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Shots of the Occupation in Paridise Now - ... But generally, they found it to be a very honest movie. Even if Palestinians live in that context, the film is also an opportunity to raise some important questions.” http://www.popentertainment.com/abuassad.htm “I don't think that killing yourself is a good idea, but the cause of it is the daily humiliation, of the state of Israel refusing to accept Palestinians as equals.” http://electronicintifada.net/content/palestinian-cinema-cause-interview-hany-abu-assad/8708 “reality is stronger than fiction....   [tags: close-up, opression, long-shot] 902 words
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Camera Shots for Deal or No Deal - ... Then at 00:20 it cuts back to the contestant showing him a close up. Again we see the presenter shown at a MCU with depth of field at 00:26 then at 00:31 it goes back to the women who is related this shows that she is watching and is feeling emotion of that they could win a large amount of money. A cycle of the same shots are used between the presenter and contestant from 00:35. The close up at 00:45 shows the extreme tension as he facial expression is worried and the slow zooms help reinforce the tension that is going on....   [tags: game, camera, shot, contestant, audience] 602 words
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35 Shots of Rum - 35 Shots of Rum Lionel it is time to move on 35 Shots of Rum directed by Claire Denis taken in Paris, France 2008. This film on transitioning to a state of being beyond conception also, helping to realize that moving on a part of life. Lionel and Josephine are father and daughter that are moving towards the realization that moving on is the best action for the future....   [tags: Film Analysis, Claire Denis]
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NHL Head Shots - It seems like every new NHL season brings with it hand-wringing and discussions from fans and pundits regarding whether the league needs to do something to better protect its players from vicious, illegal hits to the head. Of course, the chattering always starts up when another player is blindsided with a head shot. This time, it came from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), when Patrice Cormier laid an elbow to Mikael Tam. Even though the hit has put into question what kinds of penalties should be in place for players who completely disregard their opponent’s safety, it happened in the QMJHL, so then, people will ask, why does the NHL have to worry about it....   [tags: Professional Sports] 699 words
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One of the Best Shots Ever - One of the Best Shots Ever       The soft moon rock jumped off the face of the club, as I moved through impact. All I saw was the perfect arch of the rock as it hurled through the air and over a small rock infested river that runs in front of the oblong green. I had just pulled off one of the best shots ever in my golf career.       It all started on a brisk August morning. That day I had to get up before the first rays of the sun could be noticed on the horizon. I awoke to the droning sound of my green digital alarm clock, and immediately jumped into a hot steaming shower to wake me up from a sleepless night....   [tags: Narrative Memoir Essays] 1619 words
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Efficacy of Flu Shots - Issue Proposal on the Efficacy of Flu Shots In recent years encouragement to get flu shots has become a yearly mantra. Elderly, children six months to two years, health care workers and immune-deficient people are urged in the strongest terms to go to their doctors or clinics and get a flu shot. This group encompasses about 98 million people. In the fall of 2004 this was in the forefront of American and to some extent the Western World media with the shortage of this flu seasons vaccine. Current medical wisdom states that flu shots are safe, effective and prevent mortality....   [tags: essays research papers] 491 words
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188 Shots, 2 Assassins, and a Lasting Impact on American History - One ubiquitous concern of parents is that of their child’s safety. Parents go through life making decisions that they hope will benefit the child. One of the decisions parents must make for their child is where he or she will attend school. School is meant to be a safe haven, a place in which a child is encouraged to grow and prosper. Tragedy strikes, however, when that safe place is twisted and morphed into a place of fear and anguish. This was the shocking reality for parents of high school students in Columbine, Colorado....   [tags: School Shootings, Columbine, Safety]
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Comparing The Opening Shots in Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli's Versions of Romeo and Juliet - Comparing The Opening Shots in Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli's Versions of Romeo and Juliet This essay will compare two versions of 'Romeo and Juliet' directed by Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli. In order for me to comment on both versions of 'Romeo and Juliet' I will compare the opening shots, the way the main characters are introduced and the types of music and costumes used in each version. Baz Luhrmann's film takes place in contemporary America. The latest version of Romeo and Juliet was filmed in 1997 at Verona Beach, California....   [tags: Papers] 1555 words
