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  • Dialogue Every Other Sound
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    Swordfish In the opening scene of the film a major character (John Travolta) has a monologue; it is one of my favorite monologues I have ever seen in a film. The scene is carried out in a very interesting way, all the while never losing sight on the main subject. Slight variations in the focal length, lighting, sound and of course the composition of each shot, it is the most well thought out scene in the film. Although I am no supposed to discuss the context of the scene, it is what adds a certa...
  • Sound On Film And Sound On Disc
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    Sound-On-Disc: From Inception 'til Death From the Kinetophone to the Vita phone, the sound-on-disc format dominated the pioneering stage of sound in movies. For the first time ever, people were able to hear sound synchronized with the images on the screen, and the revolution had begun-the talkies were here to stay. It was the sound-on-disc format that helped create many of Hollywood's "talkie" classics, including The Jazz Singer and The Singing Fool. However, another format, sound-on-film, would...
  • Films Of Books
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    A written comparison of "The Well" 's adaptation into film. By Sean Kennedy The main comparison to be drawn between the film and the book version of "The Well" is the fact that the book is able to be more free form than the film, which is much more concrete in content. This is because the novel is basically a character driven piece relying on deep character development throughout the novel with the two characters shifting in relation to each other. The film on the other hand as it is constrained...
  • Making Of The Film Citizen Kane
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    Orson Welles: Radio Cinema In the first half of the twentieth century, a little boy could conceivably have heard Orson Welles long before he heard of him. The year was 1937, and over the ether came the cavernous, menacingly righteous growl "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men The Shadow knows. Heh-heh-heh". A twenty-two-year-old prodigy, world wanderer, and eventually, man for all media, had assumed the radio role ofthe Shadow, alias Lamont Cranston, the man of mystery who could "clou...
  • Early Sound Films
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    Before World War I, films were being made mostly European countries and in Japan. When the war interrupted European filmmaking, however, the American film industry began to dominate the world market. In the years between 1917 and 1927 the silent film reached the peak of its development. United States had the largest film industry and American films dominated the international market. Germany and Japan still had some movie industries but mostly left to domestic. Many nations found film production...
  • Sound 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...
  • Female's Inevitable Exclusion Through Sound And Language
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    The issue of female persecution throughout many of Hitchcock's films has been fiercely contested, none more so than the controversial issue of assault and the attempted rape of a woman. Views that Hitchcock represents the archetypal misogynist are supported, Modelski suggesting that his films invite "his audience to indulge their most sadistic fantasies against the female" (18). Through both the manipulation of sound and the use of language, none more so than in Blackmail and Frenzy, the idea of...
  • The Sound Film Stagecoach
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    Response Paper: The Complete Film The introduction of sound films in the late 1920's was a divisive issue among those involved and interested in the emerging motion picture industry. Even though it wasn't the sudden breakthrough it is often perceived to be, the addition of sound and voice to mainstream cinema revolutionized movie making and led to conflicting viewpoints as to whether or not this innovation was a positive progression for film as an art and as an industry. While the addition of so...
  • 15 Perforation 70 Mm Film Projection Systems
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    TAPPING INTO YOUR CREATIVITY Sharon Magnuson Strategies for Success Jill e Neiman June 19, 2000 For the Tapping into Your Creativity assignment I chose to go to the Minnesota Science Museum in St. Paul. At the museum I saw the Omni Theatre presentation of Dolphins. The Omni theatre presentation of Dolphins was probably one of the most incredible movies I have ever seen. It was not only incredible due to the content of the movie. It was also incredible because of the way that it was presented. Wh...
  • Medium Shot Of Jack
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    In Depalma's thriller Blowout Jack Terry is a folly artist that happens to witness the accidental assassination of Governor McRyan. Not only does he see the whole thing unfold, but also he has the sound of the entire accident on tape. After analysis Jack not only got the sound of the trees which he was looking for, but he got the recording of the gun shot that starts the conspiracy that not only was the death of the Governor not accidental, it was set up by a third party present at the scene. Th...
  • Sound And Visual Features
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    In my studied text, the film The Shawshank Redemption directed by Frank Dara bont, sound and visual features have contributed greatly to the production in a number of ways. The film is rich in sound techniques through its musical content from the very start. The song 'If I didn't care' by the Ink spots gives the idea of the mid twentieth century period in its style, and in its mood and words sets the idea of whether or not individuals are concerned about each other or are isolated and forgotten....
  • Film And The Written Story
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    The film, An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge, differs in many ways from the written story bearing the same name. The point of view depicted had a different color about it completely when comparing the two. The content of the two stories also differed in many ways. After viewing the film and reading the story, I felt as if the film did not do justice to the piece of writing. I thought that the French-directed film had a distinct European flare to it. The film was very dark throughout. The lighting ...

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