I agree with people who say movies aren’t based on real life experience, but I am pretty sure producers have specific messages to tell their audience. Movies might be long and time taking, but when there is free time to spend why not lay back and watch a good movie? Today I will be reviewing one of my favorite movies of all time, Tokyo Drift. Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, is one the great movies of Fast and Furious series. Fast and Furious movies have a lot of fans throughout the world and the great thing about this series is that they are all relatable and continue the story that began in the year 2001. But there is something different about Tokyo Drift that keeps it unalike with other Fast And Furious movies. This is why I will be doing a review on it. Tokyo Drift is made up of 2 words which are Tokyo and drift. Of course many people know where Tokyo is located, but not a lot of people know what the word drift means in driving vocabulary. Drifting is one the popular methods racers use to dodge, show off or enjoy while driving. There is something about drifting that every time it happens somewhere, it excites the people that know what it is. Seeing your tires burn and smoke while drifting, it gives you good vibes. In many arcades I’ve seen little kids drift on the car stimulators and smile because they accomplished that skill. Of course it is not a good thing to race and drift in real life it is actually illegal, but there are people who do it knowing all the
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The 1946 film The Killers is a renowned film noir based off of Ernest Hemingway’s short story of the same title, focusing on the detailed backstory and investigation for the motive of the murder of Pete Lund/Ole Anderson, commonly known and referred to as “The Swede.” A film noir is a term made originally to describe American mystery and thriller movies produced in the time period from 1944-1954, primarily marked by moods of menace, pessimism, and fatalism. Although the film does not focus on the war itself at all, it still puts forth interesting new ways in how gender relations can be stereotypical as well as divergent proceeding the Second World War.
Paul Haggis directed an Oscar winning film in 2004 called “Crash”, this movie basically talks about racism and the impact it has on the lives of people in Los Angeles. This movie got a good response from the viewers, as it concentrated on some real harsh realities of racism and asked some hard questions which are generally avoided in movies. This movie clearly promotes the a very delicate issue, and hence requires some detailed assessment. I personally feel the movie was good and it portrayed some very common events of racism, I think “Crash” shows realities, but in a not-so-realistic way.
The 2012 movie Argo is based off of a true event in 1979. During the Iranian Civil War, President Jimmy Carter gives the Iranian Shah refuge in the U.S. due to his illness. In retaliation, Iranian activists invade the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran and the staff are taken as hostages. This is famously known as the Iranian hostage crises. Although six of the staff members escape and are taken in by the Canadian Ambassador. Determined to rescue the six, Tony Mendez, who is our main character, from the CIA is brought in because of his expertise. After talking to his son one day while watching a science fiction program on TV, he comes up the idea to go into Iran, under the guise of Canadians
Movies have the ability to transport people to different times and places and distract them from ordinary everyday reality. They allow for a range of emotions to be experienced. At their core, movies examine the human condition. There are plenty of deeper truths woven into screenplays and plenty of lessons to be learned, even when an individual is solely seeking entertainment.
Die Hard, a film directed by John McTiernan, successfully utilized several aesthetics, which offered viewers various meanings throughout the duration of the film. Although the diverse meanings grasped by viewers may differ, it was clear to me that McTiernan effectively applied elements of cinematography and mise-en-scene that resulted in viewers being allowed to interpret a range of different meanings or functions of the elements.
There are many movies out there that take a viewpoint form so many angles, this movie Crash does this that. Watching this movie brought about many emotions from my own life but to get a sense of what other people in the world go through when it comes to interacting with other races, the experiences we’ve had with them and also the perspectives we hold inside of us overall. This chapter will look at three scenes form the move crash and break each one of them down to showcase the significance of what individual were feeling in the move and what we can take away from that. I will also look at one character and describe how I can relate to it in general. I will also touch on some of the main issues from this movie that we can take way from. What connects with that is the counseling aspect. I will also dive into the characters that I will focus on and the aspect of them getting help from a counselor to get beyond the conflict that we know where this paper is headed and what I am going to cover, lets first dive into detail about three significant scenes in the move.
