One out of the four essences that build up the movie and the book. However, Walter seems to have much more presence and change in the movie, rather than the book. In particular, Walter seems to have much more aggression, as he almost beats George up in the movie. However, George is left untouched inside the pages of the book. Additionally, we see Walter’s experience in the Green Hat in several scenes.
Throughout time, people have been using their imagination as a way of refuge, where they can run away from the problems that come with being in the real world. This issue is well developed throughout the short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, written by James Thurber. The short story follows a middle aged man, Walter Mitty, as he goes through fantasies which involve him in situation that are far from his reality. People use imagination to put themselves in situation where they posses certain qualities or a lifestyle which they lack in the real world. Throughout the short story, Walter escapes into event-triggered fantasies in which he can do or be anything he wants to be. Walter uses his imagination to give himself certain qualities,
How do we interpret the character of Walter? The character of Walter is characterized as a struggling black man often viewed as having a male chauvinistic attitude towards women. Challenged with the responsibility of being the man of the family (head of household) who struggles to support the family financial needs. He is continuously contemplating new ways to enhance the well-being of the family. Frustrated by the societal barriers placed on black men and families during the early twenty century which impedes his progress to attain not only his advancement but impedes the prosperity of his family.
As Walter used to be an insecure man full of fears and introvert when talking to others, he decided that he must change his ways and surpass his weaknesses so as to become the person he always craved to be. When working as a negative assets manager at Life Magazine, he used to be a shy man since he would have few friends and found it hard making new ones. Mitty felt deeply insecure of himself since he could not find the courage of talking to his secret crush -Cheryl. However, when Walter faced the difficult test of finding the missing negative, he decided that it was time to correct his defects and face
In the beginning Walter is basically perceived as a jerk-he doesn’t seem to get along with anyone, not even his own family. His character likes to turn discussions into fights, make rude comments to his wife, and act all around immature. A part that accurately shows the way Walter conducts himself is when he is arguing with Ruth and says “Man say: I got to change my life , I'm choking to death, baby! And his woman say- Your eggs is getting cold!”
The characters of the story all played a role in the telling of what was happening as when the main character ran in an attempt to hide from the antagonist of the story, the very large baby doll, The short film Tin Toy was very good at entertaining the viewers and displaying a message through the whole short
The movie has a different story structure. Unlike the book the movie has some flashbacks. Some differences are that she walks in oh the man in the beginning. The tells his wife in the movie that he is having an affair with another woman. The story clerk does not offer the woman cheesecake in the book.
Additionally, the differences and similarities are also about in the characters. Obviously, Walter Mitty is the main character in both the movie and short story. The short story has him seeming to be much older than he is in the movie. Walter was taken throughout different daydreams in the motion picture and story. He was going through a normal day , in the short story and movie , and experienced things like being in front of a firing squad , pretending to be Sean O'Connell and talking to Cheryl , being an expert surge working on VIPs , and etc.
Dinner with Walter mitty it would be fun and kind of .Walter would be a nice man to talk and eat with at a dinner table.But Mitty would go to a different place than at the dinner table like in an imaginary place in lala land. People would make fun of him and would throw things at him and think he is a weirdo and a creep because the was just in a different place. He was in the place for 3/4s of the time to and from his job in the cafe on main street. For example, the drive to the to his job to the cafe was long and not fun when he was acting like a co pilot and he would go and grab the steering wheel and we almost crashed into a police car. After we almost crashed into the police car we would talk for at least 5 min. before he would go back
Both characters try to reach their dreams by moving their families and responsibility aside. For example, Walter Lee dreams of opening a liquor store, so to reach his dreams he took his family is money trying to act like a man but then that money was stolen by his friend Willy
The movie follows the same storyline as the play, but it puts major scenes in different locations than what was originally written in the play. One major part of the story is when Lena (Mama) gives Walter the remaining money from the insurance check. In the movie this happens in The Green Hat bar. In contrast, this moment happens in the apartment in the play version. “(She goes out, and WALTER sits looking at the money on the table.
Walter was introduced as a man who cared about nothing other than his business. He had sacrificed his sister’s dream of becoming a doctor, and held the power to wipe out Mama’s dream for a better home. Walter sees the gender roles as boundaries keeping him from loosening up to his family. He is given the insight that men must be powerful, wealthy, and demanding for them to truly be the head of the household. However, Walter sees past these gender roles, and not only challenges these rigid roles, but he also regains his family’s trust along the
I have always viewed movies as mood boosters. Whenever I watch a movie, I judge how good it is according to how well I understand the story. This is why I never truly understand how critics rate movies. However, upon reading John Berger’s “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”, I start to understand how paying attention to the different components of a film helps in understanding the essence of a story. As Berger once said, “There is no film that does not partake of dream.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb it a film from 1964 that satirizes the Cold War and nuclear war. The perfect mix of comedy and seriousness that never loses focus or becoming boring. Being able to hold a person’s attention can be hard for movies to do, but Dr. Strangelove has the ability to do that with its brilliant directing and acting throughout it.