24th May 2018

Reading Log #1

AS 90854 Reading Record Sheet – Draft Ideas 2018  ‘Highly Recommended’


Student Name: Fletcher Cavanagh

Text Title: The Intouchables

Director: Oliver Nakache & Eric Toledano


Text Type (circle): movie 


Date Finished:  24th May 2018


Brief outline of plot (2-3 sentences):  

The plot of the movie is a very wealthy quadriplegic living in paris France named Phillipe posso di borgo requires a new live-in to assist him with day to day tasks, a young Senegalese immigrant named Driss applies up the job in a effort to receive unemployment benefit but Phillipe accepts his application and they develop a strong friendship.  


What theme/s are addressed in the text? How is the theme explored in this text? Use specific examples/quotes

A key theme from the movie, The theme of taking risks is found often in the Film “The Untouchables,” an example of a major risk being taken in the film is when Phillipe lets Driss have a job looking after him. this was a very risky move for Phillipe as he is quadriplegic meaning that he needs a lot of help and the jobs that need to be done have to be done well and carefully. he choose to hire Driss who is a reckless, thoughtless and unqualified instead of employing a very posh, caring and qualified caretaker who can be more helpful and more reliable then Driss. he instead chooses Driss for the excitement, the thrill and fun that comes with him. this is a very risky move as he also had little background knowledge of Driss meaning he could be dangerous. he took this risk anyway as with no risk there can be no reward and because of this risk Philippe gained a great caretaker and a life long friend.


How does this text connect with the rest of the world (socially, culturally, politically, historically) Use specific examples/quotes

This film connects to the rest of the world socially as it shows us that there is great potential outside the usual and common social stereotypes. it shows that there is a lot more out in the world then your usual friend type. it shows that we need to drop the societies constant demanding stereotypes and need to take off the judging and unfair glasses forced onto our eyes by society and start to approach everyday looking through our own eyes to experience everything ourselves and come to our own justified opinions not the racist, judging and instant conclusions given to us by societies ‘right and wrongs’ 


How/does this text connect to your personal experiences or viewpoints?

This text relates to my personal experience as it can be seen everywhere throughout the world. every time you meet someone for the first time or even look at someone whether you admit it or not you will subconsciously judge them on many factors. looks, clothes, confidence, smell ect. we then decide if these factors make them ‘cool or not’ using societies expectations as our trusted marking guide. we make these conclusions within seconds. without even talking to them we have judged them. 


Explain why you would recommend this text (writing style/ideas/structure/language features used) Use specific examples/quotes

I would recommend this movie to others as it not only shows a great true story that is a great watch but, also displays a great lesson that everyone needs to see. just because someone has different colour skin, speaks a different language or has less money than you doesn’t  mean that you can’t relate and befriend them. At the end of the day as Driss and Phillipe show us we are all here together, we are all here for each other, we are all human.

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