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  • Film Europe
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    The film Europe, The Mighty Continent was an attempt entertaining film that was made from an entirely different angle than other history films. Although Peter Ustinov was charismatic at the, outset his repetition of how important his family was to Europe became a persistent annoyance that took away from the film. The viewer will spend more time trying to figure out his accent that learning about history. This film was made from one point of view. Throughout the entire segment all Peter Ustinov a...
  • Lives Of A Stereotypical Australian Family
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    The Castle By Jacinta HardersThe Castle, directed by Rob Switch, is an Australian comedy, which delves into the lives of a stereotypical Australian family, the Kerrigans. The film touch's on issues close to home in a humorous way. The audience is introduced to the classic Aussie family, narrated in the viewpoint of the youngest of the Kerrigans, Dale. The setting is a lower class Melbourne suburb, adjacent to an airport. The head of the Kerrigan household, Darryl Kerrigan (Michael Caton), is sim...
  • Absent Family Of Film Noir
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    Percolating Paranoia Fritz Lang's The Big Heat Fritz Lang brings the terrors of noir into the bright kitchens of America. Watch that coffee pot! BY HIn Bright Lights 12 devoted to film noir, Gary Morris locates the malaise giving rise to the noir sensibility in the 'mechanized, immoral, soul-destroying city. ' 1 He defines the urban noir setting as attacking its characters' chances for 'hope, happiness, peace, complacency, and romance' (Morris 16). Although the attack may be related to the loss ...
  • Backbone Of The Joad Family
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    The Grapes of Wrath In John Ford's film The Grapes of Wrath, the audience travels along with an Oklahoma family that has set out to find wealth and privileges in California during the Great Depression. The film was taken from John Steinbeck's classic novel The Grapes of Wrath. The filmakers intentions in putting this novel to screen was to show how the impact of the Great Depression effected the families of that time. The film was taped in a journalistic, documentary-style black and white textur...
  • First Film Role Audrey
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    Outline I. Intro: Thesis- Audrey Hepburn took a difficult childhood and turned it into a gilded fairytale effortlessly. II. Family Life / Growing up: A-Shyness B-Turbulent family. Suffering in Holland: A-Reasoning to return 1. Childhood in Holland B-'Aware of suffering and fear " IV. Dancing: A-Love of Dancing B-Chorus girls. Getting into acting: A-Getting started 1. Acting surprise B-First movie role VI. Going to America: A-Can't act 1. Gigi rehearsals B-Audrey makes Hollywood VII. Miscarriage:...
  • Michael's Transformation In The Film
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    Analytical Critique of The Godfather I believe the reason that, "The Godfather", is such a great film is because it lets audiences decide whether they like the characters or not. Too many movies made about organized crime begin with some seemingly random act of violence. "The Godfather", however, lets it be known from the start to judge the characters in the film based on what type of person they are instead of the criminal activities they may engage in. The film begins with a wedding, and this ...
  • Films Lone Uncompromising Homicide Detective Dave Bannion
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    "A tension between placid surface and hidden corruption structures The Big Heat, and the drama deals with a struggle between those forces which try to keep the lid on and those which want to force the hidden violence out into the open" (Tom Gunning). Discuss this claim in relation to the film. Somebody's going to pay... because he forgot to kill me, this was the tagline featured on the poster for Fritz Lang's dark film noir classic The Big Heat which establishes the films undercurrents of violen...
  • Supernatural Forces In The Hotel
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    The Shining The Shining is about a white middle class dysfunctional family that suffers from natural and supernatural stresses in an isolated Rocky mountain hotel... The father, a former teacher turned writer, is portrayed as a habitual drinker, wife- and child-abuser, with a kind of evil streak The mother is shown as a battered woman. The film suggests that due to the abuse at the hands of his father and the passivity of his mother, the child of this family developed psychological problems. He ...
  • Films Of Italian Director Valerio Zurlini
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    BAM Cinematek recently chose to feature the films of Italian Director Valerio Zurlini. Zurlini isn t mentioned in many of the putative histories of Italian cinema, yet he is one of the most noteworthy Italian directors of all time. Zurlini's canon of films were most recently screened at The National Gallery of Art, in February of 2001, and have also been screened throughout Canada, and at The Pacific Cinematheque, Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, and Walter Reade Theater within the last two years. Valerio...
  • Family Marylee
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    Written on the Wind, the 1957 film directed by Douglass Sir is incredibly melodramatic; written and performed like a soap opera. The characters are built on extremes -- if a person has a flaw, the flaw is exaggerated to the point where it becomes a real problem. One character that becomes a real problem in the film is Marylee Hadley, the daughter of the very rich and successful oil tycoon Jasper Hadley. Marylee is not the average lady of the 1950's. In fact, in that time, a woman like her would ...
  • Several Similarities Between Gattaca And Pleasantville
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    The Similarities and Differences Between Gattaca and Pleasantville It is very rare for films of different genres to share similar topics and ideology. Two films, Gattaca and Pleasantville, offer this rare occurrence of having several things in common that make both films similar yet vastly different while maintaining their uniqueness. Gattaca is a science fiction film that focuses on the future and how it will be impacted by human genetic engineering. It offers the basis that, one day we will be...
  • Relationship Between George And Ella Khan
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    Representation of multi-cultural Britain in the films "East is East" and "Bend it like Beckham."East is East" and "Bend it like Beckham" are two films that represent multi-cultural Britain. The title "East is East" suggests that there is no change. East will always be East no matter what country they live in or what expectations they should live up to. The title specifically refers to George Khan who refuses to change to please a culture, which he does not belong to. "East is East" explores the ...
  • Walk In The Clouds
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    A Walk In The Clouds – AA Walk In The Clouds – A Wonderland Called Sentiment In an era when harsh actuality of everyday life propels one to the realm of insanity, to a pharmaceutical ly induced sleep, or to a dreadful state of existence, it is a pleasure for a fairytale world to engulf an individual. Although for only a brief time of ninety minutes, that ninety minutes is as refreshing as a relaxing soak in a warm tub of water.? A Walk in the Clouds? provides the means of escape by w...

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