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35 Shots of Rum - 35 Shots of Rum Lionel it is time to move on 35 Shots of Rum directed by Claire Denis taken in Paris, France 2008. This film on transitioning to a state of being beyond conception also, helping to realize that moving on a part of life. Lionel and Josephine are father and daughter that are moving towards the realization that moving on is the best action for the future....   [tags: Film Analysis, Claire Denis]
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NHL Head Shots - It seems like every new NHL season brings with it hand-wringing and discussions from fans and pundits regarding whether the league needs to do something to better protect its players from vicious, illegal hits to the head. Of course, the chattering always starts up when another player is blindsided with a head shot. This time, it came from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), when Patrice Cormier laid an elbow to Mikael Tam. Even though the hit has put into question what kinds of penalties should be in place for players who completely disregard their opponent’s safety, it happened in the QMJHL, so then, people will ask, why does the NHL have to worry about it....   [tags: Professional Sports] 699 words
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One of the Best Shots Ever - One of the Best Shots Ever       The soft moon rock jumped off the face of the club, as I moved through impact. All I saw was the perfect arch of the rock as it hurled through the air and over a small rock infested river that runs in front of the oblong green. I had just pulled off one of the best shots ever in my golf career.       It all started on a brisk August morning. That day I had to get up before the first rays of the sun could be noticed on the horizon. I awoke to the droning sound of my green digital alarm clock, and immediately jumped into a hot steaming shower to wake me up from a sleepless night....   [tags: Narrative Memoir Essays] 1619 words
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Efficacy of Flu Shots - Issue Proposal on the Efficacy of Flu Shots In recent years encouragement to get flu shots has become a yearly mantra. Elderly, children six months to two years, health care workers and immune-deficient people are urged in the strongest terms to go to their doctors or clinics and get a flu shot. This group encompasses about 98 million people. In the fall of 2004 this was in the forefront of American and to some extent the Western World media with the shortage of this flu seasons vaccine. Current medical wisdom states that flu shots are safe, effective and prevent mortality....   [tags: essays research papers] 491 words
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188 Shots, 2 Assassins, and a Lasting Impact on American History - One ubiquitous concern of parents is that of their child’s safety. Parents go through life making decisions that they hope will benefit the child. One of the decisions parents must make for their child is where he or she will attend school. School is meant to be a safe haven, a place in which a child is encouraged to grow and prosper. Tragedy strikes, however, when that safe place is twisted and morphed into a place of fear and anguish. This was the shocking reality for parents of high school students in Columbine, Colorado....   [tags: School Shootings, Columbine, Safety]
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Richard Avedon: An Influencial American Photographer - It is the camera’s job to capture light, but on occasion it can capture the truth. This is not done on accident, but through sheer unadulterated skill from photographers like Richard Avedon. Richard Avedon was able to produce captivating shots time and time again, knowing the perfect means necessary to show the world a new form of controversial beauty, one that contains “stark imagery and brilliant insight into his subjects’ character” (PBS) . For more than fifty years Richard Avedon’s portraits have filled some of the country’s finest magazines, and will go down in history as one of the most influential American photographers....   [tags: captivating shots, camera, portarits]
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Comparing The Opening Shots in Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli's Versions of Romeo and Juliet - Comparing The Opening Shots in Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli's Versions of Romeo and Juliet This essay will compare two versions of 'Romeo and Juliet' directed by Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli. In order for me to comment on both versions of 'Romeo and Juliet' I will compare the opening shots, the way the main characters are introduced and the types of music and costumes used in each version. Baz Luhrmann's film takes place in contemporary America. The latest version of Romeo and Juliet was filmed in 1997 at Verona Beach, California....   [tags: Papers] 1555 words
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Diseases That Haunt My Family Tree - It is common knowledge in the medical community, that certain diseases can be labeled as family traits. I remember entering a doctor’s office and being asked to complete the medical history form. That was the first time I learned that my maternal and paternal grandparents were diagnosed with the same diseases Type 2 diabetes and colon cancer. The ADA describes Type 2 diabetes as a chronic disease that occurs when a person’s body has trouble using insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps the body move sugar from your blood into your muscles and cells for energy and storage....   [tags: Insulin Shots, Lifestyle Related Illness]
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The Dangers of Illegal Butt Injections - For generations young women have desired the beautiful physiques displayed by the stars of their era. Whether it was Marilyn Monroe in the 1950's, Pam Grier in the 70's, or Halle Berry in the late 90's and 2000's, young ladies dreamed of emulating the jaw-dropping and unbelievable figures of the Hollywood, superstar bombshells. Until now, young women's efforts to be more like the stars have been seemingly harmless. They may have tried a crazy binge diet or a "miracle pill" to give them that certain look they wanted, but in most eyes it was believed to be normal efforts to acquire "the look" of the times....   [tags: Body Image, Physique, Butt Shots]
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Cupid and His Famous Arrow Shots - ... At some stage of the affair, Psyche could not hold back her curiosity, also because her sisters had persuaded her to reveal the secret about her mysterious lover. One night, she held up a lamp and looked at the face of the sleeping Cupid. Delighted about the handsome boy, the lamp fell from her hand and Cupid woke up. Now he had no choice but to leave Psyche. Fortunately, both of them had a patron in the heaven of the gods. Zeus (Roman name Jupiter), the father of all gods, arranged for a good ending of the love story and both came together again....   [tags: cupid, love, amor, cupidus] 1669 words
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Influenza Vaccines - Influenza is a major cause of worldwide morbidity and mortality every year, although Influenza Vaccines (i.e., flu shots) is a effective way to decrease the chance of morbidity and mortality caused by influenza. Therefore, it is important to know the reason for non-vaccination, and find the methods to increase the coverage rate of vaccination in population. A resent study done by Chinese researchers indicates a low vaccination rate, which is just 16.7%, in year 2010/2011 of Beijing, and the same situation in five European courtiers ....   [tags: flue shots, vaccination, infection]
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Using Mental Imagery to Aid in Free Throws in Basketball - Many basketball games are decided on whether a team will win or lose by how well they perform at the free throw line. A free throw is the only time where the game is being play and the clock is stopped, players stop, and the ball is in an individual’s hand, with them and the basket. Since there are no defenders trying to block or alter their shot most coaches and spectators wonder what makes someone miss a free throw. Research literature shows that both psychological and physical factors play a role....   [tags: Performance Strategy, Clutch Shots]
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Effects of the Civil War - “Julie, go clean up the livin’ room comp’ny is comin’ to celebrate and we have lots to do.” “Celebrate what Mom?” “The winnin’ of the Civil War. Didn’t you hear. The south surrendered 5 days ago, so today we're celebratin’!” Julie came out of her room and helped pick up everything that was cluttered in the room. It was April 14th, 1865, and the war that has lasted what seemed like forever, had just ended. Family is returning to their houses and everybody will reunite, including Julie’s father who has been fighting for the north....   [tags: shots, lincoln's assassination, segregation]
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Vaccinations and Autism…Connected - Every child born in America is unique: whether it be because of skin color, hair color, birth weight, complications while still in the womb, or difficulties at birth. Yet when it comes to vaccinations they are all treated equal and are expected to follow the government recommended vaccination schedule. Once these vaccinations have been given, they cannot be removed from a child’s body. The harm they may have caused a child, cannot be reversed. Parents need to be aware of what is in these vaccines and the possible harmful effects they can have on their child....   [tags: Health, Parents, Children, Shots]
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Paradise Now, by Director Hany Abu-Assad - It is hard to overlook the oppression that faces Palestinians living in Israeli-occupied territories. Every street is littered with garbage, and walls are covered in grafitti. For citizens there, every day is a struggle to survive and violence is a constant threat. In contrast to the modernized and prosperous cities in Israel, the occupied territories are rural and tyrannized. The helplessness that Palestinians feel as a result of this situation often serves as a justification for bombings....   [tags: palestinians, israeli]
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The Released: A Reflection of the Plights of Mentally Ill Convicts - Purpose The general public does not usually go around contemplating the trials of the mentally ill. Especially not the mentally ill that have a habit of going in and out of prison. “The Released,” however, is trying to change that. Focusing on the lives of convicts under the persuasion of mental illness, “The Released” is a current documentary that intends to display an intimate look at the lives of these men with a proposition that they need help. Help that they cannot give themselves. Help that is not easy accessible....   [tags: Literature Review] 1408 words
