However complex the writing of Alvy Singer it’s the writing of Annie Hall which mellows of the serious tone that’s being expressed. Woody Allen’s direction for this movie is superb. His ability to create a dialogue with the audience and provide deep character development makes the movie worth seeing. Allen’s use of the breaking character and scene by talking to the audience to dig deeper into the mind of Alvy Singer and offers a glimpse of the marvelous writing that Allen has brought to the movie. These moments allow to further understand the character of Alvy Singer as he fights with his neurosis.
Stardust memories: The film now has become an essential part of Woody Allen’s work and will be used as a film that captures a certain turning point of his career. Given that adds to the value as the fan base will look at the film very differently than they did back then. ‘“Stardust Memories” is a disappointment. It needs some larger idea, some sort of organizing force, to pull together all these scenes of bitching and moaning, and make them lead somewhere.’ - Roger Ebert January 1, 1980
An outlook on Movies There are several different types of movies people like to see. In fact, almost everyone has a certain type of movie they like to watch that will make them happy in some way. Incisively because there has been so many movies made, many different categories of movies exist. However, there are three main categories that people automatically think of: horror films, comedy, and love stories. Horror films are made to give people a thrill seeking feeling by its mental act.
Larkin highlights the absurdities of the advertisements on show in ‘Essential Beauty’, which offer apparatus that in actuality, are never as utopian in the harsh realities of this world, as described by Larkin presenting the extravagant adverts which appealed to the target audience by captivating and manipulating them in order that they should purchase the products on offer. Dannie Abse uses his poem, ‘Welsh Valley Cinema’, to reveal how the audience in the cinema were enticed by the films and went to the cinema in an attempt to escape their mundane lives; however they have the struggles of returning back to reality after their sensational experience. The poem begins in stanza 1 by describing ‘frames as large as rooms’ and ‘block the ends of streets with giant loaves’, these ideas link in with the overpowering and dominant vibe that the adverts gave off, since they were so overshadowing that they simply dominate the outdoors as if to emphasise the power of advertising, however what is offered is just a picture of illusion. A further implication to how the adverts prevailed the outdoors is ‘Screen graves with custard’, where people are declared to forget about the difficulties of life such as death and are instead granted ‘custard’, yet the consumers should not be so wound up in the fantasy world of adverts where everything is perfect and should be more worried what is beyond the advertisement and what is right in front of them, which is the truth of real life struggles. Larkin is perhaps using this to rebuke the attitude many had towards the advertisements that were suspected to be genuinely tempting, though in reality the temptations were glorified and therefore when obtained were little like what the consumers expected.
This idea is supported by their travelling, and the apparent harshness of their situation, however there is little to sustain their being cowboys in later parts of the narrative. Perhaps this was intended by Stoppard, as a way of disorientating the audience, as would the lifeless setting in the play script. Using a camera gives the ability to show a particular image at a certain time and proximity, which lends significance to certain aspects of the film. In having the setting seem realistic, also an attribute of film, Stoppard has been able to accentuate the unrealistic parts of the storyline without losing a sense of realism. As the
2012 ENGLISH STUDIES: STAGE 2 Assessment Task 1: Shared Studies (Single Text) CABARET Explain how one or more of the following techniques added or detracted from your understanding of the text: There are a number of techniques throughout the film Cabaret used by director Bob Fosse to add to the viewer’s understanding of the film. The two techniques that are most evident in helping the viewer understand the film are music and setting. Music plays a pivotal role in Cabaret as it is often used to foreshadow what is going on in the main storyline. This is crucial because it clearly shows the viewer what is happening and therefore adds to the viewer’s understanding of the film. A good example of this is when the Emcee and two women sing ‘Two Ladies’.
Quality is the way the director can incorporate the many layers of music, camera techniques, and style in film. The film must also present eloquent character development and create a mood that is appealing to the viewer. Also , the way the theme is displayed throughout the movie by means of camera styles and technique is essential to the overall feeling and understanding of the flick. The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, is a very unconventional film about organized crime. However unconventional and strange the movie seems at first, it was a wonderful and engaging film to watch.
The early approaches to film history looked at how the technology of cinema has evolved which mostly ended up being a dictionary of technological advancements; this is useful in understanding the history and evolutionary progression of film but doesn’t really look into the subject matter of early films as much as it does the forms of them. A more traditional film history approach is the critical approach. In this approach a number of subjects are studied with the main areas being technology, aesthetics, business and the audience of the time. This approach can have it benefits as it allows more of the subject matter of films to be looked at but can have it limitations as it is quite a rigid form or analysis. Another form of approach to film history has lead to many film historians self publicising themselves, using it as a way to take credit for advancements of early film through various publications.
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”
How important is Film Marketing in Attracting an Audience? Marketing can be seen as three distinct areas: advertising, publicity and promotional deals worked out with other companies. Marketing is of high importance in the distribution process, including decisions about what cinemas and where and release timing of a film. The success or failure of the marketing campaign of a film will have a huge influence on the profitability of the film. The key elements of any film marketing campaign includes: posters, the unique selling point of a poster promises a unique film and may appear special to the viewer, most viewers need to be presented with a film that seems different from the others they have seen before, something new and exciting and this helps to real them in to watch the film, and ultimately this aids the profit of the film all because of the poster.