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A Guide to Understanding Films
A Guide to Understanding Films

A Guide to Understanding Films

Alyssa Salazar
June 25, 2013

Table of Contents

Introduction…………………………………………….1

Moral of the Story……………………………….1

Movies’ Dialogue…………………………………1

Importance of Film Elements…………………1

Cinematic Designs…………………………………….2 Movie Props…………………………………3 Costumes/Make-up………………………3

Cinematography……………………………………….4

Acting…………………………………………………….6

Editing…………………………………………………...7

Narrative Structures………………………………….10

Scores/Sound………………………………………….12

Fun Items……………………………………………….14
History of the Television……………………….15 Best Movies of All Time………………………..16
Best Movie Lines………………………………...17

Works Cited…………………………………………….18

Introduction

Many people love to watch movies and highly enjoy some of the cinematic elements the films encompass. Films are important in our lives: they inspire, entertain, and give us reason to ponder different issues. They make us laugh, cry, and even gives us a new understanding of the world around us. For a person to experience this fully, they need to solve some issues they may have understanding the movies. Moral of the Story:
Misinterpreting the underlying meaning of a film that the viewers watch can create confusion. If the viewer’s knew what to focus on, misconception of the meaning would be less likely to occur.

Movies’ Dialogue:
By being aware of the importance of the movie’s dialogue, viewers are less likely to fall behind on the dialogue and waste time attempting to catch up. This is a vital issue to solve because it will prevent a viewer from missing key points throughout the movie.

Importance of Film Elements:
Overlooking the films essentials can lead to a false judgment of a movie. Although the acting stands out in a movie, it’s unfair to properly review a movie without taking into account other important cinematic elements.

This guide will help allow you to solve these problems and show you what to look for in a film by giving you information about the different cinematic elements. Once you have completed the guide, we hope you will find yourself with a better insight film and its elements.

Cinematic Designs

Cinematic Designs
Movie Props: Props in film serve the purpose of helping to dress a set to create the world of a story. If a scene takes place in a kitchen in the early 1800’s , the art director will be tasked with finding props that will look as though they are from that time period in order to make that kitchen feel realistic. They can also be extremely useful tools in your narrative. Inside a living room, the actor might pick up a book that was resting on a coffee table, which might become a conversation piece within the scene.

Costumes/Make-up: Costumes help create a sense of who a character is. Using costume design remains one of the most underappreciated filmmaking arts. Even a sweater is never just a sweater on film; it is a powerful creative tool. The basic purpose of a costume is to enrich our viewing experience.
The purpose of make-up in movies is to correct the changes made by the process of filmmaking. It also enhances positive features, downplays flaws and retains a subject's normal appearance. Because some character parts might involve extensive make-up, movies producers heavily rely on these make-up artists to get a certain look down. Some actors even sit in a make-up for hours in order to be fully transformed. Because of the studio lights, this causes your face to produce more oils and even though it is generally unnoticed, close-ups can easily bring this into sight. Although the make-up is not what makes or breaks a movie, it does not negate the fact that it is an important aspect.
Movie Props: Props in film serve the purpose of helping to dress a set to create the world of a story. If a scene takes place in a kitchen in the early 1800’s , the art director will be tasked with finding props that…