The ponderous, mythical opening of visionary auteur Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water gently guides us into its unique blend of horror and romance, surrounded by the same magic del Toro effortlessly captured in its spiritual predecessor, Pan’s Labyrinth from 2006. In the age of superhero blockbusters, endless sequels and reboots, del Toro’s sensual adult fantasy manages to make its voice heard amidst the cacophony of studio demands and creative restriction. Set during the height of the Cold War in Baltimore 1962, the film follows the journey of mute custodian Elisa Esposito (played with aplomb by Sally Hawkins), who works at a high-security government research facility, and a amphibious humanoid creature captured from South America. Elisa proves that vulnerability is not a sign of weakness, that she doesn 't need to hide her identity under cynical facades; there is a nuanced strength at her core, filled with an all-encompassing curiosity and compassion that allows her to form a connection immediately with ‘The Asset’. Del Toro told Variety that he wanted to create a new type of Beauty and the Beast in which “the beauty is someone you can relate to – not a perfect princess” and “the beast doesn’t need to transform for love.” Guillermo del Toro understands that magical realism has to be grounded in reality first; with its soaring combination of authenticity, fantasy, and a dash of the perverse, The Shape of Water challenges the boundaries of its
Unavoidably the three grew up to be high tech art thieves, terrorizing museums and galleries all over the world. Additionally, Joe and Red Bean are lovers. However, during a heist that went terribly wrong due to a double- crossing, Joe seemingly dies in a car accident. Red Bean then finds solace in James; nevertheless, Joe eventually returns and a peculiar love triangle is shaped. John Woo, who abandoned his usual motifs of bloody brotherhoods for comedy and romance, based this film upon his protagonists (Chow yun Fat as Joe, Leslie Cheung as James and Cherie Chung as Red Bean) who were already local superstars at the time.
The film he directed received eight Academy Awards nominations, won Oscars, and despite reviews was a huge success. Francis Coppola had an illustrious career full of successes and failures. The leading actors in the film were Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, and Robert Duvall. Martin Sheen took the lead role in the film, playing the role of Captain Willard, assigned to assassinate another lead character in the film, Colonel Kurtz. Sheen received the praise as being “the father of a modern dynasty of actors”.
This story narrates one particular evening of a guy, called Jesse. The author mostly focused on his thoughts and emotions. Jesse lives in a world where being a part of the LGBT-community is the most common thing, being heterosexual is even illegal. The author gives the impression that the story will have a happy ending, that the queer protagonist Jesse and his girlfriend will live happily ever after. The truth is way worse: when his girlfriend Mina sneaks into a bar, dressed up as a guy, they’re busted and are both condemned to undergo the Cure.
This story narrates one particular evening of a guy, called Jesse. The author really focussed on his thoughts and emotions. Jesse lives in a world where being a part of the LGBT-community is the most common thing, being heterosexual is even illegal. The author gives the impression that the story will have a happy ending, that the queer protagonist Jesse and his girlfriend will live happily ever after. The truth is way worse: when his girlfriend Mina sneaks into a bar, dressed up as a guy, they’re busted and are both condemned to undergo the Cure.
A youthful, special personality lies in the heart of a man that inspires a painter’s best work. This nature is intricate, kind, pure, and a wonderful focus for portraits and paintings alike. In The Picture of Dorian Gray, a close friend tragically robs this youth and leads the man to a life that terminates because of evil. Dorian Gray, the corrupt man of interest in Oscar Wilde’s novel , has a complex personality, giving him many different companions in the story. Fatefully, he meets the artist Basil at a party due to Basil’s interest in Dorian’s striking and mysterious identity.
J.M Coetzee’s work describes his countries disgrace through David Lurie’s disgrace, written in present tense complimenting a racial issue examined but yet to be resolved. In the beginning of this book, Coetzee introduces his readers to David Lurie. Professor Lurie is a 52-year-old man who has "solved the problem of sex rather well" by visiting a prostitute and fulfilling his desires once a week. Lurie seems to be in control of his life, but after engaging in an affair with a student in his romantics course, his life takes an unexpected spin. David Lurie loses his job, his status and his dignity.
After the funeral, he goes swimming and meets Marie, a woman whom he then attends comedy movie with as if his mother hadn 't just died the day before. The couple 's relationship seems somewhat one-sided as Marie wants a deep emotional connection, while Meursault is only intrigued by the physical experience. Meursault focuses on the physical, factual aspects of life rather than spiritual, abstract ideas. He is an existentialist who believes that life has no real meaning and that nothing matters: "All alike would be condemned to die one day" (Camus 75) He does not realize the repercussions of his actions, therefore, although he acts with no emotion, his intentions are never malicious. The beginning of the novel immediately alludes to Meursault 's aloof attitude when Meursault is completely unphased by his mother 's death.
In The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Kino, an impoverished man who lives in La Paz, encounters an exquisite pearl that is tremendous, shimmering, and magical. Kino and Kino’s loyal wife, Juana, venture to the grand, rich, nearby town to sell this marvelous pearl, but their efforts are fruitless because Kino thinks the pearl is worth more than what is offered. Soon enough, Kino’s house gets burned down by what are assumed to be envious pearl-wanters. Kino, Juana, and Coyotito, their beloved baby, have to flee because shortly after this, someone attempts to kill them and steal the pearl but instead loses his life to Kino. Followed by tenacious trackers who want Kino and his family dead, the family ventures far and wide.
Since then, Maxi had a crush on Victor and they became friends, until Maxi witnessed the death of his father through a gunshot by the new chief of the police, who seems to be not in good terms with Maxi’s father in the past, and along with Victor at that time. Cinematic codes play a big role in the exposition of the film alone. JD Domingo, the sound editor, uses songs and musical scores while Nap Jamir, the film’s cinematographer, used a lot of montage to convey the messages better. The story unfolds in a slum where garbage almost filled the body of water while Yoyoy Villame’s “My Country, Philippines”, a patriotic novelty song exalting the country’s beauty, was playing on the background which makes the scene ironic. A pink baby dress that stands out from old clothes on the clothesline was also shown and used as a montage before Maxi was exposed in the scene.