A Better Tomorrow Film Analysis

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Buddy Flicks Dynamic duos have been recognized and celebrated in Hollywood for decades. From Sherlock Holmes and Watson to the Blues Brothers, the concept of male camaraderie sparks an interests in audiences and initiates a creative platform for filmmakers. They have used this concept to illustrate their ideas, criticisms and perspective of the human condition and encompass it with in adventures and clever dialogue. As with most films, there’s an underlying message behind the two buddies however; a realization that becomes inevitable throughout the course of the film. These characters evolve together and present knowledge to the audience through the human experience. In Toy story (1995) , A Better Tomorrow (1986) and Midnight Cowboy (1969) the characters relationship drive the plot of the film and bring attention to the filmmaker’s cinematic intentions as well as, the character’s internal conflict. Toy Story is known for it’s innovative filmmaking techniques and it’s ground breaking animation. However, it’s …show more content…
Ratso is a streetwise, New Yorker who spews wisdom and attitude (including the famous quote, “I’m walking here”); Joe is a naive cowboy who underestimates the cruelness of the city. This film and duo was used to document the time. Each stands for a different era and accentuates the counter culture of the seventies. Joe is representative of the hopeful youth, eager to leave their routes and embark on an unmarked path. Ratso is the older pessimist who understand the struggles of the era (war, poverty and politics). This film consists of historic revisionism and is a perfect example of seventies America. The scene that captures this the most is when the men enter Andy Warhol’s night club. The psychadelic feel and use of camera techniques (pan) causes the view to not only understand the time but, feel a part of it as

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