General ethics in film making

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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Introduction Should the moral and ethical guidelines of documentary and mockumentary filmmaking be strictly adhered to if they impede on the overall artistic vision and message of the film? For the bases of this thesis I have chosen to answer this question through a discussion of the ethics of cinema vrit and the documentary/mockumentary style genre. In particular, I have chosen to focus my study on ...

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The Best Motion Picture: Jurassic Park

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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The film that I think should be awarded for The Best Motion Picture is Jurassic Park because of the excellent filming techniques, terminologies and an effective storyline about Dinosaurs that was used to make it the best and captivating film. It keeps the viewers captivated and riveted to their seats The action keeps the audience in suspense and has great effects. The dinosaurs looked real and sounded ...

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Production Management Of Movies

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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Producers have overall control on every aspect of a films production, bringing together the Screenwriters, Director, cast, finances and production team. Their primary responsibility is to foster an environment in which the creative talents of the cast and crew can flourish - Producers are therefore ultimately accountable for the success of the finished film. Producers many responsibilities span all four phases of production: · Development - ...

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Movie Analysis Of Kick Ass

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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In the film Kick-Ass, directed by Matthew Vaughn, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a teenager who is ignored by girls and obsessed with comics sets out to be a real superhero. He purchases a costume online and begins to fight crime with the name of Kick-Ass. After fighting off three thugs, Dave becomes a internet phenomenon and gets the help of other vigilantes in a collective goal to ...

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Musical Films In The 20th Century

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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In this paper I address the development and cultural influence of musical films in the 20th century. My primary motive is to understand how musical films gained such popularity and how they were used for social and economic purposes and resolve problems of religion, race and etc of this period. My concern are the ways in which how musical films became the most characteristic creation of the ...

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Cinema Sequels And Remakes

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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Preamble: The remake is both an industrial and a critical genre. Defined primarily in relation to a body of copyright law, the acknowledged or credited remake develops from being an "ethical solution" to the early practice of duping to become an economically driven staple of the Hollywood industrial mode of representation. Following the Hollywood "recession of 1969" and the "small-and-weird-can-be-beautiful-revolution" of the early seventies, the remake (along ...

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Technological developments in the movie industry

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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Introduction Advances in technology are changing the way the movie industry is doing business. Today's movie consumers are looking for more convenient ways of viewing films without seating in a movie theatre. They are also seeking better quality and sharper images. To stay competitive and reduce the challenges associated with technological developments the industry must identify best practices and apply those practices to problems the organizations might ...

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The Use Of Sound Design In Films

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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Rationale/Research to Date: The origins of the term sound designer came from Walter Murchs work on the film Apocalypse Now, where he had the full responsibility of creating the films entire soundtrack. (Holman, 2002) Traditionally "the term sound designer encompasses the traditional processes of both editing and mixing". (Holman, 2002, p.192). Nowadays sound designers roles can range from creating individual sound effects to the responsibility of creating ...

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Purpose And Production Of Movie Posters

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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A poster can be defined as a placard or bill, usually large and often incorporating photographs or illustrations, posted up for advertising or publicity or for decorative purposes. The functions of those which advertise include communication, selling and persuading. This does not preclude them being decorative. Indeed the first job of a poster is to attract the attention of the passerby and only once this is done ...

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A Social Commentary On Contemporary Social Issues

23 Mar 2015 21 Apr 2017

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If popular, a pictured parody of controversial issues of a society is the most effective approach that target various dilemmas within a society without offending anyone belief, notion, religion, gender and lifestyle. Although satire is usually produced to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using jocularity as a weapon. "The Simpsons" series, as a very popular show worldwide, looms to be a brilliant ...

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Sexuality In North By Northwest

23 Mar 2015 21 Apr 2017

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While the Cold War conjured diverse anxieties, I will center my presentation on the idea of "Domestic Containment," specifically the containment of homosexuality in America (Cohan). I came across this concept in Elaine Tyler May's Homeward Bound. It deals with the political and ideological reasons 1950s America insisted on promoting rigid heterosexuality and capitalist drives, ridding itself of "backward" men and Communist traitors, something completely in line ...

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Analysing The Zombie Horror Genre

23 Mar 2015 21 Apr 2017

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The zombie horror Genre is the theme and genre that will be analyzed to understand the detailed examination of a recurring pattern between these types of movies. There will be many examples of the films from this genre to support my arguments. The literary influences on the genre such as Richard Matheson helped to usher in a new type of monster that was caused by humans through ...

