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Q. Tarantino's Use of Different Film Elements in Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction - Q. Tarantino's Use of Different Film Elements in Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino has used the lightning, colour, sound, camera, mise-en-scene, iconography, speed of editing and special effects in Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction to make the audience want to carry on watching. These film elements have been used very effectively by the director in the openings of both films to build audience interest. The first aspect – lightning was very helpful in building interest in Kill Bill....   [tags: Quentin Tarantino Cinematography Director] 1656 words
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Pulp Fiction, by Quentin Tarantino - The movie Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino, contains violence, sex and drugs but is an underlying religious film. The five main characters either follow the lord and are rewarded or they follow the devil and are punished. John Travolta plays Vincent Vega, Ving Rhames plays Marcellus Wallace and Uma Thurman plays Mia Wallace, these three characters represent evil and sin. Samuel L. Jackson plays Jules Winnefield and Bruce Willis plays Butch Coolidge and these characters represent good and follow a righteous path....   [tags: Pulp Fiction Essays] 906 words
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Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards - What if World War II didn’t end in the suicide of Adolf Hitler and the surrender of the Axis powers. What if instead there was a double conspiracy in the works against Hitler that was concentrated coincidentally on an extravagant movie premiere in honor of the efforts of Nazi German soldiers in France at the time. How different history would be. This very plot is depicted in Quentin Tarantino’s World War II movie staring Brad Pitt as Lieutenant Aldo Raine and Mélanie Laurent and Shosanna Dreyfus....   [tags: musical score analysis]
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Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction - In Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino, Tarantino uses quirky dialogue, vivid visuals, and nihilism to mirror postmodern pop culture in western society in the early 1990’s. The film artfully portrays the 1990’s as a time where action granted meaning instead of performing moral actions; where there was a social hierarchy held by mob bosses to control those who attempted to search for meaning through action, doing outrageously violent and horrible things without the slightest scruples. Pulp Fiction contains specifically existential nihilism, which is the belief that life has no true purpose or value....   [tags: film analysis, cinematography]
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Tarantino: Genius or Violence-Obsessed? - When we think of high school dropout we automatically start thinking, “Wow, that must’ve been some druggie.” Now what would you say if he dropped out to pursue a dream of his. Would you change your mind. What if he lied on his résumé to ‘compensate for his lack of experience in the film industry’, would you hire him. He gathered all of his knowledge while working at The Manhattan Beach Video Archives. There, he was able to work on some of his earlier scripts such as, True Romance (1993), and Natural Born Killers (1994)....   [tags: Biography ]
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Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards - Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 film Inglourious Bastards entails a Jewish revenge fantasy that is told through a counterfactual history of events in World War II. However, this story follows a completely different plot than what we are currently familiar with. Within these circumstances, audiences now question the very ideas and arguments that are often associated with World War II. We believe that Inglourious Basterds is a Jewish revenge fantasy that forces us to rethink our previous understandings by disrupting the viewers sense of content and nature in the history of World War II....   [tags: film analysis, cinematography]
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Quentin Tarantino - Quentin Tarantino Blood, gore, and a lot of language; you will find this is most Quentin Tarantino movies. Although, this is what makes him such a writer and director. Quentin Tarantino is not only a fantastic screenplay writer, but he also pushes the limit of intense plots of drama, and mostly violence. As a great director, who changes the world of filmmaking, Quentin Tarantino is one of the most unique directors/writers, today. Born March 27, 1963, in Knoxville, Tennessee, Quentin Jerome Tarantino did not have a very normal childhood (Fact Monster)....   [tags: Biography]
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American Film Director: Quientin Tarantino - Quentin Tarantino is considered an American Film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor (Erlewine, Stephan). Tarantino is a man of talent who has contributed to film history with his creativity, knowledge, and motivation. Many people may be familiar with him because of his most recent movie, Django Unchained, which came out in 2012 ("Quentin Tarantino Awards and Nominations”). As a high school dropout, Tarantino has faced many challenges and has worked hard to overcome those challenges, becoming a successful man in the film industry contributing much to the film industry, audiences, and his fans....   [tags: film history, video archives]
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The Analysis of Quentin Tarantino as a Director - The Analysis of Quentin Tarantino as a Director The director I have chosen to look at is Quentin Tarantino. His films have achieved a cult ang global status and I dont think anyone is going to argue that he is not an auteur. I am more interested in examining his style and seeing how this makes him an auteur and if it has changed when he was receiving a higher budget. Tarantino was born in Noxville Tennessee on 27th march 1963. Tony Tarantino, an actor and musician of Italian descent, and Connie McHugh of half-Irish and half-Cherokee, who shortly after his birth married musician Curt Zastoupil with whom Quentin would form a strong bond....   [tags: Papers] 973 words
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Cultural theory in the works of Tarantino - 1. Substructural capitalist theory and postdialectic Marxism The main theme of Werther's[1] essay on cultural theory is a subpatriarchial reality. But if capitalist destructuralism holds, we have to choose between semanticist pretextual theory and the preconstructivist paradigm of reality. "Sexual identity is fundamentally elitist," says Sartre. Cultural theory states that the collective is impossible. It could be said that Reicher[2] holds that we have to choose between neopatriarchialist feminism and the dialectic paradigm of discourse....   [tags: essays research papers] 1226 words
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Review of the Movie "Pulp Fiction" by Quentin Tarantino - A soft, moist, shapeless mass of matter. 2. A magazine or book containing lurid subject matter and being characteristically printed on rough, unfinished paper. This is the exotic, but extremely fitting and appropriate, opening to the 1994 film, Pulp Fiction. Directed by Quentin Tarantino, this film is unpredictable, surprising, and possibly offensive. It forces action and thrill-seeker cineastes to dispose of all predictions and prepositions. The director uses shock, surprise, mystery, absurdity, and summarization, paired with bizarre humor and hallucinatory delight, putting Pulp Fiction in a realm its own....   [tags: movie review, persuasive, argumentative] 1130 words
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Dialectic Neocapitalist Theory In The Works Of Tarantino - Dialectic neocapitalist theory in the works of Tarantino 1. Tarantino and Derridaist reading In the works of Tarantino, a predominant concept is the concept of dialectic truth. However, Baudrillard promotes the use of modernism to read and modify class. Many desituationisms concerning the role of the participant as poet exist. If one examines prematerial Marxism, one is faced with a choice: either accept modernism or conclude that the task of the participant is deconstruction, given that prematerial Marxism is invalid....   [tags: essays research papers] 763 words
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Literally Speaking in Quentin Tarantino's film Pulp Fiction - Literally Speaking in Quentin Tarantino's film Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino’s film, Pulp Fiction, uses words to the fullest of their meanings. Words in the film amplify meaning through their duplicity. Characters call one another names wherein the names’ meanings enhance our understanding of what the character is saying. Even if the author or speaker does not consciously intend the meaning, the language that this paper analyzes contains meaning of psychological importance. Characters’ actual names in the film are also of particular significanc e....   [tags: Movies Film Essays]
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Pulp Fiction: Light in the Darkness of Morality - Pulp Fiction: Light in the Darkness of Morality According to Webster’s dictionary the definition of ethics is, “Moral principles that govern a person or group's behavior. The definition of moral is, “Concern with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character.” Pulp Fiction presents many ethical issues of violence, racism, drugs, greed, and excessive individualism that reflect human experience. It connects the storylines of LA mobsters, small-time criminals, and a mysterious briefcase in a battle between courage and vengeance....   [tags: Quentin Tarantino, cinematography, film analysis]
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Pulp Fiction: Leadership from a Criminal Perspective - Pulp Fiction, a film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, interweaves a series of accounts depicting the various roles of southern California criminals. Within each story, a single character, or several characters, display various leadership themes. Considering that all of the characters in Pulp Fiction are gangsters, the use of leadership tends to revolve around unethical situations. Throughout the entirety of the motion picture, the crime syndicate in Pulp Fiction demonstrates a flat organization: an organization that has limited levels of positions, forcing more employees to make decisions....   [tags: Quentin Tarantino film review and analysis] 833 words
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Review of the Film Django Unchained - Django Unchained, directed by Quentin Tarantino’s is what you would call a spaghetti western. The name ‘spaghetti western’ originally was a term used to reduce the value of something. American westerns were considered to be on a higher scale than spaghetti westerns. Django Unchained is set in the American South, two years before the civil war, telling the story of the freed slave Django who goes on a killing spree in the name of revenge to rescue his wife Brunhilda from the cruel plantation master that owns her....   [tags: western movies,quentin tarantino,spaghetti western]
