"Contemporary Cinema Is Highly Educative" Essays and Research Papers

Contemporary Cinema Is Highly Educative

Originality and Repetition in Contemporary Cinema It seems that the innovation of Contemporary Cinema has come to a stand still. Audiences are becoming more and more difficult to please, as films endure the comments of "seen that!" or "that's been done before!" leaving filmmakers struggling to break away from the rigid structure of genre to produce somethings fresh and new for contemporary audiences. Hollywood, in particular, is being seen as producing films that are "commercial, aimed at a mass...

Charlie Kaufman, David Lynch, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2024  Words | 6  Pages

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Before Cinema In the late eighteenth century most consumers enjoyed their entertainment in an informal, haphazard and often non-commercial way. When making a trip they could suddenly meet a roadside entertainer, and their villages were often visited by traveling showmen, clowns and troubadours. Seasonal fairs attracted a large variety of musicians, magicians, dancers, fortune-tellers and sword-swallowers. Only a few large cities harbored legitimate theaters, strictly regulated by the local and national...

Advertising, Broadcasting, Film 1290  Words | 4  Pages

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Laura Mulvey and Her Relavance to Contemporary Cinema

Thesis Statement Exploring the cinematic gaze and its relevance to contemporary audience. Nurfarahin Amir 10249 (+65)93252485 vultures@live.com A research paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the ...

Feminist theory, Film theory, Gaze 1719  Words | 7  Pages

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Understanding Korean Cinema Yuki Kudoh The housemaid in 1960 First of all, I never seen Korean movie before this class, and I learned many things through the this course especially thorough the 3 movies which is the housemaid and Mother and a Guest. The Korean New Wave. To the uninitiated, that's where it all began. In the late 1990's, Korean cinema began to gain a worldwide reputation as a force to be reckoned with. This "Korean New Wave", or so it was called, saw the interest in (and popularity...

Cinema of Korea, Grand Bell Awards, Kim Ki-young 1955  Words | 5  Pages

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Cinema: Films

he needs some sort of entertainment and relaxation. Cinema has proved a wonderful and forceful means of entertainment and amusement. A young man of today can go without food but not without a film. The cinema is the cheapest and the most popular form of amusement. Laborers can afford to miss their evening meal, not their evening show. Students prefer films to reading books. Thus, cinema exercises a very powerful effect on society. Cinema is a universal teacher. It educates the people in different...

Cinema of India, Documentary film, Feature film 1414  Words | 4  Pages

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Chinese Cinema

Topic: Hong Kong cinema has been characterized by a strong transnational and global nature. Chinese identity and its relationship with Hollywood. Introduction: In the 1990s of Hong Kong, its movies, styles, stars and filmmakers were exportable to Western market. In the essay I will focus on how Hong Kong cinema become “transnational” and “borderless” in recent years, and relying on Hong Kong actors analyse it’s the relationship with Hollywood. Thus Hong Kong cinema in general is a crucial...

Bruce Lee, Cinema of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 2189  Words | 6  Pages

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revisiting the golden era of hindi cinema

Revisiting The Golden Era Of Hindi Cinema Introduction : A country of 1.2 billion people, the ancient civilisation of India is a melting pot of cultures and juxtapositions. It is a land that will assault your senses all around. The vibrant colours, exotic aromas, cacophony of sounds, and the amalgamation of flavours will both enchant and offend. Within it more than 20 native dialects are spoken. But in this diversity there is unity found in the common language of their movies. Such is the...

Asian cinema, Bengali cinema, Bimal Roy 2571  Words | 7  Pages

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Chugtai Khan, Rajesh Vivek continues his unbroken track record of playing an appealing Hanuman-like sidekick to the heroes of Gowariker films. In crafting what is (among other things) a prequel to the most famous prior “historical” film of Bombay cinema—K. Asif’s monumental MUGHAL-E-AZAM (1961), which centers on the aging Akbar and Jodhaa’s fictional struggle, ca. 1600, with their wayward son Salim, who has given his heart to a lowborn court dancer—Gowariker nods to his famous predecessor with an...

