The early twentieth century was a time of change for the world. The world had gone through two World War’s by the end of 1945, and their impact on the world had a lot to do with the progressing of the cinema industry. In the instance of the films Rebecca, which was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and It Happened One Night, which was directed by Frank Capra, each portray different aspects of the theatre industry. The year that It Happened One Night came to theatres, the production code administration was approved that same year, which lined out all of the rules of how Hollywood directors should direct their movies and what they were and were not allowed to show in their movies, such as specific aspects about marriage or the lack of a marital commitment. Many differences can be seen within the two previously mentioned movies including character depth, different uses of framing, and uses of lighting. Each of these aspects creates a different meaning for each of the films, which helps further the plot and engage the viewers. It Happened One Night is a movie about a spoiled heiress who runs away to marry a man her father does not approve of. As she is traveling from Miami to New York City, she comes across a man who is a reporter looking for a story and finds one in her journey, but ends up falling in love with her. This film, especially in comparison to Rebecca, does not display much character depth. The characters are typical for the time period and stayed consistent the
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When novels are adapted for the cinema, directors and writers frequently make changes in the plot, setting, characterization and themes of the novel. Sometimes the changes are made in adaptations due to the distinctive interpretations of the novel, which involve personal views of the book and choices of elements to retain, reproduce, change or leave out. On the contrary, a film is not just an illustrated version of the novel; it is a totally different medium. When adapting the novel, the director has to leave out a number of things for the simple reason of time difference. Furthermore, other structures and techniques must be added to the film to enhance the beauty and impressions of it. Like a
During the course of this essay it is my intention to discuss the differences between Classical Hollywood and post-Classical Hollywood. Although these terms refer to theoretical movements of which they are not definitive it is my goal to show that they are applicable in a broad way to a cinema tradition that dominated Hollywood production between 1916 and 1960 and which also pervaded Western Mainstream Cinema (Classical Hollywood or Classic Narrative Cinema) and to the movement and changes that came about following this time period (Post-Classical or New Hollywood). I intend to do this by first analysing and defining aspects of Classical Hollywood and having done that,
Whenever books are adapted for film, changes inevitably have to be made. The medium of film offers several advantages and disadvantages over the book: it is not as adept at exploring the inner workings of people - it cannot explore their minds so easily; however, the added visual and audio capabilities of film open whole new areas of the imagination which, in the hands of a competent writer-director, can more than compensate.
The censorship conflicts in the 1900s were extremely intriguing and intense. Around the end of the 1920s, individuals possessed immense moral shifts powered by religious groups during the Great Depression, which resulted in decisions that created a new revolution that dealt particularly with the regulation of content of films. Consequently, in 1934, at the same time that the “Golden Age of Hollywood” began, the Hollywood Production code was formally implemented. The film
The paper discusses how the critical reception shifts over a period of time. The paper is mainly focused on the film "Sunrise", directed by F. Marnau in 1927. Initially the movie got mixed reviews from the critics; however this film became to be known as a cinematic masterpiece in future decades.
For this paper, I have decided to compare two Hitchcock films. Ever since I can remember, I have seen Alfred Hitchcock films; Psycho, The Birds, North by Northwest, I enjoy his work because I like the suspense, and visual effects that he was able to accomplish. Out of all of his films, I believe that my favorite Hitchcock films would have to be Rear Window (1954) and Vertigo (1958), because I think that the two incorporate everything that is “Alfred Hitchcock”. Hitchcock films are known for being mysterious, cynical, as well as suspenseful and they are all similar because of his use of symbolism, light, repetitive actors, and repetition of theme.
The book night is narrated by Eliezer. A jewish boy in his mid teens. He studies the Torah and lives in Sighet, in Hungarian Transylvania. He also studies the Cabbala (a doctrine of Jewish mysticism). His instructor a man named Moshe the Beatle was abruptly deported. After a few months went by Moshe returned with horrible news. He claims that the GESTAPO (German police) took control of his train and led everyone in the woods were they systematically killed of many Jews. No one takes Moshes story to be believable and he is labeled as a lunatic. Then in the spring of 1944, Nazi Germany occupy
The beautiful silent film released in 1927, ‘Sunrise: a Song of Two Humans,’ is directed by the famous German director, F.W. Murnau, and is starred by George O’Brien and Janet Gaynor who take the main characters as the Man and the Wife respectively. It is a story of married couples that have conflicts over the husband’s immoral actions, but however, they become reconciled through their journey in the City. Apart from love, another underlying theme of this film is the experience of human with modernity. Similar to ‘Sunrise,’ ‘The Notebook,’ the all-time famous love novel written by Nicholas Sparks, is adapted into a film by Nick Cassavetes, and is starred by Hollywood popular actress and actor, Rachael McAdams and Ryan Gosling
Victoria de Zwaan is a professor of experimental fiction, film theory, and adaptation studies at Trent University in Ontario, Canada, and argues in this article that while fidelity studies could be considered a stagnated and outdated vain of research in adaptation theory, it can be examined from various angles to achieve a deeper understanding of the source text instead of cutting up both sources only to fight one other for superiority; in this case Zwaan uses the film, Midnight’s Children, to expand upon her theory. Zwaan takes note of George Bluestone’s capstone work, Novels into Film, and states that most of the work done, outside of his book, on the subject was merely a mode to break down the film adaptation and highlight the lack of “justice”
These differences between original movies and remakes are apparent throughout the history of movies. During the 1960s, when the original movie The Parent Trap was published, divorce was a touchy topic. Many children did not even know what it was, because it was so rare. Divorce had become more common in 1998 when The Parent Trap was remade. More and more children were seeing their parents split up. How do changes, such as these, tell us about the time periods in which the movies were made? Both movies tell the same story, but the audiences, standards of men and women, social norms, and settings vary.
The Alfred Hitchcock film; Vertigo is a narrative film that is a perfect example of a Hollywood Classical Film. I will be examining the following characteristics of the film Vertigo: 1)individual characters who act as casual agents, the main characters in Vertigo, 2)desire to reach to goals, 3)conflicts, 4)appointments, 5)deadlines, 6)James Stewart’s focus shifts and 7)Kim Novak’s characters drives the action in the film. Most of the film is viewed in the 3rd person, except for the reaction shots (point of view shot) which are seen through the eyes of the main character.(1st person) The film has a strong closure and uses continuity editing(180 degree rule). The stylistic (technical) film form of Vertigo makes the film much more
There are a wide array of interesting camera angles and editing techniques employed throughout, demonstrating movie capabilities and methods that had been developed and explored at that time (1929). An important aspect of this movie is in the ways scenes progress and the types of montage employed. Man
Even if a film production had already finished shooting it's takes, editing can still dramatically changes the way a viewer interpret the narrative of the movie by altering its narration. In this case, to give Annie Hall the distinctive difference between other romantic comedy, Woody Allen tells the story throughout a subjective narration from the perspective of our protagonist Alvy Singer. Throughout the film there are numerous considerations of editing techniques to be used such as the continuity of the film, length of shots, types of cuts to be made in every single shot and series of shots. The continuity of the film has been challenged by the use of disjunctive editing which breaks the chronological order of events in Annie Hall. During
It was not until the mid-1910’s did the film industry shift “towards a model that prized business legitimacy. This shift ultimately marginalized the woman filmmaker” (Mahar 133).