The 1996 movie “The Crucible” offers some insight to what the Salem witch trials were all about in 1692. The movie begins with teenage girls dancing in the woods and performing what looks like some ceremony led by a slave named Tituba. It is revealed that the girls were participating in witchcraft in order to cast a love spell on the young men in town. The girls end up being caught in this act and are accused of witchcraft. This event sets off mass hysteria in Salem, Massachusetts.
In this case, this would be in the battle against Fezzik or the rat in Fire swamp, where Westley was put in a low angle shot in order to make the opponents appear much stronger. However, this turns around towards the end and Westley wins. Camera angles also show skills as the difference within the angles expresses the mood. Low angles show that the character is very brave and sturdy and high angles show that the character is weak and afraid.
In Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta there are not only many allusions from various cultural origins given but the graphic novel can even be described as cultural pastiche (cf. Keller 4). These allusions are not limited to textual references (cf. Keller 7) and create intertextuality “which argues that other cultural artifacts and processes resemble language insofar as they refer only to other cultural products” (Keller 4). Keller also refers to the intertext as the shadow text (cf. Keller 10).
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles is a cinematic classic, released in 1941. Citizen Kane challenged traditional narrative and technical elements of classic Hollywood cinema. Kane was narrated by several people that include their take on Kane’s life. The story unfolds by many flashbacks and is told by different perspectives over the years through different narrations. Charles Foster Kane was a millionaire, head of newspapers and died saying “rosebud”.
Double Indemnity Clip Analysis The purpose of this paper is to explain and describe the stylistic choices of the selected clip from the movie Double Indemnity (1944.) Consisting of five shots, the features of the clip serve to cast feelings of uncertainty and intrigue upon the viewer. The introductory shot of the clip starts as two men enter an elevator.
V for Vendetta takes place in London right after the first world war. London is ran by a fascist Government that has taken control of london. There is also a vigilante known as V he is fighting against this very controlling government to bring freedom back to his city. A woman named Evey chose to sell herself for money but little did she know she was asking an undercover cop to pay her for sex. The undercover cop and his partners were threatening to kill the woman and before they started to attack her V showed up and saved her.
Remember remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I know of no reason why gunpowder, treason should ever be forgot…” In a world destroyed by a deadly virus, the United Kingdom remains one of the only stable countries. “V for Vendetta” is set in London, a land ruled by a dictator who promises security but not freedom and whose only objective is to strike fear into people's’ lives. Using lies, myths and false information the government controls the thinking of the people and uses propaganda as the number one mind-control weapon.
In the film 'V for Vendetta, directed by James McTeigue, the use of symbols and motifs accurately helped to deepen my understanding of the idea of power and control. A symbol is an object which represents an idea. To represent this idea, the director had a very challenging job of combining the perfect camera techniques to display what was needed. During V for Vendetta, the symbols that majorly contributed to my understanding of the idea of power and control were the red ‘V’ emblem, the baptism of Evey and V, and the Guy Fawkes mask. These symbols were illustrated through the director's use of camera angles and shots, colour, and dialogue.
V For Vendetta Analysis Through Marxist Lense V for Vendetta is a political dystopian thriller film based on a 1988 novel written by Alan Moore and David Lloyd of the same name. The movie is about an anarchist freedom fighter only known as V, who attempts to spark a revolution through violence, that set in United Kingdom that was led under a totalitarian neo-fascism government. Through a marxist lense, the ideology held by V is a powerful tool and is considered as one of the most greatest factor that contributed to the revolution in the fim. Towards the ending of the film, Peter Creedy, the Head of Britain’s secret police continues to shoot V until his gun ran out of bullets. Creedy, in fear, asked V who seemed to not be affected by the gunshots,
V teaches individuals that they should not let fear defeat them and they stand up for their rights, voice their opinions whenever they feel the need to and make changes in today 's society. Everybody is a part of progress, from a youngster to a high-class government official. If people do not stand up for themselves and family and do not confront the government, it is a possibility that the country would end up having a repressive government like in V for
Oppression is often portrayed in a negative light. Those who fight oppression are frequently regarded as heroes. The opposite is true for Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s book, V for Vendetta. V for Vendetta totes a mysterious character who goes by the alias of V. V is a villain who will stop at nothing to achieve his end goal: freeing England from the Norsefire regime. Many would see V as a hero due to the fact that he is trying to free a country and its civilians from an oppressive government.
The final scene uses a lot of close up shots to capture the emotions of Romeo and Juliet, we see a lot of anguish and hopelessness in Romeo’s face when he sees Juliet dead, and we see joy in her face when she first opens her eyes and sees Romeo, but that quickly morphs into shock and heartbreak when she sees him dying. The use of close up shots was very effective because it allowed the audience to really feel the emotions portrayed in the scene. A long shot was used in the inside of the church to capture all the interior details of the church. After they are both dead, an overhead shot is used to show them lying next to each other to symbolise their eternal love and peace in each other. In the Great Gatsby, we see a long panning shot of his house, and the lake to show how abandoned it looks.
In a not too distant future Britain is filled with torture cells, unfair punishments and prejudice against minorities, although through all this chaos one masked man known only as “V” dares to stand against the government thus being labeled as a terrorist. Little is known about the masked vigilante only that he is an anarchist revolutionary trying to bring down the government and convince the people to rule themselves. In the following essay I will be doing a full analysis on the movie titled “V for Vendetta” Focusing mainly on analyzing the character “V” and also analyzing themes such as Identity, Rebellion, and Anarchism. The motive of the essay is to explain “V’s” ideals and purposes to end the essay with an explanation to why V for Vendetta has been used by libertarians and anarchists to promote their ideals. The movie “V for Vendetta”
The Patriot Sadness, hope, war and freedom The movie’s name is “The Patriot”. Mel Gibson plays the role of Benjamin Martin who is an American farmer in the 1800th century. Benjamin has the lead role in this movie. There are a lot of characters in the movie such as his son Gabriel (Heath Ledger) and his six other siblings.
Film is specifically made to be sold. Film is an art that is also a source of income. No matter the format, be it big budget or independent, film is a commercial product. According to Comolli and Narboni in their essay “Cinema/Ideology/Criticism”, film is “transformed into a commodity”. Film is “a product, manufactured within a given system”, is it the product of the ideologies that dominates where it was constructed.