Robert E. Morsberger in his article “Shakespeare and Science Fiction” says “Viewers of MGM’s 1956 motion picture Forbidden Planet probably did not recognize that beneath all the trappings of futuristic science fiction, much of the basic plot comes from Shakespeare’s early Seventeenth- Century play The Tempest”(Morsberger, 161). The Scene of the daughters having a nightmare of the crews in trouble, there are many more similar scenes that you can see if you look carefully. The article “Shakespeare in Outer Space” mentions a quote from Kenneth Rothwell which points out that “Part of watching this film (Forbidden Planet) lies in picking up all the connections within The Tempest (Shakespeare in Outer Space). The Tempest and the Forbidden Planet action scenes both being in the same way. A crew ship lands on a stranded island, but in The Tempest the crew is “Invited” or Prospero led them to this island, but in Forbidden Planet Morbius wants the crew to leave.
In the novel, “ The Catcher in The Rye”, written by J.D. Salinger, uses symbolism, cruelty, and deception to help convey a very strong portrayal of loss of innocence. This novel tells the story of a teenager named Holden Caulfield and his crazy journey on how he ended up in a mental institution. Caulfield starts off by describing how he flunked all of his classes in his private school and was going to get expelled. He decides to run away to a hotel in New York City where he then calls up a prostitute to try and lose his V-card to.
Hairspray is a romantic comedy film that came out in 1988. It was directed by John Waters. The movie takes place in 1962 in Baltimore and is about a self proclaimed young women called Tracy Turnblad. The story depicts both the rise of the teenager on a local TV to become a celebrity as a dancer and through her unpopular desire for racial integration. The story takes place at a time when the entertainment industry was greatly used to highlight the racial tensions and intercultural conflicts between the White and African-American that was taking place in the 1960’s.
The movie’s setting was in the 1950s – 1960s. As I mentioned earlier about Sandy’s sleepover with other Pink Ladies, as she tried a cigarette for the first time and did not liked it. But on that time, trying cigarette and a series of disco parties back at that time were actually social norms. If the story took place during this time, then they won’t be smoking around the house or going to drive-in movie theatres. I will be mentioning about drive-in movie theatres in a moment.
Dorothy realizes that the situation is dangerous and unwise to continue and tells Pat they should call it quits. Then, the night before the show opens, Dorothy breaks her ankle and is unable to take the stage. The director almost calls it quits, but one of the actresses suggests using Peggy in Dorothy’s place. The show goes on and Peggy is a hit. Similar to 42nd Street, Gold Diggers of 1933 focuses on the theatre business.
Many books are made into movies, but lose major elements in translation. One of these examples is in A Raisin in the Sun. It was originally a play written by Lorraine Hansberry, in 1957, but became a movie in 1961 and then remade in 2008, which was directed by Kenny Leon. While the play and the movie follow the same storyline, there are many elements of the play that got added when
The men wanted to take out Tom Robinson, and when Atticus said no and went to send his children home the men decided to pick on someone weaker. That was a more public display that was stopped by an eight year old girl, before anything really occurred. There are also more private violence that people get hints at through the this book. Many of the main hints were given during Tom Robinson’s trial. “ “She says she never kissed a grown man before an’ she might as well kiss a nigger.
Very similarly, West Side Story is a 1961 movie/musical in which modern day Romeo and Juliet (who, in the musical, are known as Tony and Maria) are involved in a New York street gang war. On the streets of the west side, the two gangs (Sharks and Jets) battle for control of land. The situation becomes complicated when a member of a gang falls in love with their rival gang leader’s sister. Romeo and Juliet compared to West Side Story is very
Throughout the entirety of the play both genders treat women as less than men or objectify them, to the point that even sixteen year olds are thinking in terms of how to best attract attention. During the party Shana, a girl Tracy’s age, was running around with a bell on her neck trying to get intimate with several people “get help on quotes”. Through the entirety of the play Ricko treats Tiffany terribly and orders her to do things without thanks, “Shoot down the road and get us some beers.” And “Want to get us another beer, Tiff?” The party seems to be a boys only event with all the parents in Blackrock banning their daughters from going to the party, while all the blokes are all but shoved out the door. This seems justified by the outcome, but the question remains of whether it was ‘right’ to treat the girls differently. Preventing the girls from going to an 18th party full of yobbish surfers is one thing, banning them from a party because they’re girls is another.
In the Outsiders Ponyboy and cherry met at a movie drive in. In West Side Story Tony and Maria met at a dance. Also, the gangs in both movies always got into small fights. Also, there was one big fight in both movies. They both met at a time and place, although in the Outsiders one gang won and they were not allowed to use weapons, but in West Side Story both gangs lost because both their group leaders died.
Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel: Speak, it’s an incredible narrative that tells the story of Melinda Sordino, a grade nine girl who was raped at the age of thirteen during a party. The novel has wonderful amount of details and symbols that explain how Melinda is slowly able to surpass the fears of her past and create a better life. Nonetheless, on the movie directors decided to cut off some of these important details that were fundamental to understand the story. In particular, one of the most obvious modifications make in the movie is the school’s mascot change. In the novel the mascot changes five times, and it represents Melinda’s life.
The Four stages of the hero’s journey is the call to adventure, meeting the mentor, supreme ordeal, and seizing the prize for our movie we picked and our story is a real life movie not like cartoon and it’s about a kid that gets involved with the drug world and he is a really good A student and he lives in a bad neighborhood and wants to get an education but can’t. The call to adventure is when the Malcolm from the movie Dope is when he is invited to a party and a drug transaction was about to be made but a rival gang shows up and breaks it up and the drug dealer finds his bag and fills it with drugs and a gun and tells him to leave just before the police arrive but doesn’t know that there are drugs and a
For instance when Yolanda was in boarding school she met a boy name Rudy Elmhurst who she started seeing for quite a while. Their relationship ended in frustration however because Yolanda refused to have sex with him for months. Sex which was seen as taboo in Dominican culture was a cultural norm in the 60’s for Americans. This clash of culture and Yolanda not truly being able to fit in with one specific culture ruined her chances at what could have been a wonderful relationship. Also when Yolanda returns to the island 20 years after her family originally moved she is teased by her aunts and cousins about the way she looks.
In the article “Orange is the New Black is the Only TV Show that Understands Rape” by Jada Yuan, she argues that TV show such as, Orange is the New Black can demonstrate how rape is an atrocious and violent act. Orange is the New Black is about the story of a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade old crime of transporting money to her drug dealing girlfriend. Yuan has written many different types of articles for New York Magazine, but in this particular article Yuan talks about how TV shows or movies can illustration the agony and repulsive feeling women go through when they are getting raped. Also, by displaying these scenes it can show the audience how traumatic and psychologically
Frankie and Alice is a movie that was released in 2010 but didn’t receive widespread notice until 2014. Frankie Murdoch is an African American go-go dancer fighting against two alter egos: a seven-year-old child named Genius, and a southern, racist, white woman named Alice. Genius is seven years old, and, as her names suggests, she is a genius. She is nearsighted, and has an outstanding IQ of 156. She actually likes and cares for Frankie, but is afraid of the other alter ego, Alice.