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  • Star Wars - 281 Words
    Star Wars: A New Hope Though Star Wars has always been around for me to watch, I never took the initiative to watch it until now. It was fairly easy for me to realize that it was et "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away," where we learn of the adventures of Luke Skywalker, a lowly who finds himself stranded in the middle of an intergalactic civil war after encountering R2D2 and C3P0, which were two droids that had the secret and covert plans to help develop an engine of destruction known...
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  • Star Wars - 1477 Words
    Star wars A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. A man called ‘George Lucas’ wrote a legend, STAR WARS. This all started by the book of Joseph Campbell, which George Lucas inspired from. ‘The Power of Myth’ was the name of the book. J. Campbell was born in March 26th, 1904 and died in October 30th, 1987. He was an Irish American mythologist,writer and lecturer. Best known for his work in ‘comparatibe mythology and comparative religion’. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the...
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  • Star Wars - 748 Words
    Star_Wars_4:_A_New_Hope vs. The_Odyssey The Odyssey and Star Wars are two great examples of epics. Both the stories fulfill the epic hero cycle to the fullest. In The Odyssey, Odysseus is the hero, he goes to Troy to fight a war and gets lost at sea for 20 years. In Star Wars Luke is the hero, he gets introduced to the rebel force that is trying to ensure the safety of their universe. The Odyssey and Star Wars follow the same basic cycle. Both adventures show hard challenging...
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  • Star Wars - 3058 Words
    Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas. The film series, consisting of two trilogies, has spawned an extensive media franchise called the Expanded Universe including books, television series, computer and video games, and comic books. These supplements to the franchise resulted in significant development of the series' fictional universe, keeping the franchise active in the 16-year interim between the two film trilogies. The...
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  • Star Wars - 1690 Words
    Similarities between Dune and Star Wars Page 1 Tim Weber, English advanced course 2002-2004 Similarities between Dune and Star Wars by Tim Weber “I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings.” – Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, about Dune This quotation may be correct concerning the complexity of the world created by the author, but not regarding the story line. Actually there are several sources of inspiration for Frank Herbert, for example Greek and...
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  • star wars - 818 Words
     Star Wars Episodes 1 & 2 The first question I chose to talk about is “Analyze a character as he or she grows and develops throughout the movies.” I chose to analyze Anakin Skywalker because from what I’ve seen so far in episode one and two, Anakin is an important and interesting character. In episode one, Anakin is first introduced as some average boy living on a desert world, Tatooine. Right away you can tell there was something special about the boy by his intelligence and talents....
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  • Star Wars - 2136 Words
    BACKGROUND George Lucas is the creator, writer, and obviously director of Star Wars. He originally planned to make three movies (a trilogy) and they were released in the seventies and early eighties. The first movie was titled, "A New Hope," the second "Empire Strikes Back," and the third and last "Return of the Jedi." These movies centered on the future universe where evil reigns and a rebellion against evil is lead by the only remaining Jedi: Luke Skywalker. It centers around Luke, his sister...
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  • Star Wars vs Star Treck
    1300 Star Wars VS. Star Trek It has long been debated by nerds worldwide: Star Wars or Star Trek, which one is superior. In this paper we take a look at the two universes so you can decide which is the greatest in history of the world. The three points discussed: 1) Geopolitical a combination of political, historical, racial; 2) Military tactics found in the two universes; and 3) religion and philosophy of each. In the Star Trek Universe the Federation was founded by the following four...
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  • Essay on Star Wars - 2372 Words
    Essay on Star Wars “Aren’t you a little short for a storm trooper?” (Lucas New Hope 40). Rings a bell, doesn't it? This is one of the many quotes and a memorable one from Princess Leia in George Lucas’s saga Star Wars. Lucas had created an all American myth and was the first to do it. His movie saga used every archetype known to man and was inspired by the book The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. Campbell’s book also had every archetype known to man in it. It affected an...
