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Director's Letter To Juliet’s Actress - Director's Letter To Juliet’s Actress Dear Miss Webster, I am writing to you to aid your research, rehearsal and performance of this fabulous play in which you have the very important role of playing Juliet. Shakespeare wrote the majority of his masterpieces in Stratford-on-Avon but he set the stories in foreign countries, in this case Verona, but based them upon the customs of that time that he knew from the area he worked and lived in. This life was very different to the one we have now with different understandings about how people, especially children, should behave and their attitude towards their parents....   [tags: Papers] 1202 words
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Letter to the Actress Playing Rita in Educating Rita - Letter to the Actress Playing Rita in Educating Rita Dear Miss Walters It has come to my attention that you will be playing the role of Rita in the production of 'Educating Rita' at the west end. My name is Steven Spielberg, and I am a Hollywood director, and quite recently I have taken an interest in the play Educating Rita. The purpose of this letter is to assist you in understanding the complex character of Rita so you can perform her authentically. As you may already know the play Educating Rita focuses on a twenty six year old woman named Rita who in the beginning of Act one was a narrow minded, outspoken and socially naive Liverpudlian who is trapped by he...   [tags: Papers] 1741 words
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Shannon Richardson's Envelope to the Mayor of New York - ... The B chain makes a channel through the vacuole cell wall, allowing the A chain to enter the cytoplasm and reach the ribosomes where it blocks protein synthesis and kill the cell” (Timbrell, 2002, p.145). Ricin is deadly toxic when it is inhaled, injected, or ingested. It can cause respiratory, liver, spleen or kidney failure. Children are at risk than the adults. According Federal Bureau Investigation affidavit, Shannon contacted the authorities claimed her husband are responsible for the scheme....   [tags: actress, lectin, castor bean, toxicology]
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How should the actress playing the role of Juliet convey her feelings to the audience in Act Three Scene Five of “Romeo and Ju - Thomas McCarten 10G How should the actress playing the role of Juliet convey her feelings to the audience in Act Three Scene Five of “Romeo and Juliet”. Act three, scene five is probably the most important part of the play in terms of Juliet’s changing emotions and inner feelings. She becomes increasingly isolated and throughout the scene we start to realize how distressed Juliet inevitably becomes. She parts with Romeo, receives heavy insults from her father Capulet, then feels betrayed by the Nurse who believes Paris is the man she should marry....   [tags: Papers] 1677 words
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Mary Robinson and Her Many Masks - Mary Robinson and Her Many Masks Mary Robinson’s public image as an actress and at times transgressive female are inseparable from her identity as an author and poet. Having begun her public life as an actress, Robinson remained keenly conscious of the power of audience. She intentionally re-scripted her own past, using her lurid fame to launch her successful writing career. Written at the end of her life, The Haunted Beach represents a culmination of efforts to make a serious impact on the world of poetry....   [tags: Poet Poem Actress Essays]
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The Life of Gloria Swanson - ... After only a year of doing comedy, she decided that was not for her. She quit and went back to movies (Gloria Swanson American par. 1). “She was making movies at the age of 18… When she was 19, she was a star… At the age of 25, she was a huge star (Eyman par. 1).” Gloria became very successful at a very early age (Peterson par 2). At the beginning, Gloria struggled to find a career that she wanted to do, but after trying a lot of them, she realized she was supposed to star in movies (Peterson par....   [tags: sunset boulevard, mack sannett studio, actress]
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Audrey Hepburn - Edda Van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston, more commonly known by the pseudonym Audrey Hepburn, was a remarkable 20th century actress who has entranced a seemingly timeless audience. Hepburn was not just known for her success in movies, but also for her overall poise, fashion influence and humanitarian work. Unlike the typical Hollywood stereotype, Hepburn redefined standards and allowed for her elegance to show through and inspire women. To fully grasp Audrey Hepburn’s monumental impact on the 20th century and beyond, understanding her background, major works, and life beyond acting is integral....   [tags: actress, elegance, humanitarian work]
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Lights, Camera, Action...Going for My Dream - Lights, Camera, Action...Going for My Dream For as long as I can recollect, I have always wanted to act. When I was younger, I would watch the Disney channel and wondering why I wasn't on one of the shows. My desire to act was strong, only my parents made it clear to me they didn't want me to get engrossed in the entertainment industry until I was older. Each year I reminded my parents that I was getting older in hope that they would get me agent, but they insisted that I wait until I turned eighteen....   [tags: Personal Narrative Acting Actress Essays]
