Tuesday, February 28, 2017

malcolm x

Malcolm X  is one of the great screen biographies, celebrating the whole sweep of an American life that began in sorrow and bottomed out on the streets and in prison before its hero reinvented himself. Watching the film, I understood more clearly how we do have the power to change our own lives, how fate doesn't deal all of the cards. The film is inspirational and educational - and it is also entertaining, as movies must be before they can be anything else.Its hero was born Malcolm Little. His father was a minister who preached the beliefs of Marcus Garvey, the African-American leader who taught that white America would never accept black people and that their best hope lay in returning to Africa. Years later, Malcolm would also become a minister and teach a variation on this theme, but first he had to go through a series of identities and conversions and hard lessons of life.


in the film chicago it had many action moments and scenes that i could not forget. To me it is all a fantasy . two lovers compete for love meanwhile one goes against the other and basically betrayed him by murdering him. Nightclub sensation Velma murders her philandering husband, and Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn, is set to defend her. But when Roxie also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well turning her into a media circus of headlines. Neither woman will be outdone in their fight against each other and the public for fame and celebrity.  Billy's game plan generally is publicity, to make his clients stars, which if he does end up representing Roxie may shift the balance of celebrity between Roxie and Velma, the latter who is also obsessed with her own fame. But if Billy can do such for Roxie, he can do so for others, all who are clamoring for that limited real estate on newspaper front pages. Through it all, Roxie and Velma may eventually come to the understanding that beyond fame, their life or death may also be on the line.

winters bone

Ree Dolly is a seventeen year old teenager raising her younger brother and sister in the Ozarks while her father was in prison. Her father is now on parole and has disappeared. Ree soon learns he has put their house up for his bail bond and it will be taken from them if he does not show up to court. Ree is forced to go against the hillbilly community to find out the truth about her father. Ree is now in over her head.This movie/ film was interesting because i got to seek moments that i would have never imagined seeing during this movie. It wasn't the best movie but i did enjoy viewing it. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Bonnie and Clyde- Michelle Negron

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Bonnie & Clyde, 2013, Directed by Bruce Beresford, did an amazing job portraying the story of this couple back in the early 1930's. This movie had me since the beginning. So many people nowadays look up to this couple as their "goals". Now, I can see why. Although, they killed and robbed together; they loved each other deeply. Clyde Barrow, (Emile Hirsch) began his life by stealing chickens with his brother,  Marvin "Buck" Barrow, (Lane Garrison). Bonnie Parker, (Holliday Grainger) was a married waitress at a coffee shop before meeting Clyde. Soon the couple goes on a crime spree, robbing banks together after Clyde's partner is caught. They are able to stay one step ahead of the "laws" while they rob bigger banks in the state.However, Bonnie pushes Clyde to commit more dangerous crimes and rob banks across the state line to generate headlines in the newspapers, and their life of crime soon leads to their deaths. I recommend this movie to young adults and up. It has so much action, and some scenes of love making. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bonnie and Clyde

Ryan Bowens
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I've always heard the names Bonnie and Clyde but never knew who they were. I heard we were going to watch this movie in class I was really interested because I could finally figure out why this name was so popular. And now after finally watching it I can finally say this was a great movie. I really enjoyed it, and it’s one of my favorite movies that we watched in class along with Rocky directed by John G. Aliveness and Alien directed by Ridley Scott.

This movie Bonnie and Clyde takes place in the 60’s was made in 1967 but portrays real-life events from the 1930s where we see the most infamous duo of all. In the beginning of this movie Bonnie who a waitress at the time hates her job when Clyde randomly comes he attempts to steal her mother's car. But he sees how boring Bonnie life is and invites her to a life of crime. They soon become the most dangerous bank robbers of the 60’s.