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Fahrenheit 9 11 Movie Review

23 Mar 2015 21 Apr 2017

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Controversy, conspiracy, and lies are the themes of the film as Michael Moore deals with the sensitive topic of American politics in Fahrenheit 9/11. This documentary is a rhetorical film, with the goal to persuade the viewers to agree with Michael Moore's impression on the American foreign policy. In spite of one's political siding, the film will probably have the audience leaving with a different perspective on ...

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The Concept Of Film Authorship

23 Mar 2015 21 Apr 2017

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Arising in France in the late 1940s, the auteur was a cinematic theory created by Andre Bazin and Alexandre Astruc, and introduced in the French film magazine Cahiers du Cinema. Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard were the first to coined the phrase "la politique des Auteurs", suggesting the theory of the director as author. The idea was to advance the cause of cinema as a legitimate art ...

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Importance Of A View From The Bridge Film

23 Mar 2015 21 Apr 2017

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"A View from the Bridge" is a play written by Arthur Miller in 1955 when he was living in New York. In the 1950s New York was a very showbiz and glamorous place back in the days and was known as the centre of the world, it attracted thousands of illegal immigrants from all over the world, especially from countries like Italy. The people who came to ...

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The Function Of Genre In Film

23 Mar 2015 21 Apr 2017

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Film genres are various forms or identifiable types, categories, classifications or groups of films that are recurring and have similar, familiar or instantly-recognizable patterns, syntax, filmic techniques or conventions - that include one or more of the following: settings (and props), content and subject matter, themes, mood, period, plot, central narrative events, motifs, styles, structures, situations, recurring icons (e.g., six-guns and ten-gallon hats in Westerns), stock characters ...

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Sonnys Blues Plot Analysis

23 Mar 2015 21 Apr 2017

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The contrasting lives of two brothers contribute to the theme of being safe while being risk takers. In this story, Baldwin writes about two brothers who grew up together. As each of the boys grew older, their friendship diminished and they ended up having two completely different lives. The narrator, who is the older brother seemed to be more cautious and had a more determined manner to ...

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Complex Narrative Structure Of Memento

23 Mar 2015 21 Apr 2017

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Due to the nature and complex narrative structure of Memento (Nolan 2000), one has to closely evaluate the succession of events before one could make the assumption that this film is a 'typical Hollywood mainstream motion picture'. It is easy to assume that this film would in fact fit the criteria of the Hollywood mainstream motion picture, only upon looking at the cast and A-List director- Christopher ...

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Movie Analysis Of Monsters

23 Mar 2015 18 Apr 2017

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Monsters (2010) is a modern-day fictional monster film which, as with many films in the horror/monster genre, acts as a social commentary, touching upon contemporary geopolitical issues and public anxieties (Carroll, 1981). Bordwell and Thompson (2003) describes a horror film as being "recognizable by its intended emotional effect on the audience", and this film successfully does this, although more subtly than other films in the genre. The ...

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Genre is useful for audiences

23 Mar 2015 18 Apr 2017

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Compare examples of genre texts from different decades of any media genre of your choice. Genre is useful for audiences as it enables them to differentiate between the styles and types of narrative, allowing them to decide on what they enjoy. Producers benefit from genre as they can see what is most successful at the current time, and, therefore, make more of the same to capitalise on ...

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John Fantes: Ask The Dust

23 Mar 2015 18 Apr 2017

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In Ask the Dust, Los Angeles has a false stereotype of fame and fortune. Arturo tries to fulfill this desire by quickly spending his sparse income on a lavish lifestyle before being broke again. As the book progresses, each paycheck Arturo receives is a small stepping stone for him to learn from his financial mistakes, preparing him to be financially smart in the Los Angeles workforce. The ...

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Portrayal Of African Americans In Film

23 Mar 2015 18 Apr 2017

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In the assignment, I investigated the portrayal of black female in Hollywood films. Which I started off by watching an old time romantic classic film Gone with the Wind, which at first I thought it was a non racial film as slaves were portrayed as normal employees, and were rewarded with presents like the master's pocket watch if they've been appropriately loyal. Black women involvement in changing ...

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The Constant Gardener | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 18 Apr 2017

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Fernando Meirelles's adaptation of John le carre's 2001 novel The Constant Gardener is a drama film which is sure to thrill the global audience around the world. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, which includes Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, and Best Supporting Actress for Rachel Weisz, which she won. The film had a budget of $25 million but it made ...

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Effect Of Humor: Validating Racial Stereotypes

23 Mar 2015 18 Apr 2017

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The purpose of this research paper is to examine the effect of humor on validating racial stereotypes. Race-based comedy provides stereotypical misconceptions that influence the audience to accept these racial characteristics rather than denounce them. Racial stereotyping in comedy establishes the existence of racially defined differences, thus causing them to be regarded as natural while encouraging audiences to apply reality to myth. My primary sources are the ...

