All That Heaven Allow Analysis

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The term realism is defined as the attitude or practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it accordingly. Throughout this semester, realism was seen within two classics, Singin In The Rain and All That Heaven Allow, and both have it’s similarities and differences. Stanley Donon and Gene Kelley’s Singin In The Rain (1957) centers on a small cast with Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelley and Donald O’Conner, just to name a few, and tells the story of what it takes to make it in Hollywood. Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allow is opposite because it follows an upper-class widow, played by Jane Wyman, who falls in love with a much younger man but with much to the disapproval of her children and criticism of her country club…show more content…
The scene when Ned stands aside while confronting Cary. The mis-en-scene of Ned in the background and Cary in foreground. The lighting was very dark with Ned standing and coming into frame with close-ups reaction shots of both him and Cary.

Each female protagonist were hidden within themselves and soon had the strength to breakaway. Realism has cross over into these two different worlds that had some similarities in which made their storyline very relatable.

The differences between both Singin In The Rain and All That Heaven Allow is not only the release dates but each protagonist’s goal yet realism was still in play. In Singin In The Rain Debbie Reynold's character wanted to be seen in the light instead of the dark. Kathy, being a singer, is full with talent and on the screen was realistic to people. All That Heaven Allow brought on the point of view of a mother wanting love but afraid of taking on the task to pursue it. Realism allow the audience to watch a piece of their lives on the screen so hopefully by the credits someone will walk away with a lesson
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