Film Review: ‘The Great Beauty’ earns it’s title by looking beyond the superficial

This morning I logged on to speak about Ethics. I came across this article and it caught my eye. Why? Because someone asked in a recent conversation where do writers get their stories? How do they get their information? How do they research? Here is a story of a writer. How he deals with becoming irrelevant. ” The Great Beauty”.


Independent Ethos

thegreatbeauty_posterIf there’s one thing coming to all celebrities, it’s death. But what could be worse than that for the famous? Irrelevance.

Paolo Sorrentino’s new film, the Great Beauty, Italy’s entry for the foreign language Oscar competition, follows Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo) a celebrity writer learning to come to terms with his own irrelevance, as he reaches his 65th birthday. It has been decades since he wrote his only book, the pretentiously titled “Human Apparatus.”  People still ask when he will follow it up. Meanwhile, he stays busy with celebrity interviews and parties.

Early in the film, a motley crew of party goers gathers to line dance, drink and laugh to pulsing electro beats and perky pop dance songs in celebration of Jep’s birthday. Lorena (Serena Grandi of Tinto Brass fame) bursts from a cake in the shape of the Coliseum with a number six on…

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In Fear

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With Thor: The Dark World and Gravity opening in the last couple of weeks their has been no let up from the summer blockbusters before the big autumn/winter movies come out. During this time it is often hard to find smaller releases, but they are often worth hunting out. I am not just talking about documentaries and art house movies, but low budget genre movies that have failed to receive a wide release. One such film is Jeremy Lovering’s micro budget In Fear. Shot two years ago before star Alice Englert’s mainstream debut Beautiful Creatures, it premiered at Sundance “Spotlight, Park City at Midnight” and has just received a limited UK release.

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Two weeks after meeting Tom (Iain De Caestecker) invites Lucy (Alice Englert) to a music festival in Ireland. On their way to meet friends Tom announces that he has booked a hotel for the night before…

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Social Media

How social media helps your business.

It is always good to network. Social networking is like having another job. Tell us some of your best social network places.

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Role Playing

Role playing.
Actors who really connect with their characters do they become more believable? Do you think the actor is capable of being like that character in the real world? Can some of these actors be affected by some roles played? For example how many of you believed, Leonardo who played Django can be racist? Many say he was so believable, he must be racist. Kerry mention how emotional she got when she played her role. She felt emotional during the beating and her rape scene. Could this affect her mentally?

I watched this video The Standford Experiment. It shows how when given a role and put in the environment how real things become.

“The Roles that people play can shape their behavior and attitudes.”


Ethics Today

Please keep in mind when we create we have to keep others in mind. How will they react to what we put on the screen or the internet. How will your creativity affect other people. Sometimes its hard because we do not know what will set an audience member off. For example death in the movie, someone could have experienced a recent death. I watched this in class pretty funny but crazy how far one person will go to get their creativity researched.

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