Scaramouche Film Analysis

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Introduction -The Art of Laughter “ He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.” (Rafael Sabatini) Rafael Sabatini, writer of Scaramouche which tells a story of a young lawyers during the French Revolution dealing with topics such as inequality and each individual’s role in the society which is something that is still prevalent today. Like the quote, everyone is born knowing how to smile and laugh. It is a gift given to everyone, the day they were born. It is ironic and even sadistic to mention that humans are born to die. It’s just a matter of time. You born alone and you die alone. Life itself is lonely and depressing even without the circumstances. The world is a harsh and…show more content…
( Watsons. P125) It’s a film that celebrates those who are willingly to work (even as a housewife) and get on with it despite the description of it that they find for themselves. There is two plot lines in this film. First, it is a story of Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a black woman after her adoptive mother’s death, decided to search for her biological mother, Cynthia Purely (Brenda Blethyn) who is white. Second, Maurice Purley (Timothy Spall) and Monica Purley (Phyllis Logan) wanting to re-establish their contact with Roxanne Purley ( Claire Rushbrook), their…show more content…
He does not necessarily means he takes advantage of it but rather he transport his clients into a space where for that few seconds to capture their “ happy moments.” For example, there was this Indian couple who were arguing but in order to capture the “ happy moment” , they take a break from arguing and pose a smile for the camera. It may seems pretentious or even poignant, but these few seconds in front of the camera helps to create an illusion of happiness, the brave front that most people tend to keep. What may be a few seconds of smiling, the camera can capture a lifetime. But what lies beneath that hidden laugh or smile, is something that everyone is afraid to

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