Discovery is an intrinsic part of the human condition, which leads to a process of unravelling the truth, often transfiguring an individuals perceptions of themselves and the world. Discovery is conceptually underpinned by new perspectives, which create new meanings of acceptance. As such, the core text directed by Simon Nasht ‘Frank Hurley - The Man Who Made History’ features the life and works of Frank Hurley, as Nasht uses his observation form of documentary to takes the audience on Hurley’s expedition, encapsulating his change in perception through the catalyst of the natural world and his own self-discovery. In correspondence, Jordan Roberts’ coming of age film ‘Kings of Summer’ explores the hurdles of three teenage boys in their aim …show more content…
The boys change their perceptions on life by escaping into the natural world to re-discover themselves. Ultimately, both texts portray the power of discovery to change people’s perceptions, normally in their attitude towards life. Simon Nasht’s 2004 documentary is a feature of Frank Hurley experiences of discovering the world, particularly the natural world, that offered him new understandings and renewed perceptions on the functionality of the world. Hurley’s expertise in photography begins with the Mawson expedition, where he first witnesses the beauty and serenity of the natural world. Suddenly stoping at Macquarie island, Where Nasht in unison with a close up of Hurleys appreciation of the natural kingdom layers the scene with a Narrator Voice-Over (NVO), which states “The city boy was stunned by the beauty of nature.” Evident by the …show more content…
When their secret high school party in the woods gets dismantled by the police, Joe and Biaggo manage to escape together get lost in the woods and stumble upon an untarnished piece of land, seeing an opportunity. As Roberts pans the camera around the two teenage boys emphasising their discovery of the beauty of the natural world, alternating in unison with the close-up of the teenager’s facial expression, with emphasis on the dilated pupils, indicates the awakening of their interest and change in perceptions towards life. Further, their dialogue begins “(Biaggo) Where are we... (Joe) Someplace they won’t find you”, the dramatic pause in the dialogue shows the realisation of the beauty of nature, with a faded joyful score that shows a greater appreciation toward nature as an escape from a harder life, similar to Hurley escapes from modernism. Thus, the composers utilise the natural world as a catalyst within both texts allowing Hurley and the teenaged boys (Biaggo and Joe) to change their old perceptions and pessimistic perspective towards themselves and their way of
Furthermore, the aspect of discovery can also be conveyed in a different ways. The fact that sometimes people, like myself, are being forced to find a new place which can result a negative and positive emotional impact, or future possibilities. In ‘The Little Refugee’, Bruce Whatley illustrates a small shabby boat jam-packed with worried people who are desperate to find new life and hope, whereas Hurley’s his discovery was being forced by his inner-life. Dull and grey-black smoky colours symbolize the overwhelming fear as seen through the body language of the people. And the dominance of the stormy clouds adds to the uncertainty, and the salience draws our eyes to the boat, helping us to easily relate to the terrifying encounters.
In 2003, “I certainly made mistakes” - Aron Ralston, on his miscalculation of the risks and his decision of not informing anyone about his canyoneering trip at Bluejohn Canyon, Utah. From his actions, it transformed a general walk in the park scenario into a fatal journey of 127 hours or five and a half days. This essay will examine how a life-threatening and desperate physical setting of Bluejohn Canyon similar to LOTF can manifest itself within the mind and context of each individual associated, leading them to perform certain actions that will reflect on their background values and identities divergently. Surprisingly, being obscured in a hazardous and despairing physical setting can adjust one’s identity and POV to become harsh and
Family encompasses our whole world, whether you are a part of one or you see one from a distance. In Barbara Kingsolver’s “Stone Soup”, she speaks of her own experiences with families and her take on the original story of “Stone Soup.” On the other hand, E.B. White, who is also the author of other famous works such as Charlotte’s Web, speaks of memories he experienced in the past with his family in “Once More to the Lake”. While both pieces have a sense of family, “Stone Soup” by Barbara Kingsolver relates to the feeling of a family being as one and a strong focus on a family’s inner workings, whereas “Once More to the Lake” by E.B. White focusing on reminiscing on childhood memories and reflecting on times with loved ones.
Grizzly Man does not only show the story of Timothy Treadwell, an actor who decided he would move to Alaska and spend thirteen years living among grizzly bears until one claimed his life, but also challenges watchers and spectators to understand his message through the way in which the information is presented: as a documentary of a documentary. The director Werner Herzog guides the audience through the multifaceted account of Treadwell’s adventures through editing, narration, and research outside of the original footage. As watchers try to decipher what part of the truth Herzog may be showing out of Treadwell’s footage, Herzog tries to makes sense of the character of Treadwell. Finally, Treadwell, throughout his own footage, shows he is also trying to understand the false appearance of nature and how he interacts with it. Only through its meta-narrative presentation does Grizzly Man bring into discussion its three layers of verisimilitude: (1) Herzog’s documentary which focuses on (2) Treadwell’s documentary which focuses on (3) the relationship of man and nature.
