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Finder and Maker Reversed in The Moviegoer

- Finder and Maker Reversed in The Moviegoer       Walker Percy's novel The Moviegoer chronicles a week in the life of stockbroker Binx Bolling, and his eventual marriage with his step-cousin Kate Cutrer. More than that, it sketches Binx's peculiar philosophy, and Kate's equally strange orientation, and their eventual transposition. Binx begins as an enjoyer of reality, a searcher, or finder of relief from tedium, and Kate as a frantic searcher who becomes a maker of crises to relieve her post-modern ennui....   [tags: Moviegoer Essays Papers]

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Walker Percy's The Moviegoer

- Walker Percy's The Moviegoer Walker Percy is the author of The Moviegoer, which is written about a young man named John Binkerson Bolling otherwise known as Binx. He is the main character who grows up in New Orleans. He is a moviegoer who is on a search but the object of his search is not clear. The people he encounters help him along the way, especially his stepbrother Lonnie and an African American man. The Moviegoer takes place during Mardi Gras when Binx discovers that something more is needed in his life....   [tags: Walker Percy Moviegoer Essays]

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The Supreme Liar, There Is Only One Type Of Moviegoer

- According to George Lucas, the supreme liar, there is only one type of moviegoer. As usual, George Lucas is incorrect. There are actually three types of moviegoers. They are the romance type, the comedy type, and the sci-fi type. The romance moviegoer has a polished appearance. For example, her mouth is wound in a small smile that uncovers a sliver of pearly white teeth. The perfectly straight teeth are partially obstructed by lips that are coated in an even, thin layer of pink lipstick. Furthermore, her shoes are a fashionable pair of brightly colored high heels....   [tags: Film, Movie theater, Popcorn, Shoe]

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The Moviegoer By Walker Percy

- In Walker Percy’s story The Moviegoer, Binx Bolling, a Stockbroker on the verge of turning thirty is on a quest. Set in 1960 New Orleans during Mardi Gras Binx, an upper class southern gentleman sets out to find out about himself. Answer questions that have tugged at his soul. Questions about despair, everydayness, religion and romance. Binx is stuck in a quagmire. He must break out from this cloak of ennui and find the essence of being. But how. How can people, a person with a soul and a world at their fingertips be so inept at finding what makes them alive....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Walker Percys The Moviegoer

- In the novel, The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy, the narrator, Jack Bolling, believes that everyone has a role to play and that their happiness is predicated upon how well they play their given role. He also believes that people get trapped in “everydayness” and become “dead”. Jack Bolling’s decision to marry Kate Cutrer is partly based on these beliefs of his, but it is also based upon the discovery that Sharon is engaged herself. Kate Cutrer has some mental problems of her own, and, being Jack Bolling’s cousin, he learns about them and observes them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Culture of Moviegoers

- Going to the movies is probably one of the most enjoyable pastimes throughout the world. From western society to the Asian countries, watching movies is pleasant for nearly anybody. I currently work at the local cinema. Therefore I have decided to study the culture of moviegoers. I looked at many different aspects within the past months. I took time for myself in small, little, breaks to study and document the actions of the people. From their attitudes entering and leaving the cinemas, to the way they behaved and even the way they clothed themselves....   [tags: scociology]

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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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Analysis Of The Book ' Bolling '

- John “Binx” Bolling is a 1960s version of Dante, a man awoken in the middle of his life beginning a desperate and philosophical search for meaning. Like The Inferno, The Moviegoer is set in a Catholic liturgically important time and spans the length of a week. The reader meets Binx on Mardi Gras, the last day of Epiphany season, and on Ash Wednesday, a day of repentance and reassessment in Catholicism, he begins his search. The meaning of Binx’s search is questioned from the onset of the book. He addresses the reader by saying, “The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life....   [tags: Meaning of life, Personal life, Life, Lifestyle]

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Why Walker Percy's Literature Truly Matters

- Why Walker Percy's Literature Truly Matters      Did you ever have one of those days when you just weren't all there. when your body seemed to be doing your whole daily routine automatically. when nothing, not even the things you love most could engage you. I know I have.   Walker Percy refers to this disengaged state as "sunk in everydayness" and as dead in life (The Moviegoer 10). In his novels, Percy relates his fears that many of us are living in this automaton state perpetually without realizing it....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Different Uses of Virtual Reality

- Different Uses of Virtual Reality Virtual reality (VR) is the use of a computer to create an artificial environment that appears and feels like a real environment and allows users to explore a space and manipulate the environment. In its simplest form, a VR application displays what appears to be a three-dimensional view of a place or object, such as a landscape, building, molecule, or red blood cell, which users can explore. For example, architects can use VR software to show clients how a building will look after a construction or remodeling project....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]

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How Movies Can Be Considered A Common American Pastime

- atching movies can be considered a common American pastime. In fact America is second only to India when it comes to spending money on movies. There are multiple ways to participate in this activity whether the movies are watched at home or at a theater. Watching movies at home are more pleasurable experience to it being more comfortable, inexpensive, and convenient. Though going out to the movies with friends can be a fun night out. It is not worth the loss of comfortability that is at home. When in a private setting how clean the surroundings are is a choice made by the participant....   [tags: Movie theater, Film, Popcorn, Movie projector]

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Very Nice, How Much?