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Ethel Waters - With all that Ethel Waters has contributed to music and film, it is surprising that she is often forgotten. She was a talented blues singer whose unique style distinguished her from other blues singers and she was a jazz vocalist as well. Her talent extended beyond singing, when she became a dramatic actress who earned award nominations for her performances. What was most remarkable about Waters' performances was how she reconstructed the mammy character into one that challenged stereotypes. Career as a Singer Ethel Waters was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on October 31, 1896....   [tags: Biography Actress Singer] 1679 words
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Sophia Loren - Sophia Loren It has been said that Sophia Loren was and is one of the most beautiful women in the world, but Sophia did not have an easy time getting to the status of Hollywood star. She started her life in poverty, lived through and saw the horrors of world war two. She became a beauty queen and from that tried her hand at acting. She went on the act in one hundred movies and won an Oscar award in her lifetime. Sofia Scicolone was born in Rome Italy on September 20, 1934. She would eventually change her name....   [tags: Star Hollywood Actress Biography Loren Essays]
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American Actess and Singer: Selena Gomez - ... After completely being done with her Show, Wizards of Waverly Place in November 2010 and Disney Channel in general, Gomez started getting away from the whole innocent perfect little girl and shifted her character to the more bad girl involved in drugs, sex, and stealing in her more recently film, Spring Breakers. The movie really showed that, “she could stretch beyond teen stardom” (Collar). While working on Disney Channel and starring in her show, Gomez’s music career started to grow as she got famous for her starring role in her show....   [tags: biography, creativity, motivation, music ]
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Letter to Acress Playing Juliet of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Letter to Acress Playing Juliet of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Dear Julia Stiles, Firstly I would like to congratulate you on your excellent audition for the part of Juliet. As time is limited and due to our individual work commitments, we are unable to meet up before rehearsals begin. Therefore, as the stage director I thought it maybe helpful to discuss some of my thoughts and ideas for the play and give you some background information that will be useful in helping you prepare for the part of Juliet....   [tags: Papers] 1557 words
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Ethical Judgments Limit the Methods Available in the Production of Knowledge - ... It was then reproduced in the form of a drawing to express the knowledge gained of the human body. Some artists drew pictures of organs and sold them for money. Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the artists who produced anatomical drawings. Because of the growing demand, bodies were even snatched and killed. in order for artist to dissect them and then reproduce it in a picture ("The Resurrection Men- Body Snatching in 19th Century Britain"). In the sciences, dissection was also done to study organs and their relationships....   [tags: knowledge, arts, natural science]
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Mise-en-scene in Citizen Kane and Persona - Mise-en-scene in Citizen Kane and Persona Mise-en-scene is the principle by which a piece of film will derive its meaning wholly from what happens in the single shot and not from the relationship between two shots. For example the director might include shots with various composition, angle, depth, movement, and lighting. Citizen Kane has many good examples to show Mise-on-scene usage. The scene that I believe is the most significant and powerful mise-en-scene that I have this seen this semester exists in this movie....   [tags: Movies Film Editing Essays] 615 words
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Meryl Streep - There is probably no person living in the United States who does not know Meryl Streep, no matter what age. With an extensive and impressive amount of characters played throughout her life, Meryl Streep never failed to capture the character, grabbing her audience in any movie in mere seconds. Through her talent of fitting into any role, mastering accents and own style, Meryl Streep showcases herself as true American talent of her time up till now. Earlier in her life, Meryl Streep had experience firsthand when it came to the stage at an early part of her life, which helped transcend her into the actress she is known today....   [tags: Biography]
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Effect of Television on Self Image of Teenagers in Fiji - Television plays an important role in influencing people. It is one of the main arms of media. The teenage girls in U.S.A idolize popular actress like Mary-Kate Olsen, Calista Flockhart and Victoria Beckhem. Teenage girls want to look like them. So to attain such skinny body they tend to eating disorder. It is not only the case in U.S. Ellen Goodman in her essay “The Culture of Thin Bites Fiji” has used Anthropologic research and its statics to show the eating disorder of Fijian teenager to look like actress in popular U.S television show....   [tags: Anthropology ]
