Success is a Choice
In the film, “Undefeated” (2011) directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, Coach Bill Courtney helps out inner city high school football players with everything from their plays on the field, to their grades in class, to their personal life at home. With this extracurricular activity being a main aspect of the characters’ lives, their lives outside of the sport are positively impacted from playing football in Manassas.
The film starts with Coach Bill Courtney listing off players
great characters, you name it Kung Fu Panda has it.
Kung Fu Panda, released in 2008 by DreamWorks Animation, is categorized as a wuxia (martial heroes) comedy. It was directed by John Stevenson and Mark Osborne. The all-time famous animated comedy film: The SpongeBob Square Pants Movie is one of Mark Osborne’s masterpiece. The whole idea of the movie Kung Fu Panda was conceived by Michael Lachance, a screenwriter at DreamWorks Animation. The movie is based on the ancient Chinese martial arts with
The film industry has always had the reputation of depicting society in a erroneous matter. Just like anything else, the film industry is a business. What that really means is that many things exposed to the public have been catered to what audiences are expected to admire. The media isn’t for illustrating real problems, it is for presenting pictures that the public will receive well. So if americans want to see young successful male athletes, that is what hollywood will create. It’s the simple
The sports genre of film has for while been very popular with society and can compete with other films of different and other popular genres as well. The sports genre like other genres has been around as long as films and short films have. Some of the earliest sports films include a film produced in the early 1890s titled Corbett and Courtney before the Kinetograph. (K.L Dickson & Heise, 1894) This arguably can be one of the earliest silent films people have seen let alone in the sports genre. The
This documentary portrays the life of wheelchair-bound individuals that are professional rugby players. A few of the players take the spotlight in this independent film such as; Mark Zupan, Joe Soares, and Keith Cavill. These particular individuals were chosen as the icons of this movie because of their phenomenal spirit and determination. The most heartfelt and inspirational story was of Mark Zupan who plays for the United States Quad Rugby team. He was the victim of a tragic car accident provoked
talented boxer named Billy Hope who has a wonderful family, a lot of money, and a lot of fame. Billy is the undefeated champ and is doing everything he can to keep that title. Kurt Sutter, the writer for the movie Southpaw conveys to the audience that you can do something to make a difference so you should never give up on your dreams and that family is everything.
In the beginning of the film, Billy is living the perfect life. He has a beautiful wife Maureen and a daughter, Leila, which he holds close
Authors and filmmakers dramatically change the concept of a “hero”. In the story Perseus the concept of a hero of being clever and brave changes when making a remake of the story but in the movie of Percy Jackson and The Lighting Theif. The film changes the journey in Perseus the hero takes changes when put into a movie, the hero type and archetypes are transformed into a modern look in Percy Jackson, and the theme concept from Perseus to Percy changes drastically. Perseus and Percy Jackson are
Dallas Buyers Club was considered a controversial movie. After the release of the film, many were against it but some were not. The movie was directed by a French-Canadian film director, Jean-Marc Vallée. Although the topic of this movie is not openly conveyed by many viewers due to its tendentious aspects to it, Dallas Buyers Club was recognized as one of the best films in 2013 with an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. In the movie, the character Ron Woodroof is an electrician and rodeo cowboy
little stretched to apply to Rocky, I do not know if there is a more iconic underdog story. The film tells the story of the neighborhood club boxer, from 1975 Philadelphia, Rocky Balboa who is given a long shot against the world heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed. The film Rocky is an accurate representation of the times in every aspect; not only is it based off of real people and real events, but the film itself was a real “underdog”.
The movie depicts Rocky living in pretty poor conditions in Philadelphia
“Film has shaped the new media to accommodate it”
-David Bordwell, Kirsten Thompson, p.730.
Since the introduction of Digital Cinema in the late 90’s, it is fair to say that we are well and truly immersed in a new digital age for film. Despite some filmmaker’s objection to the introduction of digital cinema, and an overall wariness of the conversion from traditional films to digital, nowadays, the majority of films that we see in the cinema are digitally made.
“The next ten years may witness the
technologies improve, people become interested by the next big thing, creating a path for nickelodeons, which showed early films. Nickelodeon theaters continued to build upon the vaudeville model to create even more convenience for film distribution and exhibition, resulting in attracting consumers to nickelodeons rather than vaudeville theaters and the prominence of the film industry.
Vaudeville first introduced cinema to the general working class, thus allowing cinema to
1 Charles W. Stein,
In this essay I will analyse three movie posters and their remakes. The three movie posters I will analyse are Psycho and The secret life of Walter Mitty. I will analyse these posters using the methods I have learned in Media Analysis such as Feminism, Male gaze and Audience theory, along with techniques such as camera angles, lighting and so on. Using these concepts I will analyse these posters and their remakes and see what the changes, if any, were in between the years the movies
paper cinema will not be referred to as one of these in particular, but in general, the different meanings will be selected to portray different aspects of cinema, both new and old.
Cinema is a medium of communication because it sends a message. A film has a reason for being made. For example, Crash; a movie by Paul Haggis — aims to show the role of race and class in the average society. The movie sends a message by showing that it is essential to wipe out racism in our communities because it fosters
In the article “The Thematic Paradigm” exerted from his book, A Certain Tendency of the Hollywood Cinema, Robert Ray provides a description of the two types of heroes depicted in American film: the outlaw hero and the official hero. Although the outlaw hero is more risky and lonely, he cherishes liberty and sovereignty. The official hero on the other hand, generally poses the role of an average ordinary person, claiming an image of a “civilized person.” While the outlaw hero creates an image of a
the most gifted, talented and successful director of all times. He started out with small single movies at first, and after catching people’s attention he started to develop methods in his own movies. He has years of experience in the film industry, and all of his films are well known and popular to this very day. He has received many winning awards for his movies, and was also nominated for best director. This director started at a young age, and has become one of the most talented directors today