• Joseph Patrick Kennedy Biography
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    Joseph Patrick Kennedy was a very successful banker and film executive, born in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 6, 1888. Considered by many to be America's version of the "royal family," the Kennedy's of Boston, Massachusetts have enjoyed triumphs and seen tragedy during the 20 th century. As the family patriarch, Joseph Patrick Kennedy instilled values of commitment to public service, determination to succeed, and loyalty to family. His father, Patrick Joseph, was a prosperous saloon keeper...
  • The It Girl Clara Bow
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    The It Girl - Clara Bow Imagine it - all the rules you were raised to follow, all the beliefs and norms, everything conventional, shattered. Now imagine It - Clara Bow, the It Girl. The epitome of the avant-garde woman, the archetype of the flapper, was America's new, young movie actress of the 1920's. Modern women of the day took heed to Bow's fresh style and, in turn, yielded danger to the conventional America. Yet Bow's contagious and popular attitude came with its weaknesses - dealing with f...
  • Martin Scorsese Films Movies Movie
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    For my final project, I chose to learn more about my favorite director, Martin Scorsese. From as far as I can remember, Martin Scorsese's films have always intrigued me like no others have. There are many reasons why I am drawn to his type of films and his style of directing. Martin Scorsese has directed films that support his ethnic background. He has revolutionized the motion picture industry with the films he has directed. Scorsese has a unique approach in directing his films. Lastly, Scorse...
  • Censorship Motion Picture
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    Censorship Without the history of Censorship, what type of things would children be watching? Without the unique methods of Censorship, what kinds of films would be being released into the public? Throughout this essay I will be explaining the steps taken to achieve the level of Censorship, that we have now. In 1900-1950 every movie in the world was rated before being released. The government, of the country in which the movie was made always did this. In 1956 the rules were changed. Each movie...
  • Ealry Film Motion Picture
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    Being able to capture motion has occupied the human psyche sine primitive times. This is evident through the Lascaux cave paintings which depict buffalo with multiple legs in a attempt to represent the animal running. Other simple innovations also led to the motion picture, these 'optical toys' demonstrated the eye's persistence of vision. These 'toys' grew more advanced, but lifelike motion could not be achieved until the photographic process was nearly perfected. In the 1870's Eadweard Muy bri...
  • Movie Piracy Illegal Film Movies
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    The subject of my paper focuses on movie piracy. Movie Piracy by definition is the illegal copying of movies for personal or commercial use. This is a new epidemic that is affecting the film industry financially on a global level. What are the necessary steps that can be taken on behalf of the film industry that can stop this illegal practice from occurring? Once you walk down the city streets of New York, you can easily find vendors selling their bootleg DVD copies of new released movies for ha...
  • Film And Video Production
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    Mrs. Grinnell English 121 st May 2005 Film and Video Production: Becoming the Future of the Silver Screen Every so often a movie is released with such tense anticipation and glamorous visual art that the public is drawn to this dramatic rendition of life in the theatre. For even just two hours or so, you are put into a different lifestyle. Action, drama or comedy it may be. We are thrust into a different way of thinking. We are forced to learn the characters thoughts and feelings. The hard work...
  • Steven Spielberg Indiana Jones
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    Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg is an American motion-picture director, producer and executive, who has achieved great commercial success and is among the most popular film-makers of the late 20 th Century. Spielberg made his first film at the age of 12. In 1969, his short film "Ambling" came to the attention of Universal Pictures and he signed a seven-year contract with them. His earliest commercial efforts were television movies, which included the f m "Duel" made in 1971, and which gained h...
  • A Changing Industry Motion Picture Special Effects
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    A Changing Industry: Motion Picture Special Effects " Special visual effects have added to the allure of motion pictures since the early days of cinema. French director Georges M'eli " es is considered the most influential pioneer of special effects. His film "A Trip to the Moon" combined live action with animation, demonstrating to audiences that cinema could create worlds, objects, and events that did not exist in real life" (Tanis par. 1). Through examples of the new techniques and the movies...
  • Comparison Paper On Dvd Vs Vcr
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    Comparison Paper Ever since the first motion picture was introduced, the world has grown a humongous appetite for more movies. Through technology, humans have made incredible advancements in the motion picture field. Today, there are only two standards when it comes to recording and replaying a motion picture for the common person: Digital Video Disc (DVD) and Video Cassette Recorder (VCR). Each allows for easy access to both movies as well as the necessary players. The two types of media have ...
