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2008 Film Guide - Times Online. Pianist, The reviews at The Pianist Movie Reviews, Pictures. All Critics (186) | Top Critics (39) | Fresh (170) | Rotten (8) | DVD (26) Old-fashioned in both visual and narrative style and in its overall restraint, the film clearly benefits from the director's first-hand knowledge of the territory.

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Brody is a sublimely haunting presence at the heart of The Pianist. January 16, 2003 It's Roman Polanski's strongest and most personally felt movie. In going home to tell Szpilman's story Polanski seems reborn: once again he's become a filmmaker who matters. January 14, 2003 We admire this film for its harsh objectivity and refusal to seek our tears, our sympathies. Brody tracks Szpilman's descent from smug celebrity to feral, starving man with uncommon subtlety. True story of a Jewish pianist; OK for older kids. Roman Polanski's "The Pianist" is the director's finest achievement, and elevates Adrien Brody (Oscar win for Best Actor 2002) to eminence in his representation of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew who survived the Nazi occupation of Warsaw.

ROTTEN TOMATOES: ROTTEN TOMATOES: Top Movies: Golden Globes. Fitz’s Elements for a Good Movie… Elements of film. Film Making is the most recent of art.

elements of film

Even though digital art is more recent, it is really only a new tool and not a new form of art. Since filmmaking is a unique art form, it has its own set of elements and principles. Film making combines theater, music and visual art. Early filmmakers would just set up a camera and film a stage production or an everyday event. The camera was fixed and static. If you have every been to a live performance at a theater, you will remember that you probably had to sit still in a fixed position and you only had one view of the stage. Film makers can film inside a studio, outdoors or at a location remote from the studio. Filmmaking also has basic elements that are inherent to the process. Image All filmmaking uses a light capture/recording device. The single photographic exposure on film or video of the image is called the frame.

Time Film had two types of time. Motion Frame rates of motion pictures are 24 frames per second. Sound Lighting Sequence. Composition. Composition Guidelines Before reading composition guidelines you should read all of the Elements and Principles sections.


Using the composition guidelines can help you use the elements and principles of visual art to make compositions that please the eye and tell your story as clearly as possible. Why does good composition help communicate? We don't want to distract our audience with the ugliness of a poorly constructed and confusing composition. Your composition needs to help you tell your story and help give your film continuity, the equivalent to unity. Problems on Location Most high school films are shot on real life locations rather than on stages. Real life is your room. Try getting close to the action, that way you limit the amount of background that will be in your frame. Good story boards can help with composition. The Guidelines are not Rules. It is good to know the guidelines however you do not have to follow them exactly.

Rule of Thirds Line Simplicity Framing Merging. Main Film Genres. Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes. Funniest Movie Scenes: Although it would be impossible to compile a list of every single funny scene ever screened, this collection moves toward that goal.

Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes

It should be obvious that a selection of funny movie moments and scenes is entirely subjective and can only scratch the surface. The following illustrated list presents a solid collection of the most classic, 'funniest' scenes in movie history, including film scenes from the silent era, the classic comedies of the 30s (the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, etc.), through to some of the best comedies of today. Some are scenes from other genres (drama, horror, science-fiction, etc.) that provide comic relief. Greatest Films - The Best Movies in Cinematic History. ENG 195 - FILM AS ART. 100 Greatest Films. The Greatest Films can't be measured scientifically because greatness is extremely subjective.

100 Greatest Films

The artistic greatness of films (and other works of art) can never be rated or quantified, although critics, reviewers, and fans still make ten best lists, hundred best lists, all-time greatest lists, favorites lists, awards lists, and generate results of polls. Over a long period of time, it has been found that the English-language films found here in this selection of 100 Greatest Films repeatedly appear on all-time best film lists and are often noted in the collective responses of film viewers. Arguably, there is reasonable consensus by most film historians, critics and reviewers that these selections are among cinema's most critically-acclaimed, significant "must-see" films (of predominantly Hollywood-American production).

These 100 choices were limited to English-language, theatrically-distributed, narrative feature films. AFI's Greatest American Films - Nominees. Fargo (1996)