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Finder and Maker Reversed in The Moviegoer - Finder and Maker Reversed in The Moviegoer       Walker Percy's novel The Moviegoer chronicles a week in the life of stockbroker Binx Bolling, and his eventual marriage with his step-cousin Kate Cutrer. More than that, it sketches Binx's peculiar philosophy, and Kate's equally strange orientation, and their eventual transposition. Binx begins as an enjoyer of reality, a searcher, or finder of relief from tedium, and Kate as a frantic searcher who becomes a maker of crises to relieve her post-modern ennui....   [tags: Moviegoer Essays Papers]
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Walker Percy's The Moviegoer - Walker Percy's The Moviegoer Walker Percy is the author of The Moviegoer, which is written about a young man named John Binkerson Bolling otherwise known as Binx. He is the main character who grows up in New Orleans. He is a moviegoer who is on a search but the object of his search is not clear. The people he encounters help him along the way, especially his stepbrother Lonnie and an African American man. The Moviegoer takes place during Mardi Gras when Binx discovers that something more is needed in his life....   [tags: Walker Percy Moviegoer Essays] 1480 words
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The Moviegoer By Walker Percy - In Walker Percy’s story The Moviegoer, Binx Bolling, a Stockbroker on the verge of turning thirty is on a quest. Set in 1960 New Orleans during Mardi Gras Binx, an upper class southern gentleman sets out to find out about himself. Answer questions that have tugged at his soul. Questions about despair, everydayness, religion and romance. Binx is stuck in a quagmire. He must break out from this cloak of ennui and find the essence of being. But how. How can people, a person with a soul and a world at their fingertips be so inept at finding what makes them alive....   [tags: essays research papers] 1030 words
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Walker Percys The Moviegoer - In the novel, The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy, the narrator, Jack Bolling, believes that everyone has a role to play and that their happiness is predicated upon how well they play their given role. He also believes that people get trapped in “everydayness” and become “dead”. Jack Bolling’s decision to marry Kate Cutrer is partly based on these beliefs of his, but it is also based upon the discovery that Sharon is engaged herself. Kate Cutrer has some mental problems of her own, and, being Jack Bolling’s cousin, he learns about them and observes them....   [tags: essays research papers] 1048 words
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The Culture of Moviegoers - Going to the movies is probably one of the most enjoyable pastimes throughout the world. From western society to the Asian countries, watching movies is pleasant for nearly anybody. I currently work at the local cinema. Therefore I have decided to study the culture of moviegoers. I looked at many different aspects within the past months. I took time for myself in small, little, breaks to study and document the actions of the people. From their attitudes entering and leaving the cinemas, to the way they behaved and even the way they clothed themselves....   [tags: scociology] 2009 words
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The Demand for 3D Movies - which would fully profile the opportunity for more 3D movies, Cinema Consulting Group chose to interview participants by a convenience sample. We chose a convenience sample so we could have a broad dynamic of participants who would be easy to interview. The participants were moviegoers who have had experience in watching 3D movies. We reached the participants by reaching out to people who were close to us: friends, co-workers, significant others and roommates. By interviewing those close to us, we knew we would get honest and frank answers....   [tags: Cinema] 1805 words
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Why Walker Percy's Literature Truly Matters - Why Walker Percy's Literature Truly Matters      Did you ever have one of those days when you just weren't all there. when your body seemed to be doing your whole daily routine automatically. when nothing, not even the things you love most could engage you. I know I have.   Walker Percy refers to this disengaged state as "sunk in everydayness" and as dead in life (The Moviegoer 10). In his novels, Percy relates his fears that many of us are living in this automaton state perpetually without realizing it....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Different Uses of Virtual Reality - Different Uses of Virtual Reality Virtual reality (VR) is the use of a computer to create an artificial environment that appears and feels like a real environment and allows users to explore a space and manipulate the environment. In its simplest form, a VR application displays what appears to be a three-dimensional view of a place or object, such as a landscape, building, molecule, or red blood cell, which users can explore. For example, architects can use VR software to show clients how a building will look after a construction or remodeling project....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Very Nice, How Much? - All films ever made obtain certain elements that allow it to belong to a particular category of movie, or genre. These elements are already decided before the film is made, as the director can’t all of a sudden change his mind in the middle of production and change it from a comedy to a suspense thriller. Movie genres allocate disparity to audiences and let people choose what field of moviemaking most titillates their interests. Borat is a film made with the sole purpose of being presented as a comedy....   [tags: Film Review] 1424 words
