The artistic choices made in the production of cinema have a great impact on the way the audience will perceive certain aspects of the performance. One director may choose to highlight a certain scene, while another director may push it aside as trivial. A majority of the symbolism behind theatre lends itself to open interpretation, but some underlying messages have a widely accepted truth. In Nicholas Hytner’s 1996 interpretation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, lighting and camera angles help accentuate the importance of particular moments throughout the film. I chose to analyze the courthouse scene in which Deputy Danforth asks Elizabeth whether or not John Proctor committed the crime of adultery.
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.
“Innocence is what he knows, beauty is what she sees.” -In the words of Edward Scissorhands. The well-respected and director Tim Burton is always admired for his distinctive yet astonishing films. He uses many cinematic techniques in one of his most popular films, Edward Scissorhands, but a wide variety he uses would be some such as framing/angles, music/sound and lighting.
Cinematic Lawyers and the Delivery of Justice” by Steve Greenfield it offers evidence on lawyers and how films can twist how lawyers can be perceived. For example, as we see in “Liar Liar”, Fletcher’s heroic ways as a lawyer is to take initiative and lie his way through to support his client. Some people will see that as being immoral or others may feel no different for the reason that he still won. As Greenfield puts it in his reading, “ One of the problems with assessing the way in which lawyers are portrayed is determining the ‘type’ of the film in question and the role of the lawyer within the film. In one sense the whole issue of genre is vital though in many ways, seeking to define law films may, in itself, be problematic.
Tim Burton’s brilliance affects the cinematic world because of his sui generis style of editing, sound, and costuming strategies. Burton’s unique style includes the use of idiosyncratic editing. Burton’s idiosyncratic editing includes his peculiar use of the cinematic technique of dissolving and flashbacks. Burton uses dissolve such as in his 1990 classic, Edward Scissorhands. In Edward Scissorhands Burton aggrandize dissolve, the transition between two images, to illustrate the emotional component in his style.
After watching The 39 Steps (1935), I realized that Alfred Hitchcock really did have a talent for establishing suspense through films. Even though suspense was the primary focus, Hitchcock managed to effectively and intelligently mix humor, romance, and thriller. He uses a variety of techniques to convey these feelings to the audience. According, to some of his interviews with Francois Truffaut, Hitchcock mentions his love for The 39 Steps, specifically about the techniques he uses to create a bewitching experience throughout the film. In this film, he uses a variety of themes that he continued to constantly use throughout his later films.
As I stated, Tim uses cinematic techniques to specialize certain scenes of his films against the others. He uses lighting and camera angles to point out visual elements, and he uses composition to point out audial elements. Overall, Tim Burton has a very differentiated style compared to most modern American directors. He uses the cinematic tools given to him in unique ways and that is why so many people love his
Like in Annie Hall, the main character is sometimes breaks the fourth wall. Rob is a great talker in this movie, but it can get a little unpleasant. He just lets the words pour out while staring into the
Baz Luhrmann is widely acknowledged for his Red Curtain Trilogy which are films aimed at heightening an artificial nature and for engaging the audience. Through an examination of the films Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby, the evolution and adaptation of his techniques become evident. Luhrmann’s belief in a ‘theatrical cinema’ can be observed to varying degrees through the three films and his choice to employ cinematic techniques such as self-reflexivity, pastiche and hyperbolic hyperbole. The cinematic technique of self-reflexivity allows a film to draw attention to itself as ‘not about naturalism’ and asks the audience to suspend their disbelief and believe in the fictional construct of the film.
Within his films Tim Burton regularly incorporates the use of lighting in order to manipulate the audience 's perspective
In the story I felt as if all of the characters played a major role in Beatrice dying but the ones that stood out the most were Dr. Rappaccini and Signor Pietro Baglioni. The story’s very sad ending shows us that Beatrice’s death is the result of two men’s ambitions. The ambitions were to protect Beatrice and to get rid of Beatrice. The only one that was accomplished was getting rid of her. I could just imagine how Rappaccini must have felt when Beatrice died especially that his rival was the one that killed
Eric Rentschler, a Harvard University professor of German cinema and history, has written countless pieces of works surrounding the Third Reich era. Books like West German Film in the Course of Time (1984) displayed how the Germans used cinema to portray their lives during the late 1930’s up to the time of Hitler taking power. His article on Jew Süss (1940) discussed how Veit Harlan supplied a survey of historical occurrences with the use of anti-Semitic features. He also displayed the real face of the Jewish population, and used dissolves and shadowing to illustrate the approaching cruelty and mass killings of European Jewry.
The film Including Samuel discusses the difficulties of inclusion. The film follows several families and their experiences with inclusion. Each person presented in the film experienced a different version of inclusion, and with their experience arose diverse challenges. Including Samuel follows people varying in age with a variety of disabilities. The documentary successfully established the difficulties of inclusion within an educational institution.
Romeo and Juliet, the original by Shakespeare and Romeo and Juliet, Luhrmann’s film both convey the idea about conflict. The contrasting ideas of Both Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet and Luhrmann’s film Romeo and Juliet explore the idea of conflict. Although situated in the contrasting social and historical contexts of Elizabethan England and the corporate world of Verona Beach in Southern California in the 1990s, the two texts both represent internal and external conflict that conveys the feud between the two families, Montagues and Capulets. However, whereas Shakespeare’s original expresses conflict through dialogue and language techniques, Luhrmann’s film expresses conflict through cinematic techniques that visually allows the viewers