First off there are key technical elements found in later noir films: Most of the scenes are lit for night. Lights are dimmed, and outside light illuminates dark interiors. Oblique and vertical lines are preferred to Horizontal, as it was with the German Expressionist films. Light also is made into unsettling polygonal or broken shapes. The light is of great importance in the storytelling process.
Thirdly, it feels unnatural as we are not used to looking at colours being used like this, adding a sense of uncomfortableness. Lastly, the contrast in the colours, one being on the bright and one being on the darker side makes the colours feel even stronger, adding to the effects that we already have. The contrasting colour scheme can be seen in many other instances, such as before Sunny enters Ralph’s apartment; the left half containing the stairs is dark while the entrance is bright, and at the end, when Sunny is wearing black against a white background. The latter instance is another example of how colour is used in the film; before this scene; we do not have a colour like white being used in a block in the background; the change from the
Analyzing King’s work, one can see how strong Lovecraft legacy is and will be. Reading both authors got me to a conclusion about horror novels and horror movies: Everything is connected to the most basic instinct of all, survival; and that the human being is not as powerful as we think we are. Introduction Howard Phillips Lovecraft was one of the greatest writers belonging to the last part of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. His style resembles to that of the Dark Romantics such as Melville, Poe, etc. whom Lovecraft said were an enormous influence on him.
Editing is the basic creative force, by power of which the soulless photographs (the separate shots) are engineered into living cinematographic form. (Pudovkin V.I.,219). Nichols weakens the conventional “passing of time” techniques used in films, he blurs Ben’s summer activities from his home to his hotel room, almost confusing audience. The editing prevents clear distinction especially in the summer montage sequence and when he is shaving between mother and Mrs Robinson, illustrating meaningless and inappropriate quality of their affair. Ben passively drifts through events rather than enjoying affair.
With any book, article, propaganda, etc. the hero and villain are always apparent and either praised or criticized with everything they do. Many authors write with this perspective or intent to make the writing more intriguing and to develop the reader’s opinions on how they feel towards the characters. However, there are several authors that choose a different route. Charles Dickens, an author with many award winning novels and plays from the 19th century, used a different approach when creating his characters for his writings.
This portrayal of the story is the biggest difference between the movie and the book. There are many things similar, including the characters, the tools and weapons, and the storyline. On the contrary, there are many things different, including the scenery and lighting, the clothing, and the actors cast. The first example of how the movie and book are the same
However, I found Aronofsky’s technique rather dull and unengaging. For one my eyes were about to close while I was watching this movie due to all the dark colors and lack of “pizzazz,” especially when you consider when you were little you read books about Noah’s Ark where happy animals were getting on the ark with a rainbow in the background, not this time. The lead actors in this movie for the most part were Emma Watson and Russell Crowe which are the probably the only two actors I was familiar with, Russell being in The Gladiator.
In the movie, besides Tyler and Marla, there are some other characters that are depicted totally different. Bob, who makes great effort to lose weight until he meets the narrator, is one such example. After he meets the narrator, he begins to think that it is meaningless to look good. However, he doesn’t any aspire to lose weight in the novel. We can understand from this modification that Fincher merely attempts to catch the audience’s attention but he fails to do so because weight problem is just an ordinary problem of our
The shots are too close, almost like a person’s perspective. The scenes with happier tones are well light or in daylight, the rest in dingy rooms or streets. Smoke and haze are used probably to symbolise Diane’s confused and guilt filled conscience. The movie also throws light upon the working of the film industry, the politics involved and
No one, to me, did any bad acting. Every part of the movie was enjoyable, not a dull moment. The scene that really stuck to me was the night when Dr. Sayer woke up after giving Leonard a large dose of L-Dopa and seeing him coloring on a desk and the part when Leonard was telling Dr. Sayer the people should be reminded how to feel alive and to enjoy life. There was not a part in movie that I did not like. The lesson I learned from the story is that you do not know what you have until you have lost it.