• How Does the Director Try to Build Suspense and Scare the Audience in the Film Jaws?
    uses camera angles to show the sheer horror on the characters faces as they witness the attacks unfolding. For example, when Alex, the young boy is attacked, Spielberg uses a zoom, showing a close up of Brody’s face which is overwhelmed by horror and huge panic. By using this technique, Spielberg...
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  • Essay- War of the Worlds
    How does the director Steven Spielberg, use film techniques to convey one or more themes in his film, War of the Worlds? Steven Spielberg utilizes many techniques, in his film, War of the Worlds, including camera work, actors and sound effects to convey various themes such as family relationships...
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    Jaws By Steven Spielberg. Media critical response. Task: How does the director Steven Spielberg use cinematic techniques to build suspense and tension for the audience in the film Jaws? Introduction: Title Director Reference to the question Brief plot summary. Do not do either of the...
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  • Jaws
    How does Spielberg get us interested in first 10 minutes of JAWS? Steven Spielberg in JAWS (1975) captures our attention by using lots of techniques.   He also uses music, colours and camera angles to create an impression on the spectators. I will analyze some of the techniques that he uses in...
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  • Filmic Techniques Used in Jaws
    How does the director Steven Spielberg use filmic techniques to build suspense and tension for the audience in the film Jaws? Steven Speilberg directed the epic blockbuster film,Jaws, alongside producers David Brown and Richard D. Zanuck. He is an American film director, producer, screenwriter...
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  • Directed by Steven Spielberg: Poetics of the Contemporary Hollywood Blockbuster
    form of his films including the use of stylistic and narrative techniques and does a good job of demonstrating the way Spielberg structures his blockbusters. Some of the techniques that come to mind are the way Spielberg uses wide lenses and very dramatic over the shoulder shots. His use of a wide...
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  • How Does Steven Spielberg Create Tension in the Film “Jaws”?
    camera techniques to show the fear of the shark for example when Quints boat (Orca) goes out to sea it starts off as a big boat, but through the film it gets smaller and smaller and the way Spielberg does this is by using high angle shots. Another point is how big the shark is and the enormous power...
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  • Chase Sequences: a Part of Spielberg’s Stock-in-Trade
    technique. Car/Truck shots: Duel is a film about a life-or-death contest between a domesticated car and a monstrous truck. So a large proportion of the film is about how they chase on the road. These shots are no doubt the essence and most important part in the whole film. Here, Spielberg uses a lot...
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  • Saving Private Ryan Help Sheet
    sound shocking and why? • Does Spielberg use music, and if so why? Paragraph four: You should focus your points around the camera angles and techniques and how do they differ from conventional war films. • Why does Spielberg use the handheld camera and what is the effect of this for the viewer...
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  • Jaws Essay
    helpful to build tension and to begin putting fear in the mind’s of the audience, through the contrasts in the setting and in the changes in the music. As well as the use of music in this film Spielberg similarly uses camera techniques to scare the audience. Before the second attack the camera shows...
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  • Jaws film essay
    make you feel like there isn’t going to a shark attack but while Brody and audience don’t pay attention is when the shark strikes. The camera the zooms into each child splashing around in the water this shows that anyone one of them can be the next victim. Spielberg then uses the camera angle to...
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  • Essay on Jaws
    career has spawned an box office receipts. 'Spielberg does in fact draw a clear distinction between film-making and movie-making. He defines himself as a movie-maker' (Taylor 1999 p30). He has an unprecedented number of wildly popular movies, many of which are considered modern classics. His use of...
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  • How Does Steven Spielberg Make the Opening Scene of Jaws so Dramatic?
    successful. It does not just tell you the story; it makes you get involved with it. Spielberg almost has you guessing all the time. The scene makes you want to carry on watching the film, and finally reveals what the creature really is. The camera techniques are used to their full advantage. They create...
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  • Saving Private Ryan
    Saving private Ryan How does Spielberg use the opening sequence of "Saving Private Ryan" to create an interesting cinematic experience for the audience? "Saving Private Ryan" is an entertaining and moving motion picture set in 1944 during the 2nd World War. Stephen Spielberg who is one of the...
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  • Analyse the Methods Used to Make the Opening Battle Sequence of ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Both Shocking and Realistic, and Say How Effective You Find It as an Introduction to the Film
    his goal by using various sound and camera techniques. These included: de-saturation of colour, tracking shots, panning in all directions and the use of different diegetic and non-diegetic sounds. I believe that the most important tool used by Spielberg to make this superb introduction was the use of...
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  • Presentation
    similarities, both visually and thematically. Spielberg uses a sideways tracking shot, similar to moments in Schindler’s List, to increase an audiences’ sense of realism. Spielberg adds objects and extras between the camera and the subject, to make the film see more realistic. SHOW SLIDE 11- photos...
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  • ENGLISH
    sense of sadness and loss when the soldier dies. Technique Specific examples How does it affect the audience in terms of the ideas, character development, atmosphere? Camera techniques/shots a) Close ups of Upham’s shocked and frightened face peering over dead cow and standing over the...
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  • Film Review: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    just a draw off all of the stories and possibilities of encountering another life form. "Close Encounters" has a good mixture of character and film cinematography. Spielberg relies on the actors to make the special effects seem that much more special. He also uses several very effective camera...
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  • Jaws Cinematography
    During the film Steve Spielberg uses music, a mysterious shark and camera techniques such as simultaneous track and zoom, long shot, close up shots and medium shots to build suspense, tension and scare the audience. The music represents the shark, especially its movements and its presence. In...
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  • Jaws - 'How Does Spielberg Create Tension?'
    How does the director Stephen Spielberg use filmic techniques to build suspense and build tension for the audience in the film Jaws? Stephen Spielberg is a very famous director and well known for his high budget action films. The film that will scare anyone and live on for generations is the...
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