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acters and actresses - Actors and Actress Actors and Actresses are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Each day, actors/actress face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get 'real' jobs, and their own fear that they'll never work again. Every day they have to ignore the possibility that the vision to which they have dedicated their lives is a pipe dream....   [tags: essays research papers] 1664 words
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Spanish Actors and Actresses - Spanish Actors and Actresses Benicio del Toro When Benicio Del Toro first announced to his father and siblings that he intended to pursue a career in acting, they didn't take the news very well. As Del Toro told one interviewer, "My family freaked when I told them I wanted to be an actor. It was like telling them I wanted to be an astronaut. On top of that, it was like saying that in order to be an astronaut, I was going to have to drive a cab in New York for five years....   [tags: Papers] 1404 words
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Boy-Actresses and the Character of Rosalind in As You Like It - Boy-Actresses and the Character of Rosalind in As You Like It        When Shakespeare wrote his plays, women were not permitted to perform on stage, so boys played all of the female characters.  Unlike many apprenticeships, a boy learning to become an actor had no set age at which to begin and no set length of how long to study, but they usually began around the age of ten and continued playing women or adolescent roles for about seven years.  These boys were apprenticed to a specific actor within an acting group, and were not attached to the organization as a whole.  There was a very strong teacher-pupil relationship between the adult actor and the boy, but there was also very often a fa...   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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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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Hollywood's Biggest Stars - Hollywood's Biggest Stars Where do Hollywood’s biggest stars come from. Why do we consider them to be the top of the many actors and actresses that show up in movies every month. Is their success and popularity the public’s doing, or does it stem from somewhere else, somewhere like Hollywood itself. I‘d say the latter is as probable as the former. Let us take Julia Roberts for example. Certainly not the most beautiful of all of Hollywood’s actresses, what makes Julia Roberts so special in the minds of Americans....   [tags: Actors Actresses Famous Papers] 2285 words
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Actors and Actresses of the 50s: Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Bing Crosb - In the 50s, several things happened to shock and awe the entertainment business; such as the invention of the teleprompter, TV’s first soap opera, “The Little Rascals” TV show, and the “I Love Lucy” TV show. But the most important thing about the entertainment in the 50s was the actors and actresses. Through out the 50s there were hundreds of actors and actresses. To name a few Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn, Marlon Brando ,Grace Kelly, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Dandridge, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, and Doris Day....   [tags: essays research papers] 1546 words
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Sarah Bernhardt: The Most Famous Actress - Have you ever wondered how certain people become so famous. Do you know their culture or where they come from. Perhaps, you had never even thought about it for a moment, but everyone that is famous and not famous all have certain life events that lead them to where they are now. Just like Leonardo Dicaprio and everyone else, Sarah Bernhardt, the most famous French actress had many life events as a child through growing up that led her to become an actress. Sarah Bernhardt was born in October of 1844 and died in March of 1923....   [tags: notorious stage and early film actresses]
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A Career in Acting - Aspiring actresses face frequent rejections in auditions and long periods of unemployment; competition for roles is often intense. While formal training is helpful, experience and talent are more important for success in this field. Because of erratic employment, earnings for actresses are relatively low. Although most people associate actresses, directors, and producers with the screens of Hollywood or stages of Broadway, these workers are more likely to be found in a local theatre, television studio, circus, or comedy club....   [tags: essays research papers] 2226 words
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How Asian Americans are Portrayed in Hollywood Movies - Asian American actors and actresses are portrayed in Hollywood movies as always being the silent and yielding foreign victims to social injustice and prejudice. Whether or not these depictions are true, they are nonetheless stereotypes that Hollywood producers have come up with. According to the US Census in the year 2000, Asian Americans make up 4.2% of the entire American population, and knowing that most Asian Americans live on the west and east coast of the United States, many Americans living in central parts of this country have not really been exposed to any Asian Americans....   [tags: Asian culture]
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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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Women in Movies and Feminist Movement in the United States - Movies are a big part of people’s lives; everyone has a favorite movie, or set of movies. They have impacted people’s lives since they were first made, and continue to do so today. In recent years, movies have cast women to play the roles of heroes. Although women have been playing heroic roles recently, they have always been role models in movies, which have set examples for future generations, empowered women, and have shed light on the feminist movement in the U.S. Women have been in movies since they first started playing on the big screen, they have played an assortment of roles, the damsel in distress, the first one to die, the poor scullery maid who ends up a princess, the...   [tags: cinderella, american teenagers, enactments]