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Love or Art in The Picture of Dorian Gray - Love is the greatest gift one could ever give or receive. At times it can be very challenging to distinguish between true love and infatuation. In the novel The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde portrays the love life of Dorian Gray. Dorian’s untamed desire to know everything about life made him hunt for love. This craving caused perplexity between love and infatuation. With a throbbing heart and confused mind, Dorian visits a playhouse and was carried away by the personality and performance of Sibyl Vane....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Elizabeth Taylor, a True Hollywood Star - “I’ve been through it all, baby. I’m Mother Courage.” Elizabeth Taylor has been through the worst of it with her numerous marriages and illnesses, but she toughed it out and kept pushing forward. Her “I can conquer the world” attitude got her through all of the obstacles she faced. Elizabeth stayed in the spotlight from the time she was nine years old until the day she died. Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was a true, old-fashioned Hollywood celebrity that overcame many hardships in her life. Elizabeth Taylor, or Liz for short, was born February 27th, 1932 in Hampstead, London, England, UK to American parents, Sara Warmbrodt and Francis Taylor....   [tags: celebrity, beauty, filmography, Oscars]
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Selena Siempre Selena! - The movie Selena gave me a second look on my life. When I watched the movie I could not stop watching it. I watched the movie for at least 4 – 5 times in a row the first time I bought it. The movie expresses a lot of different sides of how wonderful the movie really is. Selena the movie opens up as a grown Selena (played as Jennifer Lopez) who seemed to me to be preparing for her ultimately last concert held in Houston Astrodome. Then the movie does a flashback to the year 1961 Abraham Quintanilla was a young boy and he was struggling to find success in his band, “The Dinos.” Then the movie jumps to 1981 where Abraham is older and is married and have 3 children....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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The Unattainable American Dream in John Steinbeck’s Novel Of Mice and Men - It is the natural inclination of all men and women to dream. In John Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men,” the American dream is sought after by many different characters. However, the main theme in the story is how these dreams are unattainable, and how because of the Great Depression, all American dreams were dead. But what is the American dream. A unitary definition does not exist, however, the meaning of living the American dream is something that differs for everyone. For some people, the American dream might be acceptance and equality....   [tags: Critical Analysis, Literary Criticism] 743 words
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Acting Versus Lying Essay - Acting versus lying essay From the start of life we are taught not to lie. As life progresses we learn that honesty may not be the best policy. That is, if getting ahead in life is important. This idea is taught in many ways, one is by acting. Every time an actor/actress is on a set they portray a different character this is evidence that lying is fine as long as it is acting. Movies and plays support that maybe lying is not always bad. The thing is are the different or are they the same. Are we acting when we are lying....   [tags: Acting] 560 words
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Jennifer Lawrence: A Modern Hero - Society today has formed a twisted image for celebrities. Things that are inappropriate and unimportant have formed into the normal image. Of course as young people, we look up to celebrities. Lately, what is seen on tv is not what we need. I know someone that is an exception. Someone all over the big screen with a great attitude. Jennifer Lawrence is a hero because she accepts who she is and stands up for herself, she’s very humble, and she sets a good example for others because she knows she’s influential....   [tags: celebrities, fame]
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Biography of Audrey Hepburn - BACKGROUND Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) considered a fashion icon, gifted actress and a natural beauty. She had a difficult childhood, which culminated in her parents’ divorce. According to her son, Audrey’s abandonment by her father was a wound that never healed. It led her to unhealthy marriages that resulted in divorce. Due to family tension and possibly her extreme introverted nature, at the age of six she was sent to a boarding school in London. There, she is believed to have become more outgoing, which would be necessary for her future career....   [tags: Fashion Icon, Folk Dance]
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All About Eve - Bette Davis plays Margo Channing, a major role in the in the film All About Eve. She is a very famous theater actress who has a very obsessed and conniving fan named Eve. Throughout the entire movie I believe Eve plays a major role in depicting Margo's fears of aging. Throughout the movie we see Margo's insecurities with aging and how this impacts her relationship with Bill greatly. We first get a glimpse of Margo's fears of aging when Bill needs to leave to Hollywood. At this time Margo is in her forties and Bill is younger, she fears he will find someone younger....   [tags: Film Analysis] 301 words
