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  • Film's Essence And The Narrative Element
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    Each film has a distinct purpose associated with it. Whether this purpose is as simple as teaching children a valuable lesson or as complex as criticizing a society's barriers, there are explicit goals which must be discerningly conveyed. There are specific elements to filmmaking which are designed to contribute to the goals set forth when making a film. Such elements include what would be considered "aesthetics of astonishment", or striking images, editing conflict and other techniques associat...
  • Audience S Sympathy From Marion To Norman
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    A Thematic Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Alfred Hitchcock+s Psycho has been commended for forming the archetypical basis of all horror films that followed its 1960 release. The mass appeal that Psycho has maintained for over three decades can undoubtedly be attributed to its universality. In Psycho, Hitchcock allows the audience to become a subjective character within the plot to enhance the film+s psychological effects for an audience that is forced to recognise its own neurosis and psy...
  • Use Of Computer Technology In Films
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    Technology in Film Over the years film has meant many different things to many different types of people. Cultures have been forever changed due to certain films being made. One of the things that has maintained films to stay appealing to audiences are the continuing advances in technology that keep films interesting, as well as challenge filmmakers to constantly develop new ideas. I will show how technology and the use therein contributes to film and the creative aspect that goes into producing...
  • First Point Of View Shots The Audience
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    Alfred Joseph Hitchcock is thought to be, by most, the greatest film director of all time. He was born in Leyton stone, London on 13 August 1899. He directed many great films such as The Lodger, The Birds, Sabotage, Notorious, Rear Window, and of course one of his greatest achievements ever, Psycho in 1960. He directed the first British sound film Blackmail. Alfred Hitchcock once said, Audience reaction is more important than the content of the film. Throughout and before the playing of Psycho, ...
  • Opening Scenes In The Film
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    'The Pianist' is a film directed by Roman Polanski and based around the life of Wladyslaw Szpilman during the Nazi invasion of Poland. Roman used visual techniques in the opening scenes such as black and white film, camera positioning and motifs to create an atmosphere for the audience. The first scene in the film is a montage of grainy black and white scenes of Polish life before the Nazi invasion on Poland. The footage shows a dated world with old English style building and technology, people ...
  • Film Birth Of A Nation
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    Birth of A Nation: Art or Propaganda Mankind, engaging in war, driven by whatever instincts guide him, seeks to keep the defeats and victories of battle in his memory and on his conscience. To accomplish this men have used paint and canvas, ink and paper, or instrument and song in their effort to communicate the tragedy and glory of war. Never, before the career of D.W. Griffith had anyone attempted to bring the subject to film. The result of his efforts, weaknesses aside, mark a change in attit...
  • Elizabeth's Claim As An Art Film
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    Bordwell and Thompson define the art film as 'a film which, while made under commercial circumstances take an approach to form and style influenced by 'high art' which offers an alternative to mainstream entertainment' (1). Like avant-garde film making, this style offer the audience with a movie that takes glory in cinemas stance as a modern art form, for art house films are not just intended to be entertaining, they are designed to be imaginative. Shekhar Kapur's 1998 film 'Elizabeth' presents ...
  • Its Status As A Science Fiction Film
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    2001 was released in the tumultuous spring of 1968, at the same time that Americans were reeling from President Lyndon Johnson's announcement that he would not seek reelection and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It might seem odd that so many people would get so excited about a science fiction movie in the midst of urban race riots and campus protests against the Vietnam War, but to many, 2001 had far greater importance than its sci-fi trappings. Baffling early audiences with its no...
  • Training Film For People
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    Michael PahiosCinema Professor SterrittMonday, October 04, 2004 Films that were enjoyed and disliked The DVD The Movies Begin by Kino video is a testament to the early beginnings of film history. The series outlines man's earliest attempts to create visual representations of the world around them, with great success. There are many short films on the disc that range from real events to staged minute long "stories". There are some films that are enjoyable on levels of artistic creativity, while o...
  • Extensive Use Of High Contrast Films
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    The first stage in the production process is the creation of the script. This determines not only the dialogue of a piece, but lays down the basis of the film's plot. In modern cinema before a film goes into production it is probable that it's script has gone through a series of treatments and re-writes. Once a script is completed it is given to a director who's job it is to realise the script. The director, however, has a multiplicity of choices to make about the way in which he brings a script...
