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Film Analysis of Jaws

1578 words - 6 pages Film Analysis of Jaws The film Jaws was directed by a popular director called Steven Spielburg. Steven Spielburg directed some great well known films, e.g. E.T, Close Encounters of the 3rd kind and this film is a good example. The film Jaws is about a gargantuan great shark which is a man eating shark. The shark attacks many people in different terrifying and horrifying ways throughout the film and the shark slaughtered many people throughout the film. The film shows us our natural fear against the shark. The film was set in America in a place called Amity Island on a particular day, the day was July 4th. The reason why it was set on this... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Croc Dundee Film Analysis

856 words - 3 pages Year 11 Australian Studies Film Analysis: Crocodile Dundee.Question 1: Describe the features of the various environments shown in the film.The film, Crocodile Dundee, showed the environment of the Northern Territory - especially parts of Arnhem Land. This included mainly scrubland and desert. Not that I have ever been up to that part of Australia but I believe how they portrayed the environment in the film is very true to life. I think I would be accurate in saying that it was not set in summer otherwise there would have been monsoonal rains in Arnhem Land. In the films portrayal of Arnhem Land it showed the various fauna and flora and, most importantly, the landscape. It showed magnificent... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Film Analysis of Jaws

1460 words - 6 pages Film Analysis of Jaws The film that I will be analyzing will be Jaws. The film JAWS was a trend in the summer of 1975 smashing all box office records. Over taking many box office hits and collecting in more than $100million in its initial theatrical run, and launched the career of director Steven Spielberg. The reason why it is set on 4th of July is because it is one of the busiest days of the community and a lot of tourist come down onto the beach. At the beginning of the film the music that's plays at the back ground is soft and quiet. This makes the audience feel suspicious that something is going to happen, as the shark swiftly moves through... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Film Analysis of Psycho

2048 words - 8 pages Film Analysis of Psycho PSYCHO is a unique film because it is a black and white film in the age of colour. Secondly it showed the first naked body on screen. Also it showed the first ever toilet flush. It is a dark disturbing tale as we do not know who the murderer is and what motive they have to murder Marion and inspector Aborgast. It took only three weeks to make and only cost $850,000 to make. It may not compare with modern day S.F.X film but it is a worthy film when you consider the cinematography used. Some great cinematography techniques used in the film are; the rapid jump cuts in the shower scene, and extreme close-ups in moments when action... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Higher Learning - Film Analysis

2017 words - 8 pages Higher Learning - Film Analysis Exposition: The Establishing Shot of the film is a full screen American Flag, the camera zooms out and points down, revealing a large crowd of people in a rally, being very patriotic. As the camera zooms off the flag we come across a statue of Columbus- indicating it to be Columbus University. The speaker on the stage gives us another indication of the setting by Shouting'Columbus University'. They are in front of a stage with Band music playing and chants rising out. Whilst this continues in the background three characters are established: Remy, Kristen and Malik. Remy is amongst the crowd- standing alone not... VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Hours - Film Analysis

11059 words - 44 pages The Suicide of the Author and his Reincarnation in the Reader: Intertextuality in The Hours by Michael CunninghamAndrea WildIn his novel The Hours, Michael Cunningham weaves a dazzling fabric of intertextual references to Virginia Woolf's works as well as to her biography. In this essay, I shall partly yield to the academic itch to tease out the manifold and sophisticated allusions to the numerous intertexts. My aim, however, is not to point out every single reference to Woolf and her works--such an endeavour of source-hunting would fail alone because of the sheer abundance of intertextual references--and to strip The Hours down until its threads lie bare in front of me, but to take the... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Analysis of Film The Matrix

2410 words - 10 pages Analysis of Film The Matrix The Matrix, released at Easter in 1999, is both a piece of cinematic entertainment and a film portraying religious and philosophical allegories. The Matrix can therefore be viewed from two different perspectives; purely as an action film or instead on a deeper level, exploring the more insidious values hidden in the plot. As a piece of cinematic entertainment, the Matrix was a very successful film release. It contains fight scenes, chase sequences and special effects to rival any other film released during 1999. The matrix was a Hollywood blockbuster. In order to be successful it had to appeal to a wide audience. Like... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Analysis of Film Lawn Dogs

