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Television And Film : Deaf Actors And Actresses

- Television and film are things that have been enjoyed by people for decades. A lot of people do not think of deaf people when they think about television and film, but they do not realize how much of an influence Deaf people have had on television and film. Deaf people have been part of television almost since it started. In this Paper I will talk about the history of deaf actors and actresses in Television and film,Marlee Matin,and deaf actors and actresses in television and film now. The first thing I would like to talk about is the history of Deaf actors and actresses in television and film....   [tags: Actor, Acting, Film, Marlee Matlin]

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acters and actresses

- Actors and Actress Actors and Actresses are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Each day, actors/actress face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get 'real' jobs, and their own fear that they'll never work again. Every day they have to ignore the possibility that the vision to which they have dedicated their lives is a pipe dream....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Spanish Actors and Actresses

- Spanish Actors and Actresses Benicio del Toro When Benicio Del Toro first announced to his father and siblings that he intended to pursue a career in acting, they didn't take the news very well. As Del Toro told one interviewer, "My family freaked when I told them I wanted to be an actor. It was like telling them I wanted to be an astronaut. On top of that, it was like saying that in order to be an astronaut, I was going to have to drive a cab in New York for five years....   [tags: Papers]

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Boy-Actresses and the Character of Rosalind in As You Like It

- Boy-Actresses and the Character of Rosalind in As You Like It        When Shakespeare wrote his plays, women were not permitted to perform on stage, so boys played all of the female characters.  Unlike many apprenticeships, a boy learning to become an actor had no set age at which to begin and no set length of how long to study, but they usually began around the age of ten and continued playing women or adolescent roles for about seven years.  These boys were apprenticed to a specific actor within an acting group, and were not attached to the organization as a whole.  There was a very strong teacher-pupil relationship between the adult actor and the boy, but there was also very often a fa...   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]

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Hollywood's Biggest Stars

- Hollywood's Biggest Stars Where do Hollywood’s biggest stars come from. Why do we consider them to be the top of the many actors and actresses that show up in movies every month. Is their success and popularity the public’s doing, or does it stem from somewhere else, somewhere like Hollywood itself. I‘d say the latter is as probable as the former. Let us take Julia Roberts for example. Certainly not the most beautiful of all of Hollywood’s actresses, what makes Julia Roberts so special in the minds of Americans....   [tags: Actors Actresses Famous Papers]

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A Comparison of the Representation of the Afro-American Actresses Hattie McDaniel and Whoopie Goldberg in the Scam Scenes of Gone With the Wind

- A Comparison of the Representation of the Afro-American Actresses Hattie McDaniel and Whoopie Goldberg in the Scam Scenes of Gone With the Wind Gone with the wind was released in 1939 and was directed by Victor Fleming. The film tells the epic tale of a woman's life during one of the most tumultuous periods in America's history. From her young, innocent days on a feudalistic plantation to the war-torn streets of Atlanta, from the utmost luxury to absolute starvation and poverty and from her innocence to her understanding and comprehension of life....   [tags: Papers]

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Actors and Actresses of the 50s: Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Bing Crosb

- In the 50s, several things happened to shock and awe the entertainment business; such as the invention of the teleprompter, TV’s first soap opera, “The Little Rascals” TV show, and the “I Love Lucy” TV show. But the most important thing about the entertainment in the 50s was the actors and actresses. Through out the 50s there were hundreds of actors and actresses. To name a few Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn, Marlon Brando ,Grace Kelly, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Dandridge, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, and Doris Day....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sarah Bernhardt: The Most Famous Actress

- Have you ever wondered how certain people become so famous. Do you know their culture or where they come from. Perhaps, you had never even thought about it for a moment, but everyone that is famous and not famous all have certain life events that lead them to where they are now. Just like Leonardo Dicaprio and everyone else, Sarah Bernhardt, the most famous French actress had many life events as a child through growing up that led her to become an actress. Sarah Bernhardt was born in October of 1844 and died in March of 1923....   [tags: notorious stage and early film actresses]

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A Career in Acting

- Aspiring actresses face frequent rejections in auditions and long periods of unemployment; competition for roles is often intense. While formal training is helpful, experience and talent are more important for success in this field. Because of erratic employment, earnings for actresses are relatively low. Although most people associate actresses, directors, and producers with the screens of Hollywood or stages of Broadway, these workers are more likely to be found in a local theatre, television studio, circus, or comedy club....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Film Half The Sky

- In the film Half the Sky, various filmic elements and cinematic techniques are used to portray the theme women’s oppression, including narratives by the celebrities, the use of close-ups when interviewing the girls in foreign countries, as well as the use of sorrowful background music. In my opinion, overall these filmic elements are not effective to strengthen the film’s message. First of all, one of the filmic elements in the film is interviewing celebrities and also having them narrate the film....   [tags: Film, Narrative, Interview, Audience]

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The Gap Of Gender Pay Gap

- The gender pay gap was a problem in the past and it is now. Hollywood has a gender pay gap and that came to my surprise. I would of never thought the industry that makes billions of dollars through movies and television shows would pay women less than men. Actresses and film executives are paid less than their male colleagues (Khon). It is absurd that women in Hollywood do not have equal pay. It is illegal to pay a woman less than a man that are doing the same work.The Equal Pay Act of 1963 was passed to make it so (Burns)....   [tags: Actor, Acting, Gender, Film]

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How Asian Americans are Portrayed in Hollywood Movies

- Asian American actors and actresses are portrayed in Hollywood movies as always being the silent and yielding foreign victims to social injustice and prejudice. Whether or not these depictions are true, they are nonetheless stereotypes that Hollywood producers have come up with. According to the US Census in the year 2000, Asian Americans make up 4.2% of the entire American population, and knowing that most Asian Americans live on the west and east coast of the United States, many Americans living in central parts of this country have not really been exposed to any Asian Americans....   [tags: Asian culture]

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The Effect of the Media in Our Body Image Perspectives

- The Effect of the Media in Our Body Image Perspectives In the recent years communication and the technology has been improved in a way that nobody ever imagined. In 1926, John Logie Baird invented the television and over the years television had become the first tool for entertainment until now. Television and media had presented or reflected how society works. It also reflected the image of people and how they perceived themselves. As an example, the shows were mainly about a love story that was very simple (the dad won’t let the girl choose the one she loves) and many other similar stories....   [tags: Body Image]

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Women in Movies and Feminist Movement in the United States

- Movies are a big part of people’s lives; everyone has a favorite movie, or set of movies. They have impacted people’s lives since they were first made, and continue to do so today. In recent years, movies have cast women to play the roles of heroes. Although women have been playing heroic roles recently, they have always been role models in movies, which have set examples for future generations, empowered women, and have shed light on the feminist movement in the U.S. Women have been in movies since they first started playing on the big screen, they have played an assortment of roles, the damsel in distress, the first one to die, the poor scullery maid who ends up a princess, the...   [tags: cinderella, american teenagers, enactments]

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“Restoration Women: Reassessment of identity and status through theatre”

- “The dramas laws the dramas patrons give” illustrates the relationship between theatre and the people of the Restoration period (Elwin 5). As theatre of this era sheds light on the newly changing social normal and self-identification the reaction of the audience sheds insight back onto theatre itself. The concept of sex and sexuality is confronted and analyzed as women take the stage for the first time. The rapidly changing constructs of women are illustrated on stage and is widely received by rowdy and enthusiastic audiences....   [tags: Theater ]

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The Restoration Period: Reviving The Drama Scene

- The Restoration Period, lasting from roughly 1660 until 1710, was a time of renewed interest in the theatre due to European monarch Charles II’s revival of the theatrical scene in England, Scotland and Ireland. While the Restoration Period is a broad term coined for the renewal of the English monarchies and leaders in these areas, Restoration theatre, and more specifically a comedic style of theatre that came to prominence with explicit content known as Restoration Comedy, were important aspects of the period until its end in 1710....   [tags: charles II, european monarch, puritan regime]

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Gender Inequality And The Pay Scale

- In earlier years, women and minorities were barely compensated for their roles in film and there is not much of a difference today. This should not come as a surprise to anyone because of the effects of gender inequality and white supremacy that still exists. While they are idolized and celebrated for their roles the reality is that they are often underpaid in Hollywood. The gap between genders and race on the pay scale exists throughout all businesses in the United States, and Hollywood is no exception....   [tags: Actor, Film, Acting, Emmy Award]

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Eating Disorders and The Media

- Eating Disorders: Affects and Prevention by Media Our society today is heavily influenced by the media and the imagery it shows. Though it may be indirect, the media provides unhealthy messages about ideal body sizes, gender attractiveness, and weight control that make women view themselves in a negative way. Magazines, television, and movies influence teenage girls on what they believe their body image should be. The images they show set the standard of what is considered physically attractive in our society....   [tags: prevention, body dissatisfaction, image]

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Eating Disorders - Body Image in the Media

- Body Image in the Media        Plato once said, "We behold beauty in the eye of the mind...." What some people consider beauty others may not. From the actresses that are shown on television, movies, models that are in magazines, and the pop stars that create hip and modern music videos, one could be under the impression that to be beautiful you must thin. Actresses such as Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Michelle Gheller, Clarista Flockheart, Courtney Cox and Debra Messing all have staring roles in their own television shows and are all extremely thin....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Book ' Mormon Play 3 Times, And Every Time Is Better Than The Last

- I have watched The Book of Mormon play 3 times, and every time is better than the last. Matt Stone and Trey Parker are geniuses, combining brilliant playwriting, beautiful musicality, and hilarious comedy themes. It catches your eye immediately, drawing you into their world that they created for you. This play, however, is only a play. It is constantly sold out and is in high demand even after being released in 2011. The Book of Mormon is extremely popular and successful, and for good reason too....   [tags: Film, Actor, Theatre, Utah]

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Byj.b Burns : A Post Electric Play At Fisher Theater

- This past Friday I went and saw Mr. Burns: a Post-Electric Play at Fisher Theater. Throughout the play I took note of important scenes and how the actors and actresses acted and reacted. I noticed their vocal production, movement, facial expression and much more in these scenes. All of these things brought the play together to make it a believable performance. In Act I, the first thing I notice is movement and vocal production. The character, Matt, is remembering an episode of The Simpsons, which you later find out holds importance to the play as a whole....   [tags: Actor, Acting, Theatre, The Simpsons]

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Gender And Offstage Strict Adherence On Traditional Gender Roles

- This extreme contrast between the onstage fluidity of gender and offstage strict adherence to traditional gender roles is quite different from the traditions of kabuki theater. Where the Takarazuka otokoyaku are idolized as women who never quite cross the line to become truly masculine, “Kabuki’s onnagata … were theorized as “becoming Woman” to enact ideals of femininity that real females were urged to follow”(Figal 754). While they both serve to reinforce the patriarchy by placing men and the masculine in a position to dictate what it means to be feminine, at least the Takarazuka stage allows women to appear as role models to other women rather than just men dressed as women....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Transgender, Man]

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How Much Does Weight Affect a Television Show?

- ... Television shows receive awards based on the quality of the show, not how much their stars do or do not weigh. If the actors are good at acting, it does not matter what they weigh because their talents will become what is seen. In fact, Mike and Molly has already begun winning different awards. Melissa McCarthy who plays the plus-sized star, Molly, won “best leading actress in a comedy” herself. Jacquie Miller writes this in The Ottawa Citizen, “Melissa McCarthy beat some heavyweight comedy royalty Sunday night to pick up an Emmy for best lead actress in a comedy....   [tags: Melissa Macarthy, Mike and Molly]

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The Media's Influence on Body Image Disorders

- What is the perfect body type. Throughout our adolescence ages into the adult hood stage many of young women struggle to answer this question. Our idea of what the perfect body type is ever changing however it is always influenced by the Medias perception of what the perfect body image should look like. We all idolize these images we see on television and in magazines and some of us would do anything to look just like them. This image forces us to have self esteem issues.These advertisements are damaging both our mental and physical state of being Many young girls who take extreme measures to live up to the Medias perception of the perfect body type are more likely to develop one of the m...   [tags: Media, Body Image, Disorders, weight, ]

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The Color Of Class : Classifying Race

- Ducille, Ann. "The Colour of Class: Classifying Race in the Popular Imagination." Social Identities 7.3 (2001): 409-19. Taylor & Francis. Web. 4 Dec. 2015. In this article, written by Ann Ducille, the topic of the specific roles that Black actors and actresses can play in films and television according to the white populace is examined. Conversely, Ducille discusses the roles of Black actors and actresses that are commonly offered within the industry, but are not considered acceptable to the Black population....   [tags: White people, Race, Black people, Racism]

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Muslim Women in the Entertainment Industry

- Muslim Women in the Entertainment Industry Imagine a world immersed in beauty, wealth, gloss, and fame. I may be generalizing, but lets just say it’s a world in which you are born with a streaming talent that most individuals could only dream of. You constantly have hordes of spectators cheering your success and everyone wants to be your friend. The greatest fear of most women seems to be being hideous or lacking capacity and you have no idea what that feels like. Seems spectacular, doesn’t it....   [tags: Islam]

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Types Of Films Movies Are Everywhere

- Types of Movies Movies are everywhere. They are a part of everyone’s life. Think about it, how many movies do you watch in a month or a week or even a day. Too many to even remember. Whether they watch them at the movie theatre, or in their own home, they will find a way to watch a movie. Today electronics plays a big role as well. People can watch movies on their phones, laptops, and tablets. There are hundreds of different movie genres and types....   [tags: Film, Horror film, Actor, American film actors]

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The Diversity Of The Entertainment Industry

- The subject of diversity in the entertainment industry has dominated conversations, especially following last year’s Oscar controversy that promoted celebrities to boycott the event in protest of the low number of people of color nominated for awards. This hot topic resurfaced at the 69th annual Emmy Awards, where host Jimmy Kimmel repeatedly emphasized how the nomination ballot this year was the most diverse ever. “The Emmys are so diverse this year that the Oscars are telling people we are their closest friends,” joked Kimmel during his opening monologue....   [tags: Actor, Film, Acting]

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Acting Versus Lying Essay

- Acting versus lying essay From the start of life we are taught not to lie. As life progresses we learn that honesty may not be the best policy. That is, if getting ahead in life is important. This idea is taught in many ways, one is by acting. Every time an actor/actress is on a set they portray a different character this is evidence that lying is fine as long as it is acting. Movies and plays support that maybe lying is not always bad. The thing is are the different or are they the same. Are we acting when we are lying....   [tags: Acting]

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My Review of the Play ‘Proof’

- My Review of the Play ‘Proof’ Good acting is essential to any good performance. The actors and actresses have to try to make what the audience is seeing and hearing come alive. The four characters in the play “Proof” are able to do this. The meaning and purpose behind the play is easily understood because the actors and actresses do such a fine job in their performances. The play is about a young woman, Catherine who had been taking care of her father during his last years of life. Anne Heche plays Catherine....   [tags: Theater Essays]

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The Transformations in the Spanish Theatrical System during the First Third of the Nineteenth Century

- The Spanish theatrical life during the eighteenth century is characterized by the presence of systems and representation modes typical of the Golden Age, in conflict with the approaches of the Enlightenment culture (see chapters 5 and 6). However, with Earl of Aranda’s reforms, as of 1767 (Rubio Jiménez, 1998) a restrictive regularization of the companies’ constitution and their itinerant regime will start. It is hoped, in this last respect, to limit the itinerant nature of the companies by replacing them with a single, fixed location that lasts the whole theatre season, which will be achieved thanks to the reforms of the last decade of the century....   [tags: theater, spain, world history]

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Analysis Of ' Doubt By John Patrick Shanley At The Gordon State College Theatre

