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

23 Mar 2015

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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

23 Mar 2015

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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

23 Mar 2015

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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

23 Mar 2015

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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

23 Mar 2015

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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

23 Mar 2015

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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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Reviewing Romeo And Juliet And Their Love Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Shakespeare wrote 'Romeo and Juliet' during the Elizabethan period in the late sixteenth century. Though we cannot be definitive on the date or year, analysing Shakespeare's other work and references made in the text (noticeably made by Juliet's Nurse referring to an earthquake occurring 11 years ago), it is likely that 'Romeo and Juliet' was written around 1595. The play is set in the small town of ...

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The Evaluation Of Complicite Theatres Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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This essay will examine the in depths of the plays and performances of 'Complicite Theatre'. The plays I have chosen are 'The Street of Crocodiles' and 'Mnemonic'. These two plays will experiment the theory of the theatrical styles and what the theatre is all about. It will also give an idea the elements of each play. By doing this, I shall present an evaluation of the theatre ...

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Amadeus Movie By Milos Forman Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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-Amadeus movie by Milos Forman , shows the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The story was told by Antonio Salieri who was flashing back the period of his life in which he was so jealous from Mozart wondering how could Mozart be that talented and wishing he could be in his place. Throughout the movie, Antonio was trying to ruin Mozart and become a composer to take ...

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The History Of Wilhelmine Cinema Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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In this essay I shall be exploring the history of the National German cinema and how it has transformed and adapted to the continuous shifts in political, economic, social and cultural influences both internally and externally that Germany and it's people have experienced over the last century. Wilhelmine Cinema Cinema made its debut in Germany in 1895 when brothers Emil and Max Skladanowsky invented their own projector ...

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Michel Foucault And Judith Butler Influencing Queerness Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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In this essay I will be looking at the work of Michel Foucault and Judith Butler seeing how their work has influence queerness. I will start the essay by looking at the man, Michel Foucault, followed by studying his work on sexuality and homosexuality. I will then look at Judith Butler and her work on gender performances. I will also be giving contemporary examples of homosexuals in ...

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Femininity In Shojo Manga And Josei Manga Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Why do people enjoy pop culture, specifically manga? People wish to escape from reality by either agreeing with artists' criticism of the real world or drowning in the "realistic-imaginary" world drawn by them. The imagination of manga artists is quite limited; they have to bring something to talk about from their lives and experience. Therefore, pop culture is the cultural representation of society, and as such gender ...

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South African Show Shaka Zulu Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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In late 1986, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) created a television mini-series by the name of Shaka Zulu. It would prove an instant and huge success, and by 1992 it had been seen by over 350 million viewers in South Africa and abroad (Tomaselli 1992). Best described as an "historical drama", the series centred on the first recorded encounter between blacks and whites in southeast Africa, ...

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The Art Of Modern Burlesque Drama Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The meaning of burlesque has changed throughout its varied history; the earliest form of burlesque can be traced back to Chaucer and his story of Sir Thopas. This piece of writing had no rivals or predecessors at the time and the next form of burlesque was Shakespeare. The playwright John O'Keefe is another early burlesque writer; his plays were light-hearted and mocked the upper classes, the operas ...

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Mise En Scene In Casablanca Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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To develop a successful film, it is important in the filmmaking process to combine several techniques, such as using the right photography techniques, the right movement of camera, and the right framing of scenes and stages. In this paper, I will focus on particular aspects regarding the Mise en scene in "Casablanca" film. (Giannetti, 2010) Starting from the opening scenes, we see short shots of the police ...

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The Benefits And Limitations For Actors Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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This essay will explore and analyse the theory of the Hollywood Star System in relation to the benefits and limitations for actors in the film industry. I shall also investigate the financial issues and the strategies that the film industries have to endure. By doing this, I shall present an analysis of the history of 'Hollywood' and it's 'Star System' and what impact the film industry might ...

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The Social And Cultural Messages In Apocalypto Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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When one decides to put history on film, one must be prepared for substantial tradeoffs (Rosenstone 16). Films cannot convey historical events with pinpoint accuracy or with exact detail because films like this do not sell or are not financially practical. As a result, historical films are usually laden with historical inaccuracies that are on one hand emotionally and visually compelling and on the other hand, a ...

