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...Auteur theory as it applies to Kieslowski's trilogy Auteur theory takes the interesting view that it is a film's director that provides that film's primary personal vision and preoccupations, rather than the scriptwriter, the actors, or the producers. It has been part of the tradition of film commentary since it was first proposed in 1954, by Francois Truffaut, in his essay Une certaine tendance du cinema francais. Perhaps the most oft-quoted opinion from this essay is the idea that "there are no good and bad movies, only good and bad directors" (Auteur theory). Truffaut inherited this idea from Andre Bazin, his employer at the Cahiers du cinema. Bazin... Your Your The visions of Three Colors:...
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Auteur Theory and Directorial Burlesque
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...Auteur Theory & directorial burlesque Sociologists of culture have long tried to address the way by which the people sanctify creators and attach the attributes of ‘best’ or ‘great’ to their works. Explanation of these phenomena has been made through the means of various theories and research with respect to the illustrative responsibilities of institutions, agents and cultural and cognitive meniscus that utilize these. Attachment of values to the cultural products is one of the important parameters in the artistic enhancement. The assignment to the value to the cultural products includes the accumulated actions of organizational and agents of the institutions involved with those products... ....
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John Ford: The Auteur Theory
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...Auteur Theory 2.2. Advantages of Perceiving a Director as an 2.3. Disadvantages of Perceiving a Director as an Author. 3.0. Conclusion 1.0. Introduction: John Ford. John Ford was a director in the American film industry and won four academy awards for his works. In his 50 year career, Ford directed a total of 140 films, all of which were classics, making him one of the most important and successful filmmakers of his time. John had an intense personality and quite idiosyncratic. He, for instance, did not like use of foul language and disrespecting a woman in any way. He was articulate in his work and despite being a heavy drinker and smoker, he... ?Outline 0. Introduction: John Ford 2.0. Discussion 2 The...
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An auteur and The Rear Window film
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...auteur? An auteur is a filmmaker who has a very outstanding personal and nature influence on a film. A lot of credit is given to the filmmaker because he is considered as the major carrier of the film content. He is also seen as the boss of production in any film. His position is also outstanding (Benson, 2009). 2. What is meant by the term genre? What genre is Rear Window and what recognizable elements are present in the film that help to identify its generic identity? A genre is any category that literature and art in general falls in. This takes into consideration the content, technique employed, style and the presentation of the subject... In the context of film history and criticism, what is an...
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Post-War European Films and the Concept of Auteur
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...Auteur” There have been a lot of developments in European cinema since the Second World War ended. Some of the filmmakers in Europe actually experimented on new ideas and concepts on how to make films, as well as on the very technique and purpose of filmmaking in itself. Some filmmakers experimented on social realism (especially on the countries belonging to the former Iron Curtain), while some also experimented in making magical realist, existentialist, psychological, and symbolic films. However, there is one particular development on post-war filmmaking in Europe that has caught the attention of the researcher, and this is the concept of “auteur... ? Post-War European Films and the Concept of “Auteur”...
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John Woo as a film auteur
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...Auteur The bread and butter of the film industry is a ic action movie. Each summer, viewers can expect to see gun-fights, car chases and explosions. In return, film studios are expecting to get trillions of dollars in returns. Most viewers and critics see these movies as “fluff” entertainment. However, one should not forget how much efforts put film directors put into this kind of “Fluff.” One of the greatest men to be analyzed in this essay is John Woo. This person belongs to a long list of people who are concerned about creating the most interesting film and movies. In addition to that, John Woo is a very popular and fashionable film director. His actions films are working... ? John Woo as a Film...
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The british new wave -- a cinema of the auteur or a cinema of the writer
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...AUTEUR OR A CINEMA OF THE Portraying the 'gritty social realism' of post war years, the British New Wave cinema of the late 1950s and early 1960s artistically captured the sentiments and sensitivities of the angry and disillusioned young working class of the industrial north, placing them at the forefront of contemporary culture. Although the New Wave movement lasted only a few years, from 1959-1963, and the total films in the genre were just about half a dozen, the British New Wave continue to be revered for the powerful themes and evocative cinematography, the film critics of the time envisaging these movies to be heralding a 'renaissance in British cinema... THE BRITISH NEW WAVE -- A CINEMA OF THE...
