Essays Tagged: "film makers"

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

ugh the movie was produced in 1919, it was not released in the United States until1921. A time when film makers were out to prove that film was indeed art. In the year1921 525 films were released out ... today, one of those 50 is TheCabinet of Dr. Caligari. At the time of its release in America, horror films were virtuallyunheard of because filmakers felt that the subject matter was tasteless or even ...

(2 pages) 81 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

In this Research paper titled "Jean-Luc Godard" I wrote about Godards life making artsy movies in France.

ol, Francois Truffaut, Eric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, forming part of a group of passionate young film-makers devoted to exploring new possibilities in cinema.They were the leading lights of Cahiers ... ey were the leading lights of Cahiers du Cinéma, where they published their radical views on film. Godard's obsession with cinema beyond all else led to alienation from his family who cut off h ...

(3 pages) 61 0 3.9 Nov/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

A biography of George Lucas.

George Lucas is one of the most influential film makers in Hollywood history. He is also the guiding force behind Star Wars and its sequels. The ... kywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo as they battle the evil imperial forces of Darth Vader. These films became some the most popular motion pictures in history.Lucas was born in Modesto, California, ... 966. His first love was auto-racing, but a near fatal accident forced him out of the sport and into film making. His career began with his prize-winning student film THX-1138, a science fiction story ...

(4 pages) 56 0 3.8 Sep/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

The Use of Animals in The Making of the Film "The Ghost and the Darkness" thesis: It IS ethically acceptable to use trained animals in film-making, so long as they are treated well.

In a 1939 film called Jesse James there is a scene in which a horse and rider jump off a cliff into a river. I ... ecause that horse died in the fall. Out of this tragic event came the American Humane Association's film and tv unit. When you see the sentence "No animals were harmed in the making of this film" that ... in the making of this film" that means that the AHA gave their approval of the animal usage in the film. I agree with the AHA's philosophy on using and portraying animals in films. It's alright, as l ...

(8 pages) 27 0 4.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"- The book vs. the movie.

Many films and film makers are criticized when attempting to create a film from a novel because they lack ... narrated in the novel by Chief Bromden, but is looked upon from an omniscient point of view in the film. After watching the movie, one notices that Chief Bromden does not play a largely important rol ... oes not play a largely important role in the advancement of the plot until the final minutes of the film. The opposite is found when reading the novel. His thoughts and explanations largely affect the ...

(5 pages) 100 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Mildred Pierce. An essay on the film nuor Mild Pierce. It has been written in review format.

were away defending their country. Many would have to find ways to earn a living on their own. The film makers do an exceptional job of portraying the emotional, social, and economic demolition. Joan ...

(2 pages) 25 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of Run Lola Run and Mission Impossible 2 in terms of the theorist Propp

How do films tell stories? Refer in detail to two films of your choice, which employ different narrative st ... choice, which employ different narrative strategies and discuss some of the main techniques used by film makers.The narrative strategy of a film can be constructed in different ways to tell the story ... constructed in different ways to tell the story of the film. This is done in different ways in the films "Mission Impossible 2" and "Run Lola Run". This essay aims to analyse the different narrative ...

(5 pages) 50 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Film Language. In search of a definition. A linguistical approach.

Since the beginning of film history, film-makers and film-theoreticians have tried to compare "film" with verbal language i ... theoreticians have tried to compare "film" with verbal language in a serious attempt to justify the film medium. The debate over a special "film language" is in itself problematic. The main difficulty ... use of the term "language" to describe words and images. It is very surprising that the concept of "film language" has been around since the time of the earliest films. Even though cinematography occu ...

(6 pages) 127 1 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

How did Hitchcock create fear and tension in the original audiences of Psycho before they entered the cinema and whilst they were watching the film?

could enter the cinema at any time they wished. People were also able to move seats throughout the film and talked for the whole duration of the film. This was a bad atmosphere for watching films as ... of the film. This was a bad atmosphere for watching films as not everyone was concentrating on the film. Psycho changed this and the way that films were shown for ever. Hitchcock had to work within t ...

(5 pages) 72 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Romeo & Juliet" - Summary.

ing themes and ideas that Baz Luhrmann has conveyed in his version of the story. The main ideas the film seeks to convey are love, tragedy, consequences and loyalty. Baz Lurhmann has used our interest ... sed our interest in conflict to convey each one of these themes, as well as using several different film techniques which are mad to appeal to a young audience.All the themes in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo a ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

A film review/analyis of the 1999 movie, "The matrix"

There's no sophomore jinx for the Wachowski Brothers. Andy and Larry, a pair of obviously talented film makers, have returned to theaters with The Matrix, a science fiction thriller that is every bit ... clusive.I loved The Matrix, and only a few minor contrivances associated with the climax caused the film to miss a four-star rating. The movie is kinetic, atmospheric, visually stunning, and mind-bend ...

