Thursday, October 16, 2014

Annie Hall Scene Analysis Video (extra point)

Annie Hall Scene Analysis Video (extra point)

2. Explain how some of the scenes might be read as Magic Realism?
-I think some of the scene can be read as magic realism because the sci-fi element they kind introduce in. Like introducing a magical type element into reality its the same within the scenes, he somehow introduced unrealistic into reality, something that you can do in reality. For example; when he brought the director into the scene to correct the professor wrong

3. what is the purpose of the subtitle/audio disconnect on video #3?
-The subtitle/audio disconnect on the video #3 is a good example of understanding what they really mean when they say a particular sentence, word, statement. It reveal their inner meaning of what they might wanted to say but they chose to say some different.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


1.How succesful do you consider Allen's comedy style? I am expecting an in-depth analysis of your reasons. Looking at his work work, I happened to believe that he is a great a comedian. He knows how to grab the audiences’ attention from the start to the end. He is great at blending on with the crowd, for example, when he went to the college he was talking about his experience in college which was interesting to the audience since that’s where they are at the moment and they can relate to it. Apart from his on stage performance, I thinking he has a very interesting and different style of making jokes and keeping his audience around.

2. Select a scene that highlights Allen's type of comedy and explain how it works. (Do not select from the ones discussed) 

As I mention in the first question, I kinda liked the scene where he attend the college to do on stand comedy, and the first scene how he talks about the few jokes based on death and relationship because he related that to his experience, he extended the few jokes into his whole store to explain his reasons for it. I feel like he learns his audience before his performance, what kinda mood they are engaged in, or what is going on around because he relates his comedy based on what they seem to know and either make funny of it or talks about his experience within it.

Thursday, October 2, 2014


-Select one of the montage sequences and analyze it.

1. The use of transition.
In was fascinating the way transition where used to change from one place to another. The characters were never really shown going from one place to another except at the train station scenes, otherwise some type of transitions would interrupt the scene and and up to a different place which I think was very where done. I think it was a very impressive way to not wast a lot of time and save space. This technique is being used through out the entire movie, for example when the two girls where hanging on the top of the light the technique was use perhaps because they didn't know what to do so they ended up showing a scene of them falling into the water. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Unit 5 Vertigo

1. The use of music in Vertigo is very particular. It is used not only to guide the spectator's emotions but also to provide identity cues and clues. Identify two moments where the music plays a crucial role and explain them. 
-Music did play a big part in the making of the film. Imagine the film without it's sound, could've never been a such great movie. Not only that the music is being used to guide the spectator's emotions and to also provide identity cues and clues but to also set a feeling to the audience.  
Two moments that a music played a crucial role are 1. After she woke up and realized that she was at someone else's house, he went to get the phone, while he was on the phone he heard some thing but they never showed her leaving but the sound that was used when he went to check on her set a strong feeling to the audience that she was not around anymore , that she had left.
2. The second part where music played a crucial role is when they went to the church that she had been dreaming about, she asked him to let her go in it alone and when he did let her go, by looking at the top of the church he learned that she was going to commit a suicide. The music that was used at this part really brings out the clues to the audience that something is going to happen which ended up happening.

2. Evaluate the movement of Vertigo in comparison to other films on the Sight and Sound Polls and comment on its deserve/undeserved place as the best film of all time. Comparing the movement of the film to other films of its time, I would say that it had some really good camera movements, clean, stable and cinematic style which helped some of the scenes of the film come to live comparing to other films that doesn't haven enough moving shots. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


  • Film Noir alters the perception of characters. Do you think the protagonist is a  hero or an anti-hero? Is there something in the cinematography of the movie that suggest this?

                          -I think the protagonist is a anti-hero. Most of the actions that accure in the movie, he was never aware of them. I am not sure what category he falls into. I chose anti-hero because at the end he got caught by the police , maybe he could've been a hero if the police never found him at the end.

There was't enough of information in the cinematography that suggested if the protagonist was a hero nor anti-hero. Which is somehow interesting thinking of those days days when making movies was very new. It makes me wonder if the writers were very sure what they were doing if they were just learning. If they were aware of the audience's take on the product.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

1.-"Freaks has been considered a melodrama but also a horror film, pick one and write an argument defending your choice."
Freaks it's a horror film
I mostly describe a horror film as a film that involve elements that are beyond normal, such as super natural. Freaks does have those elements, we all know that the actors were real that there wasn't any special effects involved, but the setting of the film real change the whole view of a person. Comparing to what we see in real life, we don't see as many disable people gathering around or disable people turning on people for mistreating them.

The car crush scene it the most horrify scene of them all. The way the freaks were going after the people, they are crawling through the mud, snarling and bearing weapons preparing to exact their revenge, the look on their faces can really scare a person to death and the music behind it. Comparing to aliens there is no different to it and if you find aliens movies scare why not freaks? They both adapt the same type of elements.

2.-Some critics consider the film as an argument in defense of equality while others believe the movie is a demonization of difference. Select one of the points of views and defend it.
Defense of equality
Thinking of our everyday life, it is true that the film could've been an argument in defense of equality. 
When you are disable you are always mistreated, whether is in a good way or bad way the mistreatment will always be there. As in freaks the freaks were very nice people but because of those part parts of bodies they are missing they were directly treated wrong, different resulting violence. They were defending themselves.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Top ten movies. Marembo Alexandre

1. The Host - I love the effects, and the concept of the story
2. Upside Down - I love sci-fi world, and the fact the other world was upside down from the other                                    was just awesome. The lighting was great
3. Rambo 1-4th - The different movies have some great action in for a person who loves action and                                  the acting is really good, and the story behind it is really good.
4. Commando - Non-stop action
5. Supernatural - I love this show because of the way most of the episodes have different stories                                     behind them not just always scary but painful sometime, emotional, sometime and                               other times happy endings
6. Smallvile - Great actors, very addictive show, and great effects
7. The cabinet in the wood - Very scary, I love scary movies
8. Vampire dairies - meet different actors, different abilities as vampire and also different                                                      concepts of life
9 . Transformers: Age of Extinction - good composition of elements, a lot effects, a lot action 
10.Temptation: - Confessions of a Marriage Counselor - Well written story and the acting                                         was great, a lot people can relate to the movie