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Compare a commercial film with an auteur film (from the 2000s)
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...Auteur Film (From the 2000s) Different types of films are produced with varied representation and manipulation of reality depending on the interpretation the audience is supposed to make out of it. “Dark knight” and “memento” are two movies produced by the same director, Nolan. The director portrays the two movies as a representation of the society through analysis of major themes and setting of the movie. Both movies are centered on the theme of pain and fear and its manifestation through revenge. In “The Dark Knight”, Bruce suffers pain and fear when his parents are murdered and this triggers the changes in his life to seek vengeance for the murder of his... Comparison of a Commercial Film with an...
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European Film Studies - How useful is the concept of the auteur in the context of post-war European cinema
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...Auteur theory is a direct by-product of this critical attitude. No doubt, the theory had it’s origin in France. Film making in Hollywood, almost always, was more a commercial enterprise than an creative artistic ambition, in spite of the presence of such great creative stalwarts of cinema like D. W. Griffith, Charles Chaplin, Orson Wells, Robert Flaherty etc. It was the Hollywood studio system that brought about this over emphasis on the commerce of film production. This system emerged due to the increase... Post-war European national cinema, especially the French cinema, lead by the French New Wave, was creatively critical of the blatantly commercial trends in Hollywood cinema. The Auteur...
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With reference to the film Vertigo how is it's director Alfred Hitchcock might be classified as an auteur
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...Auteur Approach as it Relates to Alfred Hitchcocks "Vertigo" Alfred Hitchcock is known for his ability to scare the audience with situations that would normally not be a problem. Audiences were scared to death to take showers after "Psycho" and they were able to experience voyeurism in "Rear Window." They were captivated by the thrills and chills of all his work in "Vertigo" the audience received a queasy feeling every time Jimmy Stewart experienced it. With his unique camera angles his films always brought the audience into the story with the actors in the film and everyone knew they must hold onto their seats in order to make sure they missed nothing. When the subject of...
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Auteur Director Tim Burton
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...Tim Burton Timothy Walter Burton, or Tim Burton for short, is regarded as one of the creative American filmmakers, whose works has gained not only commercial success but also critical acclaim. Apart from being a filmmaker, he is also a brilliant writer, poet and even a stop motion artist, and all these talents were put to effective use in all his films. By incorporating dark gothic elements in horror as well as fantasy films, that too in a quirky way, Burton is reinventing American genre of filmmaking. As he does that as an expression of personal vision, he has garnered for himself “an international audience of fans and influencing a generation of young artists working in film, video... Burton Timothy...
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Write about the auteur style A rose for Emily by william Faulkner , talk about the auteur style and meanning
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... style in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner William Faulkner is identified as a Southern showcasing the issues and peculiarities of this part of the USA. To this extent, his short stories and novels reflect the culture, language and religion of the American hinterland. A Rose for Emily is no exception. Although set in a fictional city named Jefferson in Mississippi, the details distinguish it as a southern city. A clear indicator of a southern city is the style of language – the southern dialect as it were. Through all dialogues, especially those used by the illiterate or rural folk, the southern accent is evident. Faulkner’s style also captures the social hierarchy within the city... style in A...
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1970s Euro & American Auteurs (History of Film 2 : Post-1940)
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...auteur film style is one that involves the director being considered the sole of their film. That is, they leave their own personal, unique mark on a film that makes it difficult to give others credit for the films outcome. The auteur style is often criticized, as it takes the entire crew to put together a movie. However, there were and are many directors that have surpassed those opposing arguments, such as Scorsese, Coppola, Lucas and Allen. These directors have added such unique qualities to their films that it is difficult to not view them as the films sole authors. Though they were bigger names in the 1970s, almost forty years later, they still have... what they always have. Many...
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The Cinematic Auteurist
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...Auteur theory of film critic has become very important for film analysis primarily because it helps to evaluate the creativity of the director of the film. In the film industry across the world, the film scripts are key ingredients of film making. The director of the film uses his own interpretations and imagination to portray the emotions that gives unique landscaping to the script to make it more powerful audio visual treat. The term auteur has come from French language that means author. Andrew Sarris (BBC, 2007), eminent film critic had evolved the concept of auteur theory so as to exemplify the work of individual artists against the films of same genre. It still is important because... ...
