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Critique of the Film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - The film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is considered one of the greatest films in American films and was directed by Milos Forman. The film, which adapted from Ken Kesey’s popular novel by the same name, was filmed in the Oregon State Hospital which is a real mental institution. The perspective through which the film is presented from indicates a theme of allegory where rebellion is pitted against tyrannical authority coupled with a quest to maintain the status quo of in-mates and the established authority....   [tags: Film Review]
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Product Placement in Film and Television Today - Ford paid the producers of Casino Royale, another James Bond movie, $14 million dollars to have a three-minute spot featuring Ford’s new Mondeo. Companies, brands and conglomerates are starting to branch out in their marketing and advertising techniques. This is only one example out of millions. Product placement today, throughout the media and film industry, is a new advancement in the way a company can advertise and market. Product placement is a new tactic in advertising and marketing that allows companies to subtly integrate their products throughout new release movies and hit television shows....   [tags: Advertising, Marketing, Film Analysis]
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Rhetorical Analysis of the Film, Waiting for Superman - Educational systems in America are impaired, and the very educators that are meant to teach are the one’s pulling it down. That is the apparent message that Davis Guggenheim attempts to convey in his documentary “Waiting for Superman”. He uses many strategies to get his message across. Some of these include cartoons, children, and those reformers that are attempting to pull the system out of the ditch that it has found its way into. He makes his point very well, and uses facts and figures correctly....   [tags: Film Analysis, movies, documentary]
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Film Bodies: Genre, Gender and Excess - Film scholar and gender theorist Linda Williams begins her article “Film Bodies: Genre, Gender and Excess,” with an anecdote about a dispute between herself and her son, regarding what is considered “gross,” (727) in films. It is this anecdote that invites her readers to understand the motivations and implications of films that fall under the category of “body” genre, namely, horror films, melodramas, (henceforth referred to as “weepies”) and pornography. Williams explains that, in regards to excess, the constant attempts at “determining where to draw the line,” (727) has inspired her and other theorists alike to question the inspirations, motivations, and implications of these “body genre”...   [tags: Linda Williams, film, gross]
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This Film is Not Yet Rated is a Documentary Directed by Kirby Dick - ... When the documentary was submitted to the MPAA for classification, it was rated NC-17 for “some graphic sexual content”. This was due to the use of clips from NC-17 films that caused the films from which they came to be rated NC-17 in the first place. This sparked interest in the documentary before its premiere at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, with speculation that the documentary was rated NC-17 due to its negative portrayal of the MPAA. An unrated cut was made in response to the NC-17 rating, which prevented the documentary from being publicly screened without review....   [tags: film analysis, MPAA, film classification] 1041 words
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American Film Director: Quientin Tarantino - Quentin Tarantino is considered an American Film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor (Erlewine, Stephan). Tarantino is a man of talent who has contributed to film history with his creativity, knowledge, and motivation. Many people may be familiar with him because of his most recent movie, Django Unchained, which came out in 2012 ("Quentin Tarantino Awards and Nominations”). As a high school dropout, Tarantino has faced many challenges and has worked hard to overcome those challenges, becoming a successful man in the film industry contributing much to the film industry, audiences, and his fans....   [tags: film history, video archives]
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Color as Metaphor in Film What Dreams May Come - Looking at landscape art, especially when painted by one of the masters, many have undoubtedly pondered: what would it be like to live there. Shapes and attention to detail are, of course, important in a painting. However, it is color that draws the eye and inspires the heart. Oscar Wilde, an Irish poet and dramatist, spoke well of this when he noted that, “Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. (qtd in “color”)”. Vincent Ward had a similar understanding of this impact when, in 1998, he directed the movie What Dreams May Come....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Jarhead: An Instrumental Film in American War Culture - Jarhead follows the journey of Anthony Swofford during his service in Middle East. Throughout his journey, Swofford presents a unique perspective on a variety of issues that indirectly affect American life and the “war” on terrorism. Some of the issues touched on include the mental stability and mentality of American soldiers, the influence of politics in the presentation of war, and the construction of a marine. Through these themes, along with the unique perspectives offered by the characters in the film, the audience is able to gain insight into the corruption and lies that are “war”....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Philllipe Noyce’s Film, The Rabbit-Proof Fence - Interactions between native peoples and immigrants have caused elements of their cultures and societies to entwine where one overpowers the other unevenly, changing both their individual and collective identities. The ambiguity in the peoples’ intentions and understandings creates tension that forces both people to reflect on their identities and act to shape and strengthen them. Both engage in a battle of defining their own and others’ identities and struggle to make them reality. Director Philllipe Noyce’s film The Rabbit-Proof Fence manifests the effects of interactions between indigenous Australians and English colonists, both attempting to control their societal and national identities...   [tags: Film Analysis]
