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The Likelihood of Becoming a Film Editor - ... The reason this debt occurred was because people were consistently splurging on items because the economy was doing so well but in the end failed to pay off their debt. So now as a result of that people tend to live within their means in order to stay out of debt. My career choice After much deliberation I have decided to pursue a career in film editing. A film editor is a mechanic who removes the unneeded and fits pieces of film together to make a finished movie. They work with cinematographers and sound editors to bring sight and sound together within a movie....   [tags: career, economy, money, recession]
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Sleepy Hollow: The Film and The Story - Washington Irving’s short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” was adapted into a movie titled “Sleepy Hollow” directed by Tim Burton nearly two centuries after the original publication. When the story was adapted as a film, several extensive changes were made. A short story easily read in one sitting was turned into a nearly two-hour thriller, mystery, and horror movie by incorporating new details and modifying the original version of the story. The short story relates the failed courtship of Katrina Van Tassel by Ichabod Crane....   [tags: Literary Comparison]
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Comparing The Lorax Book and Film - Quite a while before “green” was the new black; Dr. Seuss wrote a cautionary story about trees. The Lorax, originally published in 1971 by Dr. Seuss, became a classic children’s book. The classic was recently turned into an animated film. In 2012, The Lorax film was made by directors Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda (“The Lorax”). The book and the film have the same basic storyline; however, there are a few differences. The Lorax film is more in depth than the book. The book, The Lorax went through many changes to become a film....   [tags: Dr. Seuss]
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Analysis of The Film Lone Survivor - ... The image quality was also outstanding; it used many different angles to depict the actor to make you feel involved in the scenes. In the action scenes the most common viewpoint used was a close up shot which allows the audience to see and feel the intensity of the scene. The second viewpoint mostly used was a tracking shot due to the actors constant movement. The movie resonated well with military men and women and the fallen soldiers families because it resembles war and what they have to endure....   [tags: navy seals, afghanistan, taliban leader] 953 words
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Film: Still The Better Choice - The first photograph was taken by Joseph Niepce in 1814. This image required eight hours of light exposure and later faded shortly after (Bellis). Now, 200 years later, just about everyone has access to the technology required to take high resolution photographs instantly with the push of a button, but is this new technology really better than film. Digital cameras have made photography much simpler and more popular, but their convenience comes at the expense of photograph quality. Since there are so many different people, each with different ideas of what good photography is, who have access to cameras, there are countless different styles of photography and each one of these photographer...   [tags: Professional Photography, Digital Advancement]
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The Art of Film Making - A film relies on the way directors have adapted their visions to the screen. When film first began there became a standard on how the film was filmed, and how the story was told. This led to the beginning of alternative practices in cinema. Stylistic devices that are found in alternative cinema led to the deconstruction of the classic Hollywood practice. These alternative film styles come about because of the extension of meaning. In alternative film every aspect of the film was put there for a meaning, and purpose....   [tags: movie techniques] 1429 words
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The Process of Film Making - The Process of Film Making Offering the unique ability to visually and audibly convey a story, films remain a cornerstone in modern society. Combined with a viewer’s desire to escape the everyday parameters of life, and the excitement of enthralling themselves deep into another world, many people enjoy what films stand to offer. With the rising popularity of films across the world, the amount of film makers increases every day. Many technological innovations mark the advancement of film making, but the essential process remains the same....   [tags: editing, footage, script]
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Film During the Great Depression - During the Great Depression, people went to the movies to get their mind off things and to forget about things temporarily. Life was portrayed a few different ways during the Great Depression. Different genres of film gave different perspectives on what life was like. The three genres compared are comedy, gangster, and musical films. Room Service and Modern Times are two films in the comedy genre and they portrayed a worry-free lifestyle. The Public Enemy is a gangster film and it had a dangerous lifestyle....   [tags: movies, money, genres]
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The History of Film Making - The History of Film The history of film making and how it’s important in today’s society. As a high school student, there are only so many ways things can interest you. Without proper entertainment in today’s society, viewers can be harder to grab on attention. There are things you need to know about the interest in the subject, what needs to be used, and everything in between. The history of film and photography go way back. It was much harder to create perfect shots or movies without edits. Over the years different people began to invent new ways to make films look better....   [tags: importance of movie edition] 538 words
