A story of a dog-loving young woman named Amy,who has a fiance, Brian, whose daughter is in the hands of a past girlfriend treating of her as an object to manipulate him at her will threatening him he would never see her again if done a wrong move. The Darkest Evening of the year, written by Dean Koontz is a moving story where a young woman and her fiance go in search of a child who desires nothing more than to be free of her mother. He embarks on a journey with his lover Amy putting his life and everything in his possession on the line just hoping to have his daughter in his arms. They are not just by themselves, they are accompanied by a four legged friend who will be a key element to begin this long emotional wrecking trip. The most captivating character in the story is Amy Redwing.
Briley Belling Cine 101 The film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon takes place in China. The film has multiple themes taking place in its story such as romance, enemies and family, honor, and poison. The main characters in the story are Shu Lein, Li Mu Bai, Sir Te, and Jen. The story is in the main point of view of the character of the young girl, Jen.
An archetype is present in every society and culture. Familiar characters, symbols, and situations are used in film to convey basic human experiences that will resonate with the viewer. Archetypes send an understandable message to viewers as to the details of a character or scene. Whether the viewers realize it or not, they will have interpreted what is being conveyed without even thinking about the insertion of archetypes. In his film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien incorporates archetypes into his setting and characters to convey basic human experiences.
I’ve touched on it several times so far, but the use of shadows in *Out of the Past* stands out as a defining cinematic device from Jacques Tourneur. Obviously, shadows are ingrained in the fiber of any film noir. Deep focus, low key lighting, and expressionistic compositions are standard. But Tourneur goes above and beyond with his use of shadows. He creates beautiful compositions, but more importantly, he uses shadows to define and redefine the mood, and to tell the story.
Sports are a great way to bring a community together. However, sports have more to offer than just being a fun activity and a way to hang with friends. Lewis Lapham is correct in his assertion that sports represents more than trivial games between winners and losers; sports are deceptive and offer the illusion of hope, innocence, as well as lightness triumphing over darkness. H.G. Bissinger shows how these illusions affect a town’s reality in his book Friday Night Lights.
I’m gonna talk about the book “Night” that we have read in class during the second term. The story has for setting the time period of the WWII, in Europe. The story is about Elie, a jew and his family that are facing a lot of struggles because of their religion. Over the course of the book, Elie changes from believing in God to not believe in God. This is important to the book as a whole because it connects to the internal conflict.
As the camera zooms out slowly and we hear crickets chirping, we are introduced to the charming world of “What’s eating Gilbert Grape”. The film that many have come to love, along with its extremely famous actors, was released in 1993 in the United States and directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Endora, Iowa is the home of the Grape family, it’s a small, unchanging town where the main character Gilbert (Johnny Depp) feels trapped and death seems to be the only way out. Gilbert provides for his mother, sisters, and his autistic brother, Arnie (Leonardo Di Caprio). “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” is in many ways an unrealistic and demeaning view of autism.
1) Throughout our course, there have been some incredible and powerful women characters and writers. From Granny in “Jilting of Granny Weatherall” to Delia in “Sweat”, all of their stories had powerful connotations and influences in the readers. First of there was Phoenix from “A Worn Path,” she is the protagonist of this tale and is described in a lively way by the way she moves. Welty said, “Under the red rag her hair came down on her neck in the frailest of ringlets, still black, and with odor like copper.” The rag in her hair, her skin, and even the wrinkles on her face are deeply expanded upon in the story and accentuate her character.
The protagonist, Benjamin Braddock, is first seen getting off the plane coming home from college. He is well put together, and embodies the definition of a young man who knows his purpose in life. The director, Mike Nichols, decides to maintain a close up on Benjamin for the opening title sequence allowing the viewer to examine him more than they normally would if the shot was shorter in length. When this is done, the audience understands that Benjamin does not appear to be pleased at all, and is simply going through the motions in life. In addition, the idea of Benjamin passively going through life is symbolized by the moving sidewalk in the airport.
Feudist, is one extremely common stereotype that Eastern Kentucky has. “In Days of Darkness the Feuds of Eastern Kentucky” by John Ed Pearce, Pearce delivers heaps of information thorough accounts of the people and their activities, all which made up the different feuds. These feuds being in Perry, Breathitt, Clay, Harlan, Rowan, and Pike county Kentucky. The image that arises is one of family loyalties, exploitation and uselessness of the law, and a sense of vulnerability for those caught in the crossfire. John Ed Pearce probes into the difficulties and incentives for many of the well-known feuds in Kentucky 's history.