I watched the film Forest Gump. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, and the screenwriter was Eric Roth.
I found it fascinating to watch all these people from all over the world flee to South Africa to get away from the war and find refuge within another country. It was even more fascinating seeing Germany’s control within a country that didn’t belong to them. They controlled who left Casablanca, they knew everyone who came into Casablanca, controlled what went on in Casablanca, and even had an ally with the police Captain of Casablanca (so they thought). I think this film is a
It’s important to watch Casablanca while thinking about the context in which it was released. After the United States entered World War II, it was a little over a year before audiences saw Casablanca. It doesn’t take much investigation to see how the war plays a part in the storytelling, but certain film techniques helped emphasize messages the film wanted to tell its audience. Through the use of camera movement, the finale of Casablanca puts the spotlight on Strasser and Rick’s newfound relationship, which can convey a message about the United States and its allies.
In Paolo Bacigalupi’s ‘The Gambler’, the main character, Ong, travels to the United States to work for a futuristic media company. This story emphasizes on three main ideas; media, information and technology. After reading the story, I connected the main themes to the world, to myself, and to this course.
In 1973, the beloved children’s classic, Charlotte’s Web, made its first appearance onto the screen. Over 30 years later, a newer version of the classic hit the big screen. Since both were closely based on the original book written by E. B. White, the movies still hold true to the core values and overall plot. Between the two films, there arose many similarities, but there were still a few variations in the two films. This essay will compare and contrast the ways in which the original animated version of Charlotte’s Web in 1973 and the live-action version of Charlotte’s Web in 2006 on terms of character’s setting, personalities, and plot.
Casablanca is one the classic Hollywood movie which is one of the most critically acclaimed Hollywood movies of all time and also very famous. Casablanca is a romance story that happens during World War II but the question is does it end there? Is Casablanca just a Romance movie? In this essay, I will be discussing how the movie Casablanca which is one of the most famous and critically acclaimed films of all time is a propaganda movie and what message is sending and the effects that propaganda movies make and why it’s important for governments.
The animated comedy Megamind is filled with quirky antics, laughable actions, and rollercoaster relationships. As DreamWorks created the movie, it seems like it was made for children and family but the themes that it is connected with appears to differ. Megamind is an animated film that is similar to other animated films such as “Despicable Me”, “The Incredibles”, and any other movies that involve superheroes and villains. The film features a majority of A-list celebrities like Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill and David Cross.
The Minister’s Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne tells the story of a clergyman and a black veil that scares all who see it.
“The Dressmaker” has many similar elements and features to spaghetti westerns. How has the director used the style to engage a modern audience?
This article presents the roles of a man and a woman in two different eras through two movies: Roman Holiday (1953) and French Kiss (1995). The focus is on the analysis of the characters, their differences and similarities and messages directors wanted to send considering gender roles in society during the 1950s and 1990s. The method is to make the structure of the essay similar to the structure of filmmaking and pay attention to many elements and symbols that influenced the viewers, consciously or unconsciously. The concentration is on comparing and finding the changes that history made to this movie genre, especially considering the gender roles. Results will clearly explain the psyche of society in two different periods, which confirms that people reflect the movies as movies have an impact on people.
1. The film Casablanca was released during World War II in 1942. Some have argued that some of the themes and plot points of the film can be read as propaganda. Do you agree or disagree? Does Casablanca have a political message? I could agree with both, the reason why i could do so was because maybe the one who had the idea of the movie was touched by what was happening in those years and felt that creating a movie within that era could be of a symbol. I also think that the director was trying to tell people or show them that this is what life looks like, giving them time to think of what 's really happening.
It is important to make films that not only entertain the audience but also educates, opens their mind and show a way of improvement in the social life context. The loving film shows the life of an interracial couple, whose challenge on anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage faces a legal battle that ends up in a Supreme Court. Moreover, the movie introduces the life of Richard and Mildred, an interracial couple, as a landmark fight for their right in a marriage union. Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) and his childhood friend Mildred (Ruth Negga) navigate a new chapter in their lives: marriage and pregnancy. The film tells a story of loving versus Virginia, the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case that overturned state bans on interracial marriages. It is beyond comprehension that marriage between a black woman and a white man and vice versa violates the law. The film focuses on the couple, Richard, and Mildred loving, at the center of the case depicting the long-term impact of their prolonged legal battle celebrating their love story and unwavering resolve.
Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, released on July 6, 1994, is a sensational story about the life of an individual that goes by the name Forrest Gump. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109830/) Forrest Gump begins his story on a bench in the city of Savannah, Georgia. Gump, as told later in the movie, is waiting for a bus to take him to Jenny, a long lost, close, friend of his. As Forrest Gump is sitting at this bus-stop passersby are also waiting for them to take them on route to their destinations, and so Forrest feels it to be the perfect time to recollect his life to these observers, and he starts in Greenbow, Alabama. It is in this town where he first meets Jenny on his first day
Remakes are one of Hollywood’s most trusted way to reduce financial risk. Stories that have been made throughout movie history are still being remade again and again. Films by directors in all genres are now being updated or remade to for the 21st century. Some people think these recurring stories are examples of the loss of creativity in Hollywood. Our group asked the question: Is there a formula to make a remake a financial success? When looking at this question of what makes a successful remake, our group chose to research Disney’s The Jungle Book. It has inspired countless influential T.V. shows, books and famous movies, even if its influence cannot be directly seen at first. The story has inspired stories like Tarzan, George of the Jungle,
Casablanca was a 1942 film about European citizens trying to escape from the Nazis by seeking refuge in America. On the other hand, Night by Elie Wiesel was about a young man’s journey inside a German concentration camp that traumatized him and changed his whole outlook on life. Although these great works of film and literature were different in their own right, they did come together with a similar central point: survival.