Peter Jackson (the director of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) is commonly associated with fantasy films. The audience can then formulate a basic outline of the film by just using the actors and directors involved, such as expecting a fantasy tale with special effects, heart wrenching moments and ultimately a satisfactory end. In conclusion the undeniable force behind Classical Hollywood cinema is the modes and conventions implemented in making the film. The narrative structure is clearly set and events that take place are motivated. Bordwell states the style of Classical Hollywood cinema to be “excessively obvious” due to its strict following of conventions; it is a form of escapism and as such can provide full entertainment (Thompson, 2008).
One of the most critical factors in creating “good” films is the approach in creating the emotional foundation of a story. Hollywood film producers have always taken interest in depicturing particular scenes in order to make the audience share the emotions, which main characters go through on the screen. Despite the fairly long history of film production, many scholars are still examining the issue of emotional responses to films. One of the investigators, Alex Neill, puts an edge on the question of two different types of emotional responses to the film fiction: empathy and sympathy, in his essay “Empathy and (Film) Fiction”. According to Neill’s theory, which I am going to explore furthermore in my paper, empathy becomes the more valuable feeling expression than sympathy.
Baz Luhrmann and Zefferelli's Portrayal of the Opening of Romeo and Juliet "Romeo and Juliet" is a tragic love story on a background of hatred and animosity. It is definitely one of Shakespeare's most well known plays, arguably the most well known. The fact that this play is so well known has presented problems to directors who wanted to try and stage or film "Romeo and Juliet" - there is more pressure on them to create something unique and original. The challenge has inspired several directors. Among these directors are Baz Luhrmann and Zefferelli, who both felt motivated enough by this play to turn it into a film.
Comparison of Ethan Hawke and Kenneth Branagh's Versions of Hamlet Modern day directors use a variety of methods to hold ones interest. Ethan Hawke and Kenneth Branagh’s created versions of Hamlet that shared some similarities, but ultimately had many differences in respects to an audience’s appeal. An appealing movie is one that has an alluring ambiance and an intellectual stimulus. With these two movie versions, a setting and a mood forced an audience to acquire specific emotions, but Ethan Hawke’s version generated emotions more strongly and effectively. Also, these movies had extremely different uses of music and visuals, but both movie versions incorporated them well for the ambiance it tried to obtain.
It is the ability of the audience to identify with the central characters of a film that keeps them watching. The use of the imagination or a simple wish to be exposed to other possibilities are the fundamental reasons for entertainment. The criticisms being aroused by those who are opposed to the way in which crime is occasional depicted, believe that real life and the stories told by films are becoming increasingly similar. The criticism can be justified in some respects but by justifying these criticisms there is an implied ignorance for the individual intelligence of the general population . Bibliography David Bordwell, Kristin Thomson, Film Art an introduction: McGraw- -Hill,Inc.
Secondly, as with actors bringing characters to life, a movie needs a dominant director to bring it to life. Generally, the role of the director is to set or put in the scenes of the film. In order to make the film distinguished, a powerful director is able to combine skillfully the elements or features that make up a scene. This includes the action, composition, sets and props, lighting, costumes, and make up. These things can be said ... ... middle of paper ... ...es.
One of the most recognizable motifs in Hitchcock’s work is the concept of the audience as a voyeur to the action of the story, a theme that did well to increase the suspense of the story. Hitchcock applied this technique as a means to blur the line between those perceived as innocent versus those perceived as guilty. He engaged the audience in a way that made even the darkest soul seems slightly endearing; he made the viewer’s privy to secrets that sometimes even the characters on screen weren’t aware of. A recurring theme in several movies, such as 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, and Vertigo, voyeurism is perhaps best used two of Hitchcock’s most recognizable works—Psycho and Rear Window. Many believe that the role of voyeurism helped establish the success of these films.
By being so involved he was able to make scenes his own, especially since Wilder wanted every detail of the scene written out in the script. He also has similar themes of cynicism towards different elements of human nature but would lighten the mood of the film by adding a comedic element to the scene. Wilder also enjoyed pushing the boundaries of screenwriting and to be able to get an approval from the Production Code Administration, he had to add comedy to the script. Another reason that proves Wilder as an auteur is through his work with famous actors and actress. Wilder had a knack for dealing with difficult actors and was often able to make them who he wanted.
These and the parallel music create a sense of urgency and fear. All three together form a profound and strident scene which couldn't be produced with just one of the devices. The success of Baz Luhrmann's use of presentational devices is huge. Although the story of Romeo and Juliet is an old and aged film, Luhrmann engages the audience with a dramatic, romantic love story. Consequently the film is immensely successful and undoubtedly most of it is down to how he considered mise en scene, sound and cinematography.
In conclusion I hoped to have demonstrated just how the all the specific film making techniques used throughout the film help to define the central theme as it is intertwined with the action. As I have conveyed, realism is just one of the very important aspects that help the production of this film come to the close of its’ solid final cut. I think that this being the ultimate visual style of the picture it is what made this movie so great. It got the point across and it definitely had an influence on the way films were shot after it. In a way, it becomes sort of ironic.