• Horror Movies People Movie Films
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    "Natural Born Killers," Psycho," Friday the 13 th," and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" are all horror films. In these films there is always some crazy person or monster-like character that goes around and slaughters innocent people. And usually, but not all the time the killer is killed at the end of the movie. The media publishes or broadcasts stories that say that horror films influence people to imitate these wrongful acts of violence. I believe that these movies do not influence people to im...
  • Cult Films Film Made Director
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    Certain films which today are regarded as classics of American cinema - John Ford's The Searchers (1956), Orson Welles' Citizen Kane (1941), the Judy Garland musical The Wizard Of Oz (1939), Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life (1946), Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940) - are, or at least used to be, cult films. Box-office disappointments when they were released, these films were kept alive over the decades not by reviewers or studios or theaters, but by film goers who loved them. This devotion eventu...
  • Samurai In Film Films Kurosawa Yojimbo
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    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 (chon mage), 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 -ge ki (period drama) which are sto...
  • Film History Films Excellence Popularity
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    'Excellence', 'popularity', 'typicality' - discuss the relative merits of each of these as a basis for the inclusion of films in a film history Any attempt to study film history requires the consideration of films, which occur within the categories of excellence, popularity and typicality. They are three very different approaches to film history; 'excellence' covering films recognised as having artistic merit, 'popularity' covering films which have been financially or sociologically successful a...
  • The Old Vs The New Romeo And Juliet Movies
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    Out with the Old and in With the New The success of both the traditional and modern movie versions of Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet are dictated by their settings. The traditional version of this legendary love story was filmed in 1968 and is set in the 1600 s, placing the characters in the time period from which the story was derived. The more modern movie version on the other hand, filmed in 1996, places the characters in the time period of when the movie was filmed rather than when it was wr...
  • Warner Brothers Film Sound Films
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    Before World War I, films were being made mostly European countries and in Japan. When the war interrupted European filmmaking, however, the American film industry began to dominate the world market. In the years between 1917 and 1927 the silent film reached the peak of its development. United States had the largest film industry and American films dominated the international market. Germany and Japan still had some movie industries but mostly left to domestic. Many nations found film production...
  • Horror Movies People Movie Films
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    Horror Movies " Natural Born Killers," Psycho," Friday the 13 th," and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" are all horror films. In these films there is always some crazy person or monster-like character that goes around and slaughters innocent people. And usually, but not all the time the killer is killed at the end of the movie. The media publishes or broadcasts stories that say that horror films influence people to imitate these wrongful acts of violence. I believe that these movies do not influenc...
  • Stereotypes Of Black Women Films Film
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    Tania Modleski's "Cinema and the Dark Continent: Race and Gender in Popular Film," discusses how popular film perpetuates stereotypes of black women. Some controlling images of black women include: the mammy, the jezebel, and the sapphire. While Modelski doesn't analyze the sapphire stereotype, she does use Who ppi Goldberg's past film roles as examples of the nurturing and maternal mammy and the over- sexual ized jezebel. While I could clearly see Modelski's comparison of Goldberg's roles and b...
  • Blood Violence And Gore As Entertainment
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    Blood, Violence and Gore As Entertainment The Texas Chainsaw massacre, Brain eaters from outer space and Bloodfeastare all films were the title can speak for itself. The are films were violence, blood and gore play an important role. It is obvious that someone has to action, but who? Since the dawn of man people have used violence for entertainment. In Rome they had the Colluseum, nowadays we have the cinema. Violent films are being produced all the time, no one seems to care. Even though there...
  • The Two Tiered System Of Allusions
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    In Hollywood today, most films can be categorized according to the genre system. There are action films, horror flicks, Westerns, comedies and the likes. On a broader scope, films are often separated into two categories: Hollywood films, and independent or foreign 'art house' films. Yet, this outlook, albeit superficial, was how many viewed films. Celebrity-packed blockbusters filled with action and drama, with the use of seamless top-of-the-line digital editing and special effects were consider...
