"American Films" Essays and Research Papers

American Films

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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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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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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Remember the Titans - Triumph over Adversity

Remember the Titans The director, Boaz Yakin establishes triumph over adversity by effectively utilising a range of characters in the film Remember the Titans. Through the use of Coach Boone as he deals with racism within the team, let alone the community, Yakin displays a valuable example of overcoming adversity. In addition, Yakin uses Louie Lastik to triumph over his personal adversities of struggling academically. Furthermore, Gerry is used to triumph over his best friend Ray, along with his...

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Leeming's Monomyth in Regards to Apocalypse Now

experiences a symbolic death. Captain Willard experiences this symbolic death when he and the crew arrive at Colonel Kurtz’s compound. They are immediately over whelmed by the vast number of followers Kurtz has brain washed, the most of whom being an American reporter. In another aside, Willard constantly uses words and phrases to make the compound seem extremely horrific and hell-like. Willard also realizes that the only reason that he and the crew have not been over whelmed and killed is because Kurtz...

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The Future of Women in Sports

taken seriously or being looked down upon if they decide to be athletes, but that men want to take part in competition with women in sports. This film thus focuses on the struggles that the male protagonist faces in trying to compete with the popularity of women's sports and his desire to take part in the world of women's sports. Women in this film are portrayed as strong characters who are highly capable of doing what they do -- being professional basketball players. Their struggles lay in their...

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Love's Pain Is Its Own Redemption

on the subjects of love and intimacy in that ancient far away. He also said that scholars of the present day, still linger on the ideas left by these past masters. Countless books have already been published, (and still publishing), of millions of films have already been produced, just to give us an inch of hope or a glimpse of the definition, or the answers to the questions about love. It’s taking so long, for people to find love’s meaning. And yet, we never get tired. With each experience we gain...

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Belonging Relate Text

chosen three different types of related texts for this Assessment task [Area of Study – Belonging] : the advertisement “how easy is it to forget” produced by BERNAS depicts a typical Chinese family and how the individuals belong within the family. The film “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” directed by Kenneth Branagh examines rejection and alienation of Victor’s creature from society due its shocking appearance; similarly the picture book “Refugees” by David Miller uses ducks to represent the experience...

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Run Lola Run Essay

and reading paths. These techniques aim to show the important themes in both texts such as time, hope and love. In ‘Run Lola Run’ time is shown to be an important theme right from the beginning. We can see this in the first few seconds of the film when there is a low angle shot looking up at a pendulum swinging then the camera pans up to show us a gargoyles head for a clock. The gargoyle opens its mouth and begins to consume everything including us. This demonstrates early on through the use...

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cool hand luke study questions

William Dugan English 216: Literature and Film Professor Conklin Study Questions on “Sisyphus” and Cool Hand Luke 1. The charges against Sisyphus that earn him his fate are: a) Having Levity towards the gods, or taking them lightly b) Stealing the god’s secrets c) Preferring the beauty of the earth, the sea, over the power and majesty of the gods. d) Putting death (pluto) in chains. Sisyphus harbors scorn and resentment towards the gods. He thinks he can get the better of them,...

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Edward Sci

we watch can be categorized into various genres. The film Edward Scissor Hands is a contemporary archetype of the gothic genre exploring themes such as unrequited love, human creation and societal rejection. Set In America in the 1980s by which a lonely creation named Edward is adopted into a small town whose cruelty serves to isolate him further, a clear example of a gothic text. We can see a clear link between the gothic genre and this film through the use of various gothic elements reinforced...

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Breaking the Law

Second main cause is lack of police and their behavior. In Malaysia, we are lack of policeman and there is a plenty of chances for them to break the rules. I would like to compare with the Singapore and American. In Singapore, their policeman work hard to protect the country and civilians. In American, policeman salary is a big amount of dollars. Because of that, there are a lot of people wanted to be a policeman. But in Malaysia, policeman salary is too low and because of that, policemen do not work...

