Alan Sennett gives more interesting insight about the power of imagery in his journal article, Film Propaganda: Triumph of the Will as a Case Study: Of particular significance and artistic merit is the aforementioned opening sequence that constructs Hitler as a god-like figure descending from the heavens through the clouds over Nuremberg to visit his adoring worshippers. The powerful religious imagery of the first part of the film surely could not have been achieved simply through competent montage of newsreel sequences. Riefenstahl’s careful editing of footage taken with wide angle and telephoto lenses from prepared positions locates the audience within the spectacle itself. One of the first feelings I had when watching the film was that I was at the rally among the people. The footage was different from clips and films I have watched in history class or on the history channel.
Cook refers to Reilly as more of a con (100). Earlier, Reilly had claimed to be in employment of the SIS from 1890s, but records show that he formally got employed in 1918 (148) and even got fired, in 1921, for his tendency to be a rogue agent. Reilly played a key role in intercepting a telegram that was being sent to the German Foreign Minister to the German Ambassador in New York (123). His marriage at the time saved him from being arrested. This would have jeopardized
Tolkien’s original story afforded Peter Jackson a wealth of resources and specific details--so many details, in fact, that Jackson’s real test was not synthesizing material to incorporate into the films, but rather whittling down a journey of many years into a few short hours of screen time. Jackson’s portrayal begins with a brief overview of Middle Earth’s Second Age; the world was seemingly at peace for a time, until the dark overlord Sauron deceived the most prominent members of the most dominant peoples of Middle Earth. Men, elves, and dwarves were granted magic rings of great power as reward for the great kingdoms they had raised. To make a long story short, these races were subjugated under the “One Ring” forged by Sauron, and though Sauron and his
Ionesco’s play does just that. For example, the following states “The play intimates the perils associated with the mass contagion of fascist ideology not only in Romania and France but also in Italy, Germany, and every other country seduced by fascism in the 1930s”(Quinney). The play Rhinoceros has many details that correctly reflect what was happening at the time in Europe and its society. This is shown in the novel in act 2 when Daisy decides to capitulate and go with the rhinoceroses(Ionesco,Act 2). Ionesco is criticizing society at the time in that they capitulated far too easily when the Germans invaded Europe and they embraced fascism rather than condemning it and fighting it, because everyone else was doing it and it was the easier thing to do.
Prior, to the emergence of America entering World War I the era of Industrialization had finished and continuous conflicts between the ideals of the United States remaining in isolation were brought amongst by President Woodrow Wilson. However, this idea of Isolationism was challenged by the idea of expanding the nation 's borders, also known as Imperialism these two ideas conflicted greatly with each other. Towards the early 1900’s President Wilson was in office when Germany sank The Lusitania in which the United States had a decision to make by choosing to go into the war, around this time film was making an introduction into the world whether it being in the newly built film palaces or somewhere else. When the United States had announced that the nation was joining the “War To End All Wars” the film industry sought an opportunity to help out the cause. The introduction of film industry propaganda significantly contributed towards the continuation of the Isolationism state of mind among the American attitude, however as film propaganda began changing it greatly influenced the attitude of the American participation towards a more patriotic mentality in World War I from 1914-1918.
Film Music Review —Titanic Titanic is a beautiful love story happening on a sinking ship and an unparalleled success in the cinema, with 11 Oscar rewards won and countless nominations. It is a very expensive film to be made, and the first film to break the billion box office record. As I revisited this film, once again I was truly touched by the star-crossed lovers and the humanity in front of a disaster. Indeed, the world was moved by Titanic. It is considered to be the movie that ‘make men cry’.
Critique of Content The book was superbly written that its vivid description and narrations of events allows the readers to visualize not only the battle environment but most especially the aerial fights. With a vast bibliography and interview references, most of the pilots and crew involved in bombing and pursuit missions were named. The commendable stories of bravery, escape, survival, death, airmanship, patriotism and leadership of pilots, crew, engineers, mechanics, support personnel and commanders like Wagner, Mahony, Dyess, Church, Eubank, George, Sprague, Robinson, Danoho, Wiezorek, etc. were also included. The breakdown and deployment of units and air assets, and the date and time of events were incredibly figured.
Introduction Roger’s and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music is arguably one of the most well known films that many can admit to watching at least once in their lifetime. People all around the world have found this musical inspiring, as it documents growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. This incredibly well written film is based on the story of the Von Trapp family who escaped Austria when the Nazis invaded it during the war. Part of what made this movie so interesting on so many different accounts was the music that accompanied the vivid and exciting scenes. Without music, many could agree that our world would be a sad, quiet, dull and depressing place.
In the end, the film portrays a positive outcome after what Louis went through. However, ‘Unbroken’ did not show how the main character’s lifestyle changed after the war. ‘Unbroken’ is based off a true story, focusing on a boy named Louis Zamperini. In the beginning of the film, it presents Louis and the other soldiers struggling to stay calm in a plane during combat. It quickly gets the viewer’s attention, acknowledging the intense and thrilling aerial combat that was lived by Louis Zamperini amongst other soldiers.
Iron man is an individual that requires excessive attention, which matches criterion 4 of NPD. During the Stark Expo, Iron Man decides to do a grand entrance by jumping of a plane and flying in into the stadium followed by an array of fireworks and scantily dressed girls whilst ungearing his suit in front of the cheering crowd. He is also often seen hosting parties, and surrounding himself with girls (Lee & Favreau, 2010). In addition, Iron Man can be seen revealing his true identity to the world solely for the need for attention and admiration (Arad, Feige & Favreau, 2008). Criterion 6 of the NPD matches Iron Man’s behaviour when he approaches Peter Parker for help, trying to befriend him as he seemed to be of use to the situation he was in.