Movie Characters That Exhibit Good Morals
Movie characters depicting good morals inspire audiences everywhere, characters like:
Atticus Finch. In â€œTo Kill a Mockingbirdâ€ (1962), Depression-era lawyer Finch risks his life and the scorn of his Southern town by defending a black man falsely accused of raping a young white woman. In the process, he teaches his children how to be upstanding citizens.
In â€œMr. Smith Goes to Washingtonâ€ (1939), Jimmy Stewart plays Jefferson Smith, a Boy Rangers leader chosen by his governor to serve as a replacement in the U.S. Senate. But when Smith discovers that a political boss back home plans to steal land from his beloved Rangers, he springs into action and filibusters a bill thatâ€™s instrumental in the plot.Check out this link here
. This filibuster requires that Smith talk nonstop day and night on the Senate floor, and it makes him a hero.
In â€œRemember the Titans,â€ Herman Boone, a high school football coach played by Denzel Washington and based on a real-life person, takes on his most challenging assignment: coaching a newly-integrated team in 1971 Virginia. He teaches that team how to put aside differences in the pursuit of greatness, employing tough discipline, a sly sense of humor and a smile that surfaces occasionally.
If you're like me, this isn't the first time you've seen Tolkien's celebrated classic brought to life. There was, in fact, an animated feature more akin to a Disney musical than anything else that made its rounds in the late 70s.
It might have seemed a little corny, at the time, but it was quite a faithful adaptation to the very musical nature of the source material and, thankfully, the Peter Jackson foray has proven to be just as faithful.
The music and song might not seem like such a big deal. I mean, there were plenty of musical numbers in the Lord of the Rings trilogy that were omitted from the movie, but we must not forget that the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit are two very different animals.
The Hobbit, more than anything else, is about a journey. The abandonment of comfort, leisure and safety to face danger, change lives and truly experience what life has to offer. Song is conducive to the journey and Jackson somehow manages to capture the charm of the story while weaving in some unused mythology Tolkien had been toying with to connect the stories.
If you missed the theatre run of The Hobbit film, then you missed out big time. Don't worry. Services like www.Direct.TV and the like will be carrying it soon enough. When that happens, I recommend you run - don't walk.
There are many themes that are great for a movie night party. The following are a few ideas.
Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, The Godfather and Rear Window are some great choices for this theme.
80's John Hughes
John Hughes filmed many 80's favorites including The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Weird Science, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off are favorites but the list is endless.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Everyone loves a little Jack Sparrow and some swashbuckling adventure!
Nightmare on Elm Street
A cult classic of horror movies combined with Freddy's sick humor makes for a fun night.
Austin Powers Marathon
No one can resist laughing at the goofy adventures of Mike Myers playing Austin Powers among other characters in the trilogy.
Adam Sandler Marathon
Adam Sandler has filmed many favorites including Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore and most recently Jack and Jill.
Superhero Movie Night
Superhero movies can include Captain America, Spiderman, and Batman or can be solely based on one character.
Harry Potter movies have a huge following.
Star Wars movies are a cult classic and there are six movies to choose from.
Although the final installment of Twilight is not available yet, there are still enough movies to make a party of it!
Throughout the history of cinema, themes of movies have remained virtually unchanged. There have been some adjustments by filmmakers to better reflect the sentiments of the times, but, generally, there are common threads that continue to weave through each decade of film.
Early films focused on human history up to that point, which themes of war or struggle to achieve independence. This has remained a common theme in film up to the current state of cinema. Adjustments have been made to present more accurate depictions of war or struggle, but the general theme is the same. Politics was not always a theme in early films, but it quickly became entrenched in cinema as filmmakers discovered that they could use the medium as a resource for change and commentary. Following times of war, political themes took a back seat to more escapist cinema, but it never truly vanished. In fact, political movies such as "The Manchurian Candidate" have been remade multiple times with very few changes.
Classic cinema such as "Gone With The wind" and "Casablanca" combined multiple themes of romance, war and politics to present viewers more sophisticated storytelling. These early pioneers in cinema have served as blueprints for films today.
The movies are some of the best family time that the modern family could wish for. Settling down at your house with a movie that everyone wants to watch is a timeless tradition. No matter what kind of person you are, there are movies that you can enjoy with the right group of people.
It can be difficult sometimes to ensure that everyone likes the movie that you are watching. One thing that many families adopt is an every other strategy. If your son is interested in science fiction films, and your daughter is more interested in romance you can go every other. On the first movie night of the month watch something that your son is interested. Then the next time be sure to let your daughter pick out the film.
There are some films that will transcend their genres, and everyone will love them. Pixar films are a great example of this. They end up being movies that everyone can enjoy. The Toy Story films in particular are well-known for being something the whole family can enjoy.
Always be on the lookout for new movies for your family. It will bring the family together in ways that you cannot imagine.
Take a blast from the past in older movies and find them entirely pleasurable, movies that can withstand the test of time and often come back again and again as they are remade. Some are done once because it's obvious they can't be surpassed while producers try to recreate the flavor and style of many to capture a new audience. Take "The Wizard of Oz." While there have been some remakes, generations have fallen in love with this movie for over 70 years and will continue to do so and when someone mentions Dorothy, they will picture Judy Garland. "Gone with the Wind," a sweeping saga of the South has never been recreated and truly could not be done again. Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable are the only ones who could play the roles. Fast forward to the Star Wars saga and it is the original movies that are most memorable while the more recent kept the machine running. "Smokey and the Bandit," "Caddyshack," and "MASH" are other classics that make us laugh and endure. Movie makers would do well to look back at way back when and see what works for the public. That formula may work again today.
Romantic comedies - or "Rom-Coms" as they're known in the movie industry - are arguably the most popular genre of films. If you've had a bad week or just suffered through the worst date of all time, there is nothing better than kicking back on your sofa to watch a couple of hours of movie romance.
There are a number of classic choices in the genre, including "Sleepless In Seattle," "Under The Tuscan Sun," "Love Actually" and " Must Love Dogs."
There are a few things all great romantic comedies have in common. The leads are sexy and charming or at least have the potential of being charming. There are always obstacles to overcome and friends who think the budding romance will never work out. And of course there is always a happy ending.
It's that happy ending that makes these movies so special. When the world is treating you badly or if you feel as if you'll never find your soul-mate, it's reassuring to be reminded that true love can be found. Even if you can only find in on the movie screen.
Romantic comedies can also be the perfect date movie. There's no better way to get in the mood for love than by watching it unfold on the movie screen.