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Film Analysis

Knowledge and Power in Rollerball

In the 1975 film, Rollerball, power is defined by the amount of knowledge one has, and restricting others from obtaining knowledge is used as a means of control. Knowledge in Rollerball is essentially a form of empowerment: by keeping the audience distracted with the violent sport, the corporations are able...

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Changing the Genre: Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The 1974 version of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre may be considered a part of the postmodern horror genre. If we were to assign this film to another genre, such as the classic category of horror, what would change? First, the realistic basis of the story would alter. The main villain...

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All That Heaven Allows

The production of films is not just an activity that happens spontaneously but one that undergoes a process of thorough planning before the end-product reaches the audience. The producers of these films and their entire crew normally put a lot of thought about the various techniques to incorporate so as...

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Interpesonal Communication

Abstract When individuals communicate interpersonally, numerous factors come into play that reveal much about their feelings, attitudes, positions, and such. Five concepts utilized in this paper are self-awareness, self-disclosure, irreversibility, humor and context. These concepts are defined and applied to dialogue among major characters in the movie The Notebook, based...

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Peer Pressure and Social Development in the Movies

The movie “Mean Girls” is a teenage comedy that scrutinizes the formation of high school cliques and the negative impacts cliques have on teenagers. The “plastics” are considered the most popular girls in the junior class. Regina and her two cronies are the plastics because they are abreast with the...

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King’s Speech Movie Analysis

In Analyzing the self, Freud states that there are three determining factors: the id, the ego, and the super ego. In either of these categories it’s important to note that all surround themselves with the self. In the movie The King’s Speech, the protagonist of the film, Bertie (aka King...

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Gender and Emotion: Wedding Crashers

Wedding Crashers is one of the most popular comedies to hit theaters in at least a decade. A combination of two important genres – bromance and romantic comedy – the film can provide insight into how men and women show emotion. The tendency of films is to exaggerate all aspects...

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“Borders” Film Review

“Border” is an African film directed by Apolline Traore. The film was originally cast in French as "Frontiers’” in 2017. The film was cast in France and Burkina Faso, and sales agent is Orange Studio. The genre of the film is fiction showing a journey of four women from three...

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The Legacy of Australian New-Wave Cinema

The Australian New-Wave of cinema emerged as a result of increased spending and interest in the Australian film industry, brought about as a result of its decline following World War II. Between 1970 and 1990, over 400 films were created in this era, and some of these, including “The Road...

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Modigliani and Semiotics

Within the 2004 film Modigliani, a strong semiotic current is present. In one sense, this can be traced to the subject matter of the film, in so far as its subject matter is a fictionalized account of the life of the Italian painter Modigliani, such that images play a key...

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Star Wars and the Past

Most of the Star Wars sequel movies begin with a text that takes the viewer to another galaxy a long time ago. According to many, this is a gimmick. However, the movie sequel gives the viewers a sense of what is coming because the franchise has much of its interest...

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Le Chateau De Ma Mere

In the French Movie “My Mother’s Castle” (trans. 1.) a family from Marseilles, France, finds the perfect vacation place in the country surrounding Marseilles. Mother, Father, and three siblings, including the eldest, Marcel, are enchanted by the cottage they rent and the lush scenery. Marcel in particular relishes walks in...

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Foiling the Unknown: The Discovering of Self in Boys Don’t Cry and She’s Not There

In Kimberly Peirce’s film, Boys Don’t Cry we watch as Brandon Teena continually teeters on a narrow ridge of “self”-awareness and “self”-denial. We watch him dress and perform the “self” of his mind, while actively stripping down the exterior world to its simplest and most innocuous potential, denying the reality...

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King Kong

I believe that at some point in each persons life everyone has felt like the Character Stevie Wiebie in the documentary; “The King of Kong, A Fist Full of Quarters”. His portrayal as a person who always comes up short and can never reach a substantial goal is a current...

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American Psycho: A Summary and Conclusions

American Psycho is a movie that shows the struggle of the corporate monster. That is probably the “American” part of the title. There is a handsome ivy league man, played by Christian Bale, and he is obsessed with wealth and fortune, whether he knows it or not. He explains how...

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Who Really is the Quiet American

I’ve got a question for you and you’ll have to wait until after I give you a little background. Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser starred together in a new film adaptation of author Graham Greene’s novel The Quiet American. Both the novel and the movie tell a semi-fictionalized account of...

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Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery

In Russell Brand’s documentary From Addiction to Recovery, Brand speaks to a host of people from addicts, to counselors, to law enforcement to unravel the mystery of how to best help addicts. Along the way, he takes the viewer on a journey of the seedier side of life. For most...

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The Triumph of Evil in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Introduction Can good ever triumph over evil completely? In the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson suggests that, when it comes to human nature, it cannot. Instead, in his novel, evil triumphs over good. The Contrast Between Jekyll and Hyde Dr. Jekyll has certain good...

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Temple Grandin: Movie Review

The movie, Temple Grandin, looks at the life of the activist Temple Grandin. When Grandin was a child, she was lacked communication skills and often threw tantrums. At the time, when she was diagnosed with Autism, the health field combined this disorder in with schizophrenia. The health field said that...

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Story Analysis: “Battle Royal” and “The Lottery”

The given paper offers an analysis of two works: "Battle Royal" by Ralph Ellison and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. The author considers the similarities of these two stories, as well as their differences. Furthermore, the paper addresses the significance of tradition within the context of both stories. A secondary...

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