Super 8, which is an American science-fiction movie that produced by Steven Spielberg at year 2011. This film included quite many kinds of genres and it is about few youngsters who are making their own Super 8 movie, which then brought quite some mysterious events to their town. The theory that is going to be applied into this discussion is usage of mise-en-scene within a chosen scene.
Your review should summarize the plot, characters and themes of the movie. The film “La Mission” is about of Che Rivera one of the main protagonist, and he is a strong man respected throughout the mission barrio for his strength, that has always had to be tough to survive in this life. Also he loves to build low-rider cars with his friends. Che it was a rehabilitated inmate and recovering from being an alcoholic, he works as a bus driver that it needs to work hard to redeem his life and do the right by his only family and son “Jes Rivera”. Jes he is also one of the main protagonists in this film that his character plays a huge role in the story of the film. He is a high school student and son of Che a tough man, and Che discovers that
Released September 29, 1950, Sunset Boulevard is a film noir of a forgotten silent film star, Norma Desmond, that dreams of a comeback and an unsuccessful screenwriter, Joe Gillis, working together. Ultimately an uncomfortable relationship evolves between Norma and Joe that Joe does not want a part of. Sunset Boulevard starts off with an establishing shot from a high angle shot with a narrative leading to a crime scene shot in long shot (a dead body is found floating in a pool). The narrative throughout the film established a formalist film.
In the year 1945 Fritz Lang directed Scarlet Street, a truly classical film noir. The screenplay consists of two criminals who take advantage of a middle-aged painter in order to steal his artwork. Absolutely one of the finest of all film noirs, Fritz Lang’s Scarlet Street is a remake of Jean Renoir’s La Chienne. These two films share essentially the same structure. “The ineffectual nebbishy cashier and protagonist, Maurice Legrand in La Chienne and Chris Cross in Scarlet Street, demonstrates a level of cowardice and naiveté in grown men that is simply unforgivable, thereby resulting in a fate that must be tragic” (Hassannia Para. 1). Scarlet Street Reunited director Fritz Lang with actors Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett and Dan Duryea, who
Early films by Edison and Lumiere involved very simple cinematography, little to no editing and simple realist mise en scene. However, Georges Melies, a theater proprietor and an amateur magician, laid foundation for the new generation films. In A Voyage to the Moon, he becomes first person to introduce a sci-fi film. In this paper I hypothesize that A Voyage to the Moon was most innovative in cinematography and editing. Although mise en-scene was the main focus of the film, I hypothesize that mise en scene wasn’t as innovative as the other two.
Madison Avenue advertising executive Roger Thornhill’s (Cary Grant) life changes drastically after he is kidnapped and mistaken for a spy named George Kaplan. After a successful escape from attempted murder by Phillip Vandamm (James Mason), Roger Thornhill begins a journey to search for George Kaplan. On his itinerary, he meets the beautiful Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint). A romantic relationship is started between the two, leaving Thornhill to believe that Even Kendall would cooperate and help him to meet Kaplan. What he does not know is that she actually works for Vandamm. More action-packed events, involving the two characters, occur, all leading to a dramatic ending sequence of events.
The intriguing world of Casablanca, displays a wondrous mise-en-scene in fashion that accentuates emotions and feeling through aspects of cinematography. From the movement of the camera, to the intricacy of the shot distances chosen to be included within the frame, the film reveals important elements of the diegesis without uttering a sound. The cinematography of Casablanca gives the audience an insight into the intimacy of Rick and Ilsa's relationship, and seeks to situate the viewer’s attention to the space and time of the film.
Cinematography is critical to the success of any movie. Cinematography uses composition, lighting, depth of field, and camera angles to determine what the audience sees. Casablanca’s cinematography directs the audience’s attention, shapes the audiences feelings, and reveals the theme of the movie.
In the film Sunset Boulevard many character struggled with wishes, lies and dreams of fame and fortune. The film states the corruption in hollywood and that people will do anything to get ahead. With hope and delusion each character tries to gain happiness, while only being self-destructive and isolating themselves. The characters ultimately deny their problems and confuse those around them.
The movie Hidden Figures by Theodore Melfi is talking about the civil rights and equality of men and women in 1970 's to 1990’s. The Mise-en-scene means "setting up a scene." There are six elements that make up mise-en-scene acting, costume and make-up, setting, lighting, composition or space and lastly. In Hidden Figures, the mise-en-scene helps audiences to become closer to the story and have the same feeling as those main characters. The director uses many different kind of shout angles to show the unbalanced between black people and white people at that time and the color and lighting also help the director can present the emotions that the characters are facing different kind of events or people.
The Godfather (1972) is said to be one of the greatest films ever made. When this movie was released in 1972, it was nominated for Ten Academy Awards and it won three: Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film was adapted from the book with the same name written by award winning author of mafia fiction, Mario Puzo. This film takes place in a span of ten years following the life of Don Corleone, the head of the Corleone Crime Family. It was a film that changed the history of cinema, introducing a very talented filmmaker and several acting legends in the telling of a story of a Sicilian Crime Family. The most memorable scene in the film is the opening scene of the movie which is also my choice of scene to elaborate on mise-en-scene.
The former chapter was about individual models which make Travis Bickle and his loneliness, but this chapter is about the society which alienated him. Taxi Driver was released in 1976, and behind it, there is the social background of the United States from 1960s to 1970s.
In the film Sunset Boulevard many characters struggled with wishes, lies and dreams of fame and fortune. The film states the corruption in Hollywood and that people will do anything to get ahead. With hope and delusion each character tries to gain happiness, while only being self-destructive and isolating themselves. The characters ultimately deny their problems and confuse those around them.
La La Land directed by Damon Chazelle known for directing Whiplash (2014) was nominated for several Academy Awards. La La Land (2016) is a film directed and written by Damian Chazelle the acting stars, Emma Stone as “Mia” and Ryan Gosling as “Sebastian”. The film is about two different people Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) who share similar dreams to succeed. Mia, an aspiring actress and Sebastian an aspiring jazz musician. Both seemingly meet up and start dating. Even though, as the two start to find success in their careers their relationship starts to take a downwards spiral. The film story and location is set in a modern-day musical that is set in Los Angeles. The film was shot on location in many scenes and shot on the Warner Bros. Studios. Chazelle states it’s an homage to musicals of the 1950’s and the pictures of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The film uses a wide range of vintage type of film making from the use of film reels rather than digital film, to the use of cinemascope and widescreen, and the use of filming in actual locations and time.
There are many things that make a film interesting. This include historical context (ex. social, government, econ, etc.) and the theory around it. Films represent their times and everything that comes with it. On the other side, is the aesthetic. Films can be seen as a work of art. This can include things like techniques a creator uses, narrative structure, originality, and etc. These aspects continue to shape the films we make today.