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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 Restoration Period: Reviving The Drama Scene - The Restoration Period, lasting from roughly 1660 until 1710, was a time of renewed interest in the theatre due to European monarch Charles II’s revival of the theatrical scene in England, Scotland and Ireland. While the Restoration Period is a broad term coined for the renewal of the English monarchies and leaders in these areas, Restoration theatre, and more specifically a comedic style of theatre that came to prominence with explicit content known as Restoration Comedy, were important aspects of the period until its end in 1710....   [tags: charles II, european monarch, puritan regime]
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Eating Disorders and The Media - Eating Disorders: Affects and Prevention by Media Our society today is heavily influenced by the media and the imagery it shows. Though it may be indirect, the media provides unhealthy messages about ideal body sizes, gender attractiveness, and weight control that make women view themselves in a negative way. Magazines, television, and movies influence teenage girls on what they believe their body image should be. The images they show set the standard of what is considered physically attractive in our society....   [tags: prevention, body dissatisfaction, image]
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Eating Disorders - Body Image in the Media - Body Image in the Media        Plato once said, "We behold beauty in the eye of the mind...." What some people consider beauty others may not. From the actresses that are shown on television, movies, models that are in magazines, and the pop stars that create hip and modern music videos, one could be under the impression that to be beautiful you must thin. Actresses such as Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Michelle Gheller, Clarista Flockheart, Courtney Cox and Debra Messing all have staring roles in their own television shows and are all extremely thin....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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How Much Does Weight Affect a Television Show? - ... Television shows receive awards based on the quality of the show, not how much their stars do or do not weigh. If the actors are good at acting, it does not matter what they weigh because their talents will become what is seen. In fact, Mike and Molly has already begun winning different awards. Melissa McCarthy who plays the plus-sized star, Molly, won “best leading actress in a comedy” herself. Jacquie Miller writes this in The Ottawa Citizen, “Melissa McCarthy beat some heavyweight comedy royalty Sunday night to pick up an Emmy for best lead actress in a comedy....   [tags: Melissa Macarthy, Mike and Molly]
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The Media's Influence on Body Image Disorders - What is the perfect body type. Throughout our adolescence ages into the adult hood stage many of young women struggle to answer this question. Our idea of what the perfect body type is ever changing however it is always influenced by the Medias perception of what the perfect body image should look like. We all idolize these images we see on television and in magazines and some of us would do anything to look just like them. This image forces us to have self esteem issues.These advertisements are damaging both our mental and physical state of being Many young girls who take extreme measures to live up to the Medias perception of the perfect body type are more likely to develop one of the m...   [tags: Media, Body Image, Disorders, weight, ] 1487 words
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Muslim Women in the Entertainment Industry - Muslim Women in the Entertainment Industry Imagine a world immersed in beauty, wealth, gloss, and fame. I may be generalizing, but lets just say it’s a world in which you are born with a streaming talent that most individuals could only dream of. You constantly have hordes of spectators cheering your success and everyone wants to be your friend. The greatest fear of most women seems to be being hideous or lacking capacity and you have no idea what that feels like. Seems spectacular, doesn’t it....   [tags: Islam] 1952 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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My Review of the Play ‘Proof’ - My Review of the Play ‘Proof’ Good acting is essential to any good performance. The actors and actresses have to try to make what the audience is seeing and hearing come alive. The four characters in the play “Proof” are able to do this. The meaning and purpose behind the play is easily understood because the actors and actresses do such a fine job in their performances. The play is about a young woman, Catherine who had been taking care of her father during his last years of life. Anne Heche plays Catherine....   [tags: Theater Essays] 599 words
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The Transformations in the Spanish Theatrical System during the First Third of the Nineteenth Century - The Spanish theatrical life during the eighteenth century is characterized by the presence of systems and representation modes typical of the Golden Age, in conflict with the approaches of the Enlightenment culture (see chapters 5 and 6). However, with Earl of Aranda’s reforms, as of 1767 (Rubio Jiménez, 1998) a restrictive regularization of the companies’ constitution and their itinerant regime will start. It is hoped, in this last respect, to limit the itinerant nature of the companies by replacing them with a single, fixed location that lasts the whole theatre season, which will be achieved thanks to the reforms of the last decade of the century....   [tags: theater, spain, world history] 1133 words
