The mise-en-scene used in Bonnie and Clyde is what created the classic film we enjoy today. While the film editing in this film was revolutionary to the entire industry, that isn’t what viewers remember. According to the book, Film Art, “Many of our most vivid memories of movies stem from mise-en-scene.” In this film, the mise-en-scene is an important as that quote suggests. It is responsible for a variety of the most essential aspects of the movie. Bonnie and Clyde implemented mise-en-scene to describe characters, promote symbolism and solidify motifs throughout the film.
Costume/hair/make up - In this scene, Gatsby is dressed in a white suit with a gold/yellow tie. The white symbolizes purity; however, he is not pure at all. Gatsby is trying to come across as pure, when really, he is not. The gold/yellow color of his tie represents money, riches and snobbery, all of which are accurate representations of Gatsby. He also uses a walking stick to make him appear more posh and proper. This makes the Gatsby's presence even more dramatic. Nick appears dressed in a green jacket symbolizing the American Dream and the ability to stay true to yourself. Nick is the only character who remains grounded and committed to himself throughout the story.
The movie I chose to do my scene analysis on is Do the Right Thing. The scene I chose in the movie is the scene of the 20 “D” Batteries. The scene of the 20 “D” Batteries reflects the movie and the scene because it betrays the ethnic and racial tensions between each race and the cross-cultural communication between them. Throughout the movie the filmmaker Spike Lee uses wide variety of angles but in this scene he uses high angle and low angle. The character Radio Raheem is walking down the sidewalk listening to “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy on his Boom box, the director Spike Lee uses a low angle to make Radio Raheem seem as if he is powerful. In contrast when Radio Raheem walks into the store we see the little Asian boy
Sunset Boulevard is a drama/romance black and white film. It was released to the public on August 10, 1950 in New York City. The film was directed by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. The film was named after the boulevard that runs through Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California. Film stars William Holden as Joseph C. Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter, and Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film actress who drags him into her fantasy world where she dreams of making a great comeback to the big screen, with Erich von Stroheim as Max Von Mayerling, Norma’s devoted servant. Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, and Jack Webb also make an appearance in this film and play supporting roles. Sunset Blvd. was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won three. The film was noted to be “culturally and historically” by the U.S. Library of Congress in 1989. Sunset was also included in the first group of films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Sunset Boulevard was ranked number twelve on the American Film Institute’s list of the one hundred best American films of the twentieth century in 1998.
“Our lives are not fully lived if we're not willing to die for those we love, for what we believe.” This quote was said by Martin Luther King Jr during the film Selma, and epitomizes his determination presented in the film. Selma, produced in 2014 and directed by Ava DuVernay is an extraordinary film. This film tells about King and supporters determination to obtain equal voting rights for African Americans in Alabama during 1965. Africans were still suffering from segregation and lack of equal rights. King, played by David Oyelowo, and his driven supporters desire to make a change, which leads to the historical events captured in this film. The filmmakers and actors did a wonderful job, allowing viewers to see and understand what took
Forty years is a long time, long enough to deprive a person of any connection to the real world. I mean those cars, machines, children crying… I just couldn’t get used to them. Sometime I feel I’m standing in the eye of hurricane, the noises whipping around me like a gale. It’s a terrible thing to live in fear. All I’m doing is just lying here, smoking, unable to sleep. I look up and see old Brooks’s world from the beam, he gave up. That makes me more scared. He couldn’t cope with the real world, so he decided to release himself totally. Well, I guess I have become institutionalized like Brooks as, I can’t feel
The character in the movie that I chose is the actor John Matthews the guy that John Wilkes Booth gave the confession letter to. The role that John Mathews had in the story was burning the letter. The letter was immensely important. He had valuable information that could have been used to save lincoln.
“Pain is weakness leaving the body.” Some kids play sports to have fun whereas others play sports to become elite athletes. The youth playing in the Texas Youth Football Association have no choice but to play and train like elite athletes. The film, Friday Night Tykes, illustrates how the youth are pushed passed their limits to become successful football players and successful teams.
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The movie “Gone with the Wind” is about a rich southern girl named Scarlett O’Hara and her life hardships set during the time-period of the Civil War. In the story, Scarlett is forced to watch helplessly as her family’s wealth and lives fade as the confederacy loses the Civil War. Even though, the movie is mainly centered on the dilemmas of Scarlett’s love life, there are many historical accuracies that immerse the viewer in the southern mindset as well as the timeframe. The portrayal of class structures and the confederate attitudes before the Civil War are both accurate and engaging details that the movie successfully implements. In the film, these examples are displayed mainly through the dialogue and setting.
Mo' Better Blues is a 1990 music drama film. Mo' Better Blues follows a jazz musician named Bleek Gilliam (Denzel Washington) who is obsessed with his art, but because he begins a path that separates him from the person closest to him. Another band member encountered a problem in another quintet named Shadow Henderson (Wesley Snipes), which led to everyone in the band. Their manager Giant (Spike Lee) is Bleek's best friend because he is a child, but as a manager, he is absolutely horrible, deep gambling debt. In addition, Blake (Bleek) balance the two women indigo (Joie Lee) between the love of life, another name is Clark (Cynda Williams) is a lady of the upcoming singer The His film has a strong message about causality, a bit about fate
Greyfriars Bobby was known for standing by his owners grave when he died of disease on February, 15th 1858. Greyfriars Bobby stood at John’s grave refusing to leave even when it was in bad conditions. They tried to move him but in the end they gave up and made shelter for him. Also Greyfriars brought crowds of people to watch him sit and watch as he would leave for his midday meal. Sadly Greyfriars died in 1872
The award winning film, No Country for Old Men, adapted from Cormac McCarthy’s 2007 novel, is a riveting tale of a brutal chain of events related to money, murder, and drugs, which rolls through West Texas in the 1980’s. Told through the perspective of the stories three main characters – a soulless killer, an old time sheriff, and an experienced country boy – both the novel and the film keep the audience anxiously waiting for the next gun fight or brutal killing. Amazingly, the film’s adaptation, directed by brothers Ethan and Joel Coens, manages to capture the themes and overall essences of the novel by maintaining all distinguishing mannerisms and dispositions of the characters; while also keeping the
Selma is based on a true story that happened in 1965 in Selma, Alabama. Selma was the city that ended suffrage for African Americans because of Rev Martin Luther king and the help from his Christian family. The movie has some intense violence and a lot of foul language, but overall is mainly about Christian and moral content. Even though the Civil Rights Act of 1964 desegregated in certain areas. It made it more difficult for black to register to vote. In 1964 Rev Martin Luther king receives a Noble Pace Prize. The Civil Rights Act was outlaw segregation in all 50 states, but African Americans where still having trouble at that time. Martin decides voting should be there next fight. So, they march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
Mario Puzo’s "The Godfather" was the first and most influential gangster movie that paved the way for gangster movies of the future. The movie was directed by Frances Ford Copolla, who made many different ingenious ways to portray this gangster classic. The movie was a very subversive movie, and one of the first of all time.The Godfather has a many different uses of light settings through the whole movie, in which the movie can be interpreted on.