Aishwarya Rai, Akbar the Great, Ashutosh Gowariker 1831  Words | 5  Pages

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British Theatre and Cinema

night out at a theatre is quite a luxury for the average Londoners. Most theatres and musical halls have good orchestras, with popular conductors. Contemporary British playwrights who have received wide recognition include Alan Ayckbourn, Alan Bannett, Caryl Churchill, David Hare, and Tom Stoppard. The musicals of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber have been highly successful in Britain and around the world. The centre of theatrical activity is London, where it is concentrated mainly in London’s West End. Theatres...

Actor, British Film Institute, Cinema of the United Kingdom 1967  Words | 5  Pages

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National Cinema

Is the label “national cinema” still a useful one? Critically evaluate the usefulness of the term in relation to at least two films from this course. 1. floating life 2. chunking express 3. my blueberry night Like different countries have different culture, customs and give people different feeling, as an important part of one’s culture industry, movies from different places gives people different sense of feeling. That’s the magic of National cinema. But under the big trend of globalisation...

China, Chinese language, Chungking Express 2708  Words | 7  Pages

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world cinema

In the early 1900s Italy was the first to start a new advangarde movement in the cinema production, thanks to the art movement Futurism. The Manifesto of Futuristic Cinematography dates back to as early as 1916 some sources even started earlier. To the futurists, the cinema was an ideal form of art for their "wonderful plays", being the start of a new artistic medium. As film had with no past and able to be manipulated by editing and simple special effects it became a new creative and subversive...

Art, Expressionism, Film 949  Words | 3  Pages

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compare and contrast early cinema with mainstream narrative cinema

Compare and contrast early cinema (1895 – 1910) with mainstream narrative cinema The history of film was set in motion in the late 1880’s with the development in camera and film technology. There has been deliberation about who were the first to broadcast film, however after much research it is believed that the first projection was introduced by the late French born Auguste Marie Louis Nicholas and Louis Jean, famously known as ‘the Lumiere brothers’. Cinema started of more as an art, favouring...

Auguste and Louis Lumière, Cinema of India, Film 2271  Words | 7  Pages

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The Pattern of Looks or the Identity of the Gaze to Develop a Critical Reading of Contemporary Mainstream Film

the gaze to develop a critical reading of contemporary mainstream film? Your answer should include a close textual analysis of a recent film (produced within the last three years) and reference to relevant scholarly literature to support your argument. The term of ‘Gaze’ describes the mode of viewing that reflecting a gendered code of desire, according to Laura Mulvey’s famous feminist psychoanalytic film studies essay ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’ (Mulvey, 1975) she introduced the concept...

Feminist film theory, Feminist theory, Film 2530  Words | 4  Pages

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Influence of Cinema

Influence of cinema Cinema is by far the most common and cheapest means of entertainment in cities in India. The maximum we Indians can look to cinema is as an exposition of art. In a country like ours, where most people are illiterate and so poor that they can ill afford any other recreation, Cinema has taken its toll. Poor, hard pressed and illiterate people find that the cinema is the only means by which they can break the monotony and drudgery or their routine mundane lives. The village or...

Education, Film, Image 810  Words | 2  Pages

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Representation of Women in Cinema

Representation of Woman in Cinema The identity of a person is fluid and constituted by ideologies stemming from many apparatuses. One such apparatus is cinema. Ideologies emanating from it subsume us consciously or unconsciously. This assignment will foreground the role of cinema in the construction of female, feminine and feminist. Since the start of cinema in 1896, the roles men and women play in films have been subjected to a continuous evaluation...

Cinema of India, Female, Femininity 1508  Words | 4  Pages

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100 Years of Indian Cinema

An Essay on 100 YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMA A hundred years ago Dada Saheb Phalke made a movie about a king who never lied. Phalke’s inspiration came from an English film ‘The Life and Passion of Christ’ and he too wanted to translate the lives of Indian Gods to the screen. His first production ‘Raja Harishchandra’ was screened at Coronation Cinema in Mumbai on 3 May 1913 marking the beginning of Indian cinema. Regarded as the father of the Indian cinema, Phalke went on to make several silent films...

Bollywood, Cinema of India, Dadasaheb Phalke 1036  Words | 3  Pages

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Is the future of cinema a secure one? Support your case by discussing five major trends that you believe will affect the future of the sector. INTRODUCTION The growing socio-economic importance of the entertainment industry, especially the public entertainment in this current global climate cannot be overemphasised. The hype that is consistently generated by the cinema industry is promoting the much needed positive synergy in the society, as the masses attempt to climbs out of the glooms of the...

3-D film, Entertainment, Film 2131  Words | 7  Pages

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Evolution of Cinema: Cross Media, Transmedia and Intertexuality

leading to the cinema becoming more of an event. This new form of film lends itself to the discussion of three key terms; cross media, transmedia and intertexuality. In exploring these terms, key discussions of the films releases, accompanying merchandise, sequels and of course source media will be cited. While numerous films display these characteristics, the concepts of series seem to create a much larger spectacle, particularly the Batman films of the 1980’s/90’s and also the highly successful Harry...

Batman, Batman: The Animated Series, Harry Potter 2241  Words | 6  Pages

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Modern Cinema

COMM1035 – ASIAN CINEMAS S3240420 – Ahmad Rizki Sati Major Essay Question 6 Although the official image of Hong Kong presented by the Hong Kong tourism board and the depiction of the city in the cinema are often at odds, the interconnections between tourism and film cannot be denied or ignored. That Jackie Chan has been Hong Kong’s official tourism ambassador since 1995 is indeed not a matter of coincidence: Jackie Chan is a brand-name unto itself, and a star brand, no less. By discussing the...

Bruce Lee, Cinema of Hong Kong, Cinema of the United States 2583  Words | 7  Pages

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role of women in cinema

The Role of Women in Bollywood in the Last 60 Years (1952 to 2012)” ABSTRACT The Indian cinema has known to take its viewers to a world which is blatantly different from the reality. Amongst the various forms of media, the Indian cinema undoubtedly is a very popular media of mass consumption. Unknowingly, and also most of the times deliberately, it is and has been responsible for moulding opinions, constructing images and reinforcing dominant cultural values. This research deals with the study...

Bimal Roy, Bollywood, Cinema of India 1102  Words | 4  Pages

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Bhojpuri Cinema

BHOJPURI CINEMA (1848-1969) Bhojpuri cinema is also watched in many parts of the world, where Indian diaspora has settled, including Brazil, Fiji, Guyana, Mauritius,South Africa, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many colonizers faced labor shortages due to the abolition of slavery; thus, they imported many Indians, many from Bhojpuri-speaking regions. Today, some 200 million people in the West Indies, Oceania, and South America speak Bhojpuri as a...

Asian cinema, Bengali cinema, Bollywood 737  Words | 3  Pages

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Historical Research Letter ISSN 2224-3178 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0964 (Online) Vol 3, 2012 www.iiste.org CINEMA BUSINESS IN LAGOS, NIGERIA SINCE 1903 Oladipo O. Olubomehin, PhD Department of History and Diplomatic Studies, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Nigeria. E-mail:olubomehind@yahoo.com Abstract Cinema business constituted an important aspect of the local economy in Nigeria during the colonial period. The business flourished from 1903 when the first film was shown in Lagos through...

Cinema of India, Cinema of Nigeria, Film 8336  Words | 22  Pages

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Cinema of Attractions

The cinema of attraction. ‘A matter of making images seen.’ This is what Fernand Léger was writing in 1902 about the new art, trying to describe the possible changes in cinema, by emphasizing the fact that imitating the movements of nature is not necessarily the best way of defining cinema’s essence. This is only one of the writings concerning this topic which influenced Tom Gunning in characterizing the cinematic period before 1906 as that of the ‘cinema of attractions’. In this essay I am...