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Film in a Digital Era - It's strange, after being such an enthusiastic early adopter of digital cameras, I've found myself returning the the very first film camera I ever used. It was long before digital had caught on that I was lucky enough to own one of the first consumer grade digital cameras available. Although, it was a little out of date when it was given to me by a relative, I couldn't afford a digital camera at the time new or old. Not a lot of people bought them at the time, even if they could. I remember someone stopping me, asking "where's the viewfinder?" They were thinking it was some kind of dangerous device until I showed them pictures via the LCD screen....   [tags: Photography] 1058 words
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No Film Break Technology - The new stretch wrapping system that Lantech Company created is used to improve the bottom line system and to increase the film yield in factories. The stretch wrap or shrink film is the tertiary packaging, which is used to gather many products into one unit to support the transport function. The bottom line of many products, especially beverage products, will end up with the stretch wrapper to wrap the products with a pallet and continuously transfer to the next station of production line by using belt or rolling conveyer....   [tags: System Analysis] 587 words
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The Authenticity Within Film - Filmmakers engage the past as a historian but not specifically in a way actual historians are doing. Historians use archived facts ranging from documents, photos, or objects from a specific time era to understand history. Contrastingly filmmakers as a historian can only bring to life a certain part of history without altering the past by focusing specifically on an aspect of the subject at hand. Scholars Marita Sturken and Barbie Zelizer argue how well-known filmmakers use film techniques or credibility in order to portray what happened in the past....   [tags: filmmakers, historians, Marita Sturken, Zelizer]
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Film and Translation Studies - ... He explained that name will suggest different personalities to a character with considering the names in the film. According to Myers, indigenous cultures have long had traditions in which names reflected the core essence of a person (2010). However, nicknames are particularly revealing while good names can suggest some primary value, core essence, or narrative function of a character. There is no doubt that character is an absolute gem of film. One of the ways to make a script to be memorable is to give some thought to the names invent for the characters....   [tags: dubbing and subtitling] 2778 words
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Film Analysis: Citizen Kane - The most important is a film that is consistent , that is like a spiral that lead the viewer to the unique and specific center that is related. Citizen Kane is one of the best films achieved in the history of cinema. But not only that characterizes this masterpiece, as it is also the riskiest film is conceived within a film , the film that broke with the classical language and inaugurated modernity in film communication. Today you can see still shots that mimic those made by the great Filmmaker Orson Welles and even do it as a tribute , but as something that comes from deep within the story itself that account since Citizen Kane is a classic film modern cinema....   [tags: history of cinema, viewers] 525 words
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Directors in Modern Film - I didn't always want to be a filmmaker. But I've always wanted to be a creative. My gravitation toward film as my primary medium was a gradual process, the result of my lifelong fascination with storytelling and a steady diet of movie-watching throughout my adolescence. There was a time that I was intimidated by the narrow percentage of people that appear to achieve notable success in the film industry. I thought that being a movie director was one of the dream jobs that many aspired to but few ever achieved....   [tags: Motion Pictures]
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Analyzing Film Trailers and Film Posters - Analyzing Film Trailers and Film Posters Film posters come in a wide range of styles. Most have appealing pictures or slogans that appeal to a particular audience and some just try to appeal to everyone. They all have something in common. Anchorage and eye catching devices, some even have alliteration. You can find them almost everywhere like cinemas, town centres, bus shelters, on the sides of busses, magazines and on the internet. They are all trying to do one thing, persuade you to spend money on their film....   [tags: Papers] 1371 words
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Frank-n-Furter, Michel Dorsey/Dorothy Michels, and Dil: alternative masculinities in film from the 70's to the 90's - Frank-n-Furter, Michel Dorsey/Dorothy Michels, and Dil: alternative masculinities in film from the 70's to the 90's The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Tootsie (1982), and The Crying Game (1993) are united by their overt concern with sexuality and gender; particularly non-dominant gender and sexual identities. Dr. Frank-N-Furter, of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Michel Dorsey, of Tootsie, and Dil, of The Crying Game, challenge conventional masculinity, and, the latter two especially, expose gender roles as nothing more than performances or social constructs....   [tags: Movies Film Films Tootsie Rocky Crying Essays] 2732 words
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Women and Religion in the Film Alien and Frankenstein - Women and Religion in the Movie Alien and Shelly's Frankenstein The issue of religion in women's horror is much like the issue of class. In most major organized religions there is a definite patriarchal structure of male dominance. The Father, the Son, the Pope, bishops and priests are all part of this structure that mostly lack woman influences. The religious structure reflects the male dominated society as a whole. As one would expect, women are frightful and perhaps horrified at this exclusionary system and in women's horror the idea of a woman Christ figure has been brought forth....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast] 942 words
