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The Tatler and the Spectator - During the early part of the 1700's Joseph Addison, the Tatler and Sir Richard Steele, the Spectator, came together to write The Tatler and the Spectator. Through their hardships of life they came about understanding what others were feeling and the actions that they took. They documented five hundred and fifty-five essays that were depicted from the world around them. They used the feeling of   love to show about human nature and what it did to achieve its goals. Through stories, such as "Jilts and their Victims", "Country Festival", "For Whom the Bell Tolls", "Knowledge and Time", and "Reasons" Addison and Steele show what they know about life and the power they had publishing it....   [tags: Tatler and the Spectator Essays] 2719 words
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Spectator Violence Today - Spectator Violence Today Spectator violence in sports is everywhere, and it is on the rise. Just a few weeks ago a San Francisco Giants baseball fan was fatally stabbed and his friend beaten unconscious by three men following the game Barry Bonds hit his 700th home run against the San Diego Padres. The Washington Redskins-Philadelphia Eagles game on September 20th was delayed when the Eagles had to leave their bench when a cloud of pepper spray drifted on the field as a result of the police using it to stop fights between fans....   [tags: Papers] 1462 words
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Addison's Use of The Spectator to Influence Opinions - Addison's Use of The Spectator to Influence Opinions During the eighteenth century the periodical joined its readership into a union of collective thoughts with the ability to influence the political, social and financial world around them. In the periodical Spectator No. 69, Joseph Addison creates a persona that reveals a new diverse society of merchants who created the Royal Exchange and who rivaled the powers of Parliament and past Monarchies over the British domains....   [tags: Sociology] 312 words
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Colonialism via Globalism in Joseph Addison’s The Spectator No.69 - The first step of globalisation is colonisation. When looked at the beginnings of colonisation, however, the vice versa of the sentence is the case. The first step of colonisation is globalisation. As the European countries started discovering new lands and grew accustomed to thinning their borderlines for trade, they gradually found out about a more profitable way, that is, colonising wherever they found weaker than themselves. Only when the colonised nations woke up and fought for their own borders the colonisation came to an end....   [tags: international trading in colonization]
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Cyberporn and Pornography - Sex Should Not be a Spectator Sport - Pornography - Sex Should Not be a Spectator Sport   Some adults recall the days in the early Sixties with a certain nostalgia, as a time when people were still aware of the distinction between pornography and erotic art, and when erotic books and films could pass the censor only if a case could be made for their artistic value. Everything changed very suddenly, according to the poet Philip Larkin:   Sexual intercourse began In nineteen sixty-three. Between the end of the Chatterley ban And the Beatles' first LP....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1563 words
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The Mathematics of Magic - For the purposes of the exploration, volunteers will be labeled, Spectator A, Spectator B, Spectator C, and Spectator D. Throughout this exploration, the coins used will be in CAD. The magician brings $1.96 to a table, consisting of six pennies, six nickels, six dimes, and four quarters. Spectator A is asked to pick up one coin. Spectator B is asked to pick up a different valued coin. This process is repeated for Spectator C and Spectator D. Then, the performer asks Spectator D to pick up coins which adds up to four times the value of the original coin taken....   [tags: magician, coins, spectator] 626 words
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The Gods, and Zeus Especially, as Spectators in the Iliad - As spectators we are normally passive onlookers of the action taking place. The only influence we can have over the outcome is by making the participants aware of our support by cheering, or of our anger and frustration at an action by chanting and booing. We place our trust in the officials and referees to ensure that strict guidelines and rules are adhered to throughout the action. As spectators we are also commentators expressing our opinions regarding the actions of the participants and the officials....   [tags: trojans, zeus, poseidon] 2048 words
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Journalism backs the Entertainment and Advertising Moment - As part of pop culture’s largest entertainment and advertising movement, magazine journalism and publishing is a profession based on research, writing and reproof that I feel led to pursue because of the desires and talents that god has blessed me with. Journalism is the action of providing citizens with the information they need to stay independent, free, and self-governing. This main focus has remained constant throughout journalism’s long history. Although journalism has been stretched to a new level, as anyone with basic writing skills and technology may call themselves journalist, the definition remains the same that it is the sending out of new information to the people that they might...   [tags: advertisements, entertainment, journalism, ]
