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  • Stroheim's Use Of Motifs In His Film
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    The Evolution of the Film Industry The progress of the film industry was remarkably fast in the first quarter of this century. I have chosen two films namely The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Greed (1924) for comparison and contrast to show how much the industry had evolved within the short span of nine years. These two films are chosen for the short time span between them. This short time span will enable us to evaluate the development of the film industry in terms of the psychological build-up ...
  • Physical Journey
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    "The Last Samurai" is a film centred around the idea of journeying, physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally. We witness these journeys not only through observations of a character going through a personal transformation but a whole culture around him who is likewise in turmoil. This film allows us to join in on an adventure and journey of the character, the world he enters and the people he meets. The story is based on a time just after the Civil War, a time when the modern western wor...
  • Film Iciar Bollain
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    ENGLISH COMPARATIVE ESSAYASSINGMENT II'A comparison and contrast between "Flowers from another world" and "Hi, are you alone?" 'This essay will attempt to compare and contrast two films directed by Spanish director actress Iciar Bollain. The films to be compared and contrasted are "Hi, are you alone? ("Hola, est as sola?" ) and "Flowers from another world" ("Flores de o tro mundo"). The most apparent reason for comparing and contrasting these two films is that both focus their attention on women...
  • Storm And Jean Grey Look
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    Discuss the construction and representation of gender in X-men As well as the films content, the films title can also be discussed, especially when discussing gender representation. X-Men implies mystery and secrecy, but the Men in the title is expected to cover the female members of the cast as well as the male. This may set up audience expectations of who would play the lead roles, what characteristics these lead roles will possess, and how these characters will be represented. The powers of t...
  • Sant's Film The Reality Of High School
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    Gus Van Sant's Elephant was at once critically praised and denounced by both film reviewers and film goers alike. The cinematography takes you on a waltz throughout a seemingly typical day at an unnamed high school, stopping through the journey to focus on the stereotypes of school. The jock, the quirky artist, the clique d girls, the skateboarder, they are all represented and representative of his film. Van Sant created a film, seemingly without a staunch opinion on the horrors of the Columbine...
  • Dude And Mod Lebowski
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    All of the relationships among the elements in the film the Big Lebowski may seem to be enigmatic with each other, but this style of film creates an integrated system of disunity. The Coen brothers demonstrate this style through various motifs through out the film, from the main character's name to what he drinks. The film is a perfect example of a film which has the theme of disunity. In the film the main character Jeffery Lebowski, refers to himself as "the Dude". This element of the story bec...
  • Intelligent Dialogue In The Film
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    "Who gets to go" This is a question from Contact, and unfortunately, due to the trailers, we already know the answer. It's a shame though, because the suspense mounts and yet it doesn't get as high as we would like it to. However, if you are capable of forgetting the fact of who goes, you can thoroughly enjoy the suspense-filled moments. On the other hand, Contact is not a film about suspense. It is about characters and a story that draws us in and takes us for a ride up to a very satisfying con...
  • Every Character Of Ford's Stagecoach
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    An Interpretation of 'Stagecoach' In 1939 John Ford masterminded a classical western film by the name of Stagecoach. This film has the integrity of a fine work of art. Being that it could be considered a work of art, the impression left on a viewing audience could differ relying on the audience's demographics. However, it is conceivable to all audiences that Ford delivers a cast of characters that are built on stereotypes and perceptions conjured from 'B' westerns that preceded this film's time....
  • Acts Of Violence The Film
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    Set in one of the many ready-built towns, known as favela, around Rio de Janeiro, Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a harrowing depiction of a life in which innocence is an unknown word, and naivety will get you killed. The titular City of God is a breeding place for crime. Populated by under-privileged, poor, beaten down people, and controlled by the street gangs, with little chance of escape. Children are exposed to death and crime from birth, and there are few in the city who can earn enough to...