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Film Posters - It is interesting when discussing film posters to examine the roles the play in today’s modern day society. Film posters have a diverse variety of uses such as to advertise an upcoming film and to add to the anticipation and excitement for its release date, which would boost their cinema attendance and DVD sales. Film posters usually contain examples of different persuasive and informative techniques, such as a: Title (a title is a persuasive and informative technique, it is hard to differentiate between the techniques a title uses because it is being informative by telling the audience the films name, but the title can also be persuasive because it can be used to subtly hint the genre and...   [tags: Advertising] 1097 words
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Postmodern Film - The postmodern cinema emerged in the 80s and 90s as a powerfully creative force in Hollywood film-making, helping to form the historic convergence of technology, media culture and consumerism. Departing from the modernist cultural tradition grounded in the faith in historical progress, the norms of industrial society and the Enlightenment, the postmodern film is defined by its disjointed narratives, images of chaos, random violence, a dark view of the human state, death of the hero and the emphasis on technique over content....   [tags: cinema, postmodern cinema, narrative]
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The West in Film - The depiction of minorities, specifically women and Native Americans, in Western film has changed drastically from the early 1930's to the late 1980's. These changes represent the changing views of American society in general throughout the 20th century. In the early part of the century, women and Native Americans were depicted as a burden. Women were viewed as a form of property, helpless and needing support. These minorities were obstacles in the quest for manifest destiny by the United States....   [tags: Movies Native Americans Papers] 2945 words
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Australia’s Film Festivals - Language English Highlight Heading Australia’s film festivals Highlight Copy Explore your cinematic passions at Australia’s top film festivals. Article Heading Australia’s film festivals Explore your cinematic passions at Australia’s top film festivals. The diverse programs have something for everyone, whether you’re a documentary buff, Anime addict, budding filmmaker or just keen to see some acclaimed new releases. Be part of the buzz of the Melbourne International Film Festival or catch some much-anticipated world premieres at the Adelaide Film Festival....   [tags: Austraila] 1011 words
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The Film Amadeus - The Film Amadeus This paper will take a look into the movie Amadeus, to see if the film accurately depicts the history of Amadeus and the enlightenment of the characters. The time period that the film takes place in is the 18th century. There is a mixture of social class in this film. There are rulers and commoners shown in this film. The main characters in the film which are Mozart, Salieri, and Emperor Joseph represent actual historical figures. The film was made in 1984.      The film was somewhat accurate with the characters and the time, but for the most part the film never stated what year everything was happening in....   [tags: History Compare Movie Essays Papers] 1565 words
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The Film Elizabeth - The Film Elizabeth “Based on the story of the rise of young Elizabeth Tudor to Queen of England, Elizabeth depicts the early life of a woman of independent spirit who ascends to the throne in 1558 to a reign of intrigue and betrayal. The conflict of private affairs and personal friendships with her duty as a monarch to achieve national unity; form the basis of a story that is both heart-breaking and inspiring…” – Alison Owen Charles Barr referred to films which are set in and represent a particular image of Britain, as heritage or period films....   [tags: Papers] 827 words
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The Film Camila - Camila Camila is an Argentinean film set in the mid 19th century, during the Rosas regime. The film focuses on the lives of a young girl, Camila, and her Jesuit priest Ladislao Gutierrez. Camila and Ladisalo fall in love and the film follows their troubles. Through following the events that happen with Camila and Ladisalo, the director shows how restrictive and devout followers of Rosas were and of the resentment against him.      The unjust ways of the Rosas regime were illustrated passively....   [tags: movie films movies] 394 words
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The Film Braveheart - The Film Braveheart The film "Braveheart" directing and staring Mel Gibson, a film portraying the actions of William Wallace during the 13th century. But is the tale an authentic representation of the historical events that took place. The story was originally written by Randell Wallace descendant of the main character William Wallace and was eventually turned into the blockbuster film "Braveheart" by icon studios....   [tags: Papers] 897 words
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Elizabeth The Film - Elizabeth The Film Theme of the Film: How Elizabeth managed to gain the throne through turmoil, and then maintain it through even greater conflict and opposition. Greatest Surprise of the Film: The attention to detail and the symbolism employed to make the story richer than any other period piece. The script was also very well written, and very well paced making the movie much more enjoyable to watch because it was interesting and did not drag. Historical Characters Prioritized: Elizabeth I, Duke of Leicester, Sir William Cecil, Walsingham, Duke of Norfolk, Mary Queen of Scots, and the Vatican, various potential suitors to Elizabeth I....   [tags: essays papers] 1174 words
