The Holocaust is not an easy subject to talk about, let alone read an entire book or watch an full movie on the affair. Yet, to present the despicable situation in a tasteful manor that not only causes people to think, but also creates such strong emotion is truly brilliant writing. That is exactly what is found in both Night and “Life is Beautiful.” Both of these works are masterpieces in their own right. It is truly a spectacle that both of these works cover the same harsh topics yet feel so completely different. Night and “Life is Beautiful” are both similarly fantastic works, however, it is their differences that make them stand out.
It is very important to note that Nash looks nothing like Crowe – strong, masculine, and intimidating – instead the audience gets an impression that he is lost in the crowd among other intellectuals. Viewers see it in the introductory scene, where he sits away from the group and plays with his hands. His posture is closed off, his back hunched, and when in doubt he keeps fiddling with his hands or scratching his forehead. He tends to stumble around, not really knowing what to do with himself and the only time he is at peace is when he is working. Yet, it is the scene at the hospital that truly showcases his talent and fits the description of Bailey about physical leading performance.
It has the power to enhance, expand and supplement upon the significance of a films narrative. Music can express the unspoken words of a character and it provides the audience with the inner thoughts of characters. Music also has the ability to create a sense of (or give the illusion of) depth within the picture i.e. make a small space appear larger than it actually is. Music is a useful tool in indicating a certain era, an example of this is in The Great Gatsby where the music played at the party scenes is very much based on the music of the 1920’s.
I concur with King that we play host to anticivilization emotions and this explains why people can crave horror movies. There is some level of darkness in us, but, at most times, this dark side is eclipsed by the increased emphasis on civilization. King (2013) cites the case of emotions related to friendship, loyalty, love, and kindness to show how the society adore civilization and strive at maintaining the status quo. However, this does not entirely suppress the dark side in us. “Anticivilization emotions don’t go away and they demand periodic exercise”(King, 2013).
Despite his English upbringing, Alfred Hitchcock has become one of the biggest and best-known names in the history of American cinema. His knack for producing dramatic, psychological thrillers earned him the apt title of “Master of Suspense”. While his films were wildly popular upon their releases, one was a notable failure at the box office, only later to be deemed “Alfred Hitchcock’s Masterpiece”. In 1958, Paramount Pictures released Vertigo, Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions’ latest thriller. Mysterious, suspenseful thrillers were not uncharted territory for Hitchcock—the plot twists and turns became synonymous with both director and genre.
The element of lighting is a sophisticated element to a movie. It has the power to control what you see and also overwhelm you when it needs to. During my discovery of this movie, I found that colors told the story just as much as the dialogue. It just goes to show that the most significant films cover all the ends of telling a story through the medium of film. Now the fun part, the analyst of The Shawshank Redemption’s use of light and color in painting the picture of its theme of hope.
“Ghost of a Chance” Interpretation In the modern world, people are surrounded by their possessions and do not really think for themselves any longer. “Ghost of a Chance” by Adrienne Rich conveys an image of a man sitting separated from the world as he tries to think for himself. Rich demonstrates a major simile in the poem to solidify the man’s desperate need to think. In society, people are so involved within their own lives asserting people are seen to not really be thinking. The presence of this simile invokes the main idea that people can no longer access their own knowledge.
Through the use of diction, Meursault perceives life is meaningless, which leads him to have the absence of strong bonding with acquaintance around him. He indicates that he lacks empathy from personal and social level. Meursault is a simple man who lives his life in a stickler type and changes annoy him. As the novel introduces Meursault mother being dead, he shows lack of concern and a burden to visit his mother for the last time. “Maman died today...I don’t know … everything will have a more official feel” (Camus 3).
With its unmistakably inescapable dark humour, it can leave its viewers disturbed, shaken, boggled, dumb-stuck or simply lost in thought. The director, Noah Baumback did a commendable job in giving importance to even the tiny details of the film, including the background props. Example – a picture with a baby gaping in it is shown in the scene, where Frank tries on a condom, clearly holds much deeper meaning than the obvious one. Even the songs being played in the backgrounds fit perfectly into the scene. The line ‘united we stand, divided we fall’ from the song “hey you” was repeated few time in the movie, holds true to the underlying bond in the family.
The greatest directors always have some type of style or theme that the audience recognizes. One of these great directors is Tim Burton. Tim Burton’s films usually focus on outsiders who basically are trying to fit in the crazy world around them. Tim Burton’s films were influenced by Edgar Allen Poe, Dr. Seuss, and Walt Disney, his films are characterized by terrorizing and dark. You can clearly see things in his films Edward Scissor Hands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice and Wonderland, that these outsiders are scared of change.