Super 8, which is an American science-fiction movie that produced by Steven Spielberg at year 2011. This film included quite many kinds of genres and it is about few youngsters who are making their own Super 8 movie, which then brought quite some mysterious events to their town. The theory that is going to be applied into this discussion is usage of mise-en-scene within a chosen scene.
The movie Casablanca has similarities to World War II. The movie begins by the viewer meeting Rick Blaine. He is the owner of a club that helps people from other countries receive their letters of transit. This club was a safe haven for many of the refugees. This club would allow for the refuges to obtain their letters of transit as well as earning some quick cash for traveling from gambling in the secret room. Another huge problem that Casablanca places emphasis on is that the German and French never see eye-to-eye. German Nazi’s were not happy about the letters of transit and would do anything to make sure that it stopped happening, for example shutting down Rick’s club.
In North by Northwest, the main character Roger Thornhill is mistaken to be a spy named George Kaplan by the villainous Phillip Vandamm and his henchmen. When no one believes him about his own kidnapping, not even his mother, Thornhill flees persecution from his pursuers as he seeks the real Kaplan. Along the way, he unknowingly meets the spy the false Kaplan identity was a cover for, the secondary protagonist and his love interest, Eve Kendall. North by Northwest is a visually stunning and thrilling action film of the classic Hollywood film narrative, with romance and injustice. It uses cinematography and film techniques such as misé en-scene, shot duration,
It’s important to watch Casablanca while thinking about the context in which it was released. After the United States entered World War II, it was a little over a year before audiences saw Casablanca. It doesn’t take much investigation to see how the war plays a part in the storytelling, but certain film techniques helped emphasize messages the film wanted to tell its audience. Through the use of camera movement, the finale of Casablanca puts the spotlight on Strasser and Rick’s newfound relationship, which can convey a message about the United States and its allies.
The mass media have enormous influence of the perceptions in the United States of America. It effects our decisions in one day or another through commercials advertising their products, our thoughts on what is considered “beautiful” and shift the interest of social issues from one point to another. Films are no different in this case when it comes to adapting historical events—the message, themes, and overall tone and structure of the film can contribute Americans into thinking one way about certain events in American history—regardless of whether or not the accuracy of those events is consistent. Although there are positive outcomes of films dealing with topics because it brings forth conversation, negative outcomes drives from the inaccuracies
After analyzing all of these effects, it becomes apparent how important the actions of the camera truly are. This movie would have been completely different if the camera had been looking at the actors from only one position. Camera movement and angles are what captivate the audience to keep their attention throughout the entirety of the whole film. Sometimes a simple camera movement can make all the difference in the
Casablanca’s narrative plot has a beginning, middle and an end. It has a certain symmetry about it and follows a set of norms and conventions. For a viewer, Casablanca is easy to understand and it simply tells a story that is not ambiguous. At the beginning of the film there is a narrative voice over which explains the political context of what is happening to the audience. The viewer never has to figure anything out for themselves therefor the film is conforming to a typical narrative structure. The storyline concerns the coming of World War II and a love triangle between Baine, Ilsa and Laszlo. The viewer’s main focus is on the love triangle rather than the political context making the overall storyline easy to understand. This also is an aspect as to why this movie conforms to a classical narrative approach.
Similarly, the cinematography of Casablanca also strives to shape the viewer’s attention to the time and space of the story. The film employs a handheld movement of the camera in certain instances, to display the mise-en-scene in a genuine manner that emphasizes the setting and time of the movie. For example, evaluate the scene in the film when the camera sought to illustrate the workings of Rick’s establishment. The handheld movement of the camera explores the club in a manner that brings the viewer’s attention to the viewpoint camera. The point of view of the camera, at this point of the movie, demonstrating a human experience of observation, and fixates on investigating war uniforms of characters and their actions. By the utilization of this technique, the film’s mise-en-scene brings the audience’s attention to the space as a sort of institution of relaxation, in times of
An archetype is present in every society and culture. Familiar characters, symbols, and situations are used in film to convey basic human experiences that will resonate with the viewer. Archetypes send an understandable message to viewers as to the details of a character or scene. Whether the viewers realize it or not, they will have interpreted what is being conveyed without even thinking about the insertion of archetypes. In his film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien incorporates archetypes into his setting and characters to convey basic human experiences.
Furthermore, the shot styles between the films are reflective of each other. The extreme close-ups, slow moving camera, and mis-en-scene are impactful in creating atmosphere. In the third film, the slow moving camera takes on a presence rather than a character, which embodies the omens that are essential to the films
In 1998 Steven Spielberg directed a film called 'Saving Private Ryan,' this film won many awards including best cinematography, film editing, director and many more. The film is about a group of eight soldiers are sent to find Private Ryan, the youngest of his brothers. They are sent to find him after the general received notification that his other three brothers had died. The director has used aesthetic features to position the audience to believe in a dominant ideology, which is people create strong bonds in during difficult times. The aesthetic features that were used include symbolism, camera angles and lighting. By using these features effectively the director is able to portray a powerful message to the viewing audience.
The lighting helps to create the mysterious and suspenseful tone of the film. Server low lighting aids in the creation of a dramatic atmosphere of a dramatic scene. Inversely daytime lighting is used to convey a realistic environment, like the scene in the film where the police, Chuck and Marshall arrive at the institute.
Soviet Cinema were established between the years 1917 to 1953. This was a time of transition and great development in the film industry. Soviet Cinema focused on creating films that dealt with political and ideological ideas that arose during those times. A Man with a Movie Camera was released in 1929. This film became revolutionary in the way it used techniques of film editing such as; constructive/linkage editing and intellectual montage and how it helped narrate the story without a storyline. This essay will discuss how the film uses these two techniques, in reference to the film, and to what ideological and political ends are the techniques used in the films with specific references from the film to support the argument.
Hacksaw Ridge is a war drama based on documentary materials; it was directed by Mel Gibson and first demonstrated in 2016. The film tells story of Desmond Doss, a man with difficult fate. The character does not want to interact with weapons because of his faith and negative previous family experience, like an assault on his brother with a brick or an attempted assassination of own father, which hit his wife, Desmond’s mother. But Doss decided to join the army despite of his believes; the main part of plot happened in Japan in 1945. His refusal of weapons’ usage created contentious relationship with officers and fellow soldier; Doss even fell for tribunal, but was saved by his father, who participated in the Great War. The character went to war and proved the soldier, or a military medic in this case, can be useful even without a gun. Desmond saved dozens of
Over the past century, film has served as a powerful means of communication to a global audience and has become a vital part of the contemporary culture in a world that is increasingly saturated by visual content. Due to the immediacy and the all-encompassing nature of film, the process of watching a film, is widely perceived to be a passive activity by the general masses. However, quoting Smith in his article about the study of film, “nothing could be further from the truth.” The study and understanding of film as an art form enhances the way we watch and appreciate films. It requires the audience's active participation and interaction with the film in order to fully comprehend the directors' intention behind every creative decision. With