You like the idea of you and this beautiful person together. Romeo’s love was exclusively based on Juliet’s looks. When Juliet first meets Romeo, he asks to kiss her but Juliet refuses. Juliet, though obviously attracted to Romeo, is more
“Glamorous settings, glamorous clothes, (and) glamorous sex: This remake is a deluxe vacation for adults,” (n.pag) exclaimed Charles Taylor, a movie critic on behalf of Salon.com. The uncontainable excitement by Taylor’s voice referred to the remake of the 1968 motion picture, The Thomas Crown Affair, staring the heartthrob Pierce Brosnan, and his beautiful co-star, Rene Russo, directed by John Tiernan. In this action-packed film, audiences could unravel the cat-and-mouse relationship between Brosnan, who played Thomas Crown, a billionaire Manhattan financier who pulled off a $100 million dollars Monet heist, and Catherine Banning, played by Russo, an insurance investigator that must use her wits in order to out maneuver the charming, yet deadly, Crown. Suspenseful, and romantic as this blockbuster may be, The Thomas Crown Affair opened up certain aspects argued by Susan Bordo, a philosopher on culture and representations of the body, about the roles of men and women in the contemporary society, and the stereotypes that follows. Based upon closer inspection of Crown and Banning’s relationship and their interactions with one another, it could be argued that Bordo’s point of view does indeed, confirm the stereotypical side about sexuality and relationship between genders.
Although both Preston Sturges and Frank Capra use imagery and comedy to deliver messages in their respective movies, Capra’s ability to express his ideas in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington regarding perseverance conveys a much more poignant message, despite Sturges’ more recognizable views about smiling through the pain in his movie, Sullivan’s Travels. The comedic elements of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and Sullivan’s Travels add to the theme of each movie, subtly giving away major plot points. Both movies draw the audience in with the use of farce, such as when Sturges has Sullivan and his companion pushing each
Who is beautiful, kind and clever. The perfect wife I hear you say , exactly she is fake! Niccol has ingeniously given the film a much more deep plot, which I would have thought would put Carrey out of his comfort zone, but evidently not. The Truman show, is a satire of modern media. Truman thinks he ives and ordinary life as an ordinary man, but has no idea how his life is being manipulated to suit the viewer.
Their unseemly entanglements during the long and hot midsummer night are blamed on the most charming and preposterous excuse imaginable. Under the pretense of helping the lovers solve their various problems, some mischievous fairies have been squeezing a potent love potion into the eyes of the wrong lovers… Behind the self-deceit of ‘true love,’ the truth is mimetic desire. Far from being rooted deep in the lovers themselves, their adolescent infatuations result from their perpetual
Zefferelli didn’t change the play much; it was aimed at people who wanted a film that was basically the same as the play, but with better scenery and cuts. Even though the play was meant for all audiences to enjoy it, generally Zefferelli aimed at adults like the play did. However, Luhrmann aimed at a younger age group, and he made it a lot more exciting and violent, he also set it in modern times so as to make it more believable for younger audiences, and so that younger audiences would appreciate it more, rather than ‘some old play’ as they might have put it. Luhrmann’s main goal was to make money, and he did that by making it more exciting with up to date music and
Influenced by the modern day context, Luhrmann adopts the indiscriminate usage of guns in place of sword fighting to depict violence and lack of social order caused by an “ancient grudge”. His construction of a pastiche that combines the Western film genre through the close up of Tybalt’s cowboy boot, with a series of car chase sequences, makes the film more accessible to his audience. As a result, modern viewers are able to comprehend the societal chaos intended in Shakespeare’s play and can understand the enmity that presides over the two families, ultimately allowing them to value the rare occurrence of untainted love that arises between Romeo and Juliet. Additionally, there is no black-and-white depiction of love in Baz Luhrmann’s film, as the influence
There is a reason that most of the popular films, with a teenage target audience, are action blockbusters. That reason is because teenagers want to be dazzled, and the constant explosions and gunfire present are enough to combat their short attention spans. However, with the absence of many testosterone fueled, Michael Bay-esque action sequences in Romeo and Juliet, Baz Luhrmann was forced to take a
To show that he believes that young love inevitably results into tragedy, Juliet and Romeo die. When Romeo goes to see Juliet, after being chased by helicopters, she is surrounded by hundreds of candles. Lurhmann uses this technique to engage the audience and keep true to Shakespeare’s original version of Romeo and Juliet. Lurhmann’s version of Romeo and Juliet was so successful because after hearing the prologue the stereotypical male would like to watch it because it has violence and the stereotypical female would is engaged because she knows there will be romance in the film when she hears, “A pair of star-crossed
Although it seems as if the movie forces the deal between Paris and Alvin to happen, the point still comes across. The unrealistic scenario is can be overlooked by the relevant messages that come through in the movie. Teenagers will do whatever it takes to be popular. You can see this in teenagers all across the country. They are trying to fit in with the new fashions, trends, and fads of the time, just to be a part of what