A movie is a piece of art and in art everything has or should have a reason to be part of it, otherwise there wouldn’t be a reason for a costume designer or a location scout, that is, if the details wouldn’t matter. A good movie goer or film critic will analyze everything from the film material, the lighting, the acting, the costumes, the shoes, the hair-cut, the movie cars… and the location, even if he doesn’t know for sure, if the movie director has chosen them with a purpose in mind or just by accident.
The movie that I have chosen to analyze is the 2004 film Crash. This film emphasizes the intertwining cultures of today 's society and the conflicts faced from class, culture, stereotypes and racism. The explicit content of this film is to teach the audience that one person 's choices has an impact on another person or multiple people and to persuade the audience that we as a society need to change how we treat each other. The films overt message does generate social dialogue, however, this film can be interpreted by the audience through their own beliefs and behaviors causing some misinterpretation. In Crash, ideology is screaming that the audience needs to open their eyes to the harsh reality of today 's challenges and make a change.
Tim Burton is a famous director who puts a lot of originality into his work. Burton uses editing techniques, music and sound, as well as shots and framing and camera movements to determine the mood of the scene.
In 1998 Steven Spielberg directed a film called 'Saving Private Ryan,' this film won many awards including best cinematography, film editing, director and many more. The film is about a group of eight soldiers are sent to find Private Ryan, the youngest of his brothers. They are sent to find him after the general received notification that his other three brothers had died. The director has used aesthetic features to position the audience to believe in a dominant ideology, which is people create strong bonds in during difficult times. The aesthetic features that were used include symbolism, camera angles and lighting. By using these features effectively the director is able to portray a powerful message to the viewing audience.
Over the past century, film has served as a powerful means of communication to a global audience and has become a vital part of the contemporary culture in a world that is increasingly saturated by visual content. Due to the immediacy and the all-encompassing nature of film, the process of watching a film, is widely perceived to be a passive activity by the general masses. However, quoting Smith in his article about the study of film, “nothing could be further from the truth.” The study and understanding of film as an art form enhances the way we watch and appreciate films. It requires the audience's active participation and interaction with the film in order to fully comprehend the directors' intention behind every creative decision. With
For this week’s assignment, we were assigned to watch Hugo, which to me was very enjoyable. The film tells viewers about the life of an orphaned young boy named Hugo Cabret. In the movie, Hugo is on a quest for survival. Through this he learns valuable life lessons. Volger’s archetypes, the historical aspects of the narratives in the film, and actor portrayls all serve as a reflection of Hugo’s heroism.
Science fiction has become increasingly popular over the past few years as new innovative technology has made it possible for films to become more realistic. Avatar, being one of the highest ranked sci-fi films to be made, is a clear example of how the film industry is on a fast moving track towards a new era of science fiction storytelling. James Cameron’s Avatar exercised all new forms of cinematographic tools in order to bring one’s imagination to real life.
This week’s movie is called The Others (2001) by Alejandro Amenábar. In this film, the audience oversees a desperate mother, Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman) struggling with the living situation of being a mother whose has to deal a whole showcase of things. Some of these things include having a husband whose is not there, caring for her own children who are sensitive to sunlight, and living in a Victorian mansion where some people throughout the film have claimed that it is haunted. Grace at first doubts these haunted claims, but subsequent events began to occur which cause her to become very protective of her kids and at the same time crazy. All in all, this enigmatic and suspenseful movie ends with her and her children becoming ghost and that things that were haunting the house were of future being. Throughout this suspenseful movie, the use of sound has been used very liberally ranging to create an additional layer of suspense or of background. The Others (2001) by Alejandro Amenábar use the element of sound to bring out the character’s history and
There are many things that make a film interesting. This include historical context (ex. social, government, econ, etc.) and the theory around it. Films represent their times and everything that comes with it. On the other side, is the aesthetic. Films can be seen as a work of art. This can include things like techniques a creator uses, narrative structure, originality, and etc. These aspects continue to shape the films we make today.
This essay will give an analysis of sound design used in the movies and how it is as important as the moving pictures to the movie. When you use the processes of recording, editing and mixing of sounds you greatly enhance the quality of the movie. This essay is an overview of producing high quality sound from elements like music, the recording of common every day sounds and the use of hi-tech equipment. Whether it takes place in the production stage or the post- production stage of sound design. To help explain this analysis I am using the animated movie Wall-E made in 2008 by Ben Burtt as a case study .
Soviet Cinema were established between the years 1917 to 1953. This was a time of transition and great development in the film industry. Soviet Cinema focused on creating films that dealt with political and ideological ideas that arose during those times. A Man with a Movie Camera was released in 1929. This film became revolutionary in the way it used techniques of film editing such as; constructive/linkage editing and intellectual montage and how it helped narrate the story without a storyline. This essay will discuss how the film uses these two techniques, in reference to the film, and to what ideological and political ends are the techniques used in the films with specific references from the film to support the argument.
The best thing I know is to do exactly what you wish for a while (Roman Holiday):
12 Angry Men, although produced in the late fifties still offers a great slate for any viewer. The special effects and quality can easily be guessed by the black and white silhouettes of the film. The intensifying conflict of this film easily overshadows the lacking up to date criteria expected from a film. Many viewers expect a well-developed plot and characters with an accompanying use of special effects and coherent scenes. This courthouse drama has assigned twelve men to juror duty which will make this murder case mystifying by involving the viewers in the underlying theme of prejudice in the film. Although, the film lacks in special effects and up to date quality, the extensive details included in the dialogue make it come to life. The
In most parts of the world, females have always been the victim of oppressive patriarchy and male chauvinism since ages. This problem has been represented by many people through various forms of creations be it art, literature or films. Films are the most popular visual mediums of entertainment through which a large segment of people can be approached. Like literature, a film is also a work of art which mirrors the society, it also depicts the reality of the society though it has some fictionality in it. Being a visual medium of presentation, a film creates an instant, direct and more convincing impression on its audience fulfilling its dual purpose of entertaining as well as sensitizing the audience. A lot of movies based on social issues are now being made to create awareness among people about the issues besides entertaining the audience, which is perhaps the foremost purpose behind the making
Documentary filmmakers strive to capture the real in their documentary films – a convention used by both fiction and non-fiction films to immerse their audiences into the issue. There are a few common methods used by filmmakers to capture the real, all stemming from Dziga Vertov’s theory of Kino Pravda, which explores the idea of truth in films. Realism is important to filmmaking as it helps question the relation of a film to reality. More often than not, our disbelief are suspended the moment we are exposed to a documentary, and we believe what we see much more easily than when watching, say, a movie or television program. A documentary’s main concern is to present a film taken from reality, and to show that reality to audiences as closely as possible. Thus documentary filmmakers have come up with several conventions to capture the real. Many of these conventions were spotted in Exit