Wednesday, December 1, 2010
This advertisement shows creditability because Kobe Bryant is one of the most dominate basketball players in the National Basketball Association. This allows the consumers to want this product because they know that Kobe is a credible individual and it’s clear that he wants to wear the product. Therefore knowing that Kobe is endorsing these shoes, the consumers will become just like Kobe.
This image depicts more about pathos. It shows to views how success she looks wearing her hijab. Even thought she has her hijab she does not look less successful, less happy, less beautiful than others. Wearing her hijab gives her a power to do what she wants to do in life. Her belief will not make her less, but make her more success.
This advertisement for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is encouraging pet owners in New York City (NYC) to spay or neuter their large dogs by appealing to the emotions and logic of urban pet owners. It uses an image depicting a popular large dog breed styled in a similar manner to graffiti, both of which are common in the urban population. This captures the attention of the desired audience by appealing to their emotional ties to both their pets and their appreciation for urban art. The ad also gives several benefits to spaying or neutering which include a "longer, healthier life" and "less straying" which many pet owners can identify with. This appeals to the pet owner's logical side. We believe this ad achieves its desired effect using these 2 techniques of persuasion.
This advertisement is using a famous artist who is wearing a suit from Macy’s and there is a lady with him, so they making the people want to buy the clothes from Macy’s. If you want look like him you have shop at Macy’s. He is showing the emotions that if you wear this suit you will feel cool and gentle. He is famous person and always people look up to the famous. He is persuading the boys to buy his suit.
This image is an emotional appeal because they used a little girl, and someone’s hand holding a cigarette, which proves second hand smoking, is bad. It is trying to persuade people to quit smoking because it affects the people around them. For example in this picture, the parents who smoke are affecting their children because second hand smoking is the same as first hand smoking. When the parents who smoke see this picture, they are going to feel guilty because they were unaware of what they were doing to their children.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
In the film, The Station Agent, there are three main characters. Fin McBride, Olivia Harris, and Joe Oramas. Fin was first introduced who is a midget and having hard time people making fun of him. Fin inherited a house from a friend in New Jersey and decided to live alone from people making of him. Secondly, Joe was introduced. Joe is also lonely but talkative and socializing guy unlike Fin who’s quite and not socializing person. Joe volunteers coffee shop that his father owns near the depot that Fin lives in. Lastly, Olivia was introduced whose old age woman and lonely as Fin is. These characters have all loneliness in common but Joe and Olivia likes to socialize unlike the one who inherited the house, Fin. The house he inherited seems to be everything to Fin, where he can hide from the fun making human beings. As Anna Quindlen said, “Home is where the heart is. There is no place like home. I like my home with a ferocity totally out of proportion to its appearance or location” In her essay “Homeless”. This goes for Fin as well, because he lives in a depot that looks very old and near train station. Fin really enjoys being home alone and it’s where he is mostly happy being at. Joe and Olivia tried to help Fin socialize and have fun with them. By the help of his dear and newly friends, Fin finally became sociable. He even went to an Elementary School and gave some speech about trains which was something that he enjoys and he didn’t even felt bad about the judgments of his height by the little kids. The film ended and eventually Fin was sociable, happy, and even had girlfriend in his life.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
In the movie The Station Agent, Take place at Newfoundland, NJ. There are three main characters. Each character seems to be have their own problems, and also figuring out who they really are. Olivia is one of the main characters in the movie. We first meet Olivia, who also most run over Finbar McBride with her car. Finbar McBride is one of the main characters in the movie. Olivia Harris is the Character who had stood out the most out all the characters in the movie.
Olivia was mother and wife. She was married and had a son name Sam. After Olivia’s son, passed, than she decides to move away from her hometown to their vacation house to get away from the world. In the middle of the movie she tells us that she left her husband because was not longer happy with their marriage after their son die. For Olivia Harris we can see that home is emotional state, rather than physical place for her. In movie we see that Olivia lives alone in a vacation house which seems bigger than any other character home, and yet she feels that she has no one in her life. In the middle of the movie we see that Olivia emotion come out whenever see think about her son or see kids that are playing. While Olivia was sitting with Fin and Joe on the front porch of Fin, Olivia saw a young boy who was playing soccer with a two kids. It was boy and a girl, the boy had remembered Olivia her son. Right then she becomes very emotional because thought of son, Sam. Olivia runs to her SUV to go home so she would not feel that pain anymore. All three main characters appear to be running away from their past from their old hometown. They all found more than new home they had found each other. For that they are home emotional and physical state.
