For example, when the boys are young, sepia toned lighting is used. This produces a slightly hazy, vintage feel. As the boys grow older, and the memories become clearer, the lighting becomes brighter and crisper. High-key lighting and low-key lighting are also alternated depending on the mood. When out on the river, high-key lighting is used the majority of the time. The boys and their father are where they are happiest. Low-key lighting is used in shots such as the dance-hall were Paul plays poker. The joint is shady and the dim lighting helps reflect this to the
These elements were enhanced by the connections and interactions that the characters had with them and their positions within the setting. They were emphasized because of the importance that they had throughout the play. The cellar door is accentuated because it is where the audience later finds out, where the bodies are buried. The window seat is a significant element as not only do Jonathan and Einstein enter from the window above it, the seat ends up becoming the temporary hiding place for a body when a visitor comes. Lastly, the wine is dramatized because it is the weapon of choice for the two women, as glasses of wine are moved about, the women talk of how good it is, and Mortimer tries to distract the men from drinking it. As death is one of the major themes of this play, the playwright has written it so that the focal points are upon objects that are used to commit and/or hide the character’s acts of murder, therefore associating these objects with the idea of death. To show these elements, the designers can make the door be in contrast to the rest of the set, the window to be large in proportions and the wine bottle and glasses to be embellished. For lighting, the lights from the window can fall well upon the seat, showing it to be brighter than the rest of the room, and casting the door into even more shadow for emphasis. Lastly, for costumes, gloves can be
My 1920’s mobster setting for Macbeth is based on my interest in the time period and the mobsters that ruled the cities and applies to the theme of power and control that is portrayed in Macbeth.
‘Of mice and men’ begins by describing the setting of the story. ‘A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas river drops in close to hillside bank and runs deep and green.’ The proper noun ‘Salinas’ is used to make the description of the setting more detailed. The effect that this gives to the reader is that it makes them feel like if they were in paradise; therefore, it emphasizes a ‘normal’ looking setting to a heavenly place. The noun ‘green’ is a simple colour but it also demonstrates how nature is unpretentious. This shows that a regular colour can be seen from a different perspective.It also uses juxtaposition because it uses a normal colour in a celestial place.
Dirty Dancing was released in 1987. The film clip I chose was from the end of the season talent show. Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) approaches Baby’s (Jennifer Grey) table and tells her father “Nobody puts baby in a corner.” In this scene, Johnny grabs Baby hand and escorts her towards the stage while everyone looks shocked even to see him. The individuals on the stage are singing their farewell song, but they immediately stop to let Johnny capture the spotlight. The cinematography used throughout this scene focuses mainly on Johnny and Baby. The lightings utilized in this clip were low-key and three-point lighting. These different lighting techniques are applied in the movie to help set the tone and mood for the film scene. The
“Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you” W. Clement Stone. In this portion of the story, The Beet Queen, by Louise Erdrich, it tells the story of two children arriving in a town searching for their own purpose. With the use of tone, imagery, and point of view we can depict the impact of the environment on the two children throughout the passage.
As the camera zooms out slowly and we hear crickets chirping, we are introduced to the charming world of “What’s eating Gilbert Grape”. The film that many have come to love, along with its extremely famous actors, was released in 1993 in the United States and directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Endora, Iowa is the home of the Grape family, it’s a small, unchanging town where the main character Gilbert (Johnny Depp) feels trapped and death seems to be the only way out. Gilbert provides for his mother, sisters, and his autistic brother, Arnie (Leonardo Di Caprio). “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” is in many ways an unrealistic and demeaning view of autism. Arnie is represented throughout the movie as a burden to Gilbert and the rest of the Grape family,
Tim Burton uses many different cinematic techniques to achieve very specific effects in his movies. The most important cinematic techniques that he uses to create his unique style are Non-Diegetic sound, lighting, eye level, and zoom. These techniques that can be seen in the films Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands, and Corpse Bride, create the effects of sadness, dark moments, express the feeling of other without telling. He uses Non-Diegetic sound when he puts a song, he uses sad songs, happy songs, and more to show the feeling of the character, to give us like a hint of something that is going to happen, if it’s going to be bad or sad. He uses lighting to make the moment or scene sad or mysterious. He uses eye level
An archetype is present in every society and culture. Familiar characters, symbols, and situations are used in film to convey basic human experiences that will resonate with the viewer. Archetypes send an understandable message to viewers as to the details of a character or scene. Whether the viewers realize it or not, they will have interpreted what is being conveyed without even thinking about the insertion of archetypes. In his film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien incorporates archetypes into his setting and characters to convey basic human experiences.
Before climbing to fame in the film industry, Tim Burton was a filming reject who was dropped by Walt Disney for his unique style which included dark elements. As a young boy, Tim found inspiration in Dr. Seuss’s playful and innocent imagination. However, later on in life Tim became inspired by Roald Dahl, Edgar Allan Poe, and Grimm’s Fairy Tales. In result, his films became characterized by their dark twists on children’s stories and their grotesque sensibility. These characterizations are clearly shown in some of his more popular works: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands, and Big Fish. In all three films, Tim Burton’s use of Flashback, Music, and Lighting help viewers form connections and establish a
The Godfather (1972) is said to be one of the greatest films ever made. When this movie was released in 1972, it was nominated for Ten Academy Awards and it won three: Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film was adapted from the book with the same name written by award winning author of mafia fiction, Mario Puzo. This film takes place in a span of ten years following the life of Don Corleone, the head of the Corleone Crime Family. 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.
If your family was in danger, how far would you go to keep them safe?
On November 26, 2016, I attended the Emerald City Theatre Company production of Charles M. Schulz play Charlie Brown Christmas.The production of the play was great for the children who were in attends of the play.The production took away the 4th wall.Which help the children of the audiences be a part of the play a couple of times.Still, it 's a good and time-efficient choice for family members who are used to the animated Charlie Brown and wanting it to be the same as the TV special. The productions of this play were successful through stage design, lighting crewing, and acting. Those three aspects made the quality of the play stand out to me, as an audience member.
Hooper realistically portrays darkness and brightness in this piece of art by using bright white colors and dark colors. Bright colors dominate the inner scene, the top of the ceiling is the brightest spot made using bright white colors that depict fluorescent lighting used in the 1940s. The fluorescent light illuminates the interior and spreads out to the street through the glass window. Bright yellow colors dominate the walls in addition to the bright green color and the bright red and bright yellow colors of the dinner table and the interior door respectively. The bright colors create a spectacular and a realistic scene inside the diner. The realistic reflections inside the diner and on the street buildings, together with the shadows and the dark colors that dominate the outside scene indicate that it is night
For the cinematography analysis of both movies, I will be basing it on the final scene of both movies.