The Effect of Colours: Emotion and Symbolism of Colour

23 Mar 2015 08 Jun 2017

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Keywords: theory of colour, colour and emotion, effect of colour, colour in film Colour theory has been dated back to the 15th Century with the writings of Leone Battista Alberti and Leonardo da Vinci. From these early beginnings, colour theory has developed to cover painting, optics, psychology and many other disciplines, including film making. Colour and Emotion There has been research into colour, emotion and how they ...

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The Graduate Gilm Analysis

23 Mar 2015 07 Jun 2017

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Keywords: graduate film analysis, the graduate essay The phrase New Hollywood originally achieved extensive use to express a new wave of films and young film directors that emerged between the "mid-to-late 1960s to the mid-to-late 1970s"; a phenomenon more frequently regarded as the Hollywood Renaissance. Amongst these young directors included Mike Nichols whose massive box office hit The Graduate (1967), became one of the momentous, landmark films ...

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True Romance Sicilian Scene Analysis

23 Mar 2015 07 Jun 2017

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Keywords: true romace sicilian scene, the sicilian scene Barthes saw the importance of keeping vital information hidden from the viewer in order to keep them excited and interested in the narrative. After watching a mystery unfold, we are often left kicking ourselves when we realise the important clues that we missed out that would have given the answer away much earlier on in the narrative. Whether it ...

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Analysis on Postmodernist Shrek

23 Mar 2015 06 Jun 2017

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Keywords: shrek analysis, shrek postmodernism, shrek postmodernist analysis Usually, in most of the traditional fairy tales, ogre is used to be the man-eating beast and the prince is used to rescue the princess and then live happily together ever after. However, in the season of the movie Shrek, especially Shrek I, the makers use decipherable devices to reverse this tradition and use three basic elements to show ...

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The Portrayal Of Female Characters In Films

23 Mar 2015 06 Jun 2017

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Keywords: women in film, females in film, new age man film Films have long been used as a tool to portray human imaginations and ideas that are sometimes deemed impossible in reality. The characters in films have had a huge impact, with regard to gender stereotype, on audiences of all ages (Neuendorf et. al., 2010). Though there have been debates of how female characters are being portrayed ...

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Differences Between Documentary and Fiction Film

23 Mar 2015 05 Jun 2017

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Generally speaking there is a clear distinction between documentaries and fiction films and a viewer should be able to tell whether what he is watching is fiction or documentary. The clearest distinction between the two is their relationship with the reality; "a fiction film presents a story that is not based on reality, or at least not in the form it is represented; a documentary, however, tells ...

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Music in Titanic Analysis

23 Mar 2015 05 Jun 2017

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Keywords: titanic music, music titanic. celine dion titanic The movie "Titanic" is deemed as a romantic story fused by the love and the tragedy. The music employed in the film is to provide two rendering functions, one is to describe the love between Jack and Rose, and the other one is for the storyline. To achieve the goals above, two major themes of music created by the ...

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Music in Casablanca Analysis

23 Mar 2015 05 Jun 2017

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Keywords: max steiner casablanca, casablanca music analysis, casablanca music Casablanca is one of the classic love stories in American movie history. There are many ingredients are combined to make the successful film. One of main contributions that is the music of Casablanca and it should not be underrated. Max Steiner, one of the great Hollywood composers, drew upon the leitmotif and achieved many subtle effects of mood-painting ...

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The Patriot Movie - Historical Accuracy

23 Mar 2015 05 Jun 2017

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Keywords: the patriot accuracy, historical accuracy patriot The first thing I would say about the movie is that almost everyone watches the movie. People watch all types of movie including action movies, adventure movies, comedy movies, and many other categories, but when it comes to the history movies, people do not think if the story of the history movie is a truly based on our real history ...

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Comparative Film Analysis: Shutter Island and Insomnia

23 Mar 2015 05 Jun 2017

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Keywords: comparative film analysis essay example, Shutter Island Insomnia. Movies such as "Shutter Island" and "Insomnia" both display attributes of neo-noir and classical noir films which contain a great deal of tension and suspense. The detectives in both films are determined to find clues and answers that uncover the truth. In their attempts to uncover the truth, both detectives experience hallucinations and flashbacks from their traumatic ...

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The Graduate - Cultural Significance

23 Mar 2015 02 Jun 2017

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Keywords: the graduate film analysis The Graduate is a 1960s American film based on the novel of the same name by Charles Webb. The film tells a story of a university graduate named Benjamin Braddock who did not have a clear idea about his future. The young man was seduced by an old woman, Mrs. Robinson, but he fell in love with her daughter Elaine in the ...

