Murder on a Sunday Morning, is an Oscar award-winning documentary that tells of the conviction and trial of 15-year-old Brenton Butler for the death of Mary Ann Stephens in Jacksonville, Florida of May 2000. The film is a 111-minute movie directed by Jean-Xavier de Lastrade. The plot originates from the incident of Mary Ann Stephens being shot in the head by a black assailant; and then begins to unravel as Brenton Butler is arrested 90 minutes after the murder has occurred. Pat McGuinness, one of the main interviewees in the movie, takes up the case and defends Brenton Butler. The documentary presents the film from the trial, as well as interviews and investigations that Pat McGuinness and his partner Ann Finnel performed to gather facts for
The mass media have enormous influence of the perceptions in the United States of America. It effects our decisions in one day or another through commercials advertising their products, our thoughts on what is considered “beautiful” and shift the interest of social issues from one point to another. Films are no different in this case when it comes to adapting historical events—the message, themes, and overall tone and structure of the film can contribute Americans into thinking one way about certain events in American history—regardless of whether or not the accuracy of those events is consistent. Although there are positive outcomes of films dealing with topics because it brings forth conversation, negative outcomes drives from the inaccuracies
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The film documentary Paris is Burning is a complex film portraying the lives of African American men who are gay and transgender. The characters are Dorian Corey, Pepper LaBeija, Venus Xtravaganza, Willi Ninja, Octavia St. Laurent, Freddie Pendavis, and several others. This film focuses on how these men support each other and find happiness by embracing their culture. The film uses rhetorical strategies, such as pathos to allow the audience to respond emotionally, logos because this is a documentary about the lives of real men who are rejected by society, and ethos the integrity of this film comes from the whole film crew and the director Jennie Livingston who is openly lesbian (Clark). Livingston made a film that showed the audience a community that has its own cultural norms who are outlawed by everyone but themselves. The audience gets involved in their life right when the film begins and one sees a dark New York. The aim of this film is to depict the struggle of being who you want to be, it portrays this by using rhetorical strategies (pathos, logos, ethos), film techniques (camera shots, angles, movement), and persuasive strategies.
People need authentic human interaction to be truly happy. This claim is supported by the novel, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the film, Pleasantville directed by Gary Ross, and the article, Why Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health by Nancy Shute.
Joyce Carol Oates uses physical characterization to foreshadow early on what truly is going to happen to Connie. Arnold is hiding things about his physical appearance. No matter what Connie says or does, Arnold keeps talking, and yet he reveals nothing about himself. He never physically asks Connie to join him, but his words have the same force and pull as the actions he only threatens to take."Soon as you touch the phone I don 't need to keep my promise and can come inside...anybody can break through a screen door and glass and wood and iron or anything else if he needs to, anybody at all.” No matter what Connie says or does, Arnold keeps talking, and yet he reveals nothing about himself. His words to Connie are mean, and forceful, there is not a single question Arnold asks Connie just demanding her what to do. Friend has 'shaggy black hair that looked crazy as a wig.
The film Red Dog, is a story about loyalty and mateship. Its directed by Kriv Stenders, the site is located in the Western Australia in a town call Dampier and is based upon a true story. A statue in memory of Red Dog can be found on the road into Dampier today.
As for me, it is impossible to imagine a more powerful acting performance. With no doubts, DiCaprio proved that he is a talented actor long ago, ever since his teen roles. His Hugh Glass is a man of few words. During the movie, actor utters only a few replicas, but that is where a major professional challenge lies. DiCaprio brilliantly handles the needed tasks - he spits blood, he eats raw fish and liver, he sleeps in the carcass of a horse, he kills, steals, runs, and all this is performed at the highest acting level. Glass managed to represent so many things, and while he is mostly alone on his journey, he is often hampered by circumstances and paired against characters that touch on a measure of recurring themes and conflicts (“The Revenant Ending And How It Differs From History | Page 3”). Brilliant Tom Hardy played a role of John Fitzgerald, who was not just a villain but also a vile murderer of the Hugh’s son. Will Poulter played a role of boyish Jim Bridger, who was deceived by Fitzgerald and left Glass in the grave, was definitely too young for such kind of expeditions. To add, there was an equitable and brave Andrew Henry, played by Domhnall Gleeson - noble and purposeful leader of the group. However, these ones are only the most visible characters, and yet there are plenty of hunters and Indians who quickly erased the glamorous image of the Wild West. It can be said that America in The Revenant is a sort of a purgatory,
The film techniques such as the hand held camera give viewers an almost real life experience to the film and the soundtrack on the film is all native Australian music. The tension is low but is there when needed and creates a feeling of empathy towards the white family.
The Sixth Sense is a supernatural horror movie of 1999, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. This psychological thriller has received various 53 awards nominations and has won 32. In additional, it was nominated in six various categories in the prestigious Oscar Award. This movie grossed about $672.8 million at the box office. Including the regular nominations in the cherished Oscar award of Actor and Director, this movie is also nominated in the technical aspects like - Screenplay and Writing. The movie featured by - Bruce Willis, Toni Collete, Olivia Williams and others. In general, the plot of the movie tells about a successful child psychologist, Malcolm Crowe, who is happy in both of his personal and professional life. On the other
F Scott Fitzgerald had a historically rocky relationship with his wife, Zelda, including affairs, scandals, and abuse. Fitzgerald draws from his marital experience to create characters that themselves face similar issues. Wilson, the car mechanic, deals with a cheating wife, much like Fitzgerald struggles to deal with Zelda’s affairs. Tom, an inheritor of great wealth, in addition to a having cheating wife as well, faces extra marital temptations, similar to Fitzgerald own affairs. Fitzgerald reminisces about mistakes in his marriage through the actions of these romantically active male characters. Wilson, who is crafted to have Fitzgerald’s personality of extreme dedication, and Tom, who represents Fitzgerald’s outing but careless personality,
Females adults and children were involved in the preindustrial economy. They spun yarn, weaved cloth, made candles, soap, butter, and cheese.
Hacksaw Ridge is a war drama based on documentary materials; it was directed by Mel Gibson and first demonstrated in 2016. The film tells story of Desmond Doss, a man with difficult fate. The character does not want to interact with weapons because of his faith and negative previous family experience, like an assault on his brother with a brick or an attempted assassination of own father, which hit his wife, Desmond’s mother. But Doss decided to join the army despite of his believes; the main part of plot happened in Japan in 1945. His refusal of weapons’ usage created contentious relationship with officers and fellow soldier; Doss even fell for tribunal, but was saved by his father, who participated in the Great War. The character went to war and proved the soldier, or a military medic in this case, can be useful even without a gun. Desmond saved dozens of
In the Heat of the Night is mystery drama film directed by Norman Jewson in 1967 which based on John Ball’s 1965 novel of the same name. It tells the story of Virgil Tibbs, a black police detective from Philadelphia, who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a racist small town in Mississippi.
The Revenant is a novel by Michael Punke originally published in 2002. Punke’s story is one of history, and it has been previously adapted into a movie in 1971 titled, Man in the Wilderness. All media and book did not stick to the original historical figure of Hugh Glass. Most recent adaptation in 2015 by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Despite the fact that the movie was made famous based on inaccuracy of the actual true story, it still presents wonderful cinematography. There are many strays from the true story of Glass and the factious character in Punke’s novel. To start with, the setting of the true story was not of mountainous landscapes, it was mostly flat terrain. The events occur in the summertime, but the movie depicts them in winter. Putting the true story aside and focussing on the novel and movie “in part adaption”, both were great for their own standards. In this sense I would like to categorize the book and movie with a historical fiction genre.