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The Portrayal of Conformity as the Enemy of Progress in the Films, "Pleasantville" and Michael Moore's "The Big One" - Michael Moore states in his film that we are now living in sick times, a time where financial profit is more important than human lives. That is not true although in the 1950s were “Pleasantville” is set. It is an Idyllic time where structure, laws and family values are widespread throughout the land; it is more highlighted to be golden age as we are subjected to David and Jennifer’s modern world, a world very similar to our own where the college counsellor shatters dreams, the health teachers labels the act of non-monogamous relations as dangerous and deadly and to add insult to injury the science teacher warns of further catastrophe as the ozone layer depletes, the stunned students in this...   [tags: films] 875 words
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Indian Films, Hindi Cinema - The early films in Hindi cinema dealt with mythological stories that were based on the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata, family melodramas describing domestic and social obstacles of Indian society, and costume dramas that included historical themes concerning stories about the saints and princes. The first Indian talkie film ‘Alam Ara’ was produced in 1931 by Adershir Irani. The film was based on “costume drama full of fantasy and with many melodious songs to intensify the audience’s emotions.” In other words, Irani conveyed the social issues of Indian society through harmonious which were usually spread and performed via folklore and stage performances....   [tags: Women in Films]
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Disastrously Successful Disney - ... They produced unfamiliar cartoons such as Oswald the Rabbit and a short, called the Alice series. However, the company lost the rights to the Oswald cartoon and had to redesign a new character. The Disney brothers, Ubbe Iwerks and Fred Harman continued working at the ad company until 1923, when the company filed for bankruptcy. Disney and his brother decided that in order to pursue their dreams of having their own proper art studio that they would have to move to California. In August 1923, with only “a two-year old suit of clothes, a lot of drawing materials and $40” to his name, Walt Disney made it to the official starting point of his career, Hollywood (Susanin)....   [tags: entertainment, walt disney, las vegas, ]
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Disney’s Entertainment Empire: Exploiting Innocence - Disney is loved by millions of people around the world, but when it is exposed beyond the smiles and the music, Disney is far from being magical. When Americans are asked to describe Disney into words, majority would often reply with energetic responses, such as magical, imaginative, creative, and inspirational. Although Disney’s accomplishments dominated the world of fairy tales and fantasies, many people argue that Disney targeted innocent children for all the wrong reasons. Walt Disney developed his business into a multi-billion dollar television network, theme parks, motion pictures, vacation destinations and media corporations that carries his name....   [tags: Disney, racist, sexist, manipulative] 912 words
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Analysis Of Disney's Environmental Behaviour 2005 - Today, the world is decreasing, as a direct result of globalization. Distances are shorter; the number of habitants of the world is increasing in the same tempo as new companies appear. The environmental affects today are highly visible, we all agree on how much the weather has been changing the last ten years, pollution increases as we need more products, and global warming is now a fact. The author of The World is Flat claims that we today are moving towards an era, which he calls "Globalization 3.0", which is driven by individuals, which are not only non-Western and non-white but also a group of individuals....   [tags: Disney Environment ] 1882 words
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Disney and Discrimination - Disney and Discrimination “When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.” Disney uses this slogan as well as many others to surround society with a world of happiness, where dreams come true and anything is possible. However, there are some of you who believe that this thought process is subliminal and Disney is therefore hiding certain race, gender, and sex issues. Now, you Disney fanatics may be thinking that Disney captivates, enthralls through song and animation; criticizing “questioning Disney is like questioning motherhood” (Snow whitey)....   [tags: Disney Media Racism Race Essays]
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The Wonderful World Of Disney - The Wonderful World of Disney When people think of Mickey Mouse, people visualize Minnie Mouse, Pluto, and all of his friends. They probably think about the happiest place on earth, Disneyland. Without Mickey and Disneyland, the entertainment industry would not be where it is today. The man who brought Mickey to life was Walt Disney. Many people might think of Walt as the luckiest guy in the world with the greatest life, but his story is anything but great by far. Walt worked his tail off all his life; doing anything he could to become successful....   [tags: Disney History Biography ] 1917 words
