If someone claimed his right to own something that was not actually his, what would be your natural response? Most likely, you will quickly come to your defense and prove him wrong in a serious but business-like manner. When faced with a similar situation, Groucho Marx responded in a surprising way. Instead of showcasing his beliefs through long, serious writing, he wrote to the Warner Brothers a light hearted letter that was both entertaining and clear. In his letter to the Warner Brothers concerning the dispute on the name “Casablanca,” Marx responded in a humorous and logical way.
The Cold War is often seen as a dark time in American history, not just because of the international conflict, but because of the strife it caused within the United States itself. During the Cold War, the general culture in America was fearful and paranoid about the rise and spread of Communism within their society. One example of how this hysteria manifested is illustrated in the movie, Trumbo, which tells the story of when the Hollywood industry blacklisted famous writer Dalton Trumbo, along with other workers in the industry, who were connected to Communism. Dalton Trumbo and his associates faced bigotry and were effectively attacked for standing by their ideals, which was a reflection of how American culture had changed at that time. By
I glad to see someone on this site with a similar viewpoint on this movie. Personally for me it never displayed that "it" factor. Whoa… I’m not sure if it was the noteworthy cult film references it made to begin with, or if it was the nostalgic 90’s hip-hop culture, it emulated later on, regardless of what it was this movie flat-out blew me away in all sorts of ways that I didn’t expect. La Haine centers around a trio of friends from the French slum of banlieusards.
Wasteland is a documentary by Lucy Walker that depicts the lives of selected garbage pickers in Jardim Gramacho – a massive dumpsite found in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. The film is about Vik Muniz’s 2-year journey back to his home country seeking to give back to an impoverished community through making images out of an unusual material – trash. The film featured 7 garbage pickers from the landfill, and each has a story that brought them to their current places. One unique thing about the whole creative process is that the pickers themselves became part of it. Vik imagined that as they work on their own and each other’s images, the pickers will not only show themselves to a broader world that is for now comfortably oblivious of their existence, but also see themselves differently (Fuchs, 2010).
Francis Marie Arouet better known by his pen name Voltaire was a French philosopher and writer of the age of Enlightenment. The age of Enlightenment marks that time in Europe dominated by the explosion of scientific and philosophical activity challenging traditional convictions and teachings. He played an enormous influence on the development of historiography through his demonstration of fresh new ways to look at the past. He was the first scholar to make a serious attempt to write the history of the world discarding theological frameworks and emphasizing culture and theological frameworks. Thus he is considered as one of the most brilliant literary geniuses of his time.
In 2015, The Avengers have reassembled to (sweep some more money) save the world again from a monstrous artificial intelligence robot called Ultron. Being one of the most highly anticipated movies of this year, Avengers: Age of Ultron has put every moviegoers and pure comic fans in enthusiasm from every casting news, leaked photos from shooting places, to the trailers they unveiled to the world. I remember myself tracking every single news of this movie, and when I first saw the trailer back in December 2014. How can I forget that moment of some kind of an electricity flowing through my veins! After a long waiting of two years, I was able to get my hands on the IMAX 3D, 3:30 a.m. ticket for the one and only, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.
“The Dressmaker” has many similar elements and features to spaghetti westerns. How has the director used the style to engage a modern audience? The Dressmaker, directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, is loved by many but disliked by an equal number for its quirky and unusual plot, acting and setting. It is set in the 1950’s and closely follows the style of spaghetti westerns which gained popularity in the same period of time.
Film noir is notoriously known to contain mysterious elements that create an extremely convoluted plot and Huston made no exceptions to this notion in The Maltese Falcon. However, most screenplay writers and directors incorporate the use of internal monologue and narration to add a personal element to the story that allows the audience to connect with the characters, thus decreasing the complexity of the film. Huston approaches narrative styles very differently in his take on film noir. Instead of utilizing narrative styles that would provide the audience with a subjective point of view, Huston opts for a third person objective point of view in which everything that the audience hears comes straight from the dialogue between characters. This
In the beginning of the movie they presented us with the heroic victims of the Alamo lying dead. This scene sparked off a depressing atmosphere. During the movie, there was a mix of emotions; growing tension and an overwhelming feeling of victory merged into one. The movie was very compelling and was utmost intriguing.
“The world just wants us to fit in.” – Mr Incredible ‘The Incredibles’ is set in a world where society does not encourage individuality. Society opposes and supresses everyone who is different and forces them to fit into everyday life. The supers are banned from embracing their talents and are made to conform to the norm of society. This took away the meaning of being special.
Title and Author: Hondo by Louis L’amour Setting: The main setting is in the arid country in Arizona. The book explains how it is really dry with not a lot of vegetation. There are spots with water, trees, thick grass, or all of them, but usually it is dry with a bush or cactus here or there. The book never explains when it is but using context clues I would say around the 1980s. Main Characters:
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. This movie based of some of the real Robert Shawn's writings, gives a realistic view of what Shawn and the members infantry went through as they became members of the army and until the battle of fort Wagner. Through the movie for example were are able to see Shawn's struggle to learn to deal with his infantry, to start empathizing with them and overcoming the gap that existed between them to be able to help them to
FROISSART’S CHRONICLES This paper will discuss the view of Jean Froissart (c. 1337-1410), his place in history as well as his weaknesses and strengths. Froissart’s Chronicles is his best known work and looks at a period in European history during the first half of the Hundred Years War, which was a war between England and France that took place from 1337 to 1453. Froissart was a Frenchman, born in Valenciennes, which is now a part of Belgium, but he also spent some time serving in the English court among nobility.1 Froissart was neutral in his account of the events of the Hundred Years’ War.