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Horror Films Special Effects and Cinematography

23 Mar 2015 31 May 2017

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From our child hood we have been imagining ghosts and seeing imaginary things that are almost improbable to exist to give us terrific fears and these fears come to haunt our dreams. Watching a horror movie gives us that old feeling of fear and makes us emotionally attached to the film. The horrific images from the movie with its special effects and sudden sounds would make many ...

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Wat is feit en fictie?

23 Mar 2015 31 May 2017

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Inleiding Wij kregen een voorlichting van ons profielwerkstuk, tijdens die voorlichting kwamen wij eigenlijk gelijk op het idee om ons werkstuk over de Zeven Wereldwonderen te gaan doen. Helaas kwamen wij er later achter dat dit onderwerp al was gekozen. We moesten dus een nieuw onderwerp gaan zoeken. Wij vonden het lastig om dit nieuwe onderwerp te verzinnen. We hebben veel op internet gezocht en aan andere ...

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500 Days of Summer Analysis | Reversing Gender Roles in Film

23 Mar 2015 31 May 2017

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Keywords: romcom gender roles, gender in film analysis Narrator: This is a story of boy meets girl...You should know up front, this is not a love story. (500) Days of Summer (Marc Webb, 2009) as Chasing Amy (Kevin Smith, 1997), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michael Gondry, 2004) is another of these revelations full of originality which differs from the romantic comedy patterns. The film is ...

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African American Film Stereotypes

23 Mar 2015 30 May 2017

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Keywords: african american stereotypes in media, blaxploitation The black American actors have come along away within the movie industry in a myriad of perspectives. This is exemplified by the present huge number of black actors in Hollywood, the contemporary influential roles they play and even more essential; the modern view they present in relation to the stereotypical roles of the past century. A far cry from what ...

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Traditional Japan In Spirited Away

23 Mar 2015 30 May 2017

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Keywords: spirited away film analysis, spirited away japanese history, spirited away symbolism The protagonist of the film, Chihiro, has lived a pampered life in the city and is naive and unprepared for adulthood. Her parents are portrayed as greedy and irresponsible in the symbol of the "credit card wielding father turning into an overindulgent hog." (Broderick, 2003) The 'spirit world' that she unknowingly enters represents the Taisho ...

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Pop Music in Film

23 Mar 2015 26 May 2017

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Keywords: film pop music, film theory music, diegetic and non diegetic Music in film is one of those immensely involved but hugely underrated products. It comfortably sits in film going consciously unnoticed while it stimulates our subconscious, flowing freely through the narrative, to aid the emotional impact without overly changing the course of the film An indicator on how we should react in a film Music in ...

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Billy Elliot Film Summary

23 Mar 2015 26 May 2017

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Keywords: billy elliot plot, summary billy elliot, miners strike film The background of the film Billy Elliot was set in the context of the 1984 Miners Strike in England, where both Billy s father and older brother were miners participating in the strike. In the history of England, this was an important event for the governing party of England at that time, the Conservative Party led by ...

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Film Noir in The Maltese Falcon and Double Indemnity

23 Mar 2015 26 May 2017

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Keywords: maltese falcom film noir, double indemnity film noir Midterm Paper Film Noir Style in The Maltese Falcon and Double Indemnity What elements of a movie make up a film noir? According to many cinematographers, a film noir is a term used to describe Hollywood crime dramas, with emphasis on sex and violence. Never before in Hollywood had directors defied social norms to take a ...

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Presenting Reality In Documentaries

23 Mar 2015 25 May 2017

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Keywords: supersize me documentary, triumph of the will analysis The term 'documentary' stems from the verb 'to document' - to convey information on the basis of proof and evidence to support it, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. In the realm of films and cinema, a documentary is a film that is an attempt, in one fashion or another, to show reality as it really is. In this ...

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Asian/Asian Americans in Film and TV

23 Mar 2015 22 May 2017

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Even in today's society, minorities are being stereotyped. One minority that is largely stereotyped are Asians and Asian Americans. They are seen as immigrants, not as citizens, who hardly know any English. They portray every Asian American as if all are the same, and all are foreigners. They also think of them as rich, nerdy, yellow face, wealthy business man, intelligent, grocery/restaurant owners. Asian men and women ...

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Hoods by Angelia Betzien | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 22 May 2017

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'Hoods' is an Epic theatre play, written by Angelia Betzien, directed by Leticia Caceres and composed by Pete Goodwin which is about domestic abuse. The plot is about three children, Kyle, Jessie and baby Troy, left behind in the car by their mother, who desperately had to leave everything after the abuse she had from her husband. The current issue of domestic violence is expertly dealt with ...

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Mise-en-scene, Psycho | Analysis

08 Aug 2016 22 May 2017

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Mise-en-scene, psycho The mise-en-scene, a French term roughly translated as "what is put into the scene" (put before the camera), refers to all those properties of a cinematic image that exist independently of camera position, camera movement, and editing (although a viewer will see these different dimensions united in one image). Mise-en-scene includes lighting, costumes, sets, the quality of acting, and other shapes and characters in the ...

