This movie has a great story line that is based on a true story that really went on not too long ago. This movie has very good acting that makes you really feel like you are inside the movie and shows you what really went on in the story. Some of the actors who really play a great part are Dwayne ‘’The Rock’’ Johnson and Xzibit who both play major roles as the coaches of the football team. Some other of the actors who really play a part in this movie are Michael Pagan, Jake Yorker, Setu Tase, and many other actors that all play important parts in the movie. The story of the movie is mainly about a kid named Willie Weathers a gang banger that gets in trouble by making some wrong decisions and ends up in the correctional prison where the main part of the movie begins.
Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner A comparative commentary on the international bestseller and the successful film The Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini. Some of us know the book, some of us know the movie and some of us know them both. But it is almost unlikely that there are people who do not know anything about it all when we are talking about The Kite Runner; the book became an international bestseller and the movie was a great success too. But comparing the movie to the book, we have to admit that there are some differences. First of all there are the little things that are changed in the movie.
In addition, when it comes to making a successful film, it’s all about the cast. The cast of a movie is what attracts the audience and makes the film have life. The godfather series had an all star cast; most of the cast were Oscar winners, and
Mollie D. Lesslie Instructor: English 101 Unit 1 / Essay 1 Final Draft January 22, “Timeline” Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Flat After reading the book, "Timeline" by Michael Crichton, I was very excited to see the movie. The story is fascinating for an action/adventure, fantasy/sci-fi fan. Classic action/adventure encapsulating pretentious villains, harrowing rescues in a sci-fi setting of time travel with a touch of romance and a slight bit of comic relief. Yet somehow the screen version left something to be desired. After all, one would think, how could you go wrong when Michael Crichton’s creative track record includes such films as "Westworld", and "Twister".
Soon after working with Spielberg, Columbus began directing movies of his own. The two films analysed in order to observe and critique the work of Columbus as a director will be Harry Potter and the Sorcerers stone as well as a recent film, Percy Jackson; Lightning Thief. Both films were a big hit and made Columbus well known as a successful director. Firstly, his style was shown and kept throughout both films in the story and with the characters. Secondly, his camera work and story building allowed the audience to feel the film in a more intimate way.
Here are a couple of points to get you thinking (again, you don’t have to agree with what I say): ON THE WATERFRONT DIRECTION: ON THE WATERFRONT On The Waterfront was directed by Elia Kazan, who also directed A Streetcar Named Desire and East of Eden. Kazan won a Best Director Oscar for On The Waterfront, and it was well deserved. One of his main strengths is that he directed stage plays before moving into films, and so would be considered an "actor's director" - meaning he understood how actors, (particularly the famously intense "method" actors like Marlon Brando and James Dean) operated and was able to draw great performances out of them, like Brando’s performance in Waterfront (see the taxi scene between the two brothers in Waterfront…acting masterclass.) Actually, Kazan's largely responsible for discovering both Brando and Dean: he brought Brando over from the stage to the screen for Streetcar Named Desire, basically making him a movie star overnight, and James Dean's first big role was in Kazan's adaptation of East of Eden. THE MARLON BRANDO QUOTE BELOW IS TAKEN FROM WIKIPEDIA's PAGE ON ELIA KAZAN: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elia_Kazan Marlon Brando, in his autobiography, goes into detail about the influence Kazan had on his acting: I have worked with many movie directors – some good, some fair, some terrible.
Bruce Willis is very good in this movie but I have seen this kind of performance from Bruce many of times before. Such as RED. In my opinion the chemistry between the young Joe and older Joe was great. It helped with the believability of both characters being one person in this movie. Emily Blunt as Sara, in my opinion was an actor who played her role very well.
Others might say a movie is better because the movie does the interpretating for them. A reader who has seen a movie version of her favorite book would say "I liked the book better." That's because while reading a book the reader is or has already made a movie version in their head. When you read a book you have the freedom to decide how you would imagine the characters, setting, location and mood. Janie's auburn red hair can look one way to me but look another way to another person.
The film’s acting, storytelling, sound, editing, cinematography, and all other critical analysis is superb and makes for an extraordinarily good movie. Therefore, I will be explaining how all of these filmmaking components works together to make one of the greatest movies of all time. I will explain the message of freedom and hope that was transported through the storyline. This movie has made Andy’s escape extremely intriguing because the technique they used made his escape surprising, because his new best friend thinks he is going to kill himself and if that is what Red believes, that is what the audience is meant to believe as well. However, throughout this story we understand that we truly care about these characters even though they are convicts.