Week 2-Movie Discussionseng225

Week 2-Movie Discussionseng225 - heart attack. My second...

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Hi Everyone, Select one of the topics for your discussion. Acting -Highlight and explain the use of acting in the movies assigned for this week. The first movie I selected is Godfather. It seemed so real and definitely made for a very believable family, and other families as well, back from the 1940’s up until the 1970’s, at least. Isn’t acting making characters look and act so real that you think they are not even acting? The actors in this movie had the seriousness of the “Get it done” attitude and the actors who played the parts made it seem so real. As Michael Caine puts it on p. 320 of our text, “I’m involved with this person (the actor), and have no idea there’s an actor there.” In Godfather, Marlon Brando even has a trademark: the protruding lower jaw. He just seemed like such a real person. When he was in the tomato garden and having his heart attack, you could see the sweat pouring off of him. It really did look like he was having a
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Unformatted text preview: heart attack. My second movie is Goodfellas. Although this movie has a small amount of humor to it, unlike the Godfather, it also gives a sense of how families in the mafia lived in the predominately Italian neighborhoods in the 50’s and 60’s and even into the 70’s and 80’s. The actors in this movie brought to life the story of the Lucchese family, like you ere right there with them. It seems that these actors are the real people that the story is about and not just some actors playing the parts. Even as Henry Hill went through the scenes of selling and being on drugs, he was so looking like he was on drugs. In either of these films, the actors did their jobs perfectly. The characters and their own personalities were brought to life in these movies. The casting was perfectly done is both of these films, in my opinion. Kimberly Morano Boggs, J.M. & Petrie, D.W. (2008). The Art of Watching Films, Seventh Edition. McGraw-Hill....
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2010 for the course ENG ENG225 taught by Professor Norsworthy during the Spring '10 term at Ashford University.

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