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Socially just schooling aims to offer every student an education of equality regardless of factors such as ethnicity, gender or social class. Often however, achieving social justice in schools can be complex when considering what lies outside classroom-control: a student's home environment and the level of their parents' participation. The film Take the Lead illustrates through two characters how schooling can be experienced differently by those from differing backgrounds. Rock, an African American young man comes from a lower social class with parents who appear to be completely uninvolved in his education at his local predominantly-black state school, whereas Caitlin is a white young lady...
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This essay includes figures, please see the attachment for the full version1. IntroductionMajor motion picture films can provide the places, objects and subjects for the gaze of many people, and for some, films may induce them to travel specifically to the locations where they were filmed (Riley, Baker & Van Doren, 1998). In the past, tourist benefit is serendipity of films or miniseries; however, the contemporary destination marketers systematically manipulate to place sights in the film or miniseries for attracting tourists (Cousins & Andereck, 1993). There became the film-induced tourism. Film and TV tourism is a newly arisen concept of tourism and culture that connects...
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Assignment-2Today, cinema is one of the biggest industries in the world. People spends great money to this industry and also they earn great money from this industry. Cinema always draws large audiences to the theaters. No matter what is the name of the film there is a potential audience for every film. Because of that cinema become one of the biggest industries in the world. People can go to cinema regardless of what film is showing but today there are many films are showing in one theatre, people have to choose one of them to watch. In this point posters of the films and trailers takes a very important place to choose the witch people want to see. To sell an object you have to advertise...
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Question:Discuss two or more of the following issues: story vs. plot, range of narration, depth of narration, and narrative structure. In addition, pay attention to the film's stylistic choices, and how they relate to formal strategies in the narrative and narration.The film "Speed", starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock is classed as a film where narrative plays a very large role in delivering the viewer with a broader understanding of the story or plot of the film. Narrative meaning a "chain of events in cause-effect relationship occurring in time and space" (Bordwell and Thompson, 2005).What the above statement merely translates to is a word were all very familiar with namely, story....
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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 has been nominated for 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. This paper will implement the semiotics analysis and introduce the theory of semiotics and review the history generally. Semiotics is the...
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The system of primary interest in this study was water-in-diluted Athabasca bitumen films. Formation of very stable water-in-oil emulsions is a major challenge for recovery of bitumen from oil sand deposits in Alberta-Canada. Emulsion studies 14-17 and works on single emulsion films 18,19 have shown that emulsion and film stability depends on type of solvent and solvent to bitumen (S/B) ratio. Furthermore, it was found that film behavior changes dramatically at so called critical (S/B) ratio 20, which coincides with formation of asphaltenes precipitates in solutions. In our previous work  we studied the stability of water-in-diluted films as a function of bitumen content at different...
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Did you know it is more to film broadcasting than just visible viewing it? The ability to analyze films implicates closely examination of cinematography. Cinematography refers to the process in film of lighting a shot and achieving quality in the visual images that are captured. The cinematographer in any film is also known as the director of photography and may be either an artist or a technician. It is this individual who is responsible for ensuring that the images appearing on screen are presented to reflect the mood or the emotional effect and the style seen by the film director, producer, and writer as essential to conveying its meaning. The director of photography works closely...
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The 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
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The Film Elizabeth
“Based on the story of the rise of young Elizabeth Tudor to Queen of
England, Elizabeth depicts the early life of a woman of independent
spirit who ascends to the throne in 1558 to a reign of intrigue and
betrayal. The conflict of private affairs and personal friendships
with her duty as a monarch to achieve national unity; form the basis
of a story that is both heart-breaking and inspiring…” – Alison Owen
Charles Barr referred to films which are set in and represent a
particular image of Britain, as heritage or period films. When viewing
this film, it was clear that certain conventions of the heritage film
genre can be applied...
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Film Analysis 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 this...
