Martin Scorsese

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  • Film Techniques In Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island

    Martin Scorsese is an extremely intelligent and experienced director who has created many award winning films over his long and illustrious career which spans more than 45 years. Some characteristics of his directorial style include the use of camera angles including specific use of close-ups, panning to portray the characters emotions and the use of lighting to symbolise characters. I have chosen Scorsese’s 2010 masterpiece Shutter Island and the highly anticipated academy award winning 2006 film The Departed to analyse. Each of these films has scenes that incorporate Scorsese’s specific characteristics and help me clearly understand his distinct directorial style. Scorsese uses lighting very well in the movie “Shutter Island”. Scorsese uses…

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  • Five Broken Camera Analysis Essay

    Drugs, greed, hookers, and a giant scam. This would be an accurate way to summarize the "professional" life of Jordan Belfort also known as the "Wolf of Wall Street". Mr. Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is the main character in the film The Wolf of Wall Street, a film by Martin Scorsese based on the real life memoir of Jordan Belfort. He is a man consumed in himself and Scorsese makes his viewers want to embody his lifestyle. So how was he able to present and glamorize a life filled with…

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  • The Classical Era In Film

    exhibition and the introduction of ‘globalized markets’ to increase profit margins. (Schatz, 1993. pp 9) Filmmakers were also pushed to create films that would attract audiences. Directors such as Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola utilized new technologies, enabled in the demise of the production code, to attract consumers. These shifts pushed the boundaries of the Classical Era and through this, films began to find deeper realism and disorient the audience for the purpose of creating…

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  • The Night Of The Hunter Film Analysis

    disrespect or disconnect the original ideas with the ideas in the film remakes, the version by Scorsese on Cape Fear is obviously a tribute fashion characterized by modern touches (McCall and Tankersley, 29). This is a good example of noir type, where both directors of the film embrace dramatic lighting, dark tones, carnal motivations as well as outright horrifying. In addition, there is significant smoking, a condition for every noir style. When Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is compare to…

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  • Literary Analysis Of Edith Wharton's The Age Of Innocence

    white of the older society, which implies that the dying society was innocent and clean. Wharton concisely captures the death of the gilded age, the time of the high class and sophistication that was shallow and a cover for underlying corruption and greed through her novel The Age of Innocence. Through the use of a chronological jump, symbolism, and temporal language, Wharton defines the old order of society as cold and contracting while, in contrast, portraying the new order of society as warm…

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  • Cinematic Techniques In Goodfellas And Casino By Martin Scorsese

    “Never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut.” Known for his infamous creations of film which usually have a depiction of violence and liberal use of profanity, Martin Scorsese has had an overwhelming abundance of success in the film industry. In this essay I will discuss how the director Martin Scorsese uses certain techniques such as long tracking shots, freeze frames and the structure of his films in the films like “Goodfellas” and “Casino”. I will discuss and analyse these…

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  • Interpersonal Conflict In The Movie Crash

    The movie that I chose to do this week assignment on is called “Crash” directed by P. Haggis in 2004. Once I started watching this movie I realized that it was one that I had seen before and thought was a really good movie with a wonderful meaning at the end. This movie won three Oscars in 2005 for best picture, best original screenplay, and best editing. In this week assignment we are to pick an interpersonal conflict in the movie we chose to watch. In Crash there were lots of interpersonal…

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  • Dream Symbolic Meaning

    This week’s myth was on research showing that dreams have symbolic meaning. This psychological belief goes all the way back to Freud, who stated that dream interpretation was not universal, even though he treated it like it was. I was most surprised to learn that this belief actually stems from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. I knew it wasn’t a new belief, but I did not know that belief was over a hundred years old. This myth has persisted because we believe in a subconscious self, and we…

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  • Dynamic Duo: Tim Burton And Depp

    Dynamic Duo: Burton and Depp When great artist work together what they create often times becomes wonderful classics. In the world of film, when big names work together they can create some of the most magical adventures. One such collaboration that excites the masses with the probability of great time and a wonderfully told story comes from the pairing of Tim Burton and Jonny Depp. With a total of eight films where Burton directed Depp, their combined efforts…

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  • Discourse In Blood Diamond

    Blood Diamond, directed by Edward Zwick reaped success at many film awards shows, including the 2006 Academy Awards, its reach was worldwide. The film takes place during the civil war in Sierra Leone in the year 1991. The film follows Danny Archer, an ex-mercenary from Zimbabwe and Solomon Vandy, a Mende fisherman. Though both men are African, their pasts and presents are in stark contrast to one another. Through Solomon’s discovery of a rare pink diamond, the prospect of change in both these…

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