With those films, there is not much a message, it is something we see time after time, and people do not leave the theatre saying “Wow! That was a storyline that I’ve never seen in a film before.” American independent film does the opposite of what typical Hollywood movies do; these films will make you think, they may have an unconventional storyline, maybe the film has actors no one has ever heard of before. These films are usually made with a much smaller budget than Hollywood movies and take a short amount of time to film the entire movie. A good example of an American independent film is Lisa Cholodenko’s film The Kids Are All Right. It is a completely unconventional film, that was somewhat shocking to audiences when it first came out in theatres because of its extremely different storyline that most people had not seen in film before.
He also did not really say anything bad about the movie in his review. Chang seemed to like the movie and it was successfully able to keep the viewers on their toes. Chang stated, “The effect of watching the film is thus not unlike snuggling up with a warm blanket that keeps getting ripped away just before tiredness sets in. Or perhaps it’s the proverbial rug getting pulled out from under the viewer; the script by Dana Stevens turns out to have a few semi-surprises in store, allowing Hallstrom to raise a few third-act goosebumps en route to a fiery, overwrought climax.” I agree with Chang that this movie keeps the viewers on their toes because I was always wondering what was going to happen next. I plan to use this to write a paragraph on how effective the effects were at keeping the viewers in suspense.
What? Exactly who were these critics kidding? Usually I agree with the critical consensus. I mean, after all, there’s generally a pretty good reason for so many diverse people all coming to the same conclusion that a movie is poorly done, badly acted, clumsily plotted, and so on. But in the case, I just don’t get it.
The ending is fantastic and it urges you to hit rewind once it is over just so you could see that one more time, however the underlying story is troubling. Sometime about midway through the movie, you discover what seems to be troubling Graham (Mel Gibson) and his family. The dreary feeling of the movie is explained by the untimely death of his wife by a freak, car accident which forces Graham to question his faith. Graham, of course being a former Reverend, for some odd reason can not come to terms with the old saying, “God works in mysterious ways.” He seems depressed and will no longer let himself believe in or acknowledge God, and going so far as no longer speaking to him. The entire movies is, as Shyamalan put it, a conversation between Graham and God, and Graham regaining his faith, after he realizes that his wife’s death was not in vain.
Both the novel and movie were exceptional. However, a movie can never fully express the book, as it cannot show every single detail outlined by the novel. The movie did a great job at portraying the culture and people of Afghanistan, making the movie seem very vivid. However, the movie left out a bunch of details since the novel is long, and it do not have enough time to show them all. Sometimes this is also a good choice because some details are not that important, so they can be left out with no impact on the movie.
Plays in general do not contain much detail with them about how to put on the play or what type of person to get for a certain character. This causes the person who wants to put on said show to put out how they viewed the character to be and represent it as that for that production. This however does not apply only to the basic plays in general, it also counts for great works, even shakespeare's “much ado about nothing” has little to no details about how the characters should be performed. For example two movie Directors wished to put on the play as a movie and capture its essence within the movie. The two Directors: Branagh, and Whedon put on entirely different movie even though the script was the exact same.
In the film also the part of the suicide of one of the boys is skipped. Maybe they thought the movie to be too boring by putting these scenes in the
For example in the movie they did not include the scene when PonyBoy gets jumped by the Socs. The reason they may have done this is because it wasn’t that important to the movie, and it didn’t affect the story by much. Another difference was that in the movie the story started off with Ponyboy walking with some friends to the movies, meanwhile in the book the story started when Ponyboy was walking alone to the movies. Both the
Sung Beom Kwon 01-30-2015 UGC 211 American Pluralism Response paper 1 Fahrenheit 9/11 Watching the film Fahrenheit 9/11 made me think of corruption of government that I haven’t thought about before. I personally don’t have any interest in political matters since it never actually affected me, my family, or my friends. But watching this film reminded me of discussion I heard from my host family about 9/11. It has been years since I’ve heard this conversation and had a very low fluency in English at the time but I could still remember clearly that 9/11 might have been a scenario set up by U.S.A. and it was all to take over the oil reserves in Middle East. At the time I did not believe the story or more likely I didn’t care what the U.S. government was doing but the film got me by shock with so much evidence it presented and how corrupt a government official could be for their own self-interest.
However, if changing information to help in the aide to produce a box office hit is necessary, its typically stated within the opening credits or ending credits of the movie. People in general, should not regard historical movies, or even documentaries, as complete factual interpretations of written past. But in fact educate themselves to more credible information and resources, which are not related to a medium of mass entertainment. Even though there is little to no information regarding this siege that took place within the class textbook, ultimately my choice of movie for this essay against historical content was the Last of the Mohicans. Due to the location of the battle that took place in the movie, which is close to my actual home town, and how the Director really tried to make as much historical factuality as he could from a complete work of fiction.