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  • Scene The Camera
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    The movie starts out with a high above the ocean shot with a sailboat floating around. Then another comes and bumps into Robin William's boat. They than know that there is a love connection or you could say that they were soul mates. During these scene the camera was flying past the boats just above their heads. As the film continued the camera shots just became so what easy to notice but the editing was seamless. Now there was a shot of the two getting married and walking down the aisle. Here t...
  • Shots And Sequences
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    CLOSE ANALYSIS OF SHORT CUTS By Valerie Dominguez The purpose of the initial scene, while the credits are still rolling, is to introduce us to the abundance of characters, situations and interpersonal relations that take place in an urban setting and to see life beyond the control that its characters have upon it. It observes the inevitable and unpredictable changes in relationships, their evolution and the interactions between the different couples that sometimes enrich but mostly threaten thei...
  • Kids Film Tom
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    A Drunken Fool 1. INT. A BAR - NIGHT Sitting at a run-down smoky bar, TOM, a middle-aged photographer, while drunk tells a story to a off-screen character. TOM (Mumbling loudly) What's my problem? I'll tell you my problem. See, I work my ass off all day, I'm a photographer and a really shitty one. I can't seem to do anything right even if I try my hardest. I let my nephew and his friends down. Tom takes a first shot, starting a line of empty shot glasses. Takes a long pause and starts talking ag...
  • Sam And Marion
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    An Analysis of the Opening Sequence from Alfred Hitchcock Psycho Just like a building, a film needs a strong foundation to build on in order to be successful. This foundation is found in the starting moments of the film. In Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock successfully uses the first sequence to set a foundation on which he builds an interesting plot in order to keep us, the viewers, involved in the movie. Hitchcock immediately suggesting a "psycho" theme as the credits begin. A musical composition cons...
  • Felix
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    Pashazade by Jon Courtenay GrimwoodThe sound of fountains came in stereo. A deep splash from the courtyard below and a lighter trickle from the next room, where open arches cut in a wall that over-looked the courtyard had marble balustrades stretched between supporting pillars. It was that kind of house. Old, historic, near derelict in places. 'Ambient temp 81 Fahrenheit, humidity sixty-two percent... ' The American spoke clearly, reading the data from the face of his watch, then glanced through...
  • Howard's Representation Of The Rural Irish Landscape
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    Far and Away fades in with a slow fly-over shot of a crashing Atlantic Ocean on a partly sunny day, off the coast of what could not be mistaken for anywhere but Ireland. The wide-angled overhead continues, and the film title emerges as the camera lifts up and over the craggy cliffs and shoreline of rural Ireland; our sense of place reinforced by a backing of cheery Celtic flute music. The opening credits continue to roll as the camera glides over a lush green, hilly landscape, accented by late a...
  • Film Terminology General Terms Shot
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    WRITING A FILM REVIEW Be sure to check out film terminology! In writing your film review, remember that your writing is intended to be persuasive. Additionally, your writing should demonstrate clearly that you not only viewed the film, but also read the novel or play which formed the basis of the film. Paragraph 1: Offer your overall impression of the film while mentioning the movie's title, director, and key actors. Paragraph 2: Summarize the plot of the film, noting differences from the origin...
  • Personalities Of Somerset And Mills
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    "Ernest Hemming way once wrote, 'the world is a fine place and worth fighting for,' I agree with the second part". The movie Seven ends with that quote stated by Somerset, attempting to justify the many moral dilemmas touched upon by the movie but mainly to bring the character of Somerset and the audience back to the beginning. The symmetry of the characters that the quote creates between the beginning of the movie and the end would have been lost if the director David Fincher would have gone wi...
  • Technique Of Shot Motivation
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    'Casablanca:' A New Perspective Throughout history, the film industry has seen many directing styles and techniques. The early part of the 20th century saw a factory style of film production, but as the years went by, director's began to employ new and untried techniques in their pictures. One such technique which these director's implemented was a new approach to the use of the camera and camera angles. ' Casablanca,' an Academy Award winning film of 1942 saw director Michael Curtizmanipulate t...
