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  • Gerry Gus Van Sant Analysis

    Gus Van Sant created his 9th film, Gerry, in 2002. It was caused audiences to split, from those striking the film down, claiming it was tedious and boring, while others called it an art piece. I can see both sides. I was tempted to skip past the lengthy scenes while watching, however, the further I got into the film, the more I realized its significance. Gerry is very long, but there’s reasons for it. Gus Van Sant used the landscape as more than the setting; it signified the character’s inner turmoil as well as cast the audience into the situation. (fix to use real thesis) Gus Vant Sant clearly favored long shots in this film. It was not restricted to just capturing the beautiful landscapes. He shoots most of scenes with the characters in a similar fashion. He rejects the typical technique used by majority American cinema for dialogue. In most dialogue sequences, the scene cuts to where the first speaker stood. There are many cuts in a scene, to get a feeling of the entire setting, because a camera usually can show no more than 180 degrees in a shot. This takes the camera out of the situation and blurs the line between audience and spectator (Silverman, 200).Vant Sant’s lack of shot/counter shot merely prevents the audience from delving into the characters’ point of…

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  • Gus Van Sant Character Analysis

    This paper will be comparing the theme of how directors Gus Van Sant and Russell Mulcahy use father figures as a tool for character development. This strategy is present in both good will hunting and swimming upstream. Both main characters in these films suffer from different types of abuse from their fathers and find different ways of coping with the damage done by the abusive childhoods that they had suffered from growing up in dysfunctional homes with horrible fathers. The following…

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  • Analysis Of Good Will Hunting By Gus Van Sant

    The environment one lives in, whether it is the setting or the people around us, is influential and can change one's life for the good or the bad. Specifically, Gus Van Sant, the director of the movie, Good Will Hunting urges surrounding yourself with well educated, advanced people in contrast to low life people who hold you back because doing so will enable you to express yourself, step out of your comfort zone and voice emotions that allow you to have a fulfilling life. Firstly, by…

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  • Finding Forrester Movie Analysis

    techniques such as camera shots, angles and movements, lighting, cinematography, special affects and sound are all great ways to capture the audience’s attention. Without these unique techniques it will be like watching a movie through a camera phone. . Many books are turned into movies, even though some people argue that the movie is never as good as the book. Then there are people that enjoy watching the movie more for the simple reason that they do not enjoy reading. Gus Vant Sant is an…

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  • Good Will Hunting Film Analysis

    who are not ready to be pushed and to try of changing their dramatic life. By using melodramatic elements the filmmaker tries to show to the audience that even of having a dramatic life, with some help and love everything can be overcome. The aggressive and problematic character of main movie character has roots since his abusive childhood. With this melodramatic elements, like the bad behavior of the main character, the filmmaker is showing that how important is the way we treat children and…

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  • Openness In Good Will Hunting

    University of Michigan – Dearborn Abstract Will Hunting is the main character from the movie Good Will Hunting (Armstrong, Gordon, Weinstein, Weinstein, & Van Sant, 1997). Will is incredibly intelligent, loyal to his friends and has the potential to do great things. He is also deeply flawed, the ones that I will be focusing on in this paper are from two humanistic perspectives and one behavioral perspective. Each flaw will be explained as part of the theory, then where they can be seen in the…

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  • Good Will Hunting Theme

    Will also aids Dr. Maguire in realizing that he has not been able to move on from his grief. Although the strong emotions felt by the film pushed me to choose it for my midterm, the thoughts and questions I had after watching it was a deciding factor in resisting the film in order to analyze it. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were the screenwriters of the film. I believe the reason they wrote the film was to help push their careers as actors and screenwriters since they had leading and supporting…

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  • Nancy Lou Webster: A Short Story

    Over lunch one day, Lee Blocker told Bill about some land outside of Elgin that he wanted to develop. Nancy Lou and Bill drove to Elgin with their three children and were greeted by a downtown with all the first story windows broken out and boarded up, and many of the second story windows were broken with pigeons roosting in them. She remembers what a dreary place it seemed and said to Blocker, “If we come to live here, I will have to do everything in my power to revitalize this downtown.” In…

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  • Arnolfini Portrait Analysis

    Arnolfini Marriage, Jan van Eyck painted The Arnolfini Portrait (Figure 1). The portrait is an eighty-two by sixty centimetres oak panel created with oil paints. Though it is not what year van Eyck began this painting, it is dated as complete in 1434. The Arnolfini Portrait depicts Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife, Costanza Trenta. In 1861, William Henry James Weale assumed that the Giovanni Arnolfini depicted in the double portrait was the same Giovanni Arnolfini who married Jeanne…

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  • Jan Van Eyck Wedding Portrait Analysis

    Jan Van Eyck began his career as an artist in 1422 and continued until his death in 1441. While Van Eyck was active, he created many well-known paintings. According to John Haber, Van Eyck was a portraitist who was the first to paint in oils (pg.1). One of his most famous works is Wedding Portrait, or Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride. This painting depicts a man and a woman holding hands in matrimony with many symbolic objects surrounding them. The painting was created in 1434 and currently…

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