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Technology Is Killing Movies

- A car peels into a dark road. The sound of thunder and rain scare the passengers inside the car. The driver reads a map drenched with water as the paper falls apart. The passengers are convinced they are lost, but the driver refuses to admit it. He ignores his gut feeling and he takes a road down the wrong path. They head into a world of darkness, mystery and the unknown as the car disappears into the night. This premise sounds similar to the tropes seen in a horror story. If this were in real life, the story would be cut short, and we would not explore the rest of this story....   [tags: Technology and Movies]

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Musicals in the Splendid Theater or in the Technological Movies

- Musicals: in the Splendid Theater or in the Technological Movies It is curious to see the great star of the musical Wicked on Broadway, Indina Menzel, giving her voice to a character in Disney’s Movie, Frozen. This movie, that is an example of success, has won many awards, among them the Oscar for the best animation movie and music. However, does a musical produced in a theater such as Les Miserables or Chicago have the same success and prestige as the movie version. The advance of technology in the field of cinema that has been possible to adapt and improve the stories of books, real facts, and of course, musical theater presentations, makes everyone think the answer is no....   [tags: disney movies, broadway]

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Christian Metaphors and Movies About War

- Religion in Pop Culture Final Essay Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, and "Saving Private Ryan," directed by Steven Spielberg, are two movies flush with Christian Symbolism. Both films feature scripture, Platoon opens with it, and in Saving Private Ryan, there is a character that often quotes scripture. While there are some similarities between the two movies, like having a Christ Figure, and a conflict between good and evil, there are metaphors that make the films different from one another. Platoon features more complex metaphors, and focuses on a power struggle between two characters that represent good and evil....   [tags: pop culture, religion, symbolism, movies]

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Robot to Hero: High Tech Based Movies of the Eighties

- Movies are nothing without an audience, so wouldn’t the remake be changed for the current audience’s needs. If the remake stayed the same as the original people might not like it as much because the general public has demands that want to be met. Sometimes this doesn’t work out and it makes a horrible movie. RoboCop’s remake on the other hand evolved into a better movie than the original. “What the film does well is it updates the action and movement. Here’s the other tendency for updates and reboots: make it badass.” (Javier) Many things have changed for this movie, but the same stop the bad guy story line is still similar to the original....   [tags: superhero movies, robocop, audience]

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Exploring the Film Genres of Horror, Science Fiction, and Action Movies

- What makes people fascinated and amused to watch movies. I think all kinds of movies are, in there own way, great. Practically the excitement of horror movies, and science and technology of science fiction movies, and action and enthusiasm in the action movies are some credits that makes people’s engrossment. Even so could all movies create an entertainment and make people experience their thoughts of imaginations in the real world. What are the most interesting things about these film genres, which could establish a fantasy world for their fans to escape to their imaginations and live with it....   [tags: movies, films]

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Goals in the Movies Center Stage and Miracle

- Goals in the Movies Center Stage and Miracle Dreams and goals are one thing that everyone has in common. Everyone has a dream or goal that they strive for; whether it takes a couple days to accomplish, or a lifetime, everyone has at least one. The movies Center Stage and Miracle tell two different stories of triumph, using determination and the inner belief of oneself, to overcome the obstacles standing in the way of their dreams. In both of the movies they show that it takes a great deal of effort and time to reach ones goals, but everyone can accomplish them as long as their minds are set on them....   [tags: Films Movies]

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Internet Piracy and Movies

- Introduction The growth of the Internet has led to many new innovations in the way it is used. At first, it was just a form of text-based communication, similar to mail except faster. Then, as connections became quicker, people started to browse web pages, and soon even children could have their own space on the Internet. Today, many people around the world have broadband, which transfers text and pictures much faster than users can read. So developers created programs to use this extra bandwidth, programs that utilized the widespread nature of the Internet....   [tags: Internet Piracy Movies]

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Latino Gangs in Movies

- Latino Gangs in Movies American filmmakers of the late twentieth century portrayed Latinos as merciless pursuers of the "American Dream". The Latino immigrants were characterized as "Urban Bandidos", seeking the path to ultimate wealth and power in a society dominated by Anglo authority. West Side Story, Fort Apache, and Scarface each portrayed the Latino character differently, but commonly depicted the "Urban Bandido" as a man in search of money and power in America. Not only do these immigrants fight for the warped American dream, but they often fight without fear, willing to risk almost anything to reach the top....   [tags: Movies Films Gangs Violence Essays]

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Movie Analysis : Movies And Movies

- Entertainment can be found in many sources, one of the main sources of entertainment by today is films and television drams. Movies can take viewers to many levels of emotions, such as happiness, sadness, anger and fear. Since the early days film industry was able to invent new ideas as well as convert books in to movies with the time. Which made the movies to genre in to deferent categories such as western, comedy, musical, war, gangster, horror and some popular topics of the time of the movie has made....   [tags: Film, Film director, National Film Registry]

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Slasher Movies: Female Victims or Survivors?