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  • Star Wars and the Matrix - a Comparison
    Star Wars and The Matrix There holds in heaven, if there is a heaven, a cabinet so sublime, so extravagantly constructed as to hold the two classics: Star Wars and The Matrix. Star Wars was the original space-western journey of the seventies – The Matrix is the Star Wars of the noughties. Luke Skywalker was the well-built, blonde haired, blue eyed stereotypical American farmer of the time of Star Wars’ production. Today, western civilisation considers Neo an idol for modern boys. Neo is...
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  • Beowulf and Star Wars Comparison
    Deep space and Ancient Warriors A literary symbol is something often an object that stands for a significant concept or series of ideas often a symbol is emblematic of the values of the characters. In the narrative Beowulf and the movie Star Wars, many aspects of symbolism are paralleled. In the movie Star Wars the most important examples are the Death Star, light sabers and the force. In Beowulf, some of the most important examples of symbolism are Grendel's arm and head, the dragon's...
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  • Odyssey & Star Wars - 548 Words
    The Odyssey & Star Wars The Odyssey has been called one of the greatest epic ever written. This epic was made by a man named Homer, a famous Greek poem writer. For years this had been considered the best epic ever written by man until Star Wars came along. Star Wars is kind of a future based version of the Odyssey, It was famous because of the technology and the characters incorporated in them. This hit movie was written by George Lucas and released in May 25, 1977. In both of the epics...
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  • Star Wars Essay - 359 Words
    William Nguyen English, Period 2 January 21, 2013 Movie Review “May the force be with you” is a quote that people of all ages know. Even people that grew up years after Star Wars was shown know what a light saber is. Star Wars was the first movie of its kind, using technology never used before to rise above the other movies and set a high standard so other movies can follow. Admittedly, the setting for star wars is very vague and unspecific having been said that the movie takes...
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  • Star Wars: an Intergalactic Joyride
    Star Wars: An Intergalactic Joyride "Star Wars" is the highest grossing movie of all time. It is also one of my favorites. It was released in May 1977 and re-released in a restored and enhanced Special Edition just last month. There are many different criteria that can be used to describe ŒStar Wars' appeal. Gary Arnold and Edward Rothstein, two movie critics who had the opportunity to review this great movie, explain its appeal in very much the same way. There is a difference though....
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  • A Critique of Star Wars - 2320 Words
    ENG225: Introduction to Film A Critique of Star Wars The movie Star Wars is a science-fiction film that captivated audiences of all ages and has made an undeniable impact on society. Star Wars is a masterpiece of the perfect blend of film elements that allowed it to become a cultural phenomenon and that will continue to transcend time. The main analysis approach that will be used to examine Star Wars will be the formalist approach. This approach studies the elements of the film...
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  • Orchestra Star Wars Essay
    David Anholzer 6/10/12 Willis Essay In the movie “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” music is used to enhance the mood of the film. All of the scenes in the movie had music to represent what was happening at that point. For example, Leitmotif is a term which came from German opera to represent a character, place or idea being used in that clip. Also through composed is used in the movie which is music that has common forward motion. Leitmotif is very influential on the movie...
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  • Star Wars Informative Speech
    Star Wars What movie franchise has been the most powerful film franchise in history? Who could forget traveling through space fighting evil, using the force, and defeating the empire? Yes I am talking about Star Wars. The franchise includes 6 movies and countless games, toys, and books. Now I know y'all must be thinking “she only thinks star wars in so important cause it’s her favorite movie or she’s a geek or something like that” Well to be honest I have never in my life seen any of the...
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  • Monomyth Cycle in Star Wars
    The once there was a galaxy far far away where one man had to learn about becoming a hero and finding himself through his journey. You may know of this story because there was a clue in the first sentence. Yes, this is the story of Luke Skywalker and his journey to become a Jedi knight. However, you may not realize that during the filming of Star Wars IV, the director worked very closely with Joseph Campbell. What is a mythologist doing on the set of one of the greatest science fiction of all...
