Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Breakfast Club

When thinking about the 1980s one of the first movies I think of is John Hughes' The Breakfast Club. Many people may or may not do the same, but I know I do.In a way what I think Hughes is trying to do is show us that we're all one of or all of these five people.
In a way, I have to agree, that we are all an athlete, a basket case, a princess, a criminal and a brain. We are not these people in every sense of the word, but, we in a way are. I say that, because that's the groups people in high school fit into, whether or not they like it.
I also feel that Hughes is trying to tell us, that if we look inside ourselves we can find out who we really are, and we can connect and become friends with anyone if we choose to. We may not have to like someone but we can make an attempt to be like these people and get along and get to know people.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Spike Lee says that "She's Gotta Have It."

Just recently, I watched the Spike Lee movie She's Gotta Have It. The movie follows the character of Nola Darling, who has to have it. by "it" you know what I mean. The movie follows Nola's troubles of which man, Mars, Jamie, or Greer. Lee allows us to follow the troubles of Nola's story, because in a way he wants us to see that she has a problem, and she either needs to fix it or have something bad happen to her.
While watching this, I've noticed the way Lee uses certain camera movements and lighting choices to make the movie work. It makes you really feel that you are those characters, you are on that set, and you want to really want to be part of that story. I honestly think that Spike Lee does this really well. Lee draws you into the story by doing this, so that way you can see and feel what he was going through and feeling while he was writing and making this movie.
I honestly don't know what caused Lee to write a movie about a female sex addict, but the story was interesting. It really makes you think about what people are really like in the real world. What I think Lee is trying to say is watch out who you know, because they might not be who you think they are.