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Urban Legends Urban Legends What is an Urban Legend? They are usually stories that have a wide audience, have circulated spontaneously, and have been told in several different forms. Many have chosen to believe these stories despite the lack of actual evidence to substantiate the story (Urban). What makes an Urban Legend is how it is told. This depends on whether the story is being told in first, second, or third person. Most of the time the real event happened to someone entirely unknown to the
VCR vs DVD The world was amazed when the first motion picture was made. People came from all over the world to see the first silent movie. Again, people were astonished when they added sound. Finally, when people were able to bring this technology home with them, they were in awe. Everyone needed to have it. It was a messy situation when things went wrong. Then came the technology of videocassettes. This revolutionized the home movie industry. And made it easier without the mess. Just recently,
vegan is the way to go "The greatest of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."(Mahatma Gandhi Quotes) Gandhi said this in his book, The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism, this belief is still valid in today\'s modern society. At the present time in the United States, the concern for the health and well being of animals is drastically increasing. And one of the most substantial indications of this is the increasing number of vegans and vegetarians in our nat
vidoe games In recent years, technological advances have introduced many new forms of entertainment, one of the most popular being video games. Since their introduction, professionals and parents have become concerned with the addictive power that video games can have on people, particularly children and adolescents. Today, concern has shifted from the addictive effects of video game playing to the possible effects that they have on players’ aggression levels. C. Braun and J. Giroux (1989) deter
violence and television Television Violence and Children By: Evan Hillman What has the world come to these days? It often seems like everywhere one looks, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at home. The last, the home, provides to be a major source of violence. In many peoples\' living rooms there sits an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed. It is the television, and the children who view it are often pulled into its realistic world of
violence in america Violence What do all of these scenes have in common: a small figure jumping on another figure’s head, a man stabbing a woman with a pencil in the hand, and a man punching another man in the face? Violence. What is the difference between these three scenes? One is a scene from a video game, another is from a new, popular movie, and one can be seen in real life. In a popular video game you have a little character named Mario who is supposed to rescue Princess Toadstool. In doin
Violence in Media1 Violence in Media Every minute of ever day, someone is a victim of violence. Everyday, members of society are attacked or violently acted upon while going to work, going to school, going out socially, and many people are victims of violence within our own home. When pondering the sources of violence in our society, many reasons for such actions come to mind. One may say violence is simply an unavoidable part of human nature. One may say that people bring themselves into danger
Violence in Schools1 Violence in Schools Violence in schools is hardly new to the United States, but growing news coverage and public concerns about the problem has marked recent years. Shocking reports of violent crimes committed by juveniles seem to have become common. Is the media to blame, for the violence juveniles commit in schools? Exploring how juvenile offenders have taken the brunt of crime’s policies reaction to the high level and recent increase in school violence in the United State
Violence in Schools2 Violence in Schools: A hazard to learn? Katie Conrad Writing about Literature For many years there has been an increase in the cases of violence in schools. Violence, in itself, has been a problem plaguing schools and just recently has it taken deadly actions. But what causes these outbreaks of aggression and hatred to occur? Is it the community where the school is or peers that children come in contact with? Some factors that might contribute to violence in schools is the f
Violence in Society There is excessive violence in society, and it is escalating, as evidence by music, TV, movies, videos, and in schools. How has music and society made people more violent? Violence is everywhere, and some people realize it. Teens are around violence everyday. It\'s found in school, the music they listen to and the movies they watch. After kids come home from a school with violence in it, then they go home and play video games with guys chopping other peoples head off, which i
