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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

- ... Most of the movies have a same story which makes genres identical but the audience will not notice the difference since the story line is different. Movie production genres changed when the movie industry started to look into individuals life styles, such as the gangster movies and adventure movies. This took the film industry to a new level of looking at movie making. From the old days of romance and comedy, film makers had to change the ideas of how to express the movie by using appropriate clothing, dialogues, way the character speaks and environment depending on the story to make it more effective....   [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

- ... That is to say, scary movies have multiple effects upon people which will ruin their life’s completely no telling what they would be capable of doing. Mental trauma generally develops on a person after viewing disturbing images such as: dead bodies, protruding bones, and massive bruises (Effects). People who see disturbing images may become stressed and develop a variety of health issues that have ultimately been discovered by psychiatric professionals. Certain health issues such as high blood pressure and anxiety along with post-traumatic stress may result within a person and may come across critical situation in order to relieve their problem....   [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

- ... Watching her bleed heavily, Adam presumed she was dead. Ten years later after that ridiculous forced separation, Adam catches a glimpse of grown up Eden on television. Eventually, he reunites with her, only to find out his long-lost love suffers from amnesia from the accident as a teen. He then decides to set out on a dangerous quest and negate the effect of gravity, working on an anti-gravity product to reconnect with her and help her regain back her memory. Eventually, she does regain back her memory and reunites with Adam....   [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

- ... The second behavior was defined as a physical or verbal means to engage with another character with the intent to harm the other character. Examples of aggressive behaviors include, but are not limited to a character yelling, cursing, swings swords, throwing punches or kicking, grabbing one another, shooting, stabbing, killing. The third behavior was postulated to be a stereotypically female behavior in our society and was performing domestic duties. Examples of a character performing domestic duties include cooking, vacuuming, sweepings, cleaning dishes, dusting, childcare, and laundry....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Scientific method]

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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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Teen Movies : The Human Imagination

- ... To start, my first real kiss winded up being when I was eleven with this random boy at summer camp whose name I cannot remember. We were playing a game of truth or dare, and of course, being the dare devil that I am, I chose dare, and you can guess what the dare was. All I remember after that was going home and telling my mom what a horrible kisser the kid had been. Then when I actually turned thirteen, I never got a boyfriend or a first date. All I got was a speech from my brother telling me I don’t need a boyfriend because they’re all nothing but assholes....   [tags: SAT, High school, Cheerleading, Adolescence]

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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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The Horror Of Horror Movies

- ... The second one is dopamine, which takes place after the movie. In a few people, both rushes induce pleasure (Koutsidis, 1). Horror movies allow the relief that we can experience adrenaline rushes without having to worry about the characters onscreen (Muse, 1). Horror movies are a much more inexpensive way to experience an adrenaline rush compared to alternatives such as extreme sports (Earth,1). Not all people like horror movies. In fact, only 10 percent of the human population turns fear into pleasure (The Psychology of Horror- Why do we Watch Horror Films, 1)....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Horror and terror, Slasher film]

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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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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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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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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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Why Watching Movies At Home

- ... After buying the tickets there is the food that five to seven dollars per combo and refills have to be purchased per time for up to a dollar more. Compared to renting a movie going out to see one could cost up to ten times as much. I went to the movies once to see the purge and spent about twenty dollars for two people to watch a movie and eat popcorn. However with that same twenty dollars I could have rented five different movies and watched them at home. Although watching movies at a theater are expensive they are also inconvenient if you work or have kids....   [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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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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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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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

- ... I knew I had to say goodbye to my boyfriend and my best friend that morning and to say the least, I wasn 't ready at all. I wasn 't ready to pick up my life and move 6 hours away. I wasn 't ready to be the only one of my friends that were moving off for school. But after hugs and tearful goodbyes, I thought I had made it through the hardest part of moving day. But I was far from being right. Later that day, I walked into an unfamiliar room in Lawrence Hall and was welcomed in by my cross country coach in a room full of strangers....   [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?

- ... However, Elsa forbids their sudden marriage and the sisters argue, which causes Elsa to lose her control of the magic power and cover the town with heavy snow and ice showing her huge power to other participants in the party. Elsa flees to the mountain because people fear her, and Anna follows her with the peasant Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and the snowman Olaf. They find Elsa in her ice castle and Anna insists she should return and melt the ice in the town, but her magic power strikes Anna in the heart accidentally when she becomes agitated by Anna’s insistence....   [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?

