“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth “Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying […]

Conflict, both internal and external in Macbeth helps the audience understand the struggles Macbeth suffered throughout the story.  “I am in bloodStepp’d in so far, that, should I wade no more,Returning were as tedious as go o’er.”–Macbeth, Act III, scene iv  This quote is stated immediately after Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo who shames […]

In the film Gattaca, Andrew Niccol creates the idea that you are an invalid and are disadvantaged if you are naturally born, also know as “faith birth”. Gattaca is futuristic film built of warning the unaware of the dangers of genetic selection. The name Gattaca is composed entirely of letters used to label the nucleotide bases […]

Idea of the film: If you are naturally conceived then you are an invalid and disadvantaged.  Gattaca is composed entirely of the letters used to label the nucleotide bases of DNA. The four nitrogen bases of DNA are adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine. These are known as “GATA or CA” – hence GATTACA. Gattaca is a futuristic […]

Car Shot = Long Shot       2. Vincent = Mid Shot       3. Jerome = Mid Shot       4. Vincent = Mid Shot       5. Jerome = Mid Shot       6. Vincent = Mid Shot       7. Jerome = Closeup       […]

INTRODUCTION Every year thousands of greyhounds die, and its our fault.  Greyhounds are dogs born and bred to race against each other, their life expectancy is 10-12 years but because of racing incidents such as heart attacks, heatstroke, electrocution, fractured skulls, broken necks, and more than 3,000 broken legs every year, most racing greyhounds only survive […]

Characters: Macbeth Messenger Seyton Summary: Macbeth boasts that his castle can withstand a siege indefinitely but its disturbed by the cry of women. Hearing that Lady Macbeth is dead, he reflects on the pointlessness of life. A messenger brings news that Birnam wood appears to be moving and  Macbeth begins to wonder whether the Witches […]

Characters: Doctor Macbeth Malcolm Menteth Siward Soldiers Summary: As Macbeth struggles into his armour , the doctor leaves, wishing he were well away from Dunsinane. The two armies opposing  Macbeth have joined forces. Malcolm orders that every man must cut down a bough from Birnam wood so that they can conceal the army’s true size, […]

Characters: Doctor GentleWoman Lady Macbeth Summary: This scene is focused on the effects of Duncan’s murder on Lady Macbeth. Previously Lady Macbeth had supported her husband, driven by ambition and excitement. Now apparently guilt-stricken Lady Macbeth is exhibiting strange behaviour that the doctor and of Lady Macbeth’s gentlewoman have been tasked to keep an eye […]

Characters: Malcolm Macduff Rosse Summary: Malcolm fears that Macduff is going to betray him and favour Macbeth for personal reward. Macduff is offended that Malcolm feels this way.  To test Macduff’s loyalty, Malcolm pretends to be even more sinful than Macbeth.  Malcolm pretends to be lacking in all the virtues that a king should possess. […]