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Mannerism in art: An analysis

23 Mar 2015 14 Apr 2017

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The stylistic categories are an important aspect of the history of art. Gombrich (1985) suggests that 'classification is a necessary evil' that if taken as a tool that is also flexible and modifiable, can be valuable for art historians. Gombrich notes that while useful, categorisation has also been prone to 'critical abuse' (p81). In other words derogatory nomenclature was often used when naming an art historical era. ...

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Creating Tension With Sound

23 Mar 2015 14 Apr 2017

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In my own work I am exploring the psychological impact caused by a break-down in a relationship. The use of sound to create tension is of great importance to support what is happening on screen in order to reflect upon the viewer the emotions felt by the characters. As someone who is creating a film which relies on sound to enhance atmosphere, the work of David Lynch ...

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The Fifth Element: A Critical Analysis

23 Mar 2015 13 Apr 2017

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The Fifth Element is one of the best science fiction movies ever made. What is science fiction? Stories that often tell about science and technology of the future is considered a trademark of science fiction. Science fiction films are also known to include a human element and are often set in the future, in space, on a different world, or in a different universe or dimension altogether. ...

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Documentary Analysis Of Control Room

23 Mar 2015 13 Apr 2017

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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 hearts". This is the sentence, uttered ...

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A Metaphor Of Postmodernism In Blade Runner

23 Mar 2015 13 Apr 2017

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In the film Blade Runner directed by Ridley Scott, the film embodies many important characters aspects of the postmodern cultural period. The film is mostly about what it means to be human in a controlled technological advanced world, and the struggle between humans and replicants. Which are machines that are so much like humans you can't tell them apart, but it has a deeper meaning of a ...

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The Importance Of Online Reviews

23 Mar 2015 13 Apr 2017

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In the wake of digital age, the internet offers a relatively complete and comprehensive environment for people all over the world to communicate and share information. The form of film review is reforming as well. From traditional critics of experts to review of ordinary audience (Awad, Dellarocas & Zhang, 2004), cyber world offers a newly effective channel for audience sharing their comments about movies; cinema industry also ...

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Melodrama And Film Noir In Mildred Pierce

23 Mar 2015 13 Apr 2017

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Film noir first appeared when The Depression ended with society feeling the lack of material objects, in response to the end of the Second World War. The American Dream was coming under threat due to women being forced back into their domestic roles. It uses textual structures and style to show the nightmare that is the American Dream. Mildred Pierce (Michael Curitz, 1948) attempts to modernise a ...

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The Genre Of Documentary Photography

23 Mar 2015 13 Apr 2017

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In his examination of Lt. Col. Oliver L. North's portrait, taken by Harry Benson for Life Magazine (1987), Andy Grundberg (1988) emphasizes the importance of the camera position, background elements and attitude of the subject towards a heroic appearance, even though the reality was somewhat different, visible in another, less interesting news photograph of Colonel North facing the full house of Congress. The juxtaposition of the two ...

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The Dark Night: A film analysis

23 Mar 2015 12 Apr 2017

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Which features of the film would you consider place it as either mainstream or alternative? To answer this question I have chosen to base my answer upon the film ‘The Dark Knight', directed by Christopher Nolan. As one of the main spectacle blockbusters to come out in 2008, I thought that it would be appropriate to base my essay upon. I would class the film as mainstream ...

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Grant Wood And American Gothic Film Analysis

23 Mar 2015 11 Apr 2017

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Grant Wood is easily one of America's most famous artists due to his iconic 1930 work American Gothic. Even today, while some people may not always remember Grant Wood's name or even the title of the image, they most certainly always recognize American Gothic when they see it. This one painting is known worldwide as kind of an iconic show of American character, all represented by a ...

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A critical analysis of Goodbye Lenin!

03 Oct 2016 09 Mar 2017

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The Relationship between History and Memory: The post-war period ends in Germany in 1989 by demolishing of the Berlin wall. The unification process brought a lot of problems in all sections of the society. It has also brought problems to Germany’s future role as economic and political powers and directs the attention again to the challenging bequests of the past and tries to change the meanings ...

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The Hurt Locker

03 Oct 2016 03 Mar 2017

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“The Hurt Locker”, written by Mark Boal and directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Nominated and won for Best Picture, this award winning film captured the attention of many filmmakers and audiences for boldly showing the harsh reality of war and how a soldier deals with the horrors of war. “War is a drug”, a quote that this movie successfully reflects in its story and theme. The soldier ...

