Compare and contrast the opening of Blade runner (1982) and The Matrix (1999). How are they examples of a convectional or unconventional fiction film opening? Blade Runner (first released in 1982) and The Matrix (first released in 1999), are both films science fiction films which follow the techniques and generic expectations of science fiction to obtain such a generic title (that of a science fiction film). For any film production corporation/team, the pressure is on for the initial opening sequence to not only grab the viewer’s attention, but to also conform to the general expectations that are considered when judging a film’s convectional or unconventional suitability to the genre. 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).
The Modern Hero's Journey Kyle Rombach Film T/Th Joseph Campbell's has shown the world how ancient stories have survived through their use of a basic pattern he refers to as the hero's journey. This simple guideline can be illustrated in all of the great tales from mythological times. The use of the hero's journey has continued throughout time in stories and now movies. Two of the best examples of this lies within Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings. The similarities they share with the hero's journey timeline is uncanny.
Critical Response Essay Within the stories A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury and Nethergrave by Gloria Skurzynski, science fiction is used very strongly. Ray Bradbury’s story shows how much of a small act can have a huge impact on the future. Both stories use technology to portray science fiction. A Sound of Thunder used a time machine to go back thousands and millions of years ago, and Nethergrave using a computer that a vortex appears on to show the main character, Jeremy, a game that seems 3D. In both of these stories, the thing I noticed the most was how tone was used.
I, (1972). Ever since Science Fiction first appeared on film with George Melies’ A Trip To The Moon, (Meilies.G, 1902), it is a genre of film that has entertained, mesmerised, and provoked debate more than any other. The reason Science Fiction is so effective at this is because the topics and subjects that it uses, no matter how well hidden by special effects and being set in far off futures and alternate universes, are very human topics and subjects. Using religion, philosophy, and current social fears and anxieties as part of its
Character types are the moulds which a great deal of characters in fiction are made from, from the ‘mad scientist’ type featured in countless science fiction and horror novels, to the ‘strong, silent’ type present in almost every single action movie ever made. They can be traced back to ancient Greek theatre, where ‘stock’ characters would be used in order to quickly provide the audience with personalities and action derived from those personalities which would be immediately familiar and recognizable to the audience. Many of those first stock characters have carried onto the present day- the buffoon, the wise old man and of course the Hero remains popular to this day. The widespread use of character types can be traced to three main points: 1-Character types can tap into the emotions and ideas innate in all human beings, as proposed by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Young, who outlined several recurring types: The Child, The Hero, The Wise Old Man, The Great Mother, The Trickster, The Devil, in addition to several other. The advantage to using types with these ideas in mind is that, if used properly, a story can become universal and easily understood among all humans in terms of its themes and message and, if used in conjunction with exceptional writing and plausible motivation for its characters, a story can become forever etched into human culture.
Physics in Star Wars Aaron Macaulay The Star Wars series is one of the most famous movie franchises of all time. It is famous for its lightsaber fights, space fights, story, and it's funny lines. The physics in Star Wars however, there are errors in the movies that defy the laws of physic. For example, sounds in space, light speed travel, and pod racers. In the Star Wars series, there is a lot of space battles.
Modest Proposal – Technology Centered World Nowadays, society is bombarded by the ample use and dependency on electronics and social media to keep in touch with the people around them. Once upon a time, back in the days of the dinosaurs, the technology of the ‘telephone’ was the most impressive state-of-the-art technology, as it allowed them to communicate from a distance rather than actually speaking face to face; that took too much effort. Today, we communicate daily and almost constantly. With the new infatuation with technology, I don’t see why we don’t just all communicate solitarily through the exploitation of technology. Children are usually thought of as ‘sponges’ in their developmental years, and while teens are in their adolescent years, their brain is still developing, therefore it retains much of its agility, which allows it to be molded by the environment according to childrenshospital.org.
Although a separate entity, we should always co-operate with Alcoholics Anonymous. 7. Every group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions. 8. Al-Anon Twelfth Step work should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
The majority of accidents are caused by driver error and what if that could be diminished if the cars that we drive, drive themselves? With the modern technologies emerging, car industries begin to develop driverless cars. Comparing to a standard vehicle, driverless cars now have the technology to help drivers stay in their lane, avoid collisions. They have become highly advanced over the years. The point of a driverless car is safety, but there are plenty of people who guess that self-driving cars are dangerous.
People use science fiction to illustrate philosophy all the time. From ethical quandaries to the very nature of existence, science fiction's most famous texts are tailor-made for exploring philosophical ideas. In fact, many college campuses now offer courses in the philosophy of science fiction. But science fiction doesn't just illuminate philosophy — in fact, the genre grew out of philosophy, and the earliest works of science fiction were philosophical texts. Here's why science fiction has its roots in philosophy, and why it's the genre of thought experiments about the universe.