Molly Ringwald

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  • Humor In The Breakfast Club

    might have assumed he had developed a secret formula for hit films.” In The Breakfast Club, John Hughes tested the bounds of comedy with “kids”. Similar to Ernst Lubitsch, he directed with an indescribable “touch” which altered aspects of dialogue, sound, setting, and mood to relate a subtle subtext. He opened with the introduction of five “stereotypes” and the song “Don’t You Forget about Me” to attract audiences into another world. The jokes came from his mind, into the characters, and onto the screen in an almost effortless fashion. The Breakfast Club is funny because of its main characters, “The Brat Pack.” Whether it’s John Bender (Judd Nelson), Andrew Clark (Emilio Estevez), Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall), Claire Standish (Molly Ringwald) or Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy), the lyrics of Hughes are always delivered with perfection. “Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?”-Bender. “Excuse me, sir. I think there 's been a mistake. I know we 're in detention but I don 't think I belong here.”- Claire. “No, I don’t wear tights, I wear the required uniform.”-Andrew. Hughes’ characters provide the laughter and develop the story too. Austerlitz notes, “He’s been lauded for the wit and delicacy of his dialogue, but his is a highly stylized form of aimless chatter.” Make no mistake; humor in The Breakfast Club resides within the conversational lingo of its characters. “Face it nerd you’re a parent’s wet dream, you’re a neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie!” (Bender to Brian).…

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  • Molly Ringwald Research Paper

    Molly Ringwald was born on February 18, 1968, in Roseville, California. Molly Ringwald was born to Adele Edith and Robert Ringwald. Molly Ringwald was the youngest of all of her siblings, including a Brother named Kelly and a sister named Beth. Molly Ringwald had another brother, but he died when Molly Ringwald was younger. Molly Ringwald has some performing experience in her family. Molly Ringwald’s dad was a performer as a blind jazz pianist. Molly Ringwald’s mom was only a cook. Molly…

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  • Social Issues In John Hughes's The Breakfast Club

    In the John Hughes’ 1984 film, The Breakfast Club, there were a lot underlying social issues that are very relatable to teens in high school of that age range. The early 80’s film was centered around five teens who have in some way been stereotyped by not only their peers but also by their parents and other authority figures. The main theme for the film is to overcome stereotypes and develop a voice for one’s self. As we as self-confidence and self-acceptance. At the end of the film each…

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  • Cliques In The Breakfast Club

    Arriving to school at 7 in the morning is hard enough, but doing so on a Saturday for detention, is even tougher! Yet five students, from different walks of life do just this, in one of the most iconic movie of the ‘80s. Directed by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club, is a film that follows the events of five teenagers serving their time -and shenanigans- in detention, while lifelong friendships are made by the simple act of understanding and relation. In the opening of the movie, the teenagers…

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  • Biological Themes In The Neuromancer

    As we know, Wintermute had been coming up with every tiny detail of its grand plan precisely. From the decision of choosing and manipulate Armitage to hiding the key at Straylight for twenty years for Molly to use (180). In fact, Wintermute and Neuromancer were twins, but they could not be together due to the strict Turing restriction. These two supposed to be one originally, and Wintermute had been working hard to get back to what it was designed. This was the sign of connection. Even…

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  • The Breakfast Club Essay

    This did not come to pass due to the volatile relationship between John Hughes and Judd Nelson. John Hughes stated that he would never work with Nelson again. Also, it was unclear whether or not Hughes still held ill will against his oft-cast starlet, Molly Ringwald. They had a falling out in the late eighties after Ringwald decided to move on from the teen film genre to pursue more adult roles, thus severing her relationship with Hughes. • The scene in which all characters sit in a circle on…

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  • The Stereotypes Of John Hughes's The Breakfast Club

    John Hughes excellently portrayed the stereotypes ‘athlete,’ ‘criminal,’ ‘princess,’ ‘brain,’ and ‘basketcase’ throughout the movie, but the first impression was what made the characters who they represented. Hughes choreographed the outfits and emotions of each actor so that each role would distinctly represent each stereotype. Claire Standish, played by Molly Ringwald, was first introduced in a shiny, silver BMW speaking of how she could not believe her dad could not get her out of this…

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  • Film Analysis Of Molly: An American Girl On The Home Front

    Due to the recent study of World War Two, I decided to watch a movie in relation to this subject about an American girl’s life that is affected by the war abroad in a small town in Illinois. “Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front,” was produced in 2006 featuring Maya Ritter as Molly McIntire, Molly Ringwald as Mrs. Helen McIntire, David Aaron Baker as Dr. James McIntire, Genevieve Farrell as Jill McIntire, Andrew Chalmers as Ricky McIntire, Tory Green as Emily Bennett, Sarah Orenstein as…

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  • Restorative Nostalgia In Film

    provoke a specific response in an audience. To expand on these assertions Lee (2007) and Marquis (2011) explain the use of familiar actors and how these induce feelings of nostalgia amongst audiences. Using popular actors like Humphrey Bogart and Molly Ringwald, this allows ‘viewers to work through their own understandings of the relationship between past and present at a particularly fraught sociocultural moment’ (Marquis 2011 p.182). Mentioning screen icon Humphrey Bogart, it is the view of…

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  • What Makes Mediocre Movies

    example of what a storyline should look like. It is very easy to follow along, but it also keeps the viewers anticipating as to whether or not Katniss will make it out alive. Visual effects need to be realistic in order for the film to be considered fantastic. I feel as if it is extremely hard for non-action packed movies to get some really awesome effects into their film. But for the movies that incorporate visual effects, it only makes the film more successful. Top Gun, has amazing visual…

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