755 words - 3 pagesIn this paper I will argue that understanding the context of a film is vital for a more in-depth understanding of it and I will accomplish this through a deep analysis of the following films: Flowers of War, Edge of Heaven, Battleship Potemkin, and the Big Heat.
Additionally not only knowing the historical, social, and political background of a film and how the ideas in this film were form,but also how this film affected the society and the point of view of individuals,because after all film is not only affected by the context in which it is created ,but the film also affects individuals are catalyst for change in societies and cultures.
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3343 words - 13 pages attracted many researchers and professionals to explore the ways to help improving the recent situation. Actually, in July 2006, a conference was held in one of the most famous film-related resorts --- Heng Dian Film and TV City Resort, discussing about the potential development of film-induced tourism in China.In this essay, Heng Dian Film and TV City Resort is chosen as the case to study the potential dynamic factors of Chinese film-induced tourism. It is attempted to use Butler's (1980) Resort Life Cycle theory to analyse the development of Heng Dian Film and TV City Resort, based on which the possible re-engineering solutions will be provided as well.2. Brief Analysis of HengVIEW DOCUMENT
859 words - 3 pages advertise and introduce it Posters and narrative images are a way for producers of the film to introduce the film to the audience and saying them that this movie is the best. Like this narrative image of the horror film "The Ring" creators of this poster tries to sell the film to the audience by using narrative.According to french intellectual writer and essayist, Roland Barthes, narratives is old, as the mankind and narrative is there where life is. Everywhere that human lives there is narratives, there are many things that could be an example of narratives, it could be spoken or written, as Barthes said, also it couldVIEW DOCUMENT
3219 words - 13 pagesIntroduction
As one of the most popular Directors in Hollywood, Christopher Nolan was known for his complex storyline and non-linear structure of the film. His most famous work including The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), Batman series (2005, 2008, 2012), many of his work have been nominated by numerous awards. This paper mainly analyses two famous film posters from his works, The Dark Knight (2008) and Inception (2010).
Semiotics, known as the science of signification, was first originated by Ferdinand de Saussure and Charles Sanders Peirce, with applying the semiotics analysis in this paper; we will introduce the theory of semiotics and review the history generally. Semiotics isVIEW DOCUMENT
1006 words - 4 pages police state and forced mind control, but all it really does is celebrate the nastiness of its hero, Alex” (Ebert). I see validity in Ebert’s analysis about the audience’s eventual sympathy towards Alex in the second half of the film; however, I believe like he completely missed the point of A Clockwork Orange. A Clockwork Orange is a nihilistic film in both form and content and as such to some it may not appear to a meaningful film with any morals or social lessons or even to some it may seem as though it approves of horrible moral and social lessons, when in reality the film’s only value is itself and not any possible lessons that can be gained through the film.
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4664 words - 19 pages TitlesThough the activity of translation has begun for a long time, books on systematic study of film title translation are not found up to now. There are some writings on this topic in some of the chapters of several books, such as Bao Huinan's Cultural Context and Linguistic Translation, Chen Hongwui's New Practical Translation Book from Chinese to English. Wu Min's article A Brief Analysis of English Film Title Translation probably is the first of its kind concerning film title translation which was published at core journal in 1995. Only two to three articles were published every year till 2001. After 2002 articles increased to six to seven, noticeably there were about thirty articles in 2005.VIEW DOCUMENT
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There is English language in the poster, but not everyone in the world understands English, due to this situation, different country will have different film poster. Furthermore, even the film poster give some information but still confused their audiences, especially in the example of Inception film poster, as an original story, the information showed in the poster are too hard to understand, not like the Batman film, people who have the related background could guess what will be happened in the film.