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Revenge of the Killer Genre - Revenge of the Killer Genre After years of repeated thematic motifs and unchanging, stereotypical characters, films within a genre often lose their vitality. The conventions become predictable and the underlying myth becomes boring and banal. The innovative director will seek to revitalize a popular myth through a "generic transformation" (Cawelti 520). This essay shall demonstrate how Quentin Tarantino borrows a traditional myth from the gangster genre, subverts it and subsequently installs a new, unorthodox myth in its place....   [tags: Quentin Tarantino John Cawelti Films Essays]
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Quentin Tarantino - Social workers play a vital role in many aspects of our society, from the court system to the correctional facilities in which they work. The lives of the incarcerated clients, in addition to those who have been released, and the members of our society as a whole can contribute something to society. According to California’s Occupational Guide “correctional Social Workers work with juvenile or adult offenders to determine and correct the causes of anti-social behavior. They may work with youth groups or gangs....   [tags: essays research papers] 2157 words
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Biblical References in Pulp Fiction - Pulp Fiction Throughout the movie Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino, there are many hidden references to religion and the Bible. The movie starts off, introducing our two main characters, Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield, as two cheap hitmen in search of a package belonging to their boss, Marcellus Wallace. The package is retrieved, and they then began their job of returning it to their boss. Along the way, they ran into difficulties, such as Vega's so-called "date" with his boss' wife, Mia, during which she overdosed on heroin, and Vega was forced to take her to the drug dealer's house to save her life, as well as the robbers in the restaurant, who try to take the suitcase fro...   [tags: Film Movie Quentin Tarantino Bible Religion] 1642 words
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Quentin Tarentino - Quentin Tarentino       Throughout the many years the film industry has grown, a certain type of filmmaker immerged, known as an auteur. An auteur, usually a director, has a strong personal style and exercises creative control over his or her works. Quentin Tarentino, for example, has proven himself to be an auteur in various ways. Quentin Tarentino worked for four years as a clerk in a Los Angeles video store, where he made his feature directorial and screenwriting debut of Reservoir Dogs, and where he further expanded his great knowledge of film....   [tags: Auteur Quentin Tarentino Films Movies Essays] 3044 words
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Analysis of the Movie Inglorious Basterds by Quentin Taratino - ... This is the first Nazi introduced in the film, and it is quickly determined what he portrays. He is the Nazi that is cunning, yet sadistic. He enjoys rounding up the Jews, and does it with charm and wit. Landa is the Nazi that you would love, if only he was not a Nazi. Landa goes on in the film to be one of the main characters, and the one that is constantly fighting with the Basterds. Unlike essentially any other Nazi in the movie, he is the only one that really counters their resistance. So many films have portrayed the Nazi as dimwitted compared to the Americans, but Inglorious Basterds gives the Nazis a fighting chance, even making it seem as they are going to win....   [tags: emotions, history, enemy, nazi] 1527 words
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The Art of Editing and Film Meaning - As one of the most celebrated and best known Soviet directors, Sergei Eisenstein’s theoretical writings and practical uses of editing are a crucial part of cinema’s development. He viewed the art form of film as a tool with which to inflict certain reactions and emotions to audiences, be it through shock or empathetic understanding. His editing techniques were key elements to achieve these effects, carefully planned out and sought to create conflict in meaning. “Art is not a mirror which reflects the historical struggle, but a weapon of that struggle.” (Vertov in Enzensberger, 1972) His keen editing work proved cinema’s propagandistic potential and was used as such to instigate the masses ag...   [tags: Cinema]
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Reservoir Dogs... - Reservoir Dogs... The first time I saw Reservoir Dogs I knew it was something different (I didn?t see any Tarantino?s films before). It was the first time I payed more attention to the characters dialogue than to the visual appearance of the film itself The dialogues in Tarantino?s films are its more powerful resource. They both tells the story and sets the mood for it. I remember I was reading Stephen King?s ?The Dead Zone. when I got hold of Tarantino?s screenplay for Reservoir Dogs. I left Stephen King for a while and read the screenplay in one sitting (I didn?t get much sleep that night)....   [tags: Movie Film Reservoir Dogs Essays] 2342 words
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Reservoir Dogs - Reservoir Dogs Was Tarantino, the right director at the right time. Was he too talented not to be noticed. Tarantino was fortunate in one respect; his first film was embraced by cerebral critics as well as the national publicity machine starved for new heroes. In a few years, Tarantino evolved from an unemployed actor-writer working in a video store to the hottest American filmmaker. He has become a crucial figure, replacing Martin Scorsese as a role model for young indie directors....   [tags: Papers] 1254 words