(4 pages) 83 0 2.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

'Genres tend to develop as audiences become bored with formulaic films.' Do you agree? Use specific examples in your answer.

Genres target specific audiences and help to structure marketing and promotion of the film. Genres tend to drive profit and merchandise. Genres can also structure careers for actors, and ... e. Genres can also structure careers for actors, and or directors. The narrative image present in a film is generated from general knowledge of genre and specific for knowledge of the film that the au ... . Barthes developed an idea about plaisir and jouissance, which is that generic expectations of the film are fulfilled and therefore produce pleasure for the audience or they are, disrupted which can ...

(6 pages) 79 1 4.4 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

Napoleon I Emperor of the French

imes difficult to separate the two. The events of his life fired the imaginations of great writers, film makers, and playwrights whose works have done much to create the Napoleonic legend.Napoleon ...

(4 pages) 58 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How do any of the film-makers that you have seen, during the course of this module, make the cinema itself, their primary subject of investigation.

The experimental works of Michael Snow and other experimental film-makers require the viewer to be of a certain intellect. The films to be fully understood and ap ... within the context of art history, and more specifically modernism.Michael Snow is one of the best film-makers in his league. He is one of the worlds two most highly acclaimed experimental film-maker ... o most highly acclaimed experimental film-makers alongside Stan Brakhage.Michael Snow is not only a film-maker but he is also a highly accomplished visual artist, musician, writer, Sculptor, and compo ...

(6 pages) 25 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

The History Of Movies

ned with Hollywood experiencing a financial low , the decade became a creative high point in the US film industry. Restrictions on language, adult content and sexuality, and violence had loosened up, ... ristics became more widespread. And Hollywood was renewed and reborn with many new and experimental film-makers nicknamed "Movie Brats". The counter-culture had influenced Hollywood to take more risks ...

(11 pages) 157 1 4.6 Jan/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

"Escape from New York": The Greatest Movie Ever?

d imaginative, in spite of obvious flaws, that add an element of cultic humour. One of my favourite film makers to this day is John Carpenter, who I find is an excellent example of a professional bad ... cent, has no guards. It's every man for himself. The movie was created in 1986, so according to the film, New York only lasted for eleven more years. The thought of this is almost in league with Termi ...

(4 pages) 24 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Vietnam films

American Film makers have developed many common themes when interpreting the United States War in Vietnam. Su ... soldiers throughout the war. Although there are many common themes that run throughout many of the films we viewed this year, one common thread seems to link them all together, everyone is anti-war. ... has been an American controversy for a very long time and nothing makes that more evident than the films depicting the war. Whether it is the mockery of the war made in parts of Full Metal Jacket or ...

(2 pages) 31 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Analysis of the film 'Uncivilised' as an ideological vehicle of subjective expression and representation in Australian society.

The film "Uncivilised" is an example of the amplified power of film as both an ideological tool of subje ... rejudicial views against Aborigines during the colonial period and the early twentieth century. The film reveals a supremacist attitude against Indigenous Australians within Australian culture which s ... indigenous Australian savage. By perpetuating this savage stereotype of Indigenous Australians, the film-makers allow the desire to eliminate and subjugate the Aboriginal people to be justified and re ...

(8 pages) 20 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Accuracy of the Film 300

rable war cries of Leonidas, the movie does attempt to stay fairly true to Spartan life. Before the film sets into the main battle portion of the movie, it really takes its time to introduce the viewe ... life; With the exception of a few small inaccuracies.One of the main Spartan institutions which the film makers displayed was the Spartan agoge, or military school. This was a cornerstone in Spartan s ...

(5 pages) 56 1 3.8 Dec/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Existentialism In Film

EXISTENTIALISM IN FILM I could not say where or how existentialist themes first emerged in film. Often times, critics ... eir art, and they will be discussed in this essay. However, it occurs to me that a certain genre of film being made in America during the late forties and early fifties perhaps deserves credit for tre ... be called "existential" while perhaps not directly inspired by formal existentialist thought. These films were shot in rich black and white, draped in shadows spliced by neon light bleeding intermitte ...

(16 pages) 60 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature