In this essay I will discuss the formal and stylistic innovations of these three films by highlighting some of the best scenes, as well as how they relate to certain theories and themes and their place in the French New Wave. One of Godard’s most well-known editing techniques in his films is his use of
Orson Welles 1941 film, Citizen Kane, depicts the American dream through the protagonist Charles Foster Kane. In the film, Orson Welles relies heavily on his understanding of the audience by using pathos and ethos in order to convince them of his purpose for writing the film. The appeal to pathos convinces the viewer as to how depressing Charles Foster Kane's life is even with all his fame and fortune. The use of pathos is apparent in the scene where Jedediah Leland says, "That's all he ever wanted out of life...was love. That's the tragedy of Charles Foster Kane.
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.
Racial slurs, sexual harassment, and inappropriate comments are not to be expected from a typical American office manager. In the show, The Office, satirical humor is used, making the show wildly popular. The episode entitled, “Diversity Day”, is a powerful example of satire. “Diversity Day” is the second episode of the show, airing on the 29th of March 2005. In this episode, a man is sent to the office to teach the employees about diversity.
Julia Goldberg Mr. Aubry Response Paper #1 11/11/14 In the book Mice of Men, Curly has a very high level of power, because he is the son of George and Lennie’s boss giving him higher power then the two. Also, Curly has the intimidation of coming off as tough because he used to be a lightweight fighter but, still likes to pick fights. In the beginning of Mice and Men, we are introduced to Curly.
Sarcasm in Joe Veix’s “Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World” Joe Veix’s “Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World” argues that the road to becoming “a free spirit” (par. 2) is ironic for those individuals who are tied to wealth. The author emphasizes satire by writing from the perspective of a young, naïve, self-absorbed man. While Veix’s satire focuses on the decision of a rich white male, the essay’s narrator also reflects on a broader social problem that affects most people in the age of social media.
“Bartleby, the Scrivener”, by Herman Melville uses dehumanization in his story by hiring four new employees. The nameless lawyer hires one particular employee whose name is Bartleby who starts off working tirelessly. One day the nameless lawyer asked Bartleby to examine some papers with him and by the lawyer’s surprise Bartleby replied, “I would prefer not to.” The lawyer then was shocked by Bartleby’s answer, he said that his ears have deceived him. Melville is using Bartleby as a symbol of the lower class workers in a class-divided society, and he shows how these workers are viewed.
This “Manager” of the A&P store represents society as a controlling figure due to the fact that he is portrayed as the typical white male that runs a cookie cutter lifestyle, and he lives by a made up policy that others have created. A&P was written in 1961. This time period in life America was growing into a strong nation, never less this mean society was changing. However, in the ‘50’s America had “The American Dream”; simply putting it a cookie cutter house, white man, with his wife and 2 children, the white picket fence wrapped around the white painted house. This was the current “normal” for the typical American family.
One of many examples takes place in the novel, 102 minutes by Jim Dwyer where Jan Demczur and others working in the building to help a man escape a stuck elevator. “He slid its metal edge by the other men, and they scored deeper and deeper” (Dwyer.156). In this scenario, they used Demczurs along with Mike McQuaid and the other workers in
Throughout the years, the auteur theory slowly ensconced itself as an essential key to film analysis, providing a specific guideline to evaluate a director’s film. Whether the approach based on this tradition may center on cinematic techniques or ideological themes, or the two, the analysis always takes place within the context of the auteur’s other films; hence, allowing critics to scrutinize the rudiments of the work based on the director’s stylistic traits. One of the most successful filmmakers in the 21st century that has been brought up as a rising auteur is British-American director Christopher Nolan, who has developed his artistic idiosyncrasies in his canon. Heavily inspired by acclaimed auteurs such as Stanley Kubrick and Ridley Scott, Nolan follows the grand tradition of film noir, and tells the tale of men that struggle with identity conflicts. Despite the incontrovertible fact that the director has a limited range of work to be qualified for the auteur status; with six of his nine feature films being either remakes, literary adaptations, or franchise films, extensive scrutiny has
The businesses took advantage of their workers by extending work hours but also leaving their wages the same. They were trying to work them for every penny they could not caring who they were hurting in the process. The people also disfavored the new political system they did not agree with politicians no longer listening to the opinions of the people, they felt that they were being silenced and they could do nothing about it. The corporations may have lowered the costs of a few accommodations but it was outweighed by the unfairness the people had to deal with.
Barton Fink, a film by brothers Ethan and Joel Coen, is meant to be a study of contrasts and contradictions. Set just before the start of World War II the story centers on the lives of two characters, the eponymous Barton Fink and his next door neighbor, the “common man” insurance salesman Charlie Meadows. Barton is presented as a young playwright from New York City whose desire is to produce “a new living theater, of and about the common man.” His craft represents “high art” but is convinced to come to Hollywood by the promise of a high salary to produce “low art” film scripts. He comes off as cold, uncaring, and perhaps a bit neurotic.
Toby Flenderson is the Humanities Representative for the Scranton Branch of Dunder Mifflin. Toby was sent by corporate to make sure everyone is following office rules, and is responsible for making the office a safe environment
He went from working class, zipping through the middle and develops an extreme upper class lifestyle. Afterwards, he loses everything and now lives slightly better off than he did during the first scenes of the movie. The young man in the reading “Ragged Dick” faces a similar transition as well. Both demonstrates aspects of class in America from slightly different time periods. The movie captures Jordan’s dominance, superiority, and influence on other throughout his fame.
Andrew Lo stood tall in a gray suit and tie, attempting to rationalize the insanity of men like him, who, in a euphoric frenzy, forced housing prices into free fall. He described a survival-of-the-fittest ecosystem, where C-level executives “can either satisfy investors with high earnings today and contribute to the destruction of the financial system tomorrow, or refuse to cash-in on the unsustainable highs today and accept failure as an individual forever.” But only a few minutes before, he had praised the market and the central concept of limited liability with an equally intriguing statement, “The idea that an entrepreneur can have infinite upside but lose only everything they invest – that they can keep their freedom and their loved ones – is a tremendous boon to our world’s development.” Despite the opportunity limited liability could provide, it was the Fall of 2008. Andrew Lo’s lecture hall was lined with graduate students anxiously wondering what employment a wrecked financial system would have for them.