The Duellists had limited commercial impact internationally. The film has been acclaimed for providing a historically authentic portrayal of Napoleonic uniforms and military conduct. Alien film Scott had originally planned next to adapt a version of Tristan and Iseultbut after seeing Star Warshe became convinced of the potential of large scale, effects-driven films. Scott made the decision to switch Ellen Ripley from the standard male action hero to a heroine.
Escapism was seen as a prerogative gratification for women who needed to relieve themselves of their household and familial responsibilities. Similarly, Louise works at a low-end restaurant as an unfulfilled waitress. This initial categorisation soon wavers when Thelma falls victim to an attempted rape and Louise consequently shoots the attacker dead.
Climactically, Thelma and Louise decide to drive the car off the edge of the Grand Canyon, rather than hand themselves over to the male-led justice system. Despite their inevitable demise that ensues, the plummet of the car is unseen, with a freeze frame instead cementing the image of the car majestically soaring off the cliff edge.
This frozen image holds a wealth of connotations such as escape and liberation, breaking free from the world, and more specifically the matriarchal society, that hindered them.
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The fantasy romance element being presented by the kiss between the pair, celebrating female friendship. A montage of happy moments from the film then plays under the credits, anchoring the intended happy ending.
Both joyous escapism and depressing moments complement each other, as in Thelma and Louise.
When Uncle Ed visits and presents Laurel with a necklace the mood is overbearingly joyous, but this happy tone is subverted drastically into disarray when Dallas arrives home and demands the baby be taken away from Stella.
Climactically Stella gives up Darleen so that she can marry into the higher class and achieve what Stella can only dream of.
Directed by King Vidor. Thelma and Louise Directed by Ridley Scott.Thelma & Louise is a American road film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Callie Khouri.
It stars Geena Davis as Thelma and Susan Sarandon as Louise, two friends who embark on a road trip with unforeseen consequences. «Thelma & Louise» is a drama. Waitress Louise Sawyer (Susan Sarandon) and naive housewife Thelma Dickinson (Geena Davis) take off for a simple weekend free of men and become outlaws blazing a cathartic trail across America.
Jan 01, · “Thelma & Louise” was directed by Ridley Scott, from Britain, whose previous credits (“Blade Runner,” “Black Rain,” “Legend”) show complete technical mastery but are sometimes not very interested in psychological questions/5.
Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon play Thelma and Louise, two working-class friends who together have planned a weekend getaway from the men in their lives.
Thelma's husband, Darryl (Chris McDonald), is an overbearing oaf, and Louise's boyfriend, Jimmy (Michael Madsen), simply will not commit.5/5(2). A female-directed THELMA & LOUISE would no doubt have made for a groundbreaking and distinctive experience, but Scott’s take on the matter nonetheless makes for a .
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