The General (1926) is a highly acclaimed movie by Buster Keaton, and one Keaton believed to be his best work. While still being a comedy movie, The General differs from Keaton’s other movies in featuring more action. Viewers can recognize the common bubbling character typical of his works, but witness a new smooth efficiency to his character’s stunts distinctive to The General. The storyline of the movie proves to be rather simple, allowing the audience to really appreciate the camera work and the theme. As the movie follows clumsy character Johnny win his sweethearts love and fight the North during the Civil War, audiences witness that anyone can be a hero.
Though they are friends, the lives of Pedro Machuca and Gonzalo Infante differ drastically in many aspects including family life, the luxuries they can afford, and the political affiliations chosen by their families. All of which relate to the common everyday life of Chilean citizens during the Allende Presidency, and the Pinochet Dictatorship implemented after the coup d'etat. During this time, the civil unrest never ceased, and life for chileans was generally either good or bad based on social status, income, and party affiliation. Both Machuca and Infante are classic examples of the division inequality of life amongst Chileans, with Machuca being a poor boy who lived in a shanty town, having very little education, and owning very few possessions. Where as Infante is wealthy, has a high end private education, and can afford to buy various luxury items such as brand name shoes and food for his family.
At some point of your life you meet very special people that carry very similar interests. This creates bonds that can be a very powerful and important part of your life. Some may say that bonds are created between a series of negative events that leads up to friendship. However, this is not true because in The Way, the main characters come together to walk the same path. Each character motivates each other to achieve the overall reason of why they wanted to walk The Camino De Santiago. Emilio Estevez’s purpose in creating this film was to show how different types of people with different backgrounds can mesh together and motivate each other. In The Way, Emilio Estevez uses the literary devices such as characterization and conflict to get
Welcome to cinematic studies, accredited by the national top radio station, 666. I’m your host, Gurki Gill and todays show will be featuring an Australian director, Wayne Blair. Today we’ll be taking about an Australian iconic indigenous film, The Sapphires and its historical context.
In the film Extreme Measures someone can find ideas of Secular Ethics throughout the film involving Utilitarianism and its basic tenets along with Kantian analysis. The basic tenets of Utilitarianism include the principle of utility, Hedonism, and the viewpoint of a disinterested and benevolent spectator. While the tenets of Kantian Ethics, which include good will, the formula of universal law, the formula of the end itself, and the categorical imperative. These basic ideas setup arguments for and against the Utilitarian ideas set up by doctor Myrick. In the film doctor Myrick makes the claim that it is worth the deaths of unwilling subjects in order to help/save the lives of millions. However, doctor Luthan makes the claim that is is immoral
The hunt for the Clutters’ killers, Dick Hickock and Perry Smith, mesmerized the nation and left a lasting impact in Kansas, drawing journalists from across the country to the rural outpost on the Kansas prairie (Huffington Post). An unremarkable New York Times article, which was considerably small and short, at approximately 300 words, grabbed viewers and drew the audience. The column reported the Clutter family murder in the tiny farm town of Holcomb, Kansas on the Great Plains. “Popular headlines surrounding the Clutter family murders were often along the lines of ‘Wealthy Farmer, 3 Of Family Slain” with a photo of Herb Clutter which left residents in shock and dismay that a horrific crime marred the serene and presumably safe landscapes
Tongues Untied (Riggs, 1989) is an award winning documentary by Marlon Riggs with the assistance of many other homosexual black men. The documentary put poems together to recreate an image of what it was like to grow up as a homosexual black man during the 80's. Men in the film spoke about the discrimination they had to face on everyday bases. They were called names like faggot, homo, and punk, but if they kept silent about being homosexual they felt like the silence was just as impairing. Some even reveal that they were treated as a threat or invisible. The film also shows how black homosexuals were able to meet one another in places like gay bars or gay pride meetings and rallies. Each city had their own particular way of how homosexual men interacted. All of them came together in the end to march in the gay pride parade. They risked their life to AIDS to fight for who they really were. Every sexual encounter with another man gave risk to catching AIDS. The film ended with obituaries of men who had fallen victim to AIDS (Riggs, 1889).