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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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Run Lola Run - "Every second of every day you are faced with a decision that can change your life. The difference between life or death can be decided in a split second" (IMDb). Run Lola Run is an excellent 80-minute German film written/directed by Tom Tykwer and edited by Mathilde Bonnefoy that has a four part "What if" style genre. The movie just throbs with kinetic energy mixed with a case of Monster Energy Drinks. It is so fast-paced that it is like a roller coaster that is unstable with each twist and turn....   [tags: Film Review]
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The Opening fight scenes of Franco Zeffirelli’s, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ - Romeo and Juliet is known through out the world for its heartrending story of two young star-crossed lovers, who had the inability of being united due to the feud between their families. Many films and books, all over the world, have used this famous playwright as an inspiration. As they were inspired, the story of Romeo and Juliet had kept spreading worldwide. Franco Zeffirelli had directed the first version of Romeo and Juliet in 1968. He had casted the vital roles of Romeo and Juliet to Leonard Whiting and Olivia hussy, who were both unrecognised actors before the releasing of the movie....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison] 1209 words
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Shot Techniques in the Film, Do the Right Thing - Shot Techniques in the Film, Do the Right Thing Spike Lee does many fascinating things from a directorial standpoint, which makes his film (dare I say, joint), Do the Right Thing so interesting to watch. Writer, director Lee makes much use of the high and low angle shots. He does this to draw clear contrasts between the two elders of the block, Da Mayor and Mother Sister and to make conflict more apparent. Mother Sister certainly believes she is on a higher moral plane than the lowly Mayor and is usually seen by way of a low-angle shot high in her window preaching down and casting criticism on the passersby, giving her an almost God-like characteristic....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 453 words
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Skilled but Classic Techniques in the Movie - Overall, I found the visual techniques of this film to be fairly basic. Not to say that it was boring or underachieving in any way, but more of a skilled implementation of classic technique. I think that with initial visual impact of stop motion animation, coupled with an intense soundtrack, and the distinctive use of color, the addition of any really abstract visual manipulation may have pushed this film over the edge. In terms of overall visual approach, this film leans more towards the inductive, although deductive scenes are used intermittently as well....   [tags: movies, directors, ] 501 words
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Contrast Between Good and Evil in The Lord of the Rings - Contrast Between Good and Evil in The Lord of the Rings The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring is no doubt one of the most successful films of all time. The main reason it is and the main reason of this essay is the contrast between the forces of good and evil. The division of good and evil is clear from the start of the film right to the very end. At the end it seems as though evil is dominating and threatening to triumph over good forever. Camera shots are used to show this contrast As soon as the film has begun there are long slow moving 'panning shots' which show a vast area of the setting....   [tags: Papers] 1036 words
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Film Adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth - Film Adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth “When we ask students about films they have seen and films they like, they almost invariably talk about the narrative or action, with little sense of how the visual composition conveyed the story. In teaching them to ‘read’ film ,we have to draw their attention to the various elements of film language.”[1] From the above quote it’s fair to suggest that when answering this question importance lies on the discussion of Film Language....   [tags: Papers] 2398 words
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Video Games: A Scapegoat for Youth Violence - Americans have been blaming violent forms of entertainment since colonial times. From dime novels to music, to movies to television shows. The most recent medium are video games. Aided by crime-saturated news reports, a lot of people are convinced that video game violence transfers to real-life youth crimes like the school massacres. They think that violent video games make people violent, but that is not the case. Violent people play violent video games. Not everyone who plays video games are violent, but those who already are violent will play them as an outlet for their frustration and rage....   [tags: Sociology]
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The Beginning of the American Civil War - This report is about the beginning of the Civil War at fort Sumter in North Carolina. The surrender of fort Sumter to the confederates was the first battle won by either side. This is a very important battle to win due to the location of the fort and control of the shipping lanes, although it didn’t have a very good defense against Fort Moultrie’s long range cannons. The unofficial start of the Civil War was started with a single shot fired by a cadet from the citadel on April 12, 1861. This was a warning shot from the south showing disapproval for the Morrill Tariff....   [tags: sumter north carolina, national union]