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Life as A Princess: Grace Kelly - Life as A Princess: Grace Kelly Even before Grace Kelly married a prince, she had the characteristics of a princess. Frank Sinatra once commented, "Grace was a princess from the moment she was born." She had remarkable elegance and sophistication that made her different from other Hollywood actresses. Some say she had a bit of fire beneath her charm. Alfred Hitchcock, who directed her in three films, called her "a snow-covered volcano". Grace was born into a family of fame and success. Her father was a wealthy bricklayer, her brother was a champion sculler, and her uncle, George Kelly was a famous playwright....   [tags: Biography Grace Kelly] 1131 words
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An Imagined Modern-Day Setting for "The Importance of Being Earnest" - Firstly I would set this play in the 21st century so that a modern audience could relate to it. Algernon, one of the main characters in the play, would live in a luxury apartment in the centre of London, over looking the River Thames. His apartment would have a minimalist theme to it and would be influenced by aesthetic; for example he would have a piece of abstract art on the wall for no reason other than that he thinks it looks nice. Everything Algernon has in the living room is there simply because it looks good and makes Algernon look good too....   [tags: European Literature] 331 words
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The Effect of the Media in Our Body Image Perspectives - The Effect of the Media in Our Body Image Perspectives In the recent years communication and the technology has been improved in a way that nobody ever imagined. In 1926, John Logie Baird invented the television and over the years television had become the first tool for entertainment until now. Television and media had presented or reflected how society works. It also reflected the image of people and how they perceived themselves. As an example, the shows were mainly about a love story that was very simple (the dad won’t let the girl choose the one she loves) and many other similar stories....   [tags: Body Image]
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The Negative Impact of the Fashion Industry on American Teens - “Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It’s movement, design and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we'd like to be” (Marsi). Blair Waldorf captures the essence of the fashion industry perfectly and how truly influential it can be. While there are many positive assets to the fashion industry, it has a negative impact on children and teenagers of today by promoting an unhealthy body image like that of the scrawny fashion models seen in current runways and magazines....   [tags: social issues, fashions]
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The Effects of Media on Women's Self Esteem - In 2001, actress Kate Winslet caused controversy over a statement she made about her weight. She told Britian’s Radio Times that she needed to lose weight “or I won’t work.” She was referring to the nearly fifty pounds she gained during her pregnancy, but fans were still upset over the famously curvy actress’s confession. Then, in 2003, Winslet shocked fans and critics alike when she expressed her distaste for GQ Magazine’s digitally slimmed pictures of her (Tauber, 2001). The most recent criticism of Winslet was in 2008....   [tags: Beauty ]
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A Comparison of the Representation of the Afro-American Actresses Hattie McDaniel and Whoopie Goldberg in the Scam Scenes of Gone With the Wind - A Comparison of the Representation of the Afro-American Actresses Hattie McDaniel and Whoopie Goldberg in the Scam Scenes of Gone With the Wind Gone with the wind was released in 1939 and was directed by Victor Fleming. The film tells the epic tale of a woman's life during one of the most tumultuous periods in America's history. From her young, innocent days on a feudalistic plantation to the war-torn streets of Atlanta, from the utmost luxury to absolute starvation and poverty and from her innocence to her understanding and comprehension of life....   [tags: Papers] 541 words
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Reading between the Lines: Use of Space and Body Language in Caryl Churchill's 'Top Girls' - The question of how body-language and space are used in Caryl Churchill's `Top Girls' is interesting. A traditional view exists that a play is dictated by the text to the extent that the actors ought not to deviate from a pure reading. This theory emphasises authorial control and allows performers little opportunity to interpret the text for the audience. A competing view is that a play is a complete entity only when performed, aiming for a collaboration between playwright, director, performers, and audience....   [tags: European Literature] 1361 words
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Secrets of a True Geisha - “The life of a true geisha is that of one very secretive” said my aunt Atasuko. “They do not talk about their life in the houses, but they are beautiful and very smart” she says. “They are well educated and only entertain men of high stature, such as prime ministers” (Chumbley). Memoirs of a Geisha is a movie produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Rob Marshall based on the novel which was written about a real life geisha. Although this movie had breath-taking scenes and amazing costumes, the inaccuracies were quite immense....   [tags: Cinema]