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How Actors Contribute to a FilmIntroductionActors play an important role in the making and success of a film. Actors contribute much to the quality of a film and little to its fundamental conception. The creation of each role plays is defined by the actor and determines what makes the characters come to life within the film. Throughout this essay Team B has determined what an actor contributes to a film and why they are important to the success of a film.What is the goal of acting?The central goal of acting is character development. Character development is the ability of an actor to successfully become a living representation of a proposed character created by a writer for a film. An actor...
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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 a...
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There 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, because of...
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It is through difference that similarity is discovered. In genre analysis, films of a cinematic genre are analyzed with relation to how they conform to, or stray from, the conventions of other films within the same genre. By remaining within the context of a genre, yet at the same time moving as far from it as possible, certain filmmakers test the limits of a genre. Nonfiction cinema has long been upheld as providing an objective, truthful presentation of reality. It is precisely this conception of nonfiction cinema that the following filmmakers question: the work of Frederick Wiseman challenges the possibility of being objective, Errol Morris explores the nature of truth, while Bruce...
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Canadian filmmaker and cinephile, Guy Maddin once said, “I do feel a bit like Dracula in Winnipeg. I’m safe, but can travel abroad and suck up all sorts of ideas from other filmmakers… Then I can come back here and hoard these tropes and cinematic devices.” Here, Maddin addresses his filmmaking saying that he takes aspects from different film styles and appropriates them into his own work. In The Saddest Music in the World (2003), Maddin uses a combination of French Surrealist filmmaking and classical American Hollywood cinema, specifically melodrama, to create his own style. In an article by William Beard, Steven Shaviro talks about Maddin’s filmmaking, and he links Surrealism and...
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A 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 an...
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MemorandumsTo: Director Mr. JohnsonFrom: XXXDate: July 8, 2004Subject: Consultant, The Closet________________________________________________________________________After an analysis of the film, The Closet, I am pleased to report the film is realistic. There are several areas of the films truthfully reflect the values with today society. I have recognized three themes where the film is realistic:· Ethical Conflicts· Character Portrayals· Story DevelopmentEthical ConflictsThe film recognizes that even if sexual minorities have become politically and legally enfranchised in most Western nations, but overt...
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Effective Use of Sound Techniques in Fritz Lang’s Film, M
M was directed by Fritz Lang and was released in Germany in 1931. M follows the story of a strand of child murders in a German city. In a hunt for the murderer the police as well as the organized criminal underground of this German city search rapidly for the killer of these innocent children. The specific elements that Fritz Lang uses to express his view of what the sound should be are, how particular sound techniques shape the film, and how the sound affects the story. In a shot by shot analysis of a series scenes that uses diegetic sound the audience can understand what Lang's intentions for sound was for this film.
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This was an assignment where I was supposed to do a rhetorical analysis over the documentary Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism. We were supposed to discuss the message of the essay and talk about how to improve it.**************************************************Journalism, by definition of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is defined as "the collection and editing of news for presentation through the media." In the movie "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism," Robert Greenwald examines Fox News' claims to be a fair and balanced reporting network. After dissecting more closely the network's policies and reporting methods, it is revealed that they are instead completely...
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Analysis 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 day....
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Analysis 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 same as our real time. Films or television series' usually go through at least one day in just half and hour, while "Run Lola Run" actually uses 20 minutes as 20 minutes. By...
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Analysis 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 in...
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Stereotypes in the Film The Matrix
The purpose of this paper is to expose some of the stereotypes present in the film The Matrix, directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski. In order to accomplish this we shall see that although The Matrix is considered to be a film about rebellion, it contains several stereotypical portrayals, which actually make it a film that supports the status quo. We shall also see that the African American characters in The Matrix (the Oracle, Tank, Dozer, and Morpheus) are all depicted in the stereotypical servant roles. Furthermore, the women (Trinity and Switch) in this film are portrayed stereotypically; that is, they are either reduced to a caring/nurturing role...
