This was achieved via a two-tiered system, in which films could be viewed and interpreted on different levels. On one level, audiences could appreciate the film at face-value; the cohesive union the plot and acting of the characters to bring about a story which entertains and sometimes, carried messages or morals, such as Lumet’s ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ (1975), which had political implications. On another level, the other group of audience – those who have knowledge of film history or are learned in film culture – were able to admire artistic craftsmanship of film techniques the director employed, or appreciate the subtleties and allusions embedded within the film. As Carroll (1981: 56) explained, most movie-goers in the late seventies often felt as if they were watching two films simultaneously – the simple genre film, and the art film, coordinated with allusions in which the film-literate could pick out. He states that this system allowed Hollywood to remain faithful to the mass audience, yet popular among the rising film-literate generation.
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.
Defining it within the genre may be compromising to the nature of the film. Scarface (1932 U.S.A. - Howard Hawks ) is a f... ... middle of paper ... ...s that are felt for the characters can for the most part be generalised by saying that the "principle" of the film is most often the character that receive the greatest attention. This is fundamental in the understanding of a film and in the deliverance of a story. The apparent identification with characters of certain types of films is totally dependent upon the desires and expectations of the viewer. It is the ability of the audience to identify with the central characters of a film that keeps them watching.
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.
The pictures are related to the film and are suitable for the target audience. Along the top of the poster are usually the names of the main actors ... ... middle of paper ... ...ailer it leaves you wanting to see more about the film. The trailer gives the idea that you don't need to see the first film because it sound like an all new plot and story line. Many recognisable faces are shown to be in the film such as Wesley Snipes who has been in many good films throughout his career. Just because Wesley Snipes is in the film gives his fans a good enough reason to see the film.
They get their ideas across by using cinematic techniques and styles which make us view a certain subject in the light that they put it in. I will discuss the differing techniques used by the makers of "Stepping Razor" and describe what the overall impression of the movie has on the viewer, and what the agenda of the director is. Genre "Genre: A group of films having recognizably similar plots, character types, settings, filmic techniques, and themes." (Konigsberg:165) The Genre of this film is difficult to define because it is not composed of a single agenda. The director makes a point of talking about Tosh’s life, but because of the cinematic themes and the film’s style it is not solely a documentary.
These alternative film styles come about because of the extension of meaning. In alternative film every aspect of the film was put there for a meaning, and purpose. Film is a visual medium that has certain characteristics that work well for its way of storytelling. Unlike other mediums such as novels, the imagination in film is already created for the viewer, and in a novel the readers have to create it themselves. Films take away the options of thought.
With the imagery put into motion we can try and pick apart how certain people might view the play being portrayed and choose what best suits our expectation of this tragedy. Other things that only film has been able to present to us is the various camera angles, a setting that isn’t restricted to a stage and an audience that can be reached anywhere in the world. Also who is casted and how they will be dressed is crucial to the success of the movie although sometimes overlooked during the production process. Some movies represent these elements of mise-en-scene in an excellent matter such as the Kenneth Branagh version of Hamlet, while others would seem to disappoint my expectations for a great re-visualization of our suicidal hero like Micheal Almereyda’s Hamlet staring Ethan Hawke. Admirably though every Hamlet film to date has its own unique style, something that will please all audiences, with its unique pros and cons.
Roman Polanski Characteristics of Polanski’s mise en scene It is very important how you put things up on the screen. It tells the viewer what the movie is about. Every single frame in a movie tells the fate of the characters. The director Roman Polanski likes to make a lot of scenes in his movies through doorways and windows, and the reason of that is simply because in that way, he creates a bigger sympathy with the audience, they get to see the films from the main characters o... ... middle of paper ... ... Polanski and Almodovar? To begin with, these two directors uses mise en scene in different ways.
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.