• You will find the list of films you can choose from in the Lesson section of the course.
I’m going to write about the topic 1, because “Forrest Gump” is my favorite movie.
The movie “Nuts” was not only relatable but also had many of the various topics that we had learned about in this class. I relate with Claudia on various personal levels. This movie was so parallel to my past life events that I had to tell my therapist about it because it helped me understand why I am the way I am.
For this assignment I have chosen to focus on the film Good Will Hunting primarily because I have seen the movie prior to this course and I feel it is one of the best films I have gotten a chance to see. Will Hunting's profound genius was as much a burden as it was a gift. Initially seeing the film I enjoyed it but viewing the film in the scope of all that I have learned in this course made the viewing experience much more meaningful, as I now had a deeper understanding of Will's internal conficts, and how they directly effected his relationships, beliefs, and actions. The film is an excellent example of the issues involving interpersonal communication and how they play a part in either making or breaking our
Nathan Bedford Forrest was born July 13, 1821 in Chapel Hill, Tennessee. Forrest was born into a very poor family. He grew up with no education. When Nathan was sixteen his father William Forrest died. After the death of his father, Nathan went to work for his uncle Jonathan Forrest. Nathan worked for his uncle at a tailor shop in Hernando, Mississippi. Jonathan Forrest was killed in 1845 in a street fight over a business strife. Seeking revenge Nathan went after the murderers and killed two and wounded two others.
“McFarland USA”, maybe a cheesy, overplayed, movie, but it does teach kids a lot about breaking down stereo types and coming together despite cultural differences. After a close call at their meet, the boys pile in to their bus, disappointed. Coach White noticed their long faces and makes a turn to turn their frowns upside down. He pulls into the beach a place his boys had never been. White tells them to be proud in what they accomplished today. The look on their faces as they ran into the ocean for the first time made the whole movie. A way to treat them for all their hard
If there has ever been a production created in the world of film that is masterfully created to tell a tale of perseverance and overcoming obstacles, an individual will find that story in “Finding Forrester”. This expertly produced film is set to appease all audiences of various ages. Anyone in this world who has ever had an obstacle to face, or has ever starred in the face or discrimination will find this story relatable. It plays on the heart strings and puts into perspective the difficulties our youth face. This movie also causes one to question their own courage. Ultimately evoking you to ponder your own mortality. Would you step out of your own comfort zone to assist another person’s dream to come true?
President ________ incurred the wrath of many veterans' groups by granting unconditional amnesty to roughly 10,000 men who had fled the United States or gone into hiding to avoid military service in the Vietnam War.
Forrest Gump is an All American, fan favorite, award-winning film directed by Robert Zemeckis that was released on July 6, 1994. Tom Hanks stars as the main character, Forrest Gump. The award-winning movie’s genre is best described as an epic romantic comedy drama. Many rhetorical appeals such as ethos, pathos, and logos are made throughout the entire movie. Pathos is used the most effecting the audiences’ emotions from beginning to end. The film is based on Forrest Gump’s life, in which he narrated as a historical story throughout the movie. Forrest Gump was born and raised in Greenbow, Alabama by his single mother. Forrest was mentally and physically handicapped. He had to wear medal braces on both of his legs. He also faced many
I chose Kevin Costner who was making a speech to a church filled with broken hearted people. It was a memorial for Whitney Houston and many attended. There was no topic other than Whitney has gone home today. He was broken hearted he said. He also stated what becomes of our broken hearts? We need to dry our tears, suspend our sorrow and our anger, just long enough to remember our sweet Whitney. These were the thesis statements and he followed them through the whole speech. I gave him an “A” on that and I also liked how he had a passion for her and her talents. He did have some material that got the attention of the audience. That they had a lot in common, even though she was black and a girl. That they were both Baptist and both help spread
The movie I chose was Easy A because there are many psychological concepts this movie that relate to real-life events and it covers many theories we learned about in this class. Easy A was released in 2010 and directed by Will Gluck. It’s about a teenage girl named Olive who accidentally admits to her friend Rhi that she was having sexual relations with boys. She felt pressured into lying since her friend had already engaged in sexual acts with her boyfriend. A rumor then spread and many people in the school then ignored Olive because they thought what she did was an immoral act, but the guys started giving her more attention. I feel that this applies to many
Forrest Gump is one of the greatest movies of all time. It brings together many of the most relevant themes and controversial subjects in modern society. Including some of the most difficult subjects such as; discrimination, racism, war, hardcore drug use, mental trauma, as well as a disease epidemic.
This film is the story of a man’s journey through life and his innocent reflections on what living is all about. However entangled he became with the aspects of his life; he is able to survive through his simplicity. This innocence, which comes from a limited understanding of the world around him, gives Gump a uniquely positive perspective of life. Despite the overwhelming conflicts that existed during the time period in which Forrest lived, he continues to seek the best of all worlds in the worst of all possible times. Some might argue that this movie was merely a mocking of the past with no true sentiments. However incorrectly this movie did portray the past, it did not do so without some bigger purpose. The film is evidently connected to society’s tremendous national yearning for innocence. Moreover, the movie criticizes society for their inability to deal with complicated issues individually, especially when it sheds an unflattering truth. This is strongly conveyed in one specific scene in which Forrest is standing on a podium in Washington D.C., just coming back from the Vietnam War, and addresses the thousands of people in the audience. Interestingly, he gives an entire speech and no one hears any of it, yet they all applaud. While the entire audience is celebrating for no
In the movie, Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks plays an intellectually handicapped man named Forrest Gump from Greenbow, Alabama. The majority of the movie took place through his recounting of his memories from early childhood all the way up to his current age. This paper looks at Forrest’s ability to communicate, his diligence in a relationship, ability to cope, and his self-perception.
Forrest Gump is a movie that was released in the summer of 1994 and is based on a novel by the same name that was written by Winston Groom almost a decade earlier in 1986. The movie was directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Paramount Pictures. The film features Tom Hanks as the main character Forrest Gump who is a slow-witted character but also has a heart of gold and is extremely courageous. The supporting cast consists of Gary Sinise (Lt. Dan), Robin Wright (Forrest’s mother) , Sally Field(Jenny) , Mykelti Williamson (Bubba), among others. In this critique I will be summarizing the plot and analyzing what I liked and disliked about the movie and whether it stands the test of time.