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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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Sci Fi (Science Fiction) and Fantasy

- ... Many ancient beliefs from different cultures featured fantastic creatures and places and people with incredible magical powers. Gulliver’s Travels, written in 1726 by Jonathan Swift is considered one of the first true Science Fantasy novels. It is a tale about a man encountering all sorts of strange and seemingly otherworldly things during his trips. In the early nineteenth century Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published, a book featuring a ‘mad scientist’ and his experiment gone wrong. This would later become a classic plot line used in many science fiction films....   [tags: creative, future, reader, viewer]

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Making Advertisements Memorable to the Viewer

- ... This background appeals that Kia Optima has no problem with driving on the bumpy or dusty road. The Kia Optima is pictured with perfect lighting upgraded wheel rims and tinted windows. This visual effect shows beauty of the car and raise purchasing desire. The target customer for this commercial is young middle class people and newly married couple. So this ad more focuses on curiosity and mystique by those settings that I mentioned earlier. In this advertisement, I also could find elements of masculinity that come from Tannen’s book You Just Don’t Understand....   [tags: customer, commercial, targeting]

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How Peter Medak Gains the Viewer's Sympathy for Derek Bentley

- How Peter Medak Gains the Viewer's Sympathy for Derek Bentley Peter Medak made this film to show what he thinks happened in the case. He also made this film to show what happens from Derek Bentley’s point of view. The film that Medak made is biased in favour of Derek Bentley. Medak made the film in such a way that the viewer feels sympathy for Bentley. The film is about Derek Bentley who is mentally challenged. He meets a gangster called Chris Craig. They both try to break into the warehouse, but they are caught by the police....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of an Advertisement on Tsunamis and 9/11

- ... Finally, through the comparison between 9/11 and tsunamis, and the controversial message is sends to viewers. An advertisement that contains a very well developed visual perspective for the viewers, is able to draw the attention to them, and send the message across in an effective manner. The advertisement by World Wildlife Fund, is insinuated to represent what nature is becoming through the actions of individuals careless activities within the planet, and overall how it effects the planet and each individual that lives within it....   [tags: earth, individuals, tragedy, message, viewer]

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa´s Tokyo Sonata: Family Values in an Increasingly Modern Japan

- ... As a former director in a large company, Ryuhei expects more meaningful employment, yet struggles with accepting his fate as a simple mall janitor. All of these obstacles take their toll on the character as observed in his attitude towards the family, whether it is with his wife, or with his sons. A horrible consequence of Ryuhei’s rage presents itself when the family receives a letter from their younger son’s (Kenji) teacher asking for them to allow him to attend music school. Kenji ultimately ends up in the hospital due to his father’s overwhelming rage....   [tags: event, secrets, values, obstacles, viewer]

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Positioning the Viewer in Frontline to Receive a Particular Version of Telling the Truth

- Positioning the Viewer in Frontline to Receive a Particular Version of Telling the Truth All composers of texts position the responder of that text to view their version of the truth in different ways. In the case of Frontline, Rob Stitch and his team position the viewers using a satirical documentary style approach to mock low brow journalism and indeed real life current affairs programs. The easily accessible medium of television encourages the responder to interrogate the events as reality and suggest they are a dramatic reconstruction of events....   [tags: Papers]

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Bias in Balanced Media

- Bias in Balanced Media In traditional American media, we as viewers have given mass media expectations to meet in order to meet our demands. Specifically when it comes to tv news, newspapers or any other journalistic product, we want certain ideals to be expressed in their works. One of these ideals is the balance of these newsgroups. We expect them to be nonpartisan and neutral, providing equal coverage of either side without having any form of bias towards one end. The other ideal is leading the people towards the path of "enlightenment" ....   [tags: leading the viewer to 'enlightment']

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Peter Medak's Gain of the Viewer's Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the Film Let Him Have It

- Peter Medak's Gain of the Viewer's Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the Film Let Him Have It The film 'Let Him Have it' is a powerful social drama based on a true story. The film's Director, Peter Medak, made this film in 1991 because he thought the judicial hanging of Derek Bentley in 1953 was a grave miscarriage of justice. Peter Medak, like many film directors, used his bias to show his sympathy to the viewers, probably in the hope that the he could pass his sympathy on to many people in order to influence their view....   [tags: Papers]

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Exploring How Peter Medak Gains the Viewer’s Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the Film Let Him Have It!

- Exploring How Peter Medak Gains the Viewer’s Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the Film Let Him Have It. Peter Medak (Medak) chose to make this film because it had an interesting story line. Medak might have wanted to prove that the justice system makes mistake and sometimes those mistakes cannot be fixed, like the mistake or the Derek Bentley (Bentley) and Christopher Craig (Craig) case, where someone was hanged for a miss interpretation of evidence. Film directors like Medak use bias as their strong point; it keeps the viewers attention on the movie and begins to get the viewers to imagine what they would do in the situation....   [tags: Papers]

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How Peter Medak Gains the Viewer's Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the Film Let Him Have It

- How Peter Medak Gains the Viewer's Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the Film Let Him Have It The film 'Let Him Have It', tells the real-life story of Derek Bentley. Derek is a nineteen year old epileptic who is caught breaking into a shed in his early youth. He is sent to approved school but is released early due to his epilepsy and his low IQ. It is later on discovered that Derek has the mental age of eleven, this plays a great part in the injustice later on. After his release he ends up being involved with a local youth, Christopher Craig, an American style gangster with a dangerous hobby....   [tags: Papers]

