Mathilde then borrowed her rich friend Madame Forestier’s necklace, and at that moment, I could already foreshadow something bad to happen. I couldn’t help but compare this story to real life situations after reading each scene because this continues to occur till this day. Guy does an amazing job illustrating reality into words forming a story out of it. While at the party, Mathilde attracts all the attention because of her appearance, however, the few hours of admiration and joy she encounters will all come to an end. What the people don’t see is the truth underneath the surface of her appearance of who she really is.
In the play, Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy) portrayed Blanche marvelously. However, when producers decided to make a film, they insisted that Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind) play Blanche instead because she would be able to attract viewers to see a film full of actors who weren’t widely known. Regardless of the fact that Vivien Leigh succeeded admirably in luring audiences, she portrayed Blanche in a much different way. Jessica Tandy was a very tall, broad, and beautiful leading actress whereas Vivien Leigh was short, pretty, and soft-spoken. Tandy played Blanche as a very shallow, vain, controlling, frustrating, and victimized woman.
They do not see much of reality and are trapped in their self-centered dreams. Most of them seem to be good people, at a first glance, but they reveal they real selves in certain kind of situations: under stress, under influence of alcohol, or when their passions take over their behaviors. Among all the characters in The Day of The Locust we meet Tod and Faye. Tod is a newcomer to Hollywood who is fascinated with that place in many different ways. Faye is an actress who dreams of becoming a Hollywood star.
He changed the opinions of the entire Birling family, while showing them the ‘chain of events’ that led to Eva Smiths death, and how they were responsible for them. The Inspector remains the same person, with the same views, all the way through the play. As soon as the Inspector arrives at the Birling’s house, while they are celebrating Sheila and Gerald’s engagement, you can immediately notice the contrast in mood that Priestley sets. Clothing would help to show this difference if the play was on stage – Priestley has put that the Inspector should be wearing a dark, dull suit, but the others should in ‘evening dress’, which is not as formal. Priestley’s stage directions also note that the lighting should be ‘pink and intimate’, but when the Inspector arrives it should become ‘harder’ i.e.
This links in with Macbeth leaving his wife out of the murdering to save her and her eventual suicide. Overall this part of the play shows lady Macbeth to be a dominant part of the relationship and also a part that would be very hard for anyone to remove if they wanted too. Lady Macbeth could easily be seen to be used by Shakespeare to prolong the play there are a couple of occasions where Lady Macbeth. The first one was just
Having the audience sat around the stage shows how Woyzeck is trapped both physically (as he is unable to hide in the stage wings) and mentally. Thus linking back to how Woyzeck has no escape mechanisms of his life and is constantly under the scrutiny of others. The two Journeymen in the scene would be centre stage, standing on chairs or boxes so that they are raised above all of the other actors, as they are the entertainers of the scene and would demand the most attention from people. The actual props and set on stage would very minimalist – a couple of chairs or boxes that the Journeymen stand and dance on and beer glasses or alcoholic bottles to represent the idea that the characters are in a social place like a bar or pub. By having minimalist props and set, it subtly links back with the theme of poverty and how the characters in this scene are unable to afford much, but are still able to enjoy themselves and be merry with one another.
The film Thelma & Louise not only showed the liberation of women in an owned-by-men society but it also changed the traditional patriarchal form of the cinema. First, Thelma & Louise portrayed the transformation of women in a society dominated by men. On the film, both women acquire more personality and strength as they face different scenarios. On one hand, Thelma that was used to be very fragile, man-dependent, and docile becomes stronger and with even more character than Louise. An example of this is the scene right after Thelma and Louise go back to the hotel and Louise realizes that J.D.
Margo’s main ambition in the movie is to ensure that Bill still loves her. During the film it feel as if Margo is trying to look as young and be as young as she can just so Bill still desires her. Though if Margo is to Marry Bill she has to stop her livelihood which is her acting career in the theatre. At the beginning of the film we see that Margo’s ambition is to excel in the theatre so she sacrifices her relationship with Bill for her ambition to succeed as an actress but as the movie progresses and Margo realises that she is an ageing woman we see her discard her acting career for a chance to marry Bill and become what was seen as a true woman in the 1950’s. Eve’s Ambition to become an actress is why she succeeds in the end but there are many repercussions because of her actions.
Ghost Stories From the minute the audience walks into the auditorium of ghost stories, you are automatically pulled into this horror world, having nine chalked numbers on the walls, tape from beam to beam, spider webs, flickering lights, and a low echoing sound as well as on the stage “Safety Curtain” backdrop immediately making the audience more aware of what they are about to see. When the play begins, it is not obvious as to what “part” the audience were playing. If an audience member were blindly sitting watching the show having no idea about the concept of the play, it would be thought that an actor (to only be in the play temporarily) appeared on stage to firstly inform the audience of ghosts (or of how it is physiological as to whether these ghosts exist). This has two different effects on the audience, firstly it calms because you are aware that it is not a full on horror show (conflicted because of videos to aware audience of your possible reactions), but it also makes the audience really think about what the actor is saying. The audience felt automatically connected and engaged with the actor because of the eye contact and large images used to explain the actors point.
The fatale woman archetype has been used in films since the beginnings of the film industry. Mystery is the key word related to her, but we also know that she is dangerous, deadly and she brings no good. Yet she has an attractive power and men cannot stay away from her. The archetype has been interpreted and reinterpreted numerous times and it is interesting to observe how a writer or a director can play with this figure. For this analysis I have chosen Fatal Attraction and Basic Instinct and I wanted to talk about the similarities and differences of the two, focusing on the powerful female character, the male protagonist and the female gaze.