1040 words - 4 pages Analysis of Film Lawn Dogs The first thing we notice in the beginning of the film is that it is dawn, and it is set in the suburbs. We are introduced to a small, middle class village, where there are large houses with huge lawns being watered with sprinklers. The lawns are neatly cut, to add emphasis to the middle class neighbourhood and that the people living there are quite wealthy, there is even a sense that the neighbours are in competition with each other and are constantly trying to out-do eachother. After a few minutes of the introduction to the neighbourhood and the main characters, the audience is shown a gate and a long country road leading... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Film Analysis of Platoon (1986)

1895 words - 8 pages Film Analysis of Platoon (1986)"Rejoice O young man in thy youth…" (Ecclesiastes). The Vietnam War was a very controversial war in which thousands of young U.S. soldier's lives were lost. It was a time when America was torn in two and the people were more concerned with skin color then those who were half way across the world fighting a war. The American people turned their backs on their own youth and tried to ignore the fact that there was a war. The U.S. soldiers put their lives on the line and in return they received nothing but negativity and hate. The film Platoon helps open America's eyes to the harsh reality of the Vietnam War and to the fear and horror the U.S. soldiers faced... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Analysis of the Use of Film Trailers and Film Posters

1803 words - 7 pages Analysis of the Use of Film Trailers and Film Posters Film posters come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours. Some have appealing pictures on that target a particular age group, some are for a general audience, but they all use the same things on the poster. Anchorage, Alliteration and Eye catching devices. You can find them at a wide range of places, like at the cinema inside and out, or on big billboards, or even in town. But they all have one target in mind, to make you spend your money to see that movie. I shall be looking at what makes a film poster a good film poster. And then I will give an example of a good film poster with all the... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Film Analysis - American Thriller - The Bourne Supramacy

639 words - 3 pages Kevin ChenFilm Analysis 9, American ThrillerIB FilmMrs. DuncanBlock 03The film, The Bourne Supremacy, it is a 2004 American-German action and spy film loosely based on Robert Ludlum's novel of the same name. The film was directed by Paul Greengrass from a screenplay by Tony Gilroy. Paul Greengrass is an English film director, screenwriter and former journalist. He specializes in dramatizations of real-life events and is known for his signature use of hand-held cameras. This film was released on July 23, 2004.The film was mainly filmed in European places, such as, Moscow or Berlin. The narrator of this film was the main character, Jason Bourne, played by Matt Damon. We see many close up shots... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Film Analysis of Anna And The King

2289 words - 9 pages Film Analysis of Anna And The King When we want to analyze a film, we must know what films represent. Film is the term we use to describe a particular material and medium of communication that has certain specific properties governed by certain physical laws…use to produce particular communicative texts that formulate particular fields of symbolic meaning and effects, and meet particular sets of criteria that give them particular value. (Sobchack et al, 1987, P.3). We need to investigate the films deeply so as to understand its explicit and implicit meanings. I am going to investigate a film, Anna And The King thematically so as to understand... VIEW DOCUMENT
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A Cult Film Analysis (A Clockwork Orange)

1010 words - 4 pages A Cult Film Analysis (A Clockwork Orange)A cult film, which is also referred to as a cult classic has a limited but special appeal to a specific fan base. Cult films are usually strange, quirky, offbeat, eccentric, oddball, or surreal, with outrageous, weird, unique and cartoony characters or plots, and garish sets. A cult film is often considered controversial, as the standard narrative and technical conventions are often ignored, and are often flawed."It's funny how the colours of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen."(Alex cited, Kubrick) Directed by Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange (1971) is a sci-fi drama thriller based on Anthony Burgess's... VIEW DOCUMENT
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As Good As It Gets: Film Analysis

1265 words - 5 pages Student Name Student Name Dr. T.Gould Essay #3: Film Analysis November 14, 2005 Film Analysis: As Good As It Gets Tri-Star Pictures starring Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, and Greg Kinnear released As Good As It Gets in 1997. It was produced and directed by James L. Brooks. The story and screenplay were written by Mark Andrus. The film is about a romance novelist named Melvin Udall, played by academy award winning actor Jack Nicholson, who suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and how he is crippled by overpowering fear associated with this disorder. Helen Hunt plays the waitress from Brooklyn that serves Melvin every morning at his favorite restaurant in Manhattan.... VIEW DOCUMENT
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As Good As It Get: Film Analysis

