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  • Supreme Court Sided With The Amistad Captives
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    Amistad is about a mutiny in 1839 aboard a slave ship, La Amistad, which eventually comes to port in New England. The West Africans who have commandeered the ship are taken into custody and the plot revolves around who 'owns' them or if, indeed, they should be freed. This sets up the main event of the film, a courtroom drama about rights and origins, with the required flashbacks to the voyage and the gruesome conditions aboard the ship. The problem with this approach is that we learn less about ...
  • Film
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    Connor PelcherPsycho Questions - Item D 1. What is Wood's hypothesis for this essay? 2. What effect does the opening shot give? 3. What is Marion's reasoning behind stealing the money? 4. How does the focus of the film shift halfway through, and why? 5. What does the way the house is decorated say about Norman's psyche? 6. What is the significance of the fly? 1. Robin Wood is essentially saying throughout his article that although Hitchcock may have treated this film as a "fun picture", he reall...
  • Film Smurch
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    Short Story / Film Analysis Aric McDonald Short Story / Short Film Comm. 411-3511: 30-12: 45 Spring 1997 The three short stories are similar because they all involve jealousy. This type of jealousy surrounds the main characters who are envious of the achievements or the attention that another man receives. The first story is about an old man who is taking his wife on a second honeymoon when she encounters an old suitor, creating jealousy for the husband. In the second story, the jealousy surroun...
  • Notebook Classic Love Story The Notebook
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    The Notebook Classic Love Story The Notebook. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. With Ryan Gosling (Noah Calhoun), Rachel McAdams (Young Allie), James Garner (Older Noah; Duke), Gena Rowlands (Allie Calhoun; Older Allie). 2004 The Notebook was a phenomenal film with incredible performances and many heartfelt moments from beginning to end. It is a love story that many of us fantasize of living someday. The story unfolds in recent times at a Nursing home with the introduction of an old lady (Gena Rowlan...
  • First Film Ever After
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    A Cinderella Story When examining adaptations of fairytales you must look at the original source. This can be a very difficult task because with fairytales we never really know where the original came from. I will base my paper on the theory that the original tale of Cinderella comes from the Grimm Brothers version of Ashputtle. In comparison we will examine two movies. First there is the Disney version Cinderella. Secondly we will look at the movie "Ever After". Characterization is an important...
  • Film
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    Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck star in this mystery / thriller that dabbles in psycho-analysis and the troubles of the mind. Constance Peterson is a renowned psycho-analyst, whose ability to analyze data is unquestionable, but who has no life outside of her work. This all changes the day the new Chief of Staff, Dr. Edwardes (Peck) arrives. It is love at first site, and Constance's barriers break down in a flash. Critics have noted that Alfred Hitchcock always had trouble with women. His films a...
  • Complex Opposition Between Deckard And Rachel
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    Introduction In the science of studying media and communication, there are many different ways of approaching the subject in which you are going to analyse. That is to analyse advertisements, texts, TV-series, films etc. and other media. My task for this assignment is to give an analysis of a film of my choice. A film is a quite complex medium to analyse; thus it is important to have analysis 'tools' or some criteria to follow. In my analysis I am asked to consider the use and resolution of bina...
  • Time Period The Film
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    Life is Beautiful, a Fable? Fable-A deliberately false or improbable account, well, so says Merriam-Webster. Can a love story be a fable? Sure thing-not only did Roberto Benigni's Life is Beautiful does not just fall into one genre, but into many. The remarkable film can be considered as a romantic comedy, a drama, but most of all, a fable-The story of a man, winning the heart of his "princess" and his own son. Now, Life is Beautiful is a very serious film. There are constant reminders of what t...
  • Story And Characters Moore
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    "Roger and Me" The film was one that utilized and demonstrated many techniques found in the genre of documentary. Michael Moore took every aspect of making a film and flawlessly executed it. The resulting product was one that was to the point and interesting. The first thing that I realized was Moore's ability to use B role and integrate it seamlessly into the film. One example would be when he was moving home from San Diego. The story cut to a scene in a movie that was of a man coming home from...
