Film Analysis: The Film Bound written and directed by The Wachowskis

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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. Violet is a very cute, feminine name which fits the character’s role as the femme in the lesbian relationship. One could accentuate the fact that whenever Violet is away from Caesar, she appears to be less feminine. Also, whenever Violet is talking to men, her voice becomes high-pitched which seemingly makes her vulnerable ensuring her to be taken care of. This can be seen in many scenes from the film especially the scene where Caesar opens the briefcase and finds nothing in it except a stack of newspapers. Caesar asks “Where could the money be?” Violet replies with her... ... middle of paper ... would find much meaning behind them. In the film, Bound many of the characters names such as Violet, Corky, Caesar and the supporting characters’; Gino and Johnny hold symbolic meanings and its seen throughout the film. Names are what many call “hidden pearls”. Works Cited Allen, Greg. "What Does The Name John Mean?" - Blurtit. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 May 2014. Bound. Dir. Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski. Perf. Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, and Joe Pantoliano. Gramercy Pictures, 1996. Film. Dryden, John. "Internet History Sourcebooks." Internet History Sourcebooks. N.p., Aug. 2000. Web. 07 May 2014. Satran, Pamela R., and Linda Rosenkrantz. "How Important Is a Name?" Parenting. N.p., n.d. Sunsetninja. "Butch Lesbian." Urban Dictionary. N.p., 31 Mar. 2010. Web. 05 May 2014. "Where Is the Name Gino Orginally from." - N.p., n.d. Web. 07 May 2014.
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