The General (1926) is a highly acclaimed movie by Buster Keaton, and one Keaton believed to be his best work. While still being a comedy movie, The General differs from Keaton’s other movies in featuring more action. Viewers can recognize the common bubbling character typical of his works, but witness a new smooth efficiency to his character’s stunts distinctive to The General. The storyline of the movie proves to be rather simple, allowing the audience to really appreciate the camera work and the theme. As the movie follows clumsy character Johnny win his sweethearts love and fight the North during the Civil War, audiences witness that anyone can be a hero.
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This decision in outlook reflects the sympathetic feelings present in his time period though. People sympathized with the South’s defeat, and Keaton recognized the potential in an underdog story. This choice also served to reinforce the prevailing theme played out through Keaton’s character Johnny. This is especially manifest in the battle scene at the end of the movie. Despite outnumbering and short notice, the South is able to easily push back the North. At the same time, despite his having no soldier training, Johnny is able to help in the battle to return home a hero.
Regardless of the amazing features of this film, it was not well received at its time of release. Keaton’s well-planned action scenes were viewed as tedious and detracting from his classic comedy. The General is acclaimed for its cinematic beauty, but the audience of those days was looking for Keaton’s comedy.
The General is a movie that stands the test of time as a critically acclaimed masterpiece. The beautiful camera work, amazing stunts, and new approaches displayed in this film leave an impression even on the passive viewer. Keaton marked a new way to tell comedy movies separate from Chaplin and others of his time. The General is a piece that will continue to stand as a monument to film
The Elimination: A Survivor of the Khmer Rouge Confronts His Past and the Commandant of the Killing Fields. Rithy Panh is an internationally and critically acclaimed Cambodian documentary film director and screenwriter. Rithy Panh was a young boy when Khmer Rouge revolutionaries arrived in Phnom Penh on April 17, 1975. Starting that day, he and his family were designated “new people”—the revolution’s code for those who needed “re-education”—and forcibly evacuated out of the city. That day began a terrifying experience that gradually took away most of his family, forcing Rithy to survive a series of brutal, and often arbitrarily cruel, ordeals.
Comparing and contrasting characters and the movies itself is difficult. Private Trip in Glory himself is very non open and broken. Acting tough and thinking he's better then everyone in the 54th Massachusetts. In the beginning of the movie his emotions are very powerful, him bullying others and making fun of Thomas for growing up as a freeman and living with white people like Colonel Robert and Major Cobot.
People knew and loved him. The fact that someone like him, who was already a respectful and powerful man in the country, was the main point of view of the story made it more possible to convince the people to align with the movie’s values. In the movie, John Wayne played Colonel Kirby who set out to prove to Beckworth the importance of the war and US’s involvement in it. Since he was the main lead, the movie was seen through the eyes of Colonel Kirby. Therefore, it
The opportunity was given to Shaw to lead the first ever all negro repentant the 54th Massachusetts. COl. War changes people, as exemplified by the characters in the movie Glory. The trials and tribulations of fighting the enemy can change even the hardest of hearts. Colonel Shaw in the movie Glory perspective changed tremendously throughout the movie.
The Bronze Screen introduced both positive and negative portrayals of Latinas and Latinos in film. While there are plenty of positive Latino roles in films, Latinos and Latinas should be included in more positive roles because the negative roles Latinos have in films cause negative stereotypes. Positive and negative representations of Latinos in films has always fluctuated throughout history, however the more negative ones seem to always overpower the good ones. The film, “The Bronze Screen”, gave many examples of the negative roles Latinos played in films throughout film history. Early films included Latino actors, however they did not always have a lead role or even a positive one.
Casablanca, a Romantic Propaganda Introduction Casablanca is one the classic Hollywood movie which is one of the most critically acclaimed Hollywood movies of all time and also very famous. Casablanca is a romance story that happens during World War II but the question is does it end there? Is Casablanca just a Romance movie? In this essay, I will be discussing how the movie Casablanca which is one of the most famous and critically acclaimed films of all time is a propaganda movie and what message is sending and the effects that propaganda movies make and why it’s important for governments.