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Postmodernism in Pulp Fiction - The film Pulp Fiction was an immediate box office success when it was released in 1994 and it was also well received by the critics, and celebrated for the way it appeared to capture exactly a certain pre-millennial angst and dislocation in Western capitalist societies. The term post-modernist, often used to refer to art and architecture, was applied to this film. The pulp fiction refers to popular novels which are bought in large numbers by less well educated people and enjoyed for their entertainment value....   [tags: Film Analysis] 1676 words
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The Relationship Between Women and Film - The Relationship Between Women and Film My hypothesis is ‘the representation of women in Japanese action/thriller films and, Hollywood action/thriller films focusing on the Asian genre, are different’. I started my investigation by looking at secondary research; the first being the internet. I used the search engine ‘Google’ which was useful in providing a range of sites focusing on my hypothesis. I started by typing in ‘Japanese representation of women vs. Hollywood representation of women’....   [tags: Papers] 1170 words
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The Gangster Genre of Films - 'The Godfather' is the most revolutionary gangster film of all time, it rewrote the gangster genre in such a stylized way that all latter gangster films have conformed to this genre but also evolved it as films have progressed. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola 'The Godfather' re-invented the gangster genre elevating it to a Hollywood status and making it commercially profitable. It looks into the life of the 'Corleone' family and represents America at that point in time. It portrays the violence and power, corruption and justice, honour and obligation apparent at that time....   [tags: The Godfather, Pulp Fiction, Snatch] 3285 words
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Kill Bill, A Roaring Rampage of Marketing - Kill Bill, A Roaring Rampage of Marketing Billboards, Broadsheets, Tabloids, Magazines, Television, Busses, Trains, Subways, and posters on the electricity boxes down the dual carriageway all created the hype, anticipation, and publicity for Kill Bill. Kill Bill wasn't what this hype was for it was for the return of the Tarantino, who returned after six years with a small film with big bill-boards and double sheet ads in broadsheet papers. Every bus station along the main road has a mini billboard and over half of these are filled with a bright yet subtle yellow, black bold writing, Uma Thurman in Bruce Lee's outfit holding a samurai sword, and the big showdow...   [tags: Papers] 739 words
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Reassessing Surrealism: Constructivism and Postcapitalist Appropriation - Department of Politics, Stanford University 1. Contexts of economy “Society is responsible for sexism,” says Debord; however, according to Prinn[1] , it is not so much society that is responsible for sexism, but rather the dialectic of society. In a sense, Sartre suggests the use of postcapitalist appropriation to deconstruct capitalism. If one examines Lacanist obscurity, one is faced with a choice: either reject subcultural discourse or conclude that class has significance, given that the premise of constructivism is invalid....   [tags: Economics]
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The Dark Side of Facebook - Today, students rely on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram more than they rely on food to nourish their bodies. An average Facebook user wastes over 18.5 hours a month on social networking sites. It is noticeable that the more attention students are giving these social networks, the more poorly they do in school. Younger students carelessly expose all their personal information on these social networks. Also, as these sites continue to grow so does cyber bullying....   [tags: Social Networking, Pro Con Essays]
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QuentinTarantino and Racial Barriers - Quentin Tarantino’s films are always controversial, and Pulp Fiction is no exception. The film depicts graphic violence and overt drug usage, while shying away from politically correct language. The film’s controversial topics such as racial stereotypes, has led some critics to hail the movie as racist; however, the movie denies many of these stereotypes, portraying character and character relationships as not exclusive to their stereotype. Furthermore, the movie mocks many of societies stereotypes, and it is not afraid to address, or not to address, uncomfortable racial topics....   [tags: interracial marriage,pulp fiction,stereotypes]
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Pulp Fiction - Pulp Fiction The puzzle pieces are carefully fitted together as director Quentin Tarantino intermingles three different story lines in his hit movie Pulp Fiction. The movie begins in a quiet little diner as two petty robbers discuss their next mission. The mission in question involves two lovebirds (Amanda Plummer and Tim Roth) holding up unsuspecting restaurants, instead of their usual liquor stores. As their plan falls into action, time alters and we find ourselves riding down the street with Vincent and Jules John Travolta and Samuel L....   [tags: essays papers]
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Pulp Fiction Narrative - Pulp Fiction is a controversial film, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, in 1994. It has almost everything you could wish for in a movie; drama, hilarity, intensity, action, thrills, fun, intelligence, romance, intimacy, over-the-top bravado, vulgarity, sweetness, humor, and soul-searching. The film is very raw and brutal, but has a unique sense of style that keeps the viewers entertained. It will build its way up gradually to an incredibly intense scene, before dropping down to a relatively calm, only to build back up again a few scenes later....   [tags: essays research papers] 1062 words
