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  • American Society During The Cold War
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    6. Nihilism is the philosophical doctrine that life is meaningless and that there is no deep order or purpose to the universe. What are the nihilistic elements of the film? Are there any contrary elements of the film that undermine a general nihilistic theme? What, if any, are the political implications of the film's treatment of nihilism? The film "The Atomic Caf'e" brilliantly portrays the habitual life in U.S. society during the Cold War. The Cold War was a period of tension between the Unite...
  • Lives Of Hawk Eye And Magua
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    Last of the Mohicans is set in 1757 in the third year of a war in North America over land and territory. Mostly, the war is between the English and the French, but each side has taken up Indian allies to assist them. The main story in the Last of the Mohicans is the love of an adopted Mohican, Hawk-eye, and Cora, the daughter of an English general. There are also other stories embedded in the movie, which are harder to recognize. For instance, a second love story between Hawk-eye's brother and C...
  • Lucas's Third Film
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    George Lucas's devotion to timeless storytelling and cutting-edge innovation has resulted in some of the most successful and beloved films of all time. Lucas's films celebrate the boundless potential of the individual to overcome any limitations - something he firmly believes. This theme is strong in the early movies that marked the start of his professional career. In 1971, using San Francisco production studio American Zoe trope and long-time friend Francis Ford Coppola as executive producer, ...
  • Laurence Olivier And Kenneth Branagh
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    email: title: Henry VA COMPARISON OF OLIVIER S AND BRANAGH S FILM ADAPTATION OF HENRY V The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast two film adaptations of William Shakespeare's Henry V. Laurence Olivier's revision was filmed in 1944. This was his first endeavor at film directing and Henry V won him an Academy award for distinguished accomplishment as an actor, a producer, and a director. Olivier's aim was to produce an entertaining nationalist film for propaganda purposes. Kenneth Bran...
  • Depiction Of War Through Film
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    Is war changed as it becomes a 'media event'? Based on the Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures, analyse the historical significance of the emergence of film as a, medium for representing war in the 1890's. In this day an age when any country is at war it becomes a massive media event, almost everyday news programmes present us with depictions of conflict in various different countries. Media coverage of war has increased drastically over the last century, but why is it so important to provid...
  • German Propaganda Films
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    The effects of film on WWII propaganda Without the advent of the medium of film to wage a war of propaganda both the Axis and the Allies of World War II would have found it difficult to gather as much support for their causes as they did. Guns, tanks, and bombs were the principal weapons of World War II, but there were other, more subtle, forms of warfare as well. Words, posters, and films waged a constant battle for the hearts and minds of the masses of the world just as surely as military weap...
  • Full Metal Jacket And Platoon
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    Full Metal Jacket and Platoon are clearly two of the biggest movies ever made about the Vietnam War; therefore, they will always be compared and contrasted to each other. Platoon was based on Oliver Stone's own experience so he used simple war movie techniques to give a realistic sense of what jungle warfare was like. Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket was based on Gustav Hasford's experience, but Kubrick wanted to use the story to explore what made people into killers. These two films take very differ...
  • Branagh's Views On War
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    The film uses various techniques to present a particular view of the war against France. What is that interpretation and how does the film convey it Although the Branagh version of Shakespeare's Henry V remains very close to the text, with only a few lines left out of the film, the movie portrays a very clear and distinct message about war and Branagh's opinion on the matter. Henry V is fundamentally a play about war, and it would have been very easy for Branagh to make his version of the play i...
  • Era's World War II Films
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    In the late-19th and early-20th centuries, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the Spanish-American war were grist for American movies' mill, mostly in romantic flag-wavers which boasted little action. The war film as it is known today - violent dramatizations of men in combat - emerged with the world's first experience of modern warfare, World War I. This study therefore excludes films set against conflicts of previous centuries; readers should consult the articles on epic and historical ...
  • Light Horse With Archy
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    Gallipoli is an inspirational film. It is used as a historical source as it depicts the events of World War 1 in Gallipoli during 1915. Young Archibald Hamilton (known as Archy) was an athlete, a sprinter motivated by the phrase of running "as fast as a leopard". Frank Dunne was also a sprinter who met Archy after losing to him in a race. Archy was eager to join the Light Horse and fight for his country, however he was underage and his parents wouldn't allow him. After Archy was discovered to be...
  • Film The Thin Red Line
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    In the film 'The Thin Red Line,' director Terrence Malick presents his anti-war message through an objective view of war's crunching of humanity. Malick provides a distressing image of man's inhumanity to nature and the immorality of war when all men are 'brothers. ' The story of 'The Thin Red Line' covers the events of the Guadalcanal campaign during 1942, where the real enemy is war itself. The director unites the use of various camera angles and powerful orchestral music with a poignant scrip...
  • Legendary Director Sam Fuller's Last War Film
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    Legendary director Sam Fuller's last war film is a vivid and richly detailed masterpiece. Fuller creates powerful imagery that will stick in your mind for a long time after seeing the film... "The Big Red One" is a sprawling and morally resonant a film as you are ever likely to see. Following the Big Red One (the 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army) from encounters with Rommel's tanks in Africa, via the D-Day invasion, and ending with the liberation of a Nazi concentration camp, this film pac...
  • Film Noir Protagonist The City
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    Discuss the influence of either the Expressionist or Neo-Realist theory of cinematic representation on the development of film noir. 'Realism in art can only be achieved in one way - through artifice" Andre Bazin For polemical purposes Bazin establishes a kind of heroic line of realist film-makers, beginning from Stroh eim, Mur nau and Flaherty in the silent period, represented by Renoir in the 1930's and culminating in the 1940's with a (theoretical not actual) coalition of the Italian neo-real...
  • Glory Lukas
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    Glory captures the heroism of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the first black regiment in the Civil War, the Massachusetts "Fighting' Fifty-fourth. An extremely talented cast and crew earned three Academy Awards (cinematography, sound and supporting actor) and five nominations for their work in Glory. The outstanding cinematography, sound, score and acting recreate the events leading up to the Union attack on Fort Wagner on July 18th 1863. Matthew Broderick portrays the young Bostonian abolitionis...

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