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Music today
Music today
music today Television, system of sending and receiving pictures and sound by means of electronic signals transmitted through wires and optical fibers or by Electromagnetic radiation. These signals are usually broadcast from a central source, a television station, to reception devices such as television sets in homes or relay stations such as those used by cable television service providers. Television is the most widespread form of communication in the world. Though most people will never meet
Child
Child
child THE MOOD, if a number of telltale signs are to be interpreted correctly, is generally optimistic insofar as the fate of local movies is concerned. Recent developments in the field can possibly bring about much-needed relief to the otherwise distressed movie industry. But perhaps more than instantaneous relief, they herald the advent of change, which can only come about after a cleansing of ranks, the institution of radical reform, and then and only then can Philippine cinema finally see th
Child1
Child1
child1 THE MOOD, if a number of telltale signs are to be interpreted correctly, is generally optimistic insofar as the fate of local movies is concerned. Recent developments in the field can possibly bring about much-needed relief to the otherwise distressed movie industry. But perhaps more than instantaneous relief, they herald the advent of change, which can only come about after a cleansing of ranks, the institution of radical reform, and then and only then can Philippine cinema finally see t
Child2
Child2
child2 THE MOOD, if a number of telltale signs are to be interpreted correctly, is generally optimistic insofar as the fate of local movies is concerned. Recent developments in the field can possibly bring about much-needed relief to the otherwise distressed movie industry. But perhaps more than instantaneous relief, they herald the advent of change, which can only come about after a cleansing of ranks, the institution of radical reform, and then and only then can Philippine cinema finally see t
Nerve
Nerve
nerve Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains repressed by society. Often this evil side breaks out during times of isolation from our culture, and whenever one culture confronts another. History is loaded with examples of atrocities that have occurred when one culture comes into contact with another. Whenever fundamentally different cultures meet, there is often a fear of contamination and loss of self that leads us to discover more about our true selves, often causi
A life of conseqeunsce
A life of conseqeunsce
A life of conseqeunsce A Life of Consequence Consequence, a natural or necessary result from reason or argument. The true meaning of consequence does not only derive from negative conditions. Although the first word people relate it to is punishment or repercussion. Sometimes we are not conscious of the fact that a consequence can be a result and the act of a successful student. This is Webster\'s definition, demonstrated in some of my every day conditions. For example, last semester I felt I wa
Motion Picture Code
Motion Picture Code
Motion Picture Code The economic downturns of the Great Depression contributed to the county’s fascination with gangster genres. As Americans lost their jobs or saw their farms foreclosed on by the once admired establishment or banking system; with public endorsement gangsters descended in spirit from America’s frontier outlaws such as the James Gang, and led by desperadoes like Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson, and Machine Gun Kelly--rose up to assault the system. Because of Prohibition, the
Propaganda in nazi germany
Propaganda in nazi germany
Propaganda in nazi germany ˙Pegah Ghassemi English 1 12/11/00 Propaganda in Nazi Germany In the period of time around the Second World War, the German people’s heads were infiltered with Nazi Propaganda.. Little by little the German population was stripped away of their judgement and morality by being brainwashed by Hitler and the Nazi party with propaganda. Propaganda played a very big role in controlling and dictating the German population during the Second World War. Hitler used it “to contro
Shakespeare in love
Shakespeare in love
shakespeare in love Modern theatre still falls more or less in the category of popular culture, it is the cinema that equates more to the Elizabethan drama than the theatre. Thus it is a film Shakespeare in love, that we see exploring a fictional depiction of the life of William Shakespeare. Timeless themes and modern motifs are threaded through the film\'s plot making it easily accessible to the viewer. Shakespeare in love is a celebration of Shakespeare in a modern culture, a postmodern societ
La Cosa Nostra
La Cosa Nostra
La Cosa Nostra La Cosa Nostra Perhaps one of the most poignant moments in American cinema is the closing scene in the film “The Godfather” when Don Vito Corleone’s son Michael takes over his father’s position... and one of the most unforgettable moments, a severed horses’s head lies bloody in a man’s bed. It is this tradition and brutality that characterizes the Mafia, a secret Sicilian society that lives and functions just as much today on American soil as it did and does still in Italy. To und
