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    adage about writing of what you know was brilliantly validated by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck‚ two best friends from South Boston. Their screenplay‚ partly inspired by their experiences of growing up in rough blue-collar neighbourhood‚ was turned into GOOD WILL HUNTING‚ 1997 drama directed by Gus Van Sant. This film didn’t stand a chance against TITANIC during the "Oscar" race‚ but its authors were later more than comforted with Damon and Affleck winning their "Oscar" for original script and becoming

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    Frank Orama ENC 1102 Prof. Goodwin 7/8/2011 Good Will Hunting Good Will Hunting is a story of a young man’s journey to find his place in the world by finding out who he really is. Matt Damon plays a troubled genius with a great awareness to other peoples feelings and thoughts. The movie is an adventure through the mind of Will Hunting‚ as he has to go through therapy instead of ending up in jail. Robin Williams. Who plays Will Hunting’s psychologist‚ helps Will discover himself and realize

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    Will Hunting” helps exploit the intelligence within Matt Damon’s character and helps the young man escape his adolescence through accepting his past. Matt Damon plays his part differently throughout the film to show us how his character is maturing and dealing with the new perception on life he is being opened up to. How the film is shot and the type of character he plays in different environments helps accentuate Matt Damon’s character. Matt Damon puts together a character that displays a young man

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    Sant that stars Matt Damon‚ Robin Williams‚ Ben Affleck‚ Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgard. The story and screenplay were both written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Good Will Hunting was both critical and financial success. Besides it was nominated for nine Academy Rewards in 1997‚ but only came away with two wins‚ Robin Williams for Best Supporting Actors and Damon and Affleck for Best Original Screenplay. “Good Will Hunting” is the story of Will Hunting played by Matt Damon. Will is a twenty-year-old

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    to explain many tough social science concepts. In addition to the movie’s delve into psychology‚ the underlying themes of the film have much to do with the area of communication studies. These ideas can be seen through the relationship of Will (Matt Damon) and his therapist Sean (Robin Williams) through the progression of their relationship during the movie. In "Good Will Hunting"‚ Will‚ the main character‚ is a physically abused orphan who works at MIT as a janitor and goes out bar hoping with

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    Will Hunting‚ played by Matt Damon‚ in the movie "Good Will Hunting" is the epitome of a psychological paradigm. He can be analyzed in so many ways‚ touching on many of the different fields of psychology. The most interesting thing about Will is the cognitive dissonance he goes through throughout the film. He is torn between these two cognitions‚ both of which contradict each other. One of these cognitions is the fact that he is an orphan from South Boston‚ meaning he should only have a low pay job

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    Identity Synopsis - MovieWeb.com." Movie Trailers‚ New Movies‚ Movie News‚ 2012 Movies‚ DVDs - MovieWeb.com. N.p.‚ n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2012. <http://www.movieweb.com/movie/the-bourne-identity/synopsis>. 4. The Bourne Identity. Dir. Doug Liman. Perf. Matt Damon‚ Franka Potente‚ Chris Cooper. Universal Studios‚ 2002. DVD.

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    How does the director Gus Van Sant use camera‚ sound and lighting to explore the importance of acceptance and forgiveness in the movie “Good Will Hunting” The movie Good Will Hunting was directed by Gus Van Sant‚ written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and was produce in 1997 by Lawrence Bender. The director‚ Gus Van Sant uses many different camera shots and angles‚ along with music for the background sound and different types of lighting to explore the importance of acceptance and forgiveness in Good

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    to explain many tough social science concepts. In addition to the movie’s delve into psychology‚ the underlying themes of the film have much to do with the area of communication studies. These ideas can be seen through the relationship of Will (Matt Damon) and his therapist Sean (Robin Williams) through the progression of their relationship during the movie. In "Good Will Hunting"‚ Will‚ the main character‚ is an physically abused orphan who works at MIT as a janitor and goes out bar hoping with

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    least 10 years. Strange that the only one to be made centers on the South African rugby team. The posters for Clint Eastwood’s "Invictus" feature Matt Damon in the foreground‚ with Freeman looming behind him in shadowy nobility. I can imagine the marketing meetings during which it was lamented that few Americans care much about about Mandela and that Matt Damon appeals to a younger demographic. Screw ’em‚ is what I would have contributed. The achievement of Nelson Mandela is one of the few shining

