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Photography: Its Evolution and Effects on the World

- One of the universal languages of the world may be a one that would not normally come to mind, and that is photography. People all over the world can understand it, whether they speak English or something else. Since the beginning, man has striven to leave his mark on the world, be it caves drawings, sketches, or paintings. The art of photography has evolved in many ways, such as the different materials that were used, the ways to develop a picture, a camera’s size and portability, and how the camera has advanced in its technology and physical features....   [tags: Art]

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A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

- "In a world beyond this one, that river goes on singing sweetly, enchanting us with what we want to hear, shaping what we need to see in order to keep going. In those waters all disappointments are forgotten, our mistakes forgiven” (Bray 401). In A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, Gemma is giving one example of how setting plays an important role in this story. Gemma Doyle finds great power when she goes to Spence Academy for Young Ladies, an English boarding school in the Victorian time period....   [tags: Setting]

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Postwar America: The Golden Age of Television

- The ‘Golden Age of Television’ is what many refer to as the period between the 1950s and 60s when the television began to establish itself as a prevalent medium in the United States. In 1947, the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), and the Du Mont Network were the four main television networks that ran stations with regular programming taking place. (Television, 2003) While regular television programming was a new innovation, the television itself had been commercially available for over twenty years prior to the 50s....   [tags: Television]

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Photography within the World of Creative Writing

- The purpose of this essay is to integrate the photographic process with creative writing. At first glance, one might think that the two mediums do not have much common ground. However, upon further scrutiny, one quickly discovers that is not entirely the case. Photography plays a wide and diverse role in creative writing. When I first sat down to write this article, I was focused on the other prompt. After a few days of flipping through various photographers and their works, option B still plagued me....   [tags: Article Review]

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Australians Prefer Refined Grains Over Whole Grains

- Introduction: Whole grains should be included as part of every Australian’s diet, a whole grain is defined by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) as “any food which uses every part of the grain including the outer layers, bran and germ” This applies whether they are separated during processing and if the grain is milled into smaller pieces (FSANZ, 2011). It is important to keep the outer layers, bran and germ as they have a higher nutrient content than refined grains which involves removing parts of the bran and germ (Go Grains Health and Nutrition Ltd, 2010)....   [tags: Australia, diet, grain, consumption, health, food]

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Description and Analysis of the Cell Theory

- Prokaryotic cells have nucleus that contains genetic material, complex cytoskeleton, and endomembrane system. They lack distict nucleus and other membrane bound organelles. In traditional five kingdom classification system written by Robert Whittaker, prokaryotic organism belongs to kingdom Monera. Prokaryotic organism have been divided into groups Archaea and Bacteria. They are unicellular organism, but one single cell is capable of carrying out all the function necessary for the organism to live and reproduce....   [tags: cell membrane, cytoplasm, prokaryotic cell]

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George Romero's Night of the Living Dead

- George Romero's reinvention of the zombie in night of the Living Dead (1968) is clearly a critique of elements of the American society, and the film as a whole is easily twisted into a warped view on the 'American Dream'. Themes throughout Romero’s film, dealing with controversial topics during the time that the film was made, are still, to this day debated by critics and film historians. Themes of racism and war are defined within the movie, hidden underneath the idea of carnal, cannibalistic zombies and over the top heroes who, eventually, succumb to the reanimated; despite their every effort....   [tags: dream, themes, freedom, success]

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The Image of Haifa, Isreal through Poetry

- ... 56) These lines illustrate Haifa as a vast desert too difficult to inhabit due to being encompassed by intense heat. However, as in the previous poem, White goes on to describe how the harmony and beauty within the shrine make him unaware of the intense heat, “His effort restores to his eyes the palette…flowers riotously colored…the sky incredibly blue”. (Haifa: A Poetic Journey, White, pg. 56). It is the harmony present within not only the shrine, but also the city itself that has allowed for Haifa to become inhabited by such a diversity of people, as Roger White metaphorically portrays in his poetic journal....   [tags: qualities, beauty, modern, sea]

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The Path to Extinction for Rain Forests

- Rainforests are defined by an excessive amount of rainfall. They are extremely vital organs of the global ecosystem and are responsible for nearly a third of the world’s oxygen provision. With over 30 million different species of plants and animals, they are believed to be the eldest and most complex land based ecosystems on the globe. Rainforests can be thought of as massive sponges, which suck up over half of the world’s rainfall and then release it back into the air in the forms of giant compounds of mist and water vapor....   [tags: deforestation, exploitation, landslides]

