I. INTRODUCTION: Interest-catching opening.: Background: Shutter Island is a 2010 film directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a U.S. Marshall who goes to a mental hospital to solve the disappearance of a patient, and the person responsible for killing his wife. While investigation this disappearance he uncovers secrets and truths of his own, the most damming is the horror of losing all three of his children due to his wife killing them, leading him to kill her. Thesis: The Film Shutter Island is one of the best suspenseful thrillers, it accomplishes this by employing the literary, dramatic, and cinematic aspects of filming such as symbolism, superb acting, and cinematography, making the film a must see. II. BODY Body Introduction: In Shutter Island, many tools of …show more content…
Topic Sentence Cinematography: Cinematography is the act and art of making a movie and in shutter Island Robert Richardson handled cinematography. Robert Richardson uses two main cinematography techniques to emphasizes the story telling, which is lighting and shot proximity. Evidence and Example: a. The lighting helps to create the mysterious and suspenseful tone of the film. Server low lighting aids in the creation of a dramatic atmosphere of a dramatic scene. Inversely daytime lighting is used to convey a realistic environment, like the scene in the film where the police, Chuck and Marshall arrive at the institute. b. A variety of shots are used in remarkable ways in the movie, as illustrated in the film, the wide shots are used to introduce the location of the film, Shutter Island. Another example are the close up shots on Daniels, specifically when he is at the sink looking in the mirror, this is used to show his dual
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Donnie Darko is a fiction movie written and director by Richard Kelly and release for a sci fi, drama, tragedy, romance and thriller. It is a serious exploration of physical and metaphysical reality. This movie explains the meaning of madness, the ability to perceive the divine, and the possible overlap between them. This complex demonstration can be translated as heroism and sacrifice in the everyday life of Donnie Darko. The movie is centered around a young 17 year old biy names Donnie Darko.
With Rear Window (1954), Alfred Hitchcock proved himself to be one of the best directors of suspense thrillers filled with mystery and humour. He himself called the film his most cinematic one because it was told only in visual terms (Morrow), but it was also a challenging “editing experiment” as the entire film was shot from one place, Jeff’s apartment that overlooked his backyard. The Film follows L.B. Jeffries “Jeff” (James Stewart), a photographer confined to a wheelchair in his apartment after breaking his leg at work. He spends his days watching his neighbours and eventually suspects that one of them killed his wife. His caretaker, his girlfriend Lisa and his detective friend, at first unconvinced of his suspicion, eventually join him in his voyeurism and help him to solve the crime.
Band of Brothers is a perfect example of the saying, “Out of the greatest tragedies come the best stories.” Through beautiful cinematography, storyline, and historical accuracy Band of Brothers is the ultimate glimpse into the lives of the brave men of “Easy” Company. When it comes to reviewing a film or television show cinematography is something that many critics take into consideration. For those that do not know Cinematography is defined in the dictionary as the art or science of motion-picture photography. Cinematography can make or brake a viewers experience with the show in question.
His sad life he must live is inside an empty mansion which is shot in low lighting signifying the lonely reality of his home. Lighting gives you an idea of what is real and what is only a fantasy. Burton uses angles to show the level of power of characters. A good example is in the movie Edward Scissorhands during the scene where Edward is making an ice sculpture Kim is shot in a high angle. This signifies that she is truly happy and on top of the world.
She argues that the act of moviegoing satisfies these voyeuristic desires in people. She writes, “The mass of mainstream film portray a hermetically sealed world which unwinds magically, indifferent to the presence of the audience, producing for them a sense of separation and playing on their voyeuristic fantasy,” (pg. 186). In this essay, I will further discuss her viewpoints on cinema and voyeurism, and how it connects to the film Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock. Rear Window is a film that follows the
Cinematography, is the art of making motion pictures, and mise-en-scene, the settings or surroundings of an event or an action, go hand in hand in the film Fruitvale Station. Since this film is based on an actual incident that took place at the Fruitvale Station, where an officer shot and killed Oscar Grant, you know how the situation is going to end, but the cinematography is extraordinary and keeps you engaged the entire time while addressing issues of race, class, and identity in one film. The opening scene of the film is footage of the shooting shot by a passenger on one of the trains at the Fruitvale Station. The actual footage shown does not show how the film ends, with Oscar getting shot, but it leads up to it.
The director of photography for Jaws, Bill Butler, uses cinematography as a mode of visual storytelling, and the choices made regarding shot positioning, blocking of actors and colour palette contribute seismically to the suspenseful and thrilling tone of the film. For instance, the film opens with John Williams’ now infamous two note
Tim Burton contributes to the world of animation in the film industry and redefined stop motion . Lighting is an important cinematic technique directors can use to set the mood for a particular scene. For instance, high-key lighting is used to flood a scene with light, often making the set and characters appear happy and safe. In contrast, low-key lighting casts deep shadows across the set and characters creating a sense of danger. Burton makes good use of lighting techniques in many of his films.
Throughout his life in making films, Tim Burton has shown his unique talent and vision. He proceeds taking advantage of the cinematic techniques; lighting, sound, and camera movements creating a certain mood/tone. These three techniques are used numerous of times for the duration of each film. Although, many various emotions are constructed, there are feelings that anyone may connect to. Tim Burton is a successful filmmaker and has inspired many with the use of his cinematic techniques.
The shots make the actors more courageous or important. As it is in the film when the body of Claire lies on the glass while Norman stands over her, the low shot shows that he is the bad guy and is in control. A boundary that was never stated, although portrayed by the camera angles. Zemeckis, as a director, only allows certain things to be seen at a time to help the audience catch certain actions of the characters. When she walks backwards down the steps and the view is up the stairs, limiting the audience’s view of what’s behind Claire.
The crime scene at the beginning of the film, for example, used a low angle view to show the body floating from underwater. Low key lighting is often represented when scenes are shot inside Norma’s home. The interior shots are also tightly framed shots with extreme camera angles it gives off a depressed, claustrophobic environment. In the exterior shot, the scenes are in high key lighting and use realistic lighting to give off a lively atmosphere that Joe does not experience while inside the home.
These aspects include gloomy, dark atmosphere, or a sense of horror and dread. In this scene, Coraline’s Other Father shows off the garden to her, which is revealed to be in the shape of her face. This scene uses all the movie techniques in collaboration to allow for the scene to have a peaceful affect on the audience. The camera techniques that are used in the scene are called a long shot, overshot and the camera pans horizontally to the right.
Cinematography is a combination of techniques used to describe the emotions and mood in films. Cinematography includes camera shots, angles and lighting. A Beautiful Mind and The King’s Speech are biotic films this depicts the life of an important historical person. A Beautiful Mind emphasizes the inner struggles of a man who has schizophrenia.