It was a film that changed the history of cinema, introducing a very talented filmmaker and several acting legends in the telling of a story of a Sicilian Crime Family. The most memorable scene in the film is the opening scene of the movie which is also my choice of scene to elaborate on mise-en-scene.
2004, Form B The most important themes in literature are sometimes developed in scenes in which a death or deaths take place. Choose a novel or play and write a well-organized essay in which you show how a specific death scene helps to illuminate the meaning of the work as a whole. Avoid mere plot summary. The Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, is a dystopian novel he presents a utopian society called the World State which is filled with promiscuous sex, drug-soaked pleasure and a rigid social structure based on subjective characteristics. The government provides its citizens with peace and stability while simultaneously robbing them of their essential humanity and individuality.
The famous science-fiction film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by the stalwart filmmaker, Stanley Kubrick, can be described as one of the seminal works ever in the history of world cinema. The film succeeds in leaving a very lasting effect on the minds of the audience with its sheer quintessence of content and aesthetic portrayal on the screen. An introspective analysis of the contextual work can make one understand how the filmmaker exudes his cinematic prowess via the use of impressive cinematic techniques that simply catapult the affective appeal of the narrative. What is extremely intriguing is the fact that the entire narrative is intertwined in spite of the episodic nature of the various stories. These stories come together to construct
The film focuses on the characters lives and how they can keep going when they struggle with society. The film uses rhetorical strategies such as pathos, ethos, and logos to make this movie bring emotions, blank stares, and leave the audience to question reality. The purpose of the specific camera shots and angles is to provide an appropriate view of the movie. Lastly, the use of persuasion to allow the audience to interpret what the film says versus the thoughts in their head. The film does a good job of pointing out the flaws in our system and a specific culture that the flaws
His main purpose of writng this novel was to ensure that the world knew everything about the life of a European Jew between the years of 1933-1945. He wanted for the people who haven't experienced the suffering of the concentration camps to get a detailed image about what their lives were like. The way he used imagery really made you feel as if you were there, which helped him establish his purpose of writing Night. For example, “The trees were in bloom. It was a year like so many others, with its spring, its engagements, its weddings, and its births.
“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” was the most significant German silent films directed by Robert Weine in 1919. The characters that acted in this film were Werner krauss as Dr. Caligari, Conrad Veidt as Cesare, Friedrich Feher as Francis, Lil Dagover as Jane Olsen, and Hans Heinrich von Twardowski as Alan. The music done by Giuseppe Becce had a tremendous impact on this film because it brings out the horrific intensity throughout the film. This film entails a stunning success of German Expressionism as the first true horror silent film of the early ninety’s. Additionally, this silent film has a tremendous storyline where it is based on brutal murders that occurred frequently in a North German town.
As mentioned before, It Happened One Night was the pinnacle of screwball comedies. The story is about a spoilt heiress, Ellen Andrews (Claudette Colbert), who runs away from home after rebelling against her father (Waler Connolly) and marries an infamous celebrity King Westley. She tries to get reunited with him throughout the film but meets a witty and recently fired reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable) and falls in love with him. In the end Ellie ends up eloping again from her own wedding but this time, for Peter. Since the American comedies of 1930’s represented the themes of marriage and courtship, it is quite obvious that the finale will take place in relation to those terms.
The purpose of a film is to take you from the world you currently live in and place you into a new world with a new experience. The best films take you into this new world and make you feel like it is really happening right in front of you. That is what director Alejandro Agresti did in the movie The Lake House. The two main characters, Alex Wyler (Keanu Reeves) and Kate Forster (Sandra Bullock), were residents of a lake house in Madison, Wisconsin, but lived there two years apart. What kept them in contact was writing letters transported through the mailbox.
In 2004 the film “Motorcycle Diaries” was released depicting the motorcycle journey that Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Alberto Granado took throughout South America. This journey was important because it influenced Guevara’s political ideals and led to his involvement in the cuban revolution and his famous persona as “Che”. The Director Walter Salles understood the importance of the story and wanted to tell it in a less political more emotionally based light (Confluencia, pg.109.) Salles did a great deal of research over a span of three years for this film. He spoke with family members of Alberto and Ernesto, he followed the journey to find realistic shooting locations and studied asthma, leprosy and Inca history (Travelogue, pg16).
Influenced as he was by European cinema, he was considered a great experimentalist in American cinema of the time. His film The Godfather alone produced a revenue of over 30 million dollars, which for the time was an enormous amount of money, and is also an insight to how much the general populace loved his films. They addressed what the world was thinking at the time and put into words the distrust and paranoia of people in power. Like practically no other Hollywood film of recent years the tale of the New York Mafia clan Corleone reflects the divisions, the compulsions and the fears afflicting American Society. Damaged by Vietnam, and shaken by a profound crisis of faith in the nation Americans hallowed norms of good and evil were looking more beleaguered than ever.