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  • Study Of Excellency In Film History
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    'Excellence', 'popularity', 'typicality' - discuss the relative merits of each of these as a basis for the inclusion of films in a film history Any attempt to study film history requires the consideration of films, which occur within the categories of excellence, popularity and typicality. They are three very different approaches to film history; 'excellence' covering films recognised as having artistic merit, 'popularity' covering films which have been financially or sociologically successful a...
  • Last Film Bowling For Columbine
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    The films Unprecedented: the 2000 Presidential Election, Uprooted, Tragedy in the Holy Land and Bowling for Columbine are the video that we have been watched in the class. These four films are all somewhat relate to our discussion about Human Rights. The first film Unprecedented is the riveting story about the battle for the Presidency in Florida and the undermining of democracy in America The. Second film uprooted is about three stories of immigrants who left their homes in Bolivia, Haiti, and ...
  • 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...
  • Great Historical Film
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    Films as primary sources for history If a picture is worth a thousand words than how much is a moving picture, or movie, worth In the study of history, the usage of movies as primary sources is controversial. Motion pictures are more commonly well-known as sources and created for entertainment purposes. Film is a creation of a reality. This has some valuable resources for the study of history in many respects. They may or may not be representational, and some may include writing or printing. Som...
  • Actual Trial And The Film
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    The Truth about Stanley Kramer's Inherit the Wind History is consistently used in films as a technique to teach the values and morals of events that occurred. But what's the point in teaching history through films when they are terribly fictional? In films, the director finds the best scheme to intrigue their audience only by changing the actual event to satisfy their interest. This is true for Stanley Kramer when he made the history of John Scopes and his "monkey trial" into a film called Inher...
  • Betty Parris And Abigail Williams
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    In the following paragraphs I am going to show how Hollywood portrays the Salem Witch Trails and the 1690's compared with what actual happened in history and that in the film 'The Crucible'. During the winter of 1691 and 1692 Salem Village had a mass hysteria over the possibility of witchcraft in their village. The movie shows this was brought on after Reverend Parris discovered some girls dancing in the woods. A black slave known as Tituba supposedly led the rite. Tituba was really American Ind...
  • Issues Of History And Propaganda In Films
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    It is obviously difficult to forget those scary times of the Nazi era. Nazis did lots of destructions and other unhealthy things back in 20th century, although it echoes on nowadays life as well, back then that was an irresistible influence from the side of the Nazis on the society that lived during the time era, on which our discussion will emphasize. Today we are going to talk about the issues of history and propaganda in films that were around during that unquestionably vivid era. We shall di...
  • History Of The Documentary Film
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    Robin Black Professor Wah be English 100 11 September 2003 The Documentary Film In a sense, the first films to be made were documentaries. The documentary retains a sense of truth, even when reality is manipulated. The documentary film can change not only the lives of the subjects that are on camera but also the lives of those who see the film. The Twentieth Century is the first era with a photographic record of history, due to the invention of motion pictures. The documentary film became a new ...
  • History Of Our Land
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    How the West Was Won / Lost The two films we viewed showed the different views on how the white man views the history of our land and how the Indians view the land. Both films portrayed positives about their belief and implied negatives about the other side. I don't think I've ever gone through a history lesson until watching these films where I was exposed to a situation in which I was able to see and hear from both sides of the story. It is really a shame that more children and teachers don't ...
  • Most Popular Film Star In Mexican History
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    One should question just why it was that Mario Moreno's film persona, Cantinflas, was the most popular film star in Mexican history. How was it that all Mexicans recognized Moreno? On what level did he relate to them all? The answer lies in his obvious charisma and the dedication he displayed. Due to his charm Moreno was able to get Mexicans to embrace their rich mestizo heritage and begin to deal with the tremendous growing pains experienced by the maturing nation. His immense popularity allowe...
  • Film As A Representation Of History
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    Much what how we represent the past in the present is based upon reconstruction of history through various primary and secondary sources. Indeed the various approaches and methodologies within the discipline of history are divided and diverse. Historiophoty which is the representation of history in visual images and film ic discourse is one of these highly debated approaches and historians today still remain divided over the use of use of film as a valuable representation of history versus writt...

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