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Become a Good Basketball Player - There are numerous different steps required to be a good basketball player. There are different aspects of the game that can drastically change the tempo of the game. Of course shooting the ball is important, but improving dribbling, defensive, and passing skills are also important. A players ability in all phases of the game is what makes them a good player. The first thing to practice on is dribbling. Dribbling is one of the most crucial skills to have. Good dribbling enables the player to move around more and get to places quicker....   [tags: sports, tips, ] 595 words
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The explaination of ‘cinema of attractions’ - The concept of ‘cinema of attractions’ encompasses the development of early cinema, its technology, industry and cultural context. The explanation of how it is perceived by early cinema audiences is closely related to the effects of history at that time. How Gunning coined the term ‘cinema of attractions’ pertains to the history of the film industry at the turn of the 20th century and his interpretation of the audience and their reaction film technology. Single shots, the process of creating a moving picture and the juxtaposition of limited techniques, coupled with a new invention of showing a moving picture....   [tags: Film]
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An Analysis of Deep Blue Sea - An Analysis of Deep Blue Sea I am doing an essay on the opening sequence of the film Deep Blue Sea, I will be analyzing the way the director creates atmosphere and suspense. The film is about killer sharks and is in the same genre as Jaws. The opening scene starts of with four people on a boat, there is hardly any dialogue in this scene as the audience does not need to know who the characters are, as they are only there to introduce the shark and play no further part in the film....   [tags: Papers] 541 words
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Exploring the Possibility of a Government Cover-Up with the John F. Kennedy Assassination - In late November of the year 1963, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy visited the state of Texas. While there he planned to attend a lunch in Dallas to raise money for the Democratic party. It was decided that the President would travel by motorcade from the airfield at which he landed in Dallas to this fundraiser. Unfortunately, President Kennedy never arrived at this lunch. As the Presidential motorcade drove through an area in Dallas known as Dealey Plaza, shots rang out. One of these shots fatally struck President Kennedy in the head....   [tags: american history, american presidents]
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Analysis of the Film Narrative "Wendy and Lucy" - The film Wendy and Lucy, directed by Kelly Reichardt, presents a sparse narrative. The film has been criticised for its lack of background story, and as a short film, much of the story is left to the viewer to infer from what is presented in the plot. However, Wendy and Lucy is able to depict the intimate relationship between Wendy and her dog as well as reflecting more broadly on the everyday, and commenting on the current economic state of the film’s setting in America. This essay will examine how film form contributes to the viewer’s awareness of the story in Wendy and Lucy and allows a deeper understanding of the themes presented....   [tags: films, movies]
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Comparison and Contrast of Two Car Advertisements - Comparison and Contrast of Two Car Advertisements I am going to compare and contrast two TV car adverts. The first advert is Fiat Stilo-sound effects and the second advert is Honda Accord. I chose these adverts because the first time I saw them they looked interesting and had a lot of differences between them. The Fiat Stilo advert is 39 seconds long. It is aimed at 20-35 year old male and female. It is a small affordable car suitable for working class ordinary people. The advert is fast moving....   [tags: Papers] 434 words
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Two Men to Kill One Giant? - It’s one of the most widely debated topics in history: did Lee Harvey Oswald, in fact, kill John F. Kennedy. Was it related to a conspiracy. And if he did kill Kennedy, was Oswald involved in said conspiracy. It has become quite common for American citizens in the present day to believe that a conspiracy killed John Kennedy, and it has become even more common for people to believe a number of random and false facts about this historic assassination attempt. Throughout this paper, the focus will be on the more credible sources and theories in order to debunk the dis and misinformation Many theories have been proposed as to how the killing happened, from the bizarre to the mundane....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate? - “Standard immunization currently averts an estimated two to three million deaths every year in all age groups” (“General Information”). Children along with adults should be vaccinated because these Inoculations prevent diseases, even deaths, from going around, along with keeping the environment a safer place. As people know, kids get vaccinated from the time born to about the time the child reaches teen years, although getting immunized does not precisely stop at any age. In fact, required vaccinations continue throughout the years....   [tags: Immunizations, Children Vaccinations]
