Final Shooting Script Draft

22 07 2013

Shooting Script: The Pittsburgh Power

 

Video

Audio

  1.  

MS of Chris LeFlore sitting in front of an all black background wearing game jersey: Spotlight is on him

LeFlore: What is Pittsburgh Power Football?

 2. 

10 Second B-Roll of exciting/intense Pittsburgh Power highlights

Football noises and sounds of the game

 3. 

Close Up of LeFlore

LeFlore: You can expect us to go out there and be aggressive and go out there and fight to win

 4. 

B-Roll of QB throwing the football

LeFlore: I mean passing the ball 60 or 70 times a game,

 5. 

B-Roll of Player running into wall

running into walls,

 6. 

B-Roll of Player touchdown celebrations

celebrations,

 7. 

B-Roll of Mike Washington highlight

you got Mike “The Joystick” Washington doing incredible moves out there, making three or four people miss at a time

 8. 

Wide Shot of Chris LeFlore

so it’s just an exciting game.

 9. 

B-Roll of crowd shots

It’s a very family oriented game. You know. That’s what our league is based off of, so you know having fans, your making plays for them,

 10. 

B-Roll of touchdown

(pause in talking) football noises

 11. 

B-Roll of crowd and player interaction

It’s not just yourself or your team but for your fan base because without them we wouldn’t have a job.

 12. 

Introduction Medium Shot of Jordan sitting in front of an all black background wearing Pittsburgh Power T-Shirt: Spotlight on him

Jordan: I got to sit in the first row in endzone and one of the players kept giving us high fives.

 13. 

B-Roll Jordan, brother, and parents cheering as players are in the endzone in front of them

Jordan: It’s cool because you get to talk to them all game long. I kept screaming at number five that I wanted a ball.

 14. 

Close Up of LeFlore

LeFlore: Even though I’m playing the game, it’s the fans that keep me going. Without them we wouldn’t have anyone to play for.

 15. 

B-Roll of actual play when LeFlore picks up the fumble and is running it back

Jordan: The Power was on the other side of the field when he picked up a fumble. He ran it all the way back and scored right in front of us. It was awesome!

 16. 

B-Roll of same play at point in which the touchdown is actually scored

LeFlore: So if you’re down there cheering your heart out and losing your voice, we definitely notice it.

 17. 

B-Roll of same play when touchdown celebration begins and showing LeFlore hand Jordan the ball

Jordan: He did a dance and then handed me and my little brother the ball! He even gave me a high five

 18. 

B-Roll of same play throughout the entirety of touchdown celebration

LeFlore: And our fans are close enough to be able to hand a ball out too. If they are spending their time and money out here supporting us, we might as well give them a good show.

 19. 

B-Roll of LeFlore handing Jordan the ball (different angle then #17)

(pause in talking) football noises

 20. 

Continued B-Roll of LeFlore handing Jordan the ball then celebrating

LeFlore: And everyone wants a football, I might as well give them a football to really make their night and give them something to take home.

 21. 

Close Up of Jordan

Jordan: It was awesome! I wanna go back now! I already told mom and dad to take me back. It was exciting and fun and I wanna go to all of their games!

 22. 

Close Up of LeFlore

LeFlore: the fans love it though. It’s all for the fans.

 23. 

B-Roll of Power Highlight playing in blurred focus and dim lighting.

Pittsburgh Power logo appears on top of the screen.

Black Font on Middle of the Screen: Tickets Start at only $15. Concessions start at $1.

Black Font on Bottom of Screen:

Pittsburghpowerfootball.com           888-769-2011

Voiceover of Lynn Swann: Come join our team. Tickets Start at only $15, while select concessions start at only $1. Visit pittsburghpowerfootball.com or call 888-769-2011

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Final Concept Paper & Shooting Script Draft

16 07 2013

Creative Approach

Focus:

The Pittsburgh Power wants their target audience to know who they are and like them. Ideally, this commercial will be distributed on local Pittsburgh television stations. The Power will also share this piece on their Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other sharing/social media websites.

Brand:

The AFL and the Pittsburgh Power offer a very unique fan experience to its consumers. The games provide a very fan friendly, family environment that is designed to keep fans entertained and involved throughout the entirety of the game. The Power play their home games at CONSOL Energy Center and throughout the game there are contests, games, and competitions all throughout the games to keep the fans involved and interested. There are typically giveaways such as mini footballs, hats, t-shirts, and other items to the first so many to get to the games. Another unique part of the fan experience is the autograph signing at the end of each game. At the end of each game, the Power is required by to have an autograph signing for 20 minutes. This is an exciting experience for the fans because every player on the home team is required to participate, and it is executed on the field. Fans get to meet, get an autograph, and sometimes a picture with their favorite players all on the playing surface.

Audience:

It is important to understand the audience of the Pittsburgh Power. We selected the 25-34 and 35-49 groups in our age breakdown. The next important piece to the demographics is targeting those families in the low to medium income brackets. This is an extremely low price to go watch the beloved game of football.

Content Points:

  • High Paced, Energetic, Exciting games
  • Fan friendly, family environment that is designed to keep fans entertained and involved throughout the entirety of the game
  • Cheap Prices and tickets

Shooting Script: The Pittsburgh Power

Video

Audio

 1. MS of Chris LeFlore sitting in front of an all black background wearing game jersey: Spotlight is on him LeFlore: What is Pittsburgh Power Football?
 2. 10 Second B-Roll of exciting/intense Pittsburgh Power highlights Football noises and sounds of the game
 3. Close Up of LeFlore LeFlore: You can expect us to go out there and be aggressive and go out there and fight to win
 4. B-Roll of QB throwing the football LeFlore: I mean passing the ball 60 or 70 times a game,
 5. B-Roll of Player running into wall running into walls,
 6. B-Roll of Player touchdown celebrations celebrations,
 7. B-Roll of Mike Washington highlight you got Mike “The Joystick” Washington doing incredible moves out there, making three or four people miss at a time
 8. Wide Shot of Chris LeFlore so it’s just an exciting game.
 9. B-Roll of crowd shots It’s a very family oriented game. You know. That’s what our league is based off of, so you know having fans, your making plays for them, not just yourself or your team but for your fan base because without them we wouldn’t have a job.
 10. Medium Shot of Jordan sitting in front of an all black background wearing Pittsburgh Power T-Shirt: Spotlight is on him Jordan: I got to sit in the first row in endzone and one of the players kept giving us high fives. It’s cool because you get to talk to them all game long. I kept screaming at number five that I wanted a ball.
 11. Close Up of LeFlore LeFlore: Even though I’m playing the game, it’s the fans that keep me going. Without them we wouldn’t have anyone to play for.
 12. B-Roll of actual play when LeFlore picks up the fumble and is running it back Jordan: The Power was on the other side of the field when he picked up a fumble. He ran it all the way back and scored right in front of us. It was awesome!
 13. B-Roll of same play at point in which the touchdown is actually scored LeFlore: So if you’re down there cheering your heart out and losing your voice, we definitely notice it.
 14. B-Roll of same play when touchdown celebration begins and showing LeFlore hand them the ball Jordan: He did a dance and then handed me and my little brother the ball! He even gave me a high five
 15. B-Roll of same play throughout the entirety of touchdown celebration LeFlore: And our fans are close enough to be able to hand a ball out too. If they are spending their time and money out here supporting us, we might as well give them a good show. And everyone wants a football, I might as well give them a football to really make their night and give them something to take home.
 16. Close Up of Jordan Jordan: It was awesome! I wanna go back now! I already told mom and dad to take me back. It was exciting and fun and I wanna go to all of their games!
 17. Close Up of LeFlore LeFlore: he fans love it though. It’s all for the fans.
 18. B-Roll of Power Highlight playing in blurred focus and dim lighting.

Pittsburgh Power logo appears on top of the screen.

Black Font on Middle of the Screen: Ticket’s Start at only $15

Black Font on Bottom of Screen:

Pittsburghpowerfootball.com           888-769-2011

Voiceover of Lynn Swann: Come join our team. Ticket’s Start at only $15. Visit pittsburghpowerfootball.com or call 888-769-2011 for more information




The Reverse-Engineered Spot

8 07 2013

 

Video

Audio

 1. 

Black screen with yellow font:

 

CPT Y and CPT Z on Importance of help and family in the Army.

United States Army Theme Song will be playing

 2. 

Wide Shot of CPT Y and CPT Z

CPT Y: The competitive nature of just the Army in general, every soldier wants to make his mark to either lead the team, be a part of the team.

 

CPT Z: There’s a stereotype that if you’re in the Army, that you’ve got to be a man, you’ve got to take care of your family. And you don’t — you don’t ask for help.

 3. 

Black Screen with yellow font:

 

But The Truth Is…

United States Army Theme Song will be playing

 4. 

