David O’Russel’s Silver Linings Playbook (2012) supports very dynamic mise-en-scene, sound, score music, and cinematography for conveying the theme. Russel uses A unique approach with steadicam while following the point of view of Pat (Bradley Cooper) and his journey with A mental illness which is conveyed through various close-up shots to emphasize the personality of the main character Pat. Contributing film terminology provided from Richard Barsams Looking At Movies, This film analysis will be providing evidence of how Russel used various shooting angles to portray the characters personas throughout the film such as low- angle over the shoulder shots to provide a sense of vulnerability each character is trying to reveal. Silver Linings Playbook exhibits a
Music is part of everyday life and serves as the center of many cultures across the world. Music brings out the best parts of a movie, a car ride, or even a special event. The purpose of music varies from artist to artist and different cultures. Every piece of music carries a unique message, but a song, in particular, carries meaning. “Runaway Love” by Ludacris, featuring Mary J. Blige, exploits the struggles of young girls by using rhetorical techniques, such as pathos, ethos, logos, tone, and visual rhetoric throughout the music video to raise national awareness about youth runaways.
“The Omen” is a 1972 American classic horror movie directed by Richard Donner. The movie stars Gregory Peck (Robert Thorn), Lee Remick (Katherine Thorn), David Warner (Jennings),Billie Whitelaw (Mrs. Baylock), Harvey Stephens (Damien), patrick troughton (Father Brennan). In the bigen of the movie, the Pope priests in Vatican rush completion signals advent a demon to Earth to destroy religion.And repeat the mysterious mishaps and frightening emotional begins to doubt this eccentric child says scary incidents appear in an emotional place goes. For the film he took horror formula except that the Director wanted to deliver a message deeper than that which is Politician.
Five students from very different backgrounds meet on a Saturday for detention with their principal. The contrasting group includes the athlete, Andrew (Emilio Estevez), the princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), basket case Allison (Ally Sheedy), brain Brian (Anthony Michael Hall), and criminal John (Judd Nelson). The principal assigns them an essay on “who you think you are,” and leaves them to do it. During this time each of them has a chance to finally tell his or her story, making the other see them a little differently. When the day ends they question if school will ever be the same (Carroll).
The Breakfast Club was written, directed, and produced by John Hughes. The film was released February 15, 1985 which happened to be three days before his 35th birthday. The film stared the likes of Emilio Esteves (Andrew Clark), Anthony Michael Hall (Brian Johnson), Judd Nelson (John Bender), Molly Ringwald (Claire Standish), Ally Sheedy (Allison Reynolds), and Paul Gleason (Richard Vernon). The Breakfast Club is about five stereotypical high school students serving detention together, we have Andrew Clark, the athlete, Brian Johnson, the brain, John Bender, the criminal, Claire Standish, the princess, Allison Reynolds, the basket case, and Richard Vernon, the power abusing principal.
Most actors do not continue making films one after another until they die but Norma could not get this into her head. She spent years writing her script to return to the big screen and was set on that dream. Since Norma was obsessed with the goal of filming again it led her to become foolish about how famous she actually was and her terrible script. Also a scary realization of having a chance of ending up demented like Norma. The directors wanted to show us a alarming visual of what life could be like for actors after their acting days were over.
NOTE: I was a little bit gung-ho about this assignment and I started writing it in an essay format instead of a Q&A format. I reviewed the rubric more carefully a very short while before the deadline, so I’ve done my best to break it up into a Q&A structure. There may be some additional analysis in some answers pertaining to general threads I was trying to establish to pull all of the pieces together, and there is some interplay between different answers.
The camera descends from a picture-perfect blue sky to a bed of red roses before a white picket fence, opening with the lush colors of America. A fire engine rolls down an idyllic suburban street as the firemen wave in slow-motion, a crossing guard directs schoolchildren, and a man waters his front lawn, all to the tune of chirping birds and Bobby Vinton’s romantic “Blue Velvet” song. This could be the opening sequence to a convincing infomercial inviting American families to suburbia, until something bizarre occurs. We close in on the man’s hose mysteriously gargling and tangling, and we witness him collapse from a brutal stroke. The camera then penetrates the slick grass and reveals the teeming and voracious insects chewing away at a saturated version of small-town America.
