Hitchcock was at his best when he made this movie. Hitchcock’s most revolutionary and shocking film was “Psycho.” This film shocked and awed audiences around the country. Because of this Hitchcock was so far ahead of his time, this film was shunned for many years. Color had so much to do with both films as well. In Psycho, in the opening scene, Marion Crane is wearing a white bra because Hitchcock wanted to show her as being "angelic".
John Travolta (53) who got his breakthrough with Saturday Night Fever and Grease delivers great acting in this movie as a mob hitman. Samuel L. Jackson (59) is just one of the few Hollywood stars in this movie, known from Star Wars as Mace Windu, and one of his most recent movies; Snakes on a Plane. Uma Thurman (37), whom I must admit I never heard of before she starred as the Bride in both of the Kill Bill movies (another Quentin Tarantino directed movie), performs great in this Hollywood cult movie. These are just a few of the actors starring in this movie filled with Hollywood stars of all classes. The movie shows us 4-5 stories about several persons slowly getting woven together creating incredible, funny and bizarre incidents which you never would have expected.
Just like everyone else, James Braddock and his family was in poverty, and even struggled to pay for electricity to keep themselves warm or turn on the lights. James Braddock, at that point was no longer a boxer after a disappointing fight due to a broken hand, so he had to find temporarily employment elsewhere like a local construction area. Being paid no nearly enough, his children had to be sent away to relatives to keep warm because electricity in his home was shut down. Braddock loved his children to be with him so he went to his former boxing agency and actually begged for money to his humiliation, but ultimately to his children’s and families benefit. This act is very heroic and smart.
As a result of these experiences, Johnson was averse to enduring a knock out in boxing or in romance. Early in his life, Johnson deciphered the difference between fighting for survival verses boxing for accolades. In his “Hurt Business” Matejka describes how Johnson learned to fight dirty: “punches to the manhood, stomped/ toes when cornered, eye gouges/ to get out of a headlock.” (28-30) Determinedly, Johnson’s desire to become a heavyweight champion increased and was substantiated by his strong work ethics. His desires and training grew in parallelism and is evidenced in “Shadow Boxing”: “I’m sparring with you/ while other fighters/ are out two-stepping.” (16-18) By the time readers reach Matejka’s “Fisticuffs,” there is more clarity and texture expressed in: “Some reporters say I fight yellow, / but I don’t need to use the dirty tricks.” (1-2) Hemphill-Chapple 2 Betrayal shaped Johnson’s love ethic. “Fisticuffs” showcases this sentiment: “I never had/ a colored girl that didn’t two-time me.” (19-20) As a result, he preferred to be adorned by white women.
Sylvester Stallone, the director and the main character of the movies declared that the storyline of Rocky Balboa resembles his own struggles and triumphs in recent times. At 60 years old, Rocky is now a retired boxer that is lonely and emotionally depressed. He lost his wife to cancer and grew apart from his son, who wants nothing to do with him. One day, his belated wife’s brother shows the boxer an ESPN exclusive called “Then and Now”, a show that simulated a fight between the current undefeated heavyweight champion Dixon, and the former champion Rocky. Ending with Rocky’s victory.
Being motivated, Scott stands up for Marty’s class. He's finally moving again. Here Comes the Boom, reminds me of a Rocky film where the good guy gets beat up, but wins in the end. Scott Voss (Kevin James) reminds me of Skeeter Bronson (Adam Sandler) in Bedtime Stories because he’s the underdog fighting for what’s rightfully his, or in Scott’s situation the student’s right to have
Professional sport and film industry are considered to be one of the most profitable activities and nearly everyone dreams to become a famous athlete or a movie star and receive much money for it. These careers are surrounded by numerous legends and myths related with the easiness of the work and the lack of any knowledge and skills. Nearly everyone thinks that it is easy to be an actor and play his role in the film or to be an athlete and run all day long and do nothing special connected with the ordinary or common professions. Evidently, many people speak about the unfaithfulness of the human society and criticise actors and athletes because of their payment, which is often equal to hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars. A famous movie star can receive several millions of dollars for a single film as well as a football player has a one hundred million contract with a certain club.
300 Final Film Review 300 is by far the best comic book based movie I have evened seen But what really makes this movie stand out from all of the other movies is the amazing cinematography that this movie has. Larry Fong has proven that a brilliant Director of Photography can turn any boring tale into something great and interesting. Now, the tale isn’t boring. Not by a long shot. But we’ve seen and heard the same tale a lot before.
The Walls of Jericho in 1934 The first movie to win a Grand Slam of Academy Awards, a compilation of the Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay, was the movie It Happened One Night directed by Frank Capra in 1934. The film was universally appealing, receiving praise and notice in many countries outside of the United States. One of the captivating appeals of the film is the portrayal of imperfect protagonists Peter Wayne and Ellen Andrews. Through Peter and “Ellie’s” interactions, Capra is able to frame his social commentary: the upper class is ignorant to the other classes because of their abundance of money. Capra emphasizes the profuse spending of the upper class through the contrast with Ellie’s situation as well as Peter’s more frugal attitude.
However, this has threatened the true meaning of the game. It has given rise to scandals involving players and media portraying being a good athlete will get you by with anything. While some people take the position that commercialization corrupts sports I believe there are probably more positives than negatives regarding commercialization in sports, but the negatives that are present are still worth talking about. Ultimately the biggest downfall of commercialization in sports is the craziness of all the advertising that goes on through sports. For example, the Super bowl, companies pay millions of dollars to get their perfected thirty-second commercial on the screen of the millions watching and the next day the majority conversations are not even about the game but about which commercial was the best some people even admitting the commercials are the only reason they