Additionally, use semiotic theory to analysing film poster will be a great challenge, because a film poster is not like a film, a film poster is a propaganda tool; to analysis the poster wasVIEW DOCUMENT
2305 words - 9 pages for analysis. We have to concentrate on the interactions of image, sound, and motion that are present. In addition we have to accumulate impressions of the film effectiveness and maintain some degree of objectivity and critical detachment. Viewing films more than once usually help our analysis becomes easier. Another asset is to view in selective screen segments that exemplify the purpose and the interrelationship. Regardless of which option: single-viewing, double-viewing, or breaking the film into segments, one can virtually use the same procedure in approaching the film for analysis. (Boggs, Petrie p 404)
The first step in approaching a film for analysis is to find the theme of theVIEW DOCUMENT
1397 words - 6 pages results of Maxwell stress and resulting pressure should be added.
In this formula and acts toward film thinning and disjoining pressure is taken with sign ”minus” because by definition is positive when stabilizes the film (acts against thinning). The magnitude and sign of varies with film thickness.
In general case, when the basic assumptions justifying application of Stephan-Reynolds equation to emulsion films are not fulfilled number of model are available in literature that accounts for tangential mobility at the interfaces, non-homogeneous film thickness and specific contributions of surfactants .
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2349 words - 9 pagesThe Film 'Love Actually' by Bridget Jones
Love Actually Essay
The film trailers designed to promote the film Love Actually represent
a particular view of modern love and relationships. Explore this idea
within a media analysis framework.
From the makers of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Notting Hill, the film
Love Actually is a romantic comedy about igniting laughter, wrecking
havoc, breaking hearts, daring commitment and forcing choices. The
film is of a typical romantic comedy genre, which is targeted at
teenagers and adults. The key ingredients of a romantic comedy are
that it is optimistic and it has humour combined with love and
1106 words - 4 pages censorship records,” (2). Furthermore, she includes quotes from other critics and Mizoguchi on the sound transition that explicitly enumerate sound’s significant effect on film techniques. Additionally, she provides general historical context that places her focus at the end of the “transitional period” of the coexistence of sound and silent films, resulting in films that blurred the line between the two types, including The Downfall of Osen. She also includes specific textual analysis of The Downfall of Osen in order to utilize it as a specific example of this transitional period and Mizoguchi’s developing style.
Kinoshita focuses on The Downfall of Osen because it represents a formative momentVIEW DOCUMENT
1311 words - 5 pages informed that the bomber is in the same building as the other characters, as well as the scene where Jack's partner, Harry, dies in the bombing. These are all unrestricted knowledge, which according to Bordwell (2005), is when the "viewer knows more than the characters".While analyzing the range of narration it was clear that Speed and other films could not be entirely unrestricted and that a certain degree of restricted knowledge is a key factor. Because the viewers are always aware about something that the characters aren't all informed about, it helps to shape the viewers broader understanding of the film, for example when the gold watch is used as a timer. This information only helpsVIEW DOCUMENT
1578 words - 6 pagesFilmAnalysis of Jaws
The film Jaws was directed by a popular director called Steven
Spielburg. Steven Spielburg directed some great well known films,
e.g. E.T, Close Encounters of the 3rd kind and this film is a good
example. The film Jaws is about a gargantuan great shark which is a
man eating shark. The shark attacks many people in different
terrifying and horrifying ways throughout the film and the shark
slaughtered many people throughout the film. The film shows us our
natural fear against the shark. The film was set in America in a
place called Amity Island on a particular day, the day was July 4th.
The reason why it was set on thisVIEW DOCUMENT
1243 words - 5 pages to Elizabeth.
