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). 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. While using deep focus photography, a cinematographer may have to rely on framing, lighting, or composition to guide an audience in a way that typically would be done by focusing on objects or characters in the foreground of 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. Curly is the son of George and Lennie 's boss. This gives him a higher power then George and Lennie, almost as if he looking down on the two.
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. The essay’s opening paragraph reveals how grand the character’s lifestyle is.
“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.
Lengel looks long and far to keep the balance of society that has been created. 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.
To commend, people traveling in groups rather than solo will have more ideology and brain power with the more people. 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