Analysis of the Documentary Tradition for the 8 Films – Movie Review Example

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The paper "Analysis of the Documentary Tradition for the 8 Films" is an excellent example of a movie review on visual arts and film studies. ETRE ET AVOIR Etre et Avoir is a French documentary film made in 2002 and directed by Nicolas Philibert. The title of the film literally translated means to ‘ To be and to have’ . The film won Sacramento French Film Festival Audience Prize in the year 2003. the film is a fly on the wall documentary. The main plot of the film is how we learn to live with others and their wishes.

The film is based in a single small classroom in a village small French village in Auvergne, which had a population of just over 200. The teacher is George Lopez including the basics of mathematics, reading, and writing. There are quite a few fun activities also at the school such as baking pancakes, picnicking in the sun, etc. Lopez concentrates on preparing the children for the world outside his small classroom. They are encouraged to express their feelings and to settle disputes with reasoning. Back at home, the children help the parents in small chores and also do their homework.

The children at the end of the year look forward to the next year, visiting the middle school and meeting children coming in the fall. KOYAANISQATSI Koyaanisqatsi is a film directed by Godfrey Reggio and was released in 1982. It is also known as Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance which is the literal translation of the word, Koyaanisqatsi in Hopi language. The movie is the first of the Qatsi trilogy of films and is considered to be the best.

The film centers around the different aspects of the relationship between humans, nature, and technology. Koyaanisqatsi is mainly filmed using slow motion and time-lapse photography of various locations of cities and of natural beauty in the United States. The film has no dialogues or voice-over narration but is the main tone is set by the music and the visual images. The main theme of the film is humans and the environment but as such, there is no plot in the film. The meaning of the movie has can be interpreted by different viewers in their own sense.

The film can be appreciated by different people in many different ways.      

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