There are many tools at hand to get one’s voice out to the public, and film is simply one of them, but a powerful one at that. Film grabs the close attention of the audience, but also makes them oblivious to the techniques that are influencing them—mise-en-scène, camera work, sound, editing. It all comes together as both a work of art and message. When that message is one of freedom, movies such as Medium Cool, The Great Dictator, and Dr. Strangelove cause the viewers to reflect on reality. Respectively, these three films have spoken on behalf of freedom from political upheaval, the wrath of unjust rulers, and the dangers of war.
Many movie critics found the film too sickening to be considered it as a good movie. 5. El Topo (1970) El Topo was a work of art in bizarre visual. The movie was disturbing and surreal but it had gained the aspect of being amazingly prolific despite of the film’s small budget. In the 1970s, El Topo was the favorite movie in cult genre, because the film was so weird.
“The Skin I Live In” Looking from the film title “The Skin I Live in,” and the film poster which presents a gentleman behind a bald woman looks frightened covered with mask, the first image of this film that I got is a cliché horror-thriller film selling disgusting scenes—cutting the body and showing blood splashing which have in general horror film. However, it does not like my expectation; likewise, it is totally beyond what I have expected. The director Pedro Almodovar can make audiences feel creepy without these things. First of all, I will defend that I am a person who is always attracted by picture; that is why I love the pleasing pictures and composition in this film. Pedro uses blue tone to cover all along the film is not only raising
One review, written by Gary Arnold states, “‘Apocalypse Now,” despite flashes of excitement, remains a colossal egocentric blur”. This showed that Arnold, a respected critic, thought the film could be better, although it had points of action and excitement. Arnold also goes on to state, “The movie…commences straining for greatness and never lets up”. Once again showing that he does not have much praise for the film. Another review that came out, takes a different view on the film.
Formal Analysis of the movie, "Passengers" (2016) It’s a bit of a shame that the new Jennifer Lawrence / Chris Pratt movie Passengers got so slammed by critics. It’s not that I disagree with the consensus take on it, but I didn’t see as much engagement with what the movie was saying prior to the collapse at the end as I might have liked. It is indeed true that the movie instill a feeling of “being lost”. The end is a huge mess that undermines the rest of what has happened to that point, but through the first and second acts, it’s a pretty interesting movie with some provocative and intense ideas. It balances dark and terrible notions with a sense of fun and an identifiable, resonant humanity.
The techqniue used in order to connect the scenes in Slacker, were done through a circulation of ideas and the conceptions of slacking. The lack of narrative structure made this film expeirmental , and by using the medium to play around. Quentin Tarantino, a director who finds great pleasure in form and motion, music and violence and mixes and matches. Pulp fiction (1994), a four-part film with a montage of bizarre characters which emphasis the focus on the Negativism of an American. This film makes use of its character-based plot, including two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife and diner thieves all intertwined into four stories to represent on how the director viewed the world, corrupted with violence and redemption.
Mads 1STE – essay about the movie Crash 2 Lastly, I do also think that the characters in Crash are too heavily influenced by their prejudices, especially compared to the modern US. This is primarily due to the fact that it in many ways feels like the roles are defined by their existing or non-existing bias, which certainly feels unrealistic. This is especially true for one character in particular, which throughout the movie goes from good to bad. Tommy Hansen, a young police officer, ends up killing an African American at the end of the movie, despite showing no racial bias earlier on in the story. There seem to be multiple reasons for this murder, but none of them were really substantial enough to commit a murder.
The greatest directors always have some type of style or theme that the audience recognizes. One of these great directors is Tim Burton. Tim Burton’s films usually focus on outsiders who basically are trying to fit in the crazy world around them. Tim Burton’s films were influenced by Edgar Allen Poe, Dr. Seuss, and Walt Disney, his films are characterized by terrorizing and dark. You can clearly see things in his films Edward Scissor Hands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice and Wonderland, that these outsiders are scared of change.
The Devil’s Miner is heartbreaking and heavy direct cinema documentary that can leave the viewer feeling sympathy and pity. But, if approached with the right mindset, the film can also leave the viewer with a message of human strength in the face of adversity. The film presents many themes to call people to action, such as social injustice, and the problems with child labor, but the main theme that resonates throughout the film is that strength can be found even in the darkest of places. The directors of The Devil’s Miner employ a filming style that allows the people of Potosi to have the loudest voice possible. This form of Direct Cinema documentary is highly effective and contributes to the theme of strength from within.
I am Clare Chen, the director of YuMe Production. I am sending this letter to you because I would like to ask your permission to reproduce one of your fabulous essays, “I’m Jumping Off the Bridge,” into a movie production. It is an undeniable fact that many film companies have ruined literature through their so-called “Hollywood-style”, or in other words, methods of making the film profitable and appealing to the public. However, there are also plenty of successful movies that present the stories well and also create powerful impacts on their audience. Please take a moment and think about a movie, or a short film, that has changed your point of view on any subject.
The character of this particular specimen was the type that took great passion in the films that he spawned. And, to the people, that had the honour or should I say the horror of working with him, enduring great shame in mass of used up fortitude, (and I like to add that I 'm one of them) had to put up with a great deal. He made atrocities without a shred of decently. One could say a driving force without a moral steering wheel when it came to making movies for people who needed to de- stress. Every porno he produced was to him a work of celluloid platinum.
In the book Fiona did not know Jonas was leaving, but in the movie Fiona did know that he was leaving. Nobody besides Jonas and The Giver knew that Jonas was leaving in the book. In the movie, though, Fiona, Asher, and The Head Chief of Elders found out that Jonas was leaving. Now, I do understand that the directors and movie crew had to fit in as many details as they could from a one hundred and eighty paged book in two hours so they could not fit in every detail but they added too many different things in. In the book there was not even the slightest thought of releasing Fiona ,but in the movie they decided to add in an irrelevant detail about them trying to release her to “Elsewhere”, The Giver was the only one who wanted to be released so that he could see his daughter, Rosemary, again.
“Some readers admired the boy immensely for his courage and noble ideals; other fulminated that he was a reckless idiot, a wacko, a narcissist who perished out of arrogance and stupidity—and was undeserving of the considerable media attention he received” (Krakauer – Author’s Note). As far as the movie goes it is very well done by paying homage to Krakauer’s Into the Wild. However because the movie is very linear in story telling as well as watered down characterization of Chris McCandless, the movie a watered down version of a story told with a much more interesting characterization and plot narrative. The novel Into the Wild combines the thrilling