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The Sights and Sounds of DIY

- Art and music have had a natural association with one another in almost every culture of the world since the beginning of history. When it comes to punk rock and its visual counterpart, the connection goes beyond just similar styles and ways of working. The artists participating in these two sides of the spectrum not only broke the same rules and appealed to the same audiences, they were members of the same social groups and frequented the same neighborhoods and clubs. This made way for collaboration and the parallel growth of both art forms....   [tags: Art]

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Kipling’s short story, Miss Youghul’s Sais

- Upon first seeing a young woman wearing a hijab, a child once questioned her father in a loud, excited whisper, “Daddy, is she a princess?” while rudely pointing at the woman across the parking lot. The child’s conclusion likely came from distorted images of Arab and Muslim women found in children’s media, especially Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin, but it should be noted the girl’s initial reaction was not one of fear, irritation, or disgust, simply fascination with the young woman’s unorthodox clothing....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Feminism, Culture, Hijab]

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AIDS: Keeping New Queer Cinema Alive

- AIDS: Keeping New Queer Cinema Alive “Queer Cinema is Back” – headlines the front page of the 2005 issue of the Advocate, signifying to a new flood of movies making way into theatres. Five years prior to this news release B. Ruby Rich, who coined the art as New Queer Cinema almost a decade earlier, declared that the cinema had co-opted into “just another niche market” dominated by popular culture (Morrison 135 & Rich 24). What had seemed to be a movement, turned out to be only a moment in the brief years between the late 1980s and early 1990s when the energies of queer theory, the furies of AIDS activism, the legacies of independent and avant-garde filmmaking, and the schisms of postmodern...   [tags: homosexuality, cinematography, inequality]

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Film in a Digital Era

- It's strange, after being such an enthusiastic early adopter of digital cameras, I've found myself returning the the very first film camera I ever used. It was long before digital had caught on that I was lucky enough to own one of the first consumer grade digital cameras available. Although, it was a little out of date when it was given to me by a relative, I couldn't afford a digital camera at the time new or old. Not a lot of people bought them at the time, even if they could. I remember someone stopping me, asking "where's the viewfinder?" They were thinking it was some kind of dangerous device until I showed them pictures via the LCD screen....   [tags: Photography]

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The Significance of the Yogini

- The 10th century sculpture from India known as the Yogini depicts a composition of a meditating woman, exuding a sense of tranquility from her stoic demeanor. Her large presence commands a sense of authority. Her mythical significance as a goddess, indicated by the placard beside her, corroborates this sensation of power surrounding her. Through the power embodied by the Yogini, demonstrated by the focused precision on her features, the sculptor emphasizes the significance of the Yogini. The first indication of the power associated with the Yogini is the overall appearance of the sculpture....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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I Want to be Skinny

- We’ve all been told that those darn diets do not work, yet millions of Americans still look to be skinny with any alternative other than exercising. The power of television plays a large role of how successful the diet industries are. Everyone is aware of the advertisement methods of diet industries, apparently comparing two photos of some poor overweight fellow, to an amazingly finely fit one wearing the same outfit can persuade thousands of citizens hoping to have the same effect happen to them....   [tags: Society, Body Image, Skinny]

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Physical Geography of Orange County

- This sedimentary rock has hardened over the many years with sand shells, small pebbles, grains of sand and rocks of various sizes. In comparison to our 4.5 billion year old Earth, these sand shells might as well be brand new, when in reality they could be up to 1,000 years old. If the sandstone were to be replaced with calcite it would completely change the subclass of rock, it would then be chemical & organic limestone. The variation in sand stone is due to different rates of deposition and change in patterns of the sediment movement (Mc Knight, p....   [tags: earth science, geology, cloud types]

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Journalism in War Stricken Locations

- When war erupts, the world’s media converge on the scene of battle. The bigger the battle, the more consequential the fighting, and the more involved the major power then the more media will attend. “The very nature of war,” according to journalist Kate Adie (2002), “confuses the role of the journalist” (2002). Confronted with the often horrific realities of conflict, any belief that the journalist can remain distant, remote, or unaffected by what is happening “tends to go out the window” in a hurry....   [tags: reporting on the scene of a battle]

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Neo-Realism by Italian Film Makers

