Ashwini Patel The Great Gatsby Synthesis Essay When novels are being translated into movies, the meaning can often get lost in translation. The depth that the novel has to it can often be lost in the movie. The movies are translated by directors and producers for the entertainment of the public, but a book is all the author’s creativity put onto paper.
Dick. Blade Runner is a very good movie and raises many interesting questions concerning human questions of personhood. One of the best example of the movie is the real nature of the replicants in Blade Runner is ambiguous, for instance any minor group living in a society wouldn’t be clear for other group. The replicants in the movie didn’t have much power like other groups has, and they were not enjoying activities and being attention by the others. Because others were looking to the repilicants as a low level than them.
Producers, of course, satisfied the audience because it would make them a large amount of money. Some producers decided to go a little bit farther and decided to make movies about communism or the Red Scare. This was something that the majority of people were scared of and producers would create movies showing threats of communism. According to Parkinson,”Zavattini encouraged directors to capture the right atmosphere of poverty and pessimism.” Therefore, a large number of producers began to create movies showing the world from their own point of view and not the point of view of someone who had the perfect life.
Before this class, I was aware of the stereotypical roles and performances that Asian’s play in Hollywood, however I did not notice the lack of representation that they have. It was not until this class, that I began to pay attention and notice that there are not many Asian actors. If there was, they were never lead roles, but supporting or minor roles. I am able to relate with Constance as she was not aware of the issue until it was pointed out to her.
Tim Burton uses drastic makeup to make the characters stand out from the crowd, which makes them an outsider to everyone else. In Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton makes Edward, the protagonist, look very dark and mysterious. Kim, Edward’s love interest, has a negative initial reaction to Edward because of his appearance. His appearance makes him look as if he is a monster, but Kim later figures out that he is very sweet, loving, and nowhere near what she thought he was like. Edward was a prime example on how appearance has no effect on who someone is on the inside.
Scott Fitzgerald. Unreliable circumstances molds an untrustworthy and dishonest narrator, a variation from the book to the movie to create a more dramatic scene, changes how the audience feels about Daisy and Gatsby’s relationship. A small rewrite by director Baz Luhrmann creates a happy ending that was never originally envisioned affects the mood of the audiences. By comparing and contrasting three very important scenes to the development of the plot, it is clear to see how the changes made by director Baz Luhrmann did not give the outstanding representation that The Great Gatsby
If something is too short, it leaves the viewer wanting more. If something is too long, it leaves the viewer feeling bored and uninterested. A “Siddhartha” movie would not be as entertaining because the conflict is a common one that most people can relate to. Siddhartha struggles with lust when he meets Kamala and cannot resist her. Since this is a common issue that people struggle with in the real world, it would not be as interesting.
People are always treating others differently because they're another race. This movie showed how two different races went from hating to loving each other with some help. So what if you're black, white, or another race, that doesn't mean everyone can't get along. Everyone should be treated the same and should be given the same respect as others. As the saying goes, never judge a book by its cover and treat people the way you want to be
How important could a small scar be to a novel? In The Kite Runner movie directed by Marc Forster, the absence of the harelip scar on Hassan takes away a significant piece of the story for the audience that have not read the novel by Khaled Hosseini. The elimination of this small detail removes subtle hints that Baba is Hassan’s father. This omission, along with the impact of the poor acting in that scene, diminishes the parallels that can be drawn between Amir and Hassan and affects Amir’s redemption arc. The fact that the scar was left out leaves holes in the plot.
The problem is that few English speaking media companies bother to seriously attempt to create a show or channel that targets the Chicano/Latino population and those who due are usually big named companies that were created by the population like Univision. This is usually because many of the attempts are usually half assed and done to appease calls for a more diverse cast or programming and the results from these calls are usually misguides and racist which harms the population as it exposes others to racist views and can even reinforce them. That and most research done into this shows that only recent immigrants stick to programming specifically targeting them while everyone else is distributed in all other programming. Sites also suffer the same fate as they are rarely looked at by upper generations and usually disappear after a
Diversity in Hollywood includes more than race and more than acting. There is little diversity not only in front of the camera but behind the scenes too. Likely hood of seeing a nonwhite cast or set of directors is low since the industry is own by Caucasians. Hollywood cast their movies base on their liking. Which they would cast an all Caucasian cast instead of being diverse.
Film makers continue to misrepresent African-Americans in movies depicting them as characters, such as the brash women, domestic workers, thugs, and the “magical negro”. The brash African American women is depicted as being rude and having an attitude towards people in her immediate surrounding. The brash women in depicted as being loud mouth and not caring for what other people might think of her. These images are bad since people who do not live in close to the African-American community could stereotype and assume that all African American women act with a brash personality. Surprisingly, many of the films that includes the brash stereotype is found in African American film maker Tyler Perry.
In chapter three of The Hypersexulaity of Race: Performing Asian/ American Women on Screen and Scene, Celine Parreñas Shimizu explains the historical and performative impacts of stereotypical oriental femininity in Hollywood. She presents her argument by analyzing the movie stars, Anna May Wong, Nancy Kwan, and Lucy Liu. Importantly, Shimizu goes beyond simply pointing out the issue of stereotypical representations and delves into analyzing the roles and responsibilities of the viewers and performers within representation. To begin, Shimizu directly addresses how hyper-sexuality has been tied to Asian/ American women with countless examples from the acting careers of Wong, Kwan, and Liu. An example is The World of Suzie Wong (1960).
Racial stereotyping is like giving a person a bad character from Star Wars to be, for example, Jar Jar Binks, and we can all agree that it sucks. But Asian Stereotypes are just the worst because if you’re Asian, you know it will feel like someone is making you Jabba the Hutt which feels pretty bad. Asian Stereotypes freaking suck you know why? Stereotype threat (or even racial stereotypes), a term coined by Stanford Professor Claude Steele, occurs when individuals whose group is targeted by negative stereotypes try to excel at tasks that are related to the stereotype. In these situations, simply knowing that there is a stereotype against them can lead individuals to actually perform more poorly on the task than they otherwise would.