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Dramatic Techniques Used In Hitchcocks The Birds Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Hitchcock was very impressive in his dramatic techniques because the tension is built in various scenes which also makes this film accomplish the horror genre in addition to suspense. Initially the audience believe the film is a comedy because it is incredibly ordinary in addition to the use of bright lights and warm colours. Hitchcock makes us as the viewer get an understanding of the characters back ...

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The Representation Of Gender In Disneys Films Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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In the golden age of animation, 1928 - 1960s, Walt Disney was one of the famous animators in the industry who founded The Walt Disney Corporation. He was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, entertainer and entrepreneur. The book, From Mouse to Mermaid, described that "Disney ethos both reflects and promotes particular elements of the dominant ideology of United State culture" (Murphy, p.127). Most of Disney's work ...

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Peoples Instincts And Primitive Impulses Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Freud and Jung combined a relationship of many decades, when Jung, the junior partner, learned extra about Freuds theories of the cataleptic. Perhaps luckily, to current psychology, Jung later on came to decline some of Freud's speculation, and leant in the direction of his individual technique of psychology referred to as methodical. Both men drew on the idea of the unconscious as a way of explaining imaginings, ...

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Analysis On The Movie Inception Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The film Inception (2010) captured the imagination of many spectators as one of the best science fiction and fantasy movies to be produced that year. It was produced and directed by Christopher Nolan who also wrote the script of the movie. The development of this script and the story line were Nolan's' original ideas back in 2001, nine year before the movie was released when he wrote ...

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The Idea Of The Movement Magic Realism Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Magic Realism is a literary movement. It is associated with a style of writing or a technique that incorporates magical or supernatural (fantasy) events into a realistic event without questioning the unlikelihood of these events taking place together. Magic Realism is best described as literature and art combined. This combination of fantasy and fact is there to question the nature of reality. Magic realism made lived experiences ...

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The Representation Of Women Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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In the past, women have been depicted on screen with negative stereotypes. They have been subjected to the male gaze by men in films like Gilda and Psycho (Smelik, 2009). A study by Bazzini et al. (1997) has shown that younger women in US films before the 1980s were more favoured as their older counterparts were underrepresented and considered less attractive and smart (as cited in Neuendorf, ...

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Battleship Potemkin By Sergei Eisenstein Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Battleship Potemkin (1925) is a typical illustration of a film that led to become a sign for revolution. One can argue how this particular work attempted to form a "new cinema," and through critically looking at the films theme/ideology, narrative structure, filmmaking techniques and editing (montage), with paying close attention to the Communist ideology, Imagism, Marxism, Futurism, the Hegelian theory, and Mexican influence - one can justify ...

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Role Of Editors And Editing Styles Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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In the early Stages, editing was done, with the help of mechanical equipment that appropriately put together linearly edited reels. The digital revolution and technological advances have magically simplified the post-production process. With various types of easy, interactive software applications, editing is not restricted to professionally trained editors and apprentices, but also made it possible for film students, amateurs and one-time users to edit their own film ...

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Alice In Wonderland Movie Review Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The film I choose to write a critical review of is Alice in Wonderland (2010). The genres of the film have aspects that are adventure, action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, animation, kids, science fiction and family. The original novel written in 1865 by the English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson with the pseudonym Lewis Carroll consisted of a progression of haphazard dealings and character connections. It was enjoyable to ...

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Relationship Between Documentary And Reality Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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By exploring the relationship between documentary and reality define the genre. (Please note the term 'reality' here does not mean the genre 'reality television'). Documentary has become so scattered and diverse that it is hard to define the genre, 'Documentary film has often been looked at as that which communicates the real not the imagined,' (Pearce & McLaughlin 2007, p.47) it tells stories, makes claims or remarks ...

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Mean Girls

23 Mar 2015

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Mean Girls In the movie “Mean Girls,” Cady, played by Lindsay Lohan is faced with a new chapter in her life when she enrolled in a high school for the first time. Since she was home schooled and never had an experience of being in a regular school, she finds everything different as compared to her life back then in Africa. This means she has to go ...

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Analysing Leadership In The Godfather Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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"The Godfather is exciting as it was upon its release in March of 1972. The statement "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse" still resounds with recognition in the instant. Vito Corleone was a man of morals, principle and valor in a world sorely lacking in either. Vito Corleone's first name means "life," or "alive," and his last means "lionhearted" are in every way his own ...

