The book With Every Drop Of Blood by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier is about the Civil War in 1861. The story begins with a 14 year old boy named Johnny. He tells us that his pa went off to war and how he and his mom and sisters had to do all the work in the house. During this time, his family was going poor. To earn money, he had to teamster with his wagon. After getting shot, Johnny’s dad returned home. He was in very critical condition and could only do simple tasks to help around the house. Pa takes this time to teach Johnny about the war and how to be the man of the house. Pa seemed to be getting better, until he died. Right before dying, Pa made Johnny promise to not go fight in the war. Johnny promises, but is later persuaded
The movie I watched was Edward Scissorhands, Directed by Tim Burton, Produced by Denise Di Novi and Tim Burton, Screenplay by Caroline Thompson Starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. The movie starts with an old woman telling her granddaughter a story about a boy named Edward who has scissors for hands.His childhood was sad because he was made by a creator that died when he was very young therefore he grew up alone When he gets older, an older woman finds him and welcomes him to her home where her family of four happily reside. Later on he starts developing feeling for her daughter who is approximately his age even though she was afraid of him in the beginning. All the neighbors later on in the movie discover that edward’s hands
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is the first live play I have ever attended. I did not know what to anticipate, especially after hearing numerous accidents occurred during rehearsals. I was a bit skeptical about it. However when the play began, the on-point accents, the rowdy fight scenes, and their fluent moves all caught my attention. The facial expressions the actors and actresses exhibited on their glowing faces made the show enjoyable. The play was very silly, but it also had its deeper moments. For example, when Gideon went to bring Adam back from the mountains. They had a tense moment, where Gideon stood up to Adam and punched him on the face— something no other brother would have done. All was complemented by the live band that played in the background and lights
In everyday life and works of literature, color can symbolizes a wide variety of emotions from moods to political views. When someone is feeling upset one often says “I’m feeling blue” or when someone is mad their face turns red giving that color the association with anger. Political status even uses color to represent each party, one is usually either a blue Democrat or red Republican. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby color plays a significant role throughout the story symbolizing emotions and social rankings. Colors such as green representing hope and money, grey portraying hopelessness, discontent, and low social class, and yellow exemplifies destruction and desire.
The Sixth Sense is a supernatural horror movie of 1999, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. This psychological thriller has received various 53 awards nominations and has won 32. In additional, it was nominated in six various categories in the prestigious Oscar Award. This movie grossed about $672.8 million at the box office. Including the regular nominations in the cherished Oscar award of Actor and Director, this movie is also nominated in the technical aspects like - Screenplay and Writing. The movie featured by - Bruce Willis, Toni Collete, Olivia Williams and others. In general, the plot of the movie tells about a successful child psychologist, Malcolm Crowe, who is happy in both of his personal and professional life. On the other
Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing is a film made in 1989 depicting racial conflict in Brooklyn New York during the 80's. The plot involves a group of African Americans, Italians and a Korean couple who live in the same block. There are multiple themes that tie in together in the film, one being the animosity and racism the characters feel towards each other throughout the film. The director makes the theme clear in the film by the conflicts that arise between the characters. An example of this is when Radio Raheem is buying a pair of batteries for his radio at the Korean’s store. He treats the owners with disrespect because of their race. Another thing to speculate is how Spike Lee used cinematography. The audience is able to witness how these
Is color a better communication method than spoken communication? Color is a powerful means of communication, and ties to religious, cultural, political, and social influence. Color affects the mood, emphasizes the importance of events in a novel, and can also connect with the personalities of characters. In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, color symbolism is prominent in the novel and helps understand the text more fully. It develops the characters and shows what defines them. Colors like white, yellow, and green that can affect the atmosphere or traits of different characters. All in all, the instances of colors do more than provide a better description. Fitzgerald uses color symbolism to communicate different aspects of the characters
Creating a suspenseful movie without it becoming boring, or creating a funny movie that’s not full of cheap jokes are both feats in their own right but the Coen brothers were able to combine the two into there one with their knockout debut Blood Simple. Blood Simples editing creates a suspenseful neo noir film that is full of dramatic irony. The audience knows going on behind the scenes but the characters don 't and they keep making the worst choices. The first edit I will look at in the film is when Marty breaks into Rays house and grabs hold of Abby. The editing here is reminiscent of Russian montage editing and creates a panicked feeling in the audience. The second edit I will look at is when ray drives out to a field and buries Ray alive which through the use of editing becomes one of the most suspenseful moments in the movie due to the shorts being much more drawn out. The camera also switches between being at Marty’s perspective and Rays perspective. The final edit
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz The novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was written by L. Frank Baum. Throughout, I noticed a theme of colors representing different regions.The Emerald City is portrayed by the color green, Munchkin Land is represented by the color blue, and Winkie Country is symbolized by
Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream film adaptation creates a fantastical spin on the well-known Shakespeare play. The director is able to create an effective dream-like setting with the use of projections, lighting, and puppetry. From the beginning, there is a sense of wonder created, as without word or introduction, Puck, played by Kathryn Hunter, glides onto stage and lays down on a mattress supported by branches. Puck is then lifted into the air and a large white sheet consumes the stage. Even for those familiar with the play, such as myself, it immediately commands your mind to travel to the dream world Taymor has created.
“Blood Brother” was directed by Steve Hoover and produced by Danny Yourd on October 18, 2013. The lead actors Steve Hoover, and his friend Rocky Brat, a medical volunteer, traveled to India to document Steve Hoovers’ work with children who lived with HIV. This documentary is very inspirational and it has taught me not to be afraid to go for your dreams even if people do not agree. It also taught me that most people’s fears stem from not knowing or being uneducated about HIV. In this documentary the lead actor Rocky Brat traveled to India without any idea of what he was getting himself into. He met a group of HIV positive kids that lived in shelters, and surprisingly enough he enjoyed being with them. Eventually, Rocky left his family in the United States to return to India to give medical care to kids that were HIV positive. His friend Steve Hoover decided to accompany Rocky Brat back to India and film his work. Rocky’s friend Steve eventually started to understand why Rocky made his decision to come back to India; it was his love for the children. Throughout the movie they experienced m people of poverty and how poverty
When investigating a murder, forensic scientists use a variety of methods to identify a killer. Most commonly, Forensic Scientists extract samples DNA from blood, semen or fingerprints to identify a killer, but there are more unique ways of solving a homicide. Footprints, psychology, analysis of skid marks and many more methods can be implemented to discover clues to solving a case. One that method that deems utter importance which is commonly overlooked is the study of bloodstain patterns. Bloodstain patterns can help identify a violent crime by drawing the conclusions about the nature, timing, methods used and significant details of the crime.
“If you ever had that feeling of loneliness, of being an outsider, it never quite leaves you. You can be happy or successful or whatever, but that thing still stays within you” (Burton). “The deepest wounds aren’t the ones we get from other people hurting us, They are the wounds we give ourselves when we hurt other people” (Burton, Edward Scissorhands). Tim Burton always makes the “main” character the outcast. Edward Scissorhands is an example of this. Edward is the outcast because he has scissors for hands when everyone else does not. Also, in Corpse Bride Victor is considered the outcast because everyone (in the main scenes) is dead while he is still alive. Do not judge people on their looks, even the nicest looking people can be the devils, looks deceive people; even salt looks like sugar.
Furthermore, the shot styles between the films are reflective of each other. The extreme close-ups, slow moving camera, and mis-en-scene are impactful in creating atmosphere. In the third film, the slow moving camera takes on a presence rather than a character, which embodies the omens that are essential to the films