The OWI would manipulate the scripts and outcomes of many films for the benefits of the country as a whole. These books were historical contexts on films during the time of war. The books found were historical because they went over the history of World War II during this time, and they were also able to glimpse at the history of film. Both books made it obvious to their readers that the government played a major role in cinema during this time. Pressure from the war was high, and any way for the government to interlude propaganda to the public in order to boost morale was
While his movies do rely on Black popular political consciousness, his unconventional approach to storytelling, the emotional intensity of his work. Both of these talented men have carved out relatively successful careers in film and media and both could learn from one another. Even though Lee has a artistic and political vision, it was simply a matter of time before he would publicly clash with Perry’s brand of Christo-entertainment. Perry could benefit from a close study of Lee’s politically rich and artistically fertile work. This may help him understand how his stories about Black women’s salvation being dependent on finding the “right” man is shallow, narrow, and offensive.
These video clips are an important part of Herzog's documentary because they allow the viewer to see Treadwell as he saw himself, and allow the viewer to create their own opinions of Treadwell. However, it is hard to differentiate between what is purely acting and what is Timothy Treadwell's true nature just by considering the films Treadwell created. The interviews conducted by Werner Herzog, as well as the comments he makes throughout the documentary show two different, and sometimes conflicting points of view when it comes to the life and identity of Timothy Treadwell. Werner Herzog's opinion is that Timothy Treadwell was a lost man with a profound and misunderstood love of nature. Timothy Treadwell held the opinion that he was a fierce, yet gentle warrior, and the lone protector of grizzly bears.
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.
Open? Accepting? Tolerant? Anything that makes the character a better person is good here]. 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 ….
Jacob Jarman Paper #4 10/18/2012 The Window to the Soul It was once said that, “The eyes are the window to a person’s soul.” Perhaps this is what director Ridley Scott was trying to portrait in Blade Runner as he frequently used this idea of the eye as a major motif throughout the entirety of the film. However, not only does the eye serve as an ongoing symbol, but as the story unfolds the eye begins to give more insight into the meaning of the film. From the first shot of any character, to multiple different characters introduced, Scott continually constructs a deeper understanding of his film through the use of the human eye. The first shot of any character is one of Dave Holden (Morgan Paull); this close-up shot of him introduces the importance of the eye from the film’s beginning. By setting the tone, it is impossible for the audience not to notice this motif right away.
Although myth was traditionally transmitted through the oral tradition on a small scale, the technology of the film industry has enabled filmmakers to transmit myths to large audiences via film dissemination (Singer, “Mythmaking: Philosophy in Film”, 3-6). In the psychology of Carl Jung, myths are the expression of a culture or society’s goals, fears, ambitions and dreams (Indick, “Classical Heroes in Modern Movies: Mythological Patterns of the Superhero", 93-95). Film is ultimately an expression of the society in which it was credited, and reflects the norms and ideals of the time and location in which it is created. In this sense, film is simply the evolution of myth. The technological aspect of film changes the way the myth is distributed, but the core idea of the myth is the same.
Editing is essential to our experience of the cinema; as Mark Le Fanu (in Cunningham 2005, p. 237) argues, ‘(s)tories may be told without editing… but in an important way the beginning of editing is the beginning of cinema itself’. The centrality of editing is particularly evident in documentary genres, which often condense or elide large periods of time into a single moving image experience. According to Megan Cunningham (2005, p. 236), the documentary editor ‘is like a sculptor whose materials are restricted to found artifacts of media: photos, footage, archival material, home movies, interviews and music. All of these assets are at their disposal to construct a cinematic storyline.’ Cunningham further explains that “(d)ocumentary editing ties together seemingly mundane moments that may lack inherent drama in a way that moves the plot forward, creates intrigue, portrays an engrossing reality and brings the larger significance of the events to the surface of the film.’ (p.236) This essay will explore the ‘assets’ at the ‘disposal’ of the
Woody Allen: A Great Film Director In movies the film director plays the most important role. It’s the film director’s job to tell the actors what they want them to do, how they want them to do it, and lastly what camera shots the film director thinks will portray the scene the best and most appealing to its audience. Now that you know this I can introduce you to Woody Allen. Many of his movies have been nominated for Oscars, a couple of them are Match Point which was made in 2005, and Annie Hall which won an Oscar in 1978(Woody Allen Biography). They are two opposite types of movies, but you can still see similarities in the way he shot the films.