This essay will examine the functions and effects of cinematography in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws Jaws follows the police chief Brody, along with scientist Hooper and shark hunter Quint, in their attempt to protect the town of Amity against a Great White shark that is terrorising beachgoers. It was adapted from Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. Following its release in summer 1975, Jaws became the highest grossing film As Jaws was one of the first motion pictures to be shot partially on water, the production came across issues with the prosthetic shark, and as a result, Spielberg decided to only suggest the appearance of the shark as often as possible, as opposed to showing the prosthetic body during attacks. This sparing use of the prosthetic, and primary focus instead on creating suspense and dread without the shark visibly present, proved to be an inspired decision, as Jaws is considered a pioneering achievement in the horror genre.
This imagery was intended to frighten the audience, giving an eerie visual. I feel this succeeded to a very high degree. Many times, a black and white picture of George’s family was shown, usually right before something terrible was about to happen. When the narrator was explaining outdated medical practices, they showed many horrifying images of people being operated on. This also occurred when they were discussing people being buried alive, when many visuals of the inside of a coffin were shown.
Movie posters are important marketing tools used to persuade potential viewers to visit the theater and purchase a ticket to see the film. Posters create a specific feeling about the upcoming film, establish a setting, introduce characters, highlight star talent, and create a perception about the genre. Successful posters inspire me to learn more about the film’s subject matter and potentially visit the box office to buy a ticket. Poor attempts at a poster will leave me confused and disoriented with the intended subject. After seeing a successful poster, viewers can use rhetorical devices to discuss how the poster is attempting to market the upcoming film. The film’s ethos, pathos, and logos all contribute to persuasion, as the poster forces a determination regarding interest in the upcoming film. I will discuss the poster for The Wolf of Wall Street and how it uses each rhetorical device as a means to establish the tone and setting for the film.
It is not until the Tuohy family adopts Michael, that he begins to realize what he is capable of as both a student and football player. There are various techniques used for capturing the attention of an audience as they are viewing a film or film trailer for the first time, and rhetorical appeals happens to be one of them. The appeals
Rhetorical Analysis of “The Secret” movie “The Law of gravity is like the law of attraction.” In the movie The Secret, it uses many logical fallacies and the logical chain of reasoning to argue that if you know the “Secret,” then everything you want or everything you are attracted to you will get it. The logical chain of reasoning used in this movie consists of Ethos, Logos, and Pathos and the logical fallacies committed are Equivocation, False Cause, Slippery Slope, Hasty Generalization, and Black or White. If one or more logical fallacies are committed and/or one part of the logical reasoning is not strong enough then your argument is not strong enough and if your argument is not strong enough then it will fall apart. But it does not always take one fallacy to break down a whole arguement.
The unknown not knowing where you are, how you got there or the purpose of being there. The Maze Runner written by James Dashner, is a fictional novel based in the future. Dashner uses many literary devices to help portray his imaginative story, and paint a picture in the reader’s head. The characters are described in great detail and the reader can quickly imagine their personalities and appearance. The theme used is very basic but, is fully expressed throughout the book. The Maze Runner is an adventurous novel that takes that takes the reader on a journey of teamwork and survival.
Secondly, a Poster will be created with the main heading of "When your salmon is actually a pig". This would fulfill the use of images one of the rhetorical strategies, where it would be “photographic but something far more persuasive, a transformation of how we see wand what we pay attention too” (Porter, 253) because, as it is being stated, it is much more affected to show an image that shows something rather than using words to send an entire argument or message across to an audience. If this poster this have this image, it would be a black green space with words on it. This wouldn’t be affective in capturing people’s attention, which is something a poster aspires to do. The poster would get people’s attention initially and therefore the
The purpose of this confession written by Jonathon Lethem was to alleviate an inner turmoil that he had been struggling with for years now. This essay expands upon why his obsession with the “Star Wars” series during the time where in which his mother was suffering from a mental illness and before his awkward teenage years turned into an escape from reality. Lethem’s pride in the accomplishment of watching the series 21 times seems to be masked buy his own shame, but it was obvious that he views this experience as one of the most self-defining experiences of his life. The audience is left with a loving connection for the author as well as a sense of understanding and sympathy for his losses. At the end of his essay, he ends up describing himself as “the kid who partly invented himself in the vacuum collision of Star Wars - and real loss.”
Furthermore, the image shows usage of all three rhetorical appeal, which is pathos, ethos, and logos. For ethos, the idea that this movie is Marvel movie has a significant impact on attracting the audience because for the past Marvel has made movies that were popular. Also, Marvel lasted for more than five decades, showing that everybody had watched Marvel before and liked Marvel. Also, logos were used in the Avenger Age of Ultron movie poster by showing multiple characters from Marvel in the movie poster, while showing the title Avengers Age of Ultron to prove that there is going to be the recurring character in the story. Finally, pathos was used when the character was showing a serious expression, implying that this movie is going to have a big battle that will have a huge impact.
The use of visual cues is an effective way to communicate a particular message to a desired audience. Both text and picture in a political cartoon, or a real life image, can be used to present commentary on a particular political situation. For instance, a political cartoon illustrates Ted Cruz on an island alone with a boat driving away with the wording “GOP Support,” to display the lack of support he gets from fellow Republicans. Furthermore, the article “Obnoxiousness is the New Charisma” written by Frank Bruni, presents an unflattering picture of Ted Cruz with his fist up and a blurred out mouth. Since both these images are anti-Cruz, they are targeted towards an audience who feels similarly towards him, whether conservative or liberal.
Emily Montes de Oca Professor Donaldson SPC 3230 June 14, 2016 Rhetorical Analysis: Finding Nemo 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”.
“The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can convey emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.” The written word and the moving image have always had their entwining roots deeply entrenched in similar narrative codes, both functioning at the level of implication, connotation and referentiality. But ever since the advent of cinema, they have been pitted against each other over formal and cultural peculiarities – hence engaging in a relationship deemed “overtly compatible, secretly hostile” (Bluestone 2).
An effective rhetoric has the ability to persuade an audience using the three appeals: pathos, ethos, and logos. Using pathos, a writer is able to appear to its intended audience emotions. Whereas logos appeals to the logic side of a person. Ethos is the writer credibility. Using the Conscious Rhetorician by D. Bruce Lockerbie and Coming to Terms: Rhetoric by Brenda Lamb, this research will show how Remember the Titans and Glory Road uses effective Rhetoric to get the desire
Nicholas Carr in “The Shallows” (2010) asserts that, “The Net may well be the single most powerful mind-altering technology that has ever come into general use. Carr supports this assertion by telling us that we’re often oblivious to everything else going on around us. The real world recedes as we process the flood of symbols and stimuli coming through our devices” (118). The writer concludes that the resulting self-consciousness, even at times, fear magnifies the intensity of our involvement with the medium. Carr makes a direct tone to explain how the exception of alphabets and number systems, are so powerful to our brains and can alter our minds.