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A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

03 Oct 2016 03 Mar 2017

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“A Walk to Remember “ Nicholas Sparks, one of the New York Time Best Selling Author wrote his third novel entitled "A Walk to Remember." It had been published in the year 1999 of October under Warner Books. The book is about the story of a 57 year old guy, and how he found his greatest love back when his seventeen. He tells how this love ...

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Cinematography in film

03 Oct 2016 03 Mar 2017

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Chose a sequence from any one of the films listed in the module guide’s filmography and analyse the functions of the cinematography (including lighting), editing and sound. Cinematography refers to the visual creative techniques of a film, consisting of lighting, sound and composition. Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Psycho [Alfred Hitchcock, 1960, USA] practices exquisite cinematography techniques to construct suspense and tremor to the spectators from his use ...

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Gender Constructions in The Hours

03 Oct 2016 03 Mar 2017

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TITLE: Gender Constructions in The Hours (Daldry. S, 2002) AIM/OBJECTIVE: To illustrate gender as being a social construction rather than a biologically determined entity and to evaluate how heteronormativity influences the several layers of identity. METHODOLOGY Drawing upon the evolution of gender construction in The Hours, I intend to use feminist theory and the social construction on gender to obtain a preview of a society ...

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Representations of media in film

03 Oct 2016 03 Mar 2017

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Question 2: Compare and Contrast the Approaches to the Representations of the two different Media in Almost Famous (2000) and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004). Word count: 2305 Almost Famous is a 1998 American film directed by Cameron Crowe, it tells the story of the 1970s American hard rock band Stillwater struggling in the harsh face of stardom from the perspective of a ...

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Representations of Masculinity in Film

03 Oct 2016 03 Mar 2017

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Representations of Masculinity in Film Real men don’t cry. Men who show emotion are seen as pathetic and weak, whereas society want men to be strong, athletic and powerful. This assignment will include an identification and analysis, in the film American Pie (American Pie, 1999) of the six different representations of masculinity and their impact on the story and the audience. The analysis will comply of ...

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

03 Oct 2016 03 Mar 2017

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The 1998 film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was directed and written by Guy Ritchie who would eventually create the reboot of the solid blockbuster series, Sherlock Holmes. His earlier movie is about four criminal friends who are roped into three dramatic events in their life that are going on at the same time. This film is very unique because of the simultaneous structure of ...

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Visual storytelling in films

03 Oct 2016 03 Mar 2017

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Literature Review Introduction In this preface section, more than a few factors that shape the art of relating visuals and stories in films will be listed down. These factors will be the root of the research in order to perform the methodology analysis of the thesis, in addition to answering the research questions as well as analyzing the obtained results from the research. Visual Storytelling in ...

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Gender representation in contemporary superhero films

03 Oct 2016 03 Mar 2017

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RESEARCH PROPOSAL Gender representation in contemporary superhero films Research Question How gender representation is portrayed in the contemporary Marvel superhero films? Overview of the Study This project will be evaluating how gender representation portrayed in 21st century Marvel superhero films. This research will concentrate on using Marvel’s The Avenger (dir. Josh Whedon, 2012) which is the assemblage of all contemporary Marvels’ superhero made after Ironman since ...

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Ethical issues in Monsters Inc.

03 Oct 2016 02 Mar 2017

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The movie Monsters Inc. tells us about the minor world that includes humans are living their life without any little knowledge about the other side of the world. This is the world where even a single child knows the exit and then the place is incorporates real monsters in the closet. The world of monsters is quite different from the human world. The first difference is ...

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Film Analysis: South of the Border

03 Oct 2016 22 Feb 2017

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South of the border- Film Analysis Social media has been a great influencer in this present reality. This current generation has been depending so much on the social media to the extent of believing all the things they have been reporting. Recently, a certain new report of a local station about the ‘mysterious disease’ immediately got the attention of the people. The said province in which ...

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Cinema as an instrument of Nationalism

03 Oct 2016 22 Feb 2017

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Cloaks in the colours of soil: Cinema as an instrument of Nationalism The paper aims to highlight the role of cinema in constructing and reconstructing the nationalism of a state. In doing so the paper is divided into three parts. In the first part, I shall conceptualize the notions of nationalism and popular culture with the help of academic sources and then shall try to formulate ...

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The Cinematic Spectator

08 Aug 2016 26 Sep 2016

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The cinematic spectator Both Hugo Munsterberg and Rudolf Arnheim took particular interest in the cinematic spectator and how the moving pictures on the screen affected them. Through close psychological analysis and the formulation of processes, each had their own take on the spectator's engagement in the cinematic experience. Through close analysis we can get an insight and clearer understanding of why people are drawn to motion pictures ...

