Compare and contrast Waking Ned Devine, a comedy film written and directed by Kirk Jones, in a broad sense is about a man who wins the lottery after playing all his life only to die from the shock of it and have the villagers claim the ticket for themselves after his death. Although its rather… grim plot Jones used Irony in several different ways to move and shape the plot throughout the movie to one of more interest to viewers. As for Frank O’Conner’s The Drunkard, Irony was used mainly during the climax of the story to help catch the reader’s attention and to make the plot. The most obvious... And perhaps only forum of irony Kirk Jones used In the film Waking Ned Devine is situational Irony. In fact, Jones used situational irony to draw attention to the main parts of the story such as when Ned had died from winning the lottery after playing his whole life, only to die from shock shortly after.
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.
The film was so successful because of the fantasy storytelling, musical catchiness and the abnormality of the characters the made the film stand out for the rest and becoming very unique. The film also featured what may be the most elaborate use of character make-ups and special effects in a film up to that time. The Wizard of Oz in 1939 is everybody's cherished favorite, greatest fantasy film musical from MGM during its prime years. The film was first re-released in 1949, and then in 1955, They also broadcast the film for many seasons, regularly on network TV as a prime time event; its first two showings were on CBS on November 3, 1956 and in December, 1959 (AMC). The film soon became a classic institution with annual showings for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter time, in some years, and was sort a rite of
Hot Cheetos are a skyrocketing snack that is enjoyed by consumers of all ages. Cheetos has their own Tumblr page in which they advertise the hot chips in a way to persuade their audience. The blog post is about how new and inventive their glow in the dark Cheeto bags are for this years Halloween. The purpose of the glow in the dark bags are to make kids completely amazed and shocked at the simple glowing effect. The bag portrays spooky trees and a glowing Chester the Cheetah.
There are millions of different types of movies, and hundreds of different targeted audiences, but all of these movies have one thing in common-to catch the eye of their specific audience. Movies such as comedies, documentaries and dramas can have a negative effect on children of today’s society. The big screen movie Ted is a perfect example of a comedy bearing negative influence on its viewers and consumers. A marketing strategy used a lovable cute kid’s toy and turned him into a cursing, sex loving, marijuana smoking stuffed animal. This strategy was able to attract children of all ages to the movie theater to watch a cute little toy bear become a grown man’s best friend that leads to all type of negative behaviors.
The case study briefly discusses the successes of criticisms of the motion picture, “Slumdog Millionaire”. “Slumdog Millionaire” was a 2008 film done by British director, Danny Boyle. The film depicts the life of a child who grew up in the slums of Mumbai in India. The youth appears on a television game show, and throughout the duration of the game show, he reflects on the different experiences he’s had growing up. These various experiences ultimately aid him in winning the game.
Robby Evans Miss Cave Research Writing 13 June 2008 Stay Classy, Will “If you’re not first, you’re last.” These are the infamous words of Will Ferrell, who plays Ricky Bobby in his laugh-out-loud movie, “Talladega Nights.” That is just one of the many quotes people like to repeat from one of the funniest actors in show business today. Will Ferrell worked his way up from a comedy sketch player on “Saturday Night Live” to one of the most famous actors in the world. Surprisingly, Will graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Sports Information and did not plan on going into acting. Today, however, he can be seen running around half-naked or getting attacked by grizzly bears and a variety of other animals in his many comedy films. Will Ferrell went from your average guy to one of the most successful actors today.
This essay will discuss how Shrek changes through out the film. One day Shrek meets Donkey, a fast-talking and funny animal, and soon after, Shrek’s isolated life is turned into chaos when hundreds of fairy tale beings invade his swamp. Donkey explains to Shrek that Lord Farquaad, of the distant land of DuLoc, probably forced the creatures on to his land, and thus Shrek and Donkey head off for Farquaad’s castle to try and get back his life of peace and quiet. Donkey had such a huge impact on Shrek because he made Shrek grow and develop as a person. After arriving at Farquaad’s castle, Shrek agrees to try and rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from the castle where she is living, trapped by a fire-breathing dragon and in return he will get his swamp back.
Humans and Robot Ethics b. Super Intelligence c. Singularity IV. Conclusion Science Fiction or Science Fact: Artificial Intelligence We have watched futuristic films such as the 1968 flick 2001: A Space Odyssey and Steven Spielberg’s 2001 film A.I, to the 2004 action thriller I Robot. We take our families and friends to see these movies and we are thrilled by their plots and detailed graphics that leave the mind to wonder what if. We walk out of the theatre thinking that was a good movie, but do we take into consideration that by the year 2045 we could actually live our lives as the lives of the people in these movies are portrayed. Imagine living among machines of steel created to mimic the way a human being can think and speak.
 In 1953, Norman McLaren's "Neighbours" won the Academy Awards for Best Documentary (Short Subject). The award is somewhat considered a mistake, but the fact that it was not only indicated into that category, but also won, shows that, somehow, the animated images spoke to the judges almost like a documentary. Of Stars and Men, a 1964 animated feature by John Hubley which tells of humankind's quest to find its place in the universe, won an award in the documentary category at the San Francisco Film Festival.  The 2007 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam featured a programme based around "documentaries that partly or completely consist of animation".  In the article written to accompany the event, Kees Driessen talked about the "least controversial" form of the genre; the "illustrated radio documentary", citing Aardman Animation's 1987 film Lip Synch: Going Equipped (directed by Peter Lord) as an example.