Medium shot of CPT Y

CPT Y: It’s amazing. If something as simple as a run — if a soldier should fall behind, that’s — that’s going to play on that soldier’s psyche a lot. The same as if a soldier had — needs help, it’s going to play on his psyche a lot of how his peers will look at him.

 5. 

Black Screen with yellow font:

 

What Leaders Can Do

United States Army Theme Song will be playing

 6.  

Close Up Shot of CPT Z

CPT Z: I think that’s part of the Army mentality; that you don’t want to ask for help. And I think, as Commanders, I think it’s important that we recognize those soldiers that need help and try to break that barrier and let them know it’s okay to come forward and — and ask for the help that the Army can provide them.

 

 7. 

Medium shot of CPT Z and CPT Y

CPT Z:  Once — once they ask for help or you — you — you get them to admit that they need help, it’s — it’s usually — it — it gets easier from there.

 

CPT Y: It’s also a domino effect. Once one soldier receives help, he’s willing to help another soldier.

 

 

 8. 

Medium shot of just CPT Z

CPT Z: And that saying, leave no man behind, it doesn’t just refer to when you’re on the battlefield. It refers to just as much when you’re back here at home station and your soldier needs help. You — you just don’t leave him out there on his own. You — you bring him in and you take care of him.

 

 9. 

Black screen with yellow font:

 

The best source of support is your family

United States Army Theme Song will be playing

 10. 

Close Up shot of CPT Y

CPT Y: I — I wouldn’t know what I’d be able to do without the love and support of — of my family, especially my kids.

 

 

 11.

Black screen with yellow font:

 

But what happens when there’s a problem with your family?

United States Army Theme Song will be playing

 12.

Medium shot of CPT Y

CPT Y: A soldier is no good without his family. And even when it come down to single soldiers, if it’s a grandparent or whatever their support system is, you do all that you can to support it.

 

 13.

Black screen with yellow font:

 

Don’t be afraid to ask for help for your family

United States Army Theme Song will be playing

 14. 

Wide Shot of CPT Z and CPT Y

CPT Z: I’ve never seen a unit come together more than when a soldier or a soldier’s family needs help, and it – And we will drop training at the drop of a hat to — to help soldiers out and — and their families. And that — that is just absolutely crucial.

 

CPT Y: to be able to help that family, it just — it’s — it’s — I — I don’t see how — how you couldn’t do it, how you couldn’t exhaust every possibility to give that family a chance. Just a chance; that’s all they want is a chance.

 

 15. 

Black screen with yellow font:

 

We develop our own, unique family

United States Army Theme Song will be playing

 16. 

Medium Shot of CPT Y and CPT Z

CPT Y: The — the essence of family is — is not just, you know, mother, child, you know, husband, wife and — and their children, et cetera. You have so different — many different conglomerates of what we call family.

 

CPT Z: how do we do it? Well, we have the support of our family at home, but our unit is a family. And when one of them is in trouble, we all come to their aid. And that’s how — that’s how we make sure everybody is taken care of.

 

CPT Y: There’s — there’s no science to it; it’s just a culture that once you put this uniform on, that you’re part of a family. And it’s a grand scheme of taking care of each other, leaving no man behind and that your part is — your small part of the Army is taking care of your family.

 

 17. 

Black screen with yellow font on top half of screen:

 

Do your part to create our family.

 

Bottom Half of screen:

 

Army Logo

 

United States Army Theme Song will be playing

The United States Army Theme Song that we will be using can be found at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyHx-dPz2RA





Allstate: Pink SUV

29 06 2013

The second commercial I chose was one from the Allstate Mayhem Campaign. This specific commercial is titled “Pink SUV” and can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlfinjxFEYI (sorry guys – it wouldn’t let me insert the link)

 

Video

Audio

 1. 

A wide shot of a large, pink SUV driving through a mall parking lot.

Car and road noises in the background. The “ding” of a text message rings.

2.  

Close Up of Mayhem with both hands (but in one hand he is holding an open flip-phone) on the Wheel of the SUV.

Mayhem: I’m a teenage girl. May BFF….

3.  

Mayhem looks away from the road to the text message he received.

**Ding of another text message.

4.  

Mayhem looks straight ahead after reading the text.

Mayem: Becky texts and says she’s kissed Johnny. Whell that’s a problem, cause I like Johnny.

5.  

Medium shot from the outside of the passenger side window of the car. Mayhem takes right hand off of wheel and throws cell phone into the back seat.

