Wasteland Documentary Film Essays


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Analysis of BBC Documentary, Texts in Time: Comparing Frankenstein and Blade Runner

The DVD cover for the BBC documentary “Texts in Time: Comparing Frankenstein and Blade Runner” visually represents the central themes shown in Mary Shelley’s 1818 gothic novel, Frankenstein and Ridley Scott’s 1992 Science Fiction film “Blade Runner: The Directors Cut” (hereinafter referred to as “Blade Runner”). The concept of a polluted, industrial...


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Black Dahlia Case Essay

The body of Elizabeth Ann Short was found excruciatingly mutilated, cut in half at pelvic level and emptied of blood in a wasteland in Los Angeles on January 15, 1947. The enigma finally solved, the French writer Stéphane Bourgoin takes up the thesis of the iconoclastic chronicler of Hollywood, John Gilmore (in) according to which this crime is the ...


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The Wasteland and The Matrix Essay

The Wachowski Brothers’ film, The Matrix, deals with similar themes as "The Wasteland" . "The Wasteland" begins with The Burial of The Dead.


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The History Of Documentaries Film Studies Essay

Indeed, the commercial success of these documentaries may derive from this narrative shift in the documentary form, leading some critics to question whether such films can truly be called documentaries; critics sometimes refer to these works as “mondo films” or “docu-ganda.” However, directorial manipulation of documentary subjects has been noted si...


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Differences Between Documentary and Fiction Film

The filmmaker thus influences the interpretation of the film as the documentary or fiction film and the ultimate judgment of interpretation rests with the viewer. The filmmaker’s attempt is to make the viewer believe that what is shown in the film is a possibility (in case of fiction film) or a reality (in case of documentary).


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Mockumentaries And Documentaries

In spite of the similarities in terms of its documentary codes, a mockumentary can never equal to a documentary. Even though mockumentaries have documentary codes, it is still a fictional documentary, which is also called as a hoax.


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Relationship Between Documentary And Reality Film Studies Essay

Such devices are actually central and perhaps inevitable practices in documentary production but the use of reconstruction has remained controversial raising issues on ethics as to whether a documentary filmmaker should engineer things in order to realising the truth of the subject matter. Though they claim to present the world as it is and try to h...


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Essay about Ethics in Filmmaking

The ethical choices that occur within each documentary mode are somewhat similar but manifest differently within each mode. ‘Documentary Modes of Representation (The Observational Mode).’ Representing Reality: Issues and Concepts in Documentary.


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Analysis of JFK (1991) and Thin Blue Line

Carroll is frequently belligerent about the texts he discusses but is particularly so about Renov’s Theorizing Documentary, describing it as “a state of the art compendium of received thinking about the documentary film,” and dismissing Renov’s argument as “a red herring.” Ibid., p. 285 & 291. . How helpful this argumentative nature is as a dist...


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Analysis of Capitalism: A Love Story Essay

Michael Moore is the writer and director of the highly relevant documentary film, Capitalism: A Love Story, which is a film explicating on the financial crisis during 2007-2010 as well as the other aspects such as the economic stimulus package with the government committed in resolving the economic order of the United States and capitalism. The docu...


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The codes and conventions of documentary film-making

Documentary film-makers use various techniques to achieve this. The presenter adds authenticity to the documentary because of their status (and therefore our willingness to believe them), and because ‘we can actually see them there’, and so “it must be true”.


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Types of Documentary

The film doesn’t have a voice over and is mixed with an observational documentary genre. Roger Friedman of Fox News called the film a “brilliant and uplifting new documentary” and praised Moore for the way in which he lets “very articulate average Americans tell their personal horror stories at the hands of insurance companies” and “criticizes both ...


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Control Room | Documentary | Analysis

In this particular documentary film, I have focused on the details of the opening scenes in the different aspects, whether it is a sound, camera angels or emotional influences, and if to pay attention, it is easy to see and understand the scenes and the way that the director expresses the key moments by using very sad music, dialogues and actions. W...


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Documentary Analysis Of Control Room

That is probably, the essential part in order to understand and make your own `truth` about this documentary film. An Observational documentary mode: This film uses a ‘fly on the wall’ technique to observe the Al Jazeera journalists (and other media organisations) as they record stories and interact with the U.S. military media spokespersons.