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Apollo 13

08 Aug 2016 26 Sep 2016

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Apollo 13 Apollo 13 is a film of year 1995 based on the ill fated Apollo13 lunar mission. The film is based on the book the lost moon by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger. The film was directed by Ron Howard. The film was a huge success as it was different from the common films released in those days and it was based on a true ...

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Mona Lisa By Leonardo Da Vinci - Humanism

23 Mar 2015 28 Jun 2016

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The transition movement that took place between the 14th and 17th century in Italy is known as the Renaissance time or by definition "rebirth". The philosophy that took place in the period is one of the humanism or the focus on the human being. One of the master artists of this time is Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) and one of the paintings that best represents the philosophy ...

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Aspect of acting

23 Mar 2015 11 Jun 2015

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The Technical Aspect of Acting Acting was developed in ancient Greek Theatre. The Greeks were the ones who introduced theatre and bought out an individual's talent known as acting. However in those days the technology had not advanced and there weren't any films, the only source of entertainment the people had was through theatre. Theatre acting and acting in films differ vastly from each other. According to ...

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Discuss Michael Jackson's influence on modern dance

23 Mar 2015 08 May 2015

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Michael Jackson: The King of Pop (1958-2009) World-renowned for the influence he brought to the international music and dance scene, Michael Jackson was and still is an iconic figure in the entertainment industry. He was an all-rounded phenomenon in the history of pop culture, a singer, songwriter, dancer and choreographer, all incorporated in one body. His talent in being able to fuse his music and dance style ...

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Salvador Dali and the Surrealist movement

23 Mar 2015 08 May 2015

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Salvador Dali is perhaps one of the most recognized artists of the Surrealist movement. His art is mass produced in prints, and it is not a rare occasion to see them in homes of adults and on the walls of college students. His most famous work, The Persistence of Memory (1934), is taught in art classes to children as young as 7. Most of these people feel ...

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The Different Scopic Orders Of The Modern Era Film Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The modern era has allegedly been dominated by the sense of sight, in a way that has seen it set apart from the premodern era and the postmodern era. In his text 'Scopic Regimes of Modernity' Martin Jay draws our attention to scopic order in the modern era, which is an area with many conflicting views that are not often in alignment with each other. Jay argues ...

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Movie Review Of Fargo Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Fargo, the first time that I heard that name, I could not see how the name had anything to do with the movie. At first I thought maybe it was the name of a character in the movie but after watching the movie I came to learn that it was the mane of where most of the movie was based around; Fargo North Dakota. Fargo is a ...

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Reviewing Red Light Cameras And Reducing Accidents Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Throughout most of automobile driving history, many drivers have gone to extreme measures in order to avoid receiving a driving citation such as: scanning the road sides or mediums for areas where police officers might be parked or hidden out of sight; using radar detectors in order to avoid speeding tickets; and for passing drivers who might blink their lights warning them that they are approaching a ...

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The History Of The Revisionist Western Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Robert Altman chronicled his own 1971 naturalist motion picture McCabe and Mrs. Miller an anti-western perhaps due to the fact that the film blatantly ignores or subverts a number of Western conventions. Westerns, a term that is used to describe the landmark mid-20th-century American film genre, are nostalgic eulogies to the early days of expansion on the untamed American frontier where fragments of civilization border on typically ...

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Movie Analysis Of Braveheart Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Some movies have big war scenes with huge musical scores to reflect the big action. One of these film is Braveheart. William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson, is the central character and hero of the movie. He is the motivator of men. He is a leader of men. He rallies his Scottish countrymen to his belief that the English had to be fought and Scotland had to ...

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Harlem Renaissance And The Cotton Club Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Cotton Club as an example of Jazz scene during the Harlem Renaissance in the movie The Cotton Club by Francis Ford Coppola Even though the Harlem Renaissance ended almost 80 years ago and its timeline is almost the same as the prohibition, it still seems to have an incredible impact on American society and culture as such. What happened during those 13 years was a sort of ...

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Virtual Acting In The Cinema Industry Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Virtual actors (hereafter VA) are human shaped computer generated entities - not necessarily real-life entities - that perform various tasks in a wider range of applications such as motion pictures, computer games, software applications or avatars. As Adam Faier said "Virtual actors are becoming ours entertainers, helpers and companions in everything from motion pictures and video games to business software". Indeed, in James Cameron's blockbuster film "Avatar" ...

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Movie Review Of Crash Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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"Moving at the speed of life, we are bound to collide with each other…" Cruel, serious, true-life and at the same time lyrical and touching - these words can describe the film "Crash", directed by Paul Haggis in 2004. At first superficial glance, the film seems to be about racism, a clash of cultures and their respective representatives. However in fact, the film tells the story not ...