The General was one of Buster Keaton’s many films that he starred and directed in, in his quest to be one of silent films’ most recognizable faces. Among its predecessors were 1924’s release of Sherlock Jr. and Seven Chances in 1925. All directed by
The following line from The Florida Project best sums up the film: “You know why this is my favourite tree? Cause it’s tipped over and it’s still growing.” Spoken by Moonee while eating jelly sandwiches with Jancey on the trunk of a lush, collapsed tree, the line draws a perfect similarity between the fallen tree’s continued growth and the motel residents’ efforts to trudge through poverty despite their representations in society. Sean Baker’s The Florida Project depicts Moonee, a six-year old living at the Magic Castle (a dilapidated motel just outside Walt Disney World) with her unemployed mother Halley.
The name of the movie is “Sergeant York” and was nominated for 11 oscars. “Sergeant York” was released months before World War 2. The american citizens enjoyed this movie because of the patriotic and inspirational themes. By capturing 132 and killing more than two dozen Germans, establishing two schools and writing an autobiography, Alvin York became one of the world's greatest heroes. Alvin York can inspire us to be brave and that we can achieve anything we put our mind to.
At some point of your life you meet very special people that carry very similar interests. This creates bonds that can be a very powerful and important part of your life. Some may say that bonds are created between a series of negative events that leads up to friendship. However, this is not true because in The Way, the main characters come together to walk the same path. Each character motivates each other to achieve the overall reason of why they wanted to walk The Camino De Santiago.
To summarize this essay, there are several points that highlight differences between the two films, yet the overall context of the film remains the same. One common theme that tends to drive the force between the reasoning in why the two films have varying aspects is because they were made for slightly different audiences at different times in society. Though both versions of the movie have small portions that vary from one another, the main emphasis is the same and both versions are loved by the
S. Porter in 1920, and serves as a perfect illustration for Gunning’s examples on Aesthetic of astonishment. This movie retells what happened during that period of time, when movie is first introduced. The naive reactions of early audience are shown here when people were shown clips of movies with no narrative-- purely “cinema of attraction” where the film main function is to attract audience as an attraction without narrative. Uncle Josh is a representative of how the audience should not have reacted; his reactions to the clips are exaggerated, but clearly demonstrate how early cinema audiences reacted to films when they first watched them. The beginning of the film is showing uncle Josh watching Parisian Dance, a dancing
Movies are proposed to entertain us and lead us to a different time or place. But if you look at a movie deeper you see the themes and ideas put into the movie. Directors strive to show, the theme of the idea not just in the characters, but in the setting and camera work. Throughout the play knight riders, the director and producers use characters and images to project to the audience, what they hope that they see. Using this movie to project themes of leadership, even if they were not trying to this start even in the first scene.
In the film Extreme Measures someone can find ideas of Secular Ethics throughout the film involving Utilitarianism and its basic tenets along with Kantian analysis. The basic tenets of Utilitarianism include the principle of utility, Hedonism, and the viewpoint of a disinterested and benevolent spectator. While the tenets of Kantian Ethics, which include good will, the formula of universal law, the formula of the end itself, and the categorical imperative. These basic ideas setup arguments for and against the Utilitarian ideas set up by doctor Myrick. In the film doctor Myrick makes the claim that it is worth the deaths of unwilling subjects in order to help/save the lives of millions.
Fundamentals of Fashion And Their Reflection In “The Next Black” Aaliya Gujral Unquestionably clothes are a prominent part of our lives. They help us express who we are and often represent our sex, occupation, age and social standing. Clothing has been used by humans for thousands of years, and comes in a variety of forms. It has evolved throughout the course of history to include more fabrics, patterns, styles and designs.