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What Makes Casablanca a Classic Movie? - ... Establishing shot is necessary to set up the next scene which is the mise-en-scene. Without camera distance being used correctly the viewer may not understand what is going on in the scene. Camera angle is also an important formal element. The second formal element of classical Hollywood films is camera angle. It is used by many directors and in many films. Camera angle was developed for the viewer to perceive something about the scene or the character. There are three main types of camera angles are high, low and eye level....   [tags: distance, shots, film] 1130 words
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Richard Avedon: An Influencial American Photographer - It is the camera’s job to capture light, but on occasion it can capture the truth. This is not done on accident, but through sheer unadulterated skill from photographers like Richard Avedon. Richard Avedon was able to produce captivating shots time and time again, knowing the perfect means necessary to show the world a new form of controversial beauty, one that contains “stark imagery and brilliant insight into his subjects’ character” (PBS) . For more than fifty years Richard Avedon’s portraits have filled some of the country’s finest magazines, and will go down in history as one of the most influential American photographers....   [tags: captivating shots, camera, portarits]
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The Brilliant Film, Shawshank Redemption - ... For the beginning of Andy’s time in prison, the usual calamity and burdens had occurred. We view Andy’s struggle being an innocent man living with criminals. However, as the audience reaches the climax of the story, we see that Andy Dufresne has adjusted more comfortably to the prison life since he started helping both the guards with their taxes, and the Warden in his money-making scandal. Having this, he maintained protection from the guards. Along his journey, Andy befriends inmate Red who eventually becomes his lifelong friend....   [tags: shots, special effects, criminal]
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Cupid and His Famous Arrow Shots - Here we have a first example of Greek bunkum that better belongs six feet under rather than on our bookshelves or in our libraries. We know Cupid as a delightful little fellow, who makes people fall in love by striking them with his arrows. Cupid, also known as Cupido, Cupidus or Amor, is the Roman clone of the Greek figure Eros and the god of love, or better yet, the god of uncontrollably falling in love, because he has no control over what comes thereafter. This story was at first constructed by the Greeks and the Romans – as they always did – have copied it from them....   [tags: cupid, love, amor, cupidus] 1669 words
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Diseases That Haunt My Family Tree - It is common knowledge in the medical community, that certain diseases can be labeled as family traits. I remember entering a doctor’s office and being asked to complete the medical history form. That was the first time I learned that my maternal and paternal grandparents were diagnosed with the same diseases Type 2 diabetes and colon cancer. The ADA describes Type 2 diabetes as a chronic disease that occurs when a person’s body has trouble using insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps the body move sugar from your blood into your muscles and cells for energy and storage....   [tags: Insulin Shots, Lifestyle Related Illness]
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The Dangers of Illegal Butt Injections - For generations young women have desired the beautiful physiques displayed by the stars of their era. Whether it was Marilyn Monroe in the 1950's, Pam Grier in the 70's, or Halle Berry in the late 90's and 2000's, young ladies dreamed of emulating the jaw-dropping and unbelievable figures of the Hollywood, superstar bombshells. Until now, young women's efforts to be more like the stars have been seemingly harmless. They may have tried a crazy binge diet or a "miracle pill" to give them that certain look they wanted, but in most eyes it was believed to be normal efforts to acquire "the look" of the times....   [tags: Body Image, Physique, Butt Shots]
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A Call for Vaccinations - ... According to the History Channel article, after it was determined that the cases were all caused by one defective assortment of the vaccine, manufacturing measures were improved, and by August 1955, 4 million shots had been administrated. Cases of polio in the United States dropped from 14,647 in 1955, to 5,894 in 1956, and by 1959, some 90 other countries were using Salk's newly founded vaccine. This new vaccine would drastically change the way people battle against infections and reduce the number of people that get sick....   [tags: we need a regulation in law for shots]
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Influenza Vaccines - Influenza is a major cause of worldwide morbidity and mortality every year, although Influenza Vaccines (i.e., flu shots) is a effective way to decrease the chance of morbidity and mortality caused by influenza. Therefore, it is important to know the reason for non-vaccination, and find the methods to increase the coverage rate of vaccination in population. A resent study done by Chinese researchers indicates a low vaccination rate, which is just 16.7%, in year 2010/2011 of Beijing, and the same situation in five European courtiers ....   [tags: flue shots, vaccination, infection]