- Slasher Movies: Female Victims or Survivors. “[Scary movies are] all the same. Some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can’t act who’s always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It’s insulting,” claims the character Sidney, in the movie Scream (1996). This stereotype is what many movie fans and critics believe when the topic of slasher films arise. Slasher films normally include a psychotic killer (either real or supernatural), a number of victims (often female), and usually the only person alive at the end of the movie is a female....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Horror Movies Essays]

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Why We Crave Horror Movies by Stephen King

- Stephen King wrote a very brief essay titled "Why we Crave Horror Movies", in which he explained some of the reasons that people choose to go to horror movies to be entertained. In his essay, King goes on to explain that we as a people need horror movies as a sort of release; to feed the darker elements within all of us without having to sacrifice our humanity (also, civility). King does this by comparing people based on their levels of sanity whereas some societal "eccentricities" are completely acceptable, while some will get you thrown right into the loony bin....   [tags: Why We Crave Horror Movies]

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The Influence of Movies

- “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” (Gone with the Wind Movie). “…Life’s a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get” (Forrest Gump Movie). “You’re killin’ me smalls” (The Sandlot Movie). These are some movie quotes from some fairly well known films. They have meaning because one is unique, another is clever, and the other one is amusing. If it’s an influential quote, audiences will remember it because it affected them in either a positive or negative way. Movies have been around since the early 20’s and have become a big part of modern society....   [tags: Entertainment, Storytelling]

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Similarities, Differences and Connections between two Western Movies: Rio Bravo and El Dorado

- Few Hollywood film makers have captured America’s Wild West history as depicted in the movies, Rio Bravo and El Dorado. Most Western movies had fairly simple but very similar plots, including personal conflicts, land rights, crimes and of course, failed romances that typically led to drinking more alcoholic beverages than could respectfully be consumed by any one person, as they attempted to drown their sorrows away. The 1958 Rio Bravo and 1967 El Dorado Western movies directed by Howard Hawks, and starring John Wayne have a similar theme and plot....   [tags: Westerns, Movies, Rio Bravo, El Dorado,]

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Movies and Minds

- Movies and Minds As Andy Warhol once expressed about movies, “It’s the movies that have been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it” (qtd. in Sargent). Warhol is right when he says that movies have a great impact on what individuals do. They have had this effect ever since the creation of motion picture cameras. With the ability to portray anything to the public, the subject of censorship was inevitable....   [tags: influence, medial, film, human mind]

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Globalization and Movies

- Globalization and Movies Globalization is the spread of different political, economic and cultural trends to different parts of the world. (Stanford) American media has spread rapidly throughout the world, and at the forefront of the media blitz is film. Movies are an unbelievably important escape for many people across the world. Films can take a viewer to another place or time and since the beginning of society, performances have been a staple of cultural. Films show a perception of reality, for better or for worse....   [tags: film business and production]

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Television and Movies

- Introduction “Televisions and movies, moreover, were suspected of being able to undermine the very fabric of society, deforming young minds and debasing cultural heritage” (Leah & Sonia 2006: 55-56). The viewpoint postulated by Leah & Sonia here can be related to the claim we would like to elaborate below: do media undermine communities. Whereas we should notice the verb “suspect” in their claim, it implicates that they are not sure about whether the undermining effects are underway or not. Thus this paper is going to assess the reliability of this undermining process....   [tags: Media, Social Issues, Culture]

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Similarities and Differences Between the Movies Sorority Row and The Blair Witch Project

- Sorority row is a movie about theta pie, when some girls from theta pie make a plan to take revenge on a boy that cheated on Megan (one of them girls). The girls make a plan, but the plan goes horribly wrong and Megan gets killed for real by Garret. This is how it happened. When the other girls and Garret take her to the hospital, she died on the way to hospital (she didn’t really die), so to bury her they stop nearby at a mine shack. But to throw her in the water they have to puncture her lungs so she doesn’t rise to the surface of the water....   [tags: movies, films]

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The Dark Knight Movies versus Batman Movies

- Christmas time was right around the corner, and sweet, little Brick was making his Christmas list. Among the many big and little items on his list, one item in particular was circled. Batman movies. Ever since Brick could walk he had loved Batman. He had a whole collection of Batman toys: the batcave, the batmobile, Joker, Mr. Freeze, Robin, Alfred, and many more toys. Every year for Halloween Brick chose to be what. Of course, the one and only, Batman. Somehow he managed to never see a single Batman movie though....   [tags: Joel Shumacher, Tim Burton, Christopher Nolan]

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Analysis of Why We Crave Horror Movies by Stephen King

- Not only is Stephen King’s essay, “Why We Crave Horror Movies”, a biased sample, but it also appeals to population and emotion. To further explain why we crave horror movies, King argues that “we are all mentally ill” (345). He expresses that we all make an independent decision to buy a movie ticket and sit in a theatre. King goes on the to explain our mental insanity through examples, such as, “sick jokes” (347). According to King, these “sick jokes” prove our insanity and our need to release that insanity through watching horror films....   [tags: Why We Crave Horror Movies 2014]

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Movies : A Strong Impact On Society

