Film Analysis

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Film Analysis Holly Cox Adam Deutsch English 225: Introduction to Film August 30, 2010 Film Analysis There is so much more to analyzing films than watching a movie. Film analysis is a very complex procedure. “Analysis generally, means breaking up the whole to discover the nature, function, and interrelationships of the parts” (Boggs, J. & Petrie, D., 2008, p. 7). In analyzing a film, you must not only analyze the film as a whole, but you must also analyze each element that makes up the film. Because a film is constantly moving, it is difficult to analyze all of its elements in a single viewing. Therefore, to analyze a film properly, it is usually necessary to view the film at least twice and preferably multiple times. There are…show more content…
With the theme discovered, we can analyze each other part of the film and how it relates to the theme. There are many visual effects that a filmmaker must consider when making a film. Because all of the visual elements must relate to the film as a whole, visuals must be carefully contemplated and chosen to properly suite the specific film. Visual elements such as color, space, focus, depth of field, camera angles, point-of-view, composition, movement, aspect ratios, light, lighting and costume and design are all elements used by filmmakers that have an effect on the film as a whole. While each of these elements are equally important, to the amateur person doing film analysis a few of these elements are more important as they are more easily understood. A very important visual element in all films is color. Color can be used in many ways. The director, in order to draw attention of the viewer to a specific part of a scene, can use color. This is an easy way for the director to direct the view of the viewer. In the film Avatar, the director uses a bright white when putting the mother tree in the screen to draw the viewer’s attention to the tree. Colors are also used to convey a sense of temperature. Red, orange, yellow, and lavender convey a sense of warmth where blues, greens, and beiges

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