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Using Mental Imagery to Aid in Free Throws in Basketball - Many basketball games are decided on whether a team will win or lose by how well they perform at the free throw line. A free throw is the only time where the game is being play and the clock is stopped, players stop, and the ball is in an individual’s hand, with them and the basket. Since there are no defenders trying to block or alter their shot most coaches and spectators wonder what makes someone miss a free throw. Research literature shows that both psychological and physical factors play a role....   [tags: Performance Strategy, Clutch Shots]
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Effects of the Civil War - “Julie, go clean up the livin’ room comp’ny is comin’ to celebrate and we have lots to do.” “Celebrate what Mom?” “The winnin’ of the Civil War. Didn’t you hear. The south surrendered 5 days ago, so today we're celebratin’!” Julie came out of her room and helped pick up everything that was cluttered in the room. It was April 14th, 1865, and the war that has lasted what seemed like forever, had just ended. Family is returning to their houses and everybody will reunite, including Julie’s father who has been fighting for the north....   [tags: shots, lincoln's assassination, segregation]
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Vaccines and Development of Autism - ... The health and well-being of the human population has been compromised by false rumors about the connection between autism and the vaccine given to combat measles, mumps, and rubella. According to an article on the Washington Post website, the initial link between the MMR vaccine and autism was a false study published in 1998 by the British journal The Lancet (Kollipara). The study included a meager twelve subjects between the ages of three and ten years old, eleven of which were male (Wakefield)....   [tags: mercury content in shots] 1720 words
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Vaccinations and Autism…Connected - Every child born in America is unique: whether it be because of skin color, hair color, birth weight, complications while still in the womb, or difficulties at birth. Yet when it comes to vaccinations they are all treated equal and are expected to follow the government recommended vaccination schedule. Once these vaccinations have been given, they cannot be removed from a child’s body. The harm they may have caused a child, cannot be reversed. Parents need to be aware of what is in these vaccines and the possible harmful effects they can have on their child....   [tags: Health, Parents, Children, Shots]
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Vaccines In Children - ... Once the antibodies are produced, they stay around, protecting the child against the disease they were designed to fight. Stephanie Cave, a medical doctor, has said that the problem many doctors and parents have with vaccines given during the first few months of life is that an infant's immune system cannot adequately respond to a vaccine until he or she is four to six months old. That's not to say that vaccines should not be given to children. They do save lives. However, those administering vaccines rarely, if ever, provide full information on the vaccines being injected; they exaggerate risks of infection and don’t explain that vaccines may be just as risky or worse....   [tags: Healthcare, Immune, Shots] 1057 words
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Amy Bishop: The Deadly Professor - ... The police quickly ruled Seth’s death was accidental. Rumors seemed to be spreading after Seth’s death that suggested the state and local officials may have intervened to make things easier for Amy Bishop and her family, some speculate that the reason was because Amy’s mother had political connections (Hawkins, 2010). Bishop’s family spent another ten years in Braintree. Bishop took some time off from her studies, she returned in 1988 where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Science. Bishop and her husband were married the following year and held their wedding in the same location where Seth’s funeral was held....   [tags: gun shots, pipe bomb, incidents] 1661 words
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Paradise Now, by Director Hany Abu-Assad - It is hard to overlook the oppression that faces Palestinians living in Israeli-occupied territories. Every street is littered with garbage, and walls are covered in grafitti. For citizens there, every day is a struggle to survive and violence is a constant threat. In contrast to the modernized and prosperous cities in Israel, the occupied territories are rural and tyrannized. The helplessness that Palestinians feel as a result of this situation often serves as a justification for bombings....   [tags: palestinians, israeli]
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Horror Films Provoke Fear, Alarm, and Panic - ... In a horror film the use or close up shots and mid shots are used to stop the audience from seeing the surroundings, events or people that would reveal the plot ending or give away information that would make it easy to figure out the mystery to early. Close up shots can create suspense because you can never see everything around the characters so the audience becomes anxious and frightened. Tracking and panning is used a lot with horror films. Characters are tracked or the camera pans around the scene to show their movement, instead of cutting between shots to show what they are doing....   [tags: tracking, death, camera] 825 words
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Sounds of Silence by Gordon Hampton - ... By doing these short clips and then making the clips longer when Hampton is talking, the viewer is able to see everything through Hampton’s point of view. Also, because the focus on sound rather than sight per say, the video is very unique because normally the focus of videos is on the actual images rather than the sound bites. Surprisingly, there were only a few wide shots or medium shots in the entire package. Most were short detail shots that focused on where a particular sound originated....   [tags: video package] 791 words
