On October the 19th, I saw the performance of Love/Sick written by John Cariani, at the Hyman Fine Arts Center theatre on the Francis Marion campus. The play was made up of nine approximately ten minutes long scenes where two people were experiencing either personal or love problems. The various scenes ranged from two strangers kissing in the supermarket, to a husband and wife that were going out for supper because they were “hungry”. I thought of the purpose behind this play was to show the audience by using many different love scenarios that no relationship is perfect. It does not matter what stage of the relationship that you are in, problems can occur. The director, Glen Gourley, did this is a comedic way, where the scenes were not taken that serious but the purpose was revealed to the audience and each topic of the different appearance was very serious.
One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous movie scene is the ‘crop duster’ scene from North By Northwest. This scene demonstrates how the score and music of a film is incredibly important to build up tension in a classic thriller. The film’s music and scores were written by Bernard Herrmann, a well-known Hollywood composer (hitchcock.tv). In the infamous crop duster scene, Herrmann and Hitchcock used diegetic sounds to build suspense and uncertainty. The diegetic or natural sounds emphasized the distance of objects from the protagonist. As vehicles drove past, the sound started low and then increased as they came closer and in view. Using the diegetic sounds of the crop duster built up tension as the chase and close calls allowed the audience to
This essay will discuss the uses, strategies and the meanings that are generated by editing in cinema. The films that this essay will be focusing on are Psycho and Singin’ in the Rain. Both of these films are very different to each other and therefore use editing in varying ways in order to give the audience a different perception of the characters as well as the setting that these characters are involved in. Psycho focuses on building suspense for the audience throughout the film using editing, camera work and sound. This essay will be primarily focusing on editing with the discussion of camerawork where relevant.
The short-length feature Gerald McBoing-Boing, which tells the story of a boy who only speaks in sound effects, has been regarded as an exceptional example of what could be described as the cartoon style of heavily design-oriented and abstract-based 1950’s animation. It was one of the first cartoon shorts to gain widespread attention for its usage of limited animation. In comparison to the features of Walt Disney, which were recognized for their concrete simulations of reality and exquisite, frame-by-frame details, shorts like Gerald McBoing-Boing utilized symbolism, abstract art, and simplicity to create their own interpretations of real-life situations. This particular style of animation depended heavily on the animators’ abilities to emulate
Disney movies are really well known for teaching kids valuable life lessons in a way that they could understand. Finding Nemo teaches the importance of family and how to face your fears for those that you love. The movie focuses on two fish, Marlin and Dory trying to find Marlins lost son Nemo after fishermen took him. Since Nemo is the only family Marlin has he is very protective over him, and before he was born he grabbed on to, what was only just an egg at the time and said, “I will never let anything happen to you”. Marlins biggest fear is loosing the only person he has left, and once he does, something like coming face to face with a shark
Both of Alfred Hitchcock’s films, North by Northwest and Rear Window, were great movies with lots of suspense. The suspense, however, would not have been created without the entire mise-en-scene of the movies. Hitchcock was a master at using the elements of lighting, sound, and cinematography to heighten the suspense in his movies.
Like, when Malcolm is seen communicating with his wife at their room with the window open. Here we can observe that there is an amusing use of camera angle to present the interaction between the one living and another dead person. Interestingly, both are unknown about their realties. The symbol of the open window also can be represented as Malcolm is ready to leave for the other world. Also, there is a rich use of varieties of colors in the movie. Like, we can see that the use of red and black color adds suspense and thriller elements in the movie. Mostly, the characters in the movie can be seen wearing red color dress and when Cole gets thrilling experiences of ghost it is mostly shown under the red light. Some of the scene of darkness and low-light are also shown to further thrill the viewers. Mostly the picture of fear and terror can be seen through Cole's eyes. In most of the part of the film he can be seen scared and nervous. He is shown to be communicating mostly with the dead peoples and also, he is sandwiched between reality and fiction too. Even though this movie belongs to the horror genre and suspicious drama, it has kept its screenplay with in the boundary and limitations. Cole, who is a major child character in the film is the center of attraction for the viewer's due to his both intelligence and innocent portrayal in the movie. A camera work during the (50:38 minutes) of the movie where
The theme of traumatization is shown in both themes built off the patterns of sci-fi and the elements of fiction, in both stories; “2BR02B” and “Harrison Bergeron”. This is represented in “2B0R2B” as it is stated “Looks like heaven
Science fiction has become increasingly popular over the past few years as new innovative technology has made it possible for films to become more realistic. Avatar, being one of the highest ranked sci-fi films to be made, is a clear example of how the film industry is on a fast moving track towards a new era of science fiction storytelling. James Cameron’s Avatar exercised all new forms of cinematographic tools in order to bring one’s imagination to real life.
