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  • The Job of a Film Director Essay

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    Job of a Film Director The film director has an elaborate job, classed as an art in its own sense. Its meticulous details and multi million dollar bills at the end make a director's job truly an art. How they can take the imagination and lay it on a roll of film is an array of elaborate casting, screening etc. and requires a special skill. The general meaning of the word director is:

  • Female Film Directors and the British Film Industry

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    essay I will be discussing whether female filmmakers in Britain find it easier to make a documentary feature than a fiction feature film in the current British film industry. I will be referring to the opinions and films of Kim Longinotto, Carol Morley, Clio Barnard and Alison Stirling. I will also be looking at the statistics from film festivals and the British Film Institute, and interviews with various British female filmmakers. I will argue that documentaries are easier to make due to them being

  • Essay on The Romantic Notion of a Film Director

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    intention of this essay is to discuss the romantic notion of a film director who has etched their own cinematic vision into the body of their film work, and whether the theory and practice is dead and an infringement of the spectator’s imagination and is it the spectator who finds meaning in the film. I will be closely looking at critical material, primarily André Bazin and Roland Barthes and applying them to several case study films directed by Christopher Nolan including The Following (1998), The

  • The Place of an Auteur Director in the Nigerian Video Film Industry

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    Introduction Films are the product of many individuals working together. This is evident in the credits that are scrolled at the end of each finished work. I could easily say that it takes a village to make a movie. Consequent upon the above stated, it becomes shocking to find out that there is a significant tendency among film scholars to treat films as the product of a single individual. To toe this line of interpretation goes to mean that the director of the film is the creative intelligence

  • How Did Directors And Film Execution Begin?

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    Introduction Directors demand their films to be felt. What’s the point of creating a film if it doesn’t invoke thought or feelings? Hence the discussion of filmmaking and the important role the director has in executing a film as a body of work and or art form. However, one has to ask, how did directors and film execution begin? 1829 was the year of inspiration in reference to illusion and or motion. The first ever phenakistiscope or phenakitiscope was created to portray a moving picture which

  • The Film Crash Was Released By Director Paul Haggis

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    In 2004 the film Crash was released by director Paul Haggis. What only started as a “passion peace,” would eventually receive extreme praise. Many people loved the racial and social tensions depicted in the film, and it eventually won three academy awards. Personally, the movie made me consider how much tension and animosity there is because of race or religion, not just across the world, but specifically America. Despite efforts to try and ignore these differences, it seems as though they are unsuccessful

  • Christopher Nol An American Film Director, Screenwriter, And Producer And Auteur.

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    Laksamana Riadi Jeff Crum Film 1 6 December 2015 CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Christopher Nolan is considered an English-American film director, screenwriter, and producer and Auteur. Nolan is a man of talent who is known as one of the smartest, most creative, and successful directors in the film industry today.He is widely recognized after his first successful feature movie Following(1998),a noir thriller film.Which was recognized at a number of international film festival.Common themes and actors can be

  • How Does the Director Try to Build Suspense and Scare the Audience in the Film Jaws?

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    How does the director try to build suspense and scare the audience in the film Jaws? The film Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg, was created approximately 30 years ago. It tells the story of a shark which attacks and kills numerous people off the north-east coast of the USA in a small holiday resort called Amity Island. The attacks took place around the 4th of July, which in America, is similar to the British bank holiday. During this time, many Americans and tourists from abroad visit resorts

  • The, The Director And Narrator Of The Film, By Jamie Johnson

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    In the documentary The One Percent the director and narrator of the film, Jamie Johnson, gives viewers a thought provoking look inside some of the wealthiest families in America. Johnson comes from old money. He is the great-grandson of one of the brothers that founded Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceuticals and his father inherited a fortune of one billion dollars. In the documentary, Jamie Johnson takes on the character of a filmmaker seemingly disinterested by his and his family’s overly abundant

  • Film And Theatre Directors : Mise En Scene

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    Throughout the history of film and theatre directors have used mise-en-scene and location to control the scene. Whether this is in front of the camera or a live audience, the components of mise-en-scene allow the director to have full control of the action, enabling them to engage and captivate the audience. It supports and expands the narrative, as well as creating the classic conventions we see in different genres of film. Mise-en-scene simply means, ‘putting into the scene’ (Bordwell and Thompson