- In order to capture the hardships of everyday life in a shattered nation, Italian filmmakers in the instant post-war period created their own cinematic language. However revolutionary in impact, the new realism was not a complete halt with the past. Its origins went deep, to the work of directors in Italy and afar which, over preceding decades, had foreshadowed the themes and formal revolution of a style that would be developed to become one of cinema’s most influential movements. Neo-realist films established a new social consciousness along with the importance on working class hardship and the daily battle to get by in post-war Italy....   [tags: Movies, Nation, Post-War]

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the pianist

- ‘The Pianist’ is a film directed by Roman Polanski and based around the life of Wladyslaw Szpilman during the Nazi invasion of Poland. Roman used visual techniques in the opening scenes such as black and white film, camera positioning and motifs to create an atmosphere for the audience. The first scene in the film is a montage of grainy black and white scenes of Polish life before the Nazi invasion on Poland. The footage shows a dated world with old English style building and technology, people are shown walking about the town in aged clothing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Benefits of Chocolate

- Chocolate There is nothing any better than a good piece of chocolate. Its rich, its creamy, its smooth, and it makes us feel so-o-o-o good for a few moments of course, that is; until the guilt of the calories kick in. Chocolate happens to be one of my favorite sweets. The wonderful creamy milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, white chocolate, or even my personal favorite a silky dark chocolate, the choices are hard. I sat down this weekend to really think about, and compare the differences....   [tags: Nutrition]

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Terrorism: Safety vs Freedom

- “The danger that darkened the United States of America and the civilized world on September 11, did not pass with the atrocities committed that day”. (Ashcroft, 2003) The terrors of 9/11 caused increased security that comes at a cost that many feel is an invasion of their charter rights. The idea of racial profiling is not new, but many feel worse than ever in today’s anti-Muslim society. This habit of losing civil liberties in the wake of terror is to some an unnecessary change that is unallowable, but leaves many wondering if we should sacrifice our freedom for safety....   [tags: American Security vs Individual Rights]

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The Valley of Elah

- In The Valley of Elah is undoubtedly one of the most realistic depictions of a modern soldiers experience during the war in Iraq. This film exposes the challenges that many soldiers face upon returning home from duty. In the Valley of Elah follows a detective plot as Hank Deerfield tries to find his AWOL son, Mike, who has just returned home from active duty in Iraq. As Hank pieces together the events that lead to his sons death, the viewers see how traumatized the returning soldiers are. This film submerges the viewer in very powerful and gruesome incidents, which is seen through the photographs and cell phone footage that Mike records while in Iraq....   [tags: depictions, modern soldiers, war]

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Modern Photograph and Realism

- ... There is contrast between textures of liquid water, grainy dirt, smooth plants, and the hard rough mountains. In 1930, Walker Evans beautiful yet haunting photograph, "Factory Street in Amsterdam, New York,” documents the effects of the great depression. This image almost looks like an alley. Due to the wet glossy floors you can tell it was previously raining. The first thing to catch your attention is the long road receding infinitely, leading your eyes from the foreground to the background creating maximum depth of field like in Shore's photo....   [tags: change, happiness, love, freedom, social]

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Just a Normal Saturday

- The cold, hard ball was tight against my foot. Grass was dragging against my shoe with every step I take. The wind was brisk against my face and the sun beamed down on my neck. Sweat was dripping down my face as I weaved in and out of cones for the hundredth time. The drying heat only seemed to motivate me more as I continued to break down every barrier possible. My throat was sere and my stomach urged me to quench my thirst, but I refused to succumb to the screaming pain. I weaved through again feeling my cleats rip into the ground as I lunged around the cones....   [tags: short story]

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Thoughts on Jack Finney's Novel Time and Again

- Time and Again A novel by Jack Finney Despite the fact Time and Again is fictional, it makes one wistful, thinking of how incredible it would be to be in Simon Morley’s place. To be able to see the world exactly as if a day had not passed in the time of 1882, to converse, to touch, to just breathe the air of the past – is merely dreaming. Author Jack Finney describes how such a thing would come to pass – travelling back in time – and for a moment or more, I could believe every word. However far-fetched or seemingly plausible the novel was, it was told brilliantly, and the sketches helped one immerse themselves more and more into the tale....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Charles Cornwallis

