Combat has been portrayed in the media for many years, especially in this day and age. Movies, books, and videogames all play a major role in portraying war and military life. Unfortunately many of these depictions tend to glorify war, and it is anything but glorious. In the film The Hurt Locker viewers are given a very gritty and realistic perspective of the life of military personnel in a warzone. Because the film takes place in modern day Baghdad, it also provides the point of view of soldiers in our own generation—something that may cause the viewer to think about how easily they could be the ones in a country at war.
Steven Spielberg made Saving Private Ryan to portray “the terrors and triumphs of D-Day as more than just make-believe.” After watching this film, he truly did meet his goal of showing the world this. He presented his movie with realism of the war’s brutality. Spielberg explained, “We all determined very early on that we wanted to affect people in a way that would maybe show them the nature of war for the first time.” Spielberg was asked “Kubrick tackled World War One and Vietnam with Paths Of Glory and Full Metal Jacket. Why did you choose World War Two with Saving Private Ryan? Speilberg replied, “World War Two is the most important event of the last 100 years.
Leadership skills of a Gladiator Billy Davison (4348839) American Public University System Professor Laurie Genesi-Bloom 12/19/12 Abstract This paper will discuss the techniques and leadership skills by using examples of the movie Gladiator. The gladiator, Maximus Decimus Meridius was an excellent leader and showed exemplary skills in leading his men to battle. Some of the most effective skills he used were leading by example, communication, and putting his soldiers before himself. Some of the least effective skills he used were using revenge for his mission and anger to fuel his passion. Maximus used personal power by using his more positive personal traits to encourage people to follow him and want to even fight and die for the cause (Conlow, 2001).
The film portrays the period and events of the Civil War by representing the way people dressed, talked, acted, and believed in a precise fashion. The filmmakers did an astonishing job making the aftermath of the battles look gruesome and bloody, as they were in the real battles. The film also did a good job showing both sides’ opinions and beliefs on whether the Thirteenth Amendment should be passed, the movie really showed how violent and aggressive they were to try and get their way. The information I took in from the film was very different from what I had already known about the subject. Before watching the film, I did not know that the president actually went out to the delegates and asked and pleaded for their votes.
Stereotypes in The Lord of War In The Lord of War, stereotypes are present throughout the entire movie. If there wouldn't have been stereotypes in this motion picture, we would have had more trouble relating to the life of Yuri Orlov. Consequently, the values and the morals of this movie would have had a smaller emotional impact on the viewers. In this analyse, I will demonstrate two of these stereotypes evocated in The Lord of War. First of all, the narration at the beginning of the movie makes it easy for us to see that Yuri’s family is a good example of a Ukrainian family stereotype.
Braveheart is a part of Leadership Movies, a series of films with leadership themes. Learn about how you can become a better leader by watching leadership in action. Various leadership styles were evident in Braveheart. Edward Longshanks epitomized a heavy-handed, cold-hearted tyrannical style, perhaps best expressed by his order to have archers fire on his own troops, in hopes of hurting enemy forces. Longshanks’ nobles similarly exhibited tyrannical traits.
The film ‘Gallipoli’ is a representation of the World War 1 Gallipoli campaign of 1915. This essay discusses the faults and truths within this film. There are many different things that the director Peter Weir has done right from accurately describing the conditions of battle of Galliopli, to doing a great job of capturing the atmosphere concerning the recruitment of the young men who served in the war. The set design was very affective in showing the trenches which where amazingly lifelike in their appearance although wasn’t as accurate in showing the trenches living conditions and diseases. This movie also shows the British officers mentality to the Australian soldiers but again has faults as doesn’t show the British soldiers sacrifice and loss.
HIS212 – History and Film Compare any two films which are produced in Hollywood, and which represent warfare or conflict in the Third World. Comment on the political and cultural messages in these films, and explain how they reflect the politics of the time when they were made. Film as a media has always managed to be one of the most easily accessible, both for the public and also producers as a means for conveying messages and entertainment. Many different aspects of human nature and history is detailed and documented in this fashion across many different fields, such as politics, religion, love and, with often the most poignant and obvious imagery, war. War itself has been an ever-present around the world across thousands of years and has, as the years progressed, evolved and shaped the world in many ways.
Each of which has boasted its own brand of violence. The most notable eras are the following: the wild westerns of the 1950’s, the mafia-inspired Godfather style of movies of the 1970’s, the street action and ghetto/hood movies of the 1980’s, and the use of increasingly graphic images of violence that was made possible by manipulating the technology available to produce life-like special effects in the 1990’s in movies such as The Matrix. Here in the twenty-first century, there has been a tendency for film makers to use computer generated imagery (CGI) in order to produce the most extreme and graphic images of violence ever possible. According to Andrew Trent, though; all violence in movies is not necessarily bad. In an article he wrote for VersaGlobe.com he explains that violence in the movies can really be divided into three different categories: 1.
There are many sound effects in the movie. For example, when we first see Jack Sparrow, it sounds like he is a very important character in the movie. Also the camera shot, because of the close up we know all the important characters. This movie is about pirates who try to find Will Turner, because they need his blood. However Jack Sparrow helped him.