Rationale This documentary script will explore how directors use cinematography and editing techniques in horror films to increase tension and create an impact upon the audience. To achieve this I will examine horror films over three decades and consider how cinematic techniques have been employed to involve and scare the audience. The horror films I will be analyzing are The Omen (1976), The Shining (1980), Let the Right One In (1982) and Orphan (2009). Word count: 73 Thesis statement: An exploration of how horror films have developed over time through the use of cinematic techniques. Visual Audio Fade in A pull back shot of Saint Patrick 's Cathedral, New York in the backdrop of a stormy sky will show
Regardless of my views on the outcome of this film, its content also has a lot of storytelling within its deep subject matter. Films today usually forego character development and story progression as improvement in technology and visual effects would be the only effective instrument in catching the eye of the audiences. It is rare nowadays that films would tell great epic stories, without the extensive use of visuals. Therefore my full praise can only go to the innovative technical aspect of the film balanced well with concise story
For example, it uses photos, contracts, newspapers and other sources to give the audience assurance on how the gold rush occurred. The second approach, they create reenactments of scenarios that occurred to keep the audience entertained with the film; it helps the documentary from losing the attention of the viewers. The documentary uses different types of strategies to keep the audience entertained while showing them different forms of evidence. A film must be based on a nonfictional event for it to be a documentary. The film uses different types of evidence to provide the audience with authentic information.
At some point in our lifetimes, we have been told that everything happens for a reason, and it is clearly true. Movies are produced for different purposes: to entertain the public and to teach an essential life lesson. When we watch a film, we are astonished by the action, story, and sounds of the film. This is how the producers entertain us. On the other hand, the producers use the characters in the film to educate us on life itself.
The feature film expands the truth putting a lot of extra details that aren’t necessarily true, example it shows the crew putting glass down as a trap for the somolian pirates but in fact they didn’t. Paragraph 1: “A feature film is a film with a running time long enough to be considered the principal or sole film to fill a program”. Everybody knows pirates as scary men with eyepatches,
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 genres give the audience information into the type movie it may be, this in turn helps them to decide whether the movie is suitable for them or not. The Maltese Falcon, a film categorised as Film Noir and The Searchers, a Western genre film, are both from different genres but both reinforce and challenge dominant social and cultural beliefs and values throughout each film. Each genre can be broken down into; codes, conventions and narrative conventions. Codes are aspects of the text that help the audience make meaning. These codes can be shown as symbolic, written, audio and technical.
These films are mostly non-fiction and non-narrative. The reading defines documentary film as a movie that aims to inform viewers about truths or facts. This kind of filmmaking first appeared in the 1890’s and were called actualities. Many of these films focused on the lives of real people or explored exotic lands. Topical were films that recreated historical or newsworthy events.
b. Genre types of Movie Prince (2004: 243) states “There are the main genre types of movie: 1) Gangster Movie The gangster movie is nearly as old as the cinema, having clear procursors in the early silent era. The genre emerged as a powerful force in U.S. movie, however, at the time of the Great Depression. The gangster’s appeal invites the viewer to ask about the kind of society tha produces such seductive forms of corruption and violence. Like the cowboy, the movie gangster is highly charged cultural symbol. The gangster genre remains timely and contemporary, its appeal never fading or going out-of-date.
The documentary film is ( a non fictional picture intended to document some aspects of reality , primarily for purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record . Or a practice of filmmaking that deals with ACTUAL and FACTUAL issues and people for purposes of record , educate , communicate or persuade , in which the materials are selected and arranged from what already