- The Beginning On December 31, 1738, Charles Cornwallis was born the second Earl Cornwallis, since his father, the fifth Baron Cornwallis, had been rewarded as a Viscount and the first Earl Cornwallis. In 1661, Sir Frederick Cornwallis was rewarded a baron try by Charles II for service to the Stuarts. His mother was the niece of Sir Robert Walpole. His uncle became he Archbishop of Canterbury. Cornwallis was educated at Eton and moved in elite social circles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Veterinary Ultrasound Applications

- When someone hears the word “ultrasound”, they probably immediately think babies, pregnancy, and those fuzzy black and white computer screens displaying the picture of a developing fetus. Modern medicine has now gone much further than those often grainy flat images a mother used to see. Three dimensional and even 4-D imaging is possible, and not only in medical facilities, but in veterinary clinics. Only a few universities were using this technology in the 1970 and 1980s, but today, modern advancements and availability allows clinics to depend on this technology for all kinds of cases....   [tags: ultrasound, technology,clinics]

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Description of The Beach

- The waves are crashing. The sun is setting. People are laughing and embracing under the sunset. I feel the sand squish slowly through my toes as I gaily walk down the shoreline of the Outer Banks. My all time favorite place to be is the beach. The weather at the beach is the most quarreling of all places in the world. One minute you are relaxing lazily on the sandy seashore reading a most invigorating book. I sit engrossed and allow the foamy mist from the rampant ocean spray your face lightly as though it was the touch of a feather....   [tags: Personal Narratives, Descriptive, Observation]

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Baz Luhrman's Moulin Rouge

- Baz Luhrman's Moulin Rouge Moulin Rouge was Baz Luhrman’s next great success after his polarizing fusion of Shakespearean dialogue and MTV stylisations that was William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. Released in 2001 Moulin Rouge caused considerable controversy amongst its audiences, with critics claiming “you either love it or hate it”....   [tags: Papers]

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Independent Film Industries Reinforce The Global Construction Of The Hybrid Genre

- Independent Film Industries Reinforce The Global Construction Of The Hybrid Genre Almost every country has its own film industry. Films are being produced across the world, from the low budget gangster films of Britain's "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and Australia's "Chopper" to the French 'art cinema' of "L'aventura" and the German action offering of "Run Lola Run". This is of course to exclude America. Hollywood is the center of the global film industry and it can be considered impossible to gain international superstardom without passing through its coiffured gates....   [tags: Papers]

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A Study of the Changes in River Processes

- A Study of the Changes in River Processes This is a study of the changes in river processes along the long profile of a river. To study this we will use a sample river. The river the study will be based on Loughton Brook, which is a river situated in Epping Forest in Essex and is also a tributary of the river Thames. A journey will be made to the river and measurements will be made at three different sites. The measurements that were taken will be studied so conclusions can be made about the changes to characteristics of a river with distance downstream....   [tags: Papers]

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Review of the Movie, A Hard Day's Night

- "A Hard Day's Night" catches the first flaring of Beatlemania in a manner at once subtle and intelligent. The plot is simple: a day in the life of the Beatles as they try to make it to a performance, burdened by Paul's trouble-making grandfather (Wilfred Brambell); inept reporters, police, and studio moguls; and, of course, hordes of screaming teenage girls. All the while, the Beatles remain as laid back as can be, responding with dry, very British one-liners and shifting easily into melodic musical interludes, such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "All My Lovin'," and "I Wanna Be Your Man." This is the pre-Sergeant Pepper Beatles, and their pleasant, playful enthusiasm mirrors the general innocence...   [tags: Movie Film Hard Day's Night Beatles]

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Controlling Adolescents' Exposure to Violence in Media

- The debate about violence in media, such as video games, has been going on for years now, however, there is no definite answer on what to do about it. Should adolescents be able to differentiate between video game fantasy violence and real life. Is it partially the parents’ fault for not controlling their access to these games. Perhaps there is more to it than just the scientific side of things. Adolescents should be able to differentiate violence in video games from real life and be able to recognize patterns in gender role and age....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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The Advantage of Black-and-White over Color Photography

- In a world where color photography has become the norm people are often surprised at the power of images produced in black and white. I would like to illustrate that black and white photography is a better art form than color photography and that it is not as difficult to be successful as many assumptions indicate. Black and white film gives an aesthetic, craftsman-like quality that is hard to produce in color; it is not a substitute for color but an abstract way of interpreting the world around us....   [tags: Visual Arts]

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In Depth Review On New Lcd 2007

