Based on the novel by Melina Marcetta and directed by Kate Woods, the film “Looking for Alibrandi” highlights the importance of the personal search for identity and sense of belonging. The film explores the story of Josephine Alibrandi, who struggles to discover her true identity as she is unable to relate to her Italian heritage but also does not feel like she fits in with her Australian friends either. Coming from none – Australian background, it was impossible for me to not relate to her situation. One technique that Woods used to convey this theme is voice–over narration, as used at the beginning of the play, during the national Italian festival “The Tomato Day”: "You may think this is all quirky and cute but I actually find it really embarrassing".
Shot Techniques in the Film, Do the Right Thing Spike Lee does many fascinating things from a directorial standpoint, which makes his film (dare I say, joint), Do the Right Thing so interesting to watch. Writer, director Lee makes much use of the high and low angle shots. He does this to draw clear contrasts between the two elders of the block, Da Mayor and Mother Sister and to make conflict more apparent.
The playwright was trying to get quite a few messages when he created this play. First of all, I believe he was trying to show social change and the power and potential that an individual has inside of them, despite their circumstances. I think that this play/movie reveals the true messiness of life and how with the right mindset, you can make it through anything you
Charlie’s friendship with Jasper Jones, his parents, and witnessing the intolerance of Corrigan are the three biggest factors in Charlie's development from innocence to experience. Jasper Jones exposed him to fear and forced him to be brave and face his fears, the rampant intolerance in Corrigan, both racial and otherwise, exposed him to the injustices of the real world, and his relationship with his parents taught him to be diplomatic and control his
Clyde Shelton watched an assailant rape and kill his wife and daughter as he wept and bled on his living room floor. The two guys, one being Darby, jumped Clyde and beat him slightly unconscious while he was tied up and mouth duct taped shut. Shelton was so weak he couldn’t do anything even if he tried to save his wife and daughter. In the movie, Shelton wanted to get up and save his family, he wanted to stop all that monstrosity but being so vulnerable and tore down he just had to sit there and watch those disgusting men torture his wife and daughter and in the end one of the men stating and i quote, “kids like me better” after Darby just got done raping and killing Clyde’s wife he heads for his little girl next. Then to watch them slowly die.. Is honestly the worst thing anyone could possibly
Charlie also learns love in a way to get him better and set him for life. When his mother makes him dig the hole and fill it back up, this is harsh love and will prepare Charlie for later life as it will teach him respect and manners. Charlie deep down knows this is what his mother is trying to teach him, but at the time he just wanted to believe that she was trying to punish, annoy and make him work. Charlie also discovers the love of peers. When Charlie is dragged into the drama of Laura by Jasper he didn’t know if to trust him. But when the truth came out and Jasper wasn’t a part of it, Charlie loved him for telling the truth and being a good friend. Also when Jasper asks Charlie to leave Corrigan with him when they are older, Charlie loves Jasper for the respect and friendship he is giving him. Charlie also sees the act of false love. This is seen by Charlie when he witnesses his mother cheating on his father in the backseat of a car. Charlie knew his parents relationship wasn’t going too well, but he didn’t expect this. He uses this to overcome his mothers power over him. But this example shows us how Charlie has learnt the difference between real love and false love, this will only help him later in life.
Everyone was created for a reason. "Don't ever allow yourself to feel trapped by your choices. Take a look at yourself. You are a unique person created for a specific purpose. Your gifts matter. Your story matters. Your dreams matter. You matter." - Real Michael Oher. In the visual text 'The Blind Side' the director John Lee Hancock presented to us, how Michael Oher was a positive influence on Sean Tuohy, the football team/coach and Leigh Anne. To display this to the viewers, Hancock used the film technique of low-key lighting in the scene where Michael was sauntering solo in the crisp, drenched night, long-shot in the scene where Michael was on the field with his football team/coach and dialogue in the scene where Michael graduates to Ole Miss University. Do you believe a young teenage boy can transform someone to become a better person? Well, start believing! Hancock used these film techniques to reinforce the way Michael was a positive influence on Sean Tuohy, the football team/coach and Leigh Anne and made them exceptional people.
'Shawshank Redemption' directed by Frank Darabont is a compelling film about the life of one of its prisoners, Andy. many film techniques were used through out the film as a clever way of conveying main themes. This essay is going to examine how Darabont used camera angles and colour effectively in this film to portray the idea of power.
In the movie Charlie Chaplin plays a tramp who finds a baby that has been abandoned by an unfit mother. At first Chaplin tries to get rid of the baby, but when that fails he decides to take him in as his own. The movie then skips ahead to when the boy is about five years old and shows Chaplin and the kid scamming their neighbors by breaking their windows and then making them pay for Chaplin to fix them. One day the kid gets sick so Chaplin calls a doctor who, after seeing the kid’s living conditions’ calls the police to have the child taken away. The rest of the movie is about Chaplin’s journey to rescue the kid and ends with a dramatic reuniting scene.
Hitchcock uses misery, tragedy, and death to show the emotions of his characters. At no point is this more obvious than the end of the movie. Hitchcock spends the entire movie building up to this point and in the end he makes it extremely clear how tragedy has changed the relationship of everyone. After the nagging husbands murder of his wife has been confessed you see
The movie’s main theme tends to contrast two groups of people in the society. One group consists of people who come from the rural areas while the other group is that of people from the urban setting. The social norm of the people in the rural areas is based on simplicity and illiteracy. The story revolves around the murder of one of The Ward Brothers. The death of William occurs and his brother Delbert is accused of killing him. Delbert denies the allegations but before he is set free he is taken into custody and made to sign some forms.
Reaching notoriety during the Great Depression, Screwball Comedies developed the idea of strong female characters in society being the equals of Men. Focusing on the film “Sullivan's Travels” this theme of equality amongst the sexist is aggrandised through use of ScrewBall techniques including use of repartee, the inclusion of a strong female role, and strategic use of slapstick between hero and heroine.
“St.Vincent” is a great film full of a bunch of mysteries involving mostly Bill Murray who plays Vincent in the movie. He is a very unusual character and you really have to get deep into the picture of it to really understand all his problems and why he acts certain ways. It is a great movie that keeps the audience at the edge of their seat waiting for what will be the next scene to come up in this thrilling comedy film.
Instead of the film appearing as a serious or very mysterious, it was done with dramatic humor. The audience sees the life of Bonnie and Clyde as a comedy and can interpret the serious crimes and killing as a joke or take it light hearted even though it is just film. Although the way the film is produced is promoting criminal activities as a fun easy life, it does also give a message of cause and effect. If a person does choose to get involved in any criminal lifestyle there is a serious consequence in it, which can include
The finale of each of these “family memories” which is the cruel and gruesome passing of nearly the whole family, with one special case which is the possessed child. He also has a distorted hideous face and is a giant looming figure that many would find extremely creepy especially with the disfigurement of his mouth that is closed shut and along with that possessing children to kill their families and then later on having them as a meal is far from acceptable in what we consider being human and what we would consider cruelty and repulsive against