• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Media Essay Moulin Rouge

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Media Essay - Moulin Rouge The first thing you notice as you watch the film is the play within a play opening. It starts as Christian starts to tell the story in a non-diegetic way and then zooms in on him in an unsaturated light (pathetic fallacy). The narration then changes to diagetic sound as Christian types out the beginning of his story. The screen switches to a montage of vibrant, violent "Red Curtain Cinema"-like visions, using close up camera shots, and then moves to the main flashback, and the Moulin Rouge (the play within the film). Baz Luhrmann uses all of these very vibrant and colourful scenes very well to catch the audience's attention at the beginning of the play. In the rest of the first half, Christian's non-diagetic narration continues to help create a mood for each scene, usually in the more sad scenes. ...read more.

Middle

pathetic fallacy, huddled in a cold corner of his room; and Satine, descending from the ceiling of the Moulin Rouge, as though she were an angel. All of these characters have their own sterotypes. Christian, the young actor, handsome and a brilliant singer, doesn't understand the underworld and gets lost (referring to the influence of Orpheus.) Satine, the beautiful woman, sleeps with the rich men but unfortunately falls in love. Then finally, Lautrec is the typical fun loving, very pleasant bohemian revolutionist. I think the Baz Luhrmann used the interesting real life historic character of Toulouse Lautrec because, for one, he was very famous at his time for all of his works of art, and two, of his famous interest in the Bohemian style culture of Montmatre. ...read more.

Conclusion

You definitely notice this as the first 20 minutes of the film goes on. Christian, goes down in to the Moulin Rouge (the underworld) and finds Satine and immediately falls in love. Sadly Satine is taken by the Duke (almost like the devil) and so becomes another obstacle of Christian's. In Conclusion, I believe that the first 20 minutes of Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge!" are very successful in capturing the audience's attention. I think this is because of the many cinematic techniques e.g. the large amount of pathetic fallacy, the very gritty camera settings and scenery, and the well-placed different camera shots. This film is much different to other films from the genre e.g. Hairspray, or Grease, because of it's Red Curtain Cinema style. It's outrageousness, and different moods make it far more interesting than other films will always be different. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. Lamb To The Slaughter Essay

    The writer maintains the suspense by describing the 'leg of lamb' as a hard bat or club, as she carries it in a way o protect herself - 'thin-end with both hands'. The writer foreshadows that the murder is going to take place, as he has already described the 'leg of lamb' as a club that can kill anybody.

  2. Baz Luhrmann act.1 sc.5 film techniques

    Moreover the fishes being shiny and luminescent could symbolise stars as they are "star crossed lovers", also stars are really far away and pretty, this conveys the message that she is out of a person's reach so Romeo and Juliet's love isn't meant to be because Juliet is like the

  1. Free essay

    Media Essay - Shrek

    This isn't the kind of behaviour you would expect from a Lord. Physically, Shrek fits in with the traditional fairytale. He is big, green and ugly just as you would expect an ogre to be. Lord Farquaad on the other hand is not what you expect.

  2. Literature Essay on Hamlets Revenge through Branagh and the BBC

    Both productions show the tormented struggle of the avenger. Adapting a Shakespearian play to the screen has been done many times and over the last fifteen years or so, Shakespeare films have been subject to a lot more variation. It is no longer standard for a Shakespearian text to be

  1. Gladiator - Media

    You can see he is superstitious when before he mounts his horse he picks up some dirt and rubs it on his hands (this is repeated throughout the film before he fights). This shows him to be a normal man with weaknesses and not divine or immortal, he's like everyone else and his elevated stated doesn't change that.

  2. Great Expectations Essay -

    As we saw that Pip rapidly became afraid of this figure and he did what ever he said when he could've just stayed home and reported the convict. He brought him food and a file which shows that when Pip was young he was almost pure hearted in a way.

  1. Blackadder Media Coursework

    This makes the serious point to the audience that death in WW1 was a random selection and sometimes not down to the skill or ability of the men. The soldiers lived with the uncomfortable conditions of the trenches, insufficient food, and constant fear for months on end, and still they were expected to fight.

  2. Frankenstein Essay

    Family concerns for Victor's welfare is emphasised by the constant letters to and from Elizabeth for him; one of which clearly demonstrates this is at the beginning of Chapter 6. It was socially inadequate of one, especially Victor, who is close to Elizabeth of whom he 'greatly loves', not to keep in contact.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work