Elise Vertefeuille RTVF10 April 1, 2012 Esther Duran Movie Analysis #2 Scarface: The Shame of the Nation One of the worlds most classic and artistic movies is none other than “Scarface: The Shame of the Nation” directed by Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson, and written by Ben Hecht. “The controversial film was in the planning stages in 1930 - to be produced by versatile co-producer/director Howard Hawks and co-producer Howard Hughes” (Filmsite). However released in 1932 this film is set in Chicago in the 1930’s. With phenomenal actors such as Paul Muni, Karen Morely, Ann Dvorak, and Boris Karloff, it is hard to find this movie anything but engaging. In 1933, “Scarface” won the U.S. National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, and was nominated in 1932 for Best Picture by the National Board of Review.
Hancock 1 Daniel Hancock Professor Curall LIT 2090 3 March 2011 The Cultural and Historical Context of The Road Cormac McCarthy’s tenth novel The Road, an effort that more than lives up to it’s Pulitzer Prize win, paints a brutal masterpiece detailing the journey of a man and his son in post-apocalyptic America. McCarthy’s literary career has been deliciously constructed of American atrocities and The Road makes absolutely no exception. There is an eloquent tinge to the horror McCarthy exudes in this beautiful tale as he combines elements involving an apocalypse, inevitable starvation, the preference of suicide over rape and the consumption through cannibalism that result. Ultimately The
9 Paranormal Activity 2 Film Analysis Kimberly Kihega ENG225 Instructor Melissa Rigney December 5, 2011 9 Paranormal Activity 2 Film Analysis For years, the film industry has capitalized on America's fascination with the “unknown”, with films from “The Exorsist” to the “Blair Witch Project”. A handful are unbelievably realistic, affecting viewers emotionally and pshyscologically. Most simply never live up to their expectations. The “Paranormal Activity” series arrive at a time when we have become entralled, and disturbed, by poltergeists. Paranormal Activity 2 certainly delivers every promise it has made, capitalizing on our fears of the unknown in the same simplistic fashion as the original.
A critical film review on the movie: Crash Screenplay/writer: Paul Haggis Director: Paul Haggis The undercurrent of racism The drama called Crash which is also knows as L.A. Crash was written and directed by Paul Haggis. Since Crash was filmed in an alarmingly realistic way, carrying interesting and unique techniques within its film structure, it will be critically reviewed and discussed in this essay. The novel Crash is a socio critical drama, mainly presenting the several-different lives of inter-related characters that have never met each other before, but indeed have various aspects in common. Within the 24 hours of the plot’s duration, Paul Haggis has decided upon presenting thrilling-reality based themes such as oppression, crime, racism, corruption, obligation, indignation.
The plot in the first movie is written by Wes Craven as well and I the story line is very original and different from other horror films, the similarities is that there are teenagers as in all horror films and they are chase down by the murderer, but the original part is that all this happens when they go to the dream. I think this idea caught people attention as well other director to make a remake. The plot is about a man who hated kids all his life and when they fall asleep the character named
Yet Moore's ego is entertainingly punctured when he is shown as a smug liberal martyr attempting to destroy Team America's headquarters - by rigging himself up as a suicide bomber. Again, a breathtaking moment of offensiveness: a veritable chain-mail fist through the paper-screen of celebrity correctness. It wasn't that long ago that Michael Moore, in his anti-gun documentary Bowling for Columbine, was interviewing Matt Stone, and generally praising him to the skies as a fellow satirist. And this is how he is repaid? Oh
Over the years, Batman's greatest nemesis has undergone a multitude of changes. 1940s saw Joker as a homicidal psychopath, then as a notorious and inexorable maniac in the 50s and in a perilously murderous form in the 70s. Although Jack Nicholson’s interpretation of Joker was well appreciated in the late 80s, but one can't compare Ledger's joker to Nicholson's , just the same way as one can't compare Burton's movies with Nolan's. Without a shadow of doubt, in The Dark Knight, Ledger has given us our most convincing Joker yet. The role of a paranoid schizophrenic psycho has been justified by Ledger’s acting prowess.
Gloriously Good Year: 2009 Directed By: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Melanie Laurent, Michael Fassbender and Martin Wuttke 4 Stars Christoph Waltz as Colonel Hans Landa In typical Quentin Tarantino style, Inglorious Basterds blends fact, fiction and various genres, with a lot of bloodshed in-between. The world’s most famous director is known for cult classics such as 1994’s Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill series from 2003 and 2004. Inglorious Basterds does what Tarantino does best, and pushes the limits in what we have come to love from him. The excessive violence and relaxed attitude toward the Holocaust is sure to stir up some controversy. At a first glance, you see indications that Inglorious Basterds might be a Tarantino film, with the title being inspired from a 1970’s B –film, The Inglorious Bastards.
The Butterfly Effect The Butterfly Effect was a science fiction psychological thriller full of suspense and excitement until the ending. The title of the movie acknowledges the chaos theory which is a theory that states that a small thing such a butterfly flapping its wings here can cause something catastrophic to occur in Africa. In the movie starring Ashton Kutcher as Evan, who suffered a traumatic childhood filled with blackouts that caused him to lose certain memories. Evan discovers that he has the ability to travel back in time and change his past, which than changes his present. Having had such a traumatic childhood filled with sexual abuse and tragedy he decides to change everything to make it right for him and all of his friends whose lives were also filled with tragedy.
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.