The movie "On the Waterfront" is an example of Film Noir which literally means black or dark film. Movies like this were more serious and explored more realistic and depressing subject matters. The movie was mainly about the struggle of the working longshoremen in Hoboken, New Jersey against the gangsters who bullied and extorted money from them. The protagonist of the movie is Terry Malloy.
St. Bonaventure is a Franciscan that lived in the 13th century and devoted his entire life to the proclamation of the Gospel and a true embracing of the vows, poverty, chastity and obedience. He is one of the most prolific theologians of his time which led to him being proclaimed as a Doctor of the Church. The saint was also Cardinal - Bishop of Albano and Minister General of the Friars Minor. Born at Bagnorea, Italy in 1221, he had a very close connection with the great St. Francis of Assisi. There is a legend that a young John, Bonaventure’s baptismal name, was brought to St. Francis as an infant when he was near death in order for a cure.
Adventures in Werowocomoco In 1608, King Powhatan’s tribe captured John Smith. Smith was brought to the tribe’s establishment and met the friendly King who was very kind and promised Smith’s freedom in four days (Smith, A True Relation). However, in his later writings the king was described as hostile and violent, causing Pocahontas, the King’s daughter, to run out in front of her father to stop him from beating John to death (Smith, General History). Did Pocahontas save John Smith’s live? The answer is no, Pocahontas did not save John Smith’s life because it was never in danger; the “attack” was a ritual to welcome Smith into the tribe.
The movie Candyman, is a mystery thriller film that was released back in 1992, which was directed by Bernard Rose. Set in Chicago, it tells the tale of a University graduate student (Helen Lyle) who, while investigating urban legends, stumbles across the legend of the Candyman who is a terrifying murderous supernatural being with a hook for a hand. (Candyman (1992) - IMDb. 2015.). The opening shot of the film demonstrates a flying shot of an occupied city, which pans after a street while cars drive around underneath.
The ‘’Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’’ is a novel written by Junto Diaz, a Dominican Republic native writer who moved to New Jersey at the age of 6 years old. According to his autobiography, Junto was bone in December 31, 1968, in Santo Domingo the capital city of Dominica. He earned Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and his Master of Arts from Cornell University. He teaches at MIT in Massachusetts. He has put his own make on the literature by writing servers stories like; Drown, This is how you lose her, and also received the Pulitzer Prize-Winning for his navel, The Brief Wondrous life of Oscar Woa.
2. This passage from Junot Diaz’s Brief Wondrous life of Oscar Wao is significant because it initiates the growing tension between Oscar and his love for comic books. Oscar is fascinated by the idea of superheroes which developed his interest to write comic books. Oscar only had a wish to have a girlfriend, but the fact that Oscar’s love for comic books and sci-fi animes was not allowing him to have a girlfriend. These comic books and animes in a way distract him from seeing that what is happening in the world which makes him ill-informed about the world.
Wes Anderson’s film “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is based on Roald Dahl’s best-selling children’s novel. Wes Anderson presents the film to his audience with one of his old-school stop-motion animation with the use of 3-D digital; it’s beautifully portrayed with the charm and humor, the film was appealed to not just children, but also older adults. The examination of the film defines the symbolism behind the shots and angles that impact the meaning in scenes, including lighting that impacts the meaning towards the film and the colors used in the movie to depict human and animal characters. There have been approximately 56,000 shots used to create the film, each shot Wes Anderson used in the film was shown differently and in a unique way. Looking over
I have always considered that the quality of a literary piece depends greatly on the way it is narrated. To understand the purpose of this essay we must first be clear about what the concept “point of view”, stands for in the literary world. According to our textbook, point of view is the perspective from which a story is narrated (Kennedy and Gioia 26). It has sparked my attention the particular use of this element in these two pieces. Juan Rulfo, author of “Tell Them Not to Kill Me” varies between a third-person perspective and a first-person view throughout the story and in contrast to Tim O’Brien, author of “The Things They Carried” who uses a similar technique but inversely.
Cinematography, is the art of making motion pictures, and mise-en-scene, the settings or surroundings of an event or an action, go hand in hand in the film Fruitvale Station. Since this film is based on an actual incident that took place at the Fruitvale Station, where an officer shot and killed Oscar Grant, you know how the situation is going to end, but the cinematography is extraordinary and keeps you engaged the entire time while addressing issues of race, class, and identity in one film. The opening scene of the film is footage of the shooting shot by a passenger on one of the trains at the Fruitvale Station. The actual footage shown does not show how the film ends, with Oscar getting shot, but it leads up to it.
Death lurks at every corner, as all living things must eventually die. In William E. Stafford’s poem, “Traveling through the Dark,” he presents this idea as a nature-based relationship between the happenings of life and death. As Stafford is a man who acts on impulse, he demonstrates the idea that when encountering death, one should not ignore it completely, but perhaps see what is going on. In this poem, he follows his instincts and seeks to investigate a dead deer he finds at the edge of a road. Upon finding this deer, he examines it steadily, utilizing some of the five senses to confirm this death and learn something more based off this finding.
“I don’t think that man was meant to attain happiness so easily. Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it” (Dumas 18). In this quote, Dantes is speaking to Danglars, a greedy and envious crewmember of the Pharaon about how lucky he is to have a beautiful fiancee like Mercedes.