In 1941, Orson Welles directed a movie that many now consider to be the best movie ever made. With eight wins and twelve other nominations, Citizen Kane stars Welles himself, playing newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane, who was based on the real-life William Randolph Hearst. The story immediately begins with Kane’s death, and his last word sparks a wave of curiosity among journalists, leaving them to investigate the meaning of the mysterious “Rosebud.” During the film, the audience learns that Kane, although wealthy, was not necessarily happy; he had lost love and respect numerous times throughout his life, and each of those events forced him into a deeper state of isolation. On the other hand, 2010 movie The Social Network, directed by David
Blackface is a form of theatrical makeup used by performers to represent a black person. The practice gained popularity during the 19th century and contributed to the proliferation of stereotypes such as the "happy-go-lucky darky on the plantation" or the "dandified coon". In 1848, blackface minstrel shows were an American national art of the time, translating formal art such as opera into popular terms for a general audience. Early in the 20th century, blackface branched off from the minstrel show and became a form in its own right, until it ended in the United States with the U.S. Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
The documentary "Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies, and the American Dream", explains how a number of Jewish immigrants in the beginning of nineteen century built the most known six movie studios in Hollywood. Despite America 's open-door immigration policy for all immigrants, Jews, perhaps more than other minorities, encountered a new form a discrimination. The documakers say that they were viewed as outsiders and were blacklisted from working in certain fields such as finance, banking, and other higher education careers. Hence, they formed their own communities and their own version of real America, practicing their own religion, opening their own businesses in the garment industry and movie production. Because of the intense discrimination against Jews, especially those involved in the movie-theater industry in New York and Chicago, many of them moved to Hollywood, California building their own studios and working as screenwriters, directors, and producers. Yet, after the World War II, some U.S politicians accused Jews, particularly those in Hollywood industry for being pro-communism and affiliated with
Watching The Trouble with Evan was very difficult. There were so many things this family could have done to make things better, but every time they tried they just kept falling into their own ways. Insecure disorganized attachment was quite apparent between him and both of his parents. His parents had the tendency to verbally abuse him quite a bit, yelling things that most people would never imagine yelling at their child. Other times it seemed the mother would be frightened of Evan and his behavior. One of the main things that really points to it being disorganized attachment is the fact that both parents verbally abuse him. At one point in this documentary his father even blows cigarette smoke in his face to try and get his point across.
When most people feel like they are close to God; they usually make good moral decisions. In Doubt by John Patrick Shanley; Sister Aloysius tells Sister James that “In the pursuit of wrongdoing, one steps away from God. Of course, there’s a price.” When stepping away from God someone is committing sins and they are doing things that are usually not accepted. As the main characters stepped away from God, they had to pay the price of making wrong choices and the price of being pressured by those choices. Stepping away from God to do things that are wrong is not worth it.
“Imaginary Witness” Hollywood and the Holocaust “Imaginary Witness” Hollywood and the Holocaust is a documentary directed by Daniel Anker that explore the treatment of the Holocaust in Hollywood film and how it dealt with the holocaust. The documentary starts with the 1920s talking about the lack for portrayal in Hollywood movies about the rising Nazi threat back and the uneasy relationship between the Hollywood studios, also to explore the history of the holocaust in Hollywood films. Moreover, there were some compelling portrayal of life under the Nazis and how it affected the Jews. It determinately split into two parts: how the Nazi Germany was presented on Hollywood screens before the war and how the Holocaust was depicted on Hollywood screen after the war.
The film 13th directed by Ava DuVernay targets an intended audience of the Media and the three branches of the United States government with an emphasis that mass incarceration is an extension of slavery. It is intended to inform viewers about the criminalization of African Americans and the United States prison boom.
A Raisin in the Sun PBA Unit 2 Cinematography and filmmaking are art forms completely open to interpretation in many ways such lighting, the camera as angles, tone, expressions, etc. By using cinematic techniques a filmmaker can make a film communicate to the viewer on different levels including emotional and social. Play writes include some stage direction and instruction regarding the visual aspect of the story. In this sense, the filmmaker has the strong basis for adapting a play to the big screen. “A Raisin in the Sun” is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959.
The artistic choices made in the production of cinema have a great impact on the way the audience will perceive certain aspects of the performance. One director may choose to highlight a certain scene, while another director may push it aside as trivial. A majority of the symbolism behind theatre lends itself to open interpretation, but some underlying messages have a widely accepted truth. In Nicholas Hytner’s 1996 interpretation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, lighting and camera angles help accentuate the importance of particular moments throughout the film.
History vs. Hollywood Semester Film Analysis E.C. Assignment Up to 5 Extra Credit Points – Due 1/22/18 Question 1: Summarize the story in the film (not the actual history). Born to Austrian nobility, Marie Antoinette who is only 14 years old , is said to marry Louis XVI, the king of France, in an alliance that has everything to do with politics and nothing to do with love. Sent to France and literally stripped of her former life, including all clothes she wore that were from Austria, Marie weds Louis, but to the consternation of the royal court, he seems either unwilling to accept the marriage while their advisors clamor for an heir to the throne. Young and more than a bit out of step with the new life that she is living, Marie gives herself
The movie A Civil Action (Steven Zaillian, 1998) is about 12 children who die from leukemia over a 15 year span. The parents of the deceased victims seem to believe that the local tanneries caused their children to get sick from the well water provided in their community being poisoned by the toxic chemicals poured into the ground from these companies. Jan Schlichtmann (John Travolta) is a personal injury lawyer from Boston who has an ignorant attitude and only cares about the profit he’ll win back from the cases he takes on. One evening when receiving incoming calls on his radio show a woman named Anne calls in asking Jan when he is going to establish who was responsible for the deaths of the children. He declines after meeting with them since
V for Vendetta, directed by Alan Moore in 2005 was an eye opening film, with aspects from the past and predictions for the future, the film left many uncertain how to feel. Being placed in the dystopian genre, the film uses many codes and conventions to connect them to the genre. V 's revolutionary speech helps bring hope to the society. The film was born through an illness and plague that had effected the world. The storyline begins to unfold with the rising of High Chancellor Sutler, which was oddly similar to Hitler, who created a government to oppress the people’s liberty. V searches for a revolution to overthrow the government and create a new democracy. The scene that I 'm going to evaluate is V 's Revolutionary Speech, where he overthrows
That Sugar Film is an interesting documentary following a man’s journey to discover the harmful effects of sugar on the human body. Damon Gameau uses his own body to try to show his audience that sugar is harmful. His goal with this documentary is to try to convince his audience to reduce the amount of sugar that they consume. Gameau shows that he is passionate about this subject by eating large amounts of sugar daily after having not had sugar for over three years. This potentially puts his body at risk. Gameau is very effective at presenting his argument. He utilizes ethos, logos, and pathos to try to persuade his audience. However, I believe that Gameau’s experiment is flawed. I do not believe that this documentary accurately portrays the
The concept of Social realism as a film genre is to portray the ‘real life’ of a working-class society. Social realism films depict the social, political and economic injustices’ that influence and impact people in society (Taylor, 2006). It is raw and gives the audience a true indication of what life is like (Lay, 2002).