October rolls around again this year. Everyone is getting ready for Halloween and the upcoming holidays, but there is an all-month event that some people are participating in. It’s Inktober month. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a challenge … Continue reading Inktober. 31 Days. 31 Drawings.
Sunset Boulevard (1950), directed by Billy Wilder, and written by Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, and D.M. Marshman Jr. It is considered a film noir film with its retrospective narration, general dark theme, orchestral soundtrack, and antagonistic main characters. The film begins … Continue reading General Thoughts on Sunset Boulevard (1950)
I think Sunset Boulevard is a very well composed film in a cinematography way. Star works as a symbol as Norma’s life goal, and it has a very strong referential meaning in this film. Being a star is the main driven force for Norma throughout the film. A star means a famous celebrity in the real world who gets a lot of attention from the public alongside with money, power, and fame. As Norma states, “ The greatest star of them all… No one ever leaves a star. That’s what makes one a star” her addiction to being a star … Continue reading Reaction Blog: Sunset Boulevard
I really enjoy watching The Piano, I think it’s a good movie that portrays a brave woman fighting for her own love and life, but with a twist. The set design immediately reminds me of a colonial home in the 18th century. Moderate low-key lighting is used when Stewart (the husband) chops one of Ada’s fingers off. All costumes in the movie are 1850s European style. Ada and her daughter’s outfits are referential, their big dresses reveal that they are from a wealthy family. George always wears a regular shirt with some dirt, shows that he is just a normal worker. … Continue reading Reaction Blog: The Piano
On Sunday, September 16th the CBS Network hosted a red carpet event on Waikiki Beach called “Sunset on the Beach” where they premiered the first episodes of Hawaii Five O Season 9 and the reboot of the also beloved Magnum … Continue reading Hawaii Five O/Magnum P.I. Premiere Event
On the first class of semester the class watched the film Rabbit Proof Fence, which is an Australian film from the year 2002 which is actually based off the book ‘follow the rabbit-proof fence’. The film is based off true events which you end up finding out at the end. It takes place 80 years ago when the White population of Australia was trying to eradicate the Aboriginal population completely. This was done via separating the children from the parents and then when they are older forcing them to marry white folk creating what is known as ‘half-casts’ (One aboriginal … Continue reading Response to Rabbit Proof Fence
Sunset Boulevard, an iconic movie created in 1950 takes the audience inside the life of a burnout Hollywood actress, Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) and her attempt to trap a youthful screenwriter, Joe Gillis ( William Holden). The story starts with … Continue reading Sunset Boulevard Review