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Viewer Response - The Graduate

- In The Graduate, the director, Mike Nichols’, emphasizes the mysterious tone of the film with his overuse of lighting, camera angles, and shadows. The uncertainty Benjamin Braddock feels can be seen right from the start as he stands on the moving sidewalk at the airport. He is positioned at the right hand side of the screen moving forward. You can see a large area to the left where the credits appear. I think the director chose this technique for the opening credits to symbolize how this graduate is arriving at a new destination & has much uncertainty in front of him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Not Everything Can Be Viewed As Black and White

- Modern television has surpassed many former boundaries held by our society standards of fifty years ago. New inventive shows are created almost every month with a plethora of different characters, surprising twists and intertwining plots. This allows producers to capture the attention of viewers from week to week and allows the television industry to prosper. But does television have any intellectual benefits or is it all just garbage. The answer can be found at a happy medium. Dana Steven’s, the author of the article “Thinking Outside the Idiot Box”, is correct in her idea that the multi-threading and complicated plotlines of television shows in modern-day have no real intellectual benefit...   [tags: Television]

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Viewers Perceptions of On-Air Cursing

- This study used a 2 x 2 x 2 design to examine the effects of warning labels, bleeping, and gender on viewers' perceptions and enjoyment of a docu-drama. We also examined the individual difference variable of verbal aggressiveness to test for possible interactions. Overall, the warning labels increased enjoyment of the program containing profanity among college students. Bleeping had no effect on either program liking or perceptions of realism; however, bleeping decreased perceptions of the program's offensiveness, and increased viewers' perceptions of profanity frequently estimates....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Television’s Impact on its Viewers

- Television’s Impact on its Viewers          Problems arise abundantly in almost every situation, and solutions are even more scarce. To find one great solution to a pressing problem of contemporary society is difficult, yet not impossible. Americans are plagued by the influences of television day in and day out. It is one of the main constants in many individuals lives, while grabbing the attention of families in ninety-eight percent of America’s homes and is kept on for an average of six and a half hours every day (Cheney 2)....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]

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Understanding Multi Camera Techniques, Location and Viewers with TV Sitcom and Other Examples

- Assignment, Understanding Multi Camera Techniques Coverage of action Coverage of action means the use of multiple cameras in a television production to cover all of the action that is in the scene. THE I.T CROWD: SITCOM An example of this I have used is in the TV sitcom: ‘The I.T Crowd Season 1Episode 2 Calamity Jen ( - this scene shows two characters discussing what one of them has eaten and a stress machine the other character has built and another character soon enters in later doing funny movements trying to show off the shoes....   [tags: Shot, Spacial Relationship, Audience]

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Accessing the Inuit: Challenges Faced by Atanarjuat’s English-Canadian Viewers

- As a film made by Inuit people and for the Inuit community, Atanarjuat provides the audience with a privileged look into the Northern society. Throughout the film, many viewers are exposed to elements of Inuit culture which are unfamiliar. The film’s director, Zacharias Kunuk, faces a paradox because he wants viewers to feel like insiders of Inuit culture, yet the viewers cannot truly understand the cultural traditions that are represented in the film. The majority of the viewers have never lived in an Inuit community and have very little sense of the ideologies that persist in Inuit society....   [tags: Film Review]

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The Importance of Color in Web Design

- Color is very important in web design. This is because when you invite someone over to your house you want them to not only see but to feel the vibe of the room or house itself. If the house is very appealing then you would want to visit it again, but if it wasn’t then you wouldn’t want to visit the house again. This goes along with websites perfectly. If a website is poorly designed or poorly colored then why would you want to come back. Another example going with the house idea is about the content that must match with the colors....   [tags: message, style, viewers]

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Film Analysis: Citizen Kane

- The most important is a film that is consistent , that is like a spiral that lead the viewer to the unique and specific center that is related. Citizen Kane is one of the best films achieved in the history of cinema. But not only that characterizes this masterpiece, as it is also the riskiest film is conceived within a film , the film that broke with the classical language and inaugurated modernity in film communication. Today you can see still shots that mimic those made by the great Filmmaker Orson Welles and even do it as a tribute , but as something that comes from deep within the story itself that account since Citizen Kane is a classic film modern cinema....   [tags: history of cinema, viewers]

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How 1940’s America Viewed World War II

- ... All one has to do is look it at the Manifest Destiny theory so many Americans believed in the 1800’s to prove that. So when it comes to World War 2 it’s easy to understand why the citizens of the United States were easily persuaded into believing they were fighting on the side of good, and why they believed they, and their government were justified in using any means necessary. With that in mind, the process of analyzing these posters can begin and the first poster is one that encourages U.S citizens to buy war bonds....   [tags: good vs evil, japanese, pearl harbor]

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What Is News?