- Movies have a strong impact on society, especially movies that are terrifying to watch. Most people do not like to miss out on the lasted movies that just come out in theaters, so the desire to watch new movies is to be highly pleased. Scary movies more than any other genre, has the tendency to spike the adrenaline on a person. With the curiosity of knowing how affective the amount of horror in the film will set upon an individual is one of the reason why scary movies are most often seen. Although scary movies are set to have a negative effect upon individuals; they also consist of providing small amount of benefits upon an individual....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Insomnia, Slasher film]

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Gender and Violence in Disney Movies

- ... When we think that little girls watch these movies where the female characters are controlled by man or need a man to watch over them, they are not making good role models for them. Would we not want them to have a better understanding that women do not have to have a prince charming to be happy, women can be independent and have careers and yes find love but not give everything up so their prince charming has the control. Gender stereotypes in Disney movies We can see that throughout the making of Disney movies the gender images have not evolved to match the changes in our society now, they have stated stereotypic and similar to when Disney movies started in 1937 (Towbin et al 2003...   [tags: independent, sterotypes, abuse, relationships]

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The Increase in Violence In Movies

- By now, you’ve all probably seen a PG-13 movie with violence in it. You could have not even batted an eye at the violence. Violence in movies is common these days. We’re used to it. A recent survey done by professor Brad Bushman, at Ohio State University even found movie violence has doubled since the 50’s and for PG-13 movies gun violence is shown to have tripled since 1985. Some say this is going to have a negative impact on our society and that the MPAA should change their ratings system so that violence is a theme that is only allowed in R-rated movies....   [tags: ratings, crime, aggression]

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The Effects Of Movies On Our Society

- A movie is a communal learning experience, the combination of so many art forms, and the apothospic way to connect with our emotions, but not everyone perceive them the same way. It is a source of entertainment easily obtained countless ways in our technology forward society. With a plethora of categories to choose from, movies have the power to transport us to a different world from ours, and sometimes, to a different century in the past. Furthermore, it makes us vicariously experience a character 's life whose personality could be way different from ours....   [tags: Love, Love Conquers All, Romance, Film]

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Are disaster movies really that popular?

- Ever since the movie Star Wars came out, there has been an ever progressive increase in the use and development of special effects. From the very well detailed models of the Star Wars movies, the trend has been towards more realistic special effects as a whole. In the middle 1990’s, computer technology reached a point where complex visual effects could be rendered in such a realistic fashion that the special effect in question looked breathtakingly real. Seizing on this realization, the movies Twister and Independence Day were released which used the latest in computer graphic effects which seemed so realistic, it was actually very difficult for audiences to determine where the CGI ended and...   [tags: Computer Technology, Film Analysis]

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Horror Movies : The Genre Of Horror

- The Genre of Horror Why are individuals drawn to things that scare them. Perhaps the adrenaline rush or even the sense of fearing the “unknown.” A good horror movie is usually full of suspense, where one is on the edge of their seat worried about what is going to happen next. Not all horror movies have to contain blood and gore, but they all have the same goal which is to be scary. Sometimes, the result of fear from the movie can cause the audience to dread leaving or may relieve them when it is over....   [tags: Horror film, Slasher film, Scream, Halloween]

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Disney Movies: The Imagination and the Reality

- When a tale is told, it is repeated and reconfigured to suit our backgrounds and our name. A tale in reality, is just a memory that has already been experienced and is being shared from a different point of view (Seger 386). Walt Disney Pictures creates scenarios where the situation of which characters are placed in, reflect families of the real world. Movies like The Jungle Book: a story about a boy raised by wolves in the jungle; and Finding Nemo: a father and his son lose their wife and mother and get separated at the son’s first day at school, have story plots that follow a realistic plot that could occur in a real-life family....   [tags: reflection of the family unit]

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The Demand for 3D Movies

- which would fully profile the opportunity for more 3D movies, Cinema Consulting Group chose to interview participants by a convenience sample. We chose a convenience sample so we could have a broad dynamic of participants who would be easy to interview. The participants were moviegoers who have had experience in watching 3D movies. We reached the participants by reaching out to people who were close to us: friends, co-workers, significant others and roommates. By interviewing those close to us, we knew we would get honest and frank answers....   [tags: Cinema]

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Horror Movies Are All the same

- Horror movies generally are all the same. They all have been based off of something that has already happened or a previous movie. Society has paid to be entertained by these gruesome stories that we all truly fear. Before movies, people would purchase books of similar traumatic events to read in their spare time for amusement. It has been said by the Filmmakers IQ's horror film lesson (2012), that writers such as Bram Stoker created graphic novels that would grab the audience's attention for years to come....   [tags: German Expressionism, Film Patterns]

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Disney Movies Out Of A Hat

- For the purposes of this study, we generated a list of popularized Disney movies from Netflix® and from Google searches of the top Disney movies from the 1980s and 1990s. We then took the generated list and randomly chose five different Disney movies out of a hat. The movies selected were Beauty and the Beast (1991), Mulan (1998), Hercules (1997), Little Mermaid (1989), and Aladdin (1992). The four researchers were then all assigned a number and randomly paired with a movie to independently watch and code with the exception of the final movie, which was watched by each member of the group and coded for reliability....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Scientific method]

