My Review of Full Metal Jacket In Stanley Kubrick’s film Full Metal Jacket, the emphasis is spotlighted on the carnage of boot camp and the soldier’s life in Vietnam. The life of a soldier is not an easy one, as it requires great diligence and much sacrifice to ensure the safety and freedom to all those who are afraid and those who seek it. Stanley Kubrick makes sure that we see the harshness and ugliness of the Vietnam War as it was made to be seen. The movie starts with the life of boot camp, getting marines ready to be sent and fight over in Vietnam. The relationship between Private Joker and Private Pyle appears when the Drill Sergeant Hartman makes Private Joker the squad leader. Private Joker, is to make certain that Gomer Pyle cleans his act up and bring an end to the burdens that Pyle has put on the whole squad. Although Private Joker is trying his best to clean up the Private Pyle’s mess, he has met his match, and ultimately sees Pyle as a problem. During the scene where everyone in the squad prepares to beat Pyle with bars of soap wrapped in towels it shows that Private Joker is somewhat hesitant at first, but eventually hits Private Pyle multiple times with heavy blows. Analyzing the relationship between the two privates can be said that Private Joker was trying to help Private Pyle as much as he could, until Private Pyle suddenly breaks and it is made clear when Private Pyle is talking to himself while he is cleaning his rifle. Yes boot camp can be living hell for those who are psychologically unfit and not able to cope during times of great stress, and this can often make certain people “snap”. Stanley Kubrick does a fine job focusing on the stresses of boot camp, especially as this is a time of war and thousands of ...
Dr. Strangelove is in itself one of the most interesting pieces of cinema in the history of the medium. It captures a moment in world history, and the fear and hysteria that was associated with it, and translates it into the darkest of comedies. Kubrick came of age after World War II and the beginning of the Cold War, and like many others during this time period, he suffered immense anxiety about the potential for nuclear war, fearing that his hometown of New York could be a likely target, and even considered moving to Australia. He began consulting with others about the possibility of making the subject of nuclear conflict into a movie.
As an individual who was a toddler when "Saving Private Ryan" first came out, it dawned to me on the 70th anniversary of D-Day that no film that captured a courageous sentiment and anti-war allegory could ever be more captivating. After seeing "Dunkirk", I am proud to say that I no longer have to reference mini-series like "The Pacific" and "Band of Brothers" or films like "Letters from Iwo Jima" or "Hacksaw Hidge" to "Saving Private Ryan" (not many people in my circle know these).
Donnie Darko: A Review
What comes to mind when you think of a modern adolescent coming of age movie? Is it alienation, rebellion, probably first love? In Donnie Darko (2001), writer/director Richard Kelly employs all of these familiar themes; then he adds humor, witty satire, time travel, apocalyptic prophecy, and a bi-pedal, six foot tall nightmare of a rabbit, who instructs the young and confused Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) through haunting visions and an eerie voice that runs through Donnie‘s head. Ok, so maybe this sounds like a plotline lifted straight from the WB's primetime lineup (minus the wit), but Kelly uses these seemingly absurd, unrelated elements to create an amazingly complex and clever story that Buffy could only dream of.
Donnie Darko begins with a panoramic, morning shot of a mountain range, setting the stage for a film as wide open as the landscape.
"There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful thananything that bleeds. Don 't wait until you break. - Laurell Hamilton" This is oftentimes the sentiment felt by soldiers who have served in active duty and have been witnesses to tragedies that leave them emotionally scarred. The Clint Eastwood directed film, American Sniper is amovie that features the real life tragedy of American soldier, Chris Kyle, who served in theUnited States military as a Navy Seal, which is an elite group (Kenny, 2014 and Treitschke,2015). His story is unique in that he himself suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD), but as he worked to recover, he valiantly served again by helping fellow soldiers withPTSD ("Chris Kyle," 2013), and was senselessly gunned
"The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"
Despite Sean Connery and some impressive 19th century gloom, this big-screen translation of Alan Moore's culty comic-book series falls to earth with an incoherent splat.
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By Charles Taylor
July 11, 2003 | In the opening scene of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," a tank plows through the elegant Victorian interiors of the Bank of England. In short order, we see the destruction of an inn in Kenya, an enormous book-lined London sitting room, and the center of Venice, with the Basilica San Marco among the buildings reduced to rubble. This a destructo-thon for those with a taste for Old World elegance.
'Saving Private Ryan' by Steven Spielberg
Saving Private Ryan is an epic war film directed by the world-renowned
Steven Spielberg. The movie received several awards including five
Academy Awards for best cinematography, best director, best effects,
best film editing and best sound, it also picked up other prestigious
awards. The first twenty-five minutes are a flashback to the storming
of Omaha Beach on D-Day. Through his unique uses of proxemics, camera
angles, costumes, special effects, editing, sound, colouring, props,
events and characters Spielberg has made a shockingly graphic and
unflattering war movie. During the visceral first twenty-five minutes
Spielberg does his best to de-glamorise and twist our opinions of war,
in order to shock us and make the whole experience realistic.
Comparing “American Sniper’ Reviews
The movie “American Sniper,” based on Chris Kyle bestselling book by the same name, received wide ranging reviews from critics. Chris Kyle is considered the deadliest sniper in American history earning him the nickname “The Legend” by other soldiers. The movie takes place around the politically polarizing Iraq war. The Director of “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood , was a speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
The movie I chose to write my paper on is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The movie begins with a scene of an older lady named Daisy in the hospital. Daisy is old and dying and her daughter Caroline is by her side. Caroline tries to say goodbye to her mother. Caroline says that she hopes she hasn’t disappointed her mother. Her mother stated that no she has disappointed her and asked her to read a diary to her. The diary begins with a story that takes place in New Orleans during 1985. Thomas Button is rushing through the streets as everyone is celebrating the end of the Great War to get to his wife who is actively in labor with their son. Thomas arrived only to realize that his wife wasn’t doing too well. His wife dies shortly after he
Movies don’t always portait characters correctly. For the most part, the characters will have important details in their life taken out for the sake of entertainment. The Patriot, while an amazing movie, did have a few major inaccuracies. Benjamin Martin, William Tavington, and Jean Villeneuve were all based off of real people from the war. While they were portrait pretty accurately, there were some major differences between the movie and real life.