- We knew it had to happen sooner or later. With the release of the Viewsonic VX2245wm ViewDock ($455) monitor, LCD displays are the latest product category to become "iPod-ified". The 22-inch widescreen display boasts an iPod dock built right into the base offering the promise of a simplified desktop along with its glossy black design. The idea of integrating an iPod dock into a monitor isn't completely without merit, but don't get ahead of yourself imagining what the ViewDock can do. First off, you can't listen to music or movies without using iTunes on your computer....   [tags: Technology Product Review]

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I never sang for my father

- At the beginning and again at the end of "I Never Sang for My Father," we see a grainy snapshot of an old man and a middle-aged man, arms thrown about each other's shoulders, peering uncertainly into the camera as if they're not quite sure what drew them out into the sunshine to pose this day. And we hear Gene Hackman's voice: "Death ends a life. But it does not end a relationship." This film takes that simple fact and uses it to make a poignant and ultimately tragic statement about parents and children, life and death, and all the words that go unspoken....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Runes: Clues to Uncovering the Past

- Runes: Clues to Uncovering the Past The runic alphabet is an ancient Germanic alphabet that was used throughout Northern Europe, Scandinavia, the British Isles, and Iceland from the first century C.E. well into the Middle Ages. This alphabet, used by the Anglo-Saxons and shared with other Germanic peoples, was brought to England at the time of the Anglo-Saxon invasions . While runes enjoyed widespread usage among the peoples of the area, there is no concrete agreement as to the origin of this writing system....   [tags: Linguistics]

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Exploration of the Principles of Lighting

- Exploration of the Principles of Lighting In this report I will be explaining the major and minor principles of lighting, the purpose of key, fill, black and background lighting along with the purpose of high and low keylighting. I will also be including detailed diagrams of two scenes from a film I have worked on. The more modern day purposes of lighting are in particular for it to create a sense of realism....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Analog and Digital Recording

- Comparing Analog and Digital Recording In the present time we are always coming up with better electronics, because that is what we expect. So, in the recording industry we have moved from analog to digital recording. Musicians want the best recording gear to give them the fastest, easiest, and best sounding recordings for their music. Digital recording is the newer way of recording music since analog recording, but is it always better. There are obviously definite positives of digital recording or we wouldn’t be using it, but does it fall short to analog recording in some areas....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Chuck Close: Three Major Works

- I don’t really have a favorite artist, but the one artist that I have always had a little interest in is Chuck Close. He is truly a talented artist, whose remarkable career has extended beyond his completed works of art. Chuck Close started painting at the age of six and has never stopped. Growing up, Chuck had a learning disability, and in the 1940s, most educators didn’t know about LD’s or Dyslexia. Most student’s who had Chuck’s trouble reading, spelling, concentrating, or paying attention was often labeled slow or dumb....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Television Language of White Noise

- Television Language of White Noise Television, in our culture, is by far the most dominant medium of communication and stimulation. The fears, the joys, and the horrors of the world are all channeled through television. As seen in the Rodney King police beating videotape, television can incite in a population sheer and utter rage and dark hostility. That same footage; however, can also detract from the very anger it incites. After countless times of viewing the footage, in a never-ending Simulacrum of the same grainy image, the masses became desensitized to its graphic violence....   [tags: Papers]

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The Success of Franklin Roosevelt

- The Success of Franklin Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt was President of the USA during a period encompassed two of the most significant events of recent history- the American Depression and the Second World War. In this essay we will look at the qualities that made FDR such a notable President; we will also examine some of the circumstances surrounding the Presidency to discover if perhaps that also had an impact on perceptions of both the man and his Presidency. We will also be looking at Eleanor Roosevelt, his wife and one of his strongest political assets....   [tags: Papers]

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The Beauty of Nature

- The Beauty of Nature The sunset was not spectacular that day. The vivid ruby and tangerine streaks that so often caressed the blue brow of the sky were sleeping, hidden behind the heavy mists. There are some days when the sunlight seems to dance, to weave and frolic with tongues of fire between the blades of grass. Not on that day. That evening, the yellow light was sickly. It diffused softly through the gray curtains with a shrouded light that just failed to illuminate. High up in the treetops, the leaves swayed, but on the ground, the grass was silent, limp and unmoving....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example]

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Mother’s Comforting Gray Gun

