• Mise En Scene Craig Shot Family
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    Aneroxia Nervosa SHOT BY SHOT ANALYSIS SHOT ONE CINEMATOGRAPHY: The points made where that the shot will start off as a birds eye view and zero in to a wide shot of a typical home. The point in this is to create a typical family home scene, in an ordinary neighbourhood so to emphasize that Craig is simply a bad egg and evoke emotion (in particular sympathy) from audience. A police car will enter the shot and the sounds will stop, the scene will be cut shortly after SOUND: I have not chosen music...
  • Sunset Blvd Mise En Scene
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    The Thematic Intentions of Sunset Boulevard The film Sunset Boulevard directed by Billy Wilder and staring the main characters of Norma Desmond, Joe Gillis, and Max Von May erling is ideal example of how important film making techniques help depict a movie's core theme intentions with vivid clarity. Classic Hollywood is the first thing that comes to mind when one speaks about this film's style. This signature category combined with the visual style of realism and it's continuity editing; detaile...
  • Mise En Scene Movie Made Boy
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    Mise-en-scene is the principle by which a piece of film will derive its meaning wholly from what happens in the single shot and not from the relationship between two shots. For example the director might include shots with various composition, angle, depth, movement, and lighting. Citizen Kane has many good examples to show Mise-on-scene usage. The scene that I believe is the most significant and powerful mise-en-scene that I have this seen this semester exists in this movie. This occurs when t...
  • Mise En Scene In Napoleon Dynamite
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    In Napoleon Dynamite (Jared Hess, 2004), the character known as Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) is quite a unique fellow. His quirkiness and eccentricity are what make him as a character; they are the primary traits of his personality. Keep in mind, however, that he is not the only odd character in the film, but he has his own peerless way of defining himself separate from any other character (s). This effect is achieved through certain cinematic techniques that director Jared Hess utilizes in ord...
  • Themes In Blue Velvet
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    Exploring the Dark Side: Contrasting Themes in "Blue Velvet" The subconscious psyche is one of the most fascinating and almost completely inexplicable aspects of human behavior. Even more intriguing than merely the subconscious is the notion of a darker, more repressed side that many individuals refuse to acknowledge exists within them. In David Lynch's film "Blue Velvet," the director attempts to explore the psyche of a young man named Jeffrey Beaumont, most notably the clash between his darker...
  • Mise En Scene Don Movie Camera
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    The hit musical 'Singin' in the Rain' may possibly be one of if not the greatest musicals of all time. With it's tale of the film world of the mid 1920'sand its creative underlining love story between Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), it provokes the interest of someone who would not generally be attracted to a musical. It is a classic masterpiece that set the standards that musical films of today will be judged by. It is a classic performance by the great Gene Kelly ...
  • American Beauty Video Camera
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    In American Beauty, 1999, directed by Sam Mendes, we are confronted with the permeating images that have consumed mainstream American life. Mendes exploits these images as constructions that we created around ourselves as a means of hiding our true selves. Mendes is able to implicate us in the construction and make us active viewers by exploiting our voyeuristic nature. In American Beauty Mendes uses the voyeuristic tendencies of the spectator to acknowledge the permeating constructed images. M...
  • Forrest Gump Movie Story Bench
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    Ideology The themes in the movie Forrest Gump are believed by some to be the search for destiny while understanding that simple is good. The movie features many ideas for someone s destiny. For example, are we all just floating around on a breeze or we all have a destiny in life that we need to figure out. The style of the movie is told by a man telling his life story from his point of view. The culture in this movie is based on life in the United States, a southern boy who was put into school b...
  • Mise En Scene Ada Nature Campion
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    There is passion in all of us. Some of us struggle all our lives to express this vivid personal sense. Others find companions who have that mutual understanding of their shared emotions, overcoming any obsticale that seems to prevent this fusion. This is just one of the many themes discussed in Jane Campion's The Piano. Ada, our beautifully articulate, but silent heroine is the closest to feeling this fulfillment. She, consciously or subconsciously, chooses to ignore society's conventional way ...
  • George Melies Trip The Moon
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    In the early 1900's Georges Melies introduced his film "A Trip To The Moon" to audiences in France. This film, when first seen by viewers at this time, was jaw dropping. Melies who happened to be a magician, and illusionist before becoming a filmmaker, made one of the first-ever narratives in motion picture history. Similarly throughout "Trip To The Moon" and many of his later films, Melies, who also worked in theatre, took full advantage of what is known as Mise-en-scene. Mise-en-scene is defin...
  • American Beauty Film Make Scene
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    Mise-en-Scene: American Beauty Just to refresh everybody's memory, mise-en-scene literally means "setting up a scene." There are six elements that make up mise-en-scene: acting, costume and make-up, setting, lighting, composition or space and last but not least time. The film that I chose for this particular topic was American Beauty. In my opinion, American Beauty is like mise-en-scene candy. In each frame of this film, there is so much to say about each of the elements of mise-en-scene. I will...
  • German Expressionism Fritz Lang's M
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    Into the Underworld The film M, directed by Fritz Lang and written by K aes, was created in 1931. The movie was made right after the German Expressionistic movement ended in 1926. M takes place in Berlin, Germany, where a child murderer is on the loose. The murderer, Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre), has been creating problems for the criminal underworld's businesses, so they too, along with the police, are interested in capturing Beckert. The story develops in a desolate urban landscape which includ...
  • Mise En Scene Rumble Fish
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    In the film industry, the various amount of different types of film are incredible. But as different as films may seem, they all have one element that links them all together. That element is known as Mise-en-scene. Mise-en-scene is a French phrase that means "putting into the scene." Mise-en-scene includes elements such as setting, lighting, costume, and figure movement and expression (acting). In the films Rumble Fish and Meet Me in St. Louis, the elements of mise-en-scene are highly visible....
  • Mise En Scene Jake Shot Joey
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    The society one lives in invariably influences the vocational path that person chooses to take. For example, living within a communist society, a person's career is chosen solely by interest or inheritance because every person earns the same amount whether they are a doctor or a janitor. But in our capitalistic, free market society, people are often driven by the desire for money. Sometimes people are able to both enjoy their profession and earn a substantial amount of money, as in the case with...
  • Witness Peter Weir Contemporary Society
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    How does the film Witness explore isolation and violence? In your answer, you should refer closely to at least two scenes and explore the ideas, forms and cinematic language used in the film. In the film 'Witness', Peter Weir illustrates the clash of two worlds. Weir's main purpose in this film is to show the division of societies, juxtaposing the Amish society with the contemporary society. Weir explores the main themes of isolation and violence between the two societies. Weir depicts his admir...
  • Kiss Me Deadly Film Noir
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    The opening shot of Robert Aldrich's, Kiss Me, Deadly is of an empty country road during a dark night. There's a woman frantically running down the road; we see flashes of her feet and hear the staccato sound of her sobbing and gasping for breath. She attempts to flag down a car. The first simply passes, as does the second. A third car approaches and she stands directly in its path, forcing the impressive Jag to swerve off the road. There's a close up shot of the driver, Mike Hammer, who angrily...