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Teen Movies : The Human Imagination

- Teen Movies are Bullshit The human imagination is a glorious aspect of ourselves that can fill up our minds with such delightful thoughts and images. As interesting and perplexed someone’s imagination can get, it can still be easily influenced by such things like movies and television. I know from personal experience just how much these things really play a part when creating certain fantasies or scenarios in your head. As a child, seeing your basic stereotypical teenage movies for the first time, such as “Mean Girls”, really had a huge impact on the way I shaped my imagination....   [tags: SAT, High school, Cheerleading, Adolescence]

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The Horror Of Horror Movies

- Over the years horror movies have become a big part of cinema business. Teenagers and adults like to watch scary movies because of the adrenaline rush. Every scary movie includes unexpected scenes that make the movie interesting and frightening. It is very terrifying that, parents are allowing their children to watch horror movies. This can be very harmful for children’s mental health. Watching really scary movies and cartoons, and even playing scary games, has many lasting side effects on children....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Slasher film]

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The Power of Books Over Movies

- Reading books gives the power to increase the imagination of anyone by bringing out the emotion within ourselves creating a movie like experience in our head. Imagination is the ability to form a picture in your mind of something that you have not seen or experienced. It is the key to comprehending or understanding books, but in movies it’s the film-makers vivid image. But not all the time will the film-maker create the image you imagine. There are more than 500 readers which means there are that many different views or ideas each book....   [tags: imagination, emotion, detail]

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Progression of Women in Disney Movies

- A. Plan of the Investigation This essay focuses on the progression of women in Disney movies as feminist movements thrived and gender equality grew. To assess the extent to which the characters changed over the course of history, the investigation compares the personality traits and behavior of the lead characters in the Disney movies “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “Beauty and the Beast” and “Mulan.” Within this investigation, connections are drawn between the growth of independence in real-life women and that of Disney characters....   [tags: feminist movement, gender equality]

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The Horror Of Horror Movies

- For many people, horror movies are a frightful experience. If this is true, then why is horror such a successful movie genre. Do people like to be scared. In this essay, the answer to this question will be investigated, as well as what businesses can do to enhance the movie experience based on the answer. Why do people like horror movies. There are 2 main reasons: one is to experience fear that others must face, and to experience chemical rushes. Fear is a feeling that we are only half- aware of since the fact stands that the majority of Americans lack exposure to traumatic events....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Horror and terror, Slasher film]

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Theme of Revenge in Literature and Movies

- The Roman poet, Juvenal, once said that, "Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind." Most people would agree with Juvenal that revenge is an abhorrent human need that can only satisfy narrow-minded people. Even though, we know revenge will generally not bring us much satisfaction, we still constantly lust for taking revenge on someone. It is because revenge is such a natural part of human nature that writers so often use it as their theme. Revenge can easily be an awe-inspiring theme for a novel because it is something that all people can relate to, whether they know it or not....   [tags: english literature, films]

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The Horror Of Horror Movies

- ... Scary movies are so good at entertaining its crowd, because when anyone least expects it a murderer or a crazy pyscho song can easily pop up in the middle of the movie and everyone there will pay attention because they want to see what is going to happen in the next scene. The best part of why people go and watch horror films is, because a lot of people enjoy looking at other people jump out of there seats and scream from the top of their lungs because of something that can be happening in the movie....   [tags: Film, Horror film, Slasher film, Entertainment]

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Freedom and Choice in Bollywood Movies

- The increase in globalization in the Indian subcontinent has brought along with it a series of new genres in Bollywood movies. Movies showcasing freedom being fought for by the youth and women are just a couple of interesting ones. I’ll be exploring two different movies Dor (2006) and Rang De Basanti (2006), each of which has its own take on ‘freedom’ and ‘choice’. Dor has a very simple storyline; two female protagonists (Meera and Zeenat) whose husbands respectively (Shankar and Amir) leave India to get employed in the Middle East....   [tags: India]

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The Horror Of Horror Movies

- ... Just as how humans feel hunger as a sign to search for food, humans have a craving for horror movies in order to feel and release our pent up emotions. This can be seen by how the monsters and scares manifest in the horror movies that are produced. Monster movies reflect our primal fears of predators that date back to our earliest ancestors. Zombie horrors reflect our fears of viral pandemics and also showcase our fears of humanity. Slashers are manifested from our fears of fellow humans. Creatures who are just like us but are a danger to our lives....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Horror and terror]

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Characteristics of Antagonists in Disney Movies

- Movies have entertained crowds since the Lumière brothers first introduced their early version of “cinématographe” to the public in Paris, France at the Grand Café on the Boulevard de Capuchines in1895 (Walter). It was the Lumières’ early developments in cinematography that led to modern day feature films. While the technology and special effects may have changed through the years, the one constant in film remains the theme of protagonist versus antagonist; or good versus evil. Ever since Disney released its first animated picture, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, Disney has made an art of perfecting the antagonist role in animated movies....   [tags: Greed, Jealousy, Power]

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Effectiveness of Irony in Pixar Movies

