“Those were not welcome days. We buried sons, brothers, mothers, fathers, fiancés…What once was whole, now was shattered” (McGinty, 2006). We Are Marshall is a film based on the true story of a deadly plane crash in 1970 that killed seventy-five football players, coaches, and fans of Marshall University (McGinty, 2006). Furthermore, the story follows how a new coach is able to rebuild a football team, as well as a community stricken with grief. The characters in this movie exhibit various interpersonal communication concepts, such as self-concept, convergence, divergence, debilitative, and facilitative emotions, and portray these concepts through their thoughts and actions.
Throughout the novel Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson there are many different conflicts within the book such as freedom, abuse, and the war between the Patriots and the loyalists. However the conflict that is the most consistent throughout the book is Isabel's care for her sister Ruth and the things that get in between the safety of her sister. Isabel and Ruth have to go through a lot of abuse from Madam which is their slave owner since they are slaves. Many things hjappen within this household that threaten Ruth's safety such as fear that she will be sold, beaten or mistreated in anyway because of possible poor performance with chores around the house. This makes Isabel search for any possible opportunity for freedom for the well being of herself and her sister. She does this by doubling as a spy and exposing information from the Locktons in hopes to get them arrested so they will achieve their goal of freedom. This conflict seems to be a man vs man since Isabel is
John Hughes’ 1985 movie, The Breakfast Club, offers uncountable examples of the ideologies of interpersonal communication. Five high school students: Allison, the kook, Brian, the brain, John, the criminal, Claire, the princess, and Andrew, the jock, are required to devote the day in Saturday detention. At the end of the day, they discover that they have more in mutual than they ever grasped.
"The Snow Walker " is a tale of adventure and survival. A story about how the main characters are going to survive in Northern Territories of Canada after a plane crash. Set in the 1950s, it features an arrogant white pilot, Charlie Halliday, who was bribed with walrus tusks into taking a sick Inuit girl to a big city hospital. He is an ignorant racist. At the opening scene of the movie, we can see how he scoffed at being called "Brother" by an Inuit. He is sexist and fancy of himself as a man's man. We get the sense that his “girl in every port” lifestyle is driven by a “you only live once” attitude. But things change in a crisis.
Cinematography and filmmaking are art forms completely open to interpretation in many ways such lighting, the camera as angles, tone, expressions, etc. By using cinematic techniques a filmmaker can make a film communicate to the viewer on different levels including emotional and social. Play writes include some stage direction and instruction regarding the visual aspect of the story. In this sense, the filmmaker has the strong basis for adapting a play to the big screen. “A Raisin in the Sun” is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. In the play, “A Raisin in the Sun” we see a lot of arguments and disagreements among the members of the family. After viewing two versions of Act 1, Scene 1 of “A Raisin in the Sun” the 1961 version film most effectively uses cinematic techniques to portray the tension among the members of the Younger family that are evident in the
The film 13th directed by Ava DuVernay targets an intended audience of the Media and the three branches of the United States government with an emphasis that mass incarceration is an extension of slavery. It is intended to inform viewers about the criminalization of African Americans and the United States prison boom.
The film Good Will Hunting follows the story of a janitor, Will Hunting, working at MIT with a secret gift for advanced mathematics. After being arrested during a street fight, Will is given an ultimatum; either go serve time in prison, or work under the tutelage of Professor Gerald Lambeau, who discovered his talent for proofs. Begrudgingly, Will decides to work with Lambeau, but pushes back constantly against the professor’s attempts to help him. The film is an excellent example of interpersonal communications and the concepts within it, as well as when those concepts fail.
Jordan Peele is the director and screenwriter of the horror thriller Get Out. The film was released on February 24, 2017. The movie is about a young successful African American man named Chris, who is dating a wealthy white woman, named Rose. He goes on a weekend trip with his girlfriend to meet her family and it turns out to be a nightmare. The film Get Out reveals the horror of liberal racism in America.
Genetic analysis should be used freely in society, but only to help those who actually need it. The movie advocates the rules of your genetic makeup which leads to certain opportunities being presented to certain people with higher pedigrees than other. If a person's genetic makeup is sub-par you are unable to obtain your goals in life. While this is not true in the real world it could become a possibility in the future. The movie gives evidence of how your genetic makeup could affect who you love, what jobs you get, and expose you to certain discriminations in your life.
The movie ordinary people is describing a family who is having trouble trying to function with each other normally after losing their son and brother Buck to a boat accident. Buck was the reason that the family was sticking together and were functioning more normally than ever. They would be more connected by talking a lot with each other, doing family activities together, laughing and smiling all the time with each other. Then after that it changed them completely which left them being bitter, depressed, and even having lots of flashbacks of their pasts. Like how Conrad tried to commit suicide because of the lost, which he was lucky enough to survive from that. And also that his parents split up afterwards, because they couldn’t communicate
‘A Time to Kill’ is a movie that depicts the racial tensions between the white and black Americans in the past. The movie revolves around the life of Jake Brigance, a lawyer, and Carl Lee Hailey, as he struggles with the law and racism after seeking justice for his raped 10-year old daughter. As Carl Lee approaches Brigance for help with his case, they both face the challenge of blurring the lines between the white and black Americans and helping Carl Lee escape the long arms of the law.
Adolescence is a time of many changes including puberty, high school and finding one’s identity. Among the many changes in this period of development there are many new experiences combined with a greater amount of responsibility. Adolescence can be a difficult time for many people especially when trying to find out who they want to be. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a movie about a freshmen in high school who is going through experiences most kids his age do. Depression, suicide, peer pressure, first love, and the importance of friends and family are all elements in the development of an adolescent.
The movie that I have chosen to analyze is the 2004 film Crash. This film emphasizes the intertwining cultures of today 's society and the conflicts faced from class, culture, stereotypes and racism. The explicit content of this film is to teach the audience that one person 's choices has an impact on another person or multiple people and to persuade the audience that we as a society need to change how we treat each other. The films overt message does generate social dialogue, however, this film can be interpreted by the audience through their own beliefs and behaviors causing some misinterpretation. In Crash, ideology is screaming that the audience needs to open their eyes to the harsh reality of today 's challenges and make a change.
To begin my reflection of my of my journey as an English major here at the department I should first say that any work I completed in my freshman and sophomore year will not be included as I do not have access to them. I have chosen to use pieces that were written in my film studies course and Native American Studies. There are four pieces total that will be looked into three of the four will be pieces will be work from my two film studies courses Film Theory and Criticism and Japanese Film Directors, the remaining one piece as stated above will be from Native American Studies.
Awakenings, a film directed by Penny Marshall and released in 1990, follows the story of Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) as he interacts with catatonic patients infected by an epidemic of viral encephalitis earlier in life.