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True Romance - Once again, Quentin Tarantino outdoes himself. The movie True Romance was excellent. It presented real issues that some people are forced to deal with in their lives. The title of the movie is misleading. You would think this was going to be a love story. Actually it is, but unlike any love story I've ever seen. It's filled with violence, action, blood, guts and gore. Like most other Tarantino movies it revolves around the violence we rarely see or experience in our lives. He also incorporates drugs and racism, hate and love and his usual corny way of portraying them....   [tags: essays research papers] 640 words
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Literary Devices Utilized in Thomas Foster's Book "How to Read Literature Like a Professor" Put to Use in "Pulp Fiction" - The only real way to truly understand a story is to understand all aspects of a story and their meanings. The same goes for movies, as they are all just stories being acted out. In Thomas Foster's book, “How to Read Literature Like a Professor”, Foster explains in detail the numerous ingredients of a story. He discusses almost everything that can be found in any given piece of literature. The devices discussed in Foster's book can be found in most movies as well, including in Quentin Tarantino’s cult classic, “Pulp Fiction”....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Connection Between the Texts of Justice - Connection Between Texts The aim of this assignment is to convey to the different concepts of Justice. They have existed for many years and have been shaping all sorts of ideals followed by many societies, since the beginning of human culture. The concepts tend to define what is morally, divinely and politically right or wrong. Therefore I have chosen four different texts to illustrate my opinion and draw a few conclusions. The texts I used were Death Note, a Japanese manga series created by Tsugumi Ohba, Kill Bill Vol....   [tags: ideals, right, wrong, justice] 2012 words
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Black Mamba: The Female Badass - What defines a real “Badass?” Most will agree that this label applies to a tough and rebellious individual who follows his own path. However, this term is inherently masculine as it involves rough qualities associated with a powerful male. In Jack Katz’s analysis in “Ways of the Badass,” he refers only to males when he deconstructs the persona of this strong character. Despite this imbedded conception, can a female be considered a badass if she possesses the associated qualities. In Quentin Tarantino’s action film Kill Bill Volume 1, the main character seeking revenge through many brutal murders is not a man, but a strong and dominant female....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1535 words
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Pulp Strikes Back - Pulp Strikes Back In modern Hollywood film making, the formula for a run-away box office hit is associated with star-studded actors, startling special effects, and a big price tag. The Quentin Tarantino masterpiece Pulp Fiction (1994) completely steps away from high production and focuses on the life and personality of the characters. A well-scripted screenplay, diverse cast of talented actors, and some interesting director decisions make Pulp Fiction a cult classic. Pulp Fiction refers to a genre of American paperbacks produced from the late 30s to mid-50s, typically lurid in subject matter designed merely to entertain....   [tags: Pulp Fiction Movies Films Entertainment Essays]
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lighthod The Nigger in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness - The Nigger and The Heart of Darkness “The Heart of Darkness,” by Joseph Conrad was written in 1898 and 1899 and published in 1902. So, although it wasn’t surprising that the word used to describe a black person was nigger, it was insulting just the same. Throughout the short story I had to remind myself of the time period it was written. Joseph Conrad is nothing short of a genius. His writing technique is eloquent, and surreal and yet after having completed “The Heart of Darkness,” I couldn’t help feeling a little insulted by the oft used word nigger....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays] 842 words
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Statement of Purpose for Nursing at Stony Brook University - Ever since I was a little girl, my motivation to pursue a career in the medical field was evident. While other children my age watched Cartoon Network, I found more value in shows like ‘Trauma: Life in the ER’ and ‘A Baby Story.’ It wasn’t until high school that I decided I would become a nurse, specifically. I cannot say that I had a revelation or a particular experience that swayed my decision. However, ever since I began pursuing the career of nursing, I discover each and every subsequent day that it is what I was put on this earth to do....   [tags: healthcare, profession, career] 1201 words
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The Hero's Journey in Modern Film - Countless quest narratives – ranging from modern texts all the way back to ancient texts – have all conformed to a certain archetypal structure. Christopher Vogler writes: All stories consist of a few common structural elements found universally in myths, fairy tales, dreams, and movies. They are known collectively as The Hero’s Journey. Understanding these elements and their use in modern writing is the object of our quest. Used wisely, these ancient tools of the storytellers craft still have tremendous power to heal our people and make the world a better place (xxvii)....   [tags: Film] 1757 words