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Disney Vs French Government - The most fundamental requirement for a rational, efficient agreement is he ability of the parties involved to determine their interest in the negotiation in question. How successful were Disney and the French government in: a) Identifying their underlying interests. The interests of each side were quite different. In fact, those of Disney were mainly financial interests, whereas those of the French governments were political and economic. The other distinction highlighted is that the French interests were linked together, whereas those of Disney were different interest without links in between....   [tags: Disney France Business] 982 words
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Animal House: One of the Best Teen Films of All Time - The 1970s consisted of many nostalgic teen movies from Grease to American Graffiti to Cooley High, but few hold up as well in the present day as the cult classic Animal House. Walking around a college campus, one can still hear students quoting lines from the film, or see a poster of John Belushi chugging a bottle of Jack Daniels in someone’s living room, or even see students wearing the infamous “College” shirt. Animal House is such a staple of college life, even with it being over thirty years since its release....   [tags: movies, films] 677 words
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The Walt Disney Company: The Art Of Brand Building Keeps Disney Center Stage - The Walt Disney Company has evolved from a wholesome family-oriented entertainment company into a massive multimedia conglomerate. Not only is Disney a producer of media but it also distributes its and others’ media products through a variety of channels, operates theme parks and resorts, and produces, sells, and licenses consumer products based on Disney characters and other intellectual property. CEO Michael Eisner has been instrumental in many of these changes. How can such extensive changes occur while trying to maintain the Disney brand....   [tags: Disney Marketing Brand] 1669 words
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Whole New Worlds: Music and the Disney Theme Park Experience - ... They all start off with a story or description rather than diving straight into dense, boring material. Carson begins with a summary of a specific Walt Disney World Resort commercial dating back to 2004. By doing so he is able to grab the reader's attention by creating a vivid picture of the commercial he described. He investigates the commercial carefully and concludes it was an attempt to appeal to the emotions of adults who grew up with the Mickey Mouse Club television show dating back to 1955 to 1996, not an attempt to appeal to the emotions of the youth audience as a current reader may have assumed....   [tags: academic wriitng, rethorical analysis, disney]
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Assessing the Corporate Culture of Walt Disney - This paper will assess the corporate culture of Walt Disney, addressing the background of the organization, training and teaching, stories, legends and myths associated with the company, philosophy, values, mission statement and the organizational goals of the company.      The Disney Brothers Studios was founded by Walt and Roy Disney in October of 1923. As the brothers increased their reach in the entertainment market, this small studio evolved into the corporate giant known today as the Walt Disney Company which has interests in entertainment and media enterprises including Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, The Walt Disney Studios, ABC, Inc., ESPN, Disney Channel, Disney Stores, television...   [tags: Disney Cartoons Busines Essays]
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Stereotyping of Hispanics in Hollywood's Films - Stereotyping of Hispanics in Hollywood's Films "[Cinema] manipulates the human psychology, sociology, religion, and morality of the people..."(Cine-Aztlan 175). I has been said to be used by capitalists and socialists as a powerful weapon in the struggle for social justice. In all the Hollywood films and documentaries about Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, none have escapes stereotypes. And it hasn't gone unnoticed. Thomas Martinez states that the "symbolic function of advertising in one level of understanding the racist implications of the mass media, especially regarding the Mexicans and Mexican-Americans"(Camplis, in Noriega 284)....   [tags: Movies Films Essays Hispanics] 485 words
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Walt Disney and Jet-Age City Planning - Walt Disney and Jet-Age City Planning Image borrowed from Waltopia. When is a planned community too planned. Some of the exhibits displayed at the 1939 World's Fair such as Democracity and Futurama influenced many American community planners. The Levittown and Greenbelt projects followed the same guidelines of community that the 1939 World's Fair introduced. These are two of the more well known Garden City projects that took many families away from big cities and brought them to the peace and tranquility of the suburbs....   [tags: Theme Parks Disney Essays]
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Disney's Utopia - To create a perfect society. That was the dream that Walt Disney had in the 1960’s when he dreamt up the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (1). Today, this is better known as Disney’s theme park, EPCOT. In 1995, however, the Disney people established their own town, making another of Walt’s dreams come true. Simply named Celebration, it is located in central Florida. In order to live in the utopian community, there are strict guidelines that each and every citizen must follow, known in the legal world as a “covenant”....   [tags: Disney Utopia Society] 1645 words
