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    innovative technique for actors, emphasizing emotional truth and inner motivation and known today as the Stanislavsky Method, revolutionized modern acting. This method has taught actors several techniques that have improved their style. Actor, Al Pacino is one of the greatest actors of all time. He studied at The Actors Studio, in New York and it has been the main source and inspiration for a naturalistic acting technique known in America as "the Method." Under its artistic director, Lee Strasberg

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    Scarface Film Analysis

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    actor Al Pacino. Scarface is perhaps one of the most, if not the most, serious film about the underworld workings of America. Full of bitterness, greed, and raw emotion audiences find that things they may have once thought about the workings of the mafia differ greatly. Scarface is a much rougher more gruesome gangster film then audiences had yet experienced. With his all consuming desire to rise up and take control of every ongoing around him, Tony Montana, played by afore mentioned Al Pacino, does

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    his evil forces seems to have been apart of all societies since the begining of time. Such as, Christpher Marlowe's play, The Tragical History of Dr. Faustas, written in the 16th century and the modern day film, The Devil's Advocate, starring Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves. The devil in Marlowe's play doesnt come to Dr. Faustas as himself , instead he sends one of his disciples named Mephistophilis. When Mephistophilis first comes to Dr. Faustas he comes as himself, a demon like creature that is

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    To explore connections between texts is to heighten understanding of humanity’s progressing values and the underlying relevant themes that continue to engage societies regardless of context. William Shakespeare’s King Richard III (1592) (RIII) and Al Pacino’s docudrama Looking for Richard (1996) (LFR) demonstrate how opinion is created through comparative study, both explore the struggle for power within differing contexts to determine the duplicity of humanity. Ultimately, despite the divergent

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    Looking for Answers in Looking for Richard

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    Looking for Answers in Looking for Richard Al Pacino's "Looking for Richard" is an unusual film. It is a documentary about the complexities of Shakespeare, the performing of the play Richard III, and the ignorance of the average American regarding Shakespeare. The unusual nature of the film - it's similar to a filmed Cliff-notes version of the text - provokes wildly different reactions from film buffs, critics, and Shakespeare purists. A perusal of five different reviews of the film show such

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    get harder, and at the end of the day the ones who were more affected were the Jews (because of this war and so many more). Is in this context where William Shakespeare developed his play The Merchant of Venice, having as the central characters Al Pacino as Shylock, the antagonist Jew, and Jeremy Irons as Antonio, the Christian. It is interesting how Michael Radford’s film adaptation helps the viewer to analyze the play with a different perspective. When you read the play you face a Jew man, Shylock

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    Through the comparative study of Shakespeare’s historical tragedy King Richard III and Al Pacino’s postmodern docudrama Looking For Richard, both texts explore the various connections explored through the protagonist Richard with respective societal influence affecting their portrayal. Shakespeare’s text strongly conveys a sense of providentialism which was influential by the Tudor monarchy whilst Al Pacino thorough the implement of modern day media portrays these influences to a secular, postmodern

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    characters in film history called, Al Pacino established him self during the film's greatest decade, the 1970's. During this period Al Pacino was offered the part for Michael Corleone in Godfather, The (1972). Nobody wanted him to have the part but afterwards nobody complained. Due to the success of the film two sequels followed and the first sequel The Godfather, Part 2 won was the first sequel ever to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Al Pacino came from an Italian background therefore

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    Merchant ofvenice

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    1) From the very start of the scene, we are given a glimpse into what others think of Shylock by what the Duke, who is meant to be impartial and fair, says to Antonio about him before Shylock enters the court. “Inhuman wretch” shows that the Duke believes Shylock is lacking of any of the merciful and loving emotions that are characteristic of humans, further emphasized by “stony adversary” and “wretch” indicates the Duke believes there is nothing they can do to help Shylock, and that he is a naturally

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    throughout various zeitgeists are linked by different representations of universal human concerns, and their texts simultaneously embody certain values and agendas individual to themselves. An exploration of Shakespeare’s King Richard III (1592) and Al Pacino’s Looking for Richard (1996) allows for a greater understanding of the composer’s respective contexts, along with their intended agendas, through the lens of their own societal values and concerns. The manipulation of Richard III’s persona, whether

