He is neither a hero nor a villain rather he is a victim of his self-indulgence. (Bloom. 249-150) In Shakespeare 's view, Richard is a failure as a king not because he is immoral, nor because he is too sensitive and refined for the job, but because he misunderstands the nature of kingship. (Elliott. History and
The movie review written by Roger Ebert he feels as though the story in "Central Station" by Walter Salles is not to be a heartwarming one, but a story based on a journey of two peoples reawakening. Also, he believes that the success of the money was not in the director Walter Salles ' favor, but the actress Fernanda Montenegro. She became one with her character and successfully played the role of an unsentimental person who later crosses over in to kinder person. Ebert feels the movie is not about the Josue and his struggle to find his father, but of Dora and her struggle to find herself. Central Station is a movie about the documentation of a journey between a woman named Dora who is very unhappy in her life and writes letters for illiterate
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.
The era of postmodernism breaks through, or rather wishes to destroy any mainstream elements which were used in the modern era. Where modernism looked towards progress and predictable solutions, postmodernism did just the opposite. When speaking of the term postmodernism and film, films usually leave the audience unsettled through its fragmented, ironic and disjointed narrative. Many other characteristics such as the blurring of boundaries between truth and fiction, and the manipulation of time and space are elements used in postmodern film. Postmodern film, putting the focus on the liminal space1. means that meaning is often generated through the spaces and transitions, usually passively perceived by the audience.
Through movies’ ability to stay grounded in some truths, yet also push social boundaries, it is clear that films shape culture, and culture shapes film, making more important now than ever that filmmakers are aware of what they are putting out and the implications they will have. Not every movie producer
I’m not a fan of Ghostbusters or Star Wars. I don’t enjoy their movies. Did you feel your blood and mind automatically react to the opinion without thinking? Did I trigger your defense mechanisms to defend these movies and block out your other mental processes from the raw emotion I brought out of you from this statement? Using these emotional trips is the first step in getting your attention to a story or rumor.
As White states in his review, “The measure of Lynch’s failing can be taken by the triviality and meaninglessness of the pop references throughout Wild at Heart. It’s a postmodern world Lula and Sailor inhabit, all right--decentered and disgustingly fake” (14). This scene, like most others in the film, lacks any realistic aspects of American culture; it relies only on an in-your-face excitement and symbols of pop culture that may grab the viewer’s attention, but ultimately falls short of being meaningful. Sailor’s Elvis-impersonating character and the wistful, over the top passion between him and Lula are not enough to symbolize American culture, as they are intended. Overall, Lynch doesn’t create an original or deep enough plot in Wild at Heart to leave the audience with a memorable understanding of the film as a
Cooper’s tone was also criticized as being reactionary, romantic and pedagogical in tone. Sydney Krause States that all of the harsh criticism and the bad talk about Cooper is not the words of a person with good judgment. She is not saying that Mark is wrong, but that he is over stressing the criticism and even though she does agree with him in some ways Cooper is still an amazing writer (“James”). John McWilliams also believes that Mark twain‘s attack on Cooper is not justified. He thinks that Cooper does have his flaws as a writer, but that Mark is taking the smallest in accuracy and changing of the story to prevent people from seeing the truth
His characters were gloomy and they remained aloof from the society. In fact Poe himself was a loner and had less to do with the society. Poe was never accepted in his society as he was the son of travelling actors, Mr. And Mrs. Poe. The polite society of the 19th century America was very much against the professional actors and hence they did not have much respect in the society. Poe was born in Massachusetts but he was at a very early age abandoned
Creon almost seemed like he wanted Haimon to be angry so he put Antigone in the vault. He couldn’t see that Haemon was in love and Antigone was just trying to honor the dead because of his hubris. Creon also says, “My own blind heart has brought me from darkness to final darkness.” This shows he knows he didn’t use his intelligence to solve his problems. He was already heading the wrong direction with his pride and it finally was too much.
In the essay, A Movie, a Word, and My family 's Battle, by Patricia E. Bauer, Bauer effectively utilizes pathos, however, her argument to terminate the derogatory use of the word "retard" was ineffective due to the lack of structure and organization. With a complicated structure the reader becomes confused about the essay 's purpose therefore diminishing the argument of the essay.
As seen with the Mytilene debate where Athens decides whether to slaughter the Mytilene’s for their rebellion, Cleon, a demagogue, explicitly states “I have often seen a democracy is incapable of ruling an empire (67).” He goes on to argue “you relent out of compassion, your softness puts you in danger and does not win the affection of your allies (67).” To him, qualities such as sentiment and indulgence hurt an empire. The Athenian empire must be unyielding and forceful to control its subjugated people for the subjects only follow the Athenians because they “exceed them in strength (67).” This goes against the tenants of democracy where the people supposedly discus their issues and not rule each other with force.
Unlike Piotr Szczypa 's article which encounters the specific approaches within the film to achieve certain impact on the audience; Christoph Classen weighs more on discussing the truths in Schindler 's List and researches for the explanations behind the scenes. In this article, the author spends wide coverage to argue the reasons why Schindler 's List cannot be fully considered as presenting the historical truth, even though Spielberg had tried his utter best to restore the environments and only reflect the evidence he got. In order to answer that problem, the article takes further steps into examine the “aesthetic, political, cognitive” dimensions of displaying a historical event which are inspiring for me to understand more about the existence of conflicts between the contemporary political parties to face the Nazi and holocaust issue. Additionally, though Spielberg deliberately wanted this film to be based on the facts, the article addresses the how people 's memories might have different interpretations in the film, which is another possibility of misrepresenting the fact. I think the comparisons and the thinking, as the article addresses in the title, about how historical truth can be involved in history, memory and culture can provide various aspects to rethink about this film because they view the film as a demonstration of a cultural phenomenon within the society.
Have you sat on the couch on a Saturday night with the decision of going to the movies or staying at home and watch television? Even though at the time it may be a difficult choice, it is still a pretty pleasant decision to make. When television came to the United stated in the 1940’s it would affect the way the people would be entertained forever. Many witnessed television for the first time in local bars, hairdressing business, and gas stations or through department store windows but not until the late 1940’s did television sales skyrocket.