Wednesday, December 11, 2013
I really liked "Badlands" especially Martin Sheen portraying the ever iconic James Dean. I liked this movie because of all the action I mean almost everywhere Kit went he killed at least one person it was great! I wish the ending was a little better I didn't like how subtle it was compared to the rest of the movie. Anyway it was still pretty good.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
I think this movie was very similar to Bonnie & Clyde because it was like the same plot girls meet boys and fall into their criminal passages . They just decide that they are going to follow that boy and do what they say .. the only difference to me is being that holly was so young minded she hadn't really had the chance grow into an adult she was always lead by her father so once kit killed her father its like he assumed that role . Although I think she shouldn't have went off with him to begin with ... over all I think the movie was pretty good . I wish it wasn't so close to bonnie & Clyde I would like to pull away from that .
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Directed by Arthur Penn in 1967
Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) and Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway)
In my opinion Bonnie and Clyde was is a great movie for its time with all the violence it display in the film. I also think the reason why Bonnie and Clyde was were robbing all those banks is because it was the time of the Great Depression and the country was running low on money .
The part best of the movie that I like was when Ivan Moss, C.W's father, was mad at him for getting a tattoo on his chest and not worried about him robbing a bank (good observation).
Monday, November 25, 2013
Bonnie and Clyde Arthur Penn dir.
- Warren Beatty as Clyde Barrow
- Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker
- Gene Hackman as Buck Barrow
- Estelle parsons
movie background - Clyde was never a "lover boy" .... he says "no lover boy, never saw the percentage in it "
Bonnie was more of a dreamer , they both just wanted to be known and famous; no matter what way that it happened ... they were in love with each other and robbed banks together.
Both Clyde and Buck were crazy, had been to jail and were rebels, but Clyde cared about people. His intention was never to hurt anyone. He just wanted the money; he even let an innocent keep his money because it belonged to him and not the bank.
You could tell that Buck's wife Blanche was more of a church girl because she didn't like all of this robbing like everyone else did. She felt bad about it and mentioned that in the car alone with CW Moss... they got CW from the gas station, and he was in it because he felt like Bonnie and Clyde were his personal heroes. He wanted to get known just as much as they did . Bonnie and Blanche did not get along well and had a few situations; Blanche ended up being the group snitch after Buck died, and she was shot in the eye and could no longer see.
This is also how media affected Bonnie and Clyde's actions; they wanted everyone to see and they wanted to get known for what they were doing. When they died they wanted their names to be carried on and for someone to know what they were about. They are and were famous.The media kept their adrenaline pumping , even when they caught a cop they handcuffed him and there was a whole situation. They did it for the media. They looked forward to being in the papers etc. They took pictures with the cop and Bonnie even kissed the cop , then the cop went back and talked about the situation. They all loved being the Barrow gang .. maybe except for Blanche.. !!
Bonnie and Clyde were highly effected by publicity and the media because of the media everyone knew about them and how they robbed stores and banks and all of the above this documentary was very good and was one of the best we've seen very popular movie that I've never seen before so I definitely have this at the top of my list
Directed by Arthur Penn in 1967
Starring Warren Beatty as Clyde & Faye Dunaway as Bonnie.
Bonnie and Clyde is a story that takes place during the Great Depression, and it's about a young couple who are in love and decide to rob stores and banks. As the film progresses, Bonnie and Clyde form the "Barrow Gang" which also involves C.W., a mechanic, Clyde's brother Buck and his wife Blanche. They were portrayed as heroes in the film because they were normal people who fought for a cause of the people. They robbed banks because the banks were stealing peoples' homes and other properties. I can prove this because while Clyde is gathering the money, he sees a farmer man and asks him if the money on the table is his. The man says yes and Clyde lets him keep the money. This leads to the quote, "I'd bring a load of flowers to their funerals". I think the theme of this film was rebellion and fighting the system. Bonnie and Clyde acted upon a cause that was created by the average person.
The media was really stupid about following them because they printed every place they thought they were . So Bonnie & Clyde wouldn't go to that place . If they are on the run don't you think they would check the papers so they know where the law is . So they can continue running back them reports weren't that smart .
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I think the main theme of this story is fame.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I think the line that sums up the whole film is Roxie's line when she performs her musical number titled "Roxie"
"Mmmmmmmm, I'm a star! And the audience loves me.
And I love them. And they love me for loving them, And I love them for loving me. And
We love each other. That's because none of us
Got enough love in our childhoods.
And that's showbiz...
This line sums up the movie because its all about starting or getting back on the stage getting that desired attention that these woman yearned for their entire lives. As the finale, they go through this metamorphosis where they achieve their goals and become stars!
Friday, November 15, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Mama & velma ... I noticed that first because mama treated velma different than other inmates and she had to be special because roxie admired her from the start .. something was fishyy
Billy flinn - never lost a case
"Silver tongued prince of the court room"
... soon as he was talked about I thought he would be one of those dirty lawyers and he kind of is because he'd rather run off of publicity and what inmate would say no to that if they have always wanted to be a star ... personally I wouldn't have trusted him at first
"You're at the top of my list" billy
Velma - "don't u want to hear the rest " .... this scene was showing how roxie is taking the spotlight all the fame and Velma is just being replaced and people no longer want to hear about her , they're loosing interest .
