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.
He made the reader clearly understand where he stands and layed out all the evidence from this film. On the other hand, what could have made his argument stronger is if he would have used other films as examples as well because he is putting the general idea that documentaries are untruthful by only using only this film. In the beginning of his article Stewart begins by stating that documentaries are renewing their audience with millennials, this means they have the responsibility of telling nothing but the facts. He says “teenengers and hipster fine arts majors see documentaries as nonfiction and use them as facts but fail to fact check.” This is pointless as it is only in the first couple of sentences but not talked about again. He showed no proof to this being truth and it had nothing to do with what he explained in the rest of the
POTRAYAL OF RELIGION IN MOVIES Religion often plays an important role in movies, but “Does movies play an important role in the way people understand religious concepts? This is an important question that we all must ask ourselves- whether or not the portrayal of religion we are given through movies is meant only to entertain, or is it meant to be an actual representation of what people believe and practice? In context to India, There are many religions being followed by people so their perception also differs when it comes to religion. People are very much possessive and protective about their religion. Movies not only reflect life, they also have the capability of shaping our norms, values, attitudes, and perception of life.
Hictor Rodriguez, in his “Ideology and Film Culture”, compares one-sided ideologies and assertions such as “women are less rational than men” which are partly constituted by contexts of discrimination and social practices to the act of watching only a single scene from a given movie. Watching the ending, solely, would certainly enable one to follow the dialogue and perhaps what the characters are doing, but the movie would not make sense and the action would not be understood in the same manner it would have been when watching the entire movie. (264) For Rodriguez, ideologies main characteristic is often being transformed into truth-claims; this feature, however, does not make them truth-claims. In the same article, Rodriguez invokes the ideas of Noel Carroll and Ronald de Sosa concerning the political implications of the cinema and the way they employ “paradigm scenarios that are embodied in the stories people create, disseminate, and consume.” The power of these scenarios lies in the way they are linked to sets of emotions. Different paradigms in connection to ways of feeling shape the viewers’ emotional attitudes.
Viewing films from the auteur perspective creates a new paradigm to evaluate cinema, and ultimately creates a new means by which to place films in a historical and creative context. Another very conscious function of the theory is the emphasis on a director 's body of work as a whole, rather than individual films. The topics of analysis derived from this objective will cover the use of narrative structure, sound and silence, filming techniques and characterization themes that challenge the audience illustrating tragedy, changes and terror of the characters. Themes include reactions to consequences or fate and fear through sickness, injury, or loss, universal to all humans. Inarritu presents these themes with clarity of realism that result in empathy.
My Best Friend’s Wedding Watching movies enables people to release some of the stress they encounter in their day to day lives since it makes them laugh. Movies are a great way of interacting with people because they showcase some of the most captivating moments of life. They make people look at others as role models and help viewers learn some positive lessons about life. Movies also enable people to express roles and emotions that might be difficult to consider. “My Best Friend’s Wedding” portrays all the values of watching movies because it amuses people from ages thirteen and upward.
Directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, David Fincher and Quentin Tarantino made me fall in love with films as a medium to tell a story. All of them possess an ability to present the story of the film in a very specific way that makes their films unique and keep audiences on the edge of their seats, guessing and thinking throughout the whole feature and I find that fascinating. Analysing their methods, what types of shots they choose to use in different situations I try to understand how to present the story in the most thrilling way. Yet cinema is more than storytelling, powerful images are also a hugely important part. Some people might not feel very strongly about the importance of the aesthetic value of the film, but because of my love of visual arts I definitely do.
Magic or magick? I really love movies like these, combining with magic, challenging the existing view and thought of audience. However, put away my love of magic, let’s simply talk about the movie. Admittedly, everyone has his or her own point of view, and there usually many different elements got mixed up in one movie. So the audience naturally has a different experience about one movie.
Also in the movie the listener see’s multiple beliefs from other people in the real world on how this power works and that we should listen to them and believe it, but we could see many flaws that the movie gives off. Later on in the movie, we see an appeal to ethos, the credibility that someone has to talk on a specific topic. This covers almost the rest of the video, the clip creators use a variety of different people that supposedly use the law of attraction to their benefit and try to get the listener to use it too. Throughout the movie, we are presented with choices that start out with a small appeal to emotions through music. The Secret utilizes heart racing music in it's video themes to get the reader hooked into the video they’re showing and to make the topic feel easier to understand for the viewer.
It is a wonderfully well-written film and has a few excellent performances, a stellar cast, amazing direction and it will reside in your memory even after you leave the cinema hall. After watching the film, you would want to know more about Manto the writer and this actually means that the makers of the film have managed to get what they worked so hard for. With that being said, the film would have been better if it was cut short, especially in the end. Manto’s stay in the hospital could have been chopped off. Overall Manto is absolutely brilliant; this movie deserves to be watched over and over again.