3. What were Edwin S. Porter's significant contributions to the development of early narrative film? In what sense did Porter build upon the innovations of contemporaneous filmmakers, and for what purposes?
As one of the most celebrated and best known Soviet directors, Sergei Eisenstein’s theoretical writings and practical uses of editing are a crucial part of cinema’s development. He viewed the art form of film as a tool with which to inflict certain reactions and emotions to audiences, be it through shock or empathetic understanding. His editing techniques were key elements to achieve these effects, carefully planned out and sought to create conflict in meaning. “Art is not a mirror which reflects the historical struggle, but a weapon of that struggle.” (Vertov in Enzensberger, 1972) His keen editing work proved cinema’s propagandistic potential and was used as such to instigate the masses against the Soviet bourgeoisie. Therefore, not
Introduction A film soundtrack refers to the original music that is written and composed to accompany a given film. A number of cues, instrumentals and orchestral music make part of it. They are carefully timed to start and end at specific moments during the films performance so as to make the narrative better as well as improve the emotional impact of certain scenes. In this paper, we perform a critical analysis of Hans Zimmers "Interstellar" soundtrack.
• The close face-to-face proximity between the two main characters in Editing • The style of edit for this sequence and entire film is continuity editing which produces a logical and straightforward narrative. The sequence begins with an establishing shot of the city road setting, orienting the viewer. The editing follows real-time human experiences, for example, the Tramp enters the paddy wagon then it cuts to him sitting down on the benches with the rest of the convicted, minimizing the perception of breaks between cuts (invisible editing).
This paper will focus on the film techniques used by Cameron in his three most known movies, Titanic (1997), Avatar (2009), and Terminator series. Mise-en-scene according to John Gibbs is used in film studies in the discussion of visual style. Translated literally it means “To put on stage”, but for the purpose of students, it is defined as the contents of the frame and the way they are organized (p 5). In addition, a director’s style can be identified only through the arrangement and orchestrations of the film’s mise-en-scene (Nelmes, 425).The films Titanic, Avatar, and Terminator series were successful
The Prestige Analysis The Prestige is a film adaptation of the Christopher Priest novel bearing the same name. The story is set in the turn-of-the-century London about two stage magicians, their rivalry, and their obsession to be the best with the artistry and secrecy of illusion. The analysis of
“The most exciting moment is the moment when I add the sound… At this moment, I tremble.” (Akira Kurosawa) Sound is arguably the most important concept in cinema studies, being there ever since the beginnings. It can radically change the way a motion picture is looked at and it can render what the director may sometimes find hard to depict using only his camera. Looking upon silent cinema one discovers an era which wasn’t at all silent, but rich in sound of different forms, from the simple narration of the images shown on screen, accompanied by a piano, to the complex score later composed specifically for that film. An example of that complex score is shown in Sunrise, a film by F.W. Murnau, which lies at the border between silent cinema and sound cinema. Considered to be one of the first films with an actual score, Sunrise is a great example of the multitude of dimensions and effects sound can have.
First off, sound makes up a large part of film making, especially a Tim Burton film. For example, in The Nightmare Before Christmas the infamous theme song is loud and booming which causes a sense of suspense since it usually takes place in the dark streets of Halloween Town. In
In the brief clip we viewed sound has a huge part in the emotion that is carried out throughout the scene.
The absolutely stunning film, Citizen Kane (1941), is one of the world’s most famous and highly renowned films. The film contains many remarkable scenes and cinematic techniques as well as innovations. Within this well-known film, Orson Welles (director) portrays many stylistic features and fundamentals of cinematography. The scene of Charles Foster Kane and his wife, Susan, at Xanadu shows the dominance that Kane bears over people in general as well as Susan specifically. Throughout the film, Orson Welles continues to convey the message of Susan’s inferiority to Mr. Kane. Also, Welles furthers the image of how demanding Kane is of Susan and many others. Mr. Welles conveys the message that Kane has suffered a hard life, and will
In 1997, James Cameron produced and directed the still prominent movie, “Titanic”. This is truly one film I can watch time after time and still be amazed by not only the acting, but also the wardrobe, famous lines, and special effects.
Stanley Kubrick: When It Comes To Cinematography Cinematography is the art of making a motion picture. Cinematographers are also given the title; Director of Photography. The DOP’s make sure that every single shot, fame, sequence looks and feels like art. Stanley Kubrick made sure that him and John Alcott, his cinematographer,
From the early invention of Thomas Edison’s motion picture camera, to the blending of sound with pictures and to now day’s big budget movies; Films have been evolving throughout the 20th century. The main reason for the alteration was due to the rapid advancement in technology. One of the key factors that shapes how we perceive a movie, is its sound. Just by changing the tempo and the volume of score, a filmmaker can make viewers have better interpretation of the movie. Through the course of time, music has been important in movies, even in silent films. Then, in the late 1920’s, the arrival of synchronized sound changed how movies were made forever. After the memorable transition era (1930-1950), arose the Post-Studio-Era (1950-1980) were
Landscape and Architecture in Antonioni, Pasolini, and Rosi Soundscape: The Manipulation of Sound in Cinema Ever since the end of the era of silent film, sound, music, and even noise, has played and will continue to play a vital role in the world of cinema. It is through this very specific manipulation
The Importance of Cinematography Without studying the details of film, one may ask what is cinematography. Cinematography is the art of making motion pictures. There are many features that go on in making a film. A cinematographer has a big role in making the film come together with certain camera movements and lighting elements. Cinematography is one of the most important aspects of film. People should be more interested in cinematography because there are so many intricate details that go into making a film special and that is because of and camera angles and movements, color, and different types of shots.