Antwone Fisher, played by Derek Luke, is a young man who has joined the United States Navy in efforts to better his life. However, due to certain situations that has taken place in his life it has made him angry at the world. He was born in prison and became a ward of the state, and placed in foster care. While in foster care, his foster-mother spoke negative things to him and treated him poorly. Mrs. Tate, his foster mother, played a great deal in his emotional and physical abuse.
Throughout an MTV video entitled, “American Male”, we get a glimpse at the ‘bro-cultured’ environment created by fraternities in the United States. This particular short film was created to address the topic of privilege, and it was a winning submission in MTV’s initiative to ‘look different’. As the video progresses, it highlights the apparent gender norms built into the society we live in, and it displays the act of an individual succumbing to these norms established. Consequently, the creator of the “American Male”, Michael Rohrbaugh, exposes the predominance of men in the United States to devalue their own identity through the narrator’s list of rules, the visual aspects of the environment, and the performance of the narrator’s gender.
Macario is a 1960 Mexican film. This film was based on the novel of the same name by B. Traven. This movie was directed by Roberto Gavaldon which was a very well recognized director in New Spain (modern-day Mexico). This ninety-minute film became so popular in Mexico. This Film was the first Mexican film to be nominated for an academy award! This film entered the Best Foreign Language Film. It became so popular that it won its entrance to the 1960 Cannes film Festival. Macario the films’ name, is also the main character in this film. Another main character that is seemed in the film is the death (la muerte). We also have our secondary characters such as Macario’s wife, God, the devil, and some members of the inquisition.
Film noir is a famous era of filmmaking that defined the cinematic experience in Hollywood for a whole decade. No film can correctly represent such a influential cinematic era like Gun Crazy directed by Joseph H. Lewis. Gun Crazy is a unique expression of film noir of the 1950s that utilizes many cinematic elements in unparalleled ways to tell its story in a distinct fashion. Lewis uses cinematic techniques such as lighting, composition, editing, music, and mise-en-scene of the opening sequence to establish the tone and character motivations of the story.
Newsies, a classic musical based on the late 1800’s is a very entertaining and family friendly musical-- except for the few profane words. On a cloudy, partially rainy saturday morning, I laid out on the couch and watched the movie from the comfort of my own home. I was hesitant to watch this movie because I am not much of a musical person. About midway through I found myself at the edge of my seat hypnotized by the movie. As the movie drew to an end, I was completely sucked in and waited for something more. The movie I so dreadfully did not want to watch became something I did not want to end. In this movie the director and composer correlated their scenes and music perfectly together to touch the thoughts and emotions of the audience watching.
Five Easy Pieces was released in 1970, Robert “Bobby” Eroica Dupea plays as the main character in the film, he plays a role as an oil rigger that has turned his back in pursuing a career in music in which he is talented at and becomes a blue-collar worker for 20 years. During these years he builds up a selfish, mean, vulgar, and lack of ambition kind of personality. In the late 1960s and early 1970s many historical events were occurring in which the film has gone into some detail with. After doing some research on Film Reviews and what other websites thought about the film many did not go into detail about the film being about discrimination on women. During the era of the film women were still fighting for their rights. I personally believe that this film showed how women were just objects to men. Bobby had disrespected mainly all the women he came across. When they were at a diner he spilled all of the drinks on the waitress just because they did not have what he wanted on their menu. He had five different women in which he would have intercourse with and talked to them in a very demanding manner, each of those five women still had sex with him because they feared he would leave
In the book Tom Brennan and the documentary The Wave, the role of insiders and outsiders in society is shown, also both the film and novel show how there are many individuals who are affected by being not accepted. There many examples in the novel Tom Brennan and the film The Wave that support this point. In Tom Brennan the major example of this is when there is a car accident caused by drink driving. As a result of the accident the Brennan family become outsiders and forced to move away from their town. To add to this, in The Wave the whole film is based around a ‘Hitler’ like group that are the ‘insiders’ and that anyone who are not a part of the group are losers and thus outsiders. Throughout the novel and the film the way individuals are affected by being excluded is
During the end of the 3rd Century, the Playwright Plautus wrote many of the first Roman comedies. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical comedy film adaptation of Plautus's comedies.Set in ancient Rome, many aspects of Roman theatre, including stock characters, were included in the film’s production. While the film is based off of multiple comedies, Plautus's Pseudolus character Calidorus is nearly identical to the film’s Hero. During the time Pseudolus was written, the Crisis of the Third Century led to up to 25% of Roman population being comprised of slaves(Southern). Of the many stock characters Platus included in his comedies, Calidorus/Hero, the son of Pseudolus’s owner and the stock character adulescens, best
At the start of the film, Ashoke and Ashima leave India for America and their life together begins. The move from the big city of Calcutta to the big city of New York is much lonelier because they have no family nearby and the land is unfamiliar. The climate is also different, it is winter time and the weather is cold. Ashima is learning very quickly that the living conditions are different. Ashoke explains to her that they have gas twenty-four hours a day, and the difference between hot and cold water symbols. Also there was no need for her to boil the water for drinking; she could just drink straight from the tap. Life in America is different and at times lonely, however Ashoke believes it’s the land of opportunity.
