My daily life may not be filled with constant cinema-loving peers; however, I still know who I can share my passion with. I gained a new respect for my knowledge of it and took pride in knowing I am different, but not alone. My passion set me apart in a unique and spiritual way. I started writing film reviews, sharing photos from festival events and friends would inquire about my experiences and reach out for film
Kylie Mawn Professor Rodais CINE 121 Midterm 4 March 2018 Question 1: Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) is a film that is well known for pushing cinematic boundaries in many ways. One commonly recognized technique in Welles’ film is deep focus photography. Deep focus photography is used in films to allow everything in a shot to be in focus at once. Typical, only specific characters or objects are in focus in any given frame in order to guide the audience’s attention in a scene, but deep focus can bring a new level of sophistication to a shot. While using deep focus photography, a cinematographer may have to rely on framing, lighting, or composition to guide an audience in a way that typically would be done by focusing on objects or characters in the foreground of a shot.
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.
Surrealism: How It Impacted the Future of Digital Visual Effects Dawson Carpenter 20th-century Art Professor Field March 10, 2018 For decades, cinema has continued to portray an impactful role on the world for it allows people to express themselves as well as question what they see as reality. Cinema is powerful for it can be categorized in a myriad of genres and that many people can happen to find enjoyment in, for it should be well-aware that not everyone has the same interest towards a particular genre, compared to one person’s thoughts. Despite its various meanings and, cinema has always been an experience for people are given the ability to project their consciousness into a ultimately limitless world in
Social differences can play a huge role in Hollywood with the development of films that are being produced. These differences was also spark the production of a film remake. Ocean 's 11 (1960) and Ocean 's Eleven (2001) is an example that falls into this category. Both films share an underlying social problem that was shown to be a reoccurring issue that can be related to the time it is made and reproduced. Diving into Ocean 's 11 (1960), we are introduced to Danny Ocean.
Although New York City was the center of the American film industry and the source of many innovative commercial practices, nickelodeons did not appear there first. Rather, the nickelodeon phenomenon began in urban, industrial cities of the Midwest like Pittsburgh and Chicago. The rapid increase of specialized storefront moving-picture theatres—commonly known as Nickelodeons, “electric theaters," and "theatoriums" created a revolution in screen entertainment. This would have altered the nature of spectatorship and precipitate fundamental shifts in representation. Their demand for product would not only increase film production but also force its reorganization.
Because of its nature as a small film, the main actor role was filled by Clark Gable, who was loaned from another studio. The film combined new and innovative techniques employed and achieved more o sound achievement. The films starts with a story that captures the attention in a remarkable way to capture the way cinemas styles are used to create and produce films. A further
France was also one of them and it was inevitable for French cinemas at that time to act as a mirror of the French society. Culture, social life, alienation of the younger generation along with loneliness and confusion of identity were all spread and penetrated into most of the French New Wave films. Among them, the vast spreading consumerism (and how this affected the individuals), and the importance of the roles of institutions were the aspects of the French society that were focused on in this piece of paper, during this particular time period analyzed through the works of three different directors. The films of Breathless (À bout de souffle), Cléo from 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7), and The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) encouraged the audience to identify with these state values and social atmosphere that were prevailing from the mid 1950s to the mid 1950s
Overview of the Art of Film Adaptation The challenges in adapting a novel, and in particular Wuthering Heights, can be understood with greater clarity when read in conjunction with the general theories of film adaptation. Adapting a literary text for screen has been studied from increasingly many perspectives over the last couple of decades. From George Bluestone’s seminal 1957 text Novel to Cinema, adaptation studies have come a long way to include diverse views and theories ranging from racism to new historicism. Right into the late 70’s, adaptation studies resonated with [Walter] Benjamin’s argument [in ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Production’, 1936)] that mechanical reproduction, most pre-eminently film technology, obliterates the ‘aura’- i.e. the authenticity, authority, originality, uniqueness – of the world of art, thus bringing about a ‘liquidation of the traditional value of the cultural heritage (Aragay, 12).’ However the basic and official critical models of literary film adaptation are all formulated on the film’s degree of fidelity to the literary text (Elliott, 220).
Better known in French as “rebirth”, it was based off of ancient cultures of Greece and Rome. It was known as the rebirth because things changed from times before that were known as the middle ages. This was a time of happiness, full of colorful people and personalities throughout this era. In these times things began to change, the people and society around them began to evolve slowly and more excitingly. It is also the rediscovery of the high standards set by the Greeks and Romans.
In addition to economic prosperity and hero’s creating a bigger sense of optimism, the American people still had a thirst for entertainment. Movies and plays were becoming a new sensation as it allowed people to escape the realities of their live, giving them a notion of freedom. Some of the first movies to ever primer was Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie and the film, The Jazz Singer. The attendance to films was uncountable during the 1920’s. However, filmmakers were not the only ones receiving attention.
Roland Marchand synopsis of advertising in the 1920’s is an invasive look into the subject matter of advertising.He contributes a lot of the success of the advertisement of this era to the new found characteristics of advertising becoming more humanised and psychological than in the past.This new ideology would have a profound effect on consumer and change the way advertising would be done from that point on. As mentioned in chapter 6 Big Business wasn 't frowned upon like it was before World War 1 so the market was ripe for the taking as new light has shined on the companies.so advertisers would start to use a technique where they would display a consumer in a personal dilemma. Then long and behold the Product or advertiser would guide consumer
This was very effective as it was new to the time in which the movie was released. Due to the film’s critical success, Citizen Kane is found on majority of “greatest films of all time” lists this critical success is due to the films major advancements in cinematography and how it daringly addresses mutual social contexts. Citizen Kane enables students to develop an analysis of construction, context and language, and an analysis of how the features of the text contribute to textual integrity, in citizen Kane as the film is so richly layered and still relevant to a contemporary audience, this enables students to develop personal and intellectual connections within the texts. Deep analytical and critical knowledge of the text is demonstrated through its advancements in cinematography and dejectic message, due to the RKO giving Wells total control over the film. These reasons have impacted me and I personally believe that my study of Citizen Kane has impacted my life, in multiply ways and it needs to stay on the syllabus to enable future students to experience and receive the full benefit’s from module
Our movie’s plot revolves around a man growing up during the rise of Hollywood, who wants to make a movie about the story of Geronimo. The main character, Olly Citrus, must face many trials in his process of movie making. Olly’s understanding of the legend of Geronimo shows us how the media in America has the ability to transform a person and their memory. This perspective of the story telling also shows us how Americans, especially the people in charge, choose to tell stories about the past. Within this movie, viewers witness the growth in popularity of Hollywood and, in essence, the growing idealization of the west coast.