In the film Sunset Boulevard many characters struggled with wishes, lies and dreams of fame and fortune. The film states the corruption in Hollywood and that people will do anything to get ahead. With hope and delusion each character tries to gain happiness, while only being self-destructive and isolating themselves. The characters ultimately deny their problems and confuse those around them. One character in the film who struggles with her wishes, lies and dreams is, Norma Desmond, a washed up actress.
1946 was a big year for Ms.Monroe. To begin with, In the mid 1940s Ms.Monroe was first married to a James Dougherty, years before she became famous. 1946 Marilyn Monroe got her first movie contract, even though that was a big deal for her the same year she sadly got divorced with her now ex husband James Dougherty and was married twice after that and both led to a divorce (Biography.com Editors). This shows that even though she had a rough years in her rise to fame she powered through it. Also, Marilyn Monroe dyed her hair blonde, got a chin implant, and used hormone cream to keep her skin white because she was order to do so by her agent.
In the short story “The Taming of the Shrew” Shakespeare illustrates the subject of transformation in character, and in external appearance, by methods of deception, as well as disguises. For the characters Luccentio, and Hortensio, deception, as well as a very interesting, and clever, yet cruel disguise, is the only way in their eyes to win the women they both love, but in the end only one can win this war of love. Can deception stunt the growth of love, and destroy foundations or will it bring forth new growth, and prosper? In amidst of the struggles of love , and dishonesty, Petruchio comes to the town of Padua looking for a wife for in the words of Jane Austen “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession
The zany comedies Twentieth Century and My Man Godfrey (which co-starred her ex-husband William Powell) earned Carole the nickname “the queen of screwball.” In 1937, she became the highest-paid woman in Hollywood. Carole’s personal life underwent great change during this period, too. She and Clark Gable met again and this time hit it off. The couple married in a simple ceremony on March 29, 1939.
A segment of life in Hollywood is being spread across the screen of the Music Hall in Sunset Boulevard. Using as the basis of their frank, caustic drama a scandalous situation involving a faded, aging silent screen star and a penniless, cynical young scriptwriter, Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder (with an assist from D. M. Marshman, Jr.) have written a powerful story of the ambitions and frustrations that combine to make life in the cardboard city so fascinating to the outside world. Sunset Boulevard is by no means a rounded story of Hollywood, past or present. But it is such a clever compound of truth and legend—and is so richly redolent of the past, yet so contemporaneous—that it seemingly speaks with great authority. Sunset Boulevard is
He learnt that, there is a big and impassable ditch between the reality and fantasy or dreams. He learnt that, his love will remain useless and imaginable as he does not know what the girl thinks about him. He also finds that, people around him are self-satisfied or self-righteous and they pretend to be pious, bigoted, and remain detached at all times. In fact, talking about the factors, which makes the narrator feel anguish and anger are disenchantment, which emerges after he realizes the truth of reality and fantasy or hallucinations, which he develops for his beloved girl (Wells, 1993).
He used sarcasm to perfect his work of satire. He quotes, “I loved this work. I would be hard-pressed to recount any event from my personal or professional life that more accurately typified the phrase crazy fun.” (Alford, 999). I think that the author is using a very sarcastic way to say how ridiculously stupid his job is.
Everyone, except for Cash, begins to think he is mad when in reality he tried to “hide her away from the sight of man” (215). Cash saw this in Darl thinking that “Sometimes I think it aint none of us pure crazy and aint none of us pure sane until the balance of us talks him that-a-way” (233) Cash is the only person in the Bundren family who saw Darl going to the mad-house as a good thing without having to hide their “inner truth.” Cash said Darl going away from the family “is better so for him. This world is not his world; this life his life”
The narrator 's tone when she states that “John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in a marriage” would cause one to think that the way they were treated, like a child, was normal for this time period (Perkins 768). Also, the men didn’t want the women working too hard. One might think this seems like it would be great, but in reality it wasn 't that much fun just sitting around at home all day. The reader can see this when the narrator tries to write her daily journals, but she has to do it in a sneaky way so her husband will not catch her doing so. John disapproved of his wife writing her thoughts down in journals, because he did not think it would help her get better.
Without her looks Dexter did not want her, and realized he wasted a lot of his life obsessing over her. Dexter was more in love with Judy’s looks than the actual person she was. Once she lost her looks Dexter realized that she was not who he wanted
We use fantasy to cope in many ways. We escape from reality in books, movies, and in our dreams. However, when we allow those fantasies to take more control--break into our reality-- and mask the events that we should be coping with; it becomes almost detrimental to our perception of reality itself. We begin to believe more in our imagination than reality. When that bubble of fantasy is popped, so is the peace that it had brought you in the situation.
The film contradicts itself in the end scene where the couple is shown living in the city. Huge cities like New York, where the film is set, is very densely populated with people, buildings, and cars. There is very little plant life to be seen in more industrialized focused cities and what plants are around can either be found in small parks or little potted plants in some people’s homes. Shyamalan is trying to convey to viewers that places such as these are the reason that our planet is falling victim to what is climate change. In one scene, Elliot and the group are running from the model home after witnessing more people commit suicide.