Attraction, Cinema of India, Entertainment 1670  Words | 5  Pages

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Hong Kong Cinema

Hong Kong Cinema The Chinese art form I've chosen to write about is film, with an emphasis on Hong Kong Cinema. I enjoy movies, in particular action films. Hong Kong Cinema has produced some of the best action films I have ever seen. I will discuss three Hong Kong Action genres, Martial Arts films, the Kung Fu Comedies and the Triad films. My first experience with Hong Kong Cinema came in the 1970s with Martial Arts films. Martial arts, emphasizes self-strengthening, therapeutic exercise,...

Action film, Bruce Lee, Chinese martial arts 751  Words | 3  Pages

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Contemporary issue

CONTEMPORARY ISSUE Week 2 WHY ATHLETES WILL POTENTIALLY TAKE DRUGS • To win • To catch up the winners • Feel under pressure • Increase performance levels • To qualify for weight categories • Fame • Beat records DRUGS AND BANNED SUBSTANCES • Categories of drugs: • Stimulants, anabolic steroids, diuretics, peptide hormones • Used to gain an unfair advantage over other performers • Using drugs is unethical DRUGS AND BANNED SUBSTANCES • Use of drugs of breaks the rules of the sport • Can affect...

Anabolic steroid, Drug, Drug addiction 573  Words | 12  Pages

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Pvr Cinema

INDIA’S LARGEST CINEMA CHAIN.. It all started as a dream in the year 1997, and within a decade, we have turned the same into a 70 mm reality. Like the credits of a movie, we would like to share with you our achievements... Setting up the very FIRST multiplex in the country - Setting up a movie haven for filmgoers in the form of the eleven screener: PVR Bangalore, India's largest ever multiplex - Delighting not one, not two but more than 11 million patrons last year. We now have an unmatched...

Delhi, Film, Haryana 790  Words | 5  Pages

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The Philippine cinema is the youngest of the Philippine arts, and still is considered as one of the popular forms of entertainment among the Filipinos. It directly employs some 260,000 Filipinos and generates around PHP 1.5 billion revenues annually.[1] Contents [hide] 1 Overview 2 History 2.1 Origins 2.2 American period 2.3 World War II and Japanese occupation 2.4 1950s 2.5 1960s 2.6 1970s to early 1980s 2.7 Contemporary period 2.7.1 Late 1980s to 1990s 2.7.2 2000 and beyond 3 See also ...

Cinema of the United States, Film, Film festival 5204  Words | 17  Pages

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Hong Kong cinemas after the 1967 Riots

in the course of history. For a long time, Hong Kong has a complex identity due to its triangular relationship with the British colonizer and the Chinese motherland. (Chu) According to Hall, identity can be constituted within representation and cinema is ‘that form of representation which is able to constitute us as new kinds of subjects’. (1990, pp. 236) This essay aimed to discuss the manifestation of social changes in different phases of Hong Kong films from 1970s to 1997 and examine how these...

Bruce Lee, Cantonese people, Cinema of Hong Kong 1339  Words | 5  Pages

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Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso If you have a lazy afternoon available, then grab the popcorn and settle in to watch an amazing film masterpiece! Cinema Paradiso is a multi-award winning 1988 Italian film with a haunting musical score that leaves its audience mesmerized until the end. This is my favorite movie of all time because of its bittersweet and nostalgic story line, its moments of heartache, and its appreciation for the love of film. Cinema Paradiso is an acclaimed film that has won Academy and Golden...

