“The Skin I Live In” Looking from the film title “The Skin I Live in,” and the film poster which presents a gentleman behind a bald woman looks frightened covered with mask, the first image of this film that I got is a cliché horror-thriller film selling disgusting scenes—cutting the body and showing blood splashing which have in general horror film. However, it does not like my expectation; likewise, it is totally beyond what I have expected. The director Pedro Almodovar can make audiences feel creepy without these things. First of all, I will defend that I am a person who is always attracted by picture; that is why I love the pleasing pictures and composition in this film. Pedro uses blue tone to cover all along the film is not only raising
Not having watched the entire movie, it’s a perfectly reasonable estimate that the happy little town is the protagonist and the spooky mansion is the antagonist, but that is just another way Burton’s style shines through. He builds up all of this tension that Edward is the thing to be feared, and the audience believes it. However, once you see both sides of the story, you start to root against the neighbors and cheer for Edward. In Burton’s settings, colors and extreme contrast in establishing shots add to this common theme of misleading good and bad things. We can’t always tell what is right or wrong, which leads us to do things we probably shouldn’t, like what the neighbors
The films found in this movie were challenging at times to find but as the film progressed the themes became apparent to me. I liked the initial struggle to find meaning in the film while being able to continue and discover the themes as the film moved forward. I agree with many of the critics that this film was executed flawlessly and the director, Guillermo del Toro, did an amazing job at portraying his ideas into film. When reading reviews and commentaries on what others thought about the film I seemed to agree more and more. I agree that power is oftentimes skewed and leads to inequality and rage, as we found in Vidal’s life and the unraveling of his seemingly perfect grand plan in the ending to the movie.
Think about this. Are you interested in a book that can tear you up? That can make you look at yourself and say “Wow, Thank god I’m not them.” Well, the Outsiders is the perfect book for that. Not only is the book great, they made a movie of it and was exceptionally good too, thanks to Francis Ford Coppola for directing it. This book is originally called the Outsiders, where there are groups of people in the hood that stand tall next to their labels.
Throw in a dozen “real world issues” with bland characters and there is a best seller. Books that chose to cover deep or troubling issues are often seen as a sacred text for daring to go further than boring and clichéd themes like follow your heart or never give up. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher received a ton of praise after the Netflix adaptation of it came out. People loved how it took the time to discuss teen suicide, but many hated how the aftermath of the suicide was recklessly handled. TV shows such as the CW’s Riverdale are notorious for being overly melodramatic and pointlessly complicated simply for the sake of drama.
A man’s assiduous rise into money to get the love of his life back. Life abruptly cut short. This is what most readers and movie-goers glean from every iteration of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Both movie adaptations of the novel, Jack Clayton’s interpretation and Baz Luhrmann’s iteration, captures the overall plot, but certain nuances and particular instances of artistry that Fitzgerald wove into his work are lost in translation. Clayton does a much better job at authentically presenting the setting, characters and overall atmosphere that Fitzgerald had intended within the novel.
Though it already has been acknowledged that Deadpool takes great pride in becoming self-aware of the filming process of a superhero movie, as the movie goes on it becomes apparent that he also tests the limits of his ability to manipulate this filming process as well. For example, in an earlier scene of the movie, Deadpool explains to the audience how and why he was searching for his enemy, Francis. In order to do so, Deadpool manipulates a well-used tool for narrative story-telling, the flashback. However, this use of flashback is more than just away to better understand the movie’s protagonist. In this scene, Deadpool is trying to flash to a certain period of his life, but apparently accidentally stops on a more compromising and private moment of his life where he states that he went “too far back”.
These are the good things we can be addicted to. But if your addiction doesn’t fit in among all of the things I said, you better listen to me. How my addiction to an award-winning film franchise with initials, H and P and to a respected artist named Macklemore has inspired me to write this speech, my own version of 7HPs. HP 1: How placid are the people getting stoned? They even take videos of them getting high, smoking weeds, eating “brownies”, and other stuff.
He used sarcasm to perfect his work of satire. He quotes, “I loved this work. I would be hard-pressed to recount any event from my personal or professional life that more accurately typified the phrase crazy fun.” (Alford, 999). I think that the author is using a very sarcastic way to say how ridiculously stupid his job is. He is just an extra that has big dreams of becoming a famous Hollywood actor.
Whenever I would feel dejected or dispirited, unable to find the energy to do a task or daunted by its difficulty, I would remember the bombastic, motivational words of Simon in Gurren Lagann, as he shouldered through the hurdles in front of him and continued forward on his hero’s journey. Of course, while I loved the action and the adventure of shows like Fullmetal Alchemist and Hellsing, filled to the brim with blood-boiling battles, oozing with fantasy and magic, the shows that left me truly amazed were the subdued, more nuanced ones. Watching a movie like The Silent Voice or a show like Welcome to the N.H.K. made me think of and understand the deeply personal issues that so many people around the world face: thoughts of suicide, crippling depression, nerve-racking anxiety, suffering and coping through a disability. Yet they managed to ensure that none of these feelings were conveyed in an overly exaggerated, stifling, dark, or tragic manner.