Oklahoma! has some enjoyable music, energetic dancing, and overall happy flow that provided audiences with an escape from the harsh realities of war going on all around the world, “I’ve got a beautiful feeling, Everything’s going my way” (Hammerstein,“Oh What A Beautiful Mornin”). Rodgers and Hammerstein do a great job of sugar coating over the realities about rural
In this point of my analysis, I deal with the scene that one could argue most enriches the main subject of the story, namely hope. In this scene that is created by Darabont, Andy, who is at Norton 's office to receive some used books and sundries for the prison 's library, locks the guard in the bathroom and then starts playing a recording of ‘Canzonettasull 'aria’ from the opera The Marriage of Figaro. As Verstraten argues, filmmakers use music as narrative tool(153) that not only challenges the audience 's emotions but also carries the theme of the movie. In this scene the music is intradiegetic since Andy connects the public speaker system to the record player so that all of the prisoners can hear the music. In her book Music in American Crime Prevention and Punishment, Lily Hirsch explains that this scene “also highlights another utopia musical ascription related to the contested idea that music is a universal language” since all the prisoners are feeling connected, enjoying the music while hope is revived within their
In the film Singin’ in the Rain, there is a very simple use of editing, as well as an intentional lack of editing in some scenes. This is because the film involves an abundance of dancing characters who are not only performing as actors, but as dancers. Due to this, many wideshots are used in order for the audience to be able to see the actors in the film dancing. There are a lack of jump cuts because this sort of editing is not required to be used in order to create an effect or sense of pace for the audience in the same way the film Psycho does, in fact, there is no need for the audience to have a sense of pace in order to create suspense as the film is not intended to make the audience feel excited for what is about to come, but rather to show what life is like as a hollywood actor. The lack of complex editing and the use of the same type of shots rather than an assembly of multiple different shots of the same thing relaxes the audience instead of putting them on the edge of their seats like Pyscho would.
The poems Untitled by Emily Dickinson and Acquainted With The Night by Robert Frost both deal with the themes of darkness and night. While on the surface they seem similar, they have very different meanings, which are made clear through devices such as diction, imagery, symbolism and irony. Robert Frost’s poem uses darkness as a metaphor for depression, while Dickinson uses the same symbol to mean ignorance.
In All Summer in a Day, Ray Bradbury uses symbolism, similes and plenty of vivid description to show the hope the children have for a brighter future and their need for change. First of all the author uses the rain to symbolize many things, while at the same time dreaming is used to symbolize hope, and the sun is a symbol portraying each child’s bright future. Similes are also extremely important as they show the desperate hope and need for a bright future. Furthermore with these types of author's craft Ray Bradbury uses repetition. However it does not go along with hope as well as the other pieces of author’s craft that have been mentioned previously. Lastly the brilliant use of description is huge, especially when it comes to the hope, and demand for a brilliant future.
The setting in “The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall” is a big part of the story. The main place where the story happens is the big scary mansion named Crutchfield hall. “People in the village think Crutchfield hall is haunted. Did you know that?” This is what Sophia tells her uncle when she has seen and heard signs of ghosts in the house. In the story, the author seems to like the days to be very rainy. Usually, in stories rain is a haunted, creepy, scary kind of setting which makes me think that is what the author is setting the readers up for. In the beginning, when she was walking to the house it was raining. When she wakes up in the morning it’s raining. The setting is almost always raining. Now if you also go read about the rooms and the attic, it doesn't sound the most welcoming. She mentions how she climbs the creaky steps which are not a very good sound to hear in a
Ethical Egoism is a simplistic approach to morality which reduces notions of justice and ethics to mere self-indulgent desires. This philological approach asserts that an action which satiates an individual 's desires or inclinations is right, while an action that goes against an individual 's wishes is categorically immoral. In sum, Ethical Egoism puts the individual 's wants, interests, and aspiration at the forefront of morality. The movie Rain Man is riddled with instances and scenarios of the protagonist Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) employing Ethical Egoism. In fact, the entire premise of the movie and the development of the plot rely on Charlie continually using Ethical Egoism to make decisions. One such example is when Charlie takes
Every time a character would break out in song dance, it always correlated with the feelings they had. The famous scene of Lockwood singing in the rain portrayed the actual happiness that the character was feeling in that moment. As an audience member, the scene did not feel strange because the average individual knows what it’s like to be so happy, you feel like singing and dancing. The MGM musicals produced by Arthur Freed specifically combined surrealistically imaginative musical numbers, enjoyable scores, a pleasing use of color, and funny, spoofing plots that often still related to the