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  • A Comparison of Macbeth and Star Wars
    A comparison of Macbeth and Star Wars Shakespeare wrote the play, Macbeth, which features the character, Macbeth who turns evil. Lucas made the Star Wars movies which feature the hero, Anakin Skywalker, who succumbs to the dark side. Both men have conflicting issues that lead to their downfall. Anakin Skywalker and Macbeth were both once heroes. Anakin Skywalker had done many heroic acts. He saved many lives. Anakin had always wanted to help everyone he could and this is what made...
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  • Star Wars Movie Analysis
    The movie Star Wars directed by George Lucas is one of the best works ever in the film industry. It made a breakthrough in cinematographic world, and also one of my most favourite sagas that has a lot of issues director wants us to think about, implying his representation of tons of philosophical questions and his opinion or subjective point of view. I picked up the latest part of the famous saga Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith; it is a final part of prequels of the original story, it...
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  • Star Wars Extended Essay
    The Comparison and Contrast between Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith and Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in regards to progression of CGI Technology used in Filmmaking Frederike Wittmann 1090-149 Riverview High School Sarasota, FL, USA Subject Area: Film Studies Word Count: 3,722 Abstract The purpose of this paper is to answer the research question, were the creators of the six part Star Wars series able to create continuity between the antiquated and...
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  • The Origins of Star Wars - 788 Words
    “The Origins of Star Wars” Not so long ago in a galaxy a bit closer to home, George Lucas crafted one of the most iconic movies of all time. That movie was soon followed by a series of mind bending movies that captured the hearts and minds of generations up to this day. From light saber duels to the destructive power of the Death Star, Star Wars is one movie saga that we are all familiar with. But how did this captivating series come to be? How did it all begin? Just how did George Lucas come...
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  • Star Wars and the Hero's Journey
    Todd Hansen Ms. Nicholson English 263 Block 4-5B September 30, 2009 Star Wars and the Hero’s Journey In “Star Wars: A New Hope” created by George Lucas, the elements of the movie are very similar to those of Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With A Thousand Faces or “The hero’s journey”. This paper will describe how Lucas’s picture meets the elements departure, initiation, and return. Campbell describes all these elements in his book…the motivation for many of the themes and characters in...
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  • Star Wars: a New Hope
    Critique Star Wars: A new hope "A long.long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…." These short, simple words have influenced generations. Novices and Star Wars fans alike have enjoyed and thrived on these inventive movies. The writer and director, George Lucas, came up with the idea during his years at the University of California. He came up with a six part series, yet, the first movie to be produced was part four entitled Star Wars: A new hope. It was produced in...
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  • Star Wars and Its Buzz Marketing Campaign
    I. Introduction Word-of-mouth advertising is often referred to as one of the most important sources of information for a consumer because it allows them to connect on a personal level instead of feeling pressured from a distant and calculated marketing pitch by an advertiser. Ironically, this form of "advertising" is not paid for, whereas advertisers usually pay for their advertisements. Word-of-mouth and buzz marketing can often be related in many ways because they are both a technique of...
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  • Star Wars: May the Force Be With You
    Not many movies throughout time have had such an effect on people that they have become a major part of our culture. Certain classics like The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, and The Godfather have managed to achieve such a status, but perhaps no other movie has had such an impact as the original Star Wars. The movie was released in 1977 and was an immediate success, receiving rave reviews from critics and fans alike, and soon becoming one of the highest grossing movies of all time. The movie...
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  • Flawed Prophesies: Macbeth and Star Wars
    Robert Allbritain Dr. Jess McCall Intro to Literature 04/09/13 Flawed Prophesies: Paper #3 A long time ago, in a land far away, Macbeth, the evil tyrant, once ruled. The story of Macbeth, which was written by the infamous William Shakespeare, is a great tragedy. Although very well beyond the time of modern readers; Macbeth’s classical themes of betrayal, guilt, and revenge are still shown in most modern tragedies. The play of Macbeth seems to very similar to the modern sci-fi films Star...
