Most of the greatest films that have attracted the most comprehensive audience come from a few renowned filmmakers. The directors, who have created great movies and TV series, have dedicated their time and resources to develop appealing and entertaining works that their target audience keeps watching. They have an exciting story to narrate to their audience since viewership is critical in the film industry. Three of the most famous filmmakers in the modern sector are Bill Condon, Christopher Nolan, and Roland Emmerich. While a writer can include many exciting aspects of their style and work, the present analysis covers their unique style and target audience and their influence at a personal level.
Bill Condon is an American filmmaker who is commonly known for creating horror movies. He began his career in filmmaking with Strange Behavior (1981), an independent film, in which he paid tribute to the 1950s pulp horror movies. However, his style also includes science fiction works, such as Strange Invaders (1983). While he wrote the first two, his filmography’s unique style came to life with Gods and Monsters, which is a period drama. The director blends various genres to entertain his audience. He further suggests the importance of writing something that they write enjoys to make it attractive to the audience. His style might seem like an odd mix, and he only works on projects he is passionate about. As a result, he creates films in various genres and blending different styles.
William Condon creates a blend of style as long as he is passionate about the theme. For example, he could write a movie targeted to people who enjoy drama, and the next time he writes one that targets viewers who like horror films. The director believes that as long as he is passionate about and enjoys a subject, his audience will do the same. He has worked on different movies with other performances, which have gained a diverse audience worldwide. Condon creates movies that he enjoys making, which appeals to the audience and increases their chances of enjoying watching.
Christopher Nolan, a British-American, creates movies in the Hollywood mainstream. The filmmaker focuses on personal, distinctive works, using his directional effort to make highly attractive work for his audience worldwide. His uniqueness emanates from a focus on epistemological and metaphysical themes, which seeks to construct human reality, such as morality, identity, and personality. For example, his debut film, Following (1998), reveals the malleability of the human mind and the ease with which his environment influences a person. His filmmaking success emanates from the capability to blend his artistic ambition with a box-office success to create highly appealing films (Friz, 2014). He has made some of the most successful personal films in the Hollywood mainstream, gaining international recognition. He uses technical virtuosity and innovative storytelling to appeal to his audience.
Nolan’s audience is people interested in unveiling the mystery and complexity of existence. He used practical special effects, mathematical concepts and images, and unconventional narratives to explain reality. His audience is also attracted to his invention in storytelling and technical virtuosity. In his movies, he answers some complex philosophical questions, such as those related to morality. Many people interested in unraveling the mystery of human existence are attracted to the films, which have made Nolan one of the most acclaimed filmmakers in the world. Therefore, the filmmaker’s audience views the moves to answer essential questions from an entertainment perspective. The mystery of life is what attracts them to the director’s films.
Roland Emmerich is a German filmmaker, well known for his unique style in creating disaster films. Disaster movies are a genre that relates to a current or looming disaster as the main subject or the focus of the film’s plot, which includes natural disasters and accidents (McKinnon, 2017). His filmography style became imminent when he directed The Noah’s Ark Principle in 1984, which was his thesis at the university. The director does not rely on real science but creates his fiction to make his subject fascinating and to keep the audience hooked up to the screen. For example, in The Day After Tomorrow, he creates destruction of New York City. He focused on sending a message of unity in Americans when faced with such disasters as the September 11 attack. He uses his unique style to create awareness about real disasters, such as global warming and lack of preparedness by governments to respond to disasters, such as the 9/11 attack.
The target audience for Roland Emmerich’s films are viewers who enjoy disaster films and science fiction. They find his work interesting since he uses creativity and invention to create attractive work that communicates real disasters and calamities. For example, people are engaging in understanding government failure in response to real crises, such as the 9/11 attack. Although he uses fiction, he communicates the need for the people’s preparedness and unity to prevent and respond to such disasters quickly and effectively. Although he has received criticism for lack of scientific accuracy in his films, he argues that his work is fictitious and meant to create real awareness about disasters that have happened or could happen if the world does not change, such as addressing climate change (Gilchrist, 2004). He creates exciting films by creating fiction from historical events or science, which has proven attractive to his audience.
Each of the three filmmakers has influenced my thinking about filmmaking. I learn that a filmmaker must create content that they are passionate about and use it to send a clear message to the audience. For example, Roland Emmerich uses disaster movies to create awareness about actual disasters, such as global warming, though fictitious. I learned the importance of understanding what the target audience seeks in a great film and giving an appealing work. Therefore, a filmmaker should always assess the audience’s specific needs to meet them in the movie that one makes. For example, Nola’s movies help the audience to understand human nature, such as personality and morality. Condon’s work has numerous lessons for people pursuing careers in filmmaking. He suggests the need to focus on what the filmmaker is passionate about to make an exciting film for the audience. He provides inspirational and instructive advice to people in the field, such as making films for diverse audiences. He creates a project that meets the needs of the audience and the cast. He recommends the need to serve personal interests to create an entertaining and attractive film. As long as the writer and director enjoy the work, the audience is most likely to enjoy and will want to continue watching.
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Condon, W. (1983). Strange Invaders, a film
Condon, W. (Dir.). (1998). Gods and Monsters, a film
Emmerich, R. (Dir.). (1984). The Noah’s Ark Principle, a film
Emmerich, R. (Dir.). (2004). The Day After Tomorrow, a film
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Nolan, C. (Dir.) (1998). Following, a film