Thrilling, superb and well thought out; The Hunger Games captures your imagination and never leaves you feeling bored. The greatest achievement for The Hunger Games is successfully adapting a best-selling novel into a top selling film. The novel has been tailored into something intelligent, powerful and immersive. Within about ninety seconds into the movie we gather what Panem is, a futuristic city. We hear two men discussing something called The Hunger Games and then with a high-pitched scream, it cuts to District 12.
Review of movie Wall Street In the big city of New York there always exist those who push the envelope a bit, and stretch the law. One such man played by Michael Douglas makes money buying and selling others' dreams. He is a stock speculator; but one that succeeds based on illegal inside information. As he puts it "I make nothing, I own" Released in 1987, Oliver Stone's Wall Street is a representation of bad morals and poor business ethics in the business world. It also shows the negative effects, bad morals and poor business ethics can have on society.
“If Wolf has anything to say about the way we live now, it is precisely that our economy has become a form of addiction,” he says. “He describes his first day selling stocks as a kind of high; it’s also a form of drug dealing, selling the addictive capitalist dream of transforming one’s rags into untold riches
This film featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, turned out to be very popular. As many expected the director, Baz Luhrmann, made several changes to the original story. Some changes made were ample others were microscopic. Each one of these changes were made for a reason, but did the
Zooey Deschanel would serve perfectly as Jovie, Peter Dinklage as Miles Finch, and James Caan as Buddy’s father. Their tough New York personalities would often times conflict with the joyous and ecstatic Buddy the Elf, but would be submissive to change throughout the movie. The great actors and directors that made this movie are just one of the many factors that lead Elf to be as successful as it
Wall Street (1987) movie was directed by Oliver stone, which mainly revolves around two main characters namely Gordon Gekko and Bud Fox. This report analyses the leadership of Gordon Gekko in the movie. Gekko (leader) is an amazing antagonist who displays power and charisma. He is a rich corporate raider who believes in making profits at the expense of others. Budd fox (follower) is a young stock broker at Jackson Steinem & Co aspiring to become rich like Gekko.
The first two being, The Aviator and Gangs of New York, since these movies the two have also collaborated on ... ... middle of paper ... ...IMDb.com) (Wikipedia.com.) In conclusion, The Departed is a fascinating film directed by Martin Scorsese, who is able to balance screen time on each character, so it gives the audience a full sense of each character leaving judgment up to them. He is able to create a great story from beginning to end with major twist along the way. The Departed is considered one of the best Thriller films of all time. It satisfied audiences with great fight scenes, well-developed characters, and twists throughout the movie.
He later meets a ruthless man named Mr. Gekko where learns how to reach to the top by illegal actions such as insider trading. Bud Fox was an honest living man who had good ethics but was later showed what true power is became money hungry. The power of greed is fascinating the code that everyone lives by is inevitable once money comes into play. There are five types of interpersonal power; reward power, coercive power, legitimate power, referent power, and expert power. These types of power will be used to correspond relationships throughout the movie.
The Success of Michael Crichton's Novels in the Media Industry One only has to look at the astonishing opening weekend of Paramount Pictures' action adventure thriller Congo which was universally panned by critics, to be reminded of the power of the person who created the underlying material: Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton. The film's whopping $24.6 million opening, which shocked insiders, underscored the value to Hollywood of an exclusive club of best-selling writers (Eller 3). Michael Chrichton's novels all have their similarities. He seems to follow a pattern which is working very well for him. He picks a hot-button subject and uses it to lend his novels a glossy veneer of topicality.
Overall, the use of mise-en-scene helped Ridley Scott to create beginning sequences that have you hooked on the film from the moment you start watching. He combines settings and sounds, both diegetic and non-diegetic to produce and convey an atmosphere that was both suited to the film and also extremely effective. The colour gold acted as a signifier throughout and this has also contributed to making ‘Gladiator’ a film that will be remembered.