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Racism And Stereotyping Movie Crash

23 Mar 2015

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The movie, Crash, demonstrates the lives of various individuals from divergent socio-economic classes, who have life changing experiences in between their conflicting prejudices and stereotypes. The theme of multiculturalism has also made its influence on the major characters of the movie: a white American district attorney and his wife who is constantly scared of "the other"; two African American thieves who steal their car, a racist police ...

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Assess the artistic limitations of the dogme 95 vow of chastity

23 Mar 2015

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Assess the artistic limitations of the Dogme 95 “Vow of Chastity” In the mid 1990s, a creative and low cost filmmaking was created - Dogme95. The founders were two Danish directors, Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg. (Hudson, 2005). Unlike any other film, it follows different set of rules. Written in Vow of Chastity, a rulebook of Dogme95, it restricts the use of props, sets, lighting, sound, ...

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Easy Rider Movie Analysis Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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"Easy Rider … invokes both affirmative and critical visions of 1960s America, making it more of a measure of its times than either its original or later audiences could imagine" (Klinger, B. 1997, p.199). Through close textual analysis identify and discuss the ways in which the affirmative and critical visions of 1960s America are represented. ' Easy Rider was a little road movie that came out of ...

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Physical And Slapstick Comedy Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Early film comedy certainly focuses more on physical comedy-the slap in the face, the anvil falling on a head kind of stuff. With film being silent, you had to focus on body language to convey meaning. Plots were usually ridiculous and as one "punch" was being set up, another was being "knocked-down." When we finally put sound to film, everything changed. Not only did plot improve, but ...

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Work Of Stanley Kubrick Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Stanley Kubrick became an amateur photographer after getting a camera as a gift. He became an associate photographer at Look Magazine after selling an photograph of a newsstand after Franklin Roosevelt. After several years as an photographer he went into moving pictures, directing and producing his first piece entitled ' Day of the Flight ' in 1950. After this he went on to create two more documentaries ...

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Horror Women Clover

23 Mar 2015

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How has the role of women in horror films changed? Using Carol Clover, ‘Theory of Final Girl' to analyse 1 scene from ‘The Hitcher', the changing roles of women in horror films will be explored. Traditionally horror films have seen women take on the role of the victim. More recently this has changed whereby the women has taken on a more powerful and dominant position. ‘Carol Clover' ...

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Summary Of The Shawshank Redemption Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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This movie is an American drama film which was directed and written by Frank Darabont in 1994. It is based on Shawshank Redemption and the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth. The film actors include Tim Robbins acting as Andrew "Andy" Dufresne with Morgan Freeman acting as Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding. It shows Andy having to spend nearly twenty years in a fictional penitentiary named Shawshank State prison ...

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Movie Adaption Of Hamlet Analysis Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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When it comes to comparing different types of media, there can be distinct characteristics between one other, whether it is based on novels, films, plays, etc. The media is very open to many aspects and many people have been interested on how directors interpret the same source. In general movies sometimes leave or add small details that can change the story's plot, where one may view it ...

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Simulating Depth Of Field Effects Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Depth of field effects: The distance between foreground and background is called depth of field. The depth of field is the distance in front and behind the point of focus. Objects outside of the depth of field are out of focus. In most cases, the depth of field extends one-third of its distance in front of the focal point, and two thirds its distance behind the focal ...

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Camera Shots In The Office Us Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The Office, a comedy television series, is an adaptation of Ricky Gervais's and Stephen Merchant's comedy sitcom of the same name that aired in the United Kingdom. The Office follows the office lives of the employees at the Dunder Mifflin paper company, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and their boss, Michael Scott. At the Scranton branch office, the "cameraman" documents the daily lives of the employees and their ...

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Wong Kar Wai And Hollywood Cinema Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The world today is essentially a bifocal world. Filmmakers everywhere are concerned with their own national cinema, and then with Hollywood. The world today is divided into Hollywood and a serious of national cinema. As the most successful and influential Asian cinema outside Japan and India, [1] Hong Kong cinema as a transnational cinema, has so successfully emulated Hollywood to the extent that it has now been integrated by ...

