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  • Alfred Hitchcock
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    Alfred HitchcockAlfred's Cameos | Inside the Master | The Filmography | Clips & Trailers Inside the Master of Suspense by Robert Horton Midway through Vertigo, "Scottie" Ferguson (James Stewart) and Madeleine (Kim Novak) have wandered through the redwoods and come to the edge of the crashing ocean. Despite the fact that he is an out-of-work cop, hired to follow her around by her worried husband, they are growing intimate. There is a problem, aside from the husband: Madeleine is spellbound, haunt...
  • Film
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    Ron Howard has given us a film that's so different from the formula-oriented fare we receive from Hollywood, that this film, although studio born and bred, plays very much as an independent film. The madness of John Nash is approached by the director, and the writer, Akiva Golds man, with great honesty and restraint. The production has a look that tells us we are seeing the events in the life of this crazy mathematician as it really happened. Nothing seems to be out of place here with the right ...
  • Own Money On A Film
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    Describes the small quaint town of Park City Utah as "condo-Choked" in his article on the front page of the Arts section of Monday's paper. Referring to the annual Sundance Film Festival that, since the beginning has attracted poor attention for bringing big business into the small town". Bouncing Back after some lean years for Indie film makers" he explains is most noticeable by how much money was spent on the films this year. He writes about the success of a movie, writhen by Sigourney Weaver,...
  • Great Novel Into An Equally Great Film
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    Spike Jonze's film Adaptation dealt with the difficulty of putting a written work to film. In this film, Nicolas Cage plays the character of Charlie Kaufman who is faced with the difficulty of writing a screenplay for Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief. One of the issues that Charlie Kaufman finds himself up against is the wordiness in the book. He reads parts of the book that, on the page, are very intriguing; however, because the words take place in the head of Susan Orlean and do not describe a ...
  • Aspiration Of Philosophy As Cavell
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    In his opening pages, Cavell tells us that when he was writing The World Viewed he felt he was writing a "metaphysical memoir" of a period of his life, the period in which the experience of going to the movies was a normal part of his week... Not the story of a period of my life but an account of the conditions it has satisfied. A book thus philosophically motivated ought to account philosophically for the motive in writing it. What broke my natural relation to movies? What was that relation, th...
  • Film Monty Python And The Holy Grail
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    David Sondergaard General Writing: Film Prof. Anus tup Basu A Monty Python Version of Camelot As a film that has become so popular that it has grown to be considered a cult favorite, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Gilliam and Jones, USA, 1991) is an entertaining retelling of the story of King Arthur and his knights and their search for the Holy Grail. Although it is stylized in medieval times, it is far from your traditional castles and chivalry sort of story. It has undergone the Monty Python...

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