History of film

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  • History Of Film Directing

    “The fact is, you don’t know what directing is until the sun is setting and you’ve got to get five shots and you’re only going to get two.” - David Fincher, director of Fight Club and The Social Network spoke these words about film directing. Those words can truly sum up the rewarding yet stressful career of a film director. Film is a broad spectrum that has been shaped throughout history, from silent films to the invention of sound and color. To advance in the film industry, directors need to have a certain skill set, and obtain a film degree, or a media production degree. During the pre film era of the 1920s, optical illusion toys using pictures and lights were used to give the effect of a moving picture. The Thaumatrope, invited in 1824…

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  • History Of Film Analysis

    History of Film Although, technically the history of film begins in Europe in the 1890’s with the first motion picture, every innovation in the art world from the beginning of time played a part in getting there. From cave drawings, to oil paintings, to photography, to stroboscopic toys; elements of film can be found in nearly every form of art. When the first motion picture was invented filmmakers were only able to make their films 50 seconds long, there was no camera movement, and no…

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  • The History Boys Film Analysis

    concerning the enormous wealth gap in Britain at the time, where class and breeding almost created two different races, the haves and have-nots. The depiction of palatial halls filled with prized artworks, servants hurrying to cook food, lay tables, serve beverages, wait by their side till the last cigar went out, created a sort of ‘top down’ view of Britain’s class system. The film is far more decorative largely due to the setting and the character’s lifestyles, which allow the film to put into…

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  • American Film Production History

    Film production has been a part of American’s history since the 1900s. Hollywood became hugely industrialized during the 1930s and 40s. (Sardar, Ziauddin, 44) It all started with motion picture. Film Production is one of the great American achievements. The industry has grown and increased up to this day. The Process of Film Making isn’t too easy. What are the essential steps involved in film production today? Film Production includes all aspects of the production itself. There are five…

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  • Film Noir: A Brief History Of Film Noir

    Film noir, a genre of darkness, of shadows, of hardboiled loners and bottom-feeders. The term noir was coined by French film critic Nino Frank in 1946 that literally means “Black Film”. This essay will discover how film noir is affected by the context of history as well as its course of evolution to reach its state nowadays. This would collectively enhance my degree of understanding of this influential genre of filmmaking. The origin of film noir dates back to the 1930s, the great depression…

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  • American History X Film Analysis

    In the film American History X directed by Tony Kaye, he tell the story of morden day narzi’s (Neo Narzi). Tony uses many film techniques to portray the life of Derek Vinyard and his brother Danny Vinyard. In this movie Derek goes to prison and the experience changed his view on black people. The purpose of the first scene was to show how dark and twisted Derek’s past was. For example the kurb stomp scene, where Derek brutally murders a black man. The purpose of the second scene was to show how…

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  • History And Memory Film Analysis

    History and Memory, Act of Killing and The Searchers use reflexivity to give voice to groups who have been silenced throughout history. In History and Memory, Rea Tajiri uses popular media clips, along with primary footage, to give voice to the Japanese prisoners. In the Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer uses the death squads as the stars of his documentary to portray the violence perpetrated against the innocent Indonesians. In The Searchers, John Ford demonstrates a haunting reflection of an…

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  • Black History Month: Film Analysis

    On Wednesday, Feb. 10, the Honor Program 6 (HP VI) students held a film presentation of a documentary they created in celebration of Black History Month. The film explored racism in cartoons, social media, news, T.V., music, and even award shows. Not only did the documentary touch on the everyday struggles of the black community, but touched on racism of all cultures observed globally. In addition, the students highlighted in their documentary how media has skewed the facts and has- and still…

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  • Racism In The Film American History X

    The 1998 movie American History X is reputed as one of the most effective films in terms of tackling racism, condemning neo-Nazism, and supporting equality and justice. The way racism, one of the most significant residues of post colonialism is depicted is by showing it explicitly on the film numerous times in numerous different ways, such as switching back and forth from black and white to color, to depict the different stages in Derek's life; symbolizing his time as a racist and as a reformed…

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  • Origin Scarface And Casablanca And The Motion Picture Production Code

    The Motion Picture Production Code (MPPC), or more famously known as The Hays Code, was set into motion in the 1930s and was ultimately discontinued in the 1960s. The MPPC, affected hundreds of films throughout that time period, I will be focusing on how it affected films like 1932’s Scarface and 1942’s Casablanca. Both of these films, came out after the code was released with a 10 year interval in between. These films were both heavily affected by the code and had to make many changes to adapt…

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