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Relationship Between Photography Art And Psychology Photography Essay

23 Mar 2015

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I believe that great art and photography can be produced as a result of psychic energy created from repressed drives and instincts being effectively sublimated into a creative activity. I also believe that a great deal of art created is a result and expression of what Freud referred to as the Death Drive. Furthermore I believe that increased levels of psychic energy and tension can be linked ...

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The Life Of Walter Elias Disney Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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What is the background history of Walter Disney? A. Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago Illinois to Elias and Flora Disney. Walt grew up in a large family having three brothers and a sister. The majority of his childhood was spent in Marceline, Missouri. At an early age his interests were in drawing and art which spanned into his teenage years and ...

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Indian Cinema And Its Impact On Society Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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In our society there are many practices and traditions which are based on ignorance and which have withheld the progress of our society. Rigidity of caste system, untouchability, dowry system and purdah system have done enormous harm to our society. Cinema films can do a lot to eradicate these evils. They can be used for promoting national integration, Prohibition, intercaste marriages, family planning, eradication of illiteracy, etc. ...

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The Portrayal Of Women In Horror Movies Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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DEFINITIONS: Woman: Whist the term girl can be used for a child or female adolescent, the term Woman would refer to an adult female human. Horror film: Cinema that is created to disgust and cause fear and distress to its spectator though themes of a gruesome and paranormal nature. INTRODUCTION This dissertation will consider the roles of women in the horror film genre and will deconstruct the ...

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A Trip To The Moon Review Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Nowadays, cinema is significantly commercial and digitalised. However, the unique and often entertaining black and white films of the early twentieth century should not be forgotten. They should in fact be revered as films in their own right. A perfect example of early cinema at its peak is A Trip to the Moon (aka Le Voyage dans la Lune), which was directed by film pioneer George M ...

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Sport films

23 Mar 2015

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In America, hundreds of sport films have been produced. Usually, sports weren't that much successful. Films were usually intended for younger audience, and were made of low budget, until recently when "Rocky" in 1976 was released, the sports film genre has flourished at the box office, and has attracted audiences that would never dream of going to a boxing ring. Sports and movies contradict in many ways. ...

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Application Of Sound In Movies And Games Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Approaches to Game Audio. Modern computer games are undeniably becoming more realistic and cinematic. As graphics become better quality and game consoles become more powerful, the distinctive line between films and computer games that was set in the 1970's now hardly exists. Graphics have a big part to play in films and modern computer games, but an even bigger part of films in my opinion is the ...

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To Be A Real Hero Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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"Living life for one day as a lion is better than living as a hyena for a hundred", is a proverb that captures the depth of personalities of those who die in this world with pride. Firstly, a real hero is focused in achieving his goals. Secondly, he should be brave and last but not the least, he should be ready to sacrifice at any time. A ...

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Character Analysis Of Annie Hall Movie Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Overview of the movie Annie Hall is a classic romantic comedy in American which explores the nature of sexual relationships. The movie is focus on the relationship between two main characters --Alvy Singer and Annie Hall. They had gone thought happiness and tears over years. However, due to their different personality and view of life, they finally break-up and lived their own lives with other partners "They ...

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Reviewing The Film Version Of Brokeback Mountain Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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This essay will aim to compare the film version of 'Brokeback Mountain' with Annie Proulx's short story. It will explain, discuss as well as evaluate the ways in which Ang Lee represented key themes and ideas through-out the film. Many themes and ideas were dealt with in the film, some of which will be looked at such as, relationships, love, desire and the gothic. Ang Lee was ...

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The Boollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Success of My Name Is Khan: My Name Is Khan was not only big hit in India but also proved to be biggest bollywood opening in many foreign countries. Movie showed biggest Shah Rukh opening in India as well as in biggest weekend opening in United Kingdom and United States of America. Movie was directed by director and friend of Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar and actress ...

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Contemporary Gay American And European Movies Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The subject of homosexuality in cinema, much in the same way as it is in real life, is something that causes much debate amongst the general public. Being perhaps one of the most controversial topics in modern society, the representation of gays in all media, not just film, becomes an important insight into the ever changing landscape of society's views on homosexuality. It is for this reason ...

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The Found Footage Phenomenon Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The Blair Witch Project is a story of an attempt of three documentary film students to investigate the legends of the Blair Witch. Apparently skeptical, Heather, Joshua, and Michael enter the woods around Burkittsville, Maryland, with two cameras. Heather was determined to document everything in «as straightforward way as possible». As the documentarians go deeper, the friends become unsure of their whereabouts. Soon, they realize that they ...