In the film “The Station Agent”, there are three main characters in the movie, these charters have in common they all trying to get a place that they can call home, and they don’t care if they have high quality life like the other people. They live in Newfoundland, New Jersey. One of the charters names, is Finbar and live in across the train station in Newfoundland. I chose to talk about Finbar because he is the interesting man in the movie. Finbar lose his best friend Henry in the beginning of the movie. After his best friend die, Finbar inherits his friend home and then decided to be quite person who wants to be alone and became train chaser. In the movie, Finbar is a quit and wise operate who always want everything to be on time and not like to be bather by the other people. In addition, Finbar thought home is physical place but he find out is an emotional state. This means he wants to get a place that he can sleep and he can get rest, without having any other thing such as electricity and top water. Which is he does not cares about any close friends. However, after while Finbar gets close to two other charters, they became friends name Joe and Olivia. Before he make friends with Joe and Olivia people used treat him so badly laugh the way he is and make fun of him. For example when Olivia and Joe treat him like really person he start to have new friendship. Therefore, after that Olivia and Finbar become closer than Joe, Olivia, and Finbar have feeling each other, and have a fun together most of the time. Olivia is related more Finbar situation, she had lost her son about two years ago and she goes back her old home that she used live with her family. Finally, when Finbar he gets new friends in that town, he feels happy and emotion with his new life that he make with the new friend Olivia and Joe that is what home is all about to him.
The movie "The Station Agent" is directed by Thomas McCarthy and Finbar McBride is main Character. Finbar McBride is a simple man his very quiet person lonely he doesn’t like to talk a lot. ; he enjoys watching and reading about trains. He does not have many friends; He is not married as well. Henry is his only friend and he works with him in small model train shop, but that change when Henry passed away. Henry left Finbar a small a house in the country side located in New Jersey near the train station in his will. Finbar decided to move to that rural place because where he uses to work was getting closed after the death of his friend and the owner.
Finbar was happy that he is moving to country side in New Jersey. He likes isolation. But when he gets there, a lot of things changed. Finbar become interesting in Cuban American named Joe, who lived near him. Finbar become friends with Cleo and Emily. Joe and Fin become close friends. They walk around through railroad in miles to film. Through Joe, Fin met Cleo and Emily and they become closer to him as well. The interaction with people, Fin began to understand requires appreciation, understanding and helping-those people or friends. Olive, Joe, and Finbar soon become a contrasting group of friends, though at first it would seem more like they spend time with each other because there’s nothing better to do. The more they spend time each other, the more small plain town seems to living up a bit.
At the end, Finbar talked, actually lectured, to students about trains and railroads. He helped Olivia during stress and depression she suffered. He has to help and mentor Emily and protect her from her friend, boyfriend. The movie touched me in a profound way .it’s sad, hilarious, inspiring, and uplifting all rolled into one small package .the story is one of overcoming our fears, being ourselves no matter what, and most of all; the importance of love and friendship . The movie is funny and full of really life realities. I enjoyed watching it.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
In the film, The Station Agent, the three main characters in the movie all seem to be trying to find a new home in the sleepy, little town of Newfoundland, NJ, but they all have things about them that keep them from doing so. The central character, Fin, a dwarf who just wants to be left alone, comes to live in this quiet hamlet after inheriting the old, abandoned train depot from a recently departed friend whom he worked for in Hoboken, NJ. This new home seems ideal to him at first given its secluded location on the outskirts of town and the obvious connection to his fascination with trains, but soon he discovers that it’s not as quiet as it seems. The first to interrupt Fin’s little slice of loner heaven is Joe, a lonely – yet talkative – guy who is operating a food truck right next to the depot. Thanks to his outgoing nature, we learn pretty quickly that Joe is from Manhattan and is just “temporarily” helping out his dad who has become too ill to run the truck on his own. Next, we are introduced to the character of Olivia, who nearly runs Fin over with her SUV. Twice. In the beginning of the movie, we learn that Olivia’s son, Sam, passed away 2 years ago and later in the movie we learn that she is living in what used to be her family’s summer “get-away” in Newfoundland, NJ after leaving her husband and their home in Princeton, NJ. Both Fin and Olivia appear to be running away from painful pasts in their former hometowns, with Fin running from memories and resentment about how he was treated because of his dwarfism and Olivia running away from the painful memories of her son’s untimely death. Thanks in part to the unlikely hero of Joe, who works diligently to become friends with these 2 secluded individuals, we see how this unusual trio of people are able to form a strong bond of friendship that is able to help them all overcome their own personal hurdles that keep them from embracing tiny Newfoundland, NJ as home.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
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How did the film help you to better understand the character Christopher in the curious
incident of the dog in the night time?
