American Films Essays

  • Religion in American Film

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    Religion in American Film American’s nation-wide did a disbelieving double take when they were heard that Jim Carrey was going to be playing the role of God in Universal Pictures summer 2001 movie Bruce Almighty. Millions of American’s have found themselves near-obsessed with the engrossing epic Lord of the Rings, Dogma has been welcomed into the Cult Films Hall of Fame, and Mel Gibson’s The Passion stirred an overwhelming amount of religious, cultural, and ethnic criticism. When looking at

  • American Film Industry

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    The American film industry has become the most dominant over all other national cinemas. Millions of people now watch feature films all over the world but there is, and always has been one prevailing place where the films originate and this is the ‘cinema of the United States of America’ better known as Hollywood. This essay will explain how Hollywood has become the dominant force over all the other national cinemas in relation to historical factors which have affected the high quality of the films

  • The American Film Industry

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    The American Film Industry Why is the Film Industry one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world? Simple. People like entertainment. Movies are entertainment. Movies are like books, only they're visual. People like seeing other people cast in roles, and playing out a story. Why not turn to plays instead, you ask? Movies give people the actors and the stories, along with background music, special effects, and overall satisfaction within a 2 hour period of time. Movies can also

  • Film Influence On American Culture

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    American Film influence on world culture How can people live up to the American hype? White teeth, hot sex, perfect chiseled bodies, money, power, superpowers, even true love. Do other cultures feel the same pressure to assimilate to be these idealized characters and visions? People everywhere regardless of upbringing being bombarded with the same redundant ideas. It has to be infiltrating the mind set, and changing their cultures. American ideas of success, of flawless images shoved down everyones

  • The Film American Beauty

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    The Film American Beauty In life, everyone must make choices. Choices give an individual the freedom to decide the path which they will follow. In the movie American Beauty, each of the characters has a choice he or she needs to make. The main character, Lester Burnham, is faced with many choices that could either lead to his ultimate happiness or draw him further into his despair. Carolyn Burnham, Lester's wife, is faced with a loveless marriage that exists only because she does not possess

  • American Film A History Essay

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    In the book American Film a History Jon Lewis focused on the beginning of cinema, the effect war took on propaganda and the major controversy’s that occurred with famed celebrities. Despite its history, cinema is still growing today. The end of cinema is just retiring specific techniques and old technology because its main technology is improving constantly! Film has impacted us today but it started with something so simple. and cheap. For the first ten years of film existence the start of true

  • American And Foreign Film Analysis

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    Foreign films are special in their own way. They show a viewer different cultural values and views of the world. They also awaken your imagination. While American films seem to focus more on the award-winning aspects of a film, foreign films focus more on human aspects. These films reveal different aspects of nations. They portray how people within that nation may feel at a certain time. In both American and foreign films, they reveal what the filmmaker feels; so many times the truth revealed is

  • Happiness In The Film 'American Beauty'

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    One theme that is present in the film American Beauty is that one can discover happiness in many different ways. Depending on how you interpret different part of the movie you can learn that happiness exists as a myth, as a goal, and as a disguise. All of the characters in the film are going after the pursuit of happiness in their own way. All the characters have very different ideas about what happiness is to them and how to find it, but this is what makes this film a good one. One of the overarching

  • American Film and Television Industry

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    metonym for the American film and television industry is located in the West-northeast of Los Angeles Downtown. Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and stars, the word “Hollywood” stands an influential venue internationally. Many historic Hollywood theaters are used as venues to premiere major theatrical releases, and host the famous Academy Awards. It is a popular destination for nightlife and tourism, and home to the Walk of Fame. Except the film and television

  • Successes in American Sport Films

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    Successes in American Sport Films Sport Industry and Film industry are both highly developed in America. As a result of that, putting sport elements into movies is a good way to maximum the effect of entertainment. As an international students, though sometimes there is language barrier, it is still a great honor to have opportunities to watch considerable good sport films this semester. While I enjoyed the wonderful exciting stories, the American value system, especially the value of success, always

