Harrison Bergeron Essay

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It's a split! Harrison Bergeron is a mildly bad movie but if you take to mind that this is a low budget TV film - it wasn't so bad. The movie was a mildly successful portray based on the short story by Kurt Vonnegut. Directed by Bruce Pitman and written by Arthur Krim.Bruce Pittman presents a story, based on a short story by Kurt Vonnegut, in a simple, but powerful way. The idea of men becoming truly equal is one with its pros and cons, and with Harrison Bergeron, Bruce Pittman examines both the ...view middle of the document...

Harrison Bergeron (played by Sean Astin) is a young boy born with an exceptional mind, one which no handicap could control. On a visit to the doctor Harrison is recruited by an elite group of intelligent men who secretly control the media, politics and help keep everything the way it is. Once Harrison finds out what pleasures this organization is denying man kind, Harrison takes it to heart to create a third world revolution.The acting in this movie was more or less good ...but not great. For the most part the actors did a very good job in playing their roles but there were scenes where I found it hard to believe the importance of the subject matter. For the special effects I found them to be almost horrible; the cars and houses almost all looked like toys and the futuristic jump suits worn by the elite group of leaders all looked ridiculously played out.In conclusion the movie Harrison Bergeron was a mild success with an excellent screenplay, moderately good acting but had almost horrible special effects. Therefore does the idea of a truly egalitarian society sound good--that's for you to decide.

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