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Film Essay Examples

Juno film

...The camera then cuts to extreme close-ups of the smiles of her mother’s new family, the husband and their three “replacement kids”. To show the viewer that the mother has been out of the picture for a long time the camera cuts to a close up of numerous cactuses in a window. Juno’s voice over is explaining that her mother sends her one cactus every valentine’s day. In Juno, the mise-en-scene is frequently used to strengthen the message of the film. By using color values, lightning keys ...

Film Genres

...The movements of the characters in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are also accentuated in a “Mickey Mousing” technique that provides a light hearted touch to the characters in the animation. A films genre will definitely dictate the music that can be used in the film. The right music for a film will allow the emotions of the film to easily move past to the audience. The right music for the film genre helps emphasize the genre and create a more enjoyable experience for those viewing the film...

Semiotics. Film

...Bordwell says that "many film theorists believe that genres are ritualized dramas resembling holiday celebrations, ceremonies which are satisfying because they reaffirm cultural values with little variations". p. 99,Bordwell-Thompson,"Film Art", While Steave Neale stresses that "repetitive patterns and formulae are now perceived by many cultural commentators not as a law of the culture but as the law of the market". p23, Genre and Hollywood, Steave Neale Usually, genres do not remain constantly ...

Film Techniques

...Lighting creates either a bright scene or a dark scence to create an ambience. Lighting does many things: tells whether if it is day or night, it creates an atmosphere and a mood. It can help focus attention towards a specific part of the scene. Music is very important in a film. Although many viewers do not realsie the music it helps to create a mood and an atmosphere. Sound effects are easy to recognise. They are the simple sounds that can do so much more than the audience thinks. If it is the...

Film Journal

...These point of view shots are the culmination of Alicia and Sebastian’s betrayal of one another which are very interesting. 5. What are some of the things about the film that impressed you the most? In this move, each of the main character has difficulty in finding mutual trust with one another. Since each character has their own motive, they are only willing to open themselves up enough to achieve their goals. None of them admit to their true feelings until Devlin rescues Alicia, which final...

Film Camera

...1. What is a camera? A camera is a light-tight box containing a light sensitive material or device and a way of letting in a desired amount of light at specific times to create a picture on the light sensitive material. 2. What is a convex lens? A convex or converging lens will bend the light torward the center of the lens because one or both sides of the glass curve outward it also takes the various rays of light and bends them toward the same point which will eventually allow an image to form....

Cult Films

...It may or may not reflect the particular persuasions and leanings of the general populace and the rest of the masses, but as long as it applies to one individual, and an esoteric few, it makes every amount of difference. References “Cult Films. ” Film Site. Org. Tim Dirks. (2007) Retrieved 12 December 2007 <http://www. filmsite. org/cultfilms. html> “Top 50 Cult Films. ” Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 12 December 2007 <http://5mtl. com/ft/culttop. htm> “Top Cult Films. ”...

Avatar Film

...Driving the Natives away for the plentiful land, Europeans colonised what is now the Americas. Cameron wanted to expose us—the oblivious communities—to imperialism at its simplest: destroying one group’s livelihood for another’s own greed and wealth. In James Cameron’s film “Avatar,” Jake Sully is the protagonist and an important character for the reason that his newly established loyalty with the Na’vi helps them to keep their sacred land and home. He is important because he sta...

Film “Gothika"

...“Delusions” <http://www. minddisorders. com/Br-Del/Delusions. html>, November 18, 2007. Kassovitz, Mathieu (Director) and Sebastian Guitierrez (Writer). “Gothika”. USA:Columbia Pictures, 2003. McElroy, Wendy. “Battered Women’s Syndrome: Science or Sham? ” The Independent Institute, October 28, 2002< http://www. independent. org/aboutus/person_detail. asp? id=488> November 18, 2007. “Prognosis and Treatment”, <http://www. merck. com/mmpe/index. html> November 1...

Bmw Films

...In order to achieve a good segmentation of customers to attend these special events I would use the www. bmwfils. com web page to select (through the previously provided information by the customers) the ones that perfectly fit the brands criteria and the ones that have the most potential of becoming BMW customers. Assuming that BMW in the short term will have new products to launch and that the advertising budget will still be low in comparison with competitors, I believe that these events woul...