Throughout the film, certain characters are recognisable to the
audience as figures of British history due to a variety of different
details. For example, Elizabeth’s (Cate Blanchett) distinguished dress
code and appearance – the large dress and pearls are similar to that
seen in her portrait in the opening sequence of the film. Despite
this, the audience is shown how Elizabeth looked before she rose to
the throne in the sense she did not have her white face and bright
ginger hair, but she was much more fragile and delicate. Elizabeth
therefore challenges the idea that the queen was “hard” and “serious”
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1024 words - 4 pages, but since as career critics watch movies all the time, Schulman's statement is confirmed by the critic's analysis of films and acting.How does the director's influence affect an actor's performance?Directors can are responsible for the overall quality of all aspects of a film and therefore, carry the heaviest burden of influence over the performance of the actors. According to Greg Pak, "The challenge for directors is to stop talking about results and start talking about process. Directors who talk about results speak in adjectives -- "Now be real angry at Bob." (Pak, 2001) Directors can get the actors trying to achieve these results are far ahead of those directors who are unable toVIEW DOCUMENT
1614 words - 6 pagesThere are a few themes that seem to be consistently analyzed in film, the two big ones being the nature of family and of sexuality. Dizzy damsels in distress, aging repressed patriarchs, trustworthy buddies, repressed housewives, fumbling villains- these are just some of the archetypes who are used to tell the films story. But as universal as these archetypes are, it is in the angle they are shown from and the way their story is told that truly defines the details of a film. Whether or not the view is a negative or positive one, for example makes a large difference in the film. Even more subtle then are in the tiny messages the characters carry. The lead female character, becauseVIEW DOCUMENT
975 words - 4 pagesAside from the leisure to watch movies, film studies is another step into the implicit movie analysis. In the award winning American comedy-drama film, Do The Right Thing (1989), Spike Lee portrays the racial and social issues over the plot duration of twenty-four hours during the hottest day of the summer in Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. The story centers around the ethnic tension between the Italian-American family that owns the local pizza place, “Sal’s Famous Pizzeria”, and a group of African Americans in the neighborhood. Throughout the film, Lee uses a variety of mise-en-scène that creates an overall look and mood of the film, including the decor of theVIEW DOCUMENT
1273 words - 5 pagesIn our pursuit of knowledge, we encounter works each reader interprets differently. This is not surprising, as we do not experience the same events as the person next to us. The creator of a work may have intended to portray one meaning, but audience members may understand the work in a completely different fashion after an analysis from their point of view. In the end, however, most scholars can agree upon a publicly accepted analysis of the work. In the HCOL 085 class last semester, we viewed Jorgen Leth’s short film “The Perfect Human” and came to a general understanding of the film’s meaning. However, after bringing a feminist epistemology to bear on this work, my sense of the film hasVIEW DOCUMENT
3136 words - 13 pagesA political economy approach to film places films within the context of the world and the market in which they are produced, enabling the study of how this context affects all aspects of a film - its production, distribution and reception. Ignoring this context in favour of a purely text-based approach can lead to a skewed analysis of a film. A political economy approach can be multidisciplinary, and inevitably includes considerations of film as a text in the overall analysis. Most importantly, a political economy approach allows for the recognition that cinema has two functions within global capitalism - an economic one, and an ideological one. While films (and film companies) have anVIEW DOCUMENT
721 words - 3 pagesAnalysis of "Run Lola Run' "Run Lola Run" is a modern independent film which is aimed at a teenage audience, due to the issues and troubles which Lola encounters, for example the continuos theme of anti-establishment which is a them that all teenagers can relate to. The film is divided up into three different sections, which are based around 20 minutes of time interpreted in three different ways, a technique which is very unusual in modern filming as it is very rare for the time on screen to be the sameVIEW DOCUMENT
2236 words - 9 pages melodrama together saying, “Maddin’s films are driven by a tension between romantic excess [melodrama] on the one hand and absurdist humour [Surrealism] on the other.” In regards to The Saddest Music in the World, the relationship between Surrealism and melodrama is not one of tension, as Shaviro suggests, but one of cooperation. This paper will analyze two films by filmmakers Maddin was familiar with —Un Chien Andalou (1929) by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali on the Surrealist side, and All That Heaven Allows (1955) by Douglas Sirk on the melodrama side—to showcase the important elements of each, concluding with an analysis of The Saddest Music in the World in conjunction with both film stylesVIEW DOCUMENT
1570 words - 6 pages manipulates viewers' minds and the function of artifice applied in this film has already transcend the boundary of representing the reality. In presenting his counter point, my purpose actually is to analysis the artifice, especially the use of camera in this film.Wagstaff has analyzes several shots. Shot one is the scene when Maria and Antonio are going up stair and Antonio was gesturing aggressively because of the bicycle. Shot two shows the kindly clerk smiling and agreeing to pay a little more, he is leaning toward 'us' (Maria, in fact), and the background is softly out of focus. Shot three is a shot of 'us' (in fact Antonio and Maria), and we are in the position of the clerk. From my pointVIEW DOCUMENT
1216 words - 5 pagesIntroduction
In the presented essay I will compare the style of work of selected artists in the montage of the film. I will try to point out some general regularities and features of Soviet cinema. At the same time I will try to capture especially what is common in their systems and similar or conversely what differ. For my analysis, I will draw on the feature films of the Soviet avantgarde, namely these are the movies - The Battleship Potemkin (S. Eisenstein, 1925), Mother (V. Pudovkin, 1926) and The Man with a movie camera (D. Vertov, 1929).
