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Analyzing The Movie
2015/09/15
10:03 AM
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nancy
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Post your thoughts on Life Is beautiful for the following:
1. Was it Classical, Formal or Realistic and briefly explain why.
2. How was light and dark used in the film?
3. Name the three shots that were most prevalent in the film and an example of each.

2017/09/25
9:23 AM
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This movie I think was realistic because it was based on a true story and on a real event that happened. Light and dark are used in a sense that in the beginning there was a lot of light used for the happy and funny time and then towards the end they used dark to show the sadness and gruesomeness of the war. the three shots used where aerial when they show the people walking away towards the end, up close when the boy was in the box and was scared for what was going to happen to his dad, and two shot when the doctor and guido where talking in the restaurant and guido realizes that the doctor isa going crazy.

2017/09/25
9:23 AM
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Kaylee
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This movie is realistic because it pertains to something that happened in real life. Light and dark as used in the film alternatively as the movie progressed. The beginning of the movie was very light because it was a easy, funny, and light hearted. As the movie progressed the light became much darker as the movie got more serious. Three shots in the film were close up, when they were trying to express fear or concern, full when they were trying to show the character from head to toe, as well as a two shot to show the boy and the fathers relationship.

2017/09/25
9:24 AM
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1. This film was realistic because the events that took place in the film directly represented true events in real life.
2. The film started out with bright light because everyone was happy and then once the family is taken the film slowly gets darker and darker. Once the mom and the son leave the camp the sun comes out and they are free.
3.A two shot is used when Guido and the doctor are discussing the riddle in order to show both of the subjects. An close up shot was used to show the Joshua laughing at his father when he was hiding to give the audience some relief in all the chaos. A medium shot was used when Dora was shown multiple times to show her emotion such as when she was shown listening to the music and to her husband and son talking to her over the speaker.

2017/09/25
9:24 AM
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1. The movie was realistic because it was based off of an event that actually happened.
2. Light was used in the film when there were happy moments and good times. Dark was used during sad times, like in the concentration camps.
3. Long shot was used when they were in the concentration camp and were showing a scene from a long distance. They used deep-focus shot when lots of things were happening so you were able to see everything being portrayed. They used eye-level shots when two people were talking or when a single person was feeling an emotion so that you were able to feel the emotion the character had.

2017/09/25
9:25 AM
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I would consider the movie a realistic movie since it’s actually based on a true story and real life events. in the beginning of the movie, the film used high-intensity lighting since it was in fact more of an upbeat, comedic standpoint. But, as the movie progresses the movie the film uses more dark lighting since the setting and the dynamic of the story just goes deeper in terms of them being in a dark time (concentration camp). Different types of camera angles were used such as extreme long shot while they were in barreling through the crowd of people in the beginning and when they were in the actual concentration camp. They used an extreme close-up shot to emphasize the little boys fear while in the box. Also the use of oblique camera angles made the sense of anxiety and fear grow even more throughout the film.

2017/09/25
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This film is realistic because it based on a true story. In the beginning of the movie the film had light, like in the restaurant or in the opera house. As the time went on in the movie, the film began to get darker as the mood also began to grow darker. The light/darkness in the film really helps set the mood. Extreme up close shots of the little boys face where you could see his fear through his eyes. They used extreme long shot also throughout the film to help show all of the people that were in the camp. The extreme long shot really is helpful in capturing crowds of people at single times. Full shot is also used constantly to help show the body language of the Guido.

2017/09/25
9:25 AM
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1. This movie is realistic because it is based off of real life events that happened.
2. The movie was lighter in the beginning when the movie had a comical feel, but as they characters entered the concentration camp the light got a lot darker because the mood changed from funny to depressing. This made the viewers feel light and happy during the beginning but sadder as time went on.
3. Extreme close up shots of the little boys face and the fathers face show emotions to show the fear and sadness in their eyes. They used extreme long shot to show all of the crowds people in the camp and all the devastation that it caused. They used full shot to show body language so you can capture the fear through how the characters move their body, like when Guido would pick up Joshua and hug him and carry him and try to keep him safe.

2017/09/25
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Maya
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Life Is Beautiful is a realistic film because it is based off of a true story. The beginning of the movie used bright lighting because it was more comical but the end of the movie has more dark/natural lighting. The dark/natural lighting sets a more serious mood when they arrive to the concentration camp. Deep focus shots were used a lot in the film. For example, when Joshua is hiding in the box and we see his dad walking by from Joshua’s point of view. They also use a lot of full shots and close-ups. The close-ups show the emotions of the characters when there is little to no dialogue.

2017/09/25
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1. This movie was realistic because it is based of a true story and the events that happened in the film actually happened.
2. Light and dark was used in this film to show the difference from when they were at home and when they were sent to the camp. In the beginning of the movie everything was bright and happy but when the boy ad his father were taken to the camp everything got darker. When the father was shot it was dark outside but when the boy and the mother are free it is light outside to show how happy they are to be out of the camp.
3. The film uses close-up when the doctor is telling the father he can not solve this riddle and it is driving him insane. There is a close-up on the father to show how confused he is. Another shot used in the film is the extreme long shot. This shot is used when the father climbs up high and is trying to avoid being shown in the light. You can see the whole building and the light going past him. The last shot used is the medium shot. This shot is used to show emotion in the characters face and it is used in the movie to show the worry on the fathers face and how sad the mom is when the father and son are taken to the camp.

2017/09/25
9:26 AM
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1. The film was realistic because the movie relates to real times in history and accurately displays the events.

