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  • Analysis Of Stephen King Film

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    American writer Stephen King has written over 50 novels and 200 short stories most of which exists within the horror and suspense genre. Given the immense popularity of his work, King’s stories have often been made into feature films. Unfortunately, the horror that exists on the page rarely translates successfully to the silver screen. For every great King film adaptation such as the classic “Carrie” (1976) and the recent version of “It!” (2017), there are many dismal failures such as “The Dark

  • Stanley Kubrick Analysis

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    Stanley Kubrick is considered a God among the cinema universe. While he only has about four works of film that have become rather famous, He put the same amount of attention and detail into all of his work. Stanley Kubrick was also not one to ever explain his work. He believed that if he ever gave an explanation it would take away from what the viewer might be able to find from the film. Several Authors have tried to analyze Kubrick’s works in detail. Some of the works that he is most famous for

  • A Few Good Men Film Analysis

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    The use of Steadicam is shown in scenes #3 and #4. In #3, Jake’s one-shot entrance to the ring is all shot on a Steadicam, and in #4, after Jake’s loss, the Steadicam does a 360 degree turn around the ring, ending on a pull-focus of the bloody rope. The handheld shot is obvious in #1, as the home movie footage is shot in what appears to be

  • Swingers Film Analysis

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    Swingers is a 1996 low-budget romantic-comedy-drama which ignited the careers of director Doug Liman, and actors Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau. Set in mid-1990s Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the cities become as much as a lead role as the actors. Revolving around a young comedian/actor named Michael (Mike) played by Jon Favreau, the plot follows the difficulties Mike has been dealing with regarding the romantic and career consequences of leaving New York to becoming a success in Los Angeles. During the

  • Film Study: the Shining

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    Film is an important part of culture, because it combines aspects such as song, story-telling, art and expression. The scenes of a film come together to create harmony and to express an idea. The Shining is a film that expressed Stephen King’s novel in a cinematic way. In every scene from this film there are indications of formalist techniques, when viewed all together as a movie, the idea of this movie being formalist is ensured. The movement of the camera when we follow Danny down the hallways

  • Analysis Of Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'

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    Stanley Kubrick is a man that has been respected in the cinema world for many years. From films such as 2001 A Space Odyssey to Clock Work Orange he has created a lot masterpieces that have survived the test of time. By far one of his most popular works is The Shining which was released in 1980. Many film makers use different tools to analyze films and figure out meanings behind them. Kubrick was known for not explaining his work in any capacity. In order to figure out why he made the films the way

  • Analysis of The Shining, by Stanley Kubrick Essay

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    What is horror? Webster's Collegiate Dictionary gives the primary definition of horror as "a painful and intense fear, dread, or dismay." It stands to reason then that "horror fiction" is fiction that elicits those emotions in the reader. An example of a horror film is "The Shining", directed by Stanley Kubrick. Stanley Kubrick was a well-known director, producer, writer and cinematographer. His films comprised of unique, qualitative scenes that are still memorable but one iconic film in his collection

  • Goodfellas Essay

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    Tommy DeVito, and James Conway. Henry and Karen are the only characters that are followed throughout the film. On the whole, character development is kept to a minimum. For instance, many characters are introduced to the viewer during a walkthrough steadicam shot of a bar. Most of these characters will be seen later on in the film, but will only in the background of various scenes. The viewer may recognise these characters but they still know no more about them. Even with the main characters there are

  • Analysis Of The Movie ' The Thin Red Line '

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    The war film is a classic genre. Today, one has a wide variety of war films from which to choose. But after watching most of them one will find that they are all quite similar. The one thing that all these films have in common, even more so than the rather similar characters, is the way the camera is used to portray life in war and on the front line. This appears to be the most traditional and theatrical approach to portraying this subject, giving the audience what we think they want. Viewers ultimately

  • How Does Jack Sparrow Use Camera Angles In The Caribbean

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    One of my favorite scenes is from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Verbinski 2006) where Jack Sparrow runs from the cannibals. As the scene was shot on a beach, I would suspect that they used natural lighting and a light reflector to bounce some of the natural light onto the subject. In addition, I think that they used a reflector or two, and perhaps a fill light and a key light to light some of the shots on the ship. The camera appears to be handheld in the shots where the crew and Gibbs