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Vietnam Films - As thousands of young men traded in their tees and baseball caps for uniforms and helmets, said good-bye to loved ones, and headed off to Vietnam, many questions were left unanswered as to why the United States was participating in another crusade against communism. For the first time, Americans were able to actually see the devastating effects of the Vietnam War right from the comfort of their own home. Marshall McLuhan, author of Understanding Media and prominent media analyst, once said, "Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room....   [tags: Film Analysis ] 977 words
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The Achievements of Walt Disney - Walt Disney was a great man in the eyes of many people. There are almost no people in the history of the entire world that have done anything that can even compare to Walt Disney’s many achievements. Walt Disney was born as Walter Elias Disney on December 5th, 1901. He had a great life and died ten days after his sixty-fifth birthday on December 15th, 1966. Throughout his entire lifetime, Disney had released a total of eighty-one movies that have won many awards and achievements. Walt Disney is considered by many a twentieth century folk hero whose name is supposed to represent imagination, success, optimism, creation and many other traits needed to succeed....   [tags: Biographical Essays, biography] 404 words
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Walt Disney Corporation - ... Out of the darkness, Disney reinvented himself and started his inspiration and ideas for Disneyland and emerged himself into the development of theme parks. Disney was often criticized as being unoriginal because his cartoons tended to be simplified versions of earlier works. However, that is exactly how conceptual innovators work. Disney constantly took inspiration from pop imagery. As an example, Disney got the idea for Mickey Mouse and Company from the personable animals drawn in the 1850s by French artist Honoré Daumier and in the early 1900s by British illustrator Beatrix Potter....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Life as a Disney Imagineer - ... My ultimate profession(s) would be to be an entrepreneur, chief executive officer, and president of my own company where I could create, design, and develop theme parks. My ultimate objective is to develop a thriving company that constructs theme parks where guests come back year after year. However, if for certain reasons this should not occur I would then want to be an Imagineer for the Walt Disney Company. The vision I perceive for myself in five years is working with numerous individuals in creating, developing, opening, and running the first theme park in Fresno....   [tags: Career Ambition ] 916 words
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Conventional Plastic Films vs Sustainable Films - ... In this process the plastic film comes into the plant and it shredded and ground, then washed with water. The water is then agitated forcing contaminants out of the film. The film then makes its way through a dryer, after which it is melted and extruded through filters to get rid of impurities. Plastic pellets are then created to be used for manufacturing (Headley Pratt Consulting, 1996). The second recycling process used for conventional films is known as dry processing and repelletizing. This process is used for contaminate free film....   [tags: Environment, Green Movement] 2487 words
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Disney's Anastasia and My Family - Have you ever had everything and then just lost it. My entire life I have gone through trials and tribulations. I have felt what it is like to have everything cleaved away from you. I had nobody left who, beyond doubt, cared for me, except my father. One day, my dad came home with a VCR tape; “Anastasia”. I was a little timorous of watching this movie that wasn’t the archetypal Disney movie. Sure, Anastasia gave the impression of being like one of the princesses I knew and loved such as Cinderella, Ariel, and even Jasmine, but for some reason, she wasn’t the same....   [tags: essay about my family] 742 words
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If Disney Ran Your Hospital - ... Guests come to Disney for an escape from reality. Disney, in turn, provides an environment of courtesy and delight with an ensemble of cast and characters to please any imagination. Hospitals must glean wisdom from Disney by having talent or habits which reflect a courteous, safe, and healing environment for patients. Walk the walk is a theatrical term which speaks well to the Disney Corporation and hospitals across the country ability to close the gap of customer service expectations and services provided....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Views on the Vietnam War Expressed in the Films "The Ugly American" and "The Green Berets" - Film during much of the Vietnam War and the years after usually attempted to push a strong agenda. Not until later did movies become less biased, especially when talking about Vietnam. The Ugly American, directed by George Englund, and The Green Berets, directed by John Wayne, are no exceptions. The Green Berets propose a strong support for the war while The Ugly American tended to blame the United States for being in an unnecessary war. Nevertheless, while both movies differ strongly in their views, both tend to convey the horrors of war....   [tags: films, movies, vietnam war]
