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  • Production Costs In The Film
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    From camera to television a film must pass many stages, capital must be raised to finance all areas, this includes actors fees. Which range from over line costs where only a percentage of final takings are handed over. This is popular with actors such as Ewan McGregor who likes to work on low budget films. Whereas other actors may demand underline costs which is a fixed fee, not variable with the success of the film. This can be very expensive, e.g. a world-class star such as Bruce Willis may ga...
  • Meaning From The Films
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    Much that characterised Hollywood in the 1950's can be described as paradoxical and ambiguous due to anti-communist hysteria and the blacklist. How accurate is this statement in relation to two films of the 1950's A lot has been made of the suggested subtexts present in High Noon and On the Waterfront, that they reflect the experiences of Carl Foreman (the writer of High Noon) and Elia Kazan with the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Foreman has openly assented to this, and Kazan has ad...
  • Film Presents Willard As An Ambiguous Character
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    The subject position in a film is with whom the audience member most closely identifies with throughout the film. The subject position is created both by the filmmaker and by the audience that views the film. In many films about the American intervention in Southeast Asia, the films create a spectator position that initially is different from American national identity but by the end of the movie the subject position usually comes in line with the views widely held by Americans. Examples of thes...
  • Steven's First Feature Film
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    How Steven Spielburg had effect on other directors. He has been writing movies and screenplays since he was 10 years old. Many other directors only start writing when they go into college or many even high schools. However, this is why Steven is so different compared to the other directors of his time. Steven was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 18, 1947. He was raised in the suburbs of Haddonfield, New Jersey and Scottsdale, Arizona. He went to California State University in Long Branch. H...
  • 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...
  • Hill's Film The Sting
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    The Sting is a classic story of revenge for the death of a good friend. Instead of the revenge being an eye for an eye, Hill has the leading characters get their revenge by coning the, man responsible for the death, out of his money. Within the first ten minutes you are grabbed into the film. Hill breaks the conformity of other films by making the leading characters con-men. This is very different from other films because these men should not be looked at as the good guys but just the opposite. ...
  • Good Film
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    AMERICAN HISTORY This film is a very good film. It shows us what causes people to hate other races and ethnic groups. Normally we hear about people killing, robbing and abusing other persons but we only see it from the victims' point of view. In this film we get to take part in the "bad guys" lives. Things that's happened in their childhood, family life and the point being insecure of themselves causes them to do the horrible things that we see in this movie. The nazi youth here have a manipulat...
  • Judah Ben Hur And Messala
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    Judah's Triumph William Wyler is the director of the 1959 award-winning version of Ben-Hur. The film is an adaptation of General Lew Wallace's novel. Karl Tun berg is credited with the actual screenplay. Sam Zimbalist was the original producer of Ben-Hur, but he died before the completion of filming. The two main characters are Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) and Messala (Stephen Boyd). Another important person involved in this film is Miklos Rosa. He composed the award-winning musical score in ...
  • 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 ...
  • Novels And Films
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    Themes and issues: a stimulus for discussion groups. Using these quotes to help you get started, discuss the way the novel deals with the theme you " ve chosen and your own ideas about it. RITUALS, RULES, CULTURAL TRADITION' illegitimacy isn't a big deal any more!' (p 35) Jacob: ' But what's the big deal? Everyone has babies without being married these days. Everyone lives together and gets remarried. ' Josie: 'We live in the same country but we " re different. What's taboo for Italians isn't ta...
  • Great Experience And My Dad
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    In life, there will be times when you are not able to rely on others to help you get through things. You will have to get through them alone. Santiago's time came when he was out fishing. He was all alone because Man olin was not allowed to go out to sea with him, although he truly wanted to. I also had to get through something alone just like many other people. My sisters an I spent awhile up in Pennsylvania for the filming of my dads movie. We helped organize things, made people feel comfortab...
  • The Castle Australian Identity
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    Australia has the terrible condition of having an essentially pointless and prefabricated idea of "Aussi ness" that really has no relation to our real culture or the way in which we really see ourselves. We, however subscribe to these stereotypes when trying to find some expression of our Australian identity. The feature film, The Castle, deals with issues about Australian identity in the 1990's. The film uses techniques like camera shots, language and the use of narration to develop conflict be...
  • Future In Early Science Fiction Films
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    "We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives". This line taken from Plan 9 From Outer Space is just one of many examples of how the future and the unknown, that are displayed in science fiction, have had such an impact on the daily lives of societies productive members. There is a direct correlation between life and the art that is science fiction literature. Science fiction has predicted many of the astounding technological advanceme...
  • Chuck's Imagination
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    Set in the 1970's, George Clooney's directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is a film chronicling the oscillating and alluring imaginative journey of Chuck Barris. In the movie, Chuck's imaginations are portrayed through his apparitions, which, in turn offer advice and guidance as to the road's he must take along the turbulent journey of his life. Conveyed in an impressionistic style, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind draws on the arresting and emotional influence that Chuck's imaginati...
  • Sectors Of The Film Industry
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    When Mussolini came into power in 1922 he aimed to establish a totalitarian state. This was achieved by 1825 and in 1026 he intervened for the first time in national cinema, taking over the Instituto Nazionale LUCE or L'Unione Cinematograpica Educative which was formed in 1924. The Fascist regime had now created for itself a monopoly of cinematic information as LUCE also produced documentaries and newsreels. Except for the official sanctioning of censorship laws in 1923 which was finalised in 19...
  • Few Male And Female Buddy Films
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    Male buddy films have played a significant role throughout the history of film. This genre is elastic enough to include everything from "Some Like It Hot" and "The Man Who Would Be King" to "Easy Rider" and "Swingers". They are all essentially stories about male bonding and bluntly put: an all-male romantic comedy. The plot is always the same. Two extremely different men are thrown together and have their relationship tested by events until they discover an unlikely affinity. This forges a bond ...

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