The original 1933 King Kong was created as a movie: to convey a story and entertain and audience. Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake took the foundation for King Kong and expanded upon it in almost every way in order to “make again” the amazement of the original for a modern audience. Audiences received the original King Kong very well. The stop motion sequences of Kong were amazing for their time and the movie grossed $90,000 in its opening weekend. In order to bank upon its success again sequels were made and then in 1976 a remake was made to improve upon the original. Paramount updated the movie to color, changed the story, and cast Jeff Bridges, a well-known actor of the time, as the lead. Although the movie received mixed reviews, it did
The movie has some very positive attributes, starting with the island itself, it is very luscious and tropical, which when reading the novel is exactly what you envision. The director picked very good points in the movie to have sped up and slowed down, which added to the dramatic and thriller effect of the turning points and the climax of the movie. The movie really emphasizes the main characteristics of characters, with Ralph portraying the “good” character, and Jack portraying the “bad” character. The sound effects and the soundtrack is exceptional, and really captures the mood during all scenes in the movie. The special effects, props, and character’s material visuals were very well done. The offering to the beast was extremely
Firstly, I would like to say that overall the film by all standards was not at all bad. When one thinks of a foreign film you might think of a really bad, poorly edited, or low funded film. With the major reason for it being foreign, the obvious reason being that it was not made in Hollywood. However, this movie takes all of the preconceptions about foreign films and turns it upside down. With a budget of nearly 5 million dollars (Instructions), and only being filmed in two locations in Mexico the movies overall quality is actually quite astounding. Furthermore, I would like to commend the directors and editors on doing Hollywood level job, creating and making the final product as it is better then something you might see in a low budget jaws knock off made here in the United States.
I have chosen to evaluate a scene from Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indiana and Sallah uncover the Well of Soles where the lost ark is hidden. We open the scene at 57:03 with Indiana leading a team of diggers up a hill to the spot where they will dig for the ark. As the scene opens we hear the diegetic sounds of the diggers and commotion taking place in the background. We also hear non-diegetic music that will be referred to as the “ark theme” playing as Indiana climbs the hill and has his men start to dig for the ark. The slow and sort of creepy tone that makes up the ark theme reminds us of the continuing quest for the ark and
The two movies to pick to compare were the King Kong from 1933 and the King Kong from 2005. I chose these because I have seen both of them and think because they are so different from one another. Many things changed in the making of the 2005 version of King Kong. Things such as the technology that was used, the actors/actresses, the animations in the movie, and overall feel of the movie. This movie took place in New York in 1933. A film maker and his crew travel to a place called Skull Island to make a movie. Skull Island has many over sized animals such as dinosaurs and an oversized ape. The film crew takes the ape back to New York to be observed because they had never seen anything like it. Somehow during this whole adventure, the giant
This movie takes place during the time of the Oklahoma land rush in 1893. It was produced by Ronald Howard in 1992.
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Shutter Island is an American mind bending thriller film based on Dennis Lehane’s 2003 novel also named Shutter Island. Leonardo DiCaprio takes the lead role as a U.S Marshall named Teddy Daniels, who along with his partner, Chuck Aule (played by Mark Ruffalo), are investigating the mysterious disappearance of a patient at a highly guarded and isolated psychiatric penitentiary located on Shutter Island. Teddy Daniels runs about the island trying to uncover the mysteries of the Shutter Island psychiatric ward, only falling deeper into the conspiracy, all the while dealing with his past horrors and hallucinations that somehow help him in his investigation. As the plot unfolds, vivid scenes and music help reveal
“I wish I had a hundred years, a hundred years I could give to you.” Something Conor’s Mum said to Conor when she was laying in the hospital bed in “A Monster Calls”. This happened in both the book and the movie, but way more emotion came out when it happened in the book. Conor got to develop things within himself and speak for himself more often because Lily was not in the book, and he developed a stronger relationship with his family. The intensity with the monster was always high and keeping the book and the movie alike by adding that high degree of excitement. The thing to top off the movie was when we find out secrets about Conor’s Mum, that left everyone with chills. Overall, the movie, “A Monster Calls”
The movie was 112 minutes long, it contains three languages English, French and Mohawk, it was filmed in the USA, it was released in September 1992 and its tagline was the first American hero, it is also based on the novel of James Fennimore cooper. It is about the French and British
I believe that this action packed blockbuster that gave Leonardo DiCaprio an Oscar is boring. I believe this not because it has a poor scenery or bad acting, the acting is phenomenal and the scenery and special effects are very detailed and
A good movie can either be captivating or thrilling depending on the plot of the movie. Like the thrill of a rollercoaster, so is the thrill that comes from watching the King Kong movie. It is both captivating as well as intriguing in the sense that it provides rich thematic presence and sceneries. In this paper, the learner will take a look at the King Kong movie from a critical perspective to deduce whether the movie really should be living up to its fame.
Classic stories remain a classic because they convey a message which appeals to people of multiple generations despite changes in society. King Kong was released in print in 1932, a year prior to its release in Hollywood, as a part of the film’s advance marketing. The public of this generation easily accepted the story’s racist, colonialist, and sexist themes. Today, literary critics such as Cynthia Erb view the novel and film as representation of the early 30s and thus a resource to understand the cultural context of the times. In particular, King Kong provides a window through which a modern audience can understand and interpret racism of the 1930s.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is an epic movie. Joseph Campbell created “The Hero’s Journey” model. This model helps to characterize a specific piece of literature as an epic. It is a pattern of narrative. It explains the typical adventure of the Hero. The Hero achieves great deeds on behalf of the group. It helps a person dissect a piece of literature, a movie in this case, and learn about all the different parts. If the piece of literature fits into every part, then it classifies as an epic. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade fulfills each part of this model. The 1989 movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, written by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg, meets all the criteria outline by Campbell in his “Hero’s Journey”
This film was set in 1970, where the mission launched. What happened in the film was that something went wrong on the ship. These days, I think that people are