The Dirty Dozen is a historical fiction film, released in 1967. It won an Oscar for Best Effects, Sound Effects. The film also received three Oscar nominations and one Golden Globe nomination. The Dirty Dozen was directed by Robert Aldrich. Robert Aldrich started his film career in 1941 as a production clerk at RKO pictures, he worked his way up and in the mid 1950’s created his own production company.
More than any director Hitchcock depended on his actors for his films. Hitchcock’s ambivalent films required complex characterisations and we have seen the most brilliant performances through Teresa Wright as Charlie in The Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Jessica Tandy as Mrs Brenner in The Birds (1963). Hitchcock utilized the flexibility and range of actors like Cary Grant and James Stewart which made the characters memorable. Excellent character delineations of Cary Grant can be seen in films such as North by Northwest (1959) and To Catch a Thief (1955). And James Stewart in films like Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958), Rope (1948) and the American version of The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956).
Directed by Oliver Stone and story by Quentin Tarantino, Natural Born Killers is an amazing film that caught the world by surprise in August of 1994. This drama/thriller was very unique, “the way it shuffles from tone to tone – animated music video one second, unforgettably dark pastiche of a cheesy TV sitcom the next (featuring one of the greatest cameos in movie history by Rodney Dangerfield)” caught the attention of American popular culture. It also caught some unwanted attention as Oliver Stone was blamed for some copycat killers in the real world. Woody Harrelson fills the role of a delivery boy named Mickey Knox who falls in love with a customer, Mallory Wilson, played by Juliette Lewis. The couple hit the open road after Mickey helps Mallory kill her abusive parents.
Director Alan J. Pakula hit the nail on the head with his film, All the President’s Men, which does a fantastic job portraying the events of the Watergate scandal. Filmed in 1976, the movie encompasses the story of reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) from The Washington Post as they try to uncover vital details about the scandal. To keep an engaging audience, Pakula starts his film off with an eerie and controversial scene that portrays a guard ripping off a piece of tape that has been placed in between the door frame. The film does a wonderful job of realistically retelling the events of the Watergate scandal. Through the story of the investigation regarding the break in at the Democratic Party Headquarters
5. Choose specific language from the review that helps you understand the film critic's attitude. “Spielberg had paced the film beautifully so that one is always on edge” Explain how those quotations create the author's tone you hear as you read the critique. It makes the film sound like you will always be on edge at any part of the
Tim Burton is one of the most celebrated directors in America. He seems to lock his viewers in a sort of trance while they are watching his films. This is due to his skills in imagery, point of view, and his use of symbolism to modern society–this can especially be seen in his 2007 film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Tim Burton defined a whole other genre of films. He creates gothic, dark films with sinister atmospheres.
From the second we see the man in the doorway the viewer is then taken on a classic mistaken identity story line. When a crime takes place, and you see a person fitting the same description who is acting odd, you can’t help but wonder if this is the man. Then when other people in the scene are acting scared you know this has to be the man in question. True to an Alfred Hitchcock movie, and the classic story of mistaken identity will leave the view feeling very relieved. We are left wondering why we thought that way after the identity is revealed.
“Ray Bradbury’s writing danced along the boundaries between mystery, sci-fi, horror and fantasy”. (Brin 1) Ray Bradbury is an Author, famous for his science fiction short stories and novels. Many of his ideas influenced the stories of Hollywood. His short story “The Veldt” is similar to that of the movie “Smart house”. His idea of childhood not being completely innocent that he establishes in “The Small Assassin” can be seen in many horror films both past and present.
Talented director Tim Burton has directed multiple movies that express his unique style such as, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands, and Corpse Bride. All of Burtons films are quite different, but the one attribute that is similar is his creepy, suspenseful style. Tim Burton creates his style of suspense by using framing, lighting, and music to keep the audience on the edge of their seats In his film Corpse Bride, Tim Burton uses low angle to express the insignificance of the characters. Victoria was in her room getting ready to meet her husband to be and her parents knocked on the door and barged in. Victoria was explaining to her parents that she is nervous to find out who her husband is but her parents told her that
Thus, giving American filmmakers the inspiration of creating the slasher genre. Ultimately making him the influence of the American slasher movement in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Films like Halloween and Friday the 13th got their inspiration from the giallo film, but giallo film influence goes much deeper than that. for example one of among all of his giallo films from Mario Bava, one film stands out for sharing several direct connections to slasher films.1971’s A Bay of Blood show on Figure 3 had been released in other regions under different titles like Twitch of the Death, Carnage, Bloodbath and even The Last House on the Left: Part II. Figure 2: by Nat Brehmer, A Bay of
As the debuting film for director Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler is, in its essence, a film not unlike some we’ve watched in class– one that certainly comes to mind is Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard, a movie that inspires thought about not only the industry, but humanity. Instead of Norma’s post-film craze, our own protagonist, Louis “Lou” Bloom (portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal) is in almost a pre-career craze. Ruthlessly ambitious, he is, my opinion, the image of a sociopath on the prowl for the beginnings of a job, and further than that– a way up in the finally chosen field of television news, where after being a thief to get what money he can, he becomes an independent contractor, shooting stories of gruesome events around Los Angeles. Overall,