Shutter Island

Title: Shutter Island

Director: Martin Scorsese

Year: Feb 09, 2010 (2010-07-08)

Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio , Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley


US Marshal Teddy Daniels must investigate a disappearances of a murder at a hospital for the criminally insane but during his stay he finds out that there is more to the hospital than what is on the surface.


Shutter Island tells the story of Teddy Daniels and his partner as they investigate a hospital for the criminally insane. As they are doing investigating they discover there are connections to Teddies past and his connection to the prisoners and the staff.

The actors in this film are all wonderful actors who each bring a different attribute to films and each have their own unique acting style.

Leonardo DiCaprio I think is a Interpreters because with each film each plays a new character and he is able to create a character that is his and you see this with his acting. He is able to make you believe that you are not watching someone we have seen many times over but someone is able to take a role and put himself into the shoes of the character. Leonardo is also a star and with that alone he is able to sell himself and the movies he makes with great quality acting and roles.

Mark Ruffalo I would say he is a wild card because when you watch him in the movies he is an actor who not only plays in movies where he is able to be dramatic like in the movie Thanks for sharing he also able to show his fun side with movies like the avengers where he helped define the character of Bruce Banner.

Ben Kingsley I would say is also a wild card because he is a great actor who can fill the role from dramatic to crazy he is one actor who has and many years to perfect his acting style and plays to each role with an unpredictable results.


Ben Kingsley although a wild card actor can be attributed with being a Interpreters because he is able to put his own unique take on a character and make it his own. In the movie Iron Man he took the role of the Mandarin and made it a fantastic crazy character while in the movie Shutter island he able to convince the audience that he a doctor who takes care of the crazy people and knows more about Teddy than everyone. Ben in my opinion is able to transform any role and make it his own.

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Star Wars : A New Hope




Star Wars the story of Luke Skywalker and his fellow rebel companions who are trying to save the princess from Darth Vader.

Star Wars: A New Hope tells the story of how Luke Skywalker begins his journey to become a Jedi knight with the help of Obi Wan Kenobi so he can save princess Lei from the evil emperor and his apprentice Darth Vader. On his journey he teams up with two outlaws Han Solo and Chewbacca as they battle through trash compactors and storm troopers.

Star Wars has many iconic sounds and without the sounds Star Wars would not be the same. The use of sound in star wars helps tell the story and sets the mood for each scene. From the opening credits to Darth Vader’s iconic voice sound is an important key factor and helps the many scenes play out. Darth Vader’s voice alone lets you know that you are watching a science fiction genre movie along with the many sound effects from the light sabers buzzing open or the sound of the lasers from the blasters. If the movie had different sounds I think it would be a very different film altogether if they used a different technique for Vader’s voice I think he wouldn’t sound as menacing if they used a regular voice. The music used in the scene helps set the tone very well with the Imperial march song being played when Vader arrives.

The use of the many sounds in Star Wars is expected because we don’t know how these sounds would really sound if they were real so I have come to expect R2 D2 to make beep boop sounds and for the light sabers to whoosh when they are open or closed these are sounds that have been established for these movies and help viewers know they are in for a real treat.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Directed By: Peter Jackson
Writers: Fran Walsh
Starring: Martin Freeman ,Ian McKellan


“A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home – and the gold within it – from the dragon Smaug.”(IMDb)2012

The movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the tale of Bilbo Baggins and how he and a group of dwarves overcame many obstacles to reach the lonely mountain where they must deal with the dragon Smaug so the dwarves can return to there city in the mountain. The Hobbit is a fantasy movie that utilizes different types of lighting to show off the many different locations and creatures throughout middle earth. The Hobbit uses high key lighting for scenes when the group is in the elven city of Rivendell where high key lighting shows the lively city that the elves live in. The benefits of using this type of lighting for this scene show the elves are good people and live in an uncorrupted city use of this light show the fantasy elements at its brightest with the city and the elves living there appearing magical and pure.


The hobbit uses low key lighting for majority of its scenes to show the dangerous nature of their journey as they travel through spider troll filled forests and goblin cities. The low key lighting is effective in showing the danger in each scene with the use of darker scenes showcasing creatures like Gollum who lives in a dark low lighted area.
The Hobbit utilized low key and high key lighting to show off the many fantasy elements of each scene showing the audience how each area of middle earth is both breathtaking and dangerous with the way it is shown with different light effects showcasing each scene and the many different elements of the environment that the group must travel through.

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Title: Inception
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Director: Christopher Nolan
Year: July 8, 2010
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio , Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine

Inception the idea to plot an idea into a person mind and make them believe this is real by alternating there dream state. Dominick “Dom” Cobb an expert thieve and master extractor are approached by business man Saito to perform what is known as Inception to make a rival business man to break apart the company he runs by planting an idea in his head. This one last job could be Cobb’s last hope in getting his life back if he succeeds.

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Inception is the story of Dominick Cobb and how he must use his skills as a thief to get his life back that he had to leave. Cobb is given the opportunity to get his life back if he can complete one job for a business man name Saito who would like for a rival to get rid of their business through the process of inception. Cobb assembles a team that he trusts his friend Arthur and a team of skilled individuals must insert an idea into a man conscious and make him believe that this is his own thinking. The team comes up with a plan that creates three levels in the mind that they must transcend in order to plant the idea and overcome the dangers of the sub conscious threats inside the mind. Throughout the movie Cobb is battling his demons and his wife Mal who is a part of Cobb’s consciousness who poses a threat to not only Cobb but the plan altogether.
The film is presented non-linearly and is meant to show how Cobb has had to overcome his demons and to show how he must battle the choice he made in the past and how he has become the person he is. The film could have been shown in a linear fashion but I think the movie would have not have had a sense of what could happen next the story telling in the nonlinear fashion gives it more depth and perception of what kind of man cobb is.

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