Violence in the Media One of the hottest and most controversial topics in America today is violence in the media. Violence is everywhere in the media nowadays, there is no denying that. Whether it be movies, television, video games, or music, there will always be violence, but blaming the media is not the answer. If one is to place the blame, it should be placed on the parents of these children who decide to become violent. Parents need to take a more active role in what their children watch, pl
Violence on TV Violence on Television: Do Children Need Protected? What would you do if your children were watching cartoons one night when all of a sudden the characters pull out a gun and start shooting each other? Would you turn it off? I am sure most parents would. But if I were a parent, I would not. Shadowing your children from everyday violence is a lost cause. Whose to say that they are not watching violent shows over a friend’s house? Or even an aunts or uncles house? Protecting your ch
Walt Disney Walt Disney, one of America’s most famous producers of all time, admired by people of all races and ages, from children to great grandpas and grandmas, Walt Disney was definitely a popular man. I really admire him for his productions, his animations, and his accomplishments. He shows his leadership by the goals in which he set and achieved. Also by the people he directed and assisted. Walt Disney is a great example of a leader. Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Ill
weeping willow I chose to read this book because I thought it would be very interesting. I didn’t really expect to see this book in the library because one of my friends had already spoken to me about it. He said that he read the book already and that it was really good. I immediately took the book and signed it out. This story began with a girl named Tiny, who was talking to her imaginary friend, Willa. Tiny had made her imaginary friend quite sometime ago. Now she’s older and is attending high
welcome to hell Welcome To Hell Welcome to Hell. Please let us enslave you. We\'ll give you a free t-shirt if you fill out this credit card application... You can drive home in this brand new car, with no payments until 2000... It\'s so much easier to not worry about these details. We\'ll take care of them for you. All we ask is that you send in your payment every month like a good slave. No, no, don\'t read books. Libraries are closing more and more everyday anyway because they\'re obsolete, no
what a good movie has What a Good Movie has? A good movie could contain an interesting plot, suspense climax, real acting, and video effect. Some movie is not about entertainment only, but giving us a lesson that might happen in our life. It may be an early warning of our future. Others allow the audience to live vicariously and have an opportunity to see theatre on a grader scale up on the screen. Good movies might, interesting plot, exciting climax, and also a story that relates to our life. O
What is Ebonics What is Ebonics? Is it a language or not? Ebonics, referred to as black English, is a language with clearly evident African American roots. It has been found that, when learning English, African-Americans adapted the language using some of the structure and rules of their own native tongue. This Black English has carried on through slavery and then freedom for hundreds of years. Though often incorrectly defined as a language, it really is a nonstandard dialect spoken in many home
What is Literature What is Literature? The Mirriam-Webster dictionary defines literature as: writings in prose or verse; especially writings having excellence of form or expression and expressing ideas of permanent or universal interest. This concept of thoughts and ideas on paper is a good start but does not thoroughly define literature. Literature takes many forms and has evolved over time along with humankind. Therefore to thoroughly define literature one must discuss the elements of literatu
What Is the Mafia and Is It A Major Part of American Society What is the Mafia? Many people ponder the true definition of “Mafia”. The literal translation of the word “Mafia” means “my daughter.” According to Rick Porello of American Mafia.com, the Mafia, more specifically the Italian-American Mafia, is a group of criminals organized into "families," and operating primarily in North America. Also known as La Cosa Nostra, at one time there were 26 families in the United States - roughly one for e
who i am Hi there. What’s going on? To answer a few of your questions, I live in Valley Stream in Nassau County. I will travel anywhere to be with the one I love. I am a very sensitive and caring guy. I love to go to the movies, I love to dance and no I do not smoke. Lol. I have perfect teeth and I want to keep it that wayJ. I love to cuddle and I love to make others laugh. I am probably the nicest guy you will ever meet. I have had my heart broken to may times so I am looking for a serious pers