Sound of cell phone hitting the back seat.

 

Mayhem: Now

6.  

Wide Shot of the Pink SUV as it continues to drive through the parking lot. The SUV begins to swerve.  *Font on Screen: Demonstration only. Do not attempt.*

Mayhem: I’m emotionally compromised

7.  

Close Up of Mayhem as he makes a hard left turn with the steering wheel. *Font on Screen: Demonstration only. Do not attempt.*

Mayhem: and whoopsies

 8. 

Medium shot of the Pink SUV taking the hard turn. *Font on Screen: Demonstration only. Do not attempt.*

Car crash noises

9.  

Medium shot of the Pink SUV crashing into the corner of a parked dark silver car. *Font on Screen: Demonstration only. Do not attempt.*

Car crash noises

10.

Medium shot of the front of both vehicles as they collided. *Font on Screen: Demonstration only. Do not attempt.*

Car crash noises

11.

Medium shot from the back of both vehicles as they collided. The damage of the silver car can be seen. *Font on Screen: Demonstration only. Do not attempt.*

Car crash noises

12.

The Pink SUV drives away.  *Font on Screen: Coverage and savings based on policy features selected.*

Mayhem: I’m all

13.

Medium shot. Mayhem is on the left of the screen and can be seen through the Pink SUV still driving. The damaged silver car can be seen in the back ground as the car is driving away, the car gets further away as Mayhem is driving away. *Font on Screen: Coverage and savings based on policy features selected.*

Mayhem: OMG. Becky’s not even hot

14.

Medium shot of a woman carrying bags and running to her car. After she sees the damage that has been done, she turns her head to see the pink SUV drive away. She is upset. *Font on Screen: Coverages subject to availability, terms and conditions. Allstate Property and Casuality Insurance Co. & Allstate Fire and Casuality Insurance Co. & their affiliates: Northbrook, IL Copyright Allstate Insurace Co.*

Mayhem: and if you’ve got cut rate insurance you could be paying for this yourself.

15.

Same shot as seen in #13. (Medium shot. Mayhem is on the left of the screen and can be seen through the Pink SUV still driving. The damaged silver car can be seen in the back ground as the car is driving away, the car gets further away as Mayhem is driving away.)  – after Mayhem is done speaking for this shot, he winks. *Font on Screen: Potential savings refer to out-of-pocket expenses avoided by selecting insurance that covers the damages shown. *

Mayhem: So get Allstate.

 

Music starts to play.

 

Mayhem: You could save money and be better protected from mayhem like me.

16.

Wide shot of the SUV as it makes a sharp turn. *Font on Screen: Potential savings refer to out-of-pocket expenses avoided by selecting insurance that covers the damages shown. *

The tires screech as the turn is made.

17.

Blue Screen appears with the Allstate Logo already at the top.

 

Words “Auto Home Life Retirement” appear under the logo.

 

Simultaneously: Allstate logo font appears between logo and words, lines appear between “Auto Home Life Retirement” and Local Agent 888-ALLSTATE appears to make a row at the very bottom of the screen.

Voiceover: Mayhem is everywhere so get an Allstate agent. Are you in good hands?





Old Spice: The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

29 06 2013

For the first commercial, I chose an ad from the Old Spice Campaign featuring Isaiah Mustafa as the “Old Spice Man.” This commercial is titled “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” 

 

Video

Audio

 1. 

Wide shot of Old Spice Man in a bathroom. A shower is behind him and a sink to the left side of the shot. The man is wearing just a towel around his waist.

The shower can be heard running in the background. The Old Spice Man speaks: Hello Ladies.

2.  

Camera begins and continues to zoom to a medium shot until the man’s hands disappear from the frame.

Old Spice Man: Look at your man, now back to me. Now back at your man. Now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me. But if he stopped using Lady’s Scented Body Wash and Switched to

3.  

Camera continues to zoom, when the shot is a close up, the Old Spice Man holds up a bottle of Old Spice Body Wash into the frame.

Old Spice he could smell like he’s me.

4.  

The bathroom rises up from behind the Old Spice Man and disappears.

Look down.

5.  

The camera quickly zooms back out to a medium shot. The Old Spice man is now on the deck of a boat. The ocean, flags on the boat, and sky can be seen behind him.

Back Up.

6.  

A blue shirt falls from the sky and lands around his neck, the sleeves tied so the shirt is draped over his shoulders.

Where are you?

7.  

The Old Spice Man tears the towel he was wearing in the bathroom away. He is now wearing white pants.

