Essays Tagged: "filmmakers"

Emergence of Violence in American Cinema

iolence has become as important to film as the happy ending. The nineteen seventies was a time that filmmakers started to make extreme statements about our society and they often used extreme measures ... f this decision was the abolishment of the Hays Production Code and the beginning of a new era. The filmmakers and the ratings boards however, do not always see eye to eye.The American Heritage Dictio ...

(6 pages) 333 4 4.6 Aug/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Sight and Sound. Lauren Graft.This essays describes the importance of film score and how music is used to manipulate an audience into having emotions.

because of music's ability to characterize certain settings and determine the audience's reaction. Filmmakers also use music to accompany their works for several practical and aesthetic reasons. The ... the same film that showed the picture, which effectively re-standardized the presentation of film. Filmmakers then delivered the whole package. Up to then, the original composition of music for film ...

(22 pages) 355 0 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

The effects of film on WWII propaganda

mpaign to galvanize public support, and some of these nation's foremost intellectuals, artists, and filmmakers became warriors on that front. Propaganda in the broadest sense is the technique of influ ...

(10 pages) 271 2 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Alfred Hitchcock 50 Years of Movie Magic

quality plot-lines and technical ingenuity earned him the recognition of being one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films earned him the reputation of being the 'master of suspense', and a ...

(10 pages) 176 1 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

"American History X"

s that last item that concerns me.All of the characterizations seem distanced and one-sided.As most filmmakers do, director Tony Kaye and writer David McKenna stack the deck to make their case.We get ...

(2 pages) 111 0 3.5 Nov/2002

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

The lost Honor of Katharina Blum

constructed as a political murder. This is a political film which criticizes their own system. The filmmakers wanted to question the way in which Wesrt Germany wanted to erase the nazi history so qui ...

(3 pages) 40 0 3.7 Nov/2002

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

An essay on a popular documentary film "Hearts and Minds" Studied in public administration and U.S. history. [Written in NYC on 11.02]

Minds" to displays a range of different viewpoints on the subject of Vietnam, it is clear that the filmmakers were against the war.Not only did it try to put some light on what was really going on in ...

(2 pages) 77 0 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Review of Nazi propaganda movies.

ues to get the German masses to buy into Nazi philosophies. Goebbels saw the mistakes made by early filmmakers who in trying to impress their new Nazi leaders made blatantly propagandistic films which ...

(10 pages) 65 0 4.6 Apr/2003

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

Alfred Hitchcock Analysis.

utionise the filming industry, particularly the Horror/Thriller genre, spawning a whole new line of filmmakers mimicking his recipe for a great horror, making him a legend all over the world.The fact ...

(13 pages) 225 0 4.2 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

Analyzing non- fiction films.

ning within the context of a genre, yet at the same time moving as far from it as possible, certain filmmakers test the limits of a genre. Nonfiction cinema has long been upheld as providing an object ... ul presentation of reality. It is precisely this conception of nonfiction cinema that the following filmmakers question: the work of Frederick Wiseman challenges the possibility of being objective, Er ...

(13 pages) 200 1 4.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Kurosawa's Ran, Shakespeare's King Lear, and Man's Self-Imposed Cycle of Folly

The plays of William Shakespeare have long been an inspiration for filmmakers from the very beginnings of the art of film, to modern adaptations such as 10 Things I Ha ...

(19 pages) 89 0 3.9 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

In what ways and to what effect did the British cinema of the second world war mobilize support for the war effort?

the international marketplace, however, the Second World War gave the British film industry and its filmmakers an ideal opportunity to shine. The nation was looking for support and reassurance and the ... uitful period on record with a sudden, and necessary, burst of creative activity.As the documentary filmmakers of the 1930s had previously discovered their role to be that of commentator, to reflect s ...

(11 pages) 61 0 3.3 Mar/2004

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


In this essay, I am going to analyze the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, and write about how filmmakers use different presentational devices to create an unusual fairytale.In conforming fairyta ...

(6 pages) 97 3 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of Aristotle's "Poetics"

a catharsis with the audience. To achieve this catharsis the figure must be larger than life. Many filmmakers today use this philosophy especially in dramas. For the audience to connect with the hero ...

(2 pages) 64 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How do the filmmakers of Chicken Run use presentational devices to reveal the good and evil in the characters of Ginger and Mrs. Tweedy?

The filmmakers of Chicken Run use presentational devices to reveal good and evil in the main characters ... nt personalities in the character in the shot. What follows are the different camera shots that the filmmakers use to help portray the characters personalities.A close-up is used at the beginning when ... in before breaking free from the farm.When the chickens are doing aerobics in the chicken yard the filmmakers use a mid angle shot to show the action. A mid angle shot shows sociability, the audience ...

(12 pages) 32 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Litriture How do the Makers of Shrek use Presentational Devices to reverse this tradition, to reveal the Ogre as Good, and the Prince as evil? Shrek made by DreamWorks productions.

This film was extremely successful. Marrying and living happily ever is an idea that filmmakers promote and DreamWorks, the makers of 'Shrek' are no exception. Except in this film, the ... he traditional roles of handsome brave princes and blood lusting evil ogres have been reversed. The filmmakers tap into a modern day audience, awareness of both traditional fairy tales and the way mod ...

(11 pages) 66 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Politics in Arts

s something to say", needless to say that we rarely see those kind of "good" works. Most mainstream filmmakers just feed their audiences with outstanding scenes, superb special effects and gorgeous ca ... in their movies. The movies have no message at all; they have nothing to say. Here, the mainstream filmmakers have their own politic ideology view: money-making. They do not care about their empty-me ...

(2 pages) 43 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Compare and contrast three films by give your own definition to film terms such as distortion,montage and expressionisitic.

has always been open to interpretations of how they were created and to define its cinematic style. Filmmakers have their own way of making a film and creating their own piece of artwork by using spec ...

(4 pages) 52 0 0.0 May/2004

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

Spielberg as a contemporary director

of the most influential persons of today, and in Hollywood one of the most wealthiest and best know filmmakers in the world.(St. James Press)Steven Allan Spielberg was born in Cincinnati to a Jewish f ...

(6 pages) 41 0 3.4 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

Dicuss how Oliver Parker has interpreted Shakespeare's "Othello", to what end and how successfully.

en the 17th and 21st Centuries have seen society evolve into the society we live in today, and most filmmakers have considered this evolution while directing their works. This concept is illustrated c ...

(4 pages) 58 1 3.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare