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Women In Hollywood: Pre-code and Post War Eras

- Slowly she asked "Is anyone there?" as she walked down the dark deserted road. When she heard a loud sound she turned abruptly trying again "Hello?" Met with only silence she picked up here pace almost running down the dirt road. Her nerves had just began to calm when she heard "WRRRREEENNNNNRRRRRRR" as a chainsaw started behind her. Running she started looking behind her hoping that whoever it was, wouldn’t catch her. With her lack of concentration she tripped over her high heels and face plants into the dirt, giving the murderer a chance to catch up....   [tags: Hollywood]

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In Hollywood, Black Lives Really Don't Matter

- "The Academy Awards’ snub of ‘Selma’ says more about the film industry than the film" -- Willie Osterweil Why does prejudice still exist in all facets of the media today. It seems as if prejudice has always been linked to Hollywood, but when will it ever end. There are so few successful African- American actors in Hollywood and the ones that are successful have gone through tremendous difficulties just to get to where they are now. African- Americans have gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to cinema in the past....   [tags: Hollywood Racism, Hollywood Prejudice]

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Paramount a Representation of Hollywood

- Paramount, one of the big five Hollywood studio corporations, controlled the most amount of theatres in the United States during the 1930s and 40s. This meant they had an advantage when the economy in the US turned around after the great depression. This being said, many more factors come into play when defining to what extent the studio is a typical representation of a major Hollywood studio corporation in the 1930s and 40s. In this essay I will be going in-depth into what extent Paramount is a representation of other key studios in Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s....   [tags: Studio Corporation, Theaters, Hollywood]

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The Classical Hollywood Narrative Structure

- Describe the classical Hollywood narrative structure. Use examples from the film Shadow of a Doubt to illustrate the structure. There are three acts in the classical Hollywood narrative structure. The first being Equilibrium (Belton, 2005). Equilibrium is where life for these characters follow normal daily routine. The second act is known as Disruption (Belton). Where normal affairs are changed by an incident. Finally, the last act is known as Restoration (Belton). Where life returns to a normality having changed or progressed from the incident....   [tags: Classical Hollywood cinema]

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How Hollywood Vilifies Gays

- Not only can a man not marry his dog, but a man who chooses to do so must be put down. This is what our conservative society expects to hear from our friends and neighbors and as a consequence expect all to follow that principle. In the film Philadelphia, a bigot group of White Anglo-Saxon Protestants are so intolerable towards homosexual relationships, that they are willing to frame an old friend to get rid of them. Similarly to I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry or Brokeback Mountain, Philadelphia puts the lead homosexual as a protagonist while ignoring the fact that the general view is that of an antagonist....   [tags: Hollywood vs Gays]

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The Hollywood Life

- It seems as if sppome people just can’t get enough of the exploratory tabloids of their favorite celebrities, some people still take an interest in celebrities that aren't even around anymore . Throughout Americas Hollywood History the views of women actresses has changed drastically, two very good examples are Elizabeth Taylor and Lindsay Lohan.The contrast between these two women show a difference in class,culture and time. By researching actresses Elizabeth Taylor and Lindsay Lohan one would discover the tragic and destructive toll Hollywood glamor that would eventually come to overrun their lives....   [tags: Pop Stars, Celebrities, Americas Hollywood History]

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Hollywood: What is the Role of Women in Films

- American film has always had female role models present within them. They have not had the title of “hero”, but they have always been role models. Women have been depicted as strong willed and minded characters since the early 1970s. The women that will spoke about in this argument will prove that women have been “heroes” all along they have just never had that title till now. Women have been saving lives, men, and worlds for decades. Women of film have never been considered heroes due to the meaning of a hero....   [tags: american films, hero, hollywood]

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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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SIlent Film Industry in Hollywood

- Hollywood; when people hear Hollywood they usually first think of the giant Hollywood sign that is on Mount Lee in Los Angeles, California, celebrities, fame, money and last but not least movies. The Hollywood movie industry makes around thirty billion to thirty five billion dollars in the United States alone, while making ninety billion to hundred billion dollars worldwide (McCandless and Quick). The Hollywood movie industry has become one of the most successful industries in the United States....   [tags: Movie Industry, Silent Film Era, Hollywood]

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Hollywood: Promoting Stereotypes to Make Easy Money

- Every week numerous Hollywood movies and rereleases open in theaters, video stores, and online movie distributors nationwide: heartwarming films such as The Blind Side; laughter inducing and children captivating classics like Aladdin; movies about overcoming struggles such as, Gattaca. All these new movies and classics alike hold a particular place in our hearts and in our lives. Maybe because of a similarity to our own lives or the main character embraces characteristics we hold dear. Whatever the reason, a contributing factor to the variety of movie produced in Hollywood can trace itself to liberal and socially progressive movie making....   [tags: Hollywood vs Minorities]

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Witchcraft In Hollywood

- Witchcraft in Hollywood It is said by many that Hollywood is persuasive. People see something on television or in a motion picture and believe that what is shown is, in reality, true. Misconceptions will occur, and unless people are shown evidence against the delusions, it will be taken as fact. In the past, many groups have been poorly represented onscreen. Organizations such as the mafia, the government, the military, spies, gods, monsters, and others are just a small example of those prejudiced....   [tags: Hollywood Witchcraft ]

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High Treason: Ben Urwand’s Perfidious Projection of Pre-War Hollywood

- Every day, at dinnertime, a servant would present the Adolf Hitler with a list comprising various feature films; sometimes even cartoons. Der Fuhrer would select one film, which would be watched after the dinner in the Music Salon by all interested; even members of the staff were allowed to attend the screening (Kershaw, 101). In the prologue to the most horrific war of the century, Hitler’s, and thus Nazi-Germany’s, interest in film would appear to be of major significance to the world’s biggest film industry: Hollywood....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, Germany, Hollywood]

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Reasons Hollywood Should Provide Family-Oriented TV Shows

- Hollywood should be made to create more shows with a flow that are friendly to read (hearing impaired) and easier for families to understand. The three main reasons are as follows: leadership, less crimes, and family orientation. These characteristics are needed so that children and adults may see more positive ways of learning and a way of teaching each other better standards and morals. We all have standards and morals that we have been taught to follow and have learned from our environment. The shows need to be willing apply more smiles for families and provide ways to help build one another....   [tags: Hearing Empaired, Hollywood]

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Art Cinema is an Alternative Mode of Filmmaking to traditional Hollywood Style

- According to both Geoffery Nowell-Smith, in Making Waves, and David Bordwell, in Film Criticism, art cinema is an alternative mode of filmmaking to traditional Hollywood style films. The films Band of Outsiders (Bande à part), and A Hard Days Night both negate traditional mainstream cinema techniques, however these films are equally not art cinema. Bordwell defines art cinema as, “explicitly against the classical narrative mode, and especially against the cause-effect linkage of events,” (57). Both films have a loose cause and effect based structure....   [tags: hollywood, filmmaking, film criticism]

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Classical and Post-Classical Hollywood Cinema

- Classical and Post-Classical Hollywood Cinema INTRODUCTION During the course of this essay it is my intention to discuss the differences between Classical Hollywood and post-Classical Hollywood. Although these terms refer to theoretical movements of which they are not definitive it is my goal to show that they are applicable in a broad way to a cinema tradition that dominated Hollywood production between 1916 and 1960 and which also pervaded Western Mainstream Cinema (Classical Hollywood or Classic Narrative Cinema) and to the movement and changes that came about following this time period (Post-Classical or New Hollywood)....   [tags: History Hollywood Movies Films Essays]

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The Film Girl, Interrupted: Portrayal of Truth in Hollywood Films

- The Film Girl, Interrupted: Portrayal of Truth in Hollywood Films Most people are likely to relate Hollywood with money. If a person lives in the Hollywood area, people assume she or he is probably rich. If she or he is a Hollywood movie star, the person probably makes a lot of money. Therefore, to follow that line of thought, when Hollywood producers make a movie, they make it just for money. And some filmmakers do seem to make films only for the money the movies will earn. The action movie "Die Hard", the fantasy movie "Star Wars", and the adventure movie "Jurassic Park" are examples of exciting movies that were made just for the money by satisfying the audiences' appetite for escapi...   [tags: Hollywood Film Girl Interrupted]

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Hollywood Movies Compared to Other Countries' Movies

- Hollywood Movies Compared to Other Countries' Movies Despite the fact that Hollywood films are popular all over the world, many believe that foreign films are better. Critics’ dislike of Hollywood films’ is due to the straight-line plots of the films in which nothing is left unclear, unsettling or unexplained and every shot is justified by a link to strictest cause and effect. Hollywood films are often viewed as dulling the mind. In this country people generally view films for mere entertainment....   [tags: Hollywood Entertainment Film Films Essays]

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The Hollywood Model Of The Big Budget Hollywood

- From the town that brought you some of the biggest movie classics (and some of the biggest flops) comes a new business model called the Hollywood Project Model, which experts are predicting this is the work model of the future. But before you make an appointment with one of the plastic surgeons to the stars for a little liposuction or lip injections, the Hollywood model has nothing to do with looking like an A-lister. Recently, New York Times journalist, Adam Davidson, was asked to be a financial advisor on a big-budget Hollywood film....   [tags: Time, Term, Cosmetics, Project]

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The South and Hollywood

- While the Deep South can be known for ground breaking racial issues, the plots in certain movies might have even bigger, more relevant social issues. “You is smart, you is kind, you is important.” This quote is directly from director Tate Taylor’s movie The Help, personalized from the novel of the same name by Kathryn Stockett. The Help follows one Caucasian, wealthy young woman Skeeter (portrayed by Emma Stone) and the connections and relationships she shares with several African American domestic workers or “babysitters” (portrayed by Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer)....   [tags: Film]

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Vampires and Hollywood

- Vampires have come out of the dark and into the Hollywood spotlight by dominating best-selling books, movies, and television shows. The media has transformed the vampire over the years from what they look like, their emotions, what kills them, and most importantly, what they eat. Originally, they were creatures who hunted only at night because the sunlight would burn them so they could quench their thirst from human blood. The tables are slowly turning on the original vampire and changing it into a Hollywood heartthrob....   [tags: vampires,]

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The Differences Between Bollywood And Hollywood

- When you compare Bollywood and Hollywood, you can definitely see that there are several differences and similarities when you think about it. You would think that the United States would produce more movies a year than anywhere else in the world. But in actuality, Bollywood is known for producing more than 800 films a year. While the United States produces half as many. There has always been a controversy between Bollywood and Hollywood, but what is exactly causing it. Yes, they are top film productions, but so many Hollywood celebrities have collaborated with Bollywood celebrities, and that works the other way around....   [tags: Bollywood, Cinema of India, Shahrukh Khan]

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Taxi Driver and the Hollywood Renaissance

- Largely influenced by the French New Wave and other international film movements, many American filmmakers in the late 1960s to 1970s sought to revolutionize Hollywood cinema in a similar way. The New Hollywood movement, also referred to as the “American New Wave” and the “Hollywood Renaissance,” defied traditional Hollywood standards and practices in countless ways, creating a more innovative and artistic style of filmmaking. Due to the advent and popularity of television, significant decrease in movie theater attendance, rising production costs, and changing tastes of American audiences, particularly in the younger generation, Hollywood studios were in a state of financial disaster....   [tags: Taxi Driver Essays, Film]

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The Persecution of the Hollywood Ten

- ... There had to be more to what they were doing to convince Americans that Hollywood was friendly with Communists and poisoning them with their movies. When I think of Americans today, many of them raise an eyebrow to what the government is telling them. They will also often times do the exact opposite of what the government is asking them to do. When Mike Bloomberg suggested making it illegal for restaurants to sell extra large sodas, many people that I know went crazy and would deliberately get extra large sodas....   [tags: American urban politics]

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The Great Depression's Impact on Hollywood

- Hollywood has influenced American history since it began. It boosted and shaped the morale of a nation for almost a century. But Hollywood has not only been the influencing American society, it has been influenced by American society. In the 1920s, American society was booming; people were getting rich, spending and borrowing money, and they thought life was looking good. Then in October of 1929 the stock market crashed. Many people lost all they owned. People had invested all their money into the banks before the Crash....   [tags: great depression, film industry, american history]

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Movie Analysis : The Movie ' Hollywood '

- Hollywood is an interesting entity, it provides the world with entertainment that is exciting, emotional, unique and so much more. At the same time, however, it’s hard not to see Hollywood as a money grubbing industry, full of sleazy deals, awful movies and it has even produced films completely diluted of originality. One style of filmmaking that often gets this label of unoriginality is remakes, which “While genre films, cycles, and sequels… have found their legitimate place in film theory and criticism, the same cannot be said for the remake, which at least since the fifties, has been treated as a less than respectable Hollywood commercial practice.” It’s true that most people don 't li...   [tags: Film, Film director, Remake, Film theory]

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The First Latina to Conquer Hollywood

- Hollywood has not always been accepting of Latinas. Current stars Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes, and Penélope Cruz follow in the footsteps of pioneering Dolores Del Rio. Lauded as “The Princess of Mexico", Del Rio was a star whose allure captivated legendary figures Orson Wells, Marlon Brando, Elvis Presley, and Frida Kahlo. Fast friend Marlene Dietrich labeled Dolores, "The most beautiful woman in Hollywood. She has better legs than Dietrich and better cheekbones than Garbo". A beauty that lead to wild rumors of an orchid petal diet, or that Del Rio slept 16 hours a day to maintain her loveliness....   [tags: Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes, Penélope Cruz]

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Hollywood's Pseudonym of Role Models

- Even though some parents believe Hollywood has a positive impact on their children most believe otherwise. Children can develop health problems from having a celebrity role model; such as, anorexia, self-harm, or self-esteem issues. Youth do this to obtain that celebrity look of ‘perfection’. Celebrities act as role models for youth throughout the nation and they should live up to it. Hollywood creates a false sense of security. A film that Hollywood recently release called ‘project X’ has teens across the America seeking ‘the party of a lifetime.’ In the movie, a group of ‘loser’ teens decide to throw said party to become popular....   [tags: youth, nation, problems, security, party]

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History of the Hollywood Star System

- ... Unfortunately, bad news surrounded Downey during his dark days in the late 1990's and early 2000's , and then it was topped off by a messy divorce in 2004 ( Downey's life started to turn around after he remarried in 2005. He is no longer dependant on alcohol and drugs and remains one of the most versatile stars in Hollywood. Downey's comeback is an inspiration to many people around the world, and his personal problems are no longer dominating the stories in the media. According to Finn, Downey recently won the Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Male Butt Kicker....   [tags: studio system era, developing popularity of actors]

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World War II and Hollywood

- Before the Second World War began Hollywood’s purpose lied within entertainment for the American people. After the war started, the main focus shifted to wartime propaganda. Film was used to display the war in a way that did not show its true colors—including the censorship of soldier causalities and other negative connotations that are a simple fact of war. There was even a time in which some actors became better known to America than politians. Through films, Hollywood began to make a statement of their anti-Nazi beliefs....   [tags: Entertainment, American People, Culture]

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Movie Analysis : ' Hollywood '

- Has anyone ever stopped and thought about why movie remakes exist. There is always a simple explanation to this conception, and it’s either that Hollywood directors are “lazy” or that Hollywood wants to destroy our childhood scares. For the most part, Hollywood isn’t literally attempting to become futile or destroy the integrity of films, but it’s much for the profit of recreating former popular movies. In addition to that, the revamp graphic quality allows for older movie plots to compete against their modern counterparts, but there still remains an issue....   [tags: Horror film, Film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre]

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Gender and Sexuality in Hollywood Films

