The audience gets involved in their life right when the film begins and one sees a dark New York. The aim of this film is to depict the struggle of being who you want to be, it portrays this by using rhetorical strategies (pathos, logos, ethos), film techniques (camera shots, angles, movement), and persuasive strategies. The opening of the film is quite brilliant. It captures the audience by making them question what’s happening in the first thirty
This movie takes place in South Central Los Angeles California where a crippling neighborhood sits just next to some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in California. It is in this documentary that they study how such a poor community can exist and how crime has riddle the streets to stay a community. The beginning of the movie talks about its once thriving area. There was this informal social control in which people could connect with one another. At one-point communities thrived on big businesses like Firestone and Chrysler but when these companies shut down and moved elsewhere these people with blue collar jobs could no longer get an education and were left with no opportunity to succeed.
The film first starts out with Jeff’s veiw of what is going on around him through the use of binoculars. These binoculars act his sight as Jeff is confined to a wheelchair due to breaking his leg from an accident. As he is unable to go out and about due to his broken leg he spends most of his days sitting down looking out of his window. Through the window he views an unhappy married couple, a musician, a lonely dancer, and a man named Thhorwald which will soon bee seen as the murderer. From viewing each of these characters you can get a sense of what life was like as an American living in the mid !950’s.
He’s trying to make money off of a business, but it never works out. His next one is an oil company. He hires a man named Jimmy Lee Bayliss to find some oil for his company. Bayliss buys a 640 acres in the Everglades near the Black Vine Swamp. They owned section 21 next to section 22 which is owned by the state.
The film starts out with an African American man walking in the suburbs. He sees a car and is frightened. A person in a hood strangles him from behind and kidnaps him. This illustrates the fear African Americans have in a white society. The movie then fasts forwards to New York City and turns the focus on Chris who is a successful young photographer.
Even though it may be just a stereotype, the Scottish people are not generally known for their joyful nature and friendliness. No wonder, considering the geographical location of the country, the weather and the scarce population in the wild landscape. Kilts, mysterious countryside full of lochs and ruined castles, back pipes, whiskey and Brave Heart is what usually comes to people’s minds when Scotland is mentioned, but legends and nature are not exactly what the contemporary Scottish films usually focus on. Once a person gets himself into the modern Scottish cinematography, what they encounter are not huge historical and probably not even real battles taking place in the romanticised landscape of Sir Walter Scott. The movies focus rather
In this movie, you see the life style on being a slave. Solomon Northup was a free man that was kidnapped and was traded off in the slave trade and endured the life style of a slave. There is a scene in the movie where he is building a house and the white man comes and tells him he is wrong and tells him to rip his clothes off so he can be whipped. Solomon refuse and takes a stand knowing that it is wrong he took a stand for what he though was right. This movie was primarily made to show the harsh conditions that they had to go thought but also an insider some of the slaves that made a stand.
The film showcases the conditions in which the African American community lived in as kids played with rocks and whatever they could find in areas that look as if they had been through a war. The whole neighborhood is in a state of disrepair after the riots and the residents seem defeated, acquiescing to what their community has become. Stan earns an honest living working at a slaughter house where they seem to mainly slaughter sheep. Feeling trapped at a dead end job he loathes, Stan spends his free time looking for ways to better his situation but every attempt seems to be in vain as they all lead him back to where he started, an inevitable conclusion for an honest African American in the 60s and 70s. Every failed attempt he accepts and almost anticipates.
The American cinema has been dominating the cinema world in the recent decades, which has a lot of influence on many people who watch the movie. The movie starts out in 1981, Forrest is at a bus stop and ends up telling the story of his life to different strangers who are
I still have the image of Emmet Uncle’s scared eyes when he was testifying at court. He was afraid that he could become a victim of blindness and revenge, just like his cousin did. I cannot forget the eyes of a proud black woman who finally got to sit on the front row of a bus. It’s amazing that such small things can make people happy. I believe that this movie’s goal is not only to educate us on the history of United States, but also to urge us to think progressively, and to believe that hard work is always rewarded, as long as you have a dream and your intentions are
The movie is about a black man named Cecil who was trying to make a better life for himself. After, he loses his father from getting shot by a white man and his mother who is crazy in the head. Cecil gets taken in by an elderly lady that lives near the cotton fields and teaches him how to serve. Cecil decides that it is time to move on to better his life. As he got older he realized that he had to go or he would get killed like
The movie focuses on a group of boys playing baseball in the Little League and their journey to Huston where they will be confronting with the Toros (another Little League team), their game being sponsored by a Budweiser promotion.
Madison Avenue advertising executive Roger Thornhill’s (Cary Grant) life changes drastically after he is kidnapped and mistaken for a spy named George Kaplan. After a successful escape from attempted murder by Phillip Vandamm (James Mason), Roger Thornhill begins a journey to search for George Kaplan. On his itinerary, he meets the beautiful Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint). A romantic relationship is started between the two, leaving Thornhill to believe that Even Kendall would cooperate and help him to meet Kaplan. What he does not know is that she actually works for Vandamm. More action-packed events, involving the two characters, occur, all leading to a dramatic ending sequence of events.
1. In the film, Birdman directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu is about a man named Riggan, whose well known as the “Birdman.” In the film we witness Riggan struggling who is making his mark in the world using broadway. When he achieved his fame as “Birdman”, he isolated himself from the screen as he battled with his inner voices which later caused him to commit suicide. His inner voices in the beginning of the film weren’t as powerful as it was towards the end. Those around Riggan are facing similar battles, but assuming from viewing the film seemed to be unaware of the battles they’re facing. Riggan works to come to terms with realities of the real world. Once the film is finished, Riggan attempts to let himself truly feel what he needs to so he can find inner peace and freedom.
Vicky has recently moved from Keelung to Taipei, where she works doing PR in a nightclub. She has an overly jealous boyfriend, Hao Hao, who tracks her every movement, including her bank accounts, her telephone bills, even her smell. Her days pass by working, taking drugs and constantly fighting with him, at least when they do not have sex. However, she is tired of her situation and finds solace in Jack, a kind-hearted gangster, who also owns a bar. Gradually, she gets more and more comfortable with him while he is in serious trouble, due to his tendency to offer help to whoever needs it.