Actor, Cinema Paradiso, Ennio Morricone 978  Words | 3  Pages

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Cinema of Attractions vs Narrative Cinema

This essay will discuss both the Cinema of Attractions and Narrative Cinema and their origins in order to better understand the differences found between them in regards to the criteria to follow. This essay will highlight the role that the spectator plays, and the temporality that both the Cinema of Attractions and Narrative Cinema exhibit. Tom Gunning proposed the Continuity Model in order to better understand the beginning of film and the making of film. Gunning proposes the following assumptions:...

Audience, Cinema of India, Film 1979  Words | 6  Pages

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Elizabeth' as an Example of Art Cinema

offers an alternative to mainstream entertainment" (1). Like avant-garde film making, this style offer the audience with a movie that takes glory in cinemas stance as a modern art form, for art house films are not just intended to be entertaining, they are designed to be imaginative. Shekhar Kapur's 1998 film 'Elizabeth' presents us with a contemporary art film. Although it does offer entertainment through a fascinating narrative, the film as a whole is presented in a creative way, owing to the auteurish...

Art film, Art films, Federico Fellini 1281  Words | 4  Pages

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The Origins of Direct Cinema: Cinema Vérité

The Origins of Direct Cinema: Cinema Vérité Before submerging into the realm of Direct Cinema, it is essential to understand where it is originated from. Although today the notions of Direct Cinema and Cinema Vérité are often confused, overlapped and substituted with one another, they must be differentiated on the basis of two main characteristics: the time period in which they came about, and their specific approach concerning the radical change they intend to implement The very...

Camera, Cinematographer, Cinematography 1057  Words | 7  Pages

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The Contemporary Reader

might not know yet, how fast and powerful is the media’s impacts in teenagers’ life. Media is identical with entertainment. When we want entertainment we think media. Teenagers crave for more and more entertainment everyday. They watch TV, go to cinemas, tweet, update their status on Facebook, and post videos on YouTube. The advanced technology nowadays allows us to access the media easy and fast. In the Frenzy of Renown, written in 1986, Leo Braudy documented the long and intimate relationship...

Entertainment, Facebook, Marshall McLuhan 1351  Words | 4  Pages

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middle cinema

Cinema and society are interrelated; this affiliation extends further than the boundaries of entertainment and diversion. One of the most vibrant, admired and influential film industries in the world is the Hindi Film Industry, popularly recognised as Bollywood. It is known for its diversity and uniqueness, the journey of Hindi cinema from the early 19th century to the present times is a fascinating story of Indian culture, history and tradition. Regardless of its diverse ethos, popular fan following...

Asian cinema, Bengali cinema, Bollywood 883  Words | 3  Pages

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Literature and Cinema

LITERATURE AND CINEMA FANTASY IN FILMS Life is a Theme of Literature, Literature is the expression of Life. Life fashions Literature and Literature moulds Life. The intimate relation between Literature and Cinema is one of the common place truths which have been illustrated again and again, both Social and literary life history. Literature is the most fascinating creation of a literary artist based on the style and stategy of life. Life and reality are the basics...

Art, Drama, Fiction 1783  Words | 5  Pages

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 NATIONAL ECONOMICS UNIVERSITY International School of Management and Economics ******************************************* RESEARCH REPORT “The trend on seeing movies at the cinema of IBD students Intake 9 Fall at National Economics University” INSTRUCTOR: Phạm Phương Lan STUDENT: Bùi Lê Hiền Trang CLASS: I9A4 Contents ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Firstly, I want to thank Mrs. Lan for having guided and constantly supported me during...

AMC Theatres, Box office, Film 3554  Words | 18  Pages

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Direct Cinema

The Truth about Direct Cinema: Direct Cinema Filmmakers Are Still Humans Cinema Verité, or direct cinema—as it is also called—is a misnomer of sorts. “Verité” literally means “truth” in French, but as with other truths, the cinematic truth is molded and configured by those who have access to it. In this case, those people would be the filmmakers themselves. A direct cinema film proceeds without any formal script and is pieced together in its entirety in the editing studio. That is, the...