1098 words - 4 pages Film Analysis: As Good As It GetsTri-Star Pictures starring Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, and Greg Kinnear released As Good As It Gets in 1997. It was produced and directed by James L. Brooks. The story and screenplay were written by Mark Andrus. The film is about a romance novelist named Melvin Udall, played by academy award winning actor Jack Nicholson, who suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and how he is crippled by overpowering fear associated with this disorder. Helen Hunt plays the waitress from Brooklyn that serves Melvin every morning at his favorite restaurant in Manhattan. Greg Kinnear plays Melvin's gay neighbor who is unexpectedly hospitalized. As Good As It Gets accurately... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Analysis of German Film Run Lola Run

933 words - 4 pages Analysis of German Film "Run Lola Run" Run Lola Run, is a German film about a twenty-something woman (Lola) who has 20 minutes to find $100,000 or her love (Manni) will be killed. The search for the money is played through once with a fatal ending and one would think the movie was over but then it is shown again as if it had happened ten seconds later and changed everything. It is then played out one last time. After the first and second sequence, there is a red hued, narrative bridge. There are several purposes of those bridges that affect the movie as a whole. The film Run Lola Run can be analyzed by using the four elements of mise-en scene. Mise-en-scene refers to the... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Analysis of film Shakespeare in Love

1249 words - 5 pages Analysis of film Shakespeare in Love The film 'Shakespeare in Love' shows that even in the 21st century Elizabethan drama impacts its audience as it did in the 1500's. The film captured England and the important influence of Elizabeth I during the Renaissance period. Even though Queen Elizabeth didn't have a major role in the film, her characteristics were displayed through the main heroine, Lady Viola. Lady Viola and Elizabeth were both courageous, well-educated women of the upper class. Even though they were privileged in class, they were poor in love and acquired broken hearts for the good of the community. Elizabeth's personality was brought to life through Viola,... VIEW DOCUMENT
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FIlm Analysis of Gataca, Concentration in ethics

1719 words - 7 pages INTRODUCTIONThe film "Gattaca" explores a world where genetic engineering has reached a level that people can be designed and purpose built. It is a world not to far from the one we live in, one only a very brief time in the future. It is a world where children are manufactured, and space travel in done in relatively normal daily wear clothes and occurs on a daily basis. This world is one where discrimination is not based on race, gender, culture, or creed but by genetic makeup. IF one was not built then one is by nature inferior. Even its title hints at something more. "Gattaca" is derived from the chemicals that make p the DNA chain (guanine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine.) This becomes... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Romeo And Juliet - Text And Film Analysis

1866 words - 7 pages Romeo and Juliet - Film and Text Analysis Essay written by: simran In Romeo and Juliet, love is depicted in several ways. Both Luhrman and Shakespeare represent love in different ways in different contexts to both the Elizabethan era and the contemporary audience. Both the original and later manifestations of the text are valued because they both communicate to the audience on the values of love and society by employing a variety of devices.The central subject dealt within Romeo and Juliet is the subject of love. William Shakespeare and Baz Luhrman thus represent love to their audience beyond the distinct ideas of love as simple sentiments. In the play, there are 2 basic levels ? the real... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Film Analysis of High and Low

1240 words - 5 pages Film Analysis of High and Low Film 1010 Mise en scene is a stylistic form of filming that is French for “staging the shot”, which is referring to everything in front of the camera. Director Kurosawa understood this style and used it in High and Low (Kurosawa, 1962). He used several Mise en scene techniques such as closed composition, space manipulation, and lighting to compliment the crime thriller story. Closed composition is one of the main themes that Kurosawa uses throughout the movie. He chooses to keep the scenes tight and in close quarters mostly. This is seen predominately in the first half on the movie. Here the action takes place in Mr. Gondo’s house on top of a... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Film Analysis on Kung Fu Hustle

752 words - 3 pages Untitled Film Analysis on Kung Fu Hustle Lollipop and Axe The interplay between good and evil in Kung Fu Hustle was portrayed with that between the lollipop and the axe. In a time when orders were made by the axe than justice, childhood innocence (赤子之心) appeared to be fragile and worthless. The male protagonist, Sing (Stephen Chow), was gifted with that utter innocence in his teens. He later went astray as he kept frustrated by hard realities of the time. The axe could shatter the lollipop. However, utter innocence could be redeemed and the axe could be transformed. The brutal killing scenes at the beginning of the movie illustrated the power of the awe and laid justification... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Analysis of the Film The Mission