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How Cinematic Identification is Used to Position the Spectator in Relation to Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Far From Heaven - How Cinematic Identification is Used to Position the Spectator in Relation to Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Far From Heaven “The experience of being able to put oneself so deeply into a character -feel oneself to be so like the character- that one can feel the same emotions and experience the same events as the character is supposed to be feeling and experiencing” (Ellis, J,1982: 43). Cinematic identification involves two different tendencies. Firstly there is the dreaming and fantasy that involves the multiple and contradictory tendencies within the construction of the individual....   [tags: Papers] 2133 words
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Objections Of The Croquette And Hoop Skirt - While reading selections from The Tatler and The Spectator, two subjects that I found most interesting were that of the coquette and her place in society, and also that of fashion, in particular, the hoop skirt. The Webster’s Dictionary defines a coquette as "a woman who flirts." One of the reasons why ‘she’ appears so frequently in these essays is because these men sense a danger in them. The croquette is a figure of self-sufficiency and 18th century women were not supposed to be self-sufficient....   [tags: essays research papers] 561 words
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Impact that Television Images have Over Spectators - In this article, Druckman, J.N. (2003) evaluated the impact that television images have over spectators when evaluating each debater. By comparing the results of an audio (radio), and audio-visual (television) presentation of the same debate we are able to understand the real effects that television has on voters’ decision. The first Kennedy vs. Nixon debate is the perfect example to assess this problem. This debate is one of the best known in history not only because it was the first televised debate, but because of the controversy that created on society....   [tags: televised debates, kennedy vs nixon debate]
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The Magazine Industry’s Top 5 - Magazines have been circulating since 1663 when the first magazine, Edifying Monthly Discussions appeared in Germany. This magazine would be called a literary journal today and was targeted toward an elite, literate audience. The three most influential literary journals in England in the early 18th century were Review, Tatler and Spectator. Ironically the first periodical to use the word magazine in its title was Gentleman’s Magazine in 1731, which was a predecessor to Reader’s Digest. American magazines were slow to emerge, because people did not have the time to read them....   [tags: Media, History] 1292 words
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Correlation in Media Coverage of Sports and the Acceptance of Violence by Spectators and Competitors - Hard checks, high-impact hits, rough blows, knockouts, crushing tackles; some violence occurs naturally in some sports. Those naturally violent sports (e.g., football, hockey, soccer, wrestling, and boxing) with all that aggression and violence excites audiences and enhance enjoyment. However, aggression and violence in sporting competitions are clearly becoming an issue. Destructive aggression is often deliberate and frequently encouraged by coaches, spectators, and teammates. This aggression in becoming increasing accepted by the public and ever popular in today’s sporting events....   [tags: aggression, players, television] 826 words
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Nanotechnology Use in Sports - Research Method Scope The main target of this research are two main groups, the spectators and the athletes. These are two important stakeholders being affected by decisions related to nanotechnology’s use in sports. The fans and spectators of sports were reached through an online survey. By posting the survey on multiple websites and forums I was able to reach out to different people in different countries and get a representative opinion about the given issue. The athletes on the other hand were approached through a focus group and one-on-one interviews....   [tags: spectators and athletes]
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An Explosion of Reality Television - ... Reality Television today is a new form of documentary, which attracts a large audience. “The narratives, styles and approaches of popular factual entertainment shift documentary away from its traditional focus on argumentation and public education toward the pleasures and conventions of entertainment” (Beattie, 2004:203). Beattie states that the reason why popular entertainment programmes today enable the spectator to enjoy the programmes in a different way through the use of style and narrative....   [tags: hybrid, spectators, documentary] 1977 words
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Aggression in Sports - Aggression and violence by players and fans has become permeated in almost every type of sport. We as a society has become increasingly accepting and even demanding of this deviant behavior. Media’s role in the acceptance of aggression and violence by competitors and spectators is the question. Newspapers devote entire sections to cover sporting events for fans. Television’s sports commentators contribute dramatic, opinionate commentaries to pre-game, game and post-game sporting events. Whether we like to admit it or not, the media has aided in the development of the public’s belief systems....   [tags: violence, competitor, spectators]