Cinematic techniques, Direct Cinema, Documentary film 1087  Words | 3  Pages

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Asian Americans in American Cinema

Abstract With a recent surge of Asian Americans in American cinema, we are noticing that the stereotypes that we have used in the past are actually being used by their culture to break into American culture. Days of portraying Asian Americans as unintelligible and subservient are gone and are being replaced with a whole new outlook. The introduction of Martial Arts into American film has evolved the way Asians are viewed in American cinema. Quentin Tarantino introduced a whole new outlook to Asian...

Asian American, Bruce Lee, Film 1394  Words | 4  Pages

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Genre and Cinema

Clarissa Henebury Essentials to Film 6:30 Genre Cinema as a social institution. As writer Christian Mets imagines it- “ the cinematic institution...the ‘mental machinery”. He introduces the conceptual ideology about ways of looking at genre to help the audience and other sorts of film spectators in understanding the “components” of genre and cinema. As he breaks down these components, we find that even further in our systems; systems of “orientations”, “expectations” and “conventions”- that...

Audience, Film, Louis Althusser 1248  Words | 4  Pages

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Cinema Paradiso

Film and Culture 27 September 2010 Cinema Paradiso: Feeling the Love Through Music and Sound Cinema Paradiso was made in 1988, and was written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. It won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1989. Cinema Paradiso follows the life of Salvatore Di Vita from the time he was a boy to his successful career as a film director. Love truly is what the movie is about. Whether it is to have a love of film, love of someone else, or having a love for what you do, it...

Barwick Green, Cinema Paradiso, Emotion 1562  Words | 4  Pages

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Pure Cinema

Italian Neo realism; Pure Cinema 1. Ladri de Biccilette [Bicycle Thieves] (Vittorio De Sica) Do you agree with Andre Bazin that Ladri de Biccilette is an example of ‘pure cinema’? (Bazin [1971] p.60). To what extent is such a pure cinema possible and, in your opinion, which Italian Neo-realist film screened on the unit comes closest to it? Explain your reasoning. This essay will address the characteristics of ‘pure cinema’ and the extent of its practical nature. It also seeks to analyse...

Actor, André Bazin, Cinema of India 1705  Words | 5  Pages

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Cinema as a Language

Cinema as a Language Silence film had reached its artistic peak by 1928. It seemed like cinema had developed into an art most perfectly with silence. The realism that sound would bring could only be seen as chaos. However, the sound proved that it didn’t come to destroy; on the contrary, it had a responsibility and it came to fulfill its mission to the cinema. The point is whether the technical revolution formed by sound track actually the aesthetic revolution. Considering editing, we cannot...

Cinematography, Citizen Kane, Film 1430  Words | 4  Pages

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The Normative Re-Educative Strategy

of strategies is normative-re-educative strategies, based on the assumptions that norms form the basis for behavior, and change comes through re-education in which old norms are discarded and supplanted by new ones. * The third set of strategies is the power-coercive strategies, based on the assumption that change is compliance of those who have less power with the desires of those who have are power. Normative re-educative strategy The normative re-educative strategy is a change strategy developed...

Change, Formal organization, Informal organization 645  Words | 3  Pages

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History of Cinema

Katrina Farmer Pd.2 History Of Cinema What is cinema? Cinema is a film, a story captured as a set of moving pictures to be shown on a screen in a movie theatre or on television. It is a passage of expression and modern science. Cinema is the most tried and true form of storytelling. Cinema is a sequence of moments captured in time, to make you feel, to make you see and to make you understand. Cinema is theatre made more intimate, passion in motion. Cinema built everything that we see on televisions...

Camera, Film, History of film 1488  Words | 5  Pages

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Creativity in Contemporary Cultural Production

Creativity in contemporary cultural production Both 'genius' and 'creativity' are terms often used in contemporary Western culture in relation to many different forms of work, such as music, science, art and literature. However, the extent to which the notion of 'creative genius' is either useful or relevant in contemporary Western culture is not certain and remains an object of discussion and debate. Duncan Petrie (1991:1) says, "the idea of creativity is bound up with notions of change, development...

