This brilliant move that was nominated for eleven academy awards and won five of them, is the perfect movie for an American, a true war connoisseur, or a This movie especially fits into the realism view. It shows the gore, blood, and guts of war, the intensity of getting shot, the intensity of friends dying, and the intensity of overall war. The emotions from each character also illustrate a true “war story”. For example, when the two soldiers started fighting and anger arises, or when a true friend of a soldier dies and tears emerge. Everything about this movie is seen as real.
Director Volker Schlöndorff’s version of Death of a Salesman remains true to the play with very little deviation; the movie’s characters, tone, and setting closely correlate with the play. Death of a Salesman was released in September 1985, starring Dustin Hoffman as Willy Loman and John Malkovich and Biff Loman. The actors cast in this movie seem to fit the roles the way Miller intended. However, an example of deviation from the play is where the reader of the play is told that Willy Loman is a big man. “I’m fat.
Saving Private Ryan Review Director Steven Spielberg’s 1998 film, Saving Private Ryan, was a great critical and commercial success. While some reviewers had issues with both the film’s sentimentality and accuracy, the movie was largely acclaimed as one of the best films dealing with World War II ever made. The film opens with a prologue, in which an elderly man and his family visit an American cemetery in Normandy, France. The time then quickly shifts to June of 1944, and the American troops landing on Omaha Beach. The ensuing scene of battle has been hailed as one of the most realistic and gritty such scenes ever accomplished.
Analysis of Citizen Kane Citizen Kane was produced in 1941 and was the directorial debut of Orson Wells. Based on the real life character William Randolph Hearst, the story centers around Charles Foster Kane a man who vowed social service and honesty, but who’s life turns into a tireless pursuit of power and security. Citizen Kane is regarded by many industry professionals as the best film of all time. This is not because of one aspect or the other but how many aspects work together to enhance the overall meaning of the film. I will demonstrate this by analyzing Scene Twenty Six of Citizen Kane.
But we’ve seen and heard the same tale a lot before. It follows in the spirit of movies like Braveheart and Gladiator. Another great thing about this movie is its simple plot. The plot is simple: man wants freedom, sacrifices everything (for his family, his love, and country), man goes to war against a more powerful adversary, man becomes legend and man ignites his nation’s spirit to gain freedom. 300 might not be historically accurate, but a lot of special effects were added to this movie in purpose of adding a flavor to the screen and to keep the viewers of the movie entertained.
Saving Private Ryan: Tribute or Social Commentary? In 1998, movie goers experienced a film unlike any other before it. Five minutes into Saving Private Ryan, theaters throughout the country were put in the middle of the famous D-Day Invasion of World War II. Film maker Steven Spielberg created a war movie with precise detail that allowed people to visualize all of the aspects of war, which include the horrors, the bravery of those involved, and ultimate sacrifice that many soldiers make. Saving Private Ryan became an instant critical and commercial hit in the US, although the success did not come without controversy.
Society was concerned with war still, but not active in it. Socially, the movie was assumedly well received for its anti-war message, as indicated from its many awards. The original book’s “commentary was a reflection of postwar political and emotional investments” (Eksteins, 1980, p. 358), similar to the 1979 remake which was released after a large-scale war. In terms of media messages, All Quiet on the Western Front (1979) is a classic example of anti-war propaganda. While violence and death are common elements in the film, the real propaganda message comes through during the slow progression of the protagonist Paul Baumer from a boy into a hardened soldier; the film warns of the loss of innocence and the crime that war inflicts on a boy's humanity, forever restricting his ability to regain his role as an average citizen.
Randall Hansen Comm. Artists W-1 Critic Review: Saving Private Ryan Saving Private Ryan may be just one of the most amazing action-drama films I have ever seen. It provides beautiful cinematography, great perspective, and terrific acting, lead by none other than Tom Hanks. I love the reality of the action in the movie and how I really felt the emotion of everything happening around the group of soldiers that we are focused on. Like all movies there is a focus, and the group of soldiers, mainly Tom Hanks’ character, are whose footsteps we follow through throughout the movie.
I did take the bullwhip out a few weeks before I started on Indy III and loosened up a bit." —Harrison Ford Whipmaker David Morgan is credited with making the bullwhips used in the Indiana Jones Films. "While the story gave great scope for the use of the whip, it never became a distraction. Rather it became a recognized part of the Indiana Jones character and an ongoing factor maintaining the suspense of the story. The superb use of the whip in developing the story lines in these movies undoubtedly contributed to their success.” —David Morgan (pg.
Paths of Glory Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory is the unglorified version of all the epic war movies in existence. Originally made as an anti-war film, Paths of Glory doesn’t embellish the reality or horrors of war. One of the prominent ways that Kubrick does this is through usage of sound and music (or lack thereof) in the film. The three most prominent sound effects used are the authoritative snare drum, the explosions in the trenches, and sound of gunfire in the distance. Kubrick’s usage of the snare drum throughout the film represents the order and authority present specifically by General Mireau and his supporting leaders.