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A Textual Analysis of a Scene from Now Voyager and its Effects on Male and Female Spectators - As Laura Mulvey states in her article "Visual Pleasure and the Narrative Cinema", the cinema operates as an "advanced representation system" that offers pleasure in the act of looking, what she classifies as scopophilia or voyeurism (Mulvey 484). Through the cinematic experience, one may sit in a dark theatre and derive pleasure from looking without being seen. As E. Ann Kaplan describes in the introduction to her book Women and Film, within this act of gazing there are three looks: "(i) within the film text itself, men gaze at women, who become objects of the gaze; (ii) the spectator, in turn is made to identify with this male gaze, and to objectify the women on screen; and (iii) the camer...   [tags: Movies Now Voyager Essays] 2448 words
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Sport and Games in Literature and Radio - ... The race began with a gun shot. Whoever pulled up in first out of 4 laps was the winner. Gatsby had a huge lead by the end of the first lap then Tom began to gain speed and they were neck and neck all through out the second and third lap. Finishing the fourth lap it appeared as if though Tom's horse felt a restraint and Gatsby pulled up easily and took the win. Wolsheim had made an appearance at the race so people began to accuse him of what happened to Tom's horse thinking he rigged the game The Fight of the Century: In 1921, a fight known as the "Fight of the Century" was fought between the American Jack Dempsey and the French Georges Carpentier....   [tags: Players, Spectators] 581 words
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The Role of Gender and Ethnicity in Perceptions of Rape and Its Aftereffects by L Schneide - An Elderly woman, normally a target in an unsafe neighborhood, carries a satchel of cash. It is the receipt of today's betting and the neighborhood knows robbing her would result in punishment that would be swift and certain, unlike the legal system. The retaliation preserves the mob's reputation and honor. The threat precludes an attack in the first place. Ed Vega's "Spanish Roulette" is about retaliation to preserve honor after a rape. The story is about Sixto, a peace-loving Spanish poet. Lino, a local gang member and drug dealer, rapes Sixto’s sister Mandy....   [tags: tamler sommers, gender, ethnicity]
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The Advantages of Homeschool - The American public education system has many flaws and deficiencies. Issues range from academic to financial crisis. John Tayler Gatto even contemplates whether compulsory schooling is a benefit or a detriment in his essay “Against School.” According to him, school-based education hinders and restricts students’ wit and creativity. He insists that schools have failed to offer proper education. For him, instead of the “long-term, cell-block-style, forced confinement” as means of education, “autonomy” should be the basis and foundation of learning (301)....   [tags: american public education, john tayler gatto]
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Taller Fences Will NOT Put an End to School Violence - Do high schools manufacture students or prisoners. The Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado pressed into the minds of Americans that the presence of violence in our high schools is real, and if not dealt with effectively, will continue to plague the secondary school system. As a result, school administrators increased measures of safety at their respective schools, mainly in urban areas. These measures include, but are not limited to, metal detectors, surveillance cameras and security personnel.....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Black Swan Analysis - According to Munsterberg’s film theory, the motion picture is an original medium in that it aesthetically stimulates the spectator’s senses. Although both still picture and theatrical play can possibly leave images on the spectator’s retina or brain, each element of motion picture, including camera angle and work, lighting, editing, music, and the story itself, appeals to somewhere more than just retina or brain— the element of motion picture truly operates upon the spectator’s mind. Speaking of Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, the film unfolds a story of physically and mentally repressed ballerina’s life....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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The Role of Women in Society Expressed in a Magazine - The Role of Women in Society Expressed in a Magazine I have analysed a magazine called ‘Tatler’ in order to observe women’s role in society. The definition of ‘Tatler’ is gossip and therefore telling us that the tone of this magazine is conversational. On the front cover, the title is in a turquoise colour and the model, which is also on the front cover, is wearing a turquoise colour. This shows a direct relation between the title and the model. The model has an article in a magazine therefore showing that this article is a gossip article which therefore shows that editors think women like conversational articles....   [tags: Papers] 1142 words
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The Role of Media on Aggression - Overview of Literature Review A review of spectator aggression research will be examined in this study. Two separate research studies indicated that spectator aggression was swayed by media propaganda. In one study the much heated anticipation of rival teams drew more fan perceived violence than the non-rival teams. In a similar study where fans perceived more violence in scripted play versus unscripted play also highlighted media’s influence. Whereas, “scripted” violence being the violence mostly planned and composed....   [tags: sports, acceptance of aggression]
