Directed Essays

  • Nosferatu directed by F.W. Murnau

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    today employ several film techniques to invoke responses from the viewer. However, early silent films relied more on these techniques because without a script, the viewer needs another way to interpret the film. The 1922 silent film Nosferatu directed by F.W. Murnau is one of the first of it’s kind to apply what most would consider to be more modern film techniques. Montage plays a key role in this film, as does unusual camera angles, over acting, early special effects, and framing. Loosely

  • Schindler’s List, directed by Steven Spielberg and The Pianist, Directed by Roman Polanski

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    Schindler’s List, directed by Steven Spielberg and The Pianist, Directed by Roman Polanski The holocaust is seen as a time of horror, filled with brutal, inhuman actions carried out by the Nazi party. Schindler’s List, directed by Steven Spielberg, is one of the most realistic movies to show the gruesome shock of the concentration camps and torture of Jews. Spielberg captured the true essences of what pain was during World War Two. In 2002, Roman Polanski came out with The Pianist, a movie that

  • John Q, Directed by Nick Cassavettes

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    John Q, Directed by Nick Cassavettes Question: Feature films can reinforce and/or question what is important to society at particular times. Discuss how John Q performs one or both of these social functions. Society is constantly changing to make the world a better place to live in. This is why we need to be informed regularly of the issues we have in the world. A lot of issues are not really being discussed in print media therefore these issues are presented to the society through other mediums

  • American Beauty, directed by Sam Mendes and The Virgin Suicides, directed by Sofia Coppola

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    films it seems that the old cliche stands correct. Things aren’t as they appear. American Beauty and The Virgin Suicides give classic examples of how “normal” and “happy” suburban life is anything but. American Beauty, directed by Sam Mendes (1999) and The Virgin Suicides, directed by Sofia Coppola (2000), share many of the same themes even though the plots are contrasted. Underneath the layers of white picket fences, beautiful houses, and safe neighborhoods, lies a truth. A truth so dark that it

  • Anime in America

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    deeply resonate stories for children" Such as Kiki's Delivery Service and Laputa: Castle in the Sky. He also directed Mononoke Hime, A "creative and technical tour-de-force" which is the most popular film In Japanese history. Reiji Matsumoto created Space Cruiser Yamato or Star Blazers as it was known here, a show about a WWII battleship turned spaceship used to defend Earth. Mamoru Oshii directed Ghost in the Shell, "the current standard for high-tech anime filmmaking" Osamu Tezuka created Tetsuwan Atom

  • Impact of Society in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

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    of the rest of society is Willy’s brother, Ben. In sociological terms, Ben is a classic representative of the old, 19th century middle class, while Willy represents the new, dependent, salaried, pathetically other-directed middle class.  Ben’s character is clearly inner-directed… While Willy stresses the importance of personality, of being ‘well-liked’ and acceptable to the world, of pleasing others, while insisting on proper form, dress, manner, and style, Ben ignores all of this.  (Martin 56)

  • Medea a Mad Bitter Woman in Medea

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    side to herself as well. After being verbally suppressed Medea is seen telling Jason that he has a ?disease? but not just any one ?The worst man can have, pure shamelessness?(p.855 line 427). Although Medea's comment was not as hurtful, it was still directed to Jason for the main purpose of creating a squabble. The altercations in the story make the story very enjoyable to read. Readers like drama and unexpected outcomes and when a character is pushed far enough and verbally abused enough the unexpected

  • Morrison's Bluest Eye Essay: Misdirected Anger Depicted

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    "pretty" lady and her "pretty" house.  Pecola does not stand up to Maureen Peal when she made fun of her for seeing her dad naked but instead lets Freida and Claudia fight for her.  Instead of getting mad at Mr. Yacobowski for looking down on her, she directed her anger toward the dandelions she once thought were beautiful.  However, "the anger will not hold"(50), and the feelings soon gave way to shame.  Pecola was the sad product of having others' anger placed on her:  "All of our waste we dumped on

  • AIDS in the Movie Philadelphia

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    PHILADELPHIA Rated: PG-13 Release Date: 23-Dec-1993           DVD Date: 02-Nov-2004           HBS User Ratings Directed By:     Written By:           Cast:           1 review, 12 ratings Jonathan Demme     Ron Nyswaner                Tom Hanks Denzel Washington           Awesome     16.67% Antonio Banderas           Worth A Look     11.11% Our Reviewer Says:     Jason Robards                Just Average     16.67% "It's a touchy subject." - MP Bartley Joanne Woodward           Pretty Crappy     44

