Submitted in fulfillment of the Ebert’s Analysis video assignment located here. 4 stars.
I chose this assignment because I really got a lot out of the How to Read a Movie article, which I talk about in this post
and I wanted to continue analyzing in the style of Ebert. I chose the movie The Favourite, not because I like the movie so much – its good, just not my favorite – but because I remember when I saw it, I had no clue what was going on the cinematography. It’s a period piece that uses fisheye lenses when feel just totally out of place. That said, after looking at it through Ebert’s eyes, I kinda figured out the purpose they serve (which they do really well). I talk about all that and a bit more in the following video.
And here’s the whole trailer. The more I watch it, the more I realize the deliberateness of the cinematography; when its tilted, when its straight, when they use fisheye, etc. And for fun trivia, Olivia Coleman has played two separate English monarchs, Anne and Elizabeth.
For this I used the free editor on my computer (Windows 10) called Video Editor. Reductive name I know…whatever, it does the job. I also used Audacity, which I relied on heavily during Assignment 4. I gloss over a lot of the Audacity tutorial bits, but below the tutorial for this video assignment is one of my older tutorials specifically for Audacity.