Essays Tagged: "Pleasantville"

The Matrix, Pleasantville, and The Truman Show.

cisions. This media influenced, value effected society is also portrayed in my second movie choice, Pleasantville.Pleasantville is the everyday story of David and Jennifer; "typical" brother and siste ... life" he wants to live, what in his mind would be "a real life" is a old 50s television show called Pleasantville. Pleasantville is just that....pleasant all the time; no fighting, no divorced parents ...

(4 pages) 82 0 4.2 Aug/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Pleasantville and American Acceptance What does the changing in Pleasantville represent in American society? Why are people reluctant to accept change?

e advancement of ideas, it is impossible to keep things the same for even a few seconds. Gary Ross' Pleasantville examines people's reactions to change in their comfortable way of life, and parallels ... fe, and parallels America's experience with racism and the world's experience with anti-Semitism.In Pleasantville, the two adolescents transported from the radical 1990s into the conservative 50s have ...

(6 pages) 127 1 4.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Donnie Darko: Critique of Suburbia

Following in the footsteps of movies like Edward Scissorhands, and Pleasantville, Richard Kelly creates a suburbia in his film Donnie Darko that seems out of this worl ...

(7 pages) 105 1 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Pleasantville- Film Review

IntroductionThe film 'Pleasantville' marks the directorial debut of two-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter Gary Ross. Actor ... lour and black and white, which works well to drive the point of the movie.Plot For the first time, Pleasantville's citizens experience a world of sensuous delights, diverse desires, and frightening u ... rol breaks and a mysterious television repairman appears at their door. After quizzing David on his Pleasantville knowledge, the repairman gives him a magical remote control that blasts them into the ...

(5 pages) 92 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Today's teen's in the media. in the form of a feature article

texts. Representations can change quite drastically depending on the audience, in the family movie 'Pleasantville' youth are shown in their simple life and although many issues about teenagers are sil ... .' 'The truth about youth' is a realistic look at youth and how they perceive themselves.The movie 'Pleasantville' looks at teenagers in the 1950's and also the 1990's, although it shows an unrealisti ...

(3 pages) 51 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

School and Community Portrait What makes a good school? What makes a good teacher? Does this school help the student to achieve the American Dream?

Abstract:The following paper addresses three main research questions regarding Pleasantville High School, in Pleasantville, NY. I spent half a day, once a week for seven weeks obs ... findings were that it was indeed a good school, that Mr. Dimurro was a very good teacher, and that Pleasantville High School does in fact help kids achieve the American dream.Rationale:The reason beh ... s what made a good teacher, and whether or not the teacher I observed in my classroom experience at Pleasantville High School was a good teacher. The benefit of this question was that it allowed me to ...

(32 pages) 249 1 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

"Pleasantville" by Gary Ross

Pleasantville"Until now everything around here has been, well, pleasant... except when it is unpleas ... when it is unpleasant, it is very unpleasant indeed. And slowly the colours seep through."Linda Lin"Pleasantville" (124 min)Directed by Gary Ross; starring Reese Witherspoon, Tobey Maguire, Joan Allen ... neration, immersed in the lifestyle of cable TV, rock and roll and sex. David is a TV soap addict, "Pleasantville" his favourite program. His encyclopedic knowledge of this 50's television sitcom howe ...

(3 pages) 40 0 4.6 Jul/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Pleasantville essay

ls can make all the difference in the world.The movie presents David's fascination with the sitcom "Pleasantville" as a symptom of his yearning for a world where he won't have to deal with his parents ... nd is shown as popular. This is the prime example of a character foil in the movie. Once they reach Pleasantville, the things that David and Jennifer experience are nothing alike to what they have eve ...

(3 pages) 43 1 5.0 May/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Analysis of "Pleasantville"

The film 'Pleasantville' is about two modern teenagers, David and his sister Jennifer, somehow being transport ... enagers, David and his sister Jennifer, somehow being transported into the television, ending up in Pleasantville - a 1950s black and white sitcoms. David knows that they have to act like the 'real' c ... e two characters from the modern world have the role of bringing 'evil' knowledge to the citizen of Pleasantville. They brought changes to the town, adding colours to it.Change is an important element ...

(2 pages) 32 0 2.5 May/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Big Baboska

part of a young boy named David looking for that perfect world like the tv show he watches, called Pleasantville. It's a place where George and Betty (William H. Macy and Joan Allen) raise Bud and Ma ... for their TV, which soon zaps David and Jennifer into the place of Bud and Mary Sue in the TV show Pleasantville. David loves it, but Jennifer starts messing with the natural order of life by having ...

(1 pages) 4 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Pleasantville

on whom he has a crush on. He spends most of his spare time on the couch, watching a sitcom called Pleasantville on TV, which he is obsessed with; He is a devoted fan and knows everything about the s ... from a gang. He is searching for love and acceptance, and this he gets when he asks out Margaret in Pleasantville.Jennifer, David's sister, is quite unlike David in that she is much more socially adep ...

(3 pages) 20 0 5.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Role Of Perception In Evaluating And Acquiring

self, resulting in a sad ending However, perception has a tendency to be conservative. In the movie Pleasantville, the two children who have been sent into the movie find it exceedingly difficult to a ... beginning of the movie. When the film rolls towards the end, a controversy was held in the court of Pleasantville. The majority of the town people protest in the court hoping to convict Bud Palker for ...

(5 pages) 29 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Truman show essay In what ways do composers use image to portray people, places and ideas in your texts?

certain aspects of the role of the media in our society. Images are also central to the film, “Pleasantville”, which portray the conformity of people in an ersatz town.The film, “The Tr ... king how important he was too so many people when really nobody particularly cared.Similarly, “Pleasantville” uses a series of striking and contrasting images to show the difference between ...

(6 pages) 35 0 5.0 May/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Power of the Individual Die Welle Pleasantville

eiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists. The films Pleasantville and Die Welle show the power struggle and repercussions that face community as a whole ... ge throughout the community, that in turn, ends with overwhelmingly negative consequences.The movie Pleasantville depicts a lifestyle where individuality is non-existent, and the cliché status ...

(6 pages) 2685 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Where - A Description Of A Childs Growth Emotionally By Loosing A Father. This Essay Is Very Visual and Descriptive.

eiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists. The films Pleasantville and Die Welle show the power struggle and repercussions that face community as a whole ... ge throughout the community, that in turn, ends with overwhelmingly negative consequences.The movie Pleasantville depicts a lifestyle where individuality is non-existent, and the cliché status ...

(6 pages) 15 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Pleasantville Analysis of Film Techniques against the Theme of "Change"

's attitude towards change? Refer to three specific episodes from the film. (excl. concl. stages)In Pleasantville, the filmmaker, Gary Ross, conveys his attitude towards change through the characters ... ards change through the characters of David and Jennifer who are transported into the 1950s sitcom "Pleasantville". He doesn't necessarily demonstrate change to bear a positive result; rather, he addr ...

(9 pages) 31 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis