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  • Hamlet Opening Scene Analysis

    It opens with Polonius burning what looks like very official papers and documents. This scene has a variety of different camera angles, lighting, and background music. Throughout the introduction the camera angels change from an establishing shot to a more balanced shot with the camera scanning the room around the actors. The music in the background became more intense as this scene progressed. The directors did a good job at keeping the audience on edge during this scene by showing all of the characters for the first few minutes of the film not talking and having creepy music playing in the background. The lighting in this was very low-key which contributed to grabbing the audience’s attention. By using these techniques, the directors had the audience asking questions like “why this music”, “what does this have to do with the rest of the movie”, and “why would this be important”. With questions like this running through the minds of the audience how could one not want to watch the rest of the movie to find out the…

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  • Schizophrenia In Ron Howard's Film A Beautiful Mind

    utilized film noir, characterisation and mise-en-scene to allow the audience to better understand the sufferer and the social stigma their illness incurs. Through Howard’s powerful use of film noir he deceptively draws the viewer into Nash’s ‘life’; allowing us to ride the experiences of the protagonist’s all-consuming notion of his real experiences. Throughout the first culmination of second act ‘the car chase’ scene Howard conveys Nash as powerless due to his descent into a delusional…

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  • Billy Wilder's Film Double Indemnity

    The idea that love can change a person is truly evident in the classic film noir, Double Indemnity. Walter Neff, an insurance salesman develops feelings for his clients’ wife, Phyllis Dietrichson. Together they team up to commit a murder; the murder of her husband. This progression is shown through three different cinematography components: lighting, camera angles, and composition. Over the course of 107 thrilling minutes, Walter Neff becomes a whole new person due to his relationship with…

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  • Femme Fatale Analysis

    The Attic genre of tragedy shares archetypes and themes with the classic film genre of film noir. Both Greek tragedy and film noir feature femme fatales, women portrayed as devilish or in the role of a killer, the topic of the inevitability of fate is highly prevalent, and both genres incorporate mystery into their stories. “[Film noir is] a low-key black-and-white visual style, with a hard-boiled detective, a femme fatale, rainy streets, murder, and a downbeat ending” (Jukes). The genre of…

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  • Unit 3 Exercise 1 Stand-Ups Case Study

    thoroughly and conduct some research of my own to learn more about the topic at hand. My goal as a reporter is to establish credibility on the subject and be able to project confidence to the audience (Wenger and Potter, 2015). According to Wenger and Potter (2015), demonstrative stand-ups should demonstrate or teach something new to the audience rather than just inform them about it. These are the following ways I would tackle the assigned cover story: A) THE INFORMATION SEGMENT Again…

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  • Analysis: Electrician Huntsville, Al

    Celebrate Summer | Electrician Huntsville, AL Summer is a time for fun with family and friends, and if outdoor cooking and entertaining is one of your key interests, outdoor lighting can transform your back yard into a place where you and your guests can celebrate summer in an atmosphere of warm welcome. The types of available lighting including battery operated, electrical and solar. Electrical lights provide the best bang for your buck, though it does requires outlets. The ideal solution is to…

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  • Phoenix Art Museum Essay

    The Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix Public Library, and the Phoenix Art Museum have key characteristics that represent the landscape as well as their functionality. It can be said that the design of these buildings are similar and at the same time completely different in the way that they represent the landscape. The Instrument museum was designed by Rich Varda, an award-winning architect. The construction began on February 2008 and the museum opened its doors in April 2010. The Phoenix…

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  • Day Trip Film Techniques

    The aspect of characterisation is conveyed through two techniques - acting and lighting. We see this when side lighting is combined with a close-up shot. This highlights only half of Willy's face, leaving the other half in shadow. This makes him appear intimidating, emphasising his tough exterior. It also suggests how he is torn between staying true to himself as a gang member and wanting to escape his unfulfilling life in a gang. The low key lighting in the house contrasts with the high key…

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  • Scream Queens Analysis

    narrative. In the pilot episode, there were extreme close ups, medium, long, tracking shots and low, high and eye level angels. Each shot and angel help unfold the narrative of the show. For example, when Chanel is standing on top of the stairs and the new pledges come in the camera has a shot of the pledges looking up at Chanel. The shot is called a low angel because the camera shot up which conveys Chanel as powerful and intimidating. In addition, there is a scene where Grace and Zayday are…

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  • The Night Cafe Van Gogh Analysis

    Gogh uses color in a very deliberate and effective way in The Night Café. He selects the colors not based on his visual interpretation of the room but on the psychological and emotional effects it has on its occupants. He explains to his brother Theo, in a letter, that he uses the red and green in an attempt to express the terrible passions of human nature. The use of these colors helps to illustrate the intensity of the Café de la Gare and provoke the emotions of the viewer who may relate the…

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