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Freud and Film - Freud and Film Films are probably the closest medium we have to experiencing the inexplicable quality of the dream in our waking lives. Rich in symbol, metaphor, movement and mystery, films, like dreams, enable us to participate in another reality, and, through that participation, to be transformed. Films are like dreams and dreams interpret symbolism in ways science has not even fully discovered yet. The images and symbols within a film are unending and unaccountable. Even the creators of films themselves cannot be aware of the unconscious impact of them all....   [tags: Papers] 2306 words
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Samurai in Film - From Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 film Seven Samurai, to the recent box office sensation, The Last Samurai, the famed Japanese warrior, the samurai, has been the subject of hundreds of films. Classically depicted as carrying two swords and sporting a top knot (chonmage), the samurai has been portrayed not only as a warrior and expert swordsman, but as a man of discipline and principles consistent with the bushido. Samurai films exhibit two basic dramatic styles. The jidai-geki (period drama) which are stories based on characters and how they negotiate a variety of political, personal and romantic situations and the chanbara (sword fighting films) which are action packed with dramatic sword fightin...   [tags: essays research papers] 484 words
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The Crucible Film - The Crucible Film The audience are first brought into the film by the white credits on the black background which signifies the harsh contrasts between good and evil in the film. The first shot of Abigail, sitting bolt upright in bed, creates an instant feeling of drama and tension. The expression on her face suggests an element of certain mischief. The succession of camera shots that follow are quick close-ups of the other girls and the audience senses that a key event is about to take place, from which the rest of the film will develop....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 544 words
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The Crucible Film - The Crucible Film The Crucible; an intensely emotional and dramatic film based on the horrific story of the Salem witch trials. The opening and concluding sequences are of great importance in conjuring the melancholy atmosphere present throughout the story. The director uses various different devices to achieve this. A variety of camera techniques are used throughout the beginning sequence to enhance the mood and involve the audience. Camera techniques are harmonized with lighting effects to culminate this dramatic scene....   [tags: Movie Revier Miller Crucible] 1253 words
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Film The Piano - Film The Piano In the film "The Piano", it displays varieties of themes like love, loyalty, betrayal and etc. Beneath each theme lie the values which were shown throughout the film. It was about a woman who doesn't speak since the age of six and her relationship with her daughter and her piano. Because of her actions, it had affected some of the characters in the film. Love and loyalty was also shown in the film. Stewart loved Ada but never did he know that Ada would actually be in loyal to him....   [tags: Papers] 764 words
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Blacks In Film - Film is one of the most influential means of communication and a powerful medium of propaganda. Race and representation is central to the study of the black film actor, since the major studios continue to reflect and reinforce the stereotyps of our times. The depiction of blacks in Hollywood movies reinforce many of the misconceptions of the white majority rather than objective reality, limiting black actors to stereotypical roles. The movie "Soul Food" proved to be the inspiration for African-Americans hungry for balanced, realistic depictions of blacks in America The film is about a Chicago family who airs out its tribulations over Sunday dinner....   [tags: essays research papers] 1164 words
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Geography and Film - Geography and Film Region: Europe Name of Movie: Before the Rain Film setting: Macedonia Actual setting: Macedonia Reference: IMBD.com, and professor According to the International Movie Database (www.imdb.com) Milcho Manchevski left his native Macedonia to study film in college in the U.S. Before the Rain is his first full-length feature, which he returned to his native country to make. It is an inspirational tale about the senselessness of war and the fragility of humans and their loves....   [tags: Papers] 707 words
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Computers in Film - Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of the computers. It is a subfield of computer graphics and animations (Computer Animation). It is created through the use of 2D and 3D computer graphics. This technique is becoming increasingly popular in the world of the film industry. Several animated features are now being created by the use of computers. Special effects are being created by computers as well. Movie companies that are becoming famous for using computers are Pixar, Dream Works, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Square Pictures and Walt Disney....   [tags: Computer Generated Images Animation CGI Cinema]
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The Film Camila -      The film “Camila” was produced in 1984 and directed by Maria Luisa Bemberg (1922-1955). Based on the true story of Camila O’Gorman, an Argentine woman who falls in love with a priest in 1840’s Buenos Aires, this story dealt with the terrifying reign of Juan Manuel de Rosas. Camila is from an influential family and is betrothed to a Rosas loyalist. She is passionate and daring, just like her grandmother, and reads books that have been censored by the ruthless Rosas. When she falls in love with Father Ladislao, the two flee Buenos Aires and assume new identities as school teachers in a small village....   [tags: Maria Luisa Bemberg Movies essays papers]