The School of montage
Most of the films that they were created in the Soviet Union, outside the school of montage, use topics of sitcoms and to aVIEW DOCUMENT
3371 words - 13 pagesérité, French for "cinema truth", for example, was a movement in the 1950s and 60s that attempted to be as unobtrusive as possible, in order to record reality as 'realistically' as possible.Although photography is held as the ultimate method of capturing reality, the objectivity of the filmmaker has been questioned. Even in cinéma vérité, the filmmaker does have an effect on the film. He chooses what is shot, how it is shot, how long it is shot, and how it is edited. Although he does not elicit any control over the object or event depicted, the nonfiction filmmaker does exercise enough control over the finished film that his objectivity can be calledVIEW DOCUMENT
1565 words - 6 pages, rather than one particular party, it would have much stronger allegations.Another situation in which the film attempts to evoke a more comical or amusing emotion out of the reader is when the film discusses how Fox physically portrays conservatives as opposed to more liberal figures. For example, a right-wing conservative anchor is seen as polished and good-looking, while a more liberal man is viewed as a dorkier character. I think the film's message is that something as simple as appearance truly does affect the way people distinguish information. If Fox placed a left-wing democrat that appeared refined, articulate, and good-looking on television, it might affect the way people determineVIEW DOCUMENT
1263 words - 5 pagesAnalysis Of Two Documentaries
I will be analysing two very different types of documentary, 'Dogtown
and the Z-Boys', which takes the role of being a full length movie
type documentary, and 'Teenage Transsexuals' which was recently shown
on Channel 4.
'Dogtown and the Z-Boys' is a documentary which takes a look at the
transformation of surfing into skateboarding. The film follows the
evolution of skating through it's heyday in the 70's, to it's decline
in the 80's, and then back upto it's popular return in the 90's. It
also follows the Zephyr team, a high profile surf/skate club which
revolutionised the skating industry right upto the present dayVIEW DOCUMENT
1552 words - 6 pagesIn 2010 Christopher Nolan wrote and directed a Warner Brothers award-winning film called, “Inception”. One might claim that Christopher Nolan’s directorial style worked with the film “Inception” because of his previous award winning movies. Before Christopher Nolan directed “Inception” he directed films such as, Insomnia in 2002, Batman Begins in 2005, and The Prestige in 2006. Christopher Nolan is definely a director that understand the concept behind a good action mystery thriller. Throughout this paper one will find a dialogue on Christopher Nolan’s directorial style based off “Inception”, and an analysis on the form, content and awards that film recieved.
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798 words - 3 pagesexample, during long stretches of film with mostly dialogue, there was no music played in the background, only a phone ringing in the distance, or the men's voices during their deliberation. These long silences also took place during editing shots of the town and images that surrounded this German city. This dramatic difference in sound was a revelation of how mood can be made by images and sound put together to make an incredible component.
By offering a shot by shot analysis of a scene that uses diegetic sound the audience can understand why the director used these sound aspects to tell his story. This analysis does not just follow one scene but rather a series of scenes in order ofVIEW DOCUMENT
2389 words - 10 pages I saw Morpheus’ face, I was very happy to see that finally a black man (in this film) was a leader instead of a servant. However, as the film progressed, I realized that after Morpheus offers Thomas the pill and introduces Thomas to the crewmembers, Morpheus becomes a sidekick (much like for example, Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon).
