The grandiosity of an image on a movie screen can encourage us to laugh, move us to cry, or just stare in wonder as a foray of colors, shapes, and sounds culminate together to create…something new.
What ARE these visual forms? The following book on Lang's films will try to offer at least a partial answer to this question. Lang's use of geometric forms such as circles, spheres, cylinders, rectangles, polygons and spirals will be highlighted.
So will Lang's exploration of architecture. Fritz Lang's films will be placed against their background in prose mystery fiction, spy fiction and science fiction. Lang's approaches to manhunts, scientific detective work, and the ability of police investigation to change the picture of reality will be analyzed.
Fritz Lang's liberal, democratic political ideals will be analyzed, and his support for women's rights and women's jobs.
Fritz Lang's deep exploration of mass media and means of communication will be discussed. Running imagery in Fritz Lang will be traced: Continuing characters and plot ideas in Lang are explored.
Early filmmakers who might have influenced Lang are discussed: There are brief pocket discussions of many of Lang's screenwriters. The book is formatted as a single long web page, to make searching it easier.
Just use your browser's search capability, to track down all references to any topic or film in it. Please mail your comments to me at mike mikegrost.
Clicking here will bring up mail. I am eager to hear what you think, and how you learned about this site. The Spiders Part I: Like the serial work of Louis Feuilladeit is made up of an irregularly long series of films, each around an hour in length.
Lang only made two of the four films he planned in this series: The Spiders are a mysterious gang, who are up to no good throughout the series.
Visually, their costumes are influenced by Feuillade: Plot wise, such gangs remind one of the 's prose fiction of Harry Blythfounder of the Sexton Blake stories. The Spiders show the same hideouts and meetings as Blyth's conspiracies.
Just as in Blyth, they have powerful people on their side: The Spiders leave a calling card behind: It is unclear who was the first to use such a device. Packard's The Adventures of Jimmie Dale has his gentleman thief leave behind small gray seals to sign his crimes; the thief is known as The Gray Seal to the press.
This device clearly spread, as Sampson pointed out, from Packard to other pulp writers. The opening of the film, showing the noble American adventurer Kay Hoog arriving at his club, reminds one irresistibly of Keaton's Sherlock, Jr.The film "Watchmen" is a social commentary which tells the story of a dystopia Through flashbacks of certain characters we find out how the world, and the characters, ended up the way they did.
It also details with how one character tried his hand at fixing it. Movies tagged as 'Social commentary' by the Listal community Sort by: Tag popularity - Top Rated - Top Rated Popular - Want to watch - Release Date - Recently wanted - .
Cannibal Holocaust. Cannibal films were an integral part of exploitation cinema in the 's. They can been seen as one of the more colorful subgenres of exploitation films, similar to the "nazisploitation" or "blaxploitation" films each occupy their own niche.
Read on for some of the best sci-fi films with social commentary, from the new classics to a couple of contemporary favorites. 7. Avatar () Avatar offers up some pretty strong social commentary about war. The Los Angeles Times reported the director, James Cameron, saying, "This movie reflects that we are living through war.
Jul 04, · I can infer that these pictures, all written and directed by James DeMonaco, went for more direct social commentary than the film. “The First Purge,” written by DeMonaco and directed by Gerard McMurray, attempts to depict a society that was compelled to accept the night-in-which-all-crime-is-legal government scheme that /5.
The movie "Selma" offers United Methodists a chance to reflect on what the church can learn from its own history and the movie about the Civil Rights march.