Even for those familiar with the play, such as myself, it immediately commands your mind to travel to the dream world Taymor has created. Throughout, Taymor uses visual effects to her advantage. Repeatedly, the stage is overcome by a large sheet, and on occasions, there are images projected onto it. The title is the first thing that appears after Puck’s ascent into the sheet. The scenes following are of the characters from Athens, or a broader term, the mortals.
Every aspect of the building went under intense drafting to ensure pure quality and a big wow factor to everyone who came in. The interior lobby is said to be an extension of the city and act as a “symbolic bridge between everyday life and inner sanctum that is intended to be a center of civic activity, not just another arena for concertgoers” says the La Philpedia. Inside the main auditorium of the concert hall are 2,265 seats all strategically placed to maximize the interaction, visual, and auditorial experience. The executive producer says, “ balconies and boxes reinforced a social hierarchy and proscenium arches separated players from listeners.” The style of seating that is used in the hall is defined as Vineyard seating, which surrounds the stage, rising up in serried rows in the manner of the sloping terraces of a vineyard. They chose this seating in efforts to give the audience a closer seating and better view of the performers from any view of the hall along with how you perceived the audio.
The response discusses my personal opinion of the play “Kinky Boots” which I attended in the Boston Opera House on the 11th of august. In essence, my reactions was based in various elements of the show which ranged from the setting of the play, the appearance of the theater, the use of lighting, the success of the show, the reception of the show by my fellow viewers, highlights of the play, the professionalism of the cast, and how they depict the characters. All these factors will come into play in terms of my overall experience of kinky boots. Firstly, one of the factors which played a significant role in my whole experience is the theater which was located in the Boston Opera House. On arrival, I noticed that the house was heavily packed with eager viewers who seemed to have an extensive knowledge of the show.
The production staged four short plays including Ghost Tale, Hoodoo Tale, Red Death and A Crossroads Tale. The purpose of this analysis is to examine how the production helps convey the stories via theatrical space, production design, Lighting, Props, Actors, costumes and Sound. I was immediately impressed with the theatrical ambiance of the theater space. A Ghost Tale used a realistic set which allowed the major action of the story to be the focal point of attention. The set included tables and chairs as
Examples of Mise-en-scene include: setting, costumes, make up, lighting, set decorations and movements involved within a frame (Thompson & Bordwell 1999). Hayward (2000) comments that Mise-en-scene is known as an expressive tool that directors can use at their disposal. During the Hollywood golden age, many
Characters in a story are a way for the author to reach out to their audience and impact the plot, but that is not the case for Gavroche in Victor Hugo 's Les Miserables. In the book as well as in the musical movie, many people fought and died for the revolution. Although the gamin Gavroche was one of those rebels, his character did not drastically impact the story or the revolution. Gavroche was an unnecessary character in Les Miserables and proved his insignificance throughout both the book and movie. There were many men who lost the battle of the barricade by selflessly giving their lives to the cause and impacting the story; Gavroche was not one of them.
The play Charity will have an elaborate set. The scene is set in a brightly lit, flashy hotel lobby. A large, crystal chandelier hangs in the center of the lobby where Merlene Odums, her two children, and Clay stand on top of a red carpet. The same red carpet has giant Bellagio logo imprinted into it to show off the hotel’s prestigious brand. Tall walls with renaissance like designs on them envelope the space and there is a glass door that shows the Vegas night with its flashy signs.
However this quickly changes to match the ploy in the film changed to a more suspense feelings by the change in music tempo and the induction Foley created sound, this to-ing and fro-ing of mood changes is delivered throughout the movie by sounds and music chosen By Burtt. One can see that Burtt is from an era where movies from early Disney movies would have played a big part in shaping his imagination and understanding of sound effect within movies. The whole movie is one big extravaganza of sound design techniques which is demonstrated in key moments of the ploy like the scene where Wall-E nearly walks on the small bug at the entry to Wall-E home to where Wall-E and Eve escape from the Axiom ship which lead into the quickly and seamlessly into the Wall-E and Eve dance sequence display to the mother ship end a tender moment. Furthermore many of the scenes in the movie Burtt introduces some kind of Foley sound to immerse the audience into the fantasy science-fiction world used as the backdrop for the movie. To quote Michel Chion “sound more than image has the ability to saturate & short-circuit our perception” (Price,
With the progression of creativity and sophistication, it continues to become a prominent issue and as it should, draws a lot of attention from viewers and movie critics alike. Review of practical examples David Fincher's form of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens with a blasting, teacup-rattling title grouping, in which terrible structures – some mechanical, others natural – overflow with graphic creativity. Ode to the booming riff of Trent Reznor and Karen O's spread of The Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin, it’s a forceful statement of intent, as if Fincher's fiercely stamping his authority on a property that was adjusted for the screen two years prior. There is nothing new about Fincher opening his movies with a surprising showcase of sound and symbolism. Pictures of ache and enduring are accumulated by agile, insidiousness fingers to the music of Nine Inch Nails at the start of Seven.
Jeff focused on just the Thorwald’s apartment for the majority of the movie because of the disappearance of his wife, and this has given Jeff more details of Mr. Thorwald’s whereabouts. He knew where Thorwald would put something, when he would make calls, and what he would pack a suitcase, and these are just some of the aspects that Jeff was able to get more information about. In addition, the conflict between Jeff and Thorwald with the camera flashes, was another scene where the perspective gave an image of how the interpretation between the two characters were different but important to see the the different angles. Like only knowing one side of a story, the understanding of life will be unclear if there is only one perspective used. When multiple perspectives are added to the mix, there will be a clearer picture of how life is understood and most enjoyable.