example spectacle element in short film

example spectacle element in short film

III. Many short, fragmented scenes; sometimes an alternation of short and long scenes
VI. Frequently marked by several threads of action, such as two parallel plots, or scenes of comic relief in a serous play

I myself, think the story was not strong enough for the film, it does not hold up to the magnificent CGI. I personally thought it failed to articulate the plot well. It is why I think the film was a let down. Some questions were left unanswered. Why were the alien phantoms a threat to the human race? Why were the alien phantoms fighting each other on their home planet in Dr Aki Ross’s dreams? Why did their home planet explode? Some of these questions, answered would have given us as the audience a better understanding of the plot.
There were people like the Lumiere Brothers (Auguste Marie (1862-1954) and Louis Jean (1864-1948)) who successfully captured the ‘real-life’ imitation of film. One famous example is the short film called L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de la Ciotat (1895). When this film was shown people were so shocked and in fear that the train was going to run them down they fled the theatre. This was a turning point in film history as the Lumiere Brothers inspired so many other film makers. One particular other magician turned film maker was Georges Melies (1861-1938).

Example spectacle element in short film
Aristotle says: “The plot, then, is the first principle, and, as it were, the soul of a tragedy”
Aristotle says: “Diction; by which I mean, as has been already said, the expression of the meaning in words; and its essence is the same both in verse and prose.”

Example spectacle element in short film
comic-book hero movies
Below: Spectacle is also a feature of live pop concerts
e.g. Lady Gaga, Cher, Beyonce, Rihanna

· Connection with the audience.
· Intimacy is gained through camera angles and close ups.



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