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Woody Allen as a film Autuer
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...auteur, or simply put, a film is directly responsible for the writing and directing of films, incorporating all the creative aspects of artistic vision, culminating to the creation of a unique and personal style of films. The term “auteur” has French origins, and it refers to the theoretical approach to filmmaking, where the director is the central creative force in motion pictures (Menne 36); this concept has persisted over the years, and the term film auteur describing film directors that write and direct films through which they express their personal artistic vision. In as much as there is no clear evidence between “regular directors” and “film auteurs... Woody Allen as a film Autuer A film auteur,...
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Authorship/auteurism is a central term in film studies. Would you say that this theory is especially important for European cinema Illustrate your argument through the case study of director Pedro Almodovar
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...AUTEURISM AND ITS IMPACT ON EUROPEAN CINEMA Lecturer: Introduction Since the 1950s when the concept of auteurism, which was form from the auteur theory or authorship, gained roots in cinema, the subject has been met with a lot of controversy and debate. This is because there are some film analysts who see the concept as being a misrepresentation of the holistic practice of filmmaking, whiles others see auteurism as being relevant for the promotion of quality film production.1 From which ever position the term is looked at, one fact that cannot be denied is that auteurism is central in film studies and have largely influenced the approach to filmmaking, as well as the perspective... School: Topic:...
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Narrative Strategies in the Movies
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...Auteur developed in the Hollywood. The progress of Hollywood film has been a long journey from the primitive to the classical and the theory of Auteur had an important place in its development. The development of new wave theory and the theory of Auteur in France had a major influence in the growth of narrative strategies used in film. The revolutionary new way of understanding and interpreting films known as new wave theory is closely connected to the theory of Auteur. "An underlying assumption of auteur theory was Auteur's idea that, despite film's status as primarily a commercial entertainment medium, it could potentially be an art form... Compare the narrative strategies of the following films:...
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Compare the narrative strategies of the following films: Vertigo (Hitchcok) Written in the Wind (Sirk) Persona (Bergman) A bout de souffle (Godard) with particular attention to the concept of narrative closure
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...Auteur developed in the Hollywood. The progress of Hollywood film has been a long journey from the primitive to the classical and the theory of Auteur had an important place in its development. The development of new wave theory and the theory of Auteur in France had a major influence in the growth of narrative strategies used in film. The revolutionary new way of understanding and interpreting films known as new wave theory is closely connected to the theory of Auteur. “An underlying assumption of auteur theory was Auteur’s idea that, despite film’s status as primarily a commercial entertainment medium, it could potentially be an art form... Compare the narrative strategies of the following films:...
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Rear Window
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...auteur? The term auteur refers to someone who writes and directs films of unique and personal style. The term auteur is attributed to the auteur theory, which holds that a director of a film mirrors his personal creative vision in the film. 2. What is meant by the term genre? What genre is Rear Window and what recognizable elements are present in the film that helps to identify its generic identity? This is a category of an artistic work, which is characterized by a specific technique such as the genre of epic poetry. The Rear Window is a drama genre. The primary element that helps in identifying the generic identity... Task “Rear Window In the context of film history and criticism, what is an auteur?...
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Please complete BOTH sections. Complete all questions in Section 1 and write an essay to answer one of the questions in Section
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...auteur? A metteurs-en-scene and an auteur comprise literary orcinema works that originate from various sources. The work of an auteur portrays a semantic dimension since it is not purely formal, whereas the work of a metteurs-en-scene does not extend past the realm of performance, transposing a pre-existing text or scenario, book or play into special complex cinematic codes. The meaning of films from the auteur perspective is constructed a posteriori, which is semantic rather than stylistic or expressive. The films of metteurs-en-scene are the exact opposite of the auteur since they exist as a priori. The lack of clarity... ?Section Short answers What is the difference between a metteurs-en-scene and an...
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Michael Bay, auteurship
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...auteur theory The sociological perspective Michael Bay: the new visionary auteur? Summary AUTERSHIP AND DIRECTORIAL STYLE Introduction Hitchcockian style Tarantinoesque style Bayhem style ANALYSIS OF SELECTED FILMS Introduction Armageddon (1998) and Transformers (2007) – Michael Bay Seven (1995) – David Fincher Holy Smoke! (1999) – Jane Campion CONCLUSION Conclusion BIBLIOGRAPHY INTRODUCTION 1.0 Introduction Contemporary filmmaking involves a complex series of stages that must... the intended target audiences (Kipen, 2006). More contemporary perspectives suggest that it is the director that should be applauded for a successful film that manages to outperform competitor films, bring high...
