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American Films

find. My dad is a very hard worker. He has worked his whole life to get where he is now. For many years my dad has been the sole provider for the family. He has built from ground up everything we have, because like many people he came here for the American dream. He is a contractor and builds/remodels houses. He has teach me and my brother that trade as well, maybe not because he wants us to do that for a living, but so we know how to do that in case we need to in the future .We now live very comfortably...

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American Films and Backhoe Operators

Case Analysis Jim worked as a laborer for a gas utility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. When the opportunity came to apply for a backhoe/front-end-loader operator job, he was excited. Three people applied. To select the one who would get the job, the company asked each of them to go out and actually work on the backhoe for a day. Jim felt his chance for the job disappear because he had never even driven a tractor, let alone used a backhoe. When he went out, he did not know how to start the tractor. One of...

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American Films and Fourteenth Century Chaucer

Chaucer describes an ideal Knight, a "verray parfit, gentil knyght", who conscientiously follows all the social, moral, chivalric, and religious codes of conduct. Chaucer does not have any particular individual in mind but casts the Knight as an idealistic representative of his profession. Although the institution of chivalry had become immoral in the fourteenth century Chaucer withholds his criticism and instead gives the Knight with all the gentlemanly qualities that are in keeping with his character...

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American Character as Depicted in Coming to America Film

 The analysis of American Character as Depicted in Coming to America Film By Art Buchwald Introduction to American Studies Fitri Aningsih 090110101001 Faculty of Letters University of Jember 2012 1. American Characters a. Adventurer An adventure is defined as an exciting or unusual experience; it may also be a bold, usually someone undertaking with an uncertain outcome. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/adventure) A person who enjoys taking risks or someone...

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Analysis Of American Teen And Dropout Nation

adolescents experience? The selves’ adolescence experience helps their identity development. The documentaries American Teen and Dropout Nation demonstrated how adolescents from different lifestyles deal with their actual self and possible selves in different scenarios. Majority of adolescents from the documentary, American Teen, were middle class who were wealthy or average (Burstein, 2008). The film Dropout Nation consisted of adolescents who lived in poverty (Frontline, 2012). Two adolescents who will...

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Film Analysis The Rookie

call from multiple teams wanting to talk to him. In the end, Morris reaches his dream after all the hard work. Through characters and setting, the director proves it’s never too late to achieve your dream. There are many characters throughout the film that support Morris to achieve his dream. The characters that motivate and influence Morris the most is his players. His team the Big lake Owls, are unsuccessful at first due to the lack of effort and little community support they have. One day, after...

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The Lost Battalion

The Lost Battalion: Film Analysis In movie The Lost Battalion Major Charles White Wittlesey and his troops lead an attack into the Argonne Forest where they encountered severally bloody battles with the Germans, who outnumbered them and completely surrounded them. He started off with 500 men at the beginning of the campaign and by the end under 200 men were left. This movie shows the obstacles that stood in their way in order to stand their ground against German forces. These obstacles included...

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Ray, Robert B. “The Thematic Paradigm.” Signs of Life in the USA. ed. Sonia Maasik and Jack Solomon. Boston. Bedford/St. Martins. 2012. 377-386. Print.

Thematic Paradigm” that in American cinema there are two main hero types used; the official hero and the outlaw hero. The two have the same general moral set, the idea of right defeating wrong, but otherwise they are each other’s opposite. The first hero is the “outlaw hero.” The name gives away much of what this hero is about. The outlaw is sort of the “bad-boy” of the film. They are portrayed as adventurers, cowboys, the vigilante types. Featured mainly in action based films, some examples of the...

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Character Comparisons

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Out of the four characters listed in this film, the one character that does not exhibit pretense is Billy. We first see Billy as a nervous, shy young boy with a speech impediment. Billy has weird relationships with women; he likes women and enjoys the company of them but is fearful of the women that are most close to him. Billy’s mother and especially Nurse Ratched are the women he is most afraid of. Nurse Ratched has a personal relationship with Billy’...

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Attack of the 50 foot woman

2013 Attack of the 50 Foot Woman This cult classic B-movie, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, provides one of the most comprehensive cross-section perspective of popular American society's fears in the late 1950's. With the country in turmoil, recovering from the recent WWII and gearing up for an impending war with Russia, Americans were fearful for their future. Their fears weren't just of an attack from the silent north, but also of the importance of females in the workplace and at home. Women...

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