Contributions of the dual transmission
- Construction of students with mentors
- Transmission in Gran Torino (chosen sequence)
Redemption is an important factor to grip the viewer to moral values upheld by the film. And redemption of the character is linked to the satisfaction of the viewer. Because we believe the films according to our religious beliefs related to our culture thus, we can see that the end of movie Honkytonk Man and Gran Torino appear to be satisfactory for the viewer for two reasons: the first is the character, although he died at peace with himself at the moment of death as it has more weight on his conscience.
Indeed, the Red confesses to Marlene was thinking this is Mary. Thao Walt confesses to the murder of a young Korean and protecting the Hmong family. The second is that the transmission: in both films, she has been accomplished since Thao became a man and Whit too. Indeed, in Eastwood movies, as we have seen, a boy becomes a man he can do things alone, it has a car and he has a girlfriend (Whit and Marlene Thao and Yum Yum).
[...] So we have seen that only Gran Torino shows the total transformation of the main character. Yet it must be admitted that the death of the characters should contribute to the transmission failure and disappointment of the viewer. So we can ask the following question : p hy is it the only film in the corpus in which the " anti-hero "is not death that the expectations of the viewer is not satisfactory ? Expectations of a viewer with a film are of different orders : first the audience must share the moral values those present in the film. [...]
[...] The second is that the transmission : in both films, she has been accomplished since Thao became a man and Whit too. Indeed, in Eastwood movies, as we have seen, a boy becomes a man he can do things alone, it has a car and he has a girlfriend (Whit and Marlene Thao and Yum Yum). In addition, students have kept the values ??transmitted by their " mentors Thao kept the car Walt, symbol of America to the true values dear to Walt. [...]
[...] In the sequence where his uncle arrives at the ranch of his family, the young man sits in the car himself, he already knows how to drive, he composed even a few notes on the guitar. It seems already almost adult. The viewer already guess it will be more adult than Red. He will take the initiative to release his uncle from prison, he is already a very good lyricist, when he sings with his uncle in the car to finish the song Honkytonk Man. This song he wrote part of the lyrics is transmission to his uncle. [...]
[...] And it makes it through the same pain. To address this kind of fatum present in some of his films, Eastwood uses the retrospective Dream present in the purgatory of Yeats (including Frankie Maggie read a poem The Lake Inisfree) that determines its failure to his daughter that he never overcome. " You come to Mass every day for 23 years. When a person is proof of such attendance is that it was at fault she can not forgive. "Indeed, the R retrospective Eve explains the failure of the character : we do unable to overcome her trauma so it reproduces the same mistakes. [...]
[...] Thao hit the road and will begin a new life. He is stronger, is an adult with Walt and gard e values by it since garde Gran Torino in the state where he has inherited - old school values symbol Walt. In Honkytonk Man, despite the death of a partial failure and Red (Red has not had success in his lifetime), the film ends on a positive note : Whit and Marlene will start a new life in California together. [...]