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.
Scorsese’s expertise as the director of the film Goodfellas, and Luhrmann’s direction of The Great Gatsby (2013), set the stage in New York, which fashionably suits both directors, and drives those hit films shoot to frame their nominations for Academy Awards, and leave the viewers dramatically in the mood of the film’s wise guy era or roaring in a 1920’s
Along classic plot devices such as “Deus ex machina” or “The Red Herring”, the “Hero’s Journey”—proposed by Christopher Vogler is a structural device prevalent in literature and film more often than one could think. Adapted from the “Hero’s Journey”, Jay Clayton’s “Romance Narrative Cycle” too outlines the development of a hero as he/she undergoes a quest facing obstacles and trials posed through the different phases. The film 21 Jump Street portrays Morton Schmidt (along partner Greg Jenko), as he undergoes his transformation into a hero. The transformation follows both Clayton and Vogler’s classic structure, incorporating comedy into the traditional romance narrative. Schmidt’s main objective as he initiates his quest is to infiltrate a drug operation to prevent more teens from overdosing on the lethal drug HFS and prove he is a worthy cop, however, along the way is faced with trials that cause him to stray from his quest.
National monuments often figure prominently in Hitchcock’s films, they usually have an obvious connection to the plot. In the gripping climax scene of North by Northwest, for example, the American agent Eve Kandall dangles perilously from Mount Rushmore and her suspension from the monument translates into visual terms the cold-war conflict at the heart of the film. Mount Rushmore stands for the democratic principles at stake in the recovery of the microfilm stolen by the Communist spies. Set in Washington, D.C, Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train abounds with images of the federal government. The repeated shots show the dome of the Capitol building appearing in the background brilliantly lit up, and the Jefferson Memorial provides the setting
There have been many popular movies made such as The Godfather that show what the mafia is like. The mafia had a massive impact on America, affecting cities, crime, politics, and popular culture. In New York there were five families. These families were Colombo, Bonanno, Gambino, Genovese and Lucchese. The Genovese Crime Family was the most powerful and dangerous family in America, (FBI).
(Intro)Novels which are transformed for screenplay oftentimes loose details so much so that it alters the meaning of the novel. Apollonius ', novel the Argonautica, is about a young man by the name of Jason, who is sent on a quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece from the other side of the world. During his adventurous quest a Sorceress by the name of Medea falls in love with Jason by the influence of the gods. Medea, who helps Jason acquire the Golden Fleece from her father 's kingdom, flees and returns with Jason to his homeland as married couple. The film adaptation to Apollonius ' novel Jason and the Argonauts, shares the same goal, which is to acquire the Golden Fleece however, the quest shown in the film differs from the novel.
In the middle of the war he experiences many dangerous adventures, he rescues a small girl called Annie Clark and meets a Scottish spy named Abner. They find his parents in New York City and once in safety, he joins the rebel soldiers. In the comparison of the lifestyles there are four areas to consider: survival and challenges, government,
The film, Goodfellas, released in 1990 and directed by Martin Scorsese is a film based on a true story that takes place in Brooklyn, New York. Goodfellas provides drama, suspense and anxiety. There are a number of extraordinary scene, characterization, points of view, lighting, as well as high, small and/or stable angles of shots to analyze. The Copacabana is a scene narrated by Karen, Henry Hill’s future wife. Copacabana, is a distinguished nightclub, mostly attended by wealthy people.
Love & Espionage Formerly screened in New York on November 1942 and largely released in January 1943, Casablanca, a moving love story consisting of many emotional turns and slightly similar to the chaos surrounding WWII. A mixture of Love, politics, and war was the atmosphere created by the Director Michael Curtiz. Three of the top screenwriters of all times, Julius Epstein, Philip Epstein and Howard Koch wrote this award-winning movie. Casablanca was adapted from the stage play Everybody Comes to Ricks. The movie’s lead actors were Richard ‘Rick’ Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) and Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid).
http://www.leonardschradercollection.com/history.html The History and Development of Movie Posters Report We began our presentation on the history of movie posters by tracing their evolution from the beginning of film, focusing on imagery and typography up until present day 2000s. Movie making began in the 1890s when the first motion picture cameras were invented. Requiring a new form of advertisement, the movie poster was thus born in Europe and America - also known as movie promoters. While movie posters were created for commercial purposes, they quickly became an expression of art to depict the best parts of the film they were promoting. They were originally printed and produced by the time consuming printing method, lithography.