There is something inherently fascinating about the dark, about the more morally ambiguous parts of life of others and ourselves. It is an allurement that is as organic as the desire for happiness for we are humans and we are made of three parts which are the light, the dark and everything in between. The sad truth about life is that most of us spend most of our lives trying to reconcile all the different seemingly contrasting fragments that go into shaping us and our identities. These little fragments we try reconcile include interacting and making peace with our dark sides. This comes with no surprise in the movie which therefore enables us to connect with fictional characters that are undergoing similar journeys such as the Dark Knight.
4. Cop 663 and Faye meet (Chungking Express, 1994) Cop 663 enters the shop where Faye is working and asks for a chef salad. She prepares it while dancing to "California Dreaming" by The Mamas and the Papas.
Mise-en-scene doesn’t just refer to identifying the components of a shot but also explaining the meaning and depth behind the components and connecting the shots to the theme of the film to create a sense of realism by the use of lighting, complexity, colour values, composition, depth, framing, character placement, angle, the setting, it also includes costumes and make-up, props, all the other natural and artificial details that characterizes the spaces that has been filmed. The opening scene is like the first page of a novel, it must attract viewers into wanting more; complete what was started. In my research I will be analysing the opening scene of “Inglorious Basterds”, hoping to bring to the attention the elements used to evoke emotions
1.) In the film Oh Brother Where Are Thou, I did not notice many invisible sounds, on the contrary I noticed a lot of visible sounds. Some invisible sounds could be when the three guys Everett, Delmar and Pete are driving in the car, and another visible sounds could be in the beginning of the film when the three men are hiding in the farm shed, for example when the town came to capture them we heard a lot of voices, but didn't necessarily see their faces. 2.) The sound effects in particular that contribute to a sense of reality and feeling of being there would be ambient sounds, I say this because ambient sounds are natural to the scenes environment.
In “The HitchHiker” there were many different effects, such of sound effects, and music. I could tell that the noise created a better tone, and mood for the tale. Such as when Ronald’s vehicle stalled while directly located on a busy train track. As he was frantically trying to restart his car, you could hear the train whistle off in the distance. At first, it didn’t seem too much of a conflict, but as the train begins quickly catching up to the helpless Ronald, you could hear the whistle get louder, and more vigorous with it’s dinging, and clanging.
Most teenagers complain about not having enough freedom. To be able to sit and eat ice cream out of the box at ten in the morning for breakfast or blast their favorite music as loud as possible. For most, college provides that, opening its campus to their students with gates of gold granting young adults the freedom that they dream about. Unfortunately, a new danger that once was cloaked from young minds is being revealed, making this freedom less obtainable. That danger is rape.
Sound affects how the viewer perceives the reality created in a film. There are many tactics the sound designer can implement for the director to completely change how the visuals of a scene are interpreted or to enhance the interpretation that already exists due to visuals alone. The sound editor and sound designers for films use tools such as dialogue, loudness, pitch, narration, music, and silence to influence the perception of the audience. Even in the silent film era, musical accompaniment played an integral part of the mood created by the movie. Sounds are integral to establishing the audience’s perception of a film’s world.
To human beings songs and music in general play a huge part in our lives. In many situations people turn to music. For example when someone is down or upset they might play an upbeat song to try and help their mood. Another example is when someone might be stressed or just unstrung; they turn to music or a certain song to help calm themselves.
Based on what Bennet Reimer (1989) said, the experiences most people have with art testify to the existence of feeling but feeling as somehow different from the emotions outside art. And to teach either by externalizing emotion from the artistic context in which it arises or by ignoring the existence of feeling, seems to miss the point of art’s peculiar emotional appeal. According to the Referentialist, musical sounds are conventional symbols in that they have meanings which can be agreed upon and which can be translated into other symbols such as words. The meaning of musical sounds, then, can be stated in words.
Song stood speechless while biting his lower lip, trying not to shed a single tear because his mother would slap him if he does. His father, the man Song thought he could trust, has abandoned him today, leaving his frail soul for the mother to whip and curse. His eyes increasingly become blurry until all he can see is the smudged vision of the floor and his feet. In this very moment, a flood of memories stream back to his mind, filling him with different emotions of his past and present. He, again, thought about his past; the time that he was bullied for being... different, or in other words, himself.