Film Essays

  • Film Noir Film Analysis

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    THE LOST FALCON IN FILM NOIR In written literature, writings that mention about crime is classified as “Noir Fiction”. From the second half of the 19th century, in cinematography, this genre is simulated as “Film Noir”. The audience will encounter with a crime throughout the film which is made by using this specific genre. Main characters in this genre are a criminal who is mostly a man, a female and a detective. Criminals are mostly coldblooded and ruthless. This behavior disorientation can

  • Neorealism In Film

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    Recorded throughout history, a number of film movements have dared to explore the unconventional; in particular the Italian neorealism movement gave the world a new perspective to contrast Hollywood at the time. From the year 1945 to around 1950 the Italian neorealism movement was declaring to the world how a meaningful motion picture does not have to accept the rules Hollywood lives by. The films of the movement are most often defined by the narratives and the lack of resources used in production

  • Framing And Film

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    expressions and feelings all throughout the film. The close-ups also showed Edward's scars from struggling having scissors as hands. Close-ups also caught other character's facial expressions so the audience could see what they're feeling inside. Coloring is filter, but for a film, it tells the audience what the time period is, what the mood is, or what place the characters are in. Just like a filter, they enhance the mood of a picture, in this case, a film. Burton's movies all have different coloring

  • Homosexuals In Film

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    To begin with, the cinema and film industry has not always been so accepting of LGBTQ+ roles or actors/actresses. During the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, homosexuals within silent films were seen as flamboyant, humorous characters. As film transitioned from silent to talking in the late 1920’s early 1930’s, homosexuals became a figure on film that was easily taken advantage of. This was because of the characteristics oftentimes associated with homosexual characters such as

  • Film Summary Of The Film Enchanted: Disney Film

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    Enchanted The movie Enchanted is a self-parody that plays homage to former Disney films. It focuses on Giselle, a princess who is sent away from her animated world of Andalasia, by an evil queen, to the action-packed city of New York. In the movie, director Kevin Lima utilizes different camera movements to invite the audience in and reveal details about the movie’s plot. Through the use of traditional animation and various camera movements, Lima was able to perfectly complement the film’s narrative

  • Connectedness In Film

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    itself, of scenes that play out over and over again, lies at the heart of Nostalgia de la luz. Although the film is personal in style, the viewer feels that Guzmán reaches outward (beyond the self) to make visible connections among history and human experience, to create awareness that, ideally, might form the basis for reconstituting broken communities. Of course, we don’t see anything in this film akin to the pueblo of Third Cinema, but what we do see are groups of people (the wives and mothers of the

  • Film Analysis

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    Colour can be an extremely useful tool in film making. Certain hues can make us feel different emotions such as loneliness or remind us of love. Directors use colour to help set a tone, mood and feeling for a scene.  Red can portray passion, love, desire and danger Pink is feminine, sweet, innocent or playful Orange is exotic, friendly, warm and optimistic Yellow is naïve, mad obsessive and youthful Green is nature, evil, envious and lush Blue is cold, isolated, calm and cerebral Purple is fantasy

  • Summary Of Film Techniques In The Film, OR

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    A significant part of the movie was when Everett, Pete, and Delmar discovered a mysterious group of people dressed in white walking in one direction towards some unknown destination. The camera panned around the three as they take in the scene, staring in awe at the swarm of people around them (Cohen, 0:17:10). The main protagonists had no idea what was going on, and neither did the audience. The camera in this scene was probably shot mounted to a dolly, as the movement was smooth and clearly controlled

  • Double Indemitity In The Film Noir Film

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    Introduction: Film noir is a well-known cinematic term that is generally used to deal with the briefing of Hollywood crime drama and is more particularly used to place an emphasis on the cynical attitudes that also deal with the sexual provoking activities. The time period of noir in the Hollywood history is generally marked as the extending period of the time of 1940 to 1950s. The Film Noir is the time period that deals with and is associated with the low-key and black and white visual styling

  • Misrepresentation In Film

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    Misrepresentation of Mental Illness in Films Movies, being the most preferred form of entertainment, tend to reach huge global audiences and can exert a powerful influence to shape their attitudes and opinions. It is undeniable to assert how they, directly or vicariously, affect the way people behave towards similar situations in reality, highly in consonance with the way they are depicted in films. The constant attempt by the film industry to romanticize or glamorize their films, however; at the cost of a false

  • Who Is The Film Auteur In Hitchcock's Films?

