This is a handheld shot, first of this type in the film. The clear contrast from having a steadicam to which it suddenly becomes shaky, stands out and shows that we have hit the exciting incidents in the narrative plot representing that they are having troubles in their relationship. This shows the importance of film shots and their impact it can give off to the audience. From then on, the film includes more shaky handheld shots, giving not only a contrast in film shots but also their own contrast in their relationship and that they are changing. From this scene in La la land, we can perceive the theme that people change.
One way Hawaiians were impacted negatively was their cultural beliefs. One cultural belief that they believed in was that marriage between family was not allowed and was sinful. In Hawai’i, this type of marriage was common. Marriage between family kept the sacred bloodline pure and preserve the mana of the gods. In the story, “Cultural Conflict The Story Of Princess Nahi’ena’ena”, on page 3 it says, “She missed Kauikeaouli...Their separation was painful to them both.” Princess Nahi’ena’ena and Kauikeaouli were siblings, but loved each other.
The film does a good job of making it feel like the 1950’s by using the events such as the Korean War and the Red Scare in the movie. Also, the director of the film chooses to shoot in different camera angles depending on the situation which helps shape the meaning of the scene. Finally, this movie does a good job of keeping the viewer entertained by the way the actors acted out the scene making it feel very realistic. While the movie is over fifty years old, I still do recommend watching it since it is shot very well and the plot of the movie only gets better as the film
Anna is a rather self-assured woman. She makes it quite clear that Rachel is inferior and unworthy of Tom: “The thought that she and I - poor, fat Rachel and I - are now in the same boat is unbearable”(Hawkins 281). This is what makes the song “The Boy is Mine” so relatable to their situation. The verse: “But see I know that you may be just a bit jealous of me” perfectly describes Anna’s confidence and complacency about Tom cheating on Rachel to be with her. The song continues as a back and forth battle over winning the love of a guy.
Ancient Greece was a huge influence in the mold of Roman. The Architecture, literature, art, drama, and poetry were just some of what was influenced by the Ancient Greece. In 146 BCE Greece became a province of Rome which in turn, made Greek items fashionable and highly sought after. When the Romans conquered Greece, they admired their knowledge and culture so they kept some of the Greek slaves and used them as tutors. The Roman religion was much like the Greek mythology.
The movie Mean Girls can be decoded in many ways because there are multiple meanings to this movie. This movie portrays the general stereotypes of teenage women. Cultural theorist, Stuart Hall, presents the idea that movies and medias are encoded and decoded a certain way. It is the audience’s job to decode it. Some meanings are considered to be very easily found and the audience decodes the meaning of the movie the way it’s suppose to be.
Although it is quite easy to feel dizzy and get motion sickness with this method, it is more enjoyable and beneficial to the audience in a way that they are seeing everything the characters are experiencing simultaneously. Towards the beginning of the film, Cloverfield, displayed textual information on screen in order to reveal to the audience where the footage we were about to see came from or where it was found. The use of that realist aesthetic already gave the audience an insight into the film. It told them that because this footage was property of the U.S. Government and that it was found in an area once “known as “Central Park””, there would be questions that were left unanswered. Not only did Cloverfield exemplify the realist aesthetics of handheld camera and textual information on screen, but it also portrayed the usage of direct address to camera.
Luhrmann cast and presents the characters are captivating and special in some areas, but breakdown in others. Leonardo DiCaprio seems to fit in Jay Gatsby’s roll really well, showing off his lavish and party-driven lifestyle, symbolizing his American Dream perfectly. Same can be said about Daisy Buchanan. Her love for Gatsby, sooner or later being with him is her American Dream, which was portrayed nice as well in the crossover from the book to the silver screen. These perfect portrayals break down there, however, from Tobey Maguire playing Nick Carraway.
From a sexual morality perspective, the Greek system of morality kept women completely under the control of the men, even if the men were away fighting wars or trading with distant peoples. The Greeks did not trust women with any agency or control in their lives, even when they were away. Greek sexual morals were designed to villainize the relationships between men and women, while male homosexual relationships were seen as pure. In contrast, in Roman society, especially among the elites, women were expected women to sometimes participate in decisions of magnitude, either as an active member of the family or as a vessel for economic or political power. Elite Roman women made connections, either thorough formal marriages
This patriarchal system that oppresses women for their actions, including shunning them for being deceptive, reveals the double standard in society, but also reveals the social statuses in this time period that oppressed women and bound them from being able to change the overall epic. The approval of the gods and their succor was all the Greeks wanted at the time;