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Media Ecology And The Matrix Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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This report is based on Matrix movie. The Matrix movie is a science fiction-action film which was released in America on March 31, 1999.This film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski.it is the first part of Matrix series, not even movie also the part of comic book, video games and animation. The meaning of matrix is a rectangular array of matrix. In this movie its ...

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Body Of Evolution Of Musical Film Genres Film Essay

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On the primitive period, musical generates as an hybrid from European operetta and American vaudeville and music hall. A director that represents this period is Busby Berkeley. His films pay not attention to the plot, are vehicle for song and dance. It is pure spectacle and sensuality. Sex is offered through the gaze (Hayward, 2000). On the mature period, from the 30's to the 50's, songs and ...

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National Identity In Chinese Cinema Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Upon studying cinematic allegory Chinese cinema helps create a national identity through reconstruction of the past. Using Deleuze`s theory of time and space in cinema the deconstruction of space and time with in Chinese cinema and the role of the imagined past create an allegorical film about national identity. Through the film `Hero` directed by Zhang Yimou I will be discussing the role of time and space ...

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Soundtracks In The Movie Industry Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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What are the major conventions and functions of the classical soundtrack, and how have these been challenged by filmmakers and composers working outside of this tradition? Soundtrack in the movie industry terminology is a contraction of the term sound track. This is an audio recording which is created or used in the film production industry or in post production. The dialogue, the music and the sound effects ...

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Digital Tools Used In Gojira And Godzilla Film Studies Essay

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Humans have been around for thousands of years. Today, many movies have been created based on stories and legends of influential people and life-changing events that were recorded in history. Inspiration for the 1954 film 'Gojira' came about as a result of World War Two during the twentieth century. The devastation brought on Japan by the two nuclear bombs had inevitably raised a wide spread awareness about ...

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Music Within A Movie Film Studies Essay

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The most significant element of the high concept film's style for marketing purpose was the music within the film. At almost the very moment the classical era ended , Film scholar Jeff Smith claim because The Graduate (1967) was the first film use popular music in practices, the film was considered one of the wildly influential film in film history, not only for their depictions of youth ...

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Importance Of Sound In Film Film Studies Essay

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Every individual who watches a film knows too well that the choice of music, sound track and any other voice that will be present in the film affect the viewer's perception of that particular film. There are silent films and sound films. Silent films are those that are dominated by scenes and other contents in the film, where there is less dialogue between the film characters and ...

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Examining The Concept Of Motion Capture Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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MoCap technology has revolutionary technology quickly, especially technologies that use in movie and games industries, MoCap has come a critical role in the creation of animation as smooth as real. The report will begin mentioned about MoCap technology such as what it is , How it useful , and Who will use this type of technology to bring more understanding to the readers. After that the report ...

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The Great Gatsby Review Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Fitzgerald does not use a straightforward tone in the Great Gatsby, which leaves unanswered questions throughout the book. Especially at the end where Gatsby is killed by George because of the death to his wife in a car accident. It have been said that it was a yellow royal royce which ran over Myrtle. For that reason, George thinks it is Gatsby who caused the accident, although ...

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Almodovars All About My Mother Analysis Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Pedro Almodovar is an auteur in Spanish national and art cinema. His films always explore the issues such as sexuality, transgender and women's life where friends and lovers replace the parents and family. In a post-feminism point of view, he disestablished the feminism but highlights the positions of both female characters and actress. His works are more targeted to women and give female audience a resonance on ...

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Spider-man

23 Mar 2015

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Spider-Man is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero. The character was created by writer and editor Stan Lee and artist and co-plotter Steve Ditko. He first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962). Lee and Ditko conceived of the character as an orphan being raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben as an ordinary teenager, having to deal with the normal struggles of youth in addition ...

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The Critical Review Of Screening Trauma Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Cinema and its relationship with psychology, history and memory is a wide area which can be shaped by visual media and identification of culture. Susannah Radstone( 2000) analyses the movie of Forrest Gump( Robert Zemeckis, US, 1994) with examinations and expressions that have been accompanied with screening trauma in her study. Also the theoretical and methodological tension over memory and inclusive cultural framework shapes these film analyses ...

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Que He Hecho Yo Para Merecer Esto Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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'Her only companions are her household appliances. They're the sole witnesses to her pain, her solitude and her anxieties. They're also the only witnesses of the murder she commits.' Expand on this comment from Almodóvar's interview with Strauss explaining the full significance of this statement to the characterisation of Gloria in ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!! (1984). In ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!!, ...

