Some say that Arlington Road can be compared to Rear Window because it effectively used Hitchcock’s elements in the film. In my opinion, Arlington Road does not live up to its Hitchcockian roots. Although I believe Arlington Road does not prevail as a Hitchcock worthy film, there are many similarities in the thematic and stylistic elements between the two films. One of Hitchcock’s repetitive elements is that the villains in the films are appealing. In Rear Window, Thorwald is a normal looking fellow.
Conclusion Overall, this movie Cat O’ Nine Tails was not a very entertaining movie. The story was an interesting one to follow but the props and directing were subpar. The acting, however, was excellent and was the saving grace of this movie. I would not recommend this movie to anyone who is a regular moviegoer or who is a fan of Dario Argento because his directing is so bad. As a horror fan, this movie was an OK one.
There is no denying the effect that Alfred Hitchcock was probing for. This effect might just have been the cause of the different direction that films took immediately after, which is not surprising when the film is considered as the “Mother of modern suspense films”. However, the effect that the film had on the 1960s audience is very different to that of the audience of the “soap opera” generation. The 21st century audience are, in fact, not likely to react at all as we are all so used to seeing such depressing, controversial and sickening things in this day and age. It is also a film that does not really catch our attention mainly because it is in black and white, meaning that we don’t really take it seriously.
Ultimately, Kitai saves the day and brings back the beacon safely and achieves self-realization by conquering his fears. This time around, Shyamalan fails to make a strong impression on his audiences previously having directed box office hits including The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. With moments of true greatness and exceptional performances, After Earth by M. Night Shyamalan still ultimately fails to live up to its hype due to a mediocre plot and misleading themes, while still being one of 2013’s most captivating films to discuss. If the audience can overlook the generic plot and conflict... ... middle of paper ... ...ip. While After Earth by M. Night Shyamalan could have achieved more, it has settled as just another movie at the theatres.
“Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.” (Primo Levi). Schindler’s List is a film based on the novel Schindler’s Ark, also titled Schindler’s List.The novel is a fictional telling of a real life event, with fictitious incidents and conversations. By being based on unknown fictional statements and interactions, the viewer must question if the film is an accurate representation of the Holocaust. The movie is flawed in many ways; it has poor usage of color and lighting, and at times proves to be no more than a clichéd Hollywood venture.
The movie seemed to rely on the fact that Johnny Depp is gorgeous. Tim Burton has directed most of my favorite movies. Most of them did not have gorgeous actors in them but they all had a good plot. This movie did not have a good plot. It had things in it that were completely irrelevant to the rest of the film.
However, Arlington Road does not successfully utilize POV editing, does not properly manage the heightening of suspense, and does not restore moral order in the end of the film. These, along with an implausible ending, sink Arlington Road into the murky depths of mediocrity, with iconic Hitchcock thrillers, such as Rear Window, sail smoothly through the ages: the original, and perhaps, the best.
Baz Luhrmann’s movies are known for their unorthodox visuals and creatively inserted music into the scene. Recently, he received some negative responses from his movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. His movie adaptation was considered unfaithful to the original text or story, despite using most of the same text and action. Luhrmann’s movie adaptation modified the original text in a distinct way, especially through the hyperbolic representation of Jay Gatsby’s parties and the choice of modern soundtrack. The movie didn’t quite touched the viewers as well as the original novel did, it only skimmed through the scenes and focused more on the “party” section that was mentioned in the novel.
When stripped down to basics it is nothing more than a generic love story with a few twists added in for extra kick. The characters in the same vain can be very bland and not make you care much for them due to their backstories not being deeply explored. The only character that I found to be interesting was Jay Gatsby because of the mystical aura that surrounds his character at the beginning of the movie that leads you to want to uncover more of this ever mysterious man. All in all the visuals clearly outpace the story in this adaptation but the character and... ... middle of paper ... ...cs in America: Anti-miscegenation Laws). So it can be seen that the race relations in the Great Gatsby were in fact accurately portrayed.
For example, the tasteless perfect ending is eliminated and replaced with an unconventional one which only adds more suspense to the film. Also the main idea that no place is safe, the use of charismatic villains and a blurred line of good and evil remains intact through out this film as well. It is seen in the setting of a suburban town and even the dialogue as well. Also Lang true status remains a mystery to the public allowing him to stay charismatic, and even the protagonists use unethical means to achieve theirs goals. I believe Pellington honored Hitchcock’s classic elements while adding his own style to the film.