Morpheus’ loss of power and leadership is attributed to the fact that Neo (the ‘awakened’ Thomas) is the One sent to save the oppressed people enslaved by the matrix. This explanation certainly satisfies the messianic genre, but a closer analysis proves it to be illogical. That is, if Thomas has spent so much time trying to find and understand Morpheus, and heVIEW DOCUMENT
2026 words - 8 pagesAnalysis of Hannah and Her Sisters
‘Hannah and her Sisters’ is an American film set in the 1980’s
directed by Woody Allen. Woody Allen was influenced by a Russian
dramatist called Chekhov who wrote a play called ‘Three sisters’.
Woody Allen based the film on the play, in which the sisters are close
but there is still tension between them at the same time.
‘Hannah and her Sisters’ is a funny, swift, difficult yet beautiful
film. All the characters lives seem to be uncontrollable. One sister
is anxiously striving to find a meaningful direction in her life;
another is intertwined with her sister’s husband; and Hannah herself
is left lingering inVIEW DOCUMENT
1403 words - 6 pagesCritical Analysis on Schindler's List
In this assignment, I will present a critical analysis on Schindler's
Schindler's List is a masterpiece, which was directed by arguably, the
greatest director of all time, Steven Spielberg. Steven Spielberg is
Jewish, so to recall the most tragic and horrific event in Jewish
history or you may say the history of man-kind takes a lot of guts and
determination. However, by creating such realism and effectiveness,
consequently, he won seven Oscars, including best picture, and best
Director, I applaud you Mr Spielberg.
The film was produced in 1993 and the principle actors and addresses
were; LiamVIEW DOCUMENT
847 words - 3 pages personality through her costumes. Throughout the beginning of the film Juliet is dressed in fair, light colours; mainly white. An example of this is Juliet's white dressing gown, which she wears around the house, particularly in her bedroom. By wearing soft colours (in contrast to bright, bold colours) Juliet's purity and innocence is shown. She honours her mother and father and is compliant to their wishes in the first half of the play. Juliet's white costuming indicates how clean and untouched she is. In the costume party scene Baz Luhrmann again shows her angelic character by dressing her in an angel costume. This is particularly significant to the scene at the masquerade ball in the playVIEW DOCUMENT
1604 words - 6 pages became an instant hit, thus weakening the authority of code. Many things were different during the time period that Psycho was made. Even though everyone uses a toilet daily, no toilet was ever seen being flushed on camera for film or television at that time because it was thought of as being offensive so the simple onscreen flushing of the toilet in Psycho was considered taboo in the 1960s. Another example of how Psycho tested these boundaries would be the opening scene. This scene was also considered taboo because it shows Marion in a bra rustling in the sheets with Sam in a cheap hotel during her lunch break which was also not common at all and greatly tested the Production CodeVIEW DOCUMENT
2048 words - 8 pages to Morals- Values and what Stanley Soloman refers to as 'Recurrent patterns of meaning'(Soloman 1995)Settings and location which must also incorporate geographical and historical settings.Some film Genres tend to be defined by their subject matter for example The Detective film and some by their settings for example The Western and others by their narrative form, The Musical. An advantage of Genres is that they can rely on the audience already having a knowledge and expectation about the film they are going to watch.Film industries repeat generic formulas because they know that they 'work' but introduce new technologies that shift and modernise generic conventionsVIEW DOCUMENT
3666 words - 15 pages forwards, flashbacks and montage sequences make the film much
more exciting to watch rather than a straight forward linear film. The
obvious genre conventions and the narrative create meaning towards the
viewer, making the viewer aware of what type of film they are watching
and what they will expect from it.
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Film Studies Coursework
With reference to the opening 10 minutes from the film Malcolm X,
write an analysis which focuses upon how the features of narrative and
genre create meaning and generate response within the audience.
The film is an autobiography of the life ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1116 words - 4 pages resolving the case and not doing anything to protect America.