1544 words - 6 pages Analysis of the Film The Mission The movie analyzed in this paper is The Mission. This movie contains several sociological aspects and concepts. The concepts most easily identified are the ones that will be discussed in the following pages of this paper. Those concepts are Social Inequality, Deviance, and Subcultures. Social inequality is the social differences that exist whenever one group of people has different access to the rewards a society offers. Deviance is a variation from a set of norms or shared social expectations. Finally subcultures are groups of persons who share in the main culture of a society but also have their own distinctive values, norms, and life styles. ... VIEW DOCUMENT
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A Film Analysis of Leon: The Professional

1702 words - 7 pages This is a movie about a professional killer, or "Cleaner", named Léon played by Jean Reno, and his unlikely interaction with a 12-year old girl, Mathilda played by Natalie Portman. Mathilda's family is murdered by corrupt Drug Enforcement Agents (DEA) lead by Agent Stansfield played by Gary Oldman. Agent Stansfield, is portrayed as a drug addict, mentally unstable and an overtly violent and corrupt law enforcement team leader. This movie follows the relationship of the two main characters from the time Léon saves Mathilda's life against his better judgment. This event causes both of their lives to take a detour that ends up giving meaning to both of their existences. She is trapped living... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Analysis of Frankenstein From Shelley's Novel to Branagh's Film

873 words - 3 pages Analysis of Frankenstein From Shelley's Novel to Branagh's Film Branagh's adaptation of Mary Shelly's novel was fairly good with significant changes to Shelly's text; however this was done to illuminate what he considers to be the major themes of the novel, eg the dangers of the relentless pursuit of science and Victor's relationships. Victors love interest with Elizabeth in the film is much more intense compared to what is described in the novel as communication is mostly through letters, whereas in the film Branagh has Elizabeth follow him left, right and centre, she even comes to his sick bed after the creation. This however is for the interest... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Scene Analysis of David Lynch's Film, Blue Velvet

630 words - 3 pages Blue Velvet: Scene Analysis The opening scene in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet portrays the theme of the entire film. During this sequence he uses a pattern of showing the audience pleasant images, and then disturbing images to contrast the two. The first shot of the roses over the picket fence and the title track “Blue Velvet” establishes the setting (Lumberton) as a typical suburban town. The camera starts on a bright blue sky with birds chirping and flying by and then tilts down to bright red roses over a bright white fence (red, white and blue symbolizes the American dream maybe?). Both the visual and audible aspects of this shot gives a pleasant feeling of safety and serenity. ... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Analysis of archetypal symbols in the film "The Last Wave"

1758 words - 7 pages March 24, 2003TAG Period 2Visual Literacy "The Last Wave"Themes of "The Last Wave"Australian director Peter Weir's groundbreaking film "The Last Wave" is one of the most symbol - rich films ever made. It is a great triumph of film, and the first film ever to be based around Aboriginal ideas and use Aboriginal actors. The film explores Aboriginal culture and social conflict, while at the same time being a watery thrill ride. The film has several main themes, which may not seem apparent by merely watching the film, but rather doing in-depth analysis of every minor image or event in the film, and obviously is not a film to be casually viewed, but carefully studied, for it hides it's true themes... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Analysis of Interpersonal Meaning of the film "Avatar"

5187 words - 21 pages Discourse analysis (013087)Assessment Task 1:The text I have chosen for analysis in this paper is from the film "Avatar" which, by the looks of it, appears to be a newspaper review written by Sebastian Cordoba and obtained from the internet. The main purpose of this type of film's review genre is to express a value about the film in question; whether be it a positive or negative one. It can be seen that the text has already been divided into four sections, which, invokes a stance point from the author in relation to the views or points he tries to direct the readership towards. In terms of the text genre; the first section (orientation), is dedicating to set the scene of the film; the second... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Film Analysis Review of the Gangs of New York

1078 words - 4 pages Film Analysis ofGangs of New YorkMany people do not realize the brutality people had to live through while this melting pot of a country was being forged, but in 2002, Martin Scorsese's "The Gangs of New York" revealed to America some of the ugliest histories of our country. In this epic film, Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Cameron Diaz show the audience that America is full of justified tragedies. Just as this country was born, America was baptized by fighting whatever they can to make it to the top. "The Gangs of New York" is a phenomenal documentary that creates an incredibly raw style of education about corruption in daily life in the old America, the gangs that puppeteered... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Film Analysis of The Graduate Directed by Mike Nichols

