The picture is filmed mostly handheld which gives it a shaky war footage feel and aides the authenticity of the film, even though it is just fiction. The very first P.O.V. shot of the film is in the opening sequence, through the camera mounted on the bomb diffuser robot en route to diffusing an IED (improvised explosive devise), which then cuts to the controller’s face and his reaction. Right of the bat this gives the viewer a basic idea of the setting and the general mood of the film. The fact that the initial stage of the bomb disposal, that is carried out from the point of view of a robot generates so much tension and anxiety actually foreshadows the real drama and trauma that ensues in the film.
Even the tiniest of actions can create a sense of realism: "The actor's black pupils flared wide, adjusting to the darkness, while fixing on the only available light in the dim, claustrophobic chamber...". Again, Swanson's description of the infamous actor's eyes goes one step beyond the needed information, making the man seem all the more relatable. The large vocabulary Swanson uses to describe the setting of the novel also assists in building a fathomable world in the reader's mind: "The moon, two days past full, rose high over Washington, and under it's cool, lunar light the great dome glowed like a twin moon descended upon the earth. Like Lot's wife, who paused, turned, and dared look upon the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Booth could see the sleeping city from which he fled, and knew it would awaken soon and hear of the destruction he had wrought. He had done it.
The Godfather series has always counted on Gordan Willis for its cinematography. He deliberately darkens Marlon Brando’s eyes (Vito Corleone) while lighting up the rest of his face. He does this by lighting his face from above which creates high contrasting shadows over his eyes which make us view him as an enigmatic man. This helps us to discern the personality of the Don, gives us an insight into his sinister and manipulative ways. The use of contrast and the play with light and darkness is fascinating.
As Brain struggles through the long, hot days and cold, lonely nights, he learns through moment after moment techniques on how to survive. Throughout the novel, we learn how important fire becomes to Brian. How it keeps him alive, its glow the only thing Brian can trust, can use. Yet, his discovery of this life giving element was on accident. Purely thought of as sparks lit up a dark cave.
But gradually Andy allows himself to get to know others and for others to know him. He shows he has a very confident side. According to Oxford Journals, “Confidence in one’s abilities generally enhances motivation,” (Benabou and Tirole). The first time the audience sees this is when the inmates are tarring the roof and Andy decides to suggest that he can do Hadley, the chief guard, and other guards’ taxes. He was even threatened to get thrown off the roof, and yet he continued to
PBS’ version of Macbeth is an exceptional adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. The setting, the actor’s interpretations, and the unique take on the witches all came together to make a memorable film. The first aspect that makes this adaptation stand out is the setting. This version of Macbeth takes place in World War II, and it works perfectly with the original script. The dark lighting and the gruesome images around the actors help to portray the dark mood to the viewers.
Another verb that is used to add on to the feeling of chaos is “hiding”, as the thunder does to the sounds of the ocean, since in order to completely conceal something a sound would have to be extremely loud. Hurst begins to include foreshadowing in the passage, as he says that “darkness descended, almost like night”.
Edwards paints the image “the pit is prepared, the fire is made ready, the furnace is now hot, ready to receive them; the flames do now rage and glow. The glittering swords is whet, and held over them, and the pit hath opened it’s mouth under them” ( 126 ) It is truly incredible how Edwards paints a picture with words but that isn’t the only thing he is good at. He uses many emotional appeals and makes you questions yourself. Him and Bradstreet share the common interest of personification and biblical illusions, and since they are Puritans their writings were purely based on
In the film The Shawshank Redemption, directed by Frank Darabont, the main message in the film is hope and fear. The main purpose of the opening scene is to introduce us from Andy Dufrense the main character who has been accused as a murderer of his wife and her lover. Moreover, the opening sequence is significant because it shows Andy 's transformation from being a regular civilian to a criminal in high security prison. Basically, this report will focus on the opening scene were the director has mainly focused on the film techniques to show the message of hope and fear. The director has used visual technique to get his message across.
The men experience love, loss, and death at rate that is inconceivable to someone that has never experienced the theatre of war. Band of Brothers is a perfect example of the saying, “Out of the greatest tragedies come the best stories.” Through beautiful cinematography, storyline, and historical accuracy Band of Brothers is the ultimate glimpse into the lives of the brave men of “Easy” Company. When it comes to reviewing a film or television show cinematography is something that many critics take into consideration. For those that do not know Cinematography is defined in the dictionary as the art or science of motion-picture photography. Cinematography can make or brake a viewers experience with the show in question.
The scenic designer, Terry Martin, truly captured the elements of this production. The way E. Turner Stump Theatre was set up made you feel like you were in the side show yourself. There were lights hanging from the ceiling, and cages set up for the “freaks” on the stage. It was creepy, uncomfortable, and mesmerizing. Examples where the set design was most adequate was during the love tunnel scene, during the beginning of the production, and at the ending of the production.
(Note that we also see the butler Raymond in the frame looking in at Kane. This establishes his role as an observer and lends credibility to his account of the rest of the scene.) When the camera cuts closer, it is placed at a low angle so that the viewer sees the ceiling of the room within the master shot. This framing causes the viewer to see Kane looming large within the frame giving him a sense of mass and a sense of intimidating power. As Kane begins to destroy the contents of the room, the camera stays low as it follows him back and forth within the environment.
The way Irving writes really portrays the characters with much description really brings them to life. As in this story he really brought the idea of “the devil” to all eyes. He has a very impressive style of writing, that not most writers have. He likes to express the emotions of the story line through the characters and even the settings. He really makes it feel like you are right alongside these characters feeling everything they feel.