By watching the film my mind was able to comprehend the meaning of autism. I was able
to compare the kids in the film to the character of Christopher. I found out that autistic people
hate noise. For example in the film there is this part where Adam and the rest of the kids are
playing volleyball and all of a sudden Adam separates himself from the rest of the kids and
covers both of his ears with his hands. Same goes for Henry whose dad is a musician who
performs live concerts. Henry travels with his dad most the time and he gets to watch him
perform live but what he doesn’t do is listen to the music. He has head phones that he uses to
cover his ears with to reduce the noise. Furthermore I’ve observed Wyatt having the same
problems with noise. At rehearsal for the musical play Wyatt is practicing and memorizing his
line for the song when one of the kids pops a balloon and Wyatt runs to the teacher/director of
the play covering both of his ears and complains about the balloon pop and the noise it made.
Now if we go back to the book the curious incident of the dog in the night time and take a
look at page (106) we learn that Christopher cannot stand noise as well. On that page there is an
incident where Christopher goes shopping with his mom for a charismas gift for his grandma.
Since it was charismas the mall was very crowded and packed with people trying to get done last
minute shopping. It got too noisy for Christopher and he started screaming out of his lungs while
covering both of his ears. His mom tried to get him up and move him but he kept shouting and
Screaming and in the process knocked down few items off the shelf. Coming back to the question
I think it’s safe to say autistic people are not fond of noise.
This movie about kids that have autisms really helped better to understand Christopher the character in the book of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nigh-Time”. In this film Autism is defined as kids whom their brain function differently, colors and sounds maybe different for them. Christopher is one the kids that have an autism because in the book Christopher said “4 yellow cars in a row made it Black day, which is a day when I don’t speak to anyone and sit on my own reading books and don’t eat my lunch and Take No Risks” (Haddon 24). This means that Christopher doesn’t like the color yellow and it’s very bad for his day if he sees 4 yellow cars in row. In this film Henry is the most similar to Christopher than the other kids. Henry has an Asperger's syndrome a type of autism which is most likely the one that Christopher has. Asperger's syndrome is the type of autism that a kid is very smart and focuses on one thing and gets really good at it. Henry is very smart and he is so crazy about reptiles and dinosaurs. Christopher is a math genius and he is also good with science. Christopher doesn’t like loud noises and that makes him do groaning. Henry doesn’t like loud noises either but instead of groaning like Christopher he covers up his ears. This is a very helpful film because it explained “Autism” and how the reaction of the ones who are diagnosed with it. This movie helped me realized things that the book didn’t explained very much.
The film, Autism: The Musical helped me understand the character of Christopher, from the book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, by showing the effect that autism can have on everyone who is connected to the autistic child. I believe the film was able to show in greater detail the difficulties that the families must face, especially the hardships faced by the parents, than what Christopher is able to explain in the book. The parents in the movie and Christopher’s parents in the book are compelling examples of how the all-encompassing attention that needs to be given to an autistic child can lead to one parent feeling like they can’t do anything right and the other parent feeling like they have to do everything. It stands to reason that under that kind of burden, if the problems within the relationship aren’t addressed and are just allowed to continue to fester, eventually the relationship between the couple will break.
The struggles that Lexi’s parents endured seemed to mirror some of Christopher’s parents’ problems. Both of Lexi’s mother and Christopher’s mother suffered bouts of severe depression that left them unable to care for their children and in both cases, the fathers stepped in to take over parenting duties. The obvious difference in these cases, though, was that when the parents separated, Lexi’s mother, Hillary, remained with Lexi, where Christopher’s mother was the one who left the home and her child. It was interesting to note that in neither case were the parents able to, or possibly willing to, go to as great of lengths to save their marriage as they were willing to get help and services for their children. It appeared to truly be a case of putting the child’s needs ahead of everything else.