Revenge, Masculinity and Glorification of Violence in the Godfather Abstract: Crime films have been the most enduringly popular genre since the dawn of sound era in Hollywood. Mob and gangster films are a sub-genre of crime films and deals with the mafia and their organized crime focusing on rise and fall of power. These films primarily have stacks of money, guns, flashy cars, illegal goods, cluster of goons, crime families, and a plot with a central theme coupled with violence. Hollywood gangster films in the 1930’s had liberally drawn inspiration from the newspapers and books of the era. Films of gangster genre are strongly driven by themes such as power, loyalty, betrayal, rivalry, morality, revenge, masculinity, materialism etc.
The hero Tristan not only goes through the classic Hero’s Journey cycle but does it in a post-modern way in some instances. Where he is the one needs to be saved or some of the steps will go out of order. Also the archetypes in the film stay true to the classic Hero’s Journey for some characters, while other characters are post modern such as Captain Shakespeare. Finally, Stardust is great in a way that it is able to incorporate both types of the Hero’s Journey old and new
b. Genre types of Movie Prince (2004: 243) states “There are the main genre types of movie: 1) Gangster Movie The gangster movie is nearly as old as the cinema, having clear procursors in the early silent era. The genre emerged as a powerful force in U.S. movie, however, at the time of the Great Depression. The gangster’s appeal invites the viewer to ask about the kind of society tha produces such seductive forms of corruption and violence. Like the cowboy, the movie gangster is highly charged cultural symbol. The gangster genre remains timely and contemporary, its appeal never fading or going out-of-date.
Superman is considered an archetypal hero, who is played by Chris Reeves. Chris Reeves play as Superman who was, “raised with high moral ideals, he uses his incredible strength, speed, flight and various other superpowers to fight evil and protect the innocent.” (DC Wikia) Superman uses his abilities to save the innocent from
Movies can be fictional (made up), or true, or a mix of the two. Although hundreds of movies are made every year, there are very few that do not follow a small number of set plots, or stories. Some movies mix together two or more genres. Action movies have a lot of exciting effects like car chases and gun fights, involving stuntmen. They usually involve 'goodies' and 'baddies', so war and crime are common subjects.
The play Julius Caesar and the movie Man of Steel share a similar timeless theme. Julius Caesar was written in 1599-1600 A.D. by William Shakespeare. Zack Snyder's film Man of Steel, released in 2013, stars Henry Cavill as Superman and Michael Shannon as General Zod. In these productions we meet two power hungry characters, Julius Caesar and General Zod. Both of these characters are leaders who demonstrate a relentless desire for power and are eventually betrayed by those close to them.
However, the actions of Santiago may be similar to the ones of epic heroes, Santiago proves to be his own kind of hero. Overall, in The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago is not an epic hero because he has doubts when he is fishing, he physically struggles to keep the fish on the line, and he does not fight in a good versus evil battle. Santiago is not an epic hero because he chooses to go after one big fish instead of a thousand little fish. The old man states that “my choice was to go there to find him beyond all people” (Hemingway 13). Santiago’s life long dream was to capture this large fish, but he had no idea that this fight against the marlin would nearly kill him.
Subsequently, humans definitely have a sense of humor. All our superhero movies have the same basic plot. A person is declared an outcast when society discovers their superpower, they save the world with the very thing that makes them different, and everyone loves them in the end. Our entertainment industry is filled with these movies. However, when someone in the real world has these ‘different things,’ the story ends at the rejection by society.
Today, the film industry is growing very rapidly. Every year there are always dozens of new movies are released. Each film has its own genre. The following are examples of genre that is owned by every movie: action, romance, horror, thriller, adventure, etc. One of genre of films are always liked by the audience from the beginning until now is a zombie film (Thriller, horror).
Superheroes are good role models for many reasons. They teach kids to be selfless, have the courage to do what’s right, to be dedicated and hardworking, and to be accepting of others. Superheroes are good role models. Superheroes teach kids to be selfless. Spider-Man is a great example of a superhero who is selfless.