  • Hollywood's Attack On Religion
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    Hollywood's Attack on Religion The section that I have chosen to analyze from the book Hollywood vs. America is 'The Attack on Religion.' In this part of the book, Michael Medveddiscusses the shift in attitude Hollywood has made toward religion, from acceptable to contemptible. He takes a look at the messages being sent in films, music and television in the last 15 to 20 years and analyzes their effects. In general, Hollywood depicts religion in an unfavorable manner, according to Medved. Moreov...
  • United States Anime Women American
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    The Anime Invasion Megan Wolfson Advanced Composition, 2 nd Period January 18, 2002 Research Essay: Revised for Portfolio Thesis Statement: The popular onset of Princess Mononoke and Pokemon enabled anime, once limited to an underground movement populated by teenage males, to enter mainstream American film entertainment, resulting in the backlash on violence, gender issues, and sexuality. I. Overview A. Motivator B. Definition of anime 1. Examples of anime 2. Anime and its consumers. Definition...
  • Motion Picture Directors Film Movie
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    Motion Picture Directing: An influential Occupation Motion Picture directors are some of the most intriguing, and influential artists of our time. Directors are talented individuals, who create movies in efforts to entertain as well as influence the audiences who watch them. It is their job to take a written script, and interpret it into a visual representation on film through the use of actors, cameras, and they " re ever developing catalytic minds. The allure of becoming a director illustrates...
  • To Kill A Mockingbird From Novel To Motion Picture
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    Creating a motion picture from a novel and conveying the author's intended message is a difficult task. Some film makers gracefully meet the challenge, while others fail, warping the original meaning of the novel in order to appeal to he general movie going population. Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird novel to movie transition is a mid-ground between the two extremes. Lee's theme of tolerance is neither completely destroyed nor completely expressed. The absence of characters Dolphus Raymond an...
  • Motion Picture Imax Dolphins Film
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    TAPPING INTO YOUR CREATIVITY Sharon Magnuson Strategies for Success Jill e Neiman June 19, 2000 For the Tapping into Your Creativity assignment I chose to go to the Minnesota Science Museum in St. Paul. At the museum I saw the Omni Theatre presentation of Dolphins. The Omni theatre presentation of Dolphins was probably one of the most incredible movies I have ever seen. It was not only incredible due to the content of the movie. It was also incredible because of the way that it was presented. W...
  • Motion Picture Children Television Shows
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    The movie industry became a big hit in America after 1910. These movies were silent movies so therefore; we didn't have the problem with vulgar language. The first spoken movie was in 1927, called The Jazz Singer. At that time, the movie industry was so worried about keeping his or her audience happy and didn't want to offend anyone. That we didn't have the problems that we have today. In 1922, William H. Hays founded the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America. This organization, ...
  • Thomas Edison Motion Picture
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    As the end of the 20 th century becomes closer each day, some of us will think back of the good times and memories they " ve had. Some of us may even think of the great leaders or people that have impacted their lives and the world. People such as Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, or maybe even Bill Clinton are a few of the many people that might cross your mind. There is one person you will know for sure before you leave here today because he was considered the greatest inventor in history. ...
  • African American Images In Film
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    The image of African Americans in film has made a gradual shift from that of the past. From the degrading and negative stereotypes of the early minstrel shows, to the inspirational and uplifting depiction of race movies, to the breaking of role barriers of modern day films. This gradual shift has allowed the African American culture to develop and expand along with the likes of the motion picture industry, all the while dealing with, experiencing and overcoming the racial stereotypes that served...
  • Beauty And The Beast Movie Belle Love
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    Walt Disney has been successful in making wonderful animated movies not just loved by the children but by other elders too. Disney succeeds in teaching our children a very vital lesson in life, how good looks and fame does not stand for true love. Beauty and the Beast, Walt Disney's 1991 instant classic, I consider the finest animated movie ever made, deserving a prominent position on my list of all-time greats. I always knew that Beauty and the Beast was one of my favorite movies, but not until...
  • Thomas Edison Motion Picture
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    Thomas Alva Edison was one of America's most important and famous inventors. Edison invented and improved upon things that changed our world. Some of the things he invented, he did by himself. Some he did with other people. Just about all his inventions are still around today and are commonly used. Thomas Edison is was an individual whose actions have made a significant contribution to life in America. "In 1868 Edison made his first patented invention, the Electrical Vote Recorder" (Silverberg ...