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Job Enrichment

intends to have and how its brand is actually perceived by customer markets. Definition * Job enrichment is defined as a way to motivate employees by giving them more responsibilities and variety in their jobs. The idea was first developed by American psychologist Frederick Herzberg in the 1950s and states that a well enriched job should contain a range of tasks and challenges of varying difficulties, meaningful tasks, and feedback, encouragement, and communication. While money is one way to motivate...

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Job Analysis

occupations that a person has over his or her working life. 3. WHAT IS THE METHODS/TECHNIQUE OF JOB ANALYSIS? a. Observation Method: A job analyst watches employees directly or reviews films of workers on the job. b. Individual Interview Method: The results of these interviews are combined into a single job analysis. Though it is time consuming but effective for assessing what a job entails. c. Group Interview...

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Visit From The Goon

accountable. With the divorce rates continuing to increase, it is unfortunate that more and more children will go through this life altering experience. Works Cited Arkowitz, Hal. et al., “Is Divorce Bad for Children?” Scientific American Mind. Scientific American Mag., 14 Feb. 2013. Web. 7 Apr. 2014. Egan, Jennifer. A Visit from the Goon Squad. New York: Anchor Books, 2011. Print. Egan, Jennifer. “West Village June 2008.” Jenniferegan.com. Jennifer Egan. Web. 10 Apr. 2014 Fackrell, Tamara,...

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International Law

two parties: Trans Trust SPRL versus Danubian Trading co. The agreement was about the sales of 1,000 tons of rolled steel sheets which were supposed to deliver FOB in Antwerpen on 1950. Due to this agreement there got another party involved; the American company S.A.Azur, which was a wholesaler for the manufacturer, S.A. Metallurgique d’Esperance Londoz. Because of the contract, the seller ordered a sufficient amount of steel from this third party. Because of this the seller wanted to confirm this...

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Frankenstein - Social Responsibility

the way it looked he ran away. He never taught his creature anything so for all the creature knew it could have been okay to kill people and suchlike. That relates to today as some children who were not taught right from wrong by their parents watch films like Scream and I know what you did last summer where murdering seems cool as it involves Jennifer Love Hewit, Sarah Michelle Geller and Neve Cambell getting killed. The children watch these and think "I want to be like that scary guy with the mask"...

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Culture Maintenance

their children are adapting to the new American values, which causes disagreements within the family. In their stories, authors Monfong Leung and Frank Chin writes about different aspect of the Chinese culture that immigrant families face. In his stories, Monfong Leung writes about internal or spiritual connection within family generations. Considering that the author has never been to China, his knowledge is general perceptions about Chinese Americans is based on the Chinatown immigrants...

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Community, Responsibility, and Guilt

and didn’t want to take responsibility. The novel reflects how a community can victimize individuals within its society causing detrimental affects to both the general public and the specific individuals involved. The novel looks into the Latin American culture and how its cultural norms and the importance of honor effects the entire community. The principles that obligates the Vicario family and the community conducts the murder of a most likely innocent Santiago Nasar and burdens Pedro and Pablo...

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The Effects of Divorce on Children

OneFile via Gale: http://find.galegroup.com.ezproxy.liberty.edu:2048/gtx/start.do?prodId=AONE&userGro upNam e=vic_liberty Ellis, E. (2000). The legacy of divorce in the postmodern age. Divorce wars: Interventions with families in conflict (pp. 9-36). American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/10359-001. Foulkes-Jamison, PhD, Lesley. The Effects of Divorce on Children. (2001) Retrieved from http://cpancf.com/articles_files/efffectsdivorceonchildren.asp Kelly, Joan B. (2010) Child and Adolescent...

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Devil Wears Prada Gender Analysis

The Devil Wears Prada The film The Devil Wears Prada, offers different views of gender roles than other movies. The movie gives women the roles generally portrayed by men, which gives them a bad representation by depicting women as career people who have no time for a personal life, therefore giving them a bad image. It gives men the favorable opinion by having them perform miracles. It also tends to give a more positive portrayal of men by giving those roles that have female characteristics....

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Submissive vs. Dominance

blames his wife, mother, sister, and any person instead of taking charge of his own life and changing it. One would feel that Walter is nothing but a child looking for a handout. Walter is blinded by ignorance and fails to achieve success because American society safeguards the inner wealth that they want the white male to obtain. During the beginning of the play all Walter was concerned about is the check his mother is receiving from the insurance company. He becomes obsessed with his dream...

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Eulogy -Robert Frost

Robert Frost Robert Frost once debated whether the world ended in fire, or ice. It is a sad thought that the world will end without him; that the future generations will be privy to such events made for people like Robert. He was an inspirational, American poet who questioned the very core of our beliefs, he chose paths that few had took, and that is why today he is remembered today. Robert Frost was born in San Francisco on March 26, 1874. His family moved to New England when he was eleven; he became...

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Johnny The Bagger

occupation. So I came up with the idea I would take them to lunch and build a great long lasting relationship with each customer! Johnny the Bagger Working is something that is part of life for almost every American. It is what we do to provide for our families, better ourselves, and secure our future and retirements. But as we work to meet these crucial needs we should also impact the lives of the others of whom we work with and serve. As we know Johnny the...

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The Ant of the Self

leaves Spurgeon with a few birds to sell as he walks off with some to sell because he knows that "[They'll] cover more area if [they're] split up" (77). Not hurting anyone directly, Ray misuses the meaning of the March. This gathering unites African-American men so that they can rise together to show their brotherhood and from then on work together to appreciate what they have and make the world a better place to live in. Ray sees this march as his opportunity to make quick cash. Not appreciative of...

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Cadbury Advert - Connotation and Denotation

in the air. Then a cloud of purple dust hits the side of her skirt and engulfs her in darkness. Out of the darkness a flake is appears and then is covered up in the wrapper. Connotation- Behind the piano music is something that sounds like an old film recorder or vinyl. This is relaxes but also makes us reminisce on the old and classic things. Before we know it’s a woman, the close ups of the dress look like coral, as the whole floating aspect gives the illusion that it is underwater as the frills...

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Richard Rodriguez "Real Work" Essay Analysis

his father that he could do it. ​The father figure depicted in this story could be viewed in a few different ways. At first I thought the authors father was kind of a stuck up, rude man, who was sour about the advantages of living a normal life in American society. I felt that he had made his son feel like he could never do what he had down. If a parental figure makes you feel like that, there tends to be a reaction. It could be positive or negative. In Rodriguez’s case he took what his father said...

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assignment 1

Busman frees himself of any obligation to perform his contract with Beeren. Cf. Am. Agric. Chem. Co., 103 Va. at 176. Since the agreement, with this clause, binds only one party, the contract lacks mutuality and will not be enforced. See id. at 178. American Agricultural Chemical Co. v. Kennedy & Crawford, 103 Va. 171 (Va. 1904) OVERVIEW: The seller had agreed in writing to sell and furnish fertilizer to the buyers. The buyers demurred to the declaration on several grounds, one of which was that the...

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Pursuit of Happyness Will Smith Speech

English Speech – The Pursuit of Happyness The Journey movie I chose to talk about is The Pursuit of Happyness. It is an inner journey. The movie starts off showing the scenery – the Golden Gate Bridge, an American flag and the crowded busy street full of business people and the homeless. The camera then focuses on Chris Gardener and his son Christopher. Chris says throughout the movie the 6 stages of his life. It starts off with ‘Riding the bus'. In ‘Riding the bus’ we learn that he lives...