Tapping Into Your Creativity
Tapping Into Your Creativity
Tapping Into Your Creativity TAPPING INTO YOUR CREATIVITY Sharon Magnuson Strategies for Success Jille Neiman June 19,2000 For the “Tapping into Your Creativity” assignment I chose to go to the Minnesota Science Museum in St. Paul. At the museum I saw the Omni Theatre presentation of Dolphins. The Omnitheatre presentation of Dolphins was probably one of the most incredible movies I have ever seen. It was not only incredible due to the content of the movie. It was also incredible because of the w
PROSPECTUS OF HONOURS COURSES
PROSPECTUS OF HONOURS COURSES
Mr PROSPECTUS OF HONOURS COURSES 2000/2001 This document contains information on all Honours courses on offer next year together with important information about admission to Honours and assessment in Honours courses. Please retain it for reference throughout the session. Douglas Brodie, Associate Dean. ADMISSION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE 2 LIST OF COURSES ON OFFER AND NOT ON OFFER IN 2000/2001 4 COURSE ENTRIES A) COURSES ON OFFER 2000/2001 5 - 23 B) COURSES NOT ON OFFER 2000/2001 25 - 28 HONOUR
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Subj: (no subject)
POe Subj: (no subject) Date: 6/4/00 12:53:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time From: MCC1000 To: MCC1000 The Glass Menagerie: Plight of the Wingfields In Tennessee Williams: A Portrait in Laughter and Lamentation, Harry Rasky uses extensive interviews with Williams to explore the playwrights intent. Through these interviews, Rasky presents a glimpse of the playwrights life-world and the driving force behind his creations. Rasky reports Williams as saying: I have always been more interested in creating
Film Production
Film Production
Film Production In the period previous to the 1930\'s, the predominant form of filmmaking was that of the crank camera. This is not to say that motor-driven cameras were not possible. However, the motors to advance the film were so large that they were simply too cumbersome to be effective. Thus, it was the cameraman himself who would crank the film at a steady rate to expose the frames. When it came to showing the film, on the other hand, motor driven projectors were quite convenient, and by th
The effect film had on WWII propaganda
The effect film had on WWII propaganda
The effect film had 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 weapo
B2B in SMEs Perspectives and Future Challenges
B2B in SMEs Perspectives and Future Challenges
B2B in SMEs Perspectives and Future Challenges Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 Purpose and Content The Forrester report (Feb. 2000) in an article entitled “eMarketplaces Boost B2B Trade.” Predicts that ‘B2B (business to business) e-Commerce will reach $2.7 trillion in 2004. While Internet trade between individual partners will continue to flourish, eMarketplaces will fuel most of the growth reaching 53% of all online business trade in five years.’ These figures would suggest that it is imperative tha
Korean Dramadance
Korean Dramadance
Korean Dramadance China, Korea, and Japan have been historically close for centuries, thus accounting for their numerous common artistic traditions. From pre-Christian times until the 8th and 9th century AD, the great trade routes crossed from the Middle East through Central Asia into China. Hinduism, Buddhism, some knowledge of ancient Greek, and much knowledge of Indian arts entered into China, and thence in time into Korea and Japan. Perhaps before Christ, the Central Asian art of manipulati
Synopsis of A Clockwork Orange
Synopsis of A Clockwork Orange
Synopsis of A Clockwork Orange Synopsis of A Clockwork Orange In A Clockwork Orange, the main character is that of a mildly young child of 15 who, along with his fellow friends, or Droogs, partake in evenings of Ultra-Violence. Ultra Violence consists of random beatings, theft, destruction, and rape. The main character, Alex, is the self-proclaimed leader of the pack, and makes judgment on their actions pending on his mood. His Droogs eventually find themselves under his direct rule, followin
The Mirror of Time and Memory
The Mirror of Time and Memory
The Mirror of Time and Memory The Mirror of Time and Memory. Live in the house-and the house will stand. I will call up any century, Go into it and build myself a house… With shoulder blades like timber props I help up every day that made the past, With a surveyor’s chain I measure time And traveled through as if across the Urals. I only need my immortality For my blood to go on flowing from age to age. I would readily pay with my life For a safe place with constant warmth Were it not that life
Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson Paul Thomas Anderson is one of today’s most acclaimed and essential young filmmakers. He has swept the motion picture industry with a powerhouse trio of films that have breathed life and exuberance into an industry that is all too often ladened with films exhibiting massive deficiencies of originality and thought. PTA’s genuine love of filmmaking sets him apart from so many others. PTA tends to keep himself out of the spotlight. Rarely will he pose for magazine covers or ph