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Romeo And Juliet Movie Adaptations

23 Mar 2015 19 May 2017

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Visualize guns firing, convertible cars speeding down the freeway and families (that are more like gangs) feuding. These two families loath each other's very existence. The very cause of the guns firing is the pure hatred built up inside of the members like a caged tiger eyeing its escape. The scene built in your head is probably that of the Fast and the Furious. In reality what ...

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Spanish Cinema During The Dictatorship

23 Mar 2015 19 May 2017

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Spanish cinema was highly affected by the effects of the civil war; private investment in the production of commercial films fell drastically. The country was divided in two areas which were facing the effects of having military forces. This situation was reflected specially in the movie industry because at the time no-one wanted to invest in any new projects. Nevertheless, movie theatres in the whole country were ...

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The King And The Clown | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 19 May 2017

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The movie King and the Clown has touched a subject that is considered as a proscribed and outlawed by the Korean society and yet it has struck a chord with the Korean people.The movie"King and the Clown", has some the most marvelous and enthralling performances by the actors. The movie has a controversial theme of homosexuality which has the potential to upset the emotions and mindsets of ...

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Dexter Opening Sequence | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 19 May 2017

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In this assignment, I analyse Dexter's opening sequence by employing semiotic tools and interpret the intended meaning in the polysemic signs which anchor to the connotative associations in the narrative structure of this generic text. I have opted to carry out a semiotic analysis of Dexter's opening credits that airs on premium cable, Showtime. In order to develop an unequivocal semiotic analysis, the meaning of the terms ...

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Disney Animation And Child Development

23 Mar 2015 18 May 2017

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Disney animated films captivate the imagination of an abundance of people with mesmerizing music, charismatic characters, and vivid visuals. My grandmother, who had lived in poverty through most of her childhood, loved the Disney animated films as a child, because they were an escape from reality and gave her the hope of a better future. Because Disney animation played an important role in my grandmother's childhood, she ...

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Zoot Suits: Play And Movie Comparison

23 Mar 2015 18 May 2017

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Traditionally, books and films are quite different because they refer to different forms of art. At the same time, many films are based on books and directors attempt to mirror the story conveyed by writers in their films. In this regard, effects of making a film on the basis of a book may differ consistently because of the vision of the director and his or her interpretation ...

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Mulvey's Theory Of The Male Gaze |Critique

23 Mar 2015 18 May 2017

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"In masochism, as in the infantile stage of the helpless dependence that marks its genesis, pleasure does not involve mastery of the female but submission to her. This pleasure applies to the infant, the masochist, and the film spectator as well". (Studlar 782) How does Studlar's work on fetishism and masochism challenge Mulvey's theory of the male gaze? Discuss in relation to films from classical era and ...

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Psychoanalytical Approach To Disney Films

23 Mar 2015 18 May 2017

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This essay will consider how Disney films can be regarded as projecting a range of stereotypes in film which seek to define what is normal and natural in society. I hope to reveal that these images actually are consciously constructed to adhere to and reinforce dominant ideological values and are a part of the 'Disneyfication' process where everything is homogenized and turned into a product (See Bryman ...

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Clash Of The Titans | Film Review

23 Mar 2015 18 May 2017

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The film Clash of the Titans (2010), directed by Louis Leterrier, is a serious battle for power between men and kings, and kings and gods. However, the battle of gods themselves could devastate the world. Perseus (Sam Worthinfton), a demigod brought up as a man, is powerless to put away his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), the unforgiving god of the underworld, who feeds himself from human ...

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Purpose Of Different Camera Angles

23 Mar 2015 18 May 2017

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A long shot shows the entire object or human figure and is usually intended to place it in some relation to its surroundings. It has been suggested that long-shot ranges usually correspond to approximately what would be the distance between the front row of the audience and the stage in live theatre. It is now common to refer to a long shot as a "wide shot" because ...

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Violence in Films | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 18 May 2017

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Violence is an important part of films in order to depict the sensational and explicit appeal. Films under the genre of gangster and war featured violence as the central theme of the film. The featuring of violence in these movies had to be accounted and was justified rationally. During the world war 11, Hollywood and the OWI made films were in American involvement in that war was ...

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Vertigo, 1958 | Film Analysis

23 Mar 2015 18 May 2017

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Vertigo is a 1958 suspense thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, written by Alec Coppel and Samuel Taylor and based upon the 1954 novel 'D'entre Les Morts' by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak and co-starring Barbara Bel Geddes. James Stewart plays the part of detective John Ferguson or 'Scottie' as he is known throughout the film, who develops a fear of heights, acrophobia, ...

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Religious Imagery In The Godfather

23 Mar 2015 17 May 2017

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Describe the religious imagery Coppola uses during the "Baptism" scene at the end of the Godfather. How is this ceremony used to heighten the tension of the scene? What statement (if any) is he making by cross-cutting between the murders and the ceremony? The "Baptism" scene is one of the most exceptional scenes in the Godfather movie because Coppola-the director- combined visuals, language, music, and editing in ...

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The Historical Portrayal in Forrest Gump

23 Mar 2015 17 May 2017

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Forrest Gump is a famous 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the novel written by Winston Groom; directed by Robert Zemeckis. The story depicts the life of a simple Alabama man Forest Gump who travels around the world, meets historical figures and influences and participates in important historical events of the second half of the 20th century. The film "Forrest Gump" is about a simple man's journey ...

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Tim Burton and Johnny Depp

23 Mar 2015 17 May 2017

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They are two giants of films of our times or the Modern Cinema. Together, the magic they have created for big screen is certainly worthy of discussion as it is the longest lasting partnership between an actor and a director till date and that too only to produce unique cinematic masterpieces of their own kind. Indeed the legendary Director Tim Burton and the pliable acting machine Jonny ...

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The representation of family on TV

23 Mar 2015 17 May 2017

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The term nuclear family can be defined as a husband, wife and their two children; however in the last decade the framework through present television shows such as Modern Family "Season 1-Episode 1", Simpsons episode "Sweethome Homediddly Do" and The Osbournes Episode "Fight Club" have begun to dismantle the hegemonic structure of the nuclear family when dysfunctional family members are torn from morally right decisions and left ...

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Scorsese And His Use Of Red

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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The eminent and much revered director Martin Scorsese first achieved critical acclaim with his 1973 picture, Mean Streets. The film was an independent production which also began his long standing collaboration with the actor Robert DeNiro. Without major studio backing, Scorsese operated with a very small budget, yet he overcame this setback with exceptionally strong acting creative and performances, powerful and striking visuals. Mean Streets is a ...

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Control Room | Documentary | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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Documentary film analysis of “CONTROL ROOM”. In March 2003, American and British forces invaded Iraq with the intention to overthrow the regime of the dictator Saddam Hussein, and the Gulf War erupts. The countless military troops and thousands of journalists from all around the world, descend upon the region in order to secure potential news coverage. “Truth ultimately finds its way to people's eyes and ears and ...

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Nightmare Before Christmas | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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Tim Burton rings in my ears as one of Hollywood's most eccentric directors. There is a distinct and unique phenomenon in his films: the genre of his most films are between animation films and real person films; his animation films overturn the world of traditional fairy tales, showing the darkness of horror, but did not give us the feel of fear. Nightmare before Christmas, which reflects his ...

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The Life Of Tupac Amaru Shakur

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, Makaveli, or Pac was an iconic American Rapper, Actor, and Social Activist. Shakur's image as a Thug, and his Thug-Life persona, appealed to fans across the nation and around the world. He is one of the best selling music artists worldwide, and considered as one of the best and the most influential Rap Artist ever. Tupac's life was unfortunately cut ...

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Genre Study: The Romance Comedy

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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The thesis introduces some basic conceptions of "genre" and then generally analyzes the features of the US and UK film genre especially in terms of romance comedy of US and UK film. The author uses Love Actually and Pretty Woman as two examples to represent UK and US romance comedy respectively. Love Actually was acted by many outstanding actors and actresses like Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Mr. ...

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The Representation Of Black Identity in Films

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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The debates over race and representation of African American in films have been highly contentious for over a century. Blacks have generally been perceived and stigmatized, throughout history, as trouble makers, incapables, intellectually limited, inferior, lazy and irrational, amongst the many other demeaning labels attached to them. These labels are connected not only to the history of colonization but also, importantly, to the exploitation, perpetuation, and careful ...

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Movements in Films | An overview

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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Neoclassicism Neoclassicism (began after 1750) was a revival of Greek and Roman art; a direct reaction to the excessiveness of Baroque and Rococo styles. During the American and French Revolutions, the political atmosphere began to lean towards an Age of Reason and Enlightenment. With admiration for classical Roman and Greek art renewed after excavations of Herculaneum and Pompei, efforts for style to accompany philosophy caused an inevitable ...

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Cinema's Impact On Society

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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In the subcontinent there are numerous traditions and practices that are based on ignorance and which have captivated the progress of the societies. Of such negative influenced ignorance, unsociability, dowry systems, rigidity of caste system and purdah system have done remarkable harm to the society. These influences are present in our society and are practiced without the repercussion of the aftermath that they bring with them, the ...

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Analysis Of The Movie: Shooter

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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Swagger assesses each of the locations given to him by Johnson and determines that a site in Philadelphia would be most conducive to a long range assassination attempt. He passes this information to Johnson, who purportedly arranges for a response. This turns out to be a set-up: while Swagger is working with Johnson's agents-including a local police officer-to find the rumored assassin, the Ethiopian archbishop is instead ...

