After watching The 39 Steps (1935), I realized that Alfred Hitchcock really did have a talent for establishing suspense through films. Even though suspense was the primary focus, Hitchcock managed to effectively and intelligently mix humor, romance, and thriller. He uses a variety of techniques to convey these feelings to the audience. According, to some of his interviews with Francois Truffaut, Hitchcock mentions his love for The 39 Steps, specifically about the techniques he uses to create a bewitching experience throughout the film. In this film, he uses a variety of themes that he continued to constantly use throughout his later films.
The scenes consist of the many techniques mentioned above, there are two main characters are shown and the play is set in contrasting between the past and the present. There are two real locations that are the TV studio and Melbourne hotel, however the interplay of the techniques in the scenes works together to create a wartime setting. The audience awareness is developed through the historical information from each scene. Theatrical devices a re combined to create various features and have a great dramatic impact. The structure promotes the audience to watch the play because the structure of this storyboard is contrasted between the past and present that will attract audience attention, as it is an historical play set between different times.
Does Casablanca have a political message? I could agree with both, the reason why i could do so was because maybe the one who had the idea of the movie was touched by what was happening in those years and felt that creating a movie within that era could be of a symbol. I also think that the director was trying to tell people or show them that this is what life looks like, giving them time to think of what 's really happening. 2. In the scene where Ilsa tries to get Rick to give her the papers, there are several shots that focus on Ilsa as she tells Rick the truth about Paris (time code 1:23: 27).
The innocent perspective of Forrest Gump towards some serious topics, namely, racism, child abuse, drug use, war violence, and politics, also is a distinguished part of the movie. It is easier for the audience to possess these issues. The use of music or silent also helps convey the atmosphere of the film and highlight characters’ emotions. Symbolism also plays a huge part in this movie. One of the most prominent elements in the movie is the narration of Forrest Gump, who serves as a first-person narrator to tell his life story.
In Avatar the use of light and colour was used to bring the world of Pandora to life, and create a mystical theme, all while still creating a life like effect. Many cool colours were used such as blues, greens and purples to aid in the softness of mise-en-scene. Low key lighting was used to create suspicion or suspense for the audience, as well as naturalistic lighting to give the audience an idea of what it would look like if it was real life. Different filters were placed over scenes to evoke emotions; for example, when Jake Sully and Neytiri had their first intimate scene front lighting was in use to create an innocent, halo effect on the actors. Another factor which impacts the theme and meaning is sound.
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. Phillips, (2005). Casablanca’s narrative plot has a beginning, middle and an end. It has a certain symmetry about it and follows a set of norms and conventions. For a viewer, Casablanca is easy to understand and it simply tells a story that is not ambiguous.
This is a handheld shot, first of this type in the film. The clear contrast from having a steadicam to which it suddenly becomes shaky, stands out and shows that we have hit the exciting incidents in the narrative plot representing that they are having troubles in their relationship. This shows the importance of film shots and their impact it can give off to the audience. From then on, the film includes more shaky handheld shots, giving not only a contrast in film shots but also their own contrast in their relationship and that they are changing. From this scene in La la land, we can perceive the theme that people change.
Burton was influenced by the work of Edgar Allen Poe, Dr. Seuss, and Vincent Price. Tim Burton utilizes the techniques shots and camera movements, lighting, and music and sound in order to control the mood of the film and even the audience emotions. To illustrate, Tim Burton uses shots and framing to control the mood of a film. An excellent example of this is in Edward Scissorhands. When the lady is describing the mansion to her
Alfred Hitchcock used various symbols throughout the film Psycho to allow the viewer to get an insight of what is happening in the film. Symbolism is an exceptional way to entice the viewer as it creates suspense and makes it better to understand the film. Alfred uses paintings as a symbol, which can be seen in multiple scenes, to symbolize a certain character in the film to the painting and foreshadow events in the film. This allows the viewer to get more detail on the character’s personality and what is about to happen. In the first picture, we can see Norman Bates is looking at a painting known as Susannah and The Elders.
This causes chaos to arise in Headquarters, where the emotions are located. The communication I noticed that was displayed in this movie was storytelling and nonverbal communication. An effective way to engage an audience is through storytelling, stories not only entertain but they also teach. This movie
The only “formalist” moment in this film is the famous “Vertigo” shot in the scene “Get Out of the Water”. As mentioned in the course material, the directors are trying to express their experience of reality through distorting the material world. This is illustrated through the manipulation of this shot to re-form reality. I believe that Spielberg chose to use it at that moment to allow the audience to feel the emotions that Brody was experiencing. It allows us to gain an insight on Brody’s mental state throughout the scene.
While watching Casablanca I was really just quite amazed with the whole concept and idea of film. Each of the characters did such an amazing job of being able to bring the film to life. The story line seemed really relatable to the present day even though the setting was during the world two time period. With the whole movie being focused on a relationship that was so strong for two people I figure that lots of people would be able to relate to a movie like this. Relationships being as complicated as they are I feel like people continue to love this film just based on how well it shows two people in a troubled relationship.
Jealousy is a key feature in both the movie and the story of "All Summer in a Day." Jealousy is what keeps them more exciting and fun to read. But, there is a big difference between the movie and the story of how jealousy was shown. Jealousy is shown different through Margot, William and the other kids, and the plot, throughout both examples. In both the story and the movie of “All Summer in a Day,” it is clearly shown that there is much jealousy that can be found through Margot.
Her is a fantastic film with many defining characteristics. The characters interacting with each other and the tension that is present throughout helps this movie tell a wonderful story. From Theodore discovering the new technology of Oss and falling in love with Samantha then losing her to the evolution of OSs is certainly a main plot point. This movie shares many things with the audience about the question of how far the relationship of humanity and technology is supposed to go and shows that love is a precious entity but that sometimes some relationships do not end up like some may want them to. Her also subtlety expresses that when events do not go a certain way that a person should move on to bigger and better things.