Guillermo Del Toro and Guillermo Navaro didn’t make Pan’s Labyrinth just to be a movie you watch simply for entertainment. They wanted it to make you think and analyze deeper than what you get on the surface. They achieved this in one way by using elements of Mise en Scen, a technique where the way objects or people are placed in a scene to convey certain aspects of the story not explicitly stated. Something you might not pay attention to regularly is the lighting of a movie, but in Pan’s Labyrinth the lighting actually helps to indicates something deeper about what is happening. For instance, many scenes with the rebels or Ofelia, have blue lighting showing that they are basically the heroes.
had a big influence on my decision to become more involved. This movie was based on a columnist named Steve Lopez who wanted to push the need for story ideas for his job. During his journey he met a young man named”Nathaniel Ayers” who was a mentally ill homeless man who often suffered panic attacks and paranoia (Santis, 2011). This homeless man had some of the most extraordinary talents that he demonstrated with a half-broken instrument (Santis, 2011). Lopez was so inspired by this story that he decided to help this talented man and the rest of the community so that they can have a better life.
The Outsiders is a great book focusing on loss, grief, and to be strong to move on in life, and the book was eventually turned into a film, however a movie can only be so long. Movies based off books are usually not everything the book was, for instance books let you go into the character’s head and some scenes that don’t further plot have to be cut, however no movie is perfect and neither are books both have to constantly be judged on what makes it on the final product and what doesn’t. Sometimes though people can make the wrong choice. Especially when a book is turned into a movie with the plot being cut or something 's changed to help fit budget or timing. The Outsiders is a great example of this; do to entire scenes being taken out and some things are changed.
As I watched The Outsiders movie I realized that there were many differences and similarities to the book. Overall, me being picky, personally thought that the movie was different from the book. I liked the movie, however, I think that I would probably like the movie better if I hadn’t had read the book, that way I would feel so strongly about the who I think the characters are. The scenes were pretty accurate to the book in the movie and there weren’t a lot of scenes that were different, or not in the movie. One of these times was in was in the rumble when it started raining, even though it didn’t in the movie.
He dedicates everyday of his life to ensuring the safety of others and helping those in need when they are sick and hurting. Ultimately, there are heroes around the world we just have to search harder to find them in today’s corrupt society. I think that Garrett appeals to his audience because he uses many famous TV shows and movies to support his statement describing his idea about anti-heroes. This essay’s conclusion does make sense to me because he is saying we see corruption and confusion everyday by famous people in the media. Additionally, he says that there are no more heroes only anti-heroes because this is the way of the world
He is just an extra that has big dreams of becoming a famous Hollywood actor. Well, the fact is that becoming famous is nearly impossible to achieve. He does not like this job, but he loves the experience of going through what actors have to go through in order to get noticed by the director. This experience provided the author material for his journal, which can help him as a journalist. His sarcasm in his narration helps with his satire, and it provided more information to the
James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues” was initially very confusing. I had trouble distinguishing between the past and the present when the speaker was reflecting on school (Baldwin 1-3). However once he began to do so, I remembered how Professor Ewan told us to avoid writing chronologically. I did not understand why he had told us this other than to make our work more interesting. Reading this short part of the fiction text gave a sense of nostalgia and established a kind of connection and introduction to the unnamed character.
When children are little, they are taught never to give up and persevere through tough times. But perseverance is one of the hardest life stills to learn. We can see this problem in main characters in many fiction novels. In Elie Wiesel’s Night and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the main characters of these pieces of literature want to pursue their hopes, but eventually the determination wanes. In Night, Elie was optimistic when he was first taken away by the Germans and believed he would eventually find the rest of his family, happy and healthy.
Lastly, the audience would have liked to see Adolf Hitler since he was the most important character from the German army. The use of this character would have had a greater impact and give the film a strong feeling of authority. In conclusion, the film was a great tool to explain what happened in the Longest Day, but it failed to give the audience an entertaining film. The film can work as a tool to study history and to show the struggles and horrific events of the war. Although this may be true, the audience would forget about the film in a couple of days due to the lack of feelings and emotions that
Technology with the power to let all your desires come true within seconds shouldn’t be allowed. People will lose their senses and start doing things they’ll regret later in life or make a bad choice. Stephen King didn’t write about the aftermath of him changing his life. We just know that he was happy with his choice. If technology continues to grow it would lead to a device similar to the word processor in this story and the world would be chaotic.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the reader will notice several minuscule differences between it and the movie that is modeled after the book. Jem and Scout Finch’s relationship with Boo Radley grows as the storyline progresses until the end of the novel when the kids’ relationship with Boo Radley is the strongest after he saves Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell when he attacks them. The same is for the movie, though there are many slight or miniscule differences between the book and the movie, the relationship that the kids share with Boo remains the same in the way it grows and how they bond. The filmmaker was faithful to the novel by Harper Lee in how the children get to know Boo, how Bob Ewell gets mad at Atticus, and how Boo Radley saves the children. Throughout the novel Scout and Jem interact with Boo and over time they create a bond even though nothing is said between the children and Boo.
Everything is going to be alright if you don’t break down like a sissy every time things don’t go your way” (48). Taking his father’s words to heart, Cleamon enrolls to a community college, (OCC), and studies diligently. He admits, “Attending OCC and working at the shoe store was different from what I set out for…. It wasn’t humiliating, it was humbling” (60). Dr. Cleamon Moore’s off track segment affects me abundantly.
The audience sees him as a famous, opinionated and reliable man in politics therefore allowing him to gain the audience’s attention straight away. The documentary director, Davis Guggenheim deals with social issues that are wide spreading therefore his body of work positions the audience in fear by displaying visual techniques like personal stories and animations. The documentary’s philosophies reflects scare tactics that impact the audience dramatically and by introducing further fear which then creates discussions that extends awareness. Therefore Gore is a symbolic code himself as he adds
The greatest attribute to Hackman’s character is the passion for the game and commitment to the way he believes it should be played. Hoosiers is a movie that stirs emotions in your heart for those of us that feel passion for our profession. The story is more than the final outcome, but is the journey to get there and conquering adversity along the way. As Hackman himself says to his players in the locker room before playing for the championship, “I don’t care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game. In my book, you’re winners!” This movie reveals a powerful message that winning isn’t everything; it is passion and striving for excellence that matters most.
For example, the beginning of the book drags on; has a low tempo; and isn’t very intriguing. A book should jump out at a reader and instantly captivate them, but this novel didn’t do that for me. Also, it contained lots of foreshadowing, thus making the book a little too predictable. Pearl S. Buck should have incorporated more action, more excitement, more plot twists and things or actions that will cause a reader to never want to put the book down. Overall, The Good Earth was not a book that captured my attention.