You’re on a boat

8.  

The Old Spice Man walks to the right of the screen. The camera follows and zooms in.

With the man your man could smell like.

9.  

Close up of the Old Spice Man with his hands out of the shot.

What’s in your hand? Back at me, I have it

10.

Old Spice Man lifts his hand into the shot. He is holding an oyster shell.

It’s an oyster.

11.

Oyster shell opens and has two tickets inside

With two tickets to that thing you love.

12.

The oyster falls out of the shot.

Look again.

13.

Replacing the oyster is a stream of never ending diamonds falling from the Old Spice Man’s hand.

The tickets are now diamonds.

14.

The Camera zooms out and the diamonds continue to fall from the Old Spice Man’s hand.

Anything is possible

15.

A bottle of Old Spice body wash comes up from the diamonds in the Old Spice man’s hand.

When your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady.

16.

The camera zooms out into a Wide shot. The Old Spice Man is now sitting on a horse on the beach. The ocean and sky are still the background.

I’m on a horse

17.

The words “Smell like a man, man” appears in the sky next to the man. Underneath the phrase is also the Old Spice logo.

The “Old Spice Whistle” is played and the horse neighs.  





Partial Concept Paper

24 06 2013

Pittsburgh Power

Brand

The AFL and the Pittsburgh Power offer a very unique fan experience to its consumers. The games provide a very fan friendly, family environment that is designed to keep fans entertained and involved throughout the entirety of the game. The Power play their home games at CONSOL Energy Center and throughout the game there are contests, games, and competitions all throughout the games to keep the fans involved and interested. There are typically giveaways such as mini footballs, hats, t-shirts, and other items to the first so many to get to the games. Another unique part of the fan experience is the autograph signing at the end of each game. At the end of each game, the Power is required by to have an autograph signing for 20 minutes. This is an exciting experience for the fans because every player on the home team is required to participate, and it is executed on the field. Fans get to meet, get an autograph, and sometimes a picture with their favorite players all on the playing surface.

Audience

It is important to understand the audience of the Pittsburgh Power. We selected the 25-34 and 35-49 groups in our age breakdown. The next important piece to the demographics is targeting those families in the low to medium income brackets. “The average ticket price across the league is $22.” This is an extremely low price to go watch the beloved game of football.

Content Points

  •  High Paced, Energitc, Exciting games
  • Fan friendly, family environment that is designed to keep fans entertained and involved throughout the entirety of the game

 

United Way

Brand

The United Way is a non-profit organization that has local offices worldwide that work together to develop charitable organization, fundraising, and support for their communities. “United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.” 

Audience

The audience of the United Way is different than most target audiences. This audience has less to do with age and gender and more to do with psychographics. We are targeting people who are motivated to receive something other than a product or item, we want people who feel that it’s important to give to those without. They see a problem in their community, believe that they can make a difference, and feel good about doing just that by donating to United Way. Audiences will include both individuals who dedicate time and donor who give money. 

Content Points

  • Tradition and reputation
  • Focused on building a good life for others through education, income, and health.
  • Ability to give back to the community and help others in need




Answering the Same Questions for Three Different Movies

4 06 2013

In every movie there are certain questions that can be asked. These questions include: What is at stake? Who is the central character? How is the character transformed? What good reason does the character have not to act? When answering these questions you can determine a lot about a movie. Throughout this blog post these questions will be uncovered for Titanic, Rocky, and It’s a Wonderful Life. 

Titanic

Titanic can be described as an epic love story. This fictional love story tells of two class-crossed lovers who met aboard the Titanic. The Titanic was considered the ship of dreams as it departed for America on April 10th, 1912. Not only was the Titanic known as the ship of dreams, but it was also known as “Unsinkable,” because the builders and engineers truly believed that they had created a masterpiece that would never be able to sink. The voyage didn’t go as planned and the film begins a treasure hunter Brock Lovett finds a drawing of a young woman wearing the “Heart of the Ocean” diamond that treasure hunters have been searching for in the mist of the wreckage. Rose comes forward and confesses to being the girl and proceeds to recount the story of Titanic’s fateful voyage.

As Rose tells her story she introduces herself and Jack. “Jack Dawson is the American, free-spirit archetype from the wrong side of the tracks; Rose DeWitt Bukater a beautiful Philadelphia socialite who has no control over the course of her life.” Jack and Rose meet as Rose began an attempted suicide of jumping off the ship. Jack convinces Rose to come down and then creates a relationship between them. This then develops that is at stake in the movie. Rose is engaged to Cal, a rich snob. Rose must decide if it is worth it to leave her rich and lavish life with her family behind for a life of simplicity and true love she developed in the short time on the Titanic.

