Sklar starts his book by looking at the beginning of film in the early 20th century. Sklar starts by looking at how film in the years between 1890 and 1910 became so popular. As films were gaining popularity American cities population’s were
The reason that I decided to choose the movie, The Blind Side is because it deals with a lot of different forms of communication and shows communicators from both sides of the spectrum. The movie, The Blind Side, is a true story that revolves around Micheal Oher, high school student, who is going through an insanely tough time. He was taken from his mother, due to drug addiction, and his father was killed recently, and he keeps leaving the family’s he stays with. That is until the Tuohy family comes along and takes him in as their own, and convinces him to join the high school football team. He begins to excel in football and keeps his grades up, so he is scouted from all different schools throughout the country. He decides to attend Ole Miss where his adopted mother and father attended. Eventually he is drafted into the NFL in 2009 and is actually able to win the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in 2013.
O Brother Where Art Thou? is a film that will take you on a perilous journey with Ulysses Everett McGill and his simpleminded cohorts. This film may be set amidst the early 1930’s Great Depression era, but it still has a Homer’s Odyssey feel to it. Down in the dusty and highly racial south, Everett recruits a couple of dimwitted convicts, Pete Hogwallop and Delmar O’Donnell, to help him retrieve his lost treasure and make it back home before his wife marries another suitor. These three convicts manage to stay one step ahead of the law while finding themselves in all sorts of trouble. It was nominated for 35 other awards, one of which was for best screenwriting. Released in December of 2000, this film won 7 awards, some of which for best soundtrack and score, album of the year, as well as best cinematography.
Mise-en-scene doesn’t just refer to identifying the components of a shot but also explaining the meaning and depth behind the components and connecting the shots to the theme of the film to create a sense of realism by the use of lighting, complexity, colour values, composition, depth, framing, character placement, angle, the setting, it also includes costumes and make-up, props, all the other natural and artificial details that characterizes the spaces that has been filmed.
The 1920’s was an era of great transformation in the realm of the film industry. Hollywood created the merriment that entertainment brought. With that, it introduced a way of contentment to the entire world. The film industry truly began to flourish in the 1920’s. Thus, Hollywood is considered the birthplace for movie studios.
Forrest Gump (1994), an American comedy-drama film based on the novel by Winston Groom, with the screenplay adapted by Eric Roth, tells the story of a mentally disabled and very kind-hearted child that comes to lead an extraordinary life. The movie revolves around the irony that the protagonist, Forrest Gump, even though the most simple-minded character in the film, becomes the most successful, as his talents involve him in US history's most prominent historical events between the 50's and 80's. The storyline is very character-driven and resembles a ‘vignette into one's life' as opposed to having a traditional story structure. This is seen through the feather motif and the well-known
Thus, the studios today have contributed to systematic de-culturation of movies. Thus, today’s movies are devoid of the mysteries of personality, sophisticated dialogue, any kind of elegant or smart life, and the treasured woman’s emotions (think of Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Joan
In coming up with the drama film, the producers attempt to depict to viewers the experiences of a successful woman, Alice, who, upon being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease (AD) loses almost all she had. The film brings out the loss of self-esteem and doubts in mind, which accompany the disease, as Alice exhibits difficulty in coming to terms with the disease. In addition to bringing the issue of testing the other members of the family for AD, the film makes an effort to enlighten about the close care that ought to be provided to one diagnosed with early-onset AD. This film would inform the study on early onset of AD, as it presents the experiences and care associated with the condition.
The three movies – Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, and The Green Berets – are all movies based on the same historical event – the Vietnam war and US’s involvement in it. Yet, they all presented us with different and narrative point of view and authority figures in order to paint their individual values.
When the stock market began to fall apart in the autumn of 1929, it triggered a domino effect that exposed many weaknesses in the American economy. “Between 1930 and 1933, over 9,000 American banks either went bankrupt or closed their doors to avoid bankruptcy. Partly as a result of these banking closures, the nation’s money supply shrank by perhaps a third or more between 1930 and 1933, which caused a decline in purchasing power and thus deflation. Manufactures and merchants began reducing prices, cutting back on production, and laying off workers. “(Brinkley Page 554-555) Without a job or as a result of underemployment, millions of American’s were hit hard in the pocket book. Therefore, the Great Depression initially led to a
There are many scenes that displays Jordan’s character justly in some way. Aside from him flaunting his money, many times he is shown sitting at the head of the table, or centered in the middle of the frame, or has perfect lighting while others are dull. One scene from the movie stands out in particular. It is the first scene where the lead FBI agent on the case, Patrick Denham, speaks to Jordan face-to-face. Jordan realizes the FBI is after him and wants to address the issue so he invites Denham to his yacht. Two agents arrive dressed in old plain suits while Jordan is perfectly trimmed wearing all white. He flaunts his money around with woman and booze and tries to play it cool about the investigation. He acts as a very pleasant man, feeding them lives in the process. He hints around that this could be the life the agents could have too, and he could help them. The FBI agent takes it as a form of bribery but the long, tense scene lead one to believe the Denham is considering the offer. This whole time the shots are framed tightly around the two men except for when Denham asks
Nowadays, movie or film is one of the most programs that is welcome almost every country. People usually watch movies with their families after a hard working day. Of course, Hollywood is a big film industry that is very famous in the United States and all around the world. They gather all meaningful stories from different countries such as China and Japan, and they use those stories to make movies to visualize what happens in the story. Some of the movies from Hollywood have trouble with the audience when those movies have to do with tradition and culture of Asian countries. Some people think that it is not a big problem when white people play Asian traditional characters because it is just the movie, and they do not really care about the character as long as the movie is good. However, Hollywood writers and directors need to have a social responsibility to avoid stereotyping ethnic characters because of racism, gender, and martial art.
I believe it is easy to admit that we all love a good action movie that makes you think, cringe, and hold your breath while waiting for the next move all at once. For myself, some of my favorite these types of movies, or TV shows in this case, are centered around a newcomer navigating the new prison lifestyle. As mentioned by Dawn Cecil (2017), the new inmate arrives, gets beaten up, befriends the well respected prison vet, gains the guard/warden’s trust, and once they settle into their new lifestyle the next thing you know they are scaling a wall or swimming through sewers to make their escape. I think it is safe to say while this plot can be all too common, some directors have been able to put an excitable spin on a predictable plot. When evaluating what I believe to be two of the best: The shawshank redemption (1994) and Prison break (2005-2009) I have come across some key criteria that sets
To answer the research question, there has to be the comprehension that all the differences in film style and film culture refer back to the differences in culture. The culture of America is completely different to the Indian culture. The biggest difference in culture is that the expression of the emotions is completely different. This difference in culture is also shown in the film styles. The smaller differences come forward out of this big