Artistic inspiration, Creativity, Cultural studies 1378  Words | 4  Pages

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Soviet Cinema

Soviet Cinema and the Art of Montage Paul Karpenko CINE 261 11.17.2002 A certain kind of inspiration must be born of a time in which one's country is heading into a brave new world. Nothing should ever be as it was and the future is as expansive as all of Russia itself. In the time of revolution - the late teens and early twenties - Soviet cinema established itself as a unique entity in the mass of national cinemas. Its innovation was stepping away from common narrative structure and adapting...

Dziga Vertov, Film, Film editing 883  Words | 3  Pages

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Women in Contemporary Horror Films

FEMINITY IN CONTEMPORARY HORROR FILM One might say that horror film- genre has been invented by feminists. Horror films seem to be one of the only genres that have women as heroines instead of dominated side characters. In horror genre women are the ones fighting against evil and men are the ones dying trying to help these heroines. Or perhaps the horror genre uses heroines to differ it self from hero dominant action genre. Or maybe horror films were created to represent the ultimate horror of...

Female, Film, Gender 1741  Words | 5  Pages

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Pvr Cinema

Profile: Priya Village Roadshow (PVR) Cinemas is one of the largest cinema chains in India. The company, which began as a joint venture agreement between Priya Exhibitors Private Limited and Village Roadshow Limited in 1995 with 60:40 ratio, began its commercial operations in June 1997 with the launch of PVR Anupam in Saket, India's first multiplex. By introducing the multiplex concept in India, PVR Cinemas brought in a whole new paradigm shift to the cinema viewing experience: high class seating...

Film, Hyderabad, India, Movie theater 1272  Words | 5  Pages

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Cinema of Attraction

When one contemplates the concepts of cinema and attractions, the ideas of the modern day blockbuster film might come to mind. World disasters, car chases, and high profile police investigations are just some of the story lines that attract people to theatres year round. The term "cinema of attraction" introduced by Tom Gunning into the study of film is defined more precisely. To quote Gunning, a cinema of attraction: "directly solicits spectator attention, inciting visual curiosity, and supplying...

Documentary film, Emerald City, Film 1659  Words | 4  Pages

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Critical Reception of Rashomon in the West   Greg M. Smith   Asian Cinema 13.2 (Fall/Winter 2002) 115-28 Most of us who write about films may as well relax and confess that we know nothing at first hand about Japanese movie production; that all we have as data has come to us from press-sheets, from quick consultations with the nearest Japanese bystander, or. . . whatever we have been able to find useful in the way of analogy and of seeing the "unaccredited" performances of Kabuki.      - Vernon...

Akira Kurosawa, Cinema of Japan, Film 5110  Words | 14  Pages

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Hindi Cinema

used to refer to the whole of Hindi cinema. Bollywood is only a part of the Bhartiya film industry. The name is a portmanteau of Bombay (the former name for Mumbai) and Hollywood, the center of the American film industry. Though some deplore the name, arguing that it makes the industry look like a poor cousin to Hollywood, it seems likely to persist and now has its own entry in the Oxford English Dictionary. Bollywood is commonly referred to as Hindi cinema, even though Hindustani, the substratum...

Asha Bhosle, Bollywood, Cinema of India 1014  Words | 3  Pages

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Female Representation in Hindi Mainstream Cinema

STATEMENT TO THE PROBLEM Cinema is meant and believed to entertain, to take the viewer to a world that is starkly different from the real one, a world which provides escape from the daily grind of life. Cinema is a popular media of mass consumption which plays a key role in moulding opinions, constructing images and reinforcing dominant cultural values. Hindi cinema has been a major point of reference for Indian culture in this century. It has shaped and expressed the changing scenarios of modern...