He juxtaposes “iconic symbols and video montages of former President Bush against grisly war scenes and emotional personal interviews”, to “develop a number of second order meanings… to relate to his message,” (Pacheco, Analysis of 9/11) using uninflected cuts. The shifting of a visual to another, different visual, enables the audience to draw their conclusion by the pieces of information given (Yahnke, A Primer of Documentary Film Techniques), which can also be known as Moore’s conclusion, hence the visuals he chose. By cutting in a different shot, to another shot we are left to make our own conclusion from the information but sinceVIEW DOCUMENT
2036 words - 8 pages road. Her dad agrees with her previous statement about how moving to a new place and starting over can actually be scary. Chihiro responds with the last words of the film, “I think I can handle it.” Another example features Haku, and what happens to him when he finally remembers his real name. The Yubaba given name Haku literally means white. This is shown by Haku being able to transform into a white dragon, and his white clothes when he is in human form. To prepare for the trip back from visiting Zeniba (Yubaba’s identical twin sister), Haku takes his dragon form to carry Chihiro. On the way back, while riding Haku, Chihiro has flashbacks of almost drowning in a river when she was youngerVIEW DOCUMENT
4350 words - 17 pages influenced Philippine culture and vice-versa. This is done by documenting the important events and important films in the area of film for the past ninety years. Second, it intends to explain the different trends and styles common in the Philippine film. And finally, it concludes with an analysis on how two important events in history, namely World War II and Martial Law altered the course of contemporary Philippine film.However, this paper is limited to films only from the particular time period of the 1930s to the 1990s. It fails to give a picture of how films were like ever since it started in 1897. This paper is also severely limited due to theVIEW DOCUMENT
1628 words - 7 pages8th Fire: Indigenous in the City, is part of a documentary series that describes the challenges that aboriginal people face when moving to the large cities from reservations. The documentary begins by describing the stereotypes that English Canadians as well as other visible minority groups perceive aboriginal people to be. They show how damaging the stereotypes are to the First Nations, especially in the area of education. The documentary concludes by offering a few some solutions of how to change and improve the relationship between the aboriginal community and the rest of Canada. The two main aspects of the film that I will focus my analysis on is the education system from past toVIEW DOCUMENT
581 words - 2 pages don't get me wrong, Blade Runner has, and had, some of the best visual effects for its time. And these visual effects are highly necessary in order to establish this futuristic world, and without the visual effects it would be a very boring film to watch. Blade Runner is definitely not a movie you want to watch for it entertainment value.One of the biggest faults of the movie is the confusing plot line, and the acting is somewhat questionable. The plotline is so difficult that is seriously needs a critical analysis of it, if you want to understand it. But if you do take the time to become an engaged viewer, with every viewing of the film new facts will come to light. The film examinesVIEW DOCUMENT
1350 words - 5 pages to which they happened.However, film has positive points. Film is much easier to take in, in comparison to a book, as you are seeing events as they occur, you are also being given a visual example of their surroundings, what the people looked like - thus also making it easier to distinguish who is who - the lifestyle in which they lived, the way they dressed and their mannerisms. We can also discover the personalities of the characters. Film has the bonus of eliminating the more mundane moments when not a lot was happening. It holds onto the essential, important moments of history and focuses on their relevance to the storyline.In the film Elizabeth, historical events andVIEW DOCUMENT
1320 words - 5 pagesFilm is an important part of American culture. Movies provide us with various kinds of entertainment due to a wide array of genres. A “slasher” film, as defined by Carol Clover (author of the horror filmanalysis Men, Women and Chainsaws) are “the immensely generative story of a psychokiller who slashes to death a string of mostly female victims, one by one until he is subdued or killed, usually by the one girl who has survived”. One of the most popular slasher films of the late 90’s was Wes Craven’s “Scream”. The film has all the trademarks of a slasher film; the knife-weilding masked psychopath, the stupid teenage victims being picked off one by one, and the plot twist ending. Not onlyVIEW DOCUMENT
1600 words - 6 pages referential meaning and the symptomatic meaning of Black Swan seem to warp into each other.To explain this, we can start with how this film uses color as a precise narrative of the story's biggest conflict. Bordwell and Thompson tell us to interpret film form by asking if elements or patterns are repeated throughout a film and how those parallelisms compare to other elements. Obvious and persistent use of black and white help to make a connection between Nina's literal struggle and her psychological one. For example, the outfits we see Nina in are predominantly white while everyone around her seems to wear shades of black. There are several meanings we can take fromVIEW DOCUMENT
2018 words - 8 pages. Naturally, the film has many different characteristics yet still manages to overcome the challenges that implicate film adaptations.