- All films ever made obtain certain elements that allow it to belong to a particular category of movie, or genre. These elements are already decided before the film is made, as the director can’t all of a sudden change his mind in the middle of production and change it from a comedy to a suspense thriller. Movie genres allocate disparity to audiences and let people choose what field of moviemaking most titillates their interests. Borat is a film made with the sole purpose of being presented as a comedy....   [tags: Film Review]

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Film Analysis of Psycho

- Film Analysis of Psycho When ‘Psycho’ was first screened in New York on 16th June 1960, it was an immediate success. Earning over $15 million, 15 times more than it took to make, ‘Psycho’ had made Hitchcock a multi-millionaire. As well as this, the huge critical acclaim ‘Psycho’ received made Hitchcock the master of suspense he will always be known as. Two sequels were made because the film was so popular people wanted more....   [tags: Papers]

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My Darling, My Blood - Film Review of Million Dollar Baby

- Abstract This film review will discuss Clint Eastwood’s 2004 movie Million Dollar Baby. Like a deluxe restaurant meal, veteran movie director and lead actor Eastwood carefully selected unique, high-quality ingredients for the script and co-actors, and skilled chefs – i.e. film artisans - to plan and create something exceptional. The final result leaves a subtle, distinct and memorable flavor. A Million Dollar Baby (MDB) film reviewer suggests that Eastwood’s “touch only gets lighter with time”....   [tags: film analysis, movies]

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Analysis Of Michael Patrick King 's ' The City Franchise '

- Second edition of Sex in the City franchise by Michael Patrick King as a director. The gals are going into their 40’s or in Samantha’s case her 50’s. Female still looks fabulous, but needing a break from the daily life, they are invited to Abu Dhabi to experience the newest hotel in hopes that Samantha’s PR firm will endorse it. Major part of the movie follows the ladies on their awkward vacation in the rigid Middle East and the life lessons learned there. Sex in the City Two misses the mark in its latest attempt at the box office by choosing the location of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates, scripting a lazy floundering plot line and a movie length that could have been trimmed by more t...   [tags: Middle East, United Arab Emirates]

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George Roy Hill's Movie Adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughter-House Five"

- George Roy Hill's movie adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's novel Slaughter-house Five is a fairly accurate version that stays relatively close to Vonnegut's own vision. Throughout Vonnegut novel Billy Pilgrim, a WWII soldier who was captured by the Germans and held captive as an American POW (prisoner of war), demonstrates several extreme compulsive tendencies due to the horrific events he witnessed as an American POW victim. After reading of Billy’s experiences, I did not have faith in the movies ability to accurately present Vonnegut's own personal feelings....   [tags: Cinema]

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Why Stop Smoking Commercials Are Still On For Cinema Halls?

- Why ‘Stop Smoking Commercials’ are still on for cinema halls. Hardly provides effective solutions to the audiences. Gone are the days, when people used to walk into the movie halls and watch their films from the start till the end in a peaceful manner. At that time, the routines and processes were simple. They just had to settle down in their seats, lights would be dimmed, few commercials and mainly public service advertisements used to flash on the cinema screens, including the film teasers that the people were looking forward to watch it in the next week....   [tags: Tobacco, Cigarette, Nicotine, Smoking]

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Google Glass Augmented Reality ( Ar ) Technology

- Introduction Every new technological breakthrough our society takes on forces a change in the social norm. The groundbreaking Google Glass augmented reality (AR) technology could tremendously advance our society for the better; however, ethical concerns cause people to fear the new technology instead of embrace it. AR “refers to a wide spectrum of technologies that project computer generated materials, such as text, images, and video, onto users’ perceptions of the real world” (Yuen, Gallayanee, and Johnson 119)....   [tags: Mobile phone, Advertising, Google, AMC Theatres]

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The Experience Of Watching A Film Theater

- When people hear the word cinema, they usually think to a film or theater. Nothing else is added to that, a certain favorite place or movie might come to mind, but nothing else. Cinema is not limited to these components of overall film culture. It is not just the experience of watching a film, but it is the experience of the travel beforehand, from the second the journey begins to arrive upon the desired location and all the steps up until the film itself begins. The viewing and personal responses to this cinema is also part of the experience, one that compared to the journey can be more of a collective experience....   [tags: Movie theater, Film, Mind, Thought]

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The Hellish Search Bound in Despair

- Walter Percy’s The Moviegoer is the fascinating depiction of a bizarre bird, Binx Bollings, a New Orleans’s stockbroker, who is driven by a search. There are two kinds of searches Binx is concerned with, a vertical search and horizontal search. Through them, Binx strives to transcend “everydayness,” as well as existential despair, hopelessness, and malaise. He fears being content in life because he does not want to loose his individuality and become invisibly dead—a fear he eventually accepts. In this paper, I shall argue that Binx Bollings abandons the vertical search because the vertical search is his descent in hell, similar to Dante’s Inferno, and once he reaches his circle of Hell, he i...   [tags: the movie goer, walker percy]

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The Great Stephen King Horror Films