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Modern Bollywood, A Decade Old: Bollywood and the Colonial Censorship - Introduction This essay explains the journey of Bollywood (Indian Film Industry) and how it has changed itself and its audience’s perspective on Hindi Cinema. Applying the key features from Dennis McQuail’s “Normative Theory”, the relationship between Bollywood and the audience, controlled by the censorship board will be explained; and how both, the Bollywood industry and Censor Board are responsible for bringing changes to each other in the terms of rules, regulations, audience’s attitudes and their demands, in every period of time....   [tags: Indian film industry, normative theory, mcquail]
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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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Film Analysis: Man of Steel Directed by Zack Snyder - Man of Steel Review Man of Steel is a sci-fi drama movie based on a combination of Superman movies created in the late 70s to late 80s. The movie is directed by Zack Snyder who had a heavy hand in the action packed digital innovations movie 300 as well as the movie Watchmen, who is known for doing movies on major DC Comic heroes, with his latest being the most recent of the Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight. Man of Steel starts off introducing the audience to Clark Kent, also known as Superman, as a child when he first learns of his unique powers as well as his home planet....   [tags: superman movies, sci-fi drama]
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Women in restoration theatre: stages of liberation - The Restoration of 1660 not only brought the English monarchy back to the throne, but brought plays back to the nation’s previously shuttered theaters. In fact, though, this “restoration” promised to be more of a revolution. Bold new practices were put in motion. Rather than proceeding cautiously, to avoid upsetting Parliament or religious groups, playwrights embraced controversial, even scandalous topics, rewriting practices, challenging social taboos and even pushing past boundaries set down by the Elizabethans....   [tags: Restoration of 1660, English Monarchy]
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The Movie, Real Women Have Curves - Being a curvaceous young woman is hard enough. Especially when you’re trying to find love, you’re seeking approval and anticipating a better future for yourself. The film Real Women Have Curves stresses how important higher education is to a Mexican-American teenager and the wrath she endures from her mother because of her weight and aspiration. Mark Twain stated that, “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great” (http://thinkexist.com/quotation/keepaway_from_those_who_try_to_belittleyour/215215.html)....   [tags: Cinema]
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Evita Perón: Spiritual Leader of Argentina - At first, I wanted to write about the role of women in post-colonial Argentina. This topic, as could be expected, is far too broad to even begin addressing in fifteen or so pages. But it is an incredibly important and fascinating topic, and so I instead decided to focus on two women in particular who have shaped Argentina’s history: Eva and Christina Fernández de Kirchner. This is, in a sense, a way of comparing the role of women then and now in two different societies. Knowing the circumstances of Eva Perón’s birth and youth, it seems inconceivable that she would become the unstoppable political firebrand whose memory evokes wails even today....   [tags: Eva Perón, Juan Perón]
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In the Eyes of the Beholder - Influences of how women should look are everywhere and that can begin to take a toll on them mentally and physically. Struggling with the ideas of beauty the world puts into a woman’s mind greatly affects her body image. Whether it is the magazine with the ultra-thin model, the friend who is always obsessing over her weight, or the mother telling her child that he or she needs to lose weight; influences on body image are everywhere. The definition of beauty society has today is one of being skinny with the perfect hair, skin, breasts, and cheekbones....   [tags: Women, Beauty, Body Image, Society]
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Women in America: Underrepresented and Over-Sexualized - Media is the largest and most influential resource in the world. People learn more from media than any other resource. However media can be very dangerous. Media often degrades and misrepresents women. Girls get the message from early on that what is most important is how they look. No matter what a woman accomplishes, her self-worth and value will always rely on appearance. Media devalues women through music, video games, television/film, even women in politics are undermined. Most of the time, women are stereotyped into being perfect people with silky hair, perfect teeth, incredibly skinny bodies, etc....   [tags: looks, appearance, devalues, sterotypes] 797 words
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The History and Future of Opera -   On October 12th, I saw Tosca by Giacomo Puccini held at Atlanta Opera. Tosca is an Italian opera, directed by Tomer Zvulun, accompanied by an orchestra conducted by Arthur Fagen, included a cast of Kara Shay Thomson, Massimiliano Pisapia, and Luis Ledesma (The Atlanta Opera). Opera is an art form in which singers act out drama through a combination of acting and vocal performance. Singers deliver conversation in a musical manner, essentially singing the conversation. Since we recently learned about opera in class, I want to explore the future of opera - where it will go next with the ever advancing modern technology, media and entertainment, and what researches are currently being done at...   [tags: music genres, personal reflections] 955 words
