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  • Lang's Films
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    Overview Fritz Lang (1890-1976), an Austrian-born film director, was one of the commanding figures of German and American cinema. In a career spanning over four decades, he pioneered entire new genres and modes of cinematic expression. From the distortions of German Expressionism to the malignant brooding of American film noir, Lang's films depicted a fatalistic universe where all possibilities are predetermined. Fascinated by the psychology of violence, his movies were populated by murderers, t...
  • Kenneth Branagh Film Mary
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    In Kenneth Branagh film Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the director, Kenneth Branagh sticks to the major themes of the original book with minute changes. There are many similarities and differences between the book and Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of the book. I believe Mary Shelley wanted readers to catch the themes of child abandonment, presented in Victor abandoning his creature. She also wanted readers to have compassion and sympathy for the abandoned creature that Victor created out of dead b...
  • Son To The Wealthy Howard Hughes Sr
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    The Life and Legend of Howard Hughes Throughout the 20th century, it has been the media's job to pinpoint what events and people would prove to be an effective story. This was certainly the case for Howard R. Hughes. Son to the wealthy Howard Hughes Sr., Howard became the interest of the American people and newspapers for most of his life. Being deemed one of the most famous men of the mid-20th century was greatly attributed to Hughes's skills as an industrialist, aviator, and motion-picture pro...
  • Black Social Drama Boyz N The Hood
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    Hood: slang for neighborhood or black area / life. Before 1991 this concept of hood life was never before portrayed or looked into until John Singleton produced the black social drama Boyz N the Hood. This is the first film by a black director that actually goes deep inside the ghetto or inner city. Singleton carefully directs this film so that it appears to mirror the real world 'having value as a kind of anthropological study of an unfamiliar way of life'; (Thompson 2). Set in lower-middle-cla...
  • Set Design And Art Direction
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    Moulin Rouge is celebrated for its art direction, music, and performances. One of its biggest endeavors is the set design. With a combination of real sets and computer generated images, Moulin Rouge manages to showcases a 19th century Paris, France as a world of moral decadence but undeniable beauty. The set design further pushes the message of France, at this time, being a place of plague, poverty and sin; but also a place of art, music and beauty. In the introduction of the film, we see an ela...
  • Young Man's Life Sebastian
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    Cruel Intentions, is a film about a young man, Sebastian, and his stepsister, Kathryn, who together do everything in their power, sexual or not, to better their own reputation. They try everything, even if it means ruining someone else's life, reputation or well being, just to better themselves. They manipulate, use, and belittle every human being possible that comes in the way of their perfect life. Cruel Intentions, a film that uses the setting to produce the irony portrayed at the hand of the...
  • Room Your Film
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    The Process of Processing How do you process film? Well you " re about to find out. The three main steps in processing film are rolling, developing, and fixing. Not many people know exactly how black and white thirty five millimeter film is processed. So if you don't, read this. First you start by rolling the film. You do this by turning out all the lights so it is completely dark in the room. Then you carefully smash the end of the film canister to release the actual film. Taking a spool from t...
  • Different Idea In Mind
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    Mindwalk: International Relations From the very beginning, I realized that Mindwalk was definitely not a film you could kick back, turn your brain off, and just enjoy. To be able to understand and grasp the meaning of the film, you first had to make sure that your brain was in full gear. The concept and idea the author is trying to get across just doesn't run to you. It requires concentration and an evaluation of the world around you. Even with this in mind, I'm not even sure I came across with ...
  • Film Elizabeth
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    Film EvaluationElizabethHistorical Time of the Film: 1552 - Mid sixteenth century. Historical Place Setting of the Film: England Theme of the Film: How Elizabeth managed to gain the throne through turmoil, and then maintain it through even greater conflict and opposition. Greatest Surprise of the Film: The attention to detail and the symbolism employed to make the story richer than any other period piece. The script was also very well written, and very well paced making the movie much more enjoy...
  • Akira Kurosawa
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    Akira Kurosawa was born in Tokyo. His father was a former army officer who became an athletic instructor. At 17 Kurosawa enrolled at an art school and then worked as a commercial artist. In 1936 he got a job as an assistant and scriptwriter to director at Photo Chemical Laboratories, which became better known as Toho Studios (the production company also behind Godzilla, among other films). By 1941 he was writing scripts and directing whole sequences. The first film he fully directed was San shir...
  • Luhrmann's Film
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    William Shakespeare's 15th century play "Romeo & Juliet" has been recreated and turned into a film that has gained international prominence because of the wonderful direction by Baz Luhrmann. Unlike Shakespeare's play, Luhrmann's film has been tied into the modern era using a visual feast of fast cars, gunfights and passionate young love all set to a hip soundtrack. All these are great for high school students as it is set to a modern era that helps them relate to the film and to keep them focus...
  • Beginning Of Raising Arizona Ed And Hi
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    Media Essay How are the characters Ed and Hi established throughout the beginning of Raising Arizona? Raising Arizona is directed by the Coen brothers. The genre of the film is a Romance with an element of comedy. The film is set in Arizona and is about the two main characters Ed and Hi's relationship, how it starts and how it changes throughout the film. In this essay I'm going to discuss how Ed and Hi as characters and their relationship with each other is established during the introduction t...
  • Muriel's Wedding
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    In the film Muriel's wedding film techniques are used to express the themes of the film. Muriel's wedding portrays traditional themes such as relationships between family and friends, the need to belong and the transformation or coming-of-age through classic film media; music, costume, camera angles, actors cast and setting. The film was designed as a comedy, but with ser Watching Muriel's Wedding again in the context of this text class allowed me to view the film from a new perspective. I appro...
  • Ethnic Tensions Between Macedonia And Albanian
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    Region: Europ Name of Movie: Before the Rain Film setting: Macedonia Actual setting: Macedonia Reference: I MBD. com, and professor According to the International Movie Database (web) Milch o Manchevski left his native Macedonia to study film in college in the U.S. Before the Rain is his first full-length feature, which he returned to his native country to make. It is an inspirational tale about the senselessness of war and the fragility of humans and their loves. It has an intriguing, if not wh...

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