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The Portrayal of Women in Pakistani Films - In today’s world, movies play a major role in entertaining people. They are appealing to all age groups. Particularly, in Pakistan, where recreational activities are very less for Pakistanis, watching films is one entertainment even the poor class can afford. Saving few rupees for an evening once a week or a month in a cinema, is a cheap retreat for most of the poor Pakistanis. Gerbner’s cultivation theory suggests that media can affect beliefs of people regarding the social world. He states that ‘television, among modern media has acquired such a central place in daily life that dominates our symbolic environment, substituting its distorted message about reality for personal and other means of knowing about the world....   [tags: Women's Rights ] 1619 words
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Product Placement in Successful Films - ... Viewers of these films care more for the art sense and become irritated at the disruption of the art by such advertising distractions. They find these interruptions inappropriate and often regard the brand negatively due to this judgment H6. The worth of product placement in successful films is negatively related to film violence. The sixth hypothesis is based on the view that viewers associate violence with negative emotions. These emotions are displaced onto the product that is being promoted in the film....   [tags: Marketing ]
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How To Analyze Films - Did you know it is more to film broadcasting than just visible viewing it. The ability to analyze films implicates closely examination of cinematography. Cinematography refers to the process in film of lighting a shot and achieving quality in the visual images that are captured. The cinematographer in any film is also known as the director of photography and may be either an artist or a technician. It is this individual who is responsible for ensuring that the images appearing on screen are presented to reflect the mood or the emotional effect and the style seen by the film director, producer, and writer as essential to conveying its meaning....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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The Female Character in Besson's Films - ... television series. Later, Besson creates something similar to “La Femme Nikita” titled “Colombiana” in 2011. “Colombiana” is a story of a young girl, Cataleya, in Colombia whose parents are killed in front of her by drug kartels for not being able to pay off their debts. Before her parents were killed she was given direct instructions from her parents on how to get to her family in the United States. Cataleya followed her instructions and made it to her uncle’s house in Chicago. As she was growing up she was never interested in school....   [tags: Film]
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Montage in Films and Music Videos - ... In this video montage all the traditional rules of continuity are broken; there are jump cuts from one sequence to another which gives audience the visual of actions happening in a different location. In the beginning of the video, the audience would be puzzled with different random shots but when related with the lyrics several assumptions can be created one of which can be to fight the fear within. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3jCPtxOkGo While talking about continuity of shots, montage also wipes out the rule of time and space continuityas in traditional film editing....   [tags: Film Review, Montage] 2456 words
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The Films of Peter Weir - Any film has the potential to be a largely significant medium among society. Films have the ability to entertain, while proposing new ideas, supporting some, and/or challenging others. Many films have had a major impact on society, and are extremely popular, but does this make them important. I would say that an important film is one that raises important issues, or questions important beliefs, or reminds the audience of what is, or is not, important to society. Peter Weir is a popular director known for the Australian films Picnic at Hanging Rock and Gallipoli....   [tags: Film]
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The Films of Alfred Hitchcock - The films of Alfred Hitchcock, as even the most casual cinephile knows, manage to blend the comic, romantic, tragic, and political, all with a captivating thriller plot. The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes, two works from the 1930s, are no exception. In the former, a Canadian man is charged with the task of carrying a secret into Scotland while on the run from the police; in the latter, an older woman disappears, leaving a bewildered young lady who uncovers a foreign spy ring while trying to find her....   [tags: Film Analysis ] 640 words