There are many similarities and differences in the film and book versions of "Jason and The Argonauts". Starting at the very beginning, there is a major part of the story that differs the film version, which is the birth of Jason. In the film, the point of view is of Pelias and his plan to overthrow the Kingdom of Iolcus. This helps set the exposition since it reveals the antagonistic traits of King Pelias. In the story, it describes Jason 's side of the story on how his mother pretended that Jason was already dead.
In his passage from “Last Child in the Woods,” Richard Louv uses various rhetorical strategies in order to make his audience more supportive of his argument. The passage discusses the connection, or really the separation, between people and nature. On this subject, Louv argues the necessity for people to redevelop their connection with nature. His use of tone, anecdotes, rhetorical questions, and factual examples all help develop the pathos and logos of his piece.
“From the Treaty of the Treason: In penance for their uprising, each district shall offer up a male and female between the ages of 12 and 18 at a public ‘Reaping.’ These Tributes shall be delivered to the custody of The Capitol. And then transferred to a public arena where they will Fight to the Death, until a lone victor remains. Hence forth and forevermore this pageant shall be known as The Hunger Games.” These are the first lines to the 2013 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Movie.
Throughout the novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, stones and rocks have played an important role from the moment a group of young boys landed on the mysterious island and began to explore their surroundings out of curiosity. After realizing that they are alone with the lack of authority, the boys have no other choice than to adapt to their circumstances by building their own civilization, forming rules, and choosing a leader. Despite all they had done, nothing could stop the boys from descending into complete savagery and utter loss of civility. As the story progress, stones and rocks were mentioned more often as the boys began to open up to their inner barbaric nature for they represent both and object of destruction as well as
There’s a wayward flavor to obsession, a feeling of being swept off one’s feet by some new passion. In James Gray’s The Lost City of Z, the expedition that began as Percy Fawcett’s chance to restore glory to his family name morphs into a lifelong zeal for exploration an discovery. Based on the book of the same name by David Grann, Gray’s film follows the life of British soldier Fawcett and his exploits throughout the Amazon rainforest. The film boasts expert performances, cinematography that conveys the paradoxical claustrophobia of the untamed jungle, and a plot that leaves the spectator insatiable, always hoping for additional revelations and understanding.
Can you imagine sitting in a courtroom listening to two lawyers litigate on the matter of whether or not Santa Claus truly exists? Well, this senseless condition served as a plot for two very successful movies called Miracle on 34th Street 1947 and 1994. Both films share the same main plot and characters, but there are also differences between the two movies with some being subtle and others being major. Aside from the obvious differences like the year each movie was based in or that the original film, Miracle on 34th Street 1947, made its debut in black and white while the 1994 version was in color, both movies are similar and different in subtle ways. One of the major similarities between these two films is that they both contain a highly festive Thanksgiving Parade.
A mockumentary is basically a mocking version of what a documentary actually is, it is television programs and movies that are made similar to documentaries although with fictional and made up characters, scenes and back grounds. Keep in mind that mockumentaries use the same conventions as documentaries it if often than not just a hoax, that is made to test the audiences’ beliefs. In the year of 1995, writers and directors Costa Botes and Peter Jackson produced “Forgotten Silver” which is a mock of a documentary based on Colin McKenzie a former filmmaker whose prestigious work and inventions were lost in the past. This film was aired on television in 1995 with a renowned cast of historians and realisateurs that were interviewed, which made it harder for the audience not to believe.
Chetan Bhagat is a modern day William Shakespeare. Steve Jobs is a modern day Thomas Edison. And Jake Barnes is a modern day Sisyphus. On the outside Jake and Sisyphus seem to have nothing in common. One chases a girl he can never be with, and the other pushes a rock up a mountain, just to watch it roll down so he can push it back up.
The Last Emperor, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci made the movie in the late 1980s, in 1987. The movie is about a young boy by the name of Pu Yi becoming emperor at the age of three from the previous empress, Empress Dowager Cixi. She told the two and a half year old Pu Yi that he would be the next emperor after the previous one had died earlier that day. This starts to take take place in the year of 1908 when he was brought to the Forbidden City. While in the book The True Story of Ah Q by Lu Xun, begins about a man named Ah Q.
Little Red Riding Hood, Masha and the Bear, and the Reality Little Red Riding Hood is a fairy tale about a girl with the same name who went out to her sick grandmother’s house. Her mother had told her to be careful and not to talk to anyone except Comrade Forester, the keeper of the forest, and the animals in the forest had told her that The Wolf was going to eat her, but she bravely told them not to worry. The story involves The Fox who wanted to be the master of the forest by helping The Wolf and wished that The Wolf would be killed after eating Little Red Riding Hood. In the end of the story, both Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother were eaten by The Wolf, but later saved by Comrade Forester.
Sukripa Ranjit Professor Tiffany Schubert English 1302 2nd November 2017 Evaluation paper on “Harry Potter” movies Harry Potter series was written by British novelists J.K Rowling in seven books and eight movies. The first movie “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released on November 14, 2001. Harry Potter is one of the iconic heroes in the movie industry with a remarkable impact on people. Harry Potter is a young lad who finds out on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned child of two great magicians and has distinct magical powers of his own.