(Note: In order to get the most out of the article, it is recommended that you watch the film in question in its entirety at least once. Notes are not required but are encouraged).
(Note: In order to get the most out of the article, it is recommended that you watch the film in question at least once all the way through. Notes are not required but are encouraged on the topic above).
Spotlight (2015) may have won Best Picture at the Oscars and it may have been praised by critics as one of the best films of the 2010s, but it is also one of my personal favourite films ever. One thing about Spotlight (2015) that I love is its creation of a sense of urgency without the need to play too much around with music and atmosphere. Instead, the film uses cinematography and placement to depict this feeling and, even though it is unconventional, it still works.
It is very well known that when it comes to symbolic cinematography, not many people do it better and more satirically than director of Seven and Fight Club, David Fincher. Fincher directed the Oscar-winning film The Social Network with the legendary Aaron Sorkin writing and scripting the film. This was followed by Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg's crazy SNL episode, which is completely irrelevant to this article but watch it anyway, it's hilarious.
Guy Ritchie’s blockbuster Sherlock Holmes is probably most famous for being one of the most well-known and well received adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s amazing novels. But another thing it is most famous for is its effective action sequences. The way in which the cinematography draws the audience into the scene, makes the audience a part of the scene, and makes sure the audience understands the reality of the characters and the story proves to be effective for this movie to say the least. When we ask questions about this, the first question we have to ask is: how effective is it and what makes it so?
(Note: In order to get the most out of the article it is recommended that you watch the film in question at least once in its entirety. Notes are not required but are encouraged).