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  • Low Budget Cult Films
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    Certain films which today are regarded as classics of American cinema - John Ford's The Searchers (1956), Orson Welles' Citizen Kane (1941), the Judy Garland musical The Wizard Of Oz (1939), Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life (1946), Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940) - are, or at least used to be, cult films. Box-office disappointments when they were released, these films were kept alive over the decades not by reviewers or studios or theaters, but by film goers who loved them. This devotion eventu...
  • Hitchcock's Films
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    From the site: web By Esteban Mejia Mesa (2001) Psycho (1960) Perhaps no other film changed so drastically Hollywood's perception of the horror film as did PSYCHO. More surprising is the fact that this still unnerving horror classic was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, a filmmaker who never relied upon shock values until this film. Here Hitchcock indulged in nudity, bloodbaths, necrophilia, transvestism, schizophrenia, and a host of other taboos and got away with it, simply because he was Hitchcock...
  • Assembling The Scene The Film Editor
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    Imagine a young child, eye level with a floor full of miniature toys, concentrating intently on building a make-believe world. To the child, the toys are not miniature figures made of plastic or wood. They are real characters with real adventures. The child frames the action, crafting scenes that unfold in a world of imagination. Looking through the lens of a camera as actors bring to life a writer's story, the filmmaker is also peering into a world of imagination. The director, producer, actors...
  • Steven Spielbergs Films
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    Rob Martinelle American Literature C Block Research Paper: Final Draft 18 May, 1999 Steven Spielberg: Revolutionary and Visionary Who would have thought that a brilliant career in filmmaking could have originated with a modest jar of Skippy Peanut Butter smeared on a neighbors window in a tiny Cincinnati suburb One might not think that such an average boyhood prank could evolve a boy into a man who would become the most financially successful film director in history. Well, that is exactly where...
  • Most Powerful Scenes In The Movie
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    "The Blair Witch Project" The movie "The Blair Witch Project" is one that seemed to cause a commotion amongst film reviewers and the actual public. It's a very interesting film about three filmmakers who are actually making the film that you watch. The emotion in the film leads the viewers to believe that it's real. The film is by independent directors, unknown to most of the public. They attended the University Of Central Florida. (the school I would like to attend) Their style of filmmaking is...
  • Snuff Films Firsthand In America
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    Also known as "white heat" films and "the real thing", the snuff film myth lives on like Bigfoot, despite the fact that no law enforcement agency in America has publicly admitted to ever locating one. Alan Sears, former executive director of the Attorney General's commission on pornography during 1985-86, agrees with the more than two dozen law enforcement agencies I interviewed. "Our experience was that we could not find any such thing as a commercially produced snuff film", says Sears. "Our co...
  • Framing Film Day For Night
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    The Film about Filmmaking Truffaut's irresistibly charming 'film about filmmaking' is an enormously affectionate homage to cinema, as well as a portrayal of the joy and anguish of filmmaking. The framing film Day for Night tells the story of a director; Ferrand (Truffaut) and his crew shooting a romantic family melodrama entitled Meet Pamela at the Studio Victorie in Nice. As the shooting proceeds, the personal crises of the crewmember's engulf the professional sphere of their lives, and threate...
  • Film Producer
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    Mrs. Grinnell English 121st May 2005 Film and Video Production: Becoming the Future of the Silver Screen Every so often a movie is released with such tense anticipation and glamorous visual art that the public is drawn to this dramatic rendition of life in the theatre. For even just two hours or so, you are put into a different lifestyle. Action, drama or comedy it may be. We are thrust into a different way of thinking. We are forced to learn the characters thoughts and feelings. The hard work a...
  • French Film Industry Throughout The 50's
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    In 1959- early 1960 five directors released debut feature length films that are widely regarded as heralding the start of the French nouvelle vague or French New Wave. Claude Chabrols Le Beau Serge (The Good Serge, 1959) and Les Cousins (The Cousins, 1959) were released, along with Francois Truffaut Les Quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows, 1959), Jean-Luc Godard A bout de souffle (Breathless, 1960) and Alain Res nais Hiroshima mon amour (Hiroshima my love, 1959). These films were the beginning of ...
  • Auteur Directors Of The Cinema
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    Use a range of auteur theories to examine the work of two significant directors you have studied on this module. One director should have produced the majority of their work prior to 1960 and the other should have produced it from the 1970's onwards. Discuss the origins and main developments of auteur theory then examine the works of Howard Hawks and Martin Scorsese with relevance to their status as auteur directors. In having their films examined as auteur's of the cinema, both Howard Hawks and...