- Every other movie today seems to be taken from a novel. This is not necessarily terrible, but there are a few guidelines when it comes to converting a novel into film. The utmost critical aspect is preserving the theme. Theme is the large and small ideas which aid in explaining the actions and events in a work of literature or film. This can be accomplished through the handling of characters and their relationships with others or their own morals and values. It is perfectly acceptable to alter the plot of a novel, but it cannot violate the theme or tone....   [tags: Stephen King, The Shining, Stanley Kubrick]

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The Flagstaff Harkins Theater Right Now

- Why You Should Go To The Flagstaff Harkins Theater Right Now Popcorn and soda, and movies, oh my. Welcome to the new school year any and all NAU students. Many of you may be wondering, “what fun thing can I do to help pass my time this weekend?”—when you’re not doing homework of course—well, I have an answer for you. If you have not gone to the Flagstaff Harkins Theater yet, WHAT ARE YOU DOING. It is a fun and friendly environment for any college student, whether you are new to campus or a senior counting down the days to graduation....   [tags: Movie theater, Ticket, Box office, Film]

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Alfred Hitchcock 's Cinematic Style

- Sir Alfred Hitchcock is recognised as one of the most pioneering and renowned directors in the history of cinema (Hockensmith A, 2012). His cinematic style that favours the use of suspense over surprise has become iconic and influential in modern film. Hitchcock’s early days as an assistant director at the UFA Babelsberg Studios in Berlin (German Expressionism, 2007), had a lasting impact on some of his later works produced in Hollywood. During Hitchcock’s time in Germany he became fascinated with German Expressionism....   [tags: Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho, Norman Bates, Saul Bass]

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The Issue Of Gun Control

- The concept of gun control is an idea that is as old as the second amendment. For many who support guns and believe that there should be lowered gun reform laws, often cite that people feel safer with the thought of a gun being present. While those who oppose guns, and believe that there should be stricter gun laws often cite that it is too easy to receive guns. Which allows criminals easy access to guns, causing theft, burglary, and murder rates to increase. But are these true. Are people really getting guns for protection....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Crime]

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The Fifth Element, Sinfield, The Perfect Storm and A River Runs Through It

- The Fifth Element, Sinfield, The Perfect Storm and A River Runs Through It Authors examine many different sources to become better writers. By drawing on the writings of another author one can enhance their current writing style and also learn new ways to write. The plot, conflict throughout the story and the relationships between the characters are some examples of the parts of a story that an author can look at. Plot is the essence of a story. It is basically an outline of the flow of a story from one event to another....   [tags: Movies Writing Essays]

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Movie Essays - Romanticism in the Film Version of The Big Sleep

- Romanticism in the Film Version of The Big Sleep        In Raymond Chandler's novel The Big Sleep, he presents two sisters, Vivian and Carmen. These women become the central characters, aside from Philip Marlowe, and they control much of the action in the novel. The 1946 film version of The Big Sleep, however, manipulates Chandler's characters considerably. Aside from playing with the dialogue of the novel, the screen-writers change the very essences of Vivian and Carmen. Perhaps it is the casting of the film which forces changes from the novel, or perhaps the Production Code keeps the writers from developing the women in the way that Chandler does; either way, the film version...   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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It's Time for Students to Read the New Classic Literature

- It's Time for Students to Read the New Classic Literature Hank Aaron does not get to forever retain his title of "American baseball's all-time champion home-run hitter" simply because he was the first baseball player to hit 755 balls out of the park (Hank Aaron, 1). Instead, this record remains a goal for all aspiring players of the game. Neither George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, nor John F. Kennedy have a corner on the presidential market because they are considered among the best to have ever held that position....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Comparing The Matrix and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

- Comparing The Matrix and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. For the common moviegoer and book aficionado, the movie, The Matrix and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. are bizarre and peculiar. These works are not the usual themes of normal movies and books. These works have a lot of elements in common. Both works have matrices. The movie and the book stress the idea of reality. In both works the idea of what s real and what s not is the central theme. In the movie, The Matrix there are many similarities with the book, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep....   [tags: Compare Contrast Matrix Androids Essays]

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Creating a Modern-day Movie Adaptation of The Glass Menagerie

- Creating a Modern-day Movie Adaptation of The Glass Menagerie Dysfunctional. Codependent. Enmeshed. Low self-esteem. Personal struggles of the twenty-first century or those of the past. In his play, The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams portrays a southern family of the 1940’s attempting to cope with life’s pressures, and each of their own conflicts, after they have been deserted by their father and husband. In attempting to create a modern-day movie adaptation of The Glass Menagerie from the original play, a parallel element would still be conveyed to the audience- inner and intra personal struggles of the past continue to be those of the present....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Scarlet Letter Freely Adapted as a Movie

- The Scarlet Letter Freely Adapted as a Movie          The gods and goddesses of Greek mythology had temples erected in their names. They were worshipped and most times adored. The people brought offerings to these gods in the form of food, drink, and gold. Today’s gods and goddesses don’t sit high on Mount Olympus. They sit high on or behind the movie screen. We visit their temples in record numbers and bring food, drink, and the mighty dollar. But what do they offer us in return. Voyeurism, titillation, narcissism÷all in a rebirth of classical American literature, which through their filters becomes sappy love stories with politically correct happy endings....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Looking for Answers in Looking for Richard

- Looking for Answers in Looking for Richard       Al Pacino's "Looking for Richard" is an unusual film. It is a documentary about the complexities of Shakespeare, the performing of the play Richard III, and the ignorance of the average American regarding Shakespeare. The unusual nature of the film - it's similar to a filmed Cliff-notes version of the text - provokes wildly different reactions from film buffs, critics, and Shakespeare purists. A perusal of five different reviews of the film show such variant descriptors that range from Mary Brennan's comment that the documentary is "decidedly narcissistic" to Edwin Jahiel's comment that the film is an "original, mesmerizing exploration." T...   [tags: Looking for Richard Essays]

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Comparing and Contrasting "The Ring" and "Ringu"

- There are two main differences between the movies, The Ring, and Ringu that make them stand apart from eachother. The Ring was more believable and seemed to me to be more of a horror movie, than Ringu. Because of these points, I heavily favored The Ring. There were many things in the plot and even in the actors themselves that made Ringu seem less believable as a story, and as equally less believable as a horror movie. First, the psychic storyline in Ringu seemed farfetched and rather ridiculous....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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AIDS, Prison, and Preventative Medicine:

- AIDS, Prison, and Preventative Medicine The word "prison" conjures up thoughts of a dark and deviant subculture, living in a chaotic and destructive environment out of the sight and mind of mainstream America. Hollywood has skewed our views of prisoners, painting them as a seemingly irreparable subclass of humans that are only further downgraded and downtrodden by prison lives filled with violence and rape. Certainly the life of a prisoner is tough, and violence is inevitably present in prison systems where gangs frequently play a prominent role in social organization (Conover 2000)....   [tags: HIV Jail Violence Rape Papers]

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Movie Review: Sense And Sensibility

- Movie Review: Sense and Sensibility Ang Lee, who directed, and Emma Thompson, who adapted the screenplay, have done an excellent job of bringing Jane Austen's Victorian novel, Sense and Sensibility, to the movie screen. The movie's collection of actors are a joy to watch as they bring out the emotions of an otherwise polite and reserved era in time. The production work is top notch with bright, cascading photography that sets a romantic "I wish I was there" setting. The purpose of the Sense and Sensibility is to bring out the romance in all of us and show us that Austen's philosophy of love exists today as much as it did two centuries ago....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Film Score Music

- Film Score Music To say that music plays a large role in our society would not do justice to one of the most important and popular art forms of yesterday and today. We underestimate the effectiveness and power that music, in any form , can have over even the most insensitive of people. In almost everything we do and see music is involved in some form or another. Be it a piece played at a wedding, a song played on the radio or even the music played in the background in a television commercial....   [tags: Music Films Musical Essays Soundtrack Sound track]

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Saving Private Ryan

- Saving Private Ryan is a movie that generates strong responses from most people that see it. While interviewing four individuals and reading three movie reviews, I found that each of my subjects would recommend it, not one of the individuals interviewed felt the violence was senseless, and all of them left the movie with a strong emotional response of some kind. It appears that Saving Private Ryan is the kind of movie to which many can relate. Saving Private Ryan is not a romantic, feel-good movie, but it is probably one of the best movies released this year....   [tags: essays research papers]

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McCarthyism

- The Alien Registration Act passed by Congress on 29th June, 1940, made it illegal for anyone in the United States to advocate, abet, or teach the desirability of overthrowing the government. The law also required all alien residents in the United States over 14 years of age to file a comprehensive statement of their personal and occupational status and a record of their political beliefs. Within four months a total of 4,741,971 aliens had been registered. The main objective of the Alien Registration Act was to undermine the American Communist Party and other left-wing political groups in the United States....   [tags: Joseph McCarthy Communism]

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Dan Glickman at ShoWest

- Dan Glickman at ShoWest LAS VEGAS -- Citing long-term trends to offset short-term dips, Dan Glickman, who became president and CEO of the MPAA in September, presented his first state-of-the-industry address Tuesday at ShoWest 2005. Speaking to a crowded house of exhibitors and distributors at the Paris hotel in what he dubbed his "maiden voyage" to the annual convention, Glickman judged that the "industry is healthy. We have had some growth this year -- not radical growth, but the trends are positive." According to the MPAA's bookkeepers, U.S....   [tags: Papers]

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho

- Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Psycho” created a tremendous impact on 60’s American films. Hitchcock powerfully describes the murder scene of Marion, while taking a shower at Bates Motel. Viewers and critics of the film believe that it is unconventional and overly violent for young viewers eyes, but some analysts think that it is a form of deconstruction, a new structure of horror film that Hitchcock wants to share. Different perspectives and ideas emerge because of the murder scene in the film, but still, Psycho is viewed by millions of moviegoers who want to experience the morbid description of Hitchcock—for them to believe the critics and viewers’ negative reactions....   [tags: Psycho Film Analysis]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Storytellers '

- Analysis Storytelling has been an essential part of the human spirit for as long as history can see. From the very beginning, there are paintings on the walls of the caves of early man; stories, telling of brave hunts and harsh winters. From there, stories have evolved; retold across generation after generation, moving from paintings to spoken word to books, and finally, and recently, to film. There is just something about a good story that is essentially captivating to us as people, and we keep searching for more....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Audience theory, Earth]

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A Career in Motion Picture Directing