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  • Compare And Contrast Star Wars Vs
    Carlos Alberto Gomez Zambrano Neil de la Flor Writing 101 Composition Compare & Contrast Star Wars vs. Wizard of OZ In this essay we will talk about two movies, STAR WARS IV a new hope, and WIZARD OF OZ, but we will talk particularly about Princess Leia in STAR WARS IV a new hope and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. If we compare the two we are talking about that are both powerful women, Leia is a powerful woman and Dorothy is politically powerful woman because it is the only one who can...
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  • Star Wars Sci Fi Essay
    English Essay Explain how film codes are used to convey the elements of the science fiction genre in the film Star Wars. Start with the element of science fiction and then bring in the example Introduction George Lucas uses film codes in the film Star Wars to help convey the elements of science fiction. The film codes help to portray the science fiction through out the film. Unusual characters, unusual settings and advanced technology all portray the science fiction in the film....
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  • Star Wars the Empire Strikes Back
    SETTINGS OF STAR WARS “THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK” Along time ago in a galaxy far,far away a mysterious thing fell down from the sky towards the very Cold Place .The STAR WARS “THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK” was happened in the year three after destroying the Death Star . PLOT The film begins with an opening crawl explaining that three years after destroying the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance has suffered setbacks in their struggle against the Galactic Empire. Princess Leia now leads a contingent...
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  • Star Wars Pop Culture Icon
    American popular culture has always been a market for sales. Everything that is and has made pop culture what it is in America has been built through commercialization. The ability to sell the main product and then the countless other revenue items that go with that product define American culture. Today in the United States a person would be hard-pressed to fined a movie showing in theaters that does not have a soundtrack out, t-shirt even action figures that go along with it. So where did this...
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  • George Lucas Paper-star wars
     Albert Einstein, a well-known physicist, once explained, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create” (“Albert Einstein, Quotes”). He explains that people with novel ideas are unique because they hypothesize what other people have not discovered. People who are genuinely more creative are more artistic for their inspiration to learn what is unknown. There are...
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  • Star wars rotj book paper
    Bradley Davis 1/17/2013 Star Wars: ROTJ The book Star Wars: Return of the Jedi was the novelization of the movie series Star Wars. It was written by James Kahn and offered little difference but a bit more insight. There were more vivid explanations of some of the events and a tiny bit more of character portrayal. The book was written around the same time as the movies release but the story concept had some parallels with the Cold War as it was written in that era. The...
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  • Comparative Essay Between Star Wars and Slumdog Millionaire
    Rohan Naik’s Film Comparison essay Rohan Naik The Phantom menace the first film out of the Prequel to the Star wars trilogy was directed by George Lucas (the director and creator of the Star Wars franchise) whereas Slumdog Millionaire on the other hand was directed by Danny Boyle. Even though both films were directed by different directors they both introduce the theme of the underdog battling their social circumstances to create a better life for themselves. This can be seen by Jamal Malik...
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  • sound design in saving private ryan and in Star Wars
    The Star Wars series And Saving Private Ryan are both exceptional films in sound design History. Both have received outstanding achievements and have an effect on the viewer. In my essay I will compare and contrast the sound design between the two films and how the sound design effects the viewer. Ben Burtt is the sound designer for the Star Wars series he has won an Academy Award for best sound effects editing of Star Wars in 1977 and was nominated for another Academy Award for best sound...
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  • Textual Analysis of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Cover
    [pic] (Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith n.d.) Star Wars III DVD cover- Textual analysis Communication is imperative to the life of our culture. Fiske (1990:2) describes communication as “the production and exchange of meanings. It is concerned with how messages, or texts, interact with people in order to produce meanings”. All humans instinctively look for meaning amongst countless forms of texts all the time, whether it be in television commercials, friends' fashion sense or...
