Jump-cuts in a film is defined as an unexpected change that generally follows a sequence in a clip, that happens to make a person or thing jump from one state or condition to another, without breaking it’s focus. A film that I choose to talk about will be A Space Odyssey;1968. In this short clip you will see a perfect example of jump-cut ; looking from the 33 seconds to the last 45 seconds you’ll see how film jumps back and forth without breaking focus. This part of the clip you’ll see a ship going into space and the globe disappear for a short moment but it comes right back as the ship comes back. You begin to see the sequential jump from one place to another. With the link I provide below you’ll be able to see an example of jump-cut.
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The flashback movie I choose was Wild at Heart this movie was created in the year of 1990. This film was about a man named Sailor Ripley serving time in jail for self-defending his. After serving his time he went back to his girlfriend; Lula Fortune. Marietta, who happens to be Lula’s mother didn’t want Sailor and Lula to be together. Marietta was so serious about keeping Lula and Sailor away from each other that Marietta hired a hit man to kill Sailor. The hit on Sailor didn’t happen because there was someone else after him as well. Sailor later returned back to jail and the love the two had grew bigger. In this movie the actress Lula Fortune was describing a flashback moment, the scene was about her cousin name Dell who was fixated about Christmas. In this flashback scene, Lula cousin Dell would fight with something within him such as bad ideas. Lula describes the time Dell would want Christmas to be year round but it couldn’t be. Dell was going through something, he use to hallucinate that there were men after him. Dell also spoke about aliens and that he felt trapped.
What’s the meaning of a controversial film? A controversial film is film that is explicit. The content of these kinds of films are meant to shock the audiences. These sought of movies tend to be about sex politics, war and unbelievable violence. The filmmakers are very free with what they have to say as well as show it with no care. An example of a controversial film would be “Kids” directed by Larry Clark in the 1995. I choose this movie because it was a movie that was about teenagers in New York City and talks about HIV/AIDS. This stood out to me for two reasons; 1) I live in NYC and 2) I have a degree in Community Health with a concentration in Health Services Administration and plan on pursuing a higher degree in Public Health. I plan on focusing on the education on the teenagers to young adults. This movie did indeed shock me, the first few minutes on the screen were two teenagers making out and that lend to sex. I can honestly say watching this movie for the few minutes made me uncomfortable. There was no waring of what to expect. The language was “too much” for the first few minutes. I would have to say I can understand why people would feel uncomfortable to watch controversial films due to the fact that one will not know what to expect and there is no warning of what to expect from the beginning. This movie consists of sex, bad language, alcohol and drugs. This movie opened up my eyes a lot, I was able to learn a few things from this movie and it was a breath of fresh air other than reading from textbooks.