- Motion Picture directors are some of the most intriguing, and influential artists of our time. Directors are talented individuals, who create movies in efforts to entertain as well as influence the audiences who watch them. It is their job to take a written script, and interpret it into a visual representation on film through the use of actors, cameras, and they’re ever developing catalytic minds. The allure of becoming a director illustrates the opportunity to create films that will leave ever-lasting impressions on ones life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Facing Our Fears in Science Fiction

- Facing Our Fears in Science Fiction The dead are walking. They lumber and limp, feet scraping against the asphalt. Suddenly, they lunge and tear down into soft, warm, vulnerable flesh with startling speed. Not far behind, oozing inside-out hellhounds growl around razor fangs, stalking with murderous intent. All because of an innocent little airborne chemical weapon…This can’t be happening, this would never happen, right. It may sound far fetched, and it is. These horrifying creatures grace the screen of current blockbuster hit, Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse....   [tags: Science Fiction Films Books Essays Papers]

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The Economic Success of the 1920's

- Change can be defined as a modification or shift, representing anything that is becoming different or being altered in any way. William Chafe argues that the era of the 1920s was one of “clashing lifestyles” rather than “change”. His argument is proven inaccurate when taking into account the true definition of change with relation to the occurrences of the era. Chafe states that although change occurred, it was somewhat superficial and seemingly irrelevant in terms of what was actually happening....   [tags: automobile and farming industry]

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Martin Scorsese's The Departed

- ... This starts an extremely suspenseful and thrilling race to discover each other’s identities to save their respective lives. I feel this film is so riveting because of the masterful performances of the actors. The foremost performance in The Departed for me was the masterful execution of Frank Costello by Jack Nicolson. The part of a half insane, and terribly greedy mob boss seemed to come flawlessly for Nicolson in every scene watchers had the enjoyment of seeing him in. His acting leaves no doubt of his golden globe nomination for this movie....   [tags: film critical review]

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Gender, Parody and Discourse

- When the film genres of zombie action and buddy cop film are discussed it is within reason to assume the primary target audience is male. It is also not unreasonable to assume that the same audience probably wouldn't choose to see a film about male friendships. However, the history of films suggests that the genre of buddy films provide male audiences with just this. In the journal article “Contemporary Hollywood Masculinity and the Double-Protagonist Film” David Greven states “The 'buddy' is an extension of the cultural cliche of 'male bonding,' a situation in which men can fantasize about being released from there repressions imposed by the company of women....   [tags: buddy, masculinity, film, culture]

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Film Analysis: Movie Sequels

- The highest grossing films for nine of the last ten years were movie sequels. Movie sequels have been around as far back as 1916’s “Fall of a Nation” and as recent as this years, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. Though some critics have successfully argued against the need and quality of movie sequels, they have outranked some of the best original and standalone films in movie lists; with the top sequel contenders being “The Godfather: Part II”, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and 2008’s most anticipated film, “The Dark Knight”....   [tags: capitain america, dark knight]

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Movie Essays - Filming the Epic of Gilgamesh

- Filming the Epic of Gilgamesh In order to undertake a project of this epic magnitude, one must first consider the many differing ways the film could take hold. The Epic of Gilgamesh is an age old story whose main attractions will be it's originality and antiquity. To cash in properly on Gilgamesh we must focus on bringing out the idea of Gilgamesh predating similar stories, casting actors who will capture the characters' mannerisms while still being easy to relate to, and using optimal special effects to combat the preconceived notions an audience may have about movies of this kind (thanks to the likes of Kevin Sorbo and Steve Reeves)....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Analysis of Michael Medved's America versus Hollywood

- Analysis of Michael Medved's America versus Hollywood *No Works Cited Film critic, Michael Medved is aware that by publishing his book, "Hollywood verses America," he will not only enrage mostly everyone in the show business industry, but he will also loose some of his friends because of what he wrote. His strongly opinionated critique of popular culture examines the recent shift in the content of today's television, films, music and art. He has gathered statistics and opinions as well as shared personal experiences, all to illustrate one major point; popular culture has taken a turn for the worst....   [tags: Papers]

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Movie Review : ' It 's Haunted House Movies ' And ' They Couldn 't Stop With Just One

- Atop the list of the most impressive, satisfying haunted house movies created in the last decade is Insidious (although the sequel, Insidious: Chapter 2, essentially tainted it). The back-to-back stories set forth in the Insidious films focus on the Lambert family and their connection to the spirit world, which they reluctantly navigate through with the help of a team of paranormal investigators. And, like the vast majority of successful horror films, they couldn’t stop with just one. Director James Wan takes a break from the series, giving way to Leigh Whannell (feature length debut) – who also happens to be the writer and creative mastermind of all three Insidious films (not to mention Saw...   [tags: Horror film, Film, Ghost, Halloween]

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How do both The Stranger by Albert Camus and A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen explore free will?

