According to Sarris, “The second premise of the auteur theory is the distinguishable personality of the director as a criterion of value. Over a group of films, a director must exhibit certain recurrent characteristics of style, which serves as his signature. The way a film looks and moves should have some relationship to the way a director thinks and feels.” (Sarris, 1962). Anderson uses his similar style in other films, including ‘Magnolia’ because as an auteur director creates films with their unique signature, it makes the audiences to naturally recognize their work. His unique signature acts as his personality to focus on recurring themes within his work. The theme he usually used in most of his films deals with regret and loneliness, this includes ‘Magnolia’ as well as his other films like ‘Hard Eight’, ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘There Will Be Blood’. Another style in his films is his film techniques such as the symmetry shot, Steadicam, the whip pan and the use of music. For example, the whip pan was used in ‘Magnolia’, ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘Hard Eight’. Therefore, Anderson’s style used in his films to show his unique signature for the audience to recognize his
The way the film was presented was partially effective for the fact that the message of the story, for me, was not easily or instantly understood. This is a humongous deal as a result of if I was not able to understand it at an age of 15 then a great deal of children would not be able to understand that message. When I first saw this shot my reaction was “look an insane decrepit man” which is a great deal of people's reaction to the film, I'm guessing.
In this movie, different filmic techniques are used, however, in my opinion, they are not very effective and thus it fails to improve or contribute to the success of the movie, which I believe it should. The filming techniques used in
The influence of German Expressionism, French Impressionism, and Soviet Montage in The Lodger is visible in the Expressionist mise-en-scene, subjective camera work, and montage editing. Expressionist filmmakers used distortion and highly stylized sets, costumes, and makeup, theatrical acting, and chiaroscuro lighting. Also, they favoured studio shooting, which gave them control over the mise-en-scene. Unlike the Expressionists, the Impressionist filmmakers favoured shooting on location.
Flannery O’Conner once stated, “The truth is not distorted here, but rather a distortion is used to get at the truth.” Distortion is defined as the misrepresentation of information or the practice of falsifying. However, one German author challenges the meaning of this word with one of his most popular works. Written in the early 1900s, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka describes one man’s transformation into a repulsive vermin. Upon analysis, however, it is clear that Kafka had a deeper intent with this bold symbolism. The distortion in Gregor’s physical self-image, his perception of the reactions of those around him, and his deranged internal well-being are extremely important in showing readers the true extent of Gregor’s developing mental illness.
One of the ways why cinematography made the film was the lighting. To get the feel, the lighting appeared to be fake shadows that were painted on the set. The fake shadows that were painted on the set gave the lighting appeared to be harsh and sharper to set the mood for the audience. If it weren’t for the painted shadows, the movie wouldn’t have been so successful in the horror genre. Since it was a silent movie, if it weren’t for the shadows, you wouldn’t of seen it as a horror film, but as an original film that was trying to be creative.
Other cool tricks used by the Fritz Lang include heavy use of shadows (largely in the style of the yet to come Film-Noir genre), and the use of setting to create darker moods (evidence that Lang was at the head of the German Expressionist movement).
The main element that made this film was the acting. It was necessary that all acting be overdramatic, it was the only way for the audience to truly grasp the emotions of the characters on screen. The best example is the scene where Freder wanders into the hall of machines and witness’ the
“ No. But I can. Again. Again. Again. And again. Forever. That makes you my prisoner.” Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange is a mystic artist and magician who was once a normal human being until his days past then became who he is now. Doctor Strange was once a brilliant and proficient neurosurgeon. After days and years of being a skilled neurosurgeon, he one day had an atrocious car accident. He ended up having faulty injuries mainly his hands. As a neurosurgeon, you must need steady hands in order for you not to mess up in any type surgery. Now that he damaged his hands badly, he is not able to perform his everyday skill activity. Stephen needs to move on but he keeps trying his best to bring back the time he once had before the car accident and injuries. Stephen decided search places all around the globe for a place he or others can heal his hands and then he encounters the Ancient One. Stephen then became an old sorcerer supreme student to learn, practice the mystical arts and martial arts thinking he would learn how to heal himself. As he was learning mystic arts, he found two items which gave him additional powers which made himself more powerful than other sorcerer students. Since he got more additional powers, he fought threats from mystical creatures and magicians. By preventing these threats, he saves the earth from being replaced with the dark dimension.
Tom Hanks who is the main character couldn’t believe his eyes. He was shocked that those cruel scenes were happening right in front of his face. Spielberg also stops the music and makes the screen kind of blurry to instill a sense of reality to the atmosphere. This definitely added more reality to the movie. Tim O’Brien said credibility might be threatened by telling an unbelievable story but this unbelievable aspect of the movie adds more credibility. The way he shot the film almost gives us a feeling that we were watching a documentary about war. These are the aspects Tim O’Brien exactly talks about in his text. Spielberg includes unbelievable aspect to his movie but he does not lose the credibility as Tim O’Brien states on his text.
This movie had effective scenes that went along the storyline. The scenes were successful at showing the importance of every scene by making it powerful. It made it powerful by giving the scenes different types of emotion that went along at what it was supposed to give. If it was a joyous scene then they would make the music cheerful and the light would give an gleeful type of feeling. Even when George was staring out of the box cart, you saw different types of emotion that affected the scene of the storyline in a valuable
The film that made an impression on me because of its techniques was The Great Gatsby. The director, Baz Luhrmann presents certain themes and ideas for the viewers. To do this, Baz Luhrmann proficiently uses a range of techniques to demonstrate these ideas. The Great Gatsby is about a man who orders his life around one desire: to be reunited with Daisy, the love he lost five years earlier. Gatsby's quest leads him from poverty to wealth, into the arms of his beloved, and eventually to death. The techniques I write about that illustrate the themes of the film are; camera shots, setting, lighting and symbolism. The scenes I will be concentrating on are the final scenes which feature the Great Gatsby.
Imagine, that the world you’ve lived in, and known for your entire life was; in fact, a completely different world that you knew nothing about at all. A world that consisted of multiple dimensions and sorcerers protecting our world from evils that subsist in other realms. In this exact moment, you could be standing in the middle of a battle happening in a mirror image and not even know it. After viewing Marvel Film Doctor Strange, the graphics will have you questioning if all these things could actually be nonfictional; indeed, you may even find yourself wondering if you too might have the power of mind to enter the Astral Plane. Although the graphics of this film are incredible there are still some faults in this movie pertaining to onscreen relationship connections between certain characters, and the underdevelopment of some characters.