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The end of the film also shows different scenarios indicating that since Donnie died, the teacher got to keep teaching, the motivational speaker was never arrested, and sparkle-motion continued on. Donnie chose his death in order to preserve a certain reality.
A semiotic analysis of certain components of this film could focus in on particular characters, relationships, or sequences of events. The character of Frank is a rabbit that talks to Donnie in his sleep. Several levels of this character could be interpreted in different ways. Visually, the image of a rabbit may be interpreted as an oracle, a being of good luck. abbits are also often associated with Easter, and therefore spring and rebirth. This theme of rebirth ties in with how Frank essentially provided Donnie with the choice to either die or not die. Choosing not to die involved eventually have his teacher fired, a local motivational speaker…
Chandler, D. (2005). Introduction. Semiotics for Beginners. Retrieved 6/15/2007 at http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/S4B/sem01.html .
No Author Given (2000). Film Semiotics: A Multi-Linguistic Analysis. Retrieved 6/15/2007 at http://www.sebsteph.com/Professional/sebsportfolio/journals/film_semiotics.htm.
With their favorite actors and story lines lifted from the ancient myths, as well as old movies (such as "Harvey") and books (such as "Alice in Wonderland"), how can they resist the whole? The viewers understand what is being said through the medium of film. They enjoy the movie, discuss the tension and the romance and then begin to think about the parallels to their own lives. Film is the key to understanding the problems and issues that young people face today. Film and music (and both combined) are the main channel to young minds and in discussing the films, the young mind reinforces the message that the film has delivered. The ideas of stereotyping, bullying, discrimination and intimidation by authority are all treated in the three movies reviewed above.
The young person, seeing a film about another world, or someone else's world, attaches their psyche to that of the…
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Girl Interrupted by Donnie Darko
Girl Interrupted is a movie with the physical location being in a psychiatric facility and the time location dated back to the 1960s. Suzanna, the main character is brought into the facility following spirited efforts by her parents to convince her through a family friend that she needs help to get through her psychiatric problems and that she would be in a better position to receive this help from a psychiatric hospital.
Susanna reports to the hospital and she is seen to be shocked by the new environment with psychiatric patients, she feels out of place. Susanna is scared of Lisa in particular, a sociopath feared by many other patients, however, with time Suzanna gets used to Lisa. There are other significant people to the plot of the movie that Susanna meets at the hospital, Georgina who is portrayed as a pathological liar,…
Mary C.T., (2011). Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing. Retrieved March 4, 2015 from https://ryanzer.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/nursing-diagnoses-in-psyciatric.pdf
Medicine Net, (2012). Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Retrieved March 4, 2015 from http://www.medicinenet.com/borderline_personality_disorder/article.htm
sound technologies and sound design in Film
Sound in films
Experiments in Early Age
Commercialization of sound cinema: U.S., Europe, and Japan
Unified sound in film production
Sound designers in Cinematography
Sound Recording Technologies
History of Sound Recording Technology
Film sound technology
Modern Digital Technology
History of sound in films
Sound Recording Technologies
The film industry is a significant beneficiary of performing arts. The liberal arts combined with latest techniques and advancements experienced a number of stages. The introduction of films and sound in films was a significant development of its times. The introduction of first film along with sound was a unique event and it revolutionized the industry in such a way that it influenced every individual related to the industry to start thinking on creative and innovative grounds for improvements. The stages of films can be identified as silent films…
Alten, SR 2008, Audio In Media, Thomson Wadsworth, USA.
Altman, R 2004, Silent Film Sound, Columbia University Press, USA.
Ballou, G 2008, Handbook for sound engineers, Focal Press, USA.
Beck, J & Grajeda, T 2008, Lowering the boom: critical studies in film sound, University of Illinois Press.
The shots in the scene reuniting Indy and Marian are impersonal, long shots and medium shots.
The scene introducing the relationship between Indy and Marian quickly cuts in to the Nazi whose expertise is one of torture. He has come for the same thing Indy has, and the close ups are Marian's facial expression of fear as she's about to lose her eye to a red hot poker. Indy comes to the rescue and the final Nepal scene is a montage of dynamic action where Indy and Marian make their escape.
The film cuts to the Middle East, where Indy and Marian have traveled, as have the Nazis, in search of the ark. The first part of this Act II, so to speak, introduces Indy's good friend and his Middle Eastern contact. The scenes in the Act II employ a series of medium and long shots as Indy and Marion…
However, it is not all violence, and that is what makes Lee's film so real, as well. It is a mixture of what life is like in that one day in New York: In addition to anger, is humor, personal interaction at all levels and the beat of music and time. Lee provides "the saving laughter." At one point, the Korean seeking to save his store from the angry mob declares, "me Black, me Black, me no White, me Black too."
Lee's style of catching life at its fullest and most real also confused the white audiences, who had trouble understanding the language as well as the culture. As Gordon notes: "Lee stops the narrative and allows characters to speak to the camera. They cast both angry and comical aspersions on race at the audience. These slurs suggest the real hatred that underlies racial and ethnic humor and underscore…
Gates, Henry Louis. "Spike Lee: the do-the-right-thing revolution." Interview with Spike Lee. 24.10 (1994), 156-159.
Gordon, Dexter B. "Humor in African-American discourse: speaking of oppression."
Journal of Black Studies. 29.2 (1998), 254-267.
Greene, B. "Audience Will Find the Right Movie." Chicago Tribune. p. V-1.