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Analysis of Baz Luhrmann's Use of Cinematic Devices in the Opening Scenes of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Analysis of Baz Luhrmann's Use of Cinematic Devices in the Opening Scenes of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Baz Luhrmann's 1997 film version of Romeo and Juliet is updated to the modern age while still retaining the original dialogue. The opening shots are unusual but highly affective. Luhrmann starts off with a static long shot focusing on a TV in the middle of the screen....   [tags: Papers] 2180 words
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Analysis of the Ways in Which Different Directors have Produced the First Meeting of Romeo and Juliet - Analysis of the Ways in Which Different Directors have Produced the First Meeting of Romeo and Juliet "Romeo and Juliet", undoubtedly one of Shakespeare's most famous and loved plays, has been produced by many directors again and again over the last 400 years. Those directors, who dare to take on such an astounding play, have to deal with this sensitively enough to keep the passion alive, especially throughout the sonnet. Two directors who have accepted the challenge to are Baz Luhrmann in 1997 and the BBC School's version....   [tags: Papers] 1668 words
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The Film "O brother, where art thou?" - The Film "O brother, where art thou?" The film O brother, where art thou. is set in the Great Depression of the 1930’s and emphasizes the struggle between the upper and lower classes by using a variety of cinematic devices. Through the use of these cinematic devices and comedic relief the realities of the Depression are viewed without creating a stark, melancholy, documentary-styled film. Examples in this film of these cinematic devices used to show these realities include: bleak colors, contrasting of light and dark colors, long shots, high-angle shots, and spherical camera lenses....   [tags: Film Movies Movie Art Thou Essays]
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The Kennedy Assination: A Conspiracy? - What reasons did the HSCA have in 1979 for suggesting that President Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy in 1963. In 1976, the House Select Committee on Assassinations began to reinvestigate the events at the assassination of JFK. A report was published by the committee in 1979 stating that there was a probable conspiracy surrounding Kennedy’s death, contradicting the Warren Commission’s theory. However, the HSCA could not prove that someone other than Oswald may have assassinated the president....   [tags: American Presidents, JFK] 1225 words
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Editing Giants: Kuleshov, Pudovkin, Eisenstein - In an article in the New York Times (“The condemned art of Soviet filmmakers”, published on 13th October 2011), journalist Dave Kehr states that “for a time in the mid-to-late 1920s, the art of the cinema meant only one thing to the serious-minded film critics of America and Europe: Soviet-style montage, or the art of cutting shots together in a way that would produce ideas and emotions beyond those expressed in the images” (Kehr 2011, p.6). This opening paragraph effectively sums up the integral role some Soviet filmmakers played in the development of cinema and in particular the art of editing....   [tags: Film]
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The Assassination of President Kennedy - The Assassination of President Kennedy I believe that Lee Harvey Oswald, shot President Kennedy. I do not believe that he did it on his own. I believe that there was a conspiracy. Involving Oswald. I believe this because I don’t think it was possible for someone to get 4 shots off in so little time. Tests were conducted on the Mannlicher-Carcano rife that Oswald supposedly fired or replicas. Three rifle experts fired three shots at a stationary target fifteen yards away. All the shots were high and to the right of the aiming point....   [tags: Papers] 410 words
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Science Research: Projectile Motion and Arcs - There are many concepts in shooting including arc, backspin, projectile motion and trajectory. For my science project I was interested in learning if shooting from different starting places made a person more likely to make a shot. I think the most crucial element of a shot is arc. It is important for a person to have a medium arc. If their arc is to flat or to high it will be very challenging for them to score. Without a good arc players would not nearly score as much. One of the most important, and sometimes most overlooked techniques of shooting is backspin....   [tags: Science Research, Science, Research, ] 569 words
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Film Analysis: The Shining - 1980. Warner Bros. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Music by Wendy Carlos and Rcachel Elkind. Cinematography by John Alcott. Editing by Ray Lovejoy. With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd. Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” presents the audience a twisted tale of a man named Jack Torrance and his wife Wendy and son Danny, who spend a few winter months in isolation as caretakers of the Overlook hotel. This is no typical horror movie. Viewers are slowly lead though a slow film journey following the Torrance family in their moments of horror and insanity with help from bizarre events connected to the haunted Overlook Hotel....   [tags: Character Information, Facial Expressions]
