Coppola characterizes Corleone family relations through a clear and distinct three-act structure. The exposition is the wedding scene where the spectator meets all the main characters and gets to know the core values of the Corleone family. The first act ends with an assassination attempt on Vito Corleone that forces all members of the family to mobilize and show their main qualities. Santino shows his brutal nature and zealous devotion to the family, and Michael avenges the offenders of his father, starting his transformation and return to the family ("Godfather"). The second act closes on 135 minute by the return of Michael to New York and his appointment as head of the family.
A left tackle in the 1970’s was earning nearly $100,000 a year. “By 2004, the five most highly paid NFL left tackles were earning nearly $3 million a year more than five most highly paid right tackles...”. (Lewis 32). Michael Oher is the perfect example of a new generation left tackle. His story was so devastating but inspiring, that it had to be told the right way.
Creed is a spin-off from the ever popular Rocky series. The movie was an underdog trying to punch its way to greatness and would always have the shadow of the great legacy. Creed opened in cinemas 40 years to the day after Rocky released in theatres and gave us the greatest underdog movie of all time. The movie lives up to its rich legacy of its predecessors as it ploughs its own path to greatness. Do not get blindsided by the name, the latest entrant in the franchise is for all intents and purposes, Rocky VII.
On the 24th of March in 1971 an epic criminal drama “The Godfather” by Francis Ford Coppola was released. In a moment, from young to old, “The Godfather” captured attention of many millions of viewers, critics and politics – every man who was somehow connected with cinema and society. This film can be admired, this film can be criticized, but the fact remains - this film cannot be ignored. “The Godfather” became a brilliant masterpiece, which changed the very concept of what is real movie and in what direction the film industry should develop. One by one the "Godfather" won award by award, conquering film festival by film festival climbing higher and higher in the list of the greatest films in the history of cinema: 12 awards, including 3 Oscar
For example, Ian Nathan from Empire magazine stated: “Intelligent and challenging: Mann'’s crime epic could take two viewings to fully absorb, but it's worth every devoted minute” (Nathan). In continuation, James Rocchi from Common Sense Media exclaimed: “Public Enemies is a thoroughly watchable piece of thriller cinema, anchored by a great star turn in [Johnny] Depp's John Dillinger” (Rocchi). Therefore, Public Enemies proved to be a successful addition to today’s historical entertainment. As briefly mentioned, Public Enemies portrayed to viewers what the infamous gangsters we have come to dramatize were truly like, and how those individuals subsequently influenced the advancement of the FBI. Some key historical events and turning points that are emphasized in this film include: John Dillinger’s escape from the Indiana State Penitentiary; Dillinger’s relationship with his girlfriend, Billie Frechette; Dillinger’s polarized arrest in Tucson, Arizona; Dillinger’s Crown Point jail escape; the FBI-gangster gunfight at Little Bohemia Lodge; and Dillinger’s death.
What is distinctively ‘Hitchcockian’ about Rear Window? Alfred Hitchcock, an important figure in film history, uses his creativity to make a perfect combination between entertaining and aesthetic. Therefore, his unique method of telling a story and theme choice is studied as the name of ‘Hitchcockian’, such as psychological complex and giving suspense. While Hitchcock built up his personal style, he still went through several periods to grow his recognition towards the film industry. And Rear Window, a highly successful film at the box office and being listed among best one hundred American films of all time in 1998 (Cowie, 2005), is an example of Hitchcock’s ‘mature’ period, shows the audience some distinctive parts of ‘Hitchcockian’ way
The above quote was spoken by the most celebrated French New Wave auteur filmmaker and Cahiers du Cinema critic, Jean-Luc Godard. There are three periods in which Godard’s work fall into. I will be focusing on the early period of his filmmaking career where some of his best films were made before he began his political films. He is recognized for breaking the rules and conventions of the Classical Hollywood cinema and bringing something new and innovative to French cinema. The quote is echoed upon three of his pioneering films, A Bout de Souffle (Breathless, 1960), Le Mepris (Contempt, 1963) and Pierrot Le Fou (1965).
Even though the story is romanticized, it really happen just like in the movie. We can find characters that really existed such as : Michael J Burry who was one of the best American hedge fund investor and one of the first investors to recognize and profit from this huge mortgage crisis by making nearly 100 millions. There is also Steve Eisman (portrayed by the famous actor Steve Carell) and Jared Vennett (Played by Ryan Gosling) … I think this movie is relevant because it really reflects what happen during that
12 Years a Slave received widespread critical acclaim, and was named the best film of 2013 by several media outlets. It proved to be a box office success, earning over $187 million on a production budget of $22 million. The film won three Academy Awards: Best