  • Violence Within Tarantino's Films
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    Quentin Tarantino can be seen as a unique and entertaining figure in cinematic history. The power he has wielded within the film industry comes from writing about all he knows - from old and obscure films to fast food and popular television shows - pop culture and genre traditions will continue to be Quentin Tarantino's life within his works, but what is interesting to see is how he feeds these elements of life back into those very same traditions. The purpose of this dissertation is to reveal s...
  • Ariel In Bender's Tempest
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    Shakespeare's and Bender's Ariel In both William Shakespeare's Tempest and Jack Bender's Tempest, many of the same characters were used in similar ways. For example, the protagonist in both films was Prospero or also known as Prosper, and the antagonist in both films was Caliban or better known as Gator Man in Jack Bender's Tempest. Another character that had similar characteristics in the two films was Ariel. The two characters both played the role of a servant, however, there are some distingu...
  • Action Films
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    Media Essay Q. Some critics have argued that questions of media representation are essentially issues of power. Explain what is meant by this argument, illustrating your answer with a range of examples taken from film text in relation to the representation of women. When posed with a question on the representation of women you have to first look at the most influential piece of text in the western hemisphere, the Bible and to its first chapter Genesis. Many people consider Eve to be the source o...
  • Fantasy Genre In Films
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    Fantasy Films Film genres are categories, classifications or groups of films that have similar, familiar or instantly-recognizable patterns, techniques or conventions that include one or more of the following: setting, content, themes, plot, motifs, styles, structures, situations, characters (or characterizations), and stars. The genre that I chose to review was that of the fantasy genre in films. In general, "fantasy" is fiction in which things can exist and happen that would not normally exist...
  • Beginning Of Raising Arizona Ed And Hi
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    Media Essay How are the characters Ed and Hi established throughout the beginning of Raising Arizona? Raising Arizona is directed by the Coen brothers. The genre of the film is a Romance with an element of comedy. The film is set in Arizona and is about the two main characters Ed and Hi's relationship, how it starts and how it changes throughout the film. In this essay I'm going to discuss how Ed and Hi as characters and their relationship with each other is established during the introduction t...
  • Audience Of The Film
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    For my practical project I will aim to produce a short film following the codes and conventions of the crime genre, the film will be around 5-10 minutes long. The audience I will aim my film at will be males in the 15-30 year old age bracket, I have chosen this age range because I feel as the producer of the film I am aware what elements of a film, the audience will enjoy and how to target elements of the film towards this audience. I would like to give the audience of the film, the feeling that...
  • Film Ridley Scott
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    How important is characterisation to the success of a feature film or films you have studied? In the film Blade Runner directed by Ridley Scott it is the characterisation of the film that maintains the viewers in suspense and awe. There are questions that are always asked during the film about specific characters which the directed has specifically left the atmosphere in doubt. Accordingly it is imperative that the characterisation of this movie has been thoroughly thought out and is at its peak...
  • Characteristics Traits Of Burton's Films
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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...
  • Money And Sex And The Film
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    The film Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, tells a story of a rich upper class businessman who falls in love with a Los Angeles prostitute. The film follows the interaction between Edward Lewis, who has a high social standing, and Vivian Ward, who is deemed as belonging to the lowest class of society. These essentially superficial positions in society give an insight into the nature of the interaction between the characters throughout the film. As a result of their business-...
  • Zeffirelli's Film
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    Essay: Romeo and Juliet Act II, Scene 2 Although the film "Romeo and Juliet", directed by Franco Zeffirelli and the film directed by Baz Luhrmann follow the same story line and both took place at Juliet's house, they also differ in many ways. Zeffirelli's film portrayed more accurately the time period of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" in the 14th century because people wore more formal clothing instead of the modern day style which director Baz Luhrmann used. These two films were similar in a ...
  • King's View As A Film
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    It is a truism that texts can be read in entirely different ways. As we have different people with different backgrounds and experiences, it can be assumed that texts will be valued differently for each person- based on their values. Two different views on the film 'The Crucible', written by Belle Moore and Greg King respectivley, express this fact. The two readings return mixed reviews to the reader through their distinctive elements of style and simultaneous use of the expressive and pragmatic...

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