Putting the true story aside and focussing on the novel and movie “in part adaption”, both were great for their own standards. In this sense I would like to categorize the book and movie with a historical fiction genre. Although I want to say the movie was better just because Leonardo Decaprio was in it. In my honest opinion, I don’t know why Decaprio won an Oscar for this movie rather than all the other amazing movies that he’s previously acted in, such as Titanic, or the Aviator. His acting is always great, but I think he won the Oscar for the sake of winning it, because it was due time.
He starred in ‘Good Will Hunting’ which was a great film and this lead to him winning accolades as the therapist. Which he plays the role of the therapist. He continued on with excellent career especially after winning so much with this movie. From 2002 to 2009 he was able to play I movies like ‘License to Wed’, ‘One Hour Photo’ and ‘Old Dogs. We saw a slight deviation from him as he chose to do less of comedy and more drama as his career was coming to an
Luhrmann cast and presents the characters are captivating and special in some areas, but breakdown in others. Leonardo DiCaprio seems to fit in Jay Gatsby’s roll really well, showing off his lavish and party-driven lifestyle, symbolizing his American Dream perfectly. Same can be said about Daisy Buchanan. Her love for Gatsby, sooner or later being with him is her American Dream, which was portrayed nice as well in the crossover from the book to the silver screen. These perfect portrayals break down there, however, from Tobey Maguire playing Nick Carraway.
“Innocence is what he knows, beauty is what she sees.” -In the words of Edward Scissorhands. The well-respected and director Tim Burton is always admired for his distinctive yet astonishing films. He uses many cinematic techniques in one of his most popular films, Edward Scissorhands, but a wide variety he uses would be some such as framing/angles, music/sound and lighting. In Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton uses framing/angles as emphasis in the fulfillment of one certain scene. He uses a long shot to show the vulnerability of the character.
As the only live action film made by Dr. Suess, this movie comes with and expectation of the fantastical. To say that is delivers, would be an understatement. In a movie that originally failed, new viewers are finding the whimsy they’ve always wanted. The movie brilliantly brings to life the world of Dr. Suess books, and has been acclaimed for its visuals. But for once, the fantastical elements we love are being connected to the antagonist.
Damien Chazelle’s American musical film, La La Land (2016), with Director of Photography Linus Sandgren, won about six awards at the Oscars. One of the awards they received is in the Cinematography category. I personally agree with this voting because this beautifully-made film shows, not tells, the story. In the beginning of the film, the viewers see the story from Mia’s point of view, but the story later goes back and switches to Sebastian’s point of view. This is a remarkable technique that visually gives the viewers insight into both of the main characters’ lives.
Everything about this film for me was perfect. Starting with first scene, the establishment shot showing the California buildings then panning and zooming to the characters room. For a black and white old movie, there are so many powerful techniques used that are still relevant even to this day’s horror movies. Alfred Hitchcock (producer and director) managed to execute a horrifying film without using props and ghosts. The movie for me is psychologically Manipulating and thrilling to make sure your eyes are glued to the screen.
The minute-long short is about an inn run by ghosts, making it one of, if not the earliest ghost-themed films, as well as the first British horror movie. The inspiration from Méliès is obvious as it makes liberal use of the substitution splice trick. The two filmmakers eventually worked together on the 1902 film The Coronation of Edward VII. Also in 1897, there was another Méliès work that could fall under the umbrella of horror. The Bewitched Inn is about a man (played by Méliès himself) discovering a hotel room that has magical properties.
Still I would recommend the book and movie to anyone older than 10 because it gets a little grotesque in some parts, but it was still a good movie/book with a good plot and was very enjoyable to read/watch. Try when watching a movie you already read the book, think of all the good similarities and you are definitely going to make the movie seem so much
The evolution of the director Baz Lurhmann Andrew Venter Topic two: “Lurhmann’s films are not so much adaptations as re-imaginings” Baz Lurhmann is a very distinctive director who is both loved and hated for his bold cinematic techniques. These techniques allow Lurhmann to recreate famous titles such as Romeo and Juliet in a way that very few people could have ever imagined. From Lurhmann’s first film Strictly Ballroom these techniques were very prevalent and instead of out growing these brash techniques he actually evolved and developed his techniques. And thus resulted, resulting in the creations of very successful films. In this essay I will be discussing how Lurhmann has evolved these cinematic techniques beginning in Strictly Ballroom, continuing in Romeo and Juliet and finally in The Great Gatsby.
Francis Ford Coppola’s Rumble Fish (1983) saw Rourke take a role as Matt Dillon’s elder brother. He was subsequently praised for the energy he portrayed in the charevter, standing out from other big names in the film, including - Dennis Hopper and Nicolas Cage. In 1984, The Pope of Greenwich Village earned him even greater critical acclaim despite the film panning at the box office. Praised by the likes of Johnny Depp as “perfect cinema”, Rourke named it as his favorite film of all he’s made. Both he and actress Dary Hannah note it as highlights of their
The best movies of all time span across different interesting genres which include action, drama, war, comedy, biography, sci-fi, romance, etc. The most preferred ones are action and drama and not comedy as one might think. There are great movies under every genre. Under action there is "Pulp Fiction" and "The Dark Knight" while "Dr. Strangelove" and "The Apartment" are great comedies way back from