I knew before this book that editing is vital to the storytelling process. But I never thought about the relationship between cuts and the human eye. At first I thought Murch’s theory was a little strange, humorous. Then I thought about it, does not our eyes cut from one object to another? Murch’s best explanation for his cuts and human eye theory is an excerpt from an interview featuring John Huston by Louise Sweeney, writer for the Christian Monitor.
to dramatize the people’s massacre through the symbolized slaughter of the bull. The jump-cuts and non-diegetic inserts, the use of graphic patterns of lines and shadows, the contrasts between long shots of the enemy and close-ups of citizens, contrasts between shots from different perspective of the regular people and the Bolsheviks are some other of the non-traditional and signature characteristics of Eisenstein’s films. Presented from citizens point of view editing achieves sympathy and compassion at the audience accepting the Revolution as their own point of view of the historical event. The montage of unique rhythm and graphic elements creates a wholeness of the film structure and defines the specific style of of intellectual editing in Sergei Eisenstein’s works and his propaganda vision.
ERWIN ROMMEL Erwin Rommel Jr. was born on November 15, 1891 in Swabian. His father Erwin Rommel Sr., was a schoolmaster in Heidenheim in Wurttemberg , and Rommel's mother was Helene von Luz was a daughter of the local Regierungs-President.
Kal Bur How did The Odessa Steps sequence influence the theory of montage in film? The Battleship Potemkin, is a soviet film directed by Sergei Eisenstein in 1925. Sergei Eisenstein was a
Saving Private Ryan is a movie that generates strong responses from most people that see it. While interviewing four individuals and reading three movie reviews, I found that each of my subjects would recommend it, not one of the individuals interviewed felt the violence was senseless, and all of them left the movie with a strong emotional response of some kind. It appears that Saving Private Ryan is the kind of movie to which many can relate.
Starship Troopers is a classic novel written in 1959 by retired Navy Lieutenant Robert Heinlein. At the time that it was published Starship Troopers was controversial yet won the Hugo Award in the 1960’s for being one of the best science fiction novels. One of the controversies surrounding the book is the main character’s history teacher’s view on violence and how violence “has settled more issues in history than has any other factor.” The book had such a cult following that there has been a film adaptation. It is a work of literature that has stood the test of time and is being read in our schools today. This may not seem shocking for such a classic book, but being science fiction it is a true accomplishment.
Ivan IV was a complicated man, with a complicated past, in a complicated country, in a complicated time; his story is not an easy one. Ivan the terrible, the man, could never be completely understood in a few words, nor in a few pages, and only perhaps in a few volumes. A man of incredible range his dreadfulness could only be matched by his magnificence, his love by his hatred.
When he uses editing he does it with precision. He uses editing in all his movies but the one that stood out to me was in Edward Scissorhands. When Edward is helping Jim and his friends break into his dad’s house to steal some money from Jim’s father. Tim Burton uses editing very well in this situation when Edward breaks into the safe room. It happens when Edward gets into the room and Jim shoves him into the room and the alarm begins to go off. Tim Burton begins to cut back and forth from Edward to the door because he was struggling to open the door with his scissorhands. It was a door knob so Edward was in a predicament because you can’t open a door with scissorhands. The reason that Tim Burton is such a good director is because he found out how to use editing to his advantage because he began to cut quickly to show that there was a problem. At the same time they were doing a close-up on his face to show his anxiety and that he was scared. Another example of Tim Burton using this element is in his movie Corpse Bride. In this movie he uses editing also as far as him cutting back and forth between the groom, bride, and their parents. When the couple is about to get ready for their wedding rehearsal they begin to cut as they are both singing because they are happy as can be. In this scene Tim Burton does a phenomenal job of showing both the characters emotions. Also he figures out a way to show both of the parent’s emotions. The reason I think he did this is to show that they were both a little nervous but happy that they were about to have their wedding rehearsal. That is why I believe Burton uses editing in his
Nikolai Litvin recalls his experiences from his tenure as a Red Army soldier in his memoir 800 Days on the Eastern Front. Litvin transcribed his memories of the war seventeen years after he left the military, which provided him ample time to process his experiences and formulate complete thoughts on what happened. Using a concise writing style, Litvin packs his memoir with vivid details of military operations and offers subtle details about Stalinist thinking and Soviet life. The memoir contains some significant Soviet bias, and Litvin’s point of view is clearly impacted by the unique experiences of a Red Army soldier. To truly understand 800 Days on the Eastern Front, the reader must decipher how Litvin understands his experiences, the impacts of internalized Stalinist thoughts and how Litvin reflects them, and how Litvin reveals the truths he believes about the war.
About The author My name is Margaret Wonkontipo, and I am a 31 year old reporter from Russia. I have a husband named Charles Wonkontipo, and three children. I am writing about the battle of Stalingrad because I think it is important for everyone to know what has happened in this time of distress for families, and how we conquered Hitler, and the Germans.
Afterwards, Anderson goes back in time and reveals how the life of a genius, Shostakovich, was affected by a series of war conflicts including a revolution and World War I. Then, in October 1917, he also witnessed the birth of a Communist Russia after Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks seized power. For a brief period, this new government supported and encouraged artists to develop their talents. The city became a place where “new art, new music, and new drama had to be found for a new world where workers ruled” (p. 37).
The Great The Corruptness of the American Dream The nineteen twenties was a decade of renaissance characterized by the American Dream- the widespread aspiration of Americans to live better than their parents. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, contains themes that continue to be relevant today. In his novel, Fitzgerald reprehends the American dream by
The Titanic - History of a Disaster On April 14,1912 a great ship called the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. That night there were many warnings of icebergs from other ships. There seems to be a conflict on whether or not the warnings reached the bridge. We may never
In this essay I will be discussing five key points throughout Post Production history between the 1900s-1960s. Post Production is seen as a vital component in the cinematic industry as it essentially finalises the final products. Techniques that have been developed over the years are incredibly important, but they all have an origin. Although these techniques started out without overwhelming effect, they are now unbelievably crucial to how films are constructed. The five points I wish to discuss go as follows: The Great Train Robbery and Edwin Porter himself, D.W. Griffith and his overwhelming influence on editing, The Jazz Singer, the Kuleshov Effect and finally, 2001: A Space Odyssey. As well as discussing these key factors, this essay will take into consideration secondary material.
Montage, a name synonymous with Editing, is an original film style with different techniques used by the Soviet filmmakers between 1924 and 1930 to construct a film narrative. Montage is the connection between one shot and the other, a continuous or discontinuous relationship between shots. According to David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson (2012: 478), Soviet directors maintained that, “through editing, two shots give birth to a feeling or idea not present in either one”. This ‘feeling’ or ‘idea’ then guides a viewer into understanding or making a “conceptual connection” of the narrative (Bordwell 1972: 10). Strike (1925) and Mother (1926), directed by Sergei Eisenstein and Vsevolod Pudovkin respectively, are films made in the Soviet Montage era that show a juxtaposition between shots across the film. This essay discusses the different techniques used in these films that show the functions and effects of Montage.