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Film Critique: The Red Violin

- The movie The Red Violin is a drama written and directed by filmmaker Francois Girard, which follows the history of a mysterious and intriguing musical instrument over the span of 300 years. Francois Girard got the idea for the movie from events involving the legendary red Mendelssohn, a 1720 Antonio Stradivari violin which was purchased in 1990 by the grandfather of celebrated musician and heiress, Elizabeth Pitcairn (Fricke, 2010). The story is artfully and elegantly put together, and although the story is fictional the plot portrays what could be realistic characters, settings and life situations....   [tags: Film Analysis ]

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Film Critique Of The Wizard Of Oz

- Film Critique of The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz is a film created by MGM Studios in 1939, directed by Victor Fleming and starring Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, Frank Morgan as the Wizard and Margaret Hamilton as The Wicked Witch of the West. The Wizard of Oz is commonly known as the classic film of American cinema and is loved by many people. It can be classified as a Family, Fantasy, Musical film due to the touching messages told throughout the film, the magical special effects featuredn and the beautiful musical numbers highlighted in the film....   [tags: The Wizard of Oz, Land of Oz]

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Film Critique of Dances with Wolves

- Film Critique of “Dances with Wolves” This is a wonderful movie that is set in 1863 during the civil war. The main character is John Dunbar, a Lieutenant in the United States Army, who is played by Kevin Costner. The movie begins with Dunbar in the field hospital with a severely wounded leg that the Dr.’s are planning to amputate. Dunbar decides that he does not want to live minus a leg and leaves the field hospital, takes a horse and rides across the length of the enemy lines where he expects that he will meet his death....   [tags: Soldier, Sioux, Culture]

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Film Critique : Arrival By Denis Villeneuve

- Film Critique: Arrival Arrival directed by Denis Villeneuve has a realistic view on the relation between human and alien, the division of the human race, and the acceptance of the inevitable. The film centers around linguists teacher Louise Banks, who is called upon to work for the U.S. army after 12 alien ships lands on earth. Since she is one of the country 's best linguists, she gets to help communicate with the aliens. Through a language that uses time travel to partly communicate, Louise communicates with the aliens and brings unity throughout the entire world....   [tags: Human, Meaning of life, Science fiction]

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Film/Viewer Interaction in Apocalypse Now

- “The horror... the horror...”- Colonel Kurtz are the last lines of Apocalypse Now, the Francis Ford Coppola directed war-film masterpiece, which truly explores horror. Typical war films, like Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket or Boulle’s The Bridge on the River Kwai, follow the camaraderie of a protagonist and his unit and their struggles that build up to a violent and climactic confrontation where both sides sustain losses to illustrate the tragedy of war. Apocalypse Now is different; there are only two moments of brief violence that the main character participates in and he rarely talks with anyone else....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Confronting Reality: How Nosferatu Exemplifies Film Horror Tactics

- Many films, and sometimes film genres, are dismissed as being part of the cinema of escapism. This assumes that in times of particular social or economic hardship (often on a national or international level), people go to movies for the sole purpose of “getting away from it all.” While some films may follow this overall trend, it is important to note that it cannot be a generalization made for all films. During the Weimar era in Germany, the nation was in the midst of a national struggle on many fronts....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Film Critique On The Deer Hunter

- Since 1968, there have been at least 25 films made that portray the events of the Vietnam War. Historians have to ask themselves when watching these films, "Did the fictional character represent historical figures accurately. Is this how a soldier would react in this situation?" The point of view of the director of the film can change with simple alterations in camera angles. For example, a view from the ground of a battle seen can show how the innocent people had the war in their own backyards....   [tags: Movies Film]

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Film Critique of Lebensraum

- Film Critique of Lebensraum Lebensraum was one of the most interesting and the most bizarre plays I have ever seen. The plot of the play Lebensraum was very strange, the play was set in present time. The play was about Germans saying the Jews can come back to Germany. The Germans will provide them with work and a place to live. A lot of the Jews thought that the Germans were going to finish what they started with Hitler. At first no one wanted to take Germany up on their offer, until one Jewish family made up there mind and decided to go back, after they knew the Linsky’s were making out good....   [tags: Papers]

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My Thoughts on "Avatar"

- I have now read a number of critiques, mostly by anthropologists since they are the people I read the most, about the film "Avatar." These arguments tend to claim that there is a racist theme to the film; in fact, that seems to be about all they see in the film. While I acknowledge that, to a degree, this critique of the film is correct, I also feel that there is a great deal more in it. My greatest difficulty with being an academic and constantly being surrounded by academics is our lack of ability to appreciate almost anything....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Critique of the Film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

- The film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is considered one of the greatest films in American films and was directed by Milos Forman. The film, which adapted from Ken Kesey’s popular novel by the same name, was filmed in the Oregon State Hospital which is a real mental institution. The perspective through which the film is presented from indicates a theme of allegory where rebellion is pitted against tyrannical authority coupled with a quest to maintain the status quo of in-mates and the established authority....   [tags: Film Review]

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The Psychological Fulfillment in Watching Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein

