In our care of the older adult class we had the opportunity to view the movie “Up”. I had seen this movie when it was in the theaters in 2009. The main characters of the movie are Carl Fredericksen who is a retired balloon salesman. Carl lives in a home that he seems to have lived in all of his adult life. Carl shared the home with his wife Ellie and they spent a lifetime together and had an adventure book that was never completed. Ellie had since passed away so Carl now lives all alone. Carl has a visitor who comes to his home looking to help him with a task such as “crossing the street” by an young boy by the name of Russell who is a member of the Wilderness Explorers, which I thought seemed to be similar to The Boy Scouts of America. Russell is attempting to get a badge for helping a senior citizen, by assisting the elderly. There are some minor characters in the opening scene of the movie, the late wife of Carl, Ellie, construction workers …show more content…
Russell was not the least bit intimidated by the cranky old man Carl. Russell was fun and eager and seemed to enjoy his time with Carl, even when Carl was basically telling him to go away and stay away. Russell looked at Carl with admiration and thought he was the greatest man he had ever met. I like Russell’s concern for Carl, when he found out his wife died and he lived all alone. I enjoyed the connection that finally developed between Carl and Russell. I think that children need the influence of the aging adult to help them have a better understanding of the aging process, fill a void if they don’t have grandparents living near, gain wisdom, and strengthening of emotional bonds. Aging adults certainly need relationships with children to help them to have a since of purpose in life, feel energized, reduce the incidence of depression and fill a social need for older adults who might not have family or grandchildren that they get to see
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How would mankind communicate to each other without names? Names are what describe people in terms of personality, traits, and association. That’s why names are immensely important and thus, used in films such as Bound, in order to create a deeper meaning in a character’s actions and personality. The film Bound is written and directed by The Wachowskis. The film is about two lesbians: ex-convict Corky, and lesbian prostitute Violet who is in a relationship with mob money-launderer Caesar but decides to escape from Caesar after meeting Corky for she fell in love with her the moment she sow her in the elevator. So Violet wants to leave Caesar for Corky, but that’s not all. She and Corky come up with a strategy to steal two million dollars from the mob and blame it on Caesar. "Your name defines you," says Gregg Steiner, a Los Angeles talent manager (Parenting). In the film Bound, characters’ names have a lot of significance in which some have more connotations than others. Each character’s name holds symbolic meaning to the character’s role in the film and this is very apparent among Corky, Violet, and Caesar as well as the supporting casts: Gino and Johnny Marzzone.
Inside Out is a film about a young girl named, Riley, whose world gets turned upside down once her family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco. In this film, Riley’s five main emotions are personified. Riley, who is only eleven years old, is known for her joyous attitude but with the drastic change of lifestyle, she begins to show and feel many other emotions. As Riley and her family are adjusting to their new surroundings, she becomes more irritable and rebellious. As depicted in the film, Riley’s emotions, Joy and Sadness, get lost trying to find their way back to Headquarters. While Joy and Sadness are gone; Fear, Disgust, and Anger are left in charge of Riley’s actions. On account of Joy is not being there to help Riley make rational decisions, Fear,
Movie Analysis Racism, prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination, these are just a few of the topics that the movie Crash touches on. This film was well written and shows an honest depiction of the racial and social tensions that we face every day. However, the film shows us that no matter who you are, we all have some type of stereotype ingrained into us and it is not one group of people that believe in the stereotypes of others. In the first ten minutes of the film, we see a Persian man trying to buy a gun and the sales clerk, who was white, becoming impatient and refers to the man as “Osama.” This shows that the sales clerk believes that all Middle-Eastern looking people come specifically from Iraq.
The movie that we have chosen is Inside Out. Inside Out has been the most popular animated movie produced by the Pixar Animated Studio and Disney in the summer of 2015 and it was overwhelmed with the audience’s positive feedbacks. This movie is directed by Pete Docter and produced by Jonas Rivera.
