Films In Medieval Times Essay

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Films Set in Medieval Times Films enable people to see different times and places. For today 's people past has always been a mystery. Medieval times is especially a riveting period, because of the sources we have from these times ( literary, visual arts etc.). With the sources, we see how different their lives were from ours. Elements of their social, economic lives appeals us and film industry uses it against audience to earn money from it, so they make films about these times continuously. As a matter of course every film that has been made has affected and sometimes improved the notion of medieval times in our times. Medieval film is not a genre by itself. ' 'It is not quite a genre, any more than is 'the historical film ', a part…show more content…
' ' Still, the absences, curious though they be, are perhaps less problematic than the treatment of those subjects that are chosen ' ' (Williams 3). There are some elements used in movies to represent the period that they show to audience. We can take costumes, music, setting, language as examples. It is very important how filmmakers use them in films. For instance language of the movies is usually English, or another language filmmakers use, but in medieval times in Britain, simple English was used by common people. Noble men spoke French, and in church Latin was used. Since they cannot use subtitles during the entire film, characters speak the viewer 's language. Some rituals in some scenes are shown through subtitles. In The Name of the Rose (1986) we can see that subtitles are used while they are chanting and while a monk reads the Bible in their meal time. In at the beginning of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) makers ridicule subtitle feature of films writing irrelevant and humorous things like Wik Also wik Also also wik Wi not trei a holiday in Sweeden this yer ? See the loveli lakes The wonderful telephone system And mani interesting furry animals Including the majestic moose A moose once bit my sister...No realli! She was Karving her initials on the moose with the sharpened end of an interspace toothbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law
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