Gladiator remains as an especially clear case of the mixture of hegemonic dream and its counter-drive in famous movies, particularly, the dualism of magnificent wistfulness and expectant cognizance that characterizes the epic film. In the contemporary period, in which worldwide social accounts are being changed from different bearings, the epic film can again be seen as a key type of typical
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
The Attraction of Early Cinema Since its existence, cinema has been one of the most popular entertainments in the world. In 1890s, the first motion-picture camera was created, introducing the public at the same time to the first period of cinema: early cinema. In the essay “Attractions: How They Came into the World”, Tom Gunning talks about how his colleague André Gaudreault and himself came up with the idea of the “Cinema of Attractions”. Because Gaudreault was French, he was questioning a lot the French translation of “early cinema”. Gaudreault thought that “le cinema des premiers temps” sounded bad and awkward.
Lin-Manuel Miranda captivates audiences worldwide with a unique modern-day twist illustrating the life of Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant who is in pursuit of success on the mainland. He eventually obtained this success and became one of the pillars of America but not without suffering along the way. In the piece “Alexander Hamilton”, Miranda depicts Hamilton as a Hispanic minority who overcame an abundance of struggles and hardships in order to obtain a better and more fruitful life. Although some readers might think that the song “Alexander Hamilton” is simply about Hamilton’s life and the adversity he has overcame, it is in fact symbolic of modern day immigrant’s desire to pursue the main land’s american dream along with the obstacles and oppression they must overcome to do so. The decision by Lin-Manuel Miranda to portray Alexander Hamilton to be of a minority race is quite interesting and it symbolizes the theme for the entirety of the play.
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).
Whether it’s chaotic scenes from the Moulin Rouge filled with outrageously dressed characters or the revolutionary remake of the classic Romeo and Juliet film, Baz Luhrmann is yet to come short in terms of excellences in creating cinematic masterpieces. ‘Theater, circus, film – to me it’s all one’ says Baz Luhrmann. [Bergin; 2016] Some critics label Baz Luhrmann’s work as ‘Over the top’ and others fiercely state that his unique style is justified when one looks at the full meaning, message and context of his work. With the knowledge I’ve accumulated about the filmmaker Baz and how I have understood his work, I can agree with the critics in making such views about his cinematic styles. As suggested in his quote, his films are circus like and a circus is filled with colour and lighting.
Adversity in “The Intouchables” “My true disability is not having to be in a wheel chair. It’s having to be without her.” (The Intouchables). Lines like that are just a piece of the great undertaking directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano took when they decided to be part of The Intouchables. Adapted from real-life events, this French biography was applauded for succeeding in painting a touching and resonating picture of the events that led to the birth of a strong relationship between the two protagonists, Driss and Philippe. Winning multiple awards, this movie has achieved the status of being one of the greatest French movies ever made.
Avatar was made by James Cameron and is probably in my opinion one of the best movies of all time with the action the story and a little bit of romance here and there it is a fantastic movie. This movie also symbolizes something too and what I think that is would be the Indians and the originating colonies of America with the Na’vi being the Indians and the Humans or us being the colonies. The movies topic is about the Humans who depleted Earth's resources looking for more and in order to get some resources they must mine where the Na’vi live. This movie has 2 main character on being Jake Sully who is played by the actor Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana being the voice of Neytiri who is very good at it and the reason I say voiced is because
The dilemma of deciphering a man 's life after it has finished is the focal subject of Citizen Kane. Subsequent to seeing an inside and out, taped account of Kane 's life, the question is asked: Who, truly, was Charles Foster Kane? It is perceived that a man isn 't the sum of the entirety of his accomplishments, belonging, or activities, however that something more profound must drive him.The new, refined, and excellent perfect work of art, Citizen Kane (1941), is presumably the world 's most well known and very appraised film, with its numerous noteworthy scenes and exhibitions, realistic and account systems and exploratory developments in regards to its photography, altering, and sound. President Kane has been praised as the best movie to leave America amidst the black and white Era. Apart from this, it speaks to the culminating point of Orson Welles ' film making profession.
The film Fight Club, directed by David Fincher, was well received and was one of the most popular films of its time. The movie takes an interesting spin on the effects of Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personalities), on the individual afflicted as well as their peers. At its core, the film strives to make a statement on the effects of societal norms and the evils of consumerism on an individual’s pursuit of happiness. It utilizes Dissociative Identity Disorder and other mental disorders to accomplish this. The setting of the film is dark and gloomy – the main character/narrator, who remains unnamed throughout the entirety of the film, lives in a seemingly perpetually dark and depressing city, in an old, abandoned house.
In Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford the structure could be defined as an epic hero structure, because Henry Lee faces many trials and tribulations with the help of an older mentor; and gains self knowledge as well as a new insight on Chinese Japanese relations. “ … the hero is given a resource or special gift by an older mentor for use in his or her journey.” (Campbell). “‘No matter what happens to us, Henry, we’re still Americans. And we need to be together… wherever they take us. But I’m proud of you’ …” (Ford 134).
This portrayal of Zapata gives the most positive view of Zapata, partly from Rivera’s politics and the influences of the stories told about the man. This portrayal makes Zapata into a campesino messiah. By doing this, the image of Zapata becomes more relatable, since rather than have his charro
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,
Gregg Toland, the cinematographer Welles chose for Citizen Kane was open to all ideas and there forth created cinematic advances on many fronts the major significant contribution to cinematography came from the use of a technique known as deep focus… The scene of Kane selling the newspaper back to thatcher some thirty years later, introduces the main reason it was valued to highly by critics at the time of its realise, and why it is still relevant to us today, Wells used deep focus photography technique to heighten the artistic presence of the scene, Deep focus refers to having everything in the frame, even the background, in focus at the same time, as opposed to having only the people and things in the foreground in focus… had used the technique in an earlier film he had worked on, but Citizen Kane marked the first time it was used so extensively or effectively… Deep focus is most effective in scenes that depict Kane’s loss of control and his personal isolation because it gives the audience a clear view of the space Kane commands as well as the space over which he has no power, clearly represented in this scene, enhancing the idea that
I remember the very first time I watched “Citizen Kane” (RKO, 1941). I had heard so much about the film, about how great it was, a cinematic masterpiece. It was the late nineties and I was in my mid thirties. I always loved movies and felt I should watch the truly great films from before my time to round out my cinematic education, so to speak. With great anticipation, I bought a copy of the film and watched.