- One of main Ides in this chapter "What is News" its people study, how they characterize the news for them. For some people news means "important and interesting things that happened during the day", but without a doubt not all of them have the same view as other people believe, for some news it is a way to take their minds off their own trouble. While the journalist of this book believes that news is history in its first and best form, the expressions of the passions of the public, or the prejudices of journalist....   [tags: journalism, viewers, reporting ]

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Viewers' Sympathy for Derek Bently in the Film Let Him Have It

- Viewers' Sympathy for Derek Bently in the Film Let Him Have It Peter Medak gains sympathy for the character Derek Bently by showing his misfortune throughout the film. Derek Bently was wrongly executed. The film shows the mistakes of the decision and the dangers of capital punishment. Derek has epilepsy and isn't very intelligent. These factors are used to create sympathy for Derek and create a feeling that he isn't fully in control of himself. Because of his low intelligence, Derek gets into trouble....   [tags: Papers]

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Film Techniques Used in Shrek to Ensure the Broadest Possible Appeal To Viewers

- Film Techniques Used in Shrek to Ensure the Broadest Possible Appeal To Viewers The animators of 'Shrek' use many film techniques to make certain of the broadest possible appeal to viewers. For example, its constant references to popular culture, its new style of animation, its wide range of characters and most of all its humour. 'Shrek' was an award winning film in 2000, receiving an Oscar for 'Best Animated Film'. The popularity, both on the big screen and DVD/VHS, is due to its wide audience appeal and the use of the latest ground-breaking animation techniques....   [tags: Papers]

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How the Trailer for The World Is Not Enough Makes Viewers Want to Watch the Film

- How the Trailer for The World Is Not Enough Makes Viewers Want to Watch the Film James Bond films have always been popular, but producers still need to draw in new viewers. They do this in a variety of ways but the trailers are always the most important. In this essay I will be analysing the key points that make a successful trailer. In this Bond film, James must battle against Renerd, a man who feel physical pain due to a bullet in his head, when he decides to sabotage the construction of the new King pipeline, an oil line that can give oil to the world for the future....   [tags: Papers]

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Television's Affect on the Viewers

- “I find myself sympathizing with him: when he is depressed, I pity him; when he is wronged, I feel anger toward those who have betrayed him; and when he is successful, I share in his happiness”(Harold, 296). Tony Soprano is a bad man. He kills people, orders others to kill people, and threatens people on a daily basis; yet somehow we still like him and feel like we can relate to him. While watching a show like The Sopranos, sometimes we question ourselves, is there anything morally wrong with caring about Tony Soprano when we know he is a bad person....   [tags: the sopranos, sympathy, revenge]

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Reality TV

- Purpose of the present paper When first faced with the presence of others, we commonly seek information about them or aspire to bring into play information already possessed. We establish interest in such things as their socioeconomic status, their conceptions of self and their attitudes towards us. Once informed, we are able to produce desired responses based on our actions. If unacquainted with other individuals, it is not uncommon that we study their demeanour, conduct or clothing in order to provide basis for untested stereotypical perceptions (Goffman 1959)....   [tags: Dramaturgical Perspective, Viewers]

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How Ehrhart Was Viewed as a Student

- ... No one was ever rude to him and students seemed interested in Ehrhart’s story. Ehrhart just wanted the students to understand his hardship and the struggle that went along with being in the Marines for three years, which played a major role in his life because Ehrhart truly wanted to serve for his country. As time progressed, however, Ehrhart realized that a “pattern to the process began to emerge” (Ehrhart 9). Ehrhart began to have doubts about celebrity status. During this brief time of celebrity status, Ehrhart was experiencing internal conflict with himself because he only wanted to live a normal life and forget about the war....   [tags: celebrity, veternan, normal, college]

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Capitalism and How it is Viewed

- Capitalism and How it is Viewed Capitalism, by definition is known as “a way of organizing an economy so hat the things that are used to make and transport products are owned by individual people and companies rather than by the government”(Marxism). To some, this is the correct way of handling the economic situation in one’s country. But to others, such as Karl Marx and Adam Smith, there are other systems that would be more adequate. Is capitalism really the best way to go. What are the other options that could be better than capitalism....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Proletariats, Bourgeoisie]

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Manipulating and Deceiving Viewers with Sound Bites and Images

- Manipulating and Deceiving Viewers with Sound Bites and Images In Duguid and Brown’s article ‘The Social Life of Documents’, the authors make mention of how documents usually tend to raise more debate than suppress it. This is true, as there can be an innumerable amount of possible interpretations for one document alone. However, while there is no ‘right’ interpretation of a document, there has to be a set of standards to abide by to judge all of these competing ideologies. This is where the use of sound bites and images used in news media tend to be a source of debate....   [tags: Journalism ]

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The Media's Role in How Women are Viewed

- Media within our society constantly degrades women and sends negative messages about the ways in which women should be treated; women are becoming objectified in the sense they are viewed as objects with little value. The media, which seems to endlessly show women as sexual objects, has the capability of limiting a woman’s potential and damaging their self worth. More often than not the media depicts the way people go about their daily life. People look at the media to determine how they should dress, act and in some cases even how they should perform sexually....   [tags: Media's Portrayal Of Women]

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Demonstrative Communication: What Is Observed and Viewed

- Demonstrative Communication is the communication that cannot be heard or read, but more important observed and viewed. Body language, the tone of the voice and even the gestures you make with your hands are all known as demonstrative communication. These simple things could improve your message you are trying to send or they could have a negative effect to the receiver. There is a time when using these demonstrative communications would be helpful to your communication. Such as showing someone how excited you are about the topic by just using simple hand gestures could show your enthusiasm for that conversation....   [tags: body, language, tone, gestures]

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How Food is Viewed in the American Culture

- Most people wouldn’t deny that food is vital to everyday life, but perhaps it has more importance than just simply nourishing our bodies. According to Carole M. Counihan, a doctor of anthropology, food is so important that society has constructed rules regarding its consumption. Counihan emphasizes in her 1992 Anthropology Quarterly article, “Food Rules in the United States: Individualism, Control and Hierarchy,” that these rules serve as the “means through which human beings construct reality” (Counihan, 1992, p....   [tags: nutrition, eating disorders]

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How Disabilities are Viewed in the United Kingdom

- Disabilities affect people globally. Depending on which country you are from, how you are treated and taken care of can change drastically. Those living in more advanced countries are more likely to have better care. For the purpose of this paper, I will be researching and comparing how people with disabilities are viewed and assisted between the United States and the United Kingdom. Interest in Topic For this “Adaptive Technology” class I had the option to choose one out of the eleven countries featured at Epcot of Disney World....   [tags: autism]

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TV Ratings Benefit Viewers

- What we and our children are watching on TV has become a concern to many. Some feel like there should be something to help decide what they think is appropriate and what is not. So in today's world TV ratings are a must. TV ratings might just be one of the best ways to control what is coming into our homes. With TV ratings we won't have to research every show that our children want to see. We only have to look in the corner of the TV to see what the program might contain, and then if we don't approve we can tell that child that he or she must change the channel....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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Growth of Television Viewers in the 1950's

- Growth of Television Viewers in the 1950's During the nineteen twenties and thirties, depended on each other for entertainment. The wealthier people would go to the opera to see other people perform or to a play. One source tells us of other activities that people used to do to amuse themselves before television became popular: 'I can recall great big picnic parties. We used to go off on our bikes. About seven or eight families would get together and ride off to the North Downs for a picnic and rounders and cricket'....   [tags: Papers]

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Alcohol Television Commercials are Misleading Viewers

- Alcohol Television Commercials are Misleading Viewers At any given time a person can turn on their television and find a commercial of some sort. Their main purpose is for them to throw information about their product to anyone who will listen. It is also common for this form of advertisement to be promoting an alcoholic beverage. Whether it’s a catchy song with the chorus chanting “This Bud’s for you!” or three frogs belching “Bud-Wei-Ser!”, viewers learn the slogans and use them in their own lives....   [tags: Media]

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Alcoholism Should Not Be Viewed As A Disease

- Most people have a confused idea of alcoholism as a disease that invades or attacks your good health. Use of such a strong word such as "disease" shapes the values and attitudes of society towards alcoholics. A major implication of the disease concept is that what is labeled a "disease" is held to be justifiable because it is involuntary. This is not so. Problem drinking is a habit in which the so-called "alcoholic" simply has decided that the benefits of drinking outweigh the liabilities; it is all a matter of personal choice....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Impact of Viewed Violence

- Violence is a major problem that most television programs have today as watching it on TV leads to violence in the society. Violence on TV can lead to thoughts of committing violence in real life. As it becomes popular amongst the "cool characters" on TV, one might mimic their actions in order to feel cool or popular amongst their friends in reality. Television violence is mostly used to solve problems and is considered the ?easy way out.. Watching something on TV makes some people think that it is okay and perfectly fine to do it in real life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Homelessness in Canada Viewed Through a Sociological and Economic Lens

- Introduction Researchers from the Parliament of Canada have proven that there are “as many as 300,000 homeless in Canada” . Homelessness is a major social issue which is present in society throughout most of the world; when it comes to Canada it is no exception. The homeless are known as people who do not have a home or a stable place of residence, they are seen as individuals who sleep in “shelters, public places, vehicles, abandoned building or someone else’s home” . In the past few years homelessness in Canada has become a growing social issue....   [tags: Social Issues]

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A History of How Societies have Viewed Bodily Functions

- Introduction Ancient societies viewed bodily functions differently from the way we do today. Many cultures also had different views of what was considered pure and impure. However, almost certainly no group seemed as meticulous as the Essenes. Widely known for their rules concerning ritual purity, several known historical authors mentioned them in their writings, including Josephus and Pliny the Elder. Moreover, although the identity of the community occupying the settlement at Qumran has been the object of much debate, many scholars believe that they were most likely members of this Jewish sect....   [tags: ritual purifications, Qumran]

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How Social Capital is Viewed by Different Communities

- Introduction The purpose of this essay is to compare and contrast two different papers that highlight how social capital is viewed by different communities in any given society. The first article titled “Social Capital and Civil Society” was published in October 1999 by Francis Fukuyama from the institute of Public Policy, George Mason University. Fukuyama (1999) explores to examine in a wider context what social capital is. It’s key function in the free market, how social capital is measured and finally makes suggestions on how social capital can be cultivated for the good in any given society....   [tags: Social Capital and Public Policy]

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Professional Wrestling Should Not Be Viewed by Children

