Star Wars IV A New Hope is a science fantasy film written and directed by George Lucas. Fictional characters help us understand ourselves. Star Wars IV A New Hope teaches us about life and ourselves in many ways such as death,loss,pain and courage are experiences that we will go through during our lives.
Star Wars. Just the name itself holds an astonishing weight in the world of film, literature, and even video games and music. With so many works of varying fame and acclaim, almost no other piece of the Star Wars universe is more easily recognised than the 1980 film (the second in the original trilogy), “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back!” George Lucas, the mastermind behind the film itself, knew from the beginning that this film needed to drive his vision to the satisfying end that it deserved. This included using massive, beautiful set pieces such as Hoth, Cloud City, and Dagobah among others. With these basic introductory statements finished, a thesis is to be stated: How much was the story of Luke Skywalker, as well as the entire Star Wars universe, inspired by the Hero’s Journey formula?
In the Last Stand, written by Nathaniel Philbrick he discusses a big leader in the Civil War, George Armstrong Custer and how he led his troops with reckless courage. Philbrick wrote this book which can be viewed in many ways: a bloody massacre that is a big part of American history, or a tale of crazy arrogance and even unmatched bravery. One way that this book can be viewed as is the Last Stand being viewed as an account of a well-known battle that encapsulates the treatment of Native Americans during the “Indian Wars.” The next option is that the Last Stand is a retelling story of a history that does not glorify the United States Army in the Indian Wars, but shows the hubris and reckless of the leaders and army. Finally, the Last Stand can be viewed as a double meaning, both the last stand for Custer and the Last Stand for the Sitting Bull and the Lakota Sioux. In this essay, I’m going to discuss the ways in which Custer leads his troops and how he was a powerful leader during this time.
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
“Do or do not,” says Yoda, in the acclaimed science fiction movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, “there is no try” (Empire). This quote is perhaps the most famous of the character’s, and perhaps one of the most famous in the whole franchise. It highlights an idea that the scene perpetuates: the fact you intend to do something doesn’t matter, only whether or not it is done. This is not a perfect metaphor for the application of knowledge, but it fits in rather easily. Without an effect, an application, all you have is abstract knowledge – that trying that Yoda denies – and in that way value has been diminished. Two areas of knowledge which especially highlight the values and limitations of that claim are the natural sciences and religion.
In the movie Cool Hand Luke, Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is arrested for cutting the heads off the town’s parking meters. His punishment seems extreme, as he is sentenced to two years on a chain gang at a Florida prison. Although Luke received several decorations in the war, including the silver star, he never rises above a private in the Army. This suggests perhaps he has a resentment for those in authority.
Star Wars: A New Hope, brought forth a diversification in the industry of not just a science fiction film, but a contemporary aspect of film in the late 1900’s. On the 25th of May 1977 George Lucas released a two hour journey through a dreamlike universe in which this exceptional exploration takes place. Star Wars fabricated the start of the science fiction film era. Science fiction provides an incogitable world that alters the thoughts of general world, and offers a chance for the reader or viewer to relate the altered world to their world. Star Wars offered this to dreamers of that time and bestowed a escape from reality on its viewers. This is illustrated when ¨Luke¨ played by Mark Hamill takes his first steps into a truly legendary expedition across the galactic universe. Luke is not alone on his dangersome journey along the way he finds his Mentor ¨Obi-Wan Kenobi¨ played by the ingenious actor Alec Guinness. Luke´s journey across the galaxy is distinctly related to The Hero Cycle, composed by Joseph Campbell. The Hero Cycle explains the events in which a character grows into a hero and fights their way through a fatal battle all to obtain elixir or experience. In this essay I will illustrate how Star Wars: A New Hope relates to The Hero Cycle.
At the beginning of January in The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt, Doug Swieteck’s brother posts pictures of Holling playing Ariel the fairy all over the school. Holling is very embarrassed and thinks about changing schools. He tells his parents, “I’ve been thinking of military school,” I said, “In Alabama.” Holling is desperate to get away from the bullying. Similarly, Holling’s sister is angry at him for wearing yellow tights for the role and does not want to be affected by his actions. Soon a picture of Holling in the costume is taped to her locker. She does not want to be seen as the girl with a brother who dresses up in tights. She says, “ I didn’t care as long as it was just you. But it’s not just you now, is it? This was taped to
Stories are magic; that’s what my old literature told me. They can transport you to the furthest reaches of space, to the far distant past, to the arms of a lover, to the death of your comrades, even if it is all a lie. He was right: Stories are magic, they are the one magical thing we have in this world. Movies are the best way to tell a story; to show the world your story, to make your story -- your lie, you untrue truth -- beautiful, to make it terrible, ugly, bold, stunning, unbelievable, and most importantly, to make them real. I love film. It is my passion, my life; I was raised on them, before I could walk my mom had put Star Wars in my little VHS tv. I know I am meant to make movies, but in their current state, they infuriate me.
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
The ideas presented in the Star Wars Documentary relate to my journey when it comes to the hero's journey, the good and evil choice, and the uncontrollable event that sets life in motion. For starters, the hero’s journey, which is based off mythology and history, represents the transition between one identity to another. For my life this is represented from when I was a little kid to now. Going from a child, who has fun and nothing else to worry about, to a teen in high school who has to worry about grades, relationships, and careers. Secondly, the good and evil choice is seen in my life, just not as literally as in Star Wars. My good and evil choice was made in middle school. I could have chosen to slack off, never do work, but I chose to
"Washington and Hollywood spring from the same DNA." That statement, coming from a man who was a past president of Motion Picture Association of America, is an automatic sign that movie accuracy is not always the top priority of filmmakers. Something shown once in film can hardly sway someone view on a topic. However, the continuous repetition of a cut out stereotype has the power to make minds think a certain way. Since the beginning of Cinema, that has been the case of viewing the people of Arabian and Middle Eastern decent. Aside from the cliché turban and robe, what is shown is a consistent connection between any form of evil and those two particular groups of people. The reasoning for that falls behind America's political agenda.
The purpose of this paper is to conduct a battle analysis of the Battle of Iwo Jima and present as alternate outcome of events based upon employment or misuse of military resources. If Japan was not a victim of its own success, they could have won the battle of Iwo Jima. By the time America had sought to invade Iwo Jima and use it as a key operational location for attacks on the Japanese mainland, Japan had already gained significant ground in Southwest Asia and the Pacific. Japan’s forces were over-worked and too spread out throughout the region to be able to back up the forces bogged down in the underground caves and tunnels of Iwo Jima. For this reason America would win a tough fight on this strategically important island.
The movie is based upon a graphic novel by Frank Miller (of comic book fame). They are both based upon a one of the most famous battles in the Persian Wars (492 - 449 BC), The Battle of Thermopylae.
The “Lost Battalion” film was a great film about World War One. It showed a lot about the horrors of the war. It also brilliantly depicted the reality of the war.