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Critical Analysis Of Arrow

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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Arrow is a American television series which can be classified in the action adventure genre. The central character is Oliver Queen a playboy billionaire who was lost at sea when his yacht capsized and had to struggle for survival for five years alone on an uncharted island. The series starts with his return back home and his changed outlook on life. He takes up a persona of ...

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Computer Graphics Effect On Animation

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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The history of computer animation can be traced back many decades to such films as Peter Foldes' 1971 film Metadata, or even a 1968 attempt by Soviets to animate a cat. It was in the 1980s, however, that the techniques became more widely used and the industry truly began to experience big changes in how things were done. The advent of this new technology meant that machines ...

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Hardships And Struggles In 'Sonny's Blues'

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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- Hardships and struggles come along as a part of being human. It is how one deals with these struggles and hardships that can either make or break a person. James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" is a story that shows how people can react to the "blues" and how they can handle their own inner turmoil. It is a story that tells of the suffering the characters shared, ...

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The Cinema Of Short Films

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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Cinema is one of the few mediums which have managed to successfully depict the true reality of society in general and our lives in particular. As like other art forms, it depicts the multiple realties that one is faced with. It explores one of the most discarded yet eternal truths which every individual experiences and that is isolation. Each individual longs for social ties despite belonging to ...

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Brokeback Mountain And The Western

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005) integrates traditional western motifs and iconography, and follows a common plot structure of the genre, but at the same time overlooks certain aspects and introduces new concepts and motifs, mixing western with melodrama to create a contemporary Western. Brokeback Mountain's queerness challenges us to question the usefulness of boundaries and categories, not just between straight and gay masculinities, but mainly between the ...

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American Beauty: Micro Features Analysis

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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The film I have specifically chosen for my micro-features analysis essay is Sam Mendes's Academy Award winning motion picture American Beauty winning numerous Oscars and praise from critics. The narrative follows the miserable and mundane lives of the Burnham family consisting of Lester, a middle aged man who is facing a severe mid-life crisis and is extremely depressed, married to Carolyn who is an independent business women ...

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Feminism Portrayed In Movies

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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Films have long been used as a tool to portray human imaginations and ideas that are sometimes deemed impossible in reality. The characters in films have had a huge impact, with regard to gender stereotype, on audiences of all ages (Neuendorf et. al., 2010). Though there have been debates of how female characters are being portrayed in films, from being submissive to hyper-sexualised and lately, adopting more ...

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Visual Pleasure And Narrative Cinema

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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In this paper we are going to discuss the position of Laura Malvey in her work "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema". The psychoanalytic interpretation of the position of women viewers gets back to the famous essay by Laura Mulvey "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema", the original thesis of which was that the film form is structured by the unconscious of the patriarchal society and that woman as ...

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What Makes A Movie Great?

23 Mar 2015 12 May 2017

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With thousands of films released each and every year and so few succeeding either commercially or financially, one has to pose the question: what is it, exactly, that makes a film great? From an audience's perspective, people watch movies to be entertained: they are looking, above all else, to hear a good story that will allow them to share experiences with the characters and with their friends; ...

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Hollywood in the global film market | Film Studies

23 Mar 2015 12 May 2017

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When the average Friday night cinema-goer sits down to watch a film in this country they would most probably be waiting to see the latest Hollywood blockbuster projected onto the screen. This seems to have been the norm for decades now but it wasn't always the case. Cinema was born in France with the introduction of motion pictures from the Lumière brothers; Auguste and Louis. The first ...

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What Creates Fear In Horror Movies?

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Why I am frightened?With my dissertation, I don't want to explain the entire horror cinema story, nor mention all the important directors or the actually best movies in this genre. My aim is to know what makes the people scary in a movie, what are the elements that really creates a feeling of anxiety and stress. To achieve this goal, first of all I will analyse the ...

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The Classical Hollywood Studio System

23 Mar 2015 12 May 2017

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The Hollywood studio era can be traced back to the beginning of sound in film. The first feature film with sound was The Jazz Singer (1927), directed by Alan Crosland based on a play by Samson Raphaelson. In the period of the silent cinema, the cinema itself was considered a technological marvel. But like all technologies, the inventors needed to find ways to sell their products, and ...

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Positive Representation Of Coach Carter

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The main character in the film that has been used in the film under a positive light is Coach Ken Carter who is the main character of the plotline. By this I use technical codes to prove the this theory. Technical codes are used in the film "Coach Carter" to present the Protagonist "Coach Carter" in a positive light. Technical codes are split into sub-sections of Lighting ...

