CHARACTERSAnother essential element in film narrative
Stories can’t exist if either plot or characters are missing. But at their best, characters don’t have merely a technical function as if they were just pieces on a chessboard. After all, we go to movies in large part to witness stories about characters whom we can imagine as real people, with complex personalities and lives.
Round characters - Charlotte and Bob are round characters in Lost in Translation (2003). We recognize them as “real” people by their natural appearance, contemporary clothing and overall look, fashionable lifestyle, and, most of all, the free will with which they make their own choices in life. Here, at a contentious dinner in a Japanese restaurant that is as foreign as their relationship, their friendship begins to unravel over the issue of their age differences.
Flat characters - By contrast, Frodo in LOTR: The Return of the King is a flat character who is nonetheless the ideal hobbit in looks and manner. This image is from the penultimate scene, in which Frodo says good-bye to his fellow hobbits. Sweet, dedicated, and adventurous as he is, Frodo is a one-dimensional character whose actions are controlled by the overall mythical tale in which he is caught.
Protagonist - The central figure of a story and is often referred to as the hero, a protagonist is not necessarily a hero. In the movies, today’s hero can be a virtuous person Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in Alien. There are also heroes who show a darker, more hostile nature, such as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver.
Antagonist - A character opposing the protagonist, and thus, in all likelihood, the one who provokes the protagonist’s actions or reactions. The scenario can be as simple as the hero (protagonist) versus the villain (antagonist). But because we know that life is more complicated than that, we should be prepared to see the antagonist as not just one character, but also as a group of characters such as the CIA versus Jason Bourne in The Bourne Supremacy.
Character motivation - Revenge is one of the clearest and most powerful forces motivating a character. In Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Thirteen, revenge is all that Danny Ocean wants and needs. Danny wants to avenge the wrong done when Willy Bank double-crosses Danny’s pal Reuben Tishkoff. Here, Danny leads a discussion of why and how he and his crew are going to do this. By the end of the movie, Danny and his gang have stolen a vast sum of Bank’s casino’s money as well as his diamond collection, and destroyed much of his new hotel. Indeed, Danny’s revenge is sweet.
He’s an actor, producer, singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, and a drummer (visible in Age Of Ultron). Besides that, he also studied disciplines including world religion, criminology, Arnis, which is a form of a Filipino martial arts, and Muay Thai martial arts. Muay Thai especially requires a lot of discipline, and a great balance, therefore you need to be in a very good shape to be able to learn and perform Muay Thai. It’s one of the most spectacular form of martial arts coz it not only requires physical strength but also mental strength as well.
It took him 10 years to get to a point where he is now, an A-list celebrity. A true inspiration as for me he is, coz the whole archery he does in The Avengers, he went through extensive training for it. That’s not only discipline at its best, that’s self determination that brings along the kind of success he has. He earned all the merits from all the hard work he did. Jeremy Lee Renner aka Friggin Hawkeye!