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Homework #6

Fan made movies that visit scene of filming locations are really good for the movie itself and for the people that watch the movie. when people visit the film locations it shows the viewers many details that are not shown in the film such as how run down the places are from the many retakes they do to get the scene down. it can also show aftermath of explosion scenes and how dangerous it is for the actors to do those scenes and how much work it gets done to make sure everyone is safe and to get the scene done in that one take only. when people deconstruct film into the smallest detail for everyone to see i think that is when you can tell how good a director is really. by breaking down the film into the smallest details we can see the importance of the background and how they are suppose to contribute to how the story gets told. also by deconstructing the film the viewers get to see they way the director wants to tell the story in the film and why he connects certain scenes together or tells certain scenes the way it is told.

Homework #4 – 5 Centimeters Per Second

Out of all the movies i have seen i believe that 5 Centimeters Per Second is of the best ones. This animated movie is directed by Makoto Shinkai who also wrote the script too. Even though the movie is animated it still cost around 25 Million Yen to make which is only about 270K in US. It may not cost a lot in USD but 25M Yen is also not a small amount for a animated film being made in Japan. The reason i picked this movie is because at first you look at the movie and a lot of people would pass by it because it is animated but when u see the movie this movie created a master piece with a small budget compare to movies made with actors. The movie draws the viewers in with a simple yet touching story that is told in three different parts but not only is the story really good the art work they used in the background which is based off places that can be found in Japan is beautiful to look at. The backgrounds used were so good that it has been found that another animation company has said to plagiarized them in their own animated movies. To inspire those who have not watch this movie or any of Makoto Shinkai movies i will leave a picture a background used in the movie.

Homework #2 Lord of The Rings – Fellowship of The Ring

The opening scene for The Lord of The Rings is so compelling because it introduces the 3 races that are in power of land which are humans(those who wanted more power), elves(those who were immortal, wisest and fairest), and dwarfs(those who were master craftsmen and miners of the mountain). While, introducing the 3 races, it also tells the importance of the rings that were made for each race. The talk starts slow and then slowly gets more intense when they talk about the one ring that was made secretly and how much power that one ring has. The ending of the scene just shows the importance of the ring and why it must be destroyed. The war where humans and elves formed an alliance to destroy the ring was almost lost because of the power of the ring that was made secretly. This scene is just so good that it shows why the ring must be destroyed while trying to get the audience excited slowly.