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  • Lester In Colonel Fitts
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    American Beauty critique American Beauty directed by Sam Mendes won the Academy Award for the Best Original Screenplay and the Best Picture Award. Film critics restrained from clear-cut negative reviews, only occassionally pointing out weaknesses of the the plot or the shallowness of main themes of the picture. The money invested in realization of this film certainly paid back yielding a high level of return (just in U.S.A. 130 million dollars). To cut a long story short, this Hollywood producti...
  • Beautiful Mind
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    Hollywood Readies for the Oscars By DAVID GERMAIN. c The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (March 24) - The Academy Awards moved into a new home Sunday with the usual glitz, plenty of head-to-head battles in top categories and some lingering antagonism over the harsh tone of the awards campaigning. The Oscars returned to Hollywood for the first time since 1960. The new site for the 74th awards was the recently opened Kodak Theatre, just across Hollywood Boulevard from the hotel where the first Oscars...
  • Woman In The Eye Of The Beholder
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    ? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder? is one of the most commonly known proverbs. In the Twilight Zone's short film, ? Eye of the Beholder? that same proverb is used as a metaphor to demonstrate how beauty and acceptance are illustrated in the real world. The film tells the story of a woman whose hideously deformed face has made her an outcast all of her life. Now she faces her nearly a dozen and final operation for a last chance to look normal with the help of unseen surgeons. First, in the? ...
  • Scene In American Beauty
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    Mise-en-Scene: American Beauty Just to refresh everybody's memory, mise-en-scene literally means "setting up a scene". There are six elements that make up mise-en-scene: acting, costume and make-up, setting, lighting, composition or space and last but not least time. The film that I chose for this particular topic was American Beauty. In my opinion, American Beauty is like mise-en-scene candy. In each frame of this film, there is so much to say about each of the elements of mise-en-scene. I will...
  • Themes In American Beauty
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    There are many themes in American Beauty, but one of the most important theme, is about appearances versus reality. Many of the characters in American Beauty project a false image of themselves and as a result, are not living a true life. The Burnham's have everything! They have a nice home, good jobs, they have children, and one could even say that they have the "American Dream!" But it's not all as great as it sounds... From the outside they appear like a happy family, but on the inside they a...
  • Jane's Mind Angela
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    English Essay Mendes says' you zoom past the thing you think is beautiful" How does the film support this comment? This statement made by Medes is supported by the film in many ways. To start off with the title American Beauty gives the viewer the impression that the film is a happy film about your typical family living the 'so called' American dream. Beauty is represented in the form of the young teen Angela. Angela is an attractive teen who is extremely ambitious in her dream to become a world...
  • Mending Of Physical And Psychological Barriers Humans
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    QUESTION: The Human Condition is a continuing mystery. How have the texts you " ve studies enhanced and extended your knowledge? The human condition refers to our attempts at contemplating the continuing mystery of life and overcoming its many emotional barriers. It embraces the harshness of reality and beauty of imagination human existence. Utilising a variety of literary, visual and film ic devices, Robert Frost's poem, Mending Wall, Sam Mendes' film, American Beauty, John Keats' poem, Bright ...
  • Main Focus Of American Beauty
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    Think hard about the following question. When was the last time that when a film's credits started rolling, you just stared at the screen, in silence? Seconds, minutes later, you were still in silence. The grin on your face seems to be placed there naturally, and won't go away. You can't move a muscle, as you are completely shocked and astonished, as the film you just viewed is among your favorites of all time. If you " re stumped, and can't answer this question, as it has been too long since th...
  • Every Scene Within American Beauty
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    American Beauty is a very intricate film portraying the sarcasm intertwined within American values, or beauties. Every scene within American Beauty influences each character in the movie as well as other scenes. The structure of this flick is as if it were not possible to remove one scene from the work, otherwise the entire movie would collapse like a domino effect. People Magazine writes a solid review of the movie analyzing the flick to the limits of a one-page review, and recommending an olde...

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