For example, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the story begins in a dark, dingy home that is isolated from the rest of the town. Later in the film, the setting changes to a colorful candy factory. Neither of the characters who live in each of these settings, Charlie and Willy, are accepted by their society for being different. In addition, a long shot of the Buckets’ home is shown to emphasize how secluded their house was from the rest of the town. The Buckets’ residence is different from the rest of the town because it is outlying and broken. Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory is also contrasting from the town because of the vibrant colors and wacky gadgets. Moreover, in Edward Scissorhands, Edward’s dark, gothic castle contrasts to the bright, uniform town below. When Peg was driving Edward to her house, there was a low angle shot of the colorful town up to Edward’s dark castle. This color contrast further emphasizes the idea of Edward as an outsider. It also highlights the differences between Edward and the rest of the townspeople by making the castle seem higher and farther away. The contrasting settings symbolize a difference in backgrounds, and because the societies in these movies seem to avoid these settings, it reinforces the concept that societies find it difficult to accept those who are different from
Events: That bombing at the church and many more had happened many times at black
Imagine being judged for the choices you make. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls and The Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry the characters in these three novels search for independence under unfortunate circumstances. This results in difficult decision making situations that they are later judged for. However, Hester confronts her sin, the Younger family moves into a white neighborhood house and the Wall’s kids move away from their abusive parents.
Symbolism through colour is crucial to indicating the importance of contravening societal expectations for fabricating individual thought and freedom. Ross uses colour not only as a stylistic feature in Pleasantville, it is also used to symbolize the change in beliefs or attitudes of a character. The black and white is used to represent the oppressed and conformed times in Pleasantville. Individual thought was frowned upon, there was order in society, life was repetitive, and gender inequality was still prevalent. In the black and white, teenagers were innocent, women were expected to follow the orders of the men, and new ideas and free thought were disapproved. In contrast, the colour is expressive of the more gender equal times, life for the town gradually becomes
The use of lighting and filters for colours is not just used for simple illumination but it is more meaningful. It helps to understand the characters and focus our attention on certain objects and actions.
The basic plot is that the lead character, Britney, is the captain of the cheerleading squad at a very white, suburban school called Pacific Vista. There are three key characters of that squad; Brianna, who is constantly called fat when she can’t be over 120 pounds; Amber, Britney’s best friend on the team and the only Asian man cast member; and most importantly, Winnie. Winnie is the “backstabbing frenemy” character who is always trying to undermine Britney despite the fact that they’re supposed to be friends. Britney’s father loses his well-paying job and their family has to move to “the other side of the tracks” and Britney must leave her squad and boyfriend, Brad, behind for Crenshaw Heights.
The film relates to the term sociological imagination. There is a divergent gap between looking attractive and not meeting those expectations of the image created. It is the willingness to see how one’s personal problem falls along with universal issues. Since women aren’t thin, have sizable boobs, and an admirable face it makes them less likely to be acknowledged by others because they aren’t model figures. Max Weber believed cultural relativism was extremely important, because of cultural relativism a woman’s behavior is based on the society in order to be recognized. This results in starvation, getting sick and feeling depressed since they aren’t replicated to the models on the magazines. Moreover, they lose massive money to get the surgery
The movie Hidden Figures by Theodore Melfi is talking about the civil rights and equality of men and women in 1970 's to 1990’s. The Mise-en-scene means "setting up a scene." There are six elements that make up mise-en-scene acting, costume and make-up, setting, lighting, composition or space and lastly. In Hidden Figures, the mise-en-scene helps audiences to become closer to the story and have the same feeling as those main characters. The director uses many different kind of shout angles to show the unbalanced between black people and white people at that time and the color and lighting also help the director can present the emotions that the characters are facing different kind of events or people.
While watching the film Gone with the Wind most people would pay little to no attention to details like camera angle or lighting. However, Gone with the Wind is a great example of mise-en-scene ,what is physically being shot in the scene without editing and can include, but is not limited to camera movement, lighting, focus and scenery, in many different ways. Mise-en-scene actually appears during the first scene when Scarlett is sitting on the steps of Tara, her family’s plantation, along with her two of her male companions. Scarlett is sitting on the top stair while the twins are sitting on stairs below hers almost as if they were worshipping her. Scarlett is also looking down upon the twins as if she were superior to them.
This statement is inaccurate as when we are raised in a world where everyone thinks the same and are hardly ever influenced by outside sources, choices we are forced into making can lead to a distorted idea of who we know ourselves to be. When we are forced into making choices that lead to us having this distorted identity we try to fight the identity we have created. This can be shown through both texts Jasper Jones and Pleasantville, as illustrated by Ruth Bucktin and the people who live in the town of Pleasantville.
‘Flash Dance’(1983) dir. Adrian Lynn follows the story of Alex Owens, a young 18 year old welder who dreams of one day being able to join an elite group of ballet dancers. In comparison to, ‘West Side Story’ the narrative of ‘Flash Dance’ is one that concentrates on the women and how they control their bodies, the plot focuses on the passion and lustfulness in a relationship compared to previously mentioned filmed which concentrates on the love aspect of romance. ‘Flash Dance’ challenges the patriarchal system that Alex, as a woman, finds herself in.
When you see “Pleasantville” for the first time,it doesn’t strike you hard enough how much sociological theory has just been served to you.Thus,when I was watching it for the first time my mind was going in circles about the following pattern.
An archetype is present in every society and culture. Familiar characters, symbols, and situations are used in film to convey basic human experiences that will resonate with the viewer. Archetypes send an understandable message to viewers as to the details of a character or scene. Whether the viewers realize it or not, they will have interpreted what is being conveyed without even thinking about the insertion of archetypes. In his film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien incorporates archetypes into his setting and characters to convey basic human experiences.
When David and his sister went to Pleasantville, they didn’t know how to come back, they passed for big and hard moments. They were differents, they knew and saw things that no one could see, making they showing the truth about the world, because in this ville, the fire didn’t exist.
The story begins with a girl named Schuyler Van Alen, who is being raised by her distant grandmother named Cordelia. Her mother has been in coma for nearly all of Schuler life. Schuyler, her friend Oliver and their new friend Dylan are treated like an outsider by the clique of popular, made up of Mimi Force, her twin brother Jack Force, and her best friend Bliss. But one thing they all have in common is the fact that they are all Blue Bloods, or what other people