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Sounds of Silence: Gordon Hempton - ... He is talking about a topic, but while he is in action and not just sitting in a chair in some room. He is doing what he is talking about. The reporter also adds voiceover throughout the story as well to unite and continue the flow of the video. Through the use of different shots, varied angles, and subjects, the videographer was able to create continuity and compress hours of footage into a continuous flowing five-minute clip. One visual element used to compress time and action in the video was a kind of sequence, “A compressed action”....   [tags: musical artists] 1440 words
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The Released: A Reflection of the Plights of Mentally Ill Convicts - Purpose The general public does not usually go around contemplating the trials of the mentally ill. Especially not the mentally ill that have a habit of going in and out of prison. “The Released,” however, is trying to change that. Focusing on the lives of convicts under the persuasion of mental illness, “The Released” is a current documentary that intends to display an intimate look at the lives of these men with a proposition that they need help. Help that they cannot give themselves. Help that is not easy accessible....   [tags: Literature Review] 1408 words
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Montage in Films and Music Videos - In the 1920s, artist like Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov and Vsevolod Pudovkin started experimenting with the new technique in their abstractfilms which is known as montage. Montage which is a synonym for Editing is a technique where two or more shots are juxtaposed which create a new meaning thatis not existent looking at the shots individually (Manovich, 2001). Few of the early examples of films using this technique are The Battleship Potemkin(1925) by Eisenstein and Man with a Movie Camera(1929) by Vertov.Montages are widely used in many other TV production areas like Advertisement, Dramas, News Programs and Music Videos....   [tags: Film Review, Montage] 2456 words
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Run Lola Run - "Every second of every day you are faced with a decision that can change your life. The difference between life or death can be decided in a split second" (IMDb). Run Lola Run is an excellent 80-minute German film written/directed by Tom Tykwer and edited by Mathilde Bonnefoy that has a four part "What if" style genre. The movie just throbs with kinetic energy mixed with a case of Monster Energy Drinks. It is so fast-paced that it is like a roller coaster that is unstable with each twist and turn....   [tags: Film Review]
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The Opening fight scenes of Franco Zeffirelli’s, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ - Romeo and Juliet is known through out the world for its heartrending story of two young star-crossed lovers, who had the inability of being united due to the feud between their families. Many films and books, all over the world, have used this famous playwright as an inspiration. As they were inspired, the story of Romeo and Juliet had kept spreading worldwide. Franco Zeffirelli had directed the first version of Romeo and Juliet in 1968. He had casted the vital roles of Romeo and Juliet to Leonard Whiting and Olivia hussy, who were both unrecognised actors before the releasing of the movie....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison] 1209 words
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Communication n the Films Christmas in August, Oasis, The Brotherhood of War and A Single Spark - Communications is a way for a person to get their thoughts and feelings to another person. Communications takes many forms, ranging from verbal to nonverbal communications. Communications can lead to change within the community or it is a way to get something through to a loved one. In the films, Christmas in August, Oasis, The Brotherhood of War and A Single Spark, communication takes many forms and leads to many different messages. The directors of these films uses various different film techniques to convey these forms of communication and the messages associated with it....   [tags: messages, film, techniques, forms] 2234 words
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Shot Techniques in the Film, Do the Right Thing - Shot Techniques in the Film, Do the Right Thing Spike Lee does many fascinating things from a directorial standpoint, which makes his film (dare I say, joint), Do the Right Thing so interesting to watch. Writer, director Lee makes much use of the high and low angle shots. He does this to draw clear contrasts between the two elders of the block, Da Mayor and Mother Sister and to make conflict more apparent. Mother Sister certainly believes she is on a higher moral plane than the lowly Mayor and is usually seen by way of a low-angle shot high in her window preaching down and casting criticism on the passersby, giving her an almost God-like characteristic....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 453 words