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  • Beowulf v. Star Wars Compare & Contrast
    The idea of the monomyth can be mentioned in classic literature as well as in mono motion pictures. The definition Joseph Campbell gives of a hero deals with eight stages. These eight stages can be found in Beowulf in addition to Star Wars. Beowulf, the strongest of the people known as Geats, proclaimed that he would help get rid of the monster that was terrorizing the Danes. Star Wars', Luke Skywalker was a simple farm boy and became the greatest hero the galaxy had ever known. Luke was born...
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  • George Lucas' Star Wars: A New Hope
    merican epic space opera film[5] written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film released in the Star Wars saga and is the fourth in terms of the series' internal chronology. Groundbreaking in its use of special effects and science fiction/fantasy storytelling, the original Star Wars is one of the most successful and influential films of all time. Set "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away", the film follows a group of freedom fighters known as the Rebel Alliance as they plot to...
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  • Going to a Movie: Archetypes in the "Star Wars" Movie
    As the fluorescent lights dim, a tense hush swallows the audience. Yet as the room itself darkens, the vast movie screen brightens in contrast, and the peal of a single trumpet heralds a familiar tune. "It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory," the screen announces. Fans' eyes dart to read this opening of Star Wars: A New Hope, now a pinnacle in the domain of science fiction. Millions applaud its classical texture: the slight taste...
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  • Star Wars Episode 3 Score Analysis
    Star Wars Episode III Revenge Of The Sith A New Hope for film scoring… In 1977 George Lucas’ vision of a universe where war, mysticism, despair, and hope was made a reality by 20th Century Fox studios. Instrumental to the shaping of a complete universe was the musical language created by John Williams. Williams’ orchestration, thematic motifs and understanding of the emotional context of the story propelled the film to legendary status, and now, in 2005 we reach the climax of the six...
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  • Why is Luke Skywalker from Star Wars an archetypal hero?
    The Same Story? The story of an archetypal hero has been told and written various times throughout history by unique and unrelated cultures. We have all heard the story about "Superman," "Indiana Jones," and other stories of an archetypal hero. What makes these stories alike? Joseph Campbell defines an archetypal hero in his book "The Hero With A Thousand Faces." The archetypal hero starts out having a normal life. Suddenly his/her normal lifestyle is disrupted by a tragedy in which he/she must...
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  • To What Extent Did the Book Hero with a Thousand Faces Influence the Sci-Fi Fantasy Film Genre, Specifically George Lucas’s Star Wars Trilogy?
    Introduction A hero goes forth from his familiar life into a world of the supernatural; difficulties are encountered which the hero conquers; and he returns home to celebrate with his friends. You may think you know what sci-fi/fantasy movie I’m talking about. But what I was actually describing is the book Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. Because when it comes down to it, almost all sci-fi and fantasy movies follow the same basic pattern, the “Monomyth” described in Campbell’s...
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  • Becoming a Master Student - 2147 Words
    “Becoming a Master Student” Randy Pausch was a professor at the University of Virginia where he met a young man by the name of Tommy Burnett who wanted a job on his research team. I’ve decide to focus on Tommy as a master student, due to all the qualities that I’ve seen in Tommy. He holds great qualifications in self-confidence; an education after materials that interest him and he allowed no negativity dictate to what he can accomplish. He applied himself in every area that would complement...
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  • A Man and his Space Opera
    Just A Man With A Space Opera A couple hundred million people are born every year, each of those people have the option to do something amazing with their lives. Statistically, only about eight-thousand of those people make their mark on this world. One of those eight thousand people is the writer, director and executive producer of the Star Wars series, and creator of Lucasfilm and ILM. George Lucas is a man who changed the way movies were filmed and who started a trend that would continue to...
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  • Villains in Film - 1257 Words
    Cameron Mitchell 9/28/11 Villains in Film 2nd Draft Why So Serious? In recent years, technology in the cinema industry has become amazingly effective in creating alternate realities for us to go see for seven dollars on a Tuesday night. For a movie villain to be successful and spark emotions from its viewers they must look the part, be insanely brilliant, and push the protagonist to the edge. The first and most obvious characteristic that makes an amazing movie villain is their...