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Assessing a film collection, film damage and decay problems, definitions of digital preservation, and the feasibility of digitally preserving moving i - With the proliferation of information in the Digital Age and the advent of new technologies, digitization and digital preservation are hot topics in the archive and librarian worlds. More and more information, regardless of its form as a book, video, or audio recording, is being born digitally. Joan M. Reitz defines born digital material as “work created from scratch in electronic form, for example, a hypermedia thesis or dissertation, or an electronic journal that has no print counterpart.” This definition includes the majority of the information created in the Digital Age, but what about information not born digitally....   [tags: Film Preservation] 1848 words
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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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Film Review- Norma Rae, Erin Brockovich, Silkwood - Film Review- Norma Rae, Erin Brockovich, Silkwood In today's society, business ethics and morals play a crucial role in corporations. Over the last decade, consumers have become more aware of the exploitation, greed, and environmental destruction by corporations. In the movies Norma Rae, Erin Brockovich, and Silkwood, the viewers are able to comprehend the impacts business decision-making could have on communities and their employee's families. In many of these corporate cases, there is a David, an average person, taking on an industry and winning....   [tags: Film Review]
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Film Review: Letters from Iwo Jima - It would be near insanity to say Letters from Iwo Jima constitutes an everyday war movie. Clint Eastwood not only created a film that sympathizes with the Japanese, but also acknowledges the fact that both the Japanese and Americans were wrong. The Japanese assumed Americans were cowardly fools and the Americans had been taught the Japanese were mindless imperial machines. These stereotypes are quickly cast aside as viewers of this movie acquaint themselves with Saigo and his friends. However, although this movie effectively accomplishes its goals, it still contains many inaccuracies....   [tags: Film Review]
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Italian Film and Neorealism - ... Rossellini also wanted to include historical roots in his narrative and “the death of Pina was based on incident witnessed by the actor Aldo Fabrizi.”(Marcus 37) Incorporating factual events into his narrative made an even greater impact on the audience and auspiciously demonstrated Neorealism by objecting the world in its real form. During the same scene, after she is brutally shot dead, Rossellini uses religious iconography to depict the importance and turning point of character traits in the film....   [tags: post war Italy, film analysis, Italy]
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Film Format - With a majority of moviegoers not even realizes that the film that is going to be projected could be a print film reel or a digital copy of the film on a disc, should it be wrong to have one format completely replace the other. Ever since 1892, 35-millimeter celluloid print films were the dominant form of technology in the film industry for making and distributing movies (Alan). Since the early 21st century, film experts and filmmakers alike have started an film industry war on whether or not film should be shot and released digitally or should stay in a cherished tradition made more than a century ago....   [tags: film industry, filmmakers, print film, digital]
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Film Analysis: Ocean’s Eleven - ... Ocean is now clean shaven, wearing a suit and can now be seen as much more clearly with the high-key lighting showing all of his facial expressions. The colors that were used in the setting gives a welcoming feel and the unnatural/artificial light lightens up the whole scene. Right after that shot, the next shot still has the camera fixed on Ocean walking into a casino floor. This points out that the casino contains a lot of wealthy rich people spending money on slot machines and various other gambling games....   [tags: facial expressions, heist film] 1097 words
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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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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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Examining the Musical Score of the Film Pitch Black - A film concerning a futuristic universe, Pitch Black, directed by David Twohy, was scored using an arsenal of techniques that imbued a futurist connotation. The composer Graeme Revell used a wide variety of electronic tactics that screamed modern use of MIDI, as in the use of electronic drums and percussions. Much of the underscoring is as dissonant and eerie as the film itself. The only score that might have fit Pitch Black better would have been no score at all, for Revell seems to conjure silence through low, menacing sounds....   [tags: Film] 1535 words
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Film History - In the early years of narrative cinema there was little pressure on filmmakers for the ‘evolution of film forms before nickelodeons’ (Salt, 1990, pp31) as cinema neither became a mass nor high cultural product and was still a novelty but ‘Production companies’ profits were based principally on the sales of longer fiction films’ in the later years (Musser, 1990, pp256) so focus was made for the production of popular narratives so I will show how the early development of narrative evolved from trick films to complex narrative....   [tags: The Silent Era of Film] 1649 words
