And The Ship Sails On- Film Analysis

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Professor Slotten Design Forum Sean Embrey-Stine Spring 2012 Film Analysis The film And the Ship Sails On , directed by Federico Fellini, opens with a grainy texture and a black and white hue, evocative of silent movies. The movement is jerky, and you can hear the sound of a film projector. There are many Brechtian elements in just the opening scene, as characters look directly at the camera, breaking the fourth wall, especially one shot in particular with a man trying on different hats in rapid succession and then waving at the camera. Eventually, music begins, but it doesn’t match the band that is shown, which detaches the viewer from the action. There are also images of a man rolling a camera, directing people where to move occasionally. As the music stops and people board the ship, the black and white slowly turns to color, although not vibrant colors, still very heavy on the grey. Once they are aboard the ship, there is a scene around a dinner table. There is full color now, and everything is very elegant. The characters are all opera singers and the
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  • Spring '12
  • TomSlotten
  • Film director, Monarchy, Federico Fellini, Opera singers

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