Dennis Potter Essays

  • Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter

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    Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter This year our practical assessment in Drama has been a three month project, from September until December, on 'Blue Remembered Hills' written by Dennis Potter, who also wrote other popular television programmes, films scripts and plays such as "The Confidence Course" that he wrote in the early part of his career in 1965, onto things like "Sufficient Carbohydrate" in 1983. Although he mainly wrote a lot of his scripts for television and films, script

  • Dennis Potters' Blue Remembered Hills

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    Dennis Potters' Blue Remembered Hills A.E. Houseman’s poem looks back at childhood as a “land of lost content” meaning that when you are a child you are innocent and you don’t have a care in the world. Also he says that childhood is a “happy highway where I went / and cannot come again” meaning that they are the best years of your life but you can never go back there. Dennis Potter took the poem and turned it in to a play about a group of children who were on there school holidays in the

  • Comparison Between Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter and Blood Brothers by Willie Russell

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    Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter and Blood Brothers by Willie Russell In January 2004 we performed a scripted assessment of Blue Remembered Hills, this was based on research that we did about life in the Second World War and the writer Dennis Potter. In this essay I will compare Blue Remembered Hills to Blood Brothers by Willie Russell. I will be looking at the similarities and differences between the two pieces of performance. Blue Remembered Hills is very different from Dennis Potter's other

  • A Comparison of Blue Remembered Hills and An Inspector Calls

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    A Comparison of Blue Remembered Hills and An Inspector Calls In "Blue Remembered Hills" by Dennis Potter and "An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestly there are many similarities and differences. "In Blue remembered Hills" there is a sub-plot, with the two girls and Donald this joins with the main plot whereas in "An Inspector Call" there is no sub-plot, so this does not distract the audience from the central theme, therefore the action is continuous. Blue Remembered Hills begins by introducing

  • Review of Blue Remembered Hills

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    the land of lost content I see it shining plain The happy highways where I went And cannot come again In this short piece AE Houseman gives the effect of a clean happy time. Dennis Potter has a completely different view on childhood that completely contrasts with AE Houseman's poem. Dennis potters play is a reversal of AE Houseman's poem, including the attitudes of the children. In this play the children think only for themselves. There is extreme cruelty between the children. There

  • Dennis the Menis movie report

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    Dennis the Menace Report In the movie Dennis the Menace, there are many different age groups represented; childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and older adulthood. During childhood, children are carefree, fearless, talkative, curious, and playful. In adolescence, teens are faced with many important responsibilities and decisions. They start to become more mature and become interested in the opposite sex and sexual actions. When you enter into the adulthood and older adulthood world then you are faced

  • Brian Wilson

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    in my head...I was able to tune into a mysterious, god-given music. It was my gift.” However, Brian did not have a happy childhood. His father both physically and emotionally abused Brian, Brian’s mother, and later, Brian’s two younger brothers, Dennis and Carl. His mother turned to alcoholism to escape from the abuse. Also, because she was afraid of Murry, Audree rarely showed her boys physical affection.

  • Dennis Banks

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    Describe the overall purpose of their organizational effort Dennis Banks , an American Indian of the Ojibwa Tribe, was born in 1937 on the Leach Lake reservation in Minnesota and was raised by his grandparents. Dennis Banks grew up learning the traditional ways of the Ojibwa lifestyle. As a young child he was taken away from practicing his traditional ways and was put into a government boarding school that was designed for Indian children to learn the white culture. After years of attending the

  • Nothing of Importance Happened Today

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    reported that Wilcox described the crash site to him, including details of wreckage with undecipherable characters and markings on some of the debris, which had been scattered over a large area (IUFOMRC). Glenn Dennis was working as a mortician at Ballard Funeral Home in Roswell. Dennis reported receiving phone ... ... middle of paper ... ...ork. 18 Feb. 1994. Fleck, John. “Bringing ‘Roswell Incident’ Back to Earth”. Albuquerque Journal. Tuesday, July 31, 2001. Handy, Bruce. “Roswell or

  • What’s Nature Got To Do With It?

