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The Dialectic of Desire in the Films of Nicholas Ray - The Dialectic of Desire in the Films of Nicholas Ray Nicholas Ray's films frequently address a competition between a 'father' and 'son' (whether literal or figurative filial relationship). More importantly, Ray has an ideological approach to these struggles. In his films, homosocial struggles are always supplanted by Ray's desired outcome of an idealized heterosexual coupling. That is, the threat of prolonged homosocial desire between his characters is usually eradicated by the death of one of the dueling men....   [tags: Films Movies Nicholas Ray Essays]
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Walt Disneys Career - Walt Disney’s Career Imagine the world without Walt Disney, imagine never knowing who Mickey or Minnie Mouse were. Think about not ever laughing at a film created by Disney, not even 1 of the 635 ever produced. Walt has brought laughter into family rooms of millions and has continued that for almost 90 years. He was a legend. Walt Disney grew up drawing for friends and newspapers and ended up becoming one of the greatest entertainers and film producers. Walt Disney was born on December 5th, 1901 in Chicago Illinois....   [tags: Biography]
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Citizen Action and Policy Process: The Case of Disney’s America and Prince William County, Virginia - Citizen Action and Policy Process: The Case of Disney’s America and Prince William County, Virginia Introduction Regardless of point-of-view, the events surrounding Disney’s America theme-park provide compelling lessons to policy makers, business interests and citizen activist groups. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Disney’s America controversy through the lens of public policy process. I first analyze the core issues of the case. Second, I identify predominant actors and stakeholders....   [tags: Disney America Expository Research Papers]
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Walt Disney - Dyslexia is inferior to determination, creativity, and passion. An exemplary display of this is Walt Disney. Walt Disney was born December 5, 1901, throughout his life Walt suffered from the disability, dyslexia (IMDb). Walt Disney used creativity, determination, innovation, and passion to overcome his disability and create one of the Worlds biggest and most well known attractions and characters. Walt Disney created “The Walt Disney Company” this extraordinary company includes a collection of theme parks such as Disney World and Disney Land and characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and so many more....   [tags: Biography]
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Independent Films - ... Additionally, by delving into this topic more information would be made available and will allow the future researchers to find more on how Independent Films compete on mainstream films, also to the student researchers who are interested on this field to gain more information about Independent Films and Mainstream Films. According to Carballo (2010), “Throughout the 1980’s, the country was still ranked among the top ten film producing countries in the world, but in 1987, total film production was as low as 139 brought about by instability, civil strife, heavy taxation and a system of not placing quotas on foreign films.” In the past few years the movies produce in Philippines is getting fewer and fewer because of some instances that affect the gradual death of the industry of the Filipino movies....   [tags: film industry, filipinos]
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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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Euro Disney - ¡§They were always sure it would work because they were Disney¡¨ The Not-So-Wonderful World of Euro Disney - Things are Better Now at Paris Disneyland The Problem The problem Disneyland Paris is facing is the issue of expanding its parks into other countries and making sure it does not repeat the same mistakes it encountered in Paris when it first opened there as Euro Disney. More difficult than it might seem at first glance, there are several issues facing Disney. Background ƒç Euro Disney, as it was originally named, opened to the European public in 1992....   [tags: essays research papers] 1028 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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Disney Imagineers - Broad topic: Disney Imagineers Narrow topic: The Inventions of the Disney Imagineers General purpose: to inform Specific purpose: By the end of the speech, the audience should know who the Disney Imagineers are and three different inventions they have created. Thesis: The Disney Imagineers have invented many things that have changed technology today. I. Introduction A. Imagineer is a term that is not found in the dictionary. It combines the words “imagination” and “engineering”. It is the act of learning and succeeding by dreaming and doing....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Disney in Kava - Disney in Kava The Walt Disney Pictures in partnership with Buena Vista pictures has become one of the largest providers of family entertainment around the world. With the merger of the two companies over twenty years ago Walt Disney Pictures has grown through the development of new movies and opening their horizon to new marketing age groups (Corporate Disney 2008). The Walt Disney Pictures focuses all of their energy and resources into providing excellent products, services and technology in a way that embraces the loyalty of its customers....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis] 1158 words
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Euro Disney - Only one year after the grand opening of EuroDisneyland, Robert Fitzpatrick left his position as EuroDisney’s chairperson, citing a desire to start his own consulting firm. In April 1993, Philippe Bourguignon took over the helm of EuroDisney, thought by some to be a sinking ship. EuroDisney publicly reported a net loss of FFr188 million for the fiscal year ending September 1992, though cumulative losses through April 1993 approached half a billion dollars.1 The European park also fell one million visitors short of its goal for the first year of operations, with the French comprising only 29% of the park’s total visitors between April and September 1992—a far cry from the predicted 50%.2 In addition to the financial woes weighing on Bourguignon, he was also expected to stem the flow of bad publicity which EuroDisney had experienced from its inception....   [tags: essays research papers] 6237 words