- Professional Wrestling Should Not Be Viewed by Children For years and years professional wrestling has been loved and watched by children everywhere. They idolize their favorite superstars and despise their most hated. They stay up late on each and every Monday night to watch the muscular grapplers. Although it sounds like everything is all well and good, there is a problem. In the past 24 months professional wrestling has become too raunchy for young children. The fact of the matter is this, wrestling in the late nineties is not for kids....   [tags: Papers]

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Polygamy: Viewed as a Threat to Traditional Marriage

- Polygamy: Viewed By Americans as a Threat to Traditional Marriage (Same Threat as Same-Sex Marriage) In 2008, officials raided the “Yearning for Zion Ranch, seizing more than 400 children” (Farah) on the grounds of suspected sexual and physical abuse (Associated)....   [tags: Threat to Family Values 2014]

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Pornography Viewed by The Four Ethical Standards

- The word Pornography is defined as "writings, photographs, movies, etc., intended to arouse sexual excitement". With each year that passes pornography has been more and more accepted, it can be seen in books, magazines, cable television and most of all through the internet. Many religions go against it, but at the same time people know that there is a reason why people go into the business and accepted it an other people just like it. In this paper I will talk about pornography and how it is viewed by the four ethical standards (Utilitarian, Kant, Human Rights and Justice is Fairness)....   [tags: Ethics of Pornography]

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Understanding the Concept involved in Media Communication

- ... I studied Media at both GCSE and BTEC Level 3. Whilst on these courses I produced a variety of media projects including creating material for a local community radio station (KCFM), produced and starred in various short films (such as The Tale of Misty & Joel) and advertisement production. Whilst at Hull College I have worked on publicity shots for a variety of projects for national and local media related businesses (GAME, Platform). I am also one of the student "reps" for the college, a title of which I am very proud....   [tags: production, viewers, camera]

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YouTube: More than Entertainment

- More than 1 billion people visit YouTube on a monthly basis (Reuters). To put that in perspective, The United States only a population of 317.6 million, while the highest, China, has a population of 1.355 billion (""). Youtube has become so renowned, it has gone from a noun to a verb. Want to watch someone getting trying to do stunts but failing. YouTube it. Want to see a monkey fling it's poo at someone. Well maybe not, but yes it's probably on YouTube. Or want to learn how to do a useful task, say like how to fix a car's radiator or learn a new language....   [tags: Youtube, Videos, Viewers, Online]

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Human Nature as Viewed by Thomas Hobbes and David Hume

- Human Nature as Viewed by Thomas Hobbes and David Hume Thomas Hobbes in Chapter 13 of Leviathan, and David Hume in Section 3 of An Enquiry Concerning the Princples of Morals, give views of human nature. Hobbes’ view captures survivalism as significant in our nature but cannot account for altruism. We cover Hobbes’ theory with a theory of Varied Levels of Survivalism, explaining a larger body of behavior with the foundation Hobbes gives. Hume gives a scenario which does not directly prove fruitful, but he does capture selfless behavior....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]

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Alcohol Viewed Through the Eyes of Raymond Carver

- Alcohol Viewed Through the Eyes of Raymond Carver      Some people feel that alcohol is a substance that can be used to escape reality and live in a world where there are no dilemmas or problems that must be solved. Whether the alcohol is abused or just used in moderation, many people are drawn to the several aspects it has to offer. One example of someone who follows these characteristics is the very famous and talented writer, Raymond Carver. Raymond’s use of alcohol is clearly displayed not only through his writings, but in his daily lifestyle....   [tags: Drinking Alcohol Alcoholism Carver Author essays]

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The Effectiveness of Goldeneye's Pre-credit Sequence at Gaining the Viewers Attention

- The Effectiveness of Goldeneye's Pre-credit Sequence at Gaining the Viewers Attention The film Golden Eye (1995) is a well known film. Martin Campbell, the director uses many techniques such as death defying stunts, villains, attractive Bond girls, exotic locations, and sarcastic humour to create an exciting action film. Even though the audience all know that MI6’s finest agent James Bond will escape near death, save the day and bed the girl, we all return to watch the next mission....   [tags: Papers]

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Factors that Determine Whether the Athens Olympics are Viewed as a Success or Failure

- Factors that Determine Whether the Athens Olympics are Viewed as a Success or Failure Athens 2004 will be judged on a strict criteria by it's billions of viewers worldwide, the criteria they apply determine whether they believe Athens 2004 was a success or a failure. I will now proceed to discuss the factors that will feature in the criteria. The many factors include the events security, the events organisation, how memorable the games were, the game's attendance, how dominant the drug doping stories were and (to many the most important) how well their nation did, and this is the factor I will first discuss....   [tags: Papers]

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How Society Viewed Love and Marriage in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- How Society Viewed Love and Marriage in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Jane Austen was born in 1775 and spent most of her life in the countryside in a village called Steventon, Hampshire. She was the daughter of a clergyman, Reverend George Austen and her mother was called Cassandra Austen. She had a brief education starting at the age of seven and ending at eleven, when she settled at home. Like women in Austen’s society, she had little education due to the beliefs at the time; the only education she would have received would likely have been to up her social status, through marriage....   [tags: Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen Marriage Essays]

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How Success is Viewed

- ... Mostly, they want the feedback from others, such as colleagues and bosses, because that is what enables them work harder and be as effective as they can be. People like to see their work be useful not just for themselves but to others as well. Feeling pleased by the work that they put in and knowing their work satisfies others gives them the sense of success. Another true indicator of success can be defined by how much joy they have because of their profession. They describe it by the joy they feel when they do their work....   [tags: effectiveness, joy, impact]

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Exploration of How Peter Medak Gains Viewers' Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the film Let Him Have It!

