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Cameras And Film
1,490 wordsPhotography is a technological invention that has become the most universal means of communication and artistic expression that the world has known. It overcomes the differences of language. It can be specific and realistic, where music and related media can only be abstracted or general. In the form of motion pictures it can be used for television and the movies. As a form of visual art, it has as wide a range of unique expressive capabilities as painting, sketching and any other hand art. As a...
Eastman Kodak Company
1,143 wordsEastman Kodak Company is one of the world's largest manufacturers of photographic equipment. It develops, manufactures, and markets photographic and chemical products for both amateur and professional photographers. The company's other products include X-ray films, pharmaceuticals, copier-duplicators, acetate fibers, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyester, and videocassettes. Kodak also provides film and equipment for commercial fields such as the healthcare and motion picture industries. Kodak ...
Sherman's Untitled Film Stills
2,968 wordsNo other artist has ever made as extended or complex career of presenting herself to the camera as has Cindy Sherman. Yet, while all of her photographs are taken of Cindy Sherman, it is impossible to class call her works self-portraits. She has transformed and staged herself into as unnamed actresses in undefined B movies, make-believe television characters, pretend porn stars, undifferentiated young women in ambivalent emotional states, fashion mannequins, monsters form fairly tales and those w...
Time Cartier Bresson
647 wordsHenri Cartier-Bresson has been called "equivocal, ambivalent and accidental"1 since his debut as a photojournalist. Amplified and enriched, the work of the photographer is revealed in all its grandeur. While he may appear to "be a hurried man or a traveler without luggage"2, to quote a few of his titles, he is a poet, attentive to the act of love made with each photograph, and this is where the genius is revealed. From a desired distance, we discover simultaneously the geographer, who analyses t...
Important To Cartier Bresson
1,010 wordsAs one of the world's first photojournalists, Henri Cartier-Bresson has transformed the profession through his concept of "the decisive moment", the dramatic climax of a picture where everything falls perfectly into place. Traveling extensively since 1931, Cartier-Bresson's images have been renown throughout the world due to his remarkable sense of timing and his intuition in seizing the right moment. To fully understand Cartier-Bresson's pictures, one must first understand his artistic philosop...
First Terminator Film
3,216 wordsFor the purposes of this essay I have chosen The Terminator, a science fiction B-movie feature from 1984. Although I intend mainly to study this purely as a single film, I do intend to study Terminator 2 in addition, thus making the essay a study of the series. In addition, I will be contrasting the theory written surrounding these films in relation to other contemporary postmodern theory, and as a result will be mentioning several other films by way of a comparison or contrast. The Terminator s...
Sherman's Characters In The Untitled Film Stills
972 wordsCindy Sherman was born in New Jersey in 1954 and raised in suburban Long Island. Sherman attended the State University College at Buffalo, New York, where she initially studied painting. While studying painting, she often did many self-portraits and realistic copies of images she found in magazines and photographs. She failed the requisite introductory photography course because of her difficulties with the technological aspects of making a print, and she credits her next photography teacher wit...
Deckard's Struggle With His Actions And Emotions
912 wordsBlade Runner (1982) is a futuristic Film Noir that takes a cynical look at the intermingling of technology and humanity. Set in 2019 Los Angeles (presumably after the Third World War), the film focuses on Rick Deckard, a former police officer and bounty hunter who is reluctantly recruited to search for and kill four rebel android replicants (genetically-engineered robots who have strength and intelligence superior to human beings but who are designed with a lack of emotion). Originally created t...
Use Of The Photographs
429 wordsWe have seen two films which have made use of the photographs: Sokurov's Elegy from Russia and Marker's La Jet " ee. These two films, however, differ in the way they employ photographs, in several ways. Photography constitutes only a part - though large - of Sokurov's film whereas Marker's film is based on still images (actually, La Jet " ee is a "photo roman by Chris Marker", as stated in the credits of the film). Sokurov uses photographs as documents to depict the historical background in whic...
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