The director Arthur Penn did a great job displaying the story of these two. I think Warren Beatty who played Clyde and Faye Dunaway who played Bonnie did an amazing job. SPOILER ALERT!!! From the moment they first appeared together on scene to the moment they were blasted with bullets dying together and ending their legacy. I feel in love with these two characters and thanks to the director Arthur Penn I really enjoy learning their story. This movie is a classic for years to come.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Chicago by Dara PumPum

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Chicago was my first experience with the genre of musical, not including the High School Musical series, and it was a good experience. I'm not a big fan of musicals because I think it is silly and unrealistic to sing in the middle of a movie; however, the music and songs were really catchy and well directed.

In addition, the characters were not likable ??? [in need of transition]. The main girl, Roxie, was very annoying, and she was a straight up criminal; therefore, it was hard to be on her side throughout the movie.

Honestly, the music and songs were enjoyable; however, it got a little repetitive. One scene that I enjoyed was the one where she was talking to the press, and it showed that she became a puppet to her attorney. The song was well directed and the puppets singing was fun. Aside from the musical aspect of the movie, the plot was decent, but like I said before, I just hate Roxie as soon as she killed the guy. In conclusion, the musical did its part as a musical. It provided amazing dancing and entertaining songs.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Caitlin Willis - Chicago

Caitlin Willis
Intro. to Film Studies


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          This movie, in my opinion, wasn't all that great. Given, I wasn't present the entire time but from what I watched, it wasn't anything special. I'm not a big fan of musicals. I personally feel as though they can distract you from the plot and story line. You're so caught up in the singing and the dancing that you forget what's happening when the characters aren't on the stage. I'm also not a fan of drama movies, especially not films that are over dramatic. There was one specific scene where Roxie pretended to faint on the floor while she was on the witness stand. That was her big reveal on the pregnancy, which annoyed me. I understand that it was the point to make it seem like a big deal because she was trying to plea her case, but it was tacky.
          However, I did like how both characters, Velma and Roxie, paired up together to get out of jail. It was refreshing to see a movie where there were two strong female protagonists. It was especially surprising seeing as it came out in 1967. I appreciated that aspect of the film, but other than that, this movie wasn't one I genuinely enjoyed. It wasn't funny nor was it one that captured my attention. It was hard to keep up with not only because of the musical features but because the plot just didn't catch my attention.

Caitlin Willis - Bonnie and Clyde

Caitlin Willis
Intro. to Film Studies

Bonnie and Clyde

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          This movie was very interesting. Growing up, I'd heard a lot about Bonnie and Clyde but I never knew who they were. Thanks to this class, I now know. Though I'm not a fan of old films, I did enjoy this one. It was an action, adventure, comedy movie. The infamous couple, Bonnie and Clyde, made it a goal of theirs to stir up as much trouble as possible. From robbing banks to shoot outs with cops, they pair created a lot of issues in the towns they were driving through.
         They weren't alone, though, which was a shock to me. They had three other people with them, one of them being Clyde's brother and his wife, and a naive boy they'd met at the auto shop. Though Bonnie and Clyde were the two main protagonists, the other characters had key roles as well. It was fun to analyze the film and see how, because of the year they were doing these crimes in, they managed to succeed. If they were to have done such crimes in modern day, they'd have been caught almost immediately because cars are faster, technology is more updated, and banks are a lot more protected.
          The characters were all interesting, too. Bonnie and Clyde's fast paced romance contradicted on the popular belief that old time relationships took everything slow. The mechanic was naive but extremely loyal and stayed at Bonnie and Clyde's side throughout the majority of the movie. Clyde's brother was happy at the experience he was gaining during his time on the run. He made it like a family event and seemed to enjoy spending time with his brother and friends.
          I was not present for the entire film but from what I did get a chance to see, I think it's safe to say that the film was good.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Bonnie and Clyde

