Experimenting with Sound

“Sound in cinema is of three types: speech,music,and noise (usually called sound effects). Occasionally, a sound may cross categories. And the filmmakers have a freedom to exploit this ambiguities.”(Bordwell/ Thompson) Eraserhead: a noise film. Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. […]

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The meaning of Sound

Sound is perhaps, the most hard subject when studying  filmmaking. But yet,gives a film heart and soul. Sound is a powerful  film technique  for many reasons: it shapes our understanding of image and direct our attention to it. Klute:a paranoia trilogy. Klute is a 1971 crime thriller film directed and produced by Alan J Pakula, written […]

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Continuity Editing

“As it name implies, the continuity editing style aims to transmit narrative information smoothly and clearly over a series of shot. This makes the editing play a role in narration,  the moment-by-moment flow of story information.” (Bordwell/ Thompson) The Battle of Algiers: recreating the carnage of the fifties in Algeria A film commissioned by the Algerian […]

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Talking about Editing

Editing allows filmmaker to manipulate time,space,and picture qualities in ways that shape the viewer’s experience of the film. It can also build the film’s overall form. By tying shot to shot and segment to segment, editing can shape our responses to individual scenes and the entire movie.(Bordwell,Thompson) Timbuktu: a window on another world. Not far from […]

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Consolidating the cinematograph

Ratcatcher: a realist film. Ratcatcher is the feature film debut by Lynne Ramsay who beautifully craft the story and created an exquisite piece of art. A powerful and subtle film that is rich on every aspect of the cinematograph. The film is set during the bin strikes in the mid of 1973 in Glasgow. The main […]

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