When we go to the movies we are witnessing a real situation that has been magnified so that we can see all the angles and nuances that accompaniment any problem or issue. The members of the audience that are watching the film are made to feel sympathetic with the character, or at least feel some emotion toward the character, that helps them to identify with the people in the movie. This helps the audience members enjoy the escape that the film provides.
There was a time before the use of home theater systems when the only way that you could view a movie without interruption was to go to the movie theater. The experience of sitting in a darkened theater with a giant screen was a part of the whole experience. Today, many people try to duplicate this experience in their home with the use of large screen televisions and home theater components.
For those who are studying film making, enjoying the films of the 1930's and 40's are one way that you can see film making at its best. During this time, the best films that have ever been made were created. This era in film making was filled with the best directors and actors that have ever come out of Hollywood.
When you watch these films you will see that the aim of the filmmaker is to grab the emotions of the audience through the film and the characters in the film. Today's filmmaker needs to find the best way to grab the heart and mind of today's moviegoers.
The pace of the film is one of the ways that the filmmaker can control the emotions that are felt by the audience. The experiences that the characters have on the screen are also the way into the hearts of the filmmaker. The main character should be in pursuit of a goal during the course of the movie. The plot should introduce obstacles to the main character in pursuit of his goal.
Through the story the character should grow and change from the person that he was in the beginning of the film. This how a movie becomes meaningful. When characters in a movie do not change and grow the film will not become one of the memorable films that we all know and love.
The scenes of the film are used to tell the story. The filmmaker will need to decide which scenes are used in the movie and which ones will be left out. The personal style of the filmmaker is used to determine the importance of each scene.
The filmmaker will need to determine if a particular scene will move the plot forward and what would happen if it were left out. It is important to determine what would happen if any of the scenes were left out of a movie. To do this, try to see the film, as an audience member would view it and ask if it gives the audience a clearer understanding of the story.
All movies start with a question at the beginning and a solution when it finishes. All of the dialogue and action in the movie will be a part of finding the answer to that question. It is the filmmaker's job to interest and engage the audience enough so that they care about the solution.
Some of the best movies are the ones that involve plot twists that leave the audience guessing till the very end what will happen next. Keeping the audience on the edge of their seats is not just true of suspense films. When a filmmaker can do this, he has really created something wonderful for the audience.