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  • Film Makhmalbaf
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    A Moment of Innocence: Reconciling the Past When I walked into class that day I was indifferent to the movie that we would be watching that evening. Five minutes into A Moment of Innocence (1995) by Mohs an Makhmalbaf, I was hooked. By taking a pseudo-documentary style Makhmalbaf lets us see the people as they are transformed into the characters from the director's past. This style allows us to "grow up" with them and to relate to both sides of the story. By taking a true event and fictionalizin...
  • Brutal Truth Including Real People And Events
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    Gummo: A Review Pieces of a puzzle slowly fitting together, to reveal a picture. This is an accurate description of how the film, Gummo by Harmony Korine pans out. Through a series of quite disturbing yet visually stimulating vignettes, Korine somehow relays a tragic story. Essentially, the film is a collection of random events that are assimilated into a larger scheme of things. For the most part, the film emphasizes on showing us things that we know are very real and actually happen, but are t...
  • Woodward And Bernstein
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    I. Summary Opening in theaters around the United States in April of 1976, All the President " men paints quite an accurate account of American journalism yet at the same time is a suspenseful adventure that manages to entertain and inform its viewers. Vincent Canby, a reviewer for the New York Times called the movie, "an unequivocal smash-hit-the thinking man's Jaws". Because the film is written from the perspective of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the movie works as a blockbuster, and not ju...
  • Events In The Film
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    The film, The Dead, directed by John Houston, is based on a short story that takes place in Dublin, Ireland around 1904. In Ireland at this time there is much conflict between the Catholics and the Protestants, whether Ireland should be part of Great Britain or not. This narrative is intended to show life in Ireland at this time as real as possible. The music during the story is a constant reminder of the mood of the film; the music is generally sad, but when needed it is in a happier tone. Ever...
  • Disturbing Historical Incidents In A Subtle Form
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    Steven Spielbergs masterpiece Schindlers List portrays the indifference and injustice associated with the Holocaust. Those events of guilt and suffering were so terrible in their scale and intensity that it was only suitable for a documentary style of interpretation. Spielbergs strength to present a historically based event derived from the subtle way he approached to interpret it. It seems only natural that a film as powerful and disturbing as Schindlers List emerged from Spielbergs creative ab...
  • Alteration In The Understanding Of A Viewer
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    In the increasingly entertainment based society of today filmic portrayal of historic events has become an increasingly portrayal. This re-enactment, or adaptation of past events can serve in a very positive manner as it allows issues to be brought to mass audiences. Film as a medium allows these issues to be understood from various, alternative positions allowing discussion and understanding. However the accuracy of the understanding gained by a viewer must be questioned as it would not only va...
  • Message Of The Film
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    a) What message is the filmmaker trying to communicate? Gregory Hoblit, the filmmaker of Frequency, has many things to say about the sequence of events in life. Hoblit is clearly trying to convey to his audience that things in life happen for a reason, good and / or bad, and when we change the sequence of events, there are major repercussions that can and will change everything in and around the lives of all those affected by the events. This is a complicated notion, made clear by a complicated ...
  • Films Move Forward In Time
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    Destiny and Choice in "Hiroshima Mon Amour" and "Before the Rain" The passing of time and life's events have always posed man with deep questions. How do yesterday's moments help set what happens today, and how does the actual transition in time occur? Drawing lines between past, present and future help us to do this just as distinguishing between the individual and society makes us all different. These two separate examples merge together as life is a continuum rather than blocks of events, and...
  • Propaganda Film
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    There are many contrasting opinions on the subject. Some believe that the movie is a piece of Nazi propaganda meant to promote the Nazi image and discourage its enemies. Others believe it is a factual presentation of an event, without possessing any intentional propaganda. Whichever the answer, it is well known that Leni Riefenstahl's career has been haunted by "Triumph of the Will" to this day. To properly judge whether "Triumph of the Will" was a documentary or propaganda, an accurate definiti...

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