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Film Analysis: The Horse in Motion - Movies are a great way to take a break from your hectic life and just relax. Movies have been entertaining you and everyone around the world since the mid 1800’s. The evolution movie went from black and white pictures to color and sound to finally 3-D film. Directors, artists, and inventors took hundreds of years to just perfect putting the one by one captured pictures in a fluid motion to make a ten second movie. So, just think about trying to create the 3D effect or even how movies were created....   [tags: Eadweard Muybridge, 3D] 598 words
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Compare And Contrast The Movies Requiem For A Dream And Malena - Although both Malena and Requiem for a Dream were released in the year 2000, they are very different films. There are multiple reasons why either film would be chosen over the other including storyline, affect on the viewer, actors/actresses, and the taste the viewer has with certain movies. Another aspect of the decision is the amount of themes a movie has and their importance. The more themes a movie forms the more a person can learn from sitting down and watching a movie. Malena is a romantic film about courage, lust, and cherishment....   [tags: Film Movie Compare Contrast] 1402 words
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Shakespeare's As You Like It - Rosalind and Celia - As You Like It - Rosalind and Celia        A search for feminist criticism on William Shakespeare's comedy, As You Like It, uncovers a range of different aspects of the play and its players, but none is as well represented as the nature and dynamics of the relationship between Rosalind and Celia. Among other topics are cross dressing or female transvestism and male self-fashioning, which extrapolates on the mode of dress being an identity. A feminist view on Shakespeare examines the poet's defense of virtue in the play....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
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The Token Black Guy In Teen Movies - The Token Black Guy In Teen Movies “Throughout history, the powers of single black men flash here and there like falling stars, and die sometimes before the world has rightly gauged their brightness.” - W.E.B. Du Bois (1903), The Souls Of Black Folk (p. 4) The film industry is no stranger to racism; from the days of blackface to the exploitation and appropriation of Black culture, Hollywood executives, producers, writers, and actors have all sought to suppress and oppress Black culture for the mainstream viewing audience, as well as Black audiences themselves....   [tags: tokenism film Hollywood]
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African American Women in Early Film - African American Women in Early Film       In early film many African American actresses portrayed roles as mammies, slaves, seductresses, and maids. These roles suppressed them not allowing them to show their true talents. Although they had to take on these degrading roles, they still performed with dignity, elegance, grace and style. They paved the way for many actresses to follow both blacks and whites. These women showed the film industry that they were more than slaves, mammies, and maids....   [tags: Hollywood Movies Film Black History Essays]
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Media’s Role In Body Images - Media’s Role In Body Images Authors can effectively get their point across by using different rhetorical techniques. In the two articles that I will examine, the authors mainly used a pathos appeal. Authors use pathos to get a social and emotional application across to the reader. Another rhetorical technique that is used by many authors is ethos. Ethos is a technique that can be used by an author saying that since they are perhaps a doctor or may have belonged to a certain organization for a long time, then they know more about a topic than somebody who may not have had the same moral values or interests....   [tags: Media Advertisements Advertising Essays] 1333 words
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Body Language Sportswear Ad - In a rising economic marketplace, advertising industries convey to consumers the idealistic values of wants and needs of a product that appeals to people. In most cases, the characterization of women in local ads portrays negative and sexual acts. A particular advertisement that contributes to the delusion of women is the Body Language Sportswear ad. Through basic discriminatory messages that often get hold of the individual’s attention. The advertising company entertains, persuades and influences people as well as sending subliminal communication....   [tags: Advertising] 1173 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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Society’s Expectations of a Female’s Body Image - Society’s Expectations of a Female’s Body Image Society plays many roles in peoples’ lives. The biggest role that society plays with females is how they should appear. All over the television, movies, and different magazine covers, females come into view as looking very thin and beautiful. People that see these famous females begin to idealize that body image. The male gender also visualizes these famous females and thinks that all females should have this slender appearance. As the year 2000 rolled in, actresses and models’ body weight decreased, and their waiflike bodies became more noticeable in the public’s eyes....   [tags: Media Health Self Image Essays]
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Stereotypes of Hispanic Women in Cinema - The Latina women, even throughout the era resistance cinema, have not been able to make much progress in overcoming the degrading stereotypes that Hollywood has created for them. Despite the many advances that minorities have made in the cinema in recent years, Latina actresses still take on the roles of the "dark skinned lady" and other such stereotypes with strong sexual connotations. It is often debatable whether or not the role of the Latina has undergone dramatic changes since the days of Dolores Del Rio and Carmen Miranda dancing with the fruit baskets on top of their heads....   [tags: Representation of Latinas in Film] 2501 words
