Diegesis Essays

  • Effective Use of Sound Techniques in Fritz Lang’s Film, M

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    Effective Use of Sound Techniques in Fritz Lang’s Film, M M was directed by Fritz Lang and was released in Germany in 1931. M follows the story of a strand of child murders in a German city. In a hunt for the murderer the police as well as the organized criminal underground of this German city search rapidly for the killer of these innocent children. The specific elements that Fritz Lang uses to express his view of what the sound should be are, how particular sound techniques shape the film, and

  • 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

  • I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

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    I AM NUMBER FOUR FILM CRITIQUE Imagine a number, what if your number was next? The book, I am Number Four was written by Pittacus Lore and the movie was directed by D.J. Caruso. The main character is named Four but goes by the alias John Smith. Four’s planet (Lorien) and people were destroyed by the Mogadorians all except for nine Guarde and nine Cepan. The Mogadorians are aliens that go from planet to planet and take over until they have completely drained the resources and polluted the planet

  • Nondiegetic Music Of The Doors In The Scene Waiting In Saigon

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    Nondiegetic music of the Doors in the scene waiting in Saigon Sound plays a significant part in all movies and one of the most interesting of all the sound techniques would be the use of nondiegetic music. In the movie Apocalypse Now, there is a double disc soundtrack with thirty tracks on it. The one song on there that has the most meaning would The Doors song “The End”. This song not only set the mood for the scene waiting in Saigon and the move as a whole but is also used to foreshadow the death

  • Moonlight Theme

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    The film Moonlight by Berry Jenkins is considered a “coming-of-age” film with universal themes, but one of the main themes in the film is learning about the struggle to find one’s identity in a hyper-masculine and ultimately homophobic culture. There are two scenes that fit in to this theme. One occurs during the first section of the film, entitled “Little,” and the second occurs in the final section of the film, entitled “Chiron,” although this film follows the same character each section has its

  • Non Diegetic Sound

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    One of the most crucial elements of filmmaking is the soundtrack used, as special sound effects and/or songs set the mood for what the audience is supposed to feel. Although early film has been referred to as the era of “silent film,” this is far from the truth; there is simply film before and after the introduction of character dialogue. Music has always accompanied filmmaking, it is able to set a clear tone for the scene without the need for words or blatant manipulation of the audience. Early

  • Diegesis In Bridget Jones

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    A Diegesis is a word used to describe the " total world of story action". In the beginning scene of the film Bridget Jones (the main character) begins speaking, the point of these beginning scenes is to use voice-over narration, which means; the camera is taking the audience to different places in Bridget's daily life and not pointed directly at her while she speaks. Throughout the entire film, the audience is taken through the timeline of Bridget's life as she is in her thirties, weighs 136 pounds

  • Editing In The Film Dziga Vertov

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    “The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy” Francis Ford Coppola [Hollyn, N. (2008)]. “The whole eloquence of cinema is achieved in the editing room” Orson Welles [Ondaatje, M. (2002)]. However, some film critics disagree. Andrè Bazin believed that other components of cinema created the foundation of film and were in fact more valuable and of more importance

  • Sound Technique in a Sequence from Godard's Alphaville

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    place in this part of the film occupies a space that is shared between the characters, filmmaker, and viewer. The context of this discussion is such that the definition of love is granted a generic currency. The sequence serves as an interlude in the diegesis of the film in which the filmmaker attempts to explore and express a universal truth. The interlude begins with silence. This is the major feature that distinguishes the sequence from the rest of the film: as Natasha turns her gaze to the window

  • Social Satire of the Materialistic 1980s in American Psycho

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    sequence showcases Patrick's ambiguous actions throughout the film as red droplets similar to that of blood droplets fall against a off-white background, highlighting how there are some dark secrets buried under the glamour of the rich society. The non-diegesis plucking of strings serve as a warning to watch for the subtle horror elements that the film has in store. A high angle showcases the sauce accompanying a steak shows the importance of objects to a person's status. The food presented in several