  • Side Shot Neo And Trinity
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    The Matrix Directed by the Wachowski Brothers " Buckle your seat belt Dorothy, because Kansas is going bye-bye". -Cypher (Hugo Weaving) "Through all the action we " re trying to tell a story and there is a lesson to be learned. The movie has a meaning and a positive message. It's a story for the fight for individuality and compassion and coming to terms with the world. It has such heart and soul". -Keanu Reeves " Expect the unexpected". -The Wachowski Brothers Written and directed by the Wachows...
  • Children's Scenes And The Jews Being
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    Schindler's List is a docudrama by Steven Speilberg that portrays the inhumanity of Hitler's Germany during the second world war in respect to the devastating treatment of the Jews. This paper will look closely at visual elements in the film and how they develop and relate to the mentality of the Germany during that time. In dealing with such an incomprehensible and complex catastrophe Speilberg carries the reality to the viewer partially through the use of visual elements such as brutal violenc...
  • Neil And Del
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    Story line: it's two day till thanksgiving and Neil page just finish his business trip in new York city and all he wants to do is catch his flight back to Chicago to be with his family for the holiday. Instead, his flight got cancelled and he meets an over friendly guy with a huge blabbermouth and tell to many bad jokes. Pretty much the guy you don t want to get stuck with and the one that would drive you insane. Del Griffith the corky zany shower curtain salesman who always has some kind of adv...
  • Definition Of A High Angle Shot
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    Nicholas Gaming Cinematic Techniques The extraordinary film The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut, 1959) skillfully uses cinematic devices appropriately within the context of the theme. Part of the underlying theme of this movie as explained by Truffaut himself is, .".. to portray a child as honestly as possible... ". (Writing About Film, 1982). It is the scenes in this movie that are most helpful in disclosing the overall theme of the film. Within the scenes, the camera angles in this film play an i...
  • Norton Between Gettys And Kane
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    Sequence Analysis Paper: Citizen Kane Citizen Kane, directed by Orson Welles, is perhaps one of the world's greatest movies ever produced. Viewers journey the life of one man, Charles Foster Kane, from his idealistic days of being the "people's champion", to his ultimate demise resulting from his lust for the American dream of fame and success. From the scene depicting Kane's meeting Jim Gettys, the audience observes that Kane has aborted his youthful ambitions and has become self-absorbed, whic...
  • Hospital With A Medium Shot Of John
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    John Q. Archibald and his wife have found out that their son has a heart condition. This condition is so severe that he will not survive without heart transplant surgery. John believes that he has insurance to cover this surgery but finds out this is not the case. He begins a campaign to get his insurance to cover the cost of the surgery as well as fund raising to help with the medical expenses for his son's hospitalization and surgery. The hospital refuses to put Mike Archibald on the list for ...
  • Lina As Kathy Off Screen
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    In the "Golden Age" of the studio system, musicals were popular fare. Stars were defined as much by their singing and dancing skills as they were by their acting skills, screen presence, and good looks. Though music has been a part of movies almost as long as sound itself, it took time before the movie musical developed into a mature genre. Perhaps the final step in the musical genres coming of age came with the advent of the integrated musical in which songs are linked to both narrative and cha...
  • The Camera Angles And Shot Compositions Change
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    Dramatic tension, a fundamental cinematic attribute found in film, draws in audience interest through calamity, mystery, action, or anything attention-grabbing. However, without proper shot staging, the scene will not portray the dramatic tension in the intended way. Therefore, the filmmaker must take staging into account when producing a scene which involves dramatic tension. Shot composition became a big deal in cinema from the beginning, as it could make or break the mood of a scene. For exam...
  • Camera Pans Around Hal
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    In Shallow Hal we follow the main character in his attempt to find a beautiful women, up to when he meets a famous self-help guru, Hal has very low views and opinions of women, we soon find out that Hal has been told to focus on the inner beauty of people and from then on, that's all he sees, until he finds the women that he loves and has the ability to visually see her as she originally is, which brings Hal's old personality back into play. This experience that Hal has been through, has made hi...
  • Lester And Carolyn And Shot
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    American Beauty is one of the best films I have ever seen. The Academy gave the movie a Picture of the Year award, among other honors. There are many good uses of cinematography throughout the film. I will be describing how cinematography is used to enhance what is happening in that particular scene. The theme in American Beauty is suburban life. It's all there, the self-centered good-looking blonde, the morbid unattractive teenage daughter. The similar houses with gardens and perfect grass, and...

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