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Sports in the Middle East In Comparison to Sports In the West - Sports in the Middle East In Comparison to Sports In the West With regard to sports, not all parts of the world are created equally. Different parts, or regions of this planet follow different sports and participate in different sports for that matter as well. While in America, you can basically narrow it down to three popular sports, for the country as a whole. Football, baseball, and basketball, with ice hockey, soccer, and tennis probably fairly close behind, in terms of popularity. In the Middle East, sporting preferences differ greatly among the surrounding countries, with the exception of the top sport, soccer....   [tags: Athletics, Soccer] 1865 words
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Cinema of Attractions: The Features of 1906 Cinema - According to Gunning (1986), spectacle dominates narrative in the early film-making industry (p. 59), whilst this is the most significant feature in the conception of “cinema of attraction”. When film-making is still at the exploration stage, attempting to play with the new technology and produce films of different genres, most of the works before 1906 present the characteristics of “cinema of attractions” introduced by Gunning. Cinema pre-1906 attempts to show the actuality or perform directly and explicitly to the spectators, instead of narrating a story....   [tags: film-making, cinema, camera position]
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The Effects of Alcohol on People's Health - ... They therefore concluded that gaze plays an important role in orienting people’s attention. From the above researches that have been carried out by different researchers, it is clear that people’s attention is affected by different factors and these factors are affected in one or the other by people’s general health, their abilities and their lifestyles. It is therefore clear that these researches are relevant in this research and give a guideline of what is expected in carrying out this research or some of the things to concentrate in while carrying out this research in relation to social attention before reaching at various conclusions....   [tags: factors affecting people's social attention] 2278 words
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American Beauty by Sam Mendes - American Beauty by Sam Mendes This essay has problems with formating      In American Beauty, 1999, directed by Sam Mendes, we are confronted with the permeating images that have consumed mainstream American life. Mendes exploits these images as constructions that we created around ourselves as a means of hiding our true selves. Mendes is able to implicate us in the construction and make us active viewers by exploiting our voyeuristic nature. In American Beauty Mendes uses the voyeuristic tendencies of the spectator to acknowledge the permeating constructed images....   [tags: Film Movies]
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Fan Violence: Whos To Blame? - “These people want to hurt you. It’s frightening. You feel like you’re in a cage out there”. Reggie Smith, (Berger, 1990). Spectator violence at sporting events has been recorded throughout history. People who have power over the events, often team owners, indirectly influence the amount of spectator violence by encouraging the factors contributing to violence, in order to benefit themselves. Sale of alcohol, encouraging crowd intensity, creating rivalries, and targeting social groups, are factors affecting the degree of spectator violence and can be proven to be influenced by the owner’s actions....   [tags: essays research papers] 2400 words
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The Importance of Narrative Scripts through Being John Malkovich - Being John Malkovich turns the ideas of screen theory into a narrative in order to draw criticism on spectatorship, and break down concepts such as the male gaze and the cinematic apparatus. In the beginning of the film, Craig is living in the Imaginary, spending hours with his art. Lotte suggests to him that he should go out and find a real job, which he does at Lester Corp. But the Imaginary that Craig lives in is stable compared to the “real” world, or the Symbolic, where everything is seemingly off or strange....   [tags: apparatus, male gaze, spectatorship] 814 words
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How did Brecht make use of character and audience in order to successfully relay his socio-political messages? - Bertolt Brecht was a renowned German theatre practitioner and dramatist whose works are credited as having been at the leading edge of 20th century theatre. Being a socialist-Marxist, Brecht he was deeply concerned with the society in which he lived, and so desired to change the way people both thought and acted towards their fellow man. His concept of the Epic Theatre sought to dramatically change the way in which theatre is to be performed, opposing many of the 19th century dramatic conventions outlined for the ‘well-made play’....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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Constructing Fantasy in Hitchcock's Vertigo - Constructing Fantasy in Hitchcock's Vertigo The amount of critical analysis surrounding Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo is itself dizzying, but as the film has recently been restored, it seems appropriate to provide it with a fresh critical reading. The purpose of this paper then, is to draw this film out of the past with a reading that offers not only a new way of understanding it, but a close look at the culture that produced it. Specifically, Vertigo offers its most exciting ideas when contextualized in a culture of consumerism....   [tags: Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo Essays]
