‘Those who have the greatest impact on history are remembered as much for their faults as their achievements’. To what extent does the study of your personality support this view? Leni Riefenstahl was one of the most revolutionary—and certainly most controversial—filmmakers of the early twentieth century. The lasting influence of her innovative filmmaking techniques on twentieth-century cinema is undisputed by filmmakers and scholars throughout history, but the exact nature of her work is surrounded by ongoing controversy. Riefenstahl’s production of the feature films Triumph of the Will and Olympia have left a lasting imprint on history; these films established Riefenstahl’s influential career as a film director under the years of the Nazi regime.
Contrary to his unwavering independence in technique and style Spike Lee has taken on the challenge of film remake. Remaking a movie is always tricky, particularly when the original has an already strong following. The 2013 remake of the Past Chan-wook’s classic, Old Boy had Lee’s critics wondering why he engaged in such a dark film. When Chan-wook’s Old Boy hit theatres in 2003, it was praised for its unique structure, it’s magnificent and action packed fight scenes, and it’s visual flair, making Spike Lee a very bold choice to adapt the film for an American audience. It’s not a shot for shot remake of the original or the 2003 version, but like Chan-wook’s version, it’s graphic so don’t watch this on a fall stomach.
Tim Burton is an amazing story writer and director who brings real life actions to his films. He really lets you see the beautiful things in something so dark and creepy. Burton’s actions like bullying and judging people for what they look like on the outside and also what they are able to do. He reveals in his film that judging people and bullying can really hurt someone utilizing close ups and lighting to really show expressions on people’s faces when they meet Edward those two cinematic techniques also show what people feel when something happens in Edward Scissorhands.Tim Burton is an amazing story writer and director who brings real life actions to his films. He really lets you see the beautiful things in something so dark and creepy.
Douglas Sirk is a popular auteur director. He gained auteur status through his use of social discussion and distinctive film form. He is best known for his films in the melodrama genre. According to Kolker (1999, p107) “melodrama is central cinematic that creates empathy and identification”. Douglas Sirk focused on getting the audience to feel the emotional turmoil of the characters lives.
Here are the sample essays from the “Capacity of Entertainment to Ruin Society” prompt. I have tried to organize them from those most skeptical of the claim to those most convinced of its accuracy. Read two and write peer reviews noting the strategies that these writers used to present their claims, strategies that you can emulate. Hopefully you will read more than two. Sore Thumbs=Bright Minds Distressed damsels, profanity, and shooting sprees: it's not surprising videogames carry a bad reputation.
“My path leads to the creation of a fresh perception of the world. I can thus decipher a world that you do not know.” – Dziga Vertov. The Man with the Movie Camera is viewed as a pinnacle reference of documentary film for individuals everywhere and is an example of where editing is extensively used to create meaning. The 1928 piece documents a day within a Soviet City and has become renowned as a political masterpiece that has influenced many filmmakers with its range of editing techniques and alternative stance in cinema. In the 1920s structured order meant filmmakers followed an unwritten set of rules that determined plots, protagonists and the genre of successful films.
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.
A critical film review on the movie: Crash Screenplay/writer: Paul Haggis Director: Paul Haggis The undercurrent of racism The drama called Crash which is also knows as L.A. Crash was written and directed by Paul Haggis. Since Crash was filmed in an alarmingly realistic way, carrying interesting and unique techniques within its film structure, it will be critically reviewed and discussed in this essay. The novel Crash is a socio critical drama, mainly presenting the several-different lives of inter-related characters that have never met each other before, but indeed have various aspects in common. Within the 24 hours of the plot’s duration, Paul Haggis has decided upon presenting thrilling-reality based themes such as oppression, crime, racism, corruption, obligation, indignation.
The Culture Industry and A Walk to Remember Adam Shankman’s A Walk to Remember has proved to be a favorite of audiences across the country. The movie’s legitimacy as something artistic, however, is bound to be questioned by some. As a part of the film industry, A Walk to Remember provides good means to explore the true motives of the culture industry using the opposing views of Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer and Gerald Graff. Theorists Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer would see this movie as nothing more than a new spin on the same old story. Gerald Graff, on the other hand, would commend A Walk to Remember as an art form that gives rise to many debates and arguments about the movie and that gives viewers a chance to prove their intellectualism outside of the academic realm.
The portrayal of how citizens should triumph over an oppressive government and free the state from authoritarian shackles is a harshly debated topic both within academics and media. Hollywood, and other movie industries, generally adapts a more violent form of social movements and revolutions due to the fact that, generally, explosions & action scenes sell more than Indian workers on hunger strike. One of the newer blockbusters “V for Vendetta” had been fairly important icon many recent riots and social movements such as Arab Spring, Gezi Protests & Occupy Wall Street... Etc. In the movie, the main character,V, opposes the oppressive and authoritarian British government of 2020 (Smith 2006).