What kind of society do you live in? It may be peaceful, fun, relaxing, or maybe a little sad caused by a recent event. But, could you even imagine living somewhere where you can’t trust one living thing around you? So much fear and distrust that would lead to hate, violence and maybe even murder. This is very uncommon in the present day, but in Rod Serling’s “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”, this was their reality. In the 1960’s version, it was about a group of neighbors constantly being scapegoated for being part of an “alien invasion” into their neighborhood due to a recent power outage. In the 2003 version the same thing happened except they were being blamed for being a terrorist. Even though both films were made in completely different time periods they had the same message. “Fear of the unknown can cause people to turn on each other”
Imagine a kid having their father leave them, their mother dying when they are three years old, having a speech problem, and being a highschool dropout at the age of seventeen. Who would ever come over all of this to become successful in the real world? Walter Dean Myers would to shape himself into someone for African-American children to look up to, to show there is a way out. Writing more than one hundred books about African-Americans and Juveniles helped him be shown as an author that speaks out on equality for African Americans. His own life impacted what he wrote about and his message is there is a way out for young African-Americans. With his speech difficulties and troubles growing up, Walter Dean Myers brought his way into African-American and Juvenile literature to show the possibilities that exist for younger
Perceptions from others can be cruel. Criminals are often thought of negatively by themselves and are also disrespected by others in society. The novel Monster presents the impressions people have about Steve Harmon, an accused criminal on trial for robbery and murder. Furthermore, the text explains Steve’s views of himself during and after time in prison from first person point-of-view. The novel Monster by Walter Dean Myers highlights the various perceptions that exist about an accused criminal.
The definition of a “monster” is a threatening force. In Walter Dean Myers’ Monster, Steve Harmon the defendant in the trial is being charged for felony murder. The monster in him is the struggle between his innocence and guilt. Steve’s judgement of his actions is similar to a pendulum swinging. One side is his innocence translated to his testimony while the other side is his guilt which is seen in his diary. Because Steve wrestles with his degree of guilt in the crime, his voice in his private journal doesn’t match his public testimony.
Many movie directors make films to appeal to their audiences. That’s their job in the film industry. However, a director named Tim Burton stands out above all by his unique style of filmmaking. He gives off a bowl of mixed emotions that gets easily manipulated by his cinematic techniques. In any of Tim Burton’s films, he uses three cinematic techniques such as lighting, camera angles, and music and sound to create a darkness and gothic-like style that helps interfere with what the audience feels.
Guilty! Most defense attorney believe in the principle that says,’ better 10 guilty go free than even one possibly innocent person being convicted’. In the novel Monster by Walter Dean Myers, Steve Harmon is a 16 year old boy from Harlem, New York that was accused of being a look out for a robbery. This robbery resulted in the killing of the of the owner, Mr.Nesbitt, and became a felony murder. Steve is put on trial that could result in 25 years to life in prison if he was guilty. He gets the verdict of not guilty since there is room for reasonable doubt, and is released from jail. Steve is definitely guilty since the jury was not able to read his journal and think his thoughts.
No matter where someone is in the world, their surroundings can affect them in ways they never imagined. Depending on past experiences and one’s personal abilities, a surrounding or an area is different to everyone. In a city, there are inhabitants. These people have their own unique experiences compared to the people who visit. Visitors have different experiences compared to people who live in the city because of their varying perspectives. The root of everything is people’s mind and how they experience what exists. The past describes people’s present and everyone brings their past experiences to their new experiences.
The movies that I chose to compare are “The Conjuring” release on 2013 July and “Annabelle” release on 2014 October. “The Conjuring” is directed by James Wan starred by Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor whereas “Annabelle” is directed by John R. Leonetti starred by Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton and Alfre Woodard. Even though both of these movies start with the same opening scene, two young women and a young man in 1968 are telling Ed and Lorraine Warren whom are paranormal investigators about their experiences with a doll called Annabelle they believe to be haunted, the rest of the story lines of these two movies have many different points.
Too many people the Frankenstein monster is an intelligible creature that causes terror among people. That is true in the movies, but what about in the book Shelley’s Frankenstein? Many people believe Frankenstein is the monster, or creature. If people actually read book they would know that Frankenstein is the name of the Doctor that made the creature. The name being Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The creature has no name, but the gender of the creature is male. Somehow the creature has feelings towards himself, Victor, and a female companion.
Adaptations of the play into a film will be more good than have in common with the film adaptation of the novel and the Novel itself. The issue of the length and angle of view is minimized. It 's time to play the actual (not including the time between acts or scenes) is rarely more than three hours.
This is done in both stories by closing in on the character’s face to capture their expression. In Edward Scissorhands this can be seen during the scene where Edward discovers Kim for the first time. A close up shot of his face is shown and we see his eyes widen with happiness and show how he has fallen in love at first sight with her. In Sweeney Todd there is a particular scene in the beginning when he receives his long lost blades and holds it up high to a camera so we can see it and his facial expression. In Conclusion, Tim Burton uses Camera Angles and techniques to help tell the story and get the character’s emotions across, especially close ups and
Edward scissorhand is a movie made in 1990 directed by Tim Burton. Through the verbal and visual features, the director has used numerous of film techniques such as costumes, colour and shot types. He connects these techniques to relationships, conformity, difference, stereotypes and isolation. Tim Burton has used these effects to help the audience to have a deeper understanding on the particular issues in the movie.
Wondering what a war between humans and sea creatures is not often something a person thinks about on a daily basis, but with more robotic movies being released every year, including more robots themselves being built to take a part on earth, there was bound to eventually be a film with human controlling robots in war against deadly sea creatures. If film watchers were eventually expecting such happenings, Guillermo Del Toro’s action-packed Pacific Rim, Produced July 12 of 2013, is the perfect example. The portrayals in the movie are very well input and give great interest in the movie. Even for a girl the film was seemingly interesting with constant action and no downtime whatsoever.
The scalar utilization of environments in Godzilla contextualizes the ideological connotations of the film and allows for comparison between humanity and Godzilla. The natural environment of people is represented on-screen by miniatures of buildings used to constitute a city. This environment is characterized by tall, thin structures (e.g. skyscrapers) and wind (almost every establishing shot of an inhabited landscape is accompanied by a flag or treetop billowing in the wind), making the city seem vulnerable to forces of nature like Godzilla. These shots and structures contextualize humanity in Godzilla. The city is contrasted with Godzilla’s undersea environment, which is only shown in the final scene. Whereas the city’s establishing shots
Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy movie directed by Tim Burton. Casting makes the cinema lively through the famous known actors and actresses putting Johnny Deep as the starring, using the character named Edward. The fashioned starring makes the viewer’s believe that he has scissor blades for hands. He plays this part with touching gravity to reveal the handiwork of an aging inventor. Burton uses camera angles for the discovery of themes of societal predisposition to the audience. The document provides an in-depth film analysis of the Edward Scissorhands.