The artistic choices made in the production of cinema have a great impact on the way the audience will perceive certain aspects of the performance. One director may choose to highlight a certain scene, while another director may push it aside as trivial. A majority of the symbolism behind theatre lends itself to open interpretation, but some underlying messages have a widely accepted truth. In Nicholas Hytner’s 1996 interpretation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, lighting and camera angles help accentuate the importance of particular moments throughout the film. I chose to analyze the courthouse scene in which Deputy Danforth asks Elizabeth whether or not John Proctor committed the crime of adultery.
Auteur theory is an important mode of film criticism that indicates the extent of the director’s involvement in the final output of the film. As it has been previously mentioned, Spike Lee’s films express certain notions about race that emerge from his personal viewpoint as well as from his political and aesthetic beliefs. The focal point of this chapter is the auteur theory and its relativity to Spike Lee. In order to prove the connection between the theory and his works, it is necessary to refer to Lee’s biography, since both his background and distinguishable personality have contributed to his technical skills as well as to his unique style as a film director. The particular chapter will also include the synopsis as well as the technical analysis of each film correspondingly.
After researching Pa Kettle, it is determined that he is a hillbilly comic film character from the show "Ma and Pa Kettle" which aired in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Sedaris included this allusion to express his feelings of being out of place since he is around an abundance of young school children and he is in his early forties. Because Sedaris knew of this show from the mid-1900s, he also shows his age, since the younger individuals in his class would not understand his reference. For those who understand Sedaris ' allusion towards Pa Kettle, they would be able to get a laugh out of his humor. Another allusion that the author refers to is the Playmate of the Month data sheets, which with further investigation is actually Playboy magazines ' article about the women who were "chosen" that month to be featured.
Some of the people that were defended were those that were looked down upon in society. For example, ACLU defended the freedom of speech and freedom of expression of the American Nazi parties. Although the decision may have caused some concern, Roger Baldwin made sure that nobody was left in the dust from the path to true equality. As said by him, “I always felt from the beginning that you had to defend people you disliked and feared as well as those you
Understanding Hollywood films in the 1950’s like a reflection of fundamental social viewpoints; take a broad view of identifiable films requires great cautiousness. Fictional films are sophisticated and societal products of how they are produced, exhibited, distributed, and received by viewers and critics; investigating to assess adequately their characters as historical verification. For example, it is dangerous to interpret a few films from a particular period as mere reflections of American society. The viewpoints depicted in different movies may signify compromises that were intended to be non-offensive. Additionally, films can suggest very diverse attitudes toward gender roles and
The Constitution was designed to be a “living” document. In other words, this was intentional so that amendments could be made to it as time passed. The framers of the Constitution left it is indistinct in order to benefit the people—it is to be interpreted. With this, although there are some positives, (i.e. putting some control back into the hands of the people) it also blurs the lines as to what violates the Constitution and what does not.
During this time period the ongoing racial challenges were also wide spread in America. Little is mentioned of the results of World War I and the tensions and actions that would ultimately lead to World War II. The result of deliberate omission was that most of Hollywood film did not have a real sense of what to show, or how to draw an audience. Drawing inspiration from the headlines of the day’s news media, Hollywood formulated the gangster film, a new and darker genre of film that responded to American circumstances and gave audiences an emotional outlet. Considering what Schatz said about the gangster era and the genre, I wonder how he would look at this genre of film, now that it has been demonstrated that spectatorship has changed over
It has to be noted that soviet sources tend to overstate Lenin’s support for cinema, whilst western sources generally ignore Lenin’s influence in the 1920s and idealise this time as being artistically free. Richard Taylor calls this period the “disorganisation of organisation”. An example is the nationalisation of cinema, which officially occurred on the 27th August 1919, but only in 1920 this process was completed. Furthermore, other journalists, such as Boltyansky in the “Velikaya Oktyabrsaya” claimed that nationalisation of cinema was only a recognition of what was already achieved by the masses. Later on, the unsuccessful Goskino established in 1922 and soon closed would further show the lack of control of the government, which is explained later on.
To communicate these situations to a group or the public can cause various reactions in different societies which was definitely expressed throughout the movie. Especially in the incident involving the racial discrimination, lynching, and more was expressed throughout the film and it also brought up different reactions based on where they were at. This impact can cause some negative and positive in different societal settings but the most important aspect of it all is that an individual is able to express how they feel not concerning the reaction they are receiving because they are expressing thoughts in which they believe in, The film “The Great Debater” directed by Denzel Washington was simply motivational and took the aspect of public speaking to another level with the intensity of the debate team and their professor. This film was able to connect and impact me by providing the build up until the delivery of the speech, and how much we are able to relate a course to a
It 's hard growing up not knowing your biological father. You try to pretend it doesn 't bother you, but it does. Eventually you get so fed up with the ache that you search. My parents always said that I could look for my dad when I turned eighteen, basicly graduating from high school. So this is how i challenged that belief/idea and found my biological father.
He talks about the history of the civil rights movement and how it had changed in the mid-1960s after the with the quote “The 1964 civil rights act and the 1965 voting rights act were, on one level, admission of guilt by American society.” (Steele 455)And mentioning the Rodney King verdict to give the effect of why and how the diversity changed. The quote is a good persuasive mechanism because it is an example of the history Steele employed to also gain his credibility with his audience and persuades them in particular because it is about the minority and the change thereof. The quote is used in his article because both groups knew they had wronged and been wronged with the admittance of and the laws passed because of it, and stating that the past is why the programs are the way they are today. Steele’s reasoning behind the use of these historical facts are to show to the people currently under the collective entitlements of how and why they were formed giving him credibility as an author, and to persuade them since he is credible to move away from the collective entitlements and to change the programs to be fair for all . Steele also uses statistics in his writing to gain credibility with his audience to show how the issue has changed by giving truthful statistical facts.
This shows how developed Scott is at the end of the book. Her view on the character Boo Radley has been completely been turned around and proving she is an advanced character. Likewise, Hiram views change on people turns the end of the book. He starts to realize the real ride of his grandpa and when Hiram was talking to his dad about he said “ They weren’t really nice to Negroes. Yeah, but it took me a while to notice that.
I wanted to tell you, I just didn’t know how. He, your brother, didn’t know he had a sister until your father thought it was the right time to tell him.” Mama continues: “When you were both young, your father made me choose between you two. It was one of the hardest decisions I ever made.” Mama starts crying; I’ve never seen her this vulnerable. “You were both together from when you were one and Steve was about to turn four. Then your dad and I separated and he was going to move away with one of you so I had to choose.
The flashback to his childhood and him playing in the snow drove home the loss of innocence and freedom experienced only as a child. And I remember thinking that the movie, while really well done, was a bit over rated. (“Citizen Kane”, RKO, 1941) That thought was, however, due to my ignorance. Watching a story out of sequence was nothing new to me, after all, I had already seen “Pulp Fiction” (Miramax, 1994). The chronology of a story being turned on its head had been done more than once.
I think the comparisons and the thinking, as the article addresses in the title, about how historical truth can be involved in history, memory and culture can provide various aspects to rethink about this film because they view the film as a demonstration of a cultural phenomenon within the society. It can be helpful if I am analyzing the displays the race issues within this film and using the history of the political issues and people 's cognition as the defense for why this film avoids touching on some areas. It is not only because choosing to bebased on the information that provided by the survivors, who were saved by Oscar Schindler, creates the unjust impression of making him an over heroic figure; but also due to the limitations of producing a sensible documentary-like film in that