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Douglas Sirk´s Film - The peeling away of the honey-glazed aesthetic of Sirkian Melodrama to thoroughly examine the true core beneath is the task. Douglas Sirk’s films are expressive and suggestive in their examination of female sexual and emotional relationships. It must be considered what exactly a melodrama is and what type of audience the genre demands. Known worldwide to be part of a female cultural domain, the genre deals with the woman’s film from the early 30’s right up until the Sirkian territory of the 1950’s and 60’s....   [tags: film analysis, melodrama, female sex] 534 words
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Highest Grossing Film in Japanese History - Studio Ghibli’s film, Spirited Away, grossed 230 million when it was released in 2001, becoming the highest grossing film in Japanese history. With flawless animation and a proper lesson to be learned, it’s appeal is apparent to the audiences who view this film. However, interweaved within the story of a young 10 year old girl stuck in a supernatural world, lies evidence of Japanese traditions that Hayao Miyazaki wishes to make visible to the audience. This admirable film uses a fantasy plot and setting to cover-up the traditions hidden beneath the setting and actions of the film....   [tags: Spirited away,japanese film,western civilization]
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Film Noir and Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard - Film Noir, a term coined by the French to describe a style of film characterized by dark themes, storylines, and visuals, has been influencing cinematic industries since the 1940’s. With roots in German expressionistic films and Italian postwar documentaries, film noir has made its way into American film as well, particularly identified in mob and crime pictures. However, such settings are not exclusive to American film noir. One noteworthy example is Billy Wilder’s film Sunset Boulevard, which follows the foreboding tale of Joe Gillis, the desperate-for-success protagonist, who finds himself in the fatal grips of the disillusioned femme fatale Norma Desmond....   [tags: Film, Movies, dark themes] 1109 words
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The Failures of the Film Adaption of Carol's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" - The inventive world of Wonderland and Alice’s journey in to her own imagination is more then merely a children s story. Looking deep at the symbols and structure of the story one can see that it becomes more complex and abstract as Alice gets deeper and deeper in her journey in Wonderland. Lewis Carol wrote the book in 1876 and Disney produced its own animated version of Alice in Wonderland no more then twenty years ago. The Disney production aimed at a younger audience, shows Wonderland as a very colorful and vibrant place, full of flowers, trees and a majestic garden of wonder and glory....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Critique] 917 words
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Gothic Elements Illustrated in the Film, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” - What gothic features help develop the dark and mysterious nature of the film “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”. There are a number of gothic aspects of “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” that help to develop the dark and mysterious nature of the film. Examples of this can be found in the characters and how the dramatic contrasts between good and bad are displayed through gothic personality traits, their physical appearances and mysterious pasts. This type of gothic can also be found in many locations in the text that portray an essence of the unknown, and also possess a dark emptiness that creates fear and therefore building gothic potential....   [tags: movies, film analysis] 607 words
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Film: Young Frankenstein Directed by Mel Brooks - Young Frankenstein (1974) was the fourth motion picture directed by Mel Brooks. According to Goodykoontz and Jacobs (2011) “the narrative structure is the basic building block of any story” (p. 2.3). The structure is built on the story of how the grandson of Baron Von Frankenstein goes back to his grandfather’s castle and takes over his life’s work on re-animation. Gene Wilder is the creator of the screenplay, and Mel Brooks was invited to help co-write the story. Wilder got the idea one day while sitting around wondering what it would be like to be the grandson of Dr....   [tags: film analysis, Goodykoontz and Jacobs]
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Joe Wright's Film Adapatation of the Novel Atonement - Denise, how she irritated me; she was the one who always had to be in control, and was always right. She seemed to always get her way. Denise was the most popular kid in my fifth grade class and everyone seemed to follow what she said. She controlled the other kids, and even the teachers. No matter what school, or age group, there is always one person that has to be in control of everything. The world revolves around them, and anything or anyone that does not agree, is not a part of their world....   [tags: film analysis, cinematography]
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Hayao Japanese Film Director and Manga Artist - ... A very good example of this would be The Wind Rises, a film “about war, but not a war film” (Blum). The film is about Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the figher planes used to attack Pearl Harbor. TIME Magazine put it this way: Jiro’s spiritual guide is the Italian airplane designer Giovanni Caproni, who says, “The whole world’s a dream.” Caproni eagerly awaits the age of commercial aviation: “Instead of bombs, we’ll carry passengers.” But his first attempt, essentially an airborne cruise ship, crashes....   [tags: film biography, cinematography]
