Chrislyn Atkinson P.8 Screenplay Critique The movie Big Fish is a film about a young man by the name of Edward Bloom and how he really liked telling stories. In the movie Edward finds out he has cancer and has very little time to live so his son Will, who he hasn’t talked to in several years, comes back to see his dad. I personally liked this film because it was really interesting and had lots of different symbols and themes so you could see it and take it anyway you wanted and it was really funny! To begin, growing up Will was always told all of these awesome and entertaining stories but when he got older he realized that they were just for fun and they were all fake. Then at Wills wedding party his dad was telling the story of the big fish he caught while Will was being born.
Marlin recognizes that there is a difference between overprotective and being an excellent parent. He transformed from an easily frightened clown fish to a fish that is able to go out and do whatever it takes to protect his son Nemo. Marlin also learns that Nemo must learn some life lessons on his own. When the movie had just begun, Marlin did not trust his son and always made decisions for him. Now that he has a more open mind regarding the big decisions in his Nemo’s life they will now have a stronger and everlasting relationship.
The first thing we see, is that the director has changed the name of the main character with his friend. In the book, the main character is named Victor Frankenstein, but in the movie he is called Henry Frankenstein and his friend is shown as Victor Moritz. If someone read book as a first, and later saw the film, he may feel a little bit confused. This change, could take place by the fact that director wanted to soften the image of the main character, which was portrayed as an insane, desire to compare himself with the god man, the name Victor in itself sounds rather scary and very seriously, and the name Henry sounds friendly and nice for the ear. Patryk Wojciechowski doc.dr.
External conflict is a type conflict that happens between a character and another outside force such as another human or nature. During the movie, The Big Fish, the main external conflict is between Will and Edward. The first time the conflict becomes a large problem for Will is at his wedding. Edward says to Will “Come on, Will. Everyone likes that story.” Will responds with “No Dad, they don’t.
Leonardo DiCaprio, although brilliant in movies such as Titanic and The Wolf Of Wall Street, lacked the depth needed to play a character as mysterious and complex as Gatsby. Part of the blame, however, lies with the directors of the 2013 edition of The Great Gatsby, who allowed the audience to see Gatsby’s face long before we are introduced to him in the movie. The mystery of who Gatsby was pervaded more clearly through the beginning of the older version of the
is going through the fifth stage, Identity versus Confusion. At this stage, individuals are looking to separate themselves from their parents and friends, which is exactly what Billy Jr. has the opportunity to do while on Golden Pond away from his parents. He explores different personalities and Norman is always there to discipline him when he gets a little edgy. Billy Jr.’s time spent with Norman is filled with adventures after their awkward introduction and Billy Jr. getting sent to his room to read. Billy Jr’s summer on Golden Pond allows for him to learn more about himself and how he fits into the world.
The heroic character also doesn’t get killed until the end of the story which also helps distinguish whether it’s a heroic story or not. In the movie, Jack the Giant Slayer, Jack barely survives every dangerous moment, which shows the character’s strong life. When the Giant meets three men including Jack, he barely escapes death. Jack was hiding under the water, but right front of the Giant, which is impossible to be invisible. We could see the Giants are not that smart through the Giant’s wrinkle because it tells that they are old.
Telemachus Growing into a Strong Mature Man Samuel Ullman, an American businessman and poet, once said, “Maturity is the ability to think, speak, and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity.” Samuel’s words hold true in Homer 's The Odyssey. In this extraordinary poem, Telemachus, the Son of Penelope, queen of Ithaca, and Odysseus, king of Ithaca. While Odysseus is at war fighting, Telemachus losing fait about his father coming home. He soon starts to question that he could be dead or alive. Regardless of Telemachus undoing, he shows that he grows from a boy to a man throughout The Odyssey.
Tim Burton is a famous director who puts a lot of originality into his work. Burton uses editing techniques, music and sound, as well as shots and framing and camera movements to determine the mood of the scene. Editing is one of the techniques Burton uses to create emotion and suspense in the audience. One way Burton does this is by using fade in Big Fish, Edward crosses paths with Karl who was waiting for him on the longer road. The scene fades out and transitions to the main story where the family sits together at a table, the fading technique gives off a good backstory for the main event, to explain all of the childhood bedtime stories that Edward told to Will when he was a child.
The Hobbit follows the story of Bilbo by mirroring the heroic journey, showing Bilbo’s dramatic change from the Hobbit he once was. Gandalf calls Bilbo to adventure at the beginning of the story, and Bilbo is forced to realize that “adventures are not all pony-rides in May-sunshine” (Tolkien 33). Bilbo’s journey to a hero begins with gaining an understanding that he must expose himself to uncertainty in order to help his group. After Bilbo crosses the first threshold with help from Gandalf, he finds himself in the ‘belly of the whale’ with