- The American black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street directed by Martin Scorsese was released December 25, 2013 and stars the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie. While on face value The Wolf of Wall Street looks like a film about excessive cocaine binges, long evenings filled with men with cigarettes, large portions of alcoholic consumption, having many sexual escapades with various women and even dwarf tossing from time to time, the film is deeply rooted in perception gender within the genre of The Wolf of Wall Street....   [tags: cinematography, stereotyping]

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The Portrayal Of The Movie Hollywood

- I was listening to an Elvis interview recently and the radio deejay asked Elvis who his favorite male actor in Hollywood was. He responded, fairly quickly, with three or four names and could list even more. He talked about the movies they were in and how great they were. The deejay then asked him who his favorite actress in Hollywood was. Elvis sat, pondered, and stumbled for a good minute before he listed only one leading lady. A moment later Elvis talked about how great a couple more women in films were, with ease....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Female, Film]

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Hollywood Blacklisting and Fahrenheit 451

- THE BURNING OF HUGH LATIMER AND NICHOLAS RIDLEY ⦁ WHY WHERE THEY BURNED AT THE STAKE. -Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley were burned because they were and went against the King’s refusal. ⦁ WHY WAS LATIMER CONFIDENT THAT THEY WERE DOING THE RIGHT THING. -Latimer was confident that they were doing the right thing because he believed that whatever was going to happen was because of God's will and he trusted God. Recall that before they were burned, instead of repenting and backtracking in whatever he said, his last words were "Be of good cheer, Master Ridley, and play the man, for we shall this day light such a candle in England as I trust by God' grace shall never be put put." ⦁ WHY WOULD IT...   [tags: Farenheit 451 Essays]

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Film Review : Classical Hollywood

- Classical Hollywood Cinemas placed high emphasis on editing techniques such as continuity editing to put together a film. In this, various different edits and fragmentations of space were used to put together a scene that would direct the viewers attention towards one particular aspect of the film. The cuts were vital since they helped to build an association from previously taken shots to the next shot. This all was used to help the director produce a sort of continuity and set the mood and tone of the film....   [tags: Film editing, Continuity editing]

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The Blind Side, a Hollywood Film

- Have you ever wondered why so many films portray the story of a poor, abused, homeless, colored person that is eventually rescued by a smart, rich, white person. Every few years, there is a new film made that captures this same story, but the way the viewer is affected by the representation of race changes quite often. This idea gets old to many viewers who may agree with the idea of race being addressed in film, but not in the same way all the time. When a rich, white, republican family in the South takes in a homeless black boy to live with them, they struggle with the disapproval of society and their own insecurity....   [tags: poor, homeless, rich, white man]

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The Advertisement Hollywood Casino Toledo

- There is more to advertisements than just casting some people to do certain movements, or to say certain lines. There is more to it than just saying “Hey. Come buy my product!” or “Hey. My business is pretty awesome!” The people who design and make advertisements have reasoning behind each thing they do. Their reasoning can be as simple as: The owner’s favorite color is blue. Or it can be as complex as: The owner really wants people to fell calm, stable, and happy here; so they dress the main actors in blue to convey this....   [tags: Advertising, Marketing, Predictably Irrational]

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Hollywood and the Vietnam War

- Human history has been kept alive through a variety of mediums over the centuries. Throughout much of time, stories were told verbally to younger generations while written records and artifacts enhanced the story’s authenticity. In the late 19th and early 20th century, technology revolutionized story-telling with the invention of the video camera. Rather than hearing anecdotal stories about historic events, people could now see images of events happening all over the world. In addition, motion pictures were created to present fictional and non-fictional stories for education and entertainment....   [tags: Vietnam War Movies]

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Elizabeth Taylor: A Hollywood Star

- “I’ve been through it all, baby. I’m Mother Courage.” Elizabeth Taylor has been through the worst of it with her numerous marriages and illnesses, but she toughed it out and kept pushing forward. Her “I can conquer the world” attitude got her through all of the obstacles she faced. Elizabeth stayed in the spotlight from the time she was nine years old until the day she died. Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was a true, old-fashioned Hollywood celebrity that overcame many hardships in her life. Elizabeth Taylor, or Liz for short, was born February 27th, 1932 in Hampstead, London, England, UK to American parents, Sara Warmbrodt and Francis Taylor....   [tags: celebrity, hardships, actress, role]

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The Golden Age For Hollywood

- The 1930’s to 1950’s was called the Golden Age for Hollywood. The curvier look was back and clothing was form fitting again. People were all about curves and achieving the perfect hourglass figure with a slim waist, large breasts, and hips. Bodices, belts, and of the shoulder blouses emphasized the body’s curves and gave the appearance of a slimmer waist. Shoulder pads and wide lapels are were always worn by women and gave the illusion of more curves. Madeleine Vionnet, a designer from Paris, created the bias cut where clothing was cut diagonally and clung to a woman’s curves which women preferred to wear over the traditionally cut dresses....   [tags: Fashion, Fashion design, Milan, Fashion week]

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Gender Inequality in Hollywood

- Stereotypes in our society are not uncommon. We come across them every day without realizing it. It is in our human nature to create expectations of the people around us, which could be based upon their ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or other factors. Stereotypes help us categorize a vast group of people that we may not know anything about, to think that they are smaller and less intimidating. I believe that the blame for these cookie-cutter patterns can lead directly back to the media in every sense of the word....   [tags: stereotypes, media, gender inequality, movies ]

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Christian Ideals and Hollywood