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Film studies (Authorship module)
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...Auteur: through his film Mean Street The auteur theory is was that holds the director's films reflect the particular director's personal creative vision, as though he or she were the sole auteur of the work. The French word for author, many film producers have notably been credited for having auteur like influences on film projects. It has also had a major impact on film criticism, since it was erected by film director and critic Francois Truffaut in 1954. This is partly why Auteurism is most immediately connected with French New Wave. This of course, was a connection made most commonly in the mid 1950's to 60's before American filmmakers embodied the theory. Today... , no contemporary...
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Francois Truffaut
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...auteurs” Thus, this paper explaining the terms “Tradition of Quality” and “auteur’s cinema” will discuss why Truffaut considered them to be incompatible. “Tradition... Francois Truffaut will normally write about lives of individuals and importantly about their works in different perspectives, according to their exposure and influences. Francois Truffaut wrote the essay A Certain Tendancy of the French Cinema influenced by the film scripts as well as films of certain French creators, critically discussing about their works in the essay and coming up with new perspectives. In the essay, Truffaut discusses how literary based films of the “Tradition of Quality” need to be rejected in favour of “cinema des...
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Martin Scorsese: Auteurism in Gangs of New York
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...Auteurism in Gangs of New York During the 1950s, the auteur theory was coinedby a group of French critics. This theory holds that a film epitomizes the vision of an individual artist, and that as the writer is the author of a book or a painter the author of a painting, the director is likewise the author of a film (Scott para. 7). Moreover, as any artist has a certain stamp, trademark, or brand noticeable in his works, a director likewise has a pattern in theme, language, and treatment in his films. As this is the case for auteur theory, there is a tendency for directors to be predictable in their work. However, Martin Scorsese, an auteur in practice, despite having a stamp... Martin Scorsese:...
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Film Noir Scorsese and fhe Gangster Film
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...auteur he has carved a niche as a New York Hollywood director. The auteur theory protests that the director's films reflect... Film Noir Scorsese & The Gangster Film The gangster film genre has been established as one of the signature aspects of Hollywood Americana in cinema. While many credit the 1932 film Scar Face as being one of the key films to cement gangster films as a genre, it is actually the film noir era that actually popularized the role of the ambiguously moral protagonist that has become so familiar to fans of gangster films. The 1941 film The Maltese Falcon, based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett and directed by John Huston, has been deemed as the quintessential film noir picture. Film...
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David Bordwells Notions Of Art Cinema
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...auteur? Metteurs-en-scene and an auteur are literary or cinema works from varied sources whereby the work of auteur portrays a semantic dimension given that it is not purely formal. The works of Metteurs-en-scene on the other hand does not go past the realm of performance of transposing into the special complex cinematic codes in channeling a preexisting text or scenarios, a book or a play. The meaning of films from the auteur perspective is constructed in a posteriori manner which is semantic rather than stylistic or expressive; on the contrary the films of Metteurs-en-scene present the exact...  Section Short answers (All questions answered What is the difference between a Metteurs-en-scene and an...
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How can we define authorship in TV
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...Auteur is a French word for whichis used in cinema parlance to determine the creator of the film. Auteur can be compared to the author of a book or novel or the artist of a painting. One of its key components is the creative control that the filmmaker exercises in the creation of the film (Fast Pass TV 2009). The purpose of Auteurism is to determine the author or maker of a film. Typically, authoriship of a film or TV program as in this case is assigned to the director and the auteur theory determines the competence of the director as a criterion of the film’s artistic value (Sarris 1962). Given this argument, it follows... that the identification of the technical competence of the...
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Hollywood
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...auteur?Auteur is a director or a filmmaker whose influence on the film is of such profound nature that the entire film is stamped by his name. In the context of Rear Window, Hitchcock is rightfully considered an auteur because he obsessively looked after every single aspect of the film himself from editing to set design to costume to sound production. What is meant by the term genre? What genre is Rear Window and what recognizable elements are present in the film that help to identify its generic identity? The term “genre” translates into any category of art form like music, literature, or films. Each genre is marked... 01 April Hollywood: In the context of film history and criticism, what is an...
