The Godfather series has always counted on Gordan Willis for its cinematography. He deliberately darkens Marlon Brando’s eyes (Vito Corleone) while lighting up the rest of his face. He does this by lighting his face from above which creates high contrasting shadows over his eyes which make us view him as an enigmatic man. This helps us to discern the personality of the Don, gives us an insight into his sinister and manipulative ways. The use of contrast and the play with light and darkness is fascinating.
In Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem, “We Wear the Mask” the speaker wears a mask to hide his internal suffering because he does not want the rest of the world to think he is weak. This poem relates the prejudice black people face against white people. The speaker starts the poem with the lines, “We wear the mask that grins and lies,” (1). Here he describes the kind of “masks” that he wears. “Grins and lies,” refers to how the mask functions, the mask smiles, showing happiness even when it is a fake and a lie.
5 ¶10). Douglass uses diction in “the rapture that flashed through my soul as I beheld it” to portray the effects of her gentle, compassionate personality. The word “rapture” eloquently expresses his feelings of joy and peace as he meets Mrs. Auld. However, these feelings induced by Mrs. Auld soon turn to hatred and remorse as “the fatal poison of irresponsible power was already in her hands, and soon commenced its infernal work. That cheerful eye, under the influence of slavery, soon became red with rage; that
That there is also no changing for him. While there is a lot of figurative language showing the terrible parts of those who are evil there is many parts highlighting the brightness of those who are good. With Gandalf for the company he is shown brightly as the good force. His laugh was like sunshine too them. “He laughed, but the sound now seemed warm and kindly as a gleam of sunshine”
Example Edward wears an all-black suit that looks similar to a strait jacket. While the people wear bright colorful outfits. Edward’s and the people’s outfits are different to show that Edward comes from a different place and that he is sad and dark. While the people are happy and don’t have anything to worry about. Also in Tim Burton’s movie Corpse Bride he uses low key lighting to show the scene’s intensity and how to feel during the scene.
The importance of the silver eyes is that Liesel finds comfort in his eyes even though he was a stranger. The comfort Liesel found in his eyes even with the terrible situation. ”She especially loved to see him hit the silver, sparkled button- the C major” (Zusak 38). ” The significance of the color silver is like a
Wildness and Beauty in Heart of Darkness Is it possible to describe beauty and savagery at the same time? This is exactly what Joseph Conrad does throughout the book Heart of Darkness. Even though it looks like the main character Marlow stresses the negative and hostile sides of the nature in his narration, he still cannot hide his admiration. In fact, a glance at his description of the African woman in Kurtz’s station successfully helps the reader understand this admiration mixed with fright as a nice metaphorical summary of all the things he witness in his journey. The description of this woman starts with her entrance into Marlow’s sight, expressed in a way as if she is entering a stage in a theatre, from “right to left”.
In the story "The black veil" the people from the town and Mr.Hooper would show American Romanticism throughout the story till the end.Romanticism was predominantly shown by the emotions that would be described by the characters." And yet the faint, sad smile, so often there, now seemed to glimmer from its obscurity, and linger on Father Hooper's
He races through a room and into a tall and wide mirror. The mirror breaks. By the power invested in the movie industry, the broken glass and the cigar are removed. Groucho now faces Harpo, dressed as Groucho is in a nightshirt, nightcap, socks, glasses, and a mustache. Like Groucho’s, Harpo’s mustache is painted in with greasepaint.
By doing so, the reader is able to infer the character as angry. Finally, the author uses descriptive adjectives in the sentence, “Frowning at the musky smell.” From this sentence the reader is able to infer the character is creeped out by the abandoned
How can I—” The hot flush coloring Tom’s cheeks deepened, and ducking his head, he peered coyly through his dark lashes. “You know, I want you to show me.” When the meaning behind Tom’s evasive words finally became clear, an expression of wonderment animated Booker’s features, a gleam of preternatural light brightening his eyes with an ethereal glow. “Do you mean you want to have
Regarding his camera positioning, it is almost never static, instead, it is constantly panning, zooming, or jump-cutting to explore different parts of the environment. The pans are always gradual, instead of jumping towards the subject. Mak adds layers of zoom to many of his shots, but does not change the level of focus significantly, preferring to keep everything in deep focus, despite the fact that the background of his shots is very simple. Mak’s use of camera is also very objective; in no case in the montage is there any use of subjective camera. Lastly, Mak tends to use lower lights for most scenes, perhaps to increase the tension, or highlight the unfriendly atmosphere of the building.