In the beginning of the movie they presented us with the heroic victims of the Alamo lying dead. This scene sparked off a depressing atmosphere. During the movie, there was a mix of emotions; growing tension and an overwhelming feeling of victory merged into one. The movie was very compelling and was utmost intriguing.
1. What were your thoughts after viewing scenes at Omaha Beach? Be able to give an overview
In the movie, Even the Rain, I was very furious the whole entire time. I am from a first world country. I have never struggled my entire life. I live in a 3,000 square foot home with my father, dog, and brother. We have hoses, showers, sinks, a well, sprinklers, and many other items at my house that produce water. I have never had my electricity shut off or never starved. This is because not only does my father own a pizza shop, it is because I live in the United States of America. The movie, Even the Rain, made me realize, people do not care about others, unless they are being affected by the same problem as the person next to them.
Many movies use imagery to make a point. For example the movie “The Patriot” by Mel Gibson, the main character Benjamin Martin is trying to keep his family and country in tact during the Revolutionary war. He uses four symbols, the Toy Soldiers, the North Star, the Cross, and the American Flag.
In the article, “A Million Dollar Exit From the Anarchic Slum-World: Slumdog Millionaire’s Hollow Idioms of Social Justice”, Mitu Sengupta responds to how the slums and its citizens are presented in the film Slumdog Millionaire by Danny Boyle. Sengupta describes the slums as run-down and then goes on to specifically address the poverty that exists in India. When writing about the portrayal of the slums, Sengupta states, “Slumdog depicts the ‘slum’ as a feral wasteland, a place of evil and decay that is devoid of order, productivity and compassion”(599). Sengupta uses imagery to illustrate to viewers the unsanitary conditions that the people of Mumbai experience on a daily basis. Viewers can picture the tattered slums and the surrounding streets
Poverty is “...the most savage of all human afflictions” (1). It “...[spreads] like a cancer” through generations that become ever more powerless to “...mobilize their efforts against it” (1). Nowhere is this more clear than in Gordon Parks’ essay, “Flavio’s Home”. Parks vividly retells the story of a young boy, Flavio de Silva, and his family as they struggle to survive on grossly less than the bare minimum in the slums of Rio. He shows that poverty breeds hunger and ultimately, death.
This week I watched the Netflix original movie To the Bone. I was first drawn into this movie when looking through the Netflix originals list; when I saw the trailer.The trailer fascinated and captivated me, leading me to watch the movie. The movie follows a young women, named Ellen, on her journey seeking treatment for anorexia nervosa. The movie shows her struggle with thoughts of inadequacy, isolation, along with many other struggles as she struggles with her illness. Overall, minus a few hiccups, I greatly enjoyed this movie. The three aspects that most grabbed my attention becoming the sources of my enjoyment were character portrayal, the symbolism used in almost every scene, and connections to my own life experiences.
They can also see the strength of Basilio and his family. The filmmakers offer haunting images rather than analysis and facts, and never sentimentalize the protagonist and his issues. Because of this approach to filmmaking, Basilio can be more easily viewed as a hardworking individual who is trying to find a better life for himself and his family rather than an object of sympathy. The viewers, though affected by the haunting images of a 14 year old boy laboring in dangerous settings, are in awe of his diligence, and want to do something to make a difference. This is a far more effective strategy to truly make a difference than simply presenting Basilio and the people of Potosi as a pity story. The interviews that take place only consist of words from the people of Potosi. In this way, the people of Potosi tell the story of their own lives, rather than a director looking from the outside and recounting the story of these people’s lives. We experience firsthand the effects of child labor, of children taking on
The documentary Unchained Memories were reading by African American actors and actresses from the last generation of born into slavery slaves and their experiences as slaves, their treatment as slaves, and the culture of the time. This documentary really stood out from other documentary and movies because these narratives were from actual slaves and none of the slaves had the same or even similar experiences. These narratives are so precious that they are held in the Library of Congress.
Vik Muniz’ Marat (Sebastião) depicts the hardships and strength of Brazilian trash pickers in a remarkably clever and appealing format while also challenging the way in which these workers are perceived by Brazilian society. These trash pickers, known as catadores, are people who are ex-convicts or were homeless and unemployed and therefore had little opportunity in their lives. The Catadores are a union headed by Sebastião that separate recyclable items from the rest of the trash at the Jardim Gramacho landfill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to be sold on the market. The profits from selling these items are then split amongst the union. Muniz became very intrigued with this group of people and decided to recreate a variety of famous portraits
As a producer/director it is hard to precisely depict genuine occasions that depend on a genuine story. Edward James Olmos went up against that test as he featured and coordinated the gang related motion picture in light of genuine occasions titled American Me. Brutal scenes go with the job when making films about packs and mobsters, and Olmos saved no cost with American Me. Olmos ' offered a reasonable delineation of how the Mexican Mafia started and in addition what it resembled for a youthful Chicano to experience childhood in Los Angeles amid the 1980 's, and the 1940 's. What can be troublesome about recounting the account of posse life is the way that on the off chance that you reveal excessively data about what truly happened, there can be shocking repercussions that accompany it. Robert Lopez composed a piece 1996 in the Los Angeles Times remaining that Olmos
“Almost Home” a 90 minute DVD (on reserve in the Learning Recourse Center). View this documentary about changing culture in a nursing home setting. Submit answers to the questions below in the ELearning drop box by orientation day to the Extended Care facility.
This demonstrates revolution, as it shows the courage and the rebellion that serves as a pretext for change. These feelings of unrest are translated into protests, demonstrations, and, overall, revolution. In Persepolis, Marjane is born into a politically turbulent nation, and because of this, the idea of revolution is particularly relevant in her life. While the protests rage on Iran, her parents encourage her to get interested in the revolution and political activism. They did little to stifle her enthusiasm, Satrapi herself stating that she and her school friends would “demonstrate” in her garden (10). Her parents provided books on communism and marxism, inspired her to question what she was taught in school; in short, they allowed her to be politically aware. She was, however, raised by liberal people, and establishing her mindset was based on part curiosity and part parental influence. This is not unlike other children; it is a universal truth that one’s parents influence their viewpoint. Her liberal point of view invokes her to present the rise of the islamic republic in an unsavory way, as it opposes her personal beliefs. Due to her politically enlightened childhood, she presents revolution as a positive, because, in her eyes, revolution is
Throughout Wasteland, there are a myriad of perspectives, which influences how the viewer interpret the film. A majority of the film takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the world’s largest landfill. Vik Muniz, the artist and main character, attempts to change the lives of a few people who live and work in the landfill to survive. Vik accomplishes his task through making pictures out of trash and allowing the few key people from the landfill to help create masterpieces. Vik sees the people in the landfill as people unlike the rest of society in Rio, who act as though the people in the landfill are subhuman. Vik also believes that the people in the landfill can improve their lives if they have the desire to do so. As these people work with
Hollow is an interactive web documentary that depicts the struggles of Mc Dowell county a small West Virginia county, in the hopes of building support for the community. Hollow's message is spoken mostly through the people of the county, contributing to a very emotional documentary. This establishes Hollow is a perfect example of the use of pathos appeal. By sharing the unfortunate story of the county's inhabitants and using imagery the documentary creates a powerful message. Furthermore, to show similarities between Mc Dowell's inhabitants and the viewer provokes an emotional response. Using methods such as these as well additional tactics like a dark background and quiet music enhance the response of the viewer or audience. All of these aspects contribute to the style which is central to successful