Framing is a vital part of the film making process. It sets the mood, brings attention to sutleties, and can show us the real intentions of a character. example, would the scene with the famous shot from between the legs of Mrs. Robinson in the movie The Graduate be as memorable if it instead showed a up of Dustin Hoffman as he entered the room? Or the final shoot out in The The Bad, and The Ugly. Would there be more impact with an American shot of Clint Eastwood? The answer is obvious, of course not. The Kevin Smith masterpiece, Chasing Amy, follows those memorable scene’s by showing the evolution of the two main characters, Holden (Ben Affleck) and Alyssa (Joey Lauren Adams), relationship from friends to lovers with framing and other “Cinematography- The art or technique of movie photography, including both the shooting and the development of a film,” (American Heritage, 159) but you probably have not even noticed it. Cinematography has existed for as film has, but it has not really been considered an art for until the late 1940’s. It can be used in many different forms, artistic expression, belief’s, or even used to satire pop culture. Chasing Amy follows this cinematography with showing the relationships of Holden and Alyssa change into “Chasing Amy is a romantic comedy about people who write comic books for a living whose most passionate conversations can involve the sex lives of Archie and Jughead,” (Ebert, 138) and is the third installment of Smith’s “New Jersey Trilogy”.
Amy Heckerlings 'Clueless' is a very entertaining film which can be viewed from a number of different aspects. It can be seen as an entertaining teenpic about the life of a typical American teenager or as a very clever adaption of Jane Austens well-known book 'Emma'. With an understanding of 'Emma', the viewer of 'Clueless would be able to reveal parallels between the two texts and also be able to ...
“The New Jersey Trilogy” consists of two other films as The critically acclaimed Clerks and the not so critically acclaimed, “Clerks had been over-praised, Mallrats has been over-bashed, third time’s the charm,” (View Askew.com) Smith said on his website. The movie stars Ben Affleck as Holden McNeel, an aspiring comic book artist who falls in love with another comic book artist, Alyssa Jones (Joey Adams).
As the movie goes on, you find out that Alyssa is a lesbian and all encounters she had with men which led her to make that decision. But in one moment when Holden admits his feelings to Alyssa, the whole pace of the movie changes. Alyssa decides to take a chance and decides that Holden is the one her as she throws her whole world upside down to be with him. But in the end, her radical and experimental life style is too much for Holden as he finds little to much of her past for his liking and throws it all away. But hard way of the error of his ways he finds out that it is too late and learns lesson “it’s not who you love, but how.” (View Askew.com) “Holden’s inability to deal with aspects of Alyssa’s sexual history Smith’s own problems dealing with aspects of (his girlfriend’s) past” (Gin, makes this a very personal film for Smith, and he shows it in the way he The first encounter that Holden and Alyssa have alone together is in a It is the same day that they met and they are still trying to get to know So Alyssa brings up the idea to play darts and Holden politely accepts the While they are playing darts, they get to know each other better by current projects, Holden is a successful comic book creator and artist with comic book “Bluntman and Chronic”, while Alyssa is not as successful in her right with her project titled “Idiosyncratic Routine”.
As the scene goes on see that both of them have a mutual understanding, and according to Holden, The way that Kevin Smith went about showing this vital scene is by having a point of view shot from the dartboard. This shot showed both Holden and Alyssa standing next to each other. Also since the dartboard is a stationary you don’t have any movement in the scenes the framing is primarily focused on them so not to distract from the viewer to focus from the pair. Also the use deep focus comes in handy. For example, when one of them ran out of darts to throw they would walk up to retrieve them, while they were doing this the would use deep focus to show the other in the background, sutilly checking the other one out. Also if you notice, the sides that they stand on in the scene their stance on life. Holden, the more conservative of the two is on the while Alyssa, the more liberal, is far to the left of Holden. The next time the two meet is at a bar, once again. This time Alyssa Holden to come see her. When Alyssa goes up to the stage and sings a song her old band, she dedicates a song to a “special someone”. Holden thinks that it was him. After Alyssa sang a “throughty rendition of a Debie tune” (Chasing Amy) she signaled for someone special to come closer to the Holden thinking that it was him smiled to himself like a smitten little only to see Alyssa run off stage and passionately kiss another woman.