- The Hollywood Industry has already begun promoting Christian ideals. We see this through the recent epic of Christian Movies that have materialized in the theaters. Movies such as: Fireproof, Courageous, Fifth Quarter, The Grace Card, and Facing the Giants are a few examples of such films. In 2010 “The Grace Card” movie hit the cinemas only after 28 days of shooting the film. That is more than double the time it would normally take to make a movie. The fact that this is true, admittedly tells these Christian people that God was with them throughout the making of this film, and that He was quite pleased with their works....   [tags: christianity, The Grace Card, christian film]

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Hollywood Genres: Gun Crazy

- The two movies, Gun Crazy and Bonnie and Clyde, hinge around the notion of violence. The major themes that these movies address are violence, and general crime. Each movie indicates some elements of order and elements of chaos. This explains why the classical narratives and Hollywood genres address the issue of chaos and order as they prevail in society. Comparing the two elements, it is evident that Bonnie and Clyde draw much from Gun Crazy in many aspects. There is mass shooting in both the movies, which is an indication of violence that exists in their respective societies....   [tags: mass shootings, movie, crimes]

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Hollywood's Asians

- Hollywood’s Asians Asian Americans have been part of America for almost as long as its existence. From the Chinese laborers building the transcontinental railway, inner cities laundry services, to Asian farmers who have helped build the agriculture communities around the country, Asian American have contributed to the industries and economy of America. Despite their loyalty and contributions to this country, Asian Americans have been discriminated and considered as “unassimilable” by many Americans....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Production Policies in Hollywood and The Catholic Church

- To what extent was the Catholic Church the leading establishment to alter production policies in Hollywood during the great depression A. Plan of Investigation The research question that will be evaluated is, to what extent was the Catholic Church the leading establishment to alter production policies in Hollywood during the great depression. While the Great Depression was a time of grief, it was additionally an era of new opportunities. The institution of Hollywood and the Catholic Church were two separate entities during the Great Depression....   [tags: great depression, hays code]

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Classical Hollywood Cinema

- The release of Gordon Hollingshead and Alan Crosland’s The Jazz Singer in 1927 marked the new age of synchronised sound in cinema. The feature film was a huge success at the box office and it ushered in the era David Bordwell describes as ‘Classical Hollywood Cinema’; Bordwell and two other film theorists (Janet Staiger and Kristin Thompson) conducted a formalist analysis of 100 randomly selected Hollywood films from the years 1917 to 1960 in order to fully define this movement. Their results yielded that most Hollywood made films during that era were centred on, or followed, specific blueprints that formed the finished product....   [tags: film, scriptwriters, entertaintment]

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The Hollywood’s Blacklist

- Hollywood’s Blacklist developed out of complex social, political, and economical conditions. The Hollywood’s blacklist was a method utilized by the federal government to deny employment to many professionals in the entertainment industry, including but not limit to screenwriter, actor, producer, director, musicians, and animators. These professionals were “blacklisted” as a result of suspected political association with the Communist party. The manufacturing of the blacklist sprung out of panic and fear of communist reconnaissance as a result of many events that were taking place around the world such as the Soviet Eastern Europe, Berlin blockade, Chinese Civil War, confessions of high-ranki...   [tags: entertaintment industry, democracy]

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How Hollywood Went to Washington and Lost

- How Hollywood Went to Washington (And Lost) A dangerous silence envelopes the dark, drab courtroom. It is only punctuated with the hiss of an indecisive fluorescent lamp that seems to flirt with the idea of extinguishing itself completely. The lamp’s dim spectrum illuminates the pallid face of the plaintiff. His bespectacled eyes peer upwards from horn-rimmed glasses. Abruptly, a gruff voice pierces the quiet. It is a voice that wears impressive yet insipid suits. It is a voice that drinks black coffee and smokes generic cigarettes....   [tags: communist party, the black list]

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Harmless Entertainment? The Idea of Love In Hollywood

- Are you a hopeless romantic, waiting around for the right girl or guy to come around and make sense of your world. Well, maybe you’ve been watching too many romance movies. Hollywood presents love as a feeling, one that most teenagers confuse with infatuation and lust. Movies like The Notebook create a false view of what love looks like and many teenagers lose the opportunity to find love because they are waiting for someone to sweep them off their feet and kiss them in the rain while the background music slowly plays; but there are movies out there that do give us a pretty realistic view of what love looks like without having to showcase any nudity or sexual scenes....   [tags: Marriage Struggles, Pornography]

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The Artist : A New Twist On Old Hollywood

- The Artist: A New Twist on Old Hollywood The second film we watched in class, The Artist, is a 2011 silent film inspired by old Hollywood silent films. The cinematography was what I consider to be old Hollywood as per the other films we watched in class. Prior to watching this film, I thought it wouldn’t be as good because it was silent and black and white (how terrible!); however, I was captivated by this film from the beginning to end. First let’s talk about transitions between cuts. The first transition I noticed that was unique was the semi-circle swipe from the bottom left that made a semi-circle to the bottom right....   [tags: Film, Silent film, Horror film]

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Stereotypes Of Stereotypes Within Hollywood Cinema

- Stereotypes within Hollywood Cinema Over the past 20 years Hollywood cinema have steadily maintained and produced cliché and stereotypical images of African Americans’. These clichés vary from African Americans’ being violent, simple minded, poor, and helpless. Through such films as Boyz in the Hood, A Time to Kill, Django Unchained, and Do the Right Thing accompanied by past discussions about the films. These stereotypes exists and have been maintained to present day. Boyz in the Hood, filmed in 1991 is an example of how African Americans are portrayed in a cliché fashion in film....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people, African American]

