Download and read online Der Rhythmus der Filme Once Upon a Time in America und Cotton Club in Bezug auf das Verh ltnis von Ton und Montage in PDF and EPUB Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 1999 im Fachbereich Filmwissenschaft, Note: keine, Freie Universität Berlin (Filmwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Proseminar: Einführung in die Filmanalyse, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der allgemeine Vergleich dieser beiden Spielfilme bietet sich aufgrund des Genres, des Jahres der Veröffentlichung und nicht zuletzt des Zeitraumes ihrer thematischen Bezugnahme geradezu an. Der Film „Once Upon a Time in America“ des Regisseurs Sergio Leone und „Cotton Club“ von Francis Ford Coppola schildern das Gangstermilieu des New York der dreißiger Jahre und sind beide im Jahre 1984 erschienen. Zum Vergleich des filmischen Rhythmus möchte ich die „Steppers Scene“(1) aus dem „Cotton Club“ mit der Szene der Diamantenübergabe (2) aus „Once Upon a Time in America“ vergleichen. In beiden Fällen handelt es sich um einen „Showdown“ im Film, in dem mit vielfältigen Mitteln der indirekten Spannungserzeugung durch Ton und Montage auf den/die Höhepunkt(e) der Szene hingearbeitet wird. Inhaltlich fast identisch, handelt es sich um die brutale Ermordung mehrerer Gangster durch ihre Konkurrenten, von denen sie überraschend und kaltblütig mit mehreren Salven aus Maschinenpistolen getötet werden. Aus dem Vergleich der formellen Umsetzung jedoch, lassen sich bedeutende Unterscheidungsmerkmale ableiten, die exemplarisch für den allgemeinen Charakter der Werke stehen. [...]
Download and read online Once Upon a Time in PDF and EPUB This nostalgic text brims with gentle philosophies and descriptions of how we used to live — self-sufficiently — on land, in homes, and among things built by hand. The author's charming illustrations celebrate our heritage and the spirit that nurtured it, but also recall the vanished joys of America's pioneer past. 44 line illustrations.
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