Martial Arts: Movie Review

Satisfactory Essays
Dorothy Sainvil-Brown
Nova Southeastern University
Response Paper# 1
Professor: Daniel Gelbmann
Date: September 1, 2017

Aristotle 's views on art heavily influences Western thought. Aristotle developed elements of organization and methods for writing effective literature and drama known as principles of dramatic construction (Downs, W. M., & Ramsey, E. 2012). He believed that elements like lauguage, rhythm, and harmony could influence his audience (Downs, W. M., & Ramsey, E. 2012). Goethe on the other hand, criticized a play from the viewer 's outside perspective in order to get a better understanding of the play itself (Garfinkel, H. 1991). As I began to do a review and carefully analyze this film I began
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M., & Ramsey, E. 2012). I say this because she was the main character in the movie and if it had not been for her specific part in the film, the rest would not have taken place. Her role in the film was extremely important because she found the piece to the puzzle (the proof) that all the mathematicians were trying to find throughout history. The movie was great, but it seemed a little off. I say this because it started with Robert (Anthony Hopkins) having a full conversation with his daughter when he was in fact deceased. Although this was just one of Catherine’s (Gwyneth Paltrow) hallucinations, maybe the director of the film could have used this part of the movie very briefly not so in-depth. Claire (Hope Davis) played a great role, but I feel that her part in the film was very distant and with a very dry personality instead of being supportive to her sister who needed her the most at this time (Downs, W. M., & Ramsey, E.…show more content…
If this is indeed what the artist was trying to do, it was done very well. Because the questions I starting asking in the beginning of the film all seemed to come together and make perfect sense(Downs, W. M., & Ramsey, E. 2012). This explains why Catherine (Gwyneth Paltrow) continued to hallucinate throughout the movie because it had to capture Robert’s (Anthony Hopkins) role and how this all came about in the first place. This was definitely worth doing because it provided a better understanding of the movie in itself and although it ended in such a way I did not expect, there is room for much growth and changes for an extended film.


Downs, William Missouri, and Erik Ramsey. The Art of Theatre: A Concise Introduction. Cengage Learning, 2012.

Garfinkel, Harold. "Respecification: Evidence for locally produced, naturally accountable phenomena of order, logic, reason, meaning, method, etc. in and as of the essential haecceity of immortal ordinary society (I)—an announcement of studies." Ethnomethodology and the human sciences (1991):
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