  • Spielberg's Entrance Into Film
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    Steven Allan Spielberg was born December 18, 1946, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to parents Arnold, an electrical engineer, and Leah, a former concert pianist. Spielberg was raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where his love for film and business savvy were always apparent. At age 12, he used the money he earned from his tree-planting business to fund his first amateur film, for which he also wrote the script. stardom is no science fiction Despite his early experience with filmmaking -- he made Escape to Nowhere...
  • Fellini's Films La Dolce Vita
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    AuterismJared Goodwin Auteur is defined as a French term for the film director who places a personal style on his or her films. It was first coined by Francois Truffaut to describe the mark of a film director on his films. A director can be considered an auteur if about five of his films depict a certain style that is definitely his own. In other words, much like one can look at a painting and tell if it is a Monet, a Renoir, or a Degas, if a film director is an auteur, one can look at his film ...
  • Use Allusions To Great Films
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    In Hollywood today, most films can be categorized according to the genre system. There are action films, horror flicks, Westerns, comedies and the likes. On a broader scope, films are often separated into two categories: Hollywood films, and independent or foreign 'art house' films. Yet, this outlook, albeit superficial, was how many viewed films. Celebrity-packed blockbusters filled with action and drama, with the use of seamless top-of-the-line digital editing and special effects were consider...
  • Number Of Film Directors In Efforts
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    Motion Picture Directing: An influential Occupation Motion Picture directors are some of the most intriguing, and influential artists of our time. Directors are talented individuals, who create movies in efforts to entertain as well as influence the audiences who watch them. It is their job to take a written script, and interpret it into a visual representation on film through the use of actors, cameras, and they " re ever developing catalytic minds. The allure of becoming a director illustrates...
  • Film By The Director
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    Consider the significance of the auteur theory to the development of film theory and film culture. Is it still a relevant concept In this essay, I shall endeavor to outline the beginnings of the auteur theory, and show the arguments that support and oppose the relevance of the auteur theory in modern film. It is my opinion that it is still relevant, though ultimately only to the individual. That is; the theory may be more relevant to a follower of the industry, and in particular a follower of a ...
  • Stunts Assistant Director Filmography 1
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    John Ford Dorothy R. Dona hoo English 2145 Dr. Klink 04/03/99 John Ford was an American motion-picture director. Winner of four Academy Awards, and is known as one of America's great film directors. He began his career in the film industry around 1913. According to Ellis, Ford's style is evident in both the themes he is drawn toward and the visual treatment of those themes, in his direction of the camera and in what's in front of it. Although he began his career in the silent film area and conti...
  • Distinction Between Kurosawa And Zemeckis Films
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    Film 295 F Essay "As the term suggests, an auteur is an author, someone whose aesthetic sensibilities and impact are most important in the creation of a text. With literary texts, discerning authorship is usually no problem. But with collaborative art forms, such as film, deciding on authorship is much more complicated. Generally speaking, film theorists have concluded that it is the director of a film who is the auteur, the most important creative figure. But auteur theory is concerned with mor...
  • Sets And Lighting For The Film
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    There are many different people and types of technology needed to make a film. It is a very complicated and time consuming process. Jobs can range from, the Director who has very high status to the guy or girl who holds a light in place so that they get just the right amount of light. A movie could also not be made without the different camera angles, sound effects, lighting and other machinery and equipment. These make the film interesting and fun to watch. Without all of these people the film ...
  • Distinctive Style For French New Wave Films
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    The French New Wave The French New Wave, also called La Nouvelle Vague in French, refers to the work of a group of French film-makers between the years 1958 and 1964. This core group of directors included Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette and Eric Rohmer. All of them had been film critics for the magazine Cahiers du Cinema. This group was very critical of the glitzy films made for the studios in France and Hollywood in the 1950's and 1960's; however, they admire...
  • Harron's Film
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    Although she was born in Canada, Mary Harron knew a lot about America. She used this knowledge to make the movie American Psycho. In her adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis's novel of the same name, Harron was able to make a satirical film about Wall Street life in the 1980's. It took two years and a lot of controversy to make her feature film debut, but Harron was able to do it in style and without backing down. Mary Harron was born in Canada, the daughter of Canadian actor and comedian Don Harron ...

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