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A+ Profitability and Films the Flunk - ... The range of the first variable, opening weekend sales, is $102.63 million. Total gross sales’ data set has a range of $286.95 million. Number of theaters carries a range of 3,834. Finally, the last variable of weeks in top 60, contributed a range of 18. The sample variance can give a more precise measure of variability within a data set because it employs all numerical values to compute the difference of each observation relative to the mean. This is known as a deviation about the mean (Anderson et al., 2011, p.99)....   [tags: Film Industry]
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Space Adventure Films - The success of Space adventure films have grown tremendously in the last twenty years, mainly because of all the advancements in computer generated images, and the advancements in the film industry. “Space adventure films have excellent graphics and color schemes, including visual effects, special effects, and being culturally, and historically significant.” It’s amazing how much the film industry has grown in a short period of time, with the impact of imagined innovations in science, technology, imaginary elements, and science fiction....   [tags: Film, Movies]
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Defying the Disney Image: The Testimony of Walt Disney - Defying the Disney Image: The Testimony of Walt Disney Walt Disney was born in 1890 to a woman named Señora Isabelle Zamora. His father, Elias, met Isabelle in California of that same year and the two carried on an affair that ended with the birth of Walt. Later, Elias brought the two back to Chicago, Illinois where Isabelle became a housekeeper for the Disney family. Walt was assimilated into the Disney household and treated as the biological son of Elias and Flora Disney. Isabelle was with the family for years, being passed on from the Elias and Flora household to the Walt and Lillian family years later (Eliot 152-157)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Films of Michael Moore - ... He talks in the film about how the Bush administration allegedly used the catastrophic event to push forward its agenda for unwarranted wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Through footage and interviews Moore illustrates how Bush has gotten America into the worse trouble than ever before and why Americans can not stand for it. The health care industry along with universal healthcare is the plot for his film Sicko. In this film, Moore opens the curtains on the crooked multi-billion dollar Health Care system that is in effect in the United States today....   [tags: Film Industry]
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ICP: Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon - ... Through the social constructionism perspective, sociocultural tradition sees conversation and communication as a way to create patterns for individuals to understand the organization, furthermore, to make sense of its character, its culture. Human development is made possible through socially constructional processes that people’s skills can be improved and negotiated in a different social circumstance. Mead asks how a human could construct himself with a self-consciousness, bear in mind that how could he adjust his own skills when transfer from one context to the other....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Case Study of Euro Disney - Case Study of Euro Disney To this day, EuroDisney struggles to keep its doors open, while the American and European theme parks continue to thrive. My paper for my International Business course deals with the many problems that marked the opening of EuroDisney ... For years, the Disney theme park empire was built upon three crown jewels located in California, Florida, and Japan. Combining the familiar, family-friendly characters and images upon which the Disney reputation was built, with clean and well-operated theme parks helped Disney set new standards for efficient, friendly customer service in the theme park industry, with its parks becoming major international tourist attractions....   [tags: Entertainment Amusement Parks Papers] 2188 words
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Parallels Between Hamlet and Disney Movies - Hamlet and a popular amount of Disney movies share many parallels. The Lion King was actually based entirely off the play Hamlet. There are many themes in this play that are relevant in many other pieces, such as Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, and Hercules. Beauty and the Beast helps convey betrayal among people who care for each other, while Mulan allows people to see a deeper meaning in Hamlet’s own personal passion. Furthermore, Hercules allows one to connect the relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia to a romance that is almost as complicated....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 1675 words
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"Cinderella": The Grimm Brothers v. Disney - The commonly used saying, “they lived happily ever after,” originates from early fairy tales. Fairy tales are stories that feature fanciful characters that convey a moral to teach children lessons and values that they will keep for the rest of their lives. The original story of “Cinderella” by the Grimm Brothers and the later Disney version Cinderella (1950) are both descriptions of a legendary fairy tale of a kind and gentle girl who overcomes the rancor of her stepmother and stepsisters and ultimately finds a happy ending....   [tags: compare, contrast] 801 words
