How Stand by Me Became a Timeless Coming-of-Age Movie | Column | Consequence of Sound
"Stand By Me" is the movie we chose to watch. The movie is about four childhood friends; Chris, Gordie, Vern and Teddy; who embark on a two. Functions of Friendship Stand by Me explores the groups' transition from “care- free” Chris' side: Gordie: Maybe you could go into the College-courses with me. lives and relationships of the four main characters in this movie, Gordy, Chris, Teddy, and Vern. Which gives advice on different ways to connect emotional. Throughout the movie, Teddy bashes Vern with very vulgar statements and An example of this occurs during Stand by Me at the campfire.
Who can really help them?
And Ace Merrill Keifer Sutherland and his gang, the Cobras, seem to have the run of the town as long as their misdeeds are done semi-covertly. Ace Merrill, well, he takes a job at the local mill and rots away on a bar stool.Stand By Me - Welcome To My Life (Chris)
For someone, like me, who grew up in a small town, these stories are commonplace. Try not to lose it.
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We had Gordie do it because it was his evolution. In turn, we learn Gordie will do the same for Chris, which makes that sad ending a bit more bearable. It speaks in broader terms than that about what it is to start growing up. Most people I know see themselves in one or more of the characters and can cast people from their own childhood to fill the remaining roles.
A small town in western Pennsylvania. Coal comes in those long, rusted freights. They pull in full and leave empty, always empty. Almost nothing ever leaves my hometown. Students have the same teachers that their parents did two decades earlier.
The movie is rated "R" --for "strong language. Since we are not looking at the youth of today, but the young people we once were and still long to beit is easier to accept the cigarette smoking, the four letter words, and all the other things young people often say and do when there are no authority figures around. And the music is not the music of today's youth, but of our own. Chris is the leader of the four boys and exhibits all the compassion, sensitivity, wisdom and understanding that most boy lovers aspire to.
He is also the kind of boy that many lonely and insecure boy lovers would benefit from knowing. One of those people everyone benefits from knowing, whether they realize it at the time or not.
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Gordie Lachance Wil Wheaton is the boy that Chris "stands by. To make matters worse, Gordie has a recently deceased older brother -- a former high school star athlete -- that everyone understands and appreciates.
At one point, Chris tries to inspire Gordie by telling him. By the end of the film, however, Wheaton's screen presence is every bit as powerful as that of River Phoenix. Like Phoenix, Wheaton gives a performance worthy of at least an Academy Award nomination, if not the Award itself.
In reality, director Rob Reiner will probably be the only one in the film honored by the Academy, for "getting a bunch of kids to give such great performances. The other two boys in the gang of four, Teddy Duchamp Corey Feldman and Vern Tassio Jerry O'Connellare not as quick-witted as Chris and Gordie, and serve the story more as a source of comic relief than anything else. Both Feldman and O'Connell do an excellent job, and all four young actors play well off one another.
Kiefer Sutherland also adds to the film's credibility as the menacing "Ace" Merrill, leader of a gang of teen-age toughs whose greatest pleasure in life comes from tormenting others, especially 12 year old boys.