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The Film Jurassic Park | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2017

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Oscar nomination To: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The film Jurassic Park has a very captivating plot with a very controversial and strong theme of "science versus ethics" and is a very strong candidate for an Academy Award and could be nominated for the best film of the year. Jurassic Park is a very deep film, which touches on the morality of scientific discoveries and ...

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The Success Of The Woman In Black

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Susan Hill's novel The Woman in Black was written in the Gothic tradition. Specifically, she wanted to write a Victorian Ghost story, even though her novel was written in modern times. Stephen Mallatratt, in adapting the novel into a play, wanted to stay within the novel's tradition, especially by focusing on terror instead of horror: "Darkness is a powerful ally of terror; something glimpsed in a corner ...

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The Portrayal Of Homosexuals In Hollywood

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Since the 1960s, Hollywood film industry has typically treated and portrayed homosexuals as subject of negative stereotypes and social pariahs. Queer identities might be the most extreme sexual dynamic at work in mass culture and reception and the least respected. Gay representations in the media have been considered to be an immoral code and as homosexuality was introduced into popular culture, the gay and lesbian community was ...

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Mockumentaries And Documentaries

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A documentary film is a film that shows true-life histories or current event exposure. A documentary film often records the truth as well as reality. In order to have the audiences' attention, a documentary film also contains some entertainment value while educating the audience about the topic. Documentary is a discursive structure, which creates style of immediacy and 'truth', using photographic technology in order to present first-hand ...

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Review | Back To The Future

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2017

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The movie Back to the Future, is filled with an all star cast and dynamic visual effects that were stunning in nineteen eighty-five and still stunning by today's definition. It was an appealing movie in which all ages could relate to the fun and entertainment that it was meant to portray. The movie was set in the fictional town of Hill Valley and focused upon the antics ...

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Satire In The Musical 'Urinetown'

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The musical Urinetown, by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, falls in the class of the modern "anti-musical" with its untraditional structure and content, not only breaking the mold of what makes musical theatre, but making satire of itself and its relatives in the process. This essay will investigate how Urinetown uses satire to create a new, participatory role for audience unimplemented by its predecessors. This is relevant ...

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The Creation Of The Italian Stereotype

23 Mar 2015 10 May 2017

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The Italian mafia has been a prominent them in the media for centuries. The portrayal of mobsters and the mafia in the U.S.'s motion picture industry has created a stereotype for Italians that is very well accepted in the American culture. In this paper I will discuss various films and TV that address the topic of the Italian mafia and the way in which these shows depict ...

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Black Hawk Down: Narrative Theory Analysis

23 Mar 2015 10 May 2017

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In 1993, over one hundred US soldiers were dropped into the urban heart of Mogadishu, Somalia. The purpose was to perform an operation to capture a violent warlord by the name of Mohamed Farrah Aidid and his closest members. The purpose of the operation was to quell the ongoing civil war. The war was taking a devastating toll on the civilian population as supply and food shipments ...

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The Evolution Of Animation

23 Mar 2015 10 May 2017

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Ever since the beginning of photography, people learned that pictures taken in quick series, of a moving object, could be flipped through, in succession, to create the illusion of a moving picture. For many years Animation has been used. Animation was done in black and white such as cartoons and movies in the early 1900's. The backgrounds and the cartoon drawings were made simple. Animation technology has ...

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M Night Shyamalan, The Auteur

23 Mar 2015 10 May 2017

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Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan, also known as M. Night Shyamalan, has earned his auteur reputation with film productions such as "The Sixth Sense", "Unbreakable", and "The Signs". He is best known for his ability to create a thoroughly fictional world with unbelievable events. His style is well expressed through his films as most of his stories focus on the supernatural. In this respect, M. Night Shyamalan can easily ...

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Tora! Tora! Tora! | Historical Errors

23 Mar 2015 09 May 2017

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The movie Tora! Tora! Tora! Was meant to be a historically accurate movie but the movie had mistakes in it. Several factor mainly this movie being about the Japanese made me choose it. The Director Richard Fleischer came to making this film in kind of a weird way. Tora! Tora! Tora! Doesn't show any real bias toward the Japanese or the American sides. The film did a ...

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Special Effects In Horror Movies

23 Mar 2015 09 May 2017

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From our earliest days, we use our vivid imaginations to see ghosts in shadowy shapes, to be emotionally connected to the unknown and to fear things that are improbable. Watching a horror film gives an opening into that scary world, into an outlet for the essence of fear itself, without actually being in danger. Weird as it sounds, there's a very real thrill and fun factor in ...

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Good And Bad Qualities Of Animation

23 Mar 2015 09 May 2017

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Aesthetic refers to beauty or to the study of the principles of beauty, especially in art. By studying and comparing the aesthetic qualities of the early and current animated films, we can learn the good and bad qualities of animation in the two different eras. We will also compare the similarities and differences using examples of techniques, treatments and technology used in different animated films from cel ...

