I recently watched the two movies Stagecoach and Waterworld. Overall the two films are action packed throughout and contain enjoyable storylines that I would recommend to others. Stagecoach is your typical western movie based in a hot desert town that includes all the classic aspects of the western genre. It features cowboys, indians, horses, guns, a saloon of some sort, tumbleweeds, ect. Waterworld on the other hand still has some of these classical elements but with a futuristic twist and a whole different setting making it arguably a western movie.
Taylor Bluebaugh HST306 Dr. Katherine Osburn 11/3/16 The Ox-Bow Incident Film Review The film I decided to review is the “Ox-Bow Incident”. The film is little over an hour long and is about a posse of towns people seeking justice for a farmer being murdered and having their cattle stolen. The posse finds a group of 3 men that seem to fit the description.
This essay is presented on the Film “Atonement”, directed by Joe Wright. The movie starts off with a backstory as to how the main character found himself right on the front lines. The Tallis family 's very upper-class English home in 1935, a few years before World War II is expecting a visit from their maternal cousins—the young twins Jackson and Pierrot, and 15-year-old Lola, all of whom have been temporarily cast adrift by their parents ' divorce. The film itself is set during the beginning of World War 2. The French needed an abundant amount of soldiers so they created a system similar to conscription, which is compulsory enlistment for state service typically into the armed forces, which the male protagonist just so happened to be a
The film is a touching, painful and true portrayal of skinhead subculture in England in the eighties and begins with our main character, a 12-year-old isolated schoolboy called Shaun. He is woken up not by an alarm but by the radio talking about the glory of going to war. Shaun is dealing with the loss of his father in the Falklands war, and has the behavior of not giving in when criticism or verbal abuse comes his way, which we can see when he insults the Pakistani owner of a store Shaun was banned from. His stubborn behavior also causes him trouble when he is picked on at school due to his pants, but also introduces him to a group of skinheads in a tunnel led by Woody.
Rescue Dawn is a good film; it displays the events around the Vietnam War and how it affected American and Vietnamese individuals. This film is very crucial in understanding many circumstances between the United States, Vietnam and Asia. The main character, Dieter Dengler was involved in a classified mission to fly over Laos and bomb certain sites there. When he bombs an area it backfires and it damages his plane.
What was the movie about? The movie 42 is about Jackie Robinson, the first professional african american baseball player. Jackie Robinson gets drafted to the Brooklyn Dodgers and plays for them during the 1947 season. Jackie Robinson defines all odds by not only being the first professional african american to play baseball but also by being one of the best players of the game.
Growing up African American is introduced to a sport, hoping to stay fit and stay on a positive road to success. “Glory Road” is a 1966 movie based on Texas Western Basketball team, who was the first team in history to have an all black starting line up that, won the NCAA title against an all white team from University of Kentucky. There are several Blacks who are not athletes and there are several who are and love what they do, but do not want to be used just for their talent. “Glory Road” shows how African Americans are recognized for being an all-time athlete who takes their team to championships, but are not respected or given the chance from no one, but Don Haskins who was white and recruited them. If we live in a world where
The Search For a New America The Searchers, directed by John Ford, First comes across as a heroic journey of an uncle and nephew in the dangerous wild west on the search of their kidnapped loved one. However, as the story progresses, we see an even deeper meaning and emotionally complex significance behind their journey. As the story unravels we find that our supposed protagonist is the highly flawed Ethan Edwards, played by John Wayne, is an Indian-hating civil war veteran that was always seen as an outsider from the moment he entered the first frame. The film techniques used in this film include framing shots,non-diegetic elements, western conventions, high and low angle shots and close ups.
The Disney movie, Miracle, is a popular sports movie that follows a fictional tale based off a true story of the 1980 Winter Olympics men’s hockey team. The movie’s lead character is Herb Brooks, the head coach and mastermind behind the entire event. Some pivotal characters include the important players named Jack O’Callahan, Rob McClanahan, Jim Craig, as well as many others. The movie begins at tryouts, where there are almost a hundred notable players that were invited to showcase their talents. Within the first day of tryouts, the team is officially announced by Brooks and the team begins to form into a close-knit family.
In Mira Nair’s, The Namesake, Nair sheds light on American immigrants and the internal tug-of-war between one’s ethnic identity and cultural assimilation. Narratively full of layers, this film uses cinematic techniques to exemplify global flows such as Appadurai’s ethnoscapes and ideoscapes to develop its implicit plot. In the case of the character, Gogol, he struggles to separate humble his Bengali roots from his more secular life as a second generation American. In this film, Nair uses a literary technique called frame story as a means to uncover character traits and connect its narrative. Furthermore, because Nair touches every corner of Gogol’s conscience, the viewer is able to witness his journey to self discovery with regards to adjacent