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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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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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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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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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Progression of Women in Disney Movies - ... This source is valuable in that it provides different studies by numerous authors and therefore gives many different viewpoints on the subject, but is limited in that the information can be ambiguous and open to interpretation as it was written by separate people. This therefore makes the relationship between fairytale characters and women in society difficult to distinguish and leaves it open to interpretation. D. Analysis “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” opens with the kind and innocent 14-year-old Snow White singing by a well....   [tags: feminist movement, gender equality]
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Secrets of Walt Disney World - ... Sadly, Walt died before the project could be put into place. His idea of Epcot still lives on, but in its own way. The park is designed so all countries of the world could live side by side in peace. Walt Disney thought it was a good idea to put the park in the middle of the state of Florida. Part of the park is in Osceola County while the other part is in Orange County. He decided to locate the park here so that that tourists, natives, and avid vacationers would be able to travel safely and accurately....   [tags: magic flows, expectations, childhood]
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The Lessons of Disney's Movies - The things we watch and children have a large impact on our adult lives. Whether we realize it or not. And the one constant genre that children have had access to for almost 100 years is Disney. In this paper the affects of the Disney Movies, Snow White, Cinderella, Pocahontas and Tangled, on young girls will be shown. As well as the subtle messages that as children and even sometimes as adults the watchers do not see. As well as how these subtle messages shaped the young girls of that particular decades ideas about life love and people....   [tags: Impact on Children, Secrets]
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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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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 mean...   [tags: Women's Rights ] 1619 words
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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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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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The Evolution of Horror Films - A girl runs frantically through the woods trying to escape an axe wielding villain. The defenseless victim suddenly trips and collapses to the ground. The villain laughs wickedly as he lifts the axe above his head. The girl releases a final scream as the weapon quickly ends her life, causing the audience to go silent as they watch the villain drag away the lifeless body. Death, blood, guts, suspense, screaming, and terror are all just a few things to expect when watching a modern day horror film....   [tags: terror, fear, anxiety, panic, audience, industry]
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The Importance of Editing in Films - ... They still address and take a look at the positive editing and techniques of where it all came from. The first use of proper film editing, that involved moving from scene to scene in a coherent linear motion can be attributed to a British Robert W. Paul’s ‘Come Along, Do!’ Which was made in 1898. It was one of the first films to have multiple shots within the first shot. Further innovations were introduced for multi shot films at the Brighton School between the years 1895-1907. Located in England it had four very famous filmmakers know as ‘the Brighton school’....   [tags: postproduction, filmmaking]
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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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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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Case Study: Disney Global - International marketing International marketing is an important factor in helping organizations to become globally competitive. According to Cateora, Gilly, and Graham (2013), “international marketing is the performance of business activities designed to plan, price, promote, and direct flow of the companies goods and services to consumers of users in more than one nation for profit” (p. 10). International marketing strategies and its efficiency assists in the expansion of an organization. Moreover, the major goals of a marketing manager are to reduce risk and capitalize on returns in profit....   [tags: International Marketing]
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Walt Disney Concert Hall - Public Spaces provide unique experiences and contribute to the identity of a city. Found as places like plazas, parks, marketplaces, within buildings, lobbies and many more. Public spaces are important to our society and therefore face more arguments in design and construction compared to private spaces. In order to create innovative public architecture, considered to be the most civic, costly, time intensive and physical of the arts, the project holds a degree of risk, strife, and negotiation ....   [tags: Reverberation Time, Acoustic Designer]