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Walt Disney the American Hero - Walt Disney the American Hero Walt Disney; When that name is spoken faces of children and adults alike light up with looks of sheer joy. When debating what to see at the movies the newest Disney flick is almost always decided upon over the others. With Disney people are 100 percent sure to walk out of the theater happy and smiling. From the catchy theme songs to the thrilling theme parks Disney has built the fantasy empire. Although he built the fantasy world Disney was not a man who walked around with his head in the clouds....   [tags: essays research papers] 1375 words
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Disney In Tokyo And Paris - When opening a business in an international realm, one must examine many factors including cultural differences and geographical locations. When opening a business in a foreign nation, one must examine the need for the product being offered, the acceptance of the product into the culture, and the most effective means of advertising. Disney opened its doors in Japan with much success; much of the success can be attributed to the Japanese culture being very fond of Disney characters. Disney decided to take the same methodology to Paris to open its new park in 1992, EuroDisney (Cateora & Graham, 2007)....   [tags: Market International Business] 1200 words
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Walt Disney Company - Walt Disney Company Introduction This report attempts to examine the Walt Disney Company as an organization whose international operations play a vital role in the company’s continuing existence. This report seeks to present a review and analysis of the company’s global strategy by analyzing the key internal and external factors that impact on the company and how it has used alliances and acquisitions as part of its global strategy. As a human technology-intensive company, this paper seeks to understand how Disney was able to leverage its resources to create a competitive advantage....   [tags: Business Marketing Case Analysis]
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Disney Inc. Operational Planning - Disney Inc. Operational Planning Strengths and Weaknesses There are four different types of planning within and organization, strategic, tactical, operational, and contingency. Each will have an impact on each other and how they are carried out. Disney’s operational planning consists of how things are run on a day-to-day basis within a year helping to reach the company’s strategic planning goals. “Operational planning identifies the specific procedures and processes required at lower levels of the organization.” (Scott, 2004 ) Within Disney this would be the processes for day-to-day operations within the Theme parks, the stores, on the e-commerce site etc....   [tags: Papers] 1558 words
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Euro Disney the Failure - Walt Disney is the world leader in family entertainment and one of the most valuable brands in the world. Recently, Walt Disney has decided to open up a Disney Theme Park in Hong Kong China, which will be the first theme park in China. Since the opening of Euro Disney, the Walt Disney Company has learned to take into consideration important determinants so that their investment will not be a huge financial loss. Unfortunately, Since Disney did not research as much as they should of when deciding to open Euro Disney, this lead to one of the biggest failures for the Disney Company and is today used as an example of international marketing failures....   [tags: International Marketing Europe Theme Park]
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Walt Disney Biography - Throughout history, there have been many notable American figures that had enormous impacts on almost everyone's daily lives. Although, one figure stands out among many, and that man worked his hardest to make his dreams come true, Walt Disney. Disney made a reputation of brilliance and "[t]he combination of Disney's desire to try new techniques and his striving to make a better product set him apart from most other animators" (Nardo 25). How could anyone forget classics like Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fox and the Hound, the Little Mermaid, and many more all created by Disney....   [tags: Biography] 1643 words
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Disney's Success as a Company - The Walt Disney Studio’s Diversity Mission Statement is “To create an inclusive environment that is open to all perspectives, allowing us to tell compelling stories in film, animation and music that visually and emotionally reflect our audience worldwide.” “The Walt Disney Studios maintains that the only existing boundaries are those of talent, ambition, imagination and innovation.” (Moore, 2007) “The Walt Disney Company incorporates best-in-class business standards as a key pillar of its business practices.” (Unknown, 2008) Disney Company provides business standard and ethics training to all of its domestic and international employees through a web based tutorial to ensure that all employees representing the Disney Co....   [tags: Business Management Strategy Analysis] 1120 words