  • Very Comical Scenes In The Film
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    Cinema trailers are shown as publicity for a certain film, they attempt to encourage the viewers to watch the film that they are advertising. The way in which this is done can vary a great deal but every trailer I have come across seems to basically show in my opinion the most exiting parts of the film. Basically those parts were you want to see more to know what happens next, this is a skill of publicity gained in different ways by the producers of trailers. The producers have certain ways of p...
  • Film Simon Birch Colour
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    The overall effectiveness of the film Simon Birch is enhanced by technical details such as, sound, lighting, colour and symbolic representation. Sound is an effective means of creating atmosphere and hence creating audience appeal. Similarly, lighting also brings emotion and mood to a film. Colour influences the appeal and aura a film may have upon an audience. The inclusion of symbols within a film emphasises meaning and adds worth to the script. In the film Simon Birch sound is used to create ...
  • Schwarzenegger's Star Image
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger - Star Image "To be tough or not to be tough that is the question" Our perceptions as the audience are heavily influenced by how Schwarzenegger's star image is portrayed by the media, publicists, his films and the roles he undertakes within them. This image captivates and interests us for many reasons, from his star persona to his powerhouse masculine physique, they all create an icon that we admire and want to emulate. For example, Schwarzenegger has won seven 'Mr Olympia'...
  • Big Stars In The Film
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    In What Ways Are Different Films Successfully Promoted? Use Your Knowledge To Promote A Film Of Your Own Creation And Explain Your Methods Of Promotion And Consider Their Effectiveness. In this essay I will be discussing how films are promoted and the different ways I promoted my own film and if it was effective. There are many different ways you can promote a film. Some of these ways are posters; posters on buses, web sites, sound tracks, free gifts with well know brands, i.e. A Happy meal at M...
  • Audience Of The Film
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    For my practical project I will aim to produce a short film following the codes and conventions of the crime genre, the film will be around 5-10 minutes long. The audience I will aim my film at will be males in the 15-30 year old age bracket, I have chosen this age range because I feel as the producer of the film I am aware what elements of a film, the audience will enjoy and how to target elements of the film towards this audience. I would like to give the audience of the film, the feeling that...
  • Luhrmann's Film Romeo Juliet
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    Baz Luhrmann's film Romeo + Juliet is a highly successful film as an appropriation of the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The language and plot are similar to the play with only slight editing but it is set in a modern context with contemporary values and attitudes. These are relevant to modern viewers yet still focus on the same ideas that Shakespeare's play conveyed to an Elizabethan audience. Luhrmann has successfully made use of music, costuming, visual imagery and a mix of gen...
  • Legendary Director Sam Fuller's Last War Film
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    Legendary director Sam Fuller's last war film is a vivid and richly detailed masterpiece. Fuller creates powerful imagery that will stick in your mind for a long time after seeing the film... "The Big Red One" is a sprawling and morally resonant a film as you are ever likely to see. Following the Big Red One (the 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army) from encounters with Rommel's tanks in Africa, via the D-Day invasion, and ending with the liberation of a Nazi concentration camp, this film pac...
  • Utopian Worlds On Film
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    Film is known to be the construction of images projected in rapid succession onto a screen to create the illusion of movement. However, this may be the technical explanation for what is happening but film stretches far beyond imagination and it is probably the most powerful medium of communication that the human mind has conceived. One of the great gifts of the cinematic experience is escapism; the opportunity to seek temporary respite from the high and low dramas that fill up our days and to lo...
  • New Zealand Feature Film Once Were Warriors
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    A good beginning and a brilliant ending are crucial to a successful film. Discuss this statement with detailed reference to a feature film or films you have studied. New Zealand feature film Once Were Warriors, directed by Lee Tamahori, has a brilliant and captivating beginning that immediately engages the audience's attention. Both the beginning and the ending contribute greatly to the film's popular success and have been made specifically to introduce motifs and symbols, key characters, relati...
  • Descriptive Chapter Titles In Vivre Sa Vie
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    People Magazine Vivre Sa Vie Let's Rate It: Vivre Sa Vie, a film coming just two short years after Godard's highly regarded Breathless, is a stark and moving cinematic work which shows, in 12 chapters, how the life of Nana spirals tragically downward from her days of Paris window shopping to street prostitution. The film, which includes an interesting blend of intimate close-ups, gangster shootouts, and French existentialist ideas, captures all the important elements and informal liberties of th...

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