Films 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Film Inception

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    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Clueless Film Analysis

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    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

  • Modernism In Postmodern Film

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    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

  • 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

  • Silent Film Analysis

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    or even a guitar. This is why silent film audiences seemed perfectly happy with silent movies. There was also technological difficulty of matching sound with visuals so that everyone in the audience could hear. The problems were synchronisation and amplification. A vitaphone was something that produced the first commercially viable sound system. This was then replaced by the now- standard strip of celluloid prepped for sound that runs on the side of the film strip, this makes the two modes remain

  • The Incredibles: Film Analysis

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    battle royal between two blockbuster films, Warner Brothers’ The Polar express and the Pixar’s The Incredibles. The uncomfortable feelings about the more accurate yet eerie characters in the Polar Express and the emotional warmth felt for Pixar’ stylized plastic family was subject for much critical debates because their releases coincided. The characters of The Incredible film looks like human but they cannot access a reality behind the traditional cartoon film character form. Cringing, embarrassment

  • Ideological Film Controversy

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    When it comes to watching films from any time period, there always seems to be some type of criticism. In Not only does it come from critics but society as a whole as well. While “ideological film theory” studies the connection between society and films, they also look over how it could signify social realities. “An ideology is a set of beliefs about society and the judgments about the nature of right and wrong, good and evil, justice and injustice, law and social order, and human nature and behavior”

  • Film Technological Advancement

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    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

  • Sirens Film Analysis

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    student film that I truly did not like and, honestly, it was difficult to see past the plot, which, again, I really did not enjoy or understand at many points. It had a few strong aspects independent of the story, but as Weston says in Directing Actor, not even great acting can make a poor script into a truly great movie. In this case, I think that the script really was a hindrance for the actors because there appeared to causality and thus no reasoning behind the plot progression and the film lacked

  • Hamlet Film Analysis

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    Shakespeare; which ever group you belong, the Franco Zeffirelli’s film version of the play Hamlet might give you the best of both worlds. However, Zeffirelli’s makes changes in some narrative techniques, changes the plot, and changes Hamlet’s actions. The movie felt slow and the chosen actors was both good and bad. Above all, both works of Shakespeares and Franco Zeffirelli still share the same basic story and the same characters. Zeffirelli film starts with a shot of a huge castle on the edge of a rocky

  • Trifles Film Analysis

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    Glaspell with “Legally Blonde” film by Robert Lucketic This is brief commentary writing in contrasting “Trifles” drama by Susan Glaspell with film, Legally Blonde, by Robert Lucketic. In this commentary writing, the focus is to find out the answer from the understanding the drama and film and it is gathered on the question, 1) what are trifles to which the title refers? 2) What are connotations of the word trifles? 3) What are some of symbols in the play and film? What does each of them represent