The lighting, costumes or settings can make ur think about a character differently. Edward is on the light side but he is almost stuck on the dark side because that is where almost all of the townspeople think that he belongs. Edward is stuck in the middle. His costume, hairstyle and his scissors for hands, which people perceive them to be weapons, make him look like a gothic demon but really he would never intestinally hurt anyone. In the last scene he tries to save Kevin, and does by pushing him away from the van but in the process cuts his face, everyone thinks that Edward is attacking Kevin and Jim beats him up.
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
We ain't got no choice and if that means getting killed... its what we do around here to feed our family.” Another cause of this problem is the lack of choices they can make. When living in the neighborhood as some of these gang members do its hard to be successful and make a name for yourself. At the end of the day they will do what they have to, to feed their families. If that means risking their lives selling crack to make $3.30 an hour then that’s what has to be done. A final quote that supports this is “They did however pay dues to the gang-some for protection, other for the chance to eventually earn a job as a foot soldier.
A movie does not have to be good in order to catapult talent it just have to be interesting. It may awfully compare to other films released on the same date, but it the film catches your attention it may become more than just mare scenes put together. This movie is one example of how a low finance movie can do marvelous things for the careers of those involve in the movies. This movie did great things for the cast and crew despite being so mediocre. After a bank heist in Abilene with several casualties, the bank robber Seth Gecko and his psychopath and rapist brother Richard Gecko continue their crime spree in a convenience store in the middle of the desert while heading to Mexico with a hostage.
The Birth of a Nation used many revolutionary techniques such as “the close-up”, “wide angle establishing shots” & “medium shots” as well as “cross-cutting” or “parallel editing”. It was the most profitable film for over two decades, until Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). By this time the Hollywood studio system was firmly in place. There were five big
Asian film directors – Akira Kurosawa: Kurosawa has been called the most Western of the famous Japanese film-makers of the 20th century. In what ways are his films “Western” and in what ways are they distinctly Japanese? Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) was one of Japan’s most prolific film directors of the twentieth century. His work crossed over fifty years and included a extensive range of genres from historical extravaganzas to gangster dramas. His pictures not only narrated exciting stories but also broke new ground.
In “deep play:notes on balinese cockfighting” Geertz explains how he became fluent in the language and gained trust with the people once he ran away from the cops when they came to end a fight. IN this article he explains the idea of Jeremy Bentham of deep play- which is the idea that cockfighting is a game with stakes so high that no rational person would engage in it. He believes that although this may be true the people involved do gain something out of it more than money and that when the stakes are higher this dramatically influences the people involved as well. He uses the idea of semiotics to show how the “cock” codes for a set of messages. The “cock” is a symbol
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.
Kira Argounva one of the main characters in the story and her family suffered by being poor. Kira father had to shut down his textile shop because their people didn’t have enough money to buy stuff; the government made sure everyone didn’t more money than them because the people would be overthrowing the government and receiving a lot of money. The government has spies to make sure they don’t make a lot if so the people would get sent to jail. For example Leo who is Kiras’ boyfriend that tried to make extra money, but got caught by the spies and they broke into his house then sent him to jail for breaking their law. This shows communism in the
The entire topic of the movie is a very sensitive one, so Cruise was exceptional in making the viewer believe that he truly just wanted to get his half of the money from Raymond, and not build a relationship with him. Rain Main was entertaining because it kept you thinking