Jeremy went to the police to issue a complaint, because his house was searched, and left a mess. During his complain, Jeremy was question about his son and his confrontation with Crag, he deny everything. Now the detectives are letting him know that Crag was shot in his front yard. After Jeremy was interrogated and was of no help, the detective had no other choice but to reach out to the news.
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.
Bitzer’s article discusses the rhetorical situation. A rhetorical situation does not mean merely understanding the context in which the speech is located. This mean that it does not refer to the setting in which the communication between speaker, audience, subject, and purpose takes place. A work is rhetorical because it is a response to a situation of a certain kind. A rhetorical situation contains three parts. One of those parts is the exigence. This is something that is waiting to be done. It is the reason. According to Bitzer not all exigences are rhetorical. The second part is the audience. The audience involves only those individuals who are capable of being swayed by discourse and of being mediators of change. Bitzer states that the
Mise-en-scéne is crucial to classical Hollywood as it defined an era ‘that in its primary sense and effect, shows us something; it is a means of display. ' (Martin 2014, p.XV). Billy Wilder 's Sunset Boulevard (Wilder 1950) will be analysed and explored with its techniques and styles of mise-en-scéne and how this aspect of filmmaking establishes together as a cohesive whole with the narrative themes as classical Hollywood storytelling. Features of the film 's sense of space and time, setting, motifs, characters, and character goals will be explored and how they affect the characterisation, structure, and three-act organisation.
Mise- en- scéne is a French term employed by the English language, it has origins in theatre and it is referred to "the contents of the frame and the way they are organized". (Gibbs, nd)
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.
To the unknown eye, Hitchcock has carefully and skillfully used Mise-en-scene to his advantage, causing the audience to feel fear and a sense of caution towards the character of Norman Bates. It isn’t until we reflect back on the scene and notice how intelligently Hitchcock uses the positioning of props and the characters, lighting, camera angle and staging, that we notice how he has added meaning to his characters but has also to the film, creating suspense and fear from one scene to the end of the film. Ultimately proving the point that Hitchcock “the master of suspense” uses Mise-en-scene to not only help make a brilliant film but also uses it as his disposal to add meaning in his
Film Noir is a genre filled with many interesting conventions. The films within Film Noir use narration, performance, lighting, and blocking in order to tell tales of murder, betrayal, and questionable morals. In this sense, Double Indemnity is a classic Film Noir film. It is a story of two ill-fated lovers lured by lust and greed to commit a heinous act: murder. The main focus of the film (and of this essay) is on Walter Neff and Phyllis Dietrichson and how Phyllis uses Neff. Phyllis is painted in a sympathetic light at the beginning of the film but, by the end, her true natures of corruption are revealed to all. The things that tell the most about Neff and Phyllis are their performances, specifically how they react to either dialogue or sound, and their character blocking. Considering that Double Indemnity is focused around their relationship, it is through examining Neff and Phyllis that much meaning can be found. Double Indemnity’s use of both characters and sound contributes to the theme of a web of corruption spun by an evil temptress.
This scene has many interesting features and techniques within it, including many different camera angles, character actions, lighting effects on the movie and the viewer, irony, props, sound, and even hidden messages, along with a variety of themes in relation to the rest of the movie.
Content: Miller is stating that the townspeople typically have respect for other members of society who have spent a considerable amount of time in Salem. However, many of the villagers did not have that type of advantage, and as a result, people were constantly accusing each other which undoubtedly paved the way for the Salem Witch Trials to take place.
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 American disaster comedy film, This Is the End is a valid portrayal of an environmental disaster. The plot of the movie surrounds a group of friends trying to cope with several natural disasters at once, before realizing an apocalypse of biblical proportions has erupted. I will be discussing how disaster themes, such as emergency mitigation, management, interaction and recovery, were portrayed in this film. Also, I will analyze how the portrayal of disaster in this film can influence public understanding. Conclusively, this depiction of an Apocalyptic comedy helps us cope with the thought of our world coming to an end.
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.
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.
Lost in Translation is a romantic comedy-drama film directed by Sofia Coppola. The main actor in the film is Bill Murray portrayed as Bob Harris who makes friendship with Charlotte in a hotel in Tokyo. The story revolves around a love circle of two strangers that met in a hotel. This paper will be discussing the themes and styles in relation to moods, attitudes and conditions that existed during the recording of the film.