This separates the worlds allowing the audience to appreciate each setting in its entirety. Likewise, these settings provide insight into the tone of the narrative structure. The film exhibits expansive, sleek dream environments to contrast with angular, warmly lit locations paralleling a contemporary psychological thriller with science-fiction. The pressure for Cobb to complete his mission progresses from the tonality of each setting in v... ... middle of paper ... ...ng substantiates the theme’s noteworthy ambiguity upon the audience. Inception remains one of the most complex and deeply engaging narratives of this century.
How can an effulgent town harbor wickedness and Edward with a chilling and gothic complexion radiate innocence and righteousness? Burton uses these opposing conceptions brought about by the contrast of lighting to convey the message that materialism has been ingrained in the mentality of society (at least in the neighborhood in which Burton lived in the past), thus yearning for th... ... middle of paper ... ...ton never fails to enthrall his vieweres with effective cinematic techniques, such as high key and low key, and flashbacks. By incorporating these cinematic techniques he is defining his style. He uses high and low key relationships to create imagery and symbolism through the effects of irony. The films entertains the viewer while simultaneously illuminating a subtle, yet distinguishable message.
This gave the film suspense which was much needed for the story. Clearly, both directors used the setting and the mood to play with particular emotions of the audience. However, Hawke was more creative in his methods and he created a non-traditional setting and mood that related more to a modern day audience. For example, Hawke focused on the mood by choosing camera shots during Hamlet’s soliloquy that... ... middle of paper ... ...ter development was sophisticated and artisitic. In this version, the audience was absorbed with Hamlet’s character.
The rather wide incongruity between the reviews leads to an interesting juxtaposition of its critiques, as we examine the reasons "Looking for Richard" incites such strong responses from its proponents and detractors. A summarized look at each of the reviews reveals the wide range among the criticisms. The first review, by Mary Brennan and posted on the Film.Com web site, is generally positive, despite the aforementioned quotation that the documentary is "decidedly narcissistic." Brennan found herself enjoying the film despite herself, enjoying the "extraordinarily riveting" way the film dissected Shakespeare. However, every endorsement of the film is subsequently balanced by a disparaging remark about it.
The entire... ... middle of paper ... ... of the background area allows the viewer to take in and fully understand the meaning of a scene. While the visual is important to mise-en-scène, the addition of music and dialogue only aids the viewer in understanding what the writer is trying to convey. In Bamboozled the use of dialogue and music helps Spike Lee express the racial imbalances and stereotypes of the past that are still in effect today. My choice to use “Dance of Death” to exemplify why these elements are important, was honorable because it compiles so many visual tactic into a small portion of the movie. When a director of a movie is planning to evoke their viewers with emotion and purpose it is important that they visually stimulate with the mise-en-scène.
The narrative structure is beautifully exemplified in both films, where the protagonists (Jonathan Harker in Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Benjamin Willard in Apocalypse Now) sway the viewers through their constant subjective narration. In Apocalypse Now, Coppola also examines the location comprehensively, due to its vital element to the story. Coppola’s decision to shoot the film in the Philippines, as it resembles Vietnam the most, leaves an immensely engaging effect to the film. The location of ... ... middle of paper ... ...ne should, and I think everyone should do everything they do that way. Movies have to have quality and integrity because they have such a tremendous influence on the world and on people.” (Coppola) Works Cited Apocalypse Now.
Colour and lighting are used to depict the narrative of a film in spite of other elements of film style. Colour attracts attention and creates ambience of a film affecting the perception of the audiences (Boggs & Petrie, 2004, p. 204). In the meantime, lighting, which is essential to make a film, helps to create different meanings presented by one scene. Memories of Matsuko (Tetsuya Nakashima, 2006) uses a rich colour palette and different features of lighting throughout the whole movie to portray different stages of Matsuko’s life. A particular scene is chosen to study on the fantasy diegesis created.
He wanted the audience to have a tremendous impact on this film and he succeeded with the perfect use of sound and editing in the ending sequence of his film. I will demonstrate how Coppola exploits a wide array of sound and editing to create suspense, intensity, and anxiety in the sequence to affect the audience’s emotions, using diegetic ambient sound effects, non-diegetic music, voice over and four editing types. First of all, the audio is used brilliantly in the sequence. Sound is one of the most powerful tools in cinema. Sound cues us to form expectation and opens up the possibility for the editing.
Peter Jackson (the director of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) is commonly associated with fantasy films. The audience can then formulate a basic outline of the film by just using the actors and directors involved, such as expecting a fantasy tale with special effects, heart wrenching moments and ultimately a satisfactory end. In conclusion the undeniable force behind Classical Hollywood cinema is the modes and conventions implemented in making the film. The narrative structure is clearly set and events that take place are motivated. Bordwell states the style of Classical Hollywood cinema to be “excessively obvious” due to its strict following of conventions; it is a form of escapism and as such can provide full entertainment (Thompson, 2008).
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. Most importantly, music sets the pace of a film to play on our emotions. Some films are slow and emotive that allow directors to incorporate music to influence the audience’s emotions; other are fast paced and exciting which can also exuded through the use of music. Where would the art of cinema be without the use of music today? I know for sure that films wouldn’t be as powerful and as captivating to the mind and soul of viewers without the use of this powerful tool.