Throughout the movie, Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich, and Kate Reid all provided an outstanding performance by ensuring that their facial expressions, body language, and emotions always shined through all the while they were creating realistic characters that were easily believable by the audience. Dustin Hoffman was the first actor that caught my attention in this movie. Although this is probably because he played the main character of the play, I found his passion in this performance to also be a sole reason as to why his acting was so intriguing. Hoffman truly put on an incredible performance in this movie, and a great deal of it had to do with his facial expressions and body language. Hoffman’s most effective scene in this film was the scene where Willy Loman got fired from his job.
The men experience love, loss, and death at rate that is inconceivable to someone that has never experienced the theatre of war. Band of Brothers is a perfect example of the saying, “Out of the greatest tragedies come the best stories.” Through beautiful cinematography, storyline, and historical accuracy Band of Brothers is the ultimate glimpse into the lives of the brave men of “Easy” Company. When it comes to reviewing a film or television show cinematography is something that many critics take into consideration. For those that do not know Cinematography is defined in the dictionary as the art or science of motion-picture photography. Cinematography can make or brake a viewers experience with the show in question.
My main point is that both of the shows have similar characteristics. My favorite of the two is The Truman Show. I like The Truman Show because , it has a lot of action going on. I also like the story that the movie is telling. Truman had a lot of energy and it always seems like he is always smiling or he has a big grin across his face.
The movie is hard to watch and is dull. The acting is vague and the main characters speak in a low tone that is hard to understand. The movie has no realistic conflict that gets resolved. Napoleon Dynamite pushes the stupidity and foolishness to a whole new level. Overall the movie makes no sense and is hard to enjoy.
An archetype is a model for common symbols or story pattern seen throughout similar works. For example, that of the “Hero’s Journey”. In James Cameron’s 2009 film Avatar, an ex-marine by the name of Jake, finds himself on Pandora after his brother passes away. While there, he takes part in a mission left behind by his brother Tommy, in which he becomes an avatar and tries to earn the trust of the native Na’vi people. Colonel Quaritch tells Jake that he must negotiate with The People and report back to him every day after exiting the “simulated world”.
In Ender’s Game Bonzo has a serious problem with Ender, He would literally kill Ender if he could, yet why? One reason Bonzo might hate Ender is because, Bonzo couldn't get Ender punished. “That’s why he hates you, because you didn’t suffer when he tried to punish you” (pg.109). Although another reason may be how small and young Ender is. “But as small as you are, you are worse than useless” (pg.77).
Whoever directed the cameras did an excellent job of placing them in a particular spot at the proper places during the movie. It helped the audience see and hear each and every detail of the film. For example when Matt Damon made an appearance during the story as a lawyer making a reference to Good Will Hunting another one of Gus Van Sant brilliantly directed movies. The camera angles were placed so well in the film that it gave a dramatic effect such as when Jamal had to type the papers you could see every letter and hear every key. When you watch a movie, you should feel like it is happening right before your eyes like you are part of the move.
Frank Ford C. also did a good job with the plot of the story and bringing it to life. My favorite parts were the fight at the beginning, the rumble, and when Dally gets shot. I enjoyed these parts for the action, not the violence. Especially since Dally was my favorite character. The only thing I didn’t like about the movie was the music.
Finally, they are able to add a lot of dramatic irony to scenes by giving the audience more information than the characters have to build tension while keeping the scene easy to follow. The audience knows that the shooter is going to kill Ray and through the use of cutting between the gun and inside the apartment the audience is left on edge until the very end of the move. The Coen were able to make an amazingly tense film with very little budget though their great use of
Gregg Toland, the cinematographer Welles chose for Citizen Kane was open to all ideas and there forth created cinematic advances on many fronts the major significant contribution to cinematography came from the use of a technique known as deep focus… The scene of Kane selling the newspaper back to thatcher some thirty years later, introduces the main reason it was valued to highly by critics at the time of its realise, and why it is still relevant to us today, Wells used deep focus photography technique to heighten the artistic presence of the scene, Deep focus refers to having everything in the frame, even the background, in focus at the same time, as opposed to having only the people and things in the foreground in focus… had used the technique in an earlier film he had worked on, but Citizen Kane marked the first time it was used so extensively or effectively… Deep focus is most effective in scenes that depict Kane’s loss of control and his personal isolation because it gives the audience a clear view of the space Kane commands as well as the space over which he has no power, clearly represented in this scene, enhancing the idea that
The deadly rivalry was on both sides after all” (54). Gene begins to take all of Finny’s actions as deliberate sabotages because his envy was controlling him. Gene seemed like a weak character because of his jealousy. It made him seem like he wasn’t as good as Finny or that he was lacking personality or talent. Once the realization came to Gene that Finny indeed did not feel anything but love for him, everything changed.
While the movie shows them dating. The problem with showing the viewer that Chris is this wonderful person all the time is that it’s fake. Showing the character’s his faults makes him more relatable. On top of that Chris is very intriguing on his outlooks of the life he lives adding a sort of mysterious enigma to his character. “Some readers admired the boy immensely for his courage and noble ideals; other fulminated that he was a reckless idiot, a wacko, a narcissist who perished out of arrogance and stupidity—and was undeserving of the considerable media attention he received” (Krakauer – Author’s Note).