The first movies were produced without sound and even the first talking pictures required that vision and sound be recorded separately. Purists may still prefer to make movies on analogue film stock but today digital recording allows sound and images to be seamlessly integrated. Nevertheless, this split between sound and vision is etched into film’s history. This has important consequences for the analysis of film as an artefact. It is this
On the surface, Disney is a remarkable institution and has put smiles on millions of faces. However, what many tend to overlook is the negative influence of these fairy tales. These myths are loaded with semiotics that teach children how to genderize. Most parents that expose their children to these animations have not the slightest clue how badly elements of semiotics are used to control their children’s behaviors. Judith Lorber breaks down the semiotics that is engraved in the concept of gender in her piece “The Social Construction of Gender.” She explains how gender affects our lives by controlling our identities.
Margaret Atwood’s speech “Spotty Handed Villainesses” explores Patriarchy, feminism and “bad” women in literature. She uses wit and humour to disarm the audience and often uses anti-climatic statements to grab the audience’s attention. Margaret Atwood’s speech resonates through time with her critical study of feminism in a social context and the impact that feminism has had on literature. In the speech Atwood explores the moral dichotomy that exists in Women at the time. She shows how women can only be categorised as either an angel or a whore.
However, it would be a blatant falsehood to say that this film adaptation is free from inaccuracy, somehow above reproach, or indeed perfect. There were times when the story was subjected to certain indignities wherein the original storyline was tossed to the wayside in favor of a more cinematic approach. This is to be expected in such a transition from print to screen. At times, such changes were hardly noticeable. Others however, left one wondering if it was indeed the same story, or merely someone slapping the name of Shelley onto a film in hopes of gaining some
Erdem Alagöz Research Techniques 29 May 2009 Adam Knows Too Much, Eve Knows That Adam Knew Too Much Tania Modleski considers Hitchcock’s films as the center of the appearance of feminist film theory and of the usage of feminist film criticism in her book The Women Who Knew Too Much: Hitchcock and Feminist Theory. She also addresses Laura Mulvey’s essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” as the leading source of psychoanalytic feminist film Alagöz 2 Rear Window shows the importance of the roles of men and women. Jeff is afraid of being in a deep relationship with Lisa because of her being excellent and “too feminine.” He sees her as a threat to his manly profession and can’t accept both as a whole. It looks as if Jeff and Lisa will give an end to their relationship for the long part of the film; however Lisa is determined to endure for it. Jeff’s approach to Lisa completely changes only after she starts to be more reckless, brave, and masculine.
Aesthetic, social and technological. From this we shall derive a conclusion as to its relevant interests to the film historian. When we refer to aesthetic film history, we are considering films as an art form. The immediate problem with film history as a study of art is that what constitutes art is subjective in itself. It is very easy to dismiss Titanic as being a ‘formulaic’ Hollywood blockbuster made with the sole intent of making capital, a special effects laden epic combined with a love story.
In my theme study, I will look at how propaganda is used to persuade peoples opinions. The texts I have chosen include 'v for Vendetta', 'Indoctrinating youth', 'Kony 2012 Video is Misleading' ,'Flowers in the attic'and 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Pheonix' Propaganda is used to influence peoples opinion. In the film 'V for Vendetta' The government used propaganda by influencing the whole nation to belive that gay people were bad and that they people should all obey their communist government. The film is set in a dystopian world where it is possible for england to be run by a communist government and It is possible for the government to force this propaganda onto the people. The setting of this movie displays many examples of propaganda such as posters around the town saying "strength through unity, unity through faith" with the government symbol on them, trying to encourage the nation to obey and believe in their leader.
English 122 19 October 2010 Censorship in American Films The censorship of films; is it right or wrong? This is a topic that is debated strongly by both sides. In my view the censorship of films is wrong and it violates the First Amendments right to freedom of speech. Films are a form of art and therefore should be shown as the film maker intended, without any cutting or editing. The word censorship comes from the word censor.
Film Theory debates the essence of cinematic value and provides conceptual frameworks for understanding a film’s relationship to reality, the other arts, individual viewers, and society at large. In order to successfully approach film criticism it is important to examine several theories. It is important to keep in mind that, “no critical approach can tell us everything about a film but, rather, different approaches can teach us different things about a film” (Luhr, Lehman 80). First and foremost, films are perceived in terms of their narrative structure. When discussing a film, audiences will recall its story line or characters to exemplify what the film was about.
Observational documentaries are what Erik Barnouw calls “direct cinema”. This specific mode emphasis the non-intervention of filmmakers, highlighting the lack of control the filmmakers have over events and people participating in various scenes. According to Nichols, the observational mode is in its purest form, with “voice over commentary, music, intertitles, re-enactments and interviews are completely eschewed”. This paper will question Nichol’s and various other scholar’s works, in order to highlight the contradictory notions