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HOLLYWOOD: ALFRED HITCHCOCKS REAR WINDOW
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...auteur is a film director who overwhelms his or her work with a very personal insight or perspective that the audience may see or treat the filmmaker as the movie’s writer. Rear Window depicts Alfred Hitchcock as a strong auteur through his methods of using identical themes and motifs acknowledged in his former works. Genre is a technique borrowed from literary analysis and founded on similarities in the narrative aspects from which a movie is built. The genre of Rear Window is thriller. A recognizable element present in Rear Window that help identify its generic identity is meta-information. Meta-information is information that goes past... Hollywood: Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window An auteur is a...
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Rear Window
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...auteur is originally a French word meaning an author but its modern usage has been applied to a film director whose control over all aspects of the film production is so great the film can be said to be unmistakably his own (as the author of that particular movie). Rear Window is a suspense thriller and belongs to the crime fiction genre; the word genre is a word that means a class, category, or classification of a literary or artistic work in terms of certain similarities in its form, substance, style, subject matter, or technique. Crime, suspense, and the thrill of discovery are the distinctive elements of this film genre... approach is also a viable perspective because most of the human...
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World Cinema & Auteurs : Alfred Hitchcock
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...Auteurs Alfred Hitchcock In the 1950s French film critics, most notably Francois Truffaut, proposed the auteur theory. It describedthe hallmarks of a film director in terms of personal aesthetic vision, recurring themes, recognized technique, thematic and stylistic consistencies, a distinct view of the world and considerable control over production. An auteur's work is marked by his personality and unique artistic vision and is as recognizable and typical as the creators of any other work of art (Auteur Theory 2006). The director of an auteur film dictates the artistic statement, assumes acclaim for the film and is responsible for garnering an audience. During the development... of...
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Compare 2 Films
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...auteur. Auteur theory was perhaps most seminally articulated by Andrew Sarris in his Notes on Auteur Theory. In this essay he considers earlier formulations of the auteur theory, dating back to its consideration by Andre Bazin in Cahiers du Cinema who indicated that while cinema, as compared to painting or the novel form, is more a collaborative element, there is nonetheless a distinct feature of artistry that can be tied to the individual director. In comparing him to director George Cukor, Sarris even speaks of the auteur tendencies of Ingmar Bergman. Sarris extends this articulation, adding his own... Compare Two Films Introduction Ingmar Bergman and Robert Bresson are two of the 20th centurys...
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The Film Shane
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...auteur theory of film criticism highlights the creative role of the director. Film-making is a team effort, and it involves many... Group A. Question One. The film Shane (1953) is remembered as one of the most ic Westerns, with its wandering gunslinger Shane, who appears out of the wilderness and makes a big impression on young Joey Starrett who is fascinated by the six gun that he wears. The plot of the film is rather predictable, since there is a clear definition between “good” and “bad” characters, an emerging crisis which is solved by Shane’s intervention, and a return to the quiet settler life again at the end. One aspect of the film makes it especially memorable however, and that is the visual...
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WORKSHEET #4: Rear Window
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...auteur? An auteur is a film director who influences their films so much that they rank as the films author. It is a kind of a theory which explores the notions of personal creative control and vision in a cinema. The critical perspective explains that the director is very unique in his personal artistic perspectives and that the film is a significant product of the perspective. The director is criticized with consideration of his reflection on the society where the film was created. 2. What is meant by the term genre? What genre is Rear Window and what recognizable elements are present in the film that helps... WORKSHEET #4: Rear Window In the context of film history and criticism, what is an auteur? An ...
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Film
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...Auteur directors exhibit thematic and stylistic consistencies throughout their careers:Critical reference to the work of "Ingmar Bergman". Introduction The dictionary meaning of the word “auteur” is: (in film criticism), a director who so dominates the film-making process that it is appropriate to call the director the auteur, or author, of the motion picture. The auteur theory holds that the “director is the primary person responsible for the creation of a motion picture and imbues it with his or her distinctive, recognizable style”. Auteur theory came into existence after Second World War; it is the theory of filmmaking in which the director is viewed as the major creative force... in a...
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Film Theory
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...Auteur Theory and the Evolution of the Language of Cinema Strangers on a Train The film plot involves a seemingly chance meeting of two strangers on a train. The protagonist, Guy, plays professional tennis and enjoys some fame. His home life consists of a messy public divorce and an affair with a US Senator’s daughter. The antagonist, Bruno, offers a deal in which the two men trade murders. Bruno will kill Guy’s wife if Guy will murder Bruno’s father, allowing Bruno to inherit a fortune. Guy does not accept the deal, but Bruno kills the wife anyway; and he stalks Guy for payback. Auteur Theory The auteur theory of film criticism views the director... on a Train”. Sir Alfred Hitchcock Psycho...
