Understanding movies comes from describing and analyzing the cinematic, theatrical, and literary elements that combine to create meaning. These steps create a basic understanding of the artistic and technical elements found in moviemaking. In addition, the major characteristics of different film genres and classic movies will be analyzed. The purpose of this paper is analyzing the Academy Award winning film Chicago. This paper will describe the six steps that a person should think about when watching a movie. These steps include, (1) analysis of the narrative: story, plot and meaning; (2) theatrical elements, (3) cinematography, (4) editing, (5) sound and the (6) complete package.
Analysis of the Narrative: Story, Plot and Meaning
The main characters in this movie are: Renee Zellweger as Roxie Hart. Roxie's roll in this movie was as a person who wants to be in show business and she wants to be loved by people and accepted by all. The only person, who loved her, was her husband, Amos. Amos life was so different from Roxie's. Amos was a quiet man who worked hard and came home and wanted to be with his family. All Roxie cared about was her career. Roxie loved to be on stage and have people cheering her name. Without that she felt dead. She could not see herself-doing a blue collar job. Hence, Roxie felt that she was born to be a star. Roxie was one that liked to be the head person in every story. Roxie hated to be second best, and she would do whatever it took even if it mean killing a person or having sex with someone, whether boyfriend or husband. When Velma told Roxie Hart she had a good idea or a plan to move up to the top Roxie would take that idea and use it and move herself up the ladder.
Catherine Zeta-Jones portrayed Velma Kelly; Ms. Kelly was good on the stage and she was beautiful as well as having plenty of sex appeal. When men in town knew that Velma Kelly was performing, the club would sell out.... [continues]
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