Samples "Modern Movies"

Modern Movies

The Portrayal Of The Yuppie Culture

The Wall Street (1987) is a widely-acclaimed American film that tells the story of Bud Fox, a young and ambitious stockbroker who is eager to succeed in 1980's New York. Striving to reach the career top, Bud Fox gets involved with Gordon Gekko, one of the most successful stock speculators...

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The Imitation Game

Based on a true story, this movie starts in 1951 in Manchester, England at the headquarters of the MI6, the British secret service as they are receiving the message that Professor Alan Turing has been robbed. After the mathematician professor insults the police out of his house, the scene shifts...

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The Social Network Human Resources

“The Social Network” is a film concerned with the nature of business, together with the manner in which the demands of business may be seen to relate to, and occasionally to challenge or damage, interpersonal relationships. A significant amount of the film’s emotional tension derives from the apparent betrayal of...

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Reflection on the movies Bordertown (1935) and Bordertown (2006)

Bordertown is an American drama film that was released in 1935 and 2006 consequently.Archie Mayo directs Bordertown 1935, and the starring was Bette Davis and Paul Muni. The screenplay of the movie by Wallace Smith and Laird Doyle is based on the adaptation of the novel Border Town written by...

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Charlie Wilson’s War

Charlie Wilson’s War is a drama grounded on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's clandestine dealings in Afghanistan, where his determinations to aid rebels in their combat with the Soviets have some startling and long-reaching outcomes. In this film, there are several morals or messages that are either conservative, or if...

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“Do The Right Thing” Summary

Spike Lee’s 1989 film Do The Right Thing is an explicit narrative about race relations and racial tensions within the modern American city. But these themes are also communicated simultaneously on a deeper symbolic level, which accentuates the concept of race at the root of the film, while also opening...

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Suicide Squad Analysis

The film Suicide Squad provides some cultural analysis, but falls into old traps that have long plagued movies that have attempted to mesh together characters from many different racial and ethnic backgrounds. The film features a diverse cast of actors and actresses, and even has a black man—Will Smith—playing the...

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A Passage to India

For this assignment it was required to watch one of the films chosen by the course instructor. The film that was chosen for this assignment was the 1984 critically acclaimed film: A Passage to India. The synopsis of the film is that it is about British rule over India in...

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American vs. Chinese ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Poster

Movie posters make up a huge part of movie promotions. It gives the audience a foretaste of what the movie will actually be like and the positioning that the movie director/creator is promoting. Movie posters are full of signs and design theories to attract the audience’s attention, for example, hierarchy,...

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Hunger Games and Katniss Everdeen

Suzanne Collins’s important book The Hunger Games features some of the strongest characters in literature as well as one of the most compelling storylines. It is a story about a dystopia in which the leaders make children fight to the death as entertainment for the rest of society and a...

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Romanticism in Frankenstein vs Avatar

Romanticism is a predominant feature in many literary pieces. Frankenstein is a novel by Mary Shelly that portrays Romanticism in an optimistic way. Through this novel, Romanticism is examined through the eyes of Victor Frankenstein, and the Monster, the protagonist of the story. Frankenstein is contrasted with a modern piece,...

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Brokeback Mountain

A fair bit of ink has been spilled about the contrast between the story and the film called “Brokeback Mountain.” Of this, a lot of it is because of the reception of the film as compared to the reception of the story, which I think makes us realize something about...

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The Matrix and Free Will

“The Matrix” is one of the most important and influential science fiction films of the last twenty years. Upon its release, it was hailed as a great block-buster, alongside a serious philosophical enquiry into the nature of epistemology, free-will, human reliance on technology and the relationship between cyber-space and our...

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Movie Review: Trading Places

Trading Places with Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy is a refreshing, although perhaps a little hopeful story of an old and storied company networking in a ridiculous and innovative way. It was a much needed opinion on the exclusivity of the business world based on the many issues of networking,...

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Movie Review: The Good War and Those Who Refuse to Fight It

This movie is about the role of the Conscientious Objector in World War II. The average person normally thinks of a CO as one who simply refuses to serve in the military, but there are many issues that are connected with making the decision to become an official CO. Most...

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The Social Network Movie

Group decision-making occurs when a collection of people have identified or been presented with a problem and, as a collective, analyze that problem, consider possible solutions to the problem, and together select a course of action from those possible solutions to rectify the problem at hand. Such an effort can...

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Slumdog Millionaire

Cinematography is essentially defined as the art of making moving pictures; however there is so much more to the practice than just pointing a video camera at a scene and pressing record. Depending on the cameras, lighting, staging, and a number of other factors, cinematography makes the difference between the...

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