Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Unit 12

This is the scene in car on there way going to Chicago. This scene shows the camera clearly showing the person at front and the old man in the back seat is blur. The main point for this is to show his expression on what the old man's saying. His face shows no interest but hi still couldn't stop talking.

I liked this scene set up, all doors are light green and his got black clothes on which gives a good contrast. And since he was looking down the camera was placed on the ground facing him to show the perspective or where he was looking at. this was when he was in the restroom and then he heard something, when he came to check it out, it was the old man that had fallen on the ground where he was using the restroom.

This is one of the first scene that I thing the whole film was build upon. He finished singing and went out to check on who was looking for him, when he got there he realized that it wasn't a friend. It was somebody who probably didn't like what he was doing. This scene didn't finish, instead, it flash back to days earlier to show what had lead to this scene. This scene came back at the end and continues till the fight finish and the man leaves him.

This was the scene when they got caught by the police. I liked this particular scene because of the light set up. You can see that there are light on both sides of his face, one that is strong and another one that is low light. I liked it because it made me realize how light are very important and how the producers do actually think of small things like that, because they really have an impact on scenes.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Unit 11: Moonrise Kingdom

In these shot, we have Suzy's mom and the police officer. It it wide angel shot, we see them through Suzy's binocular. This is Suzy's point of view, only Suzy and the viewers know what is happening the other characters have no idea of this. There is few trees closer to the camera but on the sides of the frame, a light house further from the camera, then the police with Suzy's mom and the police officer talking. I found it to be a very nice shot due to the colors with it. Suzy's mom is wearing a red jacket which matches colors with the middle part of the light house and the car's silence lights. The Officer's shirt matches color with the top and bottom of the light house and the top of the car. The binocular frame color actually matches the car colors, which stands out more. Then we have the ground which is green because of the trees and the lake view which is the background. All these elements make it a great composition and a very beautiful picture.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Pres/Vid Analysis

Presentation question: Answer two of the three questions.
1. How is James Joyce related to O Brother where art thou? 
-James Joyce looks more like the men who married the wife in the O Brother Where art thou. Which is kinda of a propaganda because he was the writer of a similar play (Odyssey )
to O Brother Where Art Thou!

2. How did the Coen manage to represent the cyclops?
-He used low angle shots to make the bible guy a very gigantic compare to the other characters with the movie. Most of his scenes are low angle shots which reveals him as very big.

Video Analysis questions: answer two of the following
1. What is the first contact between the movie and the spectator? Describe.
-It starts with just sound no visual and then continues to credit. They few human voices reveals but still no visual and then a fade from black to visual lead in.

2. How is cross-cutting important during the river scene?
-The cross-cutting is important during the river scene because it changes between each of the characters with a girl which reveals there reaction to what's happening and also describes their personality 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Unit 10 O Brother where art thou?

O Brother where art thou? 
1. Develop your own blog focusing on a theme of your interest. However, regardless of the matter you select, you need to accompany your developed theme with technical scene analysis.
-It seemed to be that rather than being just a comedy film, it was more of a story based people with a common goal. They all was running from there current life hoping for a better one, to over come some person issues in there life. Three white men were trying to escape jail because they wanted to get some kind of a treasure that didn't exist, but the truth was one of them lied to them so he could escape and see of he could reunite with his wife who was getting marry. They they met the black male along the way who claimed to sold his soul to the devil to be a better musician so he can make some money off of it. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Unit 9 The Piano

1. Analyze the relationship between Ada and Baines in The Piano. Is it rape? Explain. 
The relationship between Ada and Baines in The Piano could be describe as an attention that might lead to rape but then again it is quite confusing, it seems that they had some kind of a deal between sex and piano. Later it doesn't seem like it was about the piano anymore,she liked the attention Baines was giving to herm. She felt in love with him, had sex with him and wherever she was he was in her mind. I believe she felt that Baines was giving her more attention than her own husband adding to the fact her husband denied to bring the one thing she loved the most (the Piano), Baines did bring the piano and gave it to her. I believe that lead to their relationship.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Short scenes Analyses Unit 8

1. What is the cinematographic significance of the ending? (the burial)
The cinematography significance of the ending was the fact it was just a black screen, dark, you could only hear some sounds and then some light come on and off which is very scary.
3. In the scene where Raymond is practicing, what angles and camera movements are used? Explain one.
-The top overview shot was used with some tilting add to it as a movement. The top overview shot introduce more into the scene.

longer version Unit 8

Compare the "original" to the remake. Make sure you pick at least two scenes and do a close analysis of how they are similar and different. 

Comparing the two movies the original one to the remake, there is so much in common such as the story, the plot but one thing I noticed that might've changed a bit was the language. I noticed that there was so much of cursing within the scenes which I didn't notice within the first one perhaps it was due to the translation, since it was in a different language.

There was few scenes that I also noticed that they were somehow different and some that were added to it such as the few scenes of Jeff's new girlfriend going to the police, in the car with the kid. For example, the scene that the man come to meet Jeff, he attempt to kill his girlfriend, which happened inside of a house but in the original movie he never attempt to kill her and they met outside of the house. The scene in the car, Jeff and bad man had a conversion and the conversation was somehow brought out different compare to the original, the words were different, but head the same meaning behind it.

The original finishes with Jeff in the casket but the remake got more of action within it and his girlfriend rescue him and they fight the bad guy and kill him.

I don't think I would call the remake better than the original because they both have something different that is better. But speaking of action, the remake has a lot more action, fights than the original one.