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  • Film Ghostbusters
    709 words
    I Ain't Afraid of no Ghost! The true test of a film's greatness is time. The 1984 science-fiction / comedy classic, Ghostbusters, has stood the test of time, producing both a sequel (in 1989) and a hit cartoon series. Ghostbusters is the story of three offbeat scientists interested in paranormal matters: Peter Venkman (played by Bill Murray), Raymond Stand (played by Dan Aykroyd), and Egon Spengler (played by Harold Ramis), who have just lost their university grant, and are suddenly forced out o...
  • Horror Film
    479 words
    "In October of '94, three student filmmakers disappear in the woods of Burkittsville, MD, while shooting a documentary... a year later their footage was found". With that introduction, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez launched what was one of the most chilling and most successful horror movies in the last 20 years. The Blair Witch rises above typical horror movie genre and brings about something very rare, a horror film with genuinely frightening moments. This movie tells a story of three high ...
  • Hero Deckard And Death
    835 words
    This film deserves a higher status than that of cult, and is much more than just an acceptable homage to Philip K Dick, author of many original science-fiction novels, often laced with philosophical perspectives on reality and human dependencies. The film is multi-layered; thrilling and unsettling, part dark science fiction and detective film noir, realistic and dream-like, intelligent, mature, artistic and powerful. Purely on the surface, it has a visual richness which is wonderfully atmospheri...
  • Little Women And My Brilliant Career
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    The first reason I chose Gillian Armstrong for my research paper is because I admire her dedication and ambition to become a director even though it was a male-dominated job at the time. She is an extremely ambitious and independent woman that didn't let anything get in her way of pursuing her goal to become a director. The second reason I picked Gillian Armstrong is because she is the director of Little Women, which has been an all-time favorite film of mine since I was little. Armstrong has ex...
  • Revolutionary Ideals Of Social Equality In Cuba
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    The Changes of the Situation of Women as Presented in Three Cuban Films The Cuban revolution has brought about great change for women. Prior to C astros reign, women mainly had lives that revolved around the household, and very few had professional jobs. Also, they were traditionally seen as subordinate to men in political and social situations. Gradually, women became more active outside of the household and started to participate in revolutionary pursuits, as well as take care of the family. A...
  • View Within Iraq
    958 words
    Three Kings is a 1999 Hollywood film directed by David O. Russell. The film gives a real-time depiction of post-war Iraq, with a blend of fact and fiction. The director shoots the film in a third person view that focuses on four soldiers, and their quest to take Saddam's stolen gold. Three Kings starts with a depiction of Army camp-life in Iraq, the film quickly focuses in on four main characters, Archie Gates, Tony Barlow, Chief Elgin, and Conrad Vig. They have secretly discovered a map leading...
  • New Line Cinema In Hope
    330 words
    The lord of the rings trilogy was started in 1995 when Peter jackson gained the rights to the Lord of the Rings. He then set about creating his own design team at the Weta Workshop, Wellington. Then Jackson set about trying to find somebody to produce and fund his movie. This is where things went wrong. Originally the only willing participant were Miramax who said the film had to only be two parts instead of the trilogy, the books are. When Jackson was told by Miramax that he had to shorten the ...

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