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Literature and Cinema
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...auteur theory places the director in a much higher plane of eminence. The auteur theory comes up with some startling explanations for the eminence of the director in overseeing the entire gamut of the movie production throughout its making. Andrew Sarris' auteur theory establishes the imprint of a director upon his/her movies. Sarris was clear about the responsibilities of directors, and the important role they play in the production of the film. Sarris "used... Literature and Cinema Literature and Cinema Titus R Manickam Order No. 183462 25 September 2007 Literature and Cinema The discursive rendering of a novel with lights, camera, and action taking over from dialogues, background descriptions a...
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Key Elements Of Hitchcock's Style
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...auteur of the cinematic medium are: 1) the way in which his passion and dedication to his own vision superceded external influences at the time to break new ground within... Through detailed analysis of scenes from two films by each director discuss and evaluate how concepts hip can be applied to the study of films by Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsasee. Your answer is expected to display understanding the critical issues at work on the debate of film authorship. "Hes a prophet and a pusher - partly true, partly fiction, a walking contradiction." - Kris Kristoferson - quoted by Betsy in Taxi Driver (1976). Key elements of Hitchcocks style that promote the idea that he is an aut...
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Answer five questions that explore key concepts, theories, and ideas that have been explored in the lectures and in the required readings
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...Auteur theory application to filmmakers with reference to “The Man Without a Past” 2002 Auteur theory is a technique in filmmaking where... Exploring key concepts, theories and ideas in Film studies By Q Notion of camp in relation to film viewing with reference to ‘All That Heaven Allows’ The main idea presented in the film is that women are more emotional. For this reason women form the main audience of the film. The film mainly revolves the conflict that occurs between the desires that women have for independence and their choice. The film is expected from the women by the community. The aspects that are used in the film include point of view, characterization and endings brings about ideologies in the ...
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Jean-Luc Godards Breathless has been referred to as a virtual manifesto for the French New Wave. By referring to the film discuss how the French New Wave revolutionised cinematic ideas of film style and film storytelling
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...auteurs adopted the notion that the structure was the core element in storytelling, but twisted it to make it variable, based on chance and the uncertainty of existence in the same way... Introduction The French New Wave cinema movement emanated from a rebellion against the conventional Hollywood filmmaking techniques. Indeed, the French New Wave movement challenged the objectives of Hollywood by introducing its own objectives in a way that directly contradicts those of Hollywood. Structured narrative remains a core element within Hollywood film’s plot; however, Godard together with other New Wavers sought to reflect the random absurdity of life that typifies day-to-day living. Godard and other auteurs ...
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British Postwar Cinema 1960-1990
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...AUTEUR OR A CINEMA OF THE Portraying the ‘gritty social realism’ of post war years, the British New Wave cinema of the late 1950s and early 1960s artistically captured the sentiments and sensitivities of the angry and disillusioned young working class of the industrial north, placing them at the forefront of contemporary culture. Although the New Wave movement lasted only a few years, from 1959-1963, and the total films in the genre were just about half a dozen, the British New Wave continue to be revered for the powerful themes and evocative cinematography, the film critics of the time envisaging these movies to be heralding a ‘renaissance in British cinema... THE BRITISH NEW WAVE -- A CINEMA OF THE...
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Some questions about the Art
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...auteur can be described as the of the film. This is someone who directs a film while at thesame time can write it. It is often a director and writer of a more personal and unique style of films. This person is able to retain a creative control through a body of work and uses a series of stylistic and themes that make the film recognizable (Modleski and Tania 26). . Genre is a way of expressing something in a characteristic of a specific person. It is used to describe the category in which an artistic work fits. The Rear Window is in thriller genre since it revolves around suspense and anticipation. The protagonists in this film are left to rely on their minds in solving... The Rear Window A film auteur ...