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A Study On Triumph Of Will

One may wonder if 1930’s audience would have liked to watch real documentary, what if Triumph of the Will was to include scenes from the concentration camps, how would have the audience responded to the documentary? John Grierson, the first writer to use documentary as a term in his review of Robert Flaherty’s Moana, came up with his famous dictum t...


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Documentary Film Analysis of Tough Guise Essay

•Title of the film or documentary: Be sure to name the film in your first paragraph. •What happened in the documentary?


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Grey Gardens Documentary Essay

The 1975 documentary film tells us about the story of the Beales, “Big Edie” and “Little Edie,” aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, respectively. The film can also be politically influenced as the Beales are related to Jennifer Kennedy Onassis and one scene from the film showed “Little Edie” dancing with US flag and there was one scene as...


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Movie Analysis : ' Print The Legend ' Essay

According to the film "The Hangover," Las Ve... ... middle of paper ... ...n society who prefer to watch an educational film rather then a film based on entertainment. Comparing which type of film is more educational "Print the Legend," would be the popular choice.


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The purpose of the documentary film Step into Liquid Essay

The audio codes used in Step into Liquid helps the documentary film to achieve its purpose of affecting a positive response to surfing in the viewer. The documentary film Step into Liquid uses a range of strategies and techniques to encourage viewers to surf, to step into liquid as the film’s title evocatively suggests.


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Production Report Of 5 Minute Documentary Film Studies Essay

As part of my group’s video production work this year, we were tasked to film and produce a five minute documentary on any chosen subject based on a topic of interest or an individual. This was a very interesting part of Nick’s life and we believed that by including this into the documentary, it would allow the audience to better interpret his chara...


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Nanook of the north: An overview

I find this film highly informative, even though Robert J. Flaherty, the producer and director of this film, altered and staged some things that were quite different in reality, a subject that has brought this film some criticism. So I suppose this inspirational story in my opinion as of now, it seemed as if “Nanook of the North” was more of how a d...


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How Product Will Affect Its Target Audience

I had the power to portray my actor, as all documentary makers do, in the light I wished others to see him in. I filmed at the local landmark due realising that other documentaries also tended use footage of where their own documentary issue was taking place.


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Female Film Directors and the British Film Industry Essay

"Dreams Of A Life" Director Carol Morley In Her own Words On The Challenges She Faced In Financing The Film FEATURES. Both documentary features and fiction feature films do very well within the British Film Industry, however I don’t believe that either are considered easy to make.


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13th – the Documentry

The documentary spoke so many volumes and I could not have been more grateful to have watched it. While there will always be people who choose to deny the facts about topics like this, this documentary makes it quite difficult for anybody to reject the truth.


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Presenting Reality In Documentaries

One may wonder if 1930’s audience would have liked to watch real documentary, what if Triumph of the Will was to include scenes from the concentration camps, how would have the audience responded to the documentary? It will be appropriate at this point to go deeper into the documentary ‘Super Size Me’ and analyse it in order to understand the object...


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Humphrey Jennings’ film

Here I have spoke of a poetic documentary which was found as a source in a film annual reviewing I was a fireman (Haliwell’s Film Guide), more commonly known as Fires were Started. However, in hindsight it is easy to say that this was a blatant attempt at propaganda by Humphrey Jennings, but I believe this source most reliable when in the context as...


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The Film Industry And Its Effects On The Environment Essay

The movie is set on Earth in the year 2805 where the Earth is a barren wasteland, void of any signs of life (save for cockroaches). However, the issues mentioned in the film is a real problem.


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Significants of Gallipoli Film and Documentry Essay

Both the documentary and the film highlight Australia’s blind devotion to the Empire. Both the film and the documentary are rich resources to support the study for year 9 and 10 students in the frist world war and as apart of the mandatory Australian History course.


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The Struggle for Peace and Politics Essay

With that in mind, the documentary easily hits the nail hard—the post 9/11 world has never been the same again, and a documentary film highlighting the need to transcend political affiliations in order to grab the beacon of peace fits perfectly well into the mold. That is, by allowing the documentary to penetrate the collective consciousness of non-...


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The Reality of Ethics in Truman Show Essay

In dealing with reality TV program or any documentary, the film usually suggests real life events. Contrary to dramatic film editing, editors possess more freedom in documentary sequencing (Dancyger, 2002, p. 300).


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