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Slumdog Millionaire And Its Production Context Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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In this assignment I will be describing the structure and the ownership of the UK film industry and exploring the production, distribution and the exhibition of Slumdog Millionaire. I will be also looking at the relationship between films and their production contexts and the relationship between audiences and films. Danny Boyle, a British director, directed the film, Slumdog Millionaire. It was about Jamal, who was Dev Patel, ...

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Good Morning Vietnam And Apocalypse Now Comparison Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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In the film "Good Morning, Vietnam" Adrian Cronauer is described, who arrives in Saigon in 1965 to take the place of a disc jockey at the local military station. He immediately turns upside down the boring routine radio into the exquisite rock and roll, and adds a sharp sense of humor, becoming a legend among the soldiers, and a headache for authorities. In his spare time from the radio ...

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Submarine Film Extract Analysis Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Nowadays, when our living pace is so fast there are a lot of temptations and sometimes you start thinking about your own death, divorce and other somber feelings. ''Submarine'' directed by young director Richard Ayoade in 2010 is a perfect example of how can happen in a real life. The movie has various ratings between different people. Some of them liked, some not, but this is just ...

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Use Of Music By Thomas Newman Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Since the advent of silent cinema in the late 1800s (Prendergast 1992), the film industry has grown into a global powerhouse contributing over £4.5bn to the UK economy last year alone (Oxford Economics 2010). Initially used in 1895 to drown out theatre projector noise, music has become a vital ingredient in the cinematic experience with composition to film developing as a narrative art form in its own ...

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Reviewing The Definition Of Third Cinema Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Third cinema is not necessarily hard to define, however, it is hard to place many films in to the concept and be satisfied with labelling it with that terminology. Therefore, this essay will define and break down the term of 'Third Cinema', with comparison to First and Second cinema. It will also explore how and where the concept was developed. This will be done through the analysis ...

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The Auteur Theory Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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-The auteur theory, if defined as the ultimate foundation for a filmmaker's vision, can be a rather unstable remark for one to give. Who in the beginning of film history declared that a director must adhere to a specific genre with a specific style? It seems, like anything else, that the reasoning behind this theory is for a person to find a way to make sense of ...

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Themes And Issues In Blade Runner Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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This essay will look at the themes and issues used in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982), Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men (2006) and James McTeigue's V for Vendettea (2006) to convey a believable reality in they're mise en scene. and their controversial depiction of social groups to get a reaction or point across. The dystopic genre has it roots in the fearful processes of social change, industrialisation ...

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Wings Of Desire Plot Analysis Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Wings of desire one of the movie reveled in the DVD could have twisted out to be one of the best movies. A hugely commended and multi-award winning movie including best directors for Wenders at Cannes 1987.Two invisible angels come to guide the people of post war and later they are dissatisfied with their immortal state. The movie is later remade into City of angels staring Nicolas ...

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Analysis Of Slumdog Millionaire Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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In this assignment I will be describing the structure and the ownership of the UK film industry and exploring the production, distribution and the exhibition of Slumdog Millionaire. I will be also looking at the relationship between films and their production contexts and the relationship between audiences and films. Danny Boyle, a British director, directed the film, Slumdog Millionaire. It was about Jamal, who was Dev Patel, ...

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Dystopian And Utopian Elements Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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With close reference to no more than three postmodern films discuss the dystopian and utopian elements evident in their mise-en-scene. This essay will analyze Ridly Scott's Blade Runner (1982) and Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men (2006) in order to discuss dystopian elements evident in their mise-en-scene. The film begins with a panoramic view of the director's vision of Los Angeles in 2019. The night sky of the ...

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The Battle Of Algiers Movie Analysis Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The movie is set as a reflection of the struggle in the North African country to gain independence. The film is set in Algiers, the capital of Algeria, a French colony. The year is 1957, and the Algerian war is at its peak as the insurgents, the FLN fight against the French paratroopers, an elite team of ruthless soldiers. The film is a depiction of the Battle ...

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Television Crime Fiction And Post Modernism Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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This study explores the genre of television crime fiction, the philosophy of postmodernism and the influence of the latter on the theme of the fiction which includes its stylistic elements as well. This study, first concentrates on identifying and situating core themes and characteristics of postmodern narrativity within the theme of crime fiction before moving on to critically analysing its significance outside its apparent meaning. Besides widening ...