Washoe was raised like a human. She lived with Allen and Beatrix Gardener, and they raised her like she was their own kid. The Gardeners thought that if Washoe was to be raised like a human child then learning a language world come natural, this process is called cross fostering. Previous cross fostering studies showed that chimpanzees could not speak our talking language, so the Gardeners set out to do something different, American Sign Language. This language only requires hand gestures, and body movements, which chimpanzees should pick up on since they are very observant. To get Washoe to pay attention so the sign language rather than what we spoke, the Gardeners ask for the teachers to never speak while signing with Washoe. In other studies, the teachers would expose the chimps to spoken languages and the chimps would not pick up on the signs as much. The Gardeners method was proven to work, Washoe thrived in ASL. If she didn’t know a sign she would make one up, like “dirty good” for toilet. When Washoe was exposed to other chimps, she was able to teach them ASL to communicate with each
Nomi Nickel is a Mennonite. That is what she is identified as because that is who she is. She was born into the Mennonite community. Throughout the novel she struggles with this concept because as far as she knows, Mennonites “are the most embarrassing sub-sect of people to belong to if you’re a teenager” (5). She is searching for a different identity throughout the story in order to understand herself more fully and to know what she is meant to be or do. She is only exposed to the one culture and community which is East Village. Nomi is limited in how she may see others but more importantly how she views herself. She struggles a lot to stay with her religion and community.
For example, during the book burning scene, a variety of high to mid-low shots are used to position the audience in the crowd or as one of the speakers up front. In addition, the way the objects in the scene are positioned and the frame are composed creates an intimidating effect. All the large Nazi flags are positioned symmetrically around the town square, yet the camera is framed slightly off centre, making the whole shot feel off and like something is wrong [Fig. 5]. This certainly shows that Percival utilizes Percival employs cinematic techniques such as camera angles and the framing of the shots used to communicate and allow the audience to explore the power of the human spirit when dealing with adversity in his film The Book
12 Angry Men, although produced in the late fifties still offers a great slate for any viewer. The special effects and quality can easily be guessed by the black and white silhouettes of the film. The intensifying conflict of this film easily overshadows the lacking up to date criteria expected from a film. Many viewers expect a well-developed plot and characters with an accompanying use of special effects and coherent scenes. This courthouse drama has assigned twelve men to juror duty which will make this murder case mystifying by involving the viewers in the underlying theme of prejudice in the film. Although, the film lacks in special effects and up to date quality, the extensive details included in the dialogue make it come to life. The
The movie Gladiator written by David Franzoni depicts a period of ancient Rome from 180-192AD. A steadfast Roman called general Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is betrayed when the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius’ dies. Commodus murders his dad and grabs the throne. Lessened to a slave. Maximus is defied by Commodus, who requests Maximus 's loyalty, however the general suspects his plot and can 't. General Quintus, a subordinate and old companion to Maximus, decides to take after Commodus ' requests and sends men to the Roman area of Spain to execute Maximus ' wife and child on their ranch. Maximus figures out how to escape his own execution and makes the long adventure to his ranch on horseback, yet discovers his family was crucified. He covers and buries them. A passing slave parade catches Maximus, thinking he is a deserter. Maximus is taken to Zucchabar, in the North African territory of Mauretania. He is sold to a man named Proximo, who utilizes him as a fighter.
A group of men betting on jumping into a lake, a private discussion with a best friend, and a get together for drinks in a basement are scenes which revealed the friendliness and respect the townspeople had for Lucas, whom was played by Mads Mikkelson. He was just an ordinary man – a caring kindergarten teacher who recently got divorced, and who was also seeking custody of his son, Marcus. Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt follows a rural and close-knit Danish community, who are thrown into a collective hysteria when Lucas’ student, Klara, accuses him of sexually abusing her. The community then punishes Lucas by condemning him, while he fights hard for his innocence. Through its narratives and discourse, the film acts as a vehicle that interpellates