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Kabuki : A Japanese Form - Japan’s dances and dramas as they are seen today contain 1300 years of continuous uninterrupted history. This prodigious feat of conservation, theatrically speaking, makes Japan an extraordinary and unique country. In all of Asia, where tradition generally is sanctified and change eschewed, Japan stands as the only country whose theatre is its entirety has never suffered an eclipse nor undergone any drastic revivification or renovation. The most traditional form of Japanese theatre is kabuki. Its origin goes back to the latter part of the 16th century and, with extensive and continuous evolution, it has now been perfected into a state of classical refinement....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Wizards and Villains and Playbills, Oh My!: The Niche Musical and the Internet - Wizards and Villains and Playbills, Oh My!: The Niche Musical and the Internet In the study of current-day musical theatre, it is easy to see the staggering range of specific topics used as the subject of new musicals. For example, Avenue Q, a loving parody of “Sesame Street”, and Wicked, an adaptation of Gregory Maguire’s novel of the same name, which is an adaptation in itself of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, are two massively different shows which premiered in the same year. These are two shows with fairly specific subject matter built with a fairly specific audience in mind that managed to do well, critically and financially, on Broadway....   [tags: Musical Theater ]
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Film Trailers for Shrek, High Heels and Low Lifes, and Knights Tale - Film trailers are produced in several forms, to influence the public to view the film, and to get a good profit before they sell the film. Film trailers are used to advertise new films on the television. In the trailers they use diverse camera angles, lighting, sound effects, music, slow motion/ fast forward. This will attract an audience to watch the film. I will be writing about 3 different trailers in this essay; ‘Shrek, High Heels and Low Lifes and a Knights Tale’. I will be discussing the similarities between all 3 trailers, listing my favourite trailer and giving reasons and explanations....   [tags: film trailers,] 1066 words
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Media Affects the Self Esteem and Body Image of Young Girls - A girl has either a negative distorted view of her physical appearance or she feels positive about the way she looks and is comfortable in her own body. The most common perspective of how a girl thinks her body image looks is negative. Girls tend to think that celebrities’, models’, and television stars’ bodies are the only way that they should look. The ongoing exposure of an unrealistic body image can deceive what is actually reality. Some people believe that girls get this standards of “beautiful” from their peers and family when in reality girls get these standards from the media and prominent people in society....   [tags: psychology, physical appearance]
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The Detrimental Effects of Anorexia on the Body and Mind - Ana’s Limelight Christy Greenleaf, assistant professor of kinesiology, health promotion and recreation at University of North Texas, stated, “Girls and women, in our society are socialized to value physical appearance and an ultra-thin beauty that rarely occurs naturally and to pursue that ultra-thin physique at any cost.” Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among young women. Furthermore, one in every ten people with anorexia will die from a complication brought on by the disorder....   [tags: complications, suicide, media]
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Analysis on Rebeca Keegan's Article on Racial Inequality in Media - ... Biological race is impossible because there is no genetic or DNA make-up difference from one race to another. Racial inequality is a very big issue that the world is dealing with, especially the United States. People tend to discriminate because of the way someone looks or where they are from. These could be an example prejudice which is the act of prejudging a person because of their appearance, thoughts and/or ideas (Jensen). Also stereotyping, discrimination, and racism go hand in hand with prejudice....   [tags: minority roles in film] 850 words
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Breaking Bad is the Single Dominating Modern-day Television Series America - ... From “Outstanding Lead Actor” to “Outstanding Supporting Actress” the dozens of awards the series' crew was able to wrack up serves as a clear indicator that Vince Gilligan did a noteworthy job of selecting a first-rate line of actors and actresses. By doing so, he was able to successfully execute the vision he sought out for “Breaking Bad.” As viewers watch addicting episode after addicting episode, the show progresses to straddle a line of reality and, “Is that really happening?” With countless events occurring within the series that appear to be too grotesque or twisted to even be possible, viewers must keep in mind that many of the tactful operations “Breaking Bad's” protagonist exe...   [tags: crystal meth, teacher, cancer]
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How does Sunset Boulevard represent the Hollywood Studio System? - Sunset Boulevard directed by Billy Wilder in 1950 is based on how Norma Desmond, a huge Hollywood star, deals with her fall from fame. The film explores the fantasy world in which Norma is living in and the complex relationship between her and small time writer Joe Gillis, which leads to his death. Sunset Boulevard is seen as lifting the ‘face’ of the Hollywood Studio System to reveal the truth behind the organisation. During the time the film was released in the 1950s and 60s, audiences started to see the demise of Hollywood as cinema going began to decline and the fierce competition of television almost proved too much for the well established system....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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