Amy Heckerling’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma” has transformed a 19th century classic English novel into a teen flick romcom film of the 20th century entitled “Clueless”. Despite the vastly different historical settings and societal values of the two texts, Amy Heckerling’s “Clueless” still retains the essential values of the original text by adapting these values into a modern society of our time and a modern audience of our age. Comparatively through the themes of class and social structure and the attitudes towards love and marriage, a greater insight can be gained of the context in which it appropriates further enhanced by the use of satire and irony employed by both composers. “Emma” by Jane Austen was written in the Regency period of the 1800s; a time of inequality as it featured a wide gap between the rich and the poor while at the same time a rise in the merchant middle class. In response to this context, Austen tends to satirise the common source of power by creating a microcosmic world of a genteel community evolving round a “handsome, clever and rich” young woman who "seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence."
Not So SuperBad Sweetly absurd, Crude and awkward, Superbad is almost a typical teen movie, reminding me a bit of the American Pie films because of the simple plot and juvenile humour. However, compared to other teen movies the film is much more intelligently written than others of its genre, and this shines through in the characters. Superbad follows three high school seniors as they go on a long night of self-discovery, ending in drunken declarations of love between best friends with unrealistic yet entertaining events happening in between. The over weight Seth, played by Jonah Hill (Knocked Up) is foul-mouthed and impulsive, Evan, his best friend, played by Michael Cera is a more gentle and shy, almost to the point of being invisible,
Freud is well known for his theory on a mother and her son, or the Oedipus Complex. Huxley ties this theory into the relationship Linda has with her son. Aldous Huxley’s ability to grab the audience’s attention with his outrageous, yet shockingly true allegations of a fictitious world, created a vision of a futuristic lifestyle unthought-of prior to Brave New World. With the use of symbolism the audience is able to make a connection between the world they are accustomed to, and the frightful reality of the future. Huxley’s
Examine Marxist views of the role of the family (24 marks) Marxists believe that the nuclear family is dominant in capitalist society. Marxists say that the family serves capitalism in four ways. Firstly the family socialises their children, they reproduce labour power and have an acceptance of capitalism. Secondly women’s domestic work is unpaid which benefits capitalism. Thirdly the family acts as a comfort for the stresses and frustrations of working class men they are there to ‘Cushion the main provider’.
And Torvald, on the contrary, is unable to comprehend this nude fact. It was already mentioned, that both men earn enough money to provide for their families. Torvald Helmer is a prosperous lawyer, he seems to be a law abiding good-doer; Walter Younger is a driver, but he dreams of opening liquor store, hoping to earn money and improve the living conditions of his family. Torvald feels himself to be the head of the family, he patronizes everything. He takes pleasure in positioning authority at home, as well as, at his bank.
Beth’s office is through the kitchen in the back of the store. The Paradiso’s mission statement is “To build a lifelong partnership of raving guest, associates and stockholders”. Her job is to order supplies, doing schedules, hiring employees, cooking, serving, counting the register at the end of the day and taking care of the store. Beth says her least favorite thing about her job is the turnover never having enough people to run the store. There are times that she has to be the manager and the cook at the same time.
The movie Pleasantville can be seen as an American movie because it has a lot of techniques used in other American movies. Pleasantville itself is about a brother(David) and sister(Jennifer) who get trapped in 1980’s sitcom in which everything is perfect and nothing can go wrong. The criteria used to define movies as “American” usually deals with the lives of teenagers and how they deal with it, whether it is relationship problems, social status, or other issues which trouble teenagers. The movie Pleasantville demonstrates much of these problems within the movie. One of the main problems for the main character is that he is socially unaccepted and a “nerd” in the world he lives in.
Jeff’s approach to Lisa completely changes only after she starts to be more reckless, brave, and masculine. Thorough the technique of “audience as a voyeur” Hitchcock shows the spectator that Jeff is a representative figure for him (Condon and Sangster 190-91). In his book, _Hitchcock’s Bi-Textuality: Lacan, Feminisms, and Queer Theory, _Robert Samuels, referring to Mulvey’s article “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” states that the “gaze” is equal to the masculine point of view, that is, basically male characters rule female Alagöz 3 ones by intentionally visualizing them as objects. Additionally he considers voyeurism as equal to this visual overwhelming sexual thought (109). According to Samuels, Mulvey applies this reverse usage of the gaze to an evaluation of Rear Window.
Adventureland- The ace in the pack Greg Mottola’s Adventureland (2009) belongs to a cycle of teen indie Rom-Coms that include Juno (Jason Reitman 2007), Youth in Revolt (Miguel Arteta 2009) and Mottola’s own Superbad (2007). These ‘Teen-Indies’ all contain biting wit, heavy doses of crude humour and the obligatory teen film criticism of adults. The problem with a cycle of films is that when the inevitable diminished forlorn imitators disappoint the audience the shine is rubbed off the originals. The producers of ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ (Jonathan Dayton/ Valerie Faris 2006) even had the cheek to cast Alan Arkin as another crazy loveable granddad two years later in Sunshine Clearing (2008). Adventureland will escape a possible future tarnishing as it differentiates itself from the other ‘Teen-Indies’ by virtue of its setting.
Week 4 Assignment 1: Employee Turnover Hospitality Industry Professor Danika Rainer HTM150 Marcia Dickens February 2, 2013 Employee Turnover The hospitality industry offers a wide spectrum of jobs and careers, down to the waitress at a restaurant. Most jobs at a hotel, restaurant or other establishments are considered part of the hospitality industry. Employee turnover may be quite high because usually the pay is very close to minimum wage and often times, the worker has to depend on reasonable tips in order to make a decent living. The type of a worker in the hospitality industry needs to be patient, resourceful and engaging. Customer service is an essential ingredient in the hospitality industry.