Four Movies Film Review by Master Researcher

Four Movies
This paper examines four movies; Steve Martin's "Shopgirl," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" and "American History X."
# 87905 | 1,350 words | 4 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Film (General)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


This paper includes two essays. One describes the cinematic techniques, story, scene, angle and memorable scenes from Steve Martin's "Novella," Shopgirl's screen adaptation. The second essay traces the three movies, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" and "American History X." The paper discusses how an outsider from another planet would feel about human nature and also explores how we treat others after watching these movies.

From the Paper:

The movie is a cinematic adaptation of Steve Martin's novella, which also is named with the same title. As what could be described as melee of miscommunication, the main character, Mirabelle (played by Claire Danes) finds herself being pursued by two potential suitors, a wealthy older man (played by Steve Martin) and a more age appropriate, Jeremy (played by Jason Schwartzman). In essence, this work is an adult romance with witty comedic sequences based on realities and other weaknesses of human interaction. Through narrative sequences of cinematic techniques, selected scene angles and camera techniques, this cinematic adaptation creates memorable scenes and develops believable characters that stay with the viewer long after the movie has ended."

Cite this Film Review:

APA Format

Four Movies (2005, December 01) Retrieved December 08, 2022, from

MLA Format

"Four Movies" 01 December 2005. Web. 08 December. 2022. <>