The structure of a film has a great impact on the reaction from the viewers. There are two main aspects of a film that make it have the reaction from audiences. One is the director style which contains everything the directors choose to do to make the film flow like a book. There are directors who are known as auteurs. This is when people brainstorm on film ideas of their own and basically does everything from writing the script and picking their own actors to supervising the writing to make sure it is to their standards.
Emma / Clueless comparative essay – film techniques How do the film techniques help in the exploration of the themes in ‘Emma’ and ‘Clueless’? Refer to the films in detail. The directors of the films ‘Emma’ and ‘Clueless’ use a range of film techniques to highlight the themes of the texts. Diarmuid Lawrence and Amy Heckerling explore the themes of marriage and matches, distortion of vision, social and moral responsibility, and the importance of self-knowledge. A detailed analysis of four parallel scenes in ‘Emma’ and ‘Clueless’ show how film techniques are utilized to help convey meaning in a text.
Short story to Film Compare and Contrast The Killers vs. It had to be Murder Short story to Film A film adaptation consists of a derivative work such as a novel or play that is then integrated and turned into a screenplay for a short or major motion picture film. In a novel characters can be build up upon incidents and dramatizations that can be familiarized and spoken to the readers. In order for a film to capture the character arches on screen, dialogue, a sense of the character, and the actions that take place must be used in order for the audience to receive the same feeling and message that the novel pushed across. Two world renown short stories, “The Killers,” by Ernest Hemingway and “It had to be Murder,” by Cornell Woolrich, are original novels that were later then adapted into major motion pictures.
The power and frailty of memory drives both Jeunet’s plot and his own artistic act, discuss. Memory establishes Jeunet’s plot as the plot is built upon the validity of memories and how they are able to enhance and distort history. Jeunet’s plot is based around Mathilde recovering the truth about whether her lover, Manech is alive and she is led down many paths by character’s memories of the war and war documents which not all are truthful. Jeunet’s own artistic act is prominent throughout and Jeunet is able to incorporate different film conventions for the spectator to be engrossed in the film under his own artistic act. Jeunet is influenced from the ‘cinéma du look’ and the ‘French New Wave’ film conventions to the more recent, ‘cinéma de banlieue’ which are able to be brought to light because of the theme of memory and its distortion.
I have analysed many factors that affect this contrast of convection and unconventional suitability to the genre by looking into the mise-en-scéne, generic convections (such as plot, themes, setting, characters and special effects) and camerawork (such as oblique, long shots, point of view shots, medium shots, close-ups, panning, etc). One of the first things the viewer is experienced with is the choice of colour to emphasize and portray the feeling of the setting and general theme of the film. By this, I mean not only the alteration of colour balance between frames and within the mise-en-scéne generally, but in fact in a much more deep and effective way. An example of this is when in The Matrix, the official intro title animation for Warner Brothers’ Pictures is colourised in the style of a science fictional theme. This is achieved by making the main foregrounded and animated emblem for the corporation green.
The events may be arranged chronologically or nonchronologically and may be factual, fictional, or a blend of the two. (262) Together with narrative, form is another technique often used to narrate so as to attract audiences’ attention. Just as William H. Phillips says: Structure, which some scholars and theorists call form, refers to the parts of a text and their arrangement. In a fictional film, the selection and order of events help viewers comprehend the story and strongly influence how they respond…Fictional structure (characters, goals, and conflicts); some functions of beginnings, middles, endings; combination of different brief stories (plotlines) into a larger, more complex story. (264) Classical narrative form is commonly known as linear narrative which refers to stories told in a single line with logical order and ends with an assured conclusion, usually seen in traditional Hollywood films.
Fahrenheit 9/11 versus Loose Change While documentaries can be defined as cinematic pieces built upon facts, there are many ways directors go about presenting facts to their audience according to the type of response they are looking to instill. In doing so, the audience will discover that there are many similarities between pieces, however there are also many differences as well. This is especially true when considering works such as Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore, as well as Loose Change by Dylan Avery. While both of these documentaries are based on the same event, the story, facts presented, and overall demeanor have similarities and differences. Overall both of these documentaries seem to suggest that our country, often thought of as an invincible superpower, has an imperfect system in our government.
This is made clear though the director’s use of [film technique and detail of the technique – eg what we’re seeing or hearing in the shot or sequence].Therefore/Thus/Clearly/evidently [vary those words for each paragraph] a new experience can result in …. [restate words of the question!!] IMPORTANT NOTE: SOMEWHERE IN THAT PARAGRAPH IT’S GOOD TO DRAW ATTENTION TO A SIMILARITY OR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE NOVEL AND THE FILM. YOU CAN ADD THIS REFERENCE ALMOST
CST1FA Melda Gonen Student No. 17368276 Topic: “How do elements of mise en scene and sound relate to the larger narrative functions of the scene and the film?” There are certain elements that are used to help develop a narrative. Throughout films people often ask questions, as to why certain actors are dressed the way they are, or why certain surroundings look the way they do, a director purposely dresses characters in different ways and sets up scenes in particular surroundings. Directors classify this under mise en scene, which involves everything placed into a scene; another way they set up their narrative is through sound, to instigate emotions and different feelings within an audience. A film that demonstrates the way these elements work to set up a narrative is ‘Rebel without a cause’, by Nicholas Ray.
Meet the Parents: Film as a Hidden Metaphor With today’s growing film industry, screenwriters and directors are working overtime to convey a strong message behind their films. As we turn to film and television, we can easily find a link between film and metaphor. This technique, often used by many film directors, is used to make comparisons between two or more concepts. Often times, directors wish to spark thought in their viewers, and force them to interpret the possible meaning of a particular movie. They must read between the lines and discover a deeper meaning other than what lies on the surface.