Leonardo DiCaprio, although brilliant in movies such as Titanic and The Wolf Of Wall Street, lacked the depth needed to play a character as mysterious and complex as Gatsby. Part of the blame, however, lies with the directors of the 2013 edition of The Great Gatsby, who allowed the audience to see Gatsby’s face long before we are introduced to him in the movie. The mystery of who Gatsby was pervaded more clearly through the beginning of the older version of the
The Suspense and Mystery created successfully by Alfred Hitchcock in Spellbound and Rope When mention about suspense, “Hitchcock” must be the first word appears out in the mind. Alfred Hitchcock produced plenty of films which are suspense and thrilling. In his filmography, Spellbound and Rope were produced in a bit earlier stage. Spellbound is the first batch of film using the topic of Psychoanalysis. Rope is the first experiment film made by Hitchcock.
The RKO studies 1941 release of Orson Welles, co-writer, and director of, Citizen Kane, and ended up with a film like none other. The plot of Citizen Kane follows a reporter, Mr. Jerry Thompson, as he searches for the meaning behind Mr. Charles Foster Kane's last word, “Rosebud.” As Mr. Thompson makes his way around to the different people in Kane's life he comes upon Mr. Thatchers, guardian of Kane, memoirs. One of the stories found within the pages of Mr. Walter Parks Thatcher's memoirs is that of this particular frame. The scene surrounding this frame is focused on the relinquishing control of the newspaper held by Mr. Charles Foster Kane to Thatcher & Company caused by Kane's depletion of funds caused by the beginning of The Great Depression. In this single frame taken from one of the greatest films the life and struggles of Kane as the mise-en-scene dwarf Kane, while the lighting leaves him in the shadows of the almighty Mr. Thatcher who is seen,
Film analysis of Casablanca (1942) One of the most debated topics in recent history questions if Casablanca is the best film of all time. The film was originally released in New York in late 1942, and then nationally in early 1943. Given the time period and the plot, many found this film to be controversial, yet informative, as the movie follows the story of a group of refugees during World War II. With any discussion, criteria must be set to determine this answer. In this particular review, I will discuss why I believe Casablanca is the greatest film of all time and why.
Citizen Kane is directed, produced by and stars Orson Welles and was made in 1941. Citizen Kane does not come under one specific film genre but falls under the heading of several interesting genres, which include biography, narrative, detective and news-paper reporter genre. ‘Film Noir’ is also associated with Citizen Kane as it has many genres but also a very specific style that differs from the classical norm of Hollywood movies. This movie became extremely significant for its time and changed the face of film history. Orson Welles brought about a new way of filming with his use of low angle shots, three point lighting, transition shots and deep focus.
Bonnie and Clyde movie managed to reach the goal to become one of the superlative movie during that period of time. Even till today, the Bonnie and Clyde movie’s ending is told to be one of the incomparable ending ever in film history. The newborn film movement ‘New Hollywood’ still was struggling with censorship board. Arthur Penn, the director of Bonnie and Clyde proves to the world that they can produce a film which contains a lot of violence and sex scenes. The director who is a fresh university graduates from a film academy, managed to fight with some film associations and succeeded in publishing the film and get attraction from the audience after defending the film associations.
V for Vendetta, directed by Alan Moore in 2005 was an eye opening film, with aspects from the past and predictions for the future, the film left many uncertain how to feel. Being placed in the dystopian genre, the film uses many codes and conventions to connect them to the genre. V 's revolutionary speech helps bring hope to the society. The film was born through an illness and plague that had effected the world. The storyline begins to unfold with the rising of High Chancellor Sutler, which was oddly similar to Hitler, who created a government to oppress the people’s liberty.
Argument #1: Creating a mood or atmosphere The famous Romeo and Juliet play has many movie adaptions created over the past century. Two of the most notable Movies based on this play would be that of Franco Zeffirelli, which was made in 1968. The other would be that of Baz Lurhmann’s, made in 1996. I believe that Shakespeare’s intent, to create a Hateful atmosphere in the play was better represented by Baz Lurhmann, as he focused on presenting the play in a more dramatic way. In Lurhmann’s movie, Gregory (a servant of Montague in this version) insulted members of the Capulet family as he drove past them.
As you can see ladies and gentlemen, the presentation of events, lighting, sound mis en scene, chiascuro lighting and cinematic techniques were all more formative in the essence of the narrative, rather than the story itself. “Mr Kane was a man who had lost everything he had”. Ladies and gentlemen of the board of studies as you know I’m here to promote to you how important and appropriate Citizen Kane is as a core text. Citizen Kane, a black and white 1941 film from director Orson Welles explores the notion of
The “American dream” has always been the idea of achieving success through hard work and determination, and has been a topic for discussion for quite some time. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote extensively about it as one of the central themes in his magnum opus, “The Great Gatsby”. However, instead of attempting to inspire his readers with characters who made the dream come true for them, he tries to lecture the reader on how the dream died in the 1920s. One might even say that the overall mood of the novel might be one of strong cynicism, as it is distinctly indicated by the personalities of two characters in the book: Daisy and Tom Buchanan. While Daisy is portrayed as narcissistic and self-centered, Tom is shown as manipulative and forceful.