In this essay I will be exploring the themes of colonialism and assimilation and how it was represented throughout the 1955 Australian film Jedda, by Charles Chauvel; being the first Australian film that Aboriginal actors had taken on a protagonist role, even so far as to have the Aboriginal actors name appear first in the credits.
Intervening is depicted as being 'helpful,' but in reality, it can escalate a situation to dangerous degrees. As stated in chapter 4, "An ordinary inmate does not have the right to mix into other people's affairs (Wiesel 57)." Elie had stepped into a situation that he was not supposed to be a part of. He later faced the consequences and would not have had to if he just did not intervene. Wiesel did not have to face a beating if he had not made a sound and kept walking on. This is not the only reason to intervene, people are, often, not the professional help someone could potentially need.
Some prisoners had to build alliances in order to survive emotionally or physically. Elie asked someone if he could stay with his dad, he said “please, sir, I’d like to be near my father.” (Wiesel 50). Elie was asking to be with his father because he wants to stay near his father and not be separated from him. Elie was able to also stay with his father for “a ration of bread” (Wiesel 108). Elie had to trade his ration of bread in order to sleep near his father. Elie depends on his father for emotional support, and if his father isn’t there with him, he will end up emotionally
The police officer told Elie and his family he would warn them if anything would where to happen to them. He wanted to help them but was a bit to late. They were taken to a concentration camp in Auschwitz. A quote from the book the show the Hungarian police was trying to help them was “It was an inspector in the Hungarian police, a friend of my my father, before we went into the ghetto, I’ll warn you” (pg.11). This shows not everybody thought the same as hitler. Some Germans want to rebel against Hitler. This is important because a police officer try to warn them and help them as much as he can. A small act of kindness would be mainly how the Hungarian police telling Them not to worry. Some try to help the Jewish
Casablanca is a romance and drama film that was released in the United States in 1942. The captivating film is about two men in love with the same woman. It is also a political film that highlights Morocco during the Second World War. Casablanca was produced by Warner Bros. and directed by Michael Curtiz, one of Hollywood’s most creative and brilliant directors during that time. Casablanca has the perfect combination of intrigue, suspense, romance, and drama that captivates the audience from beginning to end. The characters are what made the film great.
Tim’s Vermeer is a documentary film. It is about the struggle of a man to recreate a painting of Vermeer by seeing a rebuilding of the studio of Vermeer through a mirror arrangement. Tim Jenison got the encouragement from David Hockney’s theory that painters used visual strategies to accomplish their fascinating quality and established a double-mirror version of the camera lucida. He spent approximately 130 days to create a perfect and flawless imitation of Vermeer’s music lesson. He finally reached to the conclusion that the double mirror technique is a practical clarification for the distinctively lifelike painting style of Vermeer (Howard). The documentary displays how a Texas established creator named Tim Jenison tried to unravel one of the extreme secrecies in art. The documentary explains that how Tim Vermeer accomplished so much by painting a scene so good that it looked like an actual photo 150 years before they invented photography.
The tensions that emerge between the focus of a group and ordinary people both have claims of having more impact than the other. Even though the globe has evolved it 's about the divide between the ones who grow with advances and the ones who are left behind. Social theorist look into the everyday realities of the world through perspectives on society. Each person’s gender, society class, and nationality are encountered with a particular context or junction where several social categories intercept, called intersexuality. One cannot gain knowledge just but looking at a single thing, like only social class. Intersexuality creates the notion of looking into more. The movie “Wadjda” directed by Haifaa Al Mansour, and the article “Joyriding in Riyadh: Oil, Urbanism, and Road revolt” by Pascal Menoret explore how various customs in the Middle east has challenged current discourses between social, cultural, and legal aspects that have shaped history.
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, is about the unexpected and discordant relationship between an elderly cleaning lady named Emmi and a Moroccan guest worker named Ali. The film takes place in 70s Germany, during a time when the country was fraught with racism; immigrants were treated at the time with complete contempt. Both Ali and Emmi throughout the film are marginalized for the dichotomy of Ali being Moroccan and Emmi, a born and bred German.