2511 words - 10 pages "Mrs. Robinson, you are trying to seduce me," says Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman). The Graduate, directed by Mike Nichols in 1967 is an influential satire/comedy film about a recent East Coast college graduated who finds himself alienated and aimless in the changing, social and sexual general public of the 1960s, and questioning the values of society. The theme of the film is of an innocent and confused youth who is exploited, mis-directed, seduced (literally and figuratively) and betrayed by a corrupt, self-indulgent, and discredited older generation (that finds stability in “plastics”) that I found to be quite clear and understanding, while also capturing the real spirit of the... VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Analysis of the Film 'Psycho' by Alfred Hitchcock

2302 words - 9 pages The Analysis of the Film 'Psycho' by Alfred Hitchcock Write a magazine article in which you discuss Psycho’s Enduring appeal as one of the great films of cinema. Discuss some specific techniques used by Hitchcock which create tension and suspense for the audience. With lower budgets, very basic special effects and black and white picture, Alfred Hitchcock’s psycho still manages to grind out the suspense to compete with today’s blockbuster hits. With some of the most memorable scenes in cinema history, it makes you wonder, will this unique psychological thriller ever die out? The film cost one million dollars to make, and amazingly made over fifteen... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Film Scene Analysis: the rowing scene from Ben-Hur

532 words - 2 pages Analysis of a Film SceneMovie: Ben-HurDirector: William WylerAbout 30 minutest in the film, the protagonist, Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) is taken as a prisoner. He soon finds himself on the lower level of a battleship rowing with the rest of the prisoners.The establishing shot consists of an objective point of view of battleships on the sea. The dozens of ores moving the boat are clearly seen. This sets up the place and situation for the scene.Next, Wyler cuts to a high angle shot of the doorway leading to the lower room of the ship where the prisoners are rowing. A commanding officer is seen walking away from the camera and into the room as the view is lowered. This gives the audience the... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Analysis of the film "Othello" by Oliver Parker

2019 words - 8 pages The film Othello by director Oliver Parker, is based on the Shakespearean tragedy based on the insecurities of one man, being played upon leading to his undoing at the hands of the one he most trusts, ?honest Iago?. In this essay, we look at how this age old play is dealt with by the medium of film, reviewing the director?s ability to provide an effect caused by insight into the play?s mechanization and interpretation of such affected by visual mastery. This analysis focuses mainly on techniques and devices used to achieve this and their effect.The effectiveness of Parker?s choice of actors and actresses needs to be first questioned. Cognizant of the character Othello's empty un-reflective... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Analysis of the Opening of a Thriller Film

4216 words - 17 pages Analysis of the Opening of a Thriller Film The brief we were given last year for AS was to produce the opening of a thriller film. The sequence had to include titles and last between two to three minutes. The style of the film and newspapers are very different, as will be shown in the research. Last year we filmed and edited but this year I will work mainly with texts and prototypes of my layouts and making changes wherever necessary. Furthermore, the genre will not be the same - a flashy thriller movie opening is not the same as the first four pages of a newspaper. As a part of my Media Studies coursework this year I have decided to produce the... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Older Adult: The Notebook and Fried Green Tomatoes Film Analysis

2917 words - 12 pages Older Adult: Film Analysis The Notebook The beginning of The Notebook opens with the gentleman, Noah in a nursing home facility. We soon learn that he is living at the facility to be close to his wife, Allie who has Alzheimer’s. Allie is introduced to Noah, and he offers to read her a story. They are in the sunroom at the nursing home, and unbeknownst to her he begins to read her a love story. Due to Allie’s disease she is unaware that the story she is listening to is her own read by her true love. Noah begins to share about the summer romance that began one night in the 1940’s at a carnival. We see Allie and Noah fall madly in love only to be torn apart by her parents that do not believe... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Film Analysis: Te film Bridesmaids

1990 words - 8 pages Bridesmaids: Finding Desire in Humor For as long as there have been jokes, there have been people saying that women can’t tell them. For over a century figures in popular culture have publicly peddled this claim of misconception. In 1884 Richard Grant White, one of the most powerful cultural critics of the 19th century, wrote, “a sense of humor is the rarest qualities in a women”, to Jerry Lewis in 1998 stating he “cannot sit and watch a lady diminish her qualities to the lowest common denominator”, and more recently in 2012 Adam Carolla, arguing, “The Reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks” (Moss). If there is anything that can put... VIEW DOCUMENT
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A.I. Film Analysis