  • Storytelling as a Means of Survival in Yann Martel's Life of Pi

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    From Novel to Film: Storytelling as a means of survival in Life of Pi As Frank Herbert once said, “how often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.” In Yann Martel’s, Life of PI, the inner beast of Pi Patel, with the use of storytelling, is fabricated and given to the reader as a tiger. By the end, the novel leaves the reader with an appreciation of storytelling as being a means of survival, and the movie of the same name is able to capture the essence of that

  • Narrative Techniques In Heathers

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    Another instance where the plot creates ideas about the film’s diegesis is during the scene when Dean and Veronica are killing Kurt and Ram in the woods. After the second gun shot, the camera goes inside of a police car where two offers are smoking marijuana. This gives the idea that law enforcement are idiots and have no control. A third example of the plot creating ideas about the film’s diegesis is in the conversations youth have with authority figures. For example, the two conversations

  • Memories of Matsuko and Starry Starry Night

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    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. It is a scene after Matsuko becomes the mistress of Okano, and tracks him back to his house. She is satisfied after meeting Okano’s wife, imagining that Okano will divorce with his wife for her sake. Another film selected to make a comparison

  • Sherlock Jr

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    Revealing Experiences and Emotions Imagine all of the film’s that an individual has seen such as action, horror, and romantic movies. Each film prevails a dissimilar diegesis to produce a unique story, but this is not the only factor that directors take into consideration. In order to develop an effective and sequential film, a lot of editing occurs such as continuity and discontinuity editing. Continuity editing consists of cross cutting and shot reverse shot, whereas discontinuity editing demonstrates

  • Analysis Of The Film Kingsm The Secret Service

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    of the plot. In order to develop realism, the arrangement of the film was precisely organized to create an attraction, which is known as the mise-en-scene. Key components such as lights, costumes and setting help set up the visually appeal of the diegesis. Whereas, the angles, distances, and heights of a camera’s position enhance the intensity of a scene, which is the cinematography. In the film, Kingsman: The Secret Service, the protagonist, Eggsy, substantiates the qualities of a true Kingsman,

  • Narratology in Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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    Narratology divides a ‘narrative into story and narration’. (Cohan et al., 1988, p. 53) The three main figures that contribute a considerable amount of research to this theory are Gerard Genette, Aristotle and Vladimir Propp. This essay will focus on how Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights can be fully appreciated and understood when the theory is applied to the text. Firstly, I will focus on the components of narration Genette identifies that enhance a reader’s experience of the text. Secondly

  • Tokyo Story by Yasujiro Ozu

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    Tokyo Story was directed by Yasujiro Ozu and released in Japan in 1953. It is about an old married couple that travels to Tokyo to visit their children. They are greeted warmly, but are treated as if they are just an annoying sidetrack from the childrens’ busy lives. The mother becomes ill and dies soon after they return home, leaving the family to reflect on her visit. Some striking scenes include the grandmother dreaming of her future during a walk with her grandson, the old couple’s visit

  • Film genre, narration, reality tv

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    Genres (Researched from “Film Art: An Introduction” by D. Bordwell and K. Thompson.) “Types of films are commonly referred to as genres (pronounced “zahn-rahz”). The word genre is originally French and simply means kind or type.” (Bordwell & Thompson, 2004: 108). Genre groups films, which share similar filmic qualities and themes, into various subsections according to the type of film they are associated as. Various film genres are recognisable by the way they are presented and patterned or the

  • The Movie Tokyo Story

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    middle of paper ... ...ra that added to the naturalism and reality of the film. These invisible techniques are products of the cinematography, miseen- scene, and editing that brings the focus to exterior elements of the film without disturbing the diegesis. Finally, I felt this film is a great example of Ozu’s style as a director and as a reflection of 1950’s attitude of young generation especially, Japanese culture. Tokyo story deals with the different ways the two old people and the four young people

  • Analysis Of My Favorite Husband: From 'Learning To Drive'

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    Ball as Liz Cooper and Richard Denning as George Cooper (My Favorite Husband). Through the close analysis of the My Favorite Husband episode titled “Learning to Drive”, one can see that the program relies on verbal communication to structure the diegesis and build a narrative that fulfills the three media functions of coordination, continuity, and entertainment found within Charles Wright’s media theory, Throughout the program, music is utilized to indicate shifts in both space and time. The episode