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Final homework

I don’t know if this is really considered an ending scene, but I do love this after credit scene from Deadpool. He does his signature style which is talk to the audience, and he even gives a tiny hint of what’s to come – which is that they will be having Cable (a character). Another reason why I love this ending is for the fact that he tells the people to clean up after themselves in the movie theaters (which is very convenient to the people who work in the movies such as myself). My general manager even insisted in putting this scene at the end of every movie just so people won’t leave their mess behind which I find to be hilarious. Besides that, this ending scene is like the movie Get Him to the Greek directed by Nicholas Stoller, who has famous rapper, P.diddy, telling the audience to go home.

My actual favorite ending scene is from the movie Human Centipede 3, but I can’t find a video of it anywhere. As everyone knows I am an extreme gore fan, and of course I would pick a movie like that. The only reason I like that ending scene is because for the first time a human centipede didn’t seem like a bad idea. I mean why feed every single prisoner (whose done bad to this world) when you can just feed one of them and they all get fed. Especially in the human caterpillar where they cut off the people’s arms and legs because they were sentenced for like, so why even waste time feeding all of them – and people’s hard earning money.

homework #4

As I watched the short film that Herve Attia made, all I continued thinking was of the ‘find what’s different’ game that everyone used to play.  There was certainly a numerous amount of differences. Buildings were demolished, some places seem drier, the color of paint was different, and even fences were built around certain areas.    Some places were still some what the same (besides the remodeling) like The Tides restaurant. Although the name changed  (it used to be The Tides Restaurant, but now its just simply The Tides), it still has the same concept – as in, its not a house, its still a place people go and dine.   I liked how the places used to look in Hitchcock’s film though just because in the beginning you see that the palm trees look bigger and healthier (obviously nature is getting ruined by the amount of toxics this present world releases now), and I love how Hitchcock shows the newsstand where it has a San Francisco poster, making it obvious to the audience where they are – unfortunately it’s not there anymore.

Attia does have a unique hobby, as I never would of thought people would do this just for the fun of it. It is kind of nice though, being able to revisit a certain place and seeing how time has effected the area. I do find it interesting that he chose this movie, is it because he loves San Francisco just as much? Or maybe because he enjoyed The Birds? I personally cannot stand this movie, I love scary movies, but this movie just creeps me out. The idea of birds being able to hurt a human that is over 10 times their size just sounds scary (plus I’m scared of pigeons overall).

Jump Cuts from A Space Odyssey (Hw #3)

Jump cuts is when a director records one shot and moves to another shot – the scenes transitions immediately. The movie I chose I actually googled to find a scene with a jump cut that doesn’t have to do with people communicating, like Breathless. This movie was directed by Stanley Kubrick in 2001, A Space Odyssey.  In the scene below he uses the technique jump cut to demonstrate the transition of a bone that was thrown. It does a huge jump cut when it goes from the bone to actually becoming a space object – it even changes the setting from a light sky to outer space.  You get more jump cuts as the space object goes down to earth – you see it getting closer to the planet. In the very first cut scene you see the bone getting thrown up, and then you automatically get another cut scene to what seems to appear the bone heading downward (which confuses me because it goes all the way into space). In the next cut scene the director chooses to have an amazing time gap where million years have passed. From my understanding this whole scene indicates evolution. It started with a man-made object, a bone, and within time and technology advancing the bone turned into a space object.


Nelsy’s homework #2: Opening Scene of Saw VII

As i’ve said in my previous post, I love gory movies (especially Saw), so what’s a better opening scene than the last Saw movie that came out. This is the opening scene to Saw VII, every opening scene to the Saw sequel, the director chooses to start with a trap and somebody ( or some people) trying to escape it. This particular opening scene always fascinates me just because it tells you right away what the movie is going to be about, and the director didn’t even have to spend so much money. Also, it gets straight to the point with action which makes it better for the audience to stay interested from beginning to end. For Saw being a sequel I think the director did an excellent job telling a story that actually connected in all the movies. Every single Saw has to do with the character named Jigsaw who sees potential in people being able to change their ways, so he gives them an opportunity for them to think of what they’ve done wrong and try and change themselves, but of course things come with sacrifices just like the action the people have done which led them to where they are now with 2 choices, to live or die.

Overall, the beginning to Saw VII lets you know that the movie is going to be about people having to make choices and sacrifices. What’s a better way to open such a bloody, gory movie for the seventh time, than to get right to the point?!