The film Little Miss Sunshine, Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Farris, explores the lives of a regular American family and how they change their lives in front of us in the ‘Combie’ van on the road to the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant. The film examines the issues of winning and losing, and what it means to be a winner, throughout many sequences in the film as well as exploring the value of family. The directors and the cinematic team use an extreme range of camera techniques, costuming, and sound techniques to reshape our understanding of winning and losing in the world we live in today.
“Working Girl,” depicts important battles that women are still fighting today, it brings light to the ridiculous judgments and barriers that women had to smash to establish themselves in the business field. The film was written by Kevin Wade and released in 1988, the story is based in New York City from the inspiration of New York commuters and the noticing that many young women were wearing white tennis shoes on their way to work, carrying high heels to change into once arriving to work. Tess McGill, an undervalued and mistreated sectary to the ultimate feministic triumph, Kathrine Parker who steals Tess McGill’s idea for a radio deal for their company, are the main characters. While Kathrine Parker is on a skiing trip and breaks her
As a young adult, it is difficult to grow up without parents and still be tough and brave. In addition, teens can be emotional and overreact at times. In the novel The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, a fourteen-year-old kid named Ponyboy Curtis feels different emotions that make him stand out from other Greasers, or “hoodlums”. Ponyboy, the youngest of all the Greasers, is a great example of a teen who feels isolated, brave, and emotional throughout the novel.
The two movies I am going to compare are Thelma &Louise and North Country. The sexual harassments to women both happened in these two movies, but the solutions of the main characters were different, and the outcomes of them were disparate, therefore, I wondered how did the main characters in each movie responded to the sexual harassment, and if it is different, why was it? By focusing on the different situations and personalities of the characters, especially Thelma and Josey, I’m going to compare and analyze the motivations that lead them to make such decisions and the ways that they dealt with the harassments.
Earlier in the film, Thelma persuades Louise to stop at a roadhouse to have drinks. A man named Harlan approaches Thelma and Louise while they are at a table and attempts to pick them up by calling them "dolls". He objectifies them and Louise immediately notices. She tries to ignore him while Thelma accepts his gestures. Thelma and Harlan dance on the dance floor for most of the evening. Later on, in the parking lot, Harlan comes on to Thelma aggressively and attempts to rape her. Louise catches him and immediately pulls a gun out of her purse and shoots him after he yells obscenities at them. This is a turning point for Thelma. After looking at the event in retrospect, she comes to terms with herself and realizes that she has been portrayed as a sex object.
The movie Mrs. Doubtfire was written by Leslie Dixon and Randi Mayem Singer. Leslie Dixon is also known for her works on Limitless, Hairspray, Freaky Friday, and Gone Girl. Randi Mayem Singer has not had as many works as Dixon but you may know her from her work on Tooth Fairy, and Jack & Jill. The director of Mrs. Doubtfire is Chris Columbus. He has directed a lot of movies but the ones that stand out to me are Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets, Home Alone, Nine Months, and Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
Overworked, underpaid and underappreciated. Have you ever felt that way at one point of your life? Many people have felt that way before or currently in a job that make them feel that way. That is what the play writer Annie Baker portrayed in her play “The Flick”, which won her the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The drama also deals with the challenges of friendship, love, and self-identity.
The client is a 26 year old, single, male, African American. He is an active duty ship’s serviceman seaman serving in the United States Navy, aboard the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3). Seaman (SN) Fisher is residing on board the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3) that is permanently stationed at San Diego Naval Base, 32nd Street in California. SN Fisher was given orders to report to Navy Mental Health Services Department on base as Involuntary Command Referral for diagnosis and treatments, to get an evaluation and expert psychiatric recommendation about whether the service member is mentally fit to stay in the United States Navy. SN Fisher is unwilling to begin counseling,
As a result of the ending of the film, it demonstrated the ideology of character growth and sex norms. The ending illuminated Thelma’s final character, an outlaw, which became the end of her journey. However, perhaps more important is the idea of breaking the sex norms. The ending providing the message, “women are powerful and not just housewife material”. This is true because the two female characters disobey the law and chose death over incarceration, which is breaking the stereotype that female are gentle, caring creatures. In addition, it awakened homosexuality between two women. This is significant because Thelma and Louise broke the norm of a male and female partnership, by kissing each other, which demonstrate their affection for
positive movie. It seems to me, everything in the film has the intention to deliver a strong message to its female audience. Thelma & Louise is an excellent movie because it manages to show both the fun aspects of a road trip and its dark side, such as rape, trauma, getting robbed, and crimes against females. Watching this movie reminded me of Brian Tracy’s book “Eat that Frog!”. In this book, he asks, “How do you eat an elephant?” and he immediately answers,” One bite at a time!” (Tracy 14). The 1991 movie Thelma & Louise, directed by Ridley Scott, reminded me of a big elephant. I had to analyze this big elephant of the world of cinema, bite-by-bite, sequence-by-sequence,
In Michael Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), the connections between people and memories become the focal point of a very unique romance. Through the use of new technology, the possibility of erasing memories makes painful relationships disappear like they never happened. The tale of Joel and Clementine allows the audience to rethink and question the process they undergo as beneficial or destructive. Though the process might be helpful in eliminating the pain caused from another person, four key scenes show how the lessons learned through relationship experiences are important.
Watching a movie to understand. From “Lucy” (2014 Film) Lucy, an action and science fiction movie published in 2014 in the United States, directed by Luc Besson. Based on the myth that the human brain only uses ten percent of its capacity. Lucy, the protagonist of the film will hit one hundred percent of her brain capacity after her cells reacted with an overdose of C.P.H. 4. (A metabolic enzyme).
The film Matilda, created by Raold Dahl, tells the story of a gifted young lady named Matilda Wormwood, played by Mara Wilson, who was born into a very unaccepting and unsupportive community. She began her life in a very close-minded family. Her family did not support her thirst for knowledge and learning but rather were constantly pressuring her to be more like them; dishonest and unmotivated. When Matilda was of school age, she was overwhelmed with excitement at the prospect of beginning school until she met Agatha Trunchbull, the school’s principal. Even from their first meeting, their relationship was a difficult one and this tension tainted Matilda’s school experience. As Matilda continued to grow and learn, she realized that her power of telekinesis could be used to negate the effects of Mrs. Trunchbull’s behaviour on both herself and all of her friends. Throughout the movie, Matilda continues to realize the power within her and the love she has for learning. This film analysis will be reflecting on three different developmental lenses including John Bowlby’s attachment theory, Lev Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development and Jean Piaget’s stages of cognitive development and considering how each of these lenses relate to the film Matilda.
Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry found the perfect, fragmented form to simulate memories in the non-linear storyline of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). The thematic elements of the film helps this simplistic story of love found, lost, and found again develop into a complex pattern, much like the workings of the brain. Each character is everything you would expect them to be in real life – down to earth, imperfect, and hopelessly searching for the love someone can only dream of. We can relate to them because we all long for more than we are, and want the best of us to be shown to someone else. Memories make up who we are, they define us. Life teaches us lessons which shape our memories, and in turn, we learn from them. What if those memories were gone? Are we still destined to be the same person? The protagonist of the movie is Joel, and the story surrounds his relationship with Clementine. The antagonist can be seen as Patrick, who tries to destroy their relationship, or Lacuna Inc., whose purpose is to make them forget their relationship. Charlie Kaufman has created a beautiful story that incorporates so many valuable forms in cinema, and leaves viewers on the edge of their seat until the very end. My goal is the show the class concepts of this narrative, as well as demonstrate how the way the film’s story is told