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  • Port And Kit's Relationship
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    The Sheltering Sky Part One: My Vision After reading the novel, The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles, it was difficult to imagine how one could transform the novel into a satisfying film. How could one imitate such descriptive settings and emotions without the advantage of Paul Bowles' wording? Also the novel does not have the plot of a typical movie, even an action or love story, and the ending is not conclusive. Could actors today play the deep and complex characters as they are portrayed in the ...
  • 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...
  • Marriage Plot
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    The marriage plot has been quite prominent in the film industry over the past few decades. The plot that is characterized by its lead woman "getting" the lead man and vice versa, has contributed to such movie blockbusters as Pretty Woman and the classic film, Pillow Talk. While both films can be classifies as containing marriage plots, the films share other similarities as well. However, in regards to the marriage plot, Pretty Woman follows the pattern much more fluently and precisely that does ...
  • Film The Gaze
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    Rear Window (1954) and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) have very different plots but still have many striking similarities, such as the manipulation of the spectators gaze. Gaze is the transaction between the screen and a spectator. Two examples of the types of gazes used in these films are voyeuristic and fetishistic. The use of voyeuristic and fetishistic gazes reinforce movie viewing and gender roles during the 1950's by featuring manipulative and frivolous women as sex objects. Rear Window i...
  • Volcanic Activity
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    Supervolcano 1. "Docudramas" like Supervolcano are valuable in the sense that they provide certain elements to the viewer that cannot be found in dramas or documentaries. For the drama enthusiast, it sparks an interest by presenting characters and a climactic plot to speed the informational aspect of the movie along. For the documentary enthusiast, it includes a plot "based" on factual information, and provides something to be learned. Supervolcano was a true "docudrama", and appealed to a wider...
  • Dial M For Murder And Rope
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    Suspense I think the best example of suspense in Alfred Hitchcock's films is Psycho. The suspense is built well through the music and the camera angles. I will choose the shower-stabbing scene to demonstrate all these elements, because the scene displays all these elements the best. The music fits the situations and events that take place. The playing of the screeching music when Norman Bates is in the process of stabbing Lila Crane in the shower, just the effect of the music makes this one of t...
  • Psychological Film The Last Laugh
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    Both The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, produced by Robert Wiene, and The Last Laugh, produced by F.W. Murnau, are excellent examples of films created in the golden age of German cinema. These two films make use of the camera in order to see inside a character's mind, a technique greatly refined throughout German Expressionism. The ideas, feelings, thoughts, and dreams of a character are carefully shown in a first-person view, and the tone and mood of the characters and plot are mirrored in the surrou...
  • Adam Sandler Film
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    Big Daddy is a story about a hopeless bachelor named Sonny Koufax, played by Sandler, who adopts a child in order to win over his girlfriend. As you may expect, a loser bachelor with no job being responsible for a child might lead to some pretty funny situations. Let me start off by saying that I like this movie, but it does have alot of shortcomings that may hinder your viewing experience. First off, though you may think that the plot seems reasonable, it is really just an excuse to show a fath...
  • Hero And Villain
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    In this paper, I will be discussing some elements of the movie The Little Mermaid. I will examine the plot and story, cause and effect relationships, and elements found in the film that are in agreement with Russian linguist Vladmir Propp's approach to film criticism. The protagonist in the Disney film The Little Mermaid is Arial, a curious young woman mermaid that longs to know more about the human world above water. The plot of the film tells us that her Father, King Triton (the sea king), is ...
  • Omori's Film Adaptation Of Yamamoto's Short Stories
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    Often, in cases in which a literary text is adapted to film, certain elements and techniques in the literary text are lost. Hisaye Yamamoto's Seventeen Syllables and Yoneko's Earthquake, written in the mid 1900's, portray the lives of two Japanese American families. Approximately half a century later, Emiko Omori produced a film adaptation of the two stories melded into one, titled Hot Summer Winds. In her short stories, Hisaye Yamamoto employs an interesting strategy of running two plots parall...

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