Media Madness – This Week – Directors

Due to the popularity of Question Roulette the past few years, I thought it was time to jump to another book with lots of questions. This time the book is called Music Madness Mayhem – the book covers everything from film, television, music, and much more! So every week we will be covering questions from the book until we run out! I am not going to number them this time as I am going to be doing the book in a random order!

Topic of the week –  Directors

This weeks topic we take a look at the world of Film Directors and stylings of film. Whilst I love watching movies, I am not one of these people that watch a film because the Director won an Oscar or is reknowned I usually watch them if they are about a topic I find really interesting. So don’t expect this to be a really eye opening article for you film geeks – it won’t be.

In A Film About Your Life, Who Would You Choose and Why?

This is an interesting question as it really depends on how you would want your life to look on the screen! So I thought I would write a few directors down to sort of explain how I would like each film style to look.

Tim Burton –  Life isn’t like the movies it is probably pretty dull if you compare it to one but imagine Tim Burton taking your life and putting his twist on it! I think it would be pretty cool to see how he turns it into something obscure and gothic and heighten it to another level.

Richard Curtis – If you want someone to Direct a comedy based around your life then you call in Richard Curtis as he is a legend at creating some of the best Rom Coms and Comedys in the industry. I think it would be really interesting to see what he does to your life story and who he casts in what role.

John Lasseter – Imagine if your life was an animation and imagine that the Pixar Director John Lasseter Directed it for you, imagine how amazing that would be! The best thing about animation is that you do not even have to BE a human you could be an animal, an object – the possibilities are endless!

Best Look 

500 Days Of Summer, Marc Webb – I adore this film as there is so much to love about the look of this movie. I adore the colour grading and the graphics that intertwine throughout it is so good and so clever that I never get bored of watching it because of the look.

Inception, Christopher Nolan – This film is so unique and the way the film looks is what really pushes what you see on the screen to be striking and cause so much debate. There is so many well filmed shots in this film and the look of it is amazing.

Gladiator, Ridley Scott – I felt this film needed a shout out even though it is a film that I am not a fan of. We studied this at GCSE level Media to analyse what Mis-En-Scene is and how it can be used to heighten cinematography. There are some really pretty shots in this film that mean and say a lot to the audience.

Best Director and Film

Christopher Nolan –  The Prestige –  I know I have mentioned Christopher Nolan already on this list but this film when I first saw it blew my mind. This Director has such an amazing way of bringing characters to life and this is a film which may be about magicians but it is such a well thought out narrative that it is like no other.

James Gunn – Guardians Of The Galaxy – How do you know a good director? He makes a film that people who are not even a fan of the superhero genre can thoroughly enjoy as a stand alone. I have a friend who never watches this genre but absolutely loves this film They find it really funny and really exciting to watch. I love this film, it is so good, I love it because it is so different, the characters are so relatable and it is just so hilarious.

Chaplin Chaplin – The Circus – Fun fact, Chaplin was not happy with the outcome of this film so left out even talking about it in his autobopgraphy. If this film is what he classes as his not one of his bests then you can imagine what the films are like that he adores. I love this film and it is one of my favourite Chaplin films it is just so so funny. There are so many funny moments and the skill in the stunts are fantastic.


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