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Film Analysis of Psycho - Film Analysis of Psycho When ‘Psycho’ was first screened in New York on 16th June 1960, it was an immediate success. Earning over $15 million, 15 times more than it took to make, ‘Psycho’ had made Hitchcock a multi-millionaire. As well as this, the huge critical acclaim ‘Psycho’ received made Hitchcock the master of suspense he will always be known as. Two sequels were made because the film was so popular people wanted more....   [tags: Papers] 379 words
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My Darling, My Blood - Film Review of Million Dollar Baby - Abstract This film review will discuss Clint Eastwood’s 2004 movie Million Dollar Baby. Like a deluxe restaurant meal, veteran movie director and lead actor Eastwood carefully selected unique, high-quality ingredients for the script and co-actors, and skilled chefs – i.e. film artisans - to plan and create something exceptional. The final result leaves a subtle, distinct and memorable flavor. A Million Dollar Baby (MDB) film reviewer suggests that Eastwood’s “touch only gets lighter with time”....   [tags: film analysis, movies] 1771 words
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George Roy Hill's Movie Adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughter-House Five" - George Roy Hill's movie adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's novel Slaughter-house Five is a fairly accurate version that stays relatively close to Vonnegut's own vision. Throughout Vonnegut novel Billy Pilgrim, a WWII soldier who was captured by the Germans and held captive as an American POW (prisoner of war), demonstrates several extreme compulsive tendencies due to the horrific events he witnessed as an American POW victim. After reading of Billy’s experiences, I did not have faith in the movies ability to accurately present Vonnegut's own personal feelings....   [tags: Cinema]
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The Hellish Search Bound in Despair - Walter Percy’s The Moviegoer is the fascinating depiction of a bizarre bird, Binx Bollings, a New Orleans’s stockbroker, who is driven by a search. There are two kinds of searches Binx is concerned with, a vertical search and horizontal search. Through them, Binx strives to transcend “everydayness,” as well as existential despair, hopelessness, and malaise. He fears being content in life because he does not want to loose his individuality and become invisibly dead—a fear he eventually accepts. In this paper, I shall argue that Binx Bollings abandons the vertical search because the vertical search is his descent in hell, similar to Dante’s Inferno, and once he reaches his circle of Hell, he i...   [tags: the movie goer, walker percy]
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The Fifth Element, Sinfield, The Perfect Storm and A River Runs Through It - The Fifth Element, Sinfield, The Perfect Storm and A River Runs Through It Authors examine many different sources to become better writers. By drawing on the writings of another author one can enhance their current writing style and also learn new ways to write. The plot, conflict throughout the story and the relationships between the characters are some examples of the parts of a story that an author can look at. Plot is the essence of a story. It is basically an outline of the flow of a story from one event to another....   [tags: Movies Writing Essays] 945 words
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Movie Essays - Romanticism in the Film Version of The Big Sleep - Romanticism in the Film Version of The Big Sleep        In Raymond Chandler's novel The Big Sleep, he presents two sisters, Vivian and Carmen. These women become the central characters, aside from Philip Marlowe, and they control much of the action in the novel. The 1946 film version of The Big Sleep, however, manipulates Chandler's characters considerably. Aside from playing with the dialogue of the novel, the screen-writers change the very essences of Vivian and Carmen. Perhaps it is the casting of the film which forces changes from the novel, or perhaps the Production Code keeps the writers from developing the women in the way that Chandler does; either way, the film version...   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]
