Great War Movies

So what makes a great war movie? In my opinion a great movie about the subject of war must show the nightmare that war is. Any movie that romanticizes the horror of war or tries to make the subject of war anything less than the human nightmare it is, does a disservice to the young men and women who fought in died in war and who have given their lives for the country they are fighting for.

As far as great war movies, in my opinion, no movie will ever top “Saving Private Ryan”, which came out in 1998 and was directed by Steven Spielberg. The fact that this great movie did not win best picture in 1998 and lost to the movie “Shakespeare in Love” means that at least in the year 1998, there was something very wrong with the voting process or the people who voted for best picture that year. Saving Private Ryan showed the horror of war so well that even the veterans who served during the Normandy Invasion thought that this movie showed what it was like better than anything they had ever seen before. First and foremost, the opinion of any person who had seen the horrors of war means everything to how effective a wary movie and Saving Private Ryan has forever set the bar at the highest possible mark in this regard.

I recently saw the movie “American Sniper”, which was about the war career during the IRAQ war of Chris Kyle who at 160 kills, is the all-time record holder as a sniper in the US Navy Seals. What was great about American Sniper is that it showed the psychological effects of war after the soldier returns home better than any movie I have seen in a long time. This movie has already been nominated for best picture this year and should win in my opinion mainly due to the performances and the importance of the subject matter.

A close second this year would be the movie the “Imitation Game”, which was the story of a great scientist Alan Turing, who due to his genius was able to figure out the German communication code by building a machine for Great Britain. Due to this brilliant invention, Turing and his team was able to break the German code in 2 years and according to the movie, probably shortened the war by 2 years and may have saved as many as 14 million lives. I loved this movie because it showed the importance of intelligence during a war better than anything I have ever seen and it was also a great history lesson because not only did Turing break the German code, but he also created what would be considered the first ever modern computer. Unfortunately due to the fact Turning was gay, he was not celebrated as he should have been for saving the world after World War 2, but instead was forced to take drugs to try and prevent him from being gay, which tragically lead to his suicide at age 41.

The Essence of Distinction – Titanic Movie Review – Marxist Criticism Approach

In the movie, the old Rose is the one who told the story. The story started when Jack Dawson won tickets to be aboard in the RMS Titanic after playing a card game. On the same night, Jack saw a woman running that pass in front of him. He followed the woman and realized that she is about to end her life. Luckily, Jack manages to talk through her and prevent her from committing suicide. The woman is Rose Dewitt Bukater. Then he was invited to come in the party that is exclusive to First class passengers. There it was explained why she wants to end her life and it is because her family decided her to have a fixed marriage with a rich guy named Caledon Hockley. Because Rose want to run away to her problem she always meet with Jack and because of that she experience what it feels like to be with Third class passengers and be like them. While she is with the Third class passengers she felt important because the third class passengers welcomed her and treat Rose as their equal. The next day came and it is the last day the ship and more than half of the passengers had seen. None of them had expected that an iceberg will hit and make the unsinkable ship sink to the bottom of the ocean. The First class passengers were the first to get ride on the boats while the other class passengers are locked up in their hallways. Cal at the time tried to bribe the officers of the ship to let him get to a boat as fast as they can. While Cal has managed to ride on a boat already, Rose came back inside the ship and tried to find Jack that has been locked up by one of Cal’s underlings. She manages to save him and they both reached the uppermost part of the ship but did not get a boat because the boats are occupied already. After a while, the ship breaks in to two parts and then manages to sink fully in the deeps of the ocean. Jack found a wooden door floating near them. He lifted Rose and put her at the top of the floating door. Then Jack tried to get up on the door too but the door will sink if he tried to, so Jack chose to let Rose on the door. After several minutes, only one boat from the ship that sank came back and luckily saw Rose but Jack already passed away because of the freezing cold of the ocean.

