sábado, 16 de maio de 2015

Differences between Brazilian and American movies

Comparing the current Brazilian cinema with the old, we can say that our cinema has improved relatively. Brazilian films speak only of drugs, money and violence.

The first and major difference between the two markets is the funding source of audiovisual projects. While in Brazil the main resources are derived from tax incentives of federal, state or municipal order, or direct transfer of public bodies by way of notices and funds; US private enterprise is predominant in promoting the productions with direct sponsorship, which are seen as a business with all the risks.

The US production model is governed by executive producer. The chain revolves around him, and technical and artistic functions contracted according to each project, including the director, showing the result to be achieved with the finished product. At the same time, they are already closed distribution agreements and exhibition, which causes them to have time for the film to come into commercial distribution, and is distributed to movie theaters. In the Brazilian model, usually only focus on the financing, production process and its execution, directing almost all of the resources for this step. This causes many films produced are literally filed and not even have a public display, which is disastrous because, as we have seen, the flagship model of promoting the Brazilian production is fueled by tax incentives granted by the government. This regardless of the perspective of the investor, which sometimes designates resources to a product with no visibility.

The truth is that Brazilian cinema is not yet configured as a industry , but as independent producers clusters that seek to articulate how can to produce their films.

In Brazil, the entertainment industry is closely tied to what is consumed in the United States in both the audiovisual and in the by-products generated by it , it is difficult to be a global marketing action as seen in the case of the great American films. This happens simply because Brazilians do not consume the Brazilian film in order to create a culture to be commercially exploited.

Influences of movies on society

If you are a certified fan of movies, it certainly had influenced you a lot in your decisions, thinking, mood, views, and etc. Movies are of the best choices of recreation. There arecurrently thousands of movies produced by different film industries today. 

As scientists and doctors have proven through careful studies and research, the impact of violence really depends on the personality and character traits of young adults and children. Achild or teenager who has been brought up in an abusive family and has been hit as a child ismore likely to dash out at other people especially if they have just seen a very violent films.

On the other hand, there are films that will serve as your sources of information and knowledge. Research-based movies give you influence of research and inventing new things. A historical movie tells about the ancient times and their lifestyle which urges man to adopt or in some manner, influence from them. Classic movies give classic arts and lifestyle. These films are usually the sources of students for research purposes and it also serves as a means of broadening their knowledge about different things because it is more lively and perhaps, entertaining.

As part of our society, we should always be aware of what is going on around us. We should participate in cooperating for the betterment of each of us.

QUIZ - Your personality in Hollywood's protagonists

Witch protagonist would you be? Nina, of Black Swan, Jamie, of No Strings Attached or John, of Dear John? Discover in the quiz!!!

1- If you were going to define yourself in one word, which would it be?
a) Perfectionist
b) Persuasiveness
c) Brave

2- If a great opportunity presents in your life, and you need to give up some things to make the opportunity an reality, what would you do?
a) Embrace the idea and make my best.
b) Try, try, try till make.
c) Do my things, but with a foot behind.

3- When you have some work to do, you...?
a) I dedicate myself all day for it.
b) I make it at me "free time".
c) I do, but all the time, wanting to do other.

4- You are in love. The person you are in love is:
a) My boss.
b) My best friend.
c) An university student.


A - Nina - Black Swan
      You are a person who gives all of yourself when you needs to. Perfectionist and fighter, you got everything you want.

B - Jamie - No Strings Attachedtry
      You are a person who try, try, even there are no way to get the thing done. Persuasiveness, you can make people do things for you! Smart...

C - John - Dear John
      You are a person who is heedful, having afraid of what people would think about your acts. Do not have afraid! You are better than you think so.

Lies the Hollywood Movies preach

    The Hollywood movies we watch are convincing, are not they? But does everything they compose true? We bring here 5 lies the Hollywood Movies preach we believe it is true.

1- Although the fame Vikings won in adventure movies, most of things about those people that are not more than an invention. One example is the use of helmets with horns, which Viking did not use. The only thing that looks like this theory found is a crown, not the traditional we watch in movies.

2- As everyone know, medieval towns were made of easy material to be burned, such as wood and straw. Although, the habit of putting fire on the arrows is just and cinematic trick to let the conflicts interesting.

3- The American West is famous about the supposed shootings, but, in the truth, the shootings were not common. However, it were not just a Hollywood mistake: a great number of writers made this, too.

4- Napoleon were not a short man as the movies show. His supposed stature were 1,52m, which were a medium height in the 20th century.

5- According to some movies, even in disadvantage, 300 Spartans fought versus Persian army. In the truth, there were 300.000 Spartans.

Are not these facts incredible?

Dear John

Dear John is a 2010 American romantic drama-war filmstarring Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum. A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave.
Director: Lasse Hallstrom / Writers: Jamie Linden e Nicholas Sparks 

This movie bring us what the true love really means.. Love meant thinking more happiness of another person do than in own, no matter how painful be your choice.

No Strings Attached

Released in 2011 and directed buy Will Gluck, "No Strings Attached" is a romantic comedy where two  friends, Jamie and Dylan, live in New York City, in the scenario of a job search. Although they were friends, something happen and they became more that this: a couple.

This movie bring us the message that we can not give up our dreams, because everything can happen.

The Avengers

Released in  2012 and directed by Joss Whedon, "The Avengers" is an action, adventure and fictional science movie when a group of super-heroes fight with Loki, who wants dominating humans. The most interesting part is the interrelation between the comics.

'The Avengers" bring us the message that we need to have, respect an care of our friends, because, certainly, we need them in our lifes. The second movie of this series (The Avengers: Age of Ultron) is on the movies. 


Orphan is a 2009 American psychological thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. It stars Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard and Isabelle Fuhrman. The film centers on a couple who, after the death of their unborn child, adopt a mysterious 9-year-old girl.    

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra / Writers: David Johnson, Alex Mace 

The film shows through psychology to understand the Oedipus complex, a lot of issues of this kind to establish the concept of the Oedipus complex.. The love for his mother, followed by hatred for his father.

While it has moments of dark humor and the requisite scares, Orphan fails to build on its interesting premise and degenerates into a formulaic, sleazy horror/thriller.

Black Swan

    Released in 2011 and directed by Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan is a psychological thriller witch tells about a ballerina, Nina, whose start taking part of a ballet company, replacing an famous antecedent. Everything is going well, until the things became serious and disturbing when Nina stars as Swan's Queen.

    Marked by obsession of the pursuit of perfection, this movie bring us the criticism that art companies forces their classmates to make the best, even it is almost impossible, technique that probably bring psychological problems to the artists involved.
    The effect this movie can bring in the actual society is give a critic look for some people that do not have this. Something big can be behind something simple at an simple look.

sexta-feira, 15 de maio de 2015

District of Hollywood and movies made in there

    Hollywood is a district (king of neighborhood) in the city of Los Angeles.
    This district is very important for the construction of the cultural identity on United States of America. Hollywood became internationally famous about the concentration of film companies, where producers are looking for a place with natural lighting.
    A great number of renumbered artists were recognized and started their career after acting in Hollywood Movies, such as Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Adam Sendler, Morgan Freeman, Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jim Carrey, Sandra Bullock, Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller.

Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Adam Sendler and Angelina Jolie, respectively

Introduction - Focus on Fisk Final

After a long journey at English Course, we received the comand to make a magazine or a blog about the theme we wanted to. We (Giovanna e Amanda) chose to talk about Hollywood Movies. Here we go!