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Walt Disney Case Study - The Walt Disney Company The Entertainment King I. Executive Summary After analyzing the Walt Disney case, we found that the root issues include the need to increase revenue to reach the 20% growth target set by upper management and to expand into new markets and/or industries. We used a Porter’s Five Forces analysis to develop our alternatives (Please See Exhibit A for further information). The alternatives that we proposed were to expand globally and enter the Internet and cable distribution industry....   [tags: Business Case STudy] 1862 words
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Disney Strategic Initiative - Disney Strategic Initiative Intro Strategic planning or long range planning determines where Disney is going in the next few years or more and what initiatives they will use to arrive there. Strategic analysis is just one of the three major steps to be performed in achieving a solid plan. As Disney encounters major issues such as the current state of the economy or positive opportunities, the planners must come to careful conclusions. To reach such conclusions we will have to examine a strategic direction; which will include strategic goals the organization should achieve and the overall strategies use to achieve them....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis] 1741 words
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Disney Techno-Nature - Disney Techno-Nature Like most Disney material, nature themes were incorporated into the earliest parks, including Adventureland, Frontierland, Nature’s Wonderland, and the newest, Animal Kingdom. Disney carefully edited these “natural” settings that show the less wild side of the wilderness. However, how does the tourist comprehend the illusions. How are the plants and animals adapting to reflect the illusion, and how are they accented by the interactions with both human nature and Disney’s technological nature....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Romantic Melodrama - Aristotle once said that, "The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but the inward significance." Few statements sum up the intents of a good romantic melodrama than that one. To watch movies like Giant or Written on the Wind, two classics of the genre, is to watch stories that care less about their plot than their meaning. But, their meanings are grand in scope and still resonate today. These are stories of infectious greed, of broken dreams, of ruined families, and of the general malaise surrounding the American dream....   [tags: Films] 1882 words
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Working in Disney World - Working in Disney World Welcome to the happiest place on earth, otherwise known as hell. Imagine entering a place where the air smells like fresh homemade cookies, the lush green trees are shaped like animated characters, and the sidewalks are always squeaky clean. The employees or “cast members” appear to be clean-cut, happy, wholesome, all-American people. This is the image Walt Disney World provides for its guests. But what goes on behind the scenes at Disney. Until a person has worked for the “big mouse” she won’t be able to understand the torture that can go on for employees....   [tags: Work Job Essays] 2273 words
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Creative Intelligence of Walt Disney - Creative Intelligence of Walt Disney Creative intelligence comes in many different forms, with makers and masters leading the way. Walt Disney was both a maker and a master of visual/spatial intelligence. Our class and creativity experts have agreed that if something is creative then it has to be novel and of high quality. Walt Disney’s artwork and animation certainly were. For example, he produced the first full-length animated musical feature film and the first full-color television programming, among other things (“Walt…”)....   [tags: Cartoons Movies Animation Essays]
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Building Disney Land in Arizona - Building Disney Land in Arizona In the year 2030, the Golden State, also known as California, will sink in the sea due to an earthquake reading 10.0 on the rictor scale. All famous landmarks such as Hollywood, the Walk of Fame, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Disney Land, will be swallowed up. The main problem is where to rebuild Disney Land. Some people say that Disney would go well in Arizona since there isn't a whole lot to do there. They don't realize that certain problems will arise such as: Increased pollution, increased traffic, higher taxes, increased immigration, and increased tourism....   [tags: Papers] 818 words
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Vérité Moments in Film - It has been asked, "Are reflexive or cinema vérité documentary films more accurate at truthfully representing reality?” This question can be answered many ways. One obvious path is to side with reflexivity, because it is honest about the shortcomings of filmmaking. However, we cannot be so quick to assume to know what the question is asking. The question must be broken down first in order to come to a satisfactory answer. First, a simpler way of thinking about the phrase “truthfully representing reality” is “truth.” Reality and truth are synonymous because by asking what’s true, one is asking what is....   [tags: Films]
