Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hello, Mrs. Robinson

Robin Jones
English 111

For the movie ‘The Graduate’ this tells a story of how a young man who graduates from college and returns home after a very long time. As he spends his summer at home his parents are constantly bugging him about going to graduate school or deciding about what type of work he may want to do. With all the tension back at home, his parents old time friends come by and they have a get together that has them celebrating his return. At this party an older woman who is also a dear friend to his parents asks to get a ride back to her home. During all this she tries to seduce him with her activities. He tries to avoid making her angry and tries to ignore the actions she is doing. Soon after Mrs. Robinsons’’ husband returns and the boy leaves. This action continues on and on then it became a big deal, by this time they are sleeping with one another and getting hotel rooms to themselves. This has the boy wondering and worried about everything, because his parents are now bugging him about Mrs. Robinson’s daughter who is also returning from school. So as time passes between the both of them, the two go on a date with one another and the mother gets very upset with the boy; this has them in a love triangle that is hard to get out of. Mainly because the mother is black mailing the boy in order for him not to be with her daughter and in the end the boy runs off and goes away with the daughter.
This was a fun movie to watch, mainly because it was ‘up to date’ and there was comedy in it. I enjoyed watching this film because of the entire outline of the movie and how there was a little bit of suspense in it as well. I defiantly would watch this film again, this was a good story to tell and show because this probably does happen out there in the world.

Epic Mission

Robin Jones
English 111

For the movie ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ this is in the category of a science fiction film that tells the story of mankind going into the future. Starting out with apes in a desert from the beginning and as a leopard kills off one of the apes to take over the apes tribe. As soon as this passes, the tribe has a stone appear to give off power to use a bone as a weapon. With a water hole and the stone as the ape touches the stone so power comes to the tribe. Then out of nowhere, the scene of the movie changes, it takes place in space again. Then that same stone is found about 4,000 years later on a planet but soon after strange things begin to happen to some who come across the stone. A man named Dave who is an astronaut is with his ship and a computer named Hal, they are on a mission to Jupiter. Dave then notices that Hal needs to be shut down and then suddenly Dave sees himself in a different set of stage on his location. He goes and touches the stone and the movie ends.
This movie was really weird to me; I wouldn’t like to see this movie again. Reason being is because it is so confusing and hard to understand. Situations happen out of nowhere and you wonder ‘why’, but nothing really comes to mind about why that did happen. There wasn’t that much talking throughout this movie as well, mostly just silence and there was very dramatic music that played and makes you very sleepy.

Yummy Cigar!!

Robin Jones
English 111
Ben Villarreal

In the film ‘The Good, the Bad and The Ugly’ which is Directed by Serigo Leone. The film is of three men who go on a treasure hunt together. Tuco, who is known as “the ugly” is friends with “the good” who goes by Blondie. Then later on in the film Angel Eyes who is known as “the Bad” comes to know that the gold that was discovered really belonged to a man named Bill Carson. Blondie leaves his friend Tuco in the desert alone then apparently runs into Bill Carson. Soon Bill dies and Tuco and them are then taken to jail by the Confederate soldiers and at that time Angel Eyes is still on a quest to find that treasure. As this is going on Angel Eyes comes across Tuco and suddenly beats on him for the information about the treasure. From here on everything goes outta place, with the three men holding themselves at gunpoint and asking to dig up the treasure and the other asking for it, but Tuco and Blondie resume their old friendship with one another.
For this film, I had to watch it out of class because I was not able to view it on the dates that were given. This was an ok movie to watch it kept me interested on what was going to happen. However this was a very long film but all in all it’s a good movie to see.