The film Casablanca captures a romance during World War Two, in the far off city of Casablanca, Morocco. The movie’s cinematography and beautiful story pull the audience into a timeless classic, regarded as one of the best films of all time. The films was directed by Michael Curtiz and had a limited release in late 1942, and then a full United States release date in 1943. The film captured young wartime American audiences as the United States was currently involved in World War Two. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart, who plays Rick Blaine, an American living in predominantly French Casablanca.
The musicals Sweeney Todd directed by Tim Burton and Buffy the Vampire Slayer directed by Stephen Sondheim have many similarities and differences. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is about a girl named Buffy Summers who has to defeat the demon named sweet who causes people to break out in song and dance, this demon has also stolen Buffys younger sister Dawn Summers. Sweeney Todd is about a barber the gets punished for a crime that he did not commit, fifteen years later he makes his way back to London and changes his name to Sweeney Todd to get revenge on the judge that wrongfully convicted him. By comparing the settings, endings and choreography it is visible to the audience that these two musical pay tribute to their heritage however they have different
Edward Scissorhands is a masterpiece of creative shots and angles, music and lighting the combination of these three created a beautiful story line that relates to the real world. Directed by Tim Burton with an amazing cast Vincent price playing Edward as the main protagonist. The shots in Edward Scissorhands are some of the best shown in cinema with a creative angle. The movie Edward Scissorhands is about an outcast to society who is unfinished yet manages to find love even with the struggles of being an outcast. The director Tim Burton is known for directing horror love stories while opening eyes to the problems of society.
“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.” These are the words spoken by Rick Blaine as he drinks himself into a slight stupor to cope with the grand entrance of the beautiful, yet mysterious Ilsa Lund. These two mentioned above are former lovers and the two main characters of the 1942 film Casablanca. Why Rick speaks these words with despair is because of Ilsa Lund, whose archetype is common in most if not all noir movies. This archetype is known as the femme fatale which literally translates to, fatal woman. The particular focus of the femme fatale and its characteristics is Ilsa Lund, female star of Casablanca, who exhibits the major and auxiliary qualities of the femme fatale character as well as her hidden intentions.
Similar But Different A teenage girl named goes to live with her father in Folks, a dark, rainy town. Under the gloomy weather of Folks, the girl, Bella, finds out secrets that change her her understanding of the world. The town also begins to change upon her arrival; love and lust bloom, fights break out, ancient secrets are revealed and the people she loves are woven into danger’s deadly threads. In Homer’s The Odyssey, Helen, the most beautiful mortal woman, is entrapped by Aphrodite, who offers her to Paris in exchange for a golden apple. Paris accepts and steals Helen away, beginning the Trojan war.
Despite his hyperbolic vision of nuclear chaos, Kubrick’s underlying criticism of cold war politics and ideologies proves to be brilliant for those who can take his dark humor in stride. Underneath all of the absurdity and melodrama, Kubrick is prompting viewers to seriously ask themselves what would happen if any
Today we face the complex decision whether to stage or not the controversial 1935 opera Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin. The author, touched by the 1925 novel Porgy, fashioned this opera challenging his initial area of expertise, jazz. Not only did he challenge his previous image, he also had African Americans on stage for a white audience, an unprecedented occurrence. This opera tells the love story between Porgy, the crippled beggar, and Bess, an addicted woman. After the first performance, it soon became the source of American recognition and praise by the whites, who thought it a true African American reality.
People’s emotions tend to need a balance. For example, people sometimes use a phrase such as “Aww, he is so cute that I just want to squeeze him to death.” The last reason Stephen King’s article is agreeable is because there are similarities between horror films and public lynching. Horror films and public lynching have many similarities. Both horror films and public lynching provide a boost of energy from the suspense and adrenaline (King 562). Additionally, both horror films and public lynching consist of an audience of people that are willing to experience fears they might possibly have.
On March 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm, Cleopatra, was performed by Columbia City Ballet in Columbia, South Carolina. This performance took place at the Koger Center for the Arts in a proscenium theater. The ballet Cleopatra, was originally created by Michel Folkine and was set in Egypt. Cleopatra demonstrates the story of two lovers, Cleopatra and Marc Antony immediately falling in love. The performance etiquette of the dancers were somewhat unexpectedly sexual.
Strictly ballroom uses a documentary type format to introduce its interpretation of the vibrant world of ballroom dancing where everything appears overdone on the surface but is actually conservative below. As with all his films, Luhrman is making commentary on the society in which the film takes place. Drama runs rampant from the beginning, with Scotts mother Shirley wondering if she failed, as
Leni Riefenstahl was hired by Hitler to make a film documenting, or perhaps more accurately, glorifying the Nazi Party and its 1935 convention held in Nuremberg. “Triumph des Willens” is recognized for its meticulous filmography that makes it powerful, persuasive Nazi propaganda. The images created by camera angles are one of the most impactful techniques employed by Riefenstahl. The camera angles alone communicate clear messages to the audience, especially regarding Hitler’s characterization. When we see Hitler at a relatively close distance, we often see him from below.