This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Interpersonal Conlict In Film Essay

2397 words - 10 pages

Final Film Critique: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Robert L. Forbes
ENG 225 Film: From Watching to Seeing.
Instructor Ebony Gibson
April 29, 2013

Final Film Critique: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Everyone likes to laugh, and this film is no stranger to the call. O Brother, Where Art Thou is indeed a comical action/adventure and musical romp Directed by Joel Coen and Produced by Ethan Coen. The Cast consist of many ...view middle of the document...

The three men following a breakout from a penal farm run from the Warden throughout this film. However, it would seem that the main antagonist is society in itself because of the many unfortunate situations presented in their journey. For example, John Goodman who plays the corrupt bible sales man all but knocks Everett and Delmar out, and the siren sisters that kidnap Pete to turn over to the Warden for reward money and leave Delmar to believe they have turned him into a toad (perhaps a metaphor for Pete’s lustful disobedience).
The films plot structure follows what Goodykoontz & Jacobs (2011) describe as “A classic five act structure [that] may be more formally organized into fairly equally dived sections of exposition-development-crisis-climax [and] resolution” (chapter 2.2). Additionally, the film plot follows what Goodykoontz & Jacobs (2011) explain as “chronological order, which means that events in the movie’s plot follow the same order” (chapter 2.2). However, as the plot narrates the story, each individual scene during the journey is not entirely expected. For example, the three men hitch hiking are picked up by would be bank robber Baby-face Nelson played by Michael Badalucco and inadvertently rob a bank. This takes place subsequently after baptismal at the riverside when Pete and Delmar claim to go the straight and narrow and professing repentance that was a popular Christian movement at this time in Mississippi during the depression.
The characters portrayed in this film by the various actors were an amazing and wonderful with their performance adding to the mise-en-scene telling the story of the cultural environment and era of history. The appearances and facial expressions along with their dialogue were symbolic to the stories theme and setting relating society of the era. Additionally, George Clooney who is a well-known actor for his character the captain in The Perfect Storm, a con man in Ocean’s Eleven, and even a comic book hero in Batman and Robin could classify him as the perfect “wild card actor” for this role in O Brother, Where Art Thou. A wild card actor is according to Goodykoontz & Jacobs (2011),”an actor who is difficult to classify as one certain type, often because he or she can play a wide variety of characters equally well without becoming typecast”(chapter 3.4). Clooney plays a somewhat smarter character than that of his friends; however, some could say just as naïve, his role as the agnostic turned believer when he falls to his knees at the end of the movie brings a strong message and symbol of repentance and salvation to the audience.
The director of photography, Roger Deakins, who was nominated for an Academy Award for best in cinematography, collaborated with the Coen brothers making it a box-office hit. According to Goodykoontz & Jacobs (2011), “[his] job is to translate the director’s vision for the film, to capture what the director wants to see and say, and physically...

Other Papers Like Interpersonal Conlict In Film

Film Critique Love Actually Essay

689 words - 3 pages Film Title: Love Actually Year of Release : 2003 Film Director: Richard Curtis Film Length: 135 minutes Interpersonal communication concepts: Non verbal communication, conflict resolution, communicating across different cultures. Film Description: The theme of the film is that love is all around us. As Christmas approaches, we meet a loosely connected group of Londoners. They are an eclectic group, from the newly elected Prime Minister to

Interpersonal Conflict Essay

665 words - 3 pages The film Crash, includes so many interpersonal conflicts it is difficult to know which one to choose, as there are not only so many but so many that are not handled effectively. Rick Cabot and his wife Jean where car-jacked early in the movie, this car-jacking was not taken well by either of them but particularly by Jean. The car-jacking revealed racial bias or outright prejudice and lack of trust on Jeans part when a Hispanic locksmith comes to

Analysis of Psychopathology in Film: Safety Not Guaranteed

3268 words - 14 pages , experiences difficulties with interpersonal relationships and is extremely suspicious of those who attempt to befriend him, questioning their every motive. Calloway’s schizotypal personality disorder is evident in multiple scenes throughout the film in which he displays one or a combination of symptoms required for proper diagnosis. Scenes that Portray Schizotypal Personality Disorder 1 After waiting by the mailbox specified in the ad


1399 words - 6 pages Hunter Davis-Interpersonal Communication Fight Club Fight Club, a 1999 American film, is a brilliantly constructed film of escaping reality and dealing with pain in the famous art form of fighting. Director David Flincher adapted the film from the 1996 novel. Main actors, Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden and Edward Norton as the narrator, act excellently as they deal with their reality by celebrating violence in underground fight clubs. The

