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. His background alone, lends to his directing style in that he has history as a dancer, actor and choreographer. This is seen in his work by the exact placement of the characters and the exact movements and of course the dancing. In doing some research, his movie Bringing Down the House was a box office hit bringing in $31 million on its opening in theatres.
It was a reason he was murdered in the movie theatre but that simple decision led to greatness in today’s society. 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?
b. Genre types of Movie Prince (2004: 243) states “There are the main genre types of movie: 1) Gangster Movie 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 The gangster genre remains timely and contemporary, its appeal never fading or going out-of-date.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 The Birth Of A Nation, this was a monumental time in the history of filmmaking as this film was the first of its kind, it was the first film which ran 3 hours longer than the silent films at that time, Griffith used revolutionary cinematic
Charlie was a genius when it came to slapstick and pathos which made his films especially iconic. 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.
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. In the process, they also made a lot of money, as the people, having their pockets filled due to rapid economical growth filled the cinemas.
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