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The Classical Hollywood Paradigm in Singin' in the Rain

- Not all films which adhere to the classical Hollywood paradigm eschew issues. The film Singin’ in the Rain follows Don Lockwood, a popular silent film actor, as he attempts to maintain his star status during the advent of “talkies”. Lockwood’s journey manifests fame’s capricious temperament, the studio’s commercial interest, and the influence of outside variables on a film. Singin’ in the Rain uses Lockwood’s struggle with celebrity to expose the importance of public image and self esteem. A set of practices concerning the narrative structure compose the classical Hollywood Paradigm....   [tags: public image, self esteem, conflict]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Hollywood Independent Directors '

- In any work, interesting things do not happen to a character because they are the protagonist. Instead, they are the protagonist because interesting things happen to them. This logic is easy to understand—why would we watch a character if nothing happens to them that we do not already see everyday. For many, there is no interest, and, as such, Hollywood and its ilk have sought to focus on the extraordinary, explosive, and loud. Yet overtime—and possibly in a backlash against the growing trends in Hollywood—independent directors have explored the quiet, inconsequential moments of life as their focus, and have found that there is quite a bit to say about the so called nothing plot....   [tags: Film, Narrative, Protagonist]

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Not Merely Entertainment : Social Responsibility Of Hollywood

- Not merely entertainment: Social responsibility of Hollywood Movies, TV programs have been a major part of our life entertainment, as watching films in the cinema or on the living room couch with friends or families at leisure, while actually, the impact that the movies and TV programs have on this society has already reached further than just entertainment. Some people might conceive that the movies are just made for divertissement, which should not be taken seriously, and that a movie needs stereotyped characters to make it looks interesting, representative, and attractive....   [tags: Stereotype, Race, Film, Black people]

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Analysis of Classic Hollywood Cinema: Stagecoach

- The characteristics, features and conventions of Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939) allow this film to fit directly under the title of Classical Hollywood cinema. The film uses a few main characters that the audience members get to know well and create their own feelings for. In Stagecoach, there are nine main characters that the audience gets to know well, Dallas, Ringo Kid, Buck, Hatfield, Doc Boone, Lucy Mallory, Curley, Gatewood and the lieutenant. These characters are consistent throughout the story and the audience members begin to understand them as the story develops....   [tags: Film, Movie]

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Movie Analysis : Hollywood Worst Habits

- Whitewashing is Hollywood worst habits. Film studios are casting white actor to play as the lead role in movies in which they assume that Americans would rather see a white face than a non-white-person playing for the role, despite what ethnicity the role is call for. Hollywood writers and directors do have a social responsibility to avoid stereotyping ethnicity characters. When watching a film, people often come across seeing actors of color being cast and asked to play stereotypical roles- such as immigrants, maids, thugs and prostitutes....   [tags: White American, Race, Asian American, Film]

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The Super Bowl For Young Black Hollywood

- In the last few weeks of class, we have gotten into some interesting conventions on various topics. We have talked about subjects ranging from the Super Bowl to Old Black Hollywood. We also took a look at two old African American films one directed by a white American man entitled Hallelujah and another by an African American man named, Within Our Gates. Our reading included Donald Bogle 's Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams.  The Sunday before last was Super Bowl fifty, which was almost within itself....   [tags: African American, Black people, White American]

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African Americans And The Path From Hollywood

- African Americans and the path to Hollywood Many people know about African Americans in the film industry, but not many know about the path they had to take to get there. African American films have always played a significant role in my family. We loved watching films that make us laugh but also ones that revealed more about the history of our race, especially since my distant cousin Pearl Bailey starred in many of those motion pictures. The fact that my cousin worked in film during a time that African Americans were looked down upon in the film industry inspired me to want to pursue a career in film....   [tags: Black people, Race, African American]

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Hollywood And Its Associates Are Not Known For Their Love

- Hollywood and its associates are not known for their love and devotion to truth. Most movies or shows that are based on real life people or events are very loosely based on one real life thing. Filmmakers resort to altering the truth a little bit because the truth is often not interesting enough to sell tickets, and 300 was no exception. Although ancient Sparta is interesting enough for most people, the filmmakers decided to change some things. Making changes such as how they depicted relationships between men and women, or changing the composition of the Persian army (there weren’t really giant babies with sword arms, unfortunately) were made to provide more entertainment and appeal to a la...   [tags: Sparta, Battle of Thermopylae, Leonidas I]

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The Ultimate Hollywood Beauty: Marilyn Monroe

- Marilyn Monroe, a woman whose name was a synonymous for Hollywood beauty, had a bold side to her (“About Marilyn Monroe”). It wasn’t just her looks that just made her popular it was how she stood up for herself in situations. Many decades after her death in 1962, at the age of 36, Marilyn Monroe’s reputation and popularity have not wavered at all. Marilyn Monroe, a beautiful yet confident woman, made a bold statement with her sex appeal and fashion on how women should be confident about their own bodies and not be looked at as just a child bearer....   [tags: cinematic history, sex symbols]

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Hollywood Vs. America by Michael Medved