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    the essay from Pencils to Pixels, Dennis Baron details the world’s journey from the use and making of the pencil to the computer. Barron states that the pencil wasn’t originally intended to be used as a writing device. There’s a bit of information you probably hadn’t heard before. Yes, pencils were actually adopted as a tool by “note takers.. ..scientists...and others who need to write”. They were taken from artists and adapted it for use as a writing tool ( Dennis Barron 44). And so, in engaging

  • Invent Your Own Technology Essay

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    when there are already various writing technologies available to us. I can honestly say, that by the end of this project I had realized how much technologies such as computers, typewriters, pens, pencils, and paper are taken for granted everyday. Dennis Barron said “writing is first and foremost a technology” (Barron, 37). This statement is something that I agree with! I think that any way someone writes should be considered a technology. The materials used for my project, include: a sweatshirt

  • Big Foot

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    legend, but more and more researchers keep finding more and more information to back their theory up. Where is Bigfoot? “ Dennis Roe was hidden in a bush outside of Hollywood and a female Bigfoot about six feet tall, approximately three feet wide, weighing around three hundred pounds came towards Dennis unaware she was being watched. When bigfoot was about twenty feet away from Dennis, it squatted down and crawled over to the bush he was hiding in.” Hundreds and hundreds of people have reported seeing

  • Psychological factors of tennis

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    SKILLS, COURT PLAY AND MENTAL ATTITUDE Stuartholme A Grade Tennis Team Dennis Sheard, (the coach of the A team) was mainly focusing this particular training session on footwork and communication as he felt that the team lacked both these factors during their previous Saturday match. The following are a few quotes from Dennis  "Awesome footwork Alex, could you feel the difference between that ball and the last?" Dennis indicates when the players use the correct technique and then compares

  • Silly Old Bear

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    most well known British authors of his time(Dennis). Today Milne is praised for his 'accurate and sympathetic observations of child behavior, his wit, and his skill with language, especially wordplay and dialogue'; which are easily recognizable in his famous Winnie the Pooh stories(Discovering Authors). Although people today regard Milne's stories as children's stories, Milne did not intend them for children, but rather for the child within every person(Dennis). As Barbara Novak puts it, Milne's work

  • Dennis v. United States, 341 U.S. 494 (1951)

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    Facts: The petitioners, the leaders of the Communist Political Association (CPA), reorganized the Association into the Communist Party through changing its policies of peaceful cooperation with the United States and its economic and political structure to into the Marxist-Leninist doctrine of the Communist Party. The Communist Party set itself apart from other political parties by disregarding the normal process of change set forth by the constitution. From the literature, statements, and activities

  • Analysis of Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider

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    Analysis of Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider The movie “Easy Rider” revolves around two bikers making a trip from Los Angeles to New Orleans, to attend Mardi Gras. The first scene in the film involves the two main characters selling a good amount of cocaine to a man in Rolls Royce. After the drug deal the bikers begin their journey to Mardi Gras, but not before one of them removes his watch and throws it on the ground. I found this indicative of his pursuit of freedom, because time serves only to constrain

  • The Definition of Power

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    country, a business, or a sports team. Athletics is a good example of where there is a constant power struggle. In every league, every player wants control. They want what they think should happen (during games), to happen. Recently, in the NBA, Dennis Rodman took this struggle to an extreme. In disagreement with an official's call, Rodman head-butted the official, and through a temper- tantrum on his way off the court. Quite obviously, this is bad. Every player in the league agrees to the rules

  • The Beach Boys

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    The Beach Boys The Beach Boys formed in 1961. The band members are; Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson who are all brothers, Al Jardine and Mike Love. All but Al Jardine lived in Los Angelas. They were first called the Pendletones which was a shirt brand , but a record label executive named them the Beach Boys. One of their first big hits was ‘Surfin’ that was credited for starting the ‘surfing craze.’ 1962 they released the album Surfin Safari with the song ‘Surfin Safari’ hitting the U.S Top

  • Business Evaluation

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    Business Evaluation The subject that I interviewed was Mike from Allstate Insurance. Mike is an agent who owns his own office and has his own employees but at the same time is also an employee himself for the Allstate Corporation. The nature of Allstate is the sales of different lines of insurance policies. Mike's office is very service oriented although they are in the sales business. He classifies his office as a retail business with the explanation that he is selling something that is not

  • Psychological Profiling: The Controversy Of Psychological Profiling

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    As a child, Dennis Rader appeared pretty normal and did not stand out very much among the other children. However, according to Rader himself, he stated that he developed fantasies about control, bondage, and torture from an early age. Along with these fantasies he also brutalized animals such as cats which he killed by binding them with wire and hanging them in a barn. Also as a child, Dennis was aroused by his mother 's spankings, secretly obtained