2. The colors played a huge role in the story. The beginning the theme was very happy and therefor the colors were very bright and happy. Towards the end the film, the colors are very dark and gloomy symbolizing a bad time. When Josh was saved the colors were bright again.

3. Extreme Long shot when everybody was finally free, extreme closeup, when Guido talks to the doctor and shows the doctors discomfort, and

2017/09/25
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1. Realistic because the movie relates to real world problems . It showed in detail how terrible what was happening truly was.
2. In the beginning of the movie there is a lot of light but as the movie progresses the light gets darker and darker as the movie continues to get more and more sad. At the end of the movie there is light again because Joshua was safe and he got to meet back up with his mother.
3.There was a close up when Guido was talking to the doctor to show the expression on his face of confusion. Extreme long shot was used when at the end of the movie before Joshua came out of the box and everyone was leaving the camp. Oblique was used as well.

2017/09/25
9:26 AM
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Sophie
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1. The film was realistic because of the story line is based off of real life.
2.The lighting in the movie help portray the happy and sad ones. The before the time at the camp the film was very bright while at the camp it started to darken.
3. Long shot was use to show the scene of the camp to grasp the feel of the place. Deep focus was used to show object at all different ranges. Close up is used to show important of one character.

2017/09/25
9:26 AM
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1. The movie is in the classical style. The “film making” (Light, sound etc…) are hidden. It is also presented in Chronological order.
2. It was light in the beginning to show the comedic side, and darker near the end to show the horrible happenings.
3. The close up shot of the doctor when he was trying to figure out the riddle is important to show his facial expressions so you can see he is going insane.
The medium shot at the end with Dora and her son was powerful to see the relic on Dora and the happiness of the son.
The long shot of guide’s death was well used. By not showing the action onscreen, it makes Guido’s death much harder to accept, which appropriately shows grief.

2017/09/25
9:26 AM
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Emilee
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Life Is Beautiful is a realistic movie.
The film was lighter in the beginning of the story, but towards the end the film got darker because of what was going on. At the end of the movie it goes back to being light because they were freed.
The director of the film used different types of shot. They used close-up shot to express the emotions of the different characters- fear, joy, confusion.
The director also used extreme long shot during the beginning of some scenes to see the whole set.
The director used full shot to show some of the characters.

2017/09/25
9:27 AM
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1.) The movie Life Is Beautiful is a classical film. It has realistic aspects following to a true story but isn’t abstract like a formal or documentary-like like a realistic. It falls in the genre of a classical movie which is the most common movie we’d watch.
2.)The shift from light to day in the movie went along with the mood of the movie. In the beginning of the movie, The lighting was high-key and cheery due to the movies comical feel. In the beginning it was a slapstick comedy where certain comical features are emphasized. However, towards the middle of the movie the lighting changes to dark and depressing. This happens when they’re all taken to the concentration camp and the mood shifts from cheerful to dreary and the lighting helps to emphasize this shift.
3.) The three shots that were most prevalent in the film were the full shot, the high angle shot and the extreme close up. An example of the full shot is when Dora and Guido first met at the engagement party. For much of the time afterward while they’re walking around and having conversation, they are shot as full shots. An example of the high angle shit is at the end where Joshua is alone staring up at the US Army Tank. This shot is from above but not quite birds eye view. The third shot is the extreme close up. An example of this shot is when they zoom in on Joshua’s eye while he is hiding in the box and his eyes are emphasized.

2017/09/25
9:27 AM
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The film was Realistic because the movie shows the actual world. In the beginning of the movie it was lighter out because it signified happiness and towards the end it was darker because the movie became sad. There was an extreme closeup on the main characters face when talking to the nazi to show expression. There was an oblique shot during the main character talking t the little boy. There was an extreme long shot the day after the man was killed in the alleyway.

2017/09/25
6:04 PM
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Reese
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1. The film “Life is Beautiful” is considered realistic because of its attempts to depict the real world without actually showing the exact spots in which the story took place.
2. Light and dark played an important role in the film. At first, it was light and happy. Then, as the war continued, the light changed to darkness. Finally, at the end, it was light again when the Joshua was reunited with his mother.
3. A two shot was used while the doctor and Guido were discussing the riddle. The purpose of this was to show both of the subjects. A shot from above, but not a birds eye view is a high angle shot. This is displayed at the end of the film when the Joshua is staring up at the United States tank. Close ups of Guido and his wife were used constantly throughout the film to show their emotions.

2017/10/04
8:57 PM
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1. Life is Beautiful was a realistic movie because its characters, plot, and setting were all very believable .
2. In the beginning of the movie, the storyline was was happy and upbeat causing there to be a lot of light and bright colors to appear. However, once the storyline becomes dangerous and scary for the characters the bright colors began to fade and the dark started to take over. Though at the end of the movie once the camp was set free the sun came out and it was bright again.
3. Throughout this movie I thought extreme close ups were used a lot to portray the main characters’ reactions and emotions instead of dialogue. For example, when the doctor and Guido are at the special dinner party. Guido thought the doctor was going to help him and his son though all the doctor really wanted was a riddle answer. Through this close up you can see the sadness and disappointment in Guido’s eyes. Another shot used a majority of the film was the close up. The close up was used a lot in the beginning of the film showing Guido’s and and the princess’s feelings towards each other after each run in with each other. Lastly the medium shot was also prevalent in the film. This shot came up a lot when Guido and his son were talking.

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