- The play I attended and am doing my performance analysis on is “Doubt, a Parable” by John Patrick Shanley at the Gordon State College Theatre. I would like to start off by saying the play was quite moving and had a lot of meaning behind it. Shanley did a wonderful job at touching on subjects that were problematic for that time period. In 1964 homosexuality and race were not the only issues present but they were tremendous issues then, some may argue that they still are today. In this analysis I will focus on my opinion of the acting, design, and directing of the production....   [tags: Actor, Acting, Character, Theatre]

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Modern Bollywood, A Decade Old: Bollywood and the Colonial Censorship

- Introduction This essay explains the journey of Bollywood (Indian Film Industry) and how it has changed itself and its audience’s perspective on Hindi Cinema. Applying the key features from Dennis McQuail’s “Normative Theory”, the relationship between Bollywood and the audience, controlled by the censorship board will be explained; and how both, the Bollywood industry and Censor Board are responsible for bringing changes to each other in the terms of rules, regulations, audience’s attitudes and their demands, in every period of time....   [tags: Indian film industry, normative theory, mcquail]

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The Media as a Mirror of the Asian-American Women

- Imagine a distant post-apocalyptic future in which a group of researchers discovers a stack of DVDs of 20th and 21st century Hollywood movies of Asian American actresses. After watching those movies, what might the researchers conclude about the characteristics of Asian American women in the movies. Certainly, they will view Asian American women as sexual and erotic objects of the society that white men can score with ease. Why do I assume they will think that way. The answer is a simple, yet controversial one: mostly, the media, as the history proves, portrays Asian American women either as erotic sex slaves of white men or as insidious personalities who lure their prey into a trap with the...   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Film Analysis: Man of Steel Directed by Zack Snyder

- Man of Steel Review Man of Steel is a sci-fi drama movie based on a combination of Superman movies created in the late 70s to late 80s. The movie is directed by Zack Snyder who had a heavy hand in the action packed digital innovations movie 300 as well as the movie Watchmen, who is known for doing movies on major DC Comic heroes, with his latest being the most recent of the Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight. Man of Steel starts off introducing the audience to Clark Kent, also known as Superman, as a child when he first learns of his unique powers as well as his home planet....   [tags: superman movies, sci-fi drama]

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Women in restoration theatre: stages of liberation

- The Restoration of 1660 not only brought the English monarchy back to the throne, but brought plays back to the nation’s previously shuttered theaters. In fact, though, this “restoration” promised to be more of a revolution. Bold new practices were put in motion. Rather than proceeding cautiously, to avoid upsetting Parliament or religious groups, playwrights embraced controversial, even scandalous topics, rewriting practices, challenging social taboos and even pushing past boundaries set down by the Elizabethans....   [tags: Restoration of 1660, English Monarchy]

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White Privilege : Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack

- Contemporary television differs from television of the 50s and 60s for numerous reasons, the most noteworthy of which being that television today is not presented in monochrome black and white. The introduction of the color TV in 1965 allowed audiences to experience the wide spectrum of color they only found in reality on the screen. Television today also features more color in another sense of the word besides monochromality; the representation of people of color in modern television exceeds that of fifty years ago....   [tags: Black people, White people, African American]

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Film Analysis : Film And Media Industry

- This year’s Oscar nominees caused an uproar in the African American community due to the lack of color representation. Of course the Black films that did earn a spot on the nomination chart didn’t grant the award or nomination to the people of color involved with the film. All of this is just the tip of the iceberg, for a little over a century, black characters have been Whitewashed, portrayed via Blackface, stereotyped, or exploited in the film industry. While there have been ups and downs in progress, Black representation in the film and media industry is still a recurring problem....   [tags: Film, Actor, African American, Black people]

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Stage Door At The Emmett Robinson Theatre

- This past Thursday, November 17, 2016, I attended Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman’s play Stage Door at the Emmett Robinson Theatre. The play was directed by Mark Landis and produced by The College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance. I enjoyed this production more than the other plays that I had to see for this course. The concept and storyline of this play were unique. The only aspect of the play that I did not like as much were the numerous characters and their storylines. It was difficult to keep up with all the actors, especially knowing that I would have to comprehend them in order to write this paper....   [tags: Actor, Theatre, Character, Acting]

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The Movie, Real Women Have Curves

- Being a curvaceous young woman is hard enough. Especially when you’re trying to find love, you’re seeking approval and anticipating a better future for yourself. The film Real Women Have Curves stresses how important higher education is to a Mexican-American teenager and the wrath she endures from her mother because of her weight and aspiration. Mark Twain stated that, “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great” (http://thinkexist.com/quotation/keepaway_from_those_who_try_to_belittleyour/215215.html)....   [tags: Cinema]

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Evita Perón: Spiritual Leader of Argentina

- At first, I wanted to write about the role of women in post-colonial Argentina. This topic, as could be expected, is far too broad to even begin addressing in fifteen or so pages. But it is an incredibly important and fascinating topic, and so I instead decided to focus on two women in particular who have shaped Argentina’s history: Eva and Christina Fernández de Kirchner. This is, in a sense, a way of comparing the role of women then and now in two different societies. Knowing the circumstances of Eva Perón’s birth and youth, it seems inconceivable that she would become the unstoppable political firebrand whose memory evokes wails even today....   [tags: Eva Perón, Juan Perón]