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Decision Making Case Study: excessive use of Force in Violent Pursuit of a Suspect by Policemen - ... According to the new rules set by the Pineville County Sheriff’s Department, ‘a police pursuit may be cancelled by a supervisor if the pursuit does not involve a violent felony crime or other reasonable circumstances warranting the danger and potential liability’. In this case, Officer Ripley called Dispatch for backup when he suspected that the suspect he had could be involved in theft or vandalism in the area but the commander lieutenant on patrol did not call off the pursuit. When Officer Ripley made the first call, he was not sure what exactly was in the vehicle but his quest to find out was cut short when he got out of his car and the suspect’s vehicle started coming towards him....   [tags: Vandalism, Violence, Policies]
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Bicycle Thieves: An Expression of Italian Neo-realism - ... I examined that I was able to extract observational shots straight away and was able to observe reality quickly. Long takes which indicates the deep focus which suggests the realism in the film. The film shows the uncaring system is the reality of Italy, but they do not want this to be exploited. The desperate need for help is shown through the people lining up to be. The opening sequence of the plot unfolds straight away which include a lot of observational shots; this gives the impression of authenticity....   [tags: film, authenticity, living conditions]
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The Chicago Bulls in the Nineties - It is 1991 and the Chicago Bulls are playing the Lakers in the championship. Michael Jordan had just crossed over Magic Johnson and was on a fast break, when he saw Pippen in the corner. Jordan whips the ball to Pippen and Pippen knocked a three down to take the lead. That was the first championship the Bulls had ever won. Their all-star player, Michael Jordan, was drafted in 1980. Nobody knew that Michael would lead the Chicago Bulls to their first championship series. The Bulls who had two all-star players, Jordan and Scotty Pippen, which of who were the Chicago Bulls top scorers....   [tags: professional basketball teams, NBA] 1453 words
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Skilled but Classic Techniques in the Movie - Overall, I found the visual techniques of this film to be fairly basic. Not to say that it was boring or underachieving in any way, but more of a skilled implementation of classic technique. I think that with initial visual impact of stop motion animation, coupled with an intense soundtrack, and the distinctive use of color, the addition of any really abstract visual manipulation may have pushed this film over the edge. In terms of overall visual approach, this film leans more towards the inductive, although deductive scenes are used intermittently as well....   [tags: movies, directors, ] 501 words
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Contrast Between Good and Evil in The Lord of the Rings - Contrast Between Good and Evil in The Lord of the Rings The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring is no doubt one of the most successful films of all time. The main reason it is and the main reason of this essay is the contrast between the forces of good and evil. The division of good and evil is clear from the start of the film right to the very end. At the end it seems as though evil is dominating and threatening to triumph over good forever. Camera shots are used to show this contrast As soon as the film has begun there are long slow moving 'panning shots' which show a vast area of the setting....   [tags: Papers] 1036 words
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Film Adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth - Film Adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth “When we ask students about films they have seen and films they like, they almost invariably talk about the narrative or action, with little sense of how the visual composition conveyed the story. In teaching them to ‘read’ film ,we have to draw their attention to the various elements of film language.”[1] From the above quote it’s fair to suggest that when answering this question importance lies on the discussion of Film Language....   [tags: Papers] 2398 words
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The 1996 Baz Lurhman Interpretation of Rome and Juliet - ... Although the establishing shot lets us see that the Montague and Capulet towers are much bigger than the statue, which could suggest that, the two families are more powerful than religion or that religion like the law is no longer effective in maintaining peace and harmony on the streets. The industrial setting of the film shows that this is set in a modern time period in contrast to the original story of Romeo and Juliet. Arial wide shot views of the town and of police helicopters are prominent in this opening sequence creating the feeling of imminent danger or as if they are being watched under surveillance to control the chaos which was connoted in the initial shots which subsequently...   [tags: microanalysis, capulets, montagues] 1025 words
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Video Games: A Scapegoat for Youth Violence - Americans have been blaming violent forms of entertainment since colonial times. From dime novels to music, to movies to television shows. The most recent medium are video games. Aided by crime-saturated news reports, a lot of people are convinced that video game violence transfers to real-life youth crimes like the school massacres. They think that violent video games make people violent, but that is not the case. Violent people play violent video games. Not everyone who plays video games are violent, but those who already are violent will play them as an outlet for their frustration and rage....   [tags: Sociology]