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A Speech on the Presentation of the Film Reel Bad Arabs - Good evening ladies and gentleman. I have to say it is an honor to be here today in Los Angeles. I am naturally thrilled that so many of you decided to come out today for the premiere, I’m thrilled to find that many of you support the film. I know there are plenty of box-office movie s you could have seen, but that you chose to watch my documentary, it truly means a lot to me. You know, films are such wonderful creation. I have absolutely loved going to the movies ever since I was a little boy, growing up in Pittsburg....   [tags: film and television industry] 730 words
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Film Analysis of The Graduate Directed by Mike Nichols - "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 times...   [tags: film analysis, movie analysis] 2034 words
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Dead Man Walking a Film Directed by Tim Robbins - Dead Man Walking” is a film directed by Tim Robbins, starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn in the main roles. The film is based on the book, of the same name, by Sister Helen Prejean. Sister Prejean became a spiritual advisor for criminals on death row and is now known for her strong stance against the death penalty. Two such convicted murderers, Elmo Patrick Sonnier and Robert Willie, are combined into one role, Matthew Poncelet, for this film. The beginning of the film shows Sister Prejean, played by Susan Sarandon, corresponding through the mail with convicted murderer Matthew Poncelet, played by Sean Penn....   [tags: justice, film analysis, poncelet] 1342 words
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Hemingway’s, A Farewell to Arms: Does The Film Do Justice To The Novel? - A Farewell to Arms, published in 1929, is a classic short story written by Ernest Hemingway about the hardships and cruelties of love and war. In 1932, a film adaptation of the novel was developed by Director Frank Borzage and nonetheless the unquestionable originality of his photography as well as for his excellent directorial concepts; Borzage misses on many levels of Hemingway’s brilliant description and significant dialogue between the main character Lieutenant Frederic Henry and his fellow Italian officers....   [tags: Film Analysis] 846 words
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Film Critique On The Deer Hunter - Since 1968, there have been at least 25 films made that portray the events of the Vietnam War. Historians have to ask themselves when watching these films, "Did the fictional character represent historical figures accurately. Is this how a soldier would react in this situation?" The point of view of the director of the film can change with simple alterations in camera angles. For example, a view from the ground of a battle seen can show how the innocent people had the war in their own backyards....   [tags: Movies Film] 1426 words
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Analyzing the Twinkletoes, My Best Girl, and Metropolis Film Poster - ... The sexualization of the female character, particularly compared to the fully clothed male, marks an interest in objectification of the female body, still present in recent film posters. The rest of the image as well as the taglines emphasize the “spectacle” and “modern” aspects of the feature. While spectacle has been popular since film’s inception, as evidenced in Georges Méliés early films, Metropolis is arguably the first feature length sci-fi film. By highlighting its modern and futuristic aspects, the poster signifies the arrival of a new genre and an interest in its themes....   [tags: film production companies, film posters]
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Film Trailers for Shrek, High Heels and Low Lifes, and Knights Tale - Film trailers are produced in several forms, to influence the public to view the film, and to get a good profit before they sell the film. Film trailers are used to advertise new films on the television. In the trailers they use diverse camera angles, lighting, sound effects, music, slow motion/ fast forward. This will attract an audience to watch the film. I will be writing about 3 different trailers in this essay; ‘Shrek, High Heels and Low Lifes and a Knights Tale’. I will be discussing the similarities between all 3 trailers, listing my favourite trailer and giving reasons and explanations....   [tags: film trailers,] 1066 words
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Head Trauma in Memento, a film by Christopher Nolan - “I have this condition,” repeats Leonard Shelby, the leading character of Memento, a film by Christopher Nolan. In the psychological thriller, Leonard has a condition that does not allow him to make new memories. The condition was caused by head trauma; the result of trying to protect his wife from being killed by the thieves who broke into his house and raped his wife. He is doomed to a live a life by following mementos--- his pictures, notes, and tattoos. Leonard’s single life mission is to find and kill his wife’s murderer....   [tags: film analysis, psychological triller]
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Sleepless in Seattle a Film Directed by Nora Ephrons - There are times in life when love is taken for granted. People fall in love for many different reasons, some for money, some for convenience and others simply because their family approves of the marriage. Then there are those who fall in love because they truly are in love and have found the love of their life. Does that only happen once in a lifetime. Most believe so, but for some love can happen more than once. They say that, “People who have truly loved once are more likely to love again.” (Fieldstone) For Annie Reed and Sam Baldwin searching for true love becomes a journey that neither one are prepared for, but both blindly engage without realizing where they are headed....   [tags: film analysis, love, hope]