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In the Eyes of the Beholder

- Influences of how women should look are everywhere and that can begin to take a toll on them mentally and physically. Struggling with the ideas of beauty the world puts into a woman’s mind greatly affects her body image. Whether it is the magazine with the ultra-thin model, the friend who is always obsessing over her weight, or the mother telling her child that he or she needs to lose weight; influences on body image are everywhere. The definition of beauty society has today is one of being skinny with the perfect hair, skin, breasts, and cheekbones....   [tags: Women, Beauty, Body Image, Society]

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Women in America: Underrepresented and Over-Sexualized

- Media is the largest and most influential resource in the world. People learn more from media than any other resource. However media can be very dangerous. Media often degrades and misrepresents women. Girls get the message from early on that what is most important is how they look. No matter what a woman accomplishes, her self-worth and value will always rely on appearance. Media devalues women through music, video games, television/film, even women in politics are undermined. Most of the time, women are stereotyped into being perfect people with silky hair, perfect teeth, incredibly skinny bodies, etc....   [tags: looks, appearance, devalues, sterotypes]

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The History and Future of Opera

-   On October 12th, I saw Tosca by Giacomo Puccini held at Atlanta Opera. Tosca is an Italian opera, directed by Tomer Zvulun, accompanied by an orchestra conducted by Arthur Fagen, included a cast of Kara Shay Thomson, Massimiliano Pisapia, and Luis Ledesma (The Atlanta Opera). Opera is an art form in which singers act out drama through a combination of acting and vocal performance. Singers deliver conversation in a musical manner, essentially singing the conversation. Since we recently learned about opera in class, I want to explore the future of opera - where it will go next with the ever advancing modern technology, media and entertainment, and what researches are currently being done at...   [tags: music genres, personal reflections]

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Film Analysis: The Horse in Motion

- Movies are a great way to take a break from your hectic life and just relax. Movies have been entertaining you and everyone around the world since the mid 1800’s. The evolution movie went from black and white pictures to color and sound to finally 3-D film. Directors, artists, and inventors took hundreds of years to just perfect putting the one by one captured pictures in a fluid motion to make a ten second movie. So, just think about trying to create the 3D effect or even how movies were created....   [tags: Eadweard Muybridge, 3D]

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The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison

- A social issue Toni Morrison emphasizes in the bluest eye that majority of people believe whiteness as the symbol of beauty and disdain those who are different. Sometimes people do discrimination without realizing that and hurt others’ feelings. Morrison shows this by telling how light skin people feel that they are superior to those of darker skins even in the same race. First, Morrison uses the symbol of white doll, white God, and white movie actresses to reveal that whiteness is the symbol of beauty....   [tags: Black people, Race, Human skin color, White people]

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How Hollywood Has Seen Dramatic Improvement

- Many aspects of Hollywood have seen dramatic improvement . For instance, when comparing the special effects in movies such as “Jaws” (1975) to more recent movies such as “Avatar” (2009) there is a remarkable improvement in computer generated imagery. Unfortunately, a certain aspect of the movie industry has not seen nearly as much improvement. Think about the biggest movies from the past year. There was “Guardians of the Galaxy” with Chris Pratt, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” with Ralph Fiennes, and “Captain America” with Chris Evans and Scarlett Johannson....   [tags: Racism, White people, Race, Film]

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Compare And Contrast The Movies Requiem For A Dream And Malena

- Although both Malena and Requiem for a Dream were released in the year 2000, they are very different films. There are multiple reasons why either film would be chosen over the other including storyline, affect on the viewer, actors/actresses, and the taste the viewer has with certain movies. Another aspect of the decision is the amount of themes a movie has and their importance. The more themes a movie forms the more a person can learn from sitting down and watching a movie. Malena is a romantic film about courage, lust, and cherishment....   [tags: Film Movie Compare Contrast]

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Shakespeare's As You Like It - Rosalind and Celia

- As You Like It - Rosalind and Celia        A search for feminist criticism on William Shakespeare's comedy, As You Like It, uncovers a range of different aspects of the play and its players, but none is as well represented as the nature and dynamics of the relationship between Rosalind and Celia. Among other topics are cross dressing or female transvestism and male self-fashioning, which extrapolates on the mode of dress being an identity. A feminist view on Shakespeare examines the poet's defense of virtue in the play....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]

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The Token Black Guy In Teen Movies

- The Token Black Guy In Teen Movies “Throughout history, the powers of single black men flash here and there like falling stars, and die sometimes before the world has rightly gauged their brightness.” - W.E.B. Du Bois (1903), The Souls Of Black Folk (p. 4) The film industry is no stranger to racism; from the days of blackface to the exploitation and appropriation of Black culture, Hollywood executives, producers, writers, and actors have all sought to suppress and oppress Black culture for the mainstream viewing audience, as well as Black audiences themselves....   [tags: tokenism film Hollywood]

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African American Women in Early Film

- African American Women in Early Film       In early film many African American actresses portrayed roles as mammies, slaves, seductresses, and maids. These roles suppressed them not allowing them to show their true talents. Although they had to take on these degrading roles, they still performed with dignity, elegance, grace and style. They paved the way for many actresses to follow both blacks and whites. These women showed the film industry that they were more than slaves, mammies, and maids....   [tags: Hollywood Movies Film Black History Essays]

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The Pitfalls Of Plastic Surgery

- In today society, beauty in a woman seems to be the measured of her size, or the structure of her nose and lips. Plastic surgery has become a popular procedure for people, mostly for women, to fit in social class, race, or beauty. Most women are insecure about their body or face, wondering if they are perfect enough for the society to call the beautiful; this is when cosmetic surgery comes in. To fix what “needed” to be fixed. To begin with, there is no point in cutting your face or your body to add or remove something most people call ugly....   [tags: Plastic surgery, Reconstructive surgery]

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Gender Roles And Gender Stereotypes

- Gender role, refers to society’s concept of how man and women are expected to act and behave. Gender stereotypes are an oversimplified belief about the attitudes, traits, and behavior patterns of males and females (Rathus, 2010, p.447).. Gender roles and gender stereotypes are very similar they both involve both male and female and the why they are supposed to behave a certain way. Gender roles and stereotypes affect men and women in other ways, some behaviors are learned and some come about through observations (Gender Roles and Stereotypes)....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Man]

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The Movie ' O '

- In 2001, the movie “O” was released and the director of the movie was Tim Blake Nelson. Nelson is an actor, a writer, and a director who has won numerous awards for his acting and directing movies. The movie “O” was nominated for the Golden Space Needle Award at the Seattle International Film Festival for Best Director. The movie “O” was a modernization based off of William Shakespeare’s well known play, “Othello”. The movie “O” took place at an elite wealthy private high school. The main characters are Odin James (Mekhi Phifer) as Othello, Desi (Julia Stiles) as Desdemona, Hugo Goulding (Josh Harnett) as Iago, Michael (Andrew Keegan) as Michael Cassio, Emily (Rain Phoenix) as Emilia, and th...   [tags: Basketball, High school, Actor]

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Media’s Role In Body Images

- Media’s Role In Body Images Authors can effectively get their point across by using different rhetorical techniques. In the two articles that I will examine, the authors mainly used a pathos appeal. Authors use pathos to get a social and emotional application across to the reader. Another rhetorical technique that is used by many authors is ethos. Ethos is a technique that can be used by an author saying that since they are perhaps a doctor or may have belonged to a certain organization for a long time, then they know more about a topic than somebody who may not have had the same moral values or interests....   [tags: Media Advertisements Advertising Essays]

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Body Language Sportswear Ad

- In a rising economic marketplace, advertising industries convey to consumers the idealistic values of wants and needs of a product that appeals to people. In most cases, the characterization of women in local ads portrays negative and sexual acts. A particular advertisement that contributes to the delusion of women is the Body Language Sportswear ad. Through basic discriminatory messages that often get hold of the individual’s attention. The advertising company entertains, persuades and influences people as well as sending subliminal communication....   [tags: Advertising]

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Reading between the Lines: Use of Space and Body Language in Caryl Churchill's 'Top Girls'

- The question of how body-language and space are used in Caryl Churchill's `Top Girls' is interesting. A traditional view exists that a play is dictated by the text to the extent that the actors ought not to deviate from a pure reading. This theory emphasises authorial control and allows performers little opportunity to interpret the text for the audience. A competing view is that a play is a complete entity only when performed, aiming for a collaboration between playwright, director, performers, and audience....   [tags: European Literature]

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Society’s Expectations of a Female’s Body Image

- Society’s Expectations of a Female’s Body Image Society plays many roles in peoples’ lives. The biggest role that society plays with females is how they should appear. All over the television, movies, and different magazine covers, females come into view as looking very thin and beautiful. People that see these famous females begin to idealize that body image. The male gender also visualizes these famous females and thinks that all females should have this slender appearance. As the year 2000 rolled in, actresses and models’ body weight decreased, and their waiflike bodies became more noticeable in the public’s eyes....   [tags: Media Health Self Image Essays]

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Stereotypes of Hispanic Women in Cinema

- The Latina women, even throughout the era resistance cinema, have not been able to make much progress in overcoming the degrading stereotypes that Hollywood has created for them. Despite the many advances that minorities have made in the cinema in recent years, Latina actresses still take on the roles of the "dark skinned lady" and other such stereotypes with strong sexual connotations. It is often debatable whether or not the role of the Latina has undergone dramatic changes since the days of Dolores Del Rio and Carmen Miranda dancing with the fruit baskets on top of their heads....   [tags: Representation of Latinas in Film]

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Kabuki : A Japanese Form

- Japan’s dances and dramas as they are seen today contain 1300 years of continuous uninterrupted history. This prodigious feat of conservation, theatrically speaking, makes Japan an extraordinary and unique country. In all of Asia, where tradition generally is sanctified and change eschewed, Japan stands as the only country whose theatre is its entirety has never suffered an eclipse nor undergone any drastic revivification or renovation. The most traditional form of Japanese theatre is kabuki. Its origin goes back to the latter part of the 16th century and, with extensive and continuous evolution, it has now been perfected into a state of classical refinement....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Hollywood And Silicon Valley : Gender Segregation And The Glaring Difference Between Men And Women

- Prior to the passing of the Equal Pay Act in 1963, women working full time made only $0.59 for every dollar a man made; today the average woman makes $0.73 to every man’s dollar for working the exact same job. Despite the great barriers women have broken in the last fifty years, some of America’s most prosperous women, including those residing in Silicon Valley and living in Hollywood’s limelight, are facing gender wage discrimination. The immense salary gap between men and women in both Hollywood and Silicon Valley is a result of occupational gender segregation and the glaring difference between men and women’s value in society....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Employment]

