The Godfather (1972) is said to be one of the greatest films ever made. When this movie was released in 1972, it was nominated for Ten Academy Awards and it won three: Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film was adapted from the book with the same name written by award winning author of mafia fiction, Mario Puzo. This film takes place in a span of ten years following the life of Don Corleone, the head of the Corleone Crime Family. It was a film that changed the history of cinema, introducing a very talented filmmaker and several acting legends in the telling of a story of a Sicilian Crime Family.
Steven Maxwell, a professor from Kansas State University stated "Some bands that were less talented but had great visual appeal became more popular," (Maxwell, 2011). The Music Industry was changing due to MTV and its influence. Chenjerai Kumanyika states That “A key component of MTV’s brand identity is a reputation for both irreverent authenticity and cutting-edge entertainment” (Kumanyika, 2011). Soon MTV biggest star was not Madonna or Michael Jackson but it was MTV, regardless of who or what was trending at the time it was the culture or at least where the culture would gather. A key formula to MTV’s success staying the voice of the youth is to constantly reinvent itself for a new generation.
Although he started as a cartoonist, some of his campaign’s were very well known, such as, “Quick, Henry, the Flit!” Advertising was Geisel’s main income for over thirty years, he went on to create ads for Holly Sugar, NBC, Ford, General Electric, and many others (Seuss). Geisel’s first breakthrough into the children 's book industry was And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, which was rejected by thirty publishers before it received any recognition or value. After this roadblock, Geisel flowed nicely into the writing industry. He created almost all fantastical stories with imaginary creatures such as the Lorax. The Cat In the Hat is one of the most famous books written by Dr.Seuss, and also the one to solidify his place in the writing industry.
The Crash Reel is a sports documentary directed by Lucy Walker which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013. “Lucy Walker is an English film director. She is best known for directing the documentaries Devil's Playground (2002), Blindsight (2006), Waste Land (2010), Countdown to Zero (2010), and The Crash Reel (2013). She has also directed notable short films, such as The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011) and The Lion's Mouth Opens (2014), and fifteen episodes of Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues, for which she was nominated for two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Directing”. The story is about the former US champion Kevin Pearce.
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a story that is still profound and relevant today, some four hundred years after it was originally published. Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film version of the play is a postmodern interpretation and he has successfully “made [the story] available to a whole new audience” (Hutcheon. 2) through his use of interesting film techniques that are able to tell the story in an innovative way. In the film, Luhrmann does away with the famous balcony but rather has Romeo and Juliet meet next to the swimming pool in the Capulet mansion. In this scene, Luhrmann uses a close up while Romeo is saying his famous lines “But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?” (Shakespeare.
Alfred Hitchcock following his previous success in film and television directed the film (Greven 168). The film was written by Joseph Stefano and stars Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates, Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, Vera Miles as Lila Crane and John Gavin as Sam Loomis. Initially, the movie received mixed reviews from the viewers but still landed four Academy Award nominations including Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Kolker 56). It has been ranked as one of the greatest movies of all times and continues to influence several movies includes the television series Bates Motel, which started airing in 2013. Before this film, the director already has a strong reputation as the master of suspense
Few Directors manage to cement themselves in cinema history and succeed at living on by inspiring other young film makers. Alfred Hitchcock accomplished this and much more in his career as a film director and producer. Having such a creative influence over his films and being well known for several distinct themes and motifs that are quite common in most of his films has earnt him the title of Auteur. He was born Alfred Joseph Hitchcock on August 13th, 1899. He was born into a strict Catholic household under parents William and Emma.
He got his own show and went solo after landing his first radio contract the year before in 1937. Performing in many broadway shows and multiple hit comedies, Bob hope became famous through his many outstanding acts. He starred in many film and TV shows, one of them being “The Big Broadcast of 1938” which featured his signature song, “Thanks for the Memories.” Becoming one of the most beloved in American history, Bob Hope received over 2,000 awards and honors throughout his career. Some of these include two Oscars, two Emmys, 58 honorary degrees, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Above all this, he has four stars on the Hollywood Walk of
In my opinion, I believe this film was very interesting to watch and many different things done by the creators of this film really helped show bring Gerda’s story to live in the minds of all the viewers. Before diving into the film itself, we can visit discuss about the film’s creator; Kary Antholis. Kary won an Academy Award and an Emmy for this film he made. This HBO production was not in theaters or advertised about much, so to win two major
Its Oscar night 1992 and The Silence of the Lambs has become one of the few films to have won the ‘top’ five awards: Best Actress for Jodie Foster, Best Actor for Anthony Hopkins, Best Picture for producers Ron Bozman, Edward Saxon and Kenneth Utt, Best Adapted Screenplay for Ted Tally and Best Director for Jonathan Demme. Proven to be a successful independent-minded filmmaker, Demme is one of those rare professionals in the film industry able to use his talents to create distinguishable movies within Hollywood customs. His ability to invest in characters with extraordinary depth and humanity has turned him into a multiple award-winning director. Demme is known for his courageous means of approaching controversial subject matters in films and simultaneously creating engaging plots for his
Woody has been called Tom Hardy in dog form. Woody seems to be a very well behaved and trained dog, while posing in pictures, and showing off his great people skills. His full name Woodstock, he has been with Tom since 2011 when he was found by the side of the road, while Tom was filming Lawless. He stole the show from the 37-year-old Tom, who also had his newly pregnant wife, Charlotte Riley, with
Having examined his emotions in the face of his father, Rourke played Brick brilliantly and was taken on at the Actors Studio. De Niro, Pacino, Keitel and Walken were all enjoying success on film and onstage, but still returned to the studio to keep sharp. Rourke would see them all in action, and even become friends with Walken Throughout the 1980s, Rourke starred in a number of small budget films. His most notable role came in 1982 with the cult hit Diner, directed by Barry Levinson. Francis Ford Coppola’s Rumble Fish (1983) saw Rourke take a role as Matt Dillon’s elder brother.
Sophie Hosbein Hosbein 1 Digital Production 1 Ms. Hoffman September 22, 2015 D.W Griffith and Billy Blitzer Essay D.W Griffith and Billy Blitzer were an incredible pair and made many lasting contributions to the world of cinema. Before meeting each other, Griffith had been an actor and playwright and Blitzer was trained as a silversmith, but worked as an electrician in New York City. They first worked together in 1908 at the Biography Company, but later moved to the Mutual Film Corporation. They were partners for 16 years and were very successful. The movies they made together include Birth of a Nation, Intolerance, Way Down East, The Adventures of Dolly and Judith of Bethulia.
River’s hard work paid off and landed his first movie role in Explorers with Ethan Hawke. That next year he got the infamous role as Chris Chambers in Stand By Me, and then in The Mosquito Coast. Two years later he played Jimmy Reardon in A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon. Later on after filming the movie he said that playing that role was a big mistake and that he misused his talent in a major way. He also was in Little Nikita, Running on Empty, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Geisel produced films nearly every year through the 1970’s and two to three books a year, almost without not hesitations. I picked Dr. Seuss because his books interested me when I was younger. I wanted to learn more about the man who inspired many children and even adult. He wrote over 44 Children’s books by the time of his death. Besides the books, his works have provided the source for 11 children’s Tv specials, a Broadway musical and a feature-length motion picture.