- From the very first line of Albert Camus’ The Stranger, “Maman died today,” (Camus 3) the quirky character of Meursault is shown to be different. The same holds true with Henrik Ibsen’s classic play, A Doll’s House, concerning Nora, a mother who abandons her family in order to pursue her own happiness. Both characters, while set in opposing societies, exhibit similar characteristics: a courageous, if not reckless, pursuit of happiness, be it physical in the case of Meursault or mental for Nora, and the relentless disregard of social standards and norms in the chase for free will....   [tags: Literature]

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Analysis Of ' Feet 's Smoke : A Story About Electrified Near Death By John Jeremiah Sullivan

- Feet in smoke: A story about Electrified Near-Death by John Jeremiah Sullivan writes about a short journey which takes place in a hospital located in Kentucky a family goes through after the oldest brother Ellsworth a lead singer in a band called Moviegoers is in the garage rehearsing for a concert when a surge of electricity shoots through his body, stopping his heart due to his mouth coming in contact with the microphone. After reading this story several times I was moved by the connection the two brothers have during the tragedy....   [tags: Sibling, Family, English-language films, Death]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Hay For The Horses ' By Gary Snyder

- “Hay for the Horses,” by Gary Snyder I chose this poem because it was easy to understand and enjoyable. One other reason why I chose this because my father was once a farmer and this poem is about the hardships that almost every farmers face. The author writes a little bit about himself in the poem which makes it very interesting to read and understand. The second poem I chose to compare was “Guilty at the Rapture,” by Keith Taylor. I chose this poem because it was easy to understand, it was religious, and because it was very different from “Hay for the Horses”....   [tags: Character, Protagonist, William Carlos Williams]

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Past, Present, and Future: An Examination of the Hood and Historical Films

- Society has always been influential to fads that are displaced throughout media; the public witnesses a direct mirror of themselves and current culture portrayed on movie screens, musical lyrics, and televisions scripts. During the 1990s, African-American filmmakers depicted stereotypical black youth and culture in films such as Do the Right Thing (1989) and Menace II Society (1993), otherwise known as the “hood” films. However, as much to the popularity and success of the hood films, there was great opposition to it....   [tags: Film Industry, Filmakers]

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The Things They Carried and Unbroken: Comprehending the Incomprehensible Pain of War

- ... O’Brien utilizes descriptions which evoke all the senses and submerge the audience in the unique and powerful sensations of war. Witnessing war’s pains through the familiar tactile crunch of an ornament or the splash of liquid spilling, the audience can immediately understand the inconceivable pressure placed on the soldier’s injured body. O’Brien continues, “All I could do was scream. . . . I tightened up and squeezed. . . . then I slipped under for a while” (203). His abrupt syntax and terse diction conveys a quickness to these events....   [tags: literature about war experiences]

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Director Tim Burton and Techniques Used to Convey his Characters in Film

- Tim Burton reflects on his childhood while making the majority of his popular films, filled with both loneliness and despair. The widely known director might seem a bit unique in the least; however his works are extremely relatable to the majority of society. Everyone has felt the sting of extreme abandonment that is illustrated in these wondrous films and that is what makes them so compelling and thought provoking. Burton makes these topics accessible by illustrating the universal truth that the loneliest people are often the most kindhearted through the use of techniques such as flashback, long shot, and low key lighting....   [tags: Kindhearted, Movies, Lonely]

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The 's Land, By George Winner, 1972 ) And Charley One Eye

- Although the later British efforts Chato’s Land (dir. Michael Winner, 1972) and Charley One-Eye (dir. Don Chaffey, 1973) fail to discard Western conventions to the same extent as Captain Apache, both of these films reverse traditional racial roles to make it clear that the white man is the villain. In Chato’s Land, a group of white townsfolk embark on a journey to find and kill Chato (Charles Bronson), a renegade Apache, and are incensed when he decides to retaliate by successfully assassinating various members of the posse....   [tags: United States]

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A Long Time Ago in a Film Format Far, Far Away

- With a majority of moviegoers not even realizes that the film that is going to be projected could be a print film reel or a digital copy of the film on a disc, should it be wrong to have one format completely replace the other. Since 1892, 35-milimeter celluloid print films was the dominant form of technology in the film industry for making and distributing movies (Alan). As time went on and technology grew, the format of digital cinema became more popular due to the accessibility of buying a digital camera and ease of filming and editing a movie more efficiently....   [tags: digital movie making, traditional film ]

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The Transnationalism of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

- 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is a Romanian film, written, directed and produced by Cristian Mungiu. It was released in 2007 under the label of Mobra Films Production, the independent company established by Mungiu himself and the film’s director of photography, Oleg Mutu. The motion picture is considered to be the international breakthrough of the Romanian New Wave, winning various awards including the prestigious Palme d’Or and the FIPRESCI Award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. (Dawson 2009) The story is set in an unnamed provincial city in Romania, where Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) and Găbiţa (Laura Vasiliu) share the same room in a student dormitory....   [tags: Romanian film, Cristian Mungiu, film analysis]

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Motion Picture Industry: Dark Knight, Indiana Jones, and Iron Man

- Motion Picture Industry “Descriptive statistics lays the foundation for all statistical knowledge, but it is not something that you should learn simply so you can use it in the distant future, it will be used now” (Hill, n.d., para. 5). Gaining an understanding of the most basic form of statistics is crucial, some of the topics that we will focus on are the measures of location, range, quartiles, standard deviation, outliers, and correlation coefficient. Taking into consideration the movie industry and data collected for a sample of 100 motion pictures produced in 20XX the goal is to build a report that contains a 5-number summary for total gross, opening gross, weeks, and theatres for ind...   [tags: sales, statistics, theatres]

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Book vs. Movie: Which One Portrays the Theme the Best?