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What Women Imply In Silence - While walking through a random office the individual would see a multitude of women suggesting many things through their appearance, while all the men in the office will have the same style of slacks, dress shirt, and shined shoes. There may be slight variations in the men’s looks, but none of those variations compares to the variations evident in women. Deborah Tannen uses her essay “There is no Unmarked Woman”, published in 1994 within the book Talking From 9 to 5, to bring forth the idea that in the professional, working world all men are unmarked basic molds of each other while women mark themselves through the use of particle in linguistics, way they look, fill out a form, and change t...   [tags: Identity Style Expression]
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Suicide Epidemic in South Korea - ... The people "readily admit that mental illness — even a common disorder like depression — is rarely talked about openly in the country. 'Koreans are very secretive about psychiatric problems,’ says Lee Myungsoo, a psychiatrist at the Seoul Metropolitan Mental Health Centre who agrees that one of the main reasons that people won't talk about it here is fear of losing one's job. More people will probably seek treatment because of Choi's death, explains Lee. But he also fears that there will be more suicides, as has happened after other celebrity deaths," says Veale’s article....   [tags: South Korea, Suicide Rate, People, Culture]
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The Crucible by Arthur Miller - The Crucible by Arthur Miller On the 17 October 2000, I went to see The crucible by Authur Miller. It was performed at The Mercury theatre in Colchester. When I first heard the title, I was expecting a spooky play. I had already heard a small amount about the play and knew that it involved witchcraft. The Crucible is set in 1692, Salem, Massachusetts. We do not see the event that actually sparks the play, but we learn about it later. Five girls, led by Abigail, were in the woods with a slave woman, Tituba....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 824 words
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Biography of Madeleine L'Engle - ... Maria was seven years old and had completed the Franklin family. However, in 1959, they opted to spend summers in Connecticut and spend winters in New York, thus selling the General Store. Even with change, Madeleine continued to incorporate writing in her life. The children grew and began their education; during this time, L’Engle focused on her writing. She wrote Meet the Austins, published in 1960 and was noted on the list of the American Library Association’s Notable Children’s books of 1960....   [tags: lewis carrol award, biography]
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Jane Campions, The Piano - In the spring of 1993, a film was released to the world that would end up changing the way many people perceived and appreciated films, especially those made internationally. It would be delivered from New Zealand’s most famous female filmmaker. Jane Campion, the director whom was previously known for her films, Peel-an Exercise in Discipline, and Sweetie, would achieve even higher acclaim for her masterpiece to date, The Piano. The Piano portrays the story of a mute, unwed Irish woman in late 1800s New Zealand, arranged into a marriage with a colonial New Zealand settler....   [tags: essays research papers] 2260 words
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Willy Russell's Educating Rita - Willy Russell's Educating Rita The play is in a naturalistic setting. The whole play takes place inside one room, namely Frank’s office; a book-lined study in a university in northern England. And by adhering to the unity of place Willy Russell is not just able to concentrate on the drama, but also the humour of the play. The play is set in year it was written, 1985. The play itself is structured into two Acts. The first act deals with Rita beginning her search and her education, trying desperately to fit into Frank’s world....   [tags: Papers] 1595 words
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Three Types of Acting - Acting can easily be broken down into three different kinds: stage acting, screen acting, and being a movie star. Each category of acting is very different from one another, with each one having very different requirements. Stage and screen acting have the most differences, while being a movie star is more of a subtype of screen acting. Stage acting is more dramatic than the rest, hence the reason why it is performed on stage. It can also be argued that stage acting is one of the hardest kinds of acting, due to its requirements....   [tags: Classification of Acting] 604 words
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Comparing Love in To Dance with the White dog and Moulin Rouge - Comparing Love in To Dance with the White dog and Moulin Rouge     In the novel, To Dance with the White dog, Terry Kay crafts a love story about Sam Peek and his wife Cora, that seems to extend beyond the grave in the form of a white dog.  At the same time, the film Moulin Rouge is a fast paced, tensely dramatic, love triangle between Christian, the poor writer, Satine, the courtesan that everyone fancies, and the Duke, who has the money to transform the Moulin Rouge into a theatre with real merit....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Factors Contributing to Movie Publicity - Factors Contributing to Movie Publicity One might argue that the movie quality would be the key determinant in a successful launch of a movie. After all if a movie is of high quality then through instruments like the media and general word of mouth the launch of the movie should be successful but this is not necessarily the case....   [tags: Free Essays] 417 words