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Studlars Work On Fetishism And Masochism Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Studlar challenges Mulvey's theories on the male scopic pleasure as the bearer of control. Studlar also challenges Mulvey's statement of the female as 'lack' and instead suggests a sense of power from this lack; the female as a film complexity, being not necessarily the subject of the male gaze but rather the holder of the gaze. Firsly, I will discuss Mulvey's theories and Studlar's challenges, and compare ...

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Representations Of Women Across The James Bond Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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This work analyses the representations of women across the James Bond saga, focusing on a select few films. Both major and minor characters will be examined to find out if there are differences in the representations. The analysis will focus mainly on the representation of the women as a gender, but will also take a look at racial representations to see if they adhere to western stereotypes. ...

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Jacques Cousteau And The Ocean Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Imagine a world without oxygen. A dangerous world few have seen and few will ever see. A world filled with colors as bright as a rainbow and blackness as dark as any cave. A world with strange, never before seen creatures everywhere, waiting to be discovered. This is the Ocean. This is the world of Jacques Cousteau. Cousteau worked hard to make this ocean world more accessible ...

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The Illusionist Movie Review Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The genre of the movie is drama. It has been one of the most famous films because of their excellent presentation; good script, directing and clear enough to deliver the message to the audience. The Illusionist Film is produced by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Michael London, Cathy Schulman,Bob Yari and screen writer/director is by Neil Burger and starring Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, and Paul Giamatti. That movie is ...

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Paul Hindemith Sonata For Flute And Piano Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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J.S.Bach: Sonata in G minor, for flute and obbligato harpsichord. In a famous remark about J.S.Bach, Beethoven said 'he should be named Sea instead of Bach, because of his infinite, inexhaustible wealth in tone combinations and harmonies'. These virtues are also deployed in his flute sonatas, each with a unique melodic contour and character. Bach was often criticized for being abstruse and redundantly complex, but he was ...

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Representation Of The American Dream Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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"Independence Day" is a film directed by Roland Emmerich WHAT HAPPENED RELEASED??? in 1996, which shows the planet under an alien attack, where the U.S. is the center of the problem and the country that saves the world. In relation to this film several elements can be analyzed belonging to the American culture. One of the most significant is The American Dream. An ideal of American culture ...

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Steven Spielbergs War Of The Worlds Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds (2005) is a film that falls under the genre of science fiction. What is genre? Genre can be defined as different categories marked by a distinctive style, form or content. According to Sarah Berry (2000), film genres are ways to group movies with similar style and story together such as western films, horror films, thriller films, science fiction (sci-fi) films and ...

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The Saxophone Changed The World Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Got Sax? This is an excellent paper. It has good info that is well presented. It is 1 page short of consideration for an A. Your grade is the highest B I can assign, and your point accumulation is 179 of a possible 200 points. Lorna Young Whether you listen to rock, metal, rap, jazz, classical or opera, the music all has one connecting element, instruments. Without ...

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Ethnicity In Hollywood And American Culture Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Hollywood movies have preached the assimilation of the ethnic "other" into American culture. This is a dangerous prospect as media representations are used to frame our understandings of ethnic groups and sub-cultures. In this study, a social semiotic approach is used to frame the violence, food, musical score, and set furnishings present in The Sopranos. By contrasting these elements with those found in The Godfather, assimilation of ...

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History Of Stereotypes And Bullying Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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More and more bullying cases are being reported each year. About 160,000 children stay at home due to bullying going on in school. Although bullying has been around for so long, there has been a great amount of media response to the topic these past three or four years. With TV shows portraying storylines and situations in which their characters get bullied, it is interesting to notice ...

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Analysis Of The Musical Grease Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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In this musical written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, it is 1959 and Rydell high is crowded with defiant, fun-loving students. In the middle of this landscape, Sandy Dumbrowski arrives as the new girl in school. It turns out that over the summer she and Danny Zuko, leader of the Burger Palace Boys gang, have had a brief love affair. While Sandy tells her new classmates ...

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Princess Diana The Beloved Princess Of Wales Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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A woman of great integrity, charm and charisma who strived to make our world a better place to live, who could possibly fall under this statement? Of course it is none other than our dear Princess Diana. Diana was an influential woman who diligently carried out her royal duties and who interacted with her citizens in every way that was possible. She was also a woman who ...

