Stupid Kane

My reaction to this movie was not very good.  It was hard for me to focus on the movie because it was in black and white and the graphics were terrible.  There were also some points in the movie that I found stupid, like the “jump scare” with the bird…. like what the actual heck was that.  Dumbest thing I have ever witnessed in my whole entire life, and I have Shaye as a sister and see her do a lot of dumb crap.  I think we are supposed to take away that something that happens in your childhood is still a big deal and can still affect you when you’re older.  Things that happen in your childhood set the tone for your attitude for the rest of your life, children remember everything.  Charles cannot be happy because he was stripped of his innocence and happiness as a child when he was taken away from his family and taken to a quiet boring house.  This movie also interests me because this is a situation where Kane has money, and he still is not happy.  People living in today’s society think that if they have money there is no reason for them to be sad or depressed, when that is actually not true at all.  In fact, I know multiple people right now that have money and are depressed or not happy with life at all.  Money is not everything.  To Kane, this was exactly it.  He would have been happier with his family as a child then he would with money as an adult.  I feel that people take advantage of what they have and don’t actually realize how lucky they are to have a family of their own.  Some people think they will be happy once they have money, or once they buy that new car, but when they buy it or make the money and are still depressed, they wonder why.  I think this is a lesson all of society needs to learn because at the end of the day money is not everything.  After work, you go home to a family, and if you’re loaded with no family, you will be more than likely to come home to hug a bottle off gin.  Some of his behaviors through his life also show that he dies not care about the money at all.  Sleeping around, getting kicked out of colleges, all show he does not care at all about his body, or the money he had lost from dropping out of school.  He was careless with his life.  I personally think the plot of this story was well written, as well as the underlying idea of money cannot buy happiness, but I feel if they want a modern audience to enjoy the film, it should be remade into something even better than it is now.

Orson Welles

poems on poems on poems

My favorite poem out of the three we had discussed in class was hands down The Love Song of Alfred Prufrock.  This is going to sound dark, but I hate reading happy poems, I feel like they are stupid and irrelevant.  I liked this poem in particular because just reading the thing made no sense, but actually interpreting every line interested me to truly find out what he was really talking about.  I think it is harder to make a dark poem rather than a positive poem, so I also liked how unique the situations were in this poem.  I feel that one of the underlying themes for this poem is that the truth is ugly.  This person had been lying his whole life, but since they are both sentenced to hell and no one is leaving, he decided to tell the truth and tell us the reader how it really is and how this individual thinks of themselves.  The other two poems are called Disillusionment of 10 o’clock and Anyone lived in a pretty how town.  These poems are all connected through society and how it is perceived or distorted.  In Disillusionment of 10 o’clock, the person that is describing the situation basically says when it is time to go to bed, you decide what you want to wear and no one can judge because no one sees you, but they all still decide to be the same and all wear white.  They are never dreaming because of how mediocre they are and that they’re okay with it.  This guy is drunk out of his mind and is dreaming about catching fish and tigers.  The last poem refers to the boy and anyone and the girl as no one, taking away any physical features of either, and even their gender.  This to me describes society and how everyone is looked at by each other.  I believe most people don’t think about the importance of individuality, and calling a specific person “anyone” shows that perfectly.  To society’s standards, you are a nobody, and everyone is okay with that.  I can’t choose to decide which one is most relocatable to today’s society because they all do.  The first poem shows the reader how fake people can be, the second shows how people are living but not actually living their lives how they want to, and the third one shows the reader how insignificant they really are to the world.  All completely terrible, and can describe most of Americans.