  • Period Prison Story
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    LONG, LONG AFTER SCHOOL 1. PRE-READING a) For discussion: What do you most remember about your favourite teacher? What would you change about today!'s school system if you could? b) For journal writing: In eight to 10 lines, describe a time when you misjudged someone OR were judged unfairly yourself. In your description, explain what caused this situation and what happened to make the situation better. c) Define: alumni -incongruous -ee other story examples (such as Gore) for how to do a charact...
  • History Of Our Land
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    How the West Was Won / Lost The two films we viewed showed the different views on how the white man views the history of our land and how the Indians view the land. Both films portrayed positives about their belief and implied negatives about the other side. I don't think I've ever gone through a history lesson until watching these films where I was exposed to a situation in which I was able to see and hear from both sides of the story. It is really a shame that more children and teachers don't ...
  • Central Station
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    Heather Klotz er History 207 May 22, 2003 Movie Review of Central Station Central Station" is a tale that does not include elements of overacting or melodrama to bring the audience to understand what the characters are going through. Every touch, every step is wonderfully subtle and honest. The film takes place in one of the largest, if not the largest train station in Brazil, or at least the story begins there. We meet the main character, Dora (Fernanda Montenegro), who has a small stand in the...
  • Film Pulp Fiction
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    The film pulp fiction does not follow a classical narrative structure of thesis, anti thesis and synthesis instead it relies on the theory of anti narrative to tell the tale this is were films lose their chronology and include repeated images and flash backs. Narrative can also be manipulated to lower the number of readings available to the audience from the media text in question to some this could be seen as a form of brain washing. Anti narrative is the opposite to linear narrative, linear na...
  • Best Actors In Hong Kong Film Industry
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    Compare with mainstream (Hollywood) film, ! SS Infernal Affairs!" series is Hong Kong style underworld film. I would like to make a comparison with Coppola, Francis Ford's! SS GodFather!" series. The comparison can raise up discussion a lot of issues, such as the story line, actors! | performance, photographic angle and art direction. Firstly, both of them as a series triad film and following the growth of those main actors, in God Father series, which is AI Pacino whereas Andy Lau and Tony Leun...
  • Mona From Vagabonde
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    Vagabonde possesses many themes which when viewed on the surface are almost invisible. However, when a closer 'post-mortem's style of analysis is adopted they soon become clear and more distinguished. The themes included in this film are Mystery, Jealousy, Loneliness, Independence and ultimately, Tragedy. We see the themes develop in front of us individually as the film progresses, but as the viewer, we only become aware of the super-structure by the end of the film. We know from the start that ...
  • Refugee Camp
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    As a child my mother would tell me stories of her first days in America. Of how she feared the moonlight cause it only brought her sorrow. I wanted to understand that sorrow. Thus is the genesis of GREEN DRAGON. After THREE SEASONS, a film to share a humanity of Vietnam few knew about, Tony and I decided we wanted to tell a story from a chapter of the Vietnam war that had been forgotten - a chapter that begins with the end. After all the destruction and lives lost, emerging from the smoke were a...
  • Audrey And Katharine Hepburn
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    Katharine and Audrey Hepburn became more than a movie stars. Their legends started, first on screen, then grew into the hearts of people everywhere. Their movies where classics and their style phenomenal. Together they proved that women didn't have to show their bodies to get rave reviews. Katharine Hepburn once said "If you are given a choice between money and sex appeal, take the money", she advised. "As you get older, the money will become your sex appeal" (The Golden Years: Katharine Hepburn...
  • Film And The Written Story
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    The film, An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge, differs in many ways from the written story bearing the same name. The point of view depicted had a different color about it completely when comparing the two. The content of the two stories also differed in many ways. After viewing the film and reading the story, I felt as if the film did not do justice to the piece of writing. I thought that the French-directed film had a distinct European flare to it. The film was very dark throughout. The lighting ...

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