Gabby Jeannette

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Bonnie and Clyde is a remake of a real life event and not only was it very accurate, it was very amazing too. I thought almost every aspect of the movie was awesome; the action scenes, the unorthodox love story, the film progression, the astonishing ending scene with the death of Bonnie and Clyde (SPOILER ALERT!) and even the fact that it was a different look on "protagonist" characters,. When I say unorthodox love story, i say that because usually in movie the characters lock eyes, and fall in love and start dating etc. but in this case that didn't happen. These two met while Clyde was trying to steal Bonnie's mother's car. from there on, with in a couple of hours they were on the road and had up and left there lives behind to go rob banks together. I though the movie progressed well and just when you think it's about to be done something else was thrown in the way. For instance, just as they were getting comfortable with the brother and his wife the police find them in the cabins and have a shoot out. Just as they get away from that the brother get severely injured and the media starts to say that the "rough and tough" Clyde isn't strong enough to protect his brother, which really hurts Clyde badly. Lastly, I believed that the twist on a protagonist was wonderful and a great change of pace from the average movie, in most movie the protagonist is a good guy that saves the day, but in this movie its strong willed bank robber that is just trying to make a living with the woman he evens up falling in love with. 

The characters even though they based it on a true story I though each character that was in the group of bank robbers gave the movie an extra taste of how amazing it was. Obviously, I enjoyed Bonnie and Clyde's performances in the movie the most because of the connection they had and how amazing they worked together and brought of different qualities in the others. I though the brother in law bring a sense of family and loyalty to the film. The mechanic also, showed loyalty yet some innocents, because even though he had just met them he left with them and also let them stay in his home. Lastly the only character I despised was the brother's wife. I thought that she was very whinny and unappealing to the theme of the movie. But all and all the character choice and acting fit together greatly with one another. 

Bonnie and Clyde was was a great film that I'd recommend to anyone that enjoys a change of pace or a bit of action. Also, this movie was very advanced and was able to stand well on its own for the time period, so with that said this movie is definitely a film I'd watch again or suggest to my friends.

Beast of the Southern Wild by Dara

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This movie is another one with a strong female protagonist, and even African American actors and actresses. Our main character, Hushpuppy lived with her father, Wink, in "The Bathtub". The setting seemed post apocalyptic but also modern. Hushpuppy is a young girl that is left to survive on her own when a storm hits her town. In the beginning, Hushpuppy doesn't listen to her father and very rebellious. One time, she even burned down their house. Wink, her father, was a very rash and violent person, and he scolded Hushpuppy harshly multiple times. Also, he is diagnosed with a disease, and is dying every day. However, the reason is that the father wanted his daughter to grow up strong is because he wanted her to survive after he passes. Even when he treats her like that, they both cared for each other. The relationship between her father and her was shaky in the beginning, however it was truly touching to see them shared a moment in the end. 

Hushpuppy is strong female protagonist because of her father's tough love and manly nature, that rubbed off on her. Hushpuppy's goal was to find her mother who was at Elysian Fields. She set off her journey and that was the transition of leaving her brat phase and into a mature little girl. In my opinion, the father stayed alive each day because he misses his wife. Anyways, throughout the movie, we catch quick scenes of the "beasts" and it could be symbolic or actual creatures that existed in the plot. She found her mother and headed back to her father with deep fried crocodile meat. Furthermore, she fed her father the croc meat and they shared a sad but touching moment as the father passes peacefully. I'm not sure what the beasts represented, however, those creatures later came face to face with Hushpuppy, and she doesn't flinch. That ending scene showed her mature nature and determined personality that she inherited from her mom and father. In addition, Hushpuppy stared into the face of the beast meant that she is stronger that the animals. 


Gabby Jeannette

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I, for one am not a huge fan of musical, in all honesty I strongly dislike them. I feel that the singing and dancing can take away from the story line and sometimes even mess up the movie completely. I feel that Chicago was just another one of those musicals, that got ruined by the sing and dancing aspects of it. This movie had potential if you take out the musical portion of it, if it could just be a normal movie, it'd be enjoyable and something I enjoy watching but that isn't possible at this point. Even the filming/setup of this movie is poor. The fact that it jumped form scene to musical number in a different setting was uncalled for and made the story hard to follow. Also, the the acting wasn't the most smooth. I feel like the movie over all was a great movie... if it was made extremely different from how it was actually made. 
I will admit the movie had at least one aspects that I didn't dislike completely and that was when they were singing and dancing because if you truly think about it doing all of that takes a lot of skill. I guess you can say I have more a respect for those part of the movie, more so than a like or dislike. Also, I though the themes of the movie was a good themes and was shown well during the whole movie, one being that you should always try to enjoy the aspects of a city even if you can't see the good in it right away, and the second being love and how not only can it be for other people it can be for a place, such as Chicago. All and all I personally didn't like or enjoy Chicago. I did have much respect for show the dancers did what they did and how the writer gave it good themes. I believe the movie can be loved by many and well known, this was just not my type of film.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Beasts Of The Southern Wild

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This movie was made in 2012. Main character Hushpuppy (Quvenzhan√© Wallis) and her mentally ill, short tempered father (Dwight Henry). This movie is from  the beginning to the end bugged out. Well let me not say it like that, I just don't anyone deserves to be raised like that. Raised in an environment where you don't know if your father is going to be normal or having another breakdown which leads him into the mental hospital.

They have separate homes, across from each other facing each other. But they don't sleep under the same roof. Her father calls her like a dog with the animals to come eat and when he doesn't show up to give her the food she does the most spiteful thing and tries to burn down her house. She has common sense to not blow up the house. They live in a community called the "Bathtub" with other people just like them. They have a school, meals together the whole nine. But they never seem to take showers. There is a storm that is approaching that is causing everyone to leave their homes. After the storm passes everyone starts to look for the surviving people around them. Throughout the movie she has visions about her mother but she never really finds out who her mother is until towards the end of the movie when she sees a cook she thinks shes her mother. Overall this movie isn't as good she everyone thought. I think she should've or could've been taught better life lessons. I feel like if more stuff would've happened the movie wouldn't have been that annoying. Also, the little girl never got her hair done. I don't see how someone could be okay with living with that. But if you were raised in something, I guess that's just what your used to.

Bonnie & Clyde: The Groundbreaking Anti-Heroes #PIReviews

Bonnie & Clyde: The Groundbreaking Anti-Heroes

    This film, the more I think about it, was groundbreaking! Not only does this piece contain likable anti-hero protagonists, funny Southern humor and exchange between the characters, great music, and kick-butt action scenes; it delivers on sharing a real story with wonderful depictions of real characters, while making the audience question the motives behind our favorite (or least-favorite) criminals. On the surface, it appears as if Clyde (Warren Beatty) is taking advantage of both his attractive partner Bonnie (Faye Dunaway) and his goofy sidekick C.W. Moss (Michael J. Pollard) to accomplish his evil goals. We the audience, however, clearly see that Clyde and his associates are living through the Great Depression -- a time when money was scarce to none and America was stricken by poverty. You've gotta think: there's gotta be some better way to make money than to work monotonous jobs. Not to say I'm defending violent actions, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

   All in all, the best thing about this film wasn't the aforementioned, the foreshadow of death, or the technical aspects that make this film -- those are great, but the best and most important thing to realize is the impact this film had during it's release date. The film was violent, gory, (at times) disturbing, and (if it matters) sexually suggestive; this was all the better for the counter-culture -- a film which empowered the powerless with power from the powerful (i.e. the poor overtaking the wealthy corporate).

Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde takes place in the 1960's. It's about a man who is literally stupid for trying to rob banks during the great depression. Bonnie is a young women who thinks her sexuality will get her to wherever she needs to go. When Clyde introduces Bonnie to robbing banks at first she wasn't too sure, then she got used to it. Finally they got their appliances to help them with the robberies. The mechanic and Clyde's in laws assisted them with the robberies. Clyde's sister in law made me most annoyed throughout the movie. This movie was one of the most interesting at this time because nobody thought a man and a women could rob banks together. I think the main point of this movie is to show a bandwagon. When money is involved people will do anything just like leave their brother shot after they're running from the law. The main idea of this movie I think is to show that you can only get away with something so man times before you either get caught or someone starts to notice. The main problem the couple faced at first was when Clyde didn't want to make love, Bonnie on the other hand was made to make love. She thought that's how she would feel love. You know through a man.. Clyde I think showed her something different something sort of like an excitement. Everyone would fall in love with someone who makes them feel special or makes them feel like sex isn't the only thing they needed. Clyde got off on being a bad  guy, even though deep down he was nowhere near a bad guy. He was the opposite, He cared but just didn't know how to show it. They traveled through all of the United States in search of a big bank to rob, but since it was a great depression there wasn't that much money to take. Imagine stealing 200 dollars (in the 60's this is a lot) and having to split it with 4 different people. Then on top of it you have a female with the brother crying every 10 minutes because she's scared (I don't think she should've been involved) the process would be hard. I wouldn't try to put myself in that predicament.

Bonnie and Clyde started a toxic relationship from the first day they met. They both did some things that I don't think a lot of people would do. But they were in love, maybe not my ideal idea of love but they were in love. They did everything together, and Clyde went crazy whenever Bonnie tried to get away. When you ride together, you die together. The picture below is what the car looked like the day they finally caught Bonnie & Clyde, they killed them together.

Winter's Bone

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Winter's bone is a movie that was made in 2010. It's basically about a teenage girl Ree (Jennifer Lawrence) handling her siblings, home, school and trying to locate her father who went missing. She had to learn at a young age how to juggle a house without the support of parents who were able to provide. She has three younger siblings, one who has a mental illness. She tries to teach them the things they need to survive. But that's kind of hard when you weren't taught much yourself. She teaches them basic survival skills so they're able to eat. She was basically raised by taking care of people younger than her. Forced into something like motherhood earlier then she expected. But she does it, she makes sure her family is straight.

Ree's father goes missing and she has to go on sort of an hunt to find him you know follow in his footsteps. Nobody would help her because their loyalty doesn't have to stay true to her, it's to her father. He's out on bail for some crime he probably did commit and Ree wants to find him. Imagine being alone in the woods with three little kids asking what's going on and where's their father. He might've not done everything he was supposed to but that's all they know. But when he doesn't show up to pay that bondsman he made it where more than one person is looking for him and not looking for him for something positive. The first person that Ree tries to reach out to is her uncle, Teardrop (John Hawkes) he doesn't help her. She goes to a local crime person and the women of his home beats Ree up and then offers her, her father's bones. How would you react to someone saying that to you? Finally she finds out that her father died. So her search can finally end. Now she has to face the fact that there is no money coming into the home. Facing your father's cut up body parts is an experience I'd never want to experience. The bondsman gives her the money part of the bond now she has to prepare for the life ahead that she wants to make for her and her siblings. 

I would've rated the movie 3 stars only because I don't think there was really any suspense of this movie, it's predictable. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

beasts of the southern wild

Behn Zeitlin which is the directer of Beasts of the Southern Wild in such a way that the audience cannot help but feel a connection to the film. He used a handheld camera that  helps to underscore the feeling of verisimilitude in this semi-realist film. In Beasts of the Southern Wildthe narrative element of symbolism illustrates the theme of human development and the importance of human emotions. The audience is able to see the human experience through the lenses of unknown beasts, the web of the universe, and an isolated group of humans. The main protagonist in the film, Hushpuppy, struggles to suppress her human emotions and instincts. However, throughout the movie she learns the importance of emotion and human connection. I felt as if the movie didn't have a story or meaning to it. It wasn't a attention grabbing movie for me


As her teacher mother, Carolyn and her jazz musician father, Woody , worry over monthly bills, middle school student Troy Carmichael  banters and bonds with her four brothers. Against her will, Troy which is a little girl is sent to her aunt's southern home for a summer visit, but when she returns to her bustling Brooklyn neighborhood, she learns that a family member is gravely ill. Already mature, Troy is forced to face to some very grown-up facts about life and loss. This movie was good i had already watched it before the class did but it didn't hurt to watch it again. The movie itself had a lot of creativity, comedy and life learned lessons.

