Cinema in its essence is the reproduction of reality. According to Andrè Bazin, man has been using art in order to preserve himself from “spiritual death”. Film and photography are the only two examples of visual arts that allow us to achieve a further level of realism. Bazin claims that cinema and photography are the only two visual arts capable of satisfying our obsession for realism. (Bazin, A.1967).
"Inception" varies in different types of philosophy and makes the viewer question his own reality, which is very hard to do to an audience through a movie. This movie deserves a five star rating because it connects a lot of philosophical concepts, as mentioned before, like idealism and materialism. The director created a labyrinth full of philosophical and mixed up ideas in which the viewer arrived to a point where one can 't tell in the film whether if the characters are in reality or not- in which signifies the use of the totem. The film does a difficult thing. The idea of the movie itself is completely original, it structures a completely new different world filled with ideas of original realistic thoughts, in which every philosopher questioned about, that are unreal.
The film focuses on the characters lives and how they can keep going when they struggle with society. The film uses rhetorical strategies such as pathos, ethos, and logos to make this movie bring emotions, blank stares, and leave the audience to question reality. The purpose of the specific camera shots and angles is to provide an appropriate view of the movie. Lastly, the use of persuasion to allow the audience to interpret what the film says versus the thoughts in their head. The film does a good job of pointing out the flaws in our system and a specific culture that the flaws
Thus, it might be said that the filmmaker’s task is easier. It could also in one sense narrow the scope of the medium, if the signifier in the medium was too explicit to unravel the possibilities of the signified. However, it is argued that a cinematic frame can provide for more information than the more ambiguous word. A film speaks through its frames just as literature through words. Besides, in film each angle, each cut, could make multiple significations.
History will always be open to interpretation & minor changes when it comes to filmmaking, whether the film is written based on facts or built on fiction. There are many things a director could do when it comes to making a film based on historical events. Sometimes, a director could choose to represent a few events inaccurately in exchange for more impactful and dramatic, but inaccurate scenes. In the film industry, most directors are looking to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. Not all people might find that learning about history interests them.
It is how films first instil a sense of realism in its viewer and clue them on the location and period where it takes place. Compared to its more passive role in theatre play as merely a background for the performers to stand in, the setting and set design in films can and does hold an important and active role in setting up the narrative through the scenic atmosphere and the connotation that it gives (Bordwell and Thompson 2013: 115). For example, in the film Buried (2010), the mood and tone of the narrative set up by the film relies heavily on its setting: the cramped coffin-like box where the main character, Paul Conroy is trapped in. Surrounded by the stifling darkness, the film tries to instil the same sense of claustrophobia in its viewers as felt by Paul. In doing so, it successfully put the viewers off their balance and draw their attention towards his despair (Smith
Film takes photography to another level. Film, or the cinema “is objectivity in time.” For the first time with film “the image of things is likewise the image of their duration, change mummified as it were”. Bazin argues "only the impassive lens, stripping its object of all those ways of seeing it, those piled- up preconceptions, that spiritual dust and grime with which my eyes have covered it, are able to present it in all its virginal purity to my attention and consequently to my love. By the power of photography, the natural image of a world that we neither know nor can know, nature at last does more than imitate art: she imitates the
The most recognizable names in directing have become well known because of their signature style of directing. The auteur theory, defined by Bringing out the meaning: Deacy, Nolan, Scorsese, and what films 'mean', is giving the director credit as the author of the movie due to the directors creative hand through the filmmaking process (Ellis). Throughout the decades, some names have stood out more than others based on the critical acclaim of their films. Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick are two well known directors, both considered to be highly influential people in film; even with their varying directorial styles and techniques. Alfred Hitchcock is known for his mystery/horror films, earning him the title as the "Master of Suspense".
Few Directors manage to cement themselves in cinema history and succeed at living on by inspiring other young film makers. Alfred Hitchcock accomplished this and much more in his career as a film director and producer. Having such a creative influence over his films and being well known for several distinct themes and motifs that are quite common in most of his films has earnt him the title of Auteur. He was born Alfred Joseph Hitchcock on August 13th, 1899. He was born into a strict Catholic household under parents William and Emma.
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.