Dear Zachery is a documentary directed by Kurt Kuenne. Kuenne documentary genre is crime and drama.Kuennes main purpose of making this documentary was to show the effect of his friend Andrew Bagby and his son's death had on family and friends.
They played a film called “3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets” which was about black teenager, named Jordan Davis, who was tragically shot and killed in a Florida gas station by a middle age white male named Michael Dunn. Davis and Dunn argued over the volume of the music in the boy's car. A gun entered the exchange, where Michael Dunn fired 10 bullets at the car full of unarmed teenagers and then fled. Three of those bullets hit 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who died at the scene. Arrested the next day, Michael Dunn claimed he shot in self-defense. The movie relives the night of the murder and revealed how hidden racial prejudice can result in
This paper argues that the semantic and syntactic elements of the American West commonly used in most Westerns creates a tone for a more contemporary version of the popularized American Westerns intertwined with a bit of thriller in the ‘Tracked’ scene of the 2007 Coen Brothers’ film, No Country for Old Men. I will prove that said scene establishes new aspects against the traditional westerns known internationally by incorporating Rick Altman’s analysis of semantic and syntactic themes in film genre in order to demonstrate the relationship between categorizing the film as a Western and finding the more structural meaning from the actions of the characters throughout the scene. My argument is also reinforced by Camilla Fojas’s analysis of the Western genre and how certain descriptive changes such as the time period can build a new subgenre of the western which helps this paper prove that the revision of a traditional genre can bring more attention to the well-known outdated Western people have come to love. My analysis identifies distinctive low key lighting, proper set up of the scene, and syntactics operating in ‘Tracked’ and demonstrates that categorizing Westerns under more than one genre through hybridization can polarized it in every sense as much more than just the good guy verses the bad guy.
With the second murder, the process is very similar to the first one, in that Mr. Brooks is able to effortlessly break into the apartment, seeming to cut through wires to get through the security system and the door. The same approach to wearing a specific serial killer outfit and planning to burn it afterwards ensures that there is no trace left of him at the scene that can be detrimental, and Mr. Brooks does not take any actions that would leave any other trace of him. Obviously, the trace that is left at the second crime scene is when Mr. Baffert urinated and left a puddle on the ground, which only helps Mr. Brooks as to fooling the police to think that Mr. Baffert is the thumbprint killer. Mr. Brooks seems to pull of the second murder
Part 1 - In American author's 2009 book, The Help, the primary thesis is the relationship between Black maids and white households in Jackson, Mississippi during the early 1960s. The story is really told from three perspectives, Aibileen and Minny are Black women, both maids, and Skeeter is the nickname of Eugenia Phelan, daughter of a prominent White family. Skeeter has just finished school and hopes to become a writer. In general, the relationship between the Black maids and the White employers is six sided: On one side we have the White employers who have three views: 1) Their personal and private beliefs that can range from extreme scorn and bias to kindness regarding race; 2) Their public persona that must have the "proper" attitude about Blacks and "the help," and 3) Their employer attitude, which is condescending and parental. The Black view also has three segments: 1) Their personal and private beliefs that usually range from understanding not all Whites are the same and an extreme love and empathy for the White children for whom they care; 2) The public persona that is deferential, polite, and stoic to their White bosses; and 3) Their attitude and view among the Black community, which usually separates the "poor and ignorant but rich" White souls from the Black view of family and common sense. All in all, the relationship is contentious, phony, and based on economic advantage.
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.