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Disney World: A Family Vacation - Disney World: A Family Vacation Everyone who has ever been to Disney World thinks it’s going to be the vacation of a lifetime but when we went it was the vacation from Hell. My dad is one of those people that Murphy’s Law applies to. That is, if anything is going to go wrong then it is going to go wrong for my dad. My family started on this trip with great expectations. It was going to be our first trip to Disney World and we were all very excited. Everything seemed to be going smoothly that morning....   [tags: Personal Narrative Traveling Essays] 1258 words
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Buffalo Bill and Disney - Buffalo Bill and Disney More than seventy years after Buffalo Bill “taught” the history of the West to a curious nation, Disneyland embarked on a strikingly similar course. Relying on creative marketing, star appeal, the American fascination with all things western, and, most important, an exceedingly glib portrayal of history, Disneyland in a strange way completed the story that Buffalo Bill started in 1883. Although the eras, to be sure, were decidedly different, history was delivered in exactly the same way....   [tags: Papers] 2750 words
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Beginning Life of Walt Disney - The Beginning Life of Walt Disney Walt was born in Chicago and with his family moved to Missouri in 1960 on to a farm. He started drawing animals on the farm here. When he was 18 he had his first cartooning job. Walt started cartooning by drawing non-moving cartoons for companies at the Pesman-Rubin Commercial Art Studio. There, Walt met Ubbe(later to be shortened to Ub) Iwerks. Ub taught Walt how to make drawings look more professional. They had only been hired to Pesman-Rubin because of the Christmas rush, so soon afterward; they were both let go....   [tags: essays research papers] 474 words
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The Similarity of Bollywood Films to High Concept American Films - The Similarity of Bollywood Films to High Concept American Films The term “high concept” is used to describe a script or film that a person can easily understand after hearing just a few words, it also means a film which is high budget and attracts a mass audience. To be high concept the film needs to appeal to young and old audiences to do this it needs to include aspects such as “fear”, “loneliness”, ”family” and “lost love.” Bollywood films appeal to most of the Asian culture and religions (Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist) the most common language being Hindi, spoken by 40% of Asians so Bollywood films are usually spoken in Hindi....   [tags: Papers] 1098 words
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Trip To Disney World - I remember planning for this day for about two years. When I would finally get the chance to be with my best friends and take a road-trip to California to go to Disney Land, and now that the time to take that trip has come and gone I would like to talk about my most important journey. Once I woke up I called Alavee to make sure he was awake. I'm glad he was because he saved me some time by calling Priya and Rigo to make sure they were getting ready to go. About an hour and a half later we all met up in the school parking lot at about the same time....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay] 1966 words
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Alternatives to Live-Action Fictional Films - ... Ellis, a known documentary film critic, documentaries “(1) communicate insights, achieve beauty, and offer understanding.” They also “(2) improve social, political, or economic conditions” (qtd. in Phillips 299). In ways documentary films are similar to fictional films. Both types of films have infinite possibilities of topic choices to choose from and have a crew to influence and manipulate the film so that it can be accepted the way they want it represented. However, documentary films are created to be works of informative and factual art....   [tags: Film, Documentary] 652 words
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disney - PHARMACOGENOMICS INTRODUCTION Pharmacogenomics is the study of how an individual's genetic inheritance affects the body's response to drugs. The term comes from the words pharmacology and genomics and is thus the intersection of pharmaceuticals and genetics. Pharmacogenomics holds the promise that drugs might one day be tailor-made for individuals and adapted to each person's own genetic makeup. Environment, diet, age, lifestyle, and state of health all can influence a person's response to medicines, but understanding an individual's genetic makeup is thought to be the key to creating personalized drugs with greater efficacy and safety....   [tags: essays research papers] 1183 words
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Gender Depiction in Horror Films - Gender Depiction in Horror Films There has been a large variety of horror films produced throughout the last fifty years. People are always going to be frightened and scared by different types of horror films. But, what type of horror film scares more people, and were men or women more frightened by these horror films. Each one of the horror films had its own agenda to frighten its audience using several different methods of horror. Some of these methods were more so directed at the female audience than the male audience....   [tags: Movies Film Analysis Gender Sex Essays Papers]