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The Film Psycho - The Film Psycho Works Cited Missing The film "Psycho" would have shocked the audience, when the film was released in 1960. The things in it that would have shocked the audience are the nudity shown on screen, the amount of money involved and Norman Bates being the villain. The nudity shown on screen would have shocked the audience because normally at the time the viewers wouldn't see this much nudity....   [tags: Papers] 1534 words
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Minorities and Film - Minorities and Film Minorities and the Film Industry It’s September, the kids are back in school, and it’s time for another new season of television. Another round of must see Felicity, Friends, and Frasier, with a side of ER and some Nash Bridges for dessert. Loads and loads of Caucasian males and females making us laugh, and cry. What you do not see are Black, Hispanic, or other minorities making us laugh, and cry. In this day and age, where everyone gets a fair shot at doing what they really love, the same can not be said for minorities in the film industry....   [tags: essays papers]
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The film Alien - The film Alien Once I had watched the film "Alien" the dining room scene was the one which left a lasting effect on me. In my opinion it was the most effective and well directed scene in the whole film. As the scene starts the whole cast is sitting around the dining room of the space ship in which they are travelling home, after some kind of expedition. The characters, Kane, Parker, Ash, Dallas, Lambert, Ripley and Brett are all involved in general conversation. There is then a close up of Kane and Parker, which I think is to show that Kane is starting to get back to his usual self, as he was in a coma in the previous scene....   [tags: Papers] 506 words
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Analysis of the Use of Film Trailers and Film Posters - 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....   [tags: Papers] 1079 words
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Faulkner’s Forefathers in the Film, William Faulkner: A Life on Paper - The role of fathers looms large in this Faulkner documentary. In terms of strictly male lineage, William Faulkner seems trapped in this sort of grey world between being his own man and the fact that he was so much like his male ancestors. I imagine this is true of all individuals, struggling to make our way between ourselves as individuals and as shaped by our contexts. In Faulkner's case, however, he seems conspicuously geared towards adopting those traits first shown by his ancestors, the same arrogance, a "haughty pride,"and a tradition to "look for a fight." At the risk of psychoanalyzing far beyond my knowledge, what seemed interesting to me is how the collective Faulkner males seem con...   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 626 words
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The Film The World Is Not Enough - The Film The World Is Not Enough The James Bond film 'The World Is Not Enough' works backwards, setting the release date first, and working to meet that deadline, which is opposite to most other mainstream films that work out the script and produce the film before they set a release date. In the case of 'The World Is Not Enough' a producer was appointed and then possible release dates were suggested. This gave the producer the amount of time he had to make the film and effectively gave him a deadline to work to....   [tags: Papers] 971 words
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Accuracy of the Film The Battle of the Somme - Accuracy of the Film The Battle of the Somme The film 'The Battle of the Somme' was a documentary made by the British government. It was released during to the World War I to give an insight of what was happening on the battlefields in France. It was purposely designed to raise the spirits within Britain and reassure those concerned about there loved ones out on the battlefield. However, It would appear form the evidence studied that the film was not completely accurate or truthful....   [tags: Papers] 619 words
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Analysis of the Film The Mummy Returns - Analysis of the Film The Mummy Returns A full scale re-imaging of Universals Pictures seminal 1932 film , The mummy is a rousing , humorous, suspenseful and horrifying epic about an expedition of treasure seeking explorers in the Sahara desert in 1925. Stumbling upon an ancient tomb, the hunters set loose a 3000 year old legacy of terror, which is embodied in a vengeful reincarnation of an Egyptian priest who had been sentenced to an eternity as one of the living dead. The Mummy Returns is a continuation to the original Mummy....   [tags: Papers] 339 words
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Parody of a Typical Horror Film - Parody of a Typical Horror Film The idea for my production has come from unit 2 film and broadcast fiction. I will be working within a group of four and we plan to produce a parody of the typical horror film. We will also be combining the fake world of horror films with the nearly real world of docu-soaps to make the film more interesting. This is going to be attempted by setting our horror within a docu-soap. We will be using an omniscient narrative meaning the audience will know more than what the characters do....   [tags: Papers] 944 words
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what makes an excellent film - What makes an excellent film. It took me a little while to come up with an answer to, “What makes an excellent film?” There really is no answer, actually. I believe that an excellent film is within the eyes and emotions of the audience. After researching and discovering what actually won Oscars and Golden Globe awards, it came down to what the people thought, and the popularity of a film. It is extremely hard to predict what will win these awards before the movie is even released to the public....   [tags: essays research papers] 496 words