- ... Themes are the spine and soul of a book. Writing a book that does not teach you anything would be pointless. Even if it is a simple theme, it will always be included in a book. But in movies, they can come out warped and twisted from what the book intended it to be. It may not even be able to relate the message so it is understood fully or at all. They are limited on time. A movie cannot be four hours long or longer. They have to make cuts to keep it within a certain length. The movie based off of Inkheart by Cornelia Funke takes out many scenes that are important to the book....   [tags: plot, picture, message, purposes]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Coming Through The Rye '

- On April 28th, I went to see “Coming Through the Rye” alone at the 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival, at Edwards Big Newport 6. While I was there, a man, Daniel C. Tsang, with a lanyard labeled “Press,” seating two seats away from me started talking to me about some Asian filmmakers he interviewed at the Asian Film Festival that was happening around that time and other movie-related discussion. After the movie ended, he offered me a ride back home, and discussed on his past interviews and Asian films that he has seen....   [tags: Film, Movie theater, Actor, Hong Kong]

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The Fault Line And The People Living Along It

- The relationship between the fault line and the people living along it is a mixture of misconception, fear, and nonchalance. Movies such as this year’s blockbuster, San Andreas, have given people a skewed perception of what may happen when the next “big one” hits. For example, even the largest earthquake the San Andreas could produce could not cause a tsunami large enough to swell over San Francisco. “The really big tsunamis, like the one that hit Japan, are caused by earthquakes that generate a major displacement of the ocean floor,” says Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center....   [tags: Earthquake, Fault, California, Shear]

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Analysis Of The Film ' 10 Cloverfield Lane '

- When Cloverfield stormed the big screen in Godzilla-like fashion, it was clear producer J.J. Abrams was on to something. The film followed a group of adults that found themselves in the dead-center of an alien attack - with the “survivors” documenting the events using a camcorder. Now, when the film ended, viewers had absolutely no idea what was happening or whether or not humanity managed to secure the upper hand in the alien invasion. And to be honest, that was half the fun. This time, Abrams has made it clear this latest Cloverfield-themed production is not a sequel - although it could easily have been dubbed that way....   [tags: American film actors, American television actors]

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The Film Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Imagine a tall slim man dressed in a very respectable iron pressed suit, with a tie that’s perfect length and fits nicely with the colors of his blazer. To go along with his suit, he carries a very affluent briefcase with a matching belt and shoes. This is the typical perception from students of someone that works in the legal profession, including the consumption of time spent on only work along with having a very stern look. However, a look at how it’s shown in the film To Kill a Mockingbird, it shows that things like standing for justice, having integrity, and being family-oriented plays a huge role in the lives of lawyers....   [tags: Lawyer, Law, To Kill a Mockingbird, Legal aid]

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Saving Private Ryan - The Art of War

- Saving Private Ryan - The Art of War Released in 1999, Saving Private Ryan shocked the United States. Devastatingly realistic, and never pulling a punch, Steven Spielberg's World War II film has gone down in history, winning multiple awards, and receiving praise from all around the world. Tom Hanks' superb acting, coupled with Spielberg's artistic sense in regards to film making, unleashed a powerhouse of a cinematic experience. The film could not have hit theaters during a better time. The World War II veterans were reaching their last years, and a majority of the nation's youth had no idea what a sacrifice these brave men made....   [tags: Film Review ]

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Wise and de Bont’s Journey to Hill House

- Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House introduces the frightening idea of supernatural manifestations to an audience who had never experienced a novel quite like this one. The novel presents ideas that were left to the audiences’ interpretation without blatantly explaining that Hill House is the home to many paranormal entities that haunt Eleanor Vance. Wise’s production uses psychological thrill tactics in conjunction with Nelson Gidding’s screenplay being an exact transcription of the novel, leaving the interpretation of the film up to the audience....   [tags: Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House]

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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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The Truth About Online Dating by Robert Epstein

- There is no doubt that recent technological advancements have changed the way humans interact with one another in the 21st century. Through email, text messages, and social networking sites, we are able to get in touch with people all over the world in a much faster and more efficient manner than in previous years. Since modern technology has become such an integral part of our everyday lives, it is certainly not uncommon for two people to meet and connect with each other via the Internet. Members of this relatively new subculture of online daters invest a great deal of time and energy into their romantic affairs....   [tags: social networking, catfish, online daters]

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1960's Movie Industry Compared to the One Today

- Tonight is the opening night for a film the critics have been raving about for weeks. With the crisp separation of your ticket, the attendant politely directs you to the correct theater. The smell of freshly buttered popcorn permeates the air as you proceed to find your seat among the other patrons. As the opening previews end and the lights begin to dim, the excited whispering surrounding you gradually tapers off. The movie that you have been anticipating for months is about to begin. Movie theaters have been essential encouragers of social interaction for decades....   [tags: Movie Theaters, Social Interaction, History]

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Eyes, the Power of Suggestion, and Rorschach Tests

- Eyes, the Power of Suggestion and Rorschach Tests: An Introduction The human sense of sight is a very detailed and complex ability, which humans often take for granted. However, once they take time to think about it, they realize how complicated the process really is. The eye receives light from the outside with the cornea, which then travels through the nerves until the light reaches the brain. The brain processes this light into information about the outside world, and then the brain uses this information to decide how to respond....   [tags: sight, advertisements, emotions]

