All directors have the unique ability to manipulate their thoughts and ideas and make it a reality. Tim Burton, an award-winning director, is one such person who’s abnormal ideas find their way onto the big screen. With the use of stylistic techniques, Tim Burton crafts dark and intriguing movies. In the films Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton uses low camera angles to intimidate the audience, and close up shots to make them experience what the characters are feeling. In fact, Tim Burton utilizes low camera angles to create a cold and foreboding mood.
10 Cloverfield lane (2016) follows Michelle after she awakens from a car accident and finds herself chained to a pipe in the wall. She soon learns that she was brought to the ‘basement” by the rather intimidating Howard. The basement is actually a doomsday bunker with three occupants: black belt in conspiracy theory, Howard: his former repairman, Emmett: and Michelle, whom Howard saved from her smashed car. With an utterly confusing opening and closing critics initially despised the film, but then praised it for its tension building soundtrack; it is nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award. 10 Cloverfield lane un-praised for its less than climatic ending, is praised for its soundtrack and tension building camera shots that create the white-knuckle psychological thriller.
It appeared the building was possessed by some evil power (Kubrick suggested it could be because the house was built on the Native Americans’ cemetery) that killed some of visitors and workers. The spirit or demon was interested in Danny’s abilities, but the boy used them to call help and save himself and his mother. Jack died (froze to death in the movie) and joined the ranks of people affected by the Overlook Hotel. Kubrick’s The Shining can be called the most famous screen adaptation of this novel. This status remains despite the fact the director cut and changed some aspects of the original story.
Every director has his or her own type of unique style. The style is based on the cinematic techniques of the director and can range from being dark and mysterious to being very light and happy. Tim Burton’s style is a gothic style undertoned with a certain quirkiness. In his movies, he also often has this darker side that is intertwined with a humorous aspect. He supports his style by using certain cinematic techniques-especially lighting, flashbacks, and non-diegetic sound.
Tim Burton has an amazing cinematic sound style that he uses in his film, “Edward Scissorhands”, to create an alluring and dramatic soundtrack and background sound selection. For instance, in the film, there was a scene where Peg hands Edward some clothes and sent him to her daughter’s room to go change. Edward then struggles to put the clothes on because of his fearful scissor hands so Peg ends up helping him out. In this scene, Burton uses very noticeable snipping sounds and the sound of rustling clothes to create a very comedic yet also stressing scene for Edward. The sounds are very diegetic and can be noticed by both the characters in the scene and the audience watching it.
Weirdly enough, part of the immersion we want from a film is to make us not notice we are seeing a film. We like getting into its fictional world and looking through the characters’ eyes in a way that feels natural, even in the wildest and craziest stories. When we talk about great films, we get into abstract territory: technical, original, controversial, or just fun. Entertainment is key, and while a lot of times comedies lack deep characters and are filled with generic storylines and clichés, writer/director Wes Anderson comes to prove us all wrong. He presents his story in a way that it lets you know you are watching a work of fiction, more in the fashion of a moving painting than traditional film some might say.
TASK 1: FILM STUDY ESSAY Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) and the later released The Hobbit (2012-2014) are fantastic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson. It is obvious that the underlying theme is the continual struggle between good and evil, but the techniques that Peter Jackson uses make it easy to identify between the contrast of good and evil. In this essay I will be talking about the techniques that are used to make the difference clear between the good and evil forces. For reference to identify between the good and evil, I will be using the Dwarves and Orc’s. The Orc’s are portrayed evil by the way the camera shots are taken.
Creating a suspenseful movie without it becoming boring, or creating a funny movie that’s not full of cheap jokes are both feats in their own right but the Coen brothers were able to combine the two into there one with their knockout debut Blood Simple. Blood Simples editing creates a suspenseful neo noir film that is full of dramatic irony. The audience knows going on behind the scenes but the characters don 't and they keep making the worst choices. The first edit I will look at in the film is when Marty breaks into Rays house and grabs hold of Abby. The editing here is reminiscent of Russian montage editing and creates a panicked feeling in the audience.
Huston makes use of the tools in classical Hollywood narration to create a visually and technically mediocre film, but manipulates and bends those same tools to profoundly enhance storytelling and character development. The Maltese Falcon takes advantage of the continuity system to make each cut leave a lasting impact and push the plot forward. The film, while not devoid of cuts, makes
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.
The main soundtrack “Edward Scissorhands” gives an indication of mystery and thrill, whilst another soundtrack “Ice Dance” features more of a romantic and innocent side of the movie. Edward’s dark and gloomy presence symbolises his different individuality contrasted from the society of orderly shapes and colourful environment. At the beginning of the movie, Peg the Avon Lady, who takes care of Edward says: “blending is the secret” and puts different tones of skin colours on Edward in an attempt to make him fit into the