Steven Spielberg Biography
Steven Spielberg Biography
Steven Spielberg Biography Rob Martinelle American Literature C Block Research Paper: Final Draft 18 May, 1999 Steven Spielberg: Revolutionary and Visionary Who would have thought that a brilliant career in filmmaking could have originated with a modest jar of Skippy Peanut Butter smeared on a neighbor’s window in a tiny Cincinnati suburb? One might not think that such an average boyhood prank could evolve a boy into a man who would become the most financially successful film director in histor
A look into george Bluestones Novels into Films
A look into george Bluestones Novels into Films
A look into george Bluestones Novels into Films A look into George Bluestone’s Novels into Films The first chapter of George Bluestone’s book Novels into Film starts to point out the basic differences that exist between the written word and the visual picture. It is in the chapter Limits of the Novel and Limits of the Film, that Bluestone attempts to theorize on the things that shape the movie/film from a work of literature. Film and literature appear to share so much, but in the process of c
Promethean myth
Promethean myth
promethean myth Discuss the relationship between Prometheus and Faustus, paying particular attention to the use of cultural myth. The beautiful fables of the Greeks, being proper creations of the imagination and not of the fancy, are universal verities. What a range of meanings and what perpetual pertinence has the story of Prometheus. Ralph Waldo Emerson The influence and legacy of the Promethean myth can be traced through history. From Hesiod to Shakespeare, Marlowe to the Coen Brothers, the
Rags to Riches A Comparative Essay on JD Rockefell
Rags to Riches A Comparative Essay on JD Rockefell
Rags to Riches A Comparative Essay on JD Rockefeller and Ted Turner Rags to Riches: John D. Rockefeller and Ted Turner Yet among men there are some endowed with vision, an insight more penetrating and more sustained. To their liberated spirit the world unfolds a farther prospect. These words were spoken by Carleton Noyes to his class as they were analyzing The Harvard Classics (collection of poetry). This phrase means to reflect the driving genius behind such philanthropist entrepreneurs as J
The Scene of the Screen Envisioning Cinematc and E
The Scene of the Screen Envisioning Cinematc and E
The Scene of the Screen Envisioning Cinematc and Electronic Presence This essay is published in Materialities of Communication., eds. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht and K. Ludwig Pfeiffer (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994): 83-106. A much shorter version also appeared in Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanties 10.1 (Fall 1990): 50-59, under the title Toward a Phenomenology of Cinematic and Electronic Presence: The Scene of the Screen. It is used here with the permission of the author. I
Clockwork Orange1
Clockwork Orange1
Clockwork Orange1 In all of my reading, I have come to the conclusion that Anthony Burgess is one of the greatest literary genius’s of the twentieth century. His masterpiece, A Clockwork Orange, is unrivaled in obvious depth, insight, and innovation. The novel is a work of such quality, such perfection, that it seems to be genuinely written by a literary demigod. The novel\'s main theme deals with free choice and spiritual freedom. More specifically, [The ethical promise that \'A man who canno
John Ford
John Ford
John Ford John Ford Dorothy R. Donahoo English 2145 Dr. Klink 04/03/99 John Ford was an American motion-picture director. Winner of four Academy Awards, and is known as one of Americas great film directors. He began his career in the film industry around 1913. According to Ellis, Fords style is evident in both the themes he is drawn toward and the visual treatment of those themes, in his direction of the camera and in whats in front of it. Although he began his career in the silent film area
Vampires
Vampires
Vampires Vampires, Obsession Throughout Eternity Obsession. A persistent, disturbing preoccupation with an often-unreasonable idea, feeling, object or person; broadly: compelling motivation (Collegiate Dictionary). Many stories have been told of obsessed men and women who waste their lives on lost causes, calling them tragedies. But what if you were immortal? What if you were forever? Then your life would not be wasted, but instead a reason for living would become instinctive. And what if havin
The Role of propaganda in the Nazi Takeover
The Role of propaganda in the Nazi Takeover
The Role of propaganda in the Nazi Takeover The Role of Propaganda in the Nazi Takeover When one thinks of the term propaganda, what comes to mind? Would it bring a positive response? Would it bring a negative response? When one thinks of propaganda in association with the Holocaust, what comes to mind? A positive response or a negative response? Most likely a negative response. Why is propaganda any different from what any political party or regime does, namely to disseminate its views?
