SGNewWave had our final screening of the semester and last session on 30 July 2013. We hope you’ve had a wonderful semester of watching and appreciating films with us at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and we look forward to see you again next semester as we have more films to watch and exciting events in store for you!

At our last screening, we chose Rocky, the famous 1976 award-winning film written by and starring none other than Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone.

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Here’s what our member has to say about it!

Written by Yue Jie

I think Rocky is a very unique film, in the way it was shot and how the story is told. Iconic on many levels, Rocky, about a small-time boxer that wants to make it big in the international boxing championships, has a simple storyline that accurately portrays a stellar Hollywood film made in the 1970s. Accolades aside, Rocky shows that as long as you put in effort and believe in yourself, you can achieve anything that you set out to do. To be successful in life, one must push the boundaries and test your limits in order to reach new heights. With this mantra, Rocky serves as an inspirational film to those with big dreams and makes it known that nothing is impossible as long as you are willing to put in the effort.

Rocky applies many concepts I learnt in location filmmaking class. In the iconic montage sequence where Rocky works out and exercises, the montage is filmed very smoothly with the camera on a dolly track or by a steadicam operator. In post-production, the editor will combine the footage together so that it flows seamlessly. The audience is able to tell that he is exercising a lot and over a period of time.

(Disclaimer: All films screened are for educational purposes only and not meant for commercial exploitation.)

 

About us: SG NEWWAVE is a film club that conducts “film appreciation” sessions and post-screening critiques. These critiques are conducted and documented for educational use only. They are NOT in any way in support of any leisure or profit making activity.