Interpersonal Crash

710 words - 3 pages Interpersonal communication is "the process of exchanging messages, usually between two people, to create and share meaning" (Sole, 2011). The movie "Crash" shows numerous examples of interpersonal conflicts between different characters in which all are interlocked with another. This paper will identify one of the interpersonal conflicts of many that was poorly handled, and how it could have been dealt with in a different way. Conversation is

Swot Analysis

1790 words - 8 pages , detailed style  than jump cut, swish pan or opt for ellipses. This is his prime strength, and paradoxically, his Achilles heel. If it’s a film by Ashu (the filmbiz nickame for him), be ready for a lengthy residence in the auditorium. Indeed, if the multiplexes permitted the indulgence, you could carry a picnic hamper to his latter-day epics, perhaps even a pillow or two for snoozing through the passages which crawl at the pace of Mumbai’s peak-hour

Juvenile Crime - Analysis

1175 words - 5 pages Michael Carneal was asked by police if he had ever seen anything similar to his actions before, he replied that he had seen it in the 1995 film The Basketball Diaries. The film, which depicts the descent of a promising young poet and basketball player into a sordid life of heroin addiction, contains a dream sequence in which the central character breaks down a door at his high school and kills his classmates with a shotgun. The parents of the three

Borderline Personality Disorder: Meursault vs. Susanna Kaysen

1165 words - 5 pages According to the National Institute of Mental Health, borderline personality disorder is a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self- image, and behavior. “Girl, Interrupted”, a film directed by James Mangold, is based on the true story of borderline- inflicted Susanna Kaysen. Susanna has been admitted into a mental institution after an attempted suicide. Although she does not

Who's To Blame

585 words - 3 pages people. In their presentation give us examples of studies which clearly reveals how damaging can be for anyone be constantly exposed to violence, "A substantial number of laboratory and field experiments over the past half-century exposure to have examined whether on film or violent behavior tends to increase aggressive television behavior in the short term. The consistent finding such randomized experiments from youths who is That subsequently

Mass Media Usage

827 words - 4 pages mass media has on me through varied amounts of exposure and mediums. I created six classes of mediums through which mass communication presents itself- television, movies (film), radio, phone (including both landlines and cellular devices), internet, and print. After noting how I received media through differing technological vehicles, I than created my own categories for the roles it plays in my life- entertainment, advertisement, research (both

Final Offer

4663 words - 19 pages . Score ./195 Introduction This assignment is designed to quickly familiarize with the world of labour relations negotiations and labour relations in general by having you analyze what is going on in an actual labour relations negotiation. Your Mission You will watch and read the transcript of the film “Final Offer” and answer questions related to the film and labour relations. Resources you

Related Essays

Diversity In Organizational Behavior Essay

2679 words - 11 pages tenure increases job satisfaction too, and is more informative than age when we look at job satisfaction. Religon is another area of work-force diversity we will look at. As we all know, religon can be a major factor in conlict around the world. The same can also be said for large, diverse organizations around the world, and in the US. This can be in the form of somebody practicing their religon in some way, that another employee who observes

Interpersonal Conflicts Essay

590 words - 3 pages Interpersonal Conflict in Film January 23, 2010 COM 200 Beverlee Matts Interpersonal conflicts can occur at all levels of interactions amongst people, which is the case in the movie crash. In the movie crash there are a number of unhealthy conflicts taking place between the participants that never get resolved; issues of race and gender that causes a group of strangers in Los Angeles to physically and emotionally collide. One case in

Jess Essay

603 words - 3 pages ), distribute a news article, engage in a role play, or another artifact/activity that is “Okayed” by me (the instructor) that enhances our understanding of a concept and allows us to see it IN ACTION. The idea here is that you will present something to us and create a link between your artifact (e.g., film clip, news article, role play presentation, etc.) and the course concept. Additionally, you should address how the link between your artifact

Case On Marketin Essay

1587 words - 7 pages . Selling x-ray film for use in medical offices or hospitals will require Kodak¶s sales force to develop an entirely new set of customer relationships. For each of these new customers, Kodak’s sales force will face a new buying center. At each customer, there will be different people with different roles²different buying centers. At each customer, members of the buying centers will have different environmental, organizational, interpersonal