Who is the person whom affected Everyone is affected by certain events or individuals that greatly change their life. Many people have influenced me during my life. Three wonderful friends that have had a special effect on me are Ryan, Alicia and Ana. In the three years that I have known them well, they have been my best friends, and have helped to transform me from a lonely middle school loner into a happy senior with a decent social life. Popular wisdom has it that, "You judge a man by his fri
why modern science is nihilistic Why is Modern Science Nihilistic? What is nihilism? Nihilism comes from the Latin root for nothing. Nihilism represents a belief that existence is senseless and useless. It also refers to sacrifice of meaningful existence defined by spiritual values, struggle and pain, in favor of pleasurable, comfortable and secure life. Post-modern writers such as Updike, Nietzsche and Heidegger argue that modern society is nihilistic. These writers claim that since modern scie
Why the H is Everything Censored Have you ever sat down on a Wednesday night with a hot buttery bowl of popcorn and a cold soda to watch your favorite movie in its television debut? Watching closely with anticipation you prepare yourself for the great action and drama that captured your imagination when you originally saw it in the theater, only to find that every swear word and potentially offending scene has been dubbed over or removed. Don\'t you love it when badly mimicked mouth movements an
Will Rogers Will Rogers(1879-1935) Will Rogers is one of America’s great folk heroes. He was born on November 4, 1879, in Oologah, Indian Territory (now Claremore Oklahoma). His full name is William Penn Adair Rogers. He was # 2340 on the official Cherokee roll. He was named for one of the most revered Cherokees Col. William Penn Adair(hence his name). Will often joked, “My parents didn’t come over on the Mayflower, but they met the boat.” He married Miss Betty Blake in 1908, and they had four c
Will Rogers1 Will Rogers(1879-1935) Will Rogers is one of America’s great folk heroes. He was born on November 4, 1879, in Oologah, Indian Territory (now Claremore Oklahoma). His full name is William Penn Adair Rogers. He was # 2340 on the official Cherokee roll. He was named for one of the most revered Cherokees Col. William Penn Adair(hence his name). Will often joked, “My parents didn’t come over on the Mayflower, but they met the boat.” He married Miss Betty Blake in 1908, and they had four
women and shakespeare A Critical Analysis of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” William Shakespeare, born in 1594, is one of the greatest writers in literature. He dies in 1616 after completing many sonnets and plays. One of which is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” They say that this play is the most purely romantic of Shakespeare’s comedies. The themes of the play are dreams and reality, love and magic. This extraordinary play is a play-with-in-a-play, which master writers only write successfully. Shakes
Women of Country Music Women in Country Music By: Allison Wolf Women studies Professor Francese 20 march 2000 introduction Music plays a very important role in my life. It’s on all the time, in my car, at work, at home when I’m eating, when I’m working on my computer, when I’m relaxing, when I’m typing this paper, I even have a radio in my bathroom. I can’t remember a time when I was younger when music didn’t play a role in my life. And I’ve listened to all kinds. From folk to classical to class
women2 Women in Media In the comic strip "Cathy" by Cathy Guisewite, readers follow the antics of a "normal" American woman of the 90\'s. Cathy is single, works as a secretary, and is portrayed as unhappy. Her dating experience can be characterized by endless searching for the ideal man, settling for someone because she believes him to be the best she can do, and going through a breakup process that is initiated by the male. This is followed by Cathy rationalizing the situation, and more likely
women2 Women in Media In the comic strip "Cathy" by Cathy Guisewite, readers follow the antics of a "normal" American woman of the 90\'s. Cathy is single, works as a secretary, and is portrayed as unhappy. Her dating experience can be characterized by endless searching for the ideal man, settling for someone because she believes him to be the best she can do, and going through a breakup process that is initiated by the male. This is followed by Cathy rationalizing the situation, and more likely
world civ cheat S.Asin phiosophies to the West. Third World countries w/ collective widespread lasting poverty in Asia , Africa, South and Cent, Amer. Low life expect. High inf. mortality. Poor health. Underdeveloped, lack of resources create this as well as colonization and exploitation by imperial powers. Trench Warfare (WWI) a new dev\'d method of fighting utilizing ditches dug on the western front=deadlock and killing thousands of soldiers for virtual stalemate. 3X Entente-France, Russ, GB (
