On the Waterfront Reflection On the Waterfront was a film about the corrupt working conditions on the harbors of Hoboken, New Jersey across the river from Manhattan. On the Waterfront starts with a man by the name of Joey Doyle getting pushed off of a roof by mobsters, where he falls to his instant death. From the second Joey Doyle was pushed off of that roof, I was interested. Terry Malloy, a former prizefighter in his late twenties, now works on the harbor. He does not reveal and or admit to anyone that he knew and involvment in Joey’s murder until later on the film.
On The Waterfront, is a film that was created in 1954 by Elia Kazan. It follows the story of Terry Malloy and the events that occur on the docks of Hoboken. The contention for this essay is that ‘sometimes you have to break loyalties to do what is morally right.’ Some characters that depict this include Charlie, Terry, Edie, Joey and Dugan. For Terry to gain Edie’s loyalty and trust, he must break his ties with the mob. Terry has family ties with the mob; Charlie (member of the mob) is his brother and Johnny (leader of mob) treated Terry like he was his own son from a young age.
The main character, Leonard, is a man who cannot make new memories since the rape and murder of his wife, and who has devoted his life to attempting to get revenge for his wife’s death. His character is played by Guy Pearce. The other main characters in the film are Leonard’s friend, Teddy, played by Joe Pantoliano, and Natalie, a woman helping Leonard in his quest, played by Carrie-Anne Moss. The acting is all very convincing, especially that of Leonard, which significantly adds to the feel of the movie. Much as Inception confused the viewers by taking the characters into dreams-within-dreams, Memento confuses its viewers by telling two separate parts of the story at once, one part in reverse chronological order in color, interspersed with forward chronological shots in black and white.
The boys vow to get revenge on him. Years pass, and local mobster Paddy Ryan hires Tom and Matt as bootleggers because of the Prohibition. Tom’s older brother Mike is aware of what kind of life his brother leads, while their mother is oblivious and believes that Tom is a good man working in politics. Mike is against the way Tom lives, and lets him know of his disapproval. Mike joins the Marines after World War I begins.
'There's one thing we have in this country and that's way of fighting back'. How does on the waterfront explore the power of the individual. 'On the Waterfront' 1954's film produced by Elia Kazan depicts a corrupt community searching for power to go against the corrupt authority. The quote 'There's one thing we have in this country and that's way of fighting back' is said by Father Barry to the longshoremen community urging them to fight back after the mob takes Kayo Dugan's life because he attempted to place justice on the corrupt system. Director Elia Kazan, uses the narrative of the Hoboken docks as a vehicle for his message that an individual can fight back and gain power to bring change for the good.
Movie Analysis In the movie “Analyze That” Paul Vitti is a mob boss that suffers a crisis of confidence, threatening his ability to lead his criminal empire, he turns to professional help in the way of Dr. Ben Sobel, a psychiatrist, who accidentally became acquainted with two of Vitti's henchmen. Into Sobel's practice comes a guy with legitimate problems, Mafia kingpin Paul Vitti ,a godfather who is being reduced to tears and panic attacks by stress and his guilt over his beloved father's assassination. Intimidated but also fascinated by Vitti, Dr. Sobel becomes frustrated when his mob boss patient becomes a full-time occupation, as Vitti summons the psychiatrist for his professional help at all hours and in all places, even including the doctor's Florida wedding to TV reporter Laura McNamara. In the meantime, soon have their world turned upside down by Vitti's increasing demands for Dr. Sobel’s services. Dr. Sobel has no choice but to help Paul.
Force of Evil It seems difficult enough for Joe Morse to defend a client whom is a powerful gangster but it’s even more surprising when the lawyer joins hands and becomes partners with him. When a lawyer who is familiar with law crosses that ethical line with his gangster client, Ben Tucker then trouble is ahead. The two got a scheme to shut down all the illegal banks in the city, and buy up the ones they want. Joe has an older brother, Leo, a man with heart trouble; Knowing that Leo, an essentially honest man in a dishonest business, will resist joining the syndicate, Joe goes to visit his brother but Leo denounces the proposed alliance with Tucker, then excoriates his brother's lack of principles and reminds him of the sacrifices that he has made to put him through law school. The trouble is, Leo is happy with his small, if not quite ethical, business.
Tony Rurup Jill Clateman English Composition 121 7 February 2013 Critical Analysis of the Film “Law Abiding Citizen” Law Abiding Citizen is a movie that gives an example a broken legal system and that doesn’t hold individuals accountable for their actions, legal loopholes, and a man’s mission to teach a lesson of personal responsibility. After the murder of his family, Clyde Shelton seeks out the help of Nick Rice, a successful and upcoming attorney who has a conviction rate of ninety-six percent. Unfortunately, Nick’s main concern is his reputation and not justice itself. When faced with potentially losing a case he would much rather take some sort of a plea deal regardless of guilt. Nick states, “Some justice is better than no justice at all.” Clyde seeks justice for his family, but when none is found he takes it upon himself to teach a lesson to the broken legal system he feels has betrayed him.
But he changed from listening to his parents and trying to make them proud to finally doing what he wants to do. Todd Anderson Todd Anderson is considered a dynamic character because in the movie his character starts off as a timid and self doubting, and has no confidence in himself. Everyone expects him to be like his older brother. Later on in the movie he changed thanks to mr. keating. Mr. Keating talks him in being a free-thinking individual and leader, Todd Anderson was able over come the final obstacle of his instability only following after his friend Neils suicide.
Before Huck embarks on his life-changing adventure, he is surrounded by people who influence him greatly in his hometown of St. Petersburg. One of Huck’s most significant influences is Tom Sawyer, another rebellious young boy who is much like Huck. Tom has previously convinced Huck to participate in petty pranks on fellow townspeople. Huck’s beliefs by upbringing are that of ignorance and hypocrisy. His society believes that colored people have no human rights, and are thought to be pieces of property traded or used as slaves for labor.