This evening, the camp received a copy of the violent General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna’s speech to his soldiers, and it as absolutely nonsensical! He disrespected our proud Texans by claiming us all as killers and wretches! The half begotten, son of a leprous donkey doesn’t realize how he idiotically spoke of his country in such a guiltless and faultless tone. It had been they who abolished the federal system and supported a tyrannical ruling! He even had the nerve to call his country generous! The blockhead of a general stupidly declared that they would incarcerate and punish our noble Texans. I assure that I shall make him pay for my wife and child who are also with me. I shall protect them with every last ounce of myself, even if that
Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window takes advantage of interesting film techniques in order to further the narrative using only one simple set. This set is used to convey a sense of demobilization which is felt by Jeffries who broke his leg and is in a cast. The point of view is limited to within Jeffrie’s apartment living room and the apartment building across a courtyard which can be viewed from Jeffrie’s window. The film uses frequent camera masks for iris shots when Jeffries needs a closer look and uses binoculars and his camera’s zoom lens. The camera also does a couple of establishing tracking shots which pans left while tilting up and down between floors in the apartment building. This is shot at the angle which would be from Jeffrie’s window
In “Aesthetic of Astonishment” essay, Gunning argues how people first saw cinema, and how they are amazed with the moving picture for the first time, and were not only amazed by the technological aspect, but also the experience of how the introduction of movies have changed the way people perceive the reality in a completely different way. Gunning states that “The astonishment derives from a magical metamorphosis rather than a seamless reproduction of reality”(118). He uses the myth of how the sacred audience run out the theater in terror when they first saw the Lumiere Brother Arrival of the train. However, Gunning does not really care how hysterical their reaction is, even saying that he have doubts on what actually happened that day, as for him it the significance lied on the incidence--that is, the triggering of the audience’s reaction and its subsequence results, and not the actual reactions and their extent. It is this incident, due to the confusion of the audience’s cognition caused by new technology, that serves as a significant milestone in film history which triggered in the industry and the fascination with film, which to this day allows cinema to manipulate and
The theater tries to replicate the feeling of being in a state of dreaming. (Groen, 2002, Para.7). The state of dreaming makes the movie you are viewing very personal (Groen, 2002, Para. 7).
The best thing I know is to do exactly what you wish for a while (Roman Holiday):
Think of all the thoughts, questions, and opinions you have had today and the consequences and affects after; how each one alters who you are as a person, but what if all of that was controlled, all the things you thought you knew, that make you who you are, facades. In Ray Bradbury’s science fiction novel, Fahrenheit 451, a dystopian society is controlled in their imagination and evolvement. Books are burned by firemen enforcing the law, aware citizens vanish, and schools fill heads with useless knowledge and information until there is no room for imagination or creativity. Published in 1951, Fahrenheit 451 has a futuristic setting with a dystopian twist. The movie adaptation of the book was released in 1966 directed by world renowned François
In conclusion, the modern-day motion picture La La Land has achieved success in a variety of ways like winning a variety of awards for its efforts, either from the cinematography and directing, to the acting and vintages ways of shooting the film. One can see how a modern-day musical can achieve such success with going back to basics and learning from the golden age of Hollywood to make such a wonderful
Every time the movie would bring up their “dream” which their American Dream the music would get soft and a happy melody. This brings up that this idea is what makes them happy. They play the same melody so it makes the reader remember the dream and how it make Lennie and George feel. Also there is a soft melody after George kills Lennie. This shows how George wanted Lennie to be killed calmly and also it makes George seem upset.
In this point of my analysis, I deal with the scene that one could argue most enriches the main subject of the story, namely hope. In this scene that is created by Darabont, Andy, who is at Norton 's office to receive some used books and sundries for the prison 's library, locks the guard in the bathroom and then starts playing a recording of ‘Canzonettasull 'aria’ from the opera The Marriage of Figaro. As Verstraten argues, filmmakers use music as narrative tool(153) that not only challenges the audience 's emotions but also carries the theme of the movie. In this scene the music is intradiegetic since Andy connects the public speaker system to the record player so that all of the prisoners can hear the music. In her book Music in American Crime Prevention and Punishment, Lily Hirsch explains that this scene “also highlights another utopia musical ascription related to the contested idea that music is a universal language” since all the prisoners are feeling connected, enjoying the music while hope is revived within their
The documentary “Recipe Murder” includes 3 women who have murdered in Sydney with the contaminated source of Thallium, rat poisoning secretly. The composer of the documentary “Recipe for Murder” portrayed the women and their case study in a particular way, including Caroline Grills who is a grandma that has a passion for baking, as she keeps on cooking, people keep dying around her. Although, she is portrayed as innocent as a mice through the two film techniques voice over and music.
How to Survive a Plaque by David France and United in Anger by Jim Hubbard are both historical documentary films that talk about the history of the organization created called ACT UP. ACT UP is for the AIDS activist movement from people with all different perspectives such as people from the trenches to people having the disease and fighting it. The film was made to expand the news on the movement and to try to show the effect AIDS had on people. Interviews, footage of protests and speeches from the members of ACT UP were all recoded for these films. They were all personal and true stories that were told to help the future generations and to prevent something similar happening again. The people from ACT UP battled corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect.
“The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can convey emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.”
Baz Luhrmann is widely acknowledged for his Red Curtain Trilogy which are films aimed at heightening an artificial nature and for engaging the audience. Through an examination of the films Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby, the evolution and adaptation of his techniques become evident. Luhrmann’s belief in a ‘theatrical cinema’ can be observed to varying degrees through the three films and his choice to employ cinematic techniques such as self-reflexivity, pastiche and hyperbolic hyperbole.
This film makes the music speak, and it speaks all the better because this music has been associated arbitrarily with the image. We are far from the illustratition music. It is the material
Take away the visual element of any film and we realise that a remarkable amount of information still communicates to us through sound. Apart from the dialogues and other familiar sounds, we can identify through spatial panning, the position of the sound source; we can assess the whereabouts of the scene by listening the background noises, and if it is a room, we can even vaguely make out the size and nature of the room through its reverberation. In light of this, I have employed a similar thinking at parts of the album to make use of the intrinsic audio-visual relationship of the brain. These parts will be referred to as ‘audio scenes’ and are aiming to conjure visual imagery, or a