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The Cost of Dreams in Film
The last two films by Damien Chazelle have both included ideas of dreams: Whiplash and La La Land; another favourite is Black Swan, directed by Darren Aronofsky. You could possibly explore the differences and similarities between such a theme in these films (or others, these are just suggestions); what makes these characters so willing to sacrifice things for their dream; in what ways dreams are presented differently in various films; the idealistic view of dreams vs realist depiction of them. It could also be titled something like ‘The Presentation of Dreams in Film’.
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The Great Gatsby: The Death of the American Dream
There are many ways in which Jay Gatsby is portrayed as the physical embodiment of the American Dream, is his death Fitzgerald’s way of criticising the changing idea of the American Dream, or its delusion/reality or the changing of American values in some way?
The Meyerowitz Stories is a good Adam Sandler film.
The Meyerowitz Stories is good Adam Sandler film.
The Great Gatsby is, and always will be, timeless.
I have not seen it, but you make it sound like it has the underlying aim of making us question how our society treats orphans and those who have been neglected in some way.
I think the problem with remakes is there is hardly any mystery surrounding most of them as we recognise the story, and so never truly draws an audience in completely. Of course, there can be good remakes but only when something distinctively new is brought to it; if there isn’t, it just seems like cheap nostalgia, lacking innovation.