What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?. Director: Lasse Hallstrom, Paramount Pictures, 1993. Cast: Gilbert Grape – Johnny Depp Becky – Juliette Lewis Betty Carver – Mary Steenburger Arnie – Leonardo DiCaprio Momma (Bonnie) – Darlene Cates. Type:.
BRAINSTORM IN GROUPS:
(Apart from the obvious – they are brothers. Use one of yesterdays quotes to help answer this).
Different shots/angles, narrative, music.
ENDora OF THE LINE.
It’s a joke but it is also truthful.
WHAT MAKE IT SLOW?
Can you think of examples of suspense in the film – when you think something bad is going to happen but doesn’t?
Arne up the water tower
Momma leaves the police station
1. Frustration with ordinary life
2. Caring for others
4. Desire for Freedom
(There are many themes but we will look at 4.)
Gilbert has the most responsibility in the film.
Gilbert shows the most desire for freedom in the film. He wants to escape Endora and all that it holds.
Becky has got the freedom Gilbert wants. With Becky in his life Gilbert can achieve this freedom.