...Technicolor of a musical such as Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen, 1952) suggests an out-ofthis-world glamor and excitement.
Early films were shot in black and white but the cinema soon included color images. These
images were initially painted or stencilled onto the film but by the 1930s filmmakers were able to
include color sequences in their films. Apart from the added realism or glamor that a color image
could provide, color is also used to create aesthetic patterns and to establish character or emotion
in narrative cinema.
In Federico Fellini's extravagant Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli Spiriti, 1965) colors separate
the bourgeois reality and the fantasy daydreamings of the title character, who partyhops between
black and white and reds and purples.
Juliet of the Spirits was the first Fellini film in color, and he intended to make full use of it. In
order to further enhance the contrast with his previous work, he cast his favorite actress and wife
Giulietta Massina, the protagonist of Fellini's earlier successes such as Nights of Cabiria (Le
Notti di Cabiria, 1957) in which she plays a destitute hooker in a grim suburban environment.
Now Fellini has the same actress play a rich housewife in luscious technicolor, obviously
signaling a clear turning point from his early Neorealism-inspired films.
Contrary to popular belief (and Goethe), colors do not...
...many years dominated by the questions of fidelity to the source and by the tendencies to prioritize the literary originals over their film versions. (Whelehan:2006) Adaptations were seen by most critics as inferior to the adapted texts, as “minor”, “subsidiary”, “derivative” or “secondary” products, lacking the symbolic richness of the books and missing their “spirit”. (Hutcheon:2006) Critics could not forgive what was seen as the major fault of adaptations: the impoverishment of the book’s content due to necessary omissions in the plot and the inability of the filmmakers to read out and represent the deeper meanings of the text.
Every time a film gets visualised it changes the open-endedness of the characters, landscape or objects in the readers mind. Your own imagination fills in the blanks and imagines what you would perceive as concrete and defined ideas or images. The verbally transmitted characteristics of the heroes, places and the spatial relations between them, open to various decoding possibilities in the process of imagining, were in the grip of flattening pictures. Visualization was therefore regarded as destroying many of the subtleties with which the printed word could shape the internal world of a literary work only in the interaction with the reader’s response. (Marciniak:2007)
In order to be seen as a good adaptation, a film had to come to terms with what was considered as the “spirit” of the book and to take...
...elements of design. I will talk about and give a full break down of the process of envisioning and designing a film, which includes the key players of what it takes to design a film. My film of choice I will talk about and give examples for is Zoolander (2001).
Director- Ben Stiller
Production Designer- Robin Standefer
Art Director- Stephen Alesch
A film director is the person who directs the making of a film. In some cases the film director can control the artistic and dramatic aspects of the film . They also visualize the script while depending on the cast and crew to help bring his/her vision to life. The director plays a major part in choosing the cast and crew. Once the director comes up with the vision of the film they make the necessary movements to get things started and begin shooting, once shooting starts they have deadlines to meet. In the movie Zoolander (2001) Ben Stiller was the film director.
A production designer (PD) is the person responsible for the overall look of a filmed event. They are the major head of the the entire art department. They control things such as films, tv programs, video games, music videos, and or advertisements. The production designer will collaborate with the director and director of photography to get a visual feel of the specific needs for the...
The film Tous les Matins du Monde, produced in 1991, stars Jean-Pierre Marielle, Gerard Depardieu and Anne Brochet as the main characters of the film (IMDB). This film is set in seventeenth century France where music was a prominent part of French culture and was a part of everyday entertainment everywhere from the great palace of Versailles to the small countryside villages. At the time, orchestral music was very popular and the learning to play the violin and or cello were of the utmost important during the time period if one desired to succeed in the entertainment industry.
In this film, a musically gifted Sainte Colombe loses his wife in the outskirts of France during the late 17th century. In order to channel his grief into productivity, Sainte Colombe crafts a small practice room separate from his house where he stayed for hours on end everyday without any social interactions to unleashed his free spirit in the form of many sonatas and cello gift to his daughters who soaked up music lessons like a sponge. One day, a young man with the name of Marin Marais comes rapping on his door pleading for Sainte Colombe to pass on his skill to his amateur skills. Saint Colombe and Marin Marais eventually get into an argument due to Saint Colombe’s emotional unrest and annoying frequent temper tantrums. Saint Colombe banishes Marin from his house but Marin finds a way to stay around and receive music lessons by...
