I choose to watch and review the movie, Room. Prior to reviewing the reptest scoresheet, I watched the movie with an open mind. I personally enjoyed the film and appreciated its suspenseful motives and emotional pull. However, after reading the criteria for a score of an A, it became clear that the movie Room, was unworthy of such a high honor. This movie lacked in diversity from multiple angles. The main character of this movie was a 5-year-old boy named Jack. Jack’s mom was abducted at the age of 17 and held captive for seven years. While being held hostage she would be raped readily by her captor, and would end up impregnated by him as well. She gave birth to a baby boy: Jack, who would also grow up within the shed alongside his mom possessing no access to the outside world. The mom, as well as “Old Nick,” her captor was of white descent, meaning that Jack too was white. The film didn’t discuss Jacks sexuality despite his girl like hair. He was only five years old, and had no experience or opinions on the romantic side life has to offer. While the mom seemed to be nothing but a sex object and power symbol to “Old Nick,” to everyone else she is a mother, or a daughter, or simply an innocent human who lost years of her life as well as her sanity to a life she never would have chosen to be a part of. Even though the situation was not what she would ideally choose to raise her child in, she made the best of the situation and against all odds convinced her son that his
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Based off Charles Webb’s 1963 novel by the same name, The Graduate is an American romantic comedy/drama released in the United States on December 21, 1967 starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, and William Daniels. The film was directed by Mike Nichols, produced by Lawrence Turman and the screenplay written by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham. The film was produced by Lawrence Turman/Mike Nichols productions starting in March of 1967. Mike Nichols has also directed other well known films such as Catch-22 (1970), Working Girl (1988), and more recently Closer (2004). The film was distributed by AVCO Embassy Pictures nationally and United Artists internationally. AVCO Embassy Pictures studio, founded by Joseph E. Levine, the films executive producer, also claims production/distribution for other hit films such as Godzilla, King of Monsters! (1956), The Fog (1980), and Prom Night (1980). The movie was well received due to its $104 million dollar box office opening tab. The score was produced by Dave Grusin and the songs written by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
The movie Grown-Ups (2010) is about a group of high school friends who reunite after their beloved high school basketball coach passes away during the summer. The main characters that make up this particular group of friends include Lenny Fedder (Adam Sandler), Eric Lamonsoff (Kevin James), Kurt Mckenzie (Chris Rock), Marcus Higgins (David Spade), and Rob Hillard (Rob Shneider). The childhood buddies come together at a funeral and decide to take their families on a getaway trip. They believe it would be a good idea to rent a rundown cabin on the lakeside and have their families enjoy the great outdoors while spending time with each other over the Fourth of July week. However, this particular group of adults now have kids and wives who are very
This Film is Not Yet Rated is a documentary directed by Kirby Dick, and produced by Eddie Schmidt about the Motion Picture Association of America (or the MPAA) and their often-unjust rules in rating movies. The MPAA’s rating system is as follows: G and PG are the same as they are in Australia, M is called PG-13 in America, MA15+ is R, and R18+ is NC-17, the latter being the strongest rating. The difference between an R movie and an NC-17 movie can be as wide as hundreds of millions of dollars, and is factored by disparities between Hollywood and indie filmmakers, straight and gay sex, male and female sexual depictions and violent and sexual content.
The United States has been involved with multiple of wars over the years. But there is one war that the United States cannot seem to be win; the War on Drugs. Drugs have been around for years and years. The House I Live In, a film made in the 2012. Is a documentary about the war on drugs; how it has affected the country and individual people/families. During the film the narrator Eguene Jarecki goes from city to city showing and explaining how drugs have affected different individuals and their families. Eguene talks about the Boggs Act which was the start of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing on drug crimes. This law has put away about 2.3 million people. Which the majority of those prisoners have charges that are nonviolent drug crime acts. Eguene
During the end of the 3rd Century, the Playwright Plautus wrote many of the first Roman comedies. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical comedy film adaptation of Plautus's comedies.Set in ancient Rome, many aspects of Roman theatre, including stock characters, were included in the film’s production. While the film is based off of multiple comedies, Plautus's Pseudolus character Calidorus is nearly identical to the film’s Hero. During the time Pseudolus was written, the Crisis of the Third Century led to up to 25% of Roman population being comprised of slaves(Southern). Of the many stock characters Platus included in his comedies, Calidorus/Hero, the son of Pseudolus’s owner and the stock character adulescens, best
Exit Through the Gift Shop is critical of how our culture values and judges artwork because of the degree to which expectations and others’ beliefs manipulate our interpretations of reality. The documentary demonstrates this phenomenon concerning art, but it also applies to all subjective experiences. Through Thierry’s opening gallery Life is Beautiful, Exit Through the Gift Shop shows how expectations and conformity manipulate our experiences.
