Charpentier strongly supports his opinion on why television shows are better than movies with multiple reasons why. Television shows have better character development, are able to have multiple sub plots and leave room for space and time between each episode. In the end Charpentier believes “… television will likely fade away far earlier than movies.” (Charpentier 313). Although he prefers television over film, the way we watch television is changing.
It gives the viewers insight into a dangerous world which we could unfortunately be moving towards. Although there are usually deeper themes being explored in movies, it is still entertainment and the people involved want it to make money. By including entertaining elements, such as the romantic relationship between Vincent and Irene in Gattaca, the true message of the movie is not very explicit. Dramatic subplots are essential to a financially successful movie, though, which is unfortunate because viewers can easily become distracted by the trivial details and completely disregard the important message the movie is trying to make. Although it does include the expected drama, Gattaca manages to accurately display the overall intention of the film:
I might complain sometimes that I don’t like it when a movie changes a book but most of the times it’s ok because it can make the story more fun, interesting and less boring. Or if you don’t understand the book or play then the movie might help in understanding what the story is telling the viewer
Why do you think the makers of the movie (Steve McQueen, director ++) made these changes? Like I said before in the first response to the first set of questions from the first half of the film, they make these changes to enhance the plot line and make it more Hollywood style rather than just sticking to all the original events. They might also make these changes, because they want to keep the audience interested throughout the film. There has to be either big changes to the characters or settle changes to events in order for people to see the movie after reading the book. Another reason why I think that they made those certain changes were so that the filmmakers could speed up the storyline, so that they can include as much details from the book to represent the true story of Northup.
“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” was good movie to watch. I personally didn’t think it was going to be something I would like but I did. This movie was good at making you laugh and also has some parts with good meaning. It was way more entertaining than I thought it would be.
The movie A Raisin in the Sun is better than the book because it has better understanding of scenes and other big problems. Asigai appears in the book and the movie, as a tutor and as someone who likes Beneatha. In the book Asagai come across more gentlemen like, but in the movie he comes across flirtatious. Many people would agree Asagai is more friendly and caring in the book.
One part I was especially flustered with that was left out in the movie was the process of Jeanette overcoming adversity and befriending Dinita. I thought that particular section was especially important since it’s really shaped Jeanette’s future and how her dad’s side of the family perceived her. I will credit the movie with being able to give the readers a visual on the characters and their lives. Scene nine of the movie The Glass Castle in comparison to the book was pretty accurate but they did leave out and add in some details.
In Beetlejuice the special effects that are used are believable to the story and also essential to the credibility of the film. “Too often, however, elaborate visual effects do not just serve to enhance the story but become the focus of the film.” (Petrie & Boggs, 2012) The special effects do not overshadow the characters but instead enhance them and creates a believable world to the audience. If the audience did not believe in the special effects than the whole film would destroyed, the special effects are an important
“Progress is impossible without change,” Irish playwright and polemicist George Bernard Shaw once said. In order to move in a positive direction, we sometimes need to accept change. After watching the movie, A Raisin in the Sun, viewers can walk away, satisfied with the beneficial changes made to the film. Without question, movies are almost always better than the book. The movie, A Raisin in the Sun, is much better than the book because the added scenes helped the viewer have a better understanding of the characters and the time period.
The class also helped me to be able articulate why I think some actors are better than others to people by using solid examples. One thing that will affect how I will view film performances is now it is easier to notice if an actor started in film or on stage. This was something I never noticed or thought of until before this class and now I can’t stop noticing it some select actors. Another thing is, I always have had an appreciation for scripts and directors, but this class has helped me see that actors are just as important as a good script. This class was certainly a good choice to fulfil an elective, and it also helps that most of the time is spent watching a
From a marketing perspective, I know that product placement would be extremely profitable for my client as it can lower the cost of filming a movie or show, thus, allowing them to create more content to possibly earn more money. It can enhance the quality of their work, by bringing awareness to lesser known brands, like the Ban deodorant company in The Greatest Ever Sold (Chilnick, Calder, Hurewitz, Spurlock, & Wu, 2011). However, from a consumer’s perspective, it’s dishonest and deceptive because a film company could just place a product in their film/show whether they use or trust the product or not just to make a profit. Also, a lot of the product placements that are placed in front of viewers are so explicit, that they take away from the plot of the film, or began to clutter the screen. This is seen in Beyoncé and Lady Gaga’s music video for Telephone.
He learned that beautiful things do not ask for attention, moments do not always have to be captured and that the journey is more important than the destinations. Throughout the journey, Walter managed to find his strengths, weakness and his qualities that portray his as a unique individual. During the closure of the movie, Walter reinvents himself through his persistence to find himself
“The Scarlet Ibis” and Simon Birch have a common story line. Both stories are about a boy who had a physical disability and how society looked at them. “The Scarlet Ibis” is a story that takes place in The South; Simon Birch is a movie that takes place in Maine. The main characters of the short story are the Brother and Doodle. The main characters of the movie are Joe Wentworth and Simon Birch.