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    Hitchcock films are most often thrillers, pegged as such because of their suspense, psychologically complex characters, and twist endings. In a career spanning six decades he directed over fifty feature films. A film auteur is usually a writer and a director who use unique and personal styles in their films, so when someone was to watch another film of that person they will instantly refer to that filmmaker. Alfred Hitchcock is a perfect example of this because of several reasons. Firstly, the

  • The Film Inception

    872 Words  | 4 Pages

    big-budget, big-profit, thrilling sci-fi movie that was directed by the well-known Christopher Nolan. As it came out in 2010, it impressed a lot of people! Despite having released other amazing films, such as “The Dark Knight” and “Momento”, Chris Nolan really surprised his audience with the ingenious film Inception. The movie Inception represents an important point in the development history of the science-fiction genre! I agree with Josh Tyler, who in his movie review, said: “Inception gets what

  • Film Music: The Importance Of Music In A Film

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    “Music best enhances a film by focusing emotion. It can enhance in other more mechanical ways such as setting pace or creating tension but it is the emotional quality of music which best enhances a film. Music can reach an audience emotionally beyond the ability of picture and sound.” John McNaughton (Film and television director) In this essay I will be discussing the importance and role music plays in a film. A precursor to films and film music there were operas, this essay will discuss the influence

  • Film Response To The Film 'Birth Of A Nation'

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    Birth of a Nation- Film Response This film was released in 1915 and was considered an epic silent film that centered around the civil war. This film was adapted from the book and play, The Clansman. This film focuses on two families during the civil war and reconstruction era. This movie had a few strong aspects, one of which being that it was fairly historically accurate from what I know about history and from what I’ve read. The fact that the movie depicted history fairly accurately really added

  • The Early Influences Of Film Noir Films

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    know today as film noir can result in a convoluted mess. Film noir itself is not necessarily a genre in the same way the western or musical is. Film noir is characterized by shadowy cinematography, thematic elements, and a generally somber and cynical mood. The notable films generally accepted as the characteristically noir include White Heat, Double Indemnity, The Big Heat, Detective Story, The Maltese Falcon and several others. Modern viewers might be familiar with noir-inspired films like Chinatown

  • Clueless Film Analysis

    1294 Words  | 6 Pages

    Topic 1: Film genres Through the 1995 film “Clueless”, written and directed by Amy Heckerling, the idea that film genres are located in industry and texts and audiences is clearly shown. “Clueless” is an American typical romantic comedy. This film can be seen as a hybrid genre as it include different characteristics of two film genres. In this movie, elements of humour and romance are both illustrated by its generic formulas and story content. The film talked about the heroine Cher goes through her

  • Femme Films: Increase Film Festival Submissions

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    Purpose – Increase Film Festival Submissions Femme Films needs short film submissions for the first annual film festival held in April. Femme Films should increase film festival submissions by having female filmmakers that attend Atlanta colleges, upload their films’ trailers and behind the scenes content on Instagram with the hashtag #FemmeFilms. Core Benefit – Increase in Funding Femme Films can become a widely recognized group by increasing film festival submissions. This recognition growth will

  • Modernism In Postmodern Film

    2740 Words  | 11 Pages

    and predictable solutions, postmodernism did just the opposite. When speaking of the term postmodernism and film, films usually leave the audience unsettled through its fragmented, ironic and disjointed narrative. Many other characteristics such as the blurring of boundaries between truth and fiction, and the manipulation of time and space are elements used in postmodern film. Postmodern film, putting the focus on the liminal space1. means that meaning is often generated through the spaces and transitions

  • Film In The 1980s

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    Film can influence public opinion, shape the popular imagination, and reach great numbers of people in a short period of time. Film was originally used to help the foundation of the Yugoslav ideology and identity after the split with Stalin. Over time this role has reversed, first with the appearance of the Black Wave and then with the New Yugoslav Film, that seeks to question the foundation of the Yugoslav identity and ideology. These filmmakers use historical events to challenge the present. Even

  • Film Technological Advancement

    1731 Words  | 7 Pages

    the bells and whistles and the noise that a popular film starts to make even before it's popular. So audiences will not be drawn to the technology; they'll be drawn to the story. And I hope it always remains that way. Seven years later, in June of 2013, Spielberg had altered his opinion, predicting "an implosion in the film industry" (Bond). This grim prophecy is common amongst film royalty and lesser known alike. The Hollywood film industry is worth billions, but is what they are producing