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The style of directing is like a human handwriting - it is individual for every master of cinema. Sometimes, having switched the channel and stumbled upon an unfamiliar film, it is possible only by a few "tricks" of the cameraman's shooting, the method of editing, the development of the plot and the actors to determine who is the master of this masterpiece. However, not all aspects of the author's style are listed here. Let's remember together the famous directors and their works, which most vividly reflect the individual style of the masters of cinema.
A genius who turns every work into a masterpiece. However, not everyone likes his films, because each of them is filled with cruelty, shootings, chases and murders. Very often, his characters fall into a "Mexican impasse", when several pistols are simultaneously directed at each of the characters. Well, and of course, a sea of blood! There is so much of it that sometimes it seems that your clothes will soon become scarlet too. Nevertheless, all his "antiheroes" are so skillfully revealed that the viewer is even imbued with their problems and begins to empathize. This is the genius of Quentin as a screenwriter - long dialogues are saturated with humor and irony, and sometimes the whole meaning of the film is built on them.
And yet, analyzing all the "tricks" of Tarantino, it is necessary to remember the characteristic shots. So, for example, very often the camera shows the heroes as if from below - for example, from an open trunk. And also female feet. Quentin himself did not call them his fetish, but very often this part of the female body is shown in close-ups in the director's pictures.
An English gentleman also loves gangster showdowns, but he does it in a more sophisticated way. Usually his characters are guys from the darkest London places, their speech is filled with cockney-style words, and with a strong accent, and their conversations are full of marginal jokes. And, of course, they constantly manage to get into something. The director manages to whip up the atmosphere with the help of a kind of editing, which is called "clip". It constantly alternates between static frames and dynamics, often using zoom and freeze frame. For example: the cinematographer and director could fit the plot of the action movie "Lock, Stock, Two Barrels" in 1 minute and 20 seconds.
And another of Guy Ritchie's favorite tricks is the use of voiceover by one of the characters. Indeed, in a series of rapidly developing events, this voice helps the viewer to orientate more easily, moreover, in this way, some confidence is achieved.
But this director is called "the king of blockbusters" - his paintings are among the highest grossing, according to the latest data, having collected at the box office 5, 7 billion dollars. He brilliantly makes film versions of comics and disaster films, although not all film critics agree with this: Michael Bay was nominated six times for the Golden Raspberry anti-award and won it twice. The films of this director are easily recognizable by their fast and rhythmic shooting. The average frame change time varies in 2-3 seconds, so that sometimes it is difficult for the human eye to understand anything. The director loves to use Teal & Orange color correction in films, which, with such a quick edit, creates the necessary contrast.
In addition, in the paintings, the action often takes place at sunset or on a fiery background, which, in combination with the cold blue sky, gives the desired effect. And the director's work is easy to recognize by the abundance of American flags and the patriotic speeches of the heroes.
Another fan of fantastic stories is Tim Burton, but his works immerse the viewer more in a fairy tale and appeal more to the mind than to the desire to show an amusement movie. Perhaps some will consider his work a little gloomy and even made in the Gothic style, but you, too, once loved stories about the mysterious, seasoned with a little "horror stories" as a child. Therefore, the director chooses the color scheme in dark cold tones, which only enhance the effect of unreality. Is it dusk, fog, or has the Sun disappeared forever? At the same time, at least one of the heroes must use white make-up, creating the feeling of a dead body. And the very theme of death is close to the director. Another distinguishing feature of Burton as a director is that he has favorites - Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp star in almost every film.
An American director whose work cannot be confused with anyone else's. At the same time, Anderson's authorship can be traced not only in the style of filming, but also in all aspects of creating films from writing a script, selecting music to editing and producing. As he himself said, in each of his work there are personal experiences, his perception of the world around him or the world of his emotions. For example, Wes calls The Kingdom of the Full Moon "a memory of fantasy," and the story of The Tenenbaum Family is inspired by his childhood reflections on divorce. Often, the director's paintings are compared to a work of art - they are so beautiful and verified. Often they use decorations, and even the drawing or arrangement of which is similar to the pattern.
Another favorite technique of the master is centering. The frame is so symmetrical that sometimes it seems that the heroes will now begin to move in sync. In this case, the camera is almost always fixed motionless, and if it moves, it follows the movement of the hero in the frame. And one more indisputable "trick" of the director is the monochrome visual picture. It is bright, but not due to the variegation, but thanks to the filigree colors of the costumes and decorations.
British comedy master Edgar Wright became famous for his sense of humor, which he reveals with the help of the camera. It is he who loves to "make fun" of ordinary things, filming them at an accelerated pace. For example, how to show the painful anticipation of the trip? With the help of several shots: here is a train moving, here is a man with a tired face, here he is sitting, looking at the time, out the window - and now the tail of the train and the inscription "TAXI". Quick editing - and routine action looks new. Often, the director uses a split screen, which helps to divide the action of the plot into two frames. Well, he often jokes, applying the original method of editing gluing: he breaks it up or connects it with the help of some event.
Edgar Wright's style is also easily recognizable from the many parodies of popular films and video games. For example, his work Scott Pilgrim vs. All is built as one big video game reference. And from a young age, Edgar was a music lover and even shot two music videos for his girlfriend and several videos for British music groups. Therefore, the director verifies the musical accompaniment of his films literally before each shot. For example, in the movie "Baby Drive" the soundtrack is used not as an organic ending to the story, but as a two-way force in the development of the plot. It is noteworthy that now, receiving excellent royalties for his work, the director sincerely believes: "ideas always exceed the budget."
This director has several tried and tested techniques for intriguing the viewer. Firstly, his paintings are notable for the nonlinearity of the plot. Often episodes of the past intersect with shots from the future, the development of several plot lines can occur in parallel, and even occur in reverse chronological order - remember at least the picture "Remember". Secondly, Nolan's favorite "highlight" is at the very beginning of the story to show an ordinary object, which at the end of the picture will suddenly turn out to be almost the most important object.
For example, remember the spinning top from the painting "Inception". And thirdly, a modern director, no wonder, prefers “naturalness” in filming. Even for Interstellar, his team went to work not in the studio pavilions, but to the surreal landscapes of Iceland.