Film director Essays

  • George Lucas: American Film Director And Entrepreneur

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    George Lucas is an American movie director and entrepreneur. He is mainly recognized for being the director of Star Wars, and Indiana Jones. He is the creator and founder of Lucasfilm, THX, and Industrial Light & Magic. He was born in Modesto, California on May 14th, 1944, to Dorothy and George Lucas. They owned a store and a walnut ranch. He acquired a passion for cars and racing. He wanted to become a professional racecar driver, but he changed his mind after he got in a really bad accident. He

  • Film Director Personal Statement

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    Visual Communications and has presented many great opportunities. The Rockwell Foundation Scholarship Interests me because, the scholar ship would be a great opportunity to help me gain the knowledge needed to reach my long-term goal of becoming a film director. I feel passionately about the work I’ve done in class, looking back at my work produced as a first-year student compared to now, I can see how much I’ve grown by paying more attention to detail and becoming more organized. Impact has given me

  • Treasure Of The Sierra Madre And Taxi Driver Comparison Essay

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    Of the films that I have seen of John Huston and Martin Scorsese it’s hard not to notice their similarities and numerous differences. Perhaps the most obvious comparison to make is how they use decor and costumes, both of their films, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) and Taxi Driver (1976), take place at the time of their release, so the costumes and settings are realistic and most importantly lived-in. How these locations are lived in are portrayed a little differently through lighting and

  • Alfred Hitchcock Auteur Theory

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    Bringing out the meaning: Deacy, Nolan, Scorsese, and what films 'mean', is giving the director credit as the author of the movie due to the directors creative hand through the filmmaking process (Ellis). Throughout the decades, some names have stood out more than others based on the critical acclaim of their films. Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick are two well known directors, both considered to be highly influential people in film; even with their varying directorial styles and techniques.

  • Analysis Of Wes Anderson's Three-Act Structure

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    formula for creating a successful film that will top the charts and bring in the most revenue. As the name states, it is composed of three distinct acts: the setup, the confrontation, and the resolution. Each of these three acts has their own partitions called beats. The beats are checkpoints for important events that screenwriter and film analyst Blake Snyder says are imperative for writing a screenplay that will both captivate and entertain it’s audience. Director Wes Anderson utilizes the three-act

  • Citizen Kane Movie Themes

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    The director, producer, and co-author of the film Citizen Kane is Orson Welles. The main characters of this productions are Charles Foster Kane, Jedediah Leland, Susan Kane, and Emily Kane, Mr. Bernstein, and Jerry Thompson. The main conflict is Jerry’s troubles of uncovering Kane’s story. In this film, reporters are try to decode the last words of Charles Foster Kane. Kane’s life is played through flashbacks that start when he was a young boy and show his rise of riches to his eventual downfall

  • Gender Roles In Rear Window

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    and marriage- a thematic approach Alfred Hitchcock was a successful English film director and producer. He was often known as “the master of suspense.” He filmed psychological thrillers, one of these thrillers include “Rear window” which in mostly all of his films, he portrays women to look and act a certain way. Two significant themes portrayed throughout this film include marriage and the gender roles within the film. Rear window is about Jeffries, a man who is isolated in his own apartment,

  • Harvey Milk Film Analysis

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    during a time of sexual repression for sexual minorities. The film correctly portrays the progressive development of Milk’s political ideologies, from when he first moves to San Francisco till his time in office during 1978. In 1972 Harvey Milk and Scott Smith move to San Francisco and buy the Castro Camera, a store which initially sold cameras but later became a political hub for Milk’s campaigning (Source 9). The evident appearance in the film of Milk’s belief in gay rights in seen through his methods

  • Why Is Citizen Kane Important To The Film Industry

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    lives of several famous American tycoons, but Hearst was the most obvious. Photography Gregg Toland, the cinematographer for Citizen Kane, considered the film the high point in his career & thought he might ‘learn something’ from the boy genius (Welles). Welles, used to setting up his own lights in the live theater thought the movie directors were also responsible for the lighting. Toland would let Welles determine the design of most of the lights, but quietly instructed the camera

  • Manipulation Of Language In Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

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    Facts and Fiction: A Manipulation of Language in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood English is a fascinating and riveting language. Subtle nuances and adjustments can easily change the understanding of a literary work—a technique many authors employ in order to evoke a desired response from their readers. This method is used especially in In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, a literary work which details a true event about the murders of four members of the Clutter family in the small community of Holcomb

