Neal Gabler defines entertainment in his book Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality as a damaging power which is able to “ruin” society (Gabler, 1998). However, according to Longman Dictionary, entertainment refers to “things such as films, television, performances etc that are intended to amuse or interest people”; to be more objective, it “entails communication via external stimuli, which reaches a generally passive audience and gives some portion of that audience pleasure” (Bates & Ferri, 2010). The contradiction of these definitions shows that entertainment makes both negative and positive influences on society, so it is not entertainment itself, but the way how it is used by human beings has the capacity to “ruin” or improve
This could have been the filmmakers trying to keep the story moving or trying to maintain the audience attention. This could also be a case of Davis believing the two men meet previously but having no actual evidence. Because of her belief, she was able to include this scene in the movie but was forced to leave it out of a book that relied on historical documents. When compared to the book, the film does a much better job of placing the viewer in the world of Martin Guerre. One of the advantages of films is the communication of people and places that written descriptions cannot.
The Essay “Why Don’t We Complain” written by William F. Buckley Jr. is about convincing Americans that it’s time to speak their minds and start complaining. Today’s society, Americans would rather accept inconveniences than speak their voice and create a better life for oneself. Americans should say something to someone with a higher power to change the problem they are having an issue with, so he or she can benefit from the change. An example from the essay, Buckley and his wife went to the movie theaters and the movie was out of focus. He explained to his wife that it was out of focus, and he wanted to complain, but she ignored him.
For Caesar, Will’s inability to pursue science ethically has the most horrible consequences. Will Rodman overlooks Caesar’s immense intelligence and limits Caesar’s understanding of himself in relation to human norms and society. Will continues to view Caesar as an experiment with his focus on Caesar’s intelligence rather than his emotional and psychological state of mind. In the movie, primatologist Caroline Aranha, cautions Will, "You are attempting to control things that are not intended to be controlled," alluding to Will 's endeavors to cure Alzheimer 's and building up a medication to enhance and settle the brain. Caroline is stressed over attempting to control nature.Throughout the film Will continuously refers to Caesar as his “science project” rejecting the thought that Caesar has become a fully
However, this could be Lawrence’s intention to do so, by giving the impression to the audience that this is not an uplifting painting, but a sad, depressing one. I believe that the lack of the bright, attractive colors in this painting was a really wise decision because those colors would naturally yell out fun and playful but with the toned down soft colors gives it a more serious and sullen feel to it. If Lawrence did decide to go with the beautiful, eye-catching colors, then it would not have conveyed the same message that it currently
Robert Ray’s Theory Applied to Jo and Meg The American culture values moral conduct, but also frivolity and independence from authority. This creates an atmosphere of opposites when it comes to prominent movie characters. In his theory, Robert Ray suggests that all main movie characters in American films have a mix of official and unofficial traits, each characterized by different attitudes and actions toward the following three categories: Aging, Society, and Law. An unofficial hero (or outlaw) will have a propensity towards immature and rash behavior, which causes the culture around him shun him. In order for him to then resolve a conflict, he will have to break several legal or social laws.
Walton argues that the emotions a reader or view ‘feels’ are constituted as quasi-emotion, due to the account we are participating in a role of make-belief. The expression exterted in his concept of Charles and the green slime, or the emotional sensation felt towards the death of Anne Karina. These occurences are not real, yet the emotional sensation is merely the audience reacting appropriately to the authors intended desires. Wheras Wilson argues the otherwise, and asserts the emotions we feel from literature, or movies are genuine. I will be arguing against waltons perspective that the emotions undergone through literature or movies are genuine due to Wilson arguing on the internal emotions that are reflected from the viewer to whatever
Lastly, the audience would have liked to see Adolf Hitler since he was the most important character from the German army. The use of this character would have had a greater impact and give the film a strong feeling of authority. In conclusion, the film was a great tool to explain what happened in the Longest Day, but it failed to give the audience an entertaining film. The film can work as a tool to study history and to show the struggles and horrific events of the war. Although this may be true, the audience would forget about the film in a couple of days due to the lack of feelings and emotions that
The director chooses to remove some characters to dramatically focus on less suspects of the case. His decision makes the movie more
Another factor which impacts the theme and meaning is sound. Non-diegetic sound cannot be heard by the characters but is designed for audience reaction only. An example might be ominous music for foreshadowing. Diegetic sound is sound that could logically be heard by the characters in the film. These play a role in a relationship with visual elements as fights scenes would play faster, harsher background music in sync with the actions being shown, and emotional, intimate scenes would play soft, classical or delicate background music to bring out the emotions in the actors and the audience.