April 2019 archive

Satire

My experiences with satire and humor have been here ans there without me actually realizing it. I have seen some commercials with it on TV, I have also seen it on a lot of talk shows and didn’t realize what I was laughing at. The place i have seen it the most now knowing what it is are on talk shows especially the one later in the might but most during the day have it too. The Type of humor that I enjoy most is actually satire because it making fun of a certain type of audience but it incorporating humor into it so it takes some of the blow away but still has the factor of making fun of that certain type of audience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BpSTlTqTVI This is the link to the YouTube video that i have choose as my example of satire. This is video makes fun of this certain schools dress code, and one other rule about bags at their school. The point that this video is trying to make is that the dress code is a little ridiculous, they stated that they cant show their legs because they are  to much of an distraction, but everyone has legs and it’s a natural part of the human body. That a girls shoulders are more distracting then a boy wearing a tank top showing all the mussels that they are working hard on. They also stated how backpacks are not about aloud in the classrooms because people could trip on  but girls are aloud to have purses because “how else would they carry everything they need around?” I think that Mark Twain’s style of writing is a type of satire and i believe that in going to find his writing very interesting and more my type of style. “He predicted, he died on April 21, 1910, of a heart attack, the day after Halley’s Comet made its closest pass. He was 74 years old.” I found this fact very very interesting because most people cant really predict their death but he managed to and he was born before the comet then he died after the comet.

 

Vertigo? how about verti-no

My initial thoughts about the film vertigo were that when it started it seemed like a normal film with someone who is has vertigo and is scared of heights and he would over come his fear over the length of this film. But things took a weird turn for me when he first saw Gavin and they talked about him following his wife. One of the many things that I liked about this film was the use of the music. How that the music had the ability to make the mood & the tone change. It being string based made a big difference too. One other thing that i liked about this film is the way the lighting and the colors were used so interchangeably and very detailed. The way the lighting changed and made the contrasts between light and dark helped bring some of the bigger points of the film.The color contrast along with the lighting  helped us understand the bigger movements of this film. The lighter colors went along with lighter music and more romantic or sad parts. But the darker lighting went along with darker music, and darker and scarier or questionable parts. What i didn’t like about the movie was that it made you think about all the things that could happen but probably would never happen. I would actually change a lot about this film, was the way they portiere Judy towards the end  of the film, she could have up and left but she stayed why? I get that she wanted him to lover her for her but don’t stay if you know whats going to happen. Also another thing why would they not have her tell him the truth about being the fake wife and the real plan? why make him have to figure it out himself that kinda made me a little mad. And why make her think a ghost came back and leave us on a cliff hanger ohh over all good film