Midterm (Psycho vs. Touch of Evil)

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Both movies Psycho and Touch of Evil are excellent films that have noir. Both films are so similar in many ways but have feature that make them stand apart from on another.  Being black and white films this brought a thrilling and suspense feelings.  In the beginning of Psycho, the scene where the main character Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) stops at the Bates Motel in the pouring rain.  Adding the rain created a suspenseful feeling as she approach the motel to start the climax of the movie.  Not only the rain and black and white but the music in the background.  The music set the mood for movie, constantly keeping your heart racing and your palms sweating.  

A Touch of Evil on the other hand in my opinion was a movie that kept you guessing. The "Who done it?" question kept running threw my mind after each scene.  Even we I was sure I knew who it was, the next minute I had no idea.  However, in this film the music also set the movie for the movie. Everyone the main characters were on the verge of solving the crime something should happen that would change there theory.  Both films in my opinion were able to capture the thrilling and suspenseful aspects.  With two completely​different ending of course is what set the apart.  Between the two I really loved the ending to the movie Psycho.  Throughout the movie there weren't any hints or clues that lead to the end.  It was a huge shocker to me, which is why I loved it so much.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 movie about the bank robber duo Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) who set off to rob as many banks to make a lot of money. Now when I first saw this movie, I was so confused with by the beginning because they were just talking then they robbed a bank, and now they're robbing other banks. It's as though simply being enthralled by Clyde's background is enough for Bonnie to just throw her life away and become a criminal. To me that takes a person who really is bored to the point that being a criminal is more attractive than bettering themselves, but I digress.

Everything after that was actually pretty good: the robberies, the friends that they accumulated over the journey that became The Barrow Gang, and simply how each character interacted with each other while trying to keep everything in order in between bank jobs and while on the road.

my viewing experience slowly started to feel like a role playing game where along your journey you start getting characters who join your party, and it really was welcomed in the film. Another thing that interested me was my way of thinking after seeing the movie the second time, it first started off as me hoping and wanting these characters to live in the end, or at the very least Bonnie and Clyde, but after seeing it the second time I was kind of happy they get killed in the end. The gang did kill police officers and civilians when they were cornered while stealing money from the bank. Nothing they did was ever good for others, except those in the gang, no matter from point A to B when they were kind and charming did I feel a second time viewing this that I wanted them to live. This movie got me to really think about how I perceive films going into them because thinking back on the film it was very enjoyable.        


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Crystal Mercado
Intro to Film/Film Studies

Chicago 1920s-1930s
Directed By: Rob Marshall
Featuring: Renee Zellweger (Roxie Hart)[Protagonist], John C. Reilly (Amos-her husband/cuckold), Catherine Zeta-Jones (Velma Kelly)[Antagonist], Queen Latifah ( Mama Morton/ Warden Captain of the Guard), Richard Gere (Billy Flynn). Best Picture 2003.

This Film was about Roxie Hart and how she killed her lover Fred Casely. It took place in Chicago circa (1920's -1930's) even though this movie was made in 2003.vShe was brought to jail where this movie mostly takes place. This is where she meets Velma Kelly and Mama Morton and many more inmates. Since this movie is a musical it does take place on stage as well. In this movie Roxie thinks that she shouldn't be in jail so she takes her time trying to persuade Billy Flynn to be her lawyer.  Billy Flynn who has never lost a case told her it was 5000 to take her case. Roxie didn't want to do what was told so when she saw her fellow inmate being hanged she wanted to make sure that, that wasn't her. Since Roxie is obsessed with fame she did anything that Billy told her and when his attention was on somebody else she would make up her own stories so that she can be on the news. During the trial she had to memorize the story that was told to her in order to persuade the audience. She made believe that she was pregnant so that her husband and others can believe her story. During trial Velma Kelly tried to bring down her case since she was jealous that Billy took Roxie's case first. After the court found her innocent somebody shot there lawyer outside. Roxie who was looking for fame ended up not getting her picture taken and not having the press swarm over her. This made her upset because they went to follow up with the other girl. After she tried to land her a spot in a singing career but got shot down. Then later reunited with Velma Kelly to make more money being a duet and becoming famous together.

