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The Destruction of the Film Genre - When something is created it is a given that it will be picked apart, dismantled, will evolve into something even greater. It has become the norm in film-making to play by these rules of deformation. Movie makers have stretched the definitions of genre to encompass the given criteria set up by the very people who created these staple types of films that movie goers are used to. Today we can watch romantic comedies that take place in outer space, or horror where no one is killed. It seems as though as soon as you find a clear definition of what a specific genre is, someone comes along and reinvents the category....   [tags: Film] 377 words
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History in Film - History in Film Introduction [1] Who owns history. When portraying a historical figure, specifically a female figure (of which there is a distinct lack due to either scarcity of existence or insufficiency of acknowledgment in society), film has a responsibility to accurately represent the historical figure whose reputation is at stake. As a medium relating past to present, film possesses the incredible capacity to take ownership of history; the director holds the key to making history real or reel....   [tags: Movie Film Movies History Essays]
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame, An Analysis of the 1939 Film - In the 1939 film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, adapted from the novel written by Victor Hugo, the themes are obvious in numerous scenes of the film; however, in other scenes themes are hidden to eyes of the audience and revealed in significant images or actions. The themes are observed in various forms through Gothic characteristics such as, extreme contrasts, death, grotesque forms, and religious associations. These themes provided a breakdown in rule to a previously calm society. Extreme contrasts were portrayed in the two brothers, one was a priest, and the other brother was a high judge....   [tags: Film] 416 words
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Identifying a Comedy Film - Identifying a Comedy Film There are many different ways in which I can identify a comedy film. For instance, most comedy films would involve some other sort of genre with it such as Horror or Romance, maybe involving both or more. These genres also involve a story plot such as falling in love or an ambition to do something. Most comedy films usually end with a happy ending. It is unlikely that a comedy film will end with an unhappy ending as a comedy film is supposed to make the viewer enjoy themselves and have a laugh....   [tags: Film Analysis] 297 words
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Religious Drive in the Film Romero - The Power of One's Religious Drive Religion is not just a collaboration of spiritual ideas and writings from ancient books. Religion has become more than just that within our modern society. Some have went as far as to say that religion is the ultimate drive; that guides our human emotions, our actions, and even to some our very own existence. Though religion can be considered a broad topic, there are rooted ideas and concepts that almost all spiritual beliefs entail. Any person with some religious drive will ultimately face their own inner resistance at one point or another, and will be forced to overcome the profane world in which they live to understand the more spiritual and sacred life...   [tags: Movies Film] 1608 words
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Japanese Samurai Film Genre - ... This could be related to past situations of the katana resembling war or even power. Another example was when kyuzo the samurai killed another samurai with one strike of the katana. This resembled its power and could also influence the audience in showing how powerful the weapon is. When the sword is featured in scenes its characteristics are that the sword looks long and sharp. The setting of the film also makes the katana look powerful. The samurai have the katana and the peasants that have nothing but homemade spears and themselves....   [tags: film analysis, seven samurai] 599 words
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Bunohan: A Noir Film Analysis - Figure 1 Ilham talking to Deng before Deng strikes him with a knife Film Noir which means black films in French, was actually coined by a French film critics, Nino Frank in 1946, who began to notice that darkness, downbeat, mysterious and black themes could create a different and unique visual style in American films which were released in France following the World War 11. This style has been used in films to reflect the tensions and depression of the time during the war. Characters in the films during that time would show feelings and emotions such as fear, despair, grieve and paranoia to reflect that terrible War feeling....   [tags: Bunohan Film Analysis]
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Film vs Literature - Since the beginning of film, technology has played an important role in the evolution of the medium. Film, much more so than literature, relies on the ever-changing nature of technological development to stay relevant. In 1980 when Seymour Chatman wrote “What Novels Can Do That Films Can’t (And Vice Versa),” there were no such thing as DVD players and the VCR was a newly introduced, and thus non-perfected, product. Today when viewing a film, one has the luxury of returning to previous scenes immediately and effortlessly in order to further soak in and contemplate filmic choices....   [tags: Technology, Film, DVD] 993 words
