Scarface, One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest Analysis

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Analysis 1 “Scarface” (1983). Directed by Brian De Palma. Starring Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Steven Bauer. Written by Oliver Stone. 1. In the movie, what factors seem apparent: the screenwriter's role in creating the major character? the historical or political context in which the character was created? the challenges faced by the actor in representing the character? The historical context in which the character was manifested is most prominent. Since the character “Tony Montana” played by Al Pacino is a fictional character, the time period in Miami and the rise of cocaine in the 1980‘s plays the big part in the story. Al Pacino had to embrace his role in Tony Montana and convey his violent tendencies. 2. Why do you think this actor, and not another, was cast in the role? Might any other actor you know of, regardless of the year in which the film was made, been able to do as good as or better job than the actor who was cast? In other words, if you think Brad Pitt or Adam Sandler or any other actor whose work you're familiar with could have been cast in the role, go with it. I think Al Pacino was the perfect candidate for the role of Tony Montana. Someone other then Al Pacino that would play the role very well might be Johnny Depp, with some makeup it might work because he was very good in the movie “Blow”. Analysis 2 “One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest" (1975). Directed by Milos Forman. Written by Lawrence Hauben. Starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, and William Redfield. Based on the novel, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. Does the actor look the part? Is that an important aspect of the success or failure of the performance? Jack Nicholson does look the part, he is both normal and psychotic looking at the same time. His smile is very electric, and can be interpreted as both positive and negative, which makes

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