The Devil’s Miner is heartbreaking and heavy direct cinema documentary that can leave the viewer feeling sympathy and pity. But, if approached with the right mindset, the film can also leave the viewer with a message of human strength in the face of adversity. The film presents many themes to call people to action, such as social injustice, and the problems with child labor, but the main theme that resonates throughout the film is that strength can be found even in the darkest of places.
In this essay, I am going to analysis the film named “Cloverfield”, which was released on 18th January 2008 in North America. I will talk about the genre, key scenes, media institution, other media company, film marketing, marketing mix, media technology, audience, digital platforms, convergence and regulation.
The book I read is called ‘Revolution’ by Jennifer Donnelly. The story takes place in Boston, Massachusetts and Paris, France. The setting is important to the story because Paris is where the French Revolution took place and it is the place where our main character starts changing. It is about a girl named Andi. She is a senior in highschool. She is a really unhappy girl at the beginning of the book. Her little brother, Truman died in a terrible tragic accident and her mom and dad got divorced and her mother is doing nothing but painting and she is slowly cluttering the house full of the paintings. All Andi mainly does is play guitar and get taught how to play guitar by her teacher, Nathan.
Mise-en-scéne is crucial to classical Hollywood as it defined an era ‘that in its primary sense and effect, shows us something; it is a means of display. ' (Martin 2014, p.XV). Billy Wilder 's Sunset Boulevard (Wilder 1950) will be analysed and explored with its techniques and styles of mise-en-scéne and how this aspect of filmmaking establishes together as a cohesive whole with the narrative themes as classical Hollywood storytelling. Features of the film 's sense of space and time, setting, motifs, characters, and character goals will be explored and how they affect the characterisation, structure, and three-act organisation.
Maxine Hong Kingston's use of talk stories in The Woman Warrior emphasizes that individuals will find a more fulfilling life if they defy the traditional gender norms place on them by society. While contemplating beauty standards in Chinese society in “No Name Woman” Maxine Kingston thinks, “Sister used to sit on their beds and cry together… as their mothers or their slaves removed the bandages for a few minutes each night and let the blood gush back into their veins” (9). From a young age girls are expected to be binding their feet and are told that it is to look beautiful, but in reality that is not why. When a womans feet are bound they are restrained and silenced. These girls could be free and happy but they are restrained by men through this binding. Kingston reveals another example of how defying gender roles can lead to a better life in her story “Shaman.” As her mom is
Death of a Salesman has been extremely influential in regards to theatrical performance and it has been performed by multiple different theatre groups. It has also been made into a movie, which has actors such as Dustin Hoffman as Willy Loman, John Malkovich as Biff Loman, and Kate Reid as Linda Loman. All of these actors’ performances were true to the character and were extremely realistic. It was easy for the audience to get caught up in the characters that these actors portrayed. Throughout the movie, Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich, and Kate Reid all provided an outstanding performance by ensuring that their facial expressions, body language, and emotions always shined through all the while they were creating realistic characters that were easily believable by the audience.
The Revenant is a splendid and inspiring story that does not give a minute to withdraw eyes while the film is playing. This movie presents drastically new meaning to man-versus-nature drama, to a greater extent, because of the brilliant acting performance of Leonardo DiCaprio. The Revenant was directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu who, after the majestic success of Birdman in 2014 found an inspiration in the less civilized area, specifically, North America of the 1820s. The shooting took place in rough, freezing conditions and, what is more, most productions shoot for twelve hours a day minimum. Iñárritu and director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki were forced to shoot in a more fractured manner due to the creative choices made, notably shooting
The most powerful scene in the movie “Crash” is the scene where a black male and female couple is driving a car that looks like the same one that has been stolen in the movie but it is not a stolen car because the license plate is different. Matt Dillon, who is a white racist police officer pulls the couple over and persuaded them to get out of the car and he pats them both down, while he was patting the women down he molested her in the presence of her husband and the husband could not bear to see what he was doing to his wife, although he cannot put a halt or stop the cop because he will be accused of assaulting a police officer, he has think about his standards within society. For example, although the police officer is committing a crime, the husband cannot have to take in consideration that if he does anything to the officer or reacted in a very malicious way, he would not only be accused of assaulting the police but he will also be a color guy assaulting an officer. Moreover, since there are two different races it will be some worse authorities in the conflict. To sum up, the scene is mostly about how a couple was mistreated by the racist officer because of their race and the husband has to rethink what will happen to him if he risks his life for his wife.
