The film, “Harold and Maude” uses both classical visual and art visual in mise-en-scene and editing. By combining these two styles the film not only highlight the smooth transition between shots but also highlight different between shots to add humorous effect, which makes audiences entertaining. The classical visual style of mise-en-scene such as the setting and the clothes are use to conceal the artificial and make the audiences more easy to understand the story (4). For example, in the film, the setting is used to show the living environment of Harold and the audience assume that he is wealthy. The costume plays important roles in the film because it shows Harold transformation of personality over time. At first, he appears on screen
08 October 2013
Harold did not Ruin her Suicide
In 1997, the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress selected the movie, “Harold and Maude “by Hal Ashby, 1971, for preservation for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”1 This movie was dealt with black comedy and, at the same time, romance that leaves uncertainties in the ending which was significant at that time because it was unusual for Hollywood films making vague endings where the viewers….
in the film) is crucial to this film’s success. Please give two reasons why this is true – using the match of scene and score to defend your answer.
I believe that the reason of why Cat Stevens music made this film so successful is because if you actually wanted to hear these songs that were probably not released on cassettes yet, so fans of Cat Stevens had to purchase tickets to see this movie just to hear parts of his songs. Another reason that I think why the musical score helped this film with….
Harold and Maude is a romantic comedy film that focuses on the contrasts of youth and age, apathy and energy, and life and death. Harold Chasen is a wealthy young man with an obsession with death. He frequently stages mock suicides, so much so that his domineering mother doesn't pay attention. To entertain himself, Harold goes to funerals of people he never knew. On multiple occasions he runs into Maude Chardin, an energetic octogenarian woman who believes in living life to its fullest. An unusual….
trying to answer an endless stream of questions only to find the answers to be a complex path of even more questions. This film tells the story of Harold, a twenty year old lost in life and haunted by answerless questions. Harold is infatuated with death until he meets a good role model in Maude, an eighty year old woman that is obsessed with life and its avails. However, Maude does not answer all of Harold's questions but she leads him to realize that there is a light at the end of everyone's tunnel….
1. Hal Ashby's film, Harold and Maude, is full of subtle uses of technique used cleverly to advance the plot of the film. Perhaps the slyest example of this is the use of overlaying once scene from the next. Often the dialogue are is over-laid from one scene to the next for example, a shot still focused on Harold's face as his Uncle Victor begins speaking before the cut to him in his office has taken place. This is a clever way of drawing in the audience; the voice is displaced, neither coming….
Nell is modest, but loves Thomas. Maude Clare, the spurned mistress is bitter, forceful; “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”. Like 'A Triad', Maud Clare is a woman 'eaten up' by a love that has died, jealous, angry, bitter and out of control. Is….
‘Sister Maude’ by Christina Rossetti
AO1: respond to texts critically and imaginatively, select and evaluate textual detail to illustrate and support interpretations.
AO2: explain how language, structure and form contribute to writers’ presentation of ideas, themes and settings.
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Let’s focus on the word ‘sister’. Think of any fairy tales, films, books, celebrities, sports women, pop groups, songs or television programmes where there….
In this essay I am going to write about called sister maude. Sister maude is about two sisters who don’t really get along very well, also this poet is ambigious becase the poem is unclear the reader does not now how the my dear died or the parents and the my shame, also this poem is written in (1830 - 1894) by christina Rossetti. The propse of the poem is to describe how jelousy sisters cuased a death of another. Christina Rossetti uses a range of techniques to show the feelings of….
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Destroying Stereotypes in “Harold and Kumar go to White Castle”
“Harold and Kumar go to White Castle” is a film unlike any I’ve ever seen. Not because it involved to successful “pot heads”, not because it their journey to a White Castle restaurant took an entire night to get to (although that is part of it), or even because it starred Neil Patrick Harris as a complete drug addict looking for the next….
Christina Rossetti begins her poem “Sister Maude” with two similar questions, asking who told her parents about her 'shame'. We do not know at this point what the narrator's shame is, but it gradually becomes clear that she was having an affair with a handsome man. In Victorian times when Rossetti was writing, this would certainly have been considered shameful. The narrator answers the questions in the first quatrain, naming her sister Maude as the person who told her parents what was….