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Sound Design In The Film Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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In 1911, Riccitto Canudo, Italian poet and film pioneer, published the famous "The seventh art declaration". In this declaration, the film was officially established as an independent art, apart from the architecture, music, poetry, painting, dance and sculpture. So far, the film development is only about a hundred years of history, but it is undeniable that it has become the most popular, influential and dynamic art. In ...

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Analysis Of V For Vendetta Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The movie V for Vendetta, based on the comic of the same name, can be seen as an adaptation to the book 1984 by George Orwell. In V for Vendetta, it portrays a society, similar to our own, albeit in the future, where it is ruled by an autocratic leader. Throughout the movie, the character "V" hides behind a mask of Guy Fawkes, who tried to blow ...

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Classic Hero Story In Movie Shane Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The movie Shane is about a former gunslinger, named Shane. Shane comes into the homestead of a simple family, the Starretts, who are being bullied by Ryker, a cattle rancher, to move off of what he sees as his land. Shane stays with the Starretts as a farmhand. He encounters resistance from some of Ryker's men when he goes into town to buy new clothes and soda ...

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Is Pop Art Celebration Or Critique Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Pop-art was an art movement that emerged in America and Britain in the mid 50s and culminated between 1960 and 1965. Pop art was a result of a post war era and a sudden influx of mass production and popular culture. Pop art included images from popular culture such as consumer goods, magazines and advertisements as opposed to more serious elitist culture art like abstract expressionism. It ...

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I Can Do Bad All By Myself Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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"Film is recognized as a unique and powerful art form on a par with painting, sculpture, music, literature and drama" (Boggs & Petrie, 2008, p. 3). From the beginning of time, movies have been for entertainment and some even to teach about different life events. Throughout the years, technology has changed the way movies are produced and viewed. "The technological history of film can in fact be ...

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The Silent Era Of Hollywood Film Studies Essay

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The Silent Era of Hollywood's History was a great milestone in paving the way for today's film industry. With great actors and innovative technology, silent films poked fun at society and helped America get through some tough times. Happening between the end of World War I and the beginning of the Great Depression, silent films helped American audiences sit back and relax for an hour or two ...

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Sychoanalytic Theory And Alfred Hitchcocks Psycho Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The main concept of this essay is to point out how psychoanalytic theory could be used as a method of understanding and analyzing cultural products. The most valid approach for this is to observe how the cinema integrates psychoanalytical theories into specific film concepts. For this reason a Hitchcock film is used as an example, for it a common fact that there are many Freudian aspects in ...

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The Cinematography Of American Beauty Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Cinematography is an art form, not just an aspect of a movie. Cinematography affects the mood and tone of a movie as well as the viewers feelings while watching a movie. In American Beauty this is demonstrated beautifully through camera techniques, lighting, and the framing of the shot. Camera techniques include aerial, deep focus, pan, shallow focus, slow motion, soft focus, and the tracking shot. Lighting is ...

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The Portrayal Of Women In Film Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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I have chosen the following question. "To what extent do you agree with the statement that the female in film is on display, passive and purely there because of her to be looked-at-ness? Women in my opinion have been the subject of "eye candy" in films and are not that often respected. Yes, there are a number of films about the power that woman can show along ...

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Will Smiths Roles And Performances Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Born to Reign was the album released by Willard Christopher Smith Jr. also known as Will Smith, in the year of 2002. Although it did not reach the levels of success his previous albums had, it had a very clear and intended message behind it in relation to this essay. Within it, he addressed his true beliefs and intentions of life which are now backed up by ...

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Concept Of Identity And Ugly Betty Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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UGLY BETTY: the anti-fashion or the model to follow? My analysis will focus on the concept of identity and on how it is formed. In other words, the issue of representation that appears frequently in media systems and particularly in TV shows. The media product that I have chosen to analyse is 'Ugly Betty', an American TV show created by Silvio Horta in 2006 on the ABC ...

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Postmodernity And Brecht In Contemporary Theatre Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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This essay will demonstrate the postmodern theory and how playwright, Bertolt Brecht has influenced postmodernity with contemporary theatre. I shall analyze how Brecht's styles and techniques have influenced postmodern theatre and the comparisons he had with Aristotle. By doing this, I shall discuss Frederic Jameson, Jean Baudrillard and Jean-Francois Lyotard's respective ideologies. References are evident from the sources from the bibliography. What is postmodernism? Postmodernism is a ...

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The Influence Of Animation On Children Film Studies Essay

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With the recent increase in violent crimes committed by children, adults have been looking for answers to what causes children to commit these acts. Researchers have performed formal studies, and other approaches have been taken to answer the question. Their ideas and perceptions have strayed far and wide, looking for a suitable answer; one such answer of the many they have uncovered is television, but especially television ...

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