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In Film Advertising Aims and Objectives - In Film Advertising Aims and Objectives Study Rationale: • Effectiveness of In-Film Advertising • Consumer Behavior and Advertiser’s Behavior towards In-film Advertising Exploring product placement opportunities offered by the mainstream Hollywood and Bollywood movies, by understanding their nature, the audiences they serve and benefits the industry aims at with respect to the placed product. Study Objective: • To test the effectiveness of brand placement in movies both from the consumers and the advertisers perspective....   [tags: Film Movies Advertising Marketing] 1593 words
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Michael Mann's Film Ali - "You can order this fully poseable 12' Muhammad Ali action figure with removable white trunks & cloth robe at Hasbro Collectors.com" (Advertisement Muhammad Ali Action Figure) [1] Starting Lineup molded a Muhammad Ali action figure from visual images of Ali in his prime. Everything -- from his body shape to boxing trunks -- was analyzed, recreated, and repackaged by the company. Basically, Starting Lineup took the "real" Ali and made a physical three-dimensional image out of him. The final product is the smiling world champion known to millions around the world, but there are many limitations to the recreated toy....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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The Ineffectiveness of the Film Ratings System - John Small, a fourteen year old boy in Uptown St. Paul, proceeds into the Suburban World Cinema, anxious to see Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant. He is equipped with a parental note, replete with the phone number where his parents can be reached to verify that they did indeed author the note should its authenticity be questioned. John pushes seven crumpled-up dollar bills and the folded note into the metal dugout under the box office window, only to be met with a tinny, disinterested voice booming through the round silver speaker mounted on the window: "No children under seventeen allowed....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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The Futuristic Film, Bladerunner - The Futuristic Film, Bladerunner In this futuristic film, Harrison Ford is a Bladerunner, a man who by using an eye scanning machine and asking questions can determine if a person is really human or is rather genetically created. In the meantime, three of these non-humans find out they only have a four year lifespan and try to find a way, through foul means more than fair, to extend their lives. This culminates in a rather disturbing fight between the leader of these non-humans and Harrison Ford’s character....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 480 words
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The Use of Myths in the Film Scarface - The Use of Myths in the Film Scarface When I began thinking about the use of myths in the Howard Hawks film, Scarface, my first thoughts were about the portrayal of the myth of the American Dream. I started to write about it but then I began thinking about how I could relate this film to Greek Mythology. I thought of some interesting parallels between this story and the story of Icarus. In mythology Icarus is the son of the craftsman, Daedalus. King Minos of Crete imprisons Icarus and his father in a labyrinth that Daedalus, himself, created....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 388 words
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Miami Film Noir - MIAMI NOIR We have much to learn from Mike Davis, CITY OF QUARTZ (Vintage, 1992) who discusses the paradoxical effects that the representations of Los Angeles in hardboiled novels and their translation into film noir cinema had on the image and myth of that city. Together they radically reworked the metaphorical figure of the city, using the crisis of the middle class (rarely the workers or the poor) to expose how the dream had become nightmare. . . . It is hard to exaggerate the damage which noir's dystopianization of Los Angeles, together with the exiles' [European intellectuals living and working in L.A.] denunciation of its counterfeit urbanity, inflicted upon the accumulated ideologica...   [tags: Film Cinema Movies]
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The Power Sruggle in the Film, Matewan - The Power Sruggle in the Film, Matewan The film Matewan brings to life the workings of a small West Virginia coal-mining town in the 1920's. Stone Mountain, as the town was called, existed for mining exclusively. Every resident of the town worked for the Stone Mountain Coal Company. The company was the dominant force in the community, acting as a feudal lord. It owned all the land, residential areas and restaurants. In this particular town residents had no other choice than to work for the Coal Company because it had monopoly control over all the resources thus creating a feudal economic system....   [tags: Film Movies Business Management] 727 words
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The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case - The Film - The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case - The Film [1] It was August 26, 1974, when the first man to fly solo and nonstop across the Atlantic died of cancer in his home in Maui. He was 72 years old and had lived long enough to be worshipped and reviled by the American public. During the 18 months between the death of Lindbergh and the 1976 television production of The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, the U.S. had endured some culture crises that were certain to challenge the self-image of “The American." Early in 1974 Patricia Hearst, publishing heiress, was abducted by the Symbionese Liberation Army only to resurface as Tanya, a gun-toting member of the gang of thugs....   [tags: Film Movie Essays]
