Steven Spielberg’s exhilarating film, The Post, is centered around The Washington Post, a family owned newspaper company, which is racing against the New York Times to exploit the wrongdoings of the U.S. government. It tells the story of the Pentagon Papers and how the Government hid these classified documents from the public along with the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War for three decades and four presidencies. This film stars Meryl Streep who takes on the role of Katherine Graham, Chief Publisher of the Washington Post after her husband passed away. Co-star Tom Hanks takes on the role of Ben Bradlee, executive editor of the paper. This film was directed by Steven Spielberg, an extremely talented director/producer for many well …show more content…
Spielberg did an amazing job at setting the mood for each scene. For instance, he would intensify the music when something significant was about to happen, putting the viewers on the edge of their seats. Spielberg also used gloomy coloring to get the viewer to feel the emotion of the characters at given times. Even the way that some scenes were shot made it more intriguing to watch. When Katherine (Meryl Streep) was on the phone discussing the potential downfall if they were to publish, Spielberg filmed an aerial shot. The camera was rotating around her, which built the intensity of the scene and symbolized Katherine’s emotions, that everything was spinning out of control. Spielberg finally ended the movie with a powerful and intriguing cliffhanger which leads to the possibility of a sequel. This film also presented the viewers with a variety of themes. There was strong sense of feminism through Katherine Graham. There were many instances where Katherine would walk into a meeting comprised of men in suits deeming her the only woman present. Graham goes on to state that “it is no longer my father’s company, it is no longer my husband's company. It’s my company. And anyone who doesn’t see it that way probably shouldn’t be on my board.” Streep did a spectacular job in developing a powerful woman
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UNDEFEATED – “it’s not just about the sport” Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin’s Undefeated, released in 2012 has become a global phenomenon. The Academy Award winning documentary follows the story of the doomed-to-fail Manassas football team and many of the students’ senior year. It is their last chance to redeem their team, and to ever have a chance to play again.
Our America is a book and a movie of the struggle in the Southside of Chicago. Even though, the main plot of the book and the movie was how two characters named Lealan and Lloyd find a way to broadcast their struggles in living in the Southside of Chicago. But, both the book and the movie have the main plot of Eric Morse’s death. Which happened in 1994, two boys Johnny and Tyrone threw a 5 year old boy named Eric out the window because they wanted him to steal candy and he didn’t and so Eric snitched on them. Our America: the book and the movie has similarities and differences such as the plot , character, and other things.
What particularly captivated me was the cinematography and the acting, both of which are tightly linked. The protagonist, Toni, is a character who right of the bat we get the idea that she does not particularly fit in with the boys in the movie nor the girls. There is
The late 19th century consisted of rigid work hours for children, the growth of strikes, and the use of yellow journalism. It was a challenging time for anyone below the upper class to live in. This is demonstrated throughout Newsies, a Broadway Musical displaying the challenges from this time period. Child labor, a major part of the movie, was the way of life and consisted of young children doing hard work as a vital part of the nation’s economy and income of families of the time. Another part of the movie, strikes, were the people’s way of refusing to work as a result of not getting their desires.
Benefits Street is a documentary series on channel 4 focusing on the people who live on benefits. The series is known for attracting criticism, the residents of James Turner street have also complained that the show Benefits Street represents them as drug-users, benefit scroungers, and bad parents”. This programme raises many ethical questions exploring; representation of characters, and the way the media creates an unbiased view of the subject. The characters in Benefits Street are shown to be intoxicated, commit crime, and dispute with kids. In the first and second episode we are introduced to the Romanians of Benefits Street who are constantly being attacked and aggravated by the other residents.
People commit crimes for various reasons and many different factors contribute to a person’s mental state and behavior. There are numerous theories that attempt to explain why individuals and particular groups of people become criminals. Psychologist and psychiatrist use science and research to attempt to determine a person’s deviant behavior. A person’s mental state usually contributes to the causation of the types of crimes that they commit. The main character in the movie “Bernie” demonstrates characteristics that fit into the frustration-aggression theory, modeling theory, and behavior theory.