I didn't get the plat at times but it was an enjoyable movie thus far and I would recommend for people to watch. Most people in my class did not enjoy it and I was surprised because I thought I wasn't going to enjoy it either but I did.

I thought I wasn't going to like this movie because it was a musical but it kept me entertained and I really enjoyed the song aspect of it. It was one of my favorite movie that we watched in this class thus far. I got the plot since the beginning and it was straight to the point. It also kept me engaged and I didn't dose off.

One of my favorite parts of the movie is when they kept singing like when a part came and it turned into the musical. The songs made much sense and it was talking about what was going on in the movie and the songs were pretty catchy. I don't like any musicals but this one so far has made me dive more into the genre.

Bonnie and clyde

Victor Nieves

The film Bonnie and Clyde directed by Arthur Penn showcased in 1967 is a action packed film that revolves around a character named Clyde who goal is to become americas biggest criminal who robs banks for a living and in the beginning he encounters the love of his life bonnie. This film is now one of my personal favorites just because it's about a character who loves the life of crime and doesn't let nothing getting in his way for robbing banks. One thing I really enjoyed was the personality of clyde because even if he's a bad evil minded criminal he still has a soft spot and will avoid the taking of another person's life as much as possible. The scene that shocked me the most was the scene of him robbing the bakery and when the butcher attacked him he felt very disturb by it that scene shows that Clyde isn't really as "hard" as he wants to be. He still has some sense of morals and his intentions might be bad as in rob banks and do what he wants but he has no intentions to hurt anyone. Overall this movie was great and i really enjoyed it I'm kinda not sure how i feel about the ending because i'm mad that they died because i really had a strong liking for the characters yet for the things they did someone had to put it to a spot even if it means death.


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Crystal Mercado
Intro To Film/Film Studies

Directed By: Spike Lee
Featuring: Zelda Harris(Troy), Alfre Woodward (Carolyn Carmichael), Delroy Lindo (Woody Carmichael)
40 Acres and a Mule, 1994

The 1994 film Crooklyn is a story about the life of a little girl inside of a large family. The setting that takes place in this movie is in Brooklyn, New York hence the name "Crooklyn." This is where we meet Troy ( Zelda Harris). Throughout the movie we see Troy getting in multiple arguments with her brothers and even people that she hangs out with. She also goes outside where she plays with her friends who often seem a bit racist. She also tries to steal from a store and ends up getting caught. She is also aware of how her body is underdeveloped and she starts getting emotional and aware. She starts to put tissue in her shirt, etc. She also loves her family and enjoys spending time with them even though she fights for the T.V. because her brothers don't want to watch what she wants to watch. Over the days she has nightmares about the two guys who stay outside sniffing glue. She also gets an invitation to her cousins house down south and she doesn't want to go at first but her mother then assures her that she would have fun.

She then starts a new routine that she's not use to and complains that she wants to go back home and wants to send her birthday with her family back home. She starts to play with her cousin and starts to have fun. She starts getting use to being down south.

When she went back home she then learned that her mom had cancer and she was slowly dying. After her mom died they went to her funeral and her brothers and her seemed to get along just fine. She took after the household right after since she was the only girl of the family she felt as if it was her responsibility to help her father around the house and help out her brothers

I did enjoy the movie but I didn't enjoy as much as I thought it would. I didn't get the whole plot of the movie and it started off pretty slow I didn't know what was going on. But it was a really interesting movie to watch. It was nice to see Troy grow up and help her father with the family when her mom passed. It was nice to see her go from a little girl who stole, and yelled at her brothers. To this girl who help them out at the end, and took after in her mother's footsteps.

One of my favorite scenes was when Troy went to the South. She seemed like she had much fun with her cousin Viola. She wasn't enjoying herself but then she started to like it and Viola became like one of her best friends.