  • Citizen Kane Essay

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    Citizen Kane Review Citizen Kane (1941) is a drama movie directed by Orson Welles, who also has the main role in the movie; his character: Charles Foster Kane. The story starts at the end of the life of the tycoon Charles Foster Kane, at his very last breath, which he uses to pronounce the word “Rosebud”, while a snow globe falls from his hands. This beginning is what catches the spectator’s attention within the first thirty seconds into the movie: The mystery about the meaning of that scene, that

  • Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman

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    This paper highlights close proximity with feminism and post colonialism in Atwood’s novel, The Edible Woman. Woman’s colonization, victimization, humiliation and silence disrupt or increase her pace towards survival and freedom. Women as well as countries are displaced and deteriorated incessantly. Weak bodies and fertile lands are raped and conquered. The complicated relation between consumer culture, the health and beauty industry, patriarchy and gender roles is made explicit. Unrealistic expectations

  • Vertigo Detective Scottie Ferguson Analysis

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    actively deceived throughout the film to believe the convenient truth to what his heart or sex life desire. To better understand what I have just thrown on you I should probably better explain the circumstance of this deception. Beginning with the back story behind the deception Scottie faced through out the film, and how his own mental issues played into it. We must also analyze Scotties obsession and we can do so by analyzing one of the most pivotal scenes in the film, which I will call the neon green

  • Comparing Asagai's A Raisin In The Sun

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    Stephen King a famous Author,once said,”Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different.” Truly, apples and oranges taste completely different just like books and movies. Although the book or the movie might give you more understanding. Just like the raisin in the sun the book and movie are completely different. The movie A Raisin in the Sun is better than the book because it has better understanding of scenes and other big problems. Asigai appears

  • Jazzonia Poem Analysis

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    The final poem of significance is Jazzonia, in which Hughes experiments with literary form to transform the act of listening to jazz into an ahistorical and biblical act. Neglecting form, it is easy to interpret the poem shallowly as a simple depiction of a night-out in a cabaret with jazz whipping people into a jovial frenzy of singing and dancing. But, the poem possesses more depth, when you immerse yourself in the literary form. The first aspect of form to interrogate is the couplet Hughes thrice

  • The Symbolism Of 'Exposed In Crimson Peak'

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    Crimson Peak Crimson Peak is an American gothic romance/horror movie that came out in October of 2015. It was written and directed by Guillermo del Toro — whom is famous for producing other American movies such as: Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pacific Rim, Mama, and many more. Toro has always loved monsters, he considered them to “symbolize great power.” His new movie, Crimson Peak is “ about a house that has a memory and induces horror” (Biography.) A ghastly warning from a mother should

  • The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas Literary Analysis

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    In Ursula Le Guin's short story "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas" the city of Omelas is described as a place made up of a almost perfect society, keep in mind how I said “almost perfect”. A utopian city, Omelas during the Festival of Summer, is characterized by its happiness and perfection. "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas" presents a challenge of conscience for anyone who chooses to live in Omelas. With the backstory of this joyous and peaceful city comes a sinister consequence in which leaves

  • The Auteur In Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

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    prior production of a film, including techniques, advertising, and choice of cast. So much so that they are considered to be the "author" of the film. Alfred Hitchcock has no doubt left an indelible and engraved mark on all of cinematography as one of the most successful and influential auteurs of all time, as seen through the wide range of techniques Hitchcock employed throughout his films such as voyeurism, doubleness, and the famed magcuffin, as can clearly be seen in the film "Rear Window" as well

  • How Is Antoine Portrayed In The 400 Blows

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    The 400 Blows is a famous French New Wave Style film directed by François Truffaut in 1959. Inspired by his own childhood experience, Truffaut depicts a misunderstood and troubled adolescent, Antoine Doinel, who shares the same childhood experience with Truffaut and is viewed as a troublemaker by his parents and teachers. Antoine is always bullied and oppressed by authorities(parents, teachers, and state officials). Being an unwanted child in his home and unpopular student in school, he is unhappy

  • Punch Drunk Love Analysis

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    reoccurrence in romantic comedies is the factor of love being whimsically portrayed as something divine, predestined and magical. The omniscient state of love in the typical romantic comedy positions love as the driving force with godlike authority over the film and the love between the two central characters is within a concept of a divine plan, fitting in with the romantic concepts in which the romance genre is founded. Punch-Drunk Love (2002) uses absurdism to flip all of this on its head, taking the romanticism