- Abstract: Young Frankenstein, by Mel Brooks, served to offset the anxiety and fear created by previous horror and monster movies. Written and produced in 1974, only one year after one of the most frightening movies of all time, The Exorcist, Mel Brooks created a horror/ monster movie that would relieve psychological tensions rather than create them as the Exorcist had the pervious year, this movie looked at monster movies through parodical glasses. To do this, Brooks used elements described by Freud’s methods of humor and Harries’ elements of parody....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Theological Symbolism in "Cool Hand Luke"

- In the 1967 prison film Cool Hand Luke, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, there are many examples of theological symbolism and religious themes. Most of the symbolism alludes to Jesus Christ, which is often utilized in film to add depth to the protagonist in the story. Such Christ figure symbolism can also be seen in films such as the 1999 hit The Matrix and the original Star Wars film (1977). Along with these visual suggestions, there are also thematic elements that underlie Cool Hand Luke which involve Biblical allusions and metaphysical questions....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Cupid is Armed and Dangerous…

- Every 30 years or so we are treated to a new iteration of Shakespeare’s classic romance, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Beginning in 1935, directed by Max Reinhardt with a cast including Olivia DeHavilland and Jimmy Cagney, the show was golden on the silver screen and was lauded as an astounding Shakespeare adaptation. In 1968, director Peter Hall had his go at the Bard’s work in a production featuring the Dames’ Judy Dench and Helen Mirren in a well-received CBS television special. And most recently, the 1999 adaptation by director Michael Hoffman features a star-studded cast of television and film actors, including Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Stanley...   [tags: Film Critique]

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What can a cigarette hide?

- Lively tourists have invaded the coast of Nassau in a beautiful summer day. As the sea caresses the shore it fills the air with the loving sound of its waves thus creating a perfect romantic gateway. While people are enjoying the lovely weather in the seaside, a life changing moment is taking place in one of the tables in a waterfront restaurant in Nassau. The simple gesture of lighting a cigarette marks the beginning of a new life for Charlotte Vale. In the presented still image, we can see a fashionable young lady....   [tags: Film Critique]

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"The Miscreants of Taliwood"

- On Febuary 17th 2010, the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art opened their 2010 “Documentary Fortnight” film festival on international non-fiction films and on the 18th, they presented a film by George Gittoes titled “The Miscreants of Taliwood”. This was the third film of a trilogy by George Gittoes, of which the previous two films had also been presented at previous Documentary Fortnights. The MoMA promotional summary advertized the film in a classic travelogue style - “an extraordinary journey to a forbidden zone”....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Review of The Crucible

- Arthur Miller’s political allegory of McCarthyism, in the form of The Crucible, has been adapted into a faithful companion to the play that is able to incorporate the emotions and atmosphere that may not have been available to some in the play. Miller’s screenplay is very faithful to the book, having many of the same lines and situations the character in the play experience. Because of this, we are able to make an active connection to the play, thus expanding our understanding of the play. Lead by Daniel Day-Lewis, The Crucible’s plot is portrayed by a solid cast, who, for the most part, are able to engross the viewer into the story....   [tags: Film Critique]

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The Agent Orange Story; Unnatural Causes

- The Agent Orange Story; Unnatural Causes When a person hears about war, they think of guns, bombs, and absolute chaos. The soldiers in Vietnam are the ones who actually know the true story and true experience of war. Lamont Johnson, the director of the movie, The Agent Orange Story; Unnatural Causes, makes many different views onto the soldiers lives after Vietnam. Whether the soldiers experience mental or physical pain, Johnson directs madness into reality. The certain view points ranges between short term illnesses to the lack of acceptance between the soldier and their community....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Hall's Theory of Servant Leadership

- Introduction This movie tells the story of a 34-year relationship between a lab assistant, Vivien Thomas, and a surgeon, Alfred Blalock. It also tells of the struggles and triumphs experienced during a journey of human development for two people whom, in turn, influence the development of a worldwide community of surgeons and their patients. It is a great example of how leaders mature and transform their consciousness to be understanding of other people and to deepen the meaning of their words, behaviors, and values....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Street Gangs of Los Angeles

- Once we finished watching the documentary street gangs of Los Angeles two theories were most prevalent in my mind for why there was gang formation in that area. The first being Travis herschi’s “social bonds”. Second being Walter miller’s “focal concerns”. Social bond theory is not a crime causation theory but a pro social behavior theory that helps explain deviance. This theory identified four social bonds that promote adherence to society’s laws and values. The four bonds being: attachment, commitment, involvement, and belief....   [tags: Film Critique]

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The Failures of the Film Adaption of Carol's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

- The inventive world of Wonderland and Alice’s journey in to her own imagination is more then merely a children s story. Looking deep at the symbols and structure of the story one can see that it becomes more complex and abstract as Alice gets deeper and deeper in her journey in Wonderland. Lewis Carol wrote the book in 1876 and Disney produced its own animated version of Alice in Wonderland no more then twenty years ago. The Disney production aimed at a younger audience, shows Wonderland as a very colorful and vibrant place, full of flowers, trees and a majestic garden of wonder and glory....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Critique]

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Critique of Film And the Band Played On

- Critique of Film And the Band Played On “And the Band Played On” was an HBO movie that illustrated the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and early 1990s. The movie touched on subjects concerning the reaction of the gay community, the heterosexual community, and the medical community. It showed not only the research in AIDS, but also the way that the US government dealt with it. The movie expressed the consequences the gay community suffered, the plight of the medical community in researching the disease, and the issue of government response to it....   [tags: Papers]