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    Richard III and the Mystery of the Princes. New York: ReganBooks, 1998. Kendall, Paul Murray. Richard the Third. New York: Norton, 1983. - - - . Richard III: The Great Debate. New York: Norton, 1992. Looking for Richard. Dir. Al Pacino. Perf. Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Aidan Quinn, Winona Ryder, and Kevin Spacey. Videocassette. Fox, 1996. The Missing Princes of England. Dir. Melissa Jo Peltier. Narr. David Ackroyd. Videocassette. New Video Group, 1998. Shakespeare, William. Richard

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    Scarface - The Greatest Movie of All Time

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    movie classic, Scarface. Scarface is the tale of Tony Montana and his journey through his new life in America in the early 80’s Cuban immigrant movement. The movie depicts the American dream, to be successful, perfectly. Scarface and its main star, Al Pacino, also shows movie watchers in detail, the process of going from “rags-to-riches” since that is what he did in the feature. Lastly, Scarface is perhaps the best movie to ever be made because it basically contains all the characteristics that are that

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    The Rise and Fall of a Peasant The film Scarface, produced by Martin Bregman, written by Oliver Stone and directed by Brian DePalma, is a story of an immigrant’s life. The main character, Antonio Montana, who is played by Al Pacino, comes to the United States from Cuba in May 1980 as a political prisoner. Montana arrives in Miami, Florida with nothing and has to find a way to survive. As an alien to the country, Montana can not find a honest job that pays enough money for him to live off

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    The Godfather

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    Television takes a pretty bad rap. It is often derided for its stultifying properties, engendering of abject values and overall ability to vitiate the masses. Many even claim that it foments a sundering influence over families. I suppose there is some merit to such an assertion, but I can tell you that when I was growing up the TV was the node in which our otherwise fragmented family coalesced. I guess we would be referred to as `dysfunctional' today; my father didn't talk to us much and the dinner

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    Biran De Palma's Scarface

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    created by Brian De Palma, has captured audience’s attention by remarkable editing shots and the superb use of mise-en-scene. “Scarface”, originally released December 9 of1983, is a drama revolved around the life of Tony Montana who is played by Al Pacino. Tony gets his name by the scar on his face going over his right eye. He was born in Cuba who immigrated to the United State who then starts his life in Florida from the bottom of the drug cartel to soon making his way up to becoming one of the most

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    Materialism and Greed

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    anyone could have. Greed eventually turns into arrogance and pride, and Scarface is a good portrayal of these emotions. The movie Scarface argues that along with greed, egotism will get you nowhere. Scarface is the critically acclaimed film where Al Pacino plays the role of Tony Montana, a notorious kingpin from Miami, Florida with an acquisitive personality. Montana is a Cuban ex-con who wants the world at his feet and doesn’t care what he has to do to get it. At one point he kills his boss and..

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    and the corrupting nature of power, Pacino undermines the monopolizing ascendency of British literary culture and highlights the diminishing piety of 1990s America. In flaunting his post-structuralist creative license, Pacino interprets Shakespeare’s historical tragedy into a hybrid text that combines both performance and analysis, which explicates the linguistic and theatrical complexities of Shakespeare’s text to a postmodern audience. Through hindsight Pacino reshapes the Shakespearean discourse

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    There are many different methods of approaching patients facing the end of their lives. Since technology has increased the ability to sustain life longer, patient assisted suicide has become an increasingly more popular avenue for doctors to explore.   This topic, since it deals with the power over life and death, touches on some of the deepest of human feelings.  The argument over whose or which approach is most viable can become a heated one and could never be solved with one

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    Tony Soprano. American TV Hero, Crime Boss, Star of HBO’s hit TV series, The Sopranos, and the greatest TV character of all time. Featured as the Star of The Soprano’s, airing from 1999 to 2007, Tony Soprano consistently captured the attention of the United States of America, and the world, with his cold and calculating facade, and coving the warm, family man that Tony Soprano actually is. Tony Soprano, the Capo of the Italian Mafia, murderer, husband and father, and violent sociopath, is the greatest

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    world. Besides the attractions and places that belong to this urban jungle, its undeniable fame is due to its appearance as an arena in production films. One of my favorites movies filmed in New York City is “Carlito’s Way”. Carlito’s Way, starring Al Pacino, tells the story of Carlito Brigante, a Puerto Rican ex-convict who has been behind the bars for five years. After his release, he come back to his neighborhood and wants to stay away from illegal activities but his shady past of drug dealings haunts

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