The British were among several European competitors; The Portuguese, the French, and the Dutch who had secured small footholds in the country in the seventeenth century. They started their career in the teeth of bitter opposition as a purely trading corporation which was the East Indian Company. During the period of Mughal supremacy the British did not think of conquering India. But when India surrendered to anarchy they were obliged to protect their settlements and finally began to interfere in the politics of this country through the rebellious princelings. However, situations had changed significantly by the close of the eighteenth century.
It was not so long ago that elves, orcs, and dwarves were treading the fringes of popular culture; Peter Jackson rejected this, and thrust them into the limelight and mainstream for the first time with the help of an ensemble cast, New Zealand’s stunning landscape, award winning makeup and costume artistry, innovative cinematography, and cutting edge visual effects. Jackson’s epic depiction of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world of Middle Earth in “The Fellowship of the Ring” shook the foundations of filmmaking upon its arrival. From Jackson’s wake, a new wave of fantasy has emerged in film and television, streaming the way for such titles as HBO’s Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia, and MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles. Tolkien’s original story afforded Peter Jackson a wealth of resources and specific details--so many details, in fact, that Jackson’s real test was not synthesizing material to incorporate into the films, but rather whittling down a journey of many years into a few short hours of screen time.
The producers, it seems while trying to make the movie fit the modern times, they cutout or changed certain things about characters, theme, and symbols that caused it to be slight different from the book. The fact is that no matter how well the movie covers the book, there will always be some noticeable difference, as Fitzgerald’s words from the book paint’s a vivid picture of the scenes, that it’s come to life in the mind of its reader. Therefore, even with a perfect design, cast, and performance, any movie version can only disappoint. One of the biggest difference can be seen in the theme representation of the American Dream. While the movie shows the achievement of the American dream, the book shows its failure.
Mohandas K. Gandhi was an influential leader who helped India gain its independence in 1947. Until its liberationi, India was ruled by Great Britain. Many Indians, including Gandhi, did not support their methods of ruling. Gandhi used a variety of non-violent methods to protest their rule, including publicity, boycotting the British clothing industry, and even marching for miles against hefty salt taxes. With such a variety of actions taken by Gandhi, one must wonder which nonviolent act led to the most success.
Howl’s Moving Castle is a Ghibli movie based on Diana Jones’ book of the same title. Throughout the movie, one could argue that the narrative adopts quite a conservative stance, as everything is based on a certain contract or exchange: implying that the removal of Sophie’s spell is possible only with the removal of Calcifer’s, and that a happy ending only could be achieved when the war had ceased completely. Little is revealed from the narrative for a movie belonging to the genre—what is known as the main drive of the narrative is the enormous conflict between two sides creating great damage. However, Miyazaki’s visual stylistics derails the pure performance of the fantasy genre. The visuals itself tell a story, as it creates an overbearing counterbalance to the simplistic stance of the narrative.
As Africans did not gain control over their movie history until the late 60 's (Ukadike 1), the absolute control of colonial powers about which films are being shown in the colonies meant that movies presented to Africans were carefully chosen and reinforced colonial structures in all aspects of society, thereby imposing European cultural norms on the African societies (Barker 161). However, a shift occurred when the French and Belgians began to include Africans in the production of movies during the 1960s, ultimately allowing them to produce their own. Despite this progress, most of Africa 's emerging cinematic industry in the 60s and 70s was deliberately ignored by westerners (Ukadike ix), with only a few french journals advocating the developing African cinema until the appreciation began to spread. This expansion coincided with the immense growth in published critical studies and analysis of African cinema in a different, more widely spoken, language – English. Since English is far more spoken than French, the language switch facilitated the comprehension by westerners of themes portrayed in African
If we look at the Aldous Huxley Brave New World and how much of that book is actually a reality then we can at least assume (we allow ourselves the freedom of assumption here) that it is quite possible because it’s not something that hasn’t been done. In our research we’ve seen that to insist on a radical separation between the “real” and virtual memory seems very quixotic (impractical, impulsive). “New technologies and of transportation and communication have always transformed the human perception of time and space in modernity. This was as true for the railroad and the telephone, the radio and the airplane, as it will be true for cyberspace and cyber time. New technologies and new media are also always
Neil Lazarus noted that the term postcolonial emerged in the 1970 and 80s as a means of making sense of the tragedies that had occurred in many newly independent states, he also noted that the term was not a plainly neutral description of these states’ historical status . 4. Motivation and Significance of the Study: Opting for the use of novels and films to tackle the issues related to the Israeli Palestinian conflict is essentially a new topic and a challenging one in many ways. Little attention has been given to the combination of literature and cinema in general and to the Israeli Palestinian conflict in English Departments in Algeria in particular, thus, this study shall be a considerable contribution to both the study of the Israeli Palestinian conflict and the combination of literature and cinema in Anglophone studies. Ultimately, we look forward that this humble study will prompt further research in these
As a matter of fact, certain societies on their race after a capitalist democracy do not repudiate other traditions they bear for a long time, thus fail in their way to modernize. For esample, in the movie “Bride and Prejudice”, spectator can observe way of multicultural country such as India deals with cultural background in a modern society. To begin with, it is undeniable that India has been British colony during the 19th century Imperialistic colonization and it had enormous influence on their traditions and views (Albo A. & Godeo
'Zindagi ' TV channel, a venture by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited brought with it much needed refreshment for the Indian viewers too. Zindagi channel has taken the Indian television by a storm lately by showcasing some of Pakistan’s best tele serials. Shows like ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’ and ‘Kitni Girhain Baqi Hain’ are in stark contrast to the likes of ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ and ‘Uttaran’ and the very recent “Bahu Hamari Rajni_Kant” and also are a class apart, as far as story telling goes. Indian TV content is utter gibberish. Pakistanis call them dramas and not serials and correctly so.