This analysis draws focus on the differences between Hua’s novel and Zhang’s film by juxtaposing two key themes and dual-symbolism that had changed from one format to another. The paper is broken up into two parts and begins with an introduction and analysis of Yu Hua’s novel and Zhang’s film. Finally, the second part analyzes the film and novel’s representations of two themes and symbolism that tie in with the GPCR. This paper posits that while Zhang’s film does contain many adjustments based on its adaptation, those changes were not simply a means by whichVIEW DOCUMENT
1098 words - 4 pagesFilmAnalysis: As Good As It GetsTri-Star Pictures starring Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, and Greg Kinnear released As Good As It Gets in 1997. It was produced and directed by James L. Brooks. The story and screenplay were written by Mark Andrus. The film is about a romance novelist named Melvin Udall, played by academy award winning actor Jack Nicholson, who suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and how he is crippled byVIEW DOCUMENT
1942 words - 8 pagesHollywood film producers have always taken interest in depicturing the alternative worlds of particular kinds and types. We might consider as a good example the techniques in which the contrast worlds are being embodied in Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind, and how, in that film, main character Joel Barish attempts to regulate his memories and not let them be vanished. While watching this film we unwittingly get involved into the alternate world of Joel’s memories. The integral aspect in the film’s successful portrayal of the parallel reality from the first sight seems to be related to the specific film shooting or editing technique; however, the philosophy of the filmVIEW DOCUMENT
5468 words - 22 pages that directly interacts with songs also requires a great deal of skill by the composer, music editor and music supervisor.A specific analysis of each film's music must be performed in order to properly examine and understand the music theory involved in film scoring. Such an endeavor is problematic because in comparison with more traditional forms of composition (such as the sonata form of the symphony or string quartet for example), relatively very little formal, objective musical study examines the compositional techniques of film scoring.Music created for use with another artistic medium is not a new subject. Music can characterize certain settings and enhance theVIEW DOCUMENT
2451 words - 10 pages 191) just as Jimmy must constantly battle the dark forces in the film.
8 Mile is a perfect example of a both valorized and victimized white character that is not just accepted by black culture and a black industry, but dominates and becomes superior to those who created it. An example of this is the previously discussed domination of The Free World. Hughey argues that these film representations do not elevate the view of lower socioeconomic classes or people of color, rather they demonize them and these representations are juxtaposed with that of the pure white messiah-like figure in the film (479). However, 8 Mile is unique and admittedly paradoxical. Jimmy Smith starts off as a “darkVIEW DOCUMENT
2029 words - 8 pages from the tension between a director's personality and his material. This conception of interior meaning comes to what Astruc defines as mise-en-scene, but not quite. It is not quite the vision of the work a director projects nor quite his attitude towards life. It is ambiguous "(Sarris 1962: 4-5).Jean-Luc Godard was considered by Cahier critics as an auteur, as a radical and experimental member of the French new wave directors, making films which had repercussions for social and film-making concerns. Godard's films had intertextual references and quotations from outside films which some viewed as making Godard a valuable director. A Bout De Souffle (Godard, 1959, France) is an example ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1301 words - 5 pages to note because Hip Hop is no longer tied to solely African Americans as William Boone writes in his book, The Beautiful Struggle: An Analysis of Hip Hop Icons, Archetypes, and Aesthetics, "Hip Hop is an American phenomenon. Hip Hop aesthetics are grounded in African American aesthetics yet they are greatly influenced by American pop culture iconography , aesthetics, and sensibilities" (Boone). Therefore, even though the film fails to touch bases on a number of important things that helped to develop Hip Hop, it does excel in some ways by explaining how other cultures were influenced by it.
In addition, the film seems to lack perhaps one of the most important aspects of Hip Hop, which isVIEW DOCUMENT