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.
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.
Few actors such as Johnny Deep, Helen Bonham Carter and Christopher Lee conformed to his standards and repeatly collaborated in his films. Tim Burton has an unusual visual style of characters, props, and setting that stand out in his film in an exaggerated manner. When Tim Burton writes his film, his style becomes more distinguished and striking. He creates characters from his own life experiences, such as Edward Scissorhands who represents him in his childhood days. His films shows his true colors as a person and his style continues to influence many who undergo similar experiences.
Lee went on to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he created his first student film and graduated in 1982 with a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television. Being one of the few black students to attend Tisch School of the Arts, the aspiring filmmaker’s first year at New York University was a particularly difficult one. Lee’s experiences, race, and upbringing have all led him to create controversial films to provide audiences with an insight into racial issues. Spike Lee’s first student production, The Answer, was a short ten minute film which told of a young black screenwriter who rewrote D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation. The film was not well accepted among the faculty at New York University, stating Lee had not yet mastered “film grammar.” Lee went on to believe the faculty took offense to his criticisms towards the respected director’s stereotypical portrayals of black characters (1).
I’m trying to not merely make a living as a filmmaker, but am attempting to make a contribution to that artistic tradition.” (Porton 51). Like all other forms of art, Haneke’s movies are not merely something that an audience should see but rather something that an audience should experience and contemplate. In this regard, Haneke’s films evoke an intense emotional response and make an “experience” out of every film he makes. There is not a single film in which the audience leaves a Michael Haneke movie feeling happy.
Wilder had a knack for dealing with difficult actors and was often able to make them who he wanted. Finally Billy Wilder stuck to very traditional uses of camera angles and movements that set him aside from other directors. Billy Wilder was not only an influential director but also an auteur through his involvement in writing, directing, and producing the film, the cynicism mixed with comedy shown through the characters, and his traditional use of camera movement and angles compared to other directors during the 1950’s. To be considered an auteur the director has to show self-expressionism in their movies, along with repeating ideas and themes that refle... ... middle of paper ... ... his work with famous actors and actresses, and his classical style of camera usage are reasons that he is an auteur. Wilder takes ownership of his works and each one of his films reflects off of each other in some way.
In conclusion, Godard used various references that illuminate sociological and political points. Music and Popular art were two strong references that he utilized in his films which made his films unique, sometimes strange and implied many sociological meanings. Based on this research, we come to know that Godard suggests the contents or gives symbolic meanings to the image through these music and art devices. Although his films may be hard to understand because of the union of many of his elements, they urge the audience not to pursue customary pleasure, and demand to regard the film itself on objective object.
Although the historical context of the film received a great deal of criticism for its historical inaccuracies, it served as a learning tool for the many people who had not heard of the events. Another benefit of Hollywood producing films with historical content is the film provides the viewer with images, which help make the event more relatable. For instance in the film Argo (2012) the images displayed during the ending credits show still shots from the film and actual pictures from the event. The images are almost identical, which leads viewers to believe what they are watching is historically accurate. As most Hollywood films are produced on large budgets, aspects of the film become so realistic it ... ... middle of paper ... ... are watching and remember it is being filtered to entertain and make money.
Here, he studied history, literature and French poetry. After 4 years of college, Levitt left Columbia in 2004, in order to try acting once again. Recently, Gordon-Levitt chose to pursue filmmaking, following his grandfather Michael Gordon. His grandfather was a Hollywood film director between the 1940s and 1970s and directed the 1959 Doris Day/Rock Hudson film Pillow Talk. His first short film Sparks, was based off of an Elmore Leonards story of the same name, however JGL took a creative license with the film due to low budget funds.
Auteur theory states the director can manipulate a film into their own creative vision. Godard broke many common film-making rules in the production of Breathless. His use of jump-cuts and camera zooms create Godard’s own style of film-making. Godard strives for discontinuity instead of the common continuity all prior film-makers hoped to produce. Breathless is a confusing and disorienting film, but its beauty is in the narrative.