Cinematic Techniques Essays

  • Cinematic Techniques

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    Cinematic Techniques The extraordinary film The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut, 1959) skillfully uses cinematic devices appropriately within the context of the theme. Part of the underlying theme of this movie as explained by Truffaut himself is, “... to portray a child as honestly as possible...”(Writing About Film, 1982). It is the scenes in this movie that are most helpful in disclosing the overall theme of the film. Within the scenes, the camera angles in this film play an important role in accentuating

  • Cinematic Techniques in Strictly Ballroom

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    Response How the film techniques used by Baz Luhrman to influence the portrayal and development of characters in the film Strictly Ballroom? In the film Strictly Ballroom, the director Baz Luhrman uses many different film techniques to influence the portrayal and development of characters. Costume and makeup is used as a vital technique to show the audience the characters’ personalities and also the development of some characters. Camera angles and lighting is another technique that is used to exaggerate

  • Examples Of Cinematic Techniques In Apocalypse Now

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    more about the tools that filmmakers use during production. We need to identify theatrical elements and techniques used in a cinema and also learn what effect they have on the audience. Camera movement, angle, editing, sound and framing can be some examples of cinematic techniques. Theatrical elements can include props, costumes, sets, and acting choice. Each theatrical element and cinematic technique plays an important role during film making. The question that we should ask is how does the director

  • Cinematic Techniques in Nabokov's Laughter in the Dark

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    In his novel Laughter in the Dark, Vladimir Nabokov employs cinematic techniques to tell the story of director Albinus and starlet Margot. Nabokov's use of imagery and techniques from the cinema is evident throughout the novel. However, his style is not that of a screenplay, as his polished prose is always infused with his trademark irony. Gavriel Moses notes that Nabokov is aware of the overwhelming presence and claim to truth of film images, but he also recognizes that formulaic films tend to displace

  • Cinematic Techniques and Celia Foote

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    reading a novel. A film is graded on its ability to suspend reality and immerse the audience in a world that is film. If the audience cannot suspend their reality, they will never let truly experience the film. There are many examples of cinematic and audio techniques used in the film The Help that effectively immerse the audience into the story, leaving the audience to feel as if they are truly in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960s during the beginning of the civil rights movement. “Cinema is

  • Tim Burton Cinematic Techniques. By Julie Gilley

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    Burton is a creative director when he directs gothic movies. This essay talks about the cinematic techniques that Burton uses in the movies, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland. Tim Burton uses shots and framing, sound, and lighting, to make a dark and gothic movies. He tries to make you feel a special way, in a certain scene, in his movies, by his different techniques. Tim Burton uses shots and framing to show emotions, establish settings, and to show interactions

  • Cinematic Techniques In Pete Doctor And Bob Peterson's Up

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    in terms of camera angles, sounds, acting, costume, props, lighting; you should explain the impact of the cinematic devices chosen and used by the director. Montage:

  • A Comparison of Olivier and Branagh's Adaptations of Henry V

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    (1944) and Branagh (1989) in the specific scenes of “A Little Touch of Harry in the Night” and “The Crispin Crispian Speech” A comparison of these scenes in the two film versions of Henry V indicated above in a discussion of all the major cinematic issues in integrating a story like Shakespeare’s and to include some discussion of the relative success in conveying to a cinema audience the director’s message. “…We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today who sheds his blood

  • Romeo and Juliet - The Movie

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    Romeo and Juliet - The Movie The new release of Romeo and Juliet  is fun, fast and exciting to watch. It is a slick cinematic rendition of Shakespeare's work brought to the screen for contemporary movie-goers.  There is something for everyone in this movie.  A timeless story, a dynamic cast, a hip soundtrack, great sets and costumes and plenty of action.  From the beginning the audience is told," buckle up, this Romeo and Juliet  ride is going to be like no other Shakespeare you've

  • Film Analysis of King Kong Produced by Merian C. Cooper

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    The film included many revolutionary technical innovations for its time, and some of the best stop-action animation ever sequences and special effects (by Willis O'Brien) ever captured. King Kong was a film with many wonderful sound and cinematic techniques. The filmed contained a dramatic musical score, which helped set the mood of the film. The sound effects were also unusual for films of its time. The director used different animal’s sounds to create Kong’s voice. The narrative of the story

