain yourself, the second you turn on a depressing song, that feeling of being on cloud nine won't go away entirely, but it for sure will decrease significantly without
How to Survive a Plaque by David France and United in Anger by Jim Hubbard are both historical documentary films that talk about the history of the organization created called ACT UP. ACT UP is for the AIDS activist movement from people with all different perspectives such as people from the trenches to people having the disease and fighting it. The film was made to expand the news on the movement and to try to show the effect AIDS had on people. Interviews, footage of protests and speeches from the members of ACT UP were all recoded for these films. They were all personal and true stories that were told to help the future generations and to prevent something similar happening again. The people from ACT UP battled corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect.
The five song playlist that I chose is Fireworks, Set fire to the rain, The way, Love the way you lie and Firestones. All of these songs relates to the novel in different ways.
I decided to switch my artifact for the research paper from John Erick Dowdle’s No Escape (2015) to Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (1979) because I think this film is more suitable for what I want to research, which is how and why the media actively shapes Americans’ perception of historical events. I am also especially interested in the role Orientalism plays in this process. Unlike No Escape, Apocalypse Now has a lot more historical significance because it came out a few years after the Vietnam War (1955-1975) and is considered one of the most famous films about the Vietnam War. In addition to that, there is more room for debate about the significance of the film and its portrayal of Southeastern Asians. While exploring this topic, I intend to consult Edward Said’s Orientalism, debates about “otherness,” scholarly interpretations of Apocalypse Now, historical evidence about Americans’ attitudes toward the Vietnam War, and biographical information about Francis Ford Coppola.
Sound is being used to create or sense the mood for the audience. For example, when Kim’s father is outside, diegetic sound is used so the characters hear the baseball game playing in the background which makes the situation exciting for the audience. Edward finishes trimming a bush (the dinosaur) and everyone is amazed. This can appear to create a dramatic and happy effect for the audience. The sound then crescendos to make it seem as if Edward is being cheered on by the crowd. Burtons use of sound supplies an effective tool to allow the audience to understand the mood of the setting. This technique can also be found a while earlier in the movie, when the grandmother sits with the granddaughter to tell a bedtime story. There are bits of audio between the two, describing Edward Scissorhands and produces an idea of the movie topic. The grandma is almost set up as the narrator for the first part of the movie so that the audience can understand (or get an idea of the movie) the plot of the film. This also connects the opening credits to transition through scenes and carry on with the
When I first listened to this song, I felt that it was a song of majestic significance. The sound of “Aint no mountain high enough” made me feel happy as a listener, its uptempo beat and pleasing rhythm allowed me to feel a sense of hope. After researching this song in depth, and diving into its historical context, I have not changed my reaction to the song. Seen as one of the most powerful and beautiful musical compositions of our generation, the Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell duet encompasses numerous western originating genres, such as soul, pop and rhythm and blues (R&B). This songs instrumentation includes bells, the tambourine, the snare and the bass guitar. The snare and the tambourine are the principal features that promote a controlled and consistent rhythm
From these first frequencies of scenes, in the beginning, the director Mike Nichols displays the camera on how Benjamin feels and acts in this world through the generation gap theme. He is completely silent, alone, and is conforming to society as if he were a zombie. The first twenty seconds of a zoomed out shot of Benjamin on the plane gives all the audience needs to understand the film’s theme: a generation gap leads to isolation through lack of communication. The song composed by Simon and Garfunkel “ Sound of Silence”, is being played as
Upon making its debut in 1999, the hit-television show Freaks and Geeks has pushed the norms of American entertainment to its limits. The comedic television show has gained great credibility through its effective utilization of media techniques to create stereotypes. Both music and characterization are used to establish the relationships and social standings of various characters.
The Matrix is a sci-fi action film, it reflected the world in a bad relation between human and robotic. The main character Neo save the world, and fight with robot. The Matrix is a personal heroism Hollywood movie, it showed the unique characteristics of the music and a good interpretation of the film. The film soundtrack penetrated the suspense style incisively and vividly, especially network technology, the variety of electronic music, advanced film characters’ style which all are quite fit, sometimes people cannot figure the true or false, the actual situation and network is often closely interwoven. The fierce industrial metal music makes people to be feared, under the rule of the brutal machinery world, while those filled with death of
As Bud begins to swing, the song “Tammy’s in love” begins to play. The female singers love song accentuates the warmth that Bud is feeling when he is reminiscing about the things in life that he enjoys. While the song is non-diegetic, there is still diegetic sounds such as the church bells, children laughing, and the teacher talking to the students. These types of sounds give you more depth about the situations that he is referring too. When the church bells are ringing, notifying the people to kneel as the blood of Christ is risen, this reflects on people’s commitment to a higher power. Children laughing showing the happiness that is supposed to occur in youth. Even the lack of sound in the movie theatre gives you the impression of contentedness as the crowd watches a film. All these sounds add emotional depth to the scene that cinematography
Science fiction has become increasingly popular over the past few years as new innovative technology has made it possible for films to become more realistic. Avatar, being one of the highest ranked sci-fi films to be made, is a clear example of how the film industry is on a fast moving track towards a new era of science fiction storytelling. James Cameron’s Avatar exercised all new forms of cinematographic tools in order to bring one’s imagination to real life.
What if there were no emotional or character developments in Glory and Dances with Wolves? Throughout the movie Glory and Dances with Wolves, a lot of major character and emotional developments occur. Characters that are deeply hurt, broken and were able to change because of another person or event. The way the movies show events in very good details are very good and excellent. Comparing and contrasting characters and the movies itself is difficult.
This essay will give an analysis of sound design used in the movies and how it is as important as the moving pictures to the movie. When you use the processes of recording, editing and mixing of sounds you greatly enhance the quality of the movie. This essay is an overview of producing high quality sound from elements like music, the recording of common every day sounds and the use of hi-tech equipment. Whether it takes place in the production stage or the post- production stage of sound design. To help explain this analysis I am using the animated movie Wall-E made in 2008 by Ben Burtt as a case study .
“The Law of gravity is like the law of attraction.” In the movie The Secret, it uses many logical fallacies and the logical chain of reasoning to argue that if you know the “Secret,” then everything you want or everything you are attracted to you will get it. The logical chain of reasoning used in this movie consists of Ethos, Logos, and Pathos and the logical fallacies committed are Equivocation, False Cause, Slippery Slope, Hasty Generalization, and Black or White. If one or more logical fallacies are committed and/or one part of the logical reasoning is not strong enough then your argument is not strong enough and if your argument is not strong enough then it will fall apart. But it does not always take one fallacy to break down a whole arguement.
12 Angry Men, although produced in the late fifties still offers a great slate for any viewer. The special effects and quality can easily be guessed by the black and white silhouettes of the film. The intensifying conflict of this film easily overshadows the lacking up to date criteria expected from a film. Many viewers expect a well-developed plot and characters with an accompanying use of special effects and coherent scenes. This courthouse drama has assigned twelve men to juror duty which will make this murder case mystifying by involving the viewers in the underlying theme of prejudice in the film. Although, the film lacks in special effects and up to date quality, the extensive details included in the dialogue make it come to life. The