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  • A Combination of Generic Codes and Conventions in the Opening Sequence of Thelma and Louise

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    A Combination of Generic Codes and Conventions in the Opening Sequence of Thelma and Louise “Since the 60s, in the era of Easy Rider (1969), the road movie has increasingly portrayed those who are out of society for whom the road represents a brief reprieve from social conventions and the law.” – BFI Modern Classics. The classic road movie was about male privilege, and the right to go on a trip without worrying about the destination or family left at home. Women were not the protagonists

  • Thelma And Louise And Easy Rider Comparison

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    INTERTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF EASY RIDER AND THELMA & LOUISE: COUNTERCULTURE IN ROAD MOVIES The road movie embodies the human desire for travel and progression. The vehicle of journey is a contemporary metaphor of personal transformation that oftentimes mirrors socio-cultural desires and fears. Thomas Schatz believes that one “cannot consider either the filmmaking process or films themselves in isolation from their economic, technological, and industrial context.” This statement is especially applicable

  • Fighting the System in 12 Angry Men and A Time to Kill

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    Legal dramas provide audiences the opportunity to enter the world of the courtroom in addition to dramatized emotions as reflected by the characters (typically the lawyer and juries) of the film. The Post-Classical era film 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957) and the Post-Modernist film A Time to Kill (Joel Schumacher, 1996) consist of a goal-driven protagonist finding the truth and meaning in societal paradoxes while overcoming strong adversity. However, the legal drama genre shift between the Post-Classical

  • Movies

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    always around or censored until the early twentieth century. The movie rating system is voluntary and not required for movies to participate in the rating. The system is most recognized as a way for parents to know the content of a film, there are five different rating categories, and the system should stay the same. Before movies were rated many officials were upset that movies could be viewed by everyone and there was no control of content. The movie rating system is used continuously throughout

  • Movies

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    Movies When I was a kid (not that long ago, thank you), movies made me dream of what my life would be like when I grew up. After coming back from a great movie, I could sit in my room for hours and fantasize about the worlds I would see and the places I would visit outside my bedroom window, the places that only exist in that narrow, nebulous space between dreaming and waking. As I grew older, "wiser" and less innocent, I realized that those moments of fantasy can only be captured for a moment

  • Movies And Jaws: The History Of Movies

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    In the history of movies, there are great movies that come out. Then, filmmakers try to recreate the brilliance of that movie with a sequel, sometimes many sequels. All to make more money with something that is familiar to everyone. It very rarely works as well a second or third time around. Because the films usually completely dumb down the first movie 's premise and drop the important parts, in favor of something a lot simpler. In some cases, there are some exceptions; sometimes the sequel is better

  • Watching Movies At Home Or Going To The Movies

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    food, the girl will let him know. There are always factors when going out that affect the final decision. When picking a movie there is always compromise or a definite decision. When choosing between going to watch a movie at home, and going to the movies, staying home has more advantages like comfort, reduced cost, and the persona convenience. Being comfortable is important while watching a movie and being let some be as relaxed as they want. When arriving late people are left to sit too close to

  • The Influence of Movies

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    remember it because it affected them in either a positive or negative way. Movies have been around since the early 20’s and have become a big part of modern society. Everyone can relate to at least one movie, because of how diverse they are. Since everyone can relate to a movie, it’s safe to say that movies can be pretty influential. Some areas where films have made an influence are storytelling, entertainment, and culture. Movies are a great version of storytelling because they make stories more relatable

  • Lost at the Movies

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    In the chapter, "Lost at the Movies"; pages 113-116, we are introduced to the movie culture. His family went to see Jurassic Park: Lost world and he couldn't believe the thought that was put into the movie. He could not fathom how a huge prehistoric dinosaur could go unseen through a huge city and suburbs. The movie made $92.7 million in the first weekend. Bryson comments "…for all its $100 million-plus budget, contains about $2.35 worth of actual thought…" (114) The movie Speed 2 was created

  • Women in Movies

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    Women in Movies Since the 1940’s, movies have predominately portrayed women as sex symbols. Beginning in the 1940’s and continuing though the 1980’s, women did not have major roles in movies. When they did 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