world war 1 propaganda "Lead this people into war, and they\'ll forget there was ever such a thing as tolerance. To fight, you must be brutal and ruthless, and the spirit of ruthless brutality will enter into the very fiber of national life, infecting the Congress, the courts, the policeman on the beat, the man in the street." It is one of history\'s crazy things that Woodrow Wilson, who was re- elected as a peace candidate in 1916, led America into the First World War. With the help of a propag
xaverian Gender Socialization A baby is born and the doctor looks at the proud parents or parent and says three simple words: Its a boy, or Its a girl! Before a newborn child even takes his or her first breath of life outside the mothers womb, he or she is distinguishable and characterized by gender. The baby is brought home and dressed in clothes that help friends, family and even strangers identify the sex of the child. Baby boys are dressed in blue and baby girls are dressed in pink. The baby
XTC VS SOMA A Brave New World is Aldous Huxley’s prediction for six hundred years in the future. In this surreal land everyone belongs to everyone else, and in theory everyone is happy. When any character is unhappy or feeling upset about something they are encouraged to take a drug called “Soma”. This drug can be compared to modern-day drugs such as Prozac, and the controlled substance methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), better knows as Ecstasy. Soma is a wonder pill from Aldous Huxley\'s Bra
ya "A plethora of people have written about Woody Allen", John Lahr said "and they either like him or dislike him. But no one has yet managed, I think, to interpret him." Woody Allen has been revered as one of the brilliant artists of the twentieth century and at the same time called a pervert. His works have been called jokes but also masterpieces. Many critics have tried to explain why Allen writes the things he writes but not one has had success. The drive and brilliance of Allen has not been
YEAH Baseball is an immensely popular American game, known as the "national pastime," played between two teams of nine players each. The basic implements used in the game are a leather-covered ball, wooden bats for hitting the ball, and gloves for catching it. Baseball is played on a large scale in Latin America, Japan, and other places besides the United States, but it is in the United States that it thrives most both as a participant\'s and spectator\'s sport. It is played at its highest level
Zodiac Murder The Zodiac Killer Essay written by Dominic Golemi The late 1960’s and early 1970’s represented a great deal of things to a great deal of people. To the San Francisco Bay area, as well as the rest of California, the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s represented terror, fear, and death. What started out as a seemingly random, but brutal murder on the night of October 30th, 1966, turned out to be the start of a series of horrific murders that would span 2,500 suspects, 56 possible victims, a
Zodiac Murder1 The Zodiac Killer Essay written by Dominic Golemi The late 1960’s and early 1970’s represented a great deal of things to a great deal of people. To the San Francisco Bay area, as well as the rest of California, the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s represented terror, fear, and death. What started out as a seemingly random, but brutal murder on the night of October 30th, 1966, turned out to be the start of a series of horrific murders that would span 2,500 suspects, 56 possible victims,
12 angry men1 Many movies sart with promising premises that end up only partially fulfilled, but 12 ANGRY MEN never disappoints. The rich drama with minimalist sets occur almost completely within the confines of a jury room. The incredibly strong ensemble cast for the jury includes: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden, Jack Klugman, Edward Binns, Joseph Sweeny, Martin Blasam, George Voskovec, John Fiedler and Robert Webber. To futher minimize distractions, we never le
Advantages of watching TV shows such as 2020 Talk Shows sometimes can be educational, for awareness, personal stories, fashion, or reunions; it just depends on what the viewers of that show are more interested in. Some of these shows are just shows, just movies, and a story of several people that keeps going; however, they are different from Soap Operas because Soap Operas are stories about many different characters, not one story. Shows such as the Family Feud, are game shows, but can be educat
All Is Not Well In the Land of The Lion King All is Well in Land of “The Lion King” In the article, All’s Not Well in Land of “The Lion King,” by Margaret Lazarus, the author over exaggerates an animated classic, investigating as to whether or not the movie is politically correct and morally right. The essay examines and stereotypes the movie, and comes to various misguided conclusions. Lazarus defines the hyenas and the lion, Scar symbolic, and declares that Disney already has gays and blacks r
