Paisan is a revolutionary, documentary-style film, consisting of six separate but seemingly related episodes. Director Roberto Rossellini uses this film to portray the drastic consequences of war on a nation, the people, and overall society. Neorealism was a pivotal movement, and Paisan brought attention to the Fascist influence by showing the harsh economic and social reality of World War II. Rossellini also uses Paisan to allude to regionalism and the importance of a unified nation. Paisan exposes a fundamental truth and emphasizes a need for reconstruction through the use of a complex setting, elements of humanity, and reoccurring themes of revival.
The 1986 film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, follows teenage rebel Ferris Bueller and his group of friends as they ditch high school and venture off to spend the day in downtown Chicago. Main character, Ferris Bueller, is no stranger to missing a day of school. He has mastered the ways of faking sick and uses this to his advantage. Now on his ninth absence, sister Jeanie and principle Rooney are fed up and have the desire to catch him in his lies and expose him to his oblivious parents. Despite their efforts, Bueller is one step ahead and consistently finds ways to avoid any obstacle thrown at him. Through his persuasive personality, confidence, and brave behavior Ferris Bueller’s day off is one to remember. This crazy and adventurous film not only brings joy and laughter to viewers but illustrates two specific theories of communication: Shannon-Weaver’s Model of Communication and Interpersonal Deception.
Elle Woods was the typical sorority girl while at CULA- she loved shopping; her friends; and her boyfriend, Warner. With her father’s money on her side, Elle never prioritized her education or working. She assumed her future held a marriage to Warner and life as a trophy wife; but when Warner declares Elle a hindrance to his goals of graduating from Harvard University, she becomes determined to do the same. Realizing no amount of money could buy admission to Harvard, Elle works valiantly toward her goal and is accepted. As the movie comes to a close, the scene shifts to three years later with Elle addressing her classmates as she graduates alongside Warner. Though she does not speak excessively, Elle speaks of the passion, perseverance, and determination necessary for success. In her short, yet effective speech; Elle uses ethos and pathos to encourage her classmates to go forth in their law careers with courage and faith, and reminds them to never accept people as they appear on the surface.
The movie centered on Katie Morosky (Barbra Streisand) and Hubbell Gardiner(Robert Redford) who were passionate lover irrespective of their differences in political views and ideologies. Katie Morosky happens to be a student with high level of political radicalism and very dogmatic about her political views. However, she hopelessly falls for Hubbell Gardiner who is a
Pariah is an acclaimed drama written and directed by director Dee Rees in 2011. The film tells the story of an adolescent African American teenage girl named Alike who struggles with her identity as a lesbian. The film introduces Alike to the audience in a club, in which she often hangs out with her openly gay friend, Laura. This rambunctious lifestyle is quickly contrasted by the introduction to her notably structured and religious family. Alike’s mother, Audrey, in particular, seems to not only oppose Alike’s friendship with Laura, but also question her sexuality. Although Alike struggles with an oppressive relationship with her mother, she also does not seem to wholly fit in with Laura and her brazen lifestyle, thus making her a true outcast, a pariah. Amidst everything, Alike forges a friendship with a girl named Bina and a complicated and disastrous relationship quickly ensues, ultimately resulting in Alike’s coming out, estrangement from her mother, and her departure to college. Director Dee Rees draws on particular filmmaking techniques and personal experiences to depict Alike’s struggles to embrace her lesbian identity, ultimately in order to fuel a growing gay rights sentiment.
This is where Warner tells Elle he?s going to Harvard law to start his career and she wasn?t in his future plans. In turn Elle get depressed locks herself in her room for about a week then gets the revelation that she would just attend Harvard Law also. When Elle goes to her parents they don?t really support her, they fall into the gender stereotype that girls should do girly jobs, like fashion which was Elle?s major, be pretty get married and so forth. They don?t believe she should have to go out into the world and be smart. She studies hard to pass the LSAT?s and she sends in her video application to Harvard. This video Elle is mainly in a Bikini, and being very ?girly?, Harvard mainly accepts her application because they need to diversify their accepted applicants. Once at Harvard Elle goes to class unprepared and is excused from the class. Afterwards is when she meets Warner?s new girlfriend and fiancé Vivian who is also the reason Elle had to leave class. This is where the battle between Vivian and Elle .After the meeting Elle does a typical girl thing and goes and gets her nails done. She returns to school has another run-in with Vivian who invited her to a party, telling her it?s a costume party and it obviously wasn?t. As ?typical girl? Elle shows up to the party as a playboy bunny. There is nothing more gender specific then a playboy bunny. For comfort she turns to Warner but instead all Elle got a rude
The movie chosen to be written about was “Easy A” where the director, Will Gluck, directs a film about a student, Olive Penderghast, who feels bad for those who do not necessarily fit in. Therefore, she allows them to spread rumors about her and certain sexual exploitations. In doing so she becomes the school’s most talked about student, while jeopardizing her reputation, while at the same time making some financial gains. She first pretends to lose her virginity to a friend who is too afraid to come out and say he is gay, causing praise for him and humiliation for her. This rendezvous begins a whirlwind of endeavors and a chain reaction of situation she would soon regret. Luckily, in this movie, there is also a
After lots of trying, she realizes it is not going to be a breeze to get him back in her grip with the fact she is in Harvard and looks alone, so she decides to hit the books to outsmart the awful fiancé. In the progress, she meets and great guy who helps her succeed and becomes one of the top students in her class. Elle also meets her a new beautician who she befriends and helps get the man of her dreams with the “bend and snap”. During the process, Elle starts to like herself for who she is, and her true self comes out. She is a bubbly, happy, girly woman who will not take no as an answer. With all her hard work, she even ends up receiving an internship, along with her ex-boyfriend and his fiancé, to work with a client. For one of the few times in her life, Elle was receiving things that she worked for, not that were given to her.