  • Relationships Between Vietnam Soldiers and Their Families

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    soldiers and their families grew or forced them to become distant. The soldier did not want to worry his parents at home and knew that they would not understand what he was going through. In the Documentary Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, directed by Bill Couturie, showed these relationships change. One soldier writes to his mother and tells her that for a second, he felt as if he was on vacation because it was so beautiful in Vietnam. One had to think that this man wrote this to his mother

  • Reality Vs. Fantasy

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    René Descartes, author of “Meditation 1”, writes how he must erase everything he had ever learned and thought to be true and must “begin again from the first foundations” (222). One may ask how Descartes came to this conclusion. The answer is that of he “realized how many were the false opinions that in [his] youth [he] took to be true, and thus how doubtful were all the things that [he] subsequently built upon these opinions” (222). This change was to take place at the perfect time in Descartes

  • Elie Wiesel's Night

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    Night In Night, by Elie Wiesel, there is an underlying theme of anger. Anger not directed where it seems most appropriate- at the Nazis- but rather a deeper, inbred anger directed towards God. Having once been a role model of everything a “good Jew” should be, Wiesel slowly transforms into a faithless human being. He cannot comprehend why the God who is supposed to love and care for His people would refuse to protect them from the Germans. This anger grows as Wiesel does and is a constant

  • David Gauthier's Answer to Why Be Moral

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    levels at which a contract theory may operate. At the first level the contractarian theory is directed at the question of moral motivation. That is, it takes the idea of agreement to be the source of motivation to be or become moral. The agreement thus serves to bring into the moral domain agents who, prior to the agreement, were not moral agents. At the second level the contractarian theory is directed at the question of the content and justification of our most general normative principles and

  • Eros

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    not thinking of others, but more so their own personal problems. When Eros first appears to the narrator, she is shocked and in disbelief of his appearance. Eros tells the woman that he has that form due to all of the feelings she and others have directed in his direction. He then tells the girl that since it is the gods that control the fate of man, they are the ones that take all of the blame for things not going well, and that is reflected upon their bodily form. I think that the author was trying

  • Requiem For A Dream Fatalism Essay

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    Fatalism in Malena and Requiem for a Dream Malena, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and Requiem for a Dream, directed by Darren Aronofsky were full of fantastic imagery and had deeper themes, such as Fatalism. The movie Malena was full of fatalistic themes that enriched the movie watching experience, while Requiem, failed to do so. In Requiem, the main characters were creating their own situations as

  • Francis Ford Coppola

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    Following careful thought on which director to study, I chose Francis Ford Coppola. Although he has directed more films than I have had the opportunity to experience, I have viewed enough to understand his progression and style of his work. Over almost forty years of work, Coppola has directed about twenty-five films, produced near forty-five, composed two, and acted in eight. He is known predominantly for Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Godfather I (1972), II (1974), and III (1990). However, he has

  • Aristotle's Concept of Teleology

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    If you think about history as a timeline with a beginning and end, in a teleological view of the world and of history, the meaning and value of all historical events derives from thier ends or purposes. That is, all events in history are future-directed. Aristotle's thought is consistently teleological: everything is always changing and moving, and has some aim, goal or purpose. To borrow from Newtonian physics, we might say that everything has potential which may be actualized. An acorn is potentially

  • The Role of Marlow as Narrator in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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    all versions of the adventure for Conrad are directed, results in the radical transformation in the intent of writing. It is no longer one form of the adventure, an act by which man could assure his positive existence. For the anonymous narrator, writing performs precisely the opposite function. It becomes a way of destroying any idea of an act which can confer such an identity by destroying all belief in a reality toward which this act can be directed. Thus for the narrator to place Marlow's positive

  • Dolores Claiborne

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    this fateful day, but she chooses this day to end her husband’s life so she and her family can go on living. Steven King masterfully weaves this tale of love, abuse, and denial in his novel, Dolores Claiborne, which was later turned into a movie directed by Taylor Hackford. Although the movie adaptation of the novel follows the story line very closely, there are a few changes made, such as the role of Dolores’ daughter, Selena, the intended audience to Dolores, and the importance of Salena being

  • Women in Movies

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    have a leading role the women was either pretreated as unintelligent and beautiful, or as conniving and beautiful: But she was always beautiful. Before the 1990’s, men alone, wrote and directed all the movies, and the movies were written for men. In comparison, movies of the 90’s are not only written and directed by women, but leading roles are also held by older and unattractive women. In this paper I will show the variations and growth of women’s roles in movies from the 1940’s though the 1990’s