Based on the novella The Body by Stephen King, Stand By Me is a wonderfully directed screenplay that tells of four boys - Gordie, Chris, Vern, and Teddy - who go out into the woods to look for the body of their fellow classmate Ray Brower. From dodging bullies, firing a gun, camping out, and running on train tracks, the boys are given challenges that they are able to overcome. Throughout the movie, director Rob Reiner uses a myriad of sociological techniques that opens the viewer 's eyes to the problems society still faces today. After watching the movie, you begin to question the past and the present and you see how much has changed between the two time periods. Stand By Me is a movie of self-purpose and determination; of friendship and staying
Throughout the novel A Long Way Gone, music is used as a motif. Music is used to distract or calm the soldiers in rehabilitation, as it has the ability to trigger emotional responses. Also, music is used to remind the soldiers of their innocence and life before the war. And lastly music is used to create common ground amongst strangers.
Throughout the novel Chris repeatedly did things that endangered his own well being. Even though it is illegal and even after he got ticketed for doing so, Chris hitchhiked across the country. Chris also burned most of his money along with his birth certificate and assumed a fake name while travelling. When Chriss’ body was found in Alaska, It took quite some time before he could be identified because he had not told his family where he was going and had no identification. Chriss’ lack of responsibility could have been due to his determination and bravery which would have made Chris throw caution to the wind more often than he should have. (Krakauer, 1997)
Movie Stand by Me is scripted of a short story by Stephan King “Body”. The plot lays around 4 friends that go onto a journey to find a dead body. There are 2 boys that stand out more from the rest, and they are Chris and Gordie. Although there are many scenes in the movie that could be compared to the scenes in the novella, there are scenes that are more important because they show differences in character development of Chris and Gordie. Those scenes are, Teddy dodging the train, Chris comforting Gordie at the body and boys arguing with Ace’s gang.
In Ishmael Beah’s personal memoir, A Long Way Gone, music courses through the story quite often. Music is first seen in Ishmael’s peaceful childhood. He and his friends enjoy singing and dancing along to music, in particular, Rap Music. As the story progresses, and the war becomes more prevalent in the young boys lives, rap continues to play a substantial role in their lives, just in a different way. At the end of Ishmael’s life story, there is yet another role that music plays. While music’s symbolism did change throughout the book, ultimately, the symbolism in the beginning matches that of the end.
Crashing waves on a beach with a magnificent sunset in the background, a picture perfect scene for a summer romance. The magic mood is quickly turned gloomy by the sweet Australian accent of Sandy Olsson exchanging her goodbyes with her summer love, Danny Zuko. The opening scene of Grease may seem [depressing] but it sets up for one of the most interesting love stories put to film.
In a small town, the lives of three children are altered due to a series of events occurring around them. They are exposed to the horrors of the world when a black man is accused of raping a white woman. The father of two of the children previously mentioned is the one representing the accused and he goes through trials and tribulations. The resulting impact of this trial is that one child, in particular, loses his innocence and goes through what is called, the rite of passage.
All the time,preparation,commitment leeds up to some of the most important parts in your life. We all go through rites of passage but they're all unique in their own way. One of the rite of passages called the Medicine bag. The medicine bag is about a main character named Martins who’s lakota grandpa come and presents him with the medicine bag. But Marin has to overcome his nervousness and fear to accept the medicine bag. The next rite of passage is the Apache Girl’s rite of passage, it is about a girl named Dachina who is on the way of coming into womanhood. She does this by a four day ritual show her strength and endurance as well as preparing her for the challenges of womanhood. The third rite of passage is call the Cradle ceremony. The cradle ceremony is about a baby’s first time in its cradle which will be blessed to bring strength good fortune and health in the baby’s future. In the essay It will show similarities,differences and advantages and disadvantages of text and media between the three.
The above described change in the narrative approach allows the filmic narrative agent to develop characters who are perceived as secondary in King 's novella. For example, Brooks Halten, the librarian whose place Andy takes over. Brooks is mentioned briefly in the book and his story represents the theme of institutionalism. Red believes that Brooks will be able to survive in the outside world: ' 'In prison, Brooks had been a person of some importance. He was the head librarian, an educated man. If he went to the Kittery library and asked for a job, they wouldn 't give him a library card. ' ' (154/1822) The death of Brooks ' bird that is found in the prison yard is a metaphor of Brooks ' end due to his institutional syndrome after spending almost
In the book Soundscapes by Shelemay, it talks about the different ways where people use the music to mark segments of the life cycle. An experience that I have that is a great example of this is, during the Christmas season my family and other close relatives gather together each year to sing songs, have food and act out the story of how Jesus was born. This is what is known as “Posadas,” which is similar to a party that people from Mexico perform as part of their tradition when Christmas is about to arrive. The “Posadas” require about nine days, but now people only perform it for one or two days.
Originally composed score can bring a sense of authenticity to the film, they allow the audience to create fresh memories associated with the new soundtracks. However, using known music throughout the film can also bring a unique flavor to the film. The known music can be used cleverly to invoke nostalgic memories for the audience, or introduce the audience to a different style of music that fits the setting of the film. This was evident in the film, “La Bamba”, where the directors used mostly classic rock ’n’ roll hits from the 50s to portray the life of Ritchie Valens. The director, Luis Valdez, had artists like Los Lobos record covers of Valens’ hits so a higher recorded quality of the songs could be used in the movie. The use of known music in the movie “La Bamba” was effective because not only did it successfully immersed the audience into the time of the story Valdez was trying to portray, but it also allowed the audience to get a glimpse of the cultural impact of
Cultures of different parts of the world show us the differences between our lifecycles. Learning the lifecycles can be somewhat of a challenge to understand them in an emic perspective without showing favoritism of our own culture and rite of passage. Assuming that the role of an outsider to view one’s own culture will help to overcome the ethnocentric that a person may have. In this paper, I will look at the rite of passage in aspect to my own culture in an etic perspective in order to expand the view of an outsider and I will look at the rite of passage in another culture from an emic perspective in order to become familiar with the rite of passage of a different culture. Mainly discussing the different rites of passage
In the famous film Casablanca, music is used to primarily identify the scene that is being shown, to compliment a character, and to be the opening act of a famous melody. Since Casablanca is based around a time of war, the settings alternate between America and the Middle East. Popular American music was crucial for the audience to recognize Rick’s Café, which is realistically found in the United States. Also, popular American music set the joyous mood of the refugees. Paired with setting the mood, popular American music highlighted the suspense of the French vs. German “singing war”. Upon hearing the Germans happily serenade their national anthem, the French take advantage of the opportunity or competition and out-sing the German with “Marseilles”.
Renesmee's Lullaby/Something Terrible is a well-known classical piece made famous by Edward in The Twilight Saga. It featured in the fifth film Breaking Dawn Part 2 that came out in 2012. It was composed by Carter Burwell, a family man who used his experience of becoming a father to write the piece. After everyone saw the hit series people began to emulate the piece until the chords were finally released. Burwell has composed other classical pieces for the series such as "Bella's Lullaby" that was also a crowd pleaser. The purpose of the composition was to show the emotional state of a parent when it comes down to their child/children. This work of art would traditionally be played by a pianist in a hall, but the phenomenon behind the movie
A relevant element or symbol in this film is the doorbells in Manderley, especially the ones in second Mrs. De Winter´s room. These doorbells are not at the height of her hand but of her head, which reinforces the idea of the young woman´s childish nature. She not only behaves as a child but also is treated as one; maybe this symbol shows that even the maids, Rebecca and the house itself know this fact. Also this symbol could emphasize that she does not belong to that reality, she is not “at the same level” of a standard lady of the house.