Considering the Marxist criticism approach, the movie clearly depicted the social classes that are happening in the world. In all parts of the movie, the first class passengers are given priority by the whole ship. Even when the ship is sinking, the officers gave priority to the first class passengers and even locked up the third class passengers to prevent them from trying to get out of there. At most time, in the movie some of the first class passengers are criticizing other passengers just like Ruth, Rose’s mother and Cal that judged all of the third class passengers including Jack. But when they are tested it really showed what kind of attitude they have. Cal who tried his best to safely get a boat and did thought of saving other lives. Rose, on the other hand, showed the other side of a rich person. She symbolizes that love can change a person’s attitude. In the flow of the story, it was showed how Rose understood the hearts of the poor people and even risked her own life trying to save her love. Lastly, Jack depicted the poor in our social standings but he did not have any second thoughts and save Rose’s live at the end without considering his own life.

Titanic really is a very well-made movie. It has great effects, great actors and actresses, cinematography, music, and story well showed the kinds of social classes. It clearly showed that the attitude of every person is not fixed or unbreakable. The movie showed the types of people and how they will react in front of a disaster. The line of Jack “I am the King of the World” really is the right term for him because he is a worthy king because of her attitude that he will never leave his own love in any problem and is ready to sacrifice his own life to save his love.

Horror Movie – Attracts the Movie Lovers

Industry of movies offers numerous kinds of movies. These are particular genres of movies which entertain us. They make us laugh, make us cry and sometimes makes us scare also, but in any case we get entertained and feel excitement. Main movie genres can be categorised into 11 kinds. These 11 kinds of movie genres are Action Movies, Adventure Movies, Comedy Movies, Crime & Gangster Movies, Drama Movies, Epics/Historical Movies, Horror Movies, Musical (Dance) Movies, Science Fiction Movies, War (Anti-War) Movies and Westerns.

As name suggests each genre of the movie is filled with the named element, such as action with great stunts, comedy with nerve-tickling sequences and like that. Along with traditional genre movie kinds there are also non-genre movie categories. Some of these non-genre movie categories may be Animated Movies, Classic Movies, Cult Movies, Children Movies and like that. Whatever the genre is whatever the categories are, this is a true fact that movies entertain truly and they lead us to a whole new world of fantasies.

The movie show most beautiful faces, most ugly faces, most tender love-filled heart and at the same time the most ruthless heart, that is, we can see every emotion of our life in these movies. The movies have great dance sequences, music and views. No one can spare oneself with the magic of these movies. Social movies spread good message for making the society a good place for living. These films inspire us a lot. Movies do impart education in that sense.

One genre of movie which attracts a huge mass of movie lovers is horror movies. The horror movies have strange characters with unusual faces and body structures. These movies show sound effects which are very scary that causes chills and shudders. Horrors movies excite us also and they are full of spine-chilling sequences.

Horror movies have often a terrifying and shocking finale. They scare us while captivating and entertaining us at the same time in a cathartic experience. Horror movies feature a wide range of styles, from the earliest silent Nosferatu classic, to today’s CGI monsters and deranged humans. They are sometimes combined with science fiction. Here the menace or monster is related to a corruption of technology, or when Earth is threatened by aliens. The scariest movies show sequences of an old and deserted big palace with no one, but a ghost and a group of people meet him or her in bizarre consequences. These movies are full of special sound effects and light effects.

Everyone loves to get oneself scared by watching these horror movies. It scares, excites and sometimes makes us laugh under fear also. There are many sub-genres of horror movies also like slasher, teen terror, serial killers, satanic, Dracula, Frankenstein, etc. You would love to move away in a fantasy land with these movies so often. Movie industry has produced many excellent horror movies. Some of the top rated horror titles are Psycho, The Innocents, Dead of Night, Peeping Tom, The Wicker Man, The Haunting, Theatre of Blood, Dracula, Brides of Dracula, Dead Man’s shoes and Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde to name a few. The horror movies are generally a tale of repression, superstition and sexual hysteria. These movies boast excellent cinematography, superb acting and seriously scaring moments.

It is very difficult to find the movie of your choice particularly in horror movies genre. New-age online shopping portals are offering many titles under this category. They have classical horror movies, cult horror movies, scariest horror movies and like that. The titles available wouldmesmerise you for sure. Shopping for these titles is also very easy and full of fun. Just check one of these sites and you can see lots of excitement is waiting for you.