- Mother’s Comforting Gray Gun I lay on my side with one socked foot dangling off the edge of the bed, looking down at Mom on the floor. She lay on a pallet of itchy, green army blankets my dad "borrowed" from his tour in Vietnam. No matter how many times they were washed, the blankets always smelled like smoke and machine oil; I had never seen them used anywhere but the floor. It took a while for my eyes to adjust to the dark, but when they finally focused, I could easily follow along the profile of my mother's distinctive nose....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Buster Keatons The Cameraman

- The Cameraman (Rough Draft) The Cameraman (1928), an MGM Buster Keaton feature, is one of the last truly great feature films of the silent era. From the artistic balance it finds between the simplicity of an all-too-familiar storyline and the complexity of technique and cinematography, to the very-entertaining and captivating performances of its actors, the film that was nearly lost to the annals of motion-picture history is a multi-faceted gem that is joyous to watch. Simplicity is one of the big keys to the success of The Cameraman....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash

- Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash In Snow Crash, a novel by Neal Stephenson, Stephenson examines how expanding technology affects a society. He introduces us to a world where a computer virus is altering people's minds, and where they have no control over themselves. He vividly describes how Hiro, the protagonist, must fight the virus to save the future of the world.      Technology is expanding everyday. Our society has grown and expanded and has become extremely powerful because of new technologies....   [tags: Neal Stephenson Snow Crash Essays]

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Hello? - Original Writing

- Hello. - Original Writing The women slid into the luxurious crumpled white leather sofa and let the tide of cushions envelop her. Bathed in the subtle light she sat, gazing mindlessly into her TV. Inside the spacious living room, the large mirror hung majestically over the ornate stone fireplace and the traditional rug from South Africa was stretched out on the glossy, wooden floor; well positioned ornaments were placed around the room, giving it soul and life. And a soothing snug sound from the grandfather clock floated around the room....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effect of Images

- The Effect of Images They have been around since man has first inhabited the earth. Plato referred to them as magical imitations. The Old Testament warned followers of the faith of their evil nature and cursed anyone who produced them. Some spend hours in thought over their meanings, while others fear their very existence. No matter what you think, it is almost impossible to deny the power that images posses. From their use in advertising to their use in religion, images wield great power over human behavior and emotions....   [tags: Papers]

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Wag The Dog

- Although the movie Wag the Dog is a comedy about a completly fake war, written and produced by a top Hollywood producer and a presidential Mr. Fix-It in order to take the focus off of a presidential sex scandel 11 days before the election, it does have a serious message to impart - Don't believe everything you see on TV. Sure, parents tell their kids that the man on TV isn't really dead, it's all fake, and we all know that movies and sitcoms and dramas aren't real, they're written and acted. But we believe the shows not labelled fiction....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Technology & Film

- Technology & Film Technology has had a huge impact on the world, especially the film industry. It has had a long past and as the technology advances, it becomes more and more realistic. It all began with the first machine patented in the United States that showed animated pictures or movies. It was called the “wheel of life” or “zoopraxiscope” and was patented in 1867 by William Lincoln. Moving drawings or photographs were watched through a slit in the zoopraxiscope. However, modern motion picture making began with the invention of the motion picture camera....   [tags: Film Cinema Movies]

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Robot Lobstrocities

- Robot Lobstrocities “Check this out,” Joseph Ayers, a biology professor at Northeastern University says as he turns on his laptop. The soundtrack from the 1975 film, "Jaws" plays in the background. On the screen is a grainy image of a moving creature lumbering towards a huge pile of bricks, easily maneuvering itself over them. The music reaches its climactic conclusion and a lethal claw dominates the screen. Fortunately it’s not a monster; it’s just a lobster. For Ayers, lobsters are fascinating creatures that has inhabited his life for most of his career....   [tags: Technology Machines Papers]

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Vernon Corea

- Vernon Corea Vernon Corea was one of the world's greatest broadcasters - he was born on the island of Ceylon. The 'Hindu' newspapers placed him among the 'greats' in the world of broadcasting. Vernon was born in Kurana, Katunayke on September 11th, 1927. His father Rev. Ivan Corea was a curate at the St.Phillips Church in Kurana in 1927. The Corea family are descendants of Dominicus Corea who was crowned King of Kotte in the 16th century. Vernon Corea's parents were the late Canon Ivan Corea and Ouida Corea, one time Rural Dean of Colombo of the Church of Sri Lanka and Vicar of St....   [tags: History]

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