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Analysis of Still Life with Apples and Oranges by Paul Cezanne - This assignment will provide an analysis of the Modernist artwork of Paul Cezanné's, Still-Life with Apples and Oranges (c.1899) within the art movement of Impressionism. The analysis will be based upon the aesthetic and ideological underpinnings of the avant-garde. This will be done with reference to the writings of Charles Harrison and Clement Greenberg. Firstly, Modernism and the avant-garde will be discussed as defined by Harrison and Greenberg as the introduction to the discussion of the chosen artwork of Cezanné, followed by the analysis of the artwork with reference to the writings and how Cezanné's artwork and artistic characteristics and personal views attribute to Still-Life with A...   [tags: charles harrison, modernis, painting, artwork]
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The Truman Show vs Rear Window - What are the issues of watching and voyeurism in film. The intention of this essay is to discuss both films (The Truman Show, 1998 and Rear Window, 1954) alongside established theoretical criticism (Laura Mulvey and Norman K. Denzin) in an attempt to demonstrate how the issues of watching and voyeurism, as seen in todays mainstream Hollywood cinema, both engages and entices the spectator and to look at how the definition of the voyeur has changed. Before entering into a discussion about voyeurism in Rear Window and The Truman Show, an understanding of what is meant by ‘the dynamics of voyeurism’ in film must be attempted....   [tags: film, movie, compare, contrast]
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The Creation of Excitement in Sports Commentaries - ... In the Farah example, this is partly achieved using deixis, which involves “a variety of… grammatical features tied directly to the circumstances of utterance” (Levinson 1983:54). The terms can only be interpreted using contextual knowledge, as they have no fixed reference and are dependent on the situation. By using words like “there” (e.g. line 8), “here” (9) and “this” (e.g. line 25), the commentator is reinforcing audience co-presence as such language can only be understood if the addressees share a contextual environment....   [tags: london olympics, tv coverage]
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Film Bodies: Genre, Gender and Excess - Film scholar and gender theorist Linda Williams begins her article “Film Bodies: Genre, Gender and Excess,” with an anecdote about a dispute between herself and her son, regarding what is considered “gross,” (727) in films. It is this anecdote that invites her readers to understand the motivations and implications of films that fall under the category of “body” genre, namely, horror films, melodramas, (henceforth referred to as “weepies”) and pornography. Williams explains that, in regards to excess, the constant attempts at “determining where to draw the line,” (727) has inspired her and other theorists alike to question the inspirations, motivations, and implications of these “body genre”...   [tags: Linda Williams, film, gross]
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Sports, Games, and Pastimes of the Elizabethan Era - The sports, games, and pastimes of the time of Shakespeare have not just been set aside and paid no attention to, but they have been effectively abandoned and omitted. The Elizabethan hobbies have been thoroughly overshadowed by many modern sports such as baseball, football, soccer, hockey, and an abundant amount of other games. The 16th century English pastimes included many activities that were impeccable examples of both simplicity and amusement intertwined. With all of these amusing yet transparent games, the era was most acknowledged for theater- a prominent art that is still valued today....   [tags: Inhumane, Bloody] 1400 words
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Realism and Film Form - The Ancient Egyptian Art is regarded as an icon of greatness. More than imposing a culture, it suggests the genuine wish to seek immortality. The mummy complex, as Bazin refers to , constitutes the ground of what is known as “civilization”, and eventually art, and what translates into human’s metaphysical desire to perpetuate existance beyond death. The argument of immortality as a determination for ancient and modern art as well as civilastion is developed by Stephen Cave in his book “Seeking immortality” through four narrative paths, for which he establishes the following starting point: All living things seek to perpetuate themselves into the future, but humans seek to perpetuate themselv...   [tags: cinematography, movie making] 1966 words
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The Magician Behind the Magic - Do you remember how David Copperfield makes the Statue of Liberty disappeared. Do you remember how he penetrated the Great Wall of China. And do you remember how a famous street magician David Blaine stayed in an ice tank without eating and drinking for seven days in the street of London. These famous magicians are great. However, we all know that magic is false, why the magicians are so successful. People might think that is because they are so fraudulent when they do a trick, they have a pair of extremely nimble and sensitive hand that even faster than our eyes....   [tags: magic, ] 902 words