It makes the viewer question how their truths are influenced by our perspective and experiences. In addition to impeccable directing the movie is accompanied by outstanding cinematography and amazing wardrobe. The cinematography by Amy Vincent is simply outstanding she brings every scene to live with an amazing color scheme that tells a story of its own. For example, when Mozelle gets a premonition the dark colors and the harsh texture that is used is breathtaking and also when Mozelle tells Eve about her past husbands is it just impeccable. The way that scene was directed was just amazing.
This was one of the first movies to describe the war on Iraq after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The movie takes a look on the daily life of a bomb squad. The protagonist gives a look into the mind of a USA soldier during the war on terrorism. US Army Sergeant First Class Will James, Sergeant JT Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit currently stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader.
In Kissing Jessica Stein, the Jewishness is found in the obsession with marriage, a pushy mother and in some religious observances. Furthermore, the film portrays contemporary a young Jewish American in Jessica, who similarly to Seinfeld, don’t seem overly Jewish or act rather Jewish in public. The obsession with dating and getting married is a theme that has been linked to Judaism throughout the films we have studied in this course. The song “matchmaker” in Fiddler on the Roof and the grand wedding in The Chosen are two notable references.
Confusion, frustration, amusement and amazement all come within the first few scenes of any Tarantino movie. Peter Bogdanovich, a famous filmmaker, called Tarantino “the single most influential director of his time” (Carew, 2017, p.69). Tarantino's first film Reservoir Dogs (1992) is said to be one of the most altering movies of its time because it went against a majority of the cinema norms created during its time(Carew, 2017, p.69). Reservoir Dogs, takes the audience on a whirlwind of emotions throughout the movie and drops them right into the aftermath of a heist gone south. The film never shows the heist itself, only the preparation and catastrophic aftermath (Carew, 2017, p.70).
The clip belongs to the movie The Hustler (Robert Rossen, 1961) an adult story about life and love, greed, and self-destruction of isolated characters but also a story about conscience and redemption. The clip reproduces the first meeting about Eddie (Paul Newman) and Sarah (Piper Laurie), starting the romantic part of the film. The director uses both widescreen and black and white to produce a realistic atmosphere and highlight the isolation of the characters in their relationship. This essay analyzes the use of those devices in three different moments of the clip anticipating the dénouement of the plot through the depiction of the characters.
Each of these ideas are highlighted in the plot in many different ways. It is through the use of cinematography to incorporate music to portray emotions, intentional camera shots and movements, stark contrast in lighting to intensify characters, and the use of foreshadowing, that creates a narrative following the true story of Christine Collins’ unbreakable hope and unfailing search for her missing son. Any audience is sure to be drawn in and emotionally captivated by Eastwood’s take on the American drama, and this is effectively accomplished by the advanced cinematography skills exhibited in the
A clandestine affair with a married man is a sinewy phenomenon, and it is here to stay. It’s a truth that when a single woman or even the married ones sees a moderately attractive male, they are more interested in him if they believe he is already in a relationship or are already in a nuptial bond! In fact, one sizable study found 90 percent of single women are interested in a man who they believe was taken, while a mere 59 percent wanted him when told he was single. Sounds intriguing but it’s a fact of life that females get attracted to married men very fast at least as par the statistics.
Katherine Watson lives by her own definition in many different ways. From the beginning of the film we see Katherine in half light, suggesting that she is conservative and does not voice her opinion also gives us the impression of mystery, like all the other women in the film. Towards the end we see how Katherine Watson's opinion becomes valuable to the girls and now instead of seeing her in half light, we see how her whole face brightens up and we see her as a true leader. Katherine is most of the time framed within a frame giving us the feel of her, women in general, being trapped. From the day she arrives at Wellesley, her personality is completely different to everyone else, director Mike Newell portrays this in the differentiation of colours she wears compared to the pale and plain colours everyone else around her wears.
The story of Kathrine Goble is a perfect example of how to make a story that by all accounts should not be relevant in this day and age resonate with everyone, even the younger generations. The movie describes the true story of how mathematician Kathrine Goble managed to help guide the first man to the moon and back, all the while facing discrimination both for being a woman and for being black. Yet even though the exact problems she faced and the goals she had for the space program won’t resonate with most of the young audience, her story came alive for them anyway. This all can largely be explained by how Taraji P. Henson’s acting combined with a great script created a complex and realistic, yet likeable character.