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Walt Disney Corporation - Walt Disney, the creator of the Walt Disney Company, was famous for his ideas. He was named “an idea man” because of his ability to think of great ideas. His ideas are what ultimately allowed him to be successful in his career. Disney started his career as a hands-on cartoonist, but as his company grew, he became a full time manager, organizer, inspirer and innovator. Disney was often called a conceptual innovator because of his ability to simplify problems by synthesizing old ideas in ways that no one had ever thought of before....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Conventional Plastic Films vs Sustainable Films - Sustainability has become and important issue in the world as the Green Movement continues to gain popularity. One area where research is being conducted to find a more sustainable production process is plastic films. Plastic films are defined as a packaging material, usually less than ten mils (a mil is 0.001 inch) in thickness, with an average of 0.7–1.5 mils, that can be used as a bag or wrapper. They are composed of a broad range of materials, which can be simple or complex depending on what a particular product or package demands (Osborn & Jenkins, 1992)....   [tags: Environment, Green Movement] 2487 words
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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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Case Study: Disney Global - ... However, management did learn from their mistakes in assumptions then made changes to fit with the European principles. Cross-cultural marketing skills of Disney In the beginning Disney did not obtain the cross-cultural skills that were required to open a new theme park in France. They failed to comprehend on how vital it is to understand the culture of the host country. As previously stated, the ban on alcohol with a country that partakes in drinking wine with meals. Moreover, according to Orwall and Prada (2002), “On the food front, Disneyland Paris offered only a French sausage, drawing complaints from the English, Germans, Italians and everyone else about why their local sausages weren't available” (p....   [tags: International Marketing]
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Walt Disney Concert Hall - ... There were many hopes and plans between parties about what to make of Lot K , the future site of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Then in 1987 Lillian Disney, made the largest gift of 50 million dollars to the Music Center, the largest in America to a cultural building. With the donation she made conditions that the Hall be built on Lot K and that approval by County of Los Angeles, the Music Center, and The Philharmonic Association be settled in thirty days. Additionally she also requested she approve the architect, to build a parking structure, and the deadline to break ground by December 31, 1992, or she would rescind her donation....   [tags: Reverberation Time, Acoustic Designer]
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Life as a Disney Imagineer - Throughout life one takes countless journeys and comes to appreciate new experiences and life lessons. Being raised to understand how to value a dollar and what a dollar is worth gave me insight into the world of finance. Therefore, there is no inquiry why finance caught my attention. For four years I have studied hard to comprehend wealth, currency, financing, and funding through my education of receiving degrees in Finance and Accounting. However, I by no means wanted an occupation where one consistently does the same task on a daily basis with no space for growth....   [tags: Career Ambition ] 916 words
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Films Today - The British tabloid press is famous for jumping on any bandwagon that supports popular opinion. Before her death the Princess of Wales was hounded on a daily basis for nearly two decades by the paparazzi to feed the insatiable appetite of the word for her picture. This lead, putting conspiracy theories aside, directly to her death. Now these very same newspapers are feeding the publics bottomless pit of an appetite with stories of her life and loves. A day never goes by with out some mention of her charity work, her past lovers and even the dresses she wore when on royal duties....   [tags: essays research papers] 1329 words
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Crime Films - Crime Films When looking at the crime film it is important to understand the nature of the films genre. The genre is a way for the audience to distinguish types of films. These are categorised together because of standard protocols developed for a particular types or styles of film. These films usually follow similar guidelines in order to produce a predictable style for the audience. The development of genre films is not entirely the prerogative of Hollywood. It is more the desire of the public viewing audience to have an idea of the type of film they are about to see....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Snuff Films - Also known as "white heat" films and "the real thing," the snuff film myth lives on like Bigfoot, despite the fact that no law enforcement agency in America has publicly admitted to ever locating one. Alan Sears, former executive director of the Attorney General's commission on pornography during 1985-86, agrees with the more than two dozen law enforcement agencies I interviewed. "Our experience was that we could not find any such thing as a commercially produced snuff film," says Sears....   [tags: essays research papers] 2587 words