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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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Confronting Reality: How Nosferatu Exemplifies Film Horror Tactics - Many films, and sometimes film genres, are dismissed as being part of the cinema of escapism. This assumes that in times of particular social or economic hardship (often on a national or international level), people go to movies for the sole purpose of “getting away from it all.” While some films may follow this overall trend, it is important to note that it cannot be a generalization made for all films. During the Weimar era in Germany, the nation was in the midst of a national struggle on many fronts....   [tags: Film Critique]
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Analysis of the Inspirational Film, Mona Lisa Smile - The movie, “Mona Lisa Smile” is an inspirational film that explores life through feminism, marriage, and education lead by a modernist teacher at the end of a traditional era. It begins by introducing the lead character, Katherine Watson (Julia Roberts), a liberal-minded novice professor from California, who lands a job in the art history department at a snobbish, all-girl college, called Wellesley, in the fall of 1953. Despite warnings from her boyfriend Paul that a Boston Brahmin environment was out of her element, Katherine was thrilled at the prospect of educating some of the brightest young women in the country however, her image of Wellesley quickly fizzles after her first day of clas...   [tags: movies, film analysis] 2055 words
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Analyse the ways that the director builds suspense and scares the audience in the film JAWS. - The Director of Jaws is Steven Spielberg And the genre of the film is horror or thriller and it is about a great white shark that hunts in the seas of Amity Island. The film is set around the 4th of July in New Jersey. It may be set 4th of July because is their independence day or their freedom from Great Britain. It may be set on the 4th of July because this day is very important or significant for the whole of America. It is celebrated around the whole of America in various ways to celebrate the American tradition....   [tags: Film Review] 687 words
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Analysis of the Film Good Will Hunting - Good Will Hunting The movie Good Will Hunting shows a dramatic relationship between a teacher and student and also relationship's between fellow teachers. The film helps you grow with the characters in order to anticipate and acknowledge the ways in which they interact with one another. It also incorporated the way that egos develop and arise due to relationships and how they can interact with the daily lives of people. The teacher – teacher relationship between Dr. Sean Maguire (played by Robin Williams) and Professor Gerald Lambeau (played by Stellen Skarsgard) is an old friendship that has picked up after a long separation....   [tags: Film Analysis] 762 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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Digital Film Technology Revolutionizes the Film Industry - Digital Film Technology Revolutionizes the Film Industry     With the release of Star Wars: Episode I the Phantom Menace, in March of 1999, digital film technology officially filtered itself in to main-stream Hollywood. Digital film technology is the latest and probably most revolutionizing new technology to hit Hollywood.  The use of digital film allows for infinite editing capabilities and endless benefits to distribution and special effects.  The use of digital film allows for producers to add in extras, produce stunts, and even create false people with the click of a mouse.  Time and cost consuming stunts, stunt doubles, and actors may no longer be a worthy concern to producers an...   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Film Mise-en-Scene Analysis: Boy (2010) Taika Waititi - ... ¬This gives us a sense of the area they live in. Suggesting that it’s a country/rural area where the Maori culture is present. The rural atmosphere is introduced in the 3 shots prior to this. The first of the 3 shots is a medium close up of Boy’s Nan in the car saying bye to Boy and the rest of the kids under her care. “Bye bye my Mokos” she says. We are then given a long shot side-view of the car slowly moving by the kids who are pushing it from behind. The bad condition of the car and the children’s clothes gives the impression that they live in a poor community....   [tags: film making ]
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An Introduction to the 3 Idiots, an Award Winning Film - An Introduction to the 3 Idiots, an Award Winning Film It is from this context that the film 3 Idiots comes. 3 Idiots was a “superhit film” (3 Idiots Triumphs) directed by Rajkumar Hirani and released in 2009. The 3 Idiots is an award winning film with many awards were given specifically for its sound design. 3 Idiots has won more than 20 awards including best sound recording and best sound re-recording from the International Indian Film Academy (3 Idiots Awards) and best sound engineer, best lyricists, best playback singer, most popular song, and best film album at the first Chevrolet Global Indian Music awards (GIMA)(3 Idiots Triumphs)....   [tags: bollywood genre, film academy, awards]
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Technology & Film - Technology & Film Technology has had a huge impact on the world, especially the film industry. It has had a long past and as the technology advances, it becomes more and more realistic. It all began with the first machine patented in the United States that showed animated pictures or movies. It was called the “wheel of life” or “zoopraxiscope” and was patented in 1867 by William Lincoln. Moving drawings or photographs were watched through a slit in the zoopraxiscope. However, modern motion picture making began with the invention of the motion picture camera....   [tags: Film Cinema Movies] 860 words
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