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    which his assistant says‚ “Call everyone.” Millions of other people soon follow Beth’s crude death. Her scraggly looking husband‚ Mitch‚ played by Matt Damon‚ remains unaffected by the virus due to his immunity. Contagion‚ unlike other movies‚ keeps the hero‚ Damon‚ oddly detached from the viewers. The director‚ Steven Soderbergh‚ decided to keep Damon out of the minimal action in the movie by immediately putting him into quarantine. This automatically dismisses any possibility of suspense‚ no finding

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    This film starring Matt Damon isn’t far from epic. With 1 hour and 54 minutes of gripping action and great stunts‚ you’ll be on the edge of your seat. Damon plays the role of Jason Bourne a man found‚ floating in the sea‚ by a sea vessel suffering from amnesia and bullet wounds. The only clue of his true identity is a small laser which projects someone’s bank details. In the Bourne Identity‚ most of the stunts are close combat. Unlike many other films‚ such as James bond and Mission Impossible

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    Good Will Hunting Matt Damon and Ben Affleck both won an Oscar for their work on this screenplay‚ but everyone knows that. What is great about the film is the fact that it is written from the point of view of Bostonians‚ guys who grew up in the shit they wrote about‚ drawing influences from past people and events. But at the same time it is so powerfully written that it is hard to remember that people live this way‚ live this struggle‚ and for every Will Hunting that makes it out‚ there are others

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    Good Will Hunting‚ and also another Academy award winning film Mrs. Doubtfire‚ both starring the legend Robin Williams. In both the films Robin Williams plays an important supportive role and proves that he can make a difference. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon also play great lead and supporting roles where we can see the characters grow and have a great motivational connection with one another. Both films give a great theme‚ with support‚ family and relationships being a main focus. Each movie has characters

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    apartheid era‚ bearing the old South African flag’s color of green and gold and boasting just one black team member. Despite overwhelming black support for abolishing the team altogether‚ Mandela meets with the team’s captain Francois Pineaar (Matt Damon) to convince

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    everyday life‚ some believe in it and others don’t. Is our destiny controlled by us or by the unknown? Is the partner that I choose really my “soul-mate?” In an extraordinary plot twist‚ this thriller sci-fi love story taps into these questions. Matt Damon who plays Congressman David Norris and free-spirited Emily Blunt‚ who plays Elise‚ makes The Adjustment Bureau a must-see. The film itself is not a typical movie. It is very inventive and unique. The movie begins with David Norris having a horrible

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    Hunting Assignment The movie Good Will Hunting displayed many issues and themes of young adulthood. There were a couple of themes that stood out more than others. One of the central themes was abandonment. The main character Will Hunting played by Matt Damon has been an orphan his whole life. He is scared to be close and have a relationship with people because he hasn’t had anyone there for him. He moved from foster home to foster home not being able to bond with anyone. Another character that experiences

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    emotionally charged scene‚ Neil finds that he doesn’t want to cope with a life that doesn’t involve acting‚ and he takes his own life.<br><br>In the movie Good Will Hunting‚ Robin Williams plays a psychiatrist giving therapy to a character played by Matt Damon. Damon’s character‚ Will‚ is a math genius who has severe social problems stemming from a traumatic

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    ending of movie Good Will Hunting is the Miramax movie written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck‚ and directed by Gus Van Sant. Starring the two Academy Award winning writers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck‚ plus Academy Award winning actor Robin Williams‚ Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver‚ and Stellen Skarsgard the movie went on to be nominated for 9 Academy Awards and win two The movie is based around the life of Will Hunting (Matt Damon)‚ who is a troubled orphan growing in the slums of South Boston‚

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    2009 was a year of reconsideration.  Individuals have been forced to re-evaluate their lives‚ re-focusing on the things that matter.  In an age when it is easy to feel like a victim of circumstance‚ many are choosing to take charge of their lives – reducing expectations‚ getting more involved‚ re-connecting with family and friends.  In honor of these proactive souls‚ I’ve selected a quote from the film Invictus as the smartest quote of the year.  It reminds us that life is whatever we want to make

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