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Walkabout (Film 1971) - Walkabout (Film 1971) By no fault of their own, the two children are stranded in the Australian outback. Without enough food or water, they have to find their way back without any help. When they run into the aboriginal boy, the children were almost at the "end of the line". In order to survive, they are forced to work and live by the lifestyle of the aboriginal boy, who is (to quote the quote) "a spectrum opposite, who they are forced to coexist with) 2) The landscape portrayed in the movie is the Australian outback....   [tags: Movie film Analysis Review] 1141 words
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Film Festival Start Ups - Film Festival Start ups Silicon Valley fairly bursts with life and energy. Everywhere you look new companies, ideas and innovations are on the move and on the rise. Welcome to the land of start ups; small companies with a dream who survive and thrive by skill, luck and sheer tenacity. While the term usually describes high tech concepts, start-ups abound in the Valley - from the small catering company on the comer to the neighborhood printing shop down the street to the local film festival. Yes, that's right - film festival....   [tags: Movies Films Film Festivals Essays]
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The Quiet American- Film and Novel - Philip Noyce's adaptation of Graham Greene's novel The Quiet American to film was a large success. It stayed true to the script, and kept the basic essence of the characters; pulling them from the pages of the book and creating them visually into marvels on screen. The earlier film made on the book was made in 1958 by Joseph Mankiewicz. Fowler was played by Michael Redgrave, with Audie Murphy as Pyle. This version was forced to reverse Greene's political stand taken in the book however, meaning it had no-where near as much impact as Noyce's production....   [tags: Film Movie Novel Compare Contrast] 1060 words
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Review of the Film, A Beautiful Mind - This was a superb movie although it was not original from the standpoint of being the first movie about schizophrenia, it was first the time I have seen this sickness manifest itself like that. The movie was based on a true story about a brilliant mathematician John Nash, who was suffering from a very severe case of schizophrenia for many years un-noticed, it began in his teenage years. He believed that he was secretly working with the government to break Russian codes. Eventually, the situation got out of control....   [tags: Movie Film Beautiful Mind Essays] 909 words
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George Roy Hill's Film, The Sting - George Roy Hill's Film (Movie), The Sting      The Sting is a classic story of revenge for the death of a good friend. Instead of the revenge being an eye for an eye, Hill has the leading characters get their revenge by coning the ,man responsible for the death, out of his money. Within the first ten minutes you are grabbed into the film. Hill breaks the conformity of other films by making the leading characters con-men. This is very different from other films because these men should not be looked at as the good guys but just the opposite....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 575 words
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Pro-allied Elements in the Film, Casablanca - Audience members, when seeing Casablanca, would associate it as a war film, and I agree with that, but to be more precise, it is a pro Allie war film. The literary elements in the film are the reasons why it can be viewed this way, with the emphasis on the plot and characters. The timing of when the film was released also supports the idea of it being an anti Axis film. Although it was set in 1940, it was made a year after Pearl Harbor and America entering the war, but it was released right before the Allies had a meeting in Casablanca, so the filmmakers seemed to have wanted the audience to empathize with the Allies....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Analysis] 483 words
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Film - Film Legalization: A Debate In the United States today, there is much controversy about the legalization of certain drugs. In a book written by Eliot Marshal entitled Legalization: A Debate, he talks about such circumstances. Not only does he just talk about the U.S., but the laws on drugs around the world. “Laws regulating drug use vary widely from country to country. In Malaysia, for example, substance abuse is a violation of religious law and drug trafficking is automatically punished by death....   [tags: essays papers] 707 words
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Use of Doubles in the Film, Shadow of A Doubt - Use of Doubles in the Film, Shadow of A Doubt The film Shadow of A Doubt uses doubles, a film concept in which a shot is created and then later exposed once again in another frame. There are various scenes in the movie where doubles are used to imply different ideas. Three concrete examples of this effect include the scenes where Uncle Charlie and young Charlie wake up, the scenes where both Charlie’s say that telling Emma about Uncles evildoings will be hurtful, and the scene of the trains going in opposites directions of each other....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 378 words
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Cross-Cultural Film Analysis - Gattaca - Cross Cultural Film Analysis - Gattaca Film Summary Vincent is destined to be a second class citizen, conceived naturally, rather than in a laboratory. He is born into a world which discriminates against genetics, rather than religion, race or gender. In order to gain access into the Gattaca Corporation and reach his dream of going to Titan he takes on the identity of Jerome Morrow, a person with ideal genes but crippled from an accident. He uses Jerome’s hair, blood, urine and skin to pass all tests and is set to reach his lifelong desire when the mission director is murdered....   [tags: Film Movie Analysis] 1219 words