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Holywood
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...auteur is a filmmaker that possess the complete control and individual style to all film production elements. The filmmaker gives the film a unique and personal stamp. Hitchcock was obsessively concerned with every aspect of his films hence making them a masterpiece. For instance, he controlled production, editing, recording, set design, sound production among other aspects (John, 1). A genre is any literature category that includes other forms of entertainment or art. For example, music. Real Window is a drama film. However, the film can also be classified under other different genres. These include; Suspense, Thriller, based... Real Window (1954) According to Real Windows history, an auteur is a...
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Directional style
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...Auteurs Auteurs are those directors who show a unique and individual style in all their films. Hitchcock achieved what very few did: cancel that old dichotomy between auteur cinema and film commercial. In fact, he was considered for years a successful commercial director, but did not have enough weight to include author under the rubric of film. Later, however, this changed. There is no doubt about the real height of the cinematic genius who lived in Hitchcock. What they all claimed in Hitchcocks what the author of Vertigo persecuted in his own films: the purity of the film, that is, the supremacy of the image. "Cahiers" considered...
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Film
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...auteurs, since they were the leading, innovative brain, with their own voices, behind the films. This was from Naomi Greene in The French New Wave: A New Look (32). Inventive ideas and techniques were used to produce stylish and professional films. This was because they aimed at putting across to many people... The New French Wave Techniques The New Wave technique is a French cinema of the postwar that consists of editions of literary classics. It was the generation raised on the excitement and drama of Hollywood movies, as much as they were not intellectual in the way they approached movies. This influenced directors in the movie industry especially Nicholas Ray and Hitchcock, who had been noted as...
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Do you think that theories of authorship are incompatible with the industrial context of film production
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...auteur theory is one of the most important theories of authorship... hip theories and industrial production Introduction: Film theories offer the notion of the director as the of the film. But this is a controversial issue because film production itself is a collaborative activity, one that involves the creative input and ideas of many artists and technicians. Can theories of authorship therefore be compatible within this industrial context, where the very notion that authorship of a film is assignable to one individual is questionable? This essay argues that despite the industrial context, the distinctive stamp of some directors on certain films may well lend credence to such theories. Analysis: The au...
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...auteur is a word borrowed from the French language. It is used to refer to a film director who represents his own views in a film piece. The entire production is original to him or her. This term originated to credit original authors, as opposed to directors who only reproduce pieces from other media such as books. Directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Akira Kurosawa are but a few auteurs. 2. Genre is the classification of a work of art based on the stylistic devices employed. It comes about from mass production of films with similar bases. The movie ‘Rear Window’ is a suspense, mystery, and thriller. In the movie, Jeff suspects one of his neighbors has... Analysis of the Movie ‘Rear Window An auteur...
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...auteur theory” maintained that a good director could reinterpret and surpass the clichés a genre often imposes with their own imaginative personal vision, style and thematic obsessions. True 4.New Wave directors, although radical with their narratives, did not use any filmmaking techniques that reminded the audience they were watching a film. False... French New Wave Film and Reading Response pp. 245-254 Part TRUE OR FALSE Many young French filmmakers during the early 60’s were hardcore movieaddicts with an impressive command of film history. True 2.These young, French intellectual filmmakers thought that American movies, especially genre movies, were simplistic and artless. False 3.Francois Truffaut’s “a...
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Kathryn Bigelow
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...auteur, meaning she has a distinct style, which reflects in her movies. Despite the fact that some critics claim that Bigelow does not have a distinct style owing to the fact that she... Kathryn Bigelow The world of film making is a magical world where magic, quite literally, is created. Magic that enthralls and magic that captivates. Hollywood is looked up to the world over as the guru of the film making, and in Hollywood, few directors are credited with the title of being true magicians in the trade. Kathryn Bigelow is one such magician, the only female to be renowned and acclaimed so widely for her directorial skills. Born in 1951, Bigelow is a director, filmmaker, and a screenwriter. Being trained...
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Close Analysis of Rear Window
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...auteur by crafting it in a manner in which he deploys comparable subjects and ideas formerly documented. It is a movie which concentrates around the core character Jefferies, who is a photojournalist who lately broke his foot and is constrained to a wheelchair. In the initial extract where the acclaims are exposed, a lot is revealed with regards to the imminent narrative and Hitchcock has produced a chance to set the tone of the movie. He similarly crafts a countless atmosphere, as a bamboo curtain is raised and the yard is exposed... with, this is accurately embodied when the artist has the social meeting which is occupied with well off individuals enjoy themselves at a festivity and beneath...
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