Baz Lurhman describes 'Moulin Rouge' as "Audience Participation Cinema" - With close reference to the opening of the film, analyse the techniques he uses to remind us that "we are watching a movie".
Media Studies - Moulin Rouge Baz Lurhman describes 'Moulin Rouge' as "Audience Participation Cinema". With close reference to the opening of the film, analyse the techniques he uses to remind us that "we are watching a movie" 'Moulin Rouge' is a fanciful, feast for the eyes, provocative display of raw emotions, seduction, titillation and lost love. The contrived plot recounts a witty love story, revealing the tale of the meant to be together yet condemned lovers. Christian, the good, poor but sincere poet and Satine, the famous courtesan who dances shamelessly at the decadent night club known as the Moulin Rouge, widely known as the most beautiful woman in Paris, and thus addressed as "the Sparkling Diamond". 'Moulin Rouge' collaborates the factors of a musical as the characters frequently burst into song, telling their story through music and celebrates popular music which shapes our emotions and memories whilst enraptured, watching the film. When creating 'Moulin Rouge' the director, Baz Lurhman, had many aims for the film that were necessary to accomplish the final effects of this fantastical movie. These specific aims included re-creating the Moulin Rouge as it was known at the turn of the 20th Century, complete with the exotic, glamour and eroticism associated with it, recognised as "A kingdom of night time pleasures, where the rich and powerful come to play with
For my essay I am comparing two different types of TV drama; 'Hustle' which is a 'Series Drama' and 'Lost' which is a 'Serial Drama'. Hustle is shown on BBC1 and the Hallmark Channel weekly
By Coco Smith Lost Vs Hustle During Media we have discussed different issues regarding TV dramas. I am writing this essay to argue different types of TV dramas and how they appeal to their intended audience. There are five different types of TV dramas; some of them are very similar whilst others are completely different. One-off dramas do not have sequals, they are shown over about a week and repeated regularly, they have only one story and the characters are always the same. There are two types of TV dramas that are almost identical these are Series and Serials. Series are shown over a longer period of time, ranging from 8 - 10 weeks. The characters are always the same as is the plot but the story changes each time; a good example of this is 'Hustle'. Serials are weekly episodes that keep the same story week-in-week-out. It is very unlikely for new characters to be introduced. They are shown over an even longer period of time, which normally ranges from 5 - 10 months. It is very likely that if you miss a few episodes you will completely lose the plot as the story is continuous and often has little twists to it to make it more appealing to the audience. A good example of this is 'Lost'. Another type of TV drama is Soaps. They are shown almost 52 weeks a year with a small week interval around Christmas time. There is a wide variety of plots, which normally run into each
How and in what ways have film signs been used in Nick Park's 'The Wrong Trousers'? To what extent do these signs create the desired effect on the film's target audience?
How and in what ways have film signs been used in Nick Park's 'The Wrong Trousers'? To what extent do these signs create the desired effect on the film's target audience? 'The Wrong Trousers' is an animation about the adventures of Wallace, the human, his pet dog Gromit and the trouble that the techno trousers creates for them. Nick Park has aimed to make an animation that is appealing to all age groups and audiences. He has achieved this by using a variety of different film signs and media coding, which create an interesting and amusing result. Music is a film sign that plays a major part in creating various moods throughout the animation. It tells the audience the emotions they should be feeling. This begins by the brass band music, or theme tune, playing whilst Wallace and Gromit are first introduced; at the very beginning of the animation. This upbeat music creates a happy mood and the recurring tune tells the audience that this is ordinary life for the characters. The mood is then quickly changed when the techno trousers are introduced. The music is suddenly reminiscent of the theme tune in a 1950's horror movie, typical scary music. This automatically tells the audience that the techno trousers are going to create problems for Wallace and Gromit. The music is also used to show the different personalities of the characters and their different emotions. For example,
St Christopher School Studio 6th March 2003 The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Bertolt Brecht Ayla Schafer The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a deliberate comment on society based on choice, rights and Justice. It deals with themes of ownership, belonging, love, responsibility, injustice and war, engaging the audience with new ideas and controversial thoughts. It centres on two women's claim over a child, which, it seems, can only be resolved by using the chalk circle test. Above all it satirises the judiciary, mocks religious life and forces the onlookers to pick sides. This production was performed in a fairly small square studio space where three sides of unfixed seating had been placed close to a small 'stage' area in the centre. The seats were just a foot away from the small 'stage which was almost uncomfortably close, but gave a strange feeling of being part of the play rather then an observer of it. The only thing separating the seats/audience from the 'stage' was a white, taped line going around the edge, marking off a small area of grey floor about 6 metres wide and long and centre stage was a fairly large white, taped out circle, the chalk circle. Up-stage there was an off white panel (as wide as the stage and about 2 1/2 metres tall) which acted as the back wall/cyclorama. It had large, bold black and red writing
David Stevens "Independent Film Industries Reinforce The Global Construction Of The Hybrid Genre" Discuss Almost every country has its own film industry. Films are being produced across the world, from the low budget gangster films of Britain's "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and Australia's "Chopper" to the French 'art cinema' of "L'aventura" and the German action offering of "Run Lola Run". This is of course to exclude America. Hollywood is the center of the global film industry and it can be considered impossible to gain international superstardom without passing through its coiffured gates. What is it that separates Hollywood from the rest of the world? Is Hollywood the culmination of international filmic development? Has Hollywood incorporated the popular conventions of independent cinema into its mainstream as it did with the flourish of auteurs in the 60's and 70's? To answer these questions one must first consider the definition of Hollywood and Independent cinema. Pam Cook1 has defined international film industries simply as the "absence of Hollywood", this though is harsh, as cinema existed before the globalisation of Hollywood, the 'age d'or' of France in the 1920's for example. So to analyse the relationship between Hollywood and the rest of the world a definition of the differing industries must be articulated, whether it be of industrial or generic
