As Cohen, Salazar, and Barkat state, there is an inherent difficulty in categorising documentaries “stiffly”, as each will tend to employ aspects of Nichols’ six groups (2009, 288, 292). However, Forbidden Lie$ can be categorised most accurately into the expository and reflexive models, with attributes of two others. The film shares traits with performative documentary film making, such as “employing the dramatisation and reconstruction of events and personal experiences” (Cohen, Salazar, and Barkat 2009, 300). As Martin describes the reenactment scenes, Broinowski uses “‘dramatic reconstruction’ of Dalia’s tale, [which is] delivered in the juiciest and most sensationalist TV style” (2009). ‘Sensationalist’ is the operative word, as it describes each of the reenactment scenes of Dalia’s murder by her family perfectly.
The purpose of this essay is to provide definitions for the terms agency and structure. This essay will also outline and discuss the key themes and ideas of the film ‘Super Size Me’. I will personally evaluate the film; identify the key points and comment on how well I believe they presented their concerns to the audience. Finally, a critical evaluation of the key themes and ideas behind the film ‘Super Size Me’ will be made in relation to the agency/ structure debate. Carillo (2000) defines agency as “the ability to make decisions with respect to what an individual does, with respect to controlling their own life”.
Kuleshov’s statement, as it appears in the title for this essay, clearly attempts to define what cinematography is through the means of ‘montage’. These two facets, montage and cinematography, are huge driving forces behind film, its message, and how it affects any given audience. It is, therefore, important to explore this powerful declaration from such a notable mind in the world of film and image making in general. Andrew (1976, p. 5) suggests: Film theorists make and verify propositions about film or some aspect of film. They do so for both practical
Road to Perdition What brings the audience into any film is the film and production elements, its what structures and takes the audience to suspense of disbelief, a whole new world. In the film Road to Perdition, it takes these elements in ways to both emphasize and respond to the characters and also to analyze and see them grow throughout the film. The opening sequence demonstrates and suggests the narrative possibilities or direction the film will take. The sound, lighting, props and motifs are used throughout the film to bring personality to the characters and in Road to Perdition. The opening sequence is basically what gives an audience an idea or what is known as a narrative possibility to what the film is going to be about, where its set, what period of time is this movie based upon.
This article seeks to specifically investigate the influence of Lacanian psychoanalysis on film theory. Its development will be traced in two articles through classic film theory, the role of Karl Marx and Louis Althusser, the contributions of semiotics, the debates surrounding apparatus theory and the gaze, and finally the input of feminism. While this type of broad overview has been attempted in many general introductions to film theory, it is hoped here to provide a rough sketch of its formative stages of development, while filling in the detail on a number of significant issues that highlight Lacan’s influence. Classic Film Theory It was not until after the First World War that it became possible to identify two particular groups within film criticism. Spearheading the first of these groups was the figure of Sergei Eisenstein, whose film-making and theoretical essays in the 1920’s established a conception of the role of the cinema as a primarily aesthetic one.
INTRODUCTION Studying mass media effects on the audience is, perhaps, one area that has frequently attracted the attention of mass communication scholars because of the media’s potentiality to exert certain patterns of behaviour on individual member of the audience. This is buttressed by Donald (1996), as cited in Daramola (2002), saying, “The concept of impact of mass media messages has been and probably, still is, regarded as central and fundamental to social psychology.” Consequently, several mass communication scholars have carried out different but related studies aimed at ascertaining the actual influence of media messages, received through such channels as motion pictures, on the behavioural patterns of the audience and how such patterns of behaviour promote or degenerate acceptable standard of actions, especially among the younger generation in a given society. Motion pictures were, from the early days, presumed to have major impact on children, especially those in their formative years. However, the need to establish the actual kind of effect movies have on children has, therefore, become a great concern to researchers, who, through their works, have tried to investigate the kind of impact
Since we see them in their works such as movies and television, or through advertising they seem to catch our attention and draw us in to know more about them and their private lives. The research study that I found followed the author’s fan experience and its affect on his consumer behavior. The research method used in this study was Subjective Personal Introspection (SPI). This method of research is controversial because it uses the existential–phenomenological perspective. (Wohlfeil & Whelan, 2011) The existential-phenomenological perspective is the examination experiences and the consciousnesses that accompany it.
Discuss the role of editing in making meaning, with reference to a documentary or fiction film. Your discussion should include close analysis of particular sequences and make use of relevant critical, theoretical or historical texts. To a filmmaker, the importance of editing to create meaning is unique. The ability to manipulate footage allows a whole new domain of creative ideas to become available. “My path leads to the creation of a fresh perception of the world.
That we as viewers are positioned either to sympathises or discriminate the culture and to turn a blind eye. Many of these values that are portrayed influence our everyday living in our own lives and the way we judge different cultures. Feature films have the ability to convey cultures and present their attitude and beliefs to an audience. This gives the director power to incorporate and bring socio-cultural relations into a production. Many cultural films have conflict presented between two significant cultural groups.
Many composers represent conflict, even though you may not recognize it. Whether it’s a song about a breakup, a kid’s movie about princesses or a news article about last nights footy game.Conflict in the film freedom writers and the song pumped up kicks is shown by different techniques like camera shots, flashback, repetition and point of view. Freedom writers is heavily reliant on conflict as a theme, but to help put it into perspective uses a lot of techniques. One of these techniques is camera shots.In the film, camera shots are used to help the audience to understand the film better and make it interesting. You have to admit, a movie would be pretty boring if it only used one type of camera shot or angle the whole movie, right?One of the shots used in the film was the panning shot, used to show the conflict during the school fight, in one of Mrs. Gruwell’s first days.