Footloose “Tonight I gotta cut loose, footloose, kick off my sunday shoes. Jack, get back, come on before we crack.” (Footloose, Kenny Loggins) For this essay, I chose to watch Footloose made in 1984 and directed by Herbert Ross and Footloose made in 2011 directed by Craig Brewer. Both movies centered around the town of Bomont, a secluded town with out of the ordinary beliefs. In this town, dancing and partying of any sort was strictly against the law and teenagers were seemingly miserable. There was little to no self expression and even listening to provocative music or any music too loud, could get you a ticket with a hefty fine. The reason behind the strict rules is that several years back, five teens from Bomont High School died in a car wreck after they were drinking and dancing too much. Each of these movies have some things in common, but have more differences than anything. Some of the main differences are the opening credits of each movie, how and who Ren arrives to Bomont at the beginning of the movie, the “chicken” races between Ren and Jeff, and the book burning in town square. In the 1984 version, the movie opens with the song “Footloose” and the first thing the viewers see is the shoes and feet of many different people dancing. One of the major things that you notice is the type and style of the shoes such as leg warmers and socks with heels which tells you what era the movie was made in. As the credits roll across the screen, the music continues to
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I chose to watch Girl, Interrupted for this assignment. This film started Wynona Rider who plays Susanna Kaysen who is an 18-year-old woman who ends up in a Claymoore psychiatric hospital after an apparent suicide attempt. Prior to her admission into the hospital she meets with a Dr. Crumble, who is a colleague of her fathers. He suggests that she go to Claymoore in order to get some rest.
Footloose, an iconic and classic film, was remade over two decades after the original. Both films are about a young rebellious teenager who moves across the states to a small town where two of his greatest loves are illegal: dancing and rock music. Outraged by this, he tries to make a change causing a ruckus in many southerners’ lives. Both the 1984 version and the 2011 version may share the same plot and characters, but after watching both films, you can spot all the differences.
Although I’ve only watched two episodes, I feel like I’m connected to Kunta Kinte. His story is so sad, inspiring, and exciting. It left me wondering what is going to happen next. It makes me question if Kunta will survive and escape. Also it makes me question if he’ll ever be united with Fanta and his family again. This movie is very deep and difficult to watch because it forces me reflect on how badly Africans and African Americans have been treated, but it also makes me proud that things are better. I believe that this movie is historically accurate because the portrayal of the conditions on the ship was as badly as they were during slavery. I feel this movie accurately depicts life as an African slave and how hard it is to let go of everything someone has learned and conform to a new identity. I believe the movie explains all points of perception from the slaves’ point of view to the slave owners’ to the capturers’ and even the captain of the ship’s experience. Although the movie is dramatized, it is very believable. I would rate this movie an 8.5 so far because I haven’t had the chance to see the whole thing. I am intrigued to see what more there is in store for Kunta Kinte and his
The two versions of Footloose are similar in many ways, but they are also different enough to make a name for themselves and to be recognized as two different movies on their own. The storyline of the two films is the same with a lot of the main details staying identical to one another. Also, both have the same story that fans all enjoy, still the big city boy moving into the little town with a ban on dancing.
Besides being a great film, Good Will Hunting offers a great basis for which linguistic studies regarding dialect can be done. The film offers a great contrast in characters from “Southie” to prestigious high-class individuals. While there is a noticeable difference in the dialect used, the focus is primarily on stereotypes between the lower and upper-class individuals. Language and dialects help to reinforce the stereotypes regarding socio-economic classes.
A book composed into a movie is a delicate task. There are many components and scenes that are considered before being embedded in a film. In The Outsiders, there was a devious amount of detail neglected in the film. On the other hand, the book portrays the feelings and character relationships. Scenes that had specific meaning were shattered, several portions of the film were exaggerated, and the central message of the entire movie was mislaid. These fundamentals simply obscured the main message and made the movie disorientated.
At the beginning of the film/movie, it started with the ant colony picking and providing food for the grasshoppers. They operate by traditional agricultural labor. This film/movie shows an illustration of an economy that relies on the workers to do the labor because there is a scarcity of resources so they need to maintain the amount of food for the colony. This economy is based on a traditionalist economy. They stick to the way things have been for quite some time. There was never any thought of doing anything new because that could cause a huge amount of risk when it comes disrupting the way things have been smoothly running. The ants in the movie run/work off a rank system. Depending on their rank depends on what they do. There is the queen
Pulp Fiction is a black comedy crime film written and directed Quentin Tarantino (1994). The film’s “narrative follows the unpredictable actions and reflections of two hit men who philosophically meditate out loud about the Bible, loyalty, and McDonald’s hamburgers” (Corrigan, White, 368). The movie goes against the three-act structure of classic films as the story is told out of chronological order making the film so memorable to its viewers. Tarantino’s film begins in a coffee shop and also ends in the same shop. In the beginning of the film, it appears to be a soft, moist, shapeless matter of mass but as the movie progresses the audience can take away much more from the mundane acts they view on screen. The film’s odd narrative
On April 20th, 21st at 7 p.m. and the 22nd at 2 and 7 p.m. Oswego East High school present Footloose the Musical. It starred Ren McCormack as Mitchell Crispi and Ariel Moore as McKenna Kreiling. It starred my other characters including, Willard as Alec Ludacka, Rusty as Ally Filicicchia, Urleen as Vera Mehnert, Ethel as Miranda Johanson, Reverend Shaw as Christian Mack. The musical was based in the small town of Bomont in 1988. Ren McCormack and his mother Ethel move from Chicago to Bomont after his father left them. Ren expecting a nice family community but, experience something way different. Ren finds himself constantly in trouble with other teens, the school, a new job and even the law. Although, through a battle of Ren trying to convince
Everyone has walked into the movie theater, excited to see what could be the next greatest movie of the year, bought their ticket, inhaled the smell of popcorn, tried to resist buying some, and failed. They have then sank into those awesome reclining chairs and enjoyed watching a new movie. Everyone has also come out of the theater humming a song from the movie that they just can’t get out of their heads. While driving, cooking, doing homework, the song never lets up. While it may be annoying, there is a reason why these songs are so memorable. Each one of these songs has elements that make it great.