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  • Monomyth the step not taken
     Monomyth: “The Step Not Taken” By: Cherrisse Porter “The Step Not Taken” by Paul D’Angelo is a short story that demonstrates the archetype of a monomyth, a hero’s journey. The three stages of a monomyth are separation, struggle or initiation and return and reintegration. This essay discusses how these three stages are demonstrated in “The Step Not Taken”, by examining the narrative and other stories featuring a...
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  • The One Minute Manager - 497 Words
    The One Minute Manager written by Dr. Kenneth Blanchard and Dr. Spencer Johnson is a handbook, a management guide that revels in its simplicity. The One Minute Manager is not only the title of the book but also the character whose management style is put under close scrutiny. The One Minute Manager is more of a Zen-master than an office manager, dishing out seemingly cryptic management maxim after another. The One Minute Manager is a proverbial wiseman cut in the mold of Mahatma Gandhi,...
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  • Mindset of entrepreneur - 947 Words
    Entrepreneurship is a process of identifying and starting a business venture, sourcing and organizing the required resources and taking both risks and rewards associated with the venture. Entrepreneur is a person who is able to exploit an opportunity or who has a bright business idea, organizes it, puts it into action though a business venture, and is prepared to take financial risks. All entrepreneurs are very different from each other. They all have a different entrepreneur mindset that...
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  • Tom Angleberger's The Strange Case of Origami Yoda: A Review
    Brandon Kirkwood Mrs. Stratakos 1/2 The Strange Case of Origami Yoda For this book report I read the Strange Case Of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. This book is about a group 6th graders who believe in a origami Yoda that tells the future and give advice about various topics. There are multiple characters that have problems that are resolved by origami Yoda. There are three main characters. One, Dwight has a big imagination, but sometimes he can do some...
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  • perks and perils of being a storm trooper in the 501st legion
     Anthony Ambrose ENG 111 9/2/14 The Perks and Perils of Being a Storm trooper in the 501st Legion Storm troopers are the bad guys that do the bad things. They do things like guard the Emperor, capture the princess, and look for the lost blue prints to the super weapon known as the Death Star from the Star Wars movie franchise. In real life the Storm troopers of the 501st legion are actually good guys that do extremely good things including raising several...
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  • Daoism - 576 Words
    Daoism Daoism or Taoism is a western religion. This religion states that every thing living and not living has a power flowing through it. The word dao means the way or the path; it is indefinable and Daoists say you have to experience it. One of the basic beliefs of Daoism is that there cannot be light without dark, no good without evil and no male without female. Daoism started as just psychology and a philosophy but in 440 A.D. it evolved into a state religion in China. In time it would...
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  • Mentor Archetype - 706 Words
    The Mentor Archetype An archetype is an original model of a person or ideal example which can be copied by others. It is a symbol that can universally be recognized (The Writing). The archetype of being or having a mentor is well known in many situations and pieces of art. A mentor is a wise and trusted counselor, teacher, or adviser who can be a part of one’s life and experiences (Mentor). They are trustworthy and known for giving wise advice when come to with a problems. Mentors are also...
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  • A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away......a Debate Was Born
    A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away... ...A Debate Was Born A Treatise on the Canonicity of the EU A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away... Or May 25, 1977 to be precise, Star Wars was first brought to the silver screen, entrancing millions of viewers worldwide. The newly created hordes of fans demanded more and more Star Wars content. This lead to the creation of arguably the largest fictional universe to this day...
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  • Faisal Alotaibi - 620 Words
    Faisal Alotaibi Communication Across Cultures Professor Gay Feb. 13th, 2015 The Force: Volkswagen Link of the ad: Who created this message? The Force is a TV Ad to promote VW’s Passat. It was created by advertisement agency that is called “Donny Duetcsh” or simply known as “Duestch”. What creative techniques are used to attract my attention? They used the famous and iconic John William’s music score “The Imperial March” in the popular franchise of...
