The psychological thriller “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane is a perfect representation of early 60’s film noir for five main reasons. These include: lighting, Music and instrumentals, makeup, costumes and the acting and expression. These representations of film noir are also what make it more of a classic story.
World War I was a difficult time for every country involved, despite the agenda being pushed forward. More often than not you hear of the struggles and triumphs of Americans, British, or any of the their allies. “All Quiet on the Western Front” provides its audience with some insight into a group of young German friends who were fighting for Germany during World War I.This paper will discuss plot,setting,major themes and the main purposes of the film. Additionally it will be evaluated on quality, interest and the use of literary techniques.It will further more be evaluated by its accuracy,strengths and weaknesses.
The historical event that transformed the social services and the social reforms we have in place today for children, all started with what is known as the orphan trains. The trains carried thousands of homeless and abandoned children to brighter futures and away from the forgotten slums of New York City. This unusual and very controversial social experiment sparked the concept of foster care in the United States then and still impacts today’s children.
The Thing in the Forest by A.S. Byatt is a fairytale like story that takes place during World War II. It captivates its reader with a mysterious lack of detail, keeping the fairytale aspect up to the imagination. Through symbolism, metaphors, and juxtaposing character development, Byatt shows how war and trauma kills childhood innocence.
In the movie Kingdom of Heaven, there were many inaccuracies throughout the film. Although the movie did follow the lines of the Second Crusade, things throughout the film turned out to be fictional. Some of these inaccuracies are how the love interests played out between Balian and Sibylla, those are not correct for the actual Crusades. Another inaccuracy is how people lived longer than they were supposed to after being wounded. Adding on to how people were wounded, they had medicine in the movie that they did not actually have back then. One of the last inaccuracies I saw in the movie, is the weapons they used, some of them were not created yet at this time. In the movie, there are many fighting scenes, with many different weapons used and not all of those weapons had been created yet.
“The Dressmaker” has many similar elements and features to spaghetti westerns. How has the director used the style to engage a modern audience?
Directed by Orson Welles, the 1941 motion picture “Citizen Kane” is the story of the rise and fall of a great, influential man. The opening scenes of “Citizen Kane” are quite different from what follows during the rest of the film. Fading in and out of different landscapes instilled mystery. This mysterious vibe was carried on during Charles Foster Kane’s death through the use of shadows, quiet music, and close up shots. Isolated in his vast empire of a home, Kane uttered only one word before he passed: “rosebud.” The whole country knows about this news publisher’s life, but for some, his life story is not enough. For the duration of the film, a reporter called Thompson (William Alland) tries to debunk what this last word, “rosebud,” could have meant. Could it be a person? A place? Maybe an item he held close? The mood of the movie at this point shifts from dark and solemn to alive and talkative. The active dialogue and intonation used by the actors made the storyline interesting. For example, the news reporters exemplified the very image of a news reporter back in the day: curious, chatty, and amusing. Their somewhat boisterous nature is countered by unconventional lighting, as the audience hears their conversation but sees mostly shadows or just glimpses of their faces.
In chapter 3 of The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby throws a gigantic party and invites his neighbor, Nick Carraway, to his party. This is significant because Gatsby is “in love” with Nick’s cousin Daisy. By inviting Nick, he befriends him in order to become closer to him to ask him to reintroduce him to Daisy, who is now married with child.
The musical “Very Good Eddie” is a 1915 vaudevillian comedy written by Guy Bolton and Philip Bartholomae, with music by Jerome Kern, The musical itself was based upon Bartholomae’s own “Over Night”. The musical was written and produced for The Princess Theater’s second series of in house musicals.
The battle of Gettysburg consisted of three days of combat between the Union and the Confederacy in the American Civil War in 1863. After defeating the Union Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville, Confederate General Robert E. Lee was optimistic and switched from defense to offense. He hoped to gain the support of foreign forces with a successful second invasion of the North. In Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the Army of the Potomac stood between Lee and Washington D. C. under the command of General George Gordon Meade. On July 1st, the two sides fought. Generals Hill and Ewell of the Confederates drove Union forces back towards Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill. Ewell refused to pursue the Union troops on the hill as he deemed their position too advantageous. Later that day, more Union corps arrived to strengthen the defense further. On the next day, the Confederates attacked the Union's left and right flanks. The Confederates won control of some land but the Union still held the higher ground, Cemetery Hill.
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.
Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Exploring was exactly what drove the thrill in Lewis and Clark’s life. Having been given a chance by Thomas Jefferson, the current president at the time, they both joined together and brought each of their skills to help accomplish the journey they 've been requested to take. Having each of their strengths combined they needed a crew to make the trek successful. Lewis wondered through the deep thicket of the uncharted land when Clark fixed his eyes across the rivers and rich earth untouched lands mapping every thing he could imagine. The two strong men together were unstoppable, their attributes combined to make a good strong management for the other men to look up to in times of trouble or solitude.
Life is composed of a bunch of different events, some great and some not so good. For all of the orphans in the world, most of the events in their life fall into the not so good category. Imagine losing your parents and being put into a system you have no control of. In, The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, she explains the how the system The Children’s Aid Society set up worked. They had very good intentions but unrealistic expectations, most of the kids were placed into bad homes and had to go to multiple new homes until they found on that was good for them. Three kids in particular, had many not so good events and homes before they choose a family that was right for them.
Officials were gonna go and arrest her, they couldn’t find her. A.K. Gains had moved their family between cities, then put them on a boat to a plantation in Arkansas. When there were on the boat it crashed into another. Margaret was holding her baby girl when it happened, they were both thrown overboard. The cook of the ship jumped into the water to try and save them but could only save Margaret. Her baby drowned, Margaret also tried to drown herself. She was happy that her child never had to suffer as a slave.
The movie She's the Man is a comedy that is based off of the play Twelfth Night. In both the movie and the play they use mainly the same names. The relationships in both the play and the movie are pretty similar, and still very crazy. The movie compared autoplay is more modern and the play was written in more Shakespearean text. The play is more based off of love and the shipwreck where the movie is based off of soccer and it has its relationships in it. Lastly the movie in the play both reacted very weirdly to viola coming out they didn't freak out like was expected in both Twelfth night and She's the Man.