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Summary of the Film Hero - The Film, Hero In the Oxford Dictionary, Favorite is described as something or someone that you like, In this matter that something is the film called “Hero.” Roughly based on an assassination attempt of China’s first emperor Chin Shi Huang Di, the motion picture “Hero” discusses the life of a ancient warrior. The story describes the journey of a sword master who was determined to slay the king of the province Qin, the future emperor of united China. With the help of three assassins who’s goal in life was the death of the Qin King, the nameless warrior gets a chance to crush the future emperor China....   [tags: essays research papers] 354 words
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Production Report on Thriller Film - Production Report on Thriller Film For my production unit, I chose Brief 1: Thriller Film. This is due to my interest in them and the confidence I have in producing my own, which I found from GCSE television advertising work and in my ability to deconstruct existing films. In order to fulfil my brief successfully, I had to perform several areas of research, which will make the product look like products in real life and show that I know and can use the appropriate codes and conventions....   [tags: Papers] 1563 words
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What Makes a Great Film? - What Makes a Great Film. With movies, you are able to travel back in time and explore unknown eras. If you rather race ahead of your century, they can also hurl you into the future. You can easily become indulged in a mystery, fall in love in a romance, test your fright in a horror, or make the scientific impossible possible in a science fiction. Movies are movies. They provide entertainment by immersing people into an imaginary world. However, these movies or films need to have certain qualities in order to provide this form of entertainment and to be notable....   [tags: Art] 1074 words
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Film Contributions of the Sixties - Film Contributions of the Sixties Beginning roughly with the release of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Stopped Worrying and Loved the Bomb in 1964, and continuing for about the next decade, the “Sixties” era of filmmaking made many lasting impressions on the motion picture industry. Although editing and pacing styles varied greatly from Martin Scorcesse’s hyperactive pace, to Kubrick’s slow methodical pace, there were many uniform contributions made by some of the era’s seminal directors....   [tags: essays papers]
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A film I have seen - A film I have seen I’ve seen a lot of films, and with a lot of different genres. But I don’t think that romantic films are pretty good. They are too boring. The good films are action or comedy films, but the best films are action and com-edy films mixed together. That’s why I’ve chosen the film Taxi 2. It’s a French produced film, with a lot of action and comedy. It’s a pretty new film, and I saw it in the cinema last month. I’ve looked very much forward to see that film, because Taxi was very good too....   [tags: essays research papers] 528 words
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Asian American Stereotypes in Film - Asian Americans only make up a small percent of the American population. Even more significant is that this percentage live mostly on the west and east coasts of mainland United States and Hawaii; leaving the rest of the American population to most likely get their exposures to Asians through television and movies. However the exposure they have receive throughout the history of cinematography has been hardly flattering. Throughout the course of history Asians in film have been portrayed as evil or the "yellow peril" as described by others....   [tags: essays research papers] 1357 words
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Film - Film Since its introduction to America and the world, film has become one of the most important and popular cultural mediums ever (Marsh 33). Ever since the motion picture industry began, the role of Jesus Christ has been used numerous times in different ways. These portrayals of Jesus in film have varied in showing either a traditional image, pertaining to the gospels, or one more unconventional, usually based on someone else's interpretation. Both of these different ways of showing Jesus and his life have greatly influenced people’s image of him (Brunstad 145)....   [tags: Research Papers Movies Religion Papers]
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Film Auterism - Auterism Auter is defined as a French term for the film director who places a personal style on his or her films. It was first coined by Francois Truffaut to describe the mark of a film director on his films. A director can be considered an auteur if about five of his films depict a certain style that is definitely his own. In other words, much like one can look at a painting and tell if it is a Monet, a Renoir, or a Degas, if a film director is an auteur, one can look at his film and tell by style and recurring themes that it was made by a certain director....   [tags: essays research papers] 1362 words
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Film: 2001 - Film: 2001 2001 is a masterpiece of cinema that still influences film makers nearly thirty years after it was made -- but what does it actually mean. Therein lies the enigma. Of course, 2001 is open to many interpretations and probably even Kubrick couldn't provide the "correct" one. The film is very different from the book; Kubrick reduced the original script to its bare essentials making the actors part of the narrative , but not telling the narrative through the script....   [tags: Papers] 814 words
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