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Essay #3: Film Analysis
November 14, 2005
Film Analysis: As Good As It Gets
Tri-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 by overpowering fear associated with this disorder. Helen Hunt plays the waitress from Brooklyn that serves Melvin every morning at his favorite restaurant in Manhattan....
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Spirited Away, titled Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi in Japan, follows a young girl named Chihiro on an adventurous, yet threatening journey into a magical realm after her parents are turned into pigs. She forms relationships with people that will help her find her way back home such as Haku, Zeniba, and Mr. Kamaji. She also encounters those like Yubaba who try to make her time in the realm of spirits difficult. Spirited Away quickly became Japan’s highest grossing film of all time. It received many great reviews in every aspect of filmmaking. It won several awards, including A Golden Bear in 2002 at the Berlin International Film Festival, and an Academy Award in 2003 for Best Animated Film....
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Features of Narrative and Genre in First Ten Minutes of Minority Report
Minority Report has the definite genre of a futuristic sci-fi. Right
from the start of the film there are genre conventions to show the
viewer what type of film they are watching. At the beginning, the
title sequences are contrasted in dark and light shades of blue and
the title sequences move like water. The colour blue is used often in
futuristic films because it makes everything look futuristic and
digital. And the title sequence moves like water, again highlighting
the advanced technology which the film is set in. In today’s modern
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Baz Luhrmann's film Romeo and Juliet includes everything Shakespeare intended in his play: hate, violence, and a forbidden love leading to tragic suicide. Luhrmann has cleverly taken the play and enacted it in a way that includes all the main elements of Shakespeare's version of the story, combined with the elements of a modern action film. Not only has he created his own interpretation, Luhrmann also is able to keep his film accurate due to filmic codes. In his rendition of Romeo and Juliet, Baz Luhrmann has represented the characters Tybalt, Juliet, and Mercutio accurately through their costuming.In his feature film, Baz Luhrmann uses the filmic code of costuming to accurately portray...
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The 1960s film Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock was groundbreaking and continues to influence film making to this day. The film has been credited as being the foundation for modern day horror films and launching the “slasher” sub-genre. Alfred Hitchcock was known as the master of suspense which definitely proved to be true through all of his movies, especially his most influential film, Psycho, which surprised the audience with shocking bursts of violence and provocative sexual explicitness thus changing cinema forever.
Although it may have not been his best film it became one of his most successful. Psycho was a change in pace for Hitchcock. Movies directed by him usually consist of a...
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When the influential French film theorist Andre Bazin is mentioned, an image of an asymptote, a curve which gradually approaches a straight line but which meets it only at infinity will automatically conjures up in my mind. By that asymptote Bazin actually means a images for the relation between film and reality. (pp 339.As one of the most sincere and substantial defender of realism in the cinema, Bazin believes that films should represent the reality of ordinary people's life and social change, and the primary function of showing the spectator the real world. By elaborating the objectivity of photography as the rescuer of painting from the obsession of realism, he argued that cinema shared...
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Critical 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
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An analysis of The Psycho - Thriller Genre with particular reference to Basic Instinct (1992), Fatal Attraction (1987) and Single White Female (1992).Genre goes back to the earliest forms of cinema and was seen as a way of organising films according to type. It wasn't until the 1960's that Genre was introduced into the use of main stream theory. The French critic André Bazin was actually already using the term in the 1950's when making reference to the western. Narrative involves the telling of real or fictitious events. Narrative refers to the codes and conventions, which includes the mise-en-scene. Narrative in cinema tends to follow a fairly standard set of rules.The distinctive...
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REEL TO REAL: THE HISTORY OF PHILIPPINE FILMS Introduction The youngest of the Philippine arts, film has evolved to become the most popular of all the art forms. Introduced only in 1897, films have ranged from silent movies to talkies; black and white to color. Outpacing its predecessors by gaining public acceptance, from one end of the country to the other, its viewers come from all walks of life. Nationwide, there are more than 1000 movie theaters. Early in the 1980s, it was estimated in Metro Manila alone, there were around 2.5 million moviegoers. As an art form, it reflects the culture and the beliefs of the people it caters to and most times, is the one who shapes their...
