As is stated in the article, the company used to have a major competitive advantage in terms of movie selection, where, “…customers could browse through thousands of titles…” (Hitt 106). Now, the entire scope of the market has changed and Blockbuster was much too slow to respond. The recent moves that it has made will surely generate profits, but not enough to sustain the company in the long run, seeing as there is nothing that differentiates Blockbuster’s services from that of its competitors. In order to fully gain lost market share back, the company would have to create some sort of highly innovative way of viewing or renting movies that none of its competitors has already thought of; It would have to be something that is rare, difficult to imitate, not easily substituted, and able to generate above-average returns. Unfortunately, at this point it looks as if none of this will come into fruition because Blockbuster has essentially decided to latch on to other companies, creating a sort of symbiotic relationship where the company feeds off of the success of its competitors.
Horrors and Heroes Entertainment, in any form, often has a deeper meaning than initially assumed. For instance, one might assume that an action movie would be a typical “guy movie.” Nobody would be surprised to see fights, cars, and explosions in an action movie, in fact, it would be expected. However, if the storyline of such a movie was about love, the viewer would be caught off guard. This twist is what makes any great movie entertaining; it keeps the viewer interested and wanting to see more. Two authors that discuss this method of giving deeper meanings to stories are Stephen King (in his essay “My Creature from the Black Lagoon) and Gloria Steinem (in her essay “Wonder Woman”).
In order to find out the relevancy of the project management tools in the filmmaking industry; we are going to compare the different stages of the filmmaking process and the project management process. In the same time we will take the example of a well-known movie and its process: Fight Club. This movie was chosen because of its average budget and process as regards others Hollywood movies (all the data have been found on professional cinema websites such as IMDBpro and Variety, and also in the book by Waxman&Sharon (2005).” Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System.”). Moreover this movie was undertaken without the help of the project management method so we will figure out in the essay the mistakes, which could have been avoided with the using of the proper method. In the project management method, five stages have been discovered; these five stages allow the maximum efficiency in every aspects of the management of project.
Each brings a freshness to these characters. Even though we’ve seen the same types of characters before, these actors makes them feel interesting and unique. “The Notebook” is a gentle romantic tale in the midst of blockbuster action films and goofball comedies. It could be argued that releasing it in mid-June is counter-programming at its best, giving adults who don’t want their senses assailed by CGI special effects a real choice at the box office. But you have to wonder if “The Notebook” would have stood a better chance of finding the right audience had it been released later in the year, when moviegoers are really ready for more intense storytelling, than during the crowded summer months.
Since the last essay I have found more things to enjoy about the films that are beneficial to my video practice. I found the Experimental Feature day particularly exciting. I have always been a Kenneth Anger fan so that may have woken me up a little bit. I have seen Cocteau’s Blood of a Poet in a few different contexts now and for some reason, this time around, I was particularly struck by the film. Every time I have seen this movie I have considered it to be cheesy.
PRING BREAKERS: A Fever Dream of Meaning At first glance Harmony Korine’s film ‘Spring Breakers’ may seem like a gimmick. Some may view it as a superficial, hedonistic, in-your-face teen romp, produced only to make a quick buck at the box office; a film that is populated with young naked flesh, free flowing drug use and bacchanalian party scenes only to draw in easily manipulated viewers. However, to do so would be a mistake. On closer inspection the film is a wonderfully realised hyper-meditation on American pop culture and western societies current obsession with instant gratification. Owing heavily to composers Cliff Martinez and dubstep superstar Skrillex, the film often exists in a dream like state.
When discussing a film, audiences will recall its story line or characters to exemplify what the film was about. With an audience so focused on narration, a film’s structure is not decided on lightly. According to Luhr and Lehman, because a film’s narrative is crucial to its success, directors “have mastered a long-established and highly profitable tradition of narrative filmmaking- the classical Hollywood style” (29). The classical Hollywood style of narration requires that a film’s “plot should have a clear forward direction” (Luhr, Lehman 29). Every event should lead cleanly into the next to join in a unified whole.
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.
This is then all thrown out of the window if my spouse is pleading with me to watch something else. There are many things that make a film enjoyable. I am pretty easy when it comes to finding the good in most movies. I can love a movie just because it has that one scene or that one character that makes me laugh. I think that anything from a good plot to a great chemistry on camera makes a movie enjoyable to me.
The success of a new film can be defined as either commercial success or critical success. Commercial success is more important to mainstream films, whilst critical success is more important to independent films. A good film script for a mainstream film will be simplistic and predictive so that it appeals to mass audiences. Also the film script will belong to a clear genre and will have a structured storyline. If the majority of the population finds the script of a film to be unclear and hard to understand then they will give their friends that feedback and so people won’t go to see the film, which is especially bad for a mainstream film as they cost millions to produce and rely on commercial success.