Film Production Good Fiction – Performing Arts

Film Production Good Fiction – Performing Arts

In this lesson, we discuss some of the best film production and good fiction written and produced.


children of men

year of release: 2006


children of men

director: alfonso cuaron


children of men

in 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea


city of god

director: fernando meircelles and katia lund


city of god

TTLF: portrays life in favela in rio de janiero


city of god

TTLF: actually shot in a favela although not the real city of god as it was too dangerous; regardless, the director was afraid during the shoot


city of god

TTLF: most of the actors were residents of favela


city of god

TTLF: rehearsals for the film included holdups and fights to give the film a more authentic feel and to train the mostly amateur cast


city of god

TTLF: #21 ob imdb.com’s top 250


goodwill hunting

director: gus van sant


goodwill hunting

TTLF: characters study about a troubled young genius who must overcome deep personal issues


goodwill hunting

TTLF: originally written as a thriller with will hunting as an FBI officer; the story was then changed to focus on the relationship between will and sean


goodwill hunting

TTLF: premiere magazine ranked the film as one of the most overrated movies of all time


goodwill hunting

year of release: 1998


goodwill hunting

actors: matt damon, robin williams, ben affleck, stellan skarsgard


goodwill hunting

actress: minnie driver


goodwill hunting

tagline: some people can never believe in themselves, until someone believes in them.


goodfellas

director: martin scorsese


goodfellas

henry hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierachy


mad max

director: george miller


mad max

characters: max, furiosa, nux, immortan joe, toast, splendid, capable


pulp fiction

director: quentin tarantino


pulp fiction

characters: vincent vega, jules, mia, marsellus, butch


pulp fiction

TTLF: title refers to crime novels popular in the 1950s


pulp fiction

TTLF: nonlinear story line: movie is presented out of order; tarantino: makes audience pay attention


pulp fiction

TTLF: known for its memorable characters, witty dialogue, pop culture references, and mix of humor and violence


pulp fiction

TTLF: contains a mcguffin- plot device that advances story but exact details are not revealed (left open to interpretation)


pulp fiction

TTLF: won oscar for best original screenplay: #4 on AFI list, #7 on IMBD


pulp fiction

actors: john travolta, samuel l jackson, ving rhames, bruce willis


pulp fiction

actresses: uma thurman


pulp fiction

tagline: you know the facts until you’ve seen the fiction


run lola run

director: tom tykwer


run lola run

TTLF: a young woman in germany has 20 min to find and bring 100k deutschmarks (55k) to save her boyfriends life


run lola run

TTLF: the film contains over 1500 transitions equating to an average shot length of about three seconds


run lola run

TTLF: during shooting, potente could not wash her hair for seven weeks because the red hair color was very sensitive to water and would have got lighter with every washing


run lola run

actress: franka potente


sin nombre

director: cary jogi fukunaga


sin nombre

characters: sayra, casper, smiley, lil mago


sin nombre

TTLF: the mara salvatrucha is a transnational criminal gang that originated in LA and has spread to other parts of the US, canada, mexico, and central america. the majority of the gang is ethnically composed of central americans and active in urban and suburban areas.


sin nombre

TTLF: fukunga spent two years researching the film, spending time with people on the trains and with gangsters in central america. he also consulted with gang members to review the script, making the slang and language as up to date and realistic as possible


sin nombre

TTLF: the film was shot in mexico


stand by me

characters: gordie, chris, teddy, verntessio, ace


stand by me

year of release: 1986


stand by me

actors: river phoenix, cory feldman, jerry o connell, kiefel sutnerland


stand by me

after the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy


the princess bride

characters: wesley, inigo montoya, robin wright


the princess bride

year of release: 1988


the princess bride

actors: cary elwes, mandy patinkin


the princess bride

actresses: robin wright


the princess bride

quote: true love has never been a snap


the princess bride

while home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called the princess bride


the shawshank redemption

director: frank darabont


the shawshank redemption

characters: andy, ellis “red”, warden


the shawshank redemption

quote: fear can hold you prisoner. hope can set you free


whiplash

a promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a students potential


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