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Portrayal of Women in the Movie (Film), Metropolis - Portrayal of Women in the Movie (Film), Metropolis Women were represented in different ways throughout the movie Metropolis, but the underlying theme was women were seen as purely sexual. Maria was seen as the nurturer in the film, but also as a sexual object. She was the one who preached for peace and harmony down in the catacombs to the workers. Maria was also the nurturing maternal figure that was seen walking into the garden with all of the poor children. The vamp, on the other hand, was portrayed blatantly as a sexual object....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 510 words
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Function of Montage in the Film, The Night of the Hunter - Function of Montage in the Film, The Night of the Hunter In The Night of the Hunter various montages are utilized throughout the plot to capture the literal and figurative messages of the movie. The director uses montages to basically allow the audience to grasp the ideas that are being put forth. For instance, when the widow and Icy are talking about marriage plans with Harry Powell, clips of a train interrupt the seemingly continuous conversation. The two women discuss the joyous plans for the marriage and ironically this conversation gets interrupted by a runaway train....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 346 words
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Hustler - Censoring a Film about Censorship - [1] The People vs. Larry Flynt celebrates America for “being the strongest country in the world today only because we are the freest,” as Flynt once said. The problem is, that while the film triumphantly exhibits the (seemingly obvious) “evils of censorship,” it hypocritically censors out the most controversial parts. The film champions free speech yet is not able to visually depict the potentially harmful material that the First Amendment defends. The content in Flynt’s Hustler magazine absolutely, positively, requires the protection of the First Amendment....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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John Pilger's film The Secret Country - John Pilger's film The Secret Country 1. Australia was regarded as empty land by the British because when the Europeans came to Australia they believed that because Aborigines didn't cultivate the land and were not seen to use the land in a normal, proprietarial sense and also because the Aborigines believed that they didn't own the land and they belonged to the land, the land therefore regarded as void. The law also states that Aboriginals didn't exist in 1788 and therefore no treaties could exist because the Aboriginals didn't exist....   [tags: Secret Country Movie Film] 817 words
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Analysis of Racism in the Film Novia que te vea - Analysis of Racism in the Film Novia que te vea Novia que te vea is about two Jewish girls named Oshinica (Oshi) and Rifke that live in Mexico. The movie paints a picture of the Jewish community in the city of Mexico as it tells the story of the struggle of these two girls to find their identities. The movie starts out with Oshinica (Oshi) and her Sephardic conservative family coming to Mexico from Turkey. Even from the moment they step off the ship, the feeling of not belonging is very obvious....   [tags: Film Analysis] 298 words
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The Phantom of the Opera: Why the film is so popular with Americans - Popular Film Analysis: The Phantom of the Opera Americans want to experience, feel and relate to situations that aren't always possible. Theatre and movies allow the audience to escape from everyday anxieties and stress, to imagine what life would be like if viewed or taken from another perspective. However, there are other things beyond the obvious that relate to and help determine how the audience will react to a film. Such things as the genre that the film is placed in help to set expectations that will draw in a specific crowd of people expecting certain things....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Analysis] 750 words
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Fact vs. Fiction in the Movie (Film), Jurassic Park - Fact vs. Fiction in the Movie (Film), Jurassic Park In Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, dinosaurs come to life on the big screen for audiences' worldwide.  Millions have watched this film, but what number of them have halted to wonder at the truth behind the story?  How many have stopped to think whether the dinosaurs are portrayed correctly within a scientific aspect?  Unbeknownst to many, there are a number of mistakes in Spielberg's film regarding the dinosaurs, from how they were recreated to their common names....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Response to the Film William Faulkner, a Life on Paper - Response to the Film William Faulkner, a Life on Paper My first response in general to the film is how utterly scary many of the people interviewed were. Coming from Central Florida, I can honestly say I am not from the Deep South, as there were several instances where someone was speaking in the film and I simply could not figure out what they were saying through their accent. Of the people interviewed who were not locals from Mississippi, many of the Hollywood representatives were decidedly more intelligible yet no less intimidating, many of them men I would not want to be stuck talking to in a party....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 458 words
