In Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels, at the start of the book, readers learn of the Union's gain of one hundred twenty Old Maine deserters. The mutineers are sent to Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a highly intelligent Union Colonel, to be dealt with. General Meade's orders are clear; either force the men to fight or shoot them. Chamberlain addresses the men, explaining that he refuses to kill them, but would tremendously appreciate their help in fighting for the North's cause. Consequently, his speech turns out as a success, as all but six men agree to fight. The question arises- what would have happened had the Union's Major General John Buford received the mutineers instead? Through the elements of direct and indirect characterization, it is apparent that Buford would have taken similar actions in addressing the issue of the deserters.
Chinatown is based on Roman Polanski’s lifeworks. Polanski’s goal is to emphasizes the meaning of how cinematography is made, and how it inspires by understanding the concept of setting, lighting, and how the image is captured. This film was released in 1974 by director of Roman Polanski to focus on private investigator J.J. Gittes, played by Jack Nicholson to investigate the elements behind the truth. Polanski’s goal is to emphasize the audience to give an ominous feeling of the main character, J.J. Gittes and his point of view by showing in color instead of black and white pictures. Due to these reasons, Polanski wanted to use Panavision to give a flawed vision about the past, which the story is set in the years of 1937. Polanski states, “a traditional detective story with a new, modern shape” for Paramount picture. (1) This paper focuses on the film Chinatown which is neo-noir, not only because of the setting, but the concept of cinematography that connects duplicates occurrences together that describe three categories: background of the cinematographer, point of view of the main character, and the interpretation of the ending scenes.
I predict that Runner killed the Day family. Initially, he owed plenty of money to Libby’s mom, Patty; including numerous amounts of other people. Runner would have killed the family, because he never payed his child support. He thought by killing the family he would not have to deal with paying them back. Runner may have also hoped that the attention the murders attracted would take the attention off him being the killer. Secondly, he had a great deal of anger in him that may have evoked the killings. When Patty kicked Runner out of the house for stealing from him he made a huge scene. “’’ Thanks for…NOTHING!’’ he tramped to the front door, swung the door open so hard it cracked the wall behind it and bounced back. He kicked it open again, grabbed it, banged it into the wall, his head bowed low against it, all
Harold Crick, the main character in the movie “Stranger Than Fiction”, goes through a profound change in his life after he starts hearing a narrator in his head. Harold Crick is an IRS agent with a ordinary life who never ventures out of his own comfort zone. After discovering that he is stuck in a plot driven by events beyond his control, Harold is advised that he might as well follow his lifelong dreams since his death is beyond his control.
“Man From Reno”, a bewitching independent neo-noir film, may trap you in its mysteries and moods while transmits all the anxiety and uncertainty that its characters are subjected to. This is the second time (the first was “Daylight Savings” in 2012) that the screenwriters Joel Clark and Michael Lerman join efforts with the co-writer and director Dave Boyle. They were able to fabricate a wonderful story, set in San Francisco, and involving a popular Japanese writer from Tokyo, Aki (Ayako Fujitani), who in the face of a creative/identity crisis, decides to stop writing and vanish during her press tours in the city. After an unenthusiastic meeting with some old friends from college, she stealthily checks into a hotel, where she meets an astute,
The movie I chose was Sling blade. I chose this movie partly because of the story line, and partly because of the langauge. It's a story about a guy named Karl Childers (the main character), a mentally challanged fellow who has been in a mental institution since he was a child of 12 years old for the murder of his mother and her lover. This movie starts at the mental institution where Karl has lived for the past 20 years.
Nicholas Carr's argument in "The Shallows is that digital technology, especially the Internet, has a negative effect on the brain's ability to absorb and contemplate information. He goes on to provide examples that demonstrate how the Internet provides too much information in too great an intensity for a person to think on deeply, or remember to begin with. On the other hand, both Paul La Farge's "The Deep Space of Digital Reading" and Virginia Heffernan's "The Attention-Span Myth" have evidence to the contrary. In the case of the former, it is said that, "Nauman (a German educator doing a study) gave a group of highschool students the job of tracking down certain pieces of information on websites:he found that the students who regularly did
It began with his most elaborate plan to commit the perfect bank robbery. Dalton Russell (Clive Owen) uses his cunning abilities to rob a bank, alongside his crew, by holding hostages and making them all dress with similar apparel to mislead the police. As the police rush to the scene, a Detective Keith Frazer (Denzel Washington) is put in charge of the case to negotiate with the robbers. Throughout the film, Russell is always two steps ahead of the police. He manages to bug the police and as a result, he is aware of everything they are planning.
his time the part is being played by Rob Riggle, the first person to take on the role who is actually a real-life colonel. The actor and comedian is a retired lieutenant colonel who used to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Now he plays the “owner, head coach, and marketing director” of the Kentucky Buckets, a fake NFL team created by Yum
In the most recent Fantastic Four directed by Josh Trank, Reed Richards is a boy genius which, with the help of his partner, Ben Grimm, creates a teleportation device. Dr. Franklin Storm takes interest in this project as he believes the invention may hold the secret to inter-dimensional travel. Dr. Storm invites Reed to join his son Johnny, daughter Sue, and Victor Von Doom to build a Quantum Gate. When those four plus Ben Grimm use the Quantum Gate unexpectedly, “Planet Zero” leaves each of them with a genetic mutation. The inventors soon learn that their powers will make them a team of superheros.
This film tells the story of a wildlife tracker named Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) who has distressing past demons that he continuously deals with whilst living within the Indigenous community. Lambert is called upon by the residents of the
Based on the novel by Karl Alexander and movie, it delivers a fantastical cat-and-mouse adventure through time when famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells is transported to modern-day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. Once H.G. arrives in New York City, he finds a world he never thought possible and a young woman who captivates him.
Ben (Viggo Mortensen), a.k.a Captain Fantastic, is a single father of six. His name is not actually Captain Fantastic, nobody calls him that, nor does he insist on being called like that. He's also not a superhero from a comic book. Just wanted to clear that up before we proceed.
Inception is an overhyped blockbuster accompanied by several moving parts that will leave you in awe, but nonetheless it 's a work of art. Dom Cobb (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) is not your normal thief he has the ability to enter people 's dreams and steal their ideas from their subconscious. His skill set has made him very sought after in the world of corporate espionage which has also cost him everything he loves. Cobb gets a second shot at redemption. He’s offered a job, plant an idea in someone 's mind. If successful it 's the perfect crime, but even with intricate planning a dangerous enemy awaits them at every turn. With only one man that could have foreseen this, Cobb. One of the most anticipated movies of the summer, leading to an outrageous amount of hype being built up prior to the premier of the film. It has it flaws but none the less it is truly a masterpiece.