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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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Are Books Better than Films? - ... The most important infamous analogy in this book was when the main character Bella asked Edward was she his own personal brand of heroin and then he responded saying “yes you are my exact brand”. Earlier in that passage he compared her to alcohol but then said that was not strong enough. In the movie he doesn’t mention alcohol and then says she smells like a drug (Meyer).Then he only said “you’re my only brand of heroin” (Hardwicke). I personally feel that that the director should have left the scene as the book because it was perfect and timeless....   [tags: new images, overlook of materials]
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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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Suspense Techniques in Slasher Films - In slasher films, suspense is a big factor to what makes the movie intriguing and keeps the audience watching. Suspense causes people to be on the edge of their seat with anxiety and tension with being unsure of what will happen next. It’s the feeling of not knowing what’s in a room in a haunted house when you hear strange sounds coming from it. I feel the best-known film director for his suspenseful movies is Alfred Hitchcock. To create these movies there are many techniques used to create the suspenseful feeling in the movie....   [tags: halloween, Alfred Hitchcock]
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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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Thriller and Suspense Films - Movie genres of all sorts have evolved as time has passed, but have they all evolved equally. Since the start of the nail biting genre, thrillers have always been a suspenseful, on the edge of your seat type film, and ever since the beginning thrillers have continued to evolve into what they have always been; thrillers. The thriller genre is unlike any other movie genre, with its unique ability to blend with nearly any other genre, thrillers have always have been a successful. Unlike other genres, thrillers have found their way to the top of movie universe....   [tags: Thriller Genre]
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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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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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The Success Behind Walt Disney World - ... It was later suggested that Pocahontas would be allowed to represent ideas related to Paganism that later changed to Christianity due to the instant success of Hercules (Schickel, Richard). While Disney created Disneyland, he specifically made sure not to include any religious buildings that would depict his favor of one religion over another. Main Street, USA, included buildings such as food shops to movie theatres simply to avoid religious discriminations (Buffa, Andrea L). Critics viewed these actions by Disney as respectful and unbiased on that regard however it never directly stated it but Disney often referred to an existence of God that would be there to help those in need....   [tags: disneyland, disneyworld, hercules,pocachontas]
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Independent Films - Filipinos started making movies in the year of 1919. The first Filipino to make a movie goes to Jose Nepomuceno, also known as the ”Father of Philippine Movies”, Since then the Philippine movies became hit. Lately after Foreign films rise in the Philippine cinema. In the Year 2000’s, it shows the dramatic decline of the Philippine movie industry. The Hollywood films control the mainstream cinemas even more and the movies produced in Philippines gradually decreases that is why many producers and production companies stop producing movies after losing a million of pesos....   [tags: film industry, filipinos]
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Disney's Inaccurate Portrayal of Mulan and Pocahontas - Many times, things are not what they seem. Deception is often used to publicize things in a different light and it distorts actual historical content and facts. One example of this is when Disney inaccurately portrays the actual life of historical characters such as Mulan and Pocahontas. In the movie Mulan, based on the “Ballad of Mulan,” Disney inaccurately portrays her life causing many incongruities. In the movie, Mulan is portrayed as being weak and unskilled with weapons and horsemanship....   [tags: Mulan, Pocahontas]
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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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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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Walt Disney Company History - Question and Answer - This case provides a brief history of management conflict and change at Walt Disney Company. Former CEO Michael Eisner was considered to be controversial because of his abrasive style and tendencies toward micromanagement. It was this style that strained several important relationships to the Disney Company. Though his reign as CEO during the 80’s and 90’s helped advance Disney Company, it was his conflicting management style that led to his demise and the beginning of Robert Iger’s epoch at Disney....   [tags: Management Conflict]
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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 empl...   [tags: Business Management Strategy Analysis] 1120 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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