Through the opening scene of Cosi (1992), written by Louis Nowra, the audience is invited to enter into the world of the mentally ill where Nowra shares an important idea that he desires advise the audience of. He introduces the idea that society’s stereotype of the mentally ill is questionable; this engages the audience and convinces us to rethink our attitudes. He explores this thought in the opening scene with the use of the gloomy setting, the symbolism of the chink of daylight and the characterisation of Nick and Lucy. Nowra suggests that with a slither of hope great things can happen, even in a depressing atmosphere. Through his use of the damaged theatre Nowra provides the audience with the suggestion that failure is inevitable, living up to the stereotype that the mentally ill are not capable of many things.
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.
Crash The movie crash does a very good job exposing how common stereotyping people really is. Many people are affected by this every day. I really hope this movie helped people realize how much they affect people by what they say or how they act towards people just based off of stereotypes. Stereotyping is defined in our book as exaggerated generalizations associated with a categorizing system. Stereotypes may be based on a kernel of truth, but they go beyond the facts at hand and make claims that usually have no valid basis.
Ray Bradbury and Kurt Wimmer demonstrate the overpowering themes of censorship and utopian societies gone corrupt, in a convincing manor. In the film and book, many of the characters go through the same emotional journeys due to their restrictive societies and censorship, which are the main themes. The settings in these literary works are also very similar. After thoroughly reading this novel and watching this movie, it is quite clear that utopian societies lead to destruction. Censorship often leads to rebellion, as it had in Fahrenheit 451 and Equilibrium.
We see these men facing extreme dangers and through all of this the theme of “war is hell” is portrayed very well. Saving Private Ryan displays how war is hell by the use of lighting techniques, editing, and sound. All of these contribute greatly to how the movie and made and what the movie is attempting to get the audience to understand. As you watch a war movie you typically don’t expect the lighting to be what you see in other genre of movies. As this movie starts, the audience watches a flag blowing; the lighting as we see it is faint, and almost black and white.
Another aspect that is interesting is the turn in behavior for the monster. Perhaps the best quote to represent this idea comes from the actualization of the monster to himself in front of Victor’s dead body “My heart was fashioned to be susceptible of love...it did not endure the violence of change without torture” showing how evil nature overcomes the good nature in human beings (Shelly, 158). Initially the monster is very amicable, however, due to continuous rejection, he seeks revenge upon all human beings. Is Shelly saying that even though even nature is good, evil eventually overcomes this good nature? Or Is Shelly saying that human nature is bad and full of rejection and isolation?
Ray Bradbury uses similes and metaphors that paint incredible pictures, telling in his stories of how selfishness and the loss of intellect are great threats to our society. He wrote stories of varying lengths and plots, but his writing as a whole was centered around a warning of how life may someday turn out if certain important things are ignored. Bradbury is known for his very poetic style of writing. Specifically, his use of similes and metaphors is noteworthy. By using these comparisons, he gives readers a clear image of characters, situations, and scenery.
Instead of Bob’s disorders being hidden and hard to discover, they were very blatant and often exaggerated. The film is focused on a therapist addressing a patient’s disorders; therefore, the script accurately reflected the role of the therapist as well as addressing the actual symptoms of the various disorders Bob was facing on a daily basis. What About Bob? is a very comical film that effectively pokes fun at the world of therapy and disorders by exaggerating the effects they can have on a person’s life. However, by watching this film, it provides an opportunity to become better acquainted with the reality of disorders and phobias and helps us realize that real people do struggle with these
Personal Response: I was interested in the event of the shooting because it made me think about what was going through Peter’s head while he was shooting. This was the main event in the book and I found it shocking and frightening. The way it was described made me visualise it all happening. Although I did not like the event that was happening I found it very interesting to read about, I liked that the event was told several times by several different characters point of views. A quote that I found shocking and frightening was when Patrick was running through the school and he writes “....a fine grey dust coated the broken bodies that lay twisted on the floor..... He’d see sprays of blood, and students crumbled on the ground” I found this quote quite disturbing.
The mobsters begin to come down the stairs as Henry walks up to them and it turns into a regular shot as the bosses congratulate Henry on beating the charges. This scene uses camera angles very effectively to help the viewer better understand what is going on. The low and high angel shot that was used to show the difference in status between Henry and the mob family was turned back to normal as they accepted him into their world of crime. That was the moment Henry had been waiting for and it is shown in the film without any sort of dialogue, only camera