Through the use of a younger cast and romantic relationships, the target audience was definitely reached and moved by this film. By effectively using the rhetorical appeals, the audience was able to relate to some of the ideas shown and look at their community through an entire new lenses. The Breakfast Club can be classified as a coming to age film. According to “As Film Studies: The Essential Introduction”, the coming of age films tend to rely on dialogue and emotion and often involves an important decision made in a short period of time (271).
Teens can relate to the dystopian movie “The Maze Runner” because, in this movie the main characters are teens, so that can make this movie more appealing and relatable to them. Another reason is that they are trapped somewhere and they have to work together to find a way out, some teens could relate this to their lives because sometimes you are caught in difficult situations that forces you to work together with other to accomplish your goal and accomplish the situation, just like in “The Maze Runner”. Additionally, in this movie everyone takes care of everyone, and everyone does jobs so everyone can survive. So teens might relate to this because, some people are in groups or in the home lives or anything where they have to help others and do whatever it takes to make sure they're doing their part. Consequently, I think these are some ways that teens find this dystopian movie appealing and relatable to their modern day
Jerome B. Duesk, in a book titled Adolescent development and behavior, mentions "that sometimes siblings are [the] better communicators... Because they are closer in age [which] [makes] it easier to discuss the problems of growing up" (Duesk 299). In Holden's eyes he had no one except his little sister to rely upon for support. This proves that Holden Caulfield is relatable to many teenagers, and as such the novel should not be banned.
An entirely new generation of teens must have watched the movie than read the book. Nonetheless,I believe more people would have watched the movie, as motion pictures were a great development and very popular at the time. On a minor note, if we were to create a second movie for The Outsiders, it would be better than the original, as we have better technology and special effects. The novel itself must have been a hit as well when it came out. I am sure bookworms loved the touching story, as we do even today.
A great movie that was successful and became really popular was “Mean Girls”. The movie poster is specifically made to get the attention of girls. More specially teenage girls because of the young actresses the poster portrays. The actress the director hired for the main part was a big movie star in 2004. Lindsey Lohan became a role model all over the world for teenage girls.
The well-liked music of Jazz and hip hop quickly drew the attention of teens (McCormack 1). “The new youth culture also created its own forms of distinct cultural expression, including new haircuts and clothes, and in particular the new rock-and-roll music, led by youth idol Elvis Presley” (Johnston, Sandy, and Amy, Sullivan 10). Kids began to have unregulated play time. More organizations were formed to help the youth interact with each other. The organizations included the Boy scouts and Girl scouts enabling kids to explore and grow on their own (Johnston, Sandy, and Amy, Sullivan 9).
Smash Mouth is a band whose career started in 1997. They gained loads of popularity during 2001 when their song “All Star” was featured on the dreamworks kids movie, “Shrek”. The hit song is a message to people who feel they aren’t good enough and that they should go and be the best they can be. The main line in the song is “Hey now, you’re an allstar, get your game on. Go play.”
The Disney Princess Effect Today’s society is overrun by media, therefor one of the easiest ways to capture a young person’s attention is through the television. Movies provide a powerful audio-visual experience for its audience. Exposing children to media at a young age has a giant impact on them when teaching basic beliefs and values of the society that they live in. Many children’s films portray real life dilemmas and common themes in our culture.
As early motion pictures further developed, producers also realised that incorporating colourful artwork and hand drawn illustrations depicting scenes and paintings of leading actors from the movie contributed to theatre attendance rising. This is evidently featured in the first official talkie, The Jazz Singer’s movie poster. This trend was further continued in the late 20s early 30s as art deco was flourishing. Producers believed they should keep up with the current influential art movement using bold primary colours and geometrical designs.
Lili is being played by Zsofia Psotta and her father Daniel In the movie is played by Sandor Zsoter. They are both very outstanding actors with their own down falls but still line up enough for this movie to work. Zsofia’s acting is outstanding as Lili actually portraying how a teen would really feel in this situation , a father just trying to get by in between a broken home and the drama and problems that already come from school she portrayed these difficulties to a ‘T’. In the end all Lili wanted to do was have a good time with her dog Hagen under her father roof. The acting continues to be bold due to how deep the approach of acting actually goes and catching an
What is coming of age? What is a symbol? These are questions that must be answered before reading the story First Part Last. The story gives many great examples of symbolism that correspond with coming of age. The story involves a child with young parents, so that could easily show coming of age.
Using movies as a way of teaching a specific time period is an entertaining but often fictitious method to education. Especially, when Hollywood blockbusters like Gladiator (2000) are involved. However, some Hollywood pictures that do a sufficient job of showcasing a time in history. Ron Howard’s Cinderella Man, also starring Russell Crowe, is a rarity in the world of historical fiction film. While it is still not 100% factual, it does do a fantastic job of featuring the atmosphere of the early 1930’s.
In the book first part last there are many symbols that represent the idea of coming of age. There was a basketball, a doctors note, a ghost face, and the colors black, blue, red, and green. In the story a basketball is a object that is used as a symbol to represent the idea of coming of age. Bobby is asked if he wants to go play basketball with his friends.