The One You Choose to be “Usually, things can change a person, but the person can never ever change the things.” This sentence in the film Infernal Affairs impressed me a lot. Although this film tells a story about the relationship between gangsters and the police, it portrays, essentially, the destinies of the two main characters whose real identities are disguised. After watching this film, I feel that the theme of this movie is survival. Every character in this film is trying to survive in their own way especially the two main characters. As both of them are performing the identities that they do not belong to, they always feel that they are living in a place which seems to be infernal. Though out the whole movie, the director focuses much on the psychological changes of the two characters, Yongren Chan and Jianming Liu. In the meantime, the music, the rooftop scenes with skyscrapers and the fashionable subjects shown in this movie all contribute to the success of this high-concept film which become classic. While I’m watching this movie, I was really attracted to the main actors. Both of them are good at performing and earned a bunch of rewards, which caused a lot of attention from the public when they starred in Infernal Affairs. I think because of their perfect performing skills as well as their accepted image in the public, spectators including me are easily immersed in their circumstances. Meanwhile, the music also makes the scenes more impressive, putting characters in a vulnerable position and making the viewer connect more with them. A scene which shocked me first is that the Officer Wong fell down on a car with blood. Along with this scene, there are many records of old days with the orchestral score which immediately raise my awareness and I felt like I had the same emotion as the main character inside the film: disbelieve, sorrow and despair. Compared the fell down scene in The Departed, there are no music or flashback at all which seems to be more realistic. Despite this scene, the scene when the two main characters first meet in a video store, the classical music which is sung in Chinese also touched me a lot. The two men just sit there side by side and appreciate the song. This scene looks so peaceful that the viewer cannot imagine what will happen when they find out each other’s real identity. In addition, the costume and the scenes the director selected are also special and highlight the high-concept of this film. In this film, many of the most important scenes take place on the rooftop with highly urbanized skyscrapers in the background. The main characters always wear black suits or dark colors, which forms a sharp comparison with the bright sky scenes. Through the demonstration of the characters as well as the scene of Hong Kong, I feel that the life there must be full of unknown, surprise as well as excitement. In such a highly modernized city, everything happens in a fast pace. From the spacious apartment to the psychiatric therapy and the golf-playing, this film is also trying to show the…
someone else do it for them. However; this is not the goal a horror film is trying to particularly portray. Entertainment is available in many forms and growing every year with new technology on the rise. Horror movies are one of the oldest ways of getting satisfactory entertainment, not to be used as therapy.
King also compares watching a horror film to the rush one gets while riding a roller coaster. This is true, watching a horror film has much more to it than blood and guts for the insane eyes in…
the midpoint, the 2nd act plot point and then resolution. So what I intend to do in this essay is to break down Oldboy into these five sections and try to explain how each part is used to develop the story and keep the lead character moving towards his overall goal.
Oldboy is traditionally a revenge movie. Our hero Oh Dae-Su is captured and imprisoned for 15 years and once released he sets out to get revenge on the man who locked him up. The antagonist, the man who Oh Dae-Su wishes…
crude jokes towards some of the girls in the film, but there are some humorous for all. The movie consists of mostly Caucasians of the middle to upper class. There are scenes in the movie that portray to many stereotypes of African Americans. Also, how the real world can be tough and you have to learn how to adapt and roll with the punches. There is another scene in the movie that refers to the Indian race, you never get to see the gentleman in the film but you hear his voice and learn his name.…
Film techniques: camera shots, extreme long shot, long shot, full shot, mid shot, close up,
Camera angles: birds eye angle, high angle, eye level angle, low angle
Camera movement: crane shot, tracking shot, Evangelion shot (close up and zooms out)
Lighting- shaping meaning in films, creates atmosphere, creates mood, suits character in frames, light or dark and shadowy
Tone, style, theme
Script- describes action/dialogue, story line, plot
Attitudes, values, beliefs…
Film and Fiction Study
After making several researches about noir film, I know that noir film is a cinematic term from French translated literally as black film. It is called black because it refers to films about the crimes in the underground world of Hollywood, especially emphasizing actions that ambiguity between the ethical standards such as good and bad, criminal or justice; and sexual motivation (1). For example, in The Maltese Falcon, at first I thought Sam Spade was…
Film Critique on “Remember the Titans”
ENG125: Introduction to Film
March 17, 2013
Remember the Titans
The world of film is an art of exploring different types of designs element to capture an audience so they can be emotionally affected by the master piece of the finished product which is the creative work and time consuming process of the producer and director. This type of exploration has been around since the early 1890’s and has entertained people so…
There are many important parts to putting together a play but the characters are one of the most important parts you couldn’t have a play without them. A character is a person or animal that is made up for a narrative arts for example: novel,play,film or television series. The word character comes from the ancient greek word kharaktêr meaning character in english. In literature characters guide readers through the story to help them understand the plot and themes…
African film I saw at the "Festival du film de Sarlat", as part of my film studies at school.
Yeelen (which means "light", or "brightness" in Bambara) stands out from Cisse’s other films, which are set in an urban context. This film speaks out against abusive power.
There are less Bambara symbols than we may thin: a lot of the symbols present in the film come from Cisse’s imagination.
The opening credits can be seen as a prologue. They inform the spectator about the world, the era the film is set…
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