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Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock Films were a great form of entertainment from their debut in the early 1900\'s and continued to grow more popular over the years. The film making business hit a growth period in the 1920\'s. In Hollywood, the assembly line studio system of producing a movie was changed and refined, and the famous studious that dominate Hollywood production today, such as Universal Studious, were being put together. Censorship regulations were being formulated for the first time, and Wall Stree
English Media Coursework (Saving Private Ryan)
English Media Coursework (Saving Private Ryan)
English Media Coursework (Saving Private Ryan) Analyze the methods used to make the opening battle sequence of ‘Saving Private Ryan\' both shocking and realistic, and say how effective you find it as an introduction to the film Steven Spielberg\'s master piece Saving Private Ryan earned itself 5 academy awards, including the best director award in 1998. The all star cast starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore and Edward Burns brings to life the horror of war. Seen through the eyes of a s
Iliad And Odyssey
Iliad And Odyssey
Iliad And Odyssey The views and beliefs of societies are often portrayed in the literature, art, and cinema of a certain era. The epic poems, The Iliad and Odyssey, give scholars and historians an idea how the Ancient Greek lived their everyday lives. By reading the two novels, the reader is able to experience the three thousand years old society of Homer. The various similarities between our society and the societies depicted in the Iliad and the Odyssey are surprising profuse. To name a few: t
Review: Pulp Fiction
Review: Pulp Fiction
Review: Pulp Fiction Movie Review: Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino\'s Pulp Fiction is one of the most daring, puzzling, and ultimately exciting pieces of cinema to hit the screen in years. As wholly original as it is a copy of hundreds of films before it about tales of hit-men and criminals, it dares you to step out of the dull and enter a colorful, exhilarating world that could only be Los Angeles. The intensity level of the movie is off the scale. People are laughing like crazy in the theater t
Heart Of Darkness Compared To Apocalypse Now
Heart Of Darkness Compared To Apocalypse Now
Heart Of Darkness Compared To 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 self that leads us to discover
Romeo + Juliet: An E Ticket Ride
Romeo + Juliet: An E Ticket Ride
Romeo + Juliet: An E Ticket Ride Romeo + Juliet: An E Ticket Ride 11/21/96 The new release of Romeo and Juliet is fun, fast and exciting to watch. It is a slick cinematic rendition of Shakespeare\'s work brought to the screen for contemporary movie-goers. There is something for everyone in this movie. A timeless story, a dynamic cast, a hip soundtrack, great sets and costumes and plenty of action. From the beginning the audience is told, buckle up, this Romeo and Juliet ride is going to be like
ELIZABETH AS AN EXAMPLE OF ART CINEMA
ELIZABETH AS AN EXAMPLE OF ART CINEMA
ELIZABETH AS AN EXAMPLE OF ART CINEMA Bordwell and Thompson define the art film as a film which, while made under commercial circumstances take an approach to form and style influenced by high art which offers an alternative to mainstream entertainment (1). Like avant-garde film making, this style offer the audience with a movie that takes glory in cinemas stance as a modern art form, for art house films are not just intended to be entertaining, they are designed to be imaginative. Shekhar Kapur
2001 A space odyssey
2001 A space odyssey
2001 A space odyssey 2001 was released in the tumultuous spring of 1968, at the same time that Americans were reeling from President Lyndon Johnson\'s announcement that he would not seek reelection and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It might seem odd that so many people would get so excited about a science fiction movie in the midst of urban race riots and campus protests against the Vietnam War, but to many, 2001 had far greater importance than its sci-fi trappings. Baffling early
Film and video production
Film and video production
Film and video production Mrs. Grinnell English 12 1st May 2005 Film and Video Production: Becoming the Future of the Silver Screen Every so often a movie is released with such tense anticipation and glamorous visual art that the public is drawn to this dramatic rendition of life in the theatre. For even just two hours or so, you are put into a different lifestyle. Action, drama or comedy it may be. We are thrust into a different way of thinking. We are forced to learn the characters thoughts an
Jaws
Jaws
jaws All that Jaws Throughout the history of modern cinema, we as a people have seen various films that have caused fear, hope, laughter, love, and various other emotions. The movie Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg, was a very well-written film, but the insignificant parts made me lose focus on what was occurring. I thought this movie lacked in a few fields such as special effects, acting and background illuminations. However, the special effects were well-organized for being created in 1975.