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The Horrors of The Holocaust - Tread the murky waters of the internet and it won’t be long before you stumble across a Hitler comparison. Apparently, that one person who wronged you or that political leader whose ideology differs from yours is fair game to be called “literally Hitler,” which tells us two interesting characteristics about our society: one, people do not know how to use the word literally, and two, they view Hitler as the epitome of evil. Why’s that. Obviously Hitler did terrible deeds, with his systematic murder of millions of people being by far the most notable, but let’s be frank, the people throwing around “literally Hitler” insults were not alive during the Holocaust....   [tags: hitler, collective tragedy, nazi]
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Incongruent Historical Films: Inglourious Basterds - Often a film's worth goes beyond what it explicitly discusses, as a films' narrative's nuances and subtleties can communicate more value to the audience than what his clearly stated. This is especially pertinent in historically inaccurate films. Quentin Tarantino's latest two films, Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Django Unchained (2012), are set in a historical time period, but despite this background these are not history films. Both films are brimming with anachronisms and historical inaccuracies, as many similar films are....   [tags: quentin tarino, django unchained]
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Reservoir Dogs - 1. A cult film. It is a known fact that taste in movies is something that is different for every person. But that doesn’t mean people can’t agree on anything in this matter. Some films capture the hearts of many people all over the world, and are loved and remembered by all. These films deserve a place in history books. We refer to them as ‘Classics’. E.g. Citizen Kane, Casablanca, The Godfather … Of course not all films that are viewed by millions of people are classics. Some film producers like Jerry Bruckheimer are known to produce action-packed, hyped up, commercial films with low artistic value and make billions of dollars....   [tags: essays research papers] 897 words
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Domestic and Foreign Comedies - Title g Domestic and Foreign Comedies The most successful movies worldwide are comedies. Comedies are able to bring together many cultures together and have them agree on one thing – and that it being entertained. In the United States, comedy developed from the early slapstick, into screwball comedies, to dark comedies and finally social satires. Foreign films take everyday societal problems, or quirks and makes them into brilliant comedic performances. The quirkier the characters, there will a more favorable response from the audience....   [tags: Entertainment ]
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Social Media and Success - ... A real audience forces most students to reconsider how they word their ideas. To avoid looking illiterate, most students will consult their teacher or a grammar and usage book to make sure they are adhering to good grammar guidelines. By writing online students feel motivated to do their best. For example, George Mayo, a Maryland middle school 8th grade teacher, found this to be the case. According to Morgan,“Mayo remarked that the level of motivation in his class soared when his students found out that pupils as far away as China were participating.” Therefore, social media can writing by motivating students to do their best....   [tags: communication technology as a teaching tool]
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The Has Been And The Never Was - The Has Been and The Never Was This is the story of two very different individuals who, up until a certain point, could have been called The Has Been and The Never Was. They are both successful actors who pursued slightly different paths to fame. When the two were cast together in the same movie, their performances were nothing short of spectacular. They proved to all of Hollywood that they were A-list, bankable Talent, and deserved the professional respect accorded to people of this caliber....   [tags: essays research papers] 1912 words
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The Two-Tiered System of Allusions - In Hollywood today, most films can be categorized according to the genre system. There are action films, horror flicks, Westerns, comedies and the likes. On a broader scope, films are often separated into two categories: Hollywood films, and independent or foreign ‘art house’ films. Yet, this outlook, albeit superficial, was how many viewed films. Celebrity-packed blockbusters filled with action and drama, with the use of seamless top-of-the-line digital editing and special effects were considered ‘Hollywood films’....   [tags: essays research papers] 1605 words
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Advertising Kill Bill - Advertising Kill Bill Explosive entertainment any way you slice it. This is how the magazine ad for the movie Kill Bill starts off. In the advertisement they have different pictures from the movie of sword fighting and also characters in the film. Also the advertisement’s background is blood red. As soon as you look at it you can tell that this movie is an intense action film. The Kill Bill magazine advertisement accomplishes its purpose very well by its eight person sword fight picture, explosive entertainment, and catchy background....   [tags: Promotion Marketing Advertising] 574 words
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