The use of stylistic techniques such as sound, both diegetic and nondiegetic and the way characters act in The Wizard of Oz, showcases the conventions of a musical fantasy. In the scene where Dorothy sang her solo of “Somewhere over the Rainbow” ” is interwoven in the narrative of the film to illustrate and her underlying intention to flee away from home without her having to put it across in words to the audience. The tune of the song is tweaked and reproduced with variances and used throughout the film to highlight pivotal moments in the film, lending familiarity to us, channelling the same kind of hopefulness that Dorothy is feeling. The rhythm of the song also complements the musical film which accentuates the development of the narrative (Study Guide). The use of a diegetic sound in this case, enables a smooth transition of scenes and gives a flow to the plot. On the other hand, the use of nondiegetic sounds lends individuality to characters or signals the entrance of characters. For example, at the opening of the movie, Dorothy enters the frame by skipping along the path with Toto where her foot-steps were accompanied by fast-paced sound which accompanies her footsteps. Another example would be of Glinda the Good Witch has her own sound effects whereas the Wicked Witch of the West, is known for her unique cackle. In terms of acting, we note that the speech of characters in the film are highly exaggerated and their voices are high pitched with mock enthusiasm, which resonates with the theme of the film which is hope during difficult times. A scene where all these techniques together would be in the scene where Dorothy was about to meet her
Essentially this shot is a foreshadow of a later, much more famous scene in which the main character, Don Lockwood, gleefully tap-dances and sings to the catchy song. In his book The American Musical and the Performance of Personal Identity, Ramond Knapp describes the title song as a “particularly well-known song that expressed metaphorically the film’s capacity for ‘singin’’ during the ‘rain’ of the Great Depression.” While these characters appear to be genuinely delighted in spite of the weather that most would consider to be dreary, this juxtapose of imagery is satirical. The song itself is a strange contradiction that appears to be an anthem for staying positive in a bleak situation, but I believe that Kelly and Donen used this song to emphasize a greater problem in the entertainment industry. The purpose of using this song to open the film and to continuously use it in different scenes throughout it is to convey the message that Hollywood is fake. The entertainment industry ignores real problems and puts on a façade for the sole purpose of keeping audiences entertained, rather than creating meaningful art that address real problems in the world. Rather than deal with the problem of the rain, the audience is told to just pretend it does not exist and be joyful instead, even if
As Bud begins to swing, the song “Tammy’s in love” begins to play. The female singers love song accentuates the warmth that Bud is feeling when he is reminiscing about the things in life that he enjoys. While the song is non-diegetic, there is still diegetic sounds such as the church bells, children laughing, and the teacher talking to the students. These types of sounds give you more depth about the situations that he is referring too. When the church bells are ringing, notifying the people to kneel as the blood of Christ is risen, this reflects on people’s commitment to a higher power. Children laughing showing the happiness that is supposed to occur in youth. Even the lack of sound in the movie theatre gives you the impression of contentedness as the crowd watches a film. All these sounds add emotional depth to the scene that cinematography
The song “Stormy Weather” is one the most remembered and loved songs of the early 1930. Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler. Ethel Waters first sang it at The Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem in 1933 and recorded it that year. Later in 2003 the Ethel Waters's recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003. The song has since been performed by artists like, Etta James,and Clodagh Rodgers but the two most famous covers of Stormy Weather besides the original by Ethel Waters were the covers by Frank sinatra on his 1959 album, No One Cares. and Royal Crown Revue in 2005 on their album Passport To Australia().
The motion picture of Singin’ in the Rain by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly was released in 1952. Singin’ in the Rain explores the different styles of film production in the MGM golden age. By showing the process of making a film, the transitions from a silent production to an audio production, and a romance between an actor and an actress.
Over the course of this winter quarter, I have learned in my class of Psychology of Wellness how to incorporate mindfulness into my daily life. The definition of mindfulness is considered an art. In the book of the Fully Present, the authors Susan Smalley and Diana Winston transmitted their wisdom on how to learn, practice and cultivate this art. According to the mentioned authors, they defined mindfulness as “the art of observing your physical, emotional, and mental experiences with deliberate, open, and curious attention” (2010, p.78). This definition shared by the authors is simple, but it communicates what are the characteristics that an individual needs to consider when it comes to being mindful. Through this mindfulness project, I wanted
Lightning crashes overhead as I race back into the house, dripping wet. I was just returning back from an adventure in the woods. The storm was unexpected, even the forecasters had never expected it. Luckily, I managed to make it back inside safely. I peered out the window as I took off my raincoat. The rain pitter pattered against the pavement softly, creating a lulling sound. I shook my head, fiercely trying to concentrate so that I didn’t fall asleep. I still have video games and homework to complete! The rain has always been a thing that could put me to sleep at the drop of a hat, in fact it’s my favorite weather. I swiftly changed my clothes so that I didn’t catch a cold and I sat down on the couch, pulling my homework out from my bookbag. Math equations filled my head but I still couldn’t concentrate. I stared out the window again, the rain luring me in. I sat my homework down and got up to look out the window again. As I gazed out the window a shadow caught my attention, it breezed through the forest and it went by so fast that I didn’t know what it was. A bird perhaps? Maybe. Whatever it is I need to figure it out! It could be something cool! But what about my homework? Well, this shouldn’t take long and besides, math is easy, I’ll be fine. I’ll just finish it when I get home. I jumped into my rain boots and put my raincoat back on. Then I twisted the