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Critique of the Film Shakespeare in Love

- Critique of the Film Shakespeare in Love Shakespeare in Love is a fictional movie written about the great writer and poet, William Shakespeare. The story is of a young William Shakespeare barely making ends meet and trying to write a play for the local theatre. However, Shakespeare is suffering from writer's block, and is seeking inspiration by having a muse. A muse is a power, in this case a female, used to inspire a poet. Of course, a love story proceeds. Although fictional, the real story line is the writing of "Romeo and Juliet" by Shakespeare....   [tags: Papers]

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Film Critique of All the Presidents Men

- I. Summary Opening in theaters around the United States in April of 1976, All the President’s Men paints quite an accurate account of American journalism yet at the same time is a suspenseful adventure that manages to entertain and inform its viewers. Vincent Canby, a reviewer for the New York Times called the movie, “an unequivocal smash-hit—the thinking man’s Jaws.” Because the film is written from the perspective of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the movie works as a blockbuster, and not just a documentary....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Casablanca’s Liberal Criticism

- The film Casablanca will always remain an American classic. American people critiqued it as a high quality film over a time period, defining a classic and still today Casablanca remains a top American movie. Michael Curtiz, the director, shows World War II on the home front, using the setting to transfer the view point. The famous and popular Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid play the complex love triangle that leads the film to the stories purpose and theme. Casablanca illustrates liberal criticism through a hometown war rebellion setting, the nationalistic view points, and true love’s tribulations....   [tags: Film Critique]

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A Cruel Romance

- Released in 1983, Eldar Ryazanov’s A Cruel Romance remains the most compelling adaptation of Alexander Ostrovsky’s nineteenth century play about a beautiful but poor young woman desperately seeking love in an inherently selfish world. As in Without a Dowry (1879), the film centers on the dramatic conflicts between not only Larisa Ogudalov and her various suitors but also amongst the aspiring men themselves. Through its representation of Ostrovsky’s themes, Ryazanov’s production depicts the ramifications of humanity’s obsession with money, leading to misery, jealously and even death....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Stand By Me

- Life is fragile, everything that knows life will eventually meet death; it is impossible to mention one without the other. Humans have grasped the concept of life and death more so than any other species, yet we still consider it one of the great unknowns. All man knows in regards to life, he learns from his experiences with death. Man can look to many classic and religious texts searching for the meaning of life, but the only way one can truly learn it is through experience. To many, finding happiness means first coming to terms with the finite stretch of life one has and then making the most of it....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Full Metal Jacket

- In Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, Leonard Lawrence’s experiences in basic training and death are a direct result of negligence on the part of private Joker. In the film, Paris Island is portrayed as a place where men are broken down and reconstructed as ruthless killers. The methods used by the marines to train soldiers are tested and clearly work on the average person. However, Leonard Lawrence was not an average man. Throughout most of the film he is despondent, almost oblivious to the gravity of his situation....   [tags: Film Critique]

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The Disney Film Aladdin : An Critique Of The Social Inequalities

- The 1992 Disney film Aladdin represents an analysis of the social inequalities. Society ranks individuals consciously into certain class statuses such as being rich or poor. The class status acts as a barrier or a wall, preventing the individuals from escaping the social norms of what class they were placed in. Every individual is placed into one of the classes through appearances, skills and wealth. The individual is given a title and they must then comply with the norms according to the class they have been assigned to....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Bourgeoisie]

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Critique and Commentary of Film "V for Vendetta"

- Set in a realistic adaptation of a totalitarian, despotic Britain, V for Vendetta is the striking tale of V, hero stamped terrorist, and his seditious scheme to ignite a revolution. This is a terrific movie that captivates the audience amid an eerily relatable setting. With our world in a state of political turmoil, the film is very relevant to humanity’s history and gives the movie a true-to-life ambiance. The all-star cast makes the characters memorable and outstanding in their roles. A message of freedom resonates throughout the story, uplifting the audience and empowering the protagonist....   [tags: Cinematography, Movie, Revolution]

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Seven Pounds

- While many films the primary goal is to entertain, others attempt to inspire a change in the minds and actions of the audience. These movies motivate people to change behaviors by demonstrating an alternative way of living. They often accomplish this by drawing new connections between the memories and experiences of the audience with the images and characters on the screen. An example of this type of movie is the film Seven Pounds. The film deals with concept of paying penance for one’s actions....   [tags: Film Critique]

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"The Doctor"

- In the 1991 film titled “The Doctor”, William Hurt portrays Dr. Jack MaKee, a cardiothoracic surgeon coming to terms with issues related to his newly diagnosed laryngeal cancer. MaKee is presented in the film as a successful and well-respected doctor, quite adept at his surgical skills who, along with his colleagues, performs procedures on and glibly interacts with patients, referring to them as diagnoses rather than people. Jack’s relationships with his wife and son appear to have suffered due to Jack’s work schedule and time away from home....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Snow White

- The “magic” of the Disney universe is undeniable, although not as one would first think. Walt Disney created an empire of fantasies, dreams, and magical adventures, but the true magic is the power Disney has to instill these fantasies and dreams into children’s minds. Of course, these fantasies are not always realistic. The easily impressionable thoughts and ideas of the children can be easily altered in their most susceptible time of life to believe these extravagant fantasies. The particular fantasy that is most often presented is the one of every story ending “happily ever after”, which usually goes hand-in-hand with the fantasy of finding the one Prince Charming....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Hibiscus Town

- “Hibiscus Town” is a 1986 movie which depicts the constantly changing social structure of peasant life in the period leading up to and during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. The film looks at peasant life in a small town in China, Hibiscus Town, which acts as a microcosm of China where we are able to observe how the momentum of the Cultural Revolution moved to redefine and transform class boundaries. “Hibiscus Town” concerns itself with the life of Hu Yuyin, the film's protagonist, and how her new label as a class enemy dramatically changes her circumstances....   [tags: Film Critique]

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- Koyaanisqatsi Koyaanisqatsi, sometimes titled Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance, was directed by American director Godfrey Reggio. The film deals with the relationship between humans and nature entirely through the contrast between the music and the visuals. The tone of each scene relies purely on composer Philip Glass' score to aid what's being shown on screen and provide meaning to what's taking place. Because there are no conventional story ideas or dialogue, the film takes its message from the tone set by the music and the visuals....   [tags: Film Critique]

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- In a world where popular music is more handily classified as ‘noise,’ and where the louder an amplifier is, the ‘better’ the music is, it is hard to believe that there once existed a time where a single violinist could captivate an audience on his own for upwards of two hours. Such is the case for acclaimed violin virtuoso, Paul Foray, in the film Humoresque. The story follows Paul from childhood, when he struggled to get his parents to buy him a violin, to adulthood, where he made his name with the help of some influential friends, to his seeming retirement from the instrument after a tragic incident in his personal life....   [tags: Film Critique]

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- In the film “Bordertown”, the protagonist, Johnny Ramirez ultimately finds solace, happiness and satisfaction in the aftermath of his own failure. If one were to believe the notion that we are all at a fixed station in both life and society, then the Mexican protagonist’s ambitions and their disastrous outcomes would only serve to bolster this opinion. This is, however, what the film “Bordertown” attempts to convey to its audience. As Johnny Ramirez ambitiously sets out, attempting to acquire material success, in the world outside of his neighborhood, he finds only offers of wickedness and corruption....   [tags: Film Critique]

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- On the 24th day of February was the Sibley day of Lindenwood University. Events were all over the place but I decided to participate in just three of the events. One of which I attended took place at Roemer 209 at 1pm and it was a movie titled: “Milk”. There were about 30 people who came to watch the movie including and that was just right for the class room that was used was rather small. The head of the organization that hosted the event presented the theme of the movie as well as the plot. He relayed to us the message of social unity and upholding of social integrity....   [tags: Film Critique]

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Critique of Oprah Winfrey's Film Version of Their Eyes Were Watching God

- Oprah Winfrey lied on the opposite end of Zora Neale Hurston’s spectrum when she produced her atrocious rendition of Hurston’s stellar novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. She modified characters and symbols, altered the theme and relationships, and utterly desolated the significance of the title, making it almost unrecognizable to someone who has read the book. Winfrey totally eviscerated Hurston’s unsurpassed novel, extrapolating what she thought important without going in depth in to the true meaning of the story....   [tags: Amalgamating Bitterness, Story Contradiction]

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Liberal Humanistic Critique of Gladiator

- Ridley Scott’s epic film, Gladiator, won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture in 2000. Scott’s film, details the fall and rise of the great Roman General, Maximus Decimus Meridius. The Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, tells Maximus that he wishes that he become his successor, instead of his son, Commodus. Angry, Commodus, murders his own father, thus becoming the emperor, and sentences Maximus and his family to death. He escapes, but the Emperor’s men murder his family and burn his home. Slave traders, then capture him, and sell him into slavery....   [tags: Film Review]

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Editing critique of Tery Zwigoff's Ghostworld

- Editing Critique of Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World In order for a film to be successful many different elements must be taken into consideration even before beginning to shoot. The tone of the piece, what sort of lighting will be used, the location of the shots, and a palette for the film, are all elements that need to be considered before the actual filmmaking begins. However, even with rigorous planning, questions will still arise during shooting, questions that might not even be apparent or answered until the footage reaches the editing room....   [tags: Film]

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Critique on Open City

- Critique on Open City “Open City” is a neo-realist film that followed the movement in Italy during World War 2. The film is neo-realistic because it has that ‘reality’ like feeling to it by following specific characters through their daily stressful lives that are screwed up from poverty and war. It has many qualities that make it in some ways ‘closer’ to the characters. While watching, the viewer is sucked into the story and immediately feeling emotional with the families and the other various characters in the film....   [tags: Film Movies]

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Analytical Critique of The Godfather

- Analytical Critique of The Godfather      I believe the reason that, 'The Godfather', is such a great film is because it lets audiences decide whether they like the characters or not. Too many movies made about organized crime begin with some seemingly random act of violence. 'The Godfather', however, lets it be known from the start to judge the characters in the film based on what type of person they are instead of the criminal activities they may engage in.      The film begins with a wedding, and this setting sets the stage for the basic theme of the movie, which is family....   [tags: Movie Film Review Godfather Essays]

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The Transition Between Film and Theater: War Horse

- In this essay I will explore the different effects film and theatre has on an audience and if the transition from theatre to film, which tends to be thought of as “deadening”, can be truly successful. To do this I will be using the production of War Horse as a vehicle, and I shall be investigating and exploring the different points of view of critiques and journalists and by using my own personal experience as well. To begin with, to be able to compare whether a story can be successful in both mediums one must know the difference between them....   [tags: Critique, Audience]

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Social and Political Critique and Commentary in Bonnie and Clyde

- ... The scene is almost reminiscent of the famous scene from Battleship Potemkin 3 where the mother is shot in the face, and her glasses are shattered. By modern standards, the scene isn’t that shocking or all that revolting at all, but at the time of its release, it certainly was a shocker to both audience and critics alike. The most famous graphic scene in Bonnie and Clyde is of course the dramatic finale, when the two criminal lovers are gunned down by the Texas Ranger Frank Hamer and his enforcers....   [tags: film analysis]

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Critique of the Movie Educating Rita

- Critique of the Movie Educating Rita Director: Lewis Gilbert Screenwriter: Willy Russell Released: 1983 With Julie Walters, Michael Caine, and others Rita (Julie Walters) is a twenty-six years old hairdresser from Liverpool who has decided to get an education. Not the sort of education that would get her just a better job or more pay, but an education that would open up for her a whole new world--a liberal education. Rita wants to be a different person, and live an altogether different sort of life than she has lived so far....   [tags: Movies Film Educating Rita Essays]

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Contemporary Western Critique in Third World Cinema

- This essay will look at three films by three different directors, all of whom are Third‐World born, European‐ (higher) educated, and whose films have all investigated the legacies and effects of postcolonialism as it relates to those having acted both colonizers and colonized. The films are made up of two documentaries, I’m British but... by Gurinder Chadha and Lumumba: Death of a Prophet by Raoul Peck, as well as the semi‐fictional Pièces d' Identités by Mweze Ngangura. Even though the latter of these directors have directed documentaries as well, of which in no doubt touches upon very similar themes as the other ones looked at here, I have chosen Pièces d' Identités deliberately in tha...   [tags: Film Studies, Film Analysis]

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Critique of the Movie Matchstick Men

- Critique of the Movie Matchstick Men I recently read a review of Matchstick Men by Nicolas Bardot who said of the movie: “very touching but lacking a certain panache.” The Matchstick Men starring Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, and Alison Lohman, is the story of Roy (Cage) who with his “numerous disorders” and his partner Frank (Rockwell) tries to pull off a con job. Unfortunately, Roy’s daughter Angela (Lohman) suddenly shows up and things don’t go exactly as planned. Although Roy’s “disorders” are not mentioned specifically, I can’t imagine they would make his job easy in the first place, but throw a long lost teenage daughter into the mix and I can not wait to see what happens next....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Critique of The Breakfast Club

- Critique of The Breakfast Club Breakfast Club is a comedy that was released in 1985. It was written, produced and directed by John Hughes. It’s about five teenage students from different social groups when forced to spend a Saturday together in detention they find themselves interacting with and understanding each other for the first time. A jock, Emilio Estevez, a stoner, Judd Nelson, a princess, Molly Ringwald, a basket case, Ally Sheedy, and a brain, Anthony Michael Hall, talk about everything from parental tension to sex to peer pressure to hurtful stereotypes while serving the eight hours in a library....   [tags: The Breakfast Club Movies Film Essays]

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Critique of Movie The Insider

- Critique of Movie The Insider A dramatization of 1995 events in which the tobacco industry allegedly covered up proof that nicotine is addictive and harmful. When Brown and Williamson executive Jeffrey Wigand (Crowe) tries to expose the industry's cover-up, he is threatened into silence. He eventually gets his story to 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman (AL Pacino), but CBS decides against airing it due to political and economic pressures, and the threat of lawsuit from Brown and Williamson. Before we start, I think it's important that you know a little thing about me, and where I'm coming from....   [tags: Tobacco Nicotine Insider Film Essays]

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Critique of Davis Guggenheim’s documentary _Waiting for Superman_

- In Davis Guggenheim’s documentary Waiting for Superman, he exposes mainly a one-sided argument against teachers unions, by stating the unions are a “menace and an impediment to reform.” His documentary explores the tragic ways in which the American public education system is failing the nation's children, and explores the roles that charter schools and education reformers could play in offering hope for the future. Statistics show our nation’s student dropout rates, diminishing science scores, math scores, and schools closing due to lack of funding, but numbers fail to represent the names and faces of the children whose entire futures are at stake due to the inability to enact change....   [tags: Education, Film Review]

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Critique of The Day After Tomorrow

- Critique of The Day After Tomorrow      The movie, The Day After Tomorrow, addresses the issue of global warming. The movie?s portrayal of the events caused by global warming was extreme and not very believable. Some of the information is backed up by science but most is completely off the wall and nonrealistic.            The movie cited the cause of the global climate change to be the rise in temperature due to greenhouse gasses. The warmer temperatures caused the polar ice caps to melt, and the increased amount of freshwater in the ocean disrupted the North Atlantic Current....   [tags: Movie Film Review Global Warming Essays]

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Critique Paper on Texas State University´s Wittliff Collection

