William Shakespeare was an English poet, play-writer and actor, know genuinely as the greatest English writer in history. Shakespeare himself created several amazing plays that are still acknowledged today, one of his spectacular creating being ‘The Taming of the Shrew.’ Like many other plays by Shakespeare, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ has been directed as a film by Franco Zeffirelli (1968) as well as David Richards (2005). These films portray two contrasting views on the themes of marriage and love, adhering to the social expectations during the time period at the same time. Both films of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ illustrates similar concept of Petruchio marrying Katherina for his own benefits. Yet Zeffirelli depicts the themes by basing it off the
In 1988, the film They Live was released in movie theaters across the country. This movie manages to combine the deep idea that Americans are far too focused on wealth with a testosterone fueled action movie. Some aspects of ideology that are shown in this film fit well with Bill Nichols’s ideas that he wrote about in the eighth chapter of his book Engaging Cinema. Some of the points about ideology that Nichols brings up are used in the film to make the viewers pay more attention toward the action. The story of the film perfectly matches Nichols’s description of what causes consciousness-raising.
Veronica Botello Ms. Tobias English 3 GT 4th 10 January 2017 The Great Gatsby Comparison The following paper will depict the comparisons of the film version of The Great Gatsby and the original novel. In the Novel version of ‘The Great Gatsby’, the story of a man named Gatsby and his associations with people (such as his relationship with Daisy and Tom, which reaches its peak at about pg. 128-145) and his material wealth are told in vast detail. These events that take place in the novel are portrayed in the film adaptation of the novel. Some of the more important points in the novel that were equally portrayed in the movie include the scenes in which Myrtle was hit by the car, and the part where Gatsby died.(pg.
I decided to switch my artifact for the research paper from John Erick Dowdle’s No Escape (2015) to Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (1979) because I think this film is more suitable for what I want to research, which is how and why the media actively shapes Americans’ perception of historical events. I am also especially interested in the role Orientalism plays in this process. Unlike No Escape, Apocalypse Now has a lot more historical significance because it came out a few years after the Vietnam War (1955-1975) and is considered one of the most famous films about the Vietnam War. In addition to that, there is more room for debate about the significance of the film and its portrayal of Southeastern Asians. While exploring this topic, I intend to consult Edward Said’s Orientalism, debates about “otherness,” scholarly interpretations of Apocalypse Now, historical evidence about Americans’ attitudes toward the Vietnam War, and biographical information about Francis Ford Coppola.
This analysis “Style As Politics In The Great Gatsby” by Janet Giltrow and David Stouck dissects and explains the cultural criticism of how the explosion of big parties and young people living like there is no tomorrow. The main focus of this analysis is to help visualize the American dream to show how society was all parties to escape the real problems in their normal life. The targeted audience is the readers of the Great Gatsby the people who watched the movie as well or both. “Major statements on the novel in the last twenty years identify important elements of cultural criticism in the text” and “as primarily a critic rather than an exponent of the American Dream” these two quotes help support the main purpose of this analysis of how much
There are vast amounts of evidence about the true story of The Revenant. In the article “Unbreakable Glass” the writer composed that the film was “based on Michael Punke’s 2002 book The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge” (11). The director Alejandro Gonzalez was inspired to direct a film based on this book means that the story was extremely important to American history entertainment based films. According to Ron Soodalter in the article “Hugh Glass, the True Story of The Revenant,” explains that the historical aspect of this film is “one of the most fantastic tales to emerge from the entire Westward Movement.” The reason Soodalter claimed this is because the film has a “fantastic” story line, but it does take away from the true story. In Michael Punke’s book The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge toward end of his book he wrote a “historical note” explaining and answering questions about the true historical events.
From Festinger’s minimal justification hypothesis to the theory of compliance, the two main characters experience every facet of cognitive dissonance theory to varying degrees. Applying cognitive dissonance theory to American History X has given me a lot of insight into the film. I have seen this movie several times but I am seeing it in an entirely different way now. The theory of compliance and how it applies to Danny really sticks out to me. When I had watched the movie previously I saw Danny’s increasing involvement in the neo-nazi movement as a voluntary thing for him.
Around the 1950’s Hitchcock released one of his greatest thriller films, Strangers on a Train (1951). This film was essentially based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel. Even though the film incorporates many aspects of the novel, Hitchcock decided to change many parts of the novels plot. Some of his major changes were seen within the characters. First of all, in the novel Guy was not a tennis player, instead he was an architect.
There is a close relationship between literature and film and we can see that more and more films come from literature in recent years like Pride and Prejudice, Romeo and Juliet, Jane Eyre, a science fiction film named Arrival and so on. In fact, Jane Eyre is a popular story that a number of directors used it as adaption to a film and the 2011 version is the No.35 version of adaption. During to search with key words “Jane Eyre” “movie” and “adaption” on the Internet, I found the 1944 version and 2011 version have more comments. Most audience consider the 1944 version is the best adaption and more classical because this version is closer to the literature, showing the romantic, Gothic and depressed during the Victorian. However, the 2011 version is the newest version, it is with more details so that it can help audience to understand the mental activity of Jane and have more feeling of the actual environment Jane lived.
Introduction F. Scott Fitzgerald, the American novelist, managed to write a novel which has decisively influenced the view of people about the American society in the 1920's. This novel, which was published in 1925, is called The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald's novel mostly deals with status, power, wealth as the concepts of the American Dream at the beginning of the 20th century. The author provides the reader with a deep insight into the American society as well as the aristocracy and the false beliefs that are built around them. The novel illustrates well how the American Dream control human behavior.