- Exploration of How Peter Medak Gains Viewers' Sympathy for Derek Bentley in the film Let Him Have It. Peter Medak chose to make a film about the case of Derek Bentley because he wanted to get across his views on capital punishment, as he thought it was wrong and wanted other people to see why he felt this way. His film is based on a case that really happened in the 1950's where Derek Bentley was accused of murder and hung. He chose to use this case as he felt that Derek was wrongly accused and did not deserve the sentence given to him....   [tags: Papers]

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Is the Rise of the East Viewed as a Threat or an Opportunity?

- China’s ascension to superpower status has caused many Westerners to worry. They worry that China’s sustained growth will hurt their livelihood and economic status. Others, however, see this as an opportunity to exploit new markets and to further world unity. This is an increasingly relevant debate as many have predicted China’s growth to continue at a steady rate in both the short and medium terms. This paper will examine the reality of the potential threats and the extent of the opportunities....   [tags: International Government ]

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Marriage as Viewed by Greeks, Christians and Hebrews

- According to the Bible, love and marriage were treated with respect because they were divine before the eyes of God. He gave clear instructions to man and woman telling them to marry and bring forth children to fill His world. In essence therefore, man has to respect this institution called marriage and the associated strong emotions or love. Homer’s poem portrays a different version of the same where man is free to cohabit with another woman while they are not married. In the poem we see Penelope living in the same quarters with as many as a hundred suitors and no law is present to avoid the sexual irresponsibility resulting from this....   [tags: Bible vs Greek Mythology]

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Why Viewers Have Compassion for Frankenstein

- Because each person reacts to differences in different ways it is a difficult subject to explain. In my opinion the films "Frankenstein" and "Edward Scissorhands" both mirror how society as a whole reacts to differences. The Frankenstein monster really is no more then a scared, confused child who feels as if his father has rejected him. Because of this he is driven to violent behavior and that is when everyone notices the differences. When he was by the shore of the lake with the little girl he was excepted, she did not see him as a monster but someone to play with....   [tags: Free Frankenstein Essays]

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The Future and Nature of Capitalism Viewed in a More Communist Light

- Introduction Capitalism has never been truly dead and will be here for at least the next century. In a world where the market is filled with various imperfections, it is in order for the government to interfere to restore order in the market. Increased concerns over the 2008 market collapse prompted the government’s to take charge of their responsibility and act accordingly. Capitalism is a system of government that favors individual growth with minimal government interference. The opposite of capitalism would be communism, where in the property owner is the state, and the focal point being social welfare enhancement....   [tags: Keynesian Economics, Mixed Market]

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Male Friendship as Viewed by Aristotle, Cicero, Montaigne, and Emerson

- All four writers, Aristotle, Cicero, Montaigne, and Emerson discuss the importance of male friendship, and all four characters make statements about the superiority of friendship above other associations. However, the tone, the interpretation of friendship, and manner of rhetoric is influenced by the translation of the individual writer’s culture. Aristotle uses a rather categorical approach to friendship. By making strict delineations and then using examples, he establishes a rather strict definition of friendship that is created along lines of social class....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Poverty in Zimbabwe: A Dilemma Viewed From Different Angles

- Africa is the second largest and populous continent in the world, after Asia. With abundant resources, instead of thriving, Africa has experienced serious problems, especially poverty. The Republic of Zimbabwe has been pointed as the state that is among the poorest countries in the world in 2011 according to The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFDA, 2011). The poverty of Zimbabwe has been the result of economic crises, along with political conflicts and environmental degradation....   [tags: world poverty essay]

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Contemporary Value of Religion as Viewed by Kearlee Gregory

- Religion, which influences, and is derived from, the human beliefs of relations between the supernatural and natural characteristics of reality, should fit effortlessly into the lives of its supporters. It should help morally structure the person’s life without overrunning it or teaching that everyone else needs to hold those same beliefs, and instead inspire them to help accept other cultures without forcing their practice into others’ lives. Similar to Buddhism, the ideal religion should help people uplift themselves as well as others, by accompanying their differing base beliefs and encouraging the pursuit of knowledge, which is what we humans do naturally....   [tags: human beliefs, spirituality]

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The Way I am Viewed as a Bisexual Woman

- ... I obtain a normal job, though I am a “peer safer sex educator” (Orndorff, 1999). People at my work are not prejudice, not forming an opinion about me. They are very mindful in what they say around me and most important, they accept who I am (Question 2 & 3). Just because I am a bisexual, doesn’t me I don’t encounter difficult tasks. Some things that are very difficult for me on an everyday basis are when people ask me “Well, your partner is a woman, why do you keep saying you are bisexual, aren’t you a lesbian?” (Orndorff, 1999) Just because I am in a relationship with a women doesn’t mean I am a lesbian....   [tags: relationship, stereotype, monogamous]

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The Media is the Unofficial Fourth Branch of Government

