Run Lola Run - Outrunning Chance, Chaos and Free Will Run Lola Run is a 1998 German film directed by Tom Tykwer. This essay will explore and discuss themes of free will, determinism and chance found within the film. “Cinema that interests me is cinema about openings, unresolved questions and experiments, [...] without refusing chaos, chance, destiny or the unexpected.” This quote by Tom Tykwer describes how he is trying to explore a range of possibilities in film. Through certain techniques, symbolism and intricate, distinctive visual methods. The central theme of the film Run Lola Run aims to portray the interrelation of action, ‘The Butterfly Effect’ while also treating life as a playable a game of chance.
Patricia Franchini is depicted as a naïve twenty-year-old woman who depends on her parents for money, and Michel is the gangster who steals and murders. The developing characters synchronize for a moment, but then they switch over from where the other came. The action ascends gradually, but the plot development is in the mise en cine and dialogue where Patricia swipes her thumb over Michele’s dead body. The tone and feel are exaggerated throughout the film by the instability created by Godard’s use of a handheld camera. The title, Breathless, could imply a surprise or a romantic surge, but A Bout de Souffle, has the denotation of the Last or Final Breath, which offers a significant difference as a description of the film.
Lily “Schindler’s list” directed by Steven Spielberg is one of the most powerful movies of all time. It presents the indelible true story of Oskar Schindler, a dynamic character who becomes an unlikely saviour of more than 1100 Jews. At the start, Schindler appears to be a German businessman who becomes interested in exploiting warfare. He uses the war to his gain by exploiting cheap Jewish labour to run his enamelware factory in Poland during WW2 with dreams of earning “steamer trunks” full of money. However, after he realizes that it is up to him to save hundreds of people working in his factory, he and his accountant, Stern, made a list of up to 1,100 Jewish worker names to protect them from Nazi brutality and relocates them to Czechoslovakia Therefore, Schindler was very influential during the Holocaust.
Further progressing we are plunged into the early life of Jordan Belfort fresh out of college ready to tackle the World. From Jordan’s beginning as a penny stock trader to starting his brain child Stratton Oakmont. Growing his firm from seven very unqualified sleazy salesman to his empire of lies where he sells penny stocks with 50% as high quality stocks such as Disney and Microsoft to make a quick 49 million a year. Masquerading his malicious intent with a beautiful cover over Stratton Oakmont to his down fall by the FBI, loosing his family and all his beloved money yet still showing no sign of remorse for what he did, only remorse for getting caught. Through the movie Scorsese uses his classic tells that display he created this.
In this piece of writing I shall be looking closely at the film The Last Seduction (1994. Dir. John Dahl) a noir film from the early 90s. The film focused on main character Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) who convinces her husband Clay (Bill Pullman) to make a million dollar sale of drugs, taking off with the money that he made, leaving New York and ending up in small town Beston. She encounters male local, Mike Swale (Peter Berg) and begins to seduce him into a relationship.
The son, Paul, tried his luck and started betting on horses in the derby.He found out that he was lucky when he started winning in the bets making over a thousand pounds each race. He told his secret to his Uncle Oscar and the family gardener, Bassett. The three of them partnered up and won a lot of races. After a few loses, Paul realized that when he rocking the rocking-horse was his source of luck and died after he won the last derby. There are a lot of themes that can be featured in the short story,”The Rocking-Horse Winner”, but I would like to focus on the greediness of people.
The play Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry shows how a striving black family living in Chicago in 1959 is brought down by racism. The play shows the importance of family and dreams when the Younger family receives a check for ten thousand dollars from the passing of their grandfather, Big Walter. Big Walter’s son Walter has a dream to be a better provider for his family and because he wants to score big with his liquor store, he invests all of the money left in the store. He is heartbroken after his partner steals all his money and the family is stressed about what is to come next. Walter is like the “caged bird” in “Sympathy” who “beats his wing till its blood is red on the cruel bars” because Walter can see his dream of being a better provider for his family, but his dream is prevented because he is caged by racism.
In the story High jinks Shoot-out we meet teens readying up for the annuel water gun Shootout where kids go around and dispatch there enemies so that they can win the $300 in the winners pot.However in order to achieve the victory kids must do very dangerous and stupid things.For example we learn that a kid went to an airport to kill a target.“In 2007, Jake Protell, a freshman, distinguished himself by ferreting out the itinerary of a field trip that two targets were taking to Tel Aviv. Protell took a car to Newark Airport, found the victims before they passed through security, and dispatched them using two bathtub ‘squirt fish(Martin1).This example shows why kids shouldn 't be allowed to play violent role playing games because they can take it to a whole new level like going to a airport to dispatch a victim this is not only dumb but is disrespectful to the people at the airport whose jobs are to keep everyone there safe and by doing that kids put themselves and others in
The officer doubles the villagers’ yearly tax—“lagaan”—on a whim. Infuriated by the defiance of the impetuous peasant Bhuvan, the captain challenges the Indians to a cricket match. The tax would either be tripled or cancelled for three years depending on the outcome of the match. With the very survival of the village at stake, Bhuvan manages to overcome the initial skepticism, ignorance of the foreign game, as well as caste and religious differences, leading the Indian villagers to victory and freedom. Hindus and Muslims, Untouchables and Brahmins unite to defeat the British
Slumdog Millionaire was widely celebrated, being praised for its plot, soundtrack and direction. As the novel, it was interpret into twenty-five languages for fifteen countries in the worldwide. This story is about an uneducated Indian boy who is able to answer every stage correctly, he is accused of cheating. He is arrested because he won the reward for ₹20 million (US$300,000) from a game show. He is detained and tortured by the police, who suspect him of cheating because of the impossibility of a simple "Slumdog" with very little education knowing all the answers.