film analyzing

film analyzing

There are 6 films and I will explain all of them but you should choose one of them. If you watched any one, you can choose that and you should analyze that film in terms of summary of film and film technics such as; deep focus, moving camera, and long take. I can explain these technics:
1. Deep focus: many centers of attention; eye pulled to the margins; uncertainty of where I should be looking to find the important element; space flowing beyond the limits of the frame; life existing beyond the limits of the story (duration, surprise, accident, contingency.)

2. Moving camera: creation of depth, but also restoration of ?presence? ?what we lose from direct witness, we regain in the artificial proximity provided by photographic enlargement.? Shifting relationships between characters and character/object/environment calls for continual re-evaluation of the situation and my relationship to it, both geographical and ethical…

3. Long take letting the event ?play? in its own TIME; flowing beyond the limits of the narrative (we can?t see/know everything); emphasizing rather than minimizing ?gaps? in the story; acknowledging absence as a part of human experience?using the cinema to authenticate human experience as an experience of loss & weakness rather than fullness, mastery
and Films:
10/5 & 7 Octubre (Peru, 2010, Daniel & Diego Vega Vidal) 83 min.
October is the month of miracles in Peru. Clemente, a pawnbroker, is stuck in a rut of money-lending and empty sexual encounters until one of those October miracles lands in his lap, and brings a few more surprises with it. Shot with a digital camera in a style reminiscent of American filmmaker, Jim Jarmusch and Finnish realist, Aki Kaurismaki, the Vegas chart the illumination of one man?s life with dead-pan humor.
Winner, Un Certaine Regard, Cannes, 2010; New Directors/New Films series opener, 2011.

10/12 & 14 Hedgehog (France, 2009, Mona Achache) 100 min.
Paloma thinks she has it all figured out. She?s rich, spoiled and intrudes on everyone with her video diary to prove to herself that ?life is absurd.? This incipient little cynic is shaken out of herself by the friendship of two unlikely adults?one of whom shares the name of the great Japanese director, Yasujiro Ozu. Stephen Holden find that filmmaker Mona Achache?s adaptation of Muriel Barbery?s novel nods to Anna Karenina and Harold & Maude as well to Japanese cinema.
Winner, Best film, Seattle International Film Festival.

10/19 & 21 Les Contes de la nuit (France, Michel Ocelot) 84 min.
Each night, three storytellers meet in a little cinema to tell magic stories of princesses & princes, sorcerers, enchantments and magical kingdoms. Ocelot (Azur & Asmar) returns to the Harpur Cinema line-up with his distinctive mixture of shadow-puppets moving against sumptuous, gorgeously colored and fantastic backgrounds.
Nominated, Golden Bear, Berlin Film Festival, 2011

11/2 & 4 Fish Tank (2009, Britain, Andrea Arnold) 123 min.
One of the most interesting of the new generation of women filmmakers in Britain, Andrea Arnold (Red Road), takes tough but compassionate views on growing up in the crumbling high-rises of Britain?s working class neighborhoods. Fish Tank?s young protagonist and break-dancer wannabe, Mia, is a seething mixture of energy, sexual longing and rebellion Arnold takes an unflinching but touching look at the struggles of this young girl on the verge of womanhood. One of Michael Fassbender?s break-out performances.
Outstanding British Film, BAFTA, 2010; Jury Prize, Cannes, 2009; Silver Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival, 2000.

11/9 & 11 Kid With a Bike (Belgium, 2011, Dardennes Brothers) 87 min
Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardennes echo the famous Italian film, The Bicycle Thieves, in this spare but powerful film of a boy searching for a stolen bike, but longing actually to regain the love of a father who has abandoned him. At times violent, at times full of the grace of childhood, the Dardennes create, says Anthony Lane of the New Yorker, an intensity at ?a heartbreaking pitch.?
Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Cannes, 2011; nominated, Golden Globe, 2011

11/30 & 12/3 Norwegian Wood (Japan, 2010, Tran Anh Hung) 133 min.
?I once had a girl?? The title of Murakami Haruki?s popular novel plays glancing homage to the Beatles song which Tran Anh Hung (The Scent of Green Papaya) translates into a lush and luminous look at youthful passion. Set in the restive atmosphere of the Japanese college campus of the 60?s, Norwegian Wood nonetheless reminded Mark Jenkins of NPR of Asian scroll paintings that become kinetic and even agitated.
Nominated, Golden Lion, Venice, 2010.

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