Jackie Robinson (1950)
I find it interesting hearing how Jackie Robins sounds in real life or how the details are a little different from 42 even on what details they decide to focus on emphasizing or decided not to emphasis.
I am surprised how the baseball game is shot in such a way to see such a minimal amount of the crowd. The fact that this film was trying to avoid shooting the crowd made the way they shot the baseball sequences with the angles a bit boring because they decided not to show the game as much as focused on some of the less interesting elements.
I think it is interesting how early this filmed after Jackie Robinson joined the Dodgers. The film was released in January of 1950.
I think it is interesting how or which insults they wanted to focus on like come shine my shoes or something to do with Watermelon.
One thing that stood out to me was they were using similar if not exact music which I have heard before in the T.V. Show Leave it to Beaver. It made me wonder if the music is by the same composer or if they were borrowing music from each other.
I think this film was not that entertaining compared to the film 42 but it was interesting seeing the choices, lighting is different or what was and was not emphasized in both films.
This film made a stronger emphasis on Jackie Robinson's mother and brother and a little bit on his wife but not with a lot of depth or in the same way as 42 does. Where as in the film 42 a stronger emphasis is made on Jackie Robinson's relationship with his wife and a little bit on his son.
Both films hit on the relationship with Branch Ricky and Jackie Robinson but not in the same way or as in depth as 42.
This film hardly touches on the relationship of Jackie Robinson and his fellow players.
A stronger emphasis is made on focusing towards church and talking to his pastor but 42 emphasis more on how Branch Ricky and Jackie Robinson were both Methodist which I found interesting.
Victoria & Adbul
I liked the musical score by Thomas Newman
I liked the costumes.
What I was surprised that the story of Abdul was only discovered in 2010.
It had funny moments.
This film took place between 1887-1901
Abdul died of Sifilus for sexually transmitted disease.
I felt like the CGI of the ships and some of the landscapes looked off to me.
I liked the film. It has it's funny moments and it explains at the end why this story has never been seen or told before.
I think that this was a unique and interesting story about cultures.
The acting in this was very good from all the actors and actresses.
I really like how this film was shot with different camera lenses and technics. Even the close up shots to communicate the feelings in the room or how many people were put into one room or area.
It is a film with a sad ending.
I felt like Gregory Peck's performance is what sold the film.
I like the physical comedy of taking of the shoe and trying to get it on.
I liked the light comedy movements.
The costumes and hair styles by Audrey Hepburn were pretty good.
I like the bar dance fight in the film where they are trying to capture photos during the fight.
I liked the outfit & hairstyle that Audrey Hepburn is wearing when she first escapes the castle.
I think that this film could have been too sexualized to make it seem like they were having an affair but this film manages to make it not too sexual in a love relationship.
I liked the locations in this film.
There were a lot of times where I felt like the pace of the film was a little slow for my taste.
I really liked this film. I found the slap stick comedy really impressive. I think all of it was very well done. The acting by all the actors was all great. Sometimes it was the other actors who helped tell the story and make Jerry Lewis work best because a lot of it relied on the actors since Jerry Lewis often would not say anything.
What stood out to me about this film was the writing of the comedy was really smart.
The camera cuts stood out to me about this film. I like how they were able to make the camera cuts go from one time of day to another with a camera flash or have no crowd to a complete crowd, or go from Jerry Lewis go into the elevator to coming out of the elevator as a different character. The cuts almost seem seamless and often I don't see when the cuts are done.
They also did a great job of not making Jerry Lewis character of Stanley speak only whistle, or use facial expressions in a way that was reasonable to believe.
I was impressed by the film. At no point did I feel like the comedy did not work.
I was impressed that Jerry Lewis did this as his first directing debut, that he wrote the story for this film, and produced the film. I felt like this was a cohesive story.
The film making was great. Very thought provoking.
I liked the music choices. The soundtrack is a highlight to the film. The soundtrack was not just limited to just one genre or era. I was a very diverse soundtrack and it was used very well to work with what was going on in the scene. The music stood out how the soundtrack helped play tone of each scene in the film. It is something I will probably buy. I think the sound effects in this film I found impressive too to help tell the story. You saw sound play a role in the remix scene that buzz high pitch sound play when music is not playing.
The car driving, stunt work was amazing. The choreography was epic. What stood out was how every chase felt completely different.
I was impressed by the one take long shots with no cut at the beginning of the film.
I wish the swearing and violence was not so precedent.
I liked how he was making the music with the synthesizers.
The writing was very smart and provocative in thinking.
The violence got intense. Particularly towards the end of the film. This was far more than I expected going into this film This kind of graphic disturbing violence may not be for everyone.
This showed realism. In fact very little of this film was CGI. Most of this film was shot on film with the exception of some night scenes filmed on Digital.
What stood out to me in this film was the multiple pairs of sunglasses Baby wears during this film as well as the numerous musical devices he has on him.
I loved choreography in this film. It was very well filmed. Even the characters walk in a particular way to the music and getting the choreography just right for each scene to match.
This film is not for everyone. It gets very violent and intense. Even for me I
The relationships in this film get very well developed.
Kevin Spacey does a good job portraying good cop bad cop in this film. You can tell by those he heirs to do his business he is not someone to mess with.
I liked the deaf Father in this film. I liked how the subtitles were legible and put in the middle of the screen rather than small and bottom of the screen. The subtitles in middle of the screen created a close relationship.
What is interesting is camera and story directions they went in this film.