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Film

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...

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History of Film: Film Distribution

There were many changes in marketing and distribution of films from end of the silent period to the modern digital period. There was a studio system that existed at the end of the silent period and collapsed in 1949 with a court ruling. During this same time a sales era of marketing existed. After the Second World War the sales era was replaced with a new way of thinking and sales and marketing were not synonymous anymore. Marketing after World War II meant finding out what consumers’ needs and wants...

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Violence in Films

Question – How does violence in Films affect the development of children under the age of twelve? Violence in Films Barbara Osborn, former media literacy teacher and freelance journalist in Los Angeles, states that violence is the foundation of many films, TV movies, and action series. According to Encarta Dictionary, Film can be defined as, “movies collectively, considered as a medium for recording events, a form of entertainment, or an art form.” Violence in films, one may say, is something that...

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Australian Films

predominantly male centered. Australian films are inclined to show a gender intolerance towards masculinity which they consider as a representative to the culture of Australian type. All through the 20th century the image of a typical Australian as a tall, rugged man made it hard for other people to perceive about them in a different way. According to 1 Christine Boman in his article masculinities and sexual violence in contemporary Australian drama and its film adaptations, has observed that the presence...

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Asian Film

Watching all the Asian films this semester has greatly changed my view of Asian directors, actors, and Asian films in general. It has opened my eyes and it let me see the creativity and the kind of quality that Asian Cinema has to offer. I used to think that Asian Film was corny and boring. Also, I used to think that it was just trying hard to follow its western counterparts. I was wrong. Asian film has its own identity and is unique in its own fascinating way. In Asian film, or just in Asian countries...

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BMW Films

Non-Traditional Marketing Bavarian Motor Work created its BMW Films campaign to be unconventional with its non-traditional marketing. BMW sought out to change its frame of reference, for its target market segment; to do this BMW did not rely on deception in its advertising execution. Throughout each of the BMW films the viewer knew that the plot revolved around a BMW vehicle and what the car could do for the actors. BMW has three market segments that create the 7 Series, the 5 Series and the...

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Film Trailers

Trailer Research 13 – 05 - 2013 A film really only has one shot at success. One way of achieving this is through specific and thorough marketing strategies and devices. The trailer is device designed to sell the cast and concept of the film which will stir up immediate interest (Movietrailertrash.com, n.d). “Trailers provide unique and specific rhetorical structures that fold visual and auditory evidence of the film production industry’s assessment of its actual audience (as well as...

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Film Form

ATS 1305: Contemporary Film Studies Assessment Task 1: Film Form Assignment Name: Chong Sarah Man – Yee, 22882618 Film Form on Hero (Zhang Yimou, 2002) “Film form, in its broadest sense, we mean the overall system of relation that we can perceive among the elements in the whole film” (Bordwell and Thompson 49). In this formal analysis, I will be considering film form in relation to the film Hero directed by Zhang Yimou. Large aspects of film form such as mise-en-scene, shot, editing...

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Film Language

Film Language The Semiotics of Cinema What is Film Language? Ways in which films tell stories and affect the viewer; the elements of filmmaking employed to tell the story in a particular way Christian Mertz’s theory: film was not a language system but a language. French film theorist Conventions Customary ways of doing things, rather than grammatical rules A way in which something is usually done, especially within a particular area or activity Example: Canadian tire money, where...

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Impact of Film

THE IMPACT OF FILM Since the start of the 20th century, Film has been used to reflect specific cultures as well as affect them. It is an important art form, a source of popular entertainment, and a powerful medium for educating or indoctrinating citizens because of its visual basis, which gives it a universal power of communication. Every country has stories to tell, about their past, present, and what the future will look like through their eyes. Examples of how Film has been used to reflect...

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