Actor, Cinema of India, Fashion 2200  Words | 6  Pages

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Contemporary Management

the following pages you will be able to know xxxx risk management plan as well as risk management for Investment Department and this for accomplishment of the assignment of Contemporary management courses. Contemporary management assignment INTRODUCTION In order to accomplish the assignment of Contemporary Management, I have tasked to write the risk management plan for the strategic plan of my institution in general and to write the risk management plan for my department in particular...

Contract, Finance, Investment 1063  Words | 5  Pages

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Influence of Surrealism on artist and cinema

Influence of Surrealism on the artists and cinema. Every movement under the avant-garde era is an important corner stone for the awakening of new ideas leading to revolutionary movements relating to the politics and social changes. Surrealism movement is significant and its success in cinema shows its influential and important role in society. Surrealism opened up a new way of viewing the reality by bringing out the unconsciousness as part of people’s life and thus connecting irrationality...

André Breton, Mind, Salvador Dalí 1658  Words | 5  Pages

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“Cinema Paradiso”

Cinema Paradiso” The film starts by showing a middle-aged man, Salvatore, surrounded by society's symbols of success: bright city lights, a Mercedes Benz, a luxurious mansion, and a beautiful woman in the background. These symbols gave the impression that life was good. “Cinema Paradiso” is a reminiscence film about a famous film director, Salvatore Di Vita (Marco Leonardi), who returns home to a Sicilian village for the first time after almost 30 years. He reminisces...

Cinema Paradiso, Film, Film criticism 2029  Words | 5  Pages

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Building a Sense of Nationalism Through Third Cinema

Building a sense of Nationalism Through Third Cinema It is more than just merely plausible that Third cinema can be used as a vehicle to build a sense of nationalism for Barbadians and the wider Caribbean. Fed on a steady diet of commercial cinema from the developed world, former colonies have acquired the taste for such. This is evident in the numbers that attend the Cinemas to watch blockbusters of their favorite stars while the local productions are left with the scrapes of the viewership fraternity...

Citizen Kane, Feature film, Film 1591  Words | 5  Pages

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New Avenues of Revenue in Indian Cinema

Assistant Professor, VVISM New avenues of revenue in Indian Cinema “Indian media Industry is soon being recognized as the next sunrise industry after the growth of the Information Technology sector” - Subhash Ghai (renowned film maker) Abstract: Indian cinema which has got the status of film industry in the year of 2000 is making 900 movies in a year with Rs.5, 000 crores of revenue per annum. The major revenue source for Indian cinema is domestic box office collections. But, of late the scenario...

Bollywood, Cinematography, Film 2147  Words | 6  Pages

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The Contemporary Era

The Contemporary Era, from 1939 to the present, is an important time period overall. Much technological advancement came about in our society, and a lot of social reforms came along as well. Art, music, and literature also developed, in which many artists came about, and new interpretations in these areas developed. The Contemporary Era is an important time period in terms of literature, because many new authors came about, such as Maya Angelou, J.D. Salinger, and Sherman Alexie. Along with these...

Anarchism, Ethnic group, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 819  Words | 3  Pages

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Black Cinema

WGST 300—BLACK CINEMA Option A: Select two or more films from this course and compare and/or contrast them, using one or more of the above criteria (shared themes, etc.). SUPERFLY and DUTCHMAN “Lights, camera, and action!!” A popular phrase noted throughout the film and cinematic industry, but to directors, actors, and viewers of African American or Black Cinema this famous phrase helped jumpstart a movement throughout the black culture. Starting with radical movies that explained racial undertones...

African American, Black people, Human skin color 957  Words | 3  Pages

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Contemporary Ballet

Contemporary Ballet Ballet is a formalized kind of performance dance which originated in the Italian Renaissance Courts of the 15th century and further developed in France, England, and Russia as a concert dance form. One of the genres of ballet is Contemporary. It is defined as a form of dance that is influenced by both classical ballet, modern dance, lyrical, and jazz (Wikipedia). It takes its technique and is used of point work from classical ballet, although it permits a greater...

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