1586 words - 6 pages A.I.: Artificial Intelligence is a Steven Spielberg science fiction drama film, which conveys the story of a younger generation robot, David, who yearns for his human mother’s love. David’s character stimulates the mind-body question. What is the connection between our “minds” and our bodies? It is apparent that we are personified entities, but also, that we embrace “more” than just our bodies. “Human persons are physical, embodied beings and an important feature of God’s intended design for human life” (Cortez, 70). But, “human persons have an ‘inner’ dimension that is just as important as the ‘outer’ embodiment” (Cortez, 71). The “inner” element cannot be wholly explained by the “outer”... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Citizen Kane: Film Analysis

590 words - 2 pages The film Citizen Kane by Orson Welles, opens with a picture of a castle with a windowthat has a light turned on. As the backgrounds begin to change into a closer view of the castle,then a view of the castle from the reflection of the water surrounding it, we are drawn into thewindow as a man falls dead with the last words "Rosebud" coming from his mouth. We are thenbrought through a maze of scenes that reflect one man's journey through life from his childhoodwith an abusive father; to the time he inherits the world's sixth largest fortune.Charles Foster Kane is portrayed in the movie as a man who has everything one couldever want. Whatever he doesn't posess, he tries to buy. Power and wealth... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Film Analysis Of Braveheart

962 words - 4 pages The world has been plagued with inequality issues since the beginning of time. The film Braveheart portrays this issue magnificently. Braveheart, directed by Mel Gibson, was released in 1995 and since then has won a total of 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture 1995 and Best Director Mel Gibson. Based on true history, Braveheart takes place in the late 13th Century in Scotland. William Wallace (Mel Gibson) returns to Scotland after living away from his homeland for many years. The king of Scotland has died without an heir and the king of England, a ruthless man known as Edward the Longshanks, has seized the throne. With Longshanks in the throne, the people of Scotland suffer as if they... VIEW DOCUMENT
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German Film Analysis

2185 words - 9 pages GERM 357Final Essay 1Question 3 Documentary vs Feature FilmCooper Hamaliuk10115784In our history the amount of tragedy that has occurred is greater than any one person could ever imagine. Emerging out of all of this tragedy the holocaust stands alone as the single worst genocide humans have ever done. To truly portray what took place during the holocaust in film is a task that is unachievable through major feature films. The only way to educate people on what took place in camps such as Auschwitz, Belzic and Chelmno, is to interview survivors and to show the real footage that remains. As hard as it is to see these real images and testimonies, this is the only way that people who want to know... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Woody Allen Film Analysis

842 words - 3 pages Seth R. LandgrafFILM: 180Dr. HastingsPaper #1Woody Allen is a well respected writer and director who is well known for his unconventional comedic works. One of Allen's most notable attributes when he is directing or writing is how he uses both formal and inappropriate behavior to contrast one another adding to the hilarity of his movies.(Lee, p. 19) This paper will reflect on Allen's films as well as scholarly publications to show that jokes are not bound by a single time period and can in fact still be funny today as well as in the future.Context, time, place, or whatever else one might wish to consider has no effect on the hilarity of a joke if the joke is relatable to any decade to... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Psycho - film analysis

1012 words - 4 pages [Type text] [Type text] [Type text]SACE ID: 777879E Centre: 313How does Hitchcock use mis en scene and foreshadowing as a device to reinforce ideas in Psycho?In the 1960 thriller-suspense film Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock makes use of recurring symbols and techniques such as mis en scene and foreshadowing to explore the moral and immoral choices made by the film's main characters, as well as conveying internal conflict and secrecy. The film, for the first half, follows Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) and her split-second decision to steal forty thousand dollars in cash from her boss George Lowery (Vaughn Taylor) and run, as well as her consequential murder by the shy motel-owner Norman Bates (Anthony... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Psycho - film analysis