While Rose and Jack both seem to be main characters, Rose remains the sole central character. Like mentioned above, Rose is considered to be a rich girl who is used to the life of luxury. However, with the luxury, Rose never has the right to make her own decision and is controlled by her ruling mother and bossy fiancé.

Throughout the movie, Rose is transformed from an image of posh to a life of simplicity. This is because of the love she found in Jack. This transformation takes time but begins when Jack pulls Rose back onto the ship after her attempted suicide. A bond is created then transforms into a love everlasting. This love story takes a quick turn when the Titanic hits an iceberg. “The final act of the film concentrates on the sinking of the ship and Rose and Jack’s quest for survival. After some of the greatest special effects ever put on film,  sinks and Rose is left atop a piece of wood while Jack floats nearby slowly freezing to death. While they wait for rescue, Jack makes Rose promise that she ‘won’t give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless.’ After being rescued and reaching America, Rose takes the name of Dawson and lives the life that she promised the deceased Jack she would.”

Although Rose fell in love with Jack, she had many reasons not to act as though she did. Rose was from a rich family as was engaged to a healthy man; she could have lived the high life when she made it to America if she had chosen to stay away from Jack. As the ship was sinking, has Rose not acted on her love of Jack, she would have had first priority in a lifeboat instead of floating atop debris in the water. 

Rocky

Rocky is a legendary film throughout the movie world. The movie is named after its central character Rocky Balboa. Rocky is a struggling boxer who seems to be getting nowhere in life with his boxing career. His days seem to be no different. “Daylight brings him to his real job-working as a collector for a hood called Gazzo. Rocky, though can’t bring himself to break the bones of terrified dock workers, making Gazzo very displeased. Heading over to the gym to work out, Balboa finds that his things have been dumped out of his locker to make room for those of a new fighter.” Rocky is stuck in a hard spot, being called a bum by Gazzo and getting kicked out of the gym even though it what he strives to do.

Rocky’s life begins its transformation when Apollo Creed, the Heavyweight Champion of the World asks Rocky to fight. Creed had a fight scheduled in Philadelphia but his opponent would not be able to make it. Creed decides to pick Rocky. Creed figures this will be an easy win. On the other hand, Rocky sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime to get the recognition and self-respect that he deserves, this is what is at stake in the movie.

Rocky has so many reasons not to act. The main reason was for that of his own health and respect. No one expected Rocky to be able to compete with Creed. Many feared that he would be hurt, creating a reason not for him to fight. Rocky was also in the eye of the public, what if he lost? Rocky would be in the eye of the public and would not live the defeat down.

It is finally time for the fight. “The ensuing battle is epic, breaking Rocky’s nose, swelling his eye and lasting a full 15 rounds. It’s ultimately hailed as ‘the greatest exhibition of guts and stamina in the history of the ring,’ and while Adrian is not physically inside the ropes, she takes every punch with him. Thus, in the end, when Rocky has gone the distance, winning by his own standards, his love for her is all that matters.” 

It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life is a Christmas classic. When the film starts, it is Christmas Eve and George Bailey is contemplating suicide. George is have a rough time. George is $8000 off in the books of the bank and realizes that he will likely go to prison. George doesn’t think it would be worth it. This is what is at stake in the film, life or prison. He thinks that it would be better for himself and his family to take his life rather then head to prison. George has a reason not to act, and that is spending life in jail.

Before George has the chance to take his life, an angel, Clarence is given the chance to finally earn his wings if he helps George out. George has a quite the storied life. He has been known to perform so many selfless acts. He saved his younger brother from drowning and decided to forgo college and a Europe trip to keep the family business from going out of business. Along the way George married Mary, his childhood sweetheart.

When George is contemplating ending his life, Clarence comes to show George what life in his town would be without him as if he had never been born. This is when George’s transformation takes place. The town without George is a miserable place. George realizes how many lives he has truly touched and helped through his existence. George realizes that even though he is having a rough time in life, he truly has a wonderful life. Although he is going through a tough place, it would be much better to keep going and help the lives of others then taking his own life and leaving his friends and family on their own. George returns to his friends and family and realizes how rich he really is. Not with money, but by touching the lives of others. George is also able to help Clarence finally earn his angel wings.