A discussion regarding the elements of visual style, cinematography & narration in the works of director Wes Anderson.
The term ‘auteur’ originated in the French magazine, ‘Cahiers du Cinéma’. It was coined by François Truffaut, who “viewed authorship in terms of literal authority, of power, and placed as much emphasis on the production of films as on their direction.” (Brody, 2019) The purpose of introducing the term was to enable the ranking of certain filmmakers, including himself, above others, in order to construct the ideal of prodigious cinema. In order for a director to be considered an auteur, they must…
Why are these movies important, and what do they tell us about film?
Humans love to tell stories, and this has enabled visual storytelling to become a hallmark of modern-day society.
Film is an incredibly illustrative medium. Using various elements of film and distinctive techniques, this is a medium that can evoke a range of emotion in its viewers. It’s a medium that enables audiences to be transported to far away galaxies, and moments later find themselves in the living room of an 80-year-old widow. All this and more is achieved through clever decisions made by cast, crew, director and…
Salt-n-Pepa sang about it, and today we’re going to talk about it. Sex.
Sex is for everyone, and everyone wants to have an enjoyable and safe time engaging in it, so why isn’t contemporary media telling us that? Why is it that the only sexual representation of women we see is one designed to please the male gaze? Does hyper-sexualisation in modern media hurt or help the cause of positive sexual reinforcement? Fear not, my lovely readers, for I plan to discuss all of those questions.