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Violence In Films - What place does violence have in the movies. Well, I believe that violence has a place in movies depending on the particular film and what the director of the film is trying to portray. If the director uses violence in his/her film and there isn't any reason behind it, then I would disagree and say that violence shouldn't be in THAT particular film. But in a movie like "Saving Private Ryan", Steven Spielburg replicates the actual events of D-Day on to the big screen by creating a violent-like scene to get the viewer of an understanding of what U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 511 words
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Violence In Films - Violence In Films In this essay I am going to compare 3 scenes of violence from 3 different genres and analyse their certifications and effects on young people and whether children are finding ways of viewing secretly, or are being allowed to see, too much violence in films, T.V or through any other median. There has always been violence in films, and there has always been public debate along with it, but as the violence becomes more shocking and more accessible to young people is violence in films becoming more of an issue....   [tags: Papers] 735 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 - Introduction According to Fred Lee (2004) hospitals use clinical results and process improvement as a gauge of quality as this data can be readily measured and objective. Conversely, patients judge the quality of care by individual perception. Therein a gap of what the patient’s perception of quality care and how the healthcare providers perceive quality of care is created. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the Gaps Model of Service Quality while comparing the findings of the work done by Fred Lee in the book, If Disney Ran Your Hospital: 91/2 Things You would Do Differently....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Genre of Films - Genre of Films "If a group of media texts have a similar form/structure or pattern of elements, then this might be due to a link in genre. Films of the same genre have distinctive characteristics or conventions, but individual elements that make them distinct." 3 quiz shows that use similar codes and conventions that define their genre are, "Bruce's price is right", "Michael Barrymore's strike it rich" and Les Dennis's family fortunes. When considering what makes a quiz show I would assume that there are a few key elements that it must include....   [tags: Papers] 544 words
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German Films - German Films Not since "Das Boot" back in the 1980s has a German film produced so much buzz in North America. "Run Lola Run"/"Lola rennt" (1998) has received an overwhelmingly positive critical response and has even won a few awards. At one point it was among the top 20 films in the US – a very strong showing for a subtitled foreign-language film....   [tags: Papers] 1027 words
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Smoking in Films - Smoking in Films Your soda and popcorn are empty and the end credits are running on the newest blockbuster to hit theaters. What is on your mind when you leave the movies. Is it the number of times the actors lit up cigarettes during the two-hour flick. While you probably did not consciously notice all the smoke, the fact is that there were teenagers watching the movie that may now take up the habit because of what they saw on the screen. More and more, smoking in movies is being identified as a leading cause of teen smoking....   [tags: Tobacco Cigarettes Movies]
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The Evolution of Horror Films - ... The horror industry has no bounds when it comes to rationality. Writers strive to develop the unthinkable, the disturbing, and the impossible. One of the most famous recurring monsters in horror movies is the zombie, which was also introduced in the 1930’s. Zombies are creatures that have been brought back to life after death. They are mindless decaying corpses who feast upon the living, which is such a grotesque and unique idea, that it leaves viewers disturbed as well as intrigued. (Horror Films) White Zombie (1932), Revolt of the Zombies (1936), and Ouanga (1936); are some of the earliest zombie films ever made....   [tags: terror, fear, anxiety, panic, audience, industry]
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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 - INTRODUCTION “The Worth of Product Placement in Successful Films: An Event Study Analysis” is a July 2009 article in the Journal of Marketing written by Michael A. Wiles and Anna Danielova. The article discusses the findings of an event study constructed to show the relationship of high grossing films of 2002 with the participating firms’ stock prices. HYPOTHESES The researchers discuss results from past research from other scholars. From their study of previous findings, the researchers derive six hypotheses....   [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 - Luc Besson, is a French film director, writer, and producer who has been involved with numerous films over the past 30 years in the industry. His films have varied throughout the years and he has brought his talents to the United States where he produced/directed many French-American films. Besson is known in the United States for being “a superior director of stylish, mayhemic, even soulful films like ‘La Femme Nikita’.” He has also produced a 2011 film titled “Colombiana” of which he co-produced and wrote and has a strong similarity with “La Femme Nikita.” As a director, producer and screenwriter, Besson makes sure that his creative vision is visible and is displayed throughout his work....   [tags: Film]
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Montage in Films and Music Videos - In the 1920s, artist like Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov and Vsevolod Pudovkin started experimenting with the new technique in their abstractfilms which is known as montage. Montage which is a synonym for Editing is a technique where two or more shots are juxtaposed which create a new meaning thatis not existent looking at the shots individually (Manovich, 2001). Few of the early examples of films using this technique are The Battleship Potemkin(1925) by Eisenstein and Man with a Movie Camera(1929) by Vertov.Montages are widely used in many other TV production areas like Advertisement, Dramas, News Programs and Music Videos....   [tags: Film Review, Montage] 2456 words