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1)IntroductionThis paper will also analyse the nature of risk environment facing the producer and distributor and the actions taken to reduce such risk. What will follow is an analysis of the US film industry and the film released during 1992. I will look at star and genre distribution and also market share of the major US distributors.Annual Distribution of revenuesThe annual distribution of revenues seems to be declining gradually from the top ten films to the films in the lower ranks. During 1992 Aladdin was the biggest box office smash generating $214.4 million. The lowest ranking film was High Strung, which made $904 (see appendix 1 for full top 50 and bottom 50 films).There are three...
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Eric Blodgett, Film 220, Professor Keating
UC Santa Barbara, 2006
Historical Analysis, Citizen Kane:
Citizen Kane, directed by Orson Welles, was an exemplary and ground-breaking work. In narrative structure and film style, Welles challenged classical Hollywood conventions and opened a path for experimentation in the later 1940s. Gregg Toland's deep-focus cinematography and Welles' use of low-key lighting are often discussed aspects of the movie. True, these were areas of innovation, but when watching the movie in class I was particularly struck by the use of camera movement, or "mobile framing" as described in Film Art. In...
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8th 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 to...
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The New Wave flourished for a relatively short period, between 1959 and 1963, when certain historical, technological, and economic factors combined to give considerable influence to a number of young French filmmakers who had started out as film critics, theorists, and historians. Aside from Truffaut, the most well known New Wave directors were Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette, and Eric Rohmer, all of whom wrote polemical articles on the cinema in the 1950s for the film journal Cahiers du Cin�ma, founded and edited by Andr� Bazin....
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Hollywood 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 film...
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Film Analysis: 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 by overpowering fear associated with this disorder. Helen Hunt plays the waitress from Brooklyn that serves Melvin every morning at his favorite restaurant in Manhattan. Greg Kinnear plays Melvin's gay neighbor who is unexpectedly hospitalized. As Good As It Gets accurately...
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China’s Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution (GPCR) is a well-documented period in world history, but the most profound records are found vivified in the literature and films later into the 20th century, respectively. One of the most profound novels is “To Live”, authored by Yu Hua, which as a fictional narrative offers both a unique and realistic sense of the time period at the individual level. However, the provocative film adaptation directed by Zhang Yimou in 1994 was formidable enough that it was banned in Mainland China. Zhang paints a more realistic picture of how the GPCR influenced Chinese society but adds zest to Hua’s ambiguity but acceptable imperfection. ...
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Blade Runner is a 1980's science fiction movie that is directed by Ridley Scott, and that stars numerous well known actors, such as Harrison Ford, Sean Young, and Daryl Hannah. Although, if you are expecting a Star Wars or 2001 a Space Odyssey type movie, be prepared for disappointment. The movie is based on the story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.Unlike most other futuristic movies Blade Runner has a dark and pessimistic view of the future. It takes place in 2019 in Las Angeles, which is full of acid rain, decaying skyscrapers, and masses of people. The movie focuses around genetically designed human replicants that have been made as slaves for the humans. At the...
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Barthes claimed in 1977 that the author was dead and authorial intention had no place in criticism of texts, placing the importance of deciphering meaning fully with the reader (Barthes 1977 142 - 148). However, since 1948, many critics have focused on the director of films as the 'author' placing their own meanings and intentions within a film which was to be interpreted. This essay will look at how much this idea of the 'auteur' is used in studying films and how opposing critics can read films in differing ways, dismissing the auteur as the sole artist.The authorship theory attempted to break down any barriers which existed between art cinema and commercially produced Hollywood cinema, and...