Biblical Christian Influence on American Films
Biblical Christian Influence on American Films
Biblical Christian Influence on American Films One of the most interesting and probably the most important and influential books ever written in Western history is the Holy Bible. No other book has come close to having had such a profound influence on the religious, intellectual, philosophical, political, military and cultural life of society throughout the world where western civilization has penetrated. Some people believe it’s the best work of literature ever written; others believe that is
Effects of popaganda films on WWII
Effects of popaganda films on WWII
Effects of popaganda films on WWII 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 w
Fellini
Fellini
Fellini When Ida and Urbano Fellini bore their first son, Federico, they must have known that he would be far from a calm easygoing person. On the evening of January 20, 1940, the weather at the seaside resort of Rimini on the Adriatic coast of Italy, was not pleasant. There was thunder, lightning, high seas, winds, and heavy rains; quite a setting for the entrance of one who was to be regarded as one of the greatest film directors in history. Urbano was prominent salesman of confectionaries an
Feminism
Feminism
feminism Throughout motion picture history, women have experienced more transition in their roles, as a result of changing societal norms, than any other class. At first, both society and the movie industry preached that women should be dependent on men and remain in the home, in order to guarantee stability in the community and the family. As time passed and attitudes changed, women were beginning to be depicted as strong willed, independent minded characters, who were eager to break away from
Film Contributions of the Sixties
Film Contributions of the Sixties
Film Contributions of the Sixties Beginning roughly with the release of Stanley Kubricks Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Stopped Worrying and Loved the Bomb in 1964, and continuing for about the next decade, the Sixties era of filmmaking made many lasting impressions on the motion picture industry. Although editing and pacing styles varied greatly from Martin Scorcesses hyperactive pace, to Kubricks slow methodical pace, there were many uniform contributions made by some of the eras seminal dir
German Expressionism and Its Roots
German Expressionism and Its Roots
German Expressionism and Its Roots personal freedom and alternative thinking -- these were the conditions in Weimar Republic Germany during the heyday of the Expressionist movement in film. Spanning the years 1909-1924, theirs was a time of revolution (in Russia and Germany), war (World War I), and reaction (the rise of National Socialism in Germany). Anxious about the disintegration of their culture, filmmakers such as F.W. Murnau, Robert Wiene, and Ernst Lubitsch used cinema to create new for
Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now
Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now
Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains repressed by society. Often this evil side breaks out during times of isolation from our culture, and whenever one culture confronts another. History is loaded with examples of atrocities that have occurred when one culture comes into contact with another. Whenever fundamentally different cultures meet, there is often a fear of contamination and loss of s
Kubrick lives
Kubrick lives
kubrick lives Kubrick Lives The theory of authorship as applied to film directors is a subject that is argued extensively throughout the film world. The auteur theory was first introduced in the French film journal Cahiers du Cinema. Andrew Sarris who suggested that there are a group of filmmakers who fit into this category brought the theory to America. It states that in order for a director to be considered an auteur, there must be a consistency of style and theme across a number of films. Ve
Last Luagh
Last Luagh
Last Luagh About The Director: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau is one of the most important filmmakers of the cinema during Weimar Republic period. He is often grouped with Fritz Lang and G.W. Pabst as the big three directors of Weimar Germany. He finished his career in Hollywood and was killed at a young age in a car crash. Three of his films appear on the greatest films lists of critics and film groups. Even though there seems to be little written about him. Early in his career he created one of h
Marriage Anxieties and Voyeurism in Rear Window
Marriage Anxieties and Voyeurism in Rear Window
Marriage Anxieties and Voyeurism in Rear Window Marriage Anxieties and Voyeurism in Rear Window In Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, L.B. Jeffries, played by Jimmy Stewart, becomes completely obsessed with spending all of his waking hours watching his neighbors from his wheelchair. He even uses a camera to better his view and thus enhances his role as both a spectator and a voyeur. This contributes to the creation of a movie being played right outside Jeffries’ window. In this “movie within the m
Marxism in the Media
Marxism in the Media
Marxism in the Media Holy Smokes, Kids! Its Marxism in the Media!! By: Joel Rust Sandra Carter Media Theory and Criticism March 29, 2001 To my distress and perhaps to my delight, I order things in accordance with my passions. I put in my pictures everything I like. So much worse for the thingsthey have to get along with one another. --Pablo Picasso (Berman 1) The above quote raises some interesting questions one must consider about the mass media. What decides which messages the media portr