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  • HUM176 Tracking the Intersection of Culture and Media
    Starwars – Tracking the Intersection of Culture and Media The movie Starwars by George Lucus, is more than just a piece of entertainment because it was way ahead of it’s time and because it is carried on by tens of thousands of fans. Starwars was created by George Lucus and was the very first Starwars movie out of a total of six movies altogether. It was actually the fourth in the set timeline. Lucus made Starwars, Starwars the Empire Strikes Back, and Starwars The Return of the Jedi, before...
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  • Rs Course Assignment - 3732 Words
    Compare a well-known historical or contemporary figure in each of the following two traditions: Humanist and Buddhist Analyse and evaluate how their beliefs and ideas have influenced their work Introduction I have chosen two contemporary figures for my comparison, Gene Roddenberry (creator of Star Trek), a famous contemporary humanist, and George Lucas (creator of Star Wars), a famous contemporary Buddhist Methodist. I believe a comparison of these two figures can offer an interesting...
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  • Heros and Mentors - 575 Words
    Success always leaves a positive trail. For one to fulfill your purpose, you might identify someone who you think is successful in your field, someone who is willing to teach you his ways and coach you, and ultimately lead you to success. In the Star Wars trilogy created by George Lucas Yoda, a powerful Jedi Master trains Luke Skywalker to fight against the evil Galactic Empire. He also serves as the Grand Master of the Jedi Order and has trained two of the greatest, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Luke....
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  • Pop Culture in the Global Context
    Pop Culture in the Global Context "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" is a phrase that has been translated into hundreds of languages all over the world. Star Wars is an influential science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by writer, producer, and director George Lucas in the early 1970s. In 2005, Forbes Magazine estimated the overall revenue generated by the entire Star Wars franchise, over the course of its 28-year history, at nearly $20 billion, easily making it one of...
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  • Minor Characters in a Story - 478 Words
    Fiction encompasses a very broad spectrum of literature and every writer of fiction goes about it in his/her own style. Stephen King writes differently from Danielle Steele who in turn writes differently from Isaac Asimov. Yet all works of fiction share some common denominators. There are protagonists ("good guys"), antagonists ("bad guys"), setting, plot, etc. And, in nearly all cases, works of fiction feature minor characters. While these characters, by definition, are not the focus of...
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  • Empire Strikes Back - 1625 Words
    The Empire Strikes Back is the Best of the Star Wars Saga The Star Wars saga is one of the most successful film franchises of all time. Star Wars is loved and cherished by people all over the world, and has become a pop-culture phenomenon. Since 1977, George Lucas has released a total of six films in his epic space opera that deals with the age old battle of good versus evil. There is much debate about which film is the best of the saga, or which trilogy is better. If you peruse the old...
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  • What Is a Nerd - 1020 Words
    You know the tone. You know the look; the large destroyed thick-framed glasses, the pleated shorts that exposes some thigh, the childlike laugh, the intense self-seriousness (Nugent 11). Wikipedia states that a “nerd, as a stereotypical or archetypal designation, refers to somebody who pursues intellectual interests at the expense of skills that are useful in a social setting such as communication, fashion, or physical fitness.” (Wikipedia) To many people who are not “nerds”, this definition...
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  • How to Do a Jedi Mind Trick
    How To Do A Jedi Mind Trick Everyone wants to be persuasive. It is the power of influence, and gives you the ability to sway one's mind. After you have learned the proven Jedi Mind Trick method, you will have increased your ability to use your persuasive powers. The Jedi Mind Trick is an ancient method used and taught by those attuned with the Force. The Force is a metaphysical power that is contained in all beings and things, and enhances mental abilities. By using the Force along with a...
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  • The Return of the Jedi - 1485 Words
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