The Ideology of Brazil
The movie that i wanted to watch for this project caused me great trouble. Not because I couldn’t find a copy of it, but because I couldn’t find the ideas that I wanted in a film. Searching through IMDB.com I found this movie that I had not seen. It had this cover and this name that turned me off. Just something about did NOT seem like the type of movie I wanted my final paper to be on. After much pushing and pulling from my girlfriend I got the movie and watched it.
The film follows Sam Lowry and his quest to find the girl of his dreams. But working in the corporate world Sam is not using the full ranges of his mind, at least while he is awake. In Sam’s dreams we see such wonderful things like him flying and kissing a girl. We see him battle the corporate monsters and free the people who have been captured by the Government. After same takes a promotion he is in charge of finding and questioning this female named Jill. All is nice and lovely with Jill until Sam founds out that they want to torture her and put her in jail. So he runs and disobeys everything he knows, but not everything he feels. He becomes a new man and in the end Sam gets onto a commuter and makes Jill “dead” so that they can runaway together and be happy.
The police find Sam and Jill and take Sam away. Sam is tortured by the government and freed by a terrorist group just so he can run away and be happy with Jill somewhere far away from the city. As a viewer however we see that Sam has actually gone crazy and is being tortured while dreaming of these wonderful things, and Jill is dead.
This Film really gets its philosophy across. Within the first scene of the film, we learn the time, but the place is not relevant it says “somewhere”. And as people of a society we get this. We have no say in what goes on in our government. And Sam, being a part of the Ministry of Information, knows this more than anybody. Sam gets wind of a situation where the wrong man was...
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