The guards and the warden use fear to force the prisoner’s compliance. The main character realises that no matter how strong the authority there is always an escape. In the beginning of the text the chief guard beats a man to death because he was crying in his cell. The director uses a close-up camera angle of this unknown man’s face to create the effect of making the audience feel sympathy towards this inmate being abused and to abhore the chief guard and his treatment towards those of which he has complete control over. In my visual representation the images of Hitler and other dictators, groups such as the Klu kluck Klan, and Religious cults from history were used to portray this idea.
Other examples of injustice that give rise to feelings of despair and alienation include Red's futile attempts to be given parole. The general atmosphere of corruption and violence is expressed in numerous examples of brutality by the guards and theft on a large scale by the Warden. At the start of the film we see a newly arrived prisoner bashed into unconsciousness by the guards. This moment is shot in a half -light which adds to the sinister atmosphere of this scene. As well, the mise-en-scene of the prison walls and the cells looms above the heads of the guards and their victim giving the impression that he is totally trapped and without any hope of help.
This is seen when the main protagonist Paul is discussing the front line and says “for me the front is as sinister as a whirlpool.” She uses a simile in the scene so that the readers can relate to how terrifying the war was. The whirlpool symbolises little hope of surviving, with the image of a whirlpool starts off slow and gets faster and faster. Going to war is similar to this. The mud, the lice, the constant noise of bombs, the constant death and the mutilated landform around him. Body paragraph 2: Remarque uses loss of generation throughout the novel All Quiet on the Western Front.
In comparison to Macbeth it is not power but Schizophrenia which takes its toll on the interpersonal relationships and intimacy in the film. In Brozel’s film Macbeth, the opening scene is of the garbage dump, surrounding crows and a dim, grey sky. The use of these elements in the film generates a sinister, foreboding atmosphere and prepares the audience for the death and evil that awaits them later in the film. This is also apparent in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, where the witches depict the road of suffering: “When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” This refers to Macbeth’s destructive decisions leading him to murder which goes against natural order
Past speaks to the future in the pairs of texts set for study. To what extent is this made evident in Blade Runner and the extract from Chapter 5 of Frankenstein? Both texts, the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and the movie Blade Runner the Directors Cut by Ridley Scott demonstrate very similarly the consequences of the abusive use of scientific development. Although Mary Shelley and Ridley Scott were influenced by different events in different times, both texts show the degradation of human values as a result of abusing scientific advancement in an attempt to play god. Ridley Scott expresses this in Blade Runner through use of a variety of film techniques, sound imagery and events at the time which relate to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
However, the biggest aspect of Macbeth that creates the true horror feeling is by giving the audience a window to view the mental torture caused by pure evil. Shakespeare creates an ominous story that gives the audience the feeling that evil is at work within the play. He has created a psychological thriller by showing us what that evil can do when it is allowed to take over the mind. Paired with the hopeless feeling guilt brings on the characters is enough to give any audience chills. Shakespeare also keeps the audience eerily close to the characters giving us a full view of their mental breakdown.
This paper examines how storytelling, style and directing, acting, cinematography, sound, editing, and other elements of film making contribute to this film about patience, loyalty and hope. Written and directed by Frank Darabont, The Shawshank Redemption is a prison drama based on a Stephen King story. The story is presented in chronological order allowing the audience to experience the judicial and penitentiary system evident in 1947, the setting of the film. The film takes us through the trials and tribulations of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a young successful banker, sentenced to two life sentences for murdering his wife and her secret lover. In conversations throughout the film, Andy proclaims his innocence.
Orwell also goes on to explain how much he dislikes his job as well as his home-country by saying, “All I knew was that I was stuck between my hatred of the empire I served and my rage against the evil-spirited little beasts who tried to make my job impossible.” The story begins with a simple call to the police station, asking for help with an elephant that had been terrorizing the village. He grabs his smaller rife, an old .44 Winchester, knowing very well that it was no match for a grown elephant. On the way to the other part of town, he is stopped by various people and is told that the elephant is not wild, but a tamed one that had managed to escape on its own. The natives of that area were also unarmed with any weapon that could protect them against the elephant. Especially one that had already damaged bamboo huts, killed livestock, and even attacked a van.
The Green Mile is a typical American drama. A drama film is a film genre that depends mostly on in-depth development of realistic characters dealing with emotional themes. I consider this film as a typical American drama because the dramatic themes such as, moral dilemmas, racial prejudice, class divisions, and corruption put the characters in conflict with themselves, others, society and even natural phenomena. In 1935, inmates at the Cold Mountain Correctional Facility call Death Row "The Green Mile" because of the dark green linoleum that tiles the floor. Paul Edgecomb is the head guard on the Green Mile when a new inmate is brought into his custody: a giant African American man, John Coffey, who was falsely accused of raping and killing two young white girls in Louisiana.
Green mile was about a 8-foot giant, John Coffey, who cries, is scared of the dark and has god given powers. He stumbles by two young girls in help, yet finds them too late for him to cure them and bring them to life. He then was sent on death row to the Louisiana state penitentiary, accused of killing the girls. The story takes place mostly on the “E-block”, the block where Paul worked. Paul worked along side with his fellow guard mates.