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Com. Arts 250Nicole NaudiOctober 29 2013Form and Style of Black SwanDarren Aronofsky's 2010 drama, Black Swan, is a psychosexual thriller that beautifully exemplifies the wild and imaginative artistic direction usually present in his films. Black Swan follows the story of Nina (Natalie Portman), a professional ballerina struggling with portraying both the White Swan and the Black Swan in her dance company's modern twist on Tchaikovsky's ballet, Swan Lake. This battle of character slowly spins Nina into a psychological torment that often breaches her physical life. Or does it? Aronofsky masterfully portrays ideas of perfection, obsession and lust through stark visual, color oriented contrasts...
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The New Wave flourished for a relatively short period, between 1959 and 1963, when certain historical, technological, and economic factors combined to give considerable influence to a number of young French filmmakers who had started out as film critics, theorists, and historians. Aside from Truffaut, the most well known New Wave directors were Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette, and Eric Rohmer, all of whom wrote polemical articles on the cinema in the 1950s for the film journal Cahiers du Cinéma, founded and edited by André Bazin. Although the style and content of the films they eventually would make varied considerably, New Wave directors...
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The film Elizabeth is ambiguous unto whether or not it was faithful. Generally, the outline of the film is correct, but certain factors have been modified and some created to create more drama and interest. However, there are many historical inaccuracies; this is for dramatical purposes, making the film valuable to those who wish to view it for entertainment purposes, rather than educational. Whilst the film gives an outline of events, it cannot be relied on for factuality. Nevertheless, it provides insight into the lifestyle she led; we see how the people of the time dressed and how Elizabeth lived. Three events that have been distorted are the relationship between Elizabeth and Robert...
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Even before film, music has been used to enhance dances, rituals, ceremonies and plays because of music's ability to characterize certain settings and determine the audience's reaction. Filmmakers also use music to accompany their works for several practical and aesthetic reasons. The job of creating the musical accompaniment for film has taken various forms, but as film production and technology has evolved, the process of scoring music for films has been refined into a standard process. This process creates a set of parameters a composer must work within in order to create new music for a film or in some cases adjust existing music. Composers invent innovative forms of musical expression...
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The influence of Hip-Hop has never been as great as it is in this day and age. Often dismissed by a majority of America as simply a fad, hip hop has become a global phenomenon and has arguably been the most popular form of music for the past three decades. Hip-Hop has influenced art, language, fashion, culture, and sports. This music has been used to teach elementary level children, it has been taught in undergraduate universities and serves as a bridge for hundreds of philanthropies. The influence of Hip-Hop has also been felt in films. These films range from fictional works, documentaries, and autobiographies. A film known as, Something from Nothing by famous rapper Ice T sheds light on...
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Critical Analysis of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird
I will present a critical analysis on the film 'To kill a Mockingbird'
which is based on the award winning novel by Harper Lee.
To kill a Mockingbird is a film where a courageous, warm hearted and
distinguished lawyer takes a case on board to defend a black mans
human rights. His compassionate defence against the civil liberties of
an exceedingly marginalised black man, Tom Robinson and their human
rights and individual liberties in general, cost's him friendships and
the town's respect. On the other hand, he earns the love and
admiration of his two children; they in particular need that awe as...
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He Auteur Have Known Better.Andrew Sarris and the politicization of American film authorship.Andrew Sarris first gained prominence through the importation of many of principals first presented within the pages of Cahier Du Cinema, a French journal which dealt solely with the critical interpretation of films, and the goal of creating standardized set of film theories. Many of the Cahiers most innovative beliefs were rooted in the critical appreciation of American film, a previously marginalized art form, which offered a refreshing alternative to the stagnant nature of their own national cinema. Cahier critic Francois Truffault, attempted to justify the appreciation of this popular...
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EXISTENTIALISM IN FILM I could not say where or how existentialist themes first emerged in film. Often times, critics will point to the work of Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini as early examples. Indeed, these two men are titans in their art, and they will be discussed in this essay. However, it occurs to me that a certain genre of film being made in America during the late forties and early fifties perhaps deserves credit for treating very early, if not for the first time, subject matter and themes that might rightly be called "existential" while perhaps not directly inspired by formal existentialist thought. These films were shot in rich black and white, draped in shadows spliced by...