For my quarter project I have decided to watch a Spanish movie. The movie that I have chosen is called Rec, (short for record) filmed in 2007. The movie is a horror film about the zombie apocalypse, but instead of the apocalypse already happening it shows how it was discovered/started. The film takes place in Spain, and is like a fictional documentary. It is filmed with a hand held camera, but does have high quality. I like that my project was something that I love to do. Which is, watching scary movies!
Before I talk about the movie, I’ll tell you why I picked this topic. Getting, I knew that I wanted to watch a movie from Spanish culture. I didn't exactly know what though so I Google Spanish movies and I some popped up, but I wasn’t interested in them.I Googled horror movies that originated from Spain and that one popped up. I didn't click it because it was the first one, I clicked it because I knew that I would enjoy the film even though I had to read. I'm really happy I chose this topic and this movie because I actually got scared. Some American films don't scare me. …show more content…
American and Spain films both have jump-scares. Where something pops out of nowhere, or you weren't expecting it. They were different because, in American films they are more predictable. In American films if they go into the closet it's obvious something bad is going to happen. In the beginning of watching this film I didn't think the zombie apocalypse could come out of this smooth I thought that it would be choppy, and I wouldn’t like it. See everyday things like firemen and police officers get involved in American films. it seems that in American films the police and the fireman and all of the other authorities don't believe in the victim. This film was different, because this time they were the victim. So I had a different perspective on
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The film “Juvies” really made me think about how the criminal justice system treats young children. Before watching the film, I was under the impression that children were treated fairly and with care when they commit a crime. After all, they are just kids. However, to my surprise, this was not the case. Many children have been cheated by the law because they are put through the adult system and are not given a fair trial. Meanwhile, these children are expected to make the rational decisions that an adult would make. There is biological evidence that kids do not have the ability to control impulsive behavior because their brains are underdeveloped. Thus, I believe this system is extremely unfair because children are not protected in adult prisons, which makes it very difficult for them to succeed once they are released back into the free world.
For my third cultural project I watch El Laberinto del Fauno, by Guillermo del Toro Gómez. The film is known in English as pan’s labyrinth but the direct translation would be the labyrinth of the faun. The film was rated R and it deserves this rating. The film was dark fantasy and had many scenes suited for adults. It was a Spanish/Mexican film(“EL LABERINTO”). It was enjoyable and did provide some insight into the life and culture of the setting.
Throughout the film Do the Right Thing, we continuously observe racial conflict that builds up to such an extreme point that it leads to a fight for power. This movie portrays the struggles and realities of a neighborhood with white and black African American people. This can be seen in many instances for example when Buggin ' Out, Radio Raheem, and Smiley march into Sal 's and demand that Sal change the Wall of Fame. Another vital instance shows the height of power struggle. It is when the huge fight starts in the street and results in Raheem being killed by a white police officer.
Tambien la lluvia was very different from the usual movies that I have seen. Tambien la lluvia didn’t have any cheesy line to extort emotion from the viewers, but instead it used realistic imagery to paint a clear picture of fear and pain that the native endures during the time which was very heartfelt. Tambien la lluvia was very unique. The movie was a documentary inside of a movie. The documentary in the movie correlate with what the villager face. For instance, back in the 1600s the native faced hardship such as getting their limbs chop off for not finding enough good. In current days, the villager faced hardship due to that fact that the government prohibit them from
For my extra credit assignment I decided to watch The Legend of Zorro directed by Martin Campbell. The Legend of Zorro is an action/adventure film, which shows the life of the Legendary Zorro and Californians in the 1850s. This is an important film because it brings up the idea of Mexicans becoming American citizens; however, it shows the reality that not everyone wants to become an American and/or want the Americas to continue to grow, because some want the west lands to be destroyed because of how Americans have stolen their land.
The theme of undermining machismo is prevalent and blunt throughout the movie. A theme that an Argentinian audience would have recognized much more easily than an American audience. The hero of the story Benjamin is ruthlessly beaten down to the
The imagination that went into the creation of the story line of this film keeps me in awe. This is the film that we have been waiting to watch for years. Ghost and masked killer films are scary but, that is what all directors are producing now. To see Fede Alvarez
Apocalypse now illuminates the horror, and the atrocities of what war can cause. It showed how one can go in a normal citizen and return unable to make contact with the world without feeling out of place. As the characters move forward into metaphorical fog and darkness,the film introduces the idea that war reels in a darkness hidden within. In the first scene Willard is introduced as an already broken man, he’s back from his first tour and already feels compelled to start his second. Questions about his sanity begin to rise, how far has he been pushed off edge? Shattered mirror, and divorce papers by his side only maximizes the realization of how distant he is from his old self. This illustrates how war is capable to change an individuals
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One undeniably successful element of Scary Movie, however, is the atmosphere, specially all the scenes outside of the haunted house. With the party like ambience, the fog, the chilly fall night, and the haunted house as the backdrop, it brings about memories of going to haunted hayrides and other such Halloween attractions growing up. Sometimes the wait and build up to an attraction is just as enjoyable as the actual attraction itself, and that is fairly well represented in this
The film had a more serious element to it, making the fear in the film more horrifying. The first half of the film was weird it also took a decent length for things to rumble. Yet unlike the original the death scenes were more gruesome, I closed my eyes in some scenes. Horrific sounds of people screaming sounded so real it scared me. The effects were sweet but the acting was a terrifying tale of chaos on it's on level. I couldn’t have cared less to what was about to happen to these people with their mediocre skills they call acting. Terrifyingly bad acting for a horror film can make it legendary or destroy it. In this storytelling the acting was butchered like a cold slab of rotten meat. I totally thought the homage to “The Shining” was a pleasant trip down memory lane to a better film, but the effects as well as deaths were grisly disturbing images which was one of the things I was digging about this film. To me the connection to the characters weren’t as easy going to which the original
Second Term Research Essay: Cinematic Aspects of “Apocalypse Now” Humanities for a Global Age AP/HUMA 2600 6.0A Sara Ducic Apocalypse Now is a film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and although it comes across as a war film at first glance, Apocalypse Now is a thriller/drama about the human psyche. Using no surrealist imagery, and a grounded realistic mis-en-scene, the film effectively uses cinematic techniques such as lighting, camera angles, camera movements and shots, colour and an array of other techniques to situate the viewer within a surrealist world of war and darkness. The film provides us with an intimate look into the mental struggles of each character, and the torment that they face when embarking
The first film of this essay is Zombieland by Ruben Fleischer, this film focuses on the adventures of an awkward and quirky guy called Columbus as he tries to get back to his parents while surviving the zombie apocalypse.
There are many different types of film and film genres. A film can fit into more than one genre, but there are some genres that are more general than others. Some examples of film genre are animated, science fiction, documentary, comedy, and historical fiction. Within each genre, there are also specific characteristics that help support themes and story lines within that genre.