Chaplin and Fascism
Chaplin and Fascism
Chaplin and Fascism In the second decade of the twentieth century, a man named Charlie Chaplin achieved world fame through cinema. He did so even before the cinema had come of age. Chaplin\'s contribution to the development of cinema was nothing short of enormous. The time in which Chaplin\'s career was flourishing, was also a time when the world was experiencing many problems. Chaplin\'s personal beliefs, in combination with the events happening in the world at the time, were a driving force in
Holocaust
Holocaust
Holocaust What does the term propaganda say, what does one think of, when approached with this term? Would one think it was of a positive of negative connotation? What about the association it had with the holocaust, would it then be considered negative? Did the Nazis use the role of propaganda overtly? Propaganda played an extremely crucial part in the Nazi\'s rise of power, the brainwashing of the Germans to hating and ultimately killing the Jews. What is being discussed is the power of pers
Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Orson Welles Orson Welles #9;Orson Welles was an actor, producer, director, writer, and columnist who revolutionized the film industry by directing movies that depicted men and woman as real human beings. Throughout his writing career, Welles\' characters reflected his own personality and inspired others to write about human struggles, both good and bad. An innovative, dynamic individual, Welles spent his entire life experimenting with different mediums and bringing to the world his vision of ma
Analysis of Vertovs Film
Analysis of Vertovs Film
Analysis of Vertovs Film In the clown player\'s 1991 film The Drug Movie, the art of cinema verite is taken to heights of realism not seen since Roberto Rosselinni\'s triumphant Rome, Open City. By combining realistic settings, lighting, sound, etc. with keenly observant camera placement, the filmakers draw us into a world very few of us ever actually see outside the comforts of a theater. Dziga Vetov, in his essays on the nature of man as seen through the Kino-Eye, touched upon something
Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra ‘Antony and Cleopatra\'. The simplicity of the Jacobean Stage and its lack of scenery focused the audiences\' attention on the actors. Discuss how Shakespeare created the grandeur of the Worlds of Rome and Egypt, and the magnificence of the protagonists, through his use of imagery in ‘Antony and Cleopatra\'. The play of ‘Antony and Cleopatra\' was written in 1606, and is mainly set in their respective worlds of Rome and Egypt. ‘Antony and Cleopatra,\' like Shakespear
River nile
River nile
River nile The Nile is the longest river in the world which is located in Africa. It spans itself from Lake Victoria in east central Africa to Egypt. It flows generally north through Uganda, Sudan, and Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea, for an approximate distance of 5,584 km From its remotest headstream, the Luvironza River in Burundi, the river is 6,695 km long. The river basin has an area of about 3,350,000 sq km. Its average discharge is 3.1 million litres per second. The lower course of the ri
THE PERSECUTION OF WOMEN IN THE FILMS BLACKMAIL AN
THE PERSECUTION OF WOMEN IN THE FILMS BLACKMAIL AN
THE PERSECUTION OF WOMEN IN THE FILMS BLACKMAIL AND FRENZY THROUGH THE USE OF SOUND AND LANGUAGE The issue of female persecution throughout many of Hitchcock\'s films has been fiercely contested, none more so than the controversial issue of assault and the attempted rape of a woman. Views that Hitchcock represents the archetypal misogynist are supported, Modelski suggesting that his films invite his audience to indulge their most sadistic fantasies against the female (18). Through both the man
Junk and shit
Junk and shit
junk and shit Reflection or Fabrication? Since the beginning of civilized society, man has been infatuated with entertainment. From the ancient Grecian Plays and bloody Roman gladiators to Hollywood productions and Broadway musicals, people have always loved to be entertained. The forms of entertainment have changed, but not the effects that they have on the spectators. Movies, Television, Musicals, and even Music itself, all have a profound effect on the people who loose themselves in the magi
Comparison Of Two Films
Comparison Of Two Films
: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
Cinema/Film
Cinema/Film
Cinema/Film Cult. Change Comm Tech Essay 1: Cinema/Film Many young people today are learning about their world through electronic means - radio, television, video movies, computer games, virtual reality games and the Internet. In particular the visual environment of the electronic media is greatly attracting the print media in all its forms. How many children read comic books these days? Most would rather watch cartoons, or play arcade games or hand-held video games. We will be focusing on cinem
Feminism in the Crime Film Genre
Feminism in the Crime Film Genre
Feminism in the Crime Film Genre 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 e
Internet: A Medium or a Message?
