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  • Side By Side By Side: Film Analysis

    The featured documentary ‘Side by Side’ was an enjoyable, informative documentary that discussed the history of the film industries use of emulsion film and the cautionary switch-over to the new digital movie format. Beginning in the late 1800’s with continued development of emulsion roll film by Eastman and the pioneering photography work of Edweard Muybridge and Louis Le Prince the advent of capturing and projecting moving images was at hand. The documentary covers the important developments…

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  • Personal Narrative: A Career In The Film Industry

    Film in our world today is something we use to portray our imagination. We use films to put ourselves in dangerous and thrilling scenarios that we would never really want to be in. Why do people like to watch horror movies if they get scared? People like feeling like they are actually in the movie entering that dark, creepy room with the squeaky floorboards and the terrifying silhouettes. My major happens to be Film Making and Television Production and I chose this career because I enjoy the…

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  • Hoop Dreams Film Analysis

    I decided to do my documentary review on the movie “Hoop Dreams”, a 1994 American documentary film directed by Steve James. Hoop Dreams focuses on the daily lives Arthur Agee, William Gates and their families. These families are usually invisible in the mass media but this movie brings their situation to light. I am going to give you a quick synopsis of the movie Hoop Dreams, expand on how this movie uses the rhetorical appeals, identify what claim is being made, provide you with some bias I…

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  • Analysis Of Exit Through The Gift Shop

    a shopkeeper to an amateur film maker and finally to a known street artist. The film makes the audience think about the authenticity of art, the purpose of street art and the process of becoming an artist. The most important argument, however, is that street art is not about the money. Throughout the film, we follow various street artists, from Space Invader to Shepard Fairey, and finally to Banksy. We are also introduced to Mr. Brainwash, or Thierry Guetta. In the film, one of the most…

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  • Exit Through The Gift Shop Film Review

    Film Review - Exit Through The Gift Shop Exit Through the Gift Shop is a documentary about the emergent and exploitation of the street art genre directed by the reclusive street-art graffiti legend, also known as Banksy. The film came about when the world famous graffiti artist was approached by an eccentric French shop keeper, Thierry Guetta, who records his entire life with a video camera in order to capture the memory out of apparent relevance to the impromptu death of his mother when he…

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  • Docudrama Documentary Techniques

    The documentary sets the scene by using a narrator and an actress which portrays some of Amys good and tough times. An example of this is when showing Amy in the recording studio they use another actress so the audience feel like she is acting in it. This makes the viewers connect with the documentary as it feels as if Amy was actually in the biography. The sense of frustration throughout this whole biography is evident by the way her closed ones talk about her and the struggles she has faced.…

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  • Music And Sound In Film

    dialogue or music, silent films would normally be accompanied by a pianist or even a whole orchestra. Therefore, music and sound have always been a big part of film. Films all have the same goal, to capture and engage us within their world and to evoke feelings of excitement. Sound is the essential part of any film production that many people still take for granted. Though film is practically a visual medium, all it takes is one click to silent the mute content to see how much film depends on…

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  • ! Woman Art Revolution Analysis

    !Woman Art Revolution is a 2012 film directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson that explores the secret history of the woman’s art movement that was born from the 1960’s and the second wave of feminism which was sweeping a nation grappling with civil rights and equality. Hersman Leeson guides the viewer through their discovery of the woman’s arts movement with the use of interviews she had taken over many years with close personal friends, and comparing them with recent interviews she had taken of the…

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  • Snowden Vs Citizenfour Essay

    of an American Hero? Snowden and Citizenfour are films that attempt to retell the story of Edward Joseph Snowden. A man who was fed up with over extension of power in the government and wanted to show the citizens of America just what their government was capable of and how their privacy was almost non-existent. He downloaded thousands of files from the NSA. The films try their best to show the story as accurately as possible. However, can a film truly depict the story in its entirety and with…

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  • War In Afghanistan Film Analysis

    War in Afghanistan – Media Perspectives by Keren Ighalo The media source I liked the best was the documentary: Waging Peace on Canada in Afghanistan by Richard Fitoussi. This media source has the most information on its topic, it gives true facts on the events throughout the war, and the documentary doesn’t cut out any important information just because it isn’t dramatic or cinematic enough. The narrator’s voiceover is scripted and provides context for the on-screen picture. The video is shot…

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