  • Mise-en-Scene in Napoleon Dynamite

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    only odd character in the film, but he has his own peerless way of defining himself separate from any other character(s). This effect is achieved through certain cinematic techniques that director Jared Hess utilizes in order to bring out Napoleon’s persona in ways other than simply “guessing” who he really is. Rather, these techniques “explicitly imply” certain character traits; they are like clues that allow one to see the character just as the creator intended. Through mise-en-scene, sound, and

  • Film Analysis: Half The Sky

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    In the film Half the Sky, various filmic elements and cinematic techniques are used to portray the theme women’s oppression, including narratives by the celebrities, the use of close-ups when interviewing the girls in foreign countries, as well as the use of sorrowful background music. In my opinion, overall these filmic elements are not effective to strengthen the film’s message. First of all, one of the filmic elements in the film is interviewing celebrities and also having them narrate the film

  • Divided We Fall

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    and that ones that were taken of the street told the audience a lot, especially during the resistance. That scene showed people blowing up houses where collaborators lived, breaking glass windows, and running around the street chaotic. The cinematic techniques added much emotion to the story created on screen. Everytime there was a very important section or Nazis knocking on Josef's door, the cameras seemed to be slowing down just a little bit, as if to tell the audience "Okay, now it's the time

  • The Cinematic Technique of Nausicaa

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    few lines and my cinematically inspired rendition of the events in the first page. Thematically “Nausicaa” presents several motifs that resonate throughout the chapter and have lasting effects on the overall novel. Stuart Gilbert describes the techniques used for this chapter as tumescence and the detumescence (Gilbert 278). According to the Oxford Dictionaries, tumescence means eagerness for sexual activity while detumescence refers to sexual arousal. Gilbert’s schema refers to the chapter’s

  • Style Analysis

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    Frankenweenie, Corpse Bride, and Coraline. In these movies, and many of his others, Tim Burton uses a variety of cinematic techniques to portray and express feelings felt by the characters, set the moods, scenes, and the story. Tim Burton uses lighting, sound, and camera angles in order to create a coherent movie with amusing, suspenseful and tragic scenes. Tim Burton uses the cinematic technique of lighting in order to flawlessly portray dark, mysterious and creepy scenes. In his movie, Edward Scissorhands

  • American Beauty by Sam Mendes

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    us active viewers by exploiting our voyeuristic nature. In American Beauty Mendes uses the voyeuristic tendencies of the spectator to acknowledge the permeating constructed images. Mendes, through the use of narration, the mise en scene and cinematic techniques implicates the spectator in to using their voyeuristic tendencies to deconstruct the images in order to reveal the true image. From the start of the film the construction of images is evident. American Beauty begins with the obvious constructed

  • Cinematic Techniques In The Dressmaker

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    isolation and grief and loss. The director’s unique and distinctive visual style that has focused on the strongest aspects of the conservative society of the countryside in the 1950’s explores the lives of people settled there. Moorhouse has used cinematic techniques of symbolism, cinematography and sound effects in the film to enhance the audience’s engagement. The character’s demeanour changes the entire atmosphere of the movie due to experiencing serious trauma through bullying in childhood. The

  • Intolerance And Violence In Pleasantville And Do The Right Thing

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    English 102 Violence, good or bad? Intolerance and violence are interconnected, as they are both acts of passion and hate. There is a fine line between the two and they can often become one. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Intolerance is itself a form of violence.” Intolerance has shaped the violence in our society for years and should not be overlooked as it is one of the most controversial and imperative issues that needs to be resolved. Pleasantville, directed by Gary Ross, and Do The Right Thing

  • The Color Red in American Beauty

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    possible to fully understand the implications that takes place in this seemingly happy home. The film is masterfully directed by the famous theater director Sam Mendes and encompasses a great number of cinematic techniques that appear fresh and exciting. Critics have mentioned many of these techniques. However, they failed to notice the clever use of color used throughout the film--especially the color red. Sam Mendes effectively uses the color red; as a central motif to accentuate mood and theme,

  • Reflection On The Movie

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    are on now. Sometimes when filming, it is better to just stick to the basics. In some situations “less is more”. The chapter that was most beneficial to me was the chapter that talked about revealing. In our short film “Wilder”, we used a camera technique that was mentioned within the chapter that revealed Amelia’s death. The scene turned out great after watching it on the screen and it had a lot of dramatic emotion built within it. Sometimes these great shots have to repeat multiple times to get