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“When I wrote this scene, I couldn’t wait to see it with an audience – particularly my audience,” Smith said (View Askew.com) when he was interviewed about this movie. He wanted to show how people think that a relationship can go one way, then drastically turn another way. The way he proved that was how he dealed with the soroundings of the club. Once again framing was mainly focused on Holden and Alyssa when they first bumped into each other at the club. The camera was stationary with a middle shot of the the back ground. The First Alyssa enters the scene from the right, soon by Holden from the left. The lighting for this scene was the lighting from low dingy restaurant style lighting. Once again in this scene there are no or P.O.V. shots to make the viewer see how the couple interacts with each This is a very popular shot in this movie, it is used in almost every movie involving Holden and Alyssa. But as it goes on, Alyssa exits the frame she is beckoned on stage, then the infamous scene when she is finished when kisses another woman. As soon as Holden sees this, they show point of view of him looking around the bar realizing that in actuality, he is in a lesbian shots are quick and sparatic with quick shots of him turning his head turn to Another scene where the cinematography is important, is the scene where Holden finally admits his feelings to Alyssa.
A film-free camera was patented as early as 1972 by Texas Instruments, but Kodak researcher Steve J. Sasson, built what was to become the first true digital camera in the middle of the 1970s. Weighing over eight pounds, Sasson‘s device used a number of complex circuit boards to capture one image onto a cassette—taking over twenty seconds (Rosenblum 2007). Kodak released its first megapixel sensor ...
The scene goes on as they are Holden’s car while he is driving her home. The camera is in the back seat of car. The camera is not held stationary and has sparatic movements and shakes going back and forth from Holden to Alyssa. Until the car comes to a halt. The camera angle quickly changes to showing from the front of the the car. This is where he admits to her that he can no longer hold his any longer. As he tells her everything, this is the first time that they use between toe two. First they show a close up of him so show how sincere that in his feelings, and while he is talking the angle quickly changes to her to how she has a look of shock and almost like she is appalled. Quickly to cut to him, still close up, to him again with the same look like he is almost relieved that he had finally gotten this off of his chest. Then a close up she leaves in a hurry from the car, while Holden is close to follow. When outside of the car, the scene goes back to the way the camera was in the back the car, sparatic camera work that added a stand off atmosphere to the whole in general. It shows that this is a trivial time in each of their lives, and from one choice to the other could change their lives forever.
They showed perfectly with the camera work of going back and forth between one side and other. Once again Holden is on the right side, saying how every relationship period of adjustment. While on the left is Alyssa telling him that it is not easy, she is gay, and telling him changing her sexual preference can turn her world into upheaval. Using unsteady and sparatic camera work shows that her is as hectic as it is, it does not need any more changes. But as Holden camera in one direction, and Alyssa walks off in the other, she quickly runs into the scene and passionately kiss each other and while they do that, the After they decide to try to change their lives, everything is going wonderfully as they find out that they complete each other. Until one day Holden finds out about her past sexual experiences that make him feel like he inferior to her and that she has been lying to him all along. The scene is in a hockey arena, as Holden and Alyssa watch a local team play. While the scene is going on, Holden alludes that he knows something her past. Till finally he asks her about her high school nickname, soon as he says that, a quick cut to the hockey game shows that the home team scored, showing that he has made a first strike in the conversation.
Throughout life, an individual may endure several emotionally or physically straining moments. In The Catcher In The Rye, Holden Caulfield suffers much verbal abuse, as well as physical. Both forms of the abuse, combined with other factors, eventually leads Holden to suffer a mental breakdown. Holden's actions prove that "A blow from a whip raises a welt, but a blow from the tongue smashes bones." ...
As the conversation is going on, they keep talking. Holden is still alluding to her she is now well aware of it. When he asks her if she knows Rick Derris, her former partner, the scene cuts to the hockey game once again. In this cut, the players is body checked into the boards. This signifies that he has made blow into the past of Alyssa. He continues with asking her about her past, as he does, a fight breaks out in the hockey game. The fight cuts show that is getting aggravated with Holden trying to be slick and smooth with his Till finally Alyssa jumps up Yelling that everything that she has heard about past is probably true as she storms out of the arena. As she says this, the comes to an abrupt end with one of the players hitting the ice hard. As the ends, so does their storybook relationship. The movie Chasing Amy is a masterpiece that fully complements the end for Kevin Smith’s “New Jersey Trilogy”. The direction is wonderful and the cinematography shows that love can appear in many different places. This is a recommended watch, and the cinematography is the thing that makes this Reply Reply All Forward Delete Previous Next Close (Move to Selected Folder)InboxSent MessagesDraftsTrash Can
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