Cinema of the United States

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    find out the ideal way to format and enhance it in order to make it perfect. This was helped substantially by a book called ‘Save the Cat’ by Blake Snyder [1]. In looking at various points towards the Femme Fatale and castration anxiety, we looked at the book ‘Feminism and Film’ by Maggie Humm [2] and ‘Visual and Other Pleasures’ by Laura Mulvey [3]. These helped us in writing and portraying phallic imagery (in the form of a gun) and the death of Mia for castration anxiety, the gun being the weapon used in order for the male to retake control of a situation. We also retried various points from Mulvey’s other resource on ‘Visual Pleasures and Narrative Cinema’ [4]. To create a style similar to that of classic hollywood films, we read up on David Broadwell’s chapters the Classic Hollywood style in ‘The Classical Hollywood Cinema’ [5], helping us to create the tension and adrenaline in the chase…

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    was the first blockbuster film in American history. It was an amazing feat of cinema and nailed its place in history. However, while “The Birth of a Nation” boasts these achievements it is without question one of the most racist movies of all time. This movie not only show glorifies the Ku Klux Klan as heroes of America, but also shows the misrepresentation of black people and the role that black people will have in films. Looking back at the time the film was released there was still a racist…

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    The studio system was essential in the success of early American Cinema. It ensured that total control of the movies belonged to the biggest studios in Hollywood that made them (Classic Hollywood Central Editors, 2011). The ‘Big Five’ created the studio system to ensure they made the most profit. The ‘Big Five’ consisted of 20th Century Fox, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount, Warner Bros., and RKO Radio. There were three smaller studios close behind: Universal, Columbia, and United Artists…

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    Hard Core: How the struggle over censorship saved the modern film industry states that although Valenti stated that it was wrong to bicker over the content of a film in his memoirs, even though in 1966, he was “arguing with grown men and women over these matters” (Lewis, 2002). Furthermore, the widely publicized censorship case of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf was presented as a movie that received an “exemption”, even though the screenplay was edited involving the removal of the phrase “screw…

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    development of Television, low finances, and the Supreme Court decision on the Paramount Case. Although the 1940s through the 1960s brought on factors that led to the fall of Hollywood and the Studio System it created, it gave way to new aspects and ideas that expanded the American Film Industry and created a new system. The fall of the system may have led to some very unsuccessful years in Hollywood and the American Film Industry, but the outcome of what seemed to be a very bad situation gave…

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    During the late 80’s an innovated film maker named Spike Lee created a revolutionary piece of cinematic history called Do The Right Thing. Lee not only directs this incredible film he also stars as the lead role named “mookie”. Unlike most films in the 80’s Lee exposes the audience to thing they aren’t used to seeing. He uses classical Hollywood cinema techniques to capture his film in a different way. For instance, an individual may notice the use of synchronized sounds, close up shots, and the…

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    The portrayal of psychology in Hollywood movies is an interesting area that supports psychological discoveries. Due to the powerful nature of the Hollywood film industry and its significant effect in the daily lives of an infinite amount of people, it is appropriate to discuss accurate depictions of psychological issues in today’s society. “The Pursuit of Happyness” is the epitome of Hollywood movies containing the realistic psychological struggles that end with “too good to be true” outcomes.…

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    Jumanji Film Analysis

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    The Jumanji movie in its remixed form is a prime example of successful remixing in modern Hollywood culture. Far too often, viewers are let down with unworthy remakes of classic films. In this particular case, the film improved upon an original design incorporating modern concepts and appeals to offer a more advanced viewing experience. The original movie was premised on a supernatural board game that lured players into playing the game, while introducing elements into their reality based on…

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    Baraka Film Analysis

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    history. It wasn't until the 1970's when authentic revisionists came to recognize Vertov as one of the main figures of right on time narrative filmmaking and perceived Man with a Movie Camera as a spearheading leap forward in true to life in a specialized structure. Michelson guarantees, The Man with a Movie Camera was basically distracted for concentrated study inside of the Soviet Union, and until 1970 it was similarly inaccessible, for all reasonable, basic purposes, in the West (Miranda,…

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    Before analysing Tarantino’s films and establishing his style as a filmmaker, not only does the auteur theory have to be looked at, but also the criteria that a director has to tick in order to be considered an auteur in their field. The auteur theory originated in France, and initially began as a reaction of criticism against the Hollywood studio system in the 1910s. However, it only became a popular topic of cinematic debate in the 1950s when cinema exploded into the American mainstream…

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