George Lucas continues Luke’s journey, heavily inspired by The Hero’s Journey theory of Joseph Campbell, in this second film. The most prominent of the step of The Hero’s Journey in this case is most likely the “Ordeal.” The “Ordeal” in many stories is the moment where the hero must confront his biggest fear or challenge and is one of the most central and essential stage of any Journey. () The film heavily influences this step with Luke’s scene in the cave on Dagobah and Darth Vader’s big reveal in the end of the film. The first instance of this step is when Luke goes into the cave and seemingly confronts Vader to reveal that the face in the mask is actually him. Not only does it foreshadow Luke’s connection with Vader, but it also catapults
Robert Pippin embodies the essence of character Ethan 's implication in the mysteries being posed in "The Searchers" by John Ford. His article analysis several factors that contribute to Ethan 's desire to assassinate Debbie and his choice to not go ahead with killing Debbie using a web of relationships that were linked to both instances and to Ethan 's past and present. This paper will examine in reference to Pippin 's article what provoked the mysteries being posed by Ford, and lastly articulate an opinion supporting or opposing Pippin 's claims.
In film noir and hardboiled literature, the femme fatales are one of the major archetypes of the genre. According to Ron Hanson, “If the women is the victim, it’s not really film noir.” This kind of woman manipulates men by any means necessary to gain power, a sense of independence, or just plain greed. Either way, this style does not display any sort of damsel in distress motif that previous audiences were used to. There is a digression from a loving and doting housewife to a woman that has power, but in this noir universe it eventually leads to the woman’s destruction. Not to mention the men that get tangled up in her web and do not get out quick enough. There seems to be a clash of what it means to be a good
It’s 1975 in Thailand. Times are tough. Kids are having to drop out of school just to be able to work and support their families. Rue “Marty” Martin is just walking into the chow hall when he sees the most beautiful women he’s ever laid eyes on. Her name is Sunee Arammuang. She has the most beautiful hair, skin, eyes, everything. Rue has to meet her. He walks up and introduces himself, and while he knows that this girl is the love of his life, she 's not so sure. But, that’s just a small detail to this story.
In the film The Circle, the main discussion is on privacy and how having every aspect of your life on camera disrupts your right to privacy. In the film, each citizen can be found anywhere in the world, by either cameras planted by the company or other citizens that have the Circle’s products. The movie mention that the company has the ability to track anyone, in where they present it as a good tool that could stop criminals and those who are to do harm. In other words, the right to privacy get taken into a shelf in this adaptation. This movie portrays what would happen if privacy comes to end.
In the 20th century, there are many movies that have originally come from a famous novel and a manga. Most have been a great success of making fans satisfied by having most of the details from the book portrayed in the movie with the perfect image for all of them. “Into the Wild” is also a film originated from a novel. There are many different opinions to this film. Some are supportive of the film but others are not. Due to the fact that the film is multi-opinionated, I believe that the creation of a film version of the story was not a perfect success. People who support the film say that there were more similarities than differences from the movie and the novel, such as the portraits of Chris’s family members and the organization of the contents itself, if it is easy to read or not. On the other hand, people who are not supportive claims that the theme itself that was expressed was different and the mood itself that the reader imagined was different from the movie and the novel. There were more differences comparing to
The Revenant is a novel by Michael Punke originally published in 2002. Punke’s story is one of history, and it has been previously adapted into a movie in 1971 titled, Man in the Wilderness. All media and book did not stick to the original historical figure of Hugh Glass. Most recent adaptation in 2015 by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Despite the fact that the movie was made famous based on inaccuracy of the actual true story, it still presents wonderful cinematography. There are many strays from the true story of Glass and the factious character in Punke’s novel. To start with, the setting of the true story was not of mountainous landscapes, it was mostly flat terrain. The events occur in the summertime, but the movie depicts them in winter. Putting the true story aside and focussing on the novel and movie “in part adaption”, both were great for their own standards. In this sense I would like to categorize the book and movie with a historical fiction genre.