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Lucille Ball - Lucille Ball 	Lucille Ball has made significant and positive contributions to the country with her comedy. Many consider her America's best female actress. Kathleen Brady, in fact, says, "Lucille Ball is one of the greatest performing artists America has produced" (ix). Throughout her career, Ball has not only been a comedienne, but also a superb businesswoman, an excellent role model, and has won numerous awards. 	Lucille Ball's major contribution has been as a comedienne....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cleopatra, by Cecil B. de Mille, Cleopatra, by Joseph L. Mankiewcs, and Cleopatra Jones, by Jack Starrett - Feminine sexuality and power has been a controversial topic since the dawn of time. In many ancient societies, females exist as the lesser beings. They were meant only to bear children, and to stay loyal to their husband. Cleopatra VI became one of the first prominent females to exert her power. She reigned as queen of the entire Egyptian kingdom and bowed to no one. Cleopatra used her beauty to get what she wanted and needed for her country, and by doing this, she conquered some of the most politically important men of the Roman republic....   [tags: Feminine Sexuality, Power] 1268 words
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Powerful Characters and Powerful Themes in Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café - One Southern novel shines light on racism, feminism, and surprising lesbianism. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg, published in 1987, is about the different events happening and people living in Whistle Stop and Birmingham, Alabama. Fannie Flagg uses many powerful characters to enforce several themes. Idgie, Ruth, Evelyn, Mrs. Threadgoode, Big George, Artis, and Jasper are a few of the main characters that help Flagg show the themes though out Fried Green Tomatoes . Fannie Flagg was born in Birmingham, Alabama on September 21, 1941....   [tags: Fannie Flagg]
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Bewitchingly Bipolar: The Character of Helda in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - When asked by the Canadian TV Guide to name the most common message she receives in her fan mail, actress Caroline Rhea stated, “I get ones that say, ‘Dear Aunt Hilda, I'm crazy too’”(“Magic,” 1999). Rhea, who plays Hilda Spellman on the wildly popular television series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, does not deny her character’s oftentimes unconventional behaviors. In fact, both the actress and her fans adore Aunt Hilda Spellman due to the character’s charmingly ecstatic and immature personality. Hilda’s personality is not solely a defining feature, however; it is a result of her mental illness....   [tags: Psychology, TV]
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The Cause and Effects of Beauty and the Ideal Women - Throughout history there have been many claims about what is beautiful and what is not on the face and body. America’s idea of beauty in the past changed many times from the fragileness of the Steel-engraving lady to the voluptuousness of the Greek slave. The ideal beauty in America is not so different from the ideal beauty of cultures around the world and follows many of the traditions practiced throughout history. The widespread of advertisement and technology is something that’s said to be the contributing problem to the ideal women phenomenon, but I believe history and trend plays the bigger role....   [tags: Beauty ]
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Possession of Obscene Material and Infringement on Civil Liberties - According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Obscene is defined as “disgusting to the senses, repulsive”. California law defines obscene matter as “taken as a whole, that the average person applying contemporary statewide standards, appeals to the prurient interested, that taken as a whole depicts, or describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way and that taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value”. Obscenity refers to the examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other communication media....   [tags: Human Rights] 1342 words
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“Restoration Women: Reassessment of identity and status through theatre” - “The dramas laws the dramas patrons give” illustrates the relationship between theatre and the people of the Restoration period (Elwin 5). As theatre of this era sheds light on the newly changing social normal and self-identification the reaction of the audience sheds insight back onto theatre itself. The concept of sex and sexuality is confronted and analyzed as women take the stage for the first time. The rapidly changing constructs of women are illustrated on stage and is widely received by rowdy and enthusiastic audiences....   [tags: Theater ]
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The Media as a Mirror of the Asian-American Women - Imagine a distant post-apocalyptic future in which a group of researchers discovers a stack of DVDs of 20th and 21st century Hollywood movies of Asian American actresses. After watching those movies, what might the researchers conclude about the characteristics of Asian American women in the movies. Certainly, they will view Asian American women as sexual and erotic objects of the society that white men can score with ease. Why do I assume they will think that way. The answer is a simple, yet controversial one: mostly, the media, as the history proves, portrays Asian American women either as erotic sex slaves of white men or as insidious personalities who lure their prey into a trap with the...   [tags: Gender Studies] 1555 words
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