- Effectiveness of irony is Pixar Movies Thesis Writing – Intro: “Once upon a time there was_______. Every day, ______. Because of that, ______. Until finally ______.”1 ~Pixar's fourth rule of storytelling “In a stunning turn of events, a superhero is being sued for saving someone who didn't want to be saved.”2 As with many Pixar movies, The Incredibles' main plot is based entirely around irony. The Incredibles is an ideal story that demonstrates Pixar's Fourth rule of storytelling. It begins with a unique character, who winds up in an unpredictable situation....   [tags: stroy, irony, movie, situation]

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Movies as Aids in Class

- There are many reasons to show historical Latin movies in class such as Gladiator, 300, Troy, etc. They not only break up the monotony of taking notes and hearing lectures everyday but also easily can open a door to discussions on the accuracy (or lack thereof) in said movies. Watching movies in the classroom can encourage questions that wouldn’t even have been thought about in a standard classroom setting, including those about certain characters, settings, or plot lines. Watching historical movies help the study of Latin because the break up the routine of an average day, easily open doors to in-depth discussions, and can encourage off the wall (but interesting) questions....   [tags: Latin, Advantages, Accuracy]

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The Female Characters Of Movies

- I. Introduction (Make sure the last sentence is your thesis.) The lack of or invisible female characters in movies seem to have an unhealthy outlook for young children especially girls. Many of the movies that are directed towards children suggest the male characters to be heroes that strive for perfection as well as values supporting male dominance. Many of the male characters especially the father figures, have somehow taken the spotlight. The male characters have even gone as far as filling the shoes of the female characters, especially the mother figures....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Family, Mother]

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Why Watching Movies At Home

- Movies whether they are fictional historical suspenseful or terrifying allow me to enter a different would when I am viewing them. Movies are fun to go to see at a theater but watching at home can actually be a better experience. Watching movies at home allows me to pause the movie for bathroom and food I can turn up the volume as loud as I want and I’m not paying nearly twenty dollars to watch a two hour movie. Movie theaters they are loud and obnoxious people filled spaces. While watching a movie is fun it is also inconvenient and expensive....   [tags: Movie theater, Renting, Film]

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Sexual Inequality in Disney Movies

- We live in a world that is surrounded with beauty. Amazing skyscrapers, tall, strong buildings. A world that is now equal in all aspects in life, racially, sexually, physically. However, it can be said that this is not the case in the media. Beautiful women were portrayed weak while hideous women were characterized as evil. This essay will explore the sexual inequality in the disney movies Little Mermaid, Tangled and Cinderella . Little Mermaid, a disney filmed created in the 1950’s. A story based upon a mermaid princes who dreams to be a part of the human society....   [tags: pretty, weak, villians, hideous]

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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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Princess Culture in Disney Movies

- What princess culture does is put our little girls in a box and give then a “narrow view of womanhood” (Dionne). They are all expected to dream of princes, wear frilly pink night gowns, and have multiple plastic tiaras, which do not symbolize power for these girls like a crown does—it’s delicate and pretty. Girls are told that they should be pretty and polite. When girls don’t fit in this box the they are suddenly “quirky” or “outspoken”. These labels aren’t exactly positive, so girls often stay in the box as long as possible to avoid being different....   [tags: hetero-normative characters, virtue and innocence]

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Unethical Movies Divergent And Insurgent

- ... Therefore, the members of society that are Divergent and Functionless hide within factions and try to cover up their true identities. This in itself is unethical to ,lie about your true identity and cover up who you really are. Constantly lying to friends and people around you is unethical but it is mandatory for Also, as a faction we found that it was unethical that at the age of 16 when the kids aren’t even adults are forced to make a life changing decision and pick their faction based on an aptitude test....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Political philosophy]

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Paul Walker's Life and Movies

- “If one day speed kills me, don’t be sad because I died smiling” Born in California in 1973, Paul Walker made his debut in the 1986 horror spoof Monster in Your Closet. After appearing in a couple television shows in the 1990s staring Charles in Charge, Who's the Boss, The Young and the Restless, Walker gained attention with a role in the film Varsity Blues, and his TV days were officially in the past. After working in movies like She's All That and The Skulls, Paul got his role in 2001 with The Fast and the Furious, which would become his star vehicle and keep him busy through four sequels....   [tags: paul walker, fast and furious, speed]

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Movies Control: Sex and Violence

- Nowadays, the media has a greater influence than ever on what the public believes and accepts. Research shows that the amount and realism of violence and sex in movies has skyrocketed, influencing the views of our generation. However, little to no attention is placed on the effects of movies on our views of racism, sexism, classism, and heteronormativity. Before watching a movie, you can get a general idea of how much sex and violence it will contain, in order to decide if it is appropriate for you....   [tags: values, sexism, racism, media, classism]

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Movies, Scarface, Rambo, And Rocky

- ... The reason for the increase in aggression for a child’s behavior was perceived through violent video games. To illustrate, they were more likely to interpret an ambiguous act, like someone bumping into them, as hostile, stated psychologist and professor, Craig Anderson (Iowa State). They saw aggression as an appropriate way to respond to baiting (Live Science). Fallout, Call of Duty, and Grand Theft Auto are only some popular video games in today’s society that endorse criminal behavior, fear, and aggression, as well as violence....   [tags: Violence, Video game controversy, Aggression]

