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    individuals can often result in a change in perception and can facilitate new understanding to a great extent. This is evidenced through Robert Frost’s poetry, “Fire an Ice” and “Home Burial”, Rachel Perkins musical “One Night the Moon” (2001) and Francis Ford Coppola’s film “Apocalypse Now” (1979). The composers are able to offer their respective audiences insights and revelations into the human condition, and in particular, the emotional and spiritual relationships between loved ones and the physical

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    Through time, many literary works have been written to expose, critique, and criticize human culture. Furthermore, the writings of Dante Alighieri, Joseph Conrad, Francis Ford Coppola, and T.S. Eliot show the true contradictions of the human person, including our cultures and how we choose to live our lives. These cultural criticisms written about by these authors are based around learning from imitation, having misplaced worship, and having no emotion or love. Moreover, these habits have been passed

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    Francis Ford Coppola does an outstanding job of developing his characters and making them have a really strong character arc. In The Godfather, Coppola does an extraordinary job with developing the character of Michael Corleone who is played by Al Pacino. Michael Corleone experiences many changes throughout the duration of this film, and while his character starts as war hero Michael, he ends as cold blooded Don Corleone. At the beginning of the film, we are introduced to Michael at the opening

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    In her essay on Satayajit Ray’s Pather Panchali (1955), Neepa Majumdar gives commentary on how “visual strategies” can act as a component for “indirect modes of narration” through using these visual techniques to tell stories through actions rather than speech. The significance of applying visual techniques forces the viewer to base their interpretation off what is being shown to them through mise-en-scène, allowing them to indirectly see the world from the director’s desired perspective. Majumdar

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    Animal Farm vs. The Godfather

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    of social criticism in literature in which Orwell satirized the events in Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution. He anthropomorphizes the animals, and eludes each one to a counter part in Russian history. The movie “The Godfather”, directed by Francis Ford Coppula, also typifies this kind of literature. Besides the central theme of mob life, is another prevalent theme, that of a revolution gone bad. He shows us that, unfortunately, human nature causes us to be vengeful and, for some of us, overly

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    Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas and Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather both depict life in organized crime, but where Goodfellas addresses criminals with little “morals” and their everyday life, The Godfather centers on the opulence of the mob bosses and the preservation of their power while holding the value of family and loyalty above everything. Francis Ford Coppola uses Soviet-inspired montage in the beginning and end of The Godfather as a means of commentary to draw focus on the fine line the

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    The Godfather the Movie

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    The Godfather the Movie THE GODFATHER, made in 1974, details the Corleone crime family in Manhattan during the mid 1930s. The Don, Vito Corleone, played by Marlon Brando, leads his organization against a relentless narcotics push by a rival family, the Sollozzos. Vito Caleone does not want anything to do with drugs because he believes they will be the downfall of the Mafia. The story, covering a ten year time period, offers a rich tapestry of Mafia life from the inside, drawing the audience

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    untouched gems, somewhat left hiding in the dark. Francis Ford Coppola 's Apocalypse Now is a superb film, drawing certain plot points and inspiration from the equally superb novel Heart of Darkness, written by Joseph Conrad. In order to truly feel the masterpieces, however, the movie and novel should be paired together, for the combination allows the reader or viewer to make the connections between the two. Through their works, Conrad and Coppola both respectively employ a mastery of language and

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    cruelty are discussed in relation to its contextual features. The film “Apocalypse Now” by Francis Ford Coppola adapts this idea of implementing a correlation between its central ideas to a specific cultural context as well. The central research question this extended essay focuses on is how do different features used in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and the film version of "Apocalypse Now" by Francis Ford Coppola help criticize imperialism? In Heart of Darkness and “Apocalypse Now,” the struggle between

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    The Master vs. The Student: Antonioni and Coppola Michelangelo Antonioni initiated a shift in Italian film in the 1950s. He kept some aspects of Italian Neorealism but then moved away into the world of the art film. With Blow-up, which was made possible by a deal MGM for a series of films in English, he takes a meandering, odd storyline and places it in trendy, ?swinging? London (Thompson & Bordwell, 426-7). He further reinforces the distance between the diegetic world of the film and the

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