Internet: A Medium or a Message?
Internet: A Medium or a Message? Sam Vaknin\'s Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites The State of the Net: An Interim Report about the Future of the Internet Who are the participants who constitute the Internet? Users - connected to the net and interacting with it The communications lines and the communications equipment The intermediaries (e.g. the suppliers of on-line information or access providers). Hardware manufacturers Software authors and manufacturers (browsers
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Costa Rica Costa Rica, a country of Central America, covers an area of 19,730 square miles. The capital is San Jos. Extending from northwest to southeast, Costa Rica is bounded on the north by Nicaragua, along its 185-mile northeastern coastline by the Caribbean Sea, on the southeast by Panama, and along its 630-mile southwestern coastline by the Pacific Ocean. Costa Rica has a narrow Pacific coastal region that rises abruptly into central highlands. The highlands, forming the rugged backbone o
Music in the Movies: experiencing something new
Music in the Movies: experiencing something new
Music in the Movies: experiencing something new Question: For the elements of music are not tones of such and such a pitch, duration and loudness, nor chords and measured beats; they are like all artistic elements, something virtual, created for perception . . .sounding forms in motion. [Suzanne Langer, Feeling and Form (1952), p.107]. The success of music in film relies on the perceptions and interpretations of audiences based on their social experiences. Discuss. Response to Question: The fu
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? Is propaganda simply the name we give to vi
Wartime Propaganda: World War I
Wartime Propaganda: World War I
Wartime Propaganda: World War I The Drift Towards War 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 great ironies that Woodrow Wilson, who was re- elected as a peace candidate in 1916, led America into the first worl
The Matrix - Simulacra and Dystopia
The Matrix - Simulacra and Dystopia
The Matrix - Simulacra and Dystopia 2001 by Daniel du Prie Ours is a world that is both everywhere and nowhere, but it is not where our bodies live. (Barlow, 1996) Youve been living in a dream world Neo. This, is the world, as it exists today: Welcome to the desert of the real. (Morpheus to Neo in The Matrix) From Platos Charmides to the Wachowski brothers The Matrix (1999), there is a tradition of writing in Western literature, which thinks about and imagines the city as either a uto
The Economic Boom 1920s
The Economic Boom 1920s
The Economic Boom 1920s After the First World War America was a completely different country. The twenties was a very unusual time period in American History. The twenties were a time of fun and partying. There are many reasons why it was called the Roaring Twenties. Most of the American people were living a great life and were able to afford luxury items, even though this didnt apply to every one many believed that it was excellent and exciting a time of great hopes. In the twenties, industry
Gothic Horror Cinema
Gothic Horror Cinema
Gothic Horror Cinema The genre of Gothic horror film has existed almost as long as the cinema itself, and it has always fascinated me. As the definition above suggests, the word can be loosely used to define any horror story with suitable settings, but such themes as disturbing dreams, desperate, undying love and melancholic romanticisation of death are also usually important in Gothic cinema. The following is a brief and superficial overview on Gothic horror film and some classics of the genre.