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Sexual Difference and Looking Through the Eyes of Mulvey, Penley, and Hitchcock - Even though Mulvey presents some intriguing points on how psychoanalysis affects the way gender is viewed in regards to the look, her writing is restricted and one-dimensional in comparison to Constance Penley’s article, “Feminism, Film Theory, and the Bachelor Machines” (1985). Penley begins by focusing on the idea of the “bachelor machine:” a practice used from approximately 1850-1925 where “numerous artists, writers, and scientists imaginatively or in reality constructed anthropomorphized machines to represent the relation of the body to the social, the relation of sexes to each other, the structure of the psyche, or the workings of history.” It is a perpetually moving, self-sufficient s...   [tags: feminism, film theory, bachelor machines]
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Violence in Sports - Violence is defined as the use of excessive physical force, which causes or has obvious potential to cause harm or destruction to an individual. Violence in sports comes in many forms, and divides into social and cultural factors related to the sport ethic, gender ideology, the dynamics of social class and race, and the tactics used in sports. Violence in sports has gone too far because sports violence has become so severe in sports, that players are injured each years. However, in sports some violence has become entertaining for the fans and fans would begin their own violence around with other fans that support opposing teams to win....   [tags: Sports Violence ]
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Man's Dark Nature in Film - From the beginning of cinema to the present day, Hollywood has had a morbid fascination with the dark, shadowy side of society. This is reflected in many films of the past, inherently most evident in the German expressionistic films of the 1920’s and 30’s. In a sense, society’s fascination with the macabre stems from their fears and anxieties. Thus, allowing filmmakers and storytellers to toy with their fears and horrify them like a terrible nightmare that comes to life. Most people in today’s society have a fear of the unknown, this can stem from natural factors like growing old and dying to such terrifying abnormal factors that may be real or not....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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The Male Gaze of Film and the Passive Glance of TV - Theorist Laura Mulvey is notorious for her claims about the nature of cinematic enjoyment. In “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”, she concludes that a spectator experiences two main pleasures in viewing conventional Hollywood films: (1) a voyeuristic pleasure, constituted from considering a female figure in an objectified, sexual way, and (2) a narcissistic pleasure, arising from identification with a male protagonist and his ‘gaze’. (Mulvey 62) Central to her argument is Mulvey’s emphasis on the voyeuristic quality of the viewer’s ‘gaze’: it is an erotic look of power and of objectification, held from a distance, based on the fetishization of the female body....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Dramatic Shift in Live Performance Strategies Within Digital Environments - Initial Title: Dramatic shift in Live Performance strategies within digital environments Alternative titles: -Evaluating performance methodologies through the use of different media -Synchronicity of visual and stage mediums and their impact on performance Questions to explore: 1. The use of alternative media within the structure of live performance in order to represent parralel realities 2. The concept of space and time of the different mediums. 3. People’s perception of reality has changed....   [tags: Performing Arts]
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Song of Myself by Walt Whitmas - Most people awake to a daily routine, in which they keep eyes dazed staring at the pavement they walk on yet so easily ignore. Usually, these same people go about their business with no more than a passing glance towards their fellow man. However, there is an enigmatic few that are more than mere pawns in the game of existence. They are passionate spectators who take in their surroundings with every sense. They rejoice in the vastness of the electric crowd and become one with it. By all means, these few can be called ‘idle city men’ or, according to Charles Baudelaire’s 1863 essay “The Painter of Modern Life”, they are flâneurs....   [tags: American Flaneur, painter of modern life]
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Deviance in the World of Sports - Introduction There have been many studies geared towards sports, and sports violence or deviance. Many theorists contemplate what causes athletes to be violent. Within sports there are various types of violence such as player on player, coach and fan violence. When professional athletes act violently on or off the field it leaves an impression on the viewers in our world of entertainment. There are many forms of deviance in sports. Professional sports are valued greatly in our entertainment industry....   [tags: violent athletes]
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Film and Movement - ... Nevertheless, film has an additional layer of complexity which not only detaches from still images, movement. Taking into account film’s ability to seize any moment in time, both Benjamin and Kracauer explore film as an art form and compare it to theatrical and stage performances. Kracauer states that “a theatrical play, for instance, suggest a universe of its own which would immediately crumble were it related to its real-life environment” (29). But through film, a “studio-build setting convey the impression of actuality, so that the spectator feels he is watching events which might have occurred in real-life and have been photograph on the spot” (34).In the other hand, Benjamin, aids b...   [tags: photographic technologies] 922 words
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