We enjoyed watching it though it made us shed into tears. Overall, Awakenings is an entertaining, yet poignant film that is eloquently laced with poetry and a beautiful score by Randy Newman. This is easily the most powerful tearjerker that I 've ever seen, thanks in large part to the brilliant performances by Williams and De Niro. But to be fair, the whole cast was excellent, and they were helped by a script that was nearly perfect. For me, the scenes with Miller proved to be the most emotional, but really, the whole film was heartwarming or heartbreaking on some level.
The movie ties in more brutality and violence to appeal to a modern audience that demands intense appeal to the senses. The play uses the simplicity of setting elements such as the balcony and common acting techniques to communicate Shakespear’s original message. Given the time period of the text, Shakepear’s use of these strategies are as modern as those unique techniques used in the movie. The movie and the play attract their audiences based on what appeals to them. Most importantly, both deliver the message to the audience that “For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her
You could say that a lot of his personality shines through in his acting, making it easy to argue that Louise Fletcher, who plays a very authoritarian role, might have had to face a greater challenge acting out her character. Therefore, perhaps, her acting should be considered better than Nicholson's. Regardless of this, both actors play their roles very well, getting the viewer immersed in the story. One
I would say that Stardust is a romance and adventure story that is made in a way that captures the audience’s attention. Most love stories can bore and seem cliche, but the way that Stardust was structured made it stand out amongst the norm. The story of the film Stardust adheres to“The Hero’s Journey” and can still be considered to be a post-modern work as well. One way that supports Stardust to actually be a “Hero’s Journey” is that it uses all of the steps throughout the film. Knowing “The Hero’s Journey”, it was easy to point out the key elements while watching Stardust.
The evolution of the director Baz Lurhmann Andrew Venter Topic two: “Lurhmann’s films are not so much adaptations as re-imaginings” Baz Lurhmann is a very distinctive director who is both loved and hated for his bold cinematic techniques. These techniques allow Lurhmann to recreate famous titles such as Romeo and Juliet in a way that very few people could have ever imagined. From Lurhmann’s first film Strictly Ballroom these techniques were very prevalent and instead of out growing these brash techniques he actually evolved and developed his techniques. And thus resulted, resulting in the creations of very successful films. In this essay I will be discussing how Lurhmann has evolved these cinematic techniques beginning in Strictly Ballroom, continuing in Romeo and Juliet and finally in The Great Gatsby.
Luhrmann cast and presents the characters are captivating and special in some areas, but breakdown in others. Leonardo DiCaprio seems to fit in Jay Gatsby’s roll really well, showing off his lavish and party-driven lifestyle, symbolizing his American Dream perfectly. Same can be said about Daisy Buchanan. Her love for Gatsby, sooner or later being with him is her American Dream, which was portrayed nice as well in the crossover from the book to the silver screen. These perfect portrayals break down there, however, from Tobey Maguire playing Nick Carraway.
Adversity in “The Intouchables” “My true disability is not having to be in a wheel chair. It’s having to be without her.” (The Intouchables). Lines like that are just a piece of the great undertaking directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano took when they decided to be part of The Intouchables. Adapted from real-life events, this French biography was applauded for succeeding in painting a touching and resonating picture of the events that led to the birth of a strong relationship between the two protagonists, Driss and Philippe. Winning multiple awards, this movie has achieved the status of being one of the greatest French movies ever made.
Nicholas Day VACV – 142 4-30-2016 Professor Tumminello The Paper Fights Back This paper will compare the movies The Empire Strikes back and Fight Club. These films were both huge success when released. Although both these movies are completely different from each other, they do have many similarities as well. Each film has their own ideals with gender socialization, political views, and social structure. In addition to that each film does an amazing job with the special effects, camera angles, and mise en scène.
Heavily inspired and reliant on Shakespeare’s, Hamlet, this film is a very creative look at what happens around the key plot of the tragedy. This allows the film to reiterate key themes, add twists on the story in minor ways, and spark new interest in the original play. This imitative work was solely inspired by the original Hamlet, and further demonstrates how widely studied and admired this tragedy is. As one of the most popular stories of all time, it is no wonder that it continues to spark imitation even to this
“Only in dreams can men be truly free,” says Robin William, a famous actor. From time immemorial, human never ceased to pursue freedom, but in fact, many impossibilities exist. However, this still cannot stop their aspiration to freedom, in this case, movie come into the world, for from a very large extent, movie satisfied people’s fantasy. Especially when the technique of special effect at present age grow more and more mature these days, human can create any visual effects they want, and even in the past, when the technique has not yet matured, people use simple theatrical properties and cut the films to create special effect. Hugo, a movie that brings people back to the old days, contains a large number of elements that demonstrated people’s
Much Ado About Nothing: Plain and Simple William Shakespeare 's Much Ado About Nothing is a quick-witted tale that follows the romantic relationships of two cousins, through the comedic highs and tragic downs. It has been portrayed countless times, including Kenneth Branagh 's film adaptation in 1993. The film featured Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, and even Branagh himself; set in Messina, Italy; just like the original play. Overall, the casting choices and design choices the production team made worked out successfully, quickly turning many Shakespeare nay-sayers into believers. The story of Much Ado About Nothing is a slightly complex but entertaining one.
While watching Casablanca I was really just quite amazed with the whole concept and idea of film. Each of the characters did such an amazing job of being able to bring the film to life. The story line seemed really relatable to the present day even though the setting was during the world two time period. With the whole movie being focused on a relationship that was so strong for two people I figure that lots of people would be able to relate to a movie like this. Relationships being as complicated as they are I feel like people continue to love this film just based on how well it shows two people in a troubled relationship.
Causey has a lot more negative things to say about the play, rather than positive things to say. I do agree “the score, the dancing, the rhythms, and the energy of West Side Story continue to transcend the decades and trendy fads of theatre to reign as one of the best musicals ever written,” but she did shed light
The play was written, directed, and produced by Don B. Welch and was performed at Wilshire Ebell Theatre. I enjoyed myself for for almost the entire play with very few exceptions. The production had a well put together storyline and was very funny, conveying a true meaning of what God has in store after death for different people. Although, the play was a great success there were a few small adjustments that could have be made to make the show that much better. The play was extremely funny and
Consequently, “Pretty in Pink” was a decent film that did have its hilarious moments and upsetting moments. “Pretty in Pink” is a film that is not my favorite genres, however the acting that was done in the film was very enjoyable to watch and caused for the film to grow on me and become one of my favorite movies. This film is a must see and will be a memorable movie to watch and can be relatable to anyone in high school and the older generations’ high school