Robert Aldrich started his film career in 1941 as a production clerk at RKO pictures, he worked his way up and in the mid 1950’s created his own production company. His most renowned films are Kiss Me Deadly, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, and The Longest Yard (1974). Among the stars in The Dirty Dozen were Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine. Lee Marvin was born February 19, 1924. He was named in honor of Robert E. Lee who was his first cousin, four times removed.
Just like the fighting analogy, we get that perspective in this (0:59). This being a film of survival I concluded with a sorrowful tone. I do not see many people smiling, but I got more of a war/drama film impression. The trailer leaves an important event that is shown in the movie, which is the scene where Fitzgerald stabs Glasses son in front of him. Other than the fact that the natives are trying to kill them, this particular scene and the use of cool colors is what formed the expedition of Glass healing himself and staying alive to take vengeance.
After graduating, he worked as a mechanist, but soon he would get his big break in the music industry and acting business. Elvis cut his first demo record at Sun Studio; from there, Sam Phillips, the record owner, took him under his wing. Soon, Elvis made his first single “That’s All Right (Mama)” in 1954. In 1955, he signed with RCA Records which was worked out by his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. His first number one hit was “Heartbreak Hotel”, and his first number one album was Elvis Presley.
Western archetypes undeniably played a major role in shaping literature and the American film industry. The genre has specific archetypes and themes, yet is not strict when it comes to the standards that consider a film or a book to be Western. Westerns can have a wide array of plots, yet still contain the characteristics of a standard Western. Most have simple plots: Good guys vs. Bad guys, Cowboys vs. Indians, Outlaw vs. Sheriff, and other simplistic schemes which never vary too much from one another. Throughout the 80s and the events that occurred during this time period, the cowboy archetype changed and evolved which can be seen in many books and films.
Looking specifically at the climatic argument between Gatsby and Tom in chapter 7, compare and contrast the tone created by the novel and the two film adaptations The world-famous novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald released in 1925 by Charles Scribner’s Sons was adapted to movies various times, however the two most popular versions were Jay Clayton’s 1974-version and Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 version. While the tone in Jay Clayton’s movie was very ordinary and calm as opposed to Luhrmann’s more extravagant and almost angry created tone. Especially during the famous climax in chapter 7, in which Jay Gatsby, the tragic hero, reveals in front of Daisy’s husband Tom that they love each other and she is going to leave him. Resulting in that
Buster Keaton, a man nicknamed “The Great Stone Face” for his trademarked straight-faced expressions in silent films, was one of the greatest male stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema. He could be described as a “jack of all trades;” having played a role in all aspects of film, including growing up as a vaudeville performer, becoming an actor at a very young age, and being one of the most sought after director at the time. His career was one to be admired because of his ability to push the boundaries and create new aspects of comedy that were not seen in the public before. His career was one to be admired until his path took a turn for the worst. Buster Keaton was an exceedingly successful filmmaker, having made over 30 movies by the time he
Writers and producers made a lot of pieces talking about WWI during the 20st century but they often approached in many different ways the theme of disillusionment. The Grand Illusion by Jean Renoir and All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque each have their own way of talking about disillusionment. The novel is more realistic in describing the perspective of Paul, the protagonist, and what he felt when he discovered the truth about war whereas the movie gives a more allegorical point of view of the war with romantic scenes and no scenes in the “real” front. But an important fact to compare both the movie and the novel is that the authors both participated in WWI but not on the same side and they both got wounded a number of times. The two works talk about disillusionment in two different ways, from two different perspectives and yet they convey the same message about disillusionment; war is never as honorable as it is shown throughout the media.
There are many romantic heroes in today's motion pictures and books. They have some very distinct traits. In the movie The Last of the Dogmen Louis Gates was an exceptional example of what a romantic hero should be. Although Lillian Sloan also presented a few qualities of a romantic hero Louis stood head and shoulders above her. He showed that he is indeed a romantic hero by looking back at wisdom of the past, championing individual freedom, and rejects the authority of others.
His first film, Love Me Tender (1956), was a box office hit. Even though Elvis had a thriving career, it did not put a stop to the U.S. Army sending him a draft notice. Elvis served in the army in Europe until 1960. When he returned he resumed his career and was soon back at the top of the charts with the soundtrack for his film GI Blues. He continued recording music and acting in films like Blue Hawaii (1961), Girls!
Academy award, known better by its nickname: Oscars, have begun 87 years before. In 1927, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) was established by Louis B. Mayer. Mayer, a director of many great movies like Ben-Hur, Virtuous Wives, and Greed, searched for a way to unite the five branches of the film industry; which are actors, directors, producers, technicians, and writers. From his eagerness for the oneness of the film industry, Mayer hosted the first Oscar awards at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in California, and invited many filmmakers and professionals to the awards. Mayer, with his organization, AMPAS, held the awards annually until the the 25th awards was televised on March 19th, 1953.
Wes Anderson is a very well-known and established director in his field. Over the years, Anderson has developed a unique style of film and a basic formula for how each film will look in the end. The film The Grand Budapest Hotel showcases a lot of Anderson quirks from the vibrant colors to the tiny miniatures that he used to show the landscape. The Grand Budapest Hotel is uniquely Wes Andersons and really showcases his style. The film the Grand Budapest Hotel is a recount of the life of a boy named Zero and how he comes to own the Grand Budapest Hotel.
Anthony Perkins acting as Norman Bates, Janet Leigh acting as Marion Crane, John Gavin acting as Sam Loomis, Vera Miles acting as Lila Crane and Martin Balsam acting as Milton Arbogast. Alfred Hitchcock who is also known as the “master of suspense”. He first started out with silent films. Later on, he introduced darker themes with twisted endings, violence and horror. He made more than 50 films and received the AFI 's Life Achievement Award in 1979.