The three voices were used interchangeably, except for the last speech, which was performed by Gregg. Each had deceased, domineering mothers, had sealed off a room in their home as a shrine to her, and dressed in women's clothes. However, unlike Bates, Gein is not strictly considered a serial killerhaving been charged with murder only twice. Peggy RobertsonHitchcock's long-time assistant, read Anthony Boucher 's positive review of the novel in his "Criminals at Large" column and decided to show the book to her employer, even though studio readers at Paramount Pictures had already rejected its premise for a film.
I really hesitated to put it online since it sucks and was the first essay I had written in many years. In the end I decided that it was worth the humiliation if it made me a better writer. If I were to do it again, it would have less bullshit but it would still be crap.
It tells the story of a young man Tomek and his obsession with an older woman Magda who lives in the apartment across the street.
The sequence plays an important part in the narrative of the story as well as having a strong filmic style. In fact, the style provides at least as much to the narrative in the sequence as the actual on-screen action of which there is little.
Despite being the last sequence of the film, the sequence does not provide a conclusion, leaving a powerful and open ending. Position of the Sequence in the Narrative The film tells the story of a strange and innocent love.
Tomek is obsessed with Magda and spends most of his life spying on her or attempting to attract her attention. When she discovers his obsession she becomes involved with Tomek and betrays him, causing him to slit his wrists. When Magda realises what she has done she becomes obsessed with Tomek, spying on his apartment waiting for his return and asking strangers for information.
Magda has been incapable of standard love since the incident she turns her old lover awayand shows in the sequence that she dreams of Tomek being her companion. Style The sequence has an extremely strong style, particularly in the narrative function and the lighting of actors.
Narrative The sequence functions as a climax to the narrative action of the film but does not bring closure. At the beginning of the sequence it is clear that the loving obsession that Tomek had with Magda has now been reversed.
The dialogue and action in the sequence is simple, and can be divided into three main sections. This section has a positive feel, possibly trying to give the viewer a feeling that a happy ending is not far away. This contradicts the positive feeling of the first section by showing that it will be difficult for Magda, and that she must attempt to understand her obsession with Tomek.
In the dream, Tomek touches Magda on the shoulder, in a very innocent and reassuring manner. She dreams of a more sensuous touch across her face and neck, knowing that Tomek is not completely capable of this action.
She then dreams of her touching him in a similar manner. The sequence ends with Magda opening her eyes, possibly realising that she would be incapable of loving Tomek, because she would want more than an innocent love, or possibly realising that she would be content with the innocent love.
The interaction of image and music play an important part in the narrative. The music acts at the beginning and end of the sequence to provide feeling, strengthening the images in the dream sequence.
There is almost no speech or other sound adding to the narrative. In fact the scenes without music are almost disturbingly quiet, with the landlady obviously ensuring that Magda does not interrupt the quiet by talking.A Short Film about Love - Krzysztof Kieslowski. An examination of a scene from Krzysztof Kieslowski’s feature-length adaption of a short movie in his Dekalog, ”A Short Film about Love” (Krotki film o milosci)..
This is an essay I wrote in for my college/university Film Studies course. The film industry is a profession that most people automatically write off as impossible to get into.
â€œGood luck with that,â€ people will say with a smirk when you tell them of your intentions. â€œItâ€™s not what you know, itâ€™s who you know; and you donâ€™t know anyone.â€.
Glass Jaw Glass Jaw is the redemption story of Travis Austin, a one time champion boxer who goes to prison and loses everything. After his release, he experiences the trials and tribulations of redeeming his reputation, his belt, and his true love. A comprehensive, coeducational Catholic High school Diocese of Wollongong - Albion Park Act Justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God Micah Apr 20, · A Short Film About Love is an expanded film version of part of The Decalogue.
See more» Goofs When Tomek goes out onto the roof above Magda's flat, his black eye and split lip are gone. They reappear when he goes back into the building. See more» Connections Referenced in /10(K). Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a minute theatrical program of eight short films from the edition of the January Festival.