"You wanted my advice didn't you? " velma .... this part was funy because she thought she was slick trying to ruin roxie but she failed and it back fired. , blew up right in her face ...
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
touch of evil :
- crooked cops
- Janet was married and innocent
- her husband was a good cop
- starring Janet Leigh
- black and white
- somebody crazy
- criminal activity
- questionable characters
- both movies clearly connect to their title inn my opinion
- in this movie Janet plays the bad guy at first , her character wasn't as innocent as she was in the movie "Touch of Evil"
- the protagonist changes
- Marian has a secret affair with Sam but in this scene there's irony because she's wearing a white bra which symbolizes purity or innocence because of the color
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
In the ending of psycho Sam and Marian's sister stop at the motel to try and find Marian's room and then Sam tells her he saw Norman's mom last time he came. Marian's sister goes to the house to look for Norman's mom because she wants to talk to her, she's curious. But to a sudden surprise she finds his mother's skeleton and is terrified! She screams and Norman comes out with a knife dressed as his mother to tries and kill her. But Sam stops him/her and they.. are in the police station in the next scene. The police then solves everyone's curiosity by saying Norman Bates had 2 personalities and is no longer Norman, his mom took over him. This was a really good movie that left you guessing. It has a plot twist at the end.
This 1960 movie Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock , starring Janet Leigh as Marian Crane . Was very suspenseful he really owned up to his name the "Master of suspense" . He was very unpredictable you can always tell that Norman was a little off but you can never tell about what . In the beginning you can see Marian in white undergarments which symbolizes purity then she steals money and her undergarments change into black which symbolizes she is no longer pure . This movie is a must see :)
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Tomorrow, anyone interested in extra-credit (or just seeing a darn good creepy movie) should attend the film club's screening of Kubrick's 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining (2:15 in the Lecture Hall).
Please use this post to thread comments regarding these masterworks.
BIG IDEAS: Family, Psychological Disintegration/Personal Demons, and Effects of Isolation
Monday, October 28, 2013
This movie is by far my favorite movie we watched this year and from beggining to end I liked this movie I even watched it at home on Netflix and ive watched it before and I liked it a lot sence the plot it was very interesting and I had to watch it multiple times to fully understand the movie and the monster in the movie but overall I definitely approve of this movie and would give it a 4 out of 5 but only because I didn't get the monster part and how he was and what he did and why but overall good movie I liked it
Friday, October 25, 2013
One of these two films will be our next text. Add a comment and weigh in. The decision will be made not only on the number of votes but the strength of arguments. Think about how each might fit into our current course of study.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
The movie has gotten way more interesting now because they keep sneaking in to the world trade centers an keep bringing supplies to help figure out how they will go across. They needed to figure out how to send the rope across over 200 feet an tested many different ways. His friends are now very cautious because a security guard walks around at night an its funny because they get so scared. They help him practice to walk better by shaking the rope for practice so just in case a wind comes he will be able to handle that an when the towers sway. They finally get ready for the walk an everyone on the ground is watching in astonishment. No one cane believe a man would risk his life to do that. All the viewers thought it was beautiful an it was different an they liked that. They went about their lives everyday an that was so plain but they seen something that would never happen again. Then he got arrested but they didn't know what to charge him with an I found that funny . He knew was just a step away from death but he conquered the towers an showed the world anything is possible and to never let anyone stop you. I enjoyed the movie but the beginning was just a little weird but once u get into it its good.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
I found the movie "Rocky" intriguing to say the least because of the theme of an underdog trying to go live the American Dream. I like the story of Rocky who is a gentle hearted boxer that works for the Mafia. Even though I usually don't view many movies around this genre I felt like this movie really pulled me in with its use of camera angles, sound, and its themes.
In the movie I noticed people riding in vans having multiple interviews people dreaming of building the twin towers in the movie there was suspense and there was interviews people talking about the twin towers now there talking about a tight rope walker there sneaking into a security breach it's the tight rope walkers dream to do something big with it and walk over a huge building now he's planning to walk over the twin towers to have a huge opportunity to stun the world
Friday, September 27, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
miguel aka asuca .After watching the movie Sugar, i think it was a ok movie i would give it a 7 out of 10. Like most movies i was expecting him to become some great baseball player that gets out of the slums an becomes rich and famous an can take his family out of the streets. But this movie had a twist it wanted to show the viewer what struggles some people go through that not everyone knows about. This guy had so much weight on his shoulders. He was trying to make it big in baseball but he had the weight of trying to make his friends an family happy because he was like their ticket to freedom. But as the movie went on we started to notice that he couldnt bear that weight. His career seemed to go down the tube an he realized that he couldnt help out everyone. So he went out on his own to better his life so that he could still send his mother money but also to better his future so that for his kids he could give them a better life. Even thought not all the viewers realize this
Monday, September 23, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The four films are as follows: Black Hawk Down (a drama based on the true story of a US military operation in Somalia) by Academy Award-winning director Ridley Scott, the documentary Restrepo, and two fictional narratives by the writing/directing team of Joel and Ethan Coen True Grit and Miller's Crossing.
Blog Post #1, July 2, 2013
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#3, July 16
#4, July 23
#s 5 and 6, July 30