After watching The 39 Steps (1935), I realized that Alfred Hitchcock really did have a talent for establishing suspense through films. Even though suspense was the primary focus, Hitchcock managed to effectively and intelligently mix humor, romance, and thriller. He uses a variety of techniques to convey these feelings to the audience. According, to some of his interviews with Francois Truffaut, Hitchcock mentions his love for The 39 Steps, specifically about the techniques he uses to create a bewitching experience throughout the film. In this film, he uses a variety of themes that he continued to constantly use throughout his later films.
By watching his mom stand up to people of a higher, privileged class, Jason is meant to be inspired to reject torment from the ‘elite’ of his own grade school microcosm(the bullies). Though rocky at the start of the novel, the relationship between Jason and his sister Julia develops with the plot and, upon conclusion, she also reveals herself as a role model and advocate of Jason’s “Inside-You”. In a way that echoes the actions of her mother, Julia too stands up to an arrogant authority. She tells Uncle Brian that “I intend to study law in Edinburg, and all the Brian Lambs of tomorrow will have to do their networking without me”(52). A beautiful exemplar for Jason, Julia refuses to let the popular beliefs of others
Kylie Mawn Professor Rodais CINE 121 Midterm 4 March 2018 Question 1: Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) is a film that is well known for pushing cinematic boundaries in many ways. One commonly recognized technique in Welles’ film is deep focus photography. Deep focus photography is used in films to allow everything in a shot to be in focus at once. Typical, only specific characters or objects are in focus in any given frame in order to guide the audience’s attention in a scene, but deep focus can bring a new level of sophistication to a shot.
Faulkner’s story demonstrates totally different plot: there is an own main character, her mental disorder and its consequences for the society. In the case of Emily Grierson the problem appeared to be in the inherited disorder, as “people in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last” (Faulkner 4); and the citizens’ attitude. Miss Emily felt a pressure from people because of own origins and behavior; and these conditions finally made her to kill Homer Barron, an only potential opportunity for marriage after her father’s death. After the crime Miss Emily was not able to get rid of the body and continued to live with it until her own death. It looked like Baron became the only victim of the character’s madness here.
The resolution of the film also includes a very significant symbol which is fire, which exemplifies the purging and cleansing. The theme of love is also powerful as it shows the fractured bond between mother (Molly) and daughter (Tilly) during the orientation and how their relationship ends with exhibiting the unconditional love for each other. The author imbedded camera angles and shots to present the journey and growth of the main protagonists, as well as clothing and music. Symbolism is one device which is utilised to present the personal journey and growth of the main protagonists.
Emma is a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the Valentine's Day Massacre took place on February 14, 2018; she is now an activist, working hard for gun reform. Just like the heroes in the books, Emma is fighting against an immense sea of backlash in order to change her country for the better. Although fictional, these characters inspire us to be heroes in our own lives by demonstrating what it means to combat immoral practices and stand for what is right even in the face of
This quote illustrates how dissatisfied Moody felt with the way blacks were being treated in the segregated south. Not giving into hatred shows her resolve and commitment to helping end segregation. Even though Moody feared for her life at certain times, she overcame her emotions to go on a be
A League of Our Own is surely a narrative film, even based purely on the way the story is introduced; the film opens with a shot of Dottie packing, and then uses a flashback to introduce the main narrative of the film. Documentaries, as we learned in class, will abundantly show the audience both the
Character development is the most crucial element of a story, as it urges the reader to analyse the motives or the emotions that character may convey, therefore making the story immensely impactful. Wayson Choy effortlessly and deftly develops the character of Sek-Lung in his renowned short story, “The Jade Peony.” Sek-Lung, who is also the narrator in this story, is six years old and he’s struggling dreadfully to cope with his grandma’s upcoming death. The protagonist’s affectionate yet sorrowful feelings during this emotional crisis are clearly delivered, “Her palm felt plush and warm...
As stated by Landis, “Costumes are also used to focus attention on the major actors and the important action in a scene”, in connection to Oedipus in the filmed version, there was no hesitation regarding this saying. Oedipus, as the main character, was set up to wear the costume with the golden color, at the beginning, which made him standing out compared to others. And when
In these paragraphs, Capote describes the haunted by anxiety of Dewey in investigating the murder of the Clutter family, and also his wife, Marie, who still obsessed to the death of her friend, Bonnie Clutter. Capote’s writing skill makes the audiences feel like the entire of Holcomb village still could not get over the tragic of the Clutter family yet. What I found significant and interesting about the last two paragraphs are how Capote end the chapter with Perry and Dick returning to the United States after their trip to Mexico. They continue looking for a new target, to rob and kill with no afraid or worry at all. Dick’s sumptuous smile and Perry sang his favorite song somehow makes the audience wonder.
Cincinnati Police homicide detective Jennifer Mitsch has a message for the those who intimidate and threaten murder witnesses: You have met your match. Mitsch, a 10-year homicide investigator, is so fed up with threats against murder witnesses that she is spearheading a new program to support those who come forward to talk to the police and testify at trial. The program is called CCROW and stands for Cincinnati Citizens Respecting Our Witnesses.
John Singleton is a phenomenal film director who is also known for the critically acclaimed movie Boyz N the Hood; I was surprised to find that this outstanding director is also from the same background as the characters in his films; he grew up in South Central Los Angeles. How he got introduced to the film is that in his teens every day he volunteered as a Gofer for USC film school, eventually, they allow him to attend as a student, there he studied to be a director. So he watches and experience and grew up around the areas of South Central Los Angeles, enough to reflect the same images in his films exactly how it is in South Central Los Angeles. Another significant film Singleton directed was a film called “Baby Boy” which tells about a
In the 2013 film Short Term 12, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, a twenty-something woman, Grace, works at a place called Short Term 12, where she cares for troubled youth. Grace, who is portrayed by Brie Larson strives to make the children in the facility feel loved and cared for, despite the fact that they may never feel like that. Each child comes from a different type of family, and each has their own troubling story; however, when the children are at Short Term 12, their pasts do not define them. Grace treats each person in Short Term 12 as an equal. Throughout the film, a viewer sees Grace’s life when she works at Short Term 12, and the life she has outside of the facility.