The first theory, agenda setting through gatekeeping, is evident in the film. Agenda setting “looks on story selection as a determinant of public perceptions of issue importance” (McCombs, Shaw and Weaver, 7). The term gatekeeping is similarly used to “describe the way the media make decisions about what stories to discard or run and when and how much attention to give a story” (Laidlaw, 41). In the movie, the British media highlighted the death of Princess Diana and how the Royal Family was not showing enough grief. The British media prioritized this story, which can be seen from how the announcement of Princess Diana’s death appeared on numerous media outlets.
As of recently more and more studies have been set in place to understand the differences of other cultures and how they operate according to different social problems or how they relate to one another. Moreover studies show that there are areas that these cultures can be categorized into. Movies, specifically on the topic of or the focusing of cultures different from our own cultures, some can see how cultures have their own thought patterns. When we can see the distinction and draw connections from them, we learn how people go about their lives. A prime example is the movie Bend It Like Beckham where the main character, being affiliated with Indian culture, interacts with the culture of the British lifestyle.
When you read a short story and see the film that was inspired from that story, it is imperative to be able to see differences and identify strengths in each piece. “The Junky’s Christmas” story was strong in using descriptive words to show the main characters’ emotions and what is happening throughout the story. The Junky’s Christmas film does different shots well to give the audience a sense of scenery and mood. Both short film and short story are strong in their own ways; it is up to the viewer to decide for themselves if he/she will like one of them or
Cleopatra and Her Reputation Name: Institution: In the current world, most of the perception and character of people seems to be shaped by the media. This is because the media is a tool that is used to relay information over long distances to fulfil certain expectations. However, sometimes, the media does not always convey the correct information as to what actually happened. Therefore, misinformation may come about as a result.
Sebold applies indirect characterization, imagery, and foreshadowing in the book to make the readers feel and ponder, and Jackson depicts that by using camera movements and angles, the manipulation of sound, and editing. Sebold uses indirect characterization, and to portray this, Jackson uses camera movements and angles. Indirect characterization allows the readers to think about the characters in the story and how the dialogue or narrations written relate to them. For instance, “Mr. Salmon was crazy with grief… persistent phone calls, his obsession with his neighbor” (141), is a brief quotation from the book. From this passage, readers are able to form their own opinions about Mr. Salmon and his personality.
When I learned about chiaroscuro and how to use it, I realized how important it was to notice where the light hits in certain objects and how when you change where the lighting is placed the whole setting could change. Lighting in a setting for a film is one of the most important factors. If it is during nighttime, a filmmaker wants to have the perfect light for it to be visible yet still look dark; or if it is daytime or indoors the light needs to be set to avoid too much clarity. In addition, the emotions transmitted by the scene or even the film as a whole might depend on the light used. If it is a refreshing, comedic scene then a filmmaker seeks to use lighter settings than if it is a dramatic one.
There is one very common concept that is apparent throughout the entirety of The Matrix. That concept is the idea of perception, and through such there are various symbols that tie into the topic. Perception plays a major role in the movie due to the fact that Neo struggles to decipher what is reality and what is not on multiple occasions. Once Neo decides to continue on with his quest by taking the red pill, there are moments where he questions if he 's living in reality or not. This stage ties into the idea of illusion and how one may not be able to genuinely grasp what they see in front of them.
The focus is on the style, texture, or structure. Films that focus on these things have like the textbook says has a quality that sets them apart from any other films. They have a unique look, feel, rhythm, and tone.
The use of certain colors associated with clothing in a film can help tell a story, show a character's journey or who they are to the story, and it helps communicate ideas to the audience. In a film such as King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the battle between good and evil is represented by light colors like white, tan, or light brown and black in clothing, but when using magic, the characters who represent “good” have blue, gold, and silver accents while “evil” characters have red, orange, and black accents. Camera angles can help the audience understand more about the character’s feelings and where the story is taking place. When the movie starts, the opening credits give the audience an explanation of the events occurring and it establishes setting by telling us that the evil mage Mordred is marching on Man’s last stronghold, Camelot, to destroy all non-magical beings. Then, we are given a bird’s eye view as we fly over the battlefield and see men being slaughtered by a giant elephant which is being controlled by a man
Fitzgerald conjures a story that provides emotions of hope, trust, friendship, love, wealth, happiness, pain, and irony. The Great Gatsby provides all of these emotions and then some. While all of the emotions are present in the book, the format the story is presented in can enhance and even disregard the sentiments that the story is trying to exhibit. This can be seen when comparing the actual book and the adaptation into a movie. The changes and similarities can be outlined by seeing how the overall plot is portrayed, and also by what the movie and book provide in terms of how the story comes across.
The individual’s perspective of a crisis and how they respond to this event is highly dependent upon their morals. In “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak, Liesel is able to accept the fact of the war and tries to find the best in her current situation. From the short story “The Rainy River” by Tim O’Brien, he struggles with the fact that he was drafted into the war. Ultimately, we see both characters responding differently to the crisis given to them. O’Brien struggles with going into the war and how he sees himself as a coward, while Liesel benefits from the war and is seen as heroic.
I´ve just got out of the ferry so that I can cross the river and John is acting happy, maybe because the Confederates haven´t caught us yet. I´m glad that I crossed the river too but maybe one day we might be caught. Willie and his friends are taking John and me over Locust Hill, to what he says, the Garretts farm. The Garretts turned out to be kind and let John stay at there house for the night while I join the soldiers to a nearby town.
Imagine a character whose morals grow throughout the novel as well as develops into a mature and sophisticated man. This is what a bildungsroman novel is all about, however this is not Huck Finn. Throughout the entirety of the novel not once does Huck show any means of growth or change in maturity. Huck doesn’t know where he belongs in the world and never finds out in the end. He runs away to the west to avoid the convention of society and expectations of him in society.