- Consider the people around you. Most  of them are informed adults who keep  up with the current events and state of their nation. How they do this, is, of course, by watching the 7­o­clock news with their family, or maybe reading CNN on their mobile phone on their morning bus ride to work. Even listening to the radio as they drove in their car for 5 minutes could have given them some idea as to how their government is doing. And what matters the most is how it's presented. The media has this immense power, this way of showing things how their network wants, and influencing how citizens might look at the actions of their government. I do agree with the notion that the media is the unoff...   [tags: media, news, scandals, viewers]

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A Rebuttal on How Women Are Viewed in the Koran

- In the Koran women are repeatedly regarded as inferiors to men. Women are given less rights and privileges in contrast to men. Women are seen as objects to own and control, and not as equals. In the Koran it specifically instructs men how to handle their women. According to the Koran: Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them....   [tags: World Literature]

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Robert Rossen’s 1961 Film, The Hustler: Can it be Viewed as an Aristotelian Tragedy?

- Robert Rossen’s 1961 film, The Hustler, is one that is said to aspire to be classified as a tragedy. But can the film be compared to something such as tragedy in the views of Aristotle. Does the film fit the requirements prerequisite of an Aristotelian Tragedy. Or are the comparisons the result of ignorant, unenlightened critics. Aristotle thought up a list of compulsory requirements for something to be called ‘tragedy’. He concluded “Tragedy affects through pity and fear the catharsis of such emotions.” meaning that during a tragedy, one should feel the emotions of pity and fear--fear that the circumstances which they are observing could one day affect themselves--but that after the specta...   [tags: aristotle, movies, philosophy]

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The Yellow Wallpaper: The Story that Changed How Women and Mental Illness Were Viewed

- ... “Even the female or females in the house appear to be cardboard figures cut of but the patriarchy- first Mary, the virgin mother who ‘is so good with the baby’” (Gilman 5) and later Jennie (a word which means a female donkey or beast of burden) who “is a perfect and enthusiastic housekeeper, and hopes for not better profession” (Gilman 7). (Ford 2) Jennie, the sister-in-law represents how women were supposed to act opposed to the mentally ill narrator. Though she never says anything or does anything to belittle the narrator, her characters role shows just how bad of a wife the narrator would be considered at the time....   [tags: historic, psychological and literary analysis]

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The Origins of the Cold War: Viewed from the Three Schools of Thought

- ... and it had several advantages. Scholars received money for research from governmental and private sources and became more successful. The main sources that the orthodox scholars used were the government documents published memoirs and diaries of politicians and diplomatic correspondence, as well as speeches, pamphlets, and press statements. The idea that the Soviet Union was to blame for the tension between the two remaining superpowers is common feature of all the orthodox scholars. However, their opinions differ on the Soviet motivation....   [tags: orthodox, revisionist, realist, theories, ideas]

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Gender Roles in Shakespearan Society and Modern Society As Viewed in Movies

- Susan B. Anthony, a woman American civil rights leader said, “I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.” This quote directly relates to the stereotypical thinking about gender in both the Elizabethan Era and 19th century because women wanted to be recognized. In Chekhov’s, “The Lady with the Little Dog,” Dmitri Gurov experiences women to be the “lower race,” but when he meets Anna Sergeyovna he begins to think differently....   [tags: Shakespeare In Love, Stereotypes]

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Digital Art: The Central Point Between Technology and Art

- The digital Art is the central point between Technology and Art with a great impact to new development on presentation and communication to viewers. This concern the application of digital technology and the use of article to give information through art work. The impact of technology within an arts context lies above all in the fact that the technology is used to beauty Viewers who see how technology is used, begin to realize that it can be used in creative and other ways than were intended. In addition, certain aspects of technology can be presented better and clearer within an arts context....   [tags: art, technology, digital, art, ]

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Enslavement of the Individual in Capitalist Society as Viewed by Marx

- Bourgeois society enslaves the individual such that any attempt to transcend one's environmental limitations results in self-destruction. Nietzsche "slave morality" theory is applicable to the works of Dostoyevsky, Mann, and Ibsen, and posits that an individual uprising under a bourgeois blanket leads to reactivity, not activity. Though each man calls for individuals values to be raised in some way (in the case of Nietzsche, by an über-mensch), each understands the impossibility of that under bourgeois rule....   [tags: Philosophy Marx Philosophical Essays]

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The Television Experience: The Glass is Half Full

- The content of television shows today ranges from the highly probable to the highly bizarre. Characters are often put into scenarios that are either extremely realistic or totally outlandish. But no matter what the content there is something for everyone and the public keeps watching. In this day, a viewer can instantly switch from watching an hour long quasi-reality show that studies the lives of promiscuous 20-somethings on the Jersey shore to a 30 minute mockumentary that focuses on the not-so-monotonous life in the office to an hour long account of plane crash survivors and an island full of mystery....   [tags: Television]

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Hello, My Name Is Orson Welles

- Hello, My Name Is Orson Welles Orson Welles liked to reuse certain elements throughout his films. He liked a good deep focus shot. He liked low key lighting. He liked the grotesque side of life, blocking actors in groups of three, low camera angles and especially pointy bras. He also liked to open his movies in a certain predictable way. In Citizen Kane, he used the announcer in "News on the March" to introduce the subject and main character, Charles Foster Kane. In The Magnificent Ambersons, Welles himself dubs the voice-over which introduces the life and environment of the Amberson family....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sautéing The Surface With Oils