The title of the topic that we have done for the past couple of weeks is "drugs and alcohol", for this topic of work we read the play "Too much punch for Judy" written by Mark Wheel in 1987. In the first week, and half of the second week we read the play so that we would knew what it was about. The play is about 2 sisters that get quite drunk but still decide to drive the car. This results in there being a car accident, and one of the sister's die. The target audience is for people in their late teens and for people who have just started to drive. The ending of the lay was very unpredictable because earlier on in the play Judy had said that she wouldn't drink and drive again. But she DID, this mistake had the same consequence as the time before, she killed another young woman. I would have thought that by killing one person she would have learnt from her mistake. The play had an excellent ending because it made me think that once a criminal always a criminal and one stupid mistake can be repeated which results in the same outcome as before. The best scene from the play was the nightclub scene because it stood out a lot, it was very loud "in your face" sort of scene. In this scene I could really see the personalities of both sisters, they are both very loud and flirtatious. My favourite character form the play is Judy because she is very loud and big character. With in the
The conflict and contrast between the utopian ideals and Elizabethan politics presented in Shakespeare
The conflict and contrast between the utopian ideals and Elizabethan politics presented in Shakespeare's "The Tempest" The play opens with a description of a terrifying and relentless storm that wrecks the ship belonging to the King of Naples, Alonso. The wreck drifts onto the shore of Propero's island but the force of the sea is insuperable, and the boatswain appeals to the noblemen, crying out that they are hindering the others. He calls to Gonzalo, If you can command these elements to silence, and work the peace of the present, we will not hand a rope more. Antonio and Sebastian are also rebuked by the boatswain, and reminded of the inefficacy of their social status is nothing in such a critical situation, invoking their wrath, while simultaneously hinting at the bias of the play. We suspect the boatswain will be proven right, and that Shakespeare gently asks us to heed the rude wisdom of the common pragmatists, even - or especially- the context of ostensibly decadent theatricality. Hence from the start we are presented with an intriguing balance of high romantic drama, opinionated political commentary, and fragile idealism. The shipwreck symbolises considerably more than what it appears to at first. It is no mere vehicle for the themes of the play to hitch a lift on, it is representative of an entire society's collapse into irretrievable disarray. Indeed, it may be
How does the Director encourage the audience to feel sympathy for Derek and his family? The film "Let Him Have It", directed by Peter Medak, explores the now long forgotten case of Derek Bentley, Christopher Craig and PC Miles. It portrays the events of 2nd November 1952 to which we can only ever know certain things as fact. Bentley and Craig being there, on the Parker & Barlow factory rooftop, Croydon, for example. No-one is disputing this, or that Craig shot Miles. What we, as an audience, don't know is whether Bentley assisted or provided support in any way, mental or otherwise, to the killer. The ensuing court case brought to a head the often muted, yet continual argument over the practice of capital punishment in the British justice system. The director felt very strongly about the film and subject, "I wanted to break the audience's heart...". Medak's feelings as an individual would have undoubtedly affected the film's direction. This is noticeable because a normal reaction to murder would be outcry, anger and shock. After watching this film, many people feel these emotions, not sympathising with the police but with Derek. The director has used every tool at his disposal, including the lighting, dialogue, camera and other important aspects to act out his vision of the story. This means the film is wholly biased in favour of Derek. The character Craig, sixteen, was
Essay on "The Silence Of The Lambs." The film which I am evaluating is called "The Silence of the Lambs" and is based on Thomas Harris' novel and is directed by Jonathan Demme. The film was shot in Pittsburgh and is set in West Virginia. In the making of this film careful research was carried out in bringing each character to life especially Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb. This included the actors being at crime scenes and viewing files about previous serial killers in order to fit into their characters properly. Jonathan Demme cleverly blended together different characteristics from other mass murderers in order to make Buffalo Bill realistic and fearsome. In the film "Psycho" Norman Bates uses mirrors to see himself. A hallmark used in the film by Buffalo Bill. Ted Bundy another well known serial killer who used charm and wit to gain women's trust and sympathy before abducting them, another trait which is used in the film when he claims to have a broken arm whilst struggling to put his settee in his van and a woman passer-by helps him then gets bundled in to the back of his van before being slaughtered. Finally, Demme used Gary Michael Heidnik characteristics of how he kidnapped women and tortured them in his basement. This is also used in the film when Buffalo Bill puts a woman down a shaft in his lair. From the very moment when they started filming, this film had realistic
How, when, where and by whom should organisational, managerial, product and service performance be measured?
Organisational and Managerial Performance How, when, where and by whom should organisational, managerial, product and service performance be measured? Organisational and managerial performance can be measured in a variety of ways. All methods of measuring performance can be guided by a set of common requirements as stated by Pettinger1. For and organisation and its managers, it is essential that "clarity and purpose of direction" is present. The importance here is that without this element, the measurement of an organisation's performance is meaningless. There is nothing to measure because the meaning of "success" within the organisation has not been defined. A second prerequisite for the effective measurement of successful performance is an adequate level of resources. These may include staff (and related training facilities), information systems and investment. The expertise required to analyse performance results is an obvious requirement. This leads us to the third requirement, an understanding of the market and environment in which the organisation operates. This again is vital because the measurement of performance is usually in done in terms of a specific market or industry. These three fundamentals lead the way for various measure of performance to be carried out with a sense of direction. Performance measurement itself can be divided into a range of areas.