Tony and Elizabeth Jordan thought they had it all – a beautiful daughter, great jobs, the best cars, and their dream house, but looks can be deceiving. Behind closed doors their marriage is falling apart, and they are constantly fighting, pushing away from each other and hurting their daughter emotionally and mentally in the process to the point where she says to her friend ¨I wish I lived at your house, my parents are always fighting.¨ Tony and Elizabeth are typical churchgoers who have become self-righteous and, in Tony case, even hostile towards the God who created him for his glory. Elizabeth is a real estate broker, and Tony is a salesman who is always traveling. While Tony relaxes in his professional success and flirts with temptation,
The concept of character is an illusion, a reality where ‘there are no facts, only interpretations’. In this illusory reality, like Alice, we stumble through the looking-glass from the world of reality into the world of appearance, of illusion. We find ourselves among heroes and villains that seem familiar but, in fact, could not be stranger. In Henry James’ ‘In the Cage’, an unnamed telegraphist, restricted by ‘the cage’ in which she works, peers through the rims of the looking-glass and, seeking to escape from the mundane reality of her existence, imagines her own fantastic reality. James interrogates the concept of character through the relation between appearance and reality, in that the unnamed narrator defines herself and others, living vicariously, through the mock reality she creates. Ford Maddox Ford’s narrative in ‘The Good Soldier’ is dogged by the narrator’s inability to distinguish appearance from reality, resulting in not only an unreliable narration but also a skewed perception of reality. The result is that Ford’s interrogation of the concept of character, through unreliable narration, suggests personal perception is all we can ever have, that the concept of character is not objective, it is an illusion, one individuals perception of the truth. It is the relation of appearance and reality to the interrogation of concept of character I will now explore, that we mustn’t look for ‘the old stable ego of the character’ but treat the concept of character as an illusion, merely a perception, not an objective concept.
The movie I chose to analyze for historical accuracy was War Horse. This movie was set in the First World War, starting in Britain but the story also explored France and Germany during this time period as well. Three scenes will be analyzed: the trench warfare scene between the British and the Germans, the scene where the British soldiers were gassed, and the scene where the British were getting patched up and nursed. War Horse does well to stick to the historical accuracy of what happened during the First World War due to the fact that the three scenes that I have chosen to analyze are not embellished and are close to what really happened.
World War Z (2013), directed by Marc Forster was a story about a former investigator named Gerry lane, played by Brad Pitt, who worked for the United Nations who was called back into duty to investigate the plague of a mysterious infection. The human population was turning into zombies that were going on a rampage and biting and killing anyone they came across. The movie started out showing Lane’s family living a content lifestyle and as they were heading out for the day, they ran into massive amounts of traffic and all of a sudden the chaos began. Lane and his family were in the car sitting in stand-still traffic when they saw people running for their lives while being attacked by the zombies. Throughout the movie, Lane and his family were trying to survive and escape the chaos by hiding and waiting for the government to come and pick them up and take them to safety. Once they were safe, Lane was sent back in the field to try and find out the cause of the outbreak. This is one of many zombie films today but compared to other films, this one was a little different.
Far too many issues today are the result of close minded people. These individuals are often ignorant and are in a nearly impenetrable state of mind. For some, it’s passed from generation to generation, too afraid to break free of the negative connotations instilled within them. The extreme hatred of another race is one so ingrained with in us, it can sometimes be unconscious. Yet, this hatred can stem from many places and is often hard to distinguish. In the case of the movie, American History X, even with new understanding, our past ideals can still come back to haunt us.
“What's too painful to remember, we simply choose to forget.” They are lyrics from the song “The Way We Were.” It is a simplistic thought that has been made many times throughout the course of time. It is a philosophy that many people have lived by for ages. The blocking out of traumatic events is done by the best of us and it utilized prominently in war movies. A one-sided view point is the only way to create a plot. As the erasure of memories is used in war movies, it can also be seen by Leonard Shelby in Memento. Through this idea, I will prove that Memento is a type of war movie.
Movie Review of A Rebel Without A Cause
A Rebel Without A Cause is a movie directed at the young adults of the 1950s. Teenager, a new term for young adults, is brought about within this film as a way to describe the character of the young adults. The movie was directed towards the teenagers because of their growing population and use of money for fashion and entertainment. However, within this movie, some of the most important understandings about family life during the decade are manifested.
“A man saw the heights and depths of human behavior in Vietnam, all manner of violence and horrors…” (Caputo 4) that disrupted and destructed a soldier’s ambitious notions of war with which th...
Charlie Wilson was an American man working in congress, that was passionate about the Afghan war against the Soviet Union in the 1980s. The film shows Wilson as a relaxed guy earlier in his days. In his congress early days Wilson lived a wild party life highlighted by hotels, strippers, and hot tubs. Even though Wilson looks like a party guy, and “good time charlie” as he is called, deep down he cares about politics, and he is also patriotic. Wilson was passionate about helping the Afghans after he saw the U.S policies as weak on Afghan. He felt strongly about helping the Afghans since they were the underdogs in the war.
After watching the movie, Gods and Generals, I have have mixed emotions. In the movie, the acting was pretty horrible, especially the death scenes. During the battle, if you really watched the men when they got shot, most of them just got on their knees and ducked out of frame. It was obvious that all of the minor role actors had no real acting background. I feel as if they could have done a better job with casting the actors. The actor that played General Hood looked way to old. Realistically, General Hood supposed to be around 30 years old, he was one of the more younger generals. But, the actor that played him looked very old and had a long gray beard. In contrast, I feel as if