Singin’ in the Rain Comical lines, excellent song and dance, and devoted love are only three of many of the things that make Singin’ in the Rain, directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, a true masterpiece. The musical about making a musical has inspired many, and amazed many more. First, the athleticism required to make such a movie is incredible, demanding top physical conditions, but not necessarily being given what’s being demanded.
In the 1920s the movie picture show was relevant. These movies were silent, yet these silent movies gave people in the 1920s a new form of entertainment. This new form of entertainment brought to the people of the 1920s news, comedy, romance, action, sports and creativity to people in the form of a moving picture show. The phonograph was an item that brought music to the home of many people in the 1920s. This device would play many tunes and made it a joy to be in your home.
Interview with Milagros Milagros (Mila) is from Lima, Chorrillos, Peru. She grew up in a middle-class family. Her father was a business man and her mother stayed home with the children. She has several brothers and sisters. She grew up with many of the comforts of home like she has in the United States, unlike the poor section just outside of town.
In the movie, there are many musical moments, the most famous to come out of this film was, “Singin’ in the Rain”. In that scene, Gene Kelly is singing in what is considered his musical space. Kelly starts off the song on the sidewalk, and as the song goes on people are staring at him as he is singing. For many musicals, the character can be in their musical space, but that musical space does not interfere with the rest of what is going on in the narrative.
Isolation and alienation can have a great impact on relationships. In “The Painted Door” by Sinclair Ross and “The Fall of a City” by Alden Nowlan, both main characters struggle with being secluded from others which affects their relationships with others. The authors use setting, symbolism, and conflict to capture and describe the influence of isolation. Both ‘The Painted Door’ and “The Fall of a City” used setting to describe the mood and the feelings of the characters. Ross describes the farm Anne lives on to be “vast and bleak a wilderness” and the “region strangely alien to life.”
What I think this quote means is Esperanza is trying to explain, how if the people in her neighborhood drive through a different neighborhood of another color, then she would be scared. Or if Esperanza goes through another neighborhood then her "knees go shakity-shake." Also there "car windows get rolled up tight and our eyes look straight." Esperanza is struggling to not be scared of another neighborhood. She's struggling to be bold and brave.
Genre is a label that categorizes a film to the audience, but not to assess the artwork. It can be defined as a hint or trigger that makes the viewers willing to purchase the tickets and to spend their leisure time watching it. Sometimes movies contain more than one genres which is hard to be identified. Nonetheless, Singing in the Rain and La La Land, the two well-known musical films had created great impacts in the musical movie industry. Both films use “singing” to create love stories along with the plots and cinematographies by making the female character the famous movie star at the end.
Sunset Boulevard is a classic black comedy/drama, the most acclaimed, but darkest film noir story about Hollywood and what happens behind the scenes written by Billy Wilder. It shows the true deceitfulness, emptiness, the price of fame, greed, narcissism, and ambition it really takes to be an actor or actress during the 1950’s in Hollywood. Norma Desmond was one of the main characters and she showed viewers how easily they can perceive their characters on screen for their real life and get them twisted. In the 1950’s fans of the film wanted the actors to be just as perfect as they appeared on screen. The classic, tragic film was highly regarded at its time, honored with eleven Academy Award nominations and the recipient of three Oscars: Best
DEREK is a rock star in rehab reluctant to give up his old ways. LAYLA is a therapist who once struggled with sexual addiction and drug dependence. Although Layla isn’t Derek’s therapist, they argue over his drug problem, but anger turns to lust when they make-out in a barn. Their affair is cut short when she accepts a new job in New York raising money for city rehab programs. When Derek moves to New York, Layla solicits his involvement in a benefit concert.
The Pea in the Wardrobe Everyone has their own understanding of what childhood agency means to them. According to Author Richard Flynn, who wrote the article titled, What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Agency, he defined childhood agency as “children’s competence and capability as social actors and about challenging what James calls ‘the more traditional, developmental discourse of children’s incompetence’”(262). During the course of this paper, I will discuss how my understanding of childhood agency differs from Flynn’s through the use of examples from the film, Narnia, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first of three adaptations of C.S Lewis’ series, The Chronicles of Narnia. This film was set during the World War II bombings