Film Clip Analysis Based on the Films “Amelie” and “Lord of the Rings”

The era of the 2000s was important for the development of world cinema, as the directors obtained the opportunities to use the variety of digital tools for creating of their films. Some of them preferred to add outstanding and impressive visions for attracting the attention of their audience, whereas the others shocked the audience with their realism. Considering the two great examples of cinematograph – Amelie by French director jean-Pierre Jeunet and Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings, it is clear that both belong to the top list of the brightest reflections of the innovative style and approaches of the film directors of the 2000s, however the believable escapism of Lord of the Rings seems to produce stronger effect upon the audience.

Art direction and design of production were of great importance for the works of Jeunet, because he utilized visual treatment as the basis for presentation of his stories and his characters. His application of CG- generated imagery helped to create a real international hit- Amelie. The scenes of Amelie, such as for example the view of the clouds transform into puffy animals, as the reflection of her imagination or the melting of Amelie to the floor at the moment of the meeting with the person, whom she was in love with, were created with the help of CG imagery. It is evident that Jeunet was under the impact of the French New Wave in the 1960s, aiming at making the borders of the communicated message much wider and larger in his movie. The technique of narrative intrusion became popular by filmmakers in 2000s. In Jeunet’s Amelie it is also applied. The use of this approach is revealed in the way of introduction of the characters, when the audience gets the information about their likes and dislikes, and they look straight into the camera, creating an effect of direct eye contact with the audience. In addition there appears a list in graphic titles on the screen. Amelie addresses the audience, looking and talking just into the camera and it might seem that she is able to see the viewers and to communicate with them. Most probably the director aimed at revealing the new shades of such human feelings and themes as those of love, destiny and chance in life, when he used his intrusion approach. Love and happiness are central priorities for the lives of most individuals, however such realistic approach is too intensified and rich for a movie and this is the reason, why believable escapism of Lord of the Rings seems to be more preferable. The movie adaptations of the J.R.R Tolkien’s famous three-volume fantasy novel, made by Jackson, are considered to be groundbreaking. The application of the digital tools contributed to creation of an unbelievable live-action story for the audience. The effects, made with the help of the innovative motion-capture technologies, helped to create utterly realistic visions of the characters and settings. The viewers had the chance to plunge into the world, which was created in such realistic manner that it became one of the best forms of realism in fantastic imaging. The images had the characteristics of physical truth, which altered completely the perception of them by the audience. The fact that Jackson used such weapons and costumes, which could be associated with authentic history, was one more step towards adding realism to the film. The audience believed that the prehistoric places and their inhabitants looked exactly in this way and this is probably the strongest point of The Lord of the Rings in comparison to Amelie. Also Jackson managed to change the general perception of escapism, showing that escapism is an integral part of human nature, and there is a strong connection between it and reality and thus there is no need to cover or criticize it.

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