What attracts us to the movie theatre on Friday nights? Is it the commercials we see? Or is it all the gossip we hear from friends and TV talk shows? Well for many, it is the critiques we read and hear almost every day. One who specializes in the professional evaluation and appreciation of literary or artistic works is a critic. The profession of movie criticism is one of much diversity. Reviews range anywhere from phenomenal to average. Not only are movies created for the entertainment and sheer pleasure of the audience, they create a market of jobs and open doors to the world of financial growth. The success of these films, whether they are tremendous or atrocious, is not only dependent of the actual film, but
When it comes to the film industry, entertainment is the tool used to acquire what is desired, money. The main goal for filmmakers when they create a film is to attain money in addition to the money spent to make the movie. Therefore, in some films that they like to base off of true accounts, it is somewhat necessary to dramatize or embellish the story to really tug at the heartstrings of the films audience. They achieve this goal by the use of dramatic music, ambient lighting, and a small amount of tweaked diction. The Fighter is an excellent example of this dramatization in action because throughout the film the characters are faced with a multitude of decisions that must be made. The choices they make require the characters to choose
In “The Departed”, which takes place in South Boston, State Police are tasked with bringing an end to Irish American organized crime. One of the stars of the movie is the great actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays undercover cop Billy Costigan. The cast is packed with high demand actors; one of them being Irish mob boss, Jack Nicholson, playing Frank Costello. Costigans counterpart is Colin Sullivan, played by Matt Damon. Both men just-graduated from Massachusetts State Police Academy; Sullivan is on the side of the mob, and joined the police force to be an informer for the mob boss. There is a key interplay between each man, and the people they are trying to deceive. The stakes are high, as each operative becomes entrenched in their double life,
District 9 (Peter Jackson, 2009), a science ﬁction ﬁlm produced by Peter Jackson, is a rare gem unlike the many sci-ﬁ movies which have been released in our time. The story is established via a mix of standard third person camera and documentary footage and takes place in the present - a twist from your regular science ﬁction ﬁlm which normally takes place in the future. The ﬁlm, about a colony of alien refugees forced by humans to live in a South African slum, is an example of social satire by presenting a critique of the injustice with which we treat those who are different from us. The metaphors of science ﬁction are being used to portray the nature of racism; with the way that racist ideology and discourse deals with those different
Action-packed and highly-rated, Mad Max: Fury Road is a critically-acclaimed film about a journey of survival through a post-apocalyptic wasteland. There is no doubt that post-apocalyptic films are becoming increasingly popular among audiences as seen with movies such as the Hunger Games. However, Leggatt (2012) describes another variation in the post-apocalyptic genre, one that has been dubbed post-9/11 after a string of patterns prevalent in some post-apocalyptic films. Leggatt’s definition of post-9/11 apocalyptic films are ones that have a pessimistic tone towards the future of a society. As the world evolves and progresses, many new issues overlap and outgrow previous issues that have plagued the world before - though this transgression, the film industry follows suit in order to invent stories and media that is thought-provoking and relevant to changing society. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is a film that encapsulates many elements of Leggatt’s post 9/11 apocalypse film genre through the apocalyptic setting, derailment of redemption, and societal obsession with apocalypse over utopia.
Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 2008 motion picture Tokyo Sonata puts across an account involving a Japanese family as it needs to go through a series of problems that put their determination to test. Each of the four characters in the Sasaki family has trouble understanding what he or she wants from life and as he or she comes to learn and accept what his or her family has to say about his or her personality. Kurosawa most probably wanted to provide viewers with a rather common story occurring in an environment dominated by globalization a place where values change at a rapid pace and where people can or cannot find their personal identity.
The movie chosen for this research is “Rush Hour 2”, which compactly contains set of various stereotypes of Asians, African-Americans, and Latinos in American film as well as provides examples of portraying sexuality in movies. It’s a comedy action film; it’s also a classical buddy story with unorthodox for that time buddies: African-American and Asian characters. The movie was directed by Brett Ratner, produced and distributed by New Line Cinema, story written by Ross LaManna and Jeff Nathanson. Soundtrack is written by a famous Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin. The movie was released in 2001 as a part two of a sequel, continuation of a successful story about two detectives, one from Hong Kong and another LA, solving international crimes together. The movie was shot in Santa Clarita California, starring Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Alan King, Roselyn Sanchez, Harris Yulin and Zhang Ziyi. "Rush Hour 2" is rated PG-13 for action violence, language and some sexual material (IMDB). The movie’s budget was $90 million and the box office was around $347.3 million, which is considered to be a huge success for a movie, where both main characters are non-white, which was not the case back in 2001. The movie was nominated twenty one times and won ten awards, including MTV Asia Awards for a favorite movie.
The action film Mad Max: Fury Road written and directed by George Miller features many strong, complex female characters, something that is unfortunately rare for the genre. Also unusual for action movies, Mad Max: Fury Road is filled with depictions and messages about the struggles that the women in the movie face. Not only is there Furiosa, a tough woman looking for redemption, but there are also the much less talked about Wives of Immortan Joe who are just as important. The Wives serve as a representation and critique of all of the terrible things that women are forced to endure all over the world in our real life society. Like many women, the Wives are only valued for their unsullied beauty, treated as property, only useful for their ability to provide Immortan Joe with children, and in addition, have a total lack of choice over their bodies. These are problems that many women in the real world face every single day, and are the most i
When and in which direction they might take a turn is highly unpredictable. And no one’s apparently heard of something as base as ‘Lane Discipline’, they switch lanes like Zip-Zap-Zoom and overtake you when you least expected it. It is thrilling to defy all the rules(Aren't rules meant to be broken?). They bring out the zeal they show in their video games on road and drive like they are playing NFS, as they cannot drive slowly at all. I am sure some of them are too delusional to know the difference between the real and the virtual