Movie review of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Everyone has been daydreamed about things like be a hero, superman, vampire etc, but who really thinks about what daydreaming is, what daydreaming effects？I never think that kind of questions either, until I watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It is the movie about daydreaming: The protagonist, Walter Mitty wanders between reality and his daydream, finally steps on the actual adventure of the life that he never imagined before and has a romantic love experience with the heroine, Cheryl Melhoff. The actors performance is really verisimilitude, which brings me in these characters spontaneously, experience an ordinary daydreamer’s mediocre life. I really appreciate the acting skill of Ben Stiller, (who directs the movie and plays the role of Walter Mitty). He portrays a ordinary person that be bullied by the superior and gets laughed at by others.
Consequently, Walter Mitty’s daydreams aid the plot of the movie to move forward. When the story begins, it is possible to see a Walter Mitty who doesn’t express his feelings; he doesn’t communicate his desires nor his opinions. He is always doing what he is told to in his work, sorting negatives for Life magazine’s publications, without complaining. He has a tedious routinely life, he only goes from home to work and back home. Furthermore, he has to take care of an aging mother and a wacky sister since his father’s death.
Walter Mitty wanted a happy life and not a sad one. It showed what Walter wanted to happen in his future and what he wanted to become. It makes the story more interesting to see it in a movie instead of just reading it and picturing it in your head. I think that a lot of people will think that the movie is better than the book just because it has more to tell about, and it shows more of what is happening. The movie
This is then juxtaposed by his real life, where he is bossed around by his wife (this was published in 1942 when women were seen as weaker than men -making this power imbalance even more significant) and young men ‘grin’ mockingly at him, he has very little control and is always making mistakes. While Mitty has a small amount of control in this escapism, Thomas has almost none. Thomas has very little control in his life. Cutaway edits are used throughout the film to emulate the fast paced change in Thomas’ life and the lack of certainty for the future. This is also seen when an ordinary trip to the supermarket ends with Charlie having a tantrum that is extremely embarrassing for Thomas.
Also you can actually see Walter’s daydreams, and you can see what he sees. Everyone has different likings though. So in the end it’s your choice between the book and the movie, but really the movie is the better choice to go. Reasoning from my previous paragraphs. This is why some find the movie to be better then the
Costumes are part of the mise-en-scene and can be used to reveal character and shape the audience's feelings about each character. In The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the costumes that are used show the transformation that Walter makes from the beginning to the end of the movie. At the beginning of the movie Walter is clean shaven wearing a dress shirt and tie. However at the end of the movie, he has a beard and is wearing jeans and a sweater. This contrast is showing how, at the beginning of the movie,
It is a great thing to watch the movie because the movie is a complete package. I learned a lot, not just for achieving, fighting for my dreams, patience, acceptance, hardworking and etc. It also teach what is love or a relationships with your family. For me the most powerful part of the story is in the beginning Linda together with her son left her husband it is difficult raising the son with your own especially with a man because we all know raising a child mostly mother is have enough knowledge about that. After watching the film I think about my future in life that never think of losing
Written stories have always been a source of inspiration for the film industry, film directors create their own adaptation putting into it their personal style. Sometimes they stick to the original story, others the interpretation is so different that we almost think is an original plot. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (1939) is an original story by James Thurber which has two film adaptations, but this time I am focusing on Ben Stiller’s version (2013). In this case, Stiller used the main idea of the short story: a man living in fantasy to escape from his monotonous life, and since that point he lets his imagination run free to give us a beautiful movie full of breathtaking shots, new characters, and a new perspective. Thurber and Stiller’s works share some similarities; and of course, they differ from one another at length.
What the movie conveys are to provoke deep thought into the value of our lives and to give the audiences the information of the symptoms of the disease and the side affects of the drug. This movie brings such a powerful impact on the appreciation of life and the value of meaning and purpose. When I see the patients in catatonic state of mind which they will never able interact in a way that we can like walking, eating… I appreciate the simple things that I have. This film is a great refresher to me that I often pay attention too much with negatives aspects in my life and I should being thankful I am happy, healthy and alive. The film begins with one of the main characters when he was a child who is named Leonard.
One day, three girls come into the supermarket with their swimsuits, and he falls in love with a girl who seems like a leader of the group at one sight. He decides to call her “Queenie” and after he realizes his sentiment, he makes a huge decision that changes his life because of the temporary emotion. He gets confused about when to be authoritative to the three girls and when to listen to the market’s manager, Lengel’s saying. The two authors fit the theme into the characters extremely well that Walter Mitty shows two different sides of himself from his dreams and from the real life. Compared to Walter