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Wizards and Villains and Playbills, Oh My!: The Niche Musical and the Internet

- Wizards and Villains and Playbills, Oh My!: The Niche Musical and the Internet In the study of current-day musical theatre, it is easy to see the staggering range of specific topics used as the subject of new musicals. For example, Avenue Q, a loving parody of “Sesame Street”, and Wicked, an adaptation of Gregory Maguire’s novel of the same name, which is an adaptation in itself of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, are two massively different shows which premiered in the same year. These are two shows with fairly specific subject matter built with a fairly specific audience in mind that managed to do well, critically and financially, on Broadway....   [tags: Musical Theater ]

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Film Review : The New Thriller ' Staring Viola Davis And Charlie Weber

- Discredit this witnesses, introduce a new suspect, and bury the evidence, these are stages introduced in how to win a case and leave the jury dumbfounded. When we are younger, we always hear of our companions wanting to become lawyers or doctors. I believe the new show offers insight on what our childhood dreams would be like if we pursued them and went to law school. The new thriller has had quite the uproar and has been the topic of most blogs and articles that I have read and been deemed a hit; the show will epitomize legal offices, portray acts of seduction, and ponder our senses of right and wrong....   [tags: Actor, Acting]

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Film Trailers for Shrek, High Heels and Low Lifes, and Knights Tale

- Film trailers are produced in several forms, to influence the public to view the film, and to get a good profit before they sell the film. Film trailers are used to advertise new films on the television. In the trailers they use diverse camera angles, lighting, sound effects, music, slow motion/ fast forward. This will attract an audience to watch the film. I will be writing about 3 different trailers in this essay; ‘Shrek, High Heels and Low Lifes and a Knights Tale’. I will be discussing the similarities between all 3 trailers, listing my favourite trailer and giving reasons and explanations....   [tags: film trailers,]

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Media Affects the Self Esteem and Body Image of Young Girls

- A girl has either a negative distorted view of her physical appearance or she feels positive about the way she looks and is comfortable in her own body. The most common perspective of how a girl thinks her body image looks is negative. Girls tend to think that celebrities’, models’, and television stars’ bodies are the only way that they should look. The ongoing exposure of an unrealistic body image can deceive what is actually reality. Some people believe that girls get this standards of “beautiful” from their peers and family when in reality girls get these standards from the media and prominent people in society....   [tags: psychology, physical appearance]

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Gender Inequality Throughout The Front And Behind The Camera Still Exists

- Evans Ohene-Djan Prof. Johnson ENGL 102 21 October 2015 It’s 2015 and gender inequality both in front and behind the camera still exists. A meaningful conversation with an eye towards ameliorating the problem is long overdue. Gender inequality remains a major problem in the movie industry. Women have made major impacts in the industry, yet they have not gained gender equality. Hollywood is not a stranger to the disadvantages facing women. Besides a handful of notable standouts, women are struggling when it comes female driven films receiving wide release....   [tags: Gender, Female, Action film]

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The Harlem Renaissance : A Cultural Movement That Sparked Black Modernization

- The Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that sparked black modernization. This period in history introduced art, music, and the culture of people with African descent. Although all of these characteristics help to understand the African lifestyle, there are obstacles surrounding this topic. Without the Harlem Renaissance, people may not have experienced such things as rap music or hip hop. Through this movement, everyone has a better understanding of how African Americans lived at that point in time....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race]

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The Movie ' Ringu And Its Remake ' The Ring '

- It’s a real fear when the ghost of a dead girl with stringy black hair hiding her decomposed face, inches closer to the TV screen, climbs out of it, and walk towards you leaving bloody footprints in her way. This was one of the scariest scenes shown in the movie Ringu and its remake, The Ring. The concept of film-remakes has been discussed throughout film-history . Film remakes are made for different reasons, like giving an old film new life by bringing it to the 21st century or making money. They are usually done by adding big stars, trends, and synergies to the new movie....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Horror and terror, Fear]

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The Detrimental Effects of Anorexia on the Body and Mind

- Ana’s Limelight Christy Greenleaf, assistant professor of kinesiology, health promotion and recreation at University of North Texas, stated, “Girls and women, in our society are socialized to value physical appearance and an ultra-thin beauty that rarely occurs naturally and to pursue that ultra-thin physique at any cost.” Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among young women. Furthermore, one in every ten people with anorexia will die from a complication brought on by the disorder....   [tags: complications, suicide, media]

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Analysis on Rebeca Keegan's Article on Racial Inequality in Media

- ... Biological race is impossible because there is no genetic or DNA make-up difference from one race to another. Racial inequality is a very big issue that the world is dealing with, especially the United States. People tend to discriminate because of the way someone looks or where they are from. These could be an example prejudice which is the act of prejudging a person because of their appearance, thoughts and/or ideas (Jensen). Also stereotyping, discrimination, and racism go hand in hand with prejudice....   [tags: minority roles in film]

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Breaking Bad is the Single Dominating Modern-day Television Series America

