His visions for film are so clear in his mind, and are even clearer when portrayed in his films. His films have influenced the new generation to be more creative in hopes to make the new filmmakers try and create something as visually entertaining and unique. He changed media for the better by his own unique creations of film, in which many people have enjoyed. He sends a message to his viewers to not judge someone by their appearance. His universe is quite appealing than scary, although he uses strange characters to get his point across.
Dustin Hoffman was the first actor that caught my attention in this movie. Although this is probably because he played the main character of the play, I found his passion in this performance to also be a sole reason as to why his acting was so intriguing. Hoffman truly put on an incredible performance in this movie, and a great deal of it had to do with his facial expressions and body language. Hoffman’s most effective scene in this film was the scene where Willy Loman got fired from his job. Hoffman portrayed extremely raw emotions at this part of the movie.
The audience knows that the shooter is going to kill Ray and through the use of cutting between the gun and inside the apartment the audience is left on edge until the very end of the move. The Coen were able to make an amazingly tense film with very little budget though their great use of
I also like the story that the movie is telling. Truman had a lot of energy and it always seems like he is always smiling or he has a big grin across his face. I liked how dedicated he is to finding that girl that he likes so
The movie characters and plot fit well with the basic hero story structures. As we can see, popular movies use the patterns introduced by Joseph Campbell to attract audiences. They involve not only the archetypes of characters, but also the progress of the story. Therefore, the Hero’s Journey can be adapted to this
Regardless of this, both actors play their roles very well, getting the viewer immersed in the story. One
The film is impeccably put together, and there are a multitude of ways in which every element of it contributes to what the Coen brothers are trying to tell the viewers. The narrative is intricately woven between a beautiful use of lighting and colors and a subtle, but extremely effective soundtrack. The story unfolds chronologically; each scene leads to the next. Often though, the audience doesn’t know really know the importance of a scene, or what the motivation of the characters were, until the next one. The directors keep the audience intrigued this, but rewards you with the answer soon after, which contributes to the suspenseful nature of the
The movie can be considered progressive in the sense of masculinity because it brought to light to the issue of cross-dressing. Sergeant Farrat grew fond of Tilly and her work with extravagant fabrics. His flamboyance tended to enhance the progressive nature of the character. Farrat’s experience cross-dressing was beneficial as it showed that he was ahead of his time and allowed others around him to be exposed to something they may have believed was wrong. The example of sergeant Farrat is progressive in masculinity because a man in a position of power doing something that is not considered to be masculine such as loving exquisite fabrics and dressing like a woman is considered bold (Inness, Sherrie).
The film contradicts itself in the end scene where the couple is shown living in the city. Huge cities like New York, where the film is set, is very densely populated with people, buildings, and cars. There is very little plant life to be seen in more industrialized focused cities and what plants are around can either be found in small parks or little potted plants in some people’s homes. Shyamalan is trying to convey to viewers that places such as these are the reason that our planet is falling victim to what is climate change. In one scene, Elliot and the group are running from the model home after witnessing more people commit suicide.