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The Wizard of Oz-Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

23 Mar 2015 09 May 2017

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“Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore,” claims Dorothy Gale as she explores her new world of lively color in the Land of Oz. The film The Wizard of Oz, adapted from L. Frank Baum's children's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, released in movie theaters in 1939 and nominated for an Oscar Award for Best Cinematography and Color (The Internet Movie Database).The ...

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Beautiful Boxer | Movie Analysis

23 Mar 2015 09 May 2017

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Beautiful Boxer is the most peaceful and warm transgender movie I have every watched. Iron Ladies which was put in full swing a few years ago, although funny, it is a sarcasm and mockery for transgender people, while our Beautiful Boxer really traces the most inner world of a transgender person. In a Bangkok clinic, $1,000 can turn a man into a woman. Some call that the ...

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Mise En Scene In Titanic Film

23 Mar 2015 08 May 2017

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This research explores about the mise-en-scene of the movie 'Titanic' and its impact to the film industry. This chapter discusses the mise-en-scene that is applied in this movie, and also we will discuss about how the impact to the film industry after released the movie 'Titanic'. 'Titanic' is an American disaster and romance movie that released at the year 1997. This movie was directed, written, co-produced and ...

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Themes And Controversy In Fight Club

23 Mar 2015 08 May 2017

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The conversion of the novel Fight Club to film, though controversial, turned out to be a very effective way of enhancing the authors reputation while spreading the message of its themes, such as the emasculation of men, to a wider audience and inciting much discussion on its social and cultural effects. Columbine occurred only six months previously and in its shadow many blamed violent media on their ...

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Neo Realism In Italian Cinema

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In complete contrast to the Fascist cinema it superseded, Neo-Realism was committed to 'representing life as it is lived'. With this in mind, analyse the reasons why Neo-Realism as a movement lasted only ten years. Please refer to at least two films. In contrast to the Fascist cinema that it superseded, Neo-Realism was committed to 'representing life as it is lived'; its films are therefore characterised by ...

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Pulp Fiction By Quentin Tarantino | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 08 May 2017

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If you take no pleasure in popular culture, with all its manic excesses, then you are likely to be bewildered and even offended, by Quentin Tarantino's extraordinary film, Pulp Fiction. Tarantino unapologetically enjoys popular culture at the same time that he satirizes it. Unfortunately, he also seems to specialize in violence. Still, taken on its own terms, Pulp Fiction is a rare accomplishment; it opens a new ...

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Black Identity In Bamboozled

23 Mar 2015 08 May 2017

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African Americans have for a long time been represented in American cinema in discourses of white realism. With the emergence of black directors, there has been a struggle to detach the black community from the traditional, negative stereotypes attached to them. Bamboozled (Spike Lee, 2000) is a dark satire on race representation and assimilation and the ways in which the dominant hegemonic power structure is able to ...

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Racial Stereotypes In Disney Movies

23 Mar 2015 08 May 2017

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The objective of Disney films was to transport it's viewers to a magical realm of enchantment and endless possibility. Disney offered a supposed alternate paradigm in which there was the promise of a "Happily Ever After". It aimed at appealing to audiences young and old and hoped to find universal viewership. Walt Disney once stated that "Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak ...

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Representation Of Morocco In Western Cinema

23 Mar 2015 08 May 2017

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Morocco, its people and culture, has tickled the fancy of westerners long times ago, even before the colonial era. With the western industrial revolution under the advocacy of the imperial inclination, different generations of western writers and film makers have depicted Morocco according to the colonialist requirements and desires of the moment. The Anglo-American literary and mediatic productions as a scion and legatee to the ideology of ...

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March Of The Penguins | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 05 May 2017

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The emperor penguins have a unique and exhausting mating ritual, which is said to exemplify a traditional family life. While originally intended to be a simple nature documentary, March of the Penguins, turned into a phenomenon in the United States. Many people viewed the Emperor penguins' dedication to their families and the mating ritual as a model for a traditional and conservative family that most Americans are ...

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Role Of Music In Sonny's Blues

23 Mar 2015 05 May 2017

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The story "Sonny's Blues" is written by James Baldwin in 1846 and raises the problem of the misconception between two brothers. Their conflict grounded on the problem of racial discrimination in the African-American society. Influenced by the oppression, both bothers developed different views on life, which served as a problem for their common understanding. The narrator has adjusted to the white society still feeling the pressure, but ...

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Examples Of National Cinema

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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Q: With reference to one or two films ,discuss the ways in which films can operate as examples of national cinema. Draw on relevant academic reading in order to illustrate your answer and develop your argument. National cinema is an important term in studying film. In this essay, we will discover the concept of national cinema through British cinema as an example. In the second part, we ...