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Ambiguity of Horror Movies

- Contagious diseases, the blood sucking undead, villainous mutants, deadly parasites, body snatchers; Horror movies are all filled with common fears held by its audience and the public overall. These fears presented in horror movies are induced by actual events occurring at some point in history. In the past we don’t directly see Count Dracula, Frankenstein and Jason Voorhees attacking society but, reading between the lines, the villains in horror movies are present in the antagonists in real life....   [tags: contagious diseases, blood, fears]

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People and Horror Movies

- Lots of people today enjoy watching horror movies and shows that scare them. While they are scary, people still find them interesting and it hooks them onto that show or that genre of movie. That is what makes people still watch them, these shows and movies make people feel strongly about what is going on in the program. People love to feel engaged into whatever they’re watching. People also have the ability to access and watch what they want to wherever they want to. This ability makes us more versatile and we can enjoy our scary and exiting needs anywhere....   [tags: horror, excitement, entertainment]

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Classification of Zombie Movies

- I have determined that there are three different types of zombie movie. First, the movies that showcase the slow, but still startling zombies, like Night of the Living Dead. Night’s “zombies are slow, the humans just get themselves into trouble by reacting stupidly, or not paying enough attention to the problem.” (G.A. Romero) Next, films like Shaun of the Dead, which portray the sometimes amusing but still creepy zombies. And finally, movies like Day of the Dead (2008) which introduce the completely terrifying, gravity-defying zombies....   [tags: Classification Essay]

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Oh Those Bigfoot Movies!

- Reading Loren Coleman's blog, Cryptomundo, is a chore I willingly do to try and keep up with the status of special pleading and positive confirmation bias being presented as evidence and reason within the cryptozoological community. Usually, this is an exercise in reading posts which appear to be meant to generate website traffic and/or blur the line between legitimate Zoological/Biological discoveries and the “field” of cryptozoology. Anyone who reads this blog is aware of my opinion of the quality of Cryptomundo's material....   [tags: Cryptozoology]

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Movies: Entertaining and Educational

- Films are usually developed for several reasons. Most film writers and directors come up with films that present or represent certain thematic and topical issues that they have in mind. These issues may be meant for entertainment purpose as well as educative purposes. It is essential to note that films usually carry societal connotations (Guynn 127). They depict the desires and pains of people within the society. They capture lifestyles, cultures, and political issues, social and economic issues among others....   [tags: Entertainment, films, education]

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Lost at the Movies

- In the chapter, "Lost at the Movies"; pages 113-116, we are introduced to the movie culture. His family went to see Jurassic Park: Lost world and he couldn't believe the thought that was put into the movie. He could not fathom how a huge prehistoric dinosaur could go unseen through a huge city and suburbs. The movie made $92.7 million in the first weekend. Bryson comments "…for all its $100 million-plus budget, contains about $2.35 worth of actual thought…" (114) The movie Speed 2 was created by the directors' dream....   [tags: I'm A Stranger Here Myself Review Analysis Bryson]

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Terrorism and the Movies

- Terrorism and the Movies Sara Groff, commenting on a recent article by Slavoj Zizek: Here is my attempt at making Zizek's article a little more understandable in a shortened format. I hope this helps everyone as I think he has some profound insights into this topic. As we all watched the horrific events of Tuesday, September 11, unfold before our very eyes - the strategically planned date of 9-1-1 appeared as if it were the setting for a big budget special effects film. The only problem - this time no director would yell cut....   [tags: Media Entertainment Essays]

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Bollywood Movies

- Bollywood movies are very popular for the “Romance” portrayed in their plot. Romance in Bollywood has evolved throughout the ages. But the one thing, that has remained constant are the unofficial and official ban on any depiction that may suggest something which is not a part of the “Indian” culture. Westernization was always shown as something negative and alien. Let’s have a closer look at how Hindi cinema deals with this censorship code that has been set up. Bollywood adopted a new way to recreate the same passion that usually a ‘kiss’ would generate; they substitute these by song and dance routines....   [tags: Cinematic Elements]

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Racism In The Movies

- Spike Lee’s, Do The Right Thing is a comtemporary look at racism in a ordinary city urban neighborhood. The movie is seen through the eyes of the main character, Mookey, we are shown the multiple relationships and often typical stereotypes of racial groups. This movies is filled with symbolism and imagery that feeds to the story’s plot. Throughout the movie, the scorching heat is always being refereed to. As the movie goes on , the heat rises. I think this is done to represent the increasing racial tension within the neighborhood....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Informative Movies

- As a digital Cinema student, I have learned a lot about the different types of movies that are created every year and what makes them successful, and unsuccessful. With this bit of insight, I have discovered that I take a strong interest and drive for documentary films. I find them to be meaningful, and more productive than other types of movies. Some documentaries are created to expose the reality of the world for what it is, and I think that with everything going on in this world, that is effective and necessary....   [tags: Documentary]

