• Nicaragua No Pasaran United States
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    Nicaragua: No Pasaran Major Essay Task In the documentary Nicaragua: No Pasaran, David Bradbury has presented a biased impression of reality, and has used many techniques to present this reality to the viewer. The aim of the documentary is to cause the viewer to feel sympthatetic to the Sandanista's and become distanced and "anti" towards the Americans. Both these two parties are portrayed very differently to achieve Bradbury's desired viewer positionment. The start of the documentary presents t...
  • Violence On Television Young Boy
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    Many shows include violence as a key factor to interest public viewers. However, people may think television violence is one of the many causes for everyday violence. Dr. Littner has slightly disagreed with this theory and explained his reasoning. Dr. Littner believes that television does not create the desire for violence but supports the existing desire that cannot be taken away. Personally, I agree with Dr. Littner opinion because his reasoning is rational and logical. If a mature teen were ...
  • Word View Microsoft Viewer Technical
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    Microsoft Word Viewer 97, the newest member of the Word Viewer family, is a freeware product that allows you to view and print Microsoft Word 97 documents. Like previous versions of Word Viewer, the latest version can also open documents created with all previous versions of Word for Windows and version 4. x and above of Microsoft Word for Macintosh. You cannot edit an open document in Word Viewer 97. However, if you have Word 97 installed, Word Viewer can open the document in Word. You can also...
  • Movie Narrative Structure Shows The Camera
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    Documentaries are a form of movie media known as a non narrative formal system. Breaking the system down into smaller categories, four groups emerge (categorical, associational, rhetorical, and abstract). Focusing on the associational and rhetorical style will help to analyze the documentaries Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov), Roger and Me (Michael Moore), The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris) and Black Is Black Ain't (Marlon Riggs). The associational formal system lends itself to the Soviet m...
  • Time Bomb Viewer Welles Film
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    Hello, My Name Is Orson Welles Orson Welles liked to reuse certain elements throughout his films. He liked a good deep focus shot. He liked low key lighting. He liked the grotesque side of life, blocking actors in groups of three, low camera angles and especially pointy bras. He also liked to open his movies in a certain predictable way. In Citizen Kane, he used the announcer in 'News on the March " to introduce the subject and main character, Charles Foster Kane. In The Magnificent Amber sons,...
  • Music And Murder Prisoners Through Their Tone
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    Documentaries serve to draw a response through the use of literary techniques in order to present a particular point of view. Michael Cordell's Music and Murder subscribes to this principle, the documentary focuses on three men serving prison sentences for taking a life and how music has changed and shaped their outlook on their own lives. Music, structure, verbal language and selection of detail all work on the viewers emotions which serve to draw a positive response towards rehabilitation in p...
  • Time Bomb Viewer Welles Film
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    Hello, My Name Is Orson Welles Orson Welles liked to reuse certain elements throughout his films. He liked a good deep focus shot. He liked low key lighting. He liked the grotesque side of life, blocking actors in groups of three, low camera angles and especially pointy bras. He also liked to open his movies in a certain predictable way. In Citizen Kane, he used the announcer in "News on the March" to introduce the subject and main character, Charles Foster Kane. In The Magnificent Amber sons, ...
  • Demetri In Brothers Karamazov
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    The Brothers Karamazov In the film, The Brothers Karamazov, there was before the viewer a distinct theme concerning how the audience felt towards Demetri, the eldest Karamazov son. Throughout the movie one can trace a tangible pattern of how Demetri is portrayed, the actions they used to achieve this, and the effect it had on the viewer. As the movie begins, we are introduced to two of the brothers Karamazov, the aforementioned Demetri and his youngest brother Alexey. Immediately, we can detect ...
  • Viewer Sitcom Life Show
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    Television has always been influential throughout the years. The most popular form of television show, the sitcom, has had a major role in television history. Its influence stretches out to viewers of all ages. A sitcom is a situation comedy. A sitcom takes a bad situation and finds the good. A sitcom is like an escape from reality. Most people would watch these sitcoms religiously and picture themselves in the place of one of the characters. The writers of the show put the characters in real l...
  • Art History Lehigh River
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    In the American wing of the Allentown art museum is a small painting that hits really close to home. It is called the View on the Lehigh River above Mauch Chunk. This is a genre scene that shows a small homestead in the foreground of a landscape of the Lehigh River. It was painted in 1862. View on the Lehigh River shows what life may have been like living along the Lehigh during that time. Critics have said his work "looks as European as it does American" (Gustavus 1). Down the hall in the Euro...