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Eyes Wide Shut: Adaptation Of Dream Story

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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This essay is a critical analysis on the adaptation of Dream Story as Eyes Wide Shut. The analysis is organised around the key points identified within the argument such as ideology, point of view and the gendering of representation in narrative cinema. Stanley Kubrick masterful film Eyes Wide Shut (1999) is a faithful adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's novella - Dream Story (Traumnovelle, published in 1926 for the ...

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Discuss Unreliability In Shutter Island

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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Films more often than enough can demonstrate signs of unreliability and the majority of the time it is the narrator who is the cause of the film's dubiousness. The dictionary definition of an unreliable narrator asserts that they demonstrate qualities and tendencies that denote an absence of reliability or perception of the narrative. "Whether due to age, mental disability or personal involvement, an unreliable narrator provides the ...

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Make Up Artists In Movies

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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From massive scars and head wounds to flawless skin and supermodel good looks, many actors have only one person to thank - the make up artist. All sorts of cinematic magic have relied on the skill and imagination of the movie make-up artists. Depending on the ideas and thoughts of the director and the script, film make-up artists made need to put their skills to the test ...

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'Psycho' 1960 Alfred Hitchcock | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock was considered one of the scariest films of its time. Created in 1960 it broke the conventions of film shocking audiences, leaving it rated X, now rated at 15 people of today wouldn't understand the shock factor it had in the 60's but is instead seen as a classic and a great horror film for the conventions it broke for all films. ...

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Schindler's List And Saving Private Ryan

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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Both films demonstratively take on a time in history and rework it in the name of memory. The power of both movies lies in their label of authenticity. Schindler's List is based on the true story of Oskar Schindler and Saving Private Ryan is in part based on the true story of Friz Niland. The factual historical figures are not the only interplay between "fact and fiction". ...

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History And Evolution Of Sitcoms

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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In the field of entertainment, everybody could use a good laugh and this is where the comedy genre comes in. As the name states, its purpose is to bring humor and laughter to the audience. Comedies come in many formats in movies and television. In television, one of the most common genre is the situation comedy or sitcom, for short. As the name states the plot is ...

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An Introduction To Independent Filming

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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Because independent film is independently financed, several of its characteristics, such as visual art, theme and background, make it different from any other type of film. An independent film, indie film, or underground film, is a film that is produced mostly outside of a major film studio. Today's big six major film studios are Time Warner, News Corporation, Viacom, Sony, The Walt Disney Company and General Electric/Vivendi ...

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Sound In Casablanca | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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One of the first known movies, Casablanca, was acted by Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, directed by Michael Curtiz. The music of this movie was made by Max Steiner. The sound is one of the important components in the movie because it shows the emotions of the actors as it also shows the importance of the scene. Moreover, the spoken language must be one important ...

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Film Review - King Arthur

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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Film Review - King Arthur The film I will be reviewing is called King Arthur. King Arthur is from the action epic genre and is a brilliant well put together film which will help many audiences in many ways and would be bound to sell. I will also include a historical context showing how King Arthur was related to the Roman invasion of Britain and how it ...

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Steven Spielberg, film analysis

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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Steven Spielberg is a film director who has had a long career of about four decades. He has given the film industry some of the best films of many themes and genres. However, his filming style conveys his absolute regard towards action and adventure. His career gives us films that consist of action and adventure in different plots and a variety of stories. His concept of adventure ...

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Ordinary People and Good Will Hunting

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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Both movies, Ordinary People and Good Will Hunting, describe the relations between therapists and their patients. Ordinary People represent the life of the family which tries to return to normal life after their teenage son Conrad makes a suicide attempt. After returning home from hospital Conrad decides to see psychiatrist Dr. Berger. Dr. Berger finds the source of suicidal behavior. He realizes that Conrad blames himself in ...

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, 2005

23 Mar 2015 03 May 2017

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The 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie promotes a dark moral lesson of the gluttony, pride, greed and ignorance. The film has undertone of consequences of good and bad behaviour in children. The analogies are visibly projected in the film of how those who characterize the hideous vice to get their comeuppance, on the contrary, those who characterize loving and caring traits eventually meet their fortune. ...

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Cinematography In A Horror Movie

23 Mar 2015 03 May 2017

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Abstract: From our child hood we have been imagining ghosts and seeing imaginary things that are almost improbable to exist to give us terrific fears and these fears come to haunt our dreams. Watching a horror movie gives us that old feeling of fear and makes us emotionally attached to the film. The horrific images from the movie with its special effects and sudden sounds would make ...

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Sound Technique In Amadeus

23 Mar 2015 03 May 2017

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The film was mainly about how Salieri was jealous of Mozart's musical talent and achievements and how he always wanted to be like him. Mozart was a child who played the piano and violin from the age of five and was considered the most talented child as a musician. During his life time, he composed over 600 pieces of his music and work. After the death of ...

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