Both films had similarities to the novel, The Great Gatsby. Although the storylines were not exactly alike, the characters had the same attitude and personality toward people and disputes that occurred. Luhrmann 's adaptation of Fitzgerald 's novel, The Great Gatsby, was accurate on stating the characters and their personalities as well as their attitude. Allen’s homage on Fitzgerald 's novel was similar to stating the characters personalities and attitudes just with different characters. Both films created some sort of Gatsby story in some way which made the films and novel come together.
A MGM film was created based on the novel directed by Gary Sinise, in 1992. The film and the novel presents their audiences with different versions of the story, making the audiences debate which one is stronger. Overall, the film is more effective than the novel because of its imagery and the added scenes. The film captivates the audience using imagery with scenes that focus on the theme of friendship. An illustration of imagery is shown in a scene where George is taking care of Lennie after the fight between Lennie and Curley.
Due to the constraints of the time period, the film was released in black and white. While this may seem like a disadvantage, Curtiz uses the black and white spectrum to better display the emotions of characters, and make actions clearer. Because of the lack of color, the audience is more adept to differences in light. The shadows represent the darkness that surrounds many of the characters, and the uncertainty of their thoughts, while Curtiz uses light to show nobility and truth. While most likely not readily apparent to most audiences, the lighting of the film offers a way for people to clue into the emotions of the characters through a beautiful
Film genres give the audience information into the type movie it may be, this in turn helps them to decide whether the movie is suitable for them or not. 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. These codes can be shown as symbolic, written, audio and technical.
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. Structure in narrative film can be thought of as the arrangement of scenes and sequences, however deconstructing sequences and re-ordering them can create a whole new theme and mood in a films sequence.
His paintings have various subliminal meanings which is what makes them contemporary fitting in with my interpretation of storytelling, subliminal is something so simple yet it is difficult to interpret. Personally, I would like to tell a basic story using fundamentality whilst at the same time making meaning through the Art of Film.
Guillermo Del Toro and Guillermo Navaro didn’t make Pan’s Labyrinth just to be a movie you watch simply for entertainment. They wanted it to make you think and analyze deeper than what you get on the surface. They achieved this in one way by using elements of Mise en Scen, a technique where the way objects or people are placed in a scene to convey certain aspects of the story not explicitly stated. Something you might not pay attention to regularly is the lighting of a movie, but in Pan’s Labyrinth the lighting actually helps to indicates something deeper about what is happening. For instance, many scenes with the rebels or Ofelia, have blue lighting showing that they are basically the heroes.
The Birds, by Alfred Hitchcock are very different in character dynamics, but is very similar in themes and how conflicts affect the development of the plot. This leads not only to the wondering about how the plot would have ended had there been a follow up at the end of each work, but also it keeps the audience between which had a more attention grabbing climax. As well as the need for more development in comparison of the two main characters. In the book and the movie there are several different types of relationships and interactions taking place between the characters. For instance, Mitch and Nat are both the male leads who take charge in the life altering events, however, it seems that the stories persona switches from the lead of Mitch to Melony.
The use of certain colors associated with clothing in a film can help tell a story, show a character 's journey or who they are to the story, and it helps communicate ideas to the audience. In Guy Ritchie’s film, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the battle between good and evil is represented by light colors like white, tan, or light brown and black in clothing, but when using magic, the characters who represent “good” have blue, gold, and silver accents while “evil” characters have red, orange, and black accents. Colors can have a powerful effect on the audiences’ understanding of the story. According to Richard La Motte, the “real story” of a movie is “not in the dialogue or in the setting but in the theme, which is what all the visual and audible information expresses and reveals” (La Motte 1). Colors and Camera angles can help the audience understand more about the character’s feelings and where the story is taking place.
Key scenes Scorsese may have changed some elements of the script, but the key-scenes, who are actually the backbone of both films, remained. However, while Lau used a subtler, more artistic approach, Scorcese used the in-your-face approach, so usually associated with Hollywood