Inception remains one of the most complex and deeply engaging narratives of this century. By defying traditional filmmaking, Nolan crafts a stunning cinema masterpiece that plays with the human subconscious. Equally, he provides audiences with the question of whether their reality is true, or perhaps the world they know is a dream. Paralleling the film’s ambiguous ending, the line between reality and the dream world is blurred due to the exceptional strategies Nolan and his team utilize. Mise-en-scéne elements of setting, brilliant cinematography, and profound editing techniques institute the film’s prevailing narrative form and motifs.
This would suggest that diegetic music is processed on the conscious level while nondiegetic music might remain on the subconscious level (Gorbman, 75). Although many people might be unaware of these two types of sounds while screening a film, it effects their reactions, interpretations, and moods significantly. The role of music in a motion picture is in direct relation to the level of ambiguity in a particular visual scene. The more ambiguous a scene is, the more filmmakers rely on their composers to develop a musical score that interprets the meaning of the scene for their audience. Therefore, music provides a cue for the listener to tell... ... middle of paper ... ...t in a film and exactly how they felt in that moment.
Norman turns out to be a schizophrenic murderer who believes he is acting out his dead mother's wishes. One of the reasons why "Psycho" has achieved such success is the intense amount of suspense created, which far surpassed any previous films of the genre. Indeed, audiences of today are often desensitised towards the film. This, however, is only because the conventions set down by the film have been interpreted and developed on in modern films to such an extent. Hitchcock's effort to create such an air of suspense was extremely thorough and he left nothing to chance.
Despite visuals and auditory means evident in films, scholars do not adequately examine the two means as they work with each other. This could be partly due to the fact that film is largely seen as a visual medium (film music in minor page 8). Music in film is often viewed as subordinate to the visuals. Marlyn Boltz addresses the interaction between the two media and this reveals great potential in this field,
Transcendental style came about in the artistic world as a way to portray that which is considered “Holy” on a more elevated level. In many cases, especially in film, transcendental style can leave a film slow in pace, and create a lack of empathy for the characters and their plight. Dreyer therefore must not be concentrating on the transcendental style alone since the film is methodic in pace and the audience easily feels the grief Joan is experiencing. There are at least 2 other major stylistic influences at work in The Passion of Joan of Arc. According to Paul Schrader, “Each of Dreyer’s individual film “styles” is, to be more accurate, a synthesis between three basic and opposing styles at work in his films.
I will also look at the role historical and mythical tradition play within the context of cinematic theme and examine several theories that explore the underpinnings of narrative attributes that make Indian cinema unlike any other. Indian film is known for its highly expressive acting, encompassing an array of emotions often times within very short time intervals. In fact, frequently referred to as ‘masala’, many Indian films cannot be classified under one general genre as is commonly done with Western films due to the variety of emotions and genre categories that are included within a single film (Dudrah 2006: 49). ‘The very swiftness of the transition from one to another, that to a Western eye may seem improbable, is a mark of a film-maker’s skill, of including something for everybody while maintaining the film’s... ... middle of paper ... ... focus that the Hindu religion places on seeing and the eye, and how the viewer is able to experience the scene in a more intimate manner by having the opportunity to see through various characters’ gazes (Lutgendorf: 2006: 232-233). In conclusion, by taking a more in-depth analysis of several of the key narrative attributes of Indian cinema, it is evident that these are the features that make it a ‘unique’ world cinema.
Except for a couple pieces of audio that were overlooked and hold more significance than they are given credit for. The music used throughout the film is meant to transcend time. The audio and musical effects in Stanley Kubrick's’ rendition of The Shining are paramount to understanding the whole experience and the underlying meaning of the film.
By employing the ideas associated with narrative form I n their films, directors are able to put forth their creative vision without confusing or offending the audience with a story that is difficult to digest. Viewers are often accustomed to seeing a certain type of film, which has a particular and distinguishable style. Although this form can be broken down into basic components and “acts,” filmmakers often choose to integrate these fundamental aspects in innovative ways. Peter Weir and Andrew Niccol, the director and screenplay writer of The Truman Show, intertwine the basic narrative form with more experimental ideas. He creates the concept of a television show within a film and employs flashbacks and less straightforward timelines in order to advance the basic principles of the three-act structure.
The Origin of the Meaning in a Film It is my opinion that a director makes meaning in a film, although the audience will apply their own reading of it. Film has its own "language" and there are a wide range of techniques a director can use to enable the audience to understand his meaning. The director uses mise-en-scène to contribute hugely to how meaning is made in a film - a large part of how the story is told comes from visual content. The elements covered by mise-en-scène are setting, props, costume, performance, lighting and colour. However, the director can be limited by genre conventions established over time, i.e.
Sound and Editing are two factors that can affect our movie watching experience. They usually work together to push the story forward, determine how fast or slow the pace of the film should be, and what mood should the audience feel. In this paper, we will be specifically focusing on sound and editing of the films Hugo and compare it with the film Amélie, which both at least nominated in best sound and best video editing. These two films both used different elements and techniques in terms of sound and editing that I think it would be interesting to discuss. Hugo used continuity editing elements to provide the storyline and affects the pacing.