Literary Elements of Film
The universe is made of these elements, earth, air, fire, water ironically they can also be elements used in a film. However, before a film makes it to the screen, some elements are needed from the literary world first. The commonality that these two types of elements, is in the number, a “filmmaker may choose to focus on” “one of the four other major elements.”(Boggs-Petrie) The films major elements are “plot, emotional effect or mood, character, and style or texture.”(Boggs-Petrie, 2008 p.20) When these literary elements are fused together successfully with the universal elements by a filmmaker, unforgettable films are produced. What makes a film unforgettable is specifically related to the directors “focus on emotional effect or mood”(Boggs-Petrie, 2008 p.20) when our emotions are invoked, our response to the film can be entrancing. This paper will be focusing on the emotional effect or mood of a film, and a particular memorable film that combined the use of words with universal elements to lead “to a single powerful emotional effect.”(Boggs-Petrie, 2008 p.20)
Water being one of the most turbulent and calming elements of the universe, can convey emotions in itself. In this movie a women retreats to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the costal town of Rodnthe. The title of the movie is “Nights in Rodanthe,” what piqued a curiosity to see this film was the cover of the DVD, which shows a beautiful coastline. The woman Adriennes’ life is in turbulent times and surrounded by conflicts. She desperately needs the tranquility of a weekend away at the coast, to sort through her life but finds a second chance at love. The movies focus on emotional effect and mood culminated when Adrienne meets a man that came to face his own crisis, and found that second chance only to have it taken away by his death at the end of the movie.
The meaning though the movie was of love, conflict, resolution and all of the emotions...