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The Documentary The Times Of Harvey Milk Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The documentary "The Times of Harvey Milk" and Michelle Tea's memoir Valencia offer insight into the experiences and attitudes of San Francisco's gay and lesbian communities at two different moments in the city's history. Consider Harvey milks and Michelle Tea's backgrounds, the issues they faced, their feelings about the possibility of change, and the spirit or mood of the times in which they lived. How do you ...

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The Career Of Fred Astaire Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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An understanding of Fred Astaires work must begin with an understanding of his life, especially since Astaire danced from such a young age. Born Freidreich Emmanuel Austerlitz, Astaire was the son of immigrants. Early on in his life, after his father lost his job in the family's hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, young Freidrich moved to New York City with his parents and sister Adele. He and Adele, ...

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Crisis Of White Masculinity In 8 Mile Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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"Don't Ever Try to Judge me Dude": The Representations of Whiteness Visibility and Crisis of White Masculinity in 8 Mile (Curtis Hanson 2002) The meaning behind the term "whiteness" has continually evolved over the years. It now stands for much more than maintaining purity in the white race and the distancing of itself from the invasion of other cultures. "Whiteness" is a term that is no longer ...

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Sound Technique In Citizen Kane Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The dramatic film Citizen Kane in 1941 is a story of group of reporters that are trying to interpret the last words of Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles), who is the millionaire newspaper business man, "Rosebud" and to examine his lifestyle. The film starts with a news roll detailing Kane's life, and after that the film shows the audience flashbacks from his life and illustrates to the ...

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The Gothic Elements In Tim Burtons Movies Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Nowadays, film has been popular among people through the ages. There are kind of films that have been created up until now. For instance, films about criminal, romance, Sci-Fi, etc. Many film directors compete to make a good film. A film director is also called as an auteur if he or she is a complete film maker. He or she conceives the idea for the story, writes ...

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Watchmen A Social Commentary Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The film "Watchmen" is a social commentary which tells the story of a dystopia 1985. Through flashbacks of certain characters we find out how the world, and the characters, ended up the way they did. It also details with how one character tried his hand at fixing it. "Watchmen" clearly shows us America's fear of nuclear holocaust and putting too much power in the hands of a ...

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The Lives Of Others Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The Lives of Others is set in 1984 East Berlin, five years before Gorbachevs "glasnost" policies, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. The film centers on the East German Ministry for State Security, which is a secret police known as the Stasi, created by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) in an attempt to maintain its power and protect the survival of Socialism in East Berlin. The ...

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How To Write A Film Review Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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"Anyone can be a film critic," French director Francois Truffaut writes in his book "The Films in My Life." Whether you watch movies as soon as they arrive at your local theatre or wait for the video or cable version, your number one reason for being a critic must be your love of movies. If you're a real film buff, chances are you'll like all types from ...

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Masculinity In Hong Kong Action Films Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The study of film masculinity still tends to concern itself with the products of local society. The focus of the essay is to represent a close approach to masculinity in Hong Kong cinema. Chinese old traditional genres such as Kung Fu, historical costume drama, and the Chinese opera had been the staples of Hong Kong cinema since it has been established (Kei, 1994). This essay analyses two ...

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Reviewing Indian Culture And Society Senarios Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Hindi cinema has always been a major point of reference for Indian culture and society. Not only has it shaped but also expressed the changing scenarios and contours of India's cultural and societal sentiments to such an extent that no other preceding art form could ever achieve. Hindi cinema has influenced the way in which people perceive and deal with various aspects of their own lives. Movies ...

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Purpose And Process Of Movie Marketing Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Film marketing is a process that is specific to the movie industry. Like all businesses promotion of movies is an integral part of any new release because of the extremely high financial risks that are inherent in the process. Movie studios conduct extensive marketing campaigns in order to maximize the revenue from the movies they produce right from the beginning of the release cycle of the movies. ...

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Stylistic Techniques In Batman Returns Film Studies Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Tim Burton is known for his obscure and unconventional methods of film-making. His stylistic techniques, influenced by German Expressionism, are very unique. For this reason I have chosen to look at a short clip from Tim Burton's Batman Returns. Batman Returns was produced in 1991 and released in 1992. When Selina Kyle, the receptionist of Max Shreck, discovers some crooked business plans, she is thrown from the ...

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