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Speech on Belonging

most people will come up with the words acceptance, security and identity. In this speech I have chosen to talk about the aspects of belonging and not belonging in two of Peter Skrzynecki’s Poems, Migrant Hostel and 10 Mary Street and also in the 1997 film ‘Titanic’. In Peter Skrzynecki’s Migrant Hostel, he talks about the 2 years of his life that he and most of his family lived in a Migrant hostel in Parkes after coming to Australia after World War 2 from Poland and leaving most of his family and...

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Sympathy in Mary Shelley's Frankenstien

creation life he doesn’t see the inner beauty, and we sympathize with the rejected monster, and with his ignorance to this amazing creation of life. Works Cited Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft. Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus. New York: New American Library, 2000....

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Follow the River

recreate her story. http://www.jamesalexanderthom.com/life.html For the reason of Mary Draper Ingles captivity, it fired the prejudices that resulted in the implacable and merciless treatment of Indian nations during the westward march of American settlement and contributed 5 to the shaping of the national character. Mrs. Ingles escape, as told by her great-great-great granddaughter Roberta Ingles Steele of Radford, Virginia was the most amazing and inspiring to James Thom. ...

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American Films and Hero

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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film journal 1

Film Journal #1 1. How does Hitchcock introduce us to the two principle characters? Where do the scenes take place and how is the camera placed? In the case of Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman), her father’s prison sentence leaves her skeptical of others, yet longing for a new companion in her life. She has a reliance on alcohol to wash her troubles away. R. Devlin’s (Cary Grant) a stranger from the party, a very mystery man. The Party takes place at Miami, FL. The camera pans right across Cary...

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (film)

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (film) Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (promoted theatrically as The Grinch) is a 2000 American fantasy comedy Christmas film from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, based on the 1957 book of the same name by Dr. Seuss. It was the first Dr. Seuss book to be adapted into a full-length feature film. Because the film is based on a children's picture book, many additions had to be made to the storyline to bring it up to feature-length...

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american film paper

HUMA 1780: AMERICAN FILM Essay #1: American Film Comedies 10/8/13 In the 1934 It happened one night by Frank Capra, the two main actors display hilarity and romance in the big screen for audiences. This film was a great escapist comedy for Depression-era audiences and brought upon some shocking and racy scenes that caused an uproar for some viewers.it also worked to release that in which society as a whole tries to hold in check. Moreover, this film contains two major contrasting characters...

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Far from Heaven Film Review

director's popular flicks using, I think, the actor's secret sexual preference to create characters that had a certain ambiguity about them. With "Far From Heaven" writer/helmer Todd Haynes seems to be doing the same for Julianne Moore. This is the second film that Haynes and Moore have worked together, the first being "Safe," and in this latest collaboration we see a professional relationship that may not be so far from heaven. Moore plays Cathy Whitaker, an upper middle class housewife who tends to her...

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The Decline of the American Horror Film

Decline of American Horror Films American horror films have undergone several series of change in the past 50 years. The claim most often directed against modern horror is that it is somehow "sick". Some viewers declare its preoccupation with violence and sexuality is excessive and politically incorrect. However, the horror films of the 1960's redefined and distinguished American horror with racial undertones as in Romero's "Night of The Living Dead," and indirectly addressing social and family...

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Film review: "Rent" essay

USC- PR Vanessa Alexandra Activity 8: Film Review "RENT" RENT I was raised all my life in the theater and I have taken lessons of everything that has to do with fine arts. Two of my passions are dance and sing, that is why my interest has been created for musicals. One time I saw this musical for the first time, I knew it has something special, but I was a little girl and I did not realized the meaning. Once I grew up and I could understand what was happening this musical become part...

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Film Directors

category. He directed three well-known films like, Rear Window(1954), Dial M for Murder(1954), and Psycho(1960). I watched the film Dial M for Murder(1954). I thought it was a very good thriller that that kept you at the edge of your seat because you never knew what was going to happen next. Woody Allen who liked to do magic tricks and play the clarinet in his younger days tended to direct comedy films. He often worked with Diane Keaton(they made 8 films together), Mia Farrow(his former lover)...

