Kubrick constructs three-way conflicts and utilizes the techinique of extreme close-ups of intensely emotional faces. An interesting note is that Kubrick often uses the number 114 in his movies. In Clockwork Orange, Alex is given "Serum 114" when he undergoes Ludovico treatment. (Internet Movie Database 1) Some critics claim that it is due to the brilliance of Kubrick that Clockwork Orange was so successful. In his book The Science Fiction and Fantasy Handbook, Alan Frank writes, "Had the movie been the work of a lesser film maker, it is unlikely that it would have had the reception it received; as it is, [Kubrick's] brutalization of Burgess... ... middle of paper ... ...reated a controversial film that brought the novel of Anthony Burgess to life.
This apparent division however seems to find a unified conclusion with no apparent moral message. However this only makes its cultural meaning more powerful. Quentin Tarentino; who is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor, is known for films with storylines with no chronological order, full with the adoration of violence and his social views are represented through the satire shots and format, Pulp Fiction is no exception. Tarentino’s film delivers its social culture through a late 20th century style; that is, in regard to its arts and social reception. Known as postmodernism, this represents the mix of trends and movements of earlier traditions in the rejection to the practises and principles of mode... ... middle of paper ... ...f the movie.
The two characters that the drugs affected the most were the main character James Cole played by Bruce Willis and another important character Jeffrey played by Brad Pit. Our society often contradicts themselves when it comes to distributing and using drugs correctly. Gilliam furnished this movie with many interlocking themes. But the claim here would be the use of illegal drugs in our society today vs. the use of drugs in a psych ward. Just to briefly summarize before I begin, the main idea of this movie is James Cole comes from the future travels to the present to find information and data on the origins of a deadly virus that will nearly kill everyone on Earth.
The Departed The Departed is a film built on the concept of gritty realism, which is used to create Scorsese’s glamorized view of organized crime. It is modern due to the ambiguous nature of its corrupt and often stereotypical characters. Scorsese weaves in popularized ethnic stereotypes throughout the plot, as he does in many of his other films. In fact, several parallels are visible between The Departed and Scorsese’s other films, including the cast. The screenplay by William Monahan is well adapted, and full of complex characters that make the film multidimensional.
Hitchcock employs plenty of unique visuals, including camera tricks that confuse depth perception, invasive close-ups, film noir lighting, and rapid cuts to show nudity with out showing nudity or extreme violence / killing without much blood. The movie “Psycho” was a first for several filmic elements making it sometimes more notable than effective. At its heart, however it’s a extreme thrilling murder/ mystery that boasts a climax unlike any other before its time. The suspense and anticipation are almost unbearable, keeping the ultimate, answers brilliantly stowed until the very
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.
Movie Review: Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction is one of the most daring, puzzling, and ultimately exciting pieces of cinema to hit the screen in years. As wholly original as it is a copy of hundreds of films before it about tales of hit-men and criminals, it dares you to step out of the dull and enter a colorful, exhilarating world that could only be Los Angeles. The intensity level of the movie is off the scale. People are laughing like crazy in the theater to the intelligent dialog and other scenes that have the audience gasping for air in shock over what just happened. Although one might say that Pulp Fiction is overly violent and disturbing, it is in fact, one of the greatest movies ever produced.
The True American Horrors Throughout time, Hollywood has both influenced and awed modern day society. However, no part among the stars has inspired us as much as the genre of horror. Consequently, it has the ability to evoke within its audience both fear and creates a new perspective of the world and its darkness. This subculture was both created and inspired by masterminds of infinite accomplishments; many of the movies and stories that the general public has come to thoroughly enjoy are based upon true events; and these films are found to be the cause of various mental health issues found in America today. Immortality, a one-way concept which numerous have bled, cried, and fought over.
Darren Aronofsky, born February 12, 1969, is known for his American Films and collaborations with cinematographer Andrew Weisblum and soundtrack composer Clint Mansell. Aronofsky is probably best known for films involving graphic surreal scenes, without a doubt containing drugs, nudity, gore, sex and even sometimes all of the above. While the scenes and script are structured to make its audience’s stomachs drop, it’s the way they fulfill a complete story that makes the work of Darren Aronofsky so unique. Films categorized as "psycho sexual" don't often make it to the big screens nor are they typically nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture like Black Swan; films with a $60,000 budget like "Pi" rarely go on to make over $3,000,000 then put something together like "Requiem for a Dream" to rank among the best 'drug films' of all time by AskMen.com, DashboardCitize.com, TheMoveiGourmet.com, Ranker.com and TheTopTens.com. Of Darren Aronofsky's seven films, not one would be considered anything less than bold.
Hitchcock, often referred to as the “Master of Suspense” left an enormous impact on the thriller genre, changing the way people looked at it forever. Rear Window is perhaps one of the greatest examples of his revolutionary approach. Hitchcock changed the game through the utilization of a variety of stylistic and thematic elements that countless others have borrowed and used in an attempt to recreate the magic of his work in the modern age. One such attempt was by director Mark Pellington through his 1999 film, Arlington Road. The film uses many Hitchcockian elements, but while imitating it, Arlington Road simply does not live up to the standards of an iconic thriller as established by Hitchcock, such as Rear Window.