  • A Nightmare On Elm Street
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    Intro to Film December 17, 1999 A Nightmare on Elm Street At a time when the stalker movie had been exploited to all ends and the image of mute, staggering, vicious killers had been etched into society's consciousness to the point of exhaustion, a new kid entered the block. The year was 1984 and it was time for a new villain to enter into the horror genre. A villain that was agile, intelligent, almost inviolable yet viscous, and by all means deadly. A Nightmare on Elm Street introduced the disti...
  • History And Propaganda In The Films Of Nazi Era
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    It is obviously difficult to forget those scary times of the Nazi era. Nazis did lots of destructions and other unhealthy things back in 20 th century, although it echoes on nowadays life as well, back then that was an irresistible influence from the side of the Nazis on the society that lived during the time era, on which our discussion will emphasize. Today we are going to talk about the issues of history and propaganda in films that were around during that unquestionably vivid era. We shall d...
  • Violence Films And Music
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    Enjoying Violence There are many different views on how violent films and music affect people. Personally, I believe violent films and music do not affect people, but some studies show they do. There are also various reasons why people want to see violent films, and why artists and producers continue to produce violent films and music. From the article Film Violence and Subsequent Aggressive Tendencies, they write that even in the 1920 s and 1930 s people were affected by watching and reading th...
  • Danish Film Films Cinema First
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    I. DANISH FILM It was in June 7 1896 when Danes saw cinematographic pictures for the first time at the Haymarket (Town Hall Square now) in Copenhagen, but the first cinema (Kosmorama) was not opened until September 17, 1904. At that time it was usual to have a pianist playing while the film was shown because of the noise from the projector. Peter El felt (1866-1931) is a film pioneer in Denmark with some films about Greenland and royalty. Ole Olsen created Nordisk Film Kompagni, the first Danish...
  • Spike Lee Films Film Smith
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    In the film industry, there are directors who merely take someone else's vision and express it in their own way on film, then there are those who take their own visions and use any means necessary to express their visions on film. The latter of these two types of directors are called auteurs. Not only do auteurs write the scripts from elements that they know and love in life, but they direct, produce, and sometimes act in their films as well. Three prime examples of these auteurs are: Kevin Smit...
  • Film Director Metteur En Scene
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    Film 295 F Essay "As the term suggests, an auteur is an author, someone whose aesthetic sensibilities and impact are most important in the creation of a text. With literary texts, discerning authorship is usually no problem. But with collaborative art forms, such as film, deciding on authorship is much more complicated. Generally speaking, film theorists have concluded that it is the director of a film who is the auteur, the most important creative figure. But auteur theory is concerned with mor...
  • The Development Of Film In New Zealand
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    Introduction When I first saw this topic I thought I would have an easy job to talk about the development of film in New Zealand. How much could there be on the subject? As I researched further into this area I discovered there was a lot behind the development of film in Aotearoa, which has lead to the industry as we know it. I think that when you look at film development in this country you have to split it up into several factors, the history, the filmmakers and their films. The Hi...
  • History Of Silent Films
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    "Our invention can be exploited for a certain time as a scientific curiosity, but apart from that, it has no commercial future whatsoever." - Auguste Lumi " ere, early filmmaker who, with his brother Louis, organized the first public performance of motion pictures in December 1895 Silent films of the 1910 s and 1920 s were famous for the use of harsh makeup, the gradual development of lighting systems, and the use of inter-titles to show dialogue. Performers used pantomime techniques, exaggerate...
  • Auteur Theory Tim Burton
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    Presentation Script To look at a director as an Auteur, firstly you have to outline what Auteur meaning actually is which simplistically can be described as 'repetition of theme and style, making the films recognisable as his / her work, creative control with films containing recognisable traits of his own individuality'. The characteristics / traits of Burton's films according to The IMDb (item) consists of: o Often uses a misunderstood outcast as a main character o His films often have a gothi...
  • Australian Film Films Exaggerated Identity
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    Australian Sterotypes In Films Australian Sterotypes In Films Essay, Research Paper Australian films, although we sometimes may not realize it, contain portrayals of the Australian Identity that are seen across the world, but are these stereotypes healthy to the image of Australia? Film is a medium, which is able to converse across cultures & nations. Often the only knowledge of certain events and cultures is obtained through film. Therefore the way certain cultures or events are portrayed great...