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About Comedy Films - About Comedy Films Our exam topic is based on Comedy films. Comedy is very individual and subjective. Comedy is inherent, different audiences find different things funny. Recently we had just seen a movie called, "There's Something about Marry," starring Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller. This is a prime example of a comedy film. Comedy Films "make me laugh" - they elicit laughter from the audience. Comedies are light-hearted dramas, designed to amuse and provoke laughter. The comedy genre exaggerates the situation, the language, action, and characters....   [tags: Papers] 674 words
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Genre Films' Predictability and Formulaicity - Genre Films' Predictability and Formulaicity This essay shall discuss whether 'Genre films are predictable and formulaic', looking at the Western genre, and using the example films of, 'The Searchers' and 'Unforgiven'. Genre is a fundamental means by which we communicate especially in storytelling. If looking at genre in terms of Thomas Shatz, he puts forward the theory of similarity and overlap. He adopts a thematic and ideological approach, which identifies only two genres; the genre of order and the genre of integration....   [tags: Papers] 1595 words
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A Case Study of Hammer Films - A Case Study of Hammer Films Hammer began life in the 1930’s as a tiny production company attached to a small British distributor called exclusive. Exclusive was mainly concerned with purchasing less prestigious American films and renting them to British cinemas. Hammers name had first appeared before the war on two or three films, like The Mystery of the Marie Celeste in 1936, but it was not until 1947 (when the post, war demand for features began to accelerate as people regained the cinema- going habit) that Hammer was reformed and began production in earnest to take to take advantage of the new situation....   [tags: Papers] 455 words
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A Comparison of James Bond Films - A Comparison of James Bond Films The Bond Films that I am going to compare and contrast with each other to see which film is the most effective and why is Dr. No and Die Another Day. I will compare both of the opening sequences by observing camera angles, special effects, acting, sense of humour that Bond has, stunts, catch phrases, how James Bond is played by the actor, and other different techniques. As a conclusion for my answer I would like to know why the first James Bond films seem to be more popular than the latest films even though special effects, car chases, and digital effects are much better and more advanced than ever before....   [tags: Papers] 2953 words
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Nazi Entertainment Films - Nazi Entertainment Films Kracauer correctly conceives of Nazi entertainment films as a component of a larger program of Nazi propaganda; however, a successful propaganda program need not achieve its mission unequivocally as Kracauer claims. Instead, Nazi films may achieve their ideological goals by channeling the desires and shaping the identities of moviegoers. Nazi feature films created an illusion of a romanticized private life that allowed German citizens to briefly indulge their desires in escapist fantasies while keeping them firmly committed to Nazi ideology....   [tags: Papers] 1585 words
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Colonialism in Jackie Chan Films - Colonialism in Jackie Chan Films   For over 20 years Jackie Chan has been the biggest action star in most of the world. First becoming popular in his native Hong Kong in the early 80s, his popularity slowly spread across the globe, and finally hit the U.S. with the 1996 release of Rumble In The Bronx (1994.) Since then Chan has made three highly successful films with American studois and several more with the Hong Kong studio Golden Harvest. He is easily one of the most recognizable Asian movie stars or all-time....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Exploring Hollywood Films - Exploring Hollywood Films A genre is a certain type of film and they are each defined by certain codes and conventions. Within a genre there can be different categories these are known as sub-genres, for example, a psychological thriller. There are also occasions when in a film there may be a combination of more than one genre this is known as a hybrid. Genre is an excellent way of classifying a film. Audiences will know what to expect when they go too see a film as they will know if they normally like, thrillers, for example then they make the choice of seeing it....   [tags: Papers] 487 words
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Comparison Of Two Films: - In that paper, I will try to compare two films which are “A Birth of a Nation” directed by D.W.Griffith and “The Bicycle Thieves” directed by De Sica. After giving the story of the films, I will try to explain their technical features and their similarities. A Birth of a Nation by D. W. Griffith Griffith can be seen as the first 'modern' director, his greatest achievements being the historical epics The Birth Of A Nation. When it was released, it was one of the longest films ever made, over three hours in length....   [tags: essays research papers] 1281 words
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