An analysis of the film Fight Club An analysis of the film Fight Club For years, David Fincher has been turning out some of the most stylish and inventive thrillers to ever hit the American screens. In spite of critical and public backlash, his Alien 3 remains the most technically interesting of that series, and Seven stands as the suspense film upon which all other modern suspense films are based. With The Game, he proved himself more than a one-movie wonder and emerged as one of the most origi
Casablanca In choosing the movie Casablanca, I looked forward to re-aquatinting myself with a wonderful old classic Noir film. I wanted to know more about this film for a better understanding of the plot and symbolism, as well as the powerful mystique behind the film that has made Casablanca so enduring. Casablanca (1942), a review by Damian Cannon, movie review UK 1998, provided the following information: Amidst the Second World War the African City of Casablanca becomes the backdrop for Rick’s
commitments Have you ever watched a movie and then watched it over again just for the music? If this is a common occurrence for you, then get your rewinder ready for The Commitments. It\'s not often that a movie comes along with a soundtrack as good as this one\'s. The music is an integral part of the movie, but it\'s not all that makes this movie worth seeing. The cast was put together like a tight fitting puzzle. The writers worked in the necessary comedic elements, while also showing the char
Comparison of Two Films In that paper, I will try to compare two films which are “A Birth of a Nation” directed by D.W.Griffith and “The Bicycle Thieves” directed by De Sica. After giving the story of the films, I will try to explain their technical features and their similarities. A Birth of a Nation by D. W. Griffith Griffith can be seen as the first \'modern\' director, his greatest achievements being the historical epics The Birth Of A Nation. When it was released, it was one of the longest
Crucible1 ‘The Crucible’; underestimated and underrated By Jon State High Student I must be honest in that I had never heard of the movie ‘The Crucible’ until a few weeks ago when my English teacher had us watch it for a unit we were currently doing on witchcraft. Figuring it was some teacher’s educational video, I was not very thrilled. My opinion changed abruptly as the movie began with several mischievous girls sneaking out one dark, eerie night in the 1600s. The setting seemed to put me ther
Dangerous Liaisons vs Cruel Intentions It is my intention to compare the book, Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos, to its modern movie version, Cruel Intentions starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. I intend to examine how the original French text was modified in reference to plot, character, morals/values, and themes. I also plan to discuss how these transformations change the meaning of the story and reflect different cultural/historical contexts. There are some major differences between thes
dazed and confused vs the breakfast club The carefree years vs. the petty years At one time or another, a movie is made about every generation. Dazed and Confused is for the 1970’s group of Americans (during the coming of age) when bellbottoms and marijuana were the fashion, drinking and driving had yet to become unthinkable, and safe sex was used only to avoid pregnancy. The Breakfast Club is a remembrance of the 1980’s era of pegged jeans, glitter and leg warmers, when AIDS started but only th
Different Depictions of Warsaving Private Ryan and The Patriot Different Depictions of War Moviemakers have the power to portray the world the way they see it. And because there are so many different directors out there, we as viewers, are presented with a variety of interpretations. If a director sees love as a game, then it is so (at least until their hour and 45-minute tale of two playful lovers comes to an end). If he or she believes society to be corrupt then we will see it as such on her o
effects of Television vilolence on children Jeremy Lohr Dr. Jordan 4/17/98 Final Draft The Effects of Television Violence on Children Television violence without doubt effects and influences children. Television violence effects children\'s development and makes them more aggressive. Children cannot distinguish between the real world and the television world, which makes them more susceptible to the violence on television. It is up to the parents and the television stations to monitor television
French New Wave The French New Wave was a movement that lasted between 1959 to 1964. It all started with the Cinematheque Francois, an underground organization that would regularly show older films from around the world. This beget the cine-club, and by the 1954 there were 100,000 members in 200 clubs. From these clubs several magazines were created, the most famous of these were L’Ecran Francois, La Revue du Cinema, Postif, and the world known Cahiers du Cinema. One of the two most influential