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It's Time for Students to Read the New Classic Literature - It's Time for Students to Read the New Classic Literature Hank Aaron does not get to forever retain his title of "American baseball's all-time champion home-run hitter" simply because he was the first baseball player to hit 755 balls out of the park (Hank Aaron, 1). Instead, this record remains a goal for all aspiring players of the game. Neither George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, nor John F. Kennedy have a corner on the presidential market because they are considered among the best to have ever held that position....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Comparing The Matrix and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Comparing The Matrix and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. For the common moviegoer and book aficionado, the movie, The Matrix and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. are bizarre and peculiar. These works are not the usual themes of normal movies and books. These works have a lot of elements in common. Both works have matrices. The movie and the book stress the idea of reality. In both works the idea of what s real and what s not is the central theme. In the movie, The Matrix there are many similarities with the book, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep....   [tags: Compare Contrast Matrix Androids Essays] 1275 words
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Creating a Modern-day Movie Adaptation of The Glass Menagerie - Creating a Modern-day Movie Adaptation of The Glass Menagerie Dysfunctional. Codependent. Enmeshed. Low self-esteem. Personal struggles of the twenty-first century or those of the past. In his play, The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams portrays a southern family of the 1940’s attempting to cope with life’s pressures, and each of their own conflicts, after they have been deserted by their father and husband. In attempting to create a modern-day movie adaptation of The Glass Menagerie from the original play, a parallel element would still be conveyed to the audience- inner and intra personal struggles of the past continue to be those of the present....   [tags: essays research papers] 914 words
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The Scarlet Letter Freely Adapted as a Movie - The Scarlet Letter Freely Adapted as a Movie          The gods and goddesses of Greek mythology had temples erected in their names. They were worshipped and most times adored. The people brought offerings to these gods in the form of food, drink, and gold. Today’s gods and goddesses don’t sit high on Mount Olympus. They sit high on or behind the movie screen. We visit their temples in record numbers and bring food, drink, and the mighty dollar. But what do they offer us in return. Voyeurism, titillation, narcissism÷all in a rebirth of classical American literature, which through their filters becomes sappy love stories with politically correct happy endings....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]
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Comparing and Contrasting "The Ring" and "Ringu" - There are two main differences between the movies, The Ring, and Ringu that make them stand apart from eachother. The Ring was more believable and seemed to me to be more of a horror movie, than Ringu. Because of these points, I heavily favored The Ring. There were many things in the plot and even in the actors themselves that made Ringu seem less believable as a story, and as equally less believable as a horror movie. First, the psychic storyline in Ringu seemed farfetched and rather ridiculous....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 882 words
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Movie Review: Sense And Sensibility - Movie Review: Sense and Sensibility Ang Lee, who directed, and Emma Thompson, who adapted the screenplay, have done an excellent job of bringing Jane Austen's Victorian novel, Sense and Sensibility, to the movie screen. The movie's collection of actors are a joy to watch as they bring out the emotions of an otherwise polite and reserved era in time. The production work is top notch with bright, cascading photography that sets a romantic "I wish I was there" setting. The purpose of the Sense and Sensibility is to bring out the romance in all of us and show us that Austen's philosophy of love exists today as much as it did two centuries ago....   [tags: essays research papers] 686 words
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Saving Private Ryan - Saving Private Ryan is a movie that generates strong responses from most people that see it. While interviewing four individuals and reading three movie reviews, I found that each of my subjects would recommend it, not one of the individuals interviewed felt the violence was senseless, and all of them left the movie with a strong emotional response of some kind. It appears that Saving Private Ryan is the kind of movie to which many can relate. Saving Private Ryan is not a romantic, feel-good movie, but it is probably one of the best movies released this year....   [tags: essays research papers] 956 words
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