Rear Window and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Blondes
Rear Window and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Blondes
Rear Window and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Blondes on Display Rear Window (1954) and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) have very different plots but still have many striking similarities, such as the manipulation of the spectators gaze. Gaze is the transaction between the screen and a spectator. Two examples of the types of gazes used in these films are voyeuristic and fetishistic. The use of voyeuristic and fetishistic gazes reinforce movie viewing and gender roles during the 1950s by featuring
TV violence
TV violence
TV violence The relationship between violence on the screen and violence in real life is extremely complicated. But while the relationship may not be that of direct cause and effect, we must bear it in mind. Violent programmes may depress some people, shock others, de-sensitise some and encourage imitation by a few. (BBC Handbook-Guidelines for T.V Producers Regarding Violence and Censorship) The media is all around us and for this reason I feel it is inevitable that it will have some sort of
Oceans Eleven
Oceans Eleven
Oceans Eleven Oceans Eleven, a showcase for the tough-guy shenanigans of that glitzy showbiz gang known as the Rat Pack--Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, and, of course, Frank Sinatra. Booze flows and wisecracks fly when eleven army buddies are reunited; only this time they\'re not trading war stories. They\'re planning to rob five Las Vegas casinos of several million dollars--assuming they can steer clear of the big-time racketeer who\'s gotten wind of their scheme (Vi
Falling Down: a critical look at the film
Falling Down: a critical look at the film
Falling Down: a critical look at the film Rush Hour Traffic. Urban Decay. Rudeness and ill will towards our common man. A society clearly coming apart at its seams. And worst of all, you cant get your hash browns at the local fast-food restaurant because they stopped serving breakfast 3 minutes ago. Weve all experienced these types of frustrations in varying degrees, and probably felt some sort of primal urge to retaliate at what we perceive as a deliberate and malicious affront to our person.
Remeber The Titans: movie review
Remeber The Titans: movie review
Remeber The Titans: movie review The human race has an unquenchable thirst for entertainment. The need to be entertained can be seen through the ages; however, the need for entertainment is greater now more than ever. Because of the use of modern technology, humans have more free time; thus, leaving more time to fill with entertainment. The most common form of entertainment in the modern society is cinema. This powerful media has spawned what modern man knows as entertainment. For example, movie
To what extent did propaganda influence Nazi conso
To what extent did propaganda influence Nazi conso
To what extent did propaganda influence Nazi consolidation of power 1933-1939? The Nazi regime in Germany implemented itself swiftly and effectively the National Socialists had only three Nazis in a cabinet of twelve in January 1933, yet within two months Hitler had consolidated his political power by entirely legal means . With this, came the need for support from the German public. For a regime to consolidate its power people could be too afraid to rebel against it, or they could be convin
How has James Cameron presented and adapted the tr
How has James Cameron presented and adapted the tr
How has James Cameron presented and adapted the true story of The Titanic for the cinema? How has James Cameron presented and adapted the true story of The Titanic for the cinema? The Titanic was a gripping story written by James Cameron in 1996. It is a re-write of what happened in 1912, and it tells the story well, and it has many realistic features, and to make the story even more impressive, James Cameron adds a love story to the equation, and the story is a success, which is very emotional,
How the Nazis are Portrayed in Films
How the Nazis are Portrayed in Films
How the Nazis are Portrayed in Films The Nazi Party has been filmed and chronicled since its creation and since the defeat of fascism in the Second World War; the Nazis have been portrayed in many different films and remain today a subject of criticism. The Nazis instigated a program of genocide against the Jews, Slavs and many other groups such as gypsies and homosexuals as well as removing, imprisoning and executing German opposition to their policies. Since the defeat of the Nazis, Western ci
The shackles of socialist realism
The shackles of socialist realism
the shackles of socialist realism The civil strife and chaos that had torn Russia limb from limb in the early 20th Century, although brutally devastating, did not hail the end of the stability and power that had characterized the massive country for so much of history. The continuing strength of what was now the Soviet Union lay in the newly formed support structure provided by Socialist Realism, a force that directed the awareness of, and the arts produced by, the Soviet people. The ideals of S
ANIME VS AMERICAN ANIMATION
ANIME VS AMERICAN ANIMATION