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The Beginning of the American Civil War - This report is about the beginning of the Civil War at fort Sumter in North Carolina. The surrender of fort Sumter to the confederates was the first battle won by either side. This is a very important battle to win due to the location of the fort and control of the shipping lanes, although it didn’t have a very good defense against Fort Moultrie’s long range cannons. The unofficial start of the Civil War was started with a single shot fired by a cadet from the citadel on April 12, 1861. This was a warning shot from the south showing disapproval for the Morrill Tariff....   [tags: sumter north carolina, national union]
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Become a Good Basketball Player - There are numerous different steps required to be a good basketball player. There are different aspects of the game that can drastically change the tempo of the game. Of course shooting the ball is important, but improving dribbling, defensive, and passing skills are also important. A players ability in all phases of the game is what makes them a good player. The first thing to practice on is dribbling. Dribbling is one of the most crucial skills to have. Good dribbling enables the player to move around more and get to places quicker....   [tags: sports, tips, ] 595 words
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The explaination of ‘cinema of attractions’ - The concept of ‘cinema of attractions’ encompasses the development of early cinema, its technology, industry and cultural context. The explanation of how it is perceived by early cinema audiences is closely related to the effects of history at that time. How Gunning coined the term ‘cinema of attractions’ pertains to the history of the film industry at the turn of the 20th century and his interpretation of the audience and their reaction film technology. Single shots, the process of creating a moving picture and the juxtaposition of limited techniques, coupled with a new invention of showing a moving picture....   [tags: Film]
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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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An Analysis of Deep Blue Sea - An Analysis of Deep Blue Sea I am doing an essay on the opening sequence of the film Deep Blue Sea, I will be analyzing the way the director creates atmosphere and suspense. The film is about killer sharks and is in the same genre as Jaws. The opening scene starts of with four people on a boat, there is hardly any dialogue in this scene as the audience does not need to know who the characters are, as they are only there to introduce the shark and play no further part in the film....   [tags: Papers] 541 words
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Exploring the Possibility of a Government Cover-Up with the John F. Kennedy Assassination - In late November of the year 1963, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy visited the state of Texas. While there he planned to attend a lunch in Dallas to raise money for the Democratic party. It was decided that the President would travel by motorcade from the airfield at which he landed in Dallas to this fundraiser. Unfortunately, President Kennedy never arrived at this lunch. As the Presidential motorcade drove through an area in Dallas known as Dealey Plaza, shots rang out. One of these shots fatally struck President Kennedy in the head....   [tags: american history, american presidents]
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Analysis of the Film Narrative "Wendy and Lucy" - The film Wendy and Lucy, directed by Kelly Reichardt, presents a sparse narrative. The film has been criticised for its lack of background story, and as a short film, much of the story is left to the viewer to infer from what is presented in the plot. However, Wendy and Lucy is able to depict the intimate relationship between Wendy and her dog as well as reflecting more broadly on the everyday, and commenting on the current economic state of the film’s setting in America. This essay will examine how film form contributes to the viewer’s awareness of the story in Wendy and Lucy and allows a deeper understanding of the themes presented....   [tags: films, movies]
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Comparison and Contrast of Two Car Advertisements - Comparison and Contrast of Two Car Advertisements I am going to compare and contrast two TV car adverts. The first advert is Fiat Stilo-sound effects and the second advert is Honda Accord. I chose these adverts because the first time I saw them they looked interesting and had a lot of differences between them. The Fiat Stilo advert is 39 seconds long. It is aimed at 20-35 year old male and female. It is a small affordable car suitable for working class ordinary people. The advert is fast moving....   [tags: Papers] 434 words
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Two Men to Kill One Giant? - It’s one of the most widely debated topics in history: did Lee Harvey Oswald, in fact, kill John F. Kennedy. Was it related to a conspiracy. And if he did kill Kennedy, was Oswald involved in said conspiracy. It has become quite common for American citizens in the present day to believe that a conspiracy killed John Kennedy, and it has become even more common for people to believe a number of random and false facts about this historic assassination attempt. Throughout this paper, the focus will be on the more credible sources and theories in order to debunk the dis and misinformation Many theories have been proposed as to how the killing happened, from the bizarre to the mundane....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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