Alfred Adler

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  • Alfred Hitchcock The Birds Analysis

    In the first scene of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, it could be taken as a flirtatious-romance film; however in the opening title sequence of the film, an ominous tone is set—a more accurate portrayal of the film. The first shot after the opening sequence shows the main protagonist, Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren), at a street corner with the frame of the camera shooting the busy street scene and the skies above. While the sky is clear, it is only after when Melanie crosses the street that birds…

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  • Alfred Hitchcock's Film 'Shadow Of A Doubt'

    An audience attending a Hitchcock film is required to do much more than eat popcorn and drink soda! A Hitchcock film immerses the audience within the action of the film using stylistic and cinematic elements, such as: camera placement, editing, point of view, subjectivity and objectivity, all working together in ways that help to evoke certain emotions, while also provoking certain questions, making you wonder just what in the world Hitchcock is going to do next? In 39 Steps, one can see the…

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  • Superman Does Not Dream

    Superman does not Dream In Part 3 of Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Raskolnikov once again wrestles with his emotions after his murder of Alyona and constant evasion of the police. The police just found a piece of Raskolnikov's writing from about two month before. He describes his belief for the need of some great being to be above the law, in order to make their society more safe. Once reminded of his old writing, Raskolnikov begins to wrestle with himself whether he truly…

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  • Cloverfield Poster Analysis

    which we see the world has the ability to provide answers or raise questions. In this case, questions are raised as to what is happening in this alternate reality, this world that we have no control over. The film Rear Window is a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock that shows the perspective that a static viewpoint provides in a horror setting. Rear Window shows the world outside of a man’s window. Hitchcock had to create a set that immersed an audience as the poster had to create a world that…

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  • Themes And Techniques In Alfred Hitchcock's Film

    Alfred Hitchcock An auteur is a director who is the 'author' of his or her film. Alfred Hitchcock is known worldwide for his distinctive style of filmography. His style can be immediately recognised when watching one of his films, by linking him to the techniques and plot devices in his films. His work has fixed him among world class directors. His two movies rear window (1954) and shadow of a doubt (1943) show clear links and examples to his distinctive style. Hitchcock uses a number of…

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  • Edward Scissorhands Theme

    About twenty-seven years ago, Johnny Depp played the main role in one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the 20th century. Edward Scissorhands is a film directed by Tim Burton. It is a story about an artificial man named Edward-an unfinished creation who has scissors for hands. The main themes behind the film deal with self-discovery and isolation. Tim Burton uses a point-of-view shot which pans from the grandmother’s house and sweeps over the cookie cutter suburbs, ending with a new…

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  • Sound In Jaws

    Sound is an integral element in a film that is overlooked in its importance. The way the director manipulates sounds allows the film's tone to play with how the audience feels and in film such as Babel[Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2006], Noise [Matthew Saville, 2007],Two Hands, Jaws [Steven Spielberg, 1975] and many other … films it is done so effectively. The use of sound conveys emotion, the story and how the filmmaker is interpreted throughout the film. These films rely on sound to…

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  • Alfred Wegener's Theory Of Pangaea And Continental Drift

    there is no progress.” (Douglas, n.d.). This seems to fit the life of Alfred Wegener and his struggle to prove his theory of Pangaea and continental drift. A brief overview of his life, his research, and difficulties he faced will be presented. In addition, discussing why Mr. Wegener’s theory was so widely criticized, other scientists’ objections, and his use of certain fossil organisms for his theory. Mr. Wegener’s Life Alfred Wegener was born in Germany in 1880 and later went on to study at…

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  • Charlie Kaufman's Oeuvre Analysis

    Kaufman’s Ouervre Charlie Kaufman’s oeuvre consists of films that play with style, reality, and filmic structure to discuss deep issues of humanity. A Kaufman script has a few idiosyncrasies of style and structure that make it very clear who the writer is. What is most notable about Kaufman’s style is his ability to take the ordinary and make it otherworldly. He presents us with normal people, most often an everyday guy, and then puts them into situations of science fiction, fantasy,…

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  • Citizen Kane Mise En Scene Analysis

    Orson Welles’ first film, “Citizen Kane,” richly realizes the full potential of excellent craftsmanship. Every perceivable element of cinema is expertly utilized to drive the story, themes and tones that “Citizen Kane” present. This is especially apparent in the scene that follows Susan leaving Kane. This scene’s manipulation of mise-en-scène, editing and sound bring together all of Welles’ ideas and drive them beyond the finish line. Mise en scène is what appears in the frame, what the viewer…

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