The Making of Romancing the Stone
Janice L. Johnson
ENG225-Introduction to Film
Dr. Kayla Ward
May 27, 2013
Romancing the Stone includes a budding romance, a treasure hunt, high action, comedy, and great stars; what more could someone want out of a movie? While the actors in Romancing the Stone are reason enough to watch this movie, the viewers will also find beautiful scenery, authentic costuming and entertainment at its best. This movie is listed under more than one genre. Romancing the Stone has comedy, action; adventure and romance genre’s wrapped up in one. It could be when you are laughing when Joan and Jack are sliding down a slope and ending up with Jack between Joan’s legs, and both are soaking wet and covered in mud. Maybe it would be while watching as they are dodging bullets and cutting through the jungle, fighting the elements, or watching them fall in love; this movie will keep you entertained the whole time. Audiences may not like this movie if they are not into the whimsical or light themes that help them to just forget their troubles for a while. It doesn't matter if you are a man or a woman; here is a movie for you. This is one movie that's a must-see for people who like a mix of action, suspense, adventure, romance, thrills, and lots of comedy (IMBd, 1984).
Cinematography is a true movie art form, to be sure, but it is also a highly technical exercise (Goodykoontz and Jacobs, 2011). The cinematography in this movie is realistic and has some wonderful scenery that shows the audience how different countries look. The setting was supposed to be in Colombia, but because of rumors of Americans being kidnapped, the actual filming was shot in the United States and Mexico. The cinematographer did an excellent job using the long shots, the medium shots and the close ups to show awesome scenery and to engage the audience in this movie. A good cinematographer knows to provide the director and editor with several options, to cover each...