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  • Film
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    Connor PelcherPsycho Questions - Item D 1. What is Wood's hypothesis for this essay? 2. What effect does the opening shot give? 3. What is Marion's reasoning behind stealing the money? 4. How does the focus of the film shift halfway through, and why? 5. What does the way the house is decorated say about Norman's psyche? 6. What is the significance of the fly? 1. Robin Wood is essentially saying throughout his article that although Hitchcock may have treated this film as a "fun picture", he reall...
  • Final Appeal Of The Disaster Film Genre
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    Disaster Films In his poem "Fire and Ice", Robert Frost addresses the preoccupation humanity has with its own demise: Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. It is this fascination that is the subject of this paper, specifically the allure of disaster films. What draws people to see disaster f...
  • Scottie Cases Madeline
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    In the 1958 film, Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock examines the vast intricacies of the dizzying ing effects of vertigo. Hitchcock examined the ailment in a physical, mental, and almost supernatural form. Some of the insights are easy to spot, but others are buried deep within the cognitive caverns of the scripting, acting, and production of the film. According to Doctor Robert Heating and Doctor Nora Frohberg of the University of Iowa, vertigo is A sense that the environment is spinning around or a se...
  • Brad Pitt Plays Tyler Durden
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    Fight Club is a social satire directed by the talented David Fincher and was adapted from the book of the same title written by Chuck Palahniuk. The film attempts to show the despair involved in living in a consumer driven society and the emptiness that fills people when commercialism takes over their lives. As well done as the movie is, when watching the film you can not help but feel the irony involved that Brad Pitt delivers the most biting lines in the film. Brad Pitt plays Tyler Durden whos...
  • Love From George To His Daughter
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    Father of the Bride The film's name is Father of the Bride. It involves George Banks (Steven Martin), and Annie Banks (Kimberly Williams). The time period is in 1991. The technique of the filmmaker is very good, it tells the middle age people's thoughts and feelings. The actors are believable in their roles. Steven Martin who acts as George Banks is outstanding in his role, he acts very well, so the audience knows his feelings, and feels sorry for him. The stars are not the main reason for me to...
  • Blue Eyed People Versus Brown Eyed People
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    "A Class Divided" is a film that everyone should view no matter what race or ethnicity a person might be. Whether we realize it or not, everyone is prone to some form of discrimination or prejudice. Most Americans are not part of the dominant group, therefore due to being a minority, we undergo a feeling of inferiority. This film presents us with a different view on the color of someone's skin. After viewing this, a person will hopefully be less likely to focus on the differences they have with ...
  • Primary Moods Of Classic Film Noir
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    Dames, Coppers, and Crooks: A Look At Film Noir Film noir is a style of black and white American films that first evolved in the 1940's, became prominent in the post-war era, and lasted in a classic "Golden Age" period until about 1960. Frank Nino, a French film critic, first coined the label film noir, which literally means black film or cinema, in 1946. Nino noticed the trend of how "dark" and black the looks and themes were of many American crime and detective films released in France followi...
  • Patients Lives In Some Way
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest This film unlike most others on the same topic had no real event to focus on. There was not just one climax or specific scene that the others built up to or supported. I cannot say that I enjoyed it but I do feel it has to a great extent affected me. The only reason I feel that this film is one worth watching is because of the latent message it holds. It very successfully exposes authority and bureaucracy in society. The characters in this film portray people that...
  • Camera Angle Looks Downward On Yentl
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    Movie Review: Yentl Everyone at one time or another has felt out of place. Feeling unsure of one's place in society is an experience that every young adult faces but deals with differently. Some rebel while others comply with whatever has been set out for them by society or their parents, or both. The role of the woman in society is forever changing. Where women were once obligated to stay in the home and dote on their husbands, they are now working in the same types of jobs as their husbands. W...
  • American Film And Some Of The Scenes
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    Life of chinese women in USA, competition of two mothers of their girls, other playing chess and other playing piano, broken hearts, life stories of women in China, broken fantasies, that bittersweet feeling when two people are breaking up, the inheritance from generation to generation, the founding of individuality and freedom, and beautiful encounter with sisters when they finally meet each others... here it is, The Joy Luck Club Introduction: This film is based on Amy Tan's bestseller novel. ...
  • Film Evokes Sympathy For The Algerians
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    I thought it would be relatively easy to write about the film's efforts to make the audience sympathetic for the Algerian people. To aid my efforts, I opted to go online to learn a little more about Algiers' attempts to free themselves from France. As I was browsing around, I found several references to the film, which not only aided my argument, but also strongly opposed the singular feeling of compassion towards the Algerians. The article also suggested that the film presents cause for sympath...
  • Mid Shot Of Cynthia's Face As Maurice
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    Introduction to Film and Television theory 3. Secrets and Lies (1996), directed by Mike Leigh Secrets and Lies is primarily a film based on characters. Discuss how characters are Revealed and developed in the film through narrative structure and cinema techniques. Use specific scenes from the film to illustrate you " re answer. Secrets and Lies is a film that can make an audience feel like they are not watching a film at all, but that they are looking in on everyday people going about their norm...
  • Gilbert In The Film
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    The film 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' encompasses many issues that answer that question. There are countless issues that bother Gilbert in the film which are hassling him and are hindering him from living a 'normal' life. Issues such as the amount of responsibility he has, the fact that he can't leave Endora, his relationships with Becky and his affair with Mrs Carver are all frustrating and obstructing him from moving on. Gilbert has the responsibility of looking after Arnie, as he is mentally...
  • Woody Allens Movies His Own Unique Way
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    The argument that I'm going to make is that Woody Allen is an "auteur", by standard definition a "auteur" is a film director whose practice accords with the auteur theory. For clarification the "auteur theory " The dictionary definition of auteur states that the director of a film dominates the film-making process's o much that it is appropriate to call the director the auteur, or author, of the motion picture. The theory also states that the director projects his or her own personal style onto ...
  • Crime Fiction Film
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    A Talk With David Fincher Good morning David Morning Your latest work Se 7 eN has had mixed reviews at the box office. How do you answer to critics who say that the film is nothing more than a shower of insolence that incites violence?? Bad reviews have never phased me. Se 7 eN does contain controversial obtrusive material that is aimed to provoke reaction. There is something slightly off about everything. It's like a beat that you don? t? dwell upon? but, when you make a collection of them it a...
  • Bateman
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    What do you get when you combine a warped mind of a Manhattan stockbroker and a suave, classy well-built exterior? You get an American psycho and the title of a brilliant yet not so easily accepted book by Bret Easton Ellis. Canadian director Mary Harron, known for her work with the cult movie "I Shot Andy Warhol', really took on a handful when she decided to put Ellis's work to the big screen. Though the film is not readily received by those with a not-so-open mind, it is indeed properly apprec...

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