- ... From “Outstanding Lead Actor” to “Outstanding Supporting Actress” the dozens of awards the series' crew was able to wrack up serves as a clear indicator that Vince Gilligan did a noteworthy job of selecting a first-rate line of actors and actresses. By doing so, he was able to successfully execute the vision he sought out for “Breaking Bad.” As viewers watch addicting episode after addicting episode, the show progresses to straddle a line of reality and, “Is that really happening?” With countless events occurring within the series that appear to be too grotesque or twisted to even be possible, viewers must keep in mind that many of the tactful operations “Breaking Bad's” protagonist exe...   [tags: crystal meth, teacher, cancer]

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Analysis Of Michael R. Aldrich 's Article On Women Addicts

- Michael R. Aldrich sums up women’s addictions from the late 19th century to the early 20th century in his article, Historical Notes On Women Addicts. He briefly summarizes multiple studies that found statistics showed more women than men, were addicts during that time period. However, he then analyzed the time period to further explain how the statistics could be legitimate, since they were self report surveys, which always have the limitation of social desirability. He explains the historical contexts that led woman to such high rates of addiction, the types of women who were addicts, how their addiction were fed and grew due to society in the nineteenth century, and the consequences of fem...   [tags: Drug addiction, Morphine, Opium, Opioid]

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I Were My New Dream / And You Were Mine

- "You were my new dream//and you were mine". The film Tangled was one of the most well made films in history due to its use of camera techniques to convey more than the actor/actresses can say. The directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard 's techniques made the film unforgettable. In addition, the actor/actresses Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy and Ron Perlman brought it to life with their acting. It was a film with everything people love from romance to humor to good life lessons. It did what any good film does make you forget your troubles and escape reality for a certain amount of time....   [tags: Film techniques, Film editing, Tracking shot, Love]

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How Representation Of Women 's The Media Impacts Young Girls

- How Representation of Women in the Media Impacts Young Girls Today’s generation is hooked on mass media and society is being negatively influenced by it. New movies and television series are released every year, along with millions of interactions happening on the internet. However, storylines, plots, and character dynamics hardly ever seem to change for the female roles that are for women of color. The portrayal of colored women in Hollywood have been misrepresented, creating demeaning ideologies for today’s generation of young girls....   [tags: Mass media, Television program]

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What You Do When You 're Not The Hero Anymore

- In the first paragraph of Laurie Penny’s essay “What to do when you’re not the hero anymore” she tells the reader how she recently went to see the new Star Wars movie. To her surprise a female character, Rey, fought off a bad guy as an equal. Hollywood has incredible power in how messages are portrayed in books, TV shows, and movies. It is no secret that media representation normalizes the reality of white male power. Penny explores how it is becoming more common to see a women lead in books, movies, and TV shows, rather than the stereotypical male....   [tags: White people, White American, Actor, Film]

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How does Sunset Boulevard represent the Hollywood Studio System?

- Sunset Boulevard directed by Billy Wilder in 1950 is based on how Norma Desmond, a huge Hollywood star, deals with her fall from fame. The film explores the fantasy world in which Norma is living in and the complex relationship between her and small time writer Joe Gillis, which leads to his death. Sunset Boulevard is seen as lifting the ‘face’ of the Hollywood Studio System to reveal the truth behind the organisation. During the time the film was released in the 1950s and 60s, audiences started to see the demise of Hollywood as cinema going began to decline and the fierce competition of television almost proved too much for the well established system....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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Women and Social Change: The Wild and Roaring Twenties

- The Wild and Roaring Twenties The roaring twenties, also known as the Jazz Age or the Golden Twenties, was a time of dramatic social changes, lifestyle changes, and changes in culture that took place in the United States, the United Kingdom, and in Canada. Women began to demand equal rights as the wealth of these nations doubled. Some of the many social changes included the women getting their hair cut short, in a bob-like style, by male barbers. The women also began to wear shorter skirts, as well as skimpy beachwear....   [tags: jazz age, golden twenties]

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Waiting for the Next Episode of The Walking Dead

- If you are anticipating the newest episode of The Walking Dead each week, then you will love the movie World War Z. World War Z was released in the United Stated on the 21st of June, 2013 and was produced by several production companies, including Plan B which is owned by the leading actor, Brad Pitt. The movie grossed over 500 million dollars and is based on a book by the same title, written by Max Brooks ("World War Z (2013)"; Fleming Jr.). World War Z has all the makings of a good action film....   [tags: successful TV shows, story summary & analysis]

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Pornography Is Not A Useful Resource For Sex Education

- Depictions of sexual acts have been around since the early days of humanity, dating back to the prehistoric ages (Rudgley 2000). The concept of pornography we know today has existed since the Victorian era (Rudgely 2000, p. 195). Today technology has allowed free pornography to become available to anyone with a computer and an Internet connection. One might think that pornography is acceptable in our culture because it has been around for a long time or because it is so accessible, but when one looks into the messages and effects that pornography has you can see how disturbing it really is....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Child sexual abuse]

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Cleopatr A Myth Of Political Intrigues Conflicts, And Power

- It is the most powerful love triangle ever to be captured on film and continues to inspire play wrights, romantics, and movie producers in Hollywood. The lavish spectacle that is epic in scale, surrounded by sets of riveting and brilliant beauty, is viewed by millions as a multitalented cast is transformed into 26,000 gorgeous and breathtaking costumes. According to play wright and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, it is the depth of the characters that is overcome in "a realm of political intrigues conflicts, and power" that made the 1963 movie Cleopatra successful....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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