- Critique Paper For my museum selection I decided to attend Texas State University’s Wittliff Collection. When I arrived, there was no one else there besides me and the librarian. To be honest, I probably would have never gone to an art museum if my teacher didn’t require me to. This was my first time attending the Wittliff Collection, thus I asked the librarian, “Is there any other artwork besides Southwestern and Mexican photography?” She answered, “No, the Wittliff is known only for Southwestern and Mexican photography.” I smiled with a sense of embarrassment and continued to view the different photos....   [tags: librarian, art, photography, film]

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Critique of Divergent: A Movie by Neil Burger

- Wow. This was one of the most exciting thrill rides that I have had in a long time. This movie was really good. In the movie it took place where the world as categorized in to factions. The factions were amity, abnegation, dauntless, erudite, and candor. The main character was Beatrice, “Tris”; her family belonged to the faction of Amity. This group of people was very kind and peaceful. Beatrice and her brother Caleb were at the age that they had to choose their own faction after knowing who they were and to live in that society or stay were....   [tags: film analysis, cinematography]

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A Critique of the Movie, The Birdcage (La Cage aux Folles)

- A Critique of the Movie, The Birdcage (La Cage aux Folles)        A gay couple, living in a gay apartment, with a gay houseboy, above a gay nightclub, in a gay city . . . and they have to straighten it all out for one evening.  In 1996 La Cage aux Folles (a 1978 French play) was remade by MGM into The Birdcage, a daringly flamboyant comedy that is in-tune with the times and redefines the idea of family values.  It combines the talents of Robin Williams (Armand), Nathan Lane (Albert), and Hank Azaria (Agador) with writer Elaine May and director Mike Nichols.  The film is brought to life by the superb uniqueness of each character and what they bring to the screen and add to the plot.  This...   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Violence on Film

- The Western stands as one of the great genres of Hollywood cinema, as it possesses the ability to transcend both time and subject matter. Accordingly, the types of themes which this genres addresses, such as romanticism, and American heroism, can still be seen as viable commodities within modern-day storytelling. However, while The Western has focused on various topics throughout its cinematic history, what ultimately serves as the primary critique of the genre, is the exploration of role of violence and aggression within society (Lusted 16)....   [tags: Film Review, Hollywood, Gunfigther]

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A Critique of Three Kings

- A Critique of Three Kings Three Kings (1999) shows the use of various genres such as war, adventure-when the four soldiers set off to steal and find the gold, comedy-a map found in a prisoner's bum, an exploding cow, action-a man diving for the camera in slow motion whilst a truck explodes behind him and drama. The premise of the film is that in the aftermath of the gulf war, four soldiers set out to find gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who need their help....   [tags: Papers]

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The La Belle Theater At West Virginia International Film Festival

- From April 15- April 24, 2016 the La Belle Theatre in South Charleston held the West Virginia International Film Festival. As an assignment for paper in my humanities class we were required to see a movie and write a critique on it. Most of the class went to go see the movie “45 Years” on April 15,2016, I was unable to so a classmate and I went to see a different film the next evening. When I first arrived at the La Belle Theater I was stunned by the bright fluorescent bulbs of the sign which casted a green and blue neon tint across the side walk....   [tags: Film, Actor, Film theory, Movie theater]

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Film Review Mona Lisa Smile

- Mona Lisa Smile. Dir. by Mike Newell. Columbia Pictures, 2003. In the movie, Mona Lisa Smile directed by Mike Newell, a new art history professor at Wellesley College teaches her female students alternatives to their seemingly preordained futures as wives and mothers. In this paper we will examine women's roles in the 1950's through Mona Lisa Smile and compare this film to actual experiences of Wellesley collage graduates. In 1953, a time when women's roles were rigidly defined, free-spirited, art history professor Katherine Watson (Julia Roberts) begins teaching her dream job at Wellesley College....   [tags: Movies Film]

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Analysis Of The Film ' The Princess And The Frog '

- For several years now, Disney seems to be determined not to offend anyone in order to keep its audience; indeed we are confronted with animation films full of compromises; they are not as degrading for women as Snow-White and the Seven Dwarves (1937), but they are nonetheless still filled with clichés. Films such as The Princess and The Frog (2009), Tangled (2010), Wreck-it Ralph (2012), have in common the sense of being progressive and however we can notice the resurgence of harmful gendered stereotypes on the subjects of the social scale, women’s role in society, or the status quo....   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, Woman, Protagonist]

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Film Analysis: Aliens and Attrition

- Justification This horror film combines two of the major themes found in modern cinema. It integrates science fiction and zombies to produce a unique new type of horror film. Along with this, it is within a historical background that is not usually seen in these genres. This setting does not detract from the film though, but rather broadens the possibilities for these types of films. Currently, zombie films are very popular, and science fiction is climbing back to the pinnacle of success that it held in the latter half of the twentieth century, but the problem that these film types are facing is the need for new ideas....   [tags: modern cinema, science fiction, zombies]

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Documentary Critique

- This is a critique of" Roger And Me", a documentary by Michael Moore. This is a film about a city that at one time had a great economy. The working class people lived the American dream. The majority of people in this town worked at the large GM factory. The factory is what gave these people security in their middle working class home life. Life in the city of Flint was good until Roger Smith the CEO of GM decided to close the factory. This destroyed the city. Violent crime became the highest in the nation, businesses went bankrupt, people were evicted from their rented homes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Empathy and (Film) Fiction, by Alex Neill

