Social differences can play a huge role in Hollywood with the development of films that are being produced. These differences was also spark the production of a film remake. Ocean 's 11 (1960) and Ocean 's Eleven (2001) is an example that falls into this category. Both films share an underlying social problem that was shown to be a reoccurring issue that can be related to the time it is made and reproduced.
Most people have heard the famous shark motif from Jaws at least once in their life, whether they realize it or not. This classic movie from 1975 is iconic for its music, plot, director, and use of camera angles to progress the suspense in the film. This ahead-of-its-time movie set the standard by which all summer blockbusters have since been measured, and became one of the most influential movies in film history. Jaws preys upon a fear that millions of people suppress when they go in the ocean which helped it to become such a successful thriller.
One aspect of film theory, the auteur theory, has been debated and critiqued by many film theorists since it was first introduced. The auteur theory is the idea that the director is the main creative force behind a motion picture; that similarly to the author of a novel, a director constructs a film through camera movements (akin to an authors pen). In this theory, the fundamentals of the film, which include blocking, lighting, camera movement and placement, are more important than the plot itself. The director, in a sense, makes the film great because of his/hers creative control over every aspect of the filmmaking process. The theory, however, has raised many concerns; it puts ‘great directors’ into this group of ‘auteurs’ and once you make
“The secret to film is that it 's an illusion” -George Lucas. In 1977 he created the movie “Star Wars.” 7 Star Wars is space adventure which broke box office records around the world and to get 20th Century Fox to approve the then-massive budget of almost $10 million, Lucas pitched Star Wars with a series of 21 drawings. In 1930 George Lucas created another very famous movie “Indiana Jones.” 8 A short summary is that an archaeologist named Dr. Jones finds out about an artifact called the ark of the covenant. And this is a story about how he retrieves the ark. On October 30, 2012 George Lucas retired and sold Lucasfilm to
The Principal Photography for Jaws bean on May 2, 1974. The film was distributed by Universal Pictures. It made $470 million dollars on a $3.5 million-dollar budget. It is still the seventh highest grossing film of all-time. Jaws was directed by Steven Spielberg and edited by Verna Fields. Jaws won 3 Academy Awards they were for editing, best original dramatic score, and another for best sound. Jaws had many production issues when it came to the building of the shark to be used on the set in Martha Vineyard. Jaws was edited around the shark actually and you don't see the shark until about halfway through the film. So, by not overusing the shark actually makes the film feel more realistic and a lot scarier. I know we
People say a picture is worth a thousand words. Just about every picture has rhetorical elements incorporated into their design. In this case, the well-crafted poster for Steven Spielberg’s film, Jaws, implements the use of ethos, pathos and logos in an attempt to get its audience to see the 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.
For example, Jaws was the first film that featured a new type of insane character, the giant shark. “Jaws changed the face of American cinema, influencing the next generation of filmmakers to eye summer release dates, high-concept ideas, easy marketability, teaser trailers, TV spots, media junkets, merchandising, and the almighty dollar” (Stephens). In summary, the movie itself brought about many changes, but the shark dreamed up and created by Spielberg inspired new subjects and characters in other future films. Without Jaws, the film industry would not have chased after these new ideas and concepts like having an enormous shark as the main character. Furthermore, Spielberg was one of the first to bring aliens into a motion picture and with that came inspiration. “With E.T., a fairy tale about a boy's friendship with an alien stranded on Earth, Spielberg made one of the most cherished films of its time. The movie made him a celebrity in his own right and even garnered him a United Nations Peace Medal. Spielberg's influence on U.S. culture in this period cannot be overestimated. Indiana Jones, E.T., and the shark [Jaws] became durable icons” (“Steven”). Given that, Steven Spielberg created a masterpiece by bringing in an alien for the first time into film, which therefore created an icon and symbol of American culture. While the new subject of aliens changed the film industry, it also paved the way for more alien movies to make their debut. Overall, the never-before-seen subjects Spielberg brought into the game changed the industry and movies
Considering the collaborative process of filmmaking, especially nowadays in most film production, the concept of there being a singular creative supervisor is debatable. Nonetheless one cannot deny the existence of directional motifs and instances of thematic and stylistic elements within the work of filmmakers like Tim Burton and Alfred Hitchcock. These directors indicate that within traditions and genres lies the overall definition of an auteur: a director whose inventive traits are listed throughout his/her work like a signature.
In the beginning the Star Wars universe just an idea inside the mind of George Lucas. Little did he know Star Wars: A New Hope would take form as one of the most well known franchises of all time. The first star wars movie Star Wars: a New Hope was the most important movie in film history because of cinematography, fan culture, and storytelling.
Roger Ebert starts by calling the movie “Jaws” as a sensationally effective action picture and a scary thriller. He explains that it works all the better because it’s populated with characters that have been developed into human beings that we get to know and care about. He then compares the movie to as frightening as “The Exorcist” but he says it’s a nicer kind of fright yet somehow more fun because they’re being scared by an outdoor-adventure saga instead of by a brimstone and vomit devil.
Extensive editing techniques are found throughout the following two movies, the 1975 film, Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg as well as the 1997 film, The Titanic, directed by James Cameron. Between the two movies the directors incorporated jump cuts, crosscutting, montages, cross cuts, and cutting on action. These editing techniques moved the plot along and at times created suspense within the film. Editing makes the movie comes to life, whether a green screen is used, a mechanical shark, the pieces come together with editing to make a movie. Throughout both movies, editing and the soundtracks created suspense. In Jaws the famous 2 note shark soundtrack added suspense for the audience because as the rhythm sped up they knew it was getting
In the midst of a snowy Swedish winter, the United States ambassador delivered a melancholy acceptance speech in place of Ernest Hemingway. Unknowingly, the words at the Nobel Prize ceremony were prophetic, as the aging author accurately predicted the impact of his deeply personal novella, published in 1952. When he wrote that great works are the reason "a writer is driven far out past where he can go," he could not have known that Steven Spielberg 's Jaws would derive stylistic cues from The Old Man and the Sea to essentially invent modern filmmaking in 1975. Hemingway approaching the end of his life, Spielberg barely scratching the surface of his own illustrious directorial career, the pen and camera have rarely shared so much in terms of
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When a person hears the name Steven Spielberg, they immediately think of the blockbuster movies, Jaws, Extra terrestrial Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones etc. However, Spielberg has directed other important films, many of which were selected to be saved by the national film registry like Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, for their extreme accuracy in the portrayal of important moments and people in history. However, there is still a debate whether Spielberg should be considered the best director of all time. The answer to this question is obvious , he definitely is the best as he has directed blockbusters as well historical films where his use of the camera, his choice of actors, music and his attention to detail make him the best director