  • African Americans In The Film Industry

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    The film industry has always influenced the way society views the world. In today’s day and age it certainly influences trends and the way people view the world. This is the reason the film industry and Hollywood has had a huge impact on society throughout the years. This impact has not always being a good one. If we try to go back and analyze the film industry through the years we can see that there has being a huge amount of misrepresentation. Starting with the African American community there

  • The Structure of American Film Industry

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    Outline the main changes the paramount decree effected on the structure of the American film industry and discuss the measures the ex-studios took to remain in control of the film market. The period of the 1920’s to 1950’s where known as the studio era in Hollywood. A few major companies monopolized the industry through vertical integration when the film companies controlled all production distribution and exhibition. The majors determined which movies were shown in which theatres, choosing their

  • The Impact of American Film Industry

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    American film industry has progressed for nearly two hundred years with a huge success. According to IMDB, the Hollywood production grosses billions of dollars every single year and holds about sixty percent of global box office. It all started with the Kinetoscope (the oldest videotaping machine) invented by Thomas Edison which made American film industry developed quickly and steadily during the 20th century. Nowadays, new improvement on the equipment and conjunction with computerized graphics

  • Kiorstami Influence On American Films

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    Since American cinema style is terribly known universally I decided to compare a North-American film to a film that is not as popular and is not yet broadly recognisable. Abbas Kiarostami is an Iranian filmmaker who has a sui generis approach to the representation reality. His films can certainly be labeled either has landscape or road movies. Both styles are inherent to American culture, however the metaphorical meaning is easily linked to any part of the world. In many of Kiarostami’s films we can

  • French Influence On American Films

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    Film has been one of the most influential forms of modern art. It has told beautiful and captivating stories and can reflect the mood and interests of a culture at any point in time. As people, governments and views change so does the art produced. French film has represented the ideas of the public over the decades. France has undoubtedly been one of the founders of the industry itself, remaining a heavy influence today being the 5th largest producer in the world. An estimate of 200 movies

  • Influence Of Films On American Culture

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    Morgan Burns Mr. Kevin McLin History of Cinema II 27 April 2018 Film In America Postwar Before special effects rattled the screen, and ultimate movie going experiences took over in today’s society the art of entertainment started off with theater. Theater allowed older generations to enjoy themselves while watching stories being told through actors. As decades past the future took hold and thus people were able to put those actors on the big screen for thousands to see. People were amazed by

  • French Influence On American Films

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    Lumiere Brothers and their first film showing in Paris in 1985 and influencing works of George Melies, French cinematography developed in parallel with and equally fast as the American industry (CITE). For many years, native films from such big companies as Gaumont and Pathe Freres dominated all French screens with great success (CITE). But the beginning of the World War I in 1918 weakened not only the country’s position and economy but also the position of France in the film industry. Big amounts of small

  • American Beauty Film Techniques

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    The film American Beauty, directed by Sam Mendes, is an acclaimed award winning film, ending up on around 200 critics top twenty lists. It's not only the script and they way it was written that makes this film so unique, but also the techniques that were used and decisions that were made when it came to filming and editing the film. At the time the film was filmed in 1999 Sam Mendes was a relatively new director, this film put his name on the map, he later directed films such as, Revolutionary Road

  • Asian American Stereotypes in Film

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    Asian Americans only make up a small percent of the American population. Even more significant is that this percentage live mostly on the west and east coasts of mainland United States and Hawaii; leaving the rest of the American population to most likely get their exposures to Asians through television and movies. However the exposure they have receive throughout the history of cinematography has been hardly flattering. Throughout the course of history Asians in film have been portrayed as evil

  • Asian American Film Analysis

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    There are very few positive representations of Asian Americans in Hollywood films. Chan is Missing calls for more genuine representations of Asian American identities through its cast of complex characters and defiance of Asian stereotypes. The film also urges viewers to critically think about their own notions of identity through the use of several recurring themes and filmmaking techniques. Asians aren’t represented often in Hollywood films, but when they are, they’re usually confined to stereotypes