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Timothy Vita Lisa Cecere CINE 120 1 December 2010 Feminism in Aliens Having carried their gender as a burden for years, woman have now grown to have a massive and essential influence in worldwide cinema. Feminist film theory challenges audiences to understand the source of gender inequality. Predominantly a masculine industry, early film have been said to contain the "male gaze," where the audience is placed in the shoes of a heterosexual male and woman are a merely objects to be viewed or...

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A Psychoanalysis on Ridley Scott’s Alien”

A Psychoanalysis on Ridley Scott’s Alien In 1923 Sigmund Freud noticed the clash within thought and mental processes which led him to identify three parts of our psyche. He referred to these as the Id, Ego and the Superego. The Id is ‘the primitive, unconscious basis of the psyche, dominated by primary urges’ *. It comes from the initial instinct to satisfy our needs and desires what can be known as the pleasure principle. The uncontrollable repressed part of our psyche, for example a newborn...

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Aliens, Freud and the Unconscious: an Examination of the Film Alien

Aliens, Freud and the Unconscious: An examination of the film Alien Introduction What does one get when they mix the creativity of film-making and the unconscious imagination? Alien, the film. This exciting science-fiction film was directed by Ridley Scott in 1979. This film captures and possesses an array of qualities, all of which contribute to its overall success. In fact, one of the more predominant qualities that exists in this film is the use of suspense and surprises to encompass...

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Editing Methods for "Alien" & "In Bruges"

“The Effect of Editing in the films Alien & In Bruges” November 29th, 2012 Before a film is edited, it is just an array of shots with no sequence or pure structure. Editing ties these shots together; defining the feel, sequence, and overall direction the film will take. Shots are not simply patched together. There are many techniques in which the editing team can set the pace of the film. Some films choose to be continuous and logical...

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Creative short story about Aliens

that he was exactly right. The four of them, three humans and an alien, until the Alien jumped at the ground with disturbing ferocity. Jason was not sure what the creature was going for until, he erected himself and was holding a Mardi Gras bead in his hand. Then it appeared as though the Alien jammed the Mardi Gras bead into his stomached where it disappeared. And then, to Jason's amazement an even smaller identical copy of the Alien popped out of what would be a human's butt. The only thing different...

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Movie Analysis of Alien (1979) Cinematography

Gary Lawrence 17/10/2009 Movie Analysis of Alien (1979) Cinematography Alien One was created in the late seventies by Ridley Scott and is set in deep space post 2000. The Science fiction based movie is still highly respected today as a recent time classic and holds a fierce cult following. One of the main reasons for this is that the cinematography has been extremely well thought out and planned down to fine detail. The beginning sequence hooks viewers with an array of suspense that...

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A Comparitive Study of Texts Comparing Alien (Film) & the Day of the Triffids

*How has your understanding of the concept of ‘new found lands’ been* extended by a comparative study of your two texts? The novel, The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham and the film, Alien directed by Ridley Scott, examine the concept of new found lands, by positioning the characters as well as us as the responders, into an unfamiliar world order where we are challenged to think beyond the confinement of our traditional boundaries. The new found lands are constructed within these texts not only...

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Humans, aliens & autism Daedalus, Summer 2009 by Hacking, Ian Contraries illumine what they are not. Aliens, typically from outer space, are almost by definition not human. Current portrayals of aliens may show more about who we, the humans, are than they do about our extragalactic contraries. In portrayal by opposites there is often a large dose of fear: for example, that we may be all too like the aliens we imagine. That leads to a paradox about autism and aliens. A persistent trope in some...

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Deconstruction of Ridley Scott's Alien

Ridley Scott’s Alien provides us with one of the most basic and primal super-objectives: the preservation life. Our protagonist, Ellen Ripley, faces impossible odds as a seemingly invincible alien predator wreaks havoc on the crew of the Nostromo, taking them out one by one until she is the last man (or in this case, woman) standing. In most every horror, or as Blake Snyder would call it, “Monster in the House” film, the super-objective is to preserve life. Some, however, are more successful than...

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The Dream Act: Development, Relief, and Education of Alien Minors

The Dream Act was first introduced to the US Congress in August 2001 under President George W. Bush’s first term. This act which stands for Development, Relief, and Education of Alien Minors has become a major stepping stone for the long debated issue of immigration reform. It wasn’t until mid-2012 under President Barack Obama’s first term that legislature similar to The Dream Act actually came to fruition. Legislation known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) grants those persons who...

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