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Archive for September, 2018

Battleship Potemkin

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Battleship Potemkin is full of interesting editing choices. The Kuleshov effect is the most interesting to me because it can change a view of a character with only a cut to a certain subject. In Battleship Potemkin, cuts of a captain on the ship to a cut of a piece of rotten meat and the […]

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Close up shots are an important part of Sunrise because they dramatizes the emotions of the characters. Being a silent movie, it is hard to correctly interpret the motive and feelings of the main characters. The tight shots of characters faces allow the viewer to see the small expressions that a character is making and […]

The Royal Tenebaums/ Trip to the Moon

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

In the Royal Tenebaums and Trip to the Moon, there is a emphasis on the costume design as well as the colors that make them both a spectacle to watch.The vibrant colors create a feeling of eccentricity and this is a purposeful addition the the Mise-en-Scene. In the royal Tenebaums, the costumes provoke a sense […]

Hail, Caesar!

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

In the Coen Brother’s Hail, Caesar!, religion plays a major role. The film opens up with an image of the cross and precedes with a confessional from the primary character, Eddie. Later on in the film, Eddie calls in four religious leaders to check that the script of the studio’s new film is not offensive. […]

Ava’s First Film Blog Post

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

I have been watching movies for a long time. My mother has worked for Turner Classic Movies for as long as I remember and since I was a child, she would sit my sister and me down in front of the television to watch her long list of must see class movies. When I was […]

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