Rhetorical Analysis Final Draft Wonderland not so wonderful Many people think that Disney movies are a positive influence on children especially girls, but the real question is, are these imaginative fantasies a positive thing? In the article “Escape from Wonderland: Disney and the Female Imagination”, the author Deborah Ross analyzes a series of Disney films and their influence on female culture. Ross breaks down three films that feature a heroin; The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Alice in Wonderland. She provides both an informative and argumentative analysis regarding females of all ages and their imagination. Her evaluation is very successful through the use of imagery, sentence structure, and logos to get her point across to her audience.
Fantasy Essay – Pans Labyrinth The film, The Pans Labyrinth, written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, is a fantasy film that uses various elements of fantasy to develop the narrative. The presence of “Good vs. Evil”, divides the characters, allowing the viewer to be positioned to back certain characters, and dislike others. This battle between “good” and “evil” occurs in two worlds, those being the real world, and a secondary realm. Ofelia enters this secondary world as part of her quest to become its princess. This quest develops throughout the novel, and is aided by the use of certain magical objects and methods.
Distinctively visual images crafted by the art of cinema have an immense power to fashion our sense of being within the immediate social paradigm. Through incorporating distinctively visual elements into the ‘mise-en-scene’ of the camera frame, the composer is able to convey diverse meanings and present a myriad of perspectives. Didactic in nature, Tom Tykwer’s thriller Run Lola Run and Christopher Nolan’s dramatic-action film The Dark Knight are exemplars of how elements of virtual real time can be effectively employed to communicate the thought process and the emotional intensity of individuals as they experience the limitations of their world and struggle to control their destiny. The cinematic vernacular in both texts evinces the immediacy and urgency of actions, accurately emulating the dynamic relationship between the individual and the reality of the surrounding environment. Moreover, both composers accentuate the magnitude of every fleeting moment in life, as a split-second decision can lead to multiple possibilities and alter the course of one's future.
her choreographic pieces have a strong emotional base. The override your seances by being visually appealing and also hearing appealing, yet also making you think about what is happening on the stage. In her choreograph miss Tankard has used the classical ballet technic as a base and then added a twist onto it that came from either folk dancing, speaking, singing, acrobatics
Although this musical rarely breaks the fourth wall we will incorporate this into our version to add more non naturalistic features and make our performance unique. The other elements of kneehigh such as song, dance and the asides do engage the audience in a sense that they will be clinging onto the characters dialogue and song. Another feature of kneehigh used would be multi rolling as all of the members of the group will be taking on more than one role e.g. the person playing the tin man is also playing Aunt Em and the person playing the Wicked Witch is playing the Great and Powerful
Janissa Saracino Musical Theater History October 21, 2009 Fanny Brice: The Journey of a 'Funny Girl' Comedienne, actress, radio star and mother, these were just some of the traits of the all around entertainer, Fanny Brice. She brought sparkle to the darkest songs and laughter to unknown depths. Starting as a vaudeville performer and working her way up to scale to a Zeigfield Follie was quite the journey for a lady to accomplish in a life. But somehow, someway Fanny got through it all and seemed to have a ripple effect on peoples lives. Even today, she is know known even if you don't know who she was.
Before the dream sequence starts however, a change in lighting indicates the beginning of the daydream and the end. During the ball scene in Act one Scene two, Dolly sees herself being crowned ‘Miss Mooroopna-Shepparton Ball..’ which strengthens her longing to be accepted and included by white society. This allows an insight for the audience to Dolly’s true feelings and hopes. However these dream sequences don’t become a reality but contrast their desire to belong and the harsh reality of the Dear women and the difficulty they face trying to fit into the white society. Act two shows an idealist sense of reality as the only dream sequence was Nan’s day dream at the very end.
We thought this script would fit in well with traits often encountered in Kneehigh productions as the script is based on a fairy story so has the potential to embrace the magical and mythical side of the story and could be easily adapted to include Kneehigh techniques such as Physical story telling, live music, dance and puppetry. It also had the potential for comedy to be used throughout as a result of the nature of the story and the grotesque stereotypes of the different fairytale characters such as the evil stepsisters. It also seemed appropriate and in keeping with the style of stories that Kneehigh use as they have previously performed “Hansel and Gretel” – another fairytale by the Brothers Grimm and “The Red Shoes” – which was based on the fairytale of the same name by Hans Christian
When “Dorothy” starts her conversation with Toto it really sets the mood along with the orchestra with longing and hope. Judy garlands voice bites into you with her strong beautiful voice even where her voice is small the meaning is powerful. The lyrics written by E.Y. Harburg flow into each other to make a happy sound while standing out in clarity. I think the words play to a part of us as kids and adults that we hope to find our own “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.
You are just so perfect Miley. The Kids Choice awards were amazing. Miley performed Party in the U.S.A. and let me tell you it was a crowd pleaser. Her pole dancing just blew everyone away, and the way she was dressed was just so appropriate. Her ensemble of Daisy- duke leather shorts and a revealing tank top, along with a hat makes girls want to dress just like her.