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Books versus Movies

- “Can you believe how Demitri disappeared in the caves like that!. He’s got to be dead by now, I mean they found is steak broken on the floor,” Darrell tolled Jamie the next morning after see the coolest and latest Vampire Academy movie. Jamie rolled her eyes and kept walking, but Darrell kept going, “And Rose just ran n after him. Who knows what could have been in that cave. A strigoi could have jumped her and she would have never seen it coming,” Darrell explained. Jamie was getting tiered of Darrell’s ravings and suddenly blurted out, “Demitri and the strigoi where not in the caves any more when Rose ran in after him, and he is not dead they turned him....   [tags: film representations of novels or books]

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Watching Movies Are The Pentacle Of Modern Entertainment

- ... My friend Cody who also falls into the focuser group has started to watch movies from the seventies like “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Taxi Driver” because he can’t watch a movie more than once. The Texter The texter is a person who is on their phone throughout the entire movie. These people are typically easy to watch movies with because they are just quietly looking at their phones. The texters are bad to talk to about movies because they usually remember little to none of the movie....   [tags: English-language films, American films]

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Star Wars Movies Are Better than Star Trek Movies

- A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.... the first pilot of the franchise Star Trek was released, and with the premier of STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE in 1977, Geeks, nerds, and overall fanatics have had a debate ever since over which Sci-fi magnate made for the best cinematic entertainment. I would like to personally settle this argument with four main points in favor of the better movie franchise: STAR WARS. My four points are: 1. STAR WARS has better weapons, 2. STAR WARS has better villains, 3....   [tags: film analysis and reviews]

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Parents: Realizations Revealed on Disney Movies

- Adults today reminisce about their childhoods and picture images and characters from their favorite childhood movies. The majority of these childhood characters come from a Disney movie. Society has accepted that children who watch Disney movies will have a happy childhood on the whole. Looking closer at the animated Disney movies, however, one is able to see minor insertions that could be the cause of the behaviors of children as adults. Although children worldwide grew up watching Disney movies, one could argue that they are subtly inappropriate for their age....   [tags: Parenting, Media]

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The Good and Bad Aspects of Disney Movies

- The debate over the good and bad aspects of Disney movies has been going on for years. It has become a part of pop culture in a way never expected through things such as YouTube videos and meme’s. While looking at multiple Disney movies may give a wider range of example of both the good and the bad in Disney movies, to help depict the effects the movies actually have on kids it is most beneficial to study just one movie. Zia’s essay argues that Disney movies have a good influence on children by teaching them good life morals....   [tags: morality, parental respect]

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Violence against Women on Television and in Movies

- Violence has made a home in American society. Since TV shows and movies provide a large source of entertainment for Americans, networks and Hollywood find themselves constantly competing for viewers. As the competitions heat up, so does the content shown on the screen, but some of that content as struck a nerve with people. The large amount of violence, and more specifically violence against women, portrayed on TV and in movies has people taking action to clean up the screen. Violence: The Facts and Figures Americans have experienced a great increase of violence on TV and in movies throughout the years; unfortunately, violence against women has escalated more....   [tags: horror film genre, entertainment]

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Influence of Music and Movies On My Life

- Essay Art has influenced my life dramatically as it made me grow into the young man I am today. Art has been shown in music and movies because it goes through the creative process just like all other art. In this essay, I will explain how both music and movies influenced my life. My first impression of music was positive after listening to Michael Jackson. His beats and rhythms were different than anything I have ever heard before. Listening to Michael Jackson helped me grow up to be friendly, easy-going, and opened minded to new things....   [tags: Self-Reflection]

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It 's Movies Then There 's My Life

- There’s Movies Then There’s My Life College. A monumental time in a person’s life, whether they are excited and ready to begin, or scared and nervous to begin. College brings lots of changes to our lives. It is the time to make new friends, find new places to hang out, learn how to be responsible for ourself, and learn how to manage our time. But it also brings lots of fears, for example: what if I don 't make friends. What if my roommate is a freak. How am I going to manage my money. I, like most people, was excited about college....   [tags: High school, Friendship, Middle school]

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Steven Spielberg's Movies

- Steven Spielberg is one of the most successful directors of all time (in fact, may people would argue that he is the most successful director there has ever been) and his movies have been some of the most profitable and well known in history. His opening sequences are noted for being captivating, gripping and often scary, building tension and suspense. Born in 1946 in Ohio, Spielberg has become elite among directors. The gross of the films he has directed is estimated at $8.5 billion, and three of his films – Jurassic Park, Jaws and E.T....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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Romance Movies and Real Life Relationships

- ... “A survey of 335 undergraduate students in the Midwest found a significant relationship between reporting watching romantic films often and belief in the ideals “love conquers all,” “one and only” love (soul mate) and “love at first sight” (Riskind). These findings compliment the expectation that watching romantic movies is a major source leading to the unrealistic expectations among viewers. In addition, romantic comedies also give the wrong impression on relationships. If viewers are getting the wrong idea about love itself, then that leads them into expecting more out of relationships as well....   [tags: movie genre, romance, love, reality, effets]

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Disney Movies Are Worthy Of Adult Watching?