  • Perez Sanchez Guernica Picasso Viewer
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    ... of suffering may have been used to symbolize the helpless suffering that was endured by the people of Guernica. Another important figure that dominates the painting is the mother holding the dead child which "may have been inspired by a photograph." (Chipp 92) Guernica is unique because Picasso painted images through his eyes and with brush strokes, his paintings were logical in his mind and not influenced by outside sources. In dealing with this image in one of his sketches he again strikes...
  • Apocalypse Now Surprise Horror
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    Apocalypse Now This film, from 1979 was directed by Francis Ford Coppula and starred Martin Sheen (Capt. Willard) and Marlon Brando (Col. Kurtz). The film takes place during the 1970's in the middle of the Vietnam War. Coppula was rewarded for his hard work by winning the Academy Award for cinematography. The story is based on the novel "Hearts of Darkness", by Joseph Conrad. The book and film depicts Capt. Willard in the middle of the Vietnam searching for Col. Kurtz, who has gone mad and star...
  • Star Wars Film Codes
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    The film Star Wars by George Lucas presents the characters Luke Skywalker, Darth Vadar and Princess Leia in particular ways. This essay will give examples of the different film codes, such as audio, technical and symbolic that help the viewer to see the characters in each of these ways. The Alliance The character of Luke Skywalker becomes more real from the use of film codes. Technical codes such as close ups are used frequently on Luke to show his facial expressions. An example of this is at th...
  • Angel At My Table Time Viewer Janet
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    An Angel at my Table and The Sweet Hereafter: a Difference in Time The two movies An Angel at my Table and The Sweet Hereafter tell stories about the trials of being human. They both show the viewer a world that they with any luck do not have first hand knowledge. Though they both talk of the human condition, they do so by using stylistic differences that in their own right pull the viewer into the story. The way that time is manipulated is the most obvious way the two films differ in the way th...
  • Workers Lange Work Photographs Francisco
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    Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1895 and studied photography with Clarence White at Columbia University. She moved to San Francisco in 1918 where she opened up a portrait studio. In the 1930's Dorothea Lange photographed the people caught in midst of the Great Depression. Her Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1895 and studied photography with Clarence White at Columbia University. She moved to San Francisco in 1918 where she opened up a portrait studio. In the 1930's Dorothea ...
  • Twelve Angry Men Play Film Viewer
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    The film Twelve Angry Men is an excellent tool to use to elaborate the original play because it provides an alternate visualization about the storyline, and it allows a different perspective from the director's viewpoint. Although the film is a useful tool, it is not as accurate as the original play. It tends to leave out some of the aspects of the play such as a part of the end scene which has juror number three handing juror number eight the knife with a high level of tension as he said dramat...
  • Critical Analysis Of A Georgia O' Keefe Art Exhibit
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    Georgia O'Keefe is a renowned artist with her intelligent use of color and her interesting subject matter. Though she painted many things, her main focus seemed to be flowers in detail. I had the exciting experience of getting to view a special exhibition of her works at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. One of my favorite things about Georgia's works is her use of color in all of them. In Oriental Poppies (1928) she uses brilliant reds and oranges that make the poppies pop ou...
  • The Feature Film Erin Brockovich Essay
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    'Films rely on symbolic and technical codes to encourage the viewer to identify and accept particular representations of individuals or groups of people.' The way in which viewers are encouraged to perceive certain groups of people or individuals is predominantly influenced by the symbolic and technical codes used by the filmmakers. In the feature film Erin Brockovich viewers are positioned to identify with the major characters and accept the way in which they are represented. Erin Brockovic...
  • Bowling For Columbine Critical Analysis
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    What techniques are used by Moore in Bowling For Columbine? Moore has used a countless number of techniques in his documentary to manipulate the viewer to accept certain facts and reject others. Moore uses interviews with authoritie and important people throughout the documentary to position the viewer to feel a certain way. These include an interview with the surprisingly articulate and opiniotive Manson, who seems to raise some valid points, therefore positioning the viewer to reject the fact ...
  • Current Affairs Viewer Emotional Jennifer
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    Current Affairs -An important part of the effectiveness of current affairs programmes is the way they tap into viewers' values and emotions in order to encourage a particular attitude in the viewer. Discuss this statement with reference to a specific cur An important part of the effectiveness of current affairs programmes is the way they tap into viewers' values and emotions in order to encourage a particular attitude in the viewer. Discuss this statement with reference to a specific current aff...