The Artist (2011)

Plot: The story takes place in the 1920s. The actor George Valentin is really famous and has many fans. When he starting working on his biggest film, he falls in love with his new coming co star, Peppy Miller, but George is married. So he doesn’t want to cheat with his wife. As Peppy Miller becomes more famous because the movie she did with George, George’s fades away.

Camera Shots and Angles: I found that the movie had a lot of wide shots. It did give the movie a broad ending, but I thing it was better because the movie was adapted from 1920s.

Mise-en-Scene: The costume were normal from the point of view of 1920s. And the setting was based on United States in 1920s, and I think it was a good set.

What I liked: I really liked several scenes. There was scene where George wanted to kill him self  by putting a gun in his mouth and since it was a silent film there was note card as “BANG!”.  So it gave the intensity between the audience and the actors. I got scared because I thought the man shot himself. But the bang was from an accident outside.

Analysis on Short Stories (YOUTUBE)

The Most Beautiful Thing: The most interesting part was the communication between both main characters. I really liked how the girl and boy had big difference they comprised to connect with each other. The angle and shots were appropriate for each scene. For example, in the beginning there was a scene where the guy was in the classroom and he was alone. The director showed some other students with a mid shot with other classmates features (hand, face) and him all alone. It was smart way to describe the characteristic of an actor. I don’t think there was something to change. Only the beginning was slow and the director can eliminate some scenes.

Text Me: I liked the idea of the confidence the man had to ask a girl out, even he had less money. (shown in the beginning of the film.) The topics the director used to describe how the love came between them was unstable and it made the movie unrealistic. It wasn’t realistic. I would have changed the whole script after the girl rejected him. I think the director had a lot of ideas but in the end it didn’t work out. This made the movie, very boring.

The Translator: I really liked the movie, yet I still had the correct feeling what was going to happen in the end. It was a cliche, however they added more dialogue that made the movie a bit interesting. I don’t think this was good example of a comedy movie. It might have any funny dialogues, but it didn’t symbolize the genre.

Airplane (1980)

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Plot: Ex-fighter pilot and taxi driver Ted Striker (Robert Hays)  doesn’t want to get in airplane after he crashes. As a result, he is unable to hold a responsible job. His wartime girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson (Julie Hagerty), now a flight attendant, leaves him. Therefore, he enter a flight where Elaine is attending. 
 Rating(8/10): The movie is hilarious. The story and comedy blend amazingly well. I feel the actors acted well, depending on their role. One thing that i didn’t like was that there were few fiction editing happening and it didn’t look well.
Mise-en-Scene: The setting was a small plane. It really looked like they shot in a plane. I like the crops, and how they used a “autopilot”. It gave more entertainment to the audience. It made the comedy amazing.
Shots and Angles: Since the setting is a plane, there was long shots. And they couldn’t have crane shots, since the plane is quite. The shots are direct face shots and angles like close-up.

Black Mirror: Playtest (Season 3, Episode 2)

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Plot: The beginning starts with a mirror reflection, Copper is leaving to travel round the world. To get away after his dad’s death. He stops in London, and meets Sonja. Sonja is professional gamer. She persuades Copper to go and test in a huge gaming company. When he is there, he is being tested by his fears.

Interesting Parts: The series’ name is Black Mirror. What is so cool is that they always start with a mirror reflection. And this part is so amazing, that the mirror is so clean that I thought the shots was done with out the reflection.

Shots and Angles: There are few amazing shot of this episode. The first amazing shot was when the crane shot went ground to sky, when Copper was leaving his house. But then the sky turns white and then out of no where Copper is in the plane. Most beautiful shot i haven’t see.

Mise-en-Scene: During the game Copper is playing, the setting is described as 19th century. The house really looks like a normal house but without technology. (In 19th century, no technology was invented.)

Rating(10/10): This episode, didn’t just describe gaming, but much more. I loved it, and I will plan to start watching the series from Episode 1.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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Plot: Soon to be married couple, Brad and Janet is stuck in mansion due to a flat tire during the storm. The mansion is not of an ordinary man, but Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. The couple meet weird and wild characters like a creepy butler, and rocking biker. Dr. Frank-N-Furter reveal her newest creation, a muscular man, “Rocky Horror”.

Rating (7.5/10): At first I was clueless of the movie. The story wasn’t clear. Also, I was confused why the movie was called The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when there was no horror. But when then the story become little bit clear. And when Dr. Frank-N-Furter revealed Rocky Horror, the story was crystal clear.

Shots and Angles: This is a movie, that they used crane shots independently. There would reason why the shot was take. Like when Janet and Brad entered Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s house, the camera was too close to them self. But five minutes later, the crane shots is adding when the followers of Dr. Frank-N-Furter were dancing.

Mise-en-Scene: The costumes were so weird, but it was perfect for this movie. Each costume represent the actor. I really liked that Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s outfit made people think. Like I feel the outfit is so good and weird that why this movie is so famous.

Insidious 3 (2015)

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Plot: Quinn Brenner (Stefanie Scott) asks psychic Elise Rainer (Lin Shaye), to help her contact her late mother, because she senses that she is trying to contact her. Elise Rainer denies, but Quinn is attacked by malevolent entity. Quinn’s father asks Elise Rainer. With the help of two other parapsychologists, they find a powerful demon who is craving for human souls.

Rating (7/10): When someone watches a scary movie, the question comes on mind. Was the movie scary? Insidious 3 was a scary movie with demons coming out of no where. The movie has a logical plot so the people watching the movie can follow. 

Mise-en-scene: The characters are engaged with their role. Quinn is dressed as a normal teenager. When she is cursed by demon, her looks becomes little bit scary. Her under eyes are darker to show lack of sleep. The demon is shown few times, but Quinn describes the demon as wearing a breathing mask.

Camera Work: There are many high and low angles in the film. When character hears something from roof, always the angle is high. Like the camera is looking from upwards. There are short shots. A shot isn’t long unless it’s a crane shot.

 

 

Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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Plot: The sequel is starts with an attack by the Imperial forces on Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). While Han and Leilaa escapes, Luke travels to Dagobah to find Yoda. With the help of Jedi, he survives to fight with Darth Vader (David Prowse).

Rating: (8/10) I haven’t watched all of the movies, and in fact this was the first time watching a Star Wars movie. But I am not clueless of whats happening. Its easy to understand after the beginning.

Mise-en-Scene: The movie is old, so I can understand why the props and editting isn’t really “modern.” The setting is the best thing of the movie I think because it doesn’t look fake at all.

Camera Work: The movie is shot in high and low angles since there is always two or more characters in each scene. It so the characters are shown. And few characters are extremely tall.