The “9 Hot Buttons” of violence discussed in F. Miguel Valenti’s book, More Than a Movie: Ethics in Entertainment, are as follows: choice of perpetrator, choice of victim, presence of consequences, rewards and punishment, the reason for violence, the presence of weapons, realism, the use of humor, and prolonged exposure. These are all creative elements that have been proven to manipulate viewers reactions (Valenti, 99). A good example of a movie that can be examined for the use of all of these elements is Steven Spielberg’s 1998 film, Saving Private Ryan. As for the choice of the perpetrator and victim in this film, there are many instances where Spielberg uses this element to evoke an emotional connection. For about the first thirty minutes of the film the director portrays
In the film Glory directed by Edward Zwick, the Civil War is portrayed through the eyes of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts regiment, which was composed of African American men fighting against the Confederates for freedom. The commander of this regiment, Robert Shaw, was born into an abolitionist family and accepted the role of the first all-black regiment in the Northeast, despite the potential threats of the South. The movie focuses on four black soldiers and their experiences during the war as well as their relationships with their fellow soldiers and commanders, including Shaw. Throughout the movie, Shaw’s perspective is also seen and the conflicting emotions he felt are demonstrated by the choices he is forced to make. While some may argue
2042 The movie Glory takes set back in the civil war era and in the middle and early end the North started to change, they now are starting to let Blacks fight in the civil war, but same were to only be used as manual labor, so the North was getting the idea that it is time to make a progressive move, but at one set at a time. The first black regiment was to be commanded by Captain Robert Shaw in Massachusetts. They would face forces on South Carolina and their final battle at Fort wager, but first they would all have to face each other and grew together as a whole, and challenged the history of the young United States of Racism and war. In the civil war era both the north and the south are at war about the slaves and both sides also lost
It portrays the 1917 Russian Revolution atmosphere with the replacement of Russia into Animal Farm. The characters also did not fail to resemble the real people involved in the revolution. Power leads to greed, used to take advantage and manipulate. A person with absolute power tends to choose greediness after a certain time period, despite having followed a wise person’s vision and mission.
It portrays the 1917 Russian Revolution atmosphere with the replacement of Russia into Animal Farm. The characters also did not fail to resemble the real people involved in the revolution. Power leads to greed, used to take advantage and manipulate. A person with absolute power tends to choose greediness after a certain time period, despite having followed a wise person’s vision and
O Brother Where Art Thou? is a film that will take you on a perilous journey with Ulysses Everett McGill and his simpleminded cohorts. This film may be set amidst the early 1930’s Great Depression era, but it still has a Homer’s Odyssey feel to it. Down in the dusty and highly racial south, Everett recruits a couple of dimwitted convicts, Pete Hogwallop and Delmar O’Donnell, to help him retrieve his lost treasure and make it back home before his wife marries another suitor. These three convicts manage to stay one step ahead of the law while finding themselves in all sorts of trouble. It was nominated for 35 other awards, one of which was for best screenwriting. Released in December of 2000, this film won 7 awards, some of which for best soundtrack and score, album of the year, as well as best cinematography.
Movie Analysis: Something the Lord Made Something the lord made is a movie depicts the tumultuous relationship of two leading pioneers in the field of surgery. The white surgeon Alfred Blalock and the black cardiac pioneer Vivian Thomas. Their partnership lasted for over thirty years and during that time important breakthroughs were made both in the field of medicine and in that of social equality in America. The reason why I chose to write an essay about this movie is due to the important events that transpire in it.
Glory, a movie directed by Edward Zwickis, is the story of the formation and growing of the Massachusetts 54th, a union volunteer infantry composed only of black persons and commanded by the officer Robert t. Shawn, who after having fought and being hurt at the battle of Antietam is chosen by Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew to do the job.
“A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.” Louis Zamperini dealt with bullies at a young age when his family moved from France to America. He began to get in trouble with the authorities, often running from them, but when his brother noticed he could run, his life changed. Zamperini joined the school track team and excelled, eventually moving on to the Olympics. However, in a twist of events, Zamperini joins the army and finds himself stranded at sea, then stuck in a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp. Will he remain unbroken, or will he fall?
The movie Chariots of Fire directed by Hugh Hadson tells us the true story of two British athletes, Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, participating in the Olympic Games in Paris in 1924. One of the athletes is Eric Liddell, a Scottish preacher who tries to honor his faith and the Church. He is convinced that God is pleased when he realized through his sport itself. The other one is Harold Abrahams who is an English Jew and a student fights for his personal recognition in society who still reject him because of his religion. Both of them wants to win the Olympic final in the 100-meter run. But they also take physical and mental pressures in order to achieve their goal. The movie’s itself tries to show us that their winning was a consequence of their intense belief in themselves and their cause.
In 2003, the motion picture, Kill Bill Volume 1, debuted in theaters. Set to a backdrop of bloodshed and violence, the film offers 112 minutes of savagery, as the main character attempts to get back at every person who has wronged her in the past four years. Kill Bill is only one of the many films in which violence is the number one attraction. “Kill or be killed,” seems to be the overarching motto, as millions of moviegoers flock into theaters each weekend to watch as characters fight to the death. In contrast, violence portrayed on the silver screen is no longer acceptable outside of the theater.
Strangelove is a satirical comedy representing the fears people had during the Cold War. People assumed that with all the nuclear weapons at the time, the world would come to an end. It satirized peoples fear of what could happen. Although, only the president is able to issue orders to start a war, it shows the peoples fear that what if any other officer in the army was able to make an order such as this. All it would take was one person whose mind wasn’t perfect; all it would take was on mentally ill person for the world to come to a possible end.
The Patriot Sadness, hope, war and freedom The movie’s name is “The Patriot”. Mel Gibson plays the role of Benjamin Martin who is an American farmer in the 1800th century. Benjamin has the lead role in this movie. There are a lot of characters in the movie such as his son Gabriel (Heath Ledger) and his six other siblings.
Gender and Race in Film from a Feminist Analysis Representation of women and people of color in the film industry remains mostly divisive issue due to the heightened attention to diversity in recent years. Based on this observation, the current paper analyzes the state of representation in this industry focusing on the film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Star Wars: The Last Jedi “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is a film written and directed by Rian Johnson that was initially released on the 9th of December 2017. Produced by Lucasfilm, the film served as the eighth main installment of the hugely successful Star Wars franchise. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributed the film.
Invictus Film review. The Film called Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood, is a Legendary Sports Biographical Drama directed by Clint Eastwood. Eastwood created the film to show the power of sport and how Rugby alone managed to unite the mighty nation of South Africa, during their terrible post-apartheid era, which included high tension due to the racial discrimination between members of their nation which had been present for the previous 50 years. The film’s leading character, Nelson Mandela, is played by Morgan Freeman, who is the first black president of South Africa, and the film cast also includes Matt Damon, who plays the legendary Springbok captain, Francois Pienaar, who works with Mandela to unite all the races of South Africa.