The streets of Philly are beautifully captured by Maryse Alberti at times feeling as if you can smell it. A few iconic moments are always associated with the series and through the movie I was waiting for the moment when Adonis Creed would step up the almost hallowed stairs of Philadelphia Museum of Art and when he does with Rocky Balbao in tow it is hard to not get teary eyed. The music of this film had a tough act to follow as well but is splendidly composed balancing the new score with the old as well as giving enough space for the iconic Eye of the Tiger. The reverence the crew and artist have for the original movie is hard to miss none the more evident when Creed goes around catching
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.
His Yellow Earth is deemed a trendsetter in Chinese movie industry, but I decided to put him on the list , because of his notable work Farewell to a concubine, which is undoubtedly a must see for every foreigner interested in Chinese culture. The movie received great reception at the Cannes Festival of 1993, receiving the main prize and following the general trend of historically inspired movies of the times. His characters are often confronted with a merciless hand of history that in blind fervor not only aims at sweeping them away from the existence, but often takes what is the most important in their lives as befits merciless and random power of Apart from Gong Li who also often starred in Kaige’s movies the other star truly valued by director was Leslie Cheung张国荣, whose own life story somehow following in the footsteps of Farewell to a concubine scenario and ended to a great outcry of his fans. Moreover, Chen Kaige’s The Promised enjoyed briefly a status of the most expensive Chinese movie ever made, with a gross budget close to 40 million USD.
City of God is Brazil’s most critically praised film of recent years. Based on the book of the same name by writer Paulo Lins, which in-turn was based on a true story. This essay will focus on the cinematography and cinematic conventions of the film and how sound and music plays a big role in the opening sequence, it will also focus on visual design and lighting in the film Synopsis City of God is a violent, fast-paced movie that tells the tale of the residents of this Brazilian slum. Events are seen through the eyes of a poor black youth who is too scared to become an outlaw but too smart to get saddled with an underpaid, menial job. He grows up in an extremely violent environment and watches as many of his peers are easily sucked into a life of crime and drugs.
Baz Luhrmann’s films are known their ability to make a watcher feel as if they are part of the show. Between his use of camera angles, shots and the use of a narrator, it’s no wonder he is able to keep viewers on the edge of their seat. But how does Baz Luhrmann pull off this spectacular feat of his? This is probably explained best by referring to Baz Luhrmann’s films and how he himself has evolved as a director. This is best done by comparing two of his films, namely, Romeo and Juliette and The Great Gatsby.
The films found in this movie were challenging at times to find but as the film progressed the themes became apparent to me. I liked the initial struggle to find meaning in the film while being able to continue and discover the themes as the film moved forward. I agree with many of the critics that this film was executed flawlessly and the director, Guillermo del Toro, did an amazing job at portraying his ideas into film. When reading reviews and commentaries on what others thought about the film I seemed to agree more and more. I agree that power is oftentimes skewed and leads to inequality and rage, as we found in Vidal’s life and the unraveling of his seemingly perfect grand plan in the ending to the movie.
Being a highly decorated war hero and former Assistant Secretary to the Navy made Roosevelt a prime choice for a president with military experience. At the start of the Spanish American War, Roosevelt stepped down from his position as a Naval Secretary and became a colonel in the Rough Riders. (“Theodore Roosevelt”). As a citizen, it was reassuring to know that the current president in office was willing to die for his country and be apart of something much bigger for the safety of American citizens. Theodore became well-known for his position and accomplishments as a war hero and was quoted saying, "I would rather have led that charge and earned my colonelcy than served three terms in the United States Senate.
His lyrics in simple but chaste Hindustani touched a chord with millions on Indians in films like Pyaasa (Thirsty, 1957). Here, we shall concentrate on his career till 1955 where his reputation rested largely on his progressive poetry for the mushaira circuit and his first collection entitled Talkhiyan (Bitterness, 1943). In later years, he came to be regarded as a lyricist rather than a poet and, like most progressives, learnt to make compromises giving in to the demands of film-makers – a practice Kaifi once compared with digging a grave and the looking for a corpse to fit in! Perhaps aware that the adeeb, literary connoisseurs, had judged him and found him wanting, Sahir wrote the following sher, boldly declaring that he wrote for the masses, not the classes: I do not regret that people do not consider me an artist The traders of thoughts and words do not consider my verses verses. In the case of Sahir in particular, and the other progressive lyricists in general, it would be useful to make a distinction between their film and non-film poetry; the former was more need-based, more tailored to the exigencies of the trade rather than the times and the latter was, as Mir Ali raza puts it, more ‘programmatic and manifesto-driven’.
The uncanny valley concept was also discussed in 2004 in the CGI filed during the box office battle royal between two blockbuster films, Warner Brothers’ The Polar express and the Pixar’s The Incredibles. The uncomfortable feelings about the more accurate yet eerie characters in the Polar Express and the emotional warmth felt for Pixar’ stylized plastic family was subject for much critical debates because their releases coincided. The characters of The Incredible film looks like human but they cannot access a reality behind the traditional cartoon film character form. Cringing, embarrassment, exaggeration, pre-emotion are the basic principles of animation use to provide exercising joy of traditional animation between the audience and the film.
In an interview with Mohamad Ramadan about his movie, Mohamad Ramadan said that the goal of the movie was to show the real picture about local regions in Egypt. And also to show that such kinds of business and actions that was done by Abdo are bad and not ethical and definitely will leads to a worst ending. There is no doubt that "Al Sobki Production" is a company that seeks money. All parties concerned in film making are feeling satisfied of this kind of movies because they are gaining millions of dollars through it. Average viewers are interested in a brave character, a crazy song, belly dancer, and action scenes.