English 225 Introduction to film
May 30, 2011
MY CRITIQUE OF THE MOVIE "SCENT OF A WOMAN"
Even though some people may not care for the language used in this film, I believe the movie Scent of a Woman (1992) is an A+ drama story about two people Charlie Simms (Chris O’Donnell) and Lt. Colonel Frank Slade (Al Pacino) both of which are great actors and we all know(Al Pacino) as a movie star, this movie was put together and made well it is in chronological order with continuity editing and is in Dolby digital surround sound, it was made using spherical cinematography, high key lighting and featured close up scenes of both actors; the movie is based in New Hampshire and later the story has an unexpected visit to New York City. The movie “Scent of a woman” is about a Boston prep school senior who decides to take a babysitting job on his Thanksgiving holiday in order to earn money to buy a ticket home to Oregon for his Christmas break he has no idea what he has taken on until he meets Lt. Colonel Frank Slade the person for whom he has to “babysit”. Lt. Colonel Frank Slade is a bitter, lonely, blind veteran who is hard to get along with and has his own plans for the Thanksgiving holiday and takes his babysitter along for the ride. “Scent of a woman” is an R rated movie (under 17 requires accompanying parent or guardian). It includes sexual references and adult language. This movie was directed and produced by Martin Brest; screenplay by Bo Goldman; the director of photography was Donald E.Thorin; it was edited by William Steinkamp, Michael Tronick and Harvey Rosenstock; music by Thomas Newman; production designer, Angelo Graham; and was released by Universal Pictures. The main actors in this film are (Al Pacino) as Lieut. Colonel Frank Slade and (Chris O’Donnell) as Charlie Simms (Maslin J. 1992). Scent of a woman was made in chronological order in which the beginning, middle and end of...