Reflexivity is a common device used in order to tell a story through modern day documentary filmmaking. Stories We Tell (Dir. Sarah Polley) is a formidable example of reflexive storytelling in a way that expresses itself well enough to hide the small details of fabrication that make the film tell such an intriguing story. Stories We Tell is a prime example of applying the narrators voice into the documentary because, for one, the material is a personal subject for Sarah Polley, but it lends a hand to telling the story in a way that speaks to the true meaning of the film which is slowly unraveled throughout the entire piece. Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell is unique in the way that for a documentary, the Filmmaker is much more than just one role in the film.
In both forms work they jumped into what at times seemed to be illogical and confusing ways for the reader and to the viewer. In the film version of Cather’s “Paul’s Case”, I believe that the filmmaker used the form of continuity editing throughout the film, allowing the user to visually be able to follow the story.
In the script, People who can park and those who can 't, I tried to create a screenplay for a short film that would be funny yet still be relatable. The general genre that I was striving for was more comedic than a feature film, however, it did turn out to ‘feel’ a lot more like a drama and less comedic. When I was writing this script I was aiming for a mature audience that could read and understand a film script. I kept in mind however, that a scripts ultimate purpose is to aid the film producer in telling the story. The script was designed to include as many language and descriptive techniques as possible, so that I could demonstrate a wide range of knowledge and understanding.
An adaptation of a story usually accurately portrays the original work but may have its inconsistencies. The short film adaptation of The Lady, or the Tiger? portrays the original story 's characters, setting, conflicts, and plot transitions precisely like how Stockton intended it to be but with its own twist, making the film subconsciously different. The most important and influential adjustment in the movie is the plot transitions, which changes the perspective on how the film and story are viewed. The film has to create their own transitions in because a movie is visual, whereas a reader interprets a story their own way.
Before this markable period, film authors were generally self-directing with open stylistic aspirations and full management over their films. The pioneering articles of Cahiers du Cinéma were a validation of mainstream genre cinema as an art form. This French magazine claimed that in order to create art there must be an artist, hence the need for an auteur, which the word means an author in French. This encouraged directors to strive for their ideal vision on the work by extending the weight of their role as a supervisor. 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.
Burton was influenced by the work of Edgar Allen Poe, Dr. Seuss, and Vincent Price. Tim Burton utilizes the techniques shots and camera movements, lighting, and music and sound in order to control the mood of the film and even the audience emotions. To illustrate, Tim Burton uses shots and framing to control the mood of a film. An excellent example of this is in Edward Scissorhands. When the lady is describing the mansion to her
In modern storytelling, it is common to use comparisons to make details easier to understand and lead the audience to a certain conclusion. A much more complicated form of this comparison is juxtaposition. Juxtaposition occurs when an author places two ideas/concepts/characters parallel to each other in order to compare them. The film Pan’s Labyrinth written and directed by Guillermo del Toro serves as a splendid illustration of juxtaposition in film. Beginning with the protagonist Ofelia in 1944 Franco-era Spain, the director presents the parallels between the evils of Ofelia’s make believe world and those evils belonging to the fascist regime and her step-father, General Vidal who is representative of this regime.
As argued by Andrew Dix, ‘narrative reoccurrence may also denote the complexity and ambiguity of an event, its openness to multiple interpretations’ (2008, 114), and Pulp Fiction certainly supports this. An example would be in the prologue of Pulp Fiction, where the action and event isn’t resolved till the end, emphasising the films relationship between film time and real time. It is this which makes the shot chosen in the opening scene to be an essential part in the films overall narrative, something viewers are unaware of. Here, the minimal use of camera movement is to be crucial to the contribution to the storytelling within the sequence. The initial shot is of the two protagonists, Ringo and Yolanda who are sat at a table of what looks
Classical cinema is defined by what we all know and love about the contemporary films produced by Hollywood today. It is conversant with audiences because they are able to identify and expect its traits. The narrative form influences every part of filmic representation; its linear nature must propel its action through “psychologically defined, goal orientated characters” that undergo a “chain of events in a cause-effect relationship occurring in time and space.” (Bordwell, 2008) The foundation of the system of creating these classical structures relies on a passive audience who can be easily manipulated into the narrative, through the identification of its main characters, and their perils, which they are ultimately familiar with, and are
The method is to make the structure of the essay similar to the structure of filmmaking and pay attention to many elements and symbols that influenced the viewers, consciously or unconsciously. The concentration is on comparing and finding the changes that history made to this movie genre, especially considering the gender roles. Results will clearly explain the psyche of society in two different periods, which confirms that people reflect the movies as movies have an impact on people. The Introduction It is often said that the element of surprise makes the movie more interesting and leads the plot. There are many masters of storytelling