Reaching a unanimous vote, beyond a reasonable doubt, was a difficult task for the jurors represented in the film, 12 Angry Men. All but one were convinced the boy on trial was guilty of first degree murder based on eye witness testimony and circumstantial evidence. Uncomfortably hot and sweaty, one intent on getting to a ball game, eleven of the twelve jurors had no intention to stop and think about the life contingent on their verdict. The entire story was motivated by the reasonable doubt, communication competence, and persuasion of one man. Had they not discussed the evidence in further detail and investigated potential explanations, the boy would have been executed.
American Beauty, directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball, explores the Burningham family’s projection of a “perfectly normal” lifestyle or the “ideal” American family portrayal. This film is about how everything is not as it seems behind closed doors. As the storyline progresses the film adheres to multiple genre codes and conventions to deepen the story arc, this is known as Genre Hybridity as it refers to two or more established genre’s through storyline, etc. (REF TO TEXTBOOK) American Beauty is a hybrid genre text because it conforms to more than one genre this being romance, satire and drama through formal elements such as narrative and screen aesthetic. This can also be further proved by examples of single/hybrid genre texts like The Notebook (2004, Nick Cassavetes), Fight Club (1999, David Fincher) and Bold and the Beautiful (1987 -, William J Bell).
The documentary Love.Etc., closely examines five different couples and their individual experiences in relationships which occur in New York City. Whether it’s about falling in or out of love, or simply the quest for love, this film shares the personal stories of the following relationships: Chitra and Mahendra, a young Indian couple who are getting married; Evan a divorced man who is trying to get back into the dating game; Scott a gay single father; Albert and Marion an elderly couple married for 48 years who used music as a means to strengthen their relationship; a young high school couple, Gabrielle who is an immigrant from Brazil, and Daniel who is from New York City. This film exposes a diverse group of people and their stories as they deal with different circumstances and relationships while living in New York City.
Silver Linings Playbook and Bipolar Disorder. Silver Linings Playbook is a film premiering in 2012, featuring a man named Pat, who was just getting out of a mental institution for almost beating the man his wife was having an affair with to death. Soon after returning home he meets a woman, Tiffany, recently widowed with a bad reputation around town from sleeping with everybody in her office. Tiffany knows Pat’s wife, and since she has a strict restraining order against him, offers to deliver a letter to her in exchange for him being her partner in a dance competition she is passionate about. Though the movie primarily focuses on Pat, and his personal struggle with bipolar disorder, it shows the mental disorders of many other characters throughout the film. Pat’s father is extremely OCD about football. Through his superstitions, he ends up making a bet for just about all the money they have and loses, so they partake in a parlay, double or nothing. They bet that Philadelphia will beat Dallas, and that Pat and Tiffany will score at least a 5 at the competition. Nikki, Pat’s wife, ends up going to the competition like he had hoped, his one last chance to win her back. They win the bet, and they score exactly a 5.0. At first, Pat goes straight to Nikki and talks to her, everything looks as if it worked out perfectly, and then Tiffany leaves. Pat chases her down and reveals that he loves her, and has officially moved on from Nikki.
For many books, details are missed or changed when a movie is made. Though most of the time this can lead to problems, this is not the case with 12 Angry Men. 12 Angry Men is about 12 Jurors trying to decide whether a boy is guilty or innocent. Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the boy seems undeniably guilty, and likewise, 11 of the jurors start with a vote of guilty. The only juror standing up for him is juror number 8, Henry Fonda, and the rest of the story follows how he uses his arguments and convinces the rest of the jurors to vote acquittal. Unlike many other book - movie duos, in this case the director is able to not only retain all important details, he is able to improve on the book by removing unnecessary details, convey emotion realistically, and background noise.
Race is a socially defined category based on real or perceived biological differences between groups of people. In society now a day it is impossible to avoid your race. Whether it be in social constructs in the media, or in everyday life, there are constant reminders of race and the struggles that accompany it such as racial identity and racial formation. Although race is something one cannot choose, our race can control how we live and what we are perceived as. Just as W.E.B DuBois theorized in 1896 the issues that circled race had nothing to do with racial inferiority but instead had everything to do with racial prejudice. This social construct plays major roles in both films 12 Years a Slave and 13th. With these films, we get an inside look at the issues of race that plagued the past and the racial issues that still plague America, till this day.
participating in an orgy. Midway through the film, low and behold Creepy was seen with the lead character. It is rumored to this day that Creepy had become the king of hotel porn.