2 Movies Review
"King Vidor Hallelujah"
The movie "king Vidor hallelujah"' is a fine production of black and white era, with the distinction of the first sound film of King Vidor. The cast, the plot and musical direction, aided the perfect view of non stereotyped African American life. King Vidor remained explicitly intact with the production, direction and script development of the movie. The plot is more like a
The musical supplement of the movie is deeply inspired with black entertainment and religious music of the time. The other depictions that mark the existence of proficient classic art in the movie is a classic Jazz tune over the Irving Berlin's 'Swanee Shuffle'. Hence, it is just the subtle amalgamation of plot, cast, direction and musical arbitrates with the excitement of a sound movie, along with an empty pocketed investment of King Vidor that up hosted the efforts and spirits of the crew that boosted the image of "king Vidor hallelujah"
Far above the other movies of the time. Perhaps, it was the intensity of commitment that earned the movie the string of cautious innovation at the time, in terms of picturization, filmization, editing / mixing techniques, soundtrack recordings, musical equipment utilization and above all the direction that earned the movie an opportunity to earn the Oscar award for the best direction. The evidence of flawless performance of the cast with an absolute null camera experience marks the authenticity of the award against the direction capacity of King Vidor in Hallelujah'.
Precisely, the movie marks an absolute favorable rank for the presentation of real life issues with a documentary realism supplemented by classic story telling.
"Theodore Case: Gus Visser and his Singing Duck"
The movie "Theodore Case: Gus Visser and his Singing Duck" is an interesting piece of cinema history. The production cast is supported with Gus Visser and Theodore Case. The movie is the live example of the austere work performed by Theodore Case to introduce sound effects efficiently in the movie. The movie Theodore Case: Gus Visser and his Singing Duck that gives the reflection of jingle with its title was a true challenge for Case to intermingle moving pictures with a synergy of sound.
The movie shift with a vaudeville act in which Gus Visser appear with a white duck in hand, singing the song (He's Making Eyes At Me)" with occasional quacking of duck, gives the impression of a joint opera of duck and the man. The height of experimentation of such reliance on sound effect in the earliest production of sound movie is the unique feature of the movie. The atypical appearance of the character of Gus to carry vaudeville-style act grasp half the attention that is busted by the hymn and the quacking of the duck at times. The amusing climax of the movie gives it a silly but entertaining end. Precisely, it can be concluded that even though the movie does not possess a substantial plot. Yet, the maneuvering of innovative tactics of the time with optimum utilization transforms the production into a pioneer of certain comical techniques.