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Why I Hate 3 D, By Roger Ebert

- The film industry has always been a modern industry where new inventions are constantly on the rise and put into films to improve the film lovers’ movie experiences. Just a few years ago, the world was introduced to a new third dimension. Instead of just using your imagination to put yourself in the same room as the characters on the screen, the 3-D effect did it for you. In Roger Ebert’s “Why I Hate 3-D,” (And You Should Too) he states his many arguments and then gives good supporting evidence that have some very significant points about 3-D that people don’t take into consideration....   [tags: Film, Movie theater, Film criticism, 3-D film]

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The Matrix, By Siblings Andy And Lana Wachowski

- The film The Matrix, directed by siblings Andy and Lana Wachowski, has been entertaining audiences since its release in 1999. Due to the movies great special effects and intense actors, it is no surprise that it is loved by many. However, ordinary moviegoers overlooked the most important points of the film. The fact is, The Matrix has a tremendous deal of famous philosophical influences. Arguably, one of the main inspirations for the film was the classical Greek philosopher Plato. Plato’s Allegory of the Cave has countless parallels with The Matrix....   [tags: Mind, Metaphysics, Plato, René Descartes]

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The Current Situation Of The Canadian Film Industry

- When verbalizing about movies, the first place people cerebrate about is Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, USA, and if people endeavor to explore more places other than Hollywood, many would verbalize about the film industries in Britain, France, Germany and Asia. Canada, which is the most proximate country to USA, is often the last place people consider when it comes to movie making. However, it doesn’t designate that Canada does not have its film industry, and on the contrary, the Canadian film industry engendered or partially engendered “approximately 1,000 Anglophone-Canadian and 600 Francophone-Canadian feature-length films since 1911” (Bridegroom 32)....   [tags: Film, Movie theater, Cinema of Canada, Vancouver]

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A Ten Gallon Hat Flooding Your Heart

- A Ten Gallon Hat Flooding Your Heart Hold on to your ten gallon hat and enjoy the audio rodeo the Crazy Heart soundtrack takes you on. Cowboy ballads liquored up with thoughtful trials show the bothersome Bad Blake crucifying himself through songwriting. Bad Blake portrayed by Jeff Bridges tackles serious subject matter with new perspective American audiences have come to enjoy. Most movies in the genre go unrecognized whereas Crazy Heart found sanity with various awards being given to the song’s theme “The Weary Kind.” Not even the most cynical listener and viewer could debate the quality of the music gathered together in the film and lauded soundtrack....   [tags: Music Review]

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All Isn't Fair In Love and War

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Digging Into Divergent: Realism & Social Context

- Divergent, the 2014, action, sci-fi film directed by Neil Burger presents viewers with a futuristic dystopia set in Chicago. After a large war, society has been divided into five groups of people called “factions”. Each faction has their own specialty they are responsible for in order for their society to function properly. Abnegation is the selfless, Dauntless are the brave, Amity are the peacemakers, Candor are honest, and the Erudite are the Intelligent. When a member of society turns sixteen, they are required to take an aptitude test that will tell them what faction they are best suited for....   [tags: sci-fi film analysis]

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Audio Effects of The Family of Man

- From the first scene to the last, director and producer Stanley Kubrick, takes control of and masters all facets of the movie, especially the sound and audio effects. Director Stanley Kubrick uses audio effects to accentuate the plot. The audio effects are crucial to understanding the movies hidden meaning. He relies on the feelings and thoughts that he wants to be portrayed to come through the sounds that accompany the scenes and uses the audio to subtly convey information and emotions. Bill Blackmore’s critique of the use of sounds in “The Family of Man”, is mostly correct, with the exception of a few missed audio/ musical pieces that seem to have been overlooked that hold importance....   [tags: meaning, plot, audio, effect]

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Benefit of Using Filsm for Educational Purposes

- ... For instance in the film Argo (2012) the images displayed during the ending credits show still shots from the film and actual pictures from the event. The images are almost identical, which leads viewers to believe what they are watching is historically accurate. As most Hollywood films are produced on large budgets, aspects of the film become so realistic it is easy to forget the film is only based on real events and most of the exciting scenes are fake or exaggerated. In Argo (2012) there is a scene at the airport where it appears the Americans will be caught, tensions run high as the plane leaves the runway, moviegoers experience a rush of excitement, as it appears the Americans barel...   [tags: movies with historical content]

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The American Of The Vietnam War Era

- However, to view the Native-sympathetic Western as a wholly British phenomenon would be misleading. American productions of the Vietnam War era, such as Little Big Man (1970) and Soldier Blue (1970), attest the skepticism of the film industry on both sides of the Atlantic towards U.S. intervention. Nevertheless, in the broader context of the American Western genre as a whole, films such as these that redrew racial conventions were the exception rather than the rule, as is indicated by their “revisionist” (that is, unorthodox) classification....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War]

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The Legal Principle Of Gun Control Policy

- The quintessential legal principle argued in gun control policy is the interpretation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Amendment reads: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” As the language of the Amendment itself leaves some space for interpretation, it has become subject to court analysis and the battlefield for two groups: those who believe that everyone is entitled to possess a gun to be able to protect themselves, their families and their property and those who are strongly against such freedom arguing it increases crime rates....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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