- The book that stuck out the most to me this semester was “Hollywood Vs. America”. The reason why I seemed to disagree with this book the majority of the time was because Medved had no sound arguments or sources. The only sources he had within the book were people who basically had the same mindset and worldview as he. This book mainly stuck out to me, purely because it made me mad every time I read it. I really thought, based upon the first couple of pages, that this would be a book I would enjoy....   [tags: extended response paper]

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Elizabeth Taylor, a True Hollywood Star

- “I’ve been through it all, baby. I’m Mother Courage.” Elizabeth Taylor has been through the worst of it with her numerous marriages and illnesses, but she toughed it out and kept pushing forward. Her “I can conquer the world” attitude got her through all of the obstacles she faced. Elizabeth stayed in the spotlight from the time she was nine years old until the day she died. Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was a true, old-fashioned Hollywood celebrity that overcame many hardships in her life. Elizabeth Taylor, or Liz for short, was born February 27th, 1932 in Hampstead, London, England, UK to American parents, Sara Warmbrodt and Francis Taylor....   [tags: celebrity, beauty, filmography, Oscars]

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Hollywood & History

- Even though a vast majority of us wish that it was possible to turn back the hands of time and change or rewrite history. However, the truth of the matter is that we simply cannot. Everything happens for a reason, and we should learn to accept it. Accept it for what it is, rather than what we would like it to be. However, to often in Hollywood the city of glamour and glitz, fortune and fame, movie producers have a tendency and even feel at liberty to rewrite American history. In my opinion this is all done out of greed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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hollywood on trial

- hollywood on trial The world is full of injustice. Of programs that want to accomplish the right things but get twisted by the people that run them. This essay will deal with the reasons and Birth of the Hays Commission, the ludicrous steps they took to add "morality" to the motion picture industry, and some other sensors of the time. All things said in this essay are true and taken from the Hays correspondence its self. It is a known fact that sex sells. It is used by advertisers to get us to by there product, and likewise it is used by producers and directors to get us to see their films....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Impact of Hollywood on the World

- The Impact of Hollywood on the World In this piece of writing I will be looking at the impact of 'Hollywood' on the world. The word 'Hollywood' is used as a collective word across most of the world when we talk about media throughout the world such as; films, television programmes, music and global broadcasters such as MTV and Disney. It is believed that Hollywoodaffects a lot of things people do, think and say....   [tags: Papers]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood

- F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood "I saw the novel...was becoming subordinated to a had a hunch that the talkies would make even the best selling novelist as archaic as silent pictures." (Mizener 165) F. Scott Fitzgerald was keenly aware of the shift in the public's interest from novels to movies. This change made Hollywood stand alone for Fitzgerald as the sole means for expressing his talent and for gaining appropriate recognition, as well as the new way to make money. For F....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Evolvement of Chinese Stereotypes Representative in Hollywood Movies

- Film, as a traditional and beloved media, has been influential on people's life. We spend time in the cinema to be entertained, touched, scared and experience romantic love story and exotic places. As one of the most famous film industry base in the world, Hollywood, produces and sell their movie products all over the world. During the process of globalization, countries are about to understand others’ culture as well as to realize how one’s culture compares and contrasts with other. Media globalization stands for the process in which film companies deliver images of national cultures to the whole world....   [tags: culture, globalization, asian american, cinema]

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The Use of Classical Hollywood Theory in Die Hard

- Beginning the mid 1920s, Hollywood’s ostensibly all-powerful film studios controlled the American film industry, creating a period of film history now recognized as “Classical Hollywood”. Distinguished by a practical, workmanlike, “invisible” method of filmmaking- whose purpose was to demand as little attention to the camera as possible, Classical Hollywood cinema supported undeviating storylines (with the occasional flashback being an exception), an observance of a the three act structure, frontality, and visibly identified goals for the “hero” to work toward and well-defined conflict/story resolution, most commonly illustrated with the employment of the “happy ending”....   [tags: cinema, style, ending ]

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Robert Bulman’s Hollywood Goes to High School

- Hollywood itself plays an enormous role on how we as a nation see our society. We life for the dramas, love stories, fairytales, and action pact block-busters we so desperately need to observe every weekend. However, the larger question is, how much of Hollywood’s film making is actual fact compared to what the public wants to see. Throughout Robert Bulman’s Hollywood Goes to High School, we can see how film making can alter the vision of public and private education. Bulman analyzes how films on the poor urban schooling, middle-class suburban schooling, and high elite private schooling can sometimes mislead society’s perception on education....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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Speech on Restricting Hollywood's Influence

- Speech on Restricting Hollywood's Influence Ladies and Gentlemen it is my honour to be here tonight proposing the motion “This house believes in restricting Hollywood’s influence.” In my speech I will be following up on arguments introduced by my partner. This includes the promotion of smoking, the political influence of Hollywood and the use of it’s monopoly to spread the American way of thinking throughout the world. However after having listened quite attentively to the 1st opposer’s speech, I feel obliged to comment on some arguments brought up by him that seemed irrelevant/ unsupported....   [tags: Papers]

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Global Film Industry: The Influence of Bollywood on Hollywood

- Over the years, Bollywood has emerged as its own distinct identity in the global Film industry. Bollywood is the global leader in production of movies with a staggering 27,000 featured films and thousands of short films. ( Pillania 1) However, Hollywood is still the leader in revenues generated. Due to the growth of the Indian market and globalization, Bollywood has made its way to the international markets. Globalization is often misrepresented as the growing influence of the western culture in the world and so we tend to state that Hollywood is influencing Bollywood to a great extent....   [tags: indian movies, music, dance, film]

