gosford park - Film Directors Richard Feilden 8 April 2014 Gosford Park Robert Altman uses certain conventions that set his films a part from the rest

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Film Directors Richard Feilden 8 April 2014 Gosford Park Robert Altman uses certain conventions that set his films a part from the rest, while also setting a new standard in modern movie making. Gosford Park (2001) is like other Altman films because it incorporates elements of overlapping audio, wandering camera movement, ensemble casts, fast pace, and the McGuffin, which reinforce Altman’s ever-recurring theme of realism. In the opening scene of the film each character is introduced one after another. Pieces of information regarding their personalities are included to give a sense of who they are and their importance, both in the film and social status. Unlike conventional films, Altman includes multiple main characters; this ‘ensemble cast’ is present throughout his other films as well. The introductions go by quickly, leaving the viewer slightly overwhelmed as they adjust to the tempo of the movie. This fast paced, information filled timeline is one of many Altman traits, but also reflects the reality of the time period and setting. He includes many small details; not a moment of the film can be missed, as it provides crucial information and foreshadowing as well. Altman includes this aspect in many films, such as MASH (1970) and Nashville (1975). Altman is known for his sense of realism in his films; he believed in depicting situations as they really are, not how Hollywood portrays them to be. The social

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