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 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…
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
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. It is…
Final Project Options
If you choose one of these projects, the highest grade you can earn on the final project is a C.
1. Write a eulogy for Anne that expresses what you think are her finest personal
characteristics. Use examples from the movie or play to support your claims.
Usually in a eulogy it is a good idea to tell stories about the person who has
passed away. You may write your eulogy from any character’s perspective.
Your eulogy should be 1 page typed, double spaced…
a nude beach while Tyler is constructing a sundial-like watch out of logs (Palahniuk 19). But in the movie they meet while they’re on a plane coming back from vacation when the narrator sees that they have the same briefcase (Fight Club). The filmmakers might’ve done this change because they wanted the film to be more of a family movie and not have them meet on a nude beach.
Despite the movie having many lines that came right out of the book, the lines go to different characters than they did…
Beast Adaptation Project: Reflection Paper
Beauty and the Beast is a classic Disney movie about a prince who is transformed into a Beast, for not understanding true love - causing himself cast under a spell, and a young lady named Belle who becomes imprisoned within his giant castle. One quote most memorable from this movie is quoted by Belle, “And for once it might be grand to have someone understand. I want so much more than they’ve got planned.” In the beginning of the movie, Belle states this…
all through the year by completing various projects. at the beginning of the year we were working on the Skeggness project where we had to take photographs of Skeggness and make them into a movie promoting Skeggness. in this prokect, we made moodboards, and a movie; both of which required creativity. I have also worked on projects such as my production logo, I had to take still images and make them into a movie using the Moviemaker software. This movie would be shown at the beginning of all of my…
Critical Analysis of the movie Fight Club
The movie Fight Club is an in depth look at the contrast between three different organizations and how each one of them led one man to seek a higher purpose and a more satisfying existence by associating himself with those organizations. In an effort to understand more fully how Organizational Behavior concepts apply to this particular movie, we will look at each group individually, compare and contrast the main…
conglomerate wishes to examine a number of potential film making projects. Each project is to be ranked according to its feasibility, measured by the ability to adhere to a number of corporate objectives. There are seven proposed movies to be judged and the conglomerate will produce four to six each year.
First is to examine each of those projects to the corporate objectives, compare and contrasting project selection criteria and justify why a project meets the selection criteria.
The corporation has three…
classes, read the information carefully. Mrs. Cook’s HP class
will read the required novel, complete one project, and take a test on this novel during the first week of school.
Mrs. Ebert’s Honors class will read the required novel, complete the writing activity, and take a test on this
novel during the first week of school. The Honors class must also read an additional choice novel and complete
a project for that choice novel. These novels are available at local bookstores and the public library.