In the film To Live, a man and his family experience the effects of historical events of their own lives while living in China from the 1940s until the late 1970s. This film is a work of fiction, but it creates a generalization about the lives of the common folk and their imaginable struggle through life that they went through during the war. The war represented an ideological split between the Communist CPS and the KMT’s brand of Nationalism. Xu Fugui is one of the main characters and his name in Chinese means “Lucky & Rich.” Describing his character at the start on having an addiction to gambling and does not take responsibility for his actions. The film also hints slight social norms of gender inequality, such as with his wife, Jiazhen,
Do the Right Thing Analysis: Will the Right Thing Ever be Done? The racial system is composed of three basic parts that divides people into different categories: the white on top, black on bottom, and brown in between. This system came to be as a result of three different population coming together with unequal terms resulting in one population having the most power. The film Do the Right Thing, directed by Spike Lee, does an excellent job at portraying how the racial system functions by showing the advantages of being at the top of the system and the disadvantages of being at the bottom of the system.
Existentialism, as defined by Luke Mastin, “...is a philosophy that emphasizes individual existence, freedom and choice.”(2008). There are multiple occasions in which an individual can encounter an existentialist situation without acknowledging it. For example, choosing to go to school one day or not would be considered freedom of choice, which connects with the philosophy of existentialism. In the context of existentialism, Søren Kierkegaard’s theory correlates to the movie, Before I Fall directed and adapted by Ry Russo-Young from the novel written by Lauren Oliver, due to the many movie scenes that involve an existentialist moment as exemplified through the main character in relation to Kierkegaard.
Where do babies come from? The Birds and Bees, the stork, and the “talk”, at one point in time, we’ve all heard versions of where babies come from. In the film, Life’s Greatest Miracle, the question of where babies come from is answered in much more detail than many of us knew when we heard our own versions. In this essay, I will discuss the pattern of development, aspects of the movie, and the hindrances of successful conception, how sensitivity to food smells could protect the developing fetus, lastly address concerns in the movie that the mother and father had about childbirth.
In this paper the researcher will be discussing the film entitled: Alive, which includes a group of individuals who are involved in a terrible plane crash to ban together to help keep on another alive. This paper will touch on the struggles of each individual as they fight to overcome their own fear, anxiety, and pride to save others.
Hope Floats (Movie Analysis Part 1)
Sin Young Nam
September 25, 2014
This paper will include the analysis of the movie Hope Floats. It will start with a short summary of the movie describing the characters and the plot.
The film that is being used for the movie analysis is “Enough”, this movie was chosen due to the fact that it is based on domestic violence towards women. The movie begins with in Los Angeles diner were a waitress named slim works with her best friend Ginny (Kazan, 2002). While working her shift slim has a customer that starts harassing her over the name she has, but the companion of the annoying customer defends slim, which in turn starts a romance, later to become a marriage between the two (Kazan, 2002). The couple is later blessed with a daughter they name Gracie, and at the beginning the marriage seems to be a fairy tale out of a story book (Kazan, 2002). The fairy tale becomes a nightmare as time moves forwards for the couple,
Chunsheng, who turned out to be the District Chief, apologizes to Fugui and his family for their loss at the gravesite. Traumatized, the family did not want his sympathy. It places heavy emphasis on Fugui, who is now poor. His son had just died. Fengxia’s sorrow was shown through her natural tears that ran down her face as the family was grieving for Youqing’s passing. In essence, life seemed to not be able to get any worse because of what had happened so far. However, hardships would continue to pour on him throughout the rest of the film. Moving on a decade to the Cultural Revolution, Fugui was forced to burn his prize possessions: his puppets. It was a way to express himself as well as earn a living. The puppets were seen as counter-revolutionary and all items of that sort had to be burned. Otherwise, one would face prosecution. The strict policies enacted by the Communist government caused Fugui and his family to live in a state of isolation. It is past the middle of the film now, where the daughter Fengxia is now grown up. Fugui, who was once a Nationalist soldier, meets with a local leader of the Red Guards named Wan Erxi. Fugui could never exclaim his participation in the Guomintang army during the Civil War because the Communists took over. Any opposition in the past or present can lead to resentment or even worse. The
In 1993, academy award winning actors Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington starred in the movie, Philadelphia, the first major motion picture to address the issue of HIV/AIDS (Howard, 2015). One intent of this movie was to highlight homophobia, the irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals ("Homophobia", 2016), in addition to highlighting the Nation's baseless fear of those infected with HIV/AIDS. These fears were fueled by a lack of education regarding the disease and resulted in intense discrimination against those with the disease. Hanks refers to the influence of this type of fear in his 2011 Yale Commencement address, "Fear twists facts into fictions that
Have you ever watch a movie and not matter how many times you watch it you never get tire of watching it? There are many great and wonderful movies the always has a good message and give us a great lesson. One of my favorite movie of all-time is the call “The Pursuit of Happyness” It is an American film directed by Gabriele Muccino, the first starring Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith. I have too many reasons for why I like this particular movie, and every time I watch it I learn something different, is like you’re learning a different thing every time you watch that movie. “The Pursuit of Happyness” is one of the films that in every scene make you think and reflect. This film is about a Man that lost his form of income because he invested