... ... middle of paper ... ... To say both the book and the movie of To Kill a Mockingbird were closely related would be an understatement. Though neither was better or worse, the movie and the book were completely different. Minor differences between the movie and the book include one being easy to read due to narration, and one moving too fast causing the story to be rather predictable. Major differences that changed the whole viewpoint of the story consist of missing characters and characters perceived differently, important scenes left out, and the different was the book and the movie represent the characters and relationships. Overall, the book represents two children trying to enjoy their childhood while becoming good people in the process and the movie is based around a wrongful trial of a black man in the South.
Gordon-Levitt plays Arthur, the right hand man of Cobb, whose fight scenes in zero-.g provide a thrilling and electrifying impact to this movie. To conclude, Inception is a no-brainer, not only for a science fiction enthusiast, but also extending and expanding to general masses. It takes science fiction to the next level of movie production and will go a long way to correct the myth around the genre, which says that science fiction has to revolve around the clichéd space opera or technology theme. Its contributing special effects and some astonishing performance by the various actors definitely added a pro to the movie. The response by both the critics and general audience is a true representation of the success, which the director Christopher Nolan had taken a gamble on, without history to support him.
There are hazardous ... ... middle of paper ... ...adakh these problems would never occur. Comparing our society and how the Ladakhs used to live is almost as if you are comparing two different worlds or species. While the Ladakhs never have these problems and that is good that also shows the real fault in their society. It is incredibly stagnant. They have accepted this as their way of life there is nothing new that will truly occur.
For those who have never read the book, the characters are defined by the actors who portrayed them and not necessarily by the way they were described by the author. One advantage of reading a book is the ability to use one’s imagination to envision the characters and scenes. The first sentence of the book begins, “Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful”. However, the first scene of the movie shows the very beautiful Vivian Leigh portraying Scarlett. Scarlett was sixteen years old at the beginning of the book but portrayed to be older in the movie.
Film Review: Mindwalk If a good movie is one that makes you think, Mindwalk must be superb. However, I haven’t even read the book it was based on and I can say that the book must have been better. The actors are laughable, and the physicists’ accent changes with each new scene. Furthermore, the transitions to each scene are as smooth as sandpaper. The purpose of this movie wasn’t, and with good reason, to be glamorous though.
The wonderful acting carried the film over the obvious special effects that Spielberg uses. This film was pretty much original for it's time, but once you see the special effects, you are instantly reminded of films like E.T., Star Wars and other such science fiction slash space odyssey's of our time. But since this movie was made before many of these others, I believe it was just a draw off all of the stories and possibilities of encountering another life form. "Close Encounters" has a good mixture of character and film cinematography. Spielberg relies on the actors to make the special effects seem that much more special.
Arlington Road, directed by Mark Pellington, does not live up to the likes of a movie such as Rear Window, directed by Alfred Hitchcock because while they are similar in plot, they are far too different in themes, and directorial approach. There are many similarities between the two films. Both films are incredibly suspenseful, which is a common Hitchcock theme. In Rear Window, my favorite suspense scene was when Lisa Freemont was snooping in the salesman’s apartment and we, the audience, could see him walking up to the front door of his apartment while Lisa ... ... middle of paper ... ...ton Road was not up to par with an Alfred Hitchcock movie such as Rear Window. Although the overall plot was similar, the directorial style was quite obviously different.
The Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was entertaining as a written story, but it was even more enjoyable as a film because the movie played out scenes that were only described by dialogue in the book, flushed out the murder plot in a clearer manner, and created more realistic and dynamic characters. Turning older literature into movies that available to the general public prevents them from falling by the way side as many story from the past have a tendency to
I was happily surprised that this was not the case for Hill's movie adaptation; for I had imagined that it would be much more difficult to follow in the movie as it was in the book. I feel that Hill was able to flawlessly make the transition between Billy’s time traveling events more easy to follow by incorporating an aspect that Vonnegut did not use in his... ... middle of paper ... ...ark for me. For the most part Hill’s adaptation of the Kurt Vonnegut novel Slaughter-house Five is an authentic modified version that stays relatively close to Vonnegut's own vision. Both, the movie and book, portray Billy’s past as a young man stuck in war, with his future being in a zoo on a planet for aliens as well as a hapless middle-aged optometrist in his present time. I enjoyed the book very much but was a bit uncertain of how it was going to translate on to the movie screen.
With all of these great influences, how is it that a formerly great series turned so terribly wrong? Well, this is where I think they went wrong. The original writers of the first two movies were obviously nowhere to be found in this attack on recent flicks. Instead, this movie was passed on to Pat Proft, writer of Police Academy, Hot Shots, and Naked Gun, and David Zucker, writer and director of the Airplane and naked gun Movies. Granted, all of these movies are extremely funny, but they were made for a different generation.