• Star Wars Special Sound Movie
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    You " re sitting in a dark movie theater. X-Wing fighters whiz across the screen, and light sabers flash. You " ve seen it all before, but now it's better than ever. Star Wars, the Special Edition, is a classic that has been updated for the 1990 s. The new Star Wars has additional special effects, a more realistic home planet, and improved sound. The original Star Wars movie had great special effects, but they weren't as good as today's computer-generated special effects. In the new Star Wars, ...
  • Screen Aesthetics Taxi Driver
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    The film Taxi Driver includes a range of techniques which fit the categories of realism and expressionism. The film takes it s peculiar over-all feel from the combination of the various techniques used. Taxi Driver is a film that leans towards expressionism. The director s major concern is with the characters psychological truths, which he conveys using techniques that distort the viewer s perception of the material world. He uses a high degree of manipulation, of reforming reality. often the s...
  • Review Of Unforgiven Western Eastwood Movie
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    Produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven is simply the most realistic western ever put to film. Never before has a movie so faithfully captured what the old west was really like, while at the same time delivering a message about how nothing good ever comes from violence. It's no surprise that the film easily walked away with the Best Picture Academy Award for 1992. When a customer cuts up a prostitute and goes unpunished, the women put out a bounty on his head and his partner's. Eastw...
  • Salems Lot And The Shining
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    Stephen King sets up the perfect horror scene in room 217 by off of Hitchcock and hos own previous work, Salem's Lot. King uses Hitchcock's definition of great horror to set for the scene in room 217. He also uses background from his old work, Salems Lot. Alfred Hitchcock's idea of horror involves human suspense and ten realistic aspect of scary situations. Hitchcocks masterful directing leads the audience to be the fris t to understand what is going on. The characters are left in the dark unti...
  • Oedipus Rex Tragic Hero
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    1) Oedipus Rex proves to be a tragic hero by displaying the qualities of goodness, appropriateness, and remaining consistent and realistic throughout the entire play. In the prologue of Oedipus Rex, Oedipus illustrates that he is morally good during his speech to the Priest and the suffering people of Thebes. "I know you are deathly sick; and yet, /Sick as you are, not one is as sick as I. /Each of you suffers in himself alone/His anguish, not another's; but my spirit/Groans for the city, for my...
  • Power Of One Boxer Friend
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    Power of One did not enjoy this movie. I thought it was poorly done, the camera shots were very basic, it was extremely predictable and "de ja vu." Since I am noLeonar Malt in and this assignment does not ask for a movie critique, i will say no further. If we take into factors what I already stated above, I guess you already know what I think of the ending. I will now expose my train of thoughts while answering the question. The two scenes that I found the most significant in this movie were th...
  • Critical Thinking Beliefs Information Realistic
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    Critical Thinking Common sense is an important element for me when it comes to rationalizing and making decisions. The assumption or problem must be realistic whether it involves other peoples opinions or mine. Beliefs are always being questioned and are always changing because the more knowledge a person receives, the more rational they will become. I am a very open-minded person which means that I take into account other people perceptions and beliefs without dismissing them right away. Howeve...
  • Flying Dragon Story Beast Home
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    #1) If one were to look up realism in the thesaurus, romanticism will be found as the antonym. However in the works of Harriet Prescott Spofford and Kate Chopin these two elements go hand in hand. Focusing on Spofford's short story, "Circumstance," and Chopin's short story, "The Storm," these two selections maintain a smooth transition between realism and romanticism. In Harriet Prescott Spofford's "Circumstance" she tells of a woman who is visiting a sick neighbor. Where they live neighbors are...
  • Childrens Literature Fantasy Realistic Stories
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    Mary Meeker E 101 9: 00 am Classification Childrens Literature Childrens Literature is classified in two major categories, realistic and fantasy. Realistic focuses on the area of human activities and historical events, while fantasy has many more subcategories like eccentric and enchantment. Some educational institutions firmly believe in teaching with only realistic stories. They feel that a young mind under the age of five will not be able to decipher the difference between reali tity and fant...
