As usual, this is super rushed.
A Movie Worth of Rebellion
I was never a Harry Potter Book reader or even a Harry Potter fan but I was indeed fascinated by how Filipinos and even the world public overwhelmingly responded to the series of books and movies written by J.K. Rowling and produced by Warner Brothers. I could say that I am just following the trend, but who cares? Pop culture is inevitable! Anyway, even though that I never read the first four books in the series, I made sure that I watch the first four. And even though I am not a Harry Potter scholar, I think I know the basic features and characteristics of the plot or the story of the series of books. This, somehow, makes me a credible critic of the fifth movie. This movie review will be for our subject, Humanities 2. For that reason, I will be reviewing the movie in terms of its aesthetic value, musical score, cinematography and special effects. Of course, the movie plot itself will be considered.
This is one of the nicest papers I have made for Comm2.
Renato, Malèna and the Fascist Italy
I was at an excited stage when we talked about the movie Malèna after watching it. Our professor cited different tools that a good writer and director use. These are contradictions, parallelisms, redundancies, symbolisms and subtle ideas. Reviewing a movie is like analyzing a painting—not a what-you-see-is-what-you-get case. My first plan in making this review is to view what, why and how the writer made use of the tools but I am quite intrigued with a single one—parallelisms. I am having fun connecting ideas of different realms; it is like an unimaginable intersection of two lines from different planes. In connection with this, I am mystified why the director (Tornatore) and the writers (Tornatore and Vincenzo) placed the plot in Italy during the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini. What I mean is there should be a sensible connection between the plot and the setting otherwise it is nothing but useless. And here I am, trying my best to understand Tornatore and Vincenzo.
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