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Asian American Stereotypes in Film

Asian Americans only make up a small percent of the American population. Even more significant is that this percentage live mostly on the west and east coasts of mainland United States and Hawaii; leaving the rest of the American population to most likely get their exposures to Asians through television and movies. However the exposure they have receive throughout the history of cinematography has been hardly flattering. Throughout the course of history Asians in film have been portrayed as evil...

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Film Analysis of American Beauty and the Graduate

Jessica Burns 309164 Jmbf6b@mail.missouri.edu Film Studies 1800 Sequence Analysis/ Assignment No. 2 American Beauty -From when Carolyn arrives home until the end of the scene with Lester in their living room (Chapter 19: 1:14:35–1:17:40) The movie “American Beauty” literally is trying to express how much beauty there is in America but it is not always so easy to see. Often in the film objects normally thought of as ordinary are magnified to express deeper meaning and...

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Depiction of Native Americans in American Film

Depiction of Native Americans in American Film Stereotypes of different cultures have a large role in the opinions we hold. One culture which has endured stereotypes since America came to exist is the Native American. This analysis intends to look at the different stereotypes Native Americans have been branded with and how these stereotypes have been incorporated into American Film, in particular The Searchers. The current stereotypes we hold of the Native Americans stem from the first encounters...

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Summary of Citizen Kane

Orson Welles' film Citizen Kane has been consistently ranked as one of the best films ever made. A masterpiece of technique and storytelling, the film helped to change Hollywood film-making and still exerts considerable influence today. However, at the time of its premiere in 1941, it was a commercial failure that spelled disaster for Welles' Hollywood career. Citizen Kane tells the story of millionaire press magnate Charles Foster Kane (played by Welles). The film opens with Kane on his death...

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Easy Rider Essay

Professor Cortland Rankin 2:00 PM Recitation Response Essay One 19 February 2013 Beyond introducing never before seen graphic violence and gore to cinema, the films of the late 1960s and early 1970s were representative of a more profound form of violence found in America during that time—a clash between the traditional American culture and the American counterculture. Although this culture clash, more often than not, manifested in prejudice, as seen in moments of Easy Rider (Hopper, 1969), it is representative...

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Stereotypes in the film "American Beauty"

Stereotyping In Modern Film Stereotypes are extremely prominent in modern cinema, the first example that springs to mind is that of the film "American Beauty", directed by Sam Mendes, in 1999. Here is a seriocomic look at suburban America, which utilizes various stereotypes in order to make a broader statement on the symptoms supposedly brought upon us by living boring suburban lives. While the stereotypes work to the filmmakers' advantage in the film's cutting comic stages, once the film devolves into melodrama...

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On the waterfront film studies

 The medium of film is enriching as it is able to transmit powerful themes and/or social issues to an audience, leaving them with a new understanding. Explain how this statement is true of the set film you have studied. "On the Waterfront", a well-known film by Elia Kazan, tells the story of the old former professional boxer Terry, energetic, at New York Harbor when union leader Johnny Friendly sent Terry's brother Charlie to kill Terry's friend Joey. Eventually in front of the bloody reality...

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American Dream in Film

American Dream in Film The American Dream is a belief that is known by people all over the world. The American Dream can be achieved by anyone. According to Winn, “The Unites States is considered the land of opportunity despite one’s race, color, creed, or national origin, an idea that is acknowledged in many parts of the world, especially in America” (Winn 1). The American Dream is the idea that allows people to succeed, regardless of their limitations. This idea is engraved into people’s mind...

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Rhetorical Analysis of Roger and Me

controversy by shutting down some of their plants and opening new ones in Mexico for cheaper labor. This caused the once popular and growing town of Flint to become nothing more than a deserted and run-down place. Michael Moore’s film Roger & Me is a very biased film concerning the citizens of Flint, Michigan that lost their jobs due to General Motors shutting plants down in the town. Moore set out to try to get an interview with Roger Smith, the CEO of General Motors, and show him the devastations...

