Nichols calls this ‘the voice of God’. b. The observant narrative mode: seeks to avoid ‘the voice of God’ by trying to make the documentary maker invisible, presenting the viewer with ‘a slice of life’. The classical ‘fly on the wall’ reportage is an example of this way of narrating. c. The inter-active narrative mode: this way of narrating makes it clear to the viewer that some one is arranging the material we watch.
Also, Kane’s last word “Rosebud”, the centerpiece of the story, suggests Charles Kane lived an unfulfilling life, never fully developing a relationship with emotion. Citizen Kane made cinematic advances on many fronts; however, its most noteworthy contribution came from the use of a technique known as deep focus. The technique uses a combination of lighting, composition, and type of camera lens used to produce the desired effect. Deep focus is used most effectively in scenes that depict Kane’s loss of control, his personal isolation and his control over the space he controls. Deep focus has everything in the frame: putting the background in focus at the same time, as opposed to having only the people and things in the foreground in focus.
Personal choices become unique without necessarily employing any objective form of truth such as laws and ethnic or traditional rules. For an Existentialist like Rollo May (1909 – 1994, www.webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/may.html), whether the person becomes good or bad is a matter of personal choice. Existentialism objects in toto when someone or society tries to impose or demand that their beliefs, values or rules be faithfully accepted and obeyed. This destroys individualism and makes a person become whatever the people in power desire. This dehumanizes and reduces the person to being an object.
Another suggestion is that case study should be defined as a research strategy, an empirical inquiry that investigates a phenomenon within its real-life context. Case study research can mean single and multiple case studies, can include quantitative evidence, relies on multiple sources of evidence, and benefits from the prior development of theoretical propositions. Case studies should not be confused with qualitative research and they can be based on any mix of quantitative and qualitative evidence. Case study research excels at bringing us to an understanding of a complex issue or object and can extend experience or add strength to what is already known through previous research. Case studies emphasize detailed contextual analysis of a limited number of events or conditions and their relationships.
In critical essays, some of the most important features for the writer to develop are: critical insight (non-obvious ideas or observations that you believe may assist the viewer or reader in “discovering” the films more completely and complexly); originality (putting your own personality and “voice” in your writing); and credibility (your ability to convince the reader that your ideas are sound and interesting). One of the most important things to keep in mind when viewing or considering these films is the question of what you think the director was trying to “say” to the audience with his movie. A movie is usually a visual representation of a narrative story, after all, and if so it should be reasonably coherent and preferably have a “point”
They were fed up with this type of illusionary film and that’s when they decided to create the Vow of Chastity which had its own set of rules to determine if a film was Dogma 95 or not. The second Dogma 95 film The Idiots takes a problem like retardation and makes it liberating. In this film people pretending to be retarded try to prove a point by leaving their regular middle class lives and revolting by ultimately spassing. The film Dogville is the complete opposite of any Dogma 95 film with an imaginary set with no walls, Von Trier attempts to criticize small town America. In this essay I will compare the film Dogville to The Idiots and show how it refutes the ideas developed around a Dogma 95 film.
The film that have I chosen to examine for interpersonal conflict is Hitch (2005). The interpersonal conflict that occurs in this film is the lack of communication experienced by two individuals that eventually form an intimate relationship. As we have learned “clear communication is necessary to give and receive information” (Sole, 2011). Instead of giving each other a chance to communicate to avoid misconceptions about each other and explain intention, they continue to have instances where conflict rears its ugly head. Understanding the importance and purpose of effective communication, they could have avoided conflict between one another, explained their intention with each other, and discussed each others occupation to prevent harsh feelings of deceit.
Is the Translator Always a Traitor to the Culture of the Source Text? A well-known Italian saying declares “Traduttore, Traditore” which means ‘Translator, Traitor’ implying that the translators are congenitally incapable of remaining faithful to the source text. People capable of reading texts or watching films in their original languages always complain about the quality of the translation found in books and subtitles. For them, the translators should be invisible, their work limited to conveying the meaning of the source text in a fluent and natural style. This attitude completely negates the translators’ essential intervention in the text.
As Cohen, Salazar, and Barkat state, there is an inherent difficulty in categorising documentaries “stiffly”, as each will tend to employ aspects of Nichols’ six groups (2009, 288, 292). However, Forbidden Lie$ can be categorised most accurately into the expository and reflexive models, with attributes of two others. The film shares traits with performative documentary film making, such as “employing the dramatisation and reconstruction of events and personal experiences” (Cohen, Salazar, and Barkat 2009, 300). As Martin describes the reenactment scenes, Broinowski uses “‘dramatic reconstruction’ of Dalia’s tale, [which is] delivered in the juiciest and most sensationalist TV style” (2009). ‘Sensationalist’ is the operative word, as it describes each of the reenactment scenes of Dalia’s murder by her family perfectly.
According to Bogdon and Biklen (2007), qualitative data take a narrative form, representing perspectives or interaction that is naturalistic or context-driven. Qualitative research has actual settings as the direct source of data and the researcher is the key instrument. He goes to the particular setting under study because he is concerned with context. Qualitative research is descriptive, the data collected take a form of words/pictures rather than numbers. The data include interview transcripts, fieldnotes, photographs, videotapes, personal documents, memos, and official records.