- Good Eats, a television show by Alton Brown, captures a combination of cooking, health and ingredients in a 30-minute segment. On July 28, 2008, Brown aired episode 6 of season 12 on the Food Network. Episode 6 focused on the consumption of oils in the everyday diet. Although Brown attempts to create an informational program on oils, the selection of scenes merely skims the surface of the subject. Brown did not provide enough substantive information to fully inform the viewer, therefore, creating more of an entertainment based show rather than truly informational....   [tags: good eats, alton brown, food network]

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Vintage Camel Cigarette Advertisement

- Many people may think that creating a success advertisement is easy. That you can simply throw compelling facts and bright colors at an audience and it will grab their attention compelling them to buy your product. However, this is not this case. The advertisement needs to reach the viewer on multiple levels. A vintage Camel cigarette advertisement from 1946 does just that. It is a great representation of the complexity of creating a successful campaign. It was created by a man named R. J. Reynolds, as a part of a larger campaign to make people believe that cigarettes are safe....   [tags: ethos, products, attention]

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Understanding Perception and Reception

- Perception and reception is a branch of a psychoanalytic theory. With perception and reception in art the focus shifted from the artist to the viewer. Also brought into attention is that the idea of reception in art history is not entirely new and that this concept, which is based on the viewer, was the norm during the 15th century in which art was seen from the viewer point of viewer not the artist. In the early 20th we had the reception align with psychoanalytic theory. Rudolph Arnheim was an author and art historian was trained as a psychologist who primary focus was on the sensory perception....   [tags: art and psychoanalytic theory]

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Modern Features of "A Farewell to Arms" Viewed Trhrough the Main Characters of the Novel.

- A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway is considered one of the great novels of World War I. It introduces the theme of love, while war occupies all of Europe. It is a complex novel with many characteristic aspects of modernism. After looking into Hemingway's biography, the reader can tell that he included details from his personal life in his novel. He based the main character Frederic Henry upon his own experience as an ambulance driver during World War I. He made him a hero who develops and changes throughout the novel....   [tags: American Literature]

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Comparing Television and Internet Sports News

- Comparing Television and Website News Television news is one of the best ways for people to know what is going on in the world today. With the momentum the World Wide Web has gained with in the last 6 years many television news station have also add a website to their media coverage. ESPN is no different; the station still has Sports Center where all the viewers can keep up with their favorite sport, but ESPN also has the website where the viewer can get the same or even more information than in the television broadcast....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Analysis: Utagawa Hiroshige ll “Nihonbashi, Thirty-six Views of Tokyo ( Tokyo Sanjurokkei )”

- Niroshige ll, “Thirty-six views of Tokyo” is done in the style Ukiyo-e which during the Edo period was a way for artisans to mass produce their art work. Ukiyo-e is the technique of woodblock, Ukiyo-e has serval different themes. It consist of Bijin ( beautiful women of the pleasure quarter) Portraits of actors, Famous landscapes, and Asobi-e ( erotica ). The Nihonbasi “Thirty-six views of Tokyo” is done in the Landscape tradition, which is portrayed in the title of the print. Landscape prints normally feature a beautiful place in japan that the Chonin would want to visit, the artist Utagawa Hiroshige ll uses techniques to portray what the subject of the piece which is a harbor and shoreline...   [tags: prints as souveniers for the Chonin people]

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Art Pieces: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Fishhook from Hawaii-No. 1 and Frederic Remington’s Rattlesnake

- ... One could conclude that the horse has been startled by the rattlesnake and is beginning to run away from it, in a hurry. O’Keeffe’s piece also implies movement. The wire from the fishing lure is circled multiple times, almost giving the illusion of making a binocular lens, drawing you close to the sky and sea. You can also see the windblown effect of the lure and there is use of diagonal lines within the lure. In addition, a viewer must move close to each work of art in order to see all aspects....   [tags: element of motion, american artists]

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Comparison of Las Meninas and Arnolfini Double Portrait

- Two of the most extensively analyzed works of art are Diego Velasquez's Las Meninas and Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini Double Portrait. Both of these artist's talent won them recognition not only during their lifetime but after as well. Both Velasquez and Van Eyck have a justly earned title as the most talented artists of their respective times. A detailed examination of the details and intricacies of these artist's respective masterpieces, their similarities, and what sets them apart not just from each other but from other paintings from their time period and style, will lead the viewer to a better understanding of the mentalities of these gifted artists and how they transcend their respective...   [tags: Art]

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Gentileschi’s Judith Slaying Holofernes: An Example of the Baroque Era and Its Art

- The Baroque era was born out of the Roman Catholic Church’s Counter Reformation, during which the church made considerable efforts to strengthen the relationship between the secular world and the religious order. In an effort to engage the common people and create piety, the Catholic Church wanted art to appeal to human emotions. Gentileschi successfully accomplishes this in her painting, Judith Slaying Holofernes. By infusing the Apocryphal tale of Judith with dramatic techniques such as chiaroscuro and foreshortening, she created a deeply moving and realistic piece of art that engages the viewer physically and emotionally, which is quintessential to the Baroque style....   [tags: Arts, Culture]

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