In a modern world in which intercommunication is at the tip of a finger, ideas can be shared, understood, and implemented in the blink of an eye. The world’s current accessibility has allowed societal opinion to change rapidly, with external influences on culturally sensitive topics. Without this communication, we would not be nearly so intellectually connected and advanced a global community as we are now, though we still have a long way to go. One of the greatest ways to have documented that societal journey has been through media. Since the first film was created in 1888, people have narrated, entertained, and shared ideas with one another through their art: film. Film has been used to tell stories to the
Brokeback Mountain is a film that describes a tragedy surrounding forbidden love. The love is between two men, Ennis and Jack and the setting is Wyoming for twenty years from the 1960’s to the 1980’s. This was a time of conservative values that looked at homosexuality in a negative light. These values caused Ennis and Jack to create a life that was what was expected in spite of what they wanted. From this came a great deal of frustration and pain for the two men, their wives, and families. The movie also related to a common issue of today’s society and that is the continued discrimination of the LGBT community. There are signs of change in modern society, but also much needed work to be done to allow an individual to live a life with freedom to express their sexuality. When the viewer looks at the film from a sociological perspective, the issue of societal norms is seen and the abnormal relationship in a homosexual relationship is the focus.
Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American romantic film directed by Ang Lee. This film was won the 78th Academy Awards in 2006 for multiple nominations, including the Best Director, the Best Adapted Screenplay and the Best Original Score. Ang Lee uses all means to depict the details of the love and emotion in the movie. He likes making dramas in different ingredients that are in competition. He explains when love comes, there is no difference between the love of the opposite sex and same sex love. All the carefully designs by Ang Lee depicted in the movie serves for showing the secret love between the two gay cowboys: Jack and Ennis. Brokeback Mountain is not about being politicized and tells us what the correct analysis of things, but it is about motion and love. Ang Lee understands the emotions move completely, and the characters of the movie that he transmitted through sort of physical means. He is able to let us know exactly what it is he is looking for by using few words and a great deal with emotions he moves in other words what it is that he wants. Moreover, he thinks love can transcend different culture. When love comes, there is no difference between love of the opposite sex and same-sex love. The way of love between Jack and Ennis are presented by their love story, the special background of the movie, and the editing skills.
The Shawshank Redemption follows Andy Dufresne, a banker who is framed for the murder of his wife and her lover. He is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences at Shawshank State Penitentiary. During his time served, he overhears that the guard inherited $35,000 and not wanting to pay taxes on that. Andy tells the guard to gift the $35,000 to his wife as a one-time transaction that will be tax free up to $60,000. He then convinces the guard that he will prepare the paperwork for him also in exchange for some beers for his inmate friends. After learning that Andy is a competent tax professional, the guards begin to have him prepare their taxes. Eventually, the warden catches notice and has Andy money launder his bribes to a made-up person. Andy creates a phantom person named Randall Stephens to receive all the wardens laundered money. Eventually, Andy Dufresne escapes from prison and imitates the identity of Randall Stephens to withdraw all the funds from his account. He then heads to Mexico as a free man from Maine.
They actually talk about it, how much better this is than with any woman. It shows them close, it shows them getting personal, even discussing the possibility of running away together. The movie did not discribe the emotional intimacy Jack and Ennis shared even before they had sex. Ennis's emotional transformation in Jack's company appears in the book with the line, "Ennis, riding against the wind back to the sheep in the treacherous, drunken light, thought he'd never had such a good time, felt he could paw the white out of the moon." The deep friendship does not reveal in the movie, the way the book does, which was the foundation for their love. (Walford, Compare/contrast the book vs. the movie, ennisjack, 2006)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) was a remarkable motion picture inspired by Stephen King and Directed by Frank Darabont. It was not a big budget movie with a lot of special effects rather it was a story about two convicts Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman), Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), and Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton), the self-righteous, Bible-carrying Warden (Filmsite, 2012) that vowed they’d never be released from Shawshank State Prison. These actors are considered stars. A character actor is an actor that can fit into many different roles, “adapting to the needs of each script and director they work with” (Goodykoontz & Jacobs,
“Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.”-Ray Bradbury. The quote written by Ray Bradbury explains how science fiction is just an idea, but eventually that idea changes everyone. The idea that seemed impossible becomes possible and by changing a small part of anything, especially the world you begin writing science fiction. Science fiction is a piece of fiction that is normally intertwined with science, new technology advancements, major changes in the world and taking place in the future or space.
One of the reasons that so many marriages today end up in divorce today has to do with the interpersonal personal relationship principle known as fatal attraction. When most people think of fatal attraction, they right away think of the popular definition represented in the movie “Fatal Attraction”. This paper will define the principle of fatal attraction from an interpersonal relationship perspective. Along with a definition of fatal attraction, I will explore some of the causes of fatal attraction. I will discuss my experiences with fatal attractions.
The film Girl Interrupted, directed by James Mangold, was originally an autobiography written by Susanna Kaysen. Girl Interrupted is about Susanna Kaysen, the eighteen year old, who was sent to a psychiatric facility, called Claymoore.Susanna was sent to Claymoore due to her attempt to commit suicide by taking a bottle of vodka and aspirin. Susanna meets a diverse group of other psychiatric patients on the women's ward, consisting Georgina, who is a pathological liar, Daisy, who is bulimic,Polly, a burnt victim, Lisa,a sociopath, who influences Susanna to rebel against receiving treatment.
Movies are most of the time related to a human being's life. Movies apply psychology to their plots. For example, movies like the StepMom directed by Chris Columbus, and Good Will Hunting directed by Gus Van Sant show us that psychology is part of our lives in a day to day base. It could go from a divorce to a person who is scared to take a step in life. The textbook, Psychology: Core Concept, by Philip G. Zimbarbo, Ann L. Weber, and Robert L. Johnson, utilizes examples from these movies. We are going to see how these movies relate to the core principles of psychology.
There was an intriguing article in a recent New York Times Sunday Book Review. It discussed the utility of literature and other
The Coen Brothers’ film adaptation of True Grit is, at the simplest, an unusual breed of Western film. Of course, it has the traditional Western landscapes, the gun slinging, and the good vs. bad struggle. At the same time, however, it seems that True Grit turns some of these standard ideals around and directly challenges them. This is most notable when it comes to masculinity and femininity. While we still observe standard male and female stereotypes at some points, the film also makes an effort to disrupt these molds, often through central character Mattie Ross. The Coen Brothers’ True Grit both supports and conflicts with traditional western themes, especially when it comes to the gender roles and symbolism associated with Mattie.
The film takes place in California. The location is nature, and the houses are big, they have big front and back yards. The location seems appropriate and realistic.
Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’ is a biographical drama depicting the story of Cecil Gaines, a man who escaped a life of slavery and oppression to serve for eight presidents as a butler in the White House.
‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ (Wes Anderson, 2014) combines a perfect mix of nostalgia and history. The film explores the themes of war as it recreates history through mise-en-scene. Anderson also incorporates other themes such as racism and elitism during pre-war Europe. The film widely explores Europe from many viewpoints, one of which is of Mr Moustafa. His nostalgia is seen through flashbacks of when he was a lobby boy that went by the name of Zero. As an audience the depth of his nostalgia is seen through mise-en-scene. With the help of cinematography and props we see can see the time and place that Moustafa acknowledges. Anderson shows how history is reimagined through ones nostalgia. Mr Moustafa recalls events, which he was not present in yet he explains them as if he were there. This also shows how one reimagines history from another due to emotions and personal attachment. Despite the outcome being the same there are many viewpoints it can be seen from.