Re-arranging and deconstructing sequences affects the way the story progresses and also it's characters. Filmmakers who decide to introduce a non-linear narrative in their work, have the ability to adapt a films plot in order to produce a new beginning, middle and end. There are various techniques which are commonly used in a non-linear narrative to create states of confusion like, for example, the use of flashbacks, hallucinations, memory loss, amnesia, dream states, memories and the collision between fiction and reality. Fabula and syuzhet are also employed in narratology, they describe narrative construction. The fabula is "the raw material of a story, and syuzhet, the way a story is organized."
Things like this can make seemingly harmless thriller movie like “Tesis” into a serious statement about how sick and twisted our society. These symbols and objects do not just have to represent a certain meaning they can also represent emotions that the director wants the audience to feel. Techniques involving colors and object placement can make people uneasy, excited or any other emotion that the director wants in order to make the film a better experience for the viewer. Directors often take advantage of this and make it very abundant in their work. I’m going to be analyzing these techniques in the films; “El laberinto de fauno,” “Tesis” and “Te doy mis ojos.” Alejandro Amenabar used a lot of these symbols and objects to represent hidden meanings throughout his thriller piece about snuff films.
Did you know it is more to film broadcasting than just visible viewing it? The ability to analyze films implicates closely examination of cinematography. Cinematography refers to the process in film of lighting a shot and achieving quality in the visual images that are captured. The cinematographer in any film is also known as the director of photography and may be either an artist or a technician. It is this individual who is responsible for ensuring that the images appearing on screen are presented to reflect the mood or the emotional effect and the style seen by the film director, producer, and writer as essential to conveying its meaning.
Every image and sound is chosen deliberately by the director to signify specific things. Looking further into this, comparing both Zeffirelli and Luhrmanns introduction, we can see the different uses of cinematic technique used, and the particular meaning that comes across from it. I can already see from the introduction to the film that Baz Luhrmann is an adventurous director. He uses different cinematic techniques and although the genre of the play is a romantic, Luhrmann displays it as a traumatic story. However, from Zeffirellis’, it is more traditional, filmed using the original costumes and settings as at the time of when the play was being written.
Camera Techniques in Film Making What do you think about when watching a film? Do you focus on the characters' good looks or the dialogue? Or do you go behind the scenes and think about what made the film? Maybe, it's even a combination of all three. No matter what comes to mind first, an important part of any good movie will be what you see.
This raises the question not only of how elements of melodrama can coexist so well in neorealist films such as Roma città aperta and Riso amaro, but also of why the directors made the choice to incorporate those elements into their films. Some critics, such as Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, explain the appearance of melodramatic elements in the... ... middle of paper ... ... Millicent. "Pina's Pregnancy, Traumatic Realism, and the After-Life of Open City. "Italica 85.4 (2008): 426-38. JSTOR.
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