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Changing Ideologies within the Romantic Comedy Genre in the 21st Century

It is evident that throughout film history, there have existed ideologies within films which can be clearly acknowledged and understood by the viewer, or exist in more of an implicit fashion. Messages from the “dominant” culture or implications from capitalist … Continue reading

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Post 5 – Film Review of Brave (2012)

It is undeniable to say that every child loves a Disney movie. Since the first ever “Snow White” in 1937, to when our horizons were broadened in 1995 when Pixar gave us the first computer generated animated film: ‘Toy Story’ – audiences … Continue reading

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Post 4 – Explicit and Implicit Ideologies in film

In order to discuss how ideologies can be expressed in film, firstly a definition of the word ideology will be stated taken from author John Hess’ journal article ‘Film and Ideologies’: “Ideology is a relatively systematic body of ideas, attitudes, … Continue reading

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Films Which Conform to and Subvert Hollywood/Mainstream Cinema Standards and Techniques

“The art cinema film is defined by two definitions: realism and authorial expressivity” – Bordwell 2008. The ‘dominant’ cinema is the term used to describe how mainstream films around the world follow a model referring to Hollywood’s film-making formula which contain features that … Continue reading

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What Makes An Auteur?

The term ‘film auteur’ can be described as the way in which a director portrays their own personal perspective through their film making techniques.  For example, these unique qualities may be their use of reoccurring themes in the movies they make, mise-en-scene, lighting, … Continue reading

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Defining Moments of Cinema Pre 1930s – The Originals That Inspired

1. ‘The Jazz Singer’ – Alan Crosland (1927) This 1927 American Musical produced by Warner Brothers, is famous for being the first talking full-length feature film using the Vitaphone method to give it sound. The star of the film (Al … Continue reading

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