Dear Mel
Dear Mel
mel Dear Mel Having read the avalanche of outraged articles in the UK press that preceded the UK launch of The Patriot, I readily admit that I was expecting to see a distinctly anti-British Movie. One such headline complains for example about a blood libel on the British People. Some considerable way into the film (which, putting the controversy to one side, was otherwise enjoyable), I found myself questioning whether such criticism was justified. Characters on both sides, including the cha
Metropolis
Metropolis
Metropolis Set around the year 2000, Metropolis is a depiction of the future, yet it is viewed more intensely in the twenties style. In this view we can truly appreciate the work, without the cynicism of todays standards, for the marvel that it is. The costliest and most ambitious picture ever screened in Europe(Jensen) the film was premiered on January 10, 1927 at the UFA Palace, in Berlin, before an enormous audience which included many members of the political and artistic hierarchy. Initi
Mockumentary
Mockumentary
Mockumentary Mockumentary: Questioning Reality and the Tenets of Documentary Film Itself A mock documentary is successful when it is able to combine both the appearance of historically accurate elements and present believable situations through a false lens, leading the audience to question the reality of what they are seeing. The genre of false documentary aims to present a convincing story through the use of credible documentary tactics to portray a fictional documentary. Every mock documen
Reaction Paper to Mean Streets
Reaction Paper to Mean Streets
Reaction Paper to Mean Streets Mean Streets\' greatest influence in American cinema was not on directors or scriptwriters (though its influence there was considerable) but rather on actors. The film has Harvey Keitel (as Charlie) at its center, whose solidity and slight dullness as an actor keeps the film from spinning off into total anarchy; but it is Robert De Niro\'s Johnny Boy (Charlie\'s wild, self-destructive friend whom he looks out for with all the obsessiveness of an older brother) tha
Review on Sunrise
Review on Sunrise
Review on Sunrise Introduction to Cinema Studies Assessment Task 2 Mark Thomas Brand 9810139u April 29, 1999 Adrian Danks For this assignment I have chosen question 2 on the discussion of a particular edit. The film I have chosen to discuss is Sunrise, and the edit is from the portion of the film where the lady from the city and the husband are discussing the city at the lake. I chose this particular edit for a couple of reasons the first being that for its time the effect it produces is quite
Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski Roman Polanski incorporated religious themes into his films, A Knife In The Water (Poland 1962) and Rosemarys Baby (U.S. 1968).  A Knife In The Water contains some Christian imagery that is not incorporated into the plot or theme of the film. In contrast, the central theme of Rosemarys Baby is religion. I believe this difference illustrates the fact that Polanski desired to make a radical religious film but was unable to do so until he came to The United States. A Knif
Simpsons
Simpsons
simpsons simpsons The American animation The Simpsons is now in its 10th season as a show in its own right. It was created by Matt Groening as shorts for the Tracy Ullman Show and was bought by the Fox Network, which began screening it as half-hour shows in 1989. Initially its success was restricted to the 9-16 year old age group, and for animation there is nothing remarkable about this. Its success grew quickly and it is now popular in many countries with many different audiences. In the 1990
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg It is hard to imagine a person who has not heard of Steven Spielberg. He is one of the most renown, if not the most renown, American filmmakers of the century. His films have captivated and helped develop imaginations of contemporary society and remain among the most successful films ever made. Spielberg was born in Cincinnati on December 18th, 1946. His father was an electrical engineer, and his mother a concert pianist. Steven seemed to get the best elements from both of them
The American Film Industry
The American Film Industry
The American Film Industry The American Film Industry Why is the Film Industry one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world? Simple. People like entertainment. Movies are entertainment. Movies are like books, only they\'re visual. People like seeing other people cast in roles, and playing out a story. Why not turn to plays instead, you ask? Movies give people the actors and the stories, along with background music, special effects, and overall satisfaction within a 2 hour peri
The Musical
The Musical
The Musical The classical period of the musical coincided with the heyday of the Hollywood studios from the early thirties to the early fifties. The conventions of the integrated musical were formed in the Astaire--Rogers musicals made at RKO in the thirties and the form peaked at MGM in the forties and early fifties, most notably in films produced by Arthur Freed. Thomas Schatz has provided a useful definition of the integrated musical. \'Rather than create a realistic --or at least plausible