They visited and helped care for kids who were abused and neglected growing up and as a result were physically and mentally traumatized. They created a bond that wouldn’t have been created if Cliff and Jeff were uncomfortable while interacting with the kids. They embraced the experience and were fortunate for what they had. The children lacked Maslow’s physiological needs, security needs, and love and belonging needs. They weren’t part of a family and growing up, they didn’t have food or water or a place to sleep. According to Fowler, the children would be in stage 1 where they didn’t know about their faith and were too young to establish beliefs. The two characters learned that however a person looks on the outside doesn’t affect their personality and may have a special story that needs to be
The Bad and The Beautiful (1952) and State and Main (2000) are films within films that unmask Hollywood Cinema as a dream factory and expose the grotesque, veneer hidden by the luxury of stars. The Bad and the Beautiful, directed by Vincent Minnelli, is a black and white film narrated in flashback form. The films theatrical nature requires more close-ups than wide-screen shots to capture the character’s psychological turmoil. For example, Fred and Jonathan’s car ride is captured in a close-up to signify their friendship; however their relationship deteriorates after Jonathan’s deceit. While the camera zooms out, Fred stands alone motionless. Here, Fred is captured from a distance at eye-level and he becomes ostracized by the film industry and
In the documentary “Fed Up,” sugar is responsible for Americas rising obesity rate, which is happening even with the great stress that is set on exercise and portion control for those who are overweight. Fed Up is a film directed by Stephanie Soechtig, with Executive Producers Katie Couric and Laurie David. The filmmaker’s intent is mainly to inform people of the dangers of too much sugar, but it also talks about the fat’s in our diets and the food corporation shadiness. The filmmaker wants to educate the country on the effects of a poor diet and to open eyes to the obesity catastrophe in the United States. The main debate used is that sugar is the direct matter of obesity. Overall, I don’t believe the filmmaker’s debate was successful.
Within the German Democratic Republic, there was a secret police force known as the Stasi, which was responsible for state surveillance, attempting to permeate every facet of life. Agents within and informants tied to the Stasi were both feared and hated, as there was no true semblance of privacy for most citizens. Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, the movie The Lives of Others follows one particular Stasi agent as he carries out his mission to spy on a well-known writer and his lover. As the film progresses, the audience is able to see the moral transformation of Stasi Captain Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler primarily through the director 's use of the script, colors and lighting, and music.
Gran Torino is an interesting portrayal of communication dilemmas, spread out across several characters and in particular that of main character Walt Kowalski. After the death of his wife, Walt is bombarded with unwanted attention from several angles and attempts to “deal” with the attention to the best of his ability. There are many examples of communication struggles in the film, but they all seem to follow a similar pattern, and that is distance in time and culture. I’d like to focus on some of these communication barriers between his family, neighbors and priest and see how some of these walls got broken down, or could have been removed more easily.
Hungry for Change is a documentary that exposes the truth about the food industry, eating habits in America and what we need to do to change it. The film explains why what we are eating is not real food, only food-like, and why we are so addicted to processed food. The food industry is adding chemicals to food which not only destroy our bodies but are designed to keep us craving more. Producers use food labels like fat-free or sugar-free to mislead us to think that their product is healthier but they are just trying to disguise what is really added. Artificial sweeteners and MSG are chemicals added to food to make it more addicting, like the chemicals in drugs or cigarettes. People do not realize what they are putting into their bodies; documentary explains in depth what these chemicals are doing to our bodies and how to change our habits.
What does it mean to give yourself completely to your vocation or life? We find in a fictional story from Wes Anderson, his eighth feature presentation, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” What it means to be completely giving of oneself. Even though Wes’s movie is fictional, we find many deep and underlying themes, tones, and values. these are values are applications that anyone male or female that one can implicate in ones life to any situation. The main values we can find in the movie are simple, but can improve life ten-fold. Three easy steps to improving ones life are as stated: gratitude, positivity, and you must contribute yourself 100% of the time no matter how hard the road in front of you is going to
"Fed Up (Soechtig, 2014)." narrated by Katie Couric, focuses on the growing link between sugar consumption and the obesity epidemic. The film aggressively attacks the food industry, advertising, and the government who, it claims, all contribute to the U.S. sugar-dependent, obesity problem. The film sets out to prove the government, and food industry is knowingly causing an increase in the amount of obese children. It reserves its most critical comments for government advisory panels who make and enforce food and health policy, and its failure to properly regulate the food industry. They claim lobbyists for the sugar board have been instrumental in the removal of negative statistics from research papers worldwide. Instead
Grandpa represents the archetype of the Mentor in this film although that isn’t always immediately apparent. Despite his drug use, swearing and general inappropriateness he brings the ‘underdog values’ that oppose Richard’s ‘Winner/Loser’ values and offers advice, usually unsolicited, and comfort where needed.
Thrillers have been films that are known worldwide to get the heart pumping, the chills crawling up and down your body, and the sweat rolling down your head. But, what causes this? What makes a thriller a thriller? A thriller is defined as “a type of media (film/ novel etc.) that heavily stimulates the viewer's moods, giving them heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation, anxiety and/or terror. Successful examples of thrillers are the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Thrillers generally keep the audience on the "edge of their seats" as the plot builds towards a climax. The cover-up of important information from the viewer, fight and/or chase scenes are common elements. Literary devices such as red herrings, plot twists,