Cinema and Drama Questions and Answers
What are the common themes and styles used by Director Paolo Sorrentino in Il Divo and This Must Be the Place?
In the Movie Norma Rae (1979) - (Sally Field) is a minimum-wage worker in a cotton mill that has taken too much of a toll on the health of her family for her to ignore her Dickensian working conditions. After hearing a speech by New York union organizer Reuben Warshowsky (Ron Leibman), Norma Rae decides to join the effort to unionize her shop. Overall,this causes conflict at home when Norma Rae's husband Sonny (Beau Bridges) says she's not spending enough time in the home. Despite the pressure brought to bear by management, when confronted, Norma Rae takes a piece of cardboard, writes the word "UNION" in block letters, stands on her worktable, and slowly turns to show the sign around the room. One by one, other workers stop their mill machines, and eventually, the entire room becomes silent, after all machines have been switched off. Norma Rae then successfully orchestrates an election to unionize the factory, resulting in victory for the union. After watching the Film, brainstorm the fallowing - How the film changed your understanding of or feelings about union organizing and why people seek to join unions or why it did not.
What is an alternative ending for the movie, Casablanca? We watched a movie as a class, Casablanca. Our assignment is to write an alterantive ending for the movie. Can somebody give me a few ideas that i can use for my ending.
In the Dardenne Brothers' La Promesse, what are the significant themes? How do the directors represent childhood?
Why is Born on the Fourth of July a strong medical-psychological study of post-traumatic identity destroyed and rebuilt? Examine how Ron Kovic slowly and painfully understands his disability, discovers his anger, deals with his guilt, and gropes his way toward wholeness through a prominent role within the growing war-protest movement.
In the movie, The Woman in Black, what is Arthur Kipps' central conflict and what would you say his characterization is?
Discuss themes that connect both Wild Child and Mean Girls.
In the film The Long Walk Home with cast members Sissy Spacek and Whoopie Goldberg: What methods were used to organize this community, and why were these methods successful?
How does Human Freedom vs Determinism relate to the film "Artificial Intelligence"
In Good Night and Good Luck, how does Murrow establish his credibility with his peers at CBS and the general public?
In The Conspirator movie, who was one of the main characters and the significance of their role?
SCHOOL TIES describe the personalities of the main characters.
In Amistad by Steven Spielberg, in what way is the battle for the freedom of the kidnapped Africans a microcosm of the growing sectional conflict in America?
In Tim Burrton's film, Edward Scissorhands there are characters who are admirable? Discuss
Is Slumdog Millionaire an effective introduction to Indian culture? If so, how is it?
When did ethnicity in movies finally reflect society?
How do movies compare to live drama, both in the making of them and in the watching?
What are the main issues raised by society's response in the films Edward Scissorhands and Big Fish by Tim Burton?
In the Pacino film The Merchant of Venice, when Shylock begins "I am a Jew", to whom are his words addressed, and is he provoked into these words? In 3.1.46, is Shylock in a calm or a distracted mood when he encounters Salerio and Salanio, and should he appear bruised and bloodied?
In Director Paolo Sorrentino's film, "This Must Be The Place," what is the significance of the title to what is being dramatized in his film?
How do the films Orlando and Portrait of a Lady reflect social power structures?
Elia Kazan's film On The Waterfront If it wasn’t for the influence of Edie Doyle and Father Barry, do you think Terry Malloy would’ve experienced his moral awakening and do the right thing by testifying by himself? Provide evidence and quotes from the film.
How do you write a personal response on a comparison of movie adaptations? This is for The Taming of the Shrew. I have to make a comparison between the three movie adaptations: 10 Things I Hate About You, BBC's The Taming of the Shrew and the 1965 version of The Taming of the Shrew, reviewed in 1995.
Best motion pictures In your opinion, what are the ten best motion pictures ever made? They can be American or foreign. I would nominate Midnight Cowboy as one of the best I have ever seen because of the story, the acting, the photography, the direction, the music, and the message it conveys.
What are some critical elements or observations of the film Gomorrah directed by Matteo Garrone?
In terms of the way that the movie The Patriot, starring Mel Gibson, relates history, how would you characterize the British view of the American colonists (don't assume rebels)?
Discuss Redford's performance in the 1974 film version of The Great Gatsby. With detail, address if the acting added meaning or led the audience to an altogether different path. Where has the casting enhanced or detracted from your vision of the characters?
How can I support this thesis: Elia Kazan's film On The Waterfront does not support violence. I need to write a practice short piece, supporting that Elia Kazan's film does not approve of violence and need ideas on what to write for my body paragraphs, and what I should write or mention in my introduction. I have trouble with introductions the most. (I'm an English as a Second Language student and need simple explanations). Thank-you.
In Amistad, examine the various positions taken on slavery in the court house.
Regarding the film Amistad by Steven Spielberg, what was the defense John Quincy Adams used before the Supreme Court?
How have movies impacted society and helped us make connections? (It's an essay topic.)
At the end of the film, Shakespeare finds his muse for all time? Who, or what, is it/him/her?
I need help with writing a 1 and a half page single spaced academic review of the movie "The Searchers" directed by John Ford in 1956. I need to touch on film's artistic, technical, and acting quality in the review.
I am writing a paper on the Entertainment industry.... (1) How did the creation of the "girl next door" come about? (2) Why do women idolize and like women who are non-threatening women?
Why do writers and movie makers so often choose nature as their subject?
Explain the following plot points from the movie Short Circuit and provide your analysis: 1.Why does Number 5 become important? How does this happen? This film was one of the first that shows human characters interacting with a robot or mechanical creature. 2.Why was this important to the mid-80’s when this film was made? 3.What questions does this movie pose to the view about the role and use of technology in the military industrial complex?
I'm doing a reaction of the documentary "A Question of Color" Kathe Sandler's documentary film "A Question of Color" begins with a sequence in which a group of black men and women of varying complexions recite many of the terms, from "high yellow" to "chocolate" to "blue-black," that are used to describe differences in skin tone. From this formal opening, the film plunges bravely into the ticklish subject of color consciousness among blacks Would someone elaborate on this please ?
Discover the meaning of three names in the film Rosewood. Apply the meanings to the characters.
Considering the film Frankenstein, what does it have to say about scientists and the pursuit of science and knowledge?
Discuss the role of parody and pastiche in contemporary genre films with reference to Scream and another film of your choice.
In the film, The Help, how does the character Aibileen make us care about the injustices in the world?
In West Side Story, what is the characterization of the scene in which Tony kills Bernardo?
Does Elia Kazan's film On The Waterfront present clear-cut heroes and villains and a black-and-white view of morality that lacks subtlety?
Can anyone give me ideas for a thesis on how Casablanca relates to a classic Hollywood style?
How does the ideal American portrayed in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington represent American exceptionalism?
In Stanley Kubrick's film Dr. Strangelove , what is Kubrick's commentary on War as it relates to the following: 1) patriotism 2) violence / warfare 3) humanity
What are the The Dardenne Brothers most known for in their films in regards to their themes of child/parent relationships? Is it more about the child or the difficulties of trying to be a parent?
Can anyone give me a very brief summary of the movie Brokeback Mountain?
I need a introductory paragraph for the the movie Noah. Can any one help me?
In Fargo how do the brothers Joel and Ethan Coen present Jerry? Fargo, the movie
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