  • The Great Gatsby Realism
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    The Great Gatsby: Realism. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has been labelled a masterpiece, and perhaps even one of the greatest novels of all time. In order to be revered as a classic, a novel must have one or more qualities that place it above the rest. One of The Great Gatsby's best qualities is Fitzgerald's incredible use of realism. This realism is evident in the development of plot, setting, and characters throughout the novel. The Great Gatsby is well known for its deeply entangled p...
  • Realism And Naturalism Century Fiction Romanticism
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    Realism and Naturalism In Music and Art As intellectual and artistic movements 19 th-Century Realism and Naturalism are both responses to Romanticism but are not really comparable to it in scope or influence. For one thing, 'realism' is not a term strictly applicable to music. There are verismo (realistic) operas like Umberto Giordano's Andrea Ch " enter created in the last decade of the 19 th century in Italy, but it is their plots rather than their music which can be said to participate in the...
  • Brecht Jones And Artaud
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    In LeRoi Jones's play, "Dutchman," elements of realism, naturalism and non-realism abound. The play features characters such as Clay, a twenty-year-old Negro, Lula, a thirty-year-old white woman, both white and black passengers on a subway coach, a young Negro and a conductor. All of these characters take a ride that, for each, ends with different destinations and leaves the audience to sort through the details and find conclusions themselves. In this play, Jones uses realistic, naturalistic and...
  • Diving For Pearls Essay
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    DIVING FOR PEARLS ESSAY In the play Diving for Pearls by Katherine Thomson, the audience or reader are subjected to a play that not only addresses the issues of restructuring and redundancy in the working class towns, and the effect on the lives of the people involved, but they also see a world of the main characters, den s, social life, which I believe Thompson uses as a symbol for the future of the town. As both seem to be making changes not necessarily for the best. To make these issues more ...
  • Ghandi Movie Relate Realistic
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    After preparing for a long day of movie watching I reluctantly put the first tape in to the VCR. I was armed with a bottle of water, a vegetarian sandwich, and a pillow. I figured these supplies would get me through the first half. When it was all said and done I realized that the movie was exceptional. Besides being a little on the long side the move, "Ghandi" was in depth, enjoyable and realistic. Even though I complained I found that this movie was very good. I would recommend it to anyone. ...
  • Leadership Lord Of The Flies And Animal Farm
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    Two unassociated books, Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm, come together in a certain way to show the quest for leadership among humans. George Orwell, author of Animal Farm, and William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, explains quite well in these books how human kind destroys itself to be above everything else. Each story has its own original leader, a second designated realistic leader, and its final monarchist leader. In Lord of the Flies the original leader is possibly the pilot or rea...
  • Blah Stanislavski Ricko Realistic
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    Nick Enright's tale of destruction in a small town touches on many controversial subjects, including rape, suicide and dealing with the pressures of teenage life. The playwrights intentions in producing the contentious script is to concentrate on the aftermath of the disturbing party, rape and murder rather than describing the event in great detail. The story continues to describe the way each of the main characters deal with the death and their reactions are portrayed according to Stanislavski'...
  • Making The Grade Form Style Color
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    The two paintings are similar and different; both are representational, stylized differently. "Making the Grade", is representational and nonrepresentational, we see realism in the style, the color and lighting form, yet this is coupled with non-realistic letters (grade) on a road. Knowing the name you come to thoughts of what the painting is trying to convey, one thought is that the long road of success includes or depends on the grades achieved, we notice the letter on the front most center is...
  • Creating Realistic Characters In Catcher The Rye
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    Creating living characters is one of the greatest challenges for novelists, often due to the extraordinary situations the characters themselves are placed in. However, Salinger is able to accomplish this feat in his novel Catcher in the Rye by giving the characters flaws, thus making them more human. The characters are also very human, in that they have reasonable reactions that we can understand. Salinger creates the characters with the intent that we can relate to them, allowing us to do just ...
  • Adventures Of Huck Finn
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    Huckleberry Finn is a book that contains elements of romantic and realistic fiction; even though it contains both these elements, it is a book on realistic fiction, and that is how it was written to be. Mark Twain used historical facts and data to make this story realistic, it used situations that would normally happen in the time the novel takes place in. Huckleberry Finn's father is a vagrant and a despicable person; his actions are written to how a man of that characteristic would act. Two mo...