Clueless is a film about Cher, a social and rich 15 year old girl who lives in Beverly Hills with her single father, a lawyer. Cher is similar to her father as she constantly attempts to talk to her teachers to persuade them to raise her grades. Cher also considers herself a talented matchmaker, and even goes as far to fix two teachers up with each other (though it is only so that the teachers are happy, and therefore raise her grades). Because of her success, Cher feels confident and decides to give a makeover to Tai, a new student who couldn’t be less like Cher. She uses her matchmaking skills to find someone for Tai, however, she is not as successful as before. Throughout all of this, Cher’s ex-stepbrother Josh constantly lectures Cher about how is shallow and misguided. However, Cher ignores this and continues to help Tai. Eventually, Tai moves up the social ladder, even surpassing Cher. While Tai falls for Josh, Cher fails her driving test (and this time, has trouble talking the instructor into giving her a second chance. At this point, Cher discovers that Josh is right about needing to make a change. At the end, Cher discovers that she has fallen for Josh-an unexpected, yet exciting twist.
Misery is a movie based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. The movie adaptation was directed by Rob Reiner and released on November 30, 1990. The movie is about a famous writer, Paul Sheldon who created the popular ‘Misery’ series. He finished the first drafts of all his books in the Silver Creek Lodge in Colorado. He just finished his new novel Fast Cars and is heading back to New York to get his manuscript printed when his car crashes in Colorado. Paul is pulled out of the wreckage by a woman named Annie Wilkes, who is his number one fan. She takes him back to her home and nurses him back to health. Annie’s obsession takes a dark turn when she discovers Paul kills off her favourite character from his ‘Misery’ novels. As Sheldon makes a plan to try and escape, Annie grows more controlling and violent as she forces the author to write a new book to suit her corrupt fantasies.
Young adults go through many changes during their adolescent developmental years, including cognitive, emotional, and social development. Isabella Swan, the main character of the movie Twilight, shows the audience a great visual representation of how she goes through emerging adulthood. Isabella, or Bella for short, is a teen girl in high school who just moved to a new city, Forks, Washington, with her father whom she had not seen since she was a child. After her mom made the decision to move from their home in Arizona and travel the country with her husband who played baseball, Bella was shipped off to her dad’s to finish out high school like a “normal kid.”
The film Moulin Rouge captured hearts and minds of movie fans all over the world when it was released in all of its musical glory, and it remains as a favourite for many people today. If you enjoyed the film, then you’re really going to like the latest High5Games online slots release, which is a cabaret themed game through and through. The game is based around the cabaret theme – that much is obvious - so you’ll see plenty of beautiful dancers, as well as the gentlemen who enjoy watching them perform. You can find themed symbols and plenty of payouts, as well as bonus features such as Cabaret Nights Wilds, Free Games Feature, and the Lucky Night Feature.
Additionally, the film is a love song to spectacle, to all forms of spectacle, including cabaret, opera, musical comedy, dance, to theater, and, of course, film. As Stuckey points out, “the cabaret acts, especially the (in)famous can-can, but also the drama ‘Spectacular Spectacular’, provide frenetic musical numbers for Moulin Rouge! that serve to amaze the audience.” The can-can dance is a flurry of legs and petticoats thrown up in the air, edited with a fast pace to convey the excitement Christian is feeling when he enters the Moulin Rouge. These elements successfully elicit the filmmaker’s desired emotion within me. When Satine first appears in the film during her burlesque routine, the crowd is in awe, staring up at her like she is an angel coming down from heaven. When she performs in the Moulin Rouge, the crowd instantly recognizes her and cheers. Their reactions give the film’s audience an idea of how to feel about Satine and how to react when we see her come onscreen. As the audience cheers, I too found myself wanting to cheer for her. Therefore, I feel I enjoyed these scenes as the movie literally queued how I should respond. I feel these well placed queues heighten my enjoyment, especially during the ensemble numbers and the comedic scenes.