The intriguing aspect about the movie is that people never know if Willy (father) is telling the truth or not. This way the story is on going captivating cycle of stories and new characters transforming it into something addicting. The idea in Burton’s film is the inception of stories and what about them is based on reality thus making the audience continuously fixated with the issue, a strong example of hypnotization being used in Burton’s film is the last scene in the bathtub, a simple dialog with a straightforward. Death of a salesman consists of a basic simple story with predictable components thus making readers think logically towards the importance of its existence. Why does an average family trigger so much significance?
Stardust memories: The film now has become an essential part of Woody Allen’s work and will be used as a film that captures a certain turning point of his career. Given that adds to the value as the fan base will look at the film very differently than they did back then. ‘“Stardust Memories” is a disappointment. It needs some larger idea, some sort of organizing force, to pull together all these scenes of bitching and moaning, and make them lead somewhere.’ - Roger Ebert January 1, 1980
How has context influenced the presentation of some of the main Themes and issues in Baz Luhrmann’s modern film version of “Romeo + Juliet”? Baz Luhrmann’s contemporary film interpretation of William Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy Romeo and Juliet, explores the resonating social and religious values inherent in both the Elizabethan era and the 20th century, allowing us to understand the significance of contextual differences in influencing the presentation of universal issues. Film techniques are utilised to emphasise the modernisation incorporated in Luhrmann’s re-exploration of the Shakespeare’s play, and enhances the audience’s understanding of religion in the texts as well as the conflict between love and hate amid social chaos, that presides within the 16th and 20th centuries. Baz Luhrmann establishes the 20th century context as a world of moral corruption that echoes the social disorder in Shakespeare's play, in which the feud between the rich and powerful Capulet and Montague families embodies a hate that fuels the ongoing social chaos within the appropriated contemporary setting, “Verona beach”. Influenced by the modern day context, Luhrmann adopts the indiscriminate usage of guns in place of sword fighting to depict violence and lack of social order caused by an “ancient grudge”.
David Denby creates a strongly negative view of a popular movie. He first builds a strong ethos via a wide range of background knowledge, builds the common ground between readers who might holds different views and him through logos, and uses great connotation and influential vocabulary and metaphors to validate his illustration by pathos. In terms of ethos, with valid academic background from Columbia College and Stanford University, David Denby is a well-known film critic of the New Yorker. His identity suggests his authenticity in film reviewing and background in the film industry. For instance, he mentioned in the second paragraph that, “The ‘All about Eve’ business with dancers preying on one another was retained from a discarded screenplay by Andres Heinz, who worked on the final version of ‘Black Swan’ with Mark Hyman and John J. Mclaughlin.” By showing the audience insiders’ insights from the film industry, Denby shows his familiarity with
Larkin highlights the absurdities of the advertisements on show in ‘Essential Beauty’, which offer apparatus that in actuality, are never as utopian in the harsh realities of this world, as described by Larkin presenting the extravagant adverts which appealed to the target audience by captivating and manipulating them in order that they should purchase the products on offer. Dannie Abse uses his poem, ‘Welsh Valley Cinema’, to reveal how the audience in the cinema were enticed by the films and went to the cinema in an attempt to escape their mundane lives; however they have the struggles of returning back to reality after their sensational experience. The poem begins in stanza 1 by describing ‘frames as large as rooms’ and ‘block the ends of streets with giant loaves’, these ideas link in with the overpowering and dominant vibe that the adverts gave off, since they were so overshadowing that they simply dominate the outdoors as if to emphasise the power of advertising, however what is offered is just a picture of illusion. A further implication to how the adverts prevailed the outdoors is ‘Screen graves with custard’, where people are declared to forget about the difficulties of life such as death and are instead granted ‘custard’, yet the consumers should not be so wound up in the fantasy world of adverts where everything is perfect and should be more worried what is beyond the advertisement and what is right in front of them, which is the truth of real life struggles. Larkin is perhaps using this to rebuke the attitude many had towards the advertisements that were suspected to be genuinely tempting, though in reality the temptations were glorified and therefore when obtained were little like what the consumers expected.
Lars Von Trier Lars Von Trier, an important and prominent Danish Auteur director once said in an interview that “for (him), stealing from the cinema is like using letters of the alphabet when you write”. The films of Lars von Trier show that he has had many influences in crafting and producing his films. The given quote helps to understand his approach to film and how he adapts film language, and even creates his own, in order to delivery an intended message to the audience. To be able to understand what is impressive able von Trier’s approach to films and what makes him an Autuer director, we need to be able to understand his influences, which are wide and extensive, so as to be able to comprehend their impact on his style of directing and the structural, technological and thematic explorations in his films. Von Trier was known to be more consistent as a director than he was with his visual style.
The film makes you think about what is really happening and what is only in Jacob’s mind, therefore the narrative style itself could be a representation for what’s happening inside Jacob’s head. It also educates the viewer about Jacob’s life before the war, which explains why Jacob acts the way he does now. The choppy narrative style of the film does a great job in drawing the viewers in. The quick flashes of graphic scenes not only capture the viewers attention, they also make the viewers feel emotions such as worry, fear, or even compassion for Jacob. The movie’s opening scene is of Jacob and his fellow soldiers being attacked during the Vietnam War.
Shantel Wilson English Essay 2 Adaptation is the taking on of new skills or adjusting your own to make your environment suitable to live in. When making a book into a feature film there certain aspects of a book that are changed to fit all into a movie while maintaining the integrity and keeping the moral, plot, and meaning of the book. The book Pay It Forward was turned into a movie and of course additions and omissions were made but the plot and moral of the story remained the same. When comparing the book to the film the first thing to notice that was dramatically different was the name and description of the teacher. In the book his name is Ruben St. Clair and is a forty four year old black male who is also a war vet meanwhile the movie has him as a white male with burn scars all over his face named Eugene Simonet.
Also the documentary has to take the audience on a journey, emotionally or mentally, throughout occurrences in the characters lives. Thirdly there must be a good closing of the film that pays off for the characters and the audience. When we watch movies or TV shows or movies we know that they are fictional dramas. We also know that they are scripted shows which can manipulate the way we think and feel about the film. The producer does this to position us in a specific way.
Stanley James Granz writes about the origins of postmodernism in his book A Primer on the Postmodern: “Many historians place the birth of the modern era at the dawn of Enlightenment... it became the God of human intellectual quest to unlock the secrets of the universe in order to master nature for human benefit and create a better world”. (Granz, 1996) It is important to familiarize ourselves with Enlightenment in order to understand postmodernism. The term is used within the European philosophy and refers to the time we know now as the Age of Reason. An example of the quizzical, curious state of minds of people living in this era can look no further than the first encyclopaedias, which were compiled and published during this period. Rather than be content with what history had taught them, they would seek the truth, rather than settle for superstition and fear.