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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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Ron Howard

featured Bette Davis. Some others of Howard's films include Backdrafr, The Paper, and Far and Away. Though his best film yet has been Apollo 13, which is a drama about the jeopardized 1970 American space mission, which stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, and Bill Paxton and featured the filmmakers mother and brother. I personally think that Ron Howard is a great famous person to do my report over because he is an extraordinary actor and a great film director. My favorite role of all of his has to...

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The Bold and the Beautiful

great film icons. A truly gifted actress and two talented actors, Paul Newman, James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe have helped to shape and mold our generation, and are still a great influence with in our society today. We Americans are famous for worshiping dub ions demigods of the miraculous moment. The celebrities, who have inspired, identified with and transcended screen roles to become an active part of popular culture and people's lives became icons. Based upon their bodies of work in films, Paul...

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Frank Sinatra

international figure, having the reputation as a celebrity, icon, bad boy and the greatest singer of American popular songs. He is known as being America's first teen idol and also as a true American Legend. You may all know the name "Frank Sinatra" but you may all not know why Frank Sinatra is a cultural icon. After reading the book "Sinatra:Behind the Legend" by Randy Tarabelli, I learned a lot about this American legend. Francis Albert Sinatra was born on Dec.12th,1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey. His parents...

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Amistad Directed by Steven Spielberg

on ‘La Amistad", but also the treatment they received here in America. Who were these people? Why was it such an issue on whose "property" they were? The time was around 1854, and the progression toward the Civil War had begun. Stephen Spielberg's film "Amistad" is an illustrative tale of history inevitable course. On the surface, Spielberg relates the journey of Cinque's and his people to the America. In a larger sense, however, he contrasts a story of passage to America with its simple values...

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Deception as a There: Goodbye, Columbus and Gentleman's Agreement

religious; in “Gentleman’s Agreement” and “Goodbye, Columbus” we see how deception is used to accomplish their goals conscious and subconsciously deceiving themselves and other along the progression of the text/film. In the film “Gentleman’s Agreement” main character Phillip Green is an American Christian Journalist who becomes a “Jew” to be able to finally write an article with a different angle about anti-Semitism that had not yet been explore. In the 1940’s, even though it was not publish or legal...

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Actors and Actresses of the 50s: Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Dandridge, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, and Doris Day.

Hollywood in 1953. With Roman Holiday (1953) she won an oscar; her favorite genres were the comedies like Sabrina (1954) or Love in the Afternoon (1957). At the end of the sixties she retired from Hollywood but appeared from time on the set for a few films. From 1988 on she worked also for UNICEF. Born Marlon Brando, Jr. on April 3, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska to a calcium carbonate salesman and his artistically inclined wife Dorothy, "Bud" Brando was one of three children. An enigmatic superstar widely...

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Frank Sinatra Research paper

being lost and having no hope. America was fully in the throes of WWII, and most people could relate to the disparity of the time. He capitalized on what he was feeling and profited from was going on in the world at the time. He starred in multiple films during the 40’s most of which included mixed reviews and weren’t the successes he had hoped them to be. By the late 1940’s and early 1950’s his once illustrious music career seemed as though it was over. He suffered a “vocal cord hemorrhage (Garvin)”...

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1930's Style and Hollywood

curled, until long hair was later influenced by Hollywood stars. “During the Great Depression, Hollywood played a valuable psychological and ideological role, providing reassurance and hope to a demoralized nation.” (Mintz, n.p.) Even though most Americans were stressed, concerned, and poor, they still went out to see movies. Shows would give them hope that rough times pass. Also, it would give them something to take their minds off debt and poverty. Hollywood stars were role models for fashion in...

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