The intention of this essay is to discuss the romantic notion of a film director who has etched their own cinematic vision into the body of their film work, and whether the theory and practice is dead and an infringement of the spectator’s imagination and is it the spectator who finds meaning in the film. I will be closely looking at critical material, primarily André Bazin and Roland Barthes and applying them to several case study films directed by Christopher Nolan including The Following (1998)
Leones westerns, the pioneering work of Alfred Hitchcock or the stylized films of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers. Others believe that the art/non-art boundary does not exist and all films are art, although some of it is better art. In this essay I will try and answer the question: when or even can film be classed as art? In the early days of cinema it was suggested that cinema is never art, film was said to be a photographic record of an artistic performance but not an art form in its own
Introduction In my essay I will discuss the differences between national cinema and Hollywood cinema by using Rio de Janeiro¡¯s famous film City of God. There will be three parts in my following main body, the first part is a simple review of the film City of God, I will try to use the review to show the film structure and some different new points from this, show the how did the ¡®Shocking, frightening, thrilling and funny¡¯ (Nev Pierce) work in the film. The second part is my discussion parts;
The fool or folly is mostly associated with the theatrical profession due to William Shakespeare’s common use of the fool or jester characters in his plays. But what most people don’t know is that the fool has been present in western society well before Shakespeare was known as a playwright. The fool first appeared in literature during the 15th to the 17th century, representing the vices, grotesqueries and weaknesses of contemporary society at that time. According to encyclopaedia Britannica (2014)
reasoning. As time moves forward so does technology. Although the most popular outlet for the horror genre nowadays is a good horror film this was not always the case because “Before there were horror movies, there were written or spoken horror narratives, fables handed down from one generation to the next, and, as we shall see, the theatrical presentations designed to thrill and horrify audiences” (Dixon 1). Over time, individual cultures created the same monsters but customized them to their specific
is the meaning of the word cross platform and when does a media become a cross platform? This essay is going to explain in detail how media companies use each platforms to attracted more and new consumers. How do media companies use one specific text to create multiple platforms and why do they do so? Besides that what are media convergences? Harry Potter will be used as the main case study for this essay, it will explain how Harry Potter started and how it became cross platform. It would have a few
The Studio System Key point about the studio system could be: Despite being one of the biggest industries in the United States, indeed the World, the internal workings of the 'dream factory' that is Hollywood is little understood outside the business. The Hollywood Studio System: A History is the first book to describe and analyse the complete development, classic operation, and reinvention of the global corporate entities which produce and distribute most of the films we watch.