Cinematography can make or brake a viewers experience with the show in question. Band of Brothers and their use of superb cinematography is one of the main reasons as to why the show is so enjoyable. With quick actions shots and use of point-of-view
From his early days as a director in the 1960’s, Ken Loach has applied a documentary style to the dramas and films he has made. His cinematic approach and handling of The Wind that Shakes the Barley, shows that 40 years on, this technique is still evident but honed. This film does not feel like a documentary as such, but the naturalistic handling of scenes draws the viewer into the drama and the realism employed is bruising. The lack of sentimentality in the director’s approach makes the harrowing scenes of execution and violence hard to watch. The film does not lack humanity though, the sense of injustice and loss experienced by the native Irish community and their stoicism in grief is sensitively depicted.
. We tested it along with other stocks, and Tom and I both decided this would be the one.” The particularity of this stock is the high saturation, especially for the reds. (Thompson, nd) As Kirsten Moana Thompson says on "Falling in (to) Color", the colour scheme used in A Single Man is a "fall to embodiment, sensuality and the pain of a lover 's loss." This phrase could be the exact description of the film, in which desire and loss collide into a powerful depiction of the story of George. It makes the story intimate, relatable even, despite the poetry of telling a story with music and artistic
The film directed by Oliver Stone, self-titled as “The Doors”, implied glimpses of Morrison’s life in an artistically tasteful style. Morrison was a man of few words and big thoughts. His life started with a whisper and ended with a bang, however, the film takes an inaccurate approach in displaying Jim Morrison’s habits but instead takes a critical approach by vocalizing the public’s opinion on Jim Morrison to create the image of The Doors. In watching the film at first glance, Hollywood takes an intense approach to displaying who Jim Morrison actually was throughout his short life. He was witnessed as a drug abuser, a hippie, an occult participant, and a performer wanting to be heard.
Multiple films have been created to reenact this great piece of literature. Due to the text-persistent details throughout Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 film starring Leonardo Decaprio F. Scott Fitzgerald would prefer this movie over the 1974 version directed by Jack Clayton starring Robert Redford. Fitzgerald was very particular with the symbols and details that he included in his novel. The 2013 film version was quite similar to the novel in scene containing the Wolfsheim meeting. Nick knew very little of his wealthy neighbor Jay Gatsby at this point in the plot.
Characters in films can portray impression of people and societies, which one experience in one way or another. These impressions may be positive or negative, depending on the filmmakers’ intentions. In The Imitation Game (2014) directed by Morten Tyldum, the protagonist Alan Turing is a little known but significant historical figure, who used his mathematical geniosity to end WWII and save millions of lives. Audience’s growing affection for this prickly, socially-awkward man creates a positive impression of genius. However, Turing’s hidden homosexuality, and the consequential government’s inhumane treatment towards him create a heartbreakingly negative impression of British Society in the mid-20th century.
Rupert Brooke was an English poet well known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the World War 1. He was born in 1887, and was a schoolmaster of a Rugby School established in 1517. Thomas Arnold who was the schoolmaster of the school before Rupert Brooke was born, was an influential figure to the nineteenth- century education. His rule of how each student should be educated in the mind (academic studies), body (sports) and soul (Christianity) connects with the content of the poem as Rupert Brooke mentioned these aspects. Brooke became a symbol of the tragic loss of talented youth during war through the numerous poems he have published.
The representation of nationalism and the trope of blood sacrifice can be obviously seen in both The Wind That Shakes the Barley and The Plough and the Stars. Both the film and play have a strong sense of Irish pride running through them. The main characters in both plays are extremely nationalist and all they want is an Ireland free from British rule. In this essay I will compare and contrast the representation of nationalism and the trope of blood sacrifice in both plays. I will begin with The Wind That Shakes the Barley.
The main characters of the novel are Frederic Henty and Catherine Barkley. The male protagonist and narrator of the novel is Frederic Henry, he is American, and he is under twenty-five. He volunteered to serve with an Italian ambulance during the World War once. He enjoys drinking and trying to treat the war as a joke. We get to know that Frederic is a good friend too; he will risk his life just to feed them.
The film The King’s Speech is directed by Tom Hoper. The film is the confidential story of a famous public man, King George VI (he is known as Bertie in his family circle) the woman who loved him and became his queen, and the ingenious Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue, who helped him(Bertie) control and come to terms with the stammer that had bother him since childhood. The social and political background, acutely observed and carefully woven into the film's fabric, is the Depression at home, the rise of fascism abroad, and the arrival of the mass media as a major force in our lives. Central to the dramatic action are four vital incidents are the death in 1936 of George V, the first monarch to address his subjects through the radio, the accession to the throne of his eldest son as Edward VIII and his almost immediate abandonment in order to marry American double divorcee Wallis Simpson; the crowning of his successor, George VI, and finally, in 1939, the outbreak of a war for which the king and queen became puppets of limitless national importance alongside their prime minister, Winston Churchill. In the opening scene of the film, a series of camera angles including close