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Stereotyping of Hispanics in Hollywood's Films

- Stereotyping of Hispanics in Hollywood's Films "[Cinema] manipulates the human psychology, sociology, religion, and morality of the people..."(Cine-Aztlan 175). I has been said to be used by capitalists and socialists as a powerful weapon in the struggle for social justice. In all the Hollywood films and documentaries about Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, none have escapes stereotypes. And it hasn't gone unnoticed. Thomas Martinez states that the "symbolic function of advertising in one level of understanding the racist implications of the mass media, especially regarding the Mexicans and Mexican-Americans"(Camplis, in Noriega 284)....   [tags: Movies Films Essays Hispanics]

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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 Post-Modern Reality of Hollywood

- The Post-Modern Reality of Hollywood The shower of bullets leave white grooved funnels in the air, as the hero in slow motion leans back to avoid the deadly aims of the gunmen—all the while his black trench-coat billows underneath him. The saddened husband in heaven spans the chasm of hell to be reincarnated with his soul-mate wife. The young business executive places the pistol in his mouth, his blood-shot eyes rolling upwards as beads of sweat trickle down his grimy face. Moments later, after the bullet has been released into his head he turns to see that his nemesis, his alter-ego, is now dead on the concrete....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Hollywood

- The Monster’s Human Nature Summary Essay Hollywood has played a big part is our lives. Growing up we’ve seen numerous movies, some that scared us others that touch us, and those images stayed with us forever. So what happens when Hollywood takes a classic piece of literature such as Frankenstein and turns into a monster movie. It transforms the story so much that now some 50 years later, people think of Frankenstein as the monster instead of the monster’s creator. It became a classic monster movie and all the high values of the original were forever lost....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Remembering 9/11 through the Lens of Hollywood: A Detailed Analysis

- From the PATRIOT Act of 2001 that was signed into law by the former President George W. Bush, to the flags that fluttered in the front yard of every American’s house, the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 brought the whole nation together for a single goal of fighting back terrorism and getting through the test that America was put to. Everybody’s loyalty towards the United States has been tested since then, and one cannot put aside Hollywood in this collective effort of this nation (Markert 58)....   [tags: patriotism, terrorism, film industry]

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Remembering 9/11 through the Lens of Hollywood: A Detailed Analysis

- From the PATRIOT Act of 2001 that was signed into law by the formal President George W. Bush, to the flags that fluttered in the front yard of every American’s house, the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 brought the whole nation together for a single goal of fighting back terrorism and getting through the test that America was put to. Everybody’s loyalty is getting tested since then towards the United States, and one cannot put aside Hollywood. Its reaction through the movies contributed the nation by bringing different ethnic, racial, social, and economical groups, which America was divided into, together and showing loyalty and patriotism to one’s nation....   [tags: movies in the post 9/11 era]

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Preconceived Notion of Racial Beauty in Hollywood: Lupita Nyongo

- Lupita Nyongo is up for an academy award for her debut performance in the blockbuster 12 Years a Slave (Butler 2). Despite not being known a year ago, these days Lupita commands an audience when she speaks (Butler, 3). She has recently joined a select list of actors having won an Oscar for their first performances in a feature film (Dyer Jr. 2). On February 28th, Lupita delivered an acceptance speech during the Essence Black Women in Hollywood awards. In her speech, Lupita addressed the preconceived notion of racial beauty in Hollywood....   [tags: mexico, kenya, academy award]

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Friendships and Hollywood in Lisi Harrison's "Dial L for Loser"

- This story is about 3 really good friends who are twelve and travel from New York to Hollywood for an opportunity of a lifetime. They’re going to Hollywood to audition for a part in a movie, two of the girls get cut and become very jealous of the girl that makes it. Massie and Alicia are ready to pack their bags and go home, but Claire the girl that got the part, doesn’t want her friends to leave. So she asks around the studio and finds out that there is a job for the girls to film behind the scenes....   [tags: Dial L for Loser, Lisi Harrison,]

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Stereo Types of the African American Woman in Hollywood

- Many images we have here in America stem from the television soap box opera or the big screen of Hollywood in summary Entertainment. Although I am very happy to see the progress in this area, I am sadden by the redundant themes. There are very few images of non stereo typical black women or women of color. In romantic comedy with a woman of color in it you will find one of the following stereotypes entwined in the plot. The Jezebel (Hollywood Definition) Lysterine from Booty Call This role dates back in America’s history, overseers and plantation owners depicted black women as jezebels who were incapable of being raped this defence kept them from serving time in prison....   [tags: romantic comedies, black women on the screen]

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Why the Film The Man of Steel is a Classical Hollywood Film

- The Golden Age of film or the Classical Hollywood way of storytelling contains five rules which are prevalent throughout the 2013 film, “Man of Steel.” These rules can be supported by connecting them with examples from the movie. In this film there are several examples and situations which reflect the entirety of a classical Hollywood film. In my opinion, I believe “Man of Steel” would be completely classified as a classical Hollywood film. Starting with rules one and two which presents actor Henry Cavill aka Clark Kent, a psychologically developed character who struggles with an interpersonal conflict along with obstacles he faces in the real world....   [tags: conflict, rules, resolution, plot]

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