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 Movies    1 Movies Jerald Brooks ENG 225: Introduction to Film Professor: Bradley Waltman July 17, 2009
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 Movies    2 Visual designs come with feeling, same way with analyzing each aspect of a film. Each film tells a story within itself, in doing so the viewer can be lost into the movie. Being lost within the movie for the first time can be very exciting. Having an analysis on a movie can help you understand the story. Knowing how to visualize, and feel the film comes with great feeling. After a successful analysis, movies then come to life. Of course they come to life on the first viewing; therefore analyzing the film will make it literally jump out of the screen. There are many approaches to analyzing a film; some analyzing comes easier when viewing the film a second time. “We should try to see the film twice whenever possible,” (Boggs & Petrie, 2008, pg. 8) There is an important step to analyzing a film this is called the theme. “Is the element that unifies the work its plot, a single unique character, the creation of an emotional mood or effect, or the creation of a certain style or texture?” (Boggs & Petrie, 2008, pg. 405) Many people love the way a painting looks, just like an artist the director of a movie dreams up the theme. Where should it be, what year should it be, and most importantly what kind of stage settings should be in the background. The background of a movie can set the feel, and mood of the scene. For instance a horror movie takes place within the woods. A love story shows bright colors to set a mood of passion with its red, and purples. A comedy can have many colors to portray the laughter of a film. The scene is an important part of a movie, even when analyzing the film for color, and meaning. An easy approach to film analysis is within the experiencing the movie in our minds. “Film analysis…allows us to reach valid conclusions on a movie’s meaning and value; it helps us to capture the experience of a film in our minds; and it sharpens our critical judgments overall”
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 Movies    3 (Boggs & Petrie, 2008, pg.8). The true purpose of film analysis, however, is to “open up new channels of awareness and new depths of understanding” (Boggs & Petrie, 2008, pg. 8). Many people do not have an understanding on movies. They judge movies for whom, or what stars within it. This declares to be unfair to the director, and his actors. “If a movie stars Doris Day, or it is directed by John Wayne, the reviewer tries to put himself in a Day or Wayne sympathetic frame of mine and argue, on other grounds, that the film is better Day or lesser Wayne “(Boggs & Petrie, 2008, pg. 407). Many people believe in the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” If people go to a movie because of whom plays within it they will miss out on many great releases. “Therefore, before we make any kind of objective evaluation, we must consider this question: What is the film’s level of ambition?” (Boggs & Petrie, 2008, pg. 407) Judging a movie is like judging a person, do not judge a film unless you watch it.
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