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Compare And Contrast Two Films (Movie Review Sample)

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THE TASK WAS TO COMPARE AND CONTRAST THE THEMES IN THESE TWO MOVIES. THIS SAMPLE IS ABOUT CONTRASTING AND COMPARING

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14 October 2013
Compare and Contrast Two Movies
In the movie, ‘The Terrorizers', the plot has its focus on the unstable relationships of three different couples. There is the young male photographer and his girlfriend, a delinquent Eurasian girl Wang her boyfriend, a doctor, and his wife. The photographer is obsessed with his hobby such that he forgets his girlfriend in an attempt to chase after Wang An after incidentally snapping a picture of her escaping a crime scene. Wang collaborates with her boyfriend to commit a number of conspiracy frauds on random people including the doctor Li Lizhong and his wife Zhu Youfeng a novelist. The two are struggling to maintain their relationship amidst re-unions with past lovers and attempts to manage their jobs. Set in Taipei, the three interwoven threads of relationships portray life in the modern city life with its expectations and realities.
Yet another portmanteau film set in Taiwan City is ‘The Sandwich Man', made during the 1980s that gives a glimpse of the economic hardships during the 60s. Full of Taiwanese dialogues, it is about Horace Quilby who in an attempt to feed his family takes on a job as a sandwich-board advertising man. As a walking billboard, he gets to tour London and its many streets and in the process meets many outrageous and interesting characters who leave an impact in his life. Some of them include two salesmen who are in the business of selling pressure cookers that are unsafe and eventually have to face up to the consequences of their acts. There is also squatter family going through a lot of suffering but in the end is entertained with jubilation when an involvement in a road accident promises them compensation payment.
A recurrent theme in ‘The Terrorizers' is absenteeism, the continuous absence of things. It is evident from the movie that a concurrent message of the absence of fathers, politically and socially, is illustrated throughout the script. Politically there is the absence of leaders. The photographer also develops the theme in a number of ways, he in the first place desserts his family and girlfriend as his job engulfs his ...
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