The Big Sleep: Movie vs. Novel Film and literature are two media forms that are so closely related, that we often forget there is a distinction between them. We often just view the movie as an extension of the book because most movies are based on novels or short stories. Because we are accustomed to this sequence of production, first the novel, then the motion picture, we often find ourselves making value judgments about a movie, based upon our feelings on the novel. It is this overlapping of the creative processes that prevents us from seeing movies as distinct and separate art forms from the novels they are based on.
The term Auteur theory is the theory which states An auteur is a singular artist who controls all aspects of a collaborative creative work, a person equivalent to the author of a novel or a play. The term is commonly referenced to filmmakers or directors with a recognizable style or thematic preoccupation.
David Bordwell wrote his article ‘The Art Cinema as a Mode of Film’ in an effort to convey the main idea that “art cinema” can be considered as a distinct mode of film practice, through its definite historical existence alongside other cinematic modes, set of formal conventions, and implicit viewing procedures. Rather than searching for the source of the art, or what drives the art in film, Bordwell compares art cinema to the classical narrative cinema, and highlights the differences in narrative structure. Bordwell makes the assumption that it defined itself against the classical narrative mode; especially with the way it deals with space, time, and the cause and effect link of events.
Some Lessons from the Assembly Line Critical Analysis Essay Brenda Brown Southern New Hampshire University In Andrew Braaksma 's essay “Some Lessons from the Assembly Line,” he tells his personal insights, lessons learned and experiences, while he works a temporary summer job in a factory located near his hometown during college summer break. Braaksma describes his deep appreciation for receiving his education as he attended college and seeing what his life may have been like working a blue collar job in a factory if he did not go to college. As the majority of college students, Braaksma works during the summer to pay for his college books, beer as well as to reduce his summer housing expenses. More importantly, Braaksma chooses to move home and work at the local factory while his classmates are busy working in food service or at a local retail store. Obtaining a higher education will take him far in life without the threat or possibility of having to work a blue collar job in a factory.
Braaksma starts with his argument by his negative view of the assembly line. The author gained this view from his first-hand experiences. As we take a look at what happened we will see the cons of this world, and what kind of life this can lead to. With this stance, he will discourage the reader from life on the assembly line.
James J, Auger Analysis Southern New Hampshire University In reading Braaksma's "Some Lessons From The Assembly Line" there are some great takeaways from the writing. The main idea is how important college education is, which is conveyed in a number of different ways. The author looks at the experience they had at assembling line job on their summer break and how awful it was. Comparing it to the easy-going lifestyle as a college student. We will look at these points and break down to see if there is something to be learned from the author's experience.
When I revisited “Some Lessons from the Assembly Line”, the author 's goal has changed for me. It has expanded and became broader. Because I see now that the author is trying to show the readers, the lessons he learned while working his summers away on the factory floor.Adjacent to that propose the author wanted to show the readers the different ways he learned the lessons, which made him appreciate his opportunity to go to college. My evidence for this is when the author refers to, “These lessons I am learning, however valuable, are always tinged with a sense of guilt." "At times, I feel almost voyeuristic, like a tourist dropping in where other people make their livelihoods. My lessons about education are learned at the expense of those
In Some Lessons from the Assembly Line by Andrew Braaksma, my first interpretation of this article was that the authors main point was that decisions you make today, will affect your future. After rereading and careful analysis, the authors main point has changed. The author is not speaking of what my first interpretation was, but he is stating you cant learn everything in school. As I re-read the article using what I have learn, I see that he is explaining lessons that he has learned outside the classroom. He explains his first person accounts of the differences he has experienced between school and factory life, also giving his readers examples of these lessons learned outside of school.
Auteurism: A Disease of Greatness. The term Auteur seems to bless a privileged group of filmmakers with an almost messiah-like legacy. Men such as Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford and Fritz Lange are believed to inhabit the ranks of the cinematic elite, and not surprisingly most critics are more than willing to bestow upon them the title of Auteur. By regarding filmmaking as yet another form of art, Auteur theory stipulates that a film is the direct result of its director's genius. With the emerging prominence of auteur based criticism in the 1950?s, the role of the director became increasingly integral to a film's success. However most would argue that this form of criticism didn't reach its apex until 1960s, when Andrew Sarris released his
“The biggest mistake we have made is to consider that films are primarily a form of entertainment. The film is the greatest medium since the invention of movable type for exchanging ideas and information, and it is no more at its best in light entertainment than literature is at its
Because of the high rate at which an assembly line can produce goods, it helps the companies with them gain more control over the economy over the nation and drive out businesses that cannot afford an assembly line. Before the assembly line was introduced, each Model T cost about $850, but after the assembly line, it cost less than $300 (6 - 9). Henry Ford had always envisioned a car that could be bought by the average family (9 - 12). He wanted to become rich and knew that aiming to have every American as a potential consumer was the best way to do so (11). When his prices fell by that much, it opened the market to many more people, so the demand for a lower price car went up, and Ford was able to sell over 850,000 Model T cars in under
The Birdcage What attracts us to the movie theatre on Friday nights? Is it the commercials we see? Or is it all the gossip we hear from friends and TV talk shows? Well for many, it is the critiques we read and hear almost every
Film and Video Production: Becoming the Future of the Silver Screen Every so often a movie is released with such tense anticipation and glamorous visual art that the public is drawn to this dramatic rendition of life in the theatre. For even just two hours or so, you are put into a different lifestyle. Action, drama or comedy it may be. We are thrust into a different way of thinking. We are forced to learn the characters thoughts and feelings. The hard work and artistic skill that goes into these magnificent films is not an easy thing to mimic. Out of the thousands of movies released worldwide each year only a handful are truly worthy of the label film art. Most of the great movies are either produced by a multi million dollar
The auteur theory is best described as a director taking the role of author. Auteur comes from a French word, meaning author or originator. Just as a reader can detect patterns in written works of the same author, viewers can detect patterns in films directed by the same director(s), if they’re auteurists. They control as many aspects of the film as they can in order to fully embed it with their vision. The Coen brothers do just that; they, down to the writing of the script, work to control many of the elements of their films. The patterns and style, though with slight alterations with time, carry over in their many works. Fargo (1996) and No Country for Old Men (2007), though almost ten years apart, still adhere quite strongly to the same patterns and style typical of the Coen brothers.
Auteur Theory is based on three premises, the first being technique, the second being personal style, and the third being interior meaning. Furthermore, there is no specific order in which these three aspects must be presented or weighted with regard to a film. An Auteur must give films a distinctive quality thus exerting a personal creative vision and interjecting it into the his or her films.