As media changes because of new technologies more and more people are attracted to the opportunities that result. While such passion and enthusiasm are appropriate it is also appropriate to understand the reality of the situation. 145 more words
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By Peyton Combs
Annie, a classic film that has been around for many years, has been modernized and brought back to the big screen. I’m sure that every ankle biting grade school kid who saw the film at least somewhat enjoyed the over-the-top production, but I can’t deny that watching the new remake saddened my heart. 189 more words
As my primary movie-going companion and I entered the theater to watch the new Annie update, I found myself asking a question that had no yet occurred to me: “why am I seeing this?” I have no connection to the original version, and despite my appreciation for musical theater, I’m hardly a completist. 733 more words
Out with the old and in with the new, Will Gluck’s modernisation of Annie makes this obvious from the outset. A red haired, tap-dancing Annie A is replaced by Annie B (Quvenzhane Wallis), who leads the whole classroom in a rousing, interactive body percussion presentation on Roosevelt’s New Deal, a nod to the source material’s Depression setting and continued wealth inequality. 827 more words
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Dylan Mee: It’s like you embarrass yourself if you say something and you embarrass yourself if you don’t.
Benjamin Mee: You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage.