Thomas Duffy 12/10/16 Director Comparative Analysis The director I chose to compare was Adam Shankman. Not only is he a film director, but he is also a producer, dancer, author, actor and choreographer.
The fifty dollar bill has a man on it who to me did not make an everlasting mark. The topic that I want to discuss is the question of should Ronald Reagan take Ulysses S. Grant’s place on the fifty dollar?
The gangster movie is nearly as old as the cinema, having clear procursors in the early silent era. The genre emerged as a powerful force in U.S. movie, however, at the time of the Great Depression. The gangster’s appeal invites the viewer to ask about the kind of society tha produces such seductive forms of corruption and violence. Like the cowboy, the movie gangster is highly charged cultural symbol. The gangster genre remains timely and contemporary, its appeal never fading or going out-of-date.
Many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed there and the theatre quickly got very famous. The building of The Globe Theatre was no small task. It was a very expensive building and required much time and hard work. Shakespeare paid a sum of money that was equivalent to twelve and a half percent of the cost for the entire building. His investment gave him along with many other leading actors a share in the company’s profits and their playhouse.
Introduction: “whoever controls the film industry controls the most powerful medium of influence over the public”, a powerful quote by the late Thomas Edison, described as Americas greatest inventor. This quote is the basis of my essay, the way the media is so powerful it can spread propaganda to the masses, its created by a select couple people and screened to millions. The film which changed the thoughts of millions through an extremely historic yet extremely racist means, D.W Griffith’s Feature film
His films are known for storylines concerning social and political themes where his characters struggle with adversity. In the film "In the Pawn Shop" Charlie plays a gentleman who is a new employee at a local pawn shop. A silent funny at the least it is quite the interesting film from personal viewing. Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American movie star to be recognized as a great actress. From "Daughter of the Dragon" to "Shanghai Express" she is quite the beauty queen.
Influenced as he was by European cinema, he was considered a great experimentalist in American cinema of the time. His film The Godfather alone produced a revenue of over 30 million dollars, which for the time was an enormous amount of money, and is also an insight to how much the general populace loved his films. They addressed what the world was thinking at the time and put into words the distrust and paranoia of people in power. Like practically no other Hollywood film of recent years the tale of the New York Mafia clan Corleone reflects the divisions, the compulsions and the fears afflicting American Society. Damaged by Vietnam, and shaken by a profound crisis of faith in the nation Americans hallowed norms of good and evil were looking more beleaguered than ever.
The 1950s are considered the Golden Age of Japanese cinema. The aftermath of WW2 and particularly the atomic bomb, and the subsequent American Occupation left the country scarred, but filled with inspiration and eagerness to start over. As Japanese economy started to rise once more, five major studios emerged that shaped Japanese cinema. Toho, Daiei, Shochiku, Nikkatsu and Toei, hired the most gifted artist of the era and financed their movies, in a tactic that ended up in a plethora of masterpieces.
During this time, the new Nigerian cinema finally emerged in the mid-2000s with the release of films such as Irapada (2006) and the amazing grace (2006). The figurine (2006) by Kunle Afolayan is regarded as the break out film, which heightened the media (Television, Radio, Newspaper) attention towards “new Nigerian cinema” revolution due to its success in Nigeria as well as screenings in notable film festivals. Corry, Neil (2010). As at 2015, the highest grossing film in Nigeria contemporary film history was 30 days in Atlanta (2014) which grossed approximately #140 million. As of 2013, Nigerian cinema was rated as the third most valuable film industry in the world based on its worth and overall revenue
The war led to Greek cities concentrating less on fighting and more on intellectual growth and cities such as Ionia pioneered in research revolving around metaphysics. There were social and political consequences of the war that affected all futuristic activities of the Greek people. The social and political systems of Athens and Sparta after the war affected the way they conducted their civil war as they avoided an all-out-war and took certain small strategic attacks on each other. Socially, the Greek states after the war supported minor rebellions and politically, they rallied against taking one city at a time from their
America during the 1920’s is often described as a time of prosperity and change that allowed the United States to peak. However, what most people overlook is this era was conflict filled in which society was blinded by luxurious lifestyles, entertainment, and social change preventing any solutions to deal with the various issues. It was the people’s ignorance and the problem filled cities that slowly pushed America into the great depression within a decade. After World War I finally came to an end on June 28, 1999 through the Treaty of Versailles, the United States became the most powerful nation in the world since it was the least affected by the war compared to Europe. In fact, American industry and economy boomed, as newly elected President
The Panic of 1819, spread worry amongst some that the national bank was a precarious system, and it would lead to the end of the national bank after the charter expired during Andrew Jackson’s administration. Despite this failure on Monroe’s part by allowing the situation to get out of hand, his two terms in office are more memorable due to his accomplishments as
Hollywood entered a new phase with the coming of sound movies in 1927 and it was also chronicled as the golden decade for the crime film, with the flourishing of two classical genres-gangster film and prison film. The gangster films echoed the financial predicaments of many ordinary Americans during the Great Depression, and in doing so it influences the succeeding genres. Gangster films connected criminality with economic hardship and portrayed gangsters as underdogs. They soothed the financially struggling Americans and at the same time attacked crime and the government’s inability to control it. Prison films also had its root in silent films which became popular in the 1930s, left the audience cheering for the “wrong side” (Rafter 20).
In conclusion, a rise in criminal activity of the 1920s was a result of the nationwide ban of distribution of alcohol and resulted in the great movement of Italian mobsters to America. These mobsters turned the country into a colossal illegal liquor bar as well as a place where it was common for someone to die as a result of drinking poor quality alcohol retrieved by high-end criminal masterminds. Prohibition brought many new problems to America instead of the lowering of unemployment and crime rate the government thought it would bring. One of the main men who left an imprint on America as well as many other places in the world was Al Capone, one of the most famous, or infamous, Mafia leaders of all time. The impression he left did not disappear with him being held in many different prisons or
Movie theaters would be packed to maximum capacity with locals trying to see their favorite movie stars. The middle class was not as reliant on watching the time with all the new time saving advances including cars and home appliances. Newspapers were manufactured much faster and if you got your ad in one, you could spread your product to thousands