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Effective Use of Montage in the Film, The Night of the Hunter - Effective Use of Montage in the Film, The Night of the Hunter In the film The Night of the Hunter, director Charles Laughton uses montage on multiple occasions to create a variety of visual and emotional effects. Montage is used to slow time and create tension, as a foreshadowing device, and as a symbolic depiction of the film’s conflict. Towards the end of the film, when John and Pearl Harper escape from Preacher Harry Powell via the river, montage is skillfully utilized to slow time, thus enhancing the drama of the moment....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 468 words
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Jim Jarmusch’s Unique Western Film, Deadman - Jim Jarmusch’s Unique Western Film, Deadman In Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man, he pays homage to the classic style of western films while taking his own eccentric take that puts the film in a league of its own. With a combination of elements related to the western genre and a genre Jarmusch creates all on his own, the viewer can begin to explore and appreciate the unique film, Dead Man. Although the scenery of isolated towns, mystic rivers, and endless forests is consistent with the western genre, the philosophical tone of the movie is not....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 570 words
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The Farce of the American Dream in Hawkes’ Original Film, Scarface - The Farce of the American Dream in Hawkes’ Original Film, Scarface In film, many times the auteur often uses the medium to convey a moral or make a social commentary. In the case of Howard Hawkes’s original version of Scarface, there is more being portrayed through the characters then merely the story. Hawkes makes a statement about the façade of organized crime, and the farce of the American Dream. Organized crime has developed a stigma regarding its power and influence, especially during its hay day in the 1930’s....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 363 words
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Film Noir: The Maltese falcon - Film Noir was extremely trendy during the 1940’s. People were captivated by the way it expresses a mood of disillusionment and indistinctness between good and evil. Film Noir have key elements; crime, mystery, an anti-hero, femme fatale, and chiaroscuro lighting and camera angles. The Maltese Falcon is an example of film noir because of the usage of camera angles, lighting and ominous settings, as well as sinister characters as Samuel Spade, the anti-hero on a quest for meaning, who encounters the death of his partner but does not show any signs of remorse but instead for his greed for riches....   [tags: Film]
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The Use of Symbolism in the Film "The Piano" - Screen and Visual images are important in the film; The Piano directed by Jane Campion. The screen and visual images are represented by Motifs. They are related to the dominating characters which makes them important. Firstly, Fingers as signifiers. The films very first image is a point-of-view shot looking through Ada's fingers as if they frame her world. They are signifiers of expressiveness. Ada is mute and her fingers are her tools of communication. She communicates using sign language with her fingers....   [tags: Film] 458 words
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Elephant, a Film Analysis - The Tragedy of Columbine was caused by the social injustices inflicted upon two students; Alex Frost and Eric Deulen. This is the message Gus Van Sant portrays in his movie `Elephant.' These two characters are not part of the `in crowd' and are picked upon in school to the point that they come to school with guns. Present day schools are treating this issue incorrectly by not trying to relinquish the social injustices of high school. Many schools today now completely cut off the school from the outside world in order to stop tragedies like Columbine from occurring....   [tags: Film] 641 words
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The History of Film - A major change that has occurred in the development of film is the linearity of narrative. The history of film spans over one hundred years ago, with classical narrative emerging in Hollywood around the nineteen thirties. The classical narrative period had a strong emphasis on linearity and coherence, where characters where goal centred and consistent in personality and action. In the nineteen sixties a change began to emerge in Hollywood, with Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960) breaking the editing rules, and narrative coherence, with the introduction of jump cuts....   [tags: Informative, Film] 1287 words
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A Comparison of Two Film Adaptations of Hamlet - "I was raped," the girl said to me overtaken with tears. I was taken by surprise and was at a complete loss for words. She had just taken one of the darkest secrets of her life and brought it out to the splendid light for just me to gaze upon. A little apprehensive, I responded, "I'm sorry." What is one to say at the revelation of such a horrid thing. Anything else I thought of saying sounded stupid and insensitive, so I opted for silence and hugged her to comfort her to the best of my ability....   [tags: Film] 749 words
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The Evolution of Film - In the early times of narrative cinema there was litter pressure on the filmmakers for the evolution of film forms before nickelodeons (Salt, 31) as cinema had not become a mass cultural product and film was still just a novelty expected to die out like rock n roll. And so the demand was low and so the supply could remain unoriginal. Mary Jane's Mishap was made in 1903 when ‘multi-scene films were becoming popular’ (Salt, 32). Mary Jane's Mishap is notable for its use of experimental and inventive shot transitions....   [tags: History, Trick Film] 1197 words
