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Yellow Brick Road

Yellow Brick Road by Witi Ihimaera Follow the yellow brick road, Follow, follow, follow follow, Follow the yellow brick road ... We're almost there! Almost at Wellington, the Emerald City! Me and Dad and Mum and Roha, we been travelling for two days now in our car which Dad bought from Mr Wallace last week. No dents and honk honk goes the horn. Dad, he said I could have a drive of it myself when we left Waituhi but then it conked out on the Whareratas and that made him change...

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Old Yellow Bricks

Old Yellow Bricks Why do we sometimes feel as if we are watching our lives when we are actually watching a movie? Well, it is simply because movies are projections of the perfect miscellany of reality and imagination. Those two things – reality and imagination – are perhaps the only commonality all human beings have had a taste of. That is why everyone can somehow associate their own life with whatever they are watching, and thus, different perspectives emerge. "Out of Kansas" is an essay written...

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Music of Elton John

worked with him. The first song(s) in our performance piece, “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding,” were originally not written as one single piece. At 11 minutes long, the two pieces were rarely played on the radio when the album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” was released in 1973. However, it soon became a favorite of radio DJs, because it allowed them to take their much-needed bathroom and/or snack breaks. John wrote “Funeral” for two reasons: his record producer Gus Dudgeon had often suggested...

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Elton John

businessman selling "cartoon balloons in town and provides well for his family, he ails, and his son Jesus wants to get away from him. After "Don't Shoot Me... I'm Only the Piano Player" Elton released several other albums including "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Caribou." These albums included many hit songs, but Elton was getting big for something else... His costumes.. With his big boots, strange costumes, and spectacles he really made the show. Elton usually would go on stage with huge boots...

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Amy and Roger's Epic Detour Playlist

Roger Playlist #1 “Leaving California” aka “Hitting the Road” aka “Snacks Are Important, But Not Quite as Important as Tunes” Song Title Artist “Going to California” Led Zeppelin “Drive Away My Heart” Ida Maria “California in Popular Song” The Lucksmiths “I See You” Mika “Travel Song” Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin “Miss California” Jack’s Mannequin “The General Specific” Band of Horses “I’m Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)” Billy Joel “Life in the...

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What Makes the Wizard of Oz Cinematic

replaced by brilliantly bright hues of reds, blues, oranges, greens, and yellows. The final point to discuss would be the special effects, or lack thereof. Back in 1939 there was no CGI or any other special editing tools. How the special effect was filmed in the studio was how it remained in the movie. There are way too many examples of this to fit into this paper, but I can give a few. You can tell where the yellow brick road meets the matte painting that makes up the background, especially...

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Candle In the Wind

songs in three decades (1974, 1988, and 1997). People had an argument about the 1974 version, and 1997. In 1973 the lyrics were written by Bernie Taupin as a tribute to Marilyn Monroe. Elton John wrote the music, in 1974 when album “Good bye yellow brick road” was produced and included “candle in the wind.” In fact Elton John had the feeling that Marilyn Monroe lived her life in a great pain and suffered a lot. When he chose to write the music for these lyrics, he was not trying to play on people’s...

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Themes on "Yellow Brick Road"Shor Story.

SETTING IN TIME AND PLACE The short story "Yellow Brick Road" is set in a car, on State Highway 2, between Hastings and Wellington. It briefly mentions home, Waituhi, and Uncle Sam's house. Wellington is their goal. These points are unimportant. What is important is travelling from security, warmth and familiarity to vast, unfamiliar and the alien big city. The time setting is a no man's land, caught between an old life and a new life. The car is their only home and their possessions are...

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The Yelow Brick Road

The Yellow Brick Road “Joe Versus the Volcano” is both a fairy tale and romantic comedy. The goofball characters, and sneaky symbolism of this screenplay by Shanley, make this zany movie the comic delight that it is. The overall look and feel of this movie leaves the audience with the feeling that life is worth living, miracles do occur, and God is in control. There are many symbolisms and visual metaphors incorporated into this movie, and these visual elements work collectively to give the story...

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LNG 402 Foundation English II Trimester 2 2015 Name: Sonal Swastika Chand ID: 2013113517 The two short stories I haven chosen is The Knife by Judah Waten and Yellow Brick Road by Witi Ihimaera. The Knife, is about  is a short story about a young Italian- Plinio, who has immigrated to Australia from a poor village in Calabria, in a very desolate part of Southern Italy. Plinio then starts to remember about the life he had back home and that he lived in poverty and had a very modest life. Then...

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