While watching Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock, I was able to notice two distinct themes throughout the film. These two themes are a quote about actions speaking louder than words and suspense. Hitchcock also had many different elements in his film to make it successful. My favorite element he used was sound with the radio in the background, street noise, and other ongoing conversations. One main theme that was shown through out the film was the quote “actions speak louder than words”.
The Maltese Falcon, a film categorised as Film Noir and The Searchers, a Western genre film, are both from different genres but both reinforce and challenge dominant social and cultural beliefs and values throughout each film. Each genre can be broken down into; codes, conventions and narrative conventions. Codes are aspects of the text that help the audience make meaning.
Narrative is generally accepted as possessing two components: the story presented and the process of its telling. A story can be presented in two basic ways, as a linear narrative and as a non-linear narrative. Linear narratives follow a straight line and non-linear narratives usually start at in the middle or in the height of conflict. Casablanca and Memento are two films which contrast in narrative approaches.
This essay will discuss about two selected movies; each movie will portray a common stereotype and will be examined in relevance to the current time. The area of analysis will include stereotypes that are common for both men and women by building contrast between the ancient times and currently. The essay will also argue the application of ancient stereotypes that are still applicable in recent movies. The argument will explore how films industries have changed but still controlled by the stereotypes.
Understanding Hollywood films in the 1950’s like a reflection of fundamental social viewpoints; take a broad view of identifiable films requires great cautiousness. Fictional films are sophisticated and societal products of how they are produced, exhibited, distributed, and received by viewers and critics; investigating to assess adequately their characters as historical verification. For example, it is dangerous to interpret a few films from a particular period as mere reflections of American society. The viewpoints depicted in different movies may signify compromises that were intended to be non-offensive. Additionally, films can suggest very diverse attitudes toward gender roles and
Every movies have their own narrative forms, to present a series of events with the connections between one event and the next. “Narrative is structured into acts that establish, develop, and resolve character conflict” (Barsam, 2013). In generally, most of the film which are shown by a “cause-and –effect” relationship. Speidel (2012) indicted that the narratives required ‘narration’ which is “multi-track”, both visual (mise-en-scene and editing) and audio (speech, music, and noise). The cinematic codes consists three basic areas which are mise-en-scene, editing and soundtrack.
This can be proved by Elizabethan idea, film techniques and their actress’ portrayal. Branagh’s and Tennant’s Hamlet use the idea of Elizabethan era to create the
auteur əʊˈtəː,ɔː-/ noun a film director who influences their films so much that they rank as their author. There are distinctive similarities between all Hitchcock Films, some of the being voyeurism, falling, transference of guilt, food and death. There are two Hitchcock films that are going to be the main focus for this piece of writing, ‘Rear Window’ (1954) and ‘Shadow of the doubt’ (1943). Alfred Hitchcock’s distinctive style can be seen in both movies. Young Charlie (shadow of the doubt) and L.B Jefferies are both similar, in which they are both trapped.
The movie called 13th Warrior has many similarities and also differences at the same time when compared to the poem, Beowulf. There are a lot of changes in plot of the poem, and the sequence of things in the movie. The idea of the existence of an old race and the need for an epic hero is evident in the movie and in the poem as well. The differences and similarities shown in The 13th Warrior and Beowulf can be found through the plot, setting, supernatural, and the central idea.
Your Name: Gia Khuong Doan Response to: Anita Adhikari 1. Write the point of this paper in your own words below. How can the writer make this point clearer? The point of the paper is to provide understanding as well as present opinions and arguments about the details about the film.
Genre is a label that categorizes a film to the audience, but not to assess the artwork. It can be defined as a hint or trigger that makes the viewers willing to purchase the tickets and to spend their leisure time watching it. Sometimes movies contain more than one genres which is hard to be identified. Nonetheless, Singing in the Rain and La La Land, the two well-known musical films had created great impacts in the musical movie industry. Both films use “singing” to create love stories along with the plots and cinematographies by making the female character the famous movie star at the end.