In my own view, I agree with Stevens that watching TV does not make you any smarter. Stevens advocates that shows such as ER and 24 are only,”good at teaching you to think…about future episodes...” In Stevens view, watching all those hit dramas, 24 and ER will not increase your IQ anymore than the person who does not watch TV. I understand the logic behind Johnson’s claim that shows with more complex story lines and loads of multi-threading can have a higher cognitive value when compared to the less complex and intense shows. However I am not convinced that watching these shows, is actually more beneficial then reading a novel, playing a round of
This resulted in many deaths for the Capitol and the districts but in the end the Capitol defeated twelve of the districts and completely destroying the thirteenth. After the rebellious war the Capitol created The Hunger Games, where a boy and a girl ranging from the ages of are picked from each district and thrown into an arena for a fight till the death. So 24 kids go in the arena and only one comes out. The capitol created this game to show how much power they had over the districts and they had nothing they could do about it, and also for the entertainment. This event happened every year around the same time and basically treated as if it was a reality tv show.
Sound effects are chilling. The sudden noisy intrusions break the otherwise very quiet scenes in violence almost. The montage keeps us guessing the turn the story would take next – a powerful tool since there is no movement in the script. How did the film’s components match with the comedy genre? The components of the film are entirely incongruent with the comedy genre.
Katniss eventually fails to convince the Nation and a rebellion breaks out against the capital. Katniss of course is blamed and her family could get killed for her foolishness as punishment but she is determined to keep them safe. Every twenty-five years the game makers of the Hunger Games step it up to make things more interesting. This year as the 75th annual Hunger Games, all f the victors of the past must be provided as the tributes witch means once again, Katniss and Peeta must fight to the death once again. However, Katniss’s only intention is to allow Peeta to win the games and be crowned victor.
The Hunger Games is a story of a post-apocalyptic America divided into 12 districts. As punishment for a past revolution, two teenagers are chosen from each district to participate in a fight to the death. The main character, Katniss Everdeen, chooses to take her sister’s place in the games and embarks on an experience she could have never prepared for. However, under all the fighting and bloodshed, The Hunger Games has a deeper meaning of a people’s struggle living under an oppressor. By comparing scene portrayal, and the demise of characters, it is clear to see that the book, The Hunger Games, surpasses the movie.
The first problem that bothers book readers in watching the movie adaptation of their favorite book is the limited duration a movie has. Most movies set their duration from one to two hours. In making a book adaptation movie, the director has to cut some scenes from the book that are considered insignificant. On the other hand, most book readers think that almost all events happening in the book are important. One example is David Yates, Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix’s director, cut the Quidditch game scene.
Jeepers Creepers + Psycho essay Alfred Hitchcock produced the film ‘Psycho’ in 1960; the certificate is a 15 due to the graphic murders. The genre is horror, but also there is a sub genre, which is drama because there is a vast amount of romance in the film. Many films have been influenced by Hitchcock and his director techniques and his most successful film ‘Psycho’. Mostly because of the shower scene and the way intensity is built. The film was originally going to be filmed in colour, but because of the excessive violence and graphic nature, mainly the shower scene, it would not be allowed, so they filmed it in black and white.
But blaming violent films isn’t the answer, because there is no proof the repeated exposure to cinematic horrors has more impact than, for example, mental illness, long-term unemployment and poverty, alienation, alcohol and drugs, mob behaviour or simply frustration and anger at the state of the world. Humanity is smart enough to understand the difference between the real world and the fiction world, and this talk about violence in films affecting children is another theory that isn’t supported. * * In an article I read called Not Wanted: The ugly side of Hollywood is an article written by Paul Murray about the negative side on violent films, and the writer uses the example of the movie Batman, “ I know there is an argument that the batman comic book character was conceived as an anti-hero. But that is a hopelessly inadequate justification for the sadistic horror that has replaced the Biff! Zap!
Christmas Holiday Homework A Book Report Tiana Smith Title: The Hunger Games ~Catching Fire Author: Suzanne Collins Star Rating: 5 full stars Summary Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark survived the last Hunger Games, now the Capitol wants revenge – The Quarter Quell Games, to celebrate the 75th anniversary, as a reminder to the rebels that even the strongest among them cannot overcome the power of the Capitol, the male and female tributes will be reaped from their existing pool of victors. The Quarter Quell Games were supposed to be about saving your own precious life, but this time… Katniss’ goal was to save Peeta’s life and not herself. Haymitch, Peeta and Katniss’ mentor for The Hunger Games warned them to watch out, because The Quarter Quell Games won’t be the same as the original Hunger Games. Will Katniss live? Or will she die?
The games are televised, 24/7, to the public, and the tributes can vie for television sponsors to assist them in the game (by sending things to them such as food, weapons, or medicine). Katniss is a girl from District 12 that volunteers to replace her little sister. The storyline follow Katniss and her fellow district 12 tribute through the trials and tribulations the games bring, making her a heroine. The author, Suzanne Collins, used Greek mythology, the Roman gladiator games, and the current fascination with reality TV to come up with the idea for the book. In “A Conversation with Suzanne Collins”, Collins gives the following as influencing the storyline, in “the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur… Athens periodically had to send seven youths and seven maidens to