Film techniques

...In the first line of the poem “it was sad to hear” Skrzynecki has already established a sombre using the highly descriptive word ‘sad’. Similarly in the line ‘a dampness that slowly sank into our thoughts’ He continues this negativity through the sensual imagery of ‘dampness’ and the depressive symbolism of ‘sank into our thoughts’. Skrzynecki also uses the simile ‘like cattle bought for slaughter’ to link to the negativity shown in stanza 1, he also creates a sense of en...

Winter's Bone Film

...Winter’s Bone is shot at the same place in the Mountains in Missouri and it also shoots poor people something that is not typically seen in a Hollywood film. This movie also didn’t show the usage of phones, televesions, or any modern technology this comes to show another reason why this film can be considered an Independent film, because the movie was made with a low budget. It didn’t cost millions of dollars to shoot this movie like most Hollywood films do. The setting of the movie, the c...

"Titanic" Film Analysis

...Although it has the plot problems and is highly problematic with regards to the representation of social aspects, Titanic is one of the most successful films in terms of its acting, marvelous visual effects, high production cost and the delicious taste of its narrative. The different themes are blended together constructed around a love story, in an epic narrative with special effects and a sense of reality. Yet, whether or not it totally deserves 11 Oscar including “The Best Director” and ...

Crimson Tide film

...This results to Ramsey refusal to hold his fire waiting for second message confirmation but this time Hunter does not agree. This results to increase tension between the sailors as well as the officers on the board due to difference of there leaders had hyped and could result to a mutiny (Maslin 2008). Reference: Maslin, Janet (2008): Crimson Tide (1995). http://movies. nytimes. com/movie/134690/Crimson-Tide/overview Kempley, Rita (1995): Crimson Tide. Retrieved on 14th October 2008 from: http:/...

Zimbabwean Film Industry

...The interviewees may also be prone to lying or desist from filling up information in questionnaires that can portray the Zimbabwean Film Industry in a favourable light. It follows therefore that secondary data may be used as an optional source for information. The researcher is going to face difficulties in acquiring financial backup to facilitate the interviewees for a contusive environment to partake the research as well as funds to travel periodically to the different Film Institutions in the...

Films semiotic analysis

...Legally Blond (Luketic, 2001) is filled with sexuality, the entire movie is banter over what is it to be a woman. Worell certifies there are “Media stereotypes that suggest there are expected roles for women including women as sexual objects, women as submissive and less knowledgeable.” (2001, p.703)(Paraphrase) The myth is that women are not able to do anything except be a sexy doll-Barbie. Moreover clothing and hair color are key signifiers, with Elle choosing the colour pink for her cloth...

My favourite film

...Starting with Charulata, he took control of yet another filmmaking function by operating his own camera. “I realized,” he explained, “that working with new actors, they are more confident if they don’t see me; they are less tense. I remain behind the camera. And I see better and get the exact frame. ” Charulata was the best received of all Ray’s films to date, both in Bengal and abroad. In Bengal, it was generally agreed that he had done full justice to the revered Tagore—even if s...

About film Magnifico

...One recurring symbol used throughout the film was the Rubik’s cube which Gerry tried to solve for at least a year. His failure to solve it symbolized his family’s lack of accomplishment in delivering themselves out of poverty, despair and misery. After one problem piled after another Gerry could not bear it any longer and threw the Rubik’s cube out of his sight. After Magnifico’s death, Gerry discovered that Magnifico had solved the Rubik’s cube, putting everything in its proper place....

Hancock & film

...The visual of the scenes were good, however the shots and angles were not as good. There seemed to be something missing in the scenes. The sound in the film provided the audience well with aid to the visual but it was not quite enough. The film needed a tighter interconnection of the visual and the audio in the technical aspect so as to deliver the story well. And although the Mise-en-scene and the sounds of the film were independently provided well, it still lacked the spice to say that the fil...

Ideological Film Analysis

...Taking into consideration their routinary life of cashing into the the wedding, seducing and flirting with whoever girls will be attracted to their machismo, now being crucially involved in a family dominated by political realm, the best of friends have to made a choice whether to turn their back to what their “past life” brings them and finally embrace a new life tat is absolutely different from the one they get used to because of love. But little did they know that the past they are trying...

