Mulan Disney Movie vs. The Legend of Mulan In China during the Northern Wei dynasty that lasted from 386A.D. to 534A.D. Hua Mulan lived but we all know about her story from the famous Disney movie “Mulan”. The Disney movie helps kids learn her story but is not the best source for the real facts.
“We have the ability to project ourselves into just about anything we control.” [J.Schell, 2008] Galaga is a Japanese shoot ‘em up arcade game that was released in 1981, developed and published by Namco [Japan] and by Midway in North America. The following is my analysis and experience having played/studied the game under the headings: story, technology, aesthetics, and mechanics. Story “We filter reality through our sense, and through our minds, and the consciousness we actually experience is a kind of illusion – not really reality at all.” [J.Schell, 2008] Anyone who grew up in the arcades is very much familiar with Galaga, as it was one of the most popular games of the 1980s. The sequel to 1979’s Galaxian, Galaga is a timeless classic. [Fig.1]
The Disney animated movie (Mulan) is inspired by a medieval Chinese legend, which is about a young woman who joins the army to save her father 's life. The legend has countless variations, although the earliest is called "Mulan Shi" or "Mulan Poem", written between 386 AD and 533 AD. The Disney version differs from the myth, while not paying attention to the accuracies of the legend, they go in the direction of looking for self-worth, feminism, and romance. This creates many historical inaccuracies which makes the Asian culture interchangeable "others". Mulan is described as a three in one feature film: comedy, action movie, and musical.
The first film is entitled, “Birhen ng Manaoag” directed by Ben Yalung. It was released in 2005 starring Jodi Sta. Maria, Joyce Jimenez, Eddie Garcia, Marco Alcaraz, Albert Martinez, and Bianca King. Christian Vallez wrote the story. The second film is entitled, “Ama Namin”.
The film also omits some of the details from the ballad such as Mulan being an only child, which is not the case in the ballad because Mulan has an elder sister and younger brother. Furthermore, Mulan is not seen weaving at the starting of the film nor is she camping by the Yellow River. (Tian and Xiong) The specifications in the film let us understand why certain characters have certain names for example the parents are not given names in the balled how ever they are labeled by Chinese characters which is that it used to address parents in China, but in the film the parents are names Fa Zhou
Dancing at Lughnasa is a play created by Brian Friel in 1990. The story takes place in the last days of summer in 1936 in a rural environment of the fictional town of Ballybeg, Donegal, in Ireland. We are in the midst of a traditional Catholic family in a female environment, composed of a brother, Jack, who has been a missionary in Africa and a five unmarried sisters, Kate, Agnes, Rose, Maggie and Chris, who has a son, Michael, the responsible for narrating the story from his point of view. The fact that one of the sisters has a child being a single woman reveals that at the same time, the family is traditional and also modern. This factor is very important; it is very contradictory to the historical context of the time.
Dheepan: Movie Analysis ‘Dheepan’ is the story of three Tamil refugees who escape the Sri-Lankan Civil War and come to France in hopes of living a better life away from fear and violence. After escaping the dire conditions of the Civil War, Sivadhasan, Yalini, and Illayaal, find themselves in Le Pré -a housing project in the suburbs of Paris. It is here that they try to make a home for themselves in their new community. Living in an increasingly globalized world helped the “family” stay connected to their people and culture, despite living in a different country away from Sri Lanka. Globalization also contributed to their exposure to different people and ways of living.
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Siargao showcases the beautiful environment, surfing, and tourist destinations of the island but forgets to carry on its splendor to the actual plot. While the film would make you want to visit the relaxing little island, it also makes you feel that there is something missing afterwards. Paul Soriano’s Siargao is a 2017 romance film and also one of the multi-awarded entries in the 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival. Written by Anj Pessumal, it tells of the story of Diego Panzalan (Jericho Rosales) and Laura Molina (Erich Gonzales) whom went to the island of Siargao to experience an escape to their problems. Diego was a popular musician, originally from Siargao, whom had a fight with his bandmates.