Ah, The Sandlot. A movie full of fifth and sixth grade boys playing baseball in the Summer. If you think it sounds boring, you're wrong. This is an excellent movie. It starts with a boy, named Scotty (Tom Guiry) who needs friends. He needed friends so bad that his mom was even concerned about him being cooped up in the house for a quarter of the summer. One day, he wanders to a baseball field and his want to have friends and be a part of something comes true. He even got a nickname, "Smalls". The boys did everything together, even got into and out of trouble together. But the number one important thing all nine of the boys did, was meet at the baseball field every single day.
In the 1931 film “City Lights”, Charlie Chaplin “opens our eyes”, so to speak, about how society values trivial elements of people over the deeper person by using blindness. In this film, Chaplin brilliantly mixes lighthearted comedy with deep and complex ideas about problems with society. Chaplin uses music, gags, and a genuine love connection to portray this point in multiple ways throughout the movie. Chaplin also took the bold step of not making a talking movie, even though they were available at the time, making the details in the pictures and sounds he was creating that much more important. What makes “City Lights” so special, and different from other comedies, is Chaplin’s natural blend of comedic scenes with tense and serious scenes. Chaplin weaved together a masterpiece that culminates in the end with the lady seeing who she fell in love with, which is also the moment Chaplin slaps the viewer in the face with the realization that the priorities in society are misguided and that the important things cannot be seen with the eye.
The film “It’s the Law”, talks about the criminal justice system and all off its concepts and rules. The three most important concepts discussed in the film include the following: The Crime, The Investigation, and The Arrest.
City Lights (1931), directed and produced by Charlie Chaplin, was one of the best silent movies ever made for its time. The cast includes; Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, and Harry Myers. Chaplin was also the creator
The movie “Friday Night Lights” is based on a book by author H.G. Bissinger. It takes place at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas in 1988 when tension between races was still strong in some areas of the south. There is a focus in some areas of the film having to do with the racial tension and ongoing conflict between the student body and the city as a whole. Even though desegregation had happened by the time the book was written and the film was made, schools sometimes were still racially divided. I also felt the movie showed how this football program exploited their black athletes. Of interest to me was, the following of two of the main football players who are black. Boobie Miles and Ivory Christian. They are as well respected as their white equivalents on the football field but, it illustrates how attitudes change when the players walk off the field. The movie touches on the many controversial subjects like, racism, hypocrisy, and failure where as the book is extremely socially-oriented, and centered primarily on racial issues and educational priorities. The film touches on these issues, but, as I wrote, it is not the focal point of the movie.
Many people from different countries across the world have been coming to United States, including Austrian director Billy Wilder. He directed many film with different genres including Film Noir. Film Noir translates to “Dark Film,” the name was given by the French after watching Hollywood crime thrillers that began to show after World War II. These films typically had dark lighting style closely related to those in German Expressionist films. However, Film Noir borrows its form from influences of major Hollywood popular genres, using themes that were related to social context and civilian life in the United States. Two films that demonstrate how Film Noir was influenced by Hollywood and the social context in America include Sunset Boulevard (1950) and Ace in the Hole (1951) both directed and written by Billy Wilder.
Can you see the signs ? The movie “Sign” is based on a small family. Graham a loving father, Merrill a carrying brother, Morgan a opened minded boy, and Bo the quirky little sister who lived on a small farm together. The film “Signs” is full of suspense and it keeps the overall audience on their feet wondering what was gonna happen next but also playing with audience mind. Signs the movie was very interesting, the way the director/producer planned out the movie was ingenious. The heroic father cares and loves for his kids and he’ll do anything to protect them from harm's way.
The film starts with a care free mood. Life’s good for our characters. Will just got married to Amy, he’s retiring as the sheriff, and is going be settling down and opening up a shop. Life couldn’t get any better. This is quickly proven, as the scene turns tense, we learn our antagonist Frank Miller is on the noon train. Not only that, but when Kane says he will defend the town, his new wife Amy, threatens to leave on that very same train that Frank is riding in on. Kane then went around asking everyone to help defend the town and with each rejection it creates a pretty sullen and hopeless mood. With that in mind, we’re able to identify some of the themes we see in the film; Like “Good v. Evil” and “Individual v. Community.” These are similar
IN THE SAME WEEK THAT Clive Palmer pledged to save Queensland Nickel from collapse, the 61-year-old exposed a part of himself that's seldom seen in his world of high finance and politics - a love of classic cinema.
The movie we watched Friday was Exit Through the Gift shop. I found the movie interesting. Using the film Thierry Guetta, gathered throughout his adventure was a great addition to the film it made the audience feel more of a connection with him. My favorite part of this documentary was when Thierry Guetta was not yet Mr. Brainwash. Seeing him going on adventures with other street artists in the middle of the night. Once Thierry Guetta became a street artist himself I lost interest, not because all of the “action” was over but because of the way he created art after putting his camera down. Thierry Guetta or Mr. Brainwash paid other people to create his ideas which are the reason I started to dislike him a little bit. I know art can be ideas
In this paper, I will compare my real world experiences at local Alcohol Anonymous’ (AA) meetings, which I attended while enrolled in this course with that in the movie, Thanks for Sharing. Both are based on the lives and experiences of recovering addicts of either substance abuse or sexual activity. This paper will cover the stories and lives of the characters involved. Stuart Blumberg directed the movie in 2012. All movie character references in this paper are taken directly from the actual movie.
Dana Stevens, a member of the New York Film Critics Circle, wrote that the movie did not work for her after labeling the film "Epic in size, claustrophobically narrow in scope." According to Marshall Fine of The Huffington Post the story "wants us to be interested in characters who are dull people to start with, made duller by their delusions of being interesting because they are high." Some critics viewed the movie as an irresponsible glorification rather than a satirical takedown. DiCaprio responded that in his opinion the film does not glorify the excessive lifestyle it
St. Augustine’s work, The City of God, portrays the Roman virtue and describes it’s affect on the manners of the Romans. Though the people did not worship God, St. Augustine points out that God still blessed them by increasing their dominion. In this text, Augustine finds many aspects of the ethos Roman Empire both admirable and problematic. He does this in a way that gives the reader a better understanding on his views of how to live a life dedicated to God. He also shows the problems of living for other men rather than living for the righteousness of God.
Based on Stephen King’s horror novel of the same name, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining features hallways filled with butchered daughters, and their guts and blood splashed down the hall. Horror and realism fuel Kubrick’s notoriously disturbing films and The Shining stands clear-cut amongst them. Although in the case of this movie, Kubrick shifts emphasis from visual horror to psychological fear and instills mounting dread from the sequence of disturbing events. Kubrick states, “one of the things that horror stories can do is show us the archetypes of the unconscious; we can see the dark side without having to confront it directly.” Never falling flat, The Shining provides a psychological horror masterpiece complete with brilliant acting, tight camera angles, haunting score, and unanswered questions.