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  • Ha's Film The Male
    957 words
    Visual pleasure, derived from images on film, is dominated by sexual imbalance. The pleasure in looking is split between active / male and passive / female. In her essay "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema" Laura Mulvey asserts the fact that in mainstream films, women are simultaneously looked at and displayed. That is to say, the woman is both an object of desire and a spectacle for the male voyeuristic gaze. The male's function is active; he advances the story and controls the gaze onto the ...
  • Film Ferris Buellers Day
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    The Two films we have studied recently 10 things I hate about you and Ferris Buellers day off deal with certain issues relating to youths of today's society. In some cases the films confirm our attitudes and values towards youth and others challenge them. Film techniques such as the use of dialogue, soundtrack, costuming and camera angles help portray the characters image. The film 10 things I hate about you is a story about 2 completely opposite sisters Bianca, popular and vain and Katarina Str...
  • Very Special Film
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    Vampyr doesn't play like a horror, or even a suspense film, though there are a few scenes of each. Instead it is a mystery, with information gradually given to the audience. The plot follows an aimless young man, a devotee of the occult, who visits an inn where numerous odd people are about. There is little talking as Dreyer is a visual story teller. Vampyr is the kind of film where dialogue like 'the wounds have almost healed' and 'why does the doctor only come at night' are given without expla...
  • Stone's Film
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    The release of JFK was a crucial moment in the account of motion pictures just as the events it portrays divided politics. Prior to JFK it would have been awfully hard to sell a political film in which the reality is issue, perverse, deformed, and in the end found impossible, in which the title character is murdered before the opening credits end rolling. Oliver Stone's film has the classic anecdote, visual scale and gist to match; not simply a fascinating real-life plot thriller, but also an al...
  • Sanshiro Sugata And Seven Samurai
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    It is not difficult to speak of thematic dualities in Akira Kurosawa's Judo Saga (Sanshiro Sugata, 1943) and Seven Samurai (Scichinin no samurai, 1957), and upon inspection, a thematic presentation evolution is identifiable. This giant of the world cinematic community has inspired much discussion, much praise, yet little unified thematic analysis. This, however, seems strangely fitting, since Kurosawa himself is unwilling, and perhaps unable to define his thematic or stylistic intent any more th...
  • Fairy Tale
    497 words
    Artist: Cindy Sherman Born: 1954 Glen Ridge, NJ and raised in suburban Long Island School: Earned a BA Degree in 1976, Buffalo State University of N.Y., where she initially studied painting. She failed the requisite introductory photography course because of her difficulties with the technological aspects of making a print. She credits her next photography teacher with introducing her to conceptual art, which she says had a liberating effect on her. Graduated in 1977 and moved to N.Y. Exhibit: F...
  • Past Five Years Kodak
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    At your request, I have compiled information on Eastman Kodak Co., so that you may come to an investment decision. The report will consider the company's background (including Kodak's areas of production), a past obstacle Kodak has had to face and overcome, and a financial snapshot of Kodak over the past five years. BACKGROUND Originally founded in 1880 by George Eastman, the Eastman Kodak company now stands as a leader in the info imaging industry. Infoimaging is a $385 billion industry that co...
  • Madeleine And Scottie
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    In one of the countless reviews of Vertigo the inevitable subject of obsession was stated in the following manner: that film is not a study of obsession, but the obsession itself. In other words, the phenomenon of obsession is present in it not as an outside object of "investigation", but as the film's own intrinsic characteristic. Therefore, it does not investigate this phenomenon but "produces" it, i.e. instigates obsession. Such inversion, perhaps unusual and open to a variety of readings, gi...
  • Typical Film Noir Style Movie
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    LA Confidential and Film Noir One of the most influential film movements in the 1940's was a genre that is known today as film noir. Film noir was a recognizable style of filmmaking, which was created in response to the rising cost of typical Hollywood movies (Buss 67). Film noir movies were often low budget films; they used on location shoots, small casts, and black and white film. The use of black and white film stock not only lowered production costs, but also displayed a out of place disposi...
  • Use Digital Moving Images Hollywood Films
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    WHAT IS DIGITAL CINEMA? Cinema, the Art of the Index [1] Thus far, most discussions of cinema in the digital age have focused on the possibilities of interactive narrative. It is not hard to understand why: since the majority of viewers and critics equate cinema with storytelling, digital media is understood as something which will let cinema tell its stories in a new way. Yet as exciting as the ideas of a viewer participating in a story, choosing different paths through the narrative space and ...
  • Red Sorghum Wine
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    WHEN Zhang Yimou made his directorial debut, Zhang Yimou made his directorial debut, Red Sorghum, in 1987, he was better known as a cinematographer whose talent had been crucial to the success of critically acclaimed films like Zhang Junzhao's One and Eight (1984, released 1987) and Chen Kaige's Yellow Earth (1984). Not only did Red Sorghum become a seminal film of the Fifth Generation, it also won the Golden Bear at Berlin in 1988, becoming the first mainland Chinese film ever to be awarded the...
  • Schwarzenegger's Star Image
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger - Star Image "To be tough or not to be tough that is the question" Our perceptions as the audience are heavily influenced by how Schwarzenegger's star image is portrayed by the media, publicists, his films and the roles he undertakes within them. This image captivates and interests us for many reasons, from his star persona to his powerhouse masculine physique, they all create an icon that we admire and want to emulate. For example, Schwarzenegger has won seven 'Mr Olympia'...
  • Film Makers
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    Do film makers as artists have a social responsibility? Do parents have to watch what they say while in front of their children? Do singers and performers have to watch their image? Does the President of the United States have to watch his public persona? The answer to these questions and many more is yes. So then the question arises, do film makers as artists have a social responsibility? I believe that they do. As humans, we are very impressionable. Paintings, songs, music, books, the news, an...
  • Anger's Films
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    KH: "What is the relationship for you between the sound and the image? Is there a third thing that is produced?" KA: "It is the fabric on which the picture is woven. To me, it's as important as the picture itself. It's an integral part. It replaces what dialogue would be doing. It provides clue to my intent". Dick Hebdige notes that Kenneth Anger's films have the ability to appropriate " 'humble objects'... which are made to carry 'secret' meanings: meanings which express, in code, a form of res...
  • Image Of Marilyn Monroe
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    'A star image consists both of what we normally refer to as his or her "image", made up of screen roles and obviously stage managed appearances, and also of images of the manufacturing of that "image" and of the real person'. Discuss this sta In the 1950's Hollywood was at it best. It was the golden years where many of the film stars achieve icon status. The studios of this time produced many stars, which resulted in them earning a lot of money. Some of these stars were Gene Kelly, Grace Kelly, ...
  • John Doe And The Genre Film
    1,116 words
    A dark masterpiece of modern horror, which involves a veteran cop, Detective William Somerset who is about to retire, and Detective David Mills, who breaks in his replacement. They both become involved in a grisly, serial killer investigation. This twisted serial killer chooses his victims from people who exemplify one of each of the seven deadly sins, as he sees himself as being the flaming sword of God, dispensing judgment on these sinners. As the movie opens, we meet Somerset, a meticulous ve...
  • 16 02 03 An Image
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    10/02/03 Today we finally finished our study of the Truman Show and I am beginning to make sense of the relationship between image and meaning. It has become apparent that imagery and meaning compliment each other to an engaging extent. Image is one of the most powerful, meaningful, emotive types of mediums a composer has to offer and it becomes no surprise when directors and writers of film, use image to their advantage to convey issues, whether political or social, and the thoughts of not only...

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