- Relations between sympathy-empathy expressiveness and fiction have become a significant issue in the debate on the emotional responses to the film fiction. Due to their complexity many scholars found it useful to diagram them. With his essay, “Empathy and (Film) Fiction”, Alex Neill tries to develop new theory for analyzing the fiction and, especially, the emotional responses from the audience on it. The project of this essay is represented with an aim to show the audience the significant value of the emotional responses to the film fiction....   [tags: Analysis, Empathy and Sympathy]

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Film Review : The Classical Hollywood Cinema

- The film industry continues to change and improve its self through technology, new uses of equipment and different styles of film. The classical Hollywood cinema is one of the earlier styles of film production and often obeyed a strict guideline when producing a film. This style of film used a narrative to tell its story and would have a clear beginning, middle, and end; with the ending generally providing a resolution to a problem introduced. With the war that had women involved in the workplace coming to an end, the Classical Hollywood Cinema portrayed its female leads being dependent on a man....   [tags: Classical Hollywood cinema]

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Differences Between Film And Live Theatre

- There are many differences between film and live theatre. Live theatre is an academic experience you must act a certain way when walking into a theatre. You feel and see first hand the feelings of the actors. You critique the acting much more when you watch it in person. Film, on the contrary, is very expensive to make and usually features big box office names to make it into the movie theatres. The differences between the live production of The Tale of the Heike which I saw at the Glenn Hughes Theatre at the University of Washington and the film Chicago 2002 that I watched from the comfort of my dorm room are immense....   [tags: Theatre, Actor, Chicago, Lighting designer]

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Elizabeth The Film

- Elizabeth The Film Theme of the Film: How Elizabeth managed to gain the throne through turmoil, and then maintain it through even greater conflict and opposition. Greatest Surprise of the Film: The attention to detail and the symbolism employed to make the story richer than any other period piece. The script was also very well written, and very well paced making the movie much more enjoyable to watch because it was interesting and did not drag. Historical Characters Prioritized: Elizabeth I, Duke of Leicester, Sir William Cecil, Walsingham, Duke of Norfolk, Mary Queen of Scots, and the Vatican, various potential suitors to Elizabeth I....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Critique of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and The Last Laugh

- A Critique of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and The Last Laugh Both The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, produced by Robert Wiene, and The Last Laugh, produced by F.W. Murnau, are excellent examples of films created in the golden age of German cinema. These two films make use of the camera in order to see inside a character's mind, a technique greatly refined throughout German Expressionism. The ideas, feelings, thoughts, and dreams of a character are carefully shown in a first-person view, and the tone and mood of the characters and plot are mirrored in the surrounding environment....   [tags: Papers]

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A Reaction Critique Of Silver Linings Playbook

- There are many movies, television shows, news stories and movies that portray individuals with disabilities. Films portraying anyone with a disability are more complicated than we think because of all the criticism they may receive and the makers need to be aware of the messages that they may be sending out. I chose to write a reaction critique of Silver Linings Playbook as well as The Blind Side. Both movie tell the story of individuals with disabilities and portray their daily life in their eyes as well as through the eyes of others....   [tags: Mental disorder, Disability, Michael Oher]

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The Reality of Corrupt Power Hungry Men in the Film Chinatown

- ... Mulvey discusses the term scopophilia in her essay as finding pleasure in looking as well as being looked at (1975). Like anything we can take this too far where the gaze becomes an obsession, particularly towards the female turning it into a sexual gaze. Therefore the male is the viewer and holds the power, he is what Mulvey states as being the active male while the female is then passive (1975). If the female becomes a passive character is she then needed for the development of the story. I do not think so, if we give her this position in the film she is not a valuable part of the narrative....   [tags: gaze, feminism, sexual]

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B.A.T.A.M: An Ethnographic Film Produced by Johan Lindquist

- “B.A.T.A.M” is an ethnographic film produced by Johan Lindquist. It presents stories of two women who live on the Indonesian island of Batam. Wati, one of the major participants of the interview is a young female factory worker. Another major participant, Dewi, who came from Java and used to work in an electronic factory, is currently working as a prostitute. The film primarily shows how the “multinational capitalism and migration interact in the shadowlands of globalization”. In my analysis, I will mainly dress on the critique of the film in terms of both the quality and the ethical aspects of the film as an ethnographical film....   [tags: social practices, group of people]

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Film Analysis: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- “The Great Gatsby “, film adaptation directed by Baz Luhrmann in 2013 is almost as great as the novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. The Great Gatsby is a literary classic which is set in the 1920’s in the fictional town of West Egg. The tale is based on Nick Carraway, who is a Midwestern war veteran in the summer of 1922, who finds himself obsessed with the past lifestyle of his mysterious, fabulously and wealthy neighbour Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. This film adaptation compared to the novel is a very interesting one....   [tags: classic, american dream]

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Critique Of The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari

- Critique Of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer, and directed by Robert Weine. It was produced in 1919 by Erich Pommer for Decla-Bioscop. 1919 was a year in which the movie industry was transformed into a giant industry. Although the movie was produced in 1919, it was not released in the United States until 1921. A time when film makers were out to prove that film was indeed art. In the year 1921 525 films were released out of those 525, 50 still exist today, one of those 50 is The Cabinet of Dr....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Critique of The Taming of the Shrew

- A Critique of The Taming of the Shrew       The Taming of the Shrew is one of the earliest comedies written by William Shakespeare.  Some scholars believe it may have been his first work written for the stage as well as his first comedy (Shakespearean 310).    The earliest record of it being performed on stage is in 1593 or 1594.  It is thought by many to be one of Shakespeare's most immature plays (Cyclopedia 1106).         In The Taming of the Shrew, Petruchio was the only suitor willing to court Kate, the more undesirable of Baptista's  two daughters.  Kate was never described as unattractive (Elizabeth Taylor played her role in one film of the production),...   [tags: Taming Shrew Essays]

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Teodor Adorno 's Critique on Mass Culture

- Teodor Adorno 's Critique on Mass Culture “ When I was, later, confronted to the problematic of measuring culture, I understood that culture had to be precisely this condition that exclude any mindset able to measure it” - Teodor Adorno - Before the development of education and mass communication techniques, the production and diffusion of culture followed a simple logic: only a cast of privileged – aristocrats and bourgeois - had access to a “high culture” (Curran, 1997). Only since the XXth century and the change of the political landscape as well as the evolution of technology and the liberalisation of the economy has this trend started to change....   [tags: aristocrats, bourgeois, culture]

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The "New Woman" in Cecil B. DeMille's "The Cheat"

- Cecil B. DeMille is regarded by many to be the founder of Hollywood, given that his 1914 film, The Squaw Man, was the first important full-length motion picture made in Hollywood. As Joel W. Finler considers, the film "accelerated the trend toward establishing California as the new home of movie-making" . However, it is in his depiction of the `new woman' that the director is both celebrated and derided. In many of his films, DeMille illustrates the rise of consumer culture that had begun in the latter half of the nineteenth century....   [tags: Film]

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Critical, Theological Review of the Film Chocolat

- Set in 1950’s France, Chocolat is a film centred on the Catholic virtue of temperance, or rather the struggle to achieve temperance when the church is faced with the temptation of a 2000 year old chocolate recipe. Temperance is defined in the catholic encyclopaedia as “the righteous habit which makes a man govern his natural appetite for pleasures of the senses in accordance with the norm prescribed by reason”, and in Chocolat it is the Comte de Reynaud, the major and self appointed moral authority for the whole community, that attempts to keep check of the villager’s carnal passions and temptations....   [tags: Chocolate Movie Review Theology]

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Summary Of ' Amir 's Film '

- I 'm currently sitting at the Ambassadors Hotel in downtown Adelaide, Australia. Primarily, I 'm in Australia to promote Amir Amirani 's documentary film We Are Many, which details the history of the antiwar movement in the post-9/11 world. Without question, Amir 's film is fascinating and informative, but it 's also heart-wrenching. Amir 's film is like a psychedelic journey through the past thirteen years of my life. It elicits a whole gamut of emotions: anger, depression, inspiration, frustration and motivation....   [tags: 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq War, Anti-war]

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Pride and Prejudice: A Film Review

- Upon being assigned to write a film review for Joe Wright’s 2005 instant classic Pride and Prejudice, for a “Writing by Women” course my pulse quickened and my pupils dilated. This physiological reaction to the task before me was not founded in the same excitement that had the dozen or so young women in my class squealing and clapping with giddy approval. Rather it stemmed from a much more primal instinct—FEAR. A fear that was quickly confirmed; for, while my amygdila was still wrestling with indecision between fight or flight my fellow students had one by one shot their murderous glances, each like a pair of warning shots fired over my bow....   [tags: Pride and Prejudice, movies, Austin, Joe Wright, ]

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Critique La Ventura

- Critique La Ventura La Ventura is widely regarded as one of the greatest films to date. Michelangelo Antonioni didn’t win the Palme D’or, but it did get a Special Jury Prize during the Cannes film festival of 1960. No surprise he didn’t win the Palme D’or, but why give him an award in the first place. The reason for winning the title seemed unclear at first because the film had serious issues with breaking the rules of standardized filmmaking. For example having his actors enter the scene from opposite directions from where the came the shot before....   [tags: Art]

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Analysis and Critique of Brave New World

- Analysis and Critique of Brave New World The novel opens in the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre, in the years A.F., or After Ford. Ford is the God-surrogate, a corruption of the name Freud, the controversial psychosexual psychologist. The Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning is leading a tour group of young students around a lab. He explains the scientific process by which human beings are fertilized and custom-made, and shows them the Social Predestination room, where workers create the social castes....   [tags: A Brave New World Aldous Huxley Essays]

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Personal Narrative: Speech Self Critique

- Personal Narrative: Speech Self Critique During my demonstration speech, I was affected by my speech anxiety. Some of the viewable symptoms were the shaking of my hands and also the stuttering of speech. I was able to control myself and relax after I started getting into my information. I did use some of the suggested relaxation techniques to relieve my anxiety. Before I got up to speak I thought confident of myself to help give me courage and confidence. While watching my video I did notice that I was able to understand and clearly know what the main point was....   [tags: Papers]

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