1012 words - 4 pages [Type text] [Type text] [Type text]SACE ID: 777879E Centre: 313How does Hitchcock use mis en scene and foreshadowing as a device to reinforce ideas in Psycho?In the 1960 thriller-suspense film Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock makes use of recurring symbols and techniques such as mis en scene and foreshadowing to explore the moral and immoral choices made by the film's main characters, as well as conveying internal conflict and secrecy. The film, for the first half, follows Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) and her split-second decision to steal forty thousand dollars in cash from her boss George Lowery (Vaughn Taylor) and run, as well as her consequential murder by the shy motel-owner Norman Bates (Anthony... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Devils Playground Film Analysis

1197 words - 5 pages Devil's Playground is a documentary on Amish children in the Rumspringa stage. The movie shows the lives of kids who were debating whether or not to commit and join the Amish church. Devil's Playground centers on mainly 2 main characters and their interactions with others in and out of the Amish community. The main character is a boy named Faron Yoder, an 18-year-old preacher's son. Faron was heavily involved with drugs and dated an "English" girl in the beginning of the documentary. He was later arrested for drugs and involved in a set up to avoid his jail time. After he was revealed to be involved with the set up, he had to break up with his American girlfriend and move back in with his... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Trainspotting Film Analysis

1226 words - 5 pages Trainspotting presents an ostensible image of fractured society. The 1996 film opens, famously, with a series of postulated choices—variables, essentially, in the delineation of identity and opposition. Significant here is the tone in which these options are delivered—it might be considered the rhetorical voice of society, a playful exposition of the pressure placed on individuals to make the "correct" choices, to conform to expectation. As such, the introduction might be read as contributing to the formation of two narrative constructs: that of "normality"—or at least that considered "normality" by prevailing ideology—and that of "subnormality," the remainder. In its uncompromising... VIEW DOCUMENT
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"American Beauty" - Film Analysis

1182 words - 5 pages George Sand, French romantic writer, hit the nail right on the head when he said this in 1872: Appearance versus reality has been a central theme in many American creative works. The film American Beauty is not an exception. American Beauty is a motion picture that delves into your typical, middle-class suburban American home and slowly uncovers all of the abnormalities that lie within.In this case the Burnham family is portrayed as normal but as the film later suggests, things are not always as they seem. Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) at the age of 42 has become negative and indifferent about every aspect of his life. His spouse, Caroline (Annette Bening) is driven entirely by greed and... VIEW DOCUMENT
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White Chicks: Film Analysis

1895 words - 8 pages In today’s society, pre-existing assumptions and stereotypes of other ethnicities and individuals play a large part in the way we see others. This social construct of stereotypes has placed restrictions on many people’s lives which ultimately limits them from achieving certain goals. In this sense, stereotypes misrepresent and restrict people of colour to gain casting within the Hollywood film industry. The issue of how casting actors to certain roles and how these actors are forced to submit and represent these false stereotypes is one worthy of discussion. White Chicks (2004), directed by Keenan Wayans, illustrates this issue through the performance of Latrell, performed by Terry Crews,... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Film Analysis: The Shining

2996 words - 12 pages 1980. Warner Bros. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Music by Wendy Carlos and Rcachel Elkind. Cinematography by John Alcott. Editing by Ray Lovejoy. With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd. Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” presents the audience a twisted tale of a man named Jack Torrance and his wife Wendy and son Danny, who spend a few winter months in isolation as caretakers of the Overlook hotel. This is no typical horror movie. Viewers are slowly lead though a slow film journey following the Torrance family in their moments of horror and insanity with help from bizarre events connected to the haunted Overlook Hotel. Through unique camera shots, Stanley Kubrick vividly captures... VIEW DOCUMENT
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Film Analysis: Beautiful Mind

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Visual Analysis of Christopher Nolan’s Film Posters Case Study of the Dark Knight and Inception

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Analysis of the Last Scene of Film Frankenstein by Kenneth Branagh

1416 words - 6 pages Analysis of the Last Scene of Film Frankenstein by Kenneth Branagh The monster that Victor Frankenstein created to stop death has destroyed him emotionally. This monster has killed all that Victor ever loved. He killed his little brother, his wife, his father, and his housemaid. Wanting vengeance Victor follows the monster north in an unwavering pursuit. All he wants to do is to destroy the monster. But the monster soon kills him by torturing him while on the run. Victor dies from exhaustion almost immediately after he finishes telling Captain Walton his frightening tale. His final words are ''I'm tired, so very tired.'' The monster appears on the... VIEW DOCUMENT
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