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  • Scarface, Directed by Brian De Palma Essay

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    Scarface, Directed by Brian De Palma Tony Montana has taken just so much shit his whole life. He’s been oppressed and repressed and mocked and called a spic and turned on by his own country (Cuba) that he’s just not going to take any shit anymore. He’ll shoot someone just for pissing him off, which is almost admirable, or at the very least understandable. I’m not advocating violence; all I’m saying is that we all have our limits and if someone treated me the way Tony Montana had been treated his

  • Film Analysis Of Blow Out And The 1976 Film Carrie

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    The 1981 film Blow Out and the 1976 film Carrie are just two of over thirty films directed by Brian De Palma. Although they span an array of genres and topics, De Palma’s films are recognizable by his distinct director’s touch. De Palma’s films adhere to Andrew Sarris’s concept the auteur theory, which posits that each film contains the director’s distinguishable artistic personality. This artistic nature of both the film and director is evident in the unique and consistent visual style and thematic

  • Film Analysis Of The Gangster Film'scarface '

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    ‘Scarface’ (De Palma) is about the rise and fall of Cuban refugee turned drug lord, Tony Montana. Throughout the film the viewer witnesses Tony Montana’s narrative arc. The viewer watches as Tony Montana begins his arc as a petty criminal escaping from Cuba and metamorphizes into a drug king pin in America. The average viewer cannot empathize with the narrative arc of Tony Montana. But, the average viewer can empathize with what Tony Montana is yearning for, the American dream. Brain De Palma purposefully

  • Scarface Analysis Essay

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    and some of the best film directors have produced some very excellent gangster movies. For my first film analysis, I decided to analyze my favorite gangster movie of all time. The movie that I analyzed is called “Scarface” and is directed by Brian De Palma. It was released in 1983 and is still a super hit movie today. Let me go through a short summary of the movie. The movie is focused around the life of a man by the name of Tony Montana and depicts his rise to power from a political refugee

  • Scarface Film Analysis

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    Say hello to my little friend!” (Palma, Bregman, & & Stone Scarface) Bellows the infamous drug lord over the sound of his past finally catching up with him. All of Tony Montana’s (Al Pacino) self established business is being tested by the enemies he’s making along his path of crime in “Scarface, 1983”. Brian De Palma certainly knows how to make an audience initially love, which gradually turns into hate, the protagonist of the film. Martin Bregman, came to Palma with the concept of remaking the

  • The Second Wave Of Feminism And The Gay Liberation Movement

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    These two films arrive amid the second-wave of feminism in the United States. During this time, the country saw the Post WWII era of family values, and mass consumerism. The civil rights movement became the topic of discussion throughout the media, and college students across the nation became political activist. The Vietnam war erupts as the main focus of the mid-60s, and tensions increase even more as the Gay Liberation Movement blooms into full effect throughout the 60s and 70s. With all the chaos

  • Carrie White Compare And Contrast

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    Contrasting the house De Palma made into an uncanny character of its own, this house is nice-looking and spacious; its yard and street are fertile and well-maintained; the walls appear freshly painted and light-colored; the furniture is pleasingly organized and equipped for company; and condemnatory male religious icons don’t border the female residents and shimmer down at them as they did in the previous version. Although some of the events that take place in the household are far from normal, the

  • Suspense and Tension in Brian De Palma's film The Untouchables

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    Suspense and Tension in Brian De Palma's film The Untouchables During the 1920's many people were unemployed because of the poor economic conditions in America and to make it worse, were drinking to make their lives more tolerable. The government decided to ban the sale and drinking of alcohol, this was period was called 'The Prohibition'. People continued to want to drink and this lead people to go to illegal bars or "speakeasies" which sprang up all over America. Gangsters

  • Scarface Film Analysis

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    The original Scarface film was directed by Howard Hawks in 1932. The 1930’s was a period of imbalance and hardship, which was known as the Great Depression and Prohibition. Although the most recognizable 1983 remake, directed by Brian De Palma, positioned Cuban immigrant Tony Montana, in Miami during a time where drug cartels took over the streets. All views of the remake made a big influence in the industry, which over time, made it a classic film equal to the 1932 original. Even though both directors

  • Self-Hatred In Carrie White

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    of the films could have been avoided if Sue befriended Carrie. Which still makes the audience question whether Sue is doing this to be friendly or if she is doing this to clear her guilty conscience. Consequently, this is the reason why Sue in Brian De Palma’s version is punished at the end of the film. After the massacre and Carrie White’s death Sue is left traumatized. In the closing scene, Sue is the only one to escape the burning school. She envisions that she's placing flowers on the burnt out