From the in-depth movie analysis, this essay will be able to show that the media is able to influence the people and their stance towards certain topics by applying these media theories: agenda setting through gatekeeping, dramatization, and two-step flow of communication. 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.
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. There are some cases in the entertainment industry where the producer of a movie may intentionally change the character of a person to gain publicity and for the movie to be more entertaining.
Both the author and the director use techniques to bring the storyline to life and make it more entertaining for the audience. 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.
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.
The numerous attributes within The Matrix including perception, Biblical references, and fairy tales will be explored to convey how they work to build the hero 's journey in the film. 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.
Identify the focus of this film (pp. 18-26), and explain your choice using specific examples from the film. 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.