Film Music Critique

...The music grows louder adding more instruments such as large cymbals and carries into the credits. Goldenthal’s score was replaced in the final scene with Moby’s “God Moving Over the Face of the Water. ” Director Michael Mann felt that Moby’s music better represented a feeling of relief, that it was over, that Pacino finally got his guy. At the same time the music related the two characters. Opposite from the beginning where the music separated the two, here it connects them demonstrat...

Philippine Independent film

...(2013, 01). Level of Awareness on Philippine Independent Films.StudyMode.com. Retrieved 01, 2013, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Level-Of-Awareness-On-Philippine-Independent-1346190.html (2013, 09). Philippine Cinemas in the 90s. StudyMode.com. Retrieved 09, 2013, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Philippine-Cinemas-In-The-90S-39052510.html (2012, 07). Philippine Independent Films Versus Mainstream Movies: Intellectual Hunger or Escapist Entertainment?. StudyMode.com. Retrieved 07, 2012...

Bangladeshi Film Industry

...On one hand film-makers strongly disagree with cancelling the prohibition of Indian films, but on the other hand there are the owners of cinemas who would welcome and appretiate the opportunity to broadcast other films as that would boast their income. General impression is that the current state of film-making industry here is not viable and needs to be revamped. Which could happen by means of cooperating with foreign experts and this way learning and improving one´s skills, as a Bangladeshi d...

The film "Apocalypto"

...This is not the Maya we know"(Booth: Culture Shocker). In this movie, I also agree with Houston’s statement. I felt that there was missing of a lot of archeological evidence that could be used. Since this movie was based on Maya culture, it supposed to portrayed agricultural activities which was one of the most important element of Maya civilization; was totally ignored in this movie. The tribesmen village’s houses look like cages. There were no evidence of farming, weaving or maize-processi...

Film Girl interrupted

...In light of this support, Kaysen is able to gain recognition from the reader. Perhaps most profound is the emotion that her writing induces, leaving the reader in a state of reflection and questioning, and a state of compassion for her and her tribulations. The most effective tool a writer has is the ability to bring about emotion in the reader. This can be considered a basic requirement of all art forms; to promote an emotion that pushes the subject to reflect on the story laid before them and ...

Film “Dangerous Minds”

...The film demonstrated that everyone can teach, but not all can become a teacher. For a teacher not only teaches, but also inspires, leads and listens to the most intimate concern of her students. True enough, Lou Anne also tackled some of her pupil’s problems, wherein she made a home visit to his student (Raul) to inform his parents of how bright their son was in school. To his parent’s surprise, praises and upliftments were given by Ms. Johnson which changed his perspective in studying and ...

Coppola Film Style

...The element of close ups is another common element used by Coppola. In the Apocalypse Now! many close ups are used on Wilards face and eyes. These close ups are used to convey the emotions he has and to show how war is effecting his character. The intensity of Kurtz is also shown through the use of close ups. In the scene where he drops Cooks head in Wilards lap is an excellent example of this. Kurtz approaches Wilard and the camera focuses on the expression on his face, Kurtz shows no emotion ...

The Corporation Film

...Determining the roots for the ethical issues is really hard. Ethical issues goes back decades which is also shown with the IBM example during the second world war. The ethical aspect of corporates has become bigger in recent years I think. But maybe that’s just me. With documentary like this and different tv shows the ethical aspect has been on the radar more and people starting to realize more and more what is really going on in the corporate world, for example occupy. So determining what the...

Cinderella Man Film

...This scene in the film is very loud and gruesome, with sounds such as police sirens, breaking glass, people yelling and people vomiting. The camera shows lots of people running around, bodies on the ground and small fires everywhere. This scene uses a hand held camera to emphasise the franticness of the people, and shows the occasional close up of individual’s faces to show that they are scared. Immediately after it shows a close up of Mike’s face when he says ‘tell Sarah I’ll be late....

Baraka Film Review

...The final chapter shows old but still living cultures, architectural remains of past civilizations. It shows the efforts of humans to keep our world beautiful and to worship their own gods no matter what culture and thank them for the land they live on and survive off. In one evening sequence a desert sky turns black and stars roll by as they are filmed on a time lapse and the camera moves slowly closer to the trees. The feeling is like viewing the universe through a telescope and that we are al...

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