Some of Woody Allen’s other achievements as a director is he has won the BAFTA award six different times. In case you don’t know the BAFTA is like Britain’s Oscars, so it’s a pretty prestigious award. Woody has won seventy-eight awards overall including the BAFTA and Oscars. (Woody Allen IMDB) As I said before the film director is the most important person in movies. The film director can decide amongst many different types of shots to choose.
He is undoubtedly one of the richest stars in Hollywood. In 1971, he starred in "Dirty Harry". It grossed $36 million in the US. The success of this film led to 4 other films in the series. He has acted in movies like "The Enforcer", "Sudden Impact", "The Dead Pool", "Magnum Force", "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot", "The Outlaw Josey Wales", "Pale Rider", "In the Line of Fire", "Gran Torino", "Play Misty for Me", "Escape from Alcatraz", "Tightrope", "Heartbreak Ridge", and "The Bridges of Madison Country".
Seven Samurai The epic film Seven Samurai was directed by Akira Kurosawa in 1954. It follows the story of seven samurai as they travel to protect a Japanese village of farmers from bandits that plan to steal their crop once it is harvested. Though many of the farmers are weak and have lost the meaning of life, Kambei, the leader of the samurai, encourages the villagers to stay strong and fight. Kurosawa is able to make this a powerful movie through his use of kinetics and symbolism. Kinetic symbolism is an important aspect in any film and is often portrayed through dancing and singing to avoid to staleness.
Nothing different, why would I go far? Might as well support and bash our own. We have our own chinky-eyed and, crocodile tear-ed young actresses and actors. We are proud makers of the same light-hearted comedies but shamefully lesser quality. But when I chanced upon Park Chan-wook’’s Old Boy on a trip to the amusingly infamous Quiapo and the rest of his Vengeance Trilogy, I felt the urgency to know more.
In this scene, Roderigo is obviously the follower, the weaker character, he tries to please Iago by making racist stabs at Othello (“What a full fortune does the Thick-lips owe if he can carry’t thus”) relating Othello to “thick lips”, which could be a possible insult towards coloured people in those days. Iago is obviously bitter because of the promotion ordeal and the audience are now awear that he is seeking revenge. In this scene, Iago is in control, he appears to be the higher, more powerful man. He is confident in his ideas and determined to get what he wants. He confides in Rogerigo with his plan from the start so we are already able to create this true image of Iago.
Indeed, much of the lasting popularity of Death of a Salesman both in the world of the theater and in the canon of English literature, lies in its treatment of multiple themes. Too didactic or moralistic for some modern readers, who see the author as heavy-handed, the play nevertheless raises many pertinent questions regarding American culture. Many younger readers have even credited it with preventing them from making the same mistakes committed by the characters. Chief among these themes is an indictment of the capitalist nature of the American Dream—the belief that through the pioneer virtues of hard work, perseverance, ingenuity, and fortitude, one might find happiness through wealth. Implicit
Its optimistic and humorous expression makes the movie so special which leads people to think about another question, that is how do optimistic attitudes affect one’s life. This is obviously not a tragedy movie, from the beginning the lead Guido come on with a series of funny activities. As the story expanded, Guido always showed his whimsical, romantic comedy, which lead his life full of hope. Positive psychology studies indicate a positive attitude, along with an optimistic outlook and positive thinking can bring better health and greater happiness (Lopper Jerry). As is known to all, there also exist people who have a pessimistic outlook and negative thinking in the real life.
They then felt that this was an evil thing, as it has resulted in conflicts within the tribe; but to my own concept I really wonder of how they make use of the bottle, the bottle becomes a very unique tool that they use for different purposes. One man’s trash becomes another man’s pleasure. This is very relevant to the anthropologists because it directly reveals the life of people living in this world today never knew that there are metal tools, cities or planes that fly. The main character, Xi, then went on a journey to throw the bottle away and this was when he first met the whites. First, the movie brings across an interesting view.
Billy therefore tries to keep the ballet lessons a secret from his father and his brother, because of their living difficulties, as well as Billy’s fear of their reaction. The setting is extremely important to the film, because in those days, people thought differently and they weren’t as open minded as they are today. I say this because dancing wasn’t seen as very manly and masculine. There is also the question of the political setting. The way I see it, the police were there officially to keep the peace, but in reality they caused as much aggression as they prevented, by attacking and provoking the
He has a monopoly of alcohol so he sells it to the people of Chicago at higher prices to bring in higher revenue. Although DeNiro plays the bad guy in the film, I personally like his character because I am a fan of his work and he does a great job playing the role of Al Capone. Early in the film, Al Capone is doing an interview with the press which shows his arrogance and that he is not scared of the Police because he is so powerful. I think Kevin Costner does a good job of portraying a prohibition officer who is nervous of failing his new job. Elliot Ness is new to the prohibition scene and feels like he has to make an impact right away so he puts a lot of pressure on himself to put away the big dog, Al Capone, right away.