Movement is undeniably one of the most important parts of cinema without it we wouldn 't be calling them “movies”. An often overlooked part of the art of cinema, if done well it can make a scene even more impactful and convey as much information as dialogue can about how the character is thinking and feeling. On of the elements of movement that makes it so important to the art is its ability to completely change the meaning of a scene just by changing the position of the camera. “A director can photograph the same subject—a running man, for example—in two different setups and produce opposite meanings. If the man is photographed in an extreme long shot from a high angle, he will seem ineffectual and impotent.
The play The Crucible relied heavily on complex dialogue passages and took place in a very small group of settings. Due to time constraints, the movie could not include all of the book’s dialogue and still be entertaining. Thus, the director culled out the most important passages, often separating complex 1 setting scenes in order make the movie easier to understand. The director also used a wide assortment of camera techniques to highlight what portions the director wanted viewers to feel emotional about. Overall, I felt that The Crucible movie adaptation was done well.
“What makes a movie a movie is the editing” - Zach Staenberg The technique of establishing the rhythm and the emotion of characters in a film is the conceptual tenor of Editing. It is appraised as the final stage of filmmaking that is considered to be a hidden art, an under-appreciated art. The literal interpretation inside a script is perceived through assembling the story in rhythmic format itself is an aesthetic art that becomes invisible. “Editor’s work is to be invisible” - Thelma Schoonmaker It is a bizarre actuality that an invisible task gets inside the act of aesthetics. This exquisite art of invisibility started when the script had a range of continuity, implying actions moving from one sequence into another.
This movie had a more “original” thriller movie, by this I mean a thriller beginning that has been used in other thriller movie beginnings, e.g. chilling music, signs of death, slow camera movement, etc. The last movie I analysed was Identity. This movie had a good beginning which was built up by the amount of tension rising, as the music started to speed up. This is done in most films to keep the audiences ... ... middle of paper ... ...ters were written in capitals and some in small, this created a moment of uncertainty as this is not what the audience expected to happen.
I will looks and what goes on to getting that shot or how hard it must’ve been to edit some of the scenes. I think that it has made me a little more lenient when I review a movie. In the past I would think a movie wasn’t good if I didn’t like the story but now I can look past things and judge it by the cinematography and set design. I think I have started to understand that film is an art form and deserves to be treated more carefully than most people treat it. I now understand just how hard it is to make and be a part of a movie.
The “Life of Pi” book to movie compare and contrast is one of many differences and similarities that all either add to the effectiveness of the movie or take away from it. Some similarities remain that keep the movie in line with the book, however, there are many differences that leave gaps in Pi’s life story. The “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel is a rather extensive book that adds many details to almost everything. The movie cuts down those details and gets to the main point of the story as not to bore the audience. Some details that get left out make the story a little bit harder to comprehend, however, other details that get eliminated add to the excitement of the movie.
If a film had long scenes set in one place only, the audience would probably become quite restless and wonder what the point of such a long scene would be. In film however, the production is definitely a directors medium as he or she has total control over what parts of the texts are necessary and what parts are not. The director can lead an audience's attention in film by moving the camera to various angles and from various viewpoints whereas on stage this is limited as the only way in which to catch the audience's attention is by moving the spotlight on to someone at a certain part of the stage but even so they can still look around to other parts of the stage. In films their is a different chronology of events and intercutting is often used. This could be because a director feels that it's necessary to have the audience see what's happening in the other character's lives at the time something crucial is perhaps happening in another character's.
The picture and the music need to be in perfect harmony. Therefore, in Jaws, every time the daring melody comes out; the audience knows something bad is going to happen, and the music may anticipate a particular situation, but without the music overpowering the actors and sound effects. Further... ... middle of paper ... ...ing sounds and transmit them into the human heart. Without movie music, films would be dull and boring. The importance of film music is considered a jewel for manipulating the viewer’s emotions and immerses them into the movie.
It is true that interfering with the linearity of time is not a traditional Hollywood paradigmatic film element. “One of Nolan’s strongest attributes behind the camera is his ability to effectively tell non-linear narratives. Rather than lay out his stories A-Z, Nolan prefers to hop around to different points in time and layer his films with concurrently overlapping points of view” (Katz). However, if the meddling with time was absent from this film, Dunkirk would have been a regular linear narrative film that would have been categorized within all the boundaries of Hollywood. The script and directorial decisions of this film is exactly what make it unsettling, in the sense that, Christopher Nolan’s innovative decisions regarding the film make the film difficult to simply associate it to all the customary Hollywood productions.
As time goes on, history has a way of getting distorted from its most truthful form. Time causes people to drift away from accuracy and become more interested in what they want to remember. Hollywood has a reputation of creating films that cater more to the average viewer, rather than the history buff. Inglorious Basterds, by Quentin Taratino, take very liberal liberty with a history story, and creates a story that will sell to the crowd. This may seem dubious, but it is often not such a bad thing.