Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Film Hitory

 First sets into looking at the media of film.

 An individual

 Examples of Auteurs, known for having their own personal stamp on a film.

 Like an author of a book, they have control over the production of a film. The director was the most important role to them, they celebrated this.

 Alfred Hitchcok, on a journal cover, framing up.

When people write about films they think about it as an artists, and that you are creating original work, creating something individual. Auteurs break the rules when deciding their genres, start asone thing and change throughout.

The differences between a director and an auteur. Not superficial, the auteur has depth and their own signicture on their films.

He had a huge career, and travels a lot has experienced directing in lots of different parts of europe. He created a lot of different genres, as is well known as starting the genre of a thriller. There is a massive following for Hitcock film, even to this day. This is why he got named as an Auteur.

Learnt his craft through the early years of the 1920s, he is a very thorough story teller, and is known for this. Invented the idea of the dolly zoo. And uses montage in his films in a clever way, increases the drama, he uses montage to get the idea of horror without showing anything explicit.

 Very skilled artist starts by drawing. Gainsborough is known as a creative artistic studio.

Famous for directing expressionist films. Not showing a monster full on, but it is suggesting that there s a monster there using shadowing.

 Set in a foggy London, the image is inspired by the Germans.

 Problem solving visually.

Shows somebody drinking champagne, seeing their lover kissing someone elese through the glass, makes you seem like you are looking through the glass.

 Experimenting with the audiences perception.

 Shown in a film called vertigo, this is seen as Hitchcocks establishing film.

 Showing scale and expressionism, he isnt about realism.

 What is drama but a life with the dull bits cut out.

Famous shower scene in pyscho. You couldn't show a naked women or bloood, so he cleverly using shots from each moment so you know that this is what is happening but without actually showing it, very effective. Also the music makes it very effective it adds drama and a shock factor to the scene.

There are lots of things in the film which will lead you to the fact that its a Hitchcock film, he is also always in one of his films, as a background figure. The camera tells the story, he is more interested in visual narrative rather than a clever dialogue. He also likes to use the same actors in different films as different roles.

 The idea of purity and the idea of blood, he likes to put opposites together.

 Significance of the hair, blonde also having it up and down means different things.

The audience can predict whats about to happen in a film, he is interesting in building up the tension in a film, not the actual point of action rather the build up to it.

Not concerned with realism, he is interesting in telling a story, he wants you to have an adrenalin buzz.

 This is Hitchcocks mona lisa! You can tell its a Hitchcock film, there is a of of vision and sight.
 Events can cause people to behave in certain ways.

 What effect has the event had on the stability of someones mind.

 See her from the back, so that shes not aware that she is being watched.

 A lot of repetition in Hitchcock films. Profile and blonde hair.

 Follows her around and sees her in different situations.

She is made to believe that she is the lady in this painting, the uncanny likeness of them, also they have the same neclace.

 Reliving the painting by doing the same hairstyle.

 The hero in the film, saves the damsel in destress.

 Ghostly situation in a forest, taken through the film, the idea of ever living.

 He has lost her, he feels guilt and he loves her.

After loosing the love of his life, the women who he has been following, he descends into madness. The music used in this scene adds drama, you are aware that something is changing, the colours and images used allows the audience to see that something is happening in Scotty's head, a surreal dream sequence, as Hitchcock was attached to surrealism.

 Use of coloured filters in the film, the see the surreal world which he has descended into.

Dressed in green which is significant, uses colour to tie the two charactors together as it looks like Madeline.

 The colour has symbolism.

 Transforms Judy into Madeline throughout the film.

Hitchcock is a background charactor in the film, always be in each of his films, not for long but always in them.

Deeper meaning of Vertigo. He goes to work in America, works with American producer who introduced him to the idea of pyschoanalysis, to explore the deeper meaning of things and people.

 Famous artist Salvador Dali, Hitchcock evokes the idea of the eyes, visually.

 Its about imagination with this image.

 Combining film and art.

He made a film called the birds, uses them to show shame and doom.

 Pecked to death by the birds.

 Birds going to attack a whole village.

We know he is a bad charactor as he has stuffed birds in the background, this is an effect Hitchcock wanted to attach with birds.

 He is scared of many thing.

Within his films he is obcessed with many thing, things which makes him a recognisable directer. Hitchcockian suspence as he is exploring the darkest parts of human minds.

Death drive, relationships between the sexes, The spectators in the adience, the projection of guilt and desire.
A classic film will stand the test of time, even though the technology moves on, there is something in a classic film which we can respond to.

People often say these critisism, Auteurs are often seen as males. It doesn't include and one else who contributed to the idea and the film. Attach bigger names to lesser films in order to sell them.

 The idea that Hitchcock tells us what he want us to know.

 The idea of an Auteur is an illusion as the films are created by many people not just one.

 Get away from the idea of the Auteur in film making to move on.

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