Kubrick uses the background score of the film to set the mood of the respective stories that are finally proven to be coherent with each other. The background music changes as per the narratives shown on the screen. The filmmaker has also exceled in the use of jump-cuts in this cinematic work. Since the narrative ranges over time and space beyond centuries, jump-cut was the only viable option for the auteur to portray the timeline with ease. The filmmaker succeeds in his endeavor as the film appeals right from the very inception to the very end of the narrative.
In films made by a director labeled as an auteur, spectators are able to associate the films together and may already harbor certain expectations because of the identifiable pattern and trends each of the films posses. In earlier accounts of the term, an auteur was studied through something called an auteur theory, which identifies the director as the primary author and creator of his or her film. A well-known auteur that is commonly referred to when discussing its concepts is Alfred Hitchcock. His films contain similar structures and motifs, which manifest the authorship he takes in the films he would make and produce. Hitchcock proves to be an auteur and a renowned “master of suspense” because of his employment of continuity editing
The General is acclaimed for its cinematic beauty, but the audience of those days was looking for Keaton’s comedy. The General is a movie that stands the test of time as a critically acclaimed masterpiece. The beautiful camera work, amazing stunts, and new approaches displayed in this film leave an impression even on the passive viewer. Keaton marked a new way to tell comedy movies separate from Chaplin and others of his time. The General is a piece that will continue to stand as a monument to film
But while all the acting is memorable, one always thinks first and mostly of Miss Swanson, of her manifestation of consuming pride, her forlorn despair, and a truly magnificent impersonation of Charlie Chaplin. Sunset Boulevard is a great motion picture, marred only slightly by the fact that the authors permit Joe Gillis to take us into the story of his life after his bullet-ridden body is lifted out of Norma Desmond 's swimming pool. That is a device completely unworthy of Brackett and Wilder, but happily it does not interfere with the success of Sunset
These actors and actresses deduce like they are fully committed to their roles in the film. To begin, interesting characters have been shown off to the screen as the film slowly reveals each of the characters which are utterly different in most other western or typical mainstream movies. As undoubtedly these characters are enjoyable, the acting of performance that is given by each make it more stimulating and enchanting. A prime example I would use would be, Samuel L Jackson as Major Marquis Warren. He is strikingly amusing and courageous as a dangerous and clever bounty hunter.
He is now left alone dealing with a second trauma. Apparently, Vertigo is a complicated movie. Characters, plot and visual effects make from this film the example of perfectionism of Alfred Hitchcock filmmaking. In an article of the New York Times magazine, Janet Maslin states that “Vertigo’s brilliance remains unmistakable. And Hitchcock, for all his remarkable powers of reason, never shaped a film as fervently or perversely as he did this one.” It is important to live day by day, and try to be optimistic but also it is extremely wrong to daydream and live in illusions.
This film so impressive on many levels, from the very beginning to the shocking ending, this is a filmmaker’s delight, and visually stimulating for the audiences. Storywise, once you get through the convoluted plot, there comes a greater impact, a stunning cinematic masterpiece from one of America‘s greatest directors, Orson Welles, directing one of his last Hollywood films. Recapturing the marvel and talent displayed by Welles’ best and early film, the infamous Citizen Kane (1941) made almost twenty years before. Welles skillfully weaves the camera and actors through a maze of shadows, sounds, and light. The opening sequence of Touch of Evil (1958) is magnificently done, orchestrated in a clever, artistic crane shot, that follows the action
Examples of Mise-en-scene include: setting, costumes, make up, lighting, set decorations and movements involved within a frame (Thompson & Bordwell 1999). Hayward (2000) comments that Mise-en-scene is known as an expressive tool that directors can use at their disposal. During the Hollywood golden age, many directors had either little or no control over their film scripts. Due to the use and introduction of Mise-en-scene, directors used this at their advantage, as they now had the power to control what appears in the shot and could now stage their shots to tell the story (Hayward 2000 & Karam 2001). This use also allowed directors to be deemed as
In fact 20th Century Fox’s most popular X-men, Deadpool, makes pop-culture references all throughout his record-shattering film of the same name. Shakespeare is no exception to Hollywood’s obsession with reboots. Directors constantly take Shakespeare’s
Hearst, Welles, Kane... deconstructed... ménage a`trois Citizen Kane is considered by filmmakers and critics to be the greatest film of all time. Part of this lay in a young genius director using the means of production against one of America’s most wealthy media magnates, William Hearst. But Kane would have been forgotten had it not also been for the depth of characterization that Welles and Mankiewicz (screenwriter) brought to Kane as well as its original example of film art introducing a new style based on deep-focus photography, wide-angle lenses, and shots of unusually long duration. The film tells Kane 's story; a life full of emptiness, rage and ambition. Kane is a combination of Hearst and Welles’s lives portraying their similarities