...The social importance of film in the 21st century is extremely evident to be a powerful form of communication. Through sound and images filmmakers make use of technical, symbolic, audio and written codes to convey strong messages. These themes are portrayed in all types of films such as documentaries, commercials and even Hollywood blockbusters. As time moves forward so does the ability to connect, through film, with the social aspects of our age. Every story, every image, every sound has an impact on out society, either visually and/or emotionally. By the use of film we can communicate ideas, morals, ethics, facts, events etc effectively. Ever since the fist filmmakers shocked the world with their innovative art the impact of film on society has only advanced. New technology and contemporary techniques are forever developing and the will to influence, inspire and inform also progress. . This ability to powerfully impact our society is due to the blessing of film and its importance in the 21st century should never be under-measured.
It combines primarily, both audio and video and is thus very appealing to the eyes and the ears. With the development of color cinematography, and stereophonic sound, it is certainly one up on other media.
Motion pictures may provide the best evidence of what it was like to walk down the streets of Paris in the 1890s, what a Japanese tea ceremony was...
...Lab 4 – Energy Sources and Alternative Energy
Experiment 1: The Effects of Coal Mining
Table 1: pH of Water Samples
Final pH (24-48 hours)
NOTE: Picture below is after 48 hours of all three samples sitting in a warm place.
POST LAB QUESTIONS
1. Develop hypotheses predicting the effect of pyrite and coal on the acidity of water?
a. Pyrite hypothesis = If pyrite is in the water source, then it will make the specimen more acidic.
b. Coal hypothesis = If coal is in the water source, then it will make the specimen more acidic.
2. Based on the results of your experiment, would you reject or accept each hypothesis that you produced in question 1? Explain how you determined this.
a. Pyrite hypothesis accept/reject = Rejected The hypothesis was rejected as the pH levels in the water increased when tested. While it was only one level, it was higher than the original sample.
b. Coal hypothesis accept/reject = Rejected The hypothesis was rejected as the pH levels in the water increased when tested. While it was only one level, it was higher than the original sample.
3. Based on your data, what effect do you predict coal mining has on the environment?
Answer = Based on the data and research it indicates that there is a small impact on the environment, but based on the knowledge obtain from research, coal mining does have a dangerous effect on the environment.
...world, but fact to us.
There are still some loose ends which show flaw in the story. What becomes of Abby and King? What becomes of Heather's 9 year old daughter? Most importantly, what becomes of Blade? What is told to the public about Blade and what happened in the building?
This is a very action movie to be classified as horror. Definitely belongs in the thriller column. The climax is all action no talking which is great for movie lovers who enjoy a nice balanced plot with a climax that goes in the top 50 greatest action scenes of all time.
Blade Trinity is a definite classic, a real must see. Not as slow as the movies prior, yet still slow, but for what it lacks in building, it makes up for at the climax. Blade Trinity is a film that had a horrible script but the cast and production team MADE IT HAPPEN!
Module 1 Homework Assignment
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This paper was prepared for Introduction to Film History, Module 1 Homework Assignment, taught by Professor Stephanie Sandifer.
Directions: Using word processing software to save and submit your work, please answer the following short answer questions. All responses to questions should be one to two paragraphs, composed of five to seven sentences, in length. Your responses should include examples from the reading assignments.
1. Explain the role of the Kinetoscope during the period of cinema's invention. How did the Kinetoscope modify the capabilities of earlier camera and projection systems?
Kinetoscope is an early motion picture invention that allowed one person at a time to view film through a small peep hole located at the top of the apparatus. Kinetescope was first of its kind, and the first ever movie was recorded on a Kinetoscope by Thomas Edison in 1894. Kinetoscope was not a movie projector, but it paved the way for future cinematic projections, because it introduced the simple approach by creating illusion of movement by conveying a film bearing sequential images over light. Thomas Edison, and Kennedy Laurie Dickson developed a Kinetograph, which had quick intermittent, film movement that was first used to photograph movies at home, then becoming a commercial.
2. What steps did France's Lumière brothers take to...