ANIME VS AMERICAN ANIMATION ANIME VS AMERICAN ANIMATION by Marker Apenname [[email protected]] THESIS STATEMENT This is my thesis statement -- while American animation and Japanese animation both have their virtues, the style of American animation, in general, has a significant amount of higher quality. WHERE TO BEGIN? WHERE TO BE GOING? To begin with, one of the major problems that has hindered American animation is budget and time constraints. On the other hand, in Japan, anime h
Burton and his Auter
Burton and his Auter
Burton and his Auter It makes you realize how abstract the film industry, and life in general, really is how much of it is just based on things that are out of your control. -------------------------------- Tim Burton is just a man like any other man, except any other man is not Tim Burton. Tim Burton is a filmmaker. As a filmmaker, Burton has creative power over what he produces, directs, or even writes. His auteur, a term in film criticism that is applied to a director who so dominates the fi
Categories of Shakespeare
Categories of Shakespeare
categories of Shakespeare Categories of Shakespeare When dealing with text of Jacobean writers such as Shakespeare, one has a great deal of freedom in interpreting it. His words are full of not only meaning, but entendres, alliterations, and metaphors that allows a great deal of artistic freedom when actualizing it into performance. Perhaps that is why his plays have been a longtime favorite standard performance material, and more recently ( the past 100 years), have become very popular to produ
Psycho
Psycho
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock is renown as a master cinematographer (and editor), notwithstanding his overall brilliance in the craft of film. His choice of black and white film for 1960 was regarded within the film industry as unconventional since color was perhaps at least five years the new standard. But this worked tremendously well. After all, despite the typical filmgoers dislike for black and white film, Psycho is popularly heralded among film buffs as his finest cinematic achievement; so much
Psycho
Psycho
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock is renown as a master cinematographer (and editor), notwithstanding his overall brilliance in the craft of film. His choice of black and white film for 1960 was regarded within the film industry as unconventional since color was perhaps at least five years the new standard. But this worked tremendously well. After all, despite the typical filmgoers dislike for black and white film, Psycho is popularly heralded among film buffs as his finest cinematic achievement; so much
Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan on Thursday, July 26, 1928 to Gertrude Perveler and Jacques Kubrick. Stanley Kubrick has witnessed three wars, a slave revolt, and a superpower nuclear confrontation. Stanley has been to the edge of our universe and back, even though he has spent almost half his personal and professional life in the courtside just outside London, England. Stanley Kubrick arrived in Great Britain in the early 1960s as a filmmaker in total contr
A plethora of people have written about
A plethora of people have written about
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
Different Depictions of Warsaving Private Ryan and
Different Depictions of Warsaving Private Ryan and
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
Multi media tools design and development
Multi media tools design and development
Multi media tools design and development Necronomicon Ex Mortis An essay on multimedia by: Jay A With Multimedia is present in almost all aspects of life, entertainment, learning and instruction, information, and sales. This paper will focus on only one of these, the field of entertainment and will show how each aspect; text, graphics, animation, audio, photography and video not only relate to one another but also are dependent on each other to bring about a successful game. Entertainment softwa
The Beatles3
The Beatles3
The Beatles3 LEGENDS OF ROCK AND ROLL The Beatles were known as a rock and roll group, but they were not just any old band. They changed music around the world, as we know it. Between the boys, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Richard Starkey, better known as Ringo Starr, they had extraordinary talent (History of the Beatles 1). They started what was called the British Invasion, and some say that the Beatles are the greatest musicians to ever walk God\'s great earth. It all st
Crane
Crane
Crane Love Love, what is it? Love is a powerful feeling that is expressed in many ways throughout our society between men and women. Sometimes powerful feelings can have a negative ending, such as the ending in the novel Lolita. The affair, Humbert argues, was made possible because he resembled a movie star to Lolita, and ends when Quilty offers her a chance at Hollywood, something Humbert cannot do. Lolita is perceived by the adults in her life--Humbert, Charlotte, and Quilty--as a star. The n
Lolita1
Lolita1
Lolita1 Chuck Wilkinson English II Ms. Warner Love Love, what is it? Love is a powerful feeling that is expressed in many ways throughout our society between men and women. Sometimes powerful feelings can have a negative ending, such as the ending in the novel Lolita. The affair, Humbert argues, was made possible because he resembled a movie star to Lolita, and ends when Quilty offers her a chance at Hollywood, something Humbert cannot do. Lolita is perceived by the adults in her life--Humbert,