Dystopian Film

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Somehow I find pure joy in watching two men or women display their superior ass kicking skills on one another. So much so that I endure movies with painfully corny and cliché story lines, all to watch Keanu Reeves in a well tailored suit show off his impressive mixed martial art abilities and military grade handling of assault rifles (John Wick). What the movie lacks in its plot more than graciously substitutes in for its incredibly stylish persona of John Wick, as well as a more than healthy heaping of high intensity, gut wrenching violence. On the other side of this twisted coin films such as Blue is the Warmest Color completely mesmerizes me with its incredibly raw and uncensored story telling, which most foreign films do exceptionally well. A miraculous blend of the arts, love, …show more content…
Prior to my reading of George Orwell’s 1984, which was actually one of the first high school required readings that I actually enjoyed. I assumed the idea of a dystopian or utopian society was a somewhat a new idea. I had no clue that this genre dated as far back as the 1800s with hundreds of utopian literature being published before the 1900s. The film Metropolis directed by Frtiz Lang in 1927 was of special interest to me after my discovery. So much goes into physically producing a movie, and to create and expose viewers to a world juxtaposed to the one we currently live in is fascinating. As unimaginable as these societies seem, when compared you will find many similarities in our “reality”, whether it be the current political or social climate. Sometimes the only real difference between dystopian societies and the world we live in is the severity of the climate and the institutions behind them. George Orwell’s “Thought Police” and the United States Government are one in the same if you ask me. I’m extremely curious to see the world Lang created for this 1927

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