The House of Dies Drear Do you like the thought of ghost living in your house or someone else's house? What about trying to put the pieces together in a abstruseness like Sherlock Homes? If you do you would love the book or movie The House of Dies Drear. I went on a journey trying to find the differences in this amazing novel and star quality movie. I've got to say it wasn't easy trying to figure out which one I liked best, but I got to say I liked the film much more prominent then the novel.
As the director Michael Bay stated, he wanted to lure audience to get into this “idyllic lifestyle” through a love story which focuses on two young pilots’ stories with a beautiful nurse. Also as the producer Jerry Bruckheimer said, this fiction “would be interwoven with actual events” and he further conceded “as far as accuracy of the film, the film captures the essence of [Pearl Harbor attack]” (qtd. in Suid 649), in order to “pay tribute to the American heroes of Pearl Harbor” (Suid 658). However, Pearl Harbor received criticism from historians for its historical inaccuracies (Bay), it is misleadingly called Pearl Harbor to give audience the sense that the story about two pilots is the overall picture of Pearl Harbor attack (qtd. in Operation
It can illuminate and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determinded to use it...... Otherwise, it is merely wiresand lights in a box” (‘Good night and Good Luck’ Movie). As you can see, this quote has strong opinion about television. This movie believes that television is more than just entertainment to us, and the television needs to contain valuable contents that can teach, illuminate and inspire people, and the movie shows Murrow’s television show, “See It Now” during McCarthyism’s era to support the idea.
Ruth Gordon, a screenwriter and playwright met Timothy through an acting gig, was influenced by her to write his first short story called ``Tamarack Review. `` After writing this Ruth really encouraged Timothy to continue writing. Findley`s first two novels ``The Last of the Crazy People`` and `` Butterfly Plague`` were rejected by Canadian publishers. Those books were later published by a Britain publishing company. But it was Findley`s third novel, ``The Wars``, which really set him on his way because it won the Governors General`s Award.
David Denby creates a strongly negative view of a popular movie. He first builds a strong ethos via a wide range of background knowledge, builds the common ground between readers who might holds different views and him through logos, and uses great connotation and influential vocabulary and metaphors to validate his illustration by pathos. In terms of ethos, with valid academic background from Columbia College and Stanford University, David Denby is a well-known film critic of the New Yorker. His identity suggests his authenticity in film reviewing and background in the film industry. For instance, he mentioned in the second paragraph that, “The ‘All about Eve’ business with dancers preying on one another was retained from a discarded screenplay by Andres Heinz, who worked on the final version of ‘Black Swan’ with Mark Hyman and John J. Mclaughlin.” By showing the audience insiders’ insights from the film industry, Denby shows his familiarity with
Horrors and Heroes Entertainment, in any form, often has a deeper meaning than initially assumed. For instance, one might assume that an action movie would be a typical “guy movie.” Nobody would be surprised to see fights, cars, and explosions in an action movie, in fact, it would be expected. However, if the storyline of such a movie was about love, the viewer would be caught off guard. This twist is what makes any great movie entertaining; it keeps the viewer interested and wanting to see more. Two authors that discuss this method of giving deeper meanings to stories are Stephen King (in his essay “My Creature from the Black Lagoon) and Gloria Steinem (in her essay “Wonder Woman”).
“The critic asks “is this believable?” The novelist, “how can I get them to believe this”? In short she argues that a good novelist always has some sort of conflict to tell and it must be suspenseful. “Something other than breakfast”. She uses witty humour to loosen the audience up. Atwood discusses the several genres of fiction that are available in this time and explains how this is not only a time of gender crossover but of genre crossover.
Whatever your taste may be, as an audience, your role is to critique a film based on what you see on the screen and decide if your entertainment was worth the eight dollar ticket. A successful movie producer’s ideal vision, whatever his style may be, is to create a production that the audience will enjoy and satisfy its viewers. The novel, The Catcher in the Rye, has many connections to the era and generation of the society we live in today. Given a movie producer in present day was to create the book into a film, one would produce a movie coordinated to reach the audience of the current era while still respecting the culture of the time the book was written. A producer seeks to fulfill the viewers of its generation and society so he would modernize aspects of The Catcher in the Rye to be sure to make a successful film The time period of the book would still be used in the film, as done before in movies such as The Great Gatsby, to create and maintain the theme or plot setting for the movie.
Audrey vs. Paris: Icon vs. Anti-icon Who is your icon? Who do you look up to? Are they your hero as well? After wondering those questions myself I found some useful definitions of the terms icon and hero to get me started. Icon is a pretty hard thing to define but the Sign of Life in the USA editors, Sonia Maasik and Jack Solomon did a pretty good job.
The story of Brokeback Mountain became a very interesting read for me, the things that impacted me the most from the story was the power of love, whether it be from heterosexual couples or homosexual couples. The theme of how love conquers and prevails no matter the circumstances was seen throughout the short story. The adaptation of story to the screenplay captures the essential elements of the story its entirety, a rare thing seen in film adaptations. Many story-to-film adaptions commonly cut out major portions of the book or fill in gaps to make the film more "appealing" and "watchable" to audiences, whereas the film by Ang Lee featured all of the writing of Annie Proulx story down to the grim details. However, the film did seem as though more dimension was added to create a more emotional environment that makes you feel the happiness, love, hardship, and sorrow that radiates from the onscreen characters.