The film The Devil Wears Prada is about the personal transition of Andrea Sachs who is played by Anne Hathaway. In the film, Andrea seeks to get a job working for Miranda Priestly, the Editor in Chief of Runway Magazine, who is played by Meryl Streep. Runway is a fashion magazine, and although Andrea shares no interest in fashion or the fashion industry, she wants the job because she was informed that anyone that works for Miranda for a year without being fired will be given the chance to be promoted to a job position of their dreams. Since, Andrea aspires to be a journalist for The New Yorker; she believes that working for Miranda for a year and with Miranda's contacts, she will able to obtain her dream job. However, with Miranda's
It is about a woman who drops out of medical school after her husband has been sentenced to eight years in prison. While she turns all of her attention to his well being while incarcerated, she also goes on a journey of self-discovery. The film went on to be acquired by AFFRM and Participant Media at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. While at Sundance, it played in the U.S. Dramatic Competition and won the Best Director award for DuVernay, the first African American woman to ever win. It also went on to be nominated and win many awards at other festivals. The film had a budget of $200,00 and a total domestic gross of $236,806.
Miranda’s leadership style in The Devil Wears Prada is pitiless as she wants her employees to do everything she wants without questioning. She keeps them on toes and for sure this helps the organization to expand in the fashion world. Miranda is a leader quick witted and ruthless and she never accepted anything less than perfect from her employees (Ryan, N. 2007.pp 20)
Andie: Andie Anderson’s luminous personality makes her a leading character in both the film and in her own life. She is a successful columnist determined to make a name for herself while writing Composure magazine’s “How To...” column. Nevertheless, she wishes to be taken more seriously than just a “How-To girl.” She wants to write about important topics, such as war-torn Tajikistan, that are outside of a typical women’s magazine. Andie is also a true companion, always there for her friends unconditionally no matter what. For instance, when her friend Michelle was battling bed-ridden heartbreak over a guy she met only a week ago, Andie went out of her way to ensure that Michelle made it to their team meeting on time. Furthermore, when their boss, Lana, wanted someone to write an article about Michelle’s dating faux pas, Andie volunteered to spare Michelle from personal embarrassment by writing a “How-To” dating article for all women to relate to. In doing so she agreed to date Ben with the aim to drive him away in 10 days. In those short 10 days that they dated, Andie completely altered her personality to behave
Even understanding the motives and intentions of the filmmakers who plunge into this very New Yorker microbudget mockery, I couldn’t avoid being stupefied by its pathetic occurrences and futile tones. The story follows two roommates, Allie (Clare McNulty) and Harper (Bridey Elliott), who dwell in a fantastic apartment (the best the film can present in terms of visuals) of the trendiest Brooklyn's neighborhood, Williamsburg. Both are very competitive in terms of men, and their conversations resume to stupid sex jokes about the perfect dick and what they’re thinking to do with their vaginas. Apart from this humdrum, we follow the two clumsy protagonists in their interminable trip to Fort Tilden where they are supposed to join two young men they
Both Rob Marshall and Warwick Thornton have very distinctive and different directory movie styles. However, In memoirs of a Geisha (Directed by Rob Marshall) and Samson & Delilah (Directed by Warwick Thornton) Both Warwick and Marshall are able to communicate their ideas of exploitation similarly through a variety of shots and film techniques. These techniques are used in great succession and are able to capture the audience to sympathize with these characters at their lowest points.
Andrea is fresh out of graduating from university in hopes of finding a job to help reach her dream of becoming a journalist in New York City. However she is sent to Miranda Priestly – the chief editor of Runway, a fashion magazine, for an interview as an assistant. She reluctantly gives it a shot in knowledge that a year of being an assistant for Miranda would open opportunities for her to become a journalist anywhere she pleased. Although Andrea lacked in experience and knowledge about the fashion industry, her credentials and smart thinking won her the position. Andrea, also known as Andy finds it hard to fit in with the lifestyle of the fashion absorbed. Through the instigation of Miranda and the people around her, Andy