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.

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