Hitchcock, who was an auteur renowned for casting cool, devious and manipulative women, cast Eva Saint, to take on the role of 'Eve Kendall ' in North By Northwest. More so, this added Saint to the allusive line of blondes in his films, as he perceived them as "the best victims" (Moral,2013). In North by Northwest, Eve 's character is portrayed as one that switches her role persistently, from being Thornhill 's apparent lover to Vandam 's accomplice and mistress. The initial scenes in the film, depict Eve as an elegant yet mysterious blonde who appears to be fairly innocuous; as Hitchcock was compelled to position the viewers into suspecting that she was guiltless from the beginning of the film. A
The third most outstanding author ever is still remarkably popular today. Agatha Christie has only been outsold by The Bible and William Shakespeare. Even forty-two years after her death, her short stories and novels are read by people nationwide. Christie didn’t always have the thought of being a writer, but the interesting events that took place in her life started her career. Today’s popular television show of Doctor Who even recognized Christie and her works in one of their episodes.
With her wet red lips and wiggling fanny, Marilyn Monroe was perceived as the sex icon of her age and recognized worldwide as the “sweet angel of sex”. Monroe “was manufactured by no one but herself, self-created from the start.” (35, Harvey) and with her originality, she remained as an indelibly admired figure. The role that made her this much recognized and helped her be one of the most desired women in world was her generic “dumb blonde” character. She was cast as this blonde woman who “[worries] about how to call for the butler without getting someone named Butler” (35, Harvey) and received a great attention from the male perspective. Even though her dumb blonde character does not prove it at the first glance, with this image, Monroe was an answer to the repressed female sexuality and social norms against woman.
Even though Charlotte was not the most beautiful woman, she found abundant success in her talents. The Victorian era placed a woman’s value in how much money and beauty she possessed. In Charlotte Bronte’s coming of age novel, Jane Eyre, outward beauty deceives as it ironically represents a true evil in oneself. The beautiful Reed family, who resides in Gateshead, has cruel hearts as they boast about their luxuries as they deny them to their “outsider” blood. Even though Mrs. Reed promised her deceased husband that she would care for Jane as if she was one of her own children, Mrs. Reed encourages everyone in the house to never hesitate to tell Jane that she is a failure in everything she does.
Also, the quote from the congressman that reads “He [John Murphy] married her [widow of Mr. Harris, the first victim], and is happy and respected and prosperous yet. Ah, it was like a novel, sir - it was like a romance” provides the mood that contradicts the earlier part of the story (Twain). The ironical statements provides antithetical moods or other aspects that further enriches the humorous
. In the American Film Institute's list of top movies ever made, it comes in at number three, after Citizen Kane and Casablanca; it is number 121 in the list of all-time box-office grosses, and has been a consistent seller in video and DVD releases. As a result, literary critics have a tendency to think that the novel's continued success is less a result of its own merit, and rather a case of riding on the movie's coattails. One critic even guessed that because the movie's director Francis Ford Coppola co-wrote the screenplay with Puzo and the movie contained the book's best lines, the good parts of the book were actually Coppola's writing, even though the book was published and selling millions of copies before the two ever met. The book and
The lead, Takeyuki Higurashi, played by Takayuki Hamatsu, is a rather likeable presence. The tyrannical nature of his character during the movie-within-the-movie is downplayed in favor of a more laidback and thoughtful persona during the behind-the-scenes work. As we get the reasoning why with the backstory, the change is still fun to witness first-hand in a stellar performance. The other big standout performance here is Nao played by Harumi Syuhama as his retired-actress wife who now works as the makeup artist on the shoot who gets involved in the film through rather dubious means. The difference between her sweet motherly duties and the more tyrannical she becomes in the role allows for a nice change that gives her a rather impressive attribute here.
Two notably similar movies that are both very popular are Divergent and The Hunger Games. Both series have three books, and have been developed into films. The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, was published in 2008 while Divergent, written by Veronica Roth, was published in 2011. Even though Divergent generated 179.2 million dollars at the box office, The Hunger Games produced 755.4 million dollars. Although Divergent has more realistic qualities, The hunger Games was more successful and well known.
This film 's stars are frighteningly realistic, in part because they both look like pure pain. Beth has tied herself to a violently abusive husband, but "Once Were Warriors" makes it clear that she is nowhere near a victim. Ms. Owen, a fiery actress with the sad, sensual look that only she could perform, radiates a sense of strength that nobody can break. Against her better judgment, Beth falls for Jake 's charm, even
I think few people would disagree that Hitchcock was the expert of suspense, his films have generated a lot of critical acclaim over time. However, the women in his films rarely come across well, most of the time his female protagonist are scheming, deceitful and manipulative. Hitchcock’s filmic narrative is rampant with misogyny, his female leads are always punished or killed off, to show spectators that his women always end up getting “what they deserve.” In order to answer the question “Is Kim Novak’s portrayal of Madeline/ Judy in Alfred Hitchcock’s (1958) ‘Vertigo’ one of a Damsel in Distress or Manipulative Feme Fatale?”, I have researched and read a lot of books and papers to broaden my knowledge and address the question. ‘Vertigo’ made during the ‘Golden Era’ (1930-59) is a story of fixation and manipulation, the thriller that can be viewed as a romance, follows the narrative of Scottie and Madeleine/ Judy. Their lives are intertwined by several deceptions on both parts.
F Gary Gray and Straight Outta Compton Set Record F. Gary Gray, Antoine Fuqua, Spike Lee, Keenan Ivory Wayans, John Singleton, Tim Story and Tyler Perry. Do you know what these names represent? These are the six top-grossing black directors in Hollywood, in order. While F. Gary Grey is at the bottom of the list in all-time gross, he is at the top when it comes to the success of a single film. F. Gary Gray made his mark with "Friday" and again with "Set It Off."
I also found it fascinating that there was an established female character. To date, I have only seen a few movies with established female characters , and the Coen brothers did an extraordinary job with the portrayal of the movie from Mattie Ross’ point of view. However I was perplexed by the fact that an high profile actor, such as Matt Damon took a secondary role in this movie.He did a very good job in the portrayal of his role. It was stunning to me that public executions were still popular to be viewed as late as the
Third place belongs to the debut of the TV-to-film reboot, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - which closed out the weekend with a semi-disappointing $13.5 million. The film, starring Henry Cavill & Armie Hammer, was met with solid review from critics, but it 's far from becoming a success story - having been produced on a rather large budget of $75 million. Now, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. will look to foreign markets for some desperate needed assistance.
Rachel McAddams, 36, is a really good actress, but a lot of actors and actresses have been taken bad movies. She is no different. McAdams has appeared in some good movies, and some bad. The good would have to be “Mean Girls”, “Southpaw”, “Sherlock Holmes”, and “Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows”, “Midnight in Paris”, “Wedding Crashers”, and her appearance on the HBO smash hit, “True Detective” for it 's second season, and it was one that got her a lot of acclaim especially since this is a very serious show compared to all the romantic comedy movies that she was in that got her a lot of attention. On the bad side, “The Vow”, “The Notebook” that was based off the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name- it 's a film that got praise for her
Love to Laugh The romantic comedy genre has so many different attempts at creating a movie that entertains both genders, most people can only think of the ones that failed. To actually keep both males and females entertained during a romantic comedy is an enormous feat. A truly great romantic comedy has fantastic leading actors, outfits to fit the part, and bond that is built throughout the movie. When considering these aspects, two movies come to mind that hit the marks for great romantic comedies, Hitch and The Wedding Ringer. Although both are two of the best romantic comedies available, Hitch rises above and beyond when it comes to making the perfect romantic comedy.