- Do you think Disney movies are worthy of adult watching. I do not think so. I do not think that I want to see them in a cinema and pay for them because their stories are childish and very far away from a real world. Moreover, when the main character is a princess, mostly she falls in love with a cool man and the story ends with the success in love. It is very boring that I can suppose the climax scene of the movie. However, “Frozen” is the most exciting and impressive movie I have ever seen, and it ends with the climax which is beyond my expectation....   [tags: Sibling, Interpersonal relationship, Love, Romance]

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Social Commentary on Zombies in Movies and Litarature

- The zombie genre is a lot more complex than I had ever imagined. Like many people, I thought of them as just gory, cannibalistic monsters dreamed up to gross people out. I really paid no attention to the genre, thinking that the movies and books were not my cup or tea. I was unaware of the history of the zombie, and the fact that much of the modern day zombie tales are actually deeply rooted in social commentary. As a student of sociology, seeing the zombie genre from this perspective was quite eye opening....   [tags: Society, Catastrophe]

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Family Movies : A New Home And The Home

- You know all those movies and stories where a family movies into a new home and the home itself is haunted or they find some sort of haunted object. Well, that happened to me however, this story isn 't exactly about me more or less about the object in question. It all started when I moved into my new apartment when I turned 18. I had moved out of the house and living on my own I had a decent paying job so I could afford it. The apartment itself was nothing fancy, it was rather small as I couldn 't exactly afford some suite or anything....   [tags: Game, Play, Teeth, Time]

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Downloading Music and Movies Harm the Artist

- Music and movie is manmade and not spontaneously created downloading them illegally, the artists will be discouraged and will not produce more music. The musician’s talent are abused since they are not paid for it. Producing a movie is expensive, artists spend time and money to produce a single movie or music, so watching or downloading it without paying money will destroy the artist career and it will not make the artist rich. Everybody should learn to pay for the entertainment that they get from watching a movie or listening to music....   [tags: illegal downloading, musician talent]

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Similarities Between Movies Are All With Alice?

- Next is the Social Structure, there are two things that goes into it, which are key relationships and political organizations. The key relationships have some similarities and differences in both movies. The similar relationships between both movies are all with Alice, the relationships are with the White Rabbit, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts. The different Key Relationships for the 1951 movie is not all with Alice. But the ones that are with Alice are: the Teacher, the Rose Flower, the Talking Flowers, and the King of Hearts....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

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Gender and Stereotypes in Disney's Animated Movies

- It is not a secret that for quite some time now Disney’s animated films have influenced particularly children’s mental identities regarding how they will view to society as well as the status quo. Disney film makers are not the creators of the gender and racial prejudices that are ever present in media, however, they certainly encourage the image of a woman being submissive and almost always white. As it relates to women of color specifically, Disney animated films have been exclusive and biased in terms of representation....   [tags: princesses in cartoon films]

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The Theme of Chivalry in Today's Literature and Movies

- The basics of chivalry, which are bravery and loyalty, are present in literature and movies of today. Loyalty is present in the book The Count of Monte Cristo while bravery is present in the movie National Treasure. The Count of Monte Cristo is about a man who is wrongfully imprisoned but remains loyal to his family in his course of vengeance. National Treasure is about another man who acts bravely in his search for treasure. Chivalry was the code of conduct for knights in medieval Europe. Chivalry came from the French word “chevalier” meaning, “knight.” This code of conduct for knights originated from feudalism, the social-political system that governed medieval Europe....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Like Most Movies '

- ... When his wife and kids were away, he meet two men who introduced themselves as Hamilton and Brown; these were latter proved to be fictitious names. These man tricked him in to traveling to Washington D.C. with them, under the guise of him being paid for playing violin with their circus show. He doesn’t remember much of what happened once he got to D.C. and had dinner with the men. He became very ill and didn’t want to think he was drugged. He writes, “Though suspicions of Brown and Hamilton were not unfrequent…I could not reconcile myself to the idea that they were instrumental to my imprisonment(Northup).” Judge Thaddeus St....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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The Sense of Self in Adolescence: Teenager Movies

- ... Afterwards, they asked Ronnie where his were and he claimed he hadn’t received his report card and that it shouldn’t matter, because he was invariably a “straight-A” student. The truth was that he had received his report card, but since he was popular he chose to stop caring about his grades which caused them to drop dramatically. He cared more about being popular, than doing what he was actually capable of. (Mount & Rash, 1987) Erickson’s Identity theory was also illustrated in both films....   [tags: Can't Buy Me Love, Perks of Being a Wallflower]

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Movies as a Distraction During the Great Depression

- During The Great Depression films were an upright distraction for people in the 1930’s. Some examples of films are, “Public Enemy,” released in 1931, “Gold Diggers,” in 1933, next was “Modern Times,” 1936, lastly was “Room Service,” released in 1938. These films all served as a distraction of The Great Depression for people, and also showed what it was like during the time in some different ways. For example, the treatment of women was portrayed in some of these films. My opinion on how women were portrayed in some is that they were treated poorly based on some things in the move “Gold Diggers.” For example, it was harder for women to find a job than it was for men....   [tags: women, money, film]

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