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How Baz Luhrmann Conveys the Dramatic Nature of 3.1 in His Media Adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - How Baz Luhrmann Conveys the Dramatic Nature of 3.1 in His Media Adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Baz Luhrmann conveys the dramatic nature of 3.1 by using a combination of lighting, props, costumes, facial expressions, sound, music and a variety of camera shots. The scene starts on the beach when Romeo arrives in a car leaving a trail of dust. He runs up to the other characters wearing a blue jacket, a white shirt and a flowery tie which are neutral clothes. The music in the background builds the climax and emphasises moments such as the car arriving....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 725 words
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The Suspense Created in the Elevator Scene in the Film Speed - The Suspense Created in the Elevator Scene in the Film Speed The director of Speed, Mark Gordan, uses a range of techniques to build tension and suspense in the film Speed. Camera Angles We see a group of business people leaving a meeting and getting into the lift. The camera angle is at eye level to help the audience feel as though they are looking into their eyes, almost as if they were there with them. This is useful in order to help the audience identify with them and develop feelings for their situation later....   [tags: Papers] 935 words
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James Bond, Die Another Day and Johnny English - James Bond, Die Another Day and Johnny English James Bond’s, Die Another Day is a spy film filled with action. James Bond is the main character in the film who has a mission to discover the connection between a North Korean terrorist and an adventurous diamond broker. His character seems very clever and crafty. He is always the hero that successfully completes each mission. He has the gadgets, the fast car, women and of course a famous catchphrase which is what makes up James Bond’s role....   [tags: Papers] 912 words
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Battleship Potemkin versus the Birth of a Nation - Aside from the similar visual styles of Battleship Potemkin and The Birth of a Nation, both films are examples of civil unrest during periods of political instability in a historical setting. Both movies take place during a national revolution and involve several instances of social turmoil and disturbance. The styles of these films can be contrasted by viewing their use of montage, focus, and basic film techniques in relation to thematic and constructive plot elements. The Birth of a Nation is a story about the consequences of the Civil War on the friendship of a northern and southern family....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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Battleship Potemkin - BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN How does the graphic and rhythmic use of editing and the overall structure of the film relate to the theme of “revolution”. Revolution or war activities are not smooth, transitions between events or contain even, unsettling effects on the individuals or participants. Battleship Potemkin is anything less showing and displaying images woven together that jar the viewer, against his or her will. This is best illustrated in "The Odessa Staircase". During this segment, the Tsarist soldiers are seen massacring the Odessans....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review] 503 words
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Carolyn Burnham in American Beauty - Carolyn Burnham in American Beauty Directed by Sam Mendes in 1999, 'American Beauty' is set in a seemingly typical suburban neighbourhood that gives an in depth look beneath the surface. An ordinary, financially well-to-do family is followed through the point of view of the father (Kevin Spacey). He narrates his life and lets the audience in on all of his quirks, flaws and limitations, as well as those of his wife Carolyn (Annette Bening) and his daughter (Thora Birch). The film exemplifies the idea of achieving the 'American Dream' - not necessarily to reach your ultimate goal in life but to portray the image of reaching that goal....   [tags: Papers] 710 words
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Creative Devices in Shrek - Comparing Lord Farquaad and Shrek - The film entitled “Shrek” is not like traditional fairy tales. In fact, it is the complete opposite of traditional writing methods. Unlike some traditional fairy tales like Cinderella, were the handsome prince finds his fair maiden and they live supposedly happily ever after, the writers and creators of the movie Shrek, have used not a pretty princess or a pompous prince as the main character, but instead... an Ogre. This is the complete reverse as surely a hero cannot be a man eating, ugly, putrid monster....   [tags: films, movies] 1615 words
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The Pros and Cons of Protest in American History - Assembly can lead to change or it can lead to horrible circumstances, sometimes planned or sometimes accidental. Over the years people have used and abused their right to assemble, many have died, even more have been arrested. But, many issues have changed because of this right. Violence has been endured, and people’s lives have been changed. The Vietnam War is a perfect example of a group of protests that had many different outcomes. The Kent State shootings and the Democratic Convention of 1968 are examples of protests that went terribly wrong....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 1083 words
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