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2005 Version of "The Legend of Zorro": Film Review - The Legend of Zorro is a continuation of the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro which is probably the best Zorro film ever made I say probably because I haven't seen all of the 13 Zorro films. One thing that can't be denied is that the character of Zorro is a silver screen favorite. The Mask of Zorro features an older Zorro Anthony Hopkins intensely training a young thieve Antonio Banderes molding him into the dashing and heroic Zorro that he is in this film. The new Zorro marries Elena played by the gorgeous Catherine Zeta-Jones....   [tags: Film] 492 words
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Film Industry: Then And Now - Film: Then and Now The film industry has always been somewhat of a dichotomy. Grounded firmly in both the worlds of art and business the balance of artistic expression and commercialization has been an issue throughout the history of filmmaking. The distinction of these two differing goals and the fact that neither has truly won out over the other in the span of the industry's existence, demonstrates a lot of information about the nature of capitalism. The modern film industry was born around the beginning of the twentieth century....   [tags: Movies Film] 1103 words
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Mike Nichols' Film, Wit - Mike Nichols' Film, Wit In the film Wit, directed by Mike Nichols, Emma Thompson (Vivian Bearing) is portrayed as a woman professor who had dedicated her life to teaching and studying John Donne and his sonnets. She was about 48 years old and was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer. This film showed us some of the hard decisions that Vivian had to make such as when she agrees to the radical and painful chemotherapy. The film showed us the changes she went through like in her body and mind (hair, weakness, weight, color etc.)....   [tags: Film Movies] 560 words
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A Career in Film Production - My entire life I have been fascinated with film and commercials. As a kid, I would stop what I was doing to watch a commercial. This has not changed through the years. My goal in life is to work in the film industry and work with video. This may have developed from my brother’s short term love for the video arts. Like most little brothers I followed in his footsteps through a lot of things and most of them would not stick. As I grew older I developed my own different ideals and likes. But, video just stuck with me....   [tags: Film Production] 503 words
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Exploring the Film, The Outsiders - In films, film-makers make deliberate use of certain techniques to influence views to make a certain viewpoint. In the film ‘The Outsiders’, the director Francis Ford Coppola believes nothing gold can stay when it comes to teenagers. He believes that the strength and beauty in teenagers can never stay concrete because it is ruined by adulthood. In the film Coppola shows and represents two groups, the "socs" and the "greasers". "Soc" is pronounced like society, and means just that: money, nice cars, nice homes and a bright future....   [tags: movies, film analysis] 639 words
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My Criteria for Film Evaluation - My Criteria for Film Evaluation There are three major standards through which I decide whether or not I will watch a film: reputation, and genre. Reputation is inclusive of friends and ratings of the film. Usually my friends and I have similar tastes and we are aroused or repulsed by the same films. Reputation is a strong and stable standard for deciding which film to go to, because with such a large population of movie watchers, major biases don't affect the reputation and ratings are fair and accurate....   [tags: Movie Film Analysis Criteria] 929 words
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Film Analysis: Slacker 1991 - “Slacker” (1991) is an independent film by director “Richard Linklater”. It's a character-based fiction, structured with many individual scenes forming a feature film without an apparent narrative. The film is portraying bits of everyday life of several eccentric people in Austin, Texas. The film is built up in a way that every scene presents new characters, and after the scene is over you will never see the same characters again. The camera floats from scene to scene by following different characters from one location to another....   [tags: film, characters, protagonist]
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Film Analysis: King Kong - King Kong was a revolutionary film, in the aspect of the music score it accompanied. Max Steiner known as “the father of film music,” was responsible to writing the legendary score for King Kong. Steiner made a revolutionary move in the way sound is presented in a movie by introducing “Mickey Mousing.” This concept is where the sound matches what is going on in screen, such as when the leader is walking towards the lady in the beginning of the movie; the music matches his footsteps. What is also interesting in King Kong was some scenes had action that did not require music—the fighting scene with the dinosaur....   [tags: film music, emotions] 523 words
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Carter's Transformation in the Film The Hurricane - In the film "The Hurricane" directed by Norman Jewison, an interesting character was Rubin Carter. Carter is an interesting character because of the changes he goes through throughout his life in prison until he is freed in 1988. Carter is aggressive and angry at first but has developed into a calmer and wiser man when he meets Lesra, a young African-American boy inspired by Carter's story. From the time of his meeting with Lesra to the end of the film, Carter begins to realize the importance of trust and eventually, this is what sets him free....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Analysis] 597 words
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