- ... The Political Organization for Underland goes the White Queen then Cheshire Cat, (who is still a freelancer like in the 1951 movie so he still goes above and below the Queen of Hearts at times), then there is the Queen of Hearts, then Absolum, then Alice, then the Jabberwocky, then the Jub Jub Bird, then the Bandersnatch, then Mad Hatter, then Stayne, then the White Rabbit or McTwisp, then Mallymkun or Dormouse, then Tweedledee and Tweedledumb, then Bayard the blood hound, these are all considered upper class....   [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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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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Why Do People Watch Movies?

- ‘Then came the films’; writes the German cultural theorist Walter Benjamin, evoking the arrival of a powerful new art form at the end of 19th century. By this statement, he tried to explain that films were not just another visual medium, but it has a clear differentiation from all previous mediums of visual culture. However, the mystical question is, “Why do people watch films?” What is that magic potion, which keeps people’s eyes glued to habit of watching movies, even after more than 100 years after its arrival....   [tags: film]

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How Accurate are Stereotypical Crime Movies?

- Criminal masterminds are often overthought by stereotypical movies. We all love our hi-tech exclusive gadgets, and we love our laser-dodging art thefts, but do these things really happen. The public often likes to think they do, because it is an overwhelming experience to be engaged in such a movie. The real “pros”(Dolnick, 14) will still go for the easy way. Which raises a question; Criminal masterminds exists, but do they actually enjoy the risk of theft, and disobeying the common law. To dive into such a question, we can’t just consider art theft....   [tags: thieves, thrill, money]

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Why We Crave Horror Movies

- In his essay, “Why We Crave Horror Movies” King attempts to bring understanding to the phenomenon of the horror film genre. He states “sanity becomes a matter of degree” eluding to the theory that sanity is relative and that all humans are relatively insane. Jack the Ripper and the Cleveland Torso Murderer were the examples of humans on one extreme of the spectrum of sanity; saints represent the other safe end of the sanity spectrum. He illustrates the thought that in order for human kind to stay functionally sane there needs to be some sort of outlet for our violent “mad” thoughts....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Horror and terror, Halloween]

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Parallels Between Hamlet and Disney Movies

- Hamlet and a popular amount of Disney movies share many parallels. The Lion King was actually based entirely off the play Hamlet. There are many themes in this play that are relevant in many other pieces, such as Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, and Hercules. Beauty and the Beast helps convey betrayal among people who care for each other, while Mulan allows people to see a deeper meaning in Hamlet’s own personal passion. Furthermore, Hercules allows one to connect the relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia to a romance that is almost as complicated....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Darren Aronofsky's Pi and Other Movies

- Darren Aronofsky, born February 12, 1969, is known for his American Films and collaborations with cinematographer Andrew Weisblum and soundtrack composer Clint Mansell. Aronofsky is probably best known for films involving graphic surreal scenes, without a doubt containing drugs, nudity, gore, sex and even sometimes all of the above. While the scenes and script are structured to make its audience’s stomachs drop, it’s the way they fulfill a complete story that makes the work of Darren Aronofsky so unique....   [tags: psycho-sexual film genre]

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violence in movies

- If you watch movies these days you know you’re sure to see some sort of violence whether it be a killing, beating, or some kind of cruel act. Now every time you watch TV, you are likely to see a commercial promoting a new movie with a catch title such as “Scream” or “Fear.” Whether you think these movies are necessary or not, production companies know they will get the viewers and this is why they keep making them. I was watching a movie the other day, with my lovely girlfriend of course, by the name of “The Matrix.” The title caught both our eyes as we browsed the aisles of the movie store searching for something good to watch....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Women in Movies

- Women in Movies Since the 1940’s, movies have predominately portrayed women as sex symbols. Beginning in the 1940’s and continuing though the 1980’s, women did not have major roles in movies. When they did have a leading role the women was either pretreated as unintelligent and beautiful, or as conniving and beautiful: But she was always beautiful. Before the 1990’s, men alone, wrote and directed all the movies, and the movies were written for men. In comparison, movies of the 90’s are not only written and directed by women, but leading roles are also held by older and unattractive women....   [tags: essays papers]

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