They disrupt the story at a surface level, but they offer beneath-the-surface insight that ultimately leads to the conclusion of the story and a different understanding of society at large. Alan and Janko utilize their unique viewpoints to expose fallacies in society. In the Hangover, Alan utilizes drugs in excess and views it as an essential component in entertainment. Before the night of fun, Alan slips a drug into each of his friend’s drinks. What Alan thinks is ecstasy turns out to be a ruffy, which ultimately leads to a night of wildness.
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS Submitted by: Marcus Timothy L. Montaos Submitted to: Prof. Valerie Anne C. Miranda English 2 / IT1421 Comparative Analysis: Scarface (1983) and The Godfather (1972) I. Introduction Scarface is a crime-drama film that is famously known for being one of the most violent and profanes films during its time of release. Focusing on the rise of Tony Montana (Al Pacino) on the criminal ladder and becoming more psychotic as his career as the leader of his drug empire progresses, leading to his eventual downfall. Directed by Brian de Palma, written by Oliver Stone and with performance of the cast with the lead Al Pacino, Scarface became a cult classic among the masses. The Godfather is a mob film focuses on the Corleone Family, with its head Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) trying to find a suitable heir
"The Garden of Forking Paths" written by Jorge Luis Borges: an asian man by the name Yu Tsun is a british agent who has blown his cover; is running for his life as he is being chased down by his former leader and has a mysterious encounter with a stranger and fate. "Happy Endings" is a story with many plots in which the author places the two main characters, Mary and John, in different life situations they must deal with, but always end-up the same: dead. These two short stories differ in many aspects, specially in their plots. My main focus will be on their similarities in fate and how their characters are affected by it. In overall, my purpose for choosing this topic is to discuss about something controversial that many people would find unusual to speak of; to learn how this may affect or is related to our daily lives in society; how fate can be related to other subjects and finally, to gain greater insight into this topic.
INTRODUCTION The films Scarface (1983) and The Godfather (1972) are both crime-drama films which focus on the rise of their respective characters up the criminal ladder, becoming leaders on their own right and experiencing parallels on their stories while interacting with characters with duality in rules for both films. Scarface’s Tony Montana opted for drug trade and started his own empire on the back and blood of the people he killed, while Michael Corleone took matters to his own hands when he saw his family being besieged by the other families, psychologically exploring the minds of the characters while trying to deal with outside threats and stimulus. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 1. What are the similarities and differences of the film?
B. Scarface Scarface is a cautionary tale. Drugs, violence, drugs, materialism, drugs, immorality and more drugs. The movie explores a lot of themes, crime, politics, psychology and the “American Dream”, all which is portrayed in a bloody and foul-mouthed manner. Scarface is a glorified portrayal and subversion of crime life at the same time. Tony Montana is an immigrant that has nowhere else to go, he then goes to a life of crime, got rich, and then goes down.
In edict to get some money, the stranger introduces himself into the heart of a long-lasting squabble by pretending to be on both sides. Articulately planned, the stranger set up a full-scale mob warfare between the warring parties. Though in the beginning it’s a plot of Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo, the motion pictures in question here are Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars and Walter Hill’s Last Man Standing. Though the latter is an official remake of Yojimbo, ironically enough, it’s the unofficial one, Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars, which is thought to be a classic and a fitting homage to Kurosawa’s masterpiece. As achievement goes the recognition of these two movies where vastly symmetrical from each other.
Vincent Vega is the lead of the first story and is a hit man for Marcellus Wallace. The narrative is the prizefighter Butch Coolidge, and the third story has Vincent’s partner Jules Winnfield in the lead. Each story focuses on a different series of incidents but they are all connected together through Marcellus. Generalizing Pulp Fiction, it can be seen how Quentin Tarantino is fascinated with narrative structure and that he deliberately confuses the audience with fragmentation of the narrative. Its four narratives overlap, thus the characters wander between them.
FILM SUMMARY The Godfather is a film produced in 1975, set in the 1940’s. It follows the Corleone family, an Italian Mafia clan, as they get tangled up in a war between the other families residing in the USA. Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt at assassination, and his son, Michael is forced to step in as his father’s replacement. In the movie, there are several negotiation scenes. • Bonasera vs Vito Corleone • Michael vs Moe Green • Vito vs family leaders THE CONFLICT The main conflict in The Godfather is the ongoing war between the multiple mafia families that reside in the US.
Who will stop Capone from enforcing his monstrous agenda? That’s where our heroes come in. Lights, camera, action; we have The Untouchables. How does this movie compare to the real history of Al Capone and the people who hunted him down? In the movie The Untouchables, there are several similarities and differences in comparison with history.
As Henry rises in the mafia ranks he navigates through the initiation of the monomyth, he begins to alter from his prior self and experiences deeper change. Henry, now a member of the mafia is faced with many trials and tribulations. He coordinates the Air France robbery, has to hide and unhide a former mob boss’s body and has to maintain a healthy relationship with the mafia and his wife while serving 4 years in jail. This represents the Road of Trials in the hero 's journey, through these trials Henry experiences change and he is now fully transformed from his prior self. As Henry 's journey continues he and his associate Jimmy Conway organized and executed the momentous Lufthansa heist.