If you get bored, what would you do? The main character, Jefferies (James Stewart) broke his leg because of an accident, since he is during his treatment period. Therefore, he has nothing to do. To spend his boring time, he would observe his neighborhood's behavior. But his boring observation discover a murder.This film gave me a positive impression because of its plot, the message behind film, the characters and the fluency of the movie.
The movie “Fight Club” is an American based film that was produced in 1999. The production was done after the release of a novel in 1996 by Chuck Palahniuk. The movie involved stars such as Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter and David Fincher is the director. An overall analysis of the video shows that it is a very disturbing film in that it questions our conscience, our phobias, obsessions, reality as well as habits. Many individuals up to date presume that it is visually stimulating, insightful and at the same time provoking.
Accommodations changes how a student learns the material.modification changes what a student is Taught or expected to learn. An example of an accommodation is if Dory has an issue with reading she would be given the option to listen to an audio recording of a text. Where as in a modification Dory would be a sign a shorter or much more easier reading passage.
Nick’s dad suffers of what he hoped left. As well as, Nick learning the same lesson from his father's mistake. When he leaves the hospital, he realized that family is more important than anything but there is no shortcut to family
Daeun Cheon Prof. Michael Bouquard Dms 316 July/24/2017 The Graduate Response Paper For this week, I read the book “understanding movies” chapter two and three which is about the mise-en-scene and editing film techniques. Also, I watched two films which are called “The graduate” and “Rebel Without a Cause”. Therefore, I chose to write about mise-en-scene film technique that used in this film “The graduate.”
Gaia was a young naive girl but when her parents were taken away from her she starts to question everything she believed in and is really bothered by how everything is not how it seems. “In the three weeks since her parents had been gone, Gaia had had no news about any of them…Her nights were riddled with nightmares” (O’Brien). Gaia is worried about her parents. She is now alone and she is scared but because she was worried about her parents she made the choice to go against everything she believed in. “...but she found the woman's passivity disturbing...”(34). During this scene she took the baby away from his mother. She expected the mother to start crying or show some kind of negative emotion but the woman just stayed right where she was and didn't put up a struggle.
In this piece of writing I want to portray how important this film is and the incredible ideas it shows. Room is an outstanding film that tells a heart breaking story of a mother and son that have been held captive. As the film develops it shows how strong their bond is and that with each other they can get through the hardest things they would have to face. The director Lenny Abrahamson used many important aspects such as themes, characters, events and cinematography to create such a memorable film. This film should definitely be seen by anyone interested, as it captures unforgettable moments and gets you thinking about important issues the world faces with in today’s society. The impact this film leaves is enormous.
The way I see is that Americans are truly the villain in The Host. Americans do illegal, dangerous actions in Korean, which causes the monster, so Koreans did not like and support how the US operates in their country. For example, in the opening scene, an American ordered his Korean subordinate to dump all the dusty bottle into Han river. It is so crazy and irresponsible. Through the rest of the movie, there is an American doctor with a cross-eyed. That character looks like an idiot, and by extension make the country he represents look idiotic too. Finally, when the US Military in the film decided to use Agent Yellow to cleansing the area and to kill the monster. Koreans organized demonstrations to against the release of Agent Yellow by the
Part 1 - In American author's 2009 book, The Help, the primary thesis is the relationship between Black maids and white households in Jackson, Mississippi during the early 1960s. The story is really told from three perspectives, Aibileen and Minny are Black women, both maids, and Skeeter is the nickname of Eugenia Phelan, daughter of a prominent White family. Skeeter has just finished school and hopes to become a writer. In general, the relationship between the Black maids and the White employers is six sided: On one side we have the White employers who have three views: 1) Their personal and private beliefs that can range from extreme scorn and bias to kindness regarding race; 2) Their public persona that must have the "proper" attitude about Blacks and "the help," and 3) Their employer attitude, which is condescending and parental. The Black view also has three segments: 1) Their personal and private beliefs that usually range from understanding not all Whites are the same and an extreme love and empathy for the White children for whom they care; 2) The public persona that is deferential, polite, and stoic to their White bosses; and 3) Their attitude and view among the Black community, which usually separates the "poor and ignorant but rich" White souls from the Black view of family and common sense. All in all, the relationship is contentious, phony, and based on economic advantage.