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Novels vs Films - ... Beloved (the ghost of the dead 2 year old) begins to haunt them and then the film proceeds with several flashbacks. In order to understand what is going on in this scene and why there are strange voices it would have beneficial to have read the book first. I have observed that when I read an older book I usually still imagine it as present day or my version of what I think that time periods looks like. However, when I watch the movie version of the book and set in the past I am usually disappointed because I usually have imagined how it would look for myself already and since the director and I sometimes do not share the same vision I am usually over critical of the film....   [tags: The Lord of the Flies, Beloved, Morrison, Golding]
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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 - Descriptive statistics were calculated for each of four variables: opening weekend sales, total gross sales, number of release theaters, and amount of weeks in the top 60. The sample mean and median provide analysts with a measure of central location in regards to a portion of the data set. Range, sample variance, and sample standard deviation produce quantitative judgments about the variability of the data sampled from a larger population of observations. Outliers, as defined as being more or less than 3 standard deviations from the mean, did not exist when the data was thoroughly analyzed; although some movies did appear to perform abnormally high at first glance....   [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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Thriller and Suspense Films - ... As time has gone by thrillers have grown in popularity, however one thing that hasn’t changed is their ability to keep incorporating themes of which they bond so well with. In the 1941 film Man Hunt, it’s a classic thrilling drama that wrenches with your heart and mind as you watch in anticipation. The ability for the film to be able to demonstrate both drama, without loosing its thrilling anticipating characteristics is a crucial reason why the thrilling genre has evolved without stretching to far from what it began as (Penske)....   [tags: Thriller Genre]
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The Films of Michael Moore - Michael Moore, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker is known for his highly controversial documentaries. He appeals to the younger generation, trying to educate people along with addressing our unresolved social issues in the United States. He gives insight to corrupt things that our government is involved in that citizens do not know. Michael Moore continues to prove to be a monumental influence through his work in the movie industry. His main message is to get people to stop following their government blindly, but rather speak out, ask questions, get involved, and most of all shows people’s power to be able to change what needs to be changed....   [tags: Film Industry]
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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: House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)]
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Disney's Inaccurate Portrayal of Mulan and Pocahontas - ... In the movie, Mulan is exposed by a doctor, sent home, ends up saving China, and then marries a handsome soldier. The end. However, in real life Mulan fought for twelve years, during which she was awarded many honors for her bravery and skill in the war. Her “short lived army career” was nowhere close to being “short lived” as Disney portrayed but expanded a numerous amount of years and several major battles. The discrepancy in the number of years that Mulan fought is another way that Disney inaccurately portrayed this historical character (Epoch article)....   [tags: Mulan, Pocahontas]
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ICP: Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon - Introduction Communication is a crucial process in the delivery of corporate messages and the response for individual needs, especially in an organization like the Walt Disney Company. Best known as Disney, the company is famous for its film, music, theater and the emergence of the diverse cultures. The Walt Disney World located in Orlando, Florida is the biggest entertainment studio where people’s “dreams come true”. Four theme parks, two water parks together with a large amount of resorts and golf clubs help to build the company’s identity and its cultural values successfully (Gabler, 2007)....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alternatives to Live-Action Fictional Films - Is there an alternative to live action fictional films. And if there is an alternative is there a chance it could be entertaining. Who doesn’t enjoy a good fiction film. In Film: An Introduction by William H. Phillips, we learn that the alternative to such films can be both enlightening and entertaining (299). What type of film could be both enlightening and entertaining. Documentaries are. There is potential in a documentary film, also referred to as non-fictional films, which fictional films cannot grasp....   [tags: Film, Documentary] 652 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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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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Swedish Vampire Films and Their Effect On Youth - Vampire films are gaining popularity in many countries. The majority of these vampire films portray one-dimensional love or horror stories. Unlike other vampire films, Let the Right One In is a complex film and novel that can be interpreted to reflect social problems in Sweden. The film and novel illustrates a divide between young people and adults in Swedish society. These different age groups are represented by different characters. The Swedish vampire, Eli, is not simply a monster, but she is a complex character with which the audience can sympathize as she appears to be a twelve year old girl....   [tags: Cinematic Themes]
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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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