MOVIE PROJECT The movie that I chose was Gran Torino. This movie is about a man named Walt Kowalski. The world is changing fast around him and he doesn't know how to adapt. His once all-white neighborhood is now mostly Southeast Asian and he has a Hmong family living next door. He doesn't get along with his sons and is out of touch with his grandchildren, all of whom seem more interested in getting his house than anything else. His pride and joy; however, is his 1972 Gran Torino. When the Hmong teenager who lives next door, Thao, is challenged by his cousin and other local gang members to steal it, Walt almost shoots him. Gradually, however, he realizes he has more in common with his neighbors than his own family and becomes something of a neighborhood hero when he prevents the gangbangers from forcing Thao into their car. He gradually takes Thao under his wing, teaching him a few things about life and helps getting him a job. Walt's intervention has a price, however, when the gang shoots up Thao's house and attack his sister Sue. For Walt, it's time to take action, though not in a way you would expect. Walt is a veteran of 2 or 3 tours in Korea and just recently lost his wife. Walt is a very original man his motto is you stay off my lawn and leave my things alone and I will do the same. Walt is what I would call a very straight forward he says what is on his mind and he means it too. When in danger, it’s natural to feel afraid. This fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to prepare to defend against the danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a healthy reaction meant to protect a person from harm. But in post-traumatic stress disorder, this reaction is changed or damaged. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they’re no longer in danger. There are many symptoms of PTSD one including re-experiencing symptoms which includes flashbacks and bad dreams. Another symptom is feeling strong depression or guilt that you survived and the others didn't. Walt shows survivor guilt, and a hate of all enemies, isolation and even a death wish which are all symptoms of PTSD. He showed survivor guilt when he earned a Silver Star Medal as the survivor of an Infantry attack on an enemy strong point in the Korean War. Thao said that he was ready to kill the gangbangers and Walt tells him that it is terrible to kill so many people let alone getting a medal for it. He shows a hate of all enemies when he hates all "gooks" with an obsessive passion which even extended to Asians which were our allies in Vietnam. He was quick to grab his M-1 Garand Rifle or 45 Pistol for any intrusion into his “space” or yard. Even in the face of overwhelming violent adversity. He shows isolation when he…
Movie Title: Schindler’s List
Date of production: Dec 15, 1993
Studio: Universal Pictures presents an Amblin Entertainment production
Director: Steven Spielberg
Historical Event: The Holocaust
Approx. dates: Sept 1939 – May 1945
4. Plot/characters/messages- Oskar Schindler, a German businessman in Poland who see's an opportunity to make money from the Nazis' rise to power. He starts a company to make cookware and utensils, using flattery and bribes to win…
Morality, 4 G
13 December 2013
I abide by the Honor Code
1. Introductory Paragraph
a. Watched the movie on December 8th
b. Watched On the Waterfront
c. Watched it with my dad, mom, and two brothers
d. The situation with the rail yard is a big discrepancy
e. Chris doesn’t think he told her.
2. First Body Paragraph: Facts
a. Setting: On a Waterfront in the 1950s
a.i. Hoboken, New Jersey
b.i. Starts out with Joey being killed
miller is very active in the making of these movies. He also directed the making of a comic book movie himself called The spirit. All the movies he is involved with involve a green screen making his unique style very apparent to the viewer right from the start of the movie to the end.
A green screen movie is a movie that is composed of entirely chroma key shots and the all put together to create a movie. A chroma key shot is when a shot is filmed in front of a large background that is usually green…
By John Prus
February 7, 2015
In the movie, “Fight Club,” the narrator is suffering from depression, insomnia, and split
personality disorder. He works at an automobile company that travels to different cities making
claims of defective cars. The narrator is unsatisfied with his place in the world, working for a big
company and feeling no reward, which fills the void with decorating his apartment. He visits the
doctor because he is unable to sleep, describing it as painful…
Movie Review: Gone With The Wind
The movie gone with the wind was a very good movie however there were some historical inaccuracies. Such as, Gerald O'Hara announces the surrender of General Lee in the movie. He tells everyone the war has ended, but what actually happened was, the surrender of Lee's Army did not affect Georgia. The troops in Georgia didn't surrender until a month later. The Civil War actually ended with the surrender of General Kirby Smith at Galveston, Texas in 1865.
Some of the…
Roman world...Ben-Hur is a Jew.
THE LAST SAMURAI
The movie I picked from the Asian History category was “The Last Samurai”. The Last Samurai is a 2003 American epic war film. The movie was directed and co-produced by Edward Zwick, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Logan. The film stars Tom Cruise, who also co-produced, as well as Ken Watanabe, Shin Koyamada, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada, Timothy Spall and Billy Connolly. The movie is about a war set in Japan during the 1870s which centers…
Movie Project Final Report
Congratulations! You were accepted for a plum internship working for a major film producer. Although most interns are coming from a communications or fine arts background, you were attractive to the producer because of the quantitative skills you possess that can be applied to the film industry.
Your supervisor has assembled a database of films. She would like you to analyze these data and advise her about which movies to invest in (e.g. which type of movies, how…
The Laramie Project Acts Journal
The Laramie project captures the moments and life surrounding the murder of Mathew Shepard, a gay student brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyoming. The project attempts to look into the life of Shepard through his family and friends and residents of Laramie. The project is a follow on attempts to eliminate hate crimes based on sexual identities. The film captures also the different opinions about the town through interviews.…
Dr. Lionel Crews
Scholars Program Movie Class
4 December 2014
Primer is a science fiction movie that deals with the popular themes of technology and time travel. The movie begins with a scene of four men working together with technology in a garage. These men work in a large technology firm during the day and try to make extra money on the side at night to produce products of their own. From the first scene, it is obvious that there is a divide among the friends and that there…
told to simply "pay it forward."
Pay it forward is a movie about helping others, but it is more a look at the personal conflicts of several different people. The boy is forced to live with a less than idealistic lifestyle. His mom is a drunk who has an abusive husband. His teacher is covered with burns, and there must be reasoning to it. First off, I like the theme of Pay it Forward. Although you might not realize it at first, the movie is working on two timelines at the same time, one following…