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Pan’s Labyrinth Analysis

Mythology and fairy tales play a leading role in Guillermo del Toro’s representation of Francisco Franco fascist regime. It seems to be the only possible way to show how atrocities of war could be perceived by an innocent child. For Ofelia, the magic world is an escape from the horrors...

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Frasier: To Tell the Truth

I chose to watch the sitcom Frasier and the episode “To Tell the Truth.” This is an episode from about fifteen years ago. In the episode, the protagonist, Dr. Frasier Crane, struggles with a dilemma regarding being honest. His brother, Dr. Niles Crane, is in the middle of a divorce...

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The Family Game

The Family Game was directed by Yoshimitsu Morita in 1983. Until now, the critics assess it as one of the most moving films by the Japanese pop culture. Following its release, the film received the award ‘Newcomer of the Year.’ In my opinion, the film best conveys the relations in...

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Film Analysis: Gung Ho! (1986)

Gung Ho (1986) is such a wonderful film despite its biased depiction of the Japanese culture. The film gives the audience an opportunity to apply the four-frame model when trying to understand the process of change. The four frames, political, structural, symbolic, human resource have been amplified widely in the...

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The Use of the Female Gaze in Real Women Have Curves

In film, the Female Gaze can be defined as the way women view themselves through the eyes of men. The Female Gaze presents work from the perspective of the female and is mainly found in film created for women such as soap operas and romantic comedies. Unlike the Male Gaze,...

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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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Comparison of the 2000 and the 1974 versions of The Great Gasby

The 2000 A&E “The Great Gatsby” video is having a more ancient setting as compared to the 1974’s Copolla version. The video starts with the main actor taking a rest at a pool and being shot from a distance by a stranger whose view is not clear. Before the shooting...

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Full Metal Jacket Review

Full Metal Jacket is a movie following the story of a group of young men in their training journey to become soldiers in the Vietnam War under the supervision of the hostile and cold General Hartman. Despite the film being set in Vietnam, the main purpose of the movie is...

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Film Review: Soylent Green (1973)

What are the consequences of ecological catastrophe and the obliteration of an ecosystem upon which the human is dependent for his very survival? When the human being is responsible for this dystopia, the deep irony of this situation presents itself, and this is precisely the focus of the cult classic...

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Questions on The Quiet American

1) The film “The Quiet American” has its immediate context in the war between communist Vietnamese forces and French colonial rulers. It is set in 1952 and therefore takes place in the final years of the conflict war, which is usually understood to have begun in 1946. Importantly, the film...

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The Quiet American – The Historical Context Of The Movie

At the time that the film was set, the French had withdrawn from the Indochina colonies in 1954, paving the way for the entry of the Americans. During the Second World War, Ho Chi Minh organised the Vietnamese resistance to the occupation of the Japanese in Vietnam. In 1945, Vietnam...

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What Makes a Hero: Option A

As I was watching The Timeless of the Hero’s Journey, one of the speakers Robert Sharma said that all greatest works of literature and philosophy have what Joseph Campbell called “a hero’s journey.” It reminded me of the philosophical work I had read some time before. It was Voltaire’s Candide....

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Movie Review: Schindler’s List

Few films in recent decades have been as universally praised, and even loved, As Spielberg's Schindler's List. Critics and the public generally hailed it as a modern masterpiece, and one supporting the most fundamental ethics of real morality. To achieve this, Spielberg presents the story of one heroic man in...

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American Sniper

American Sniper is a biographical film about war hero Chris Kyle. The movie loosely based on the novel about his life. It follows the life of Chris Kyle, U. S. Navy S.E.A.L Kyle became one of the deadliest snipers, serving four tours in the Iraq War, with over 255 kills...

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Masculine and Feminine Attitudes in Trifles

Trifles (1916), by Susan Glaspell, is a play that illustrates the disparity between the attitudes of men and women. Trifles highlights what Glaspell believes to be emotional and intellectual superiority of women over men. This superiority is based upon how the men and women react differently to the discoveries of...

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“A Christmas Story” directed by Bob Clark

One of the most iconic films of all time, which was hardly noticed when it was released in 1983, “A Christmas Story” directed by Bob Clark stands as a testament to kids and families everywhere that even when everything goes completely wrong during the holidays – there is still hope...

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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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50 Shades of Dull Grey

50 Shades of Grey was exciting, but not nearly as much so as promised by all of the hype. As a self-respecting man, of course, I have never read the decidedly female-aimed novel, nor its sequels, but I decided to give the film version a shot, anyway, and frankly, I...

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Movie Review: Erin Brockovich

One of the greatest ways to inform and persuade an audience is to create a film. Hollywood has perfected this art over many years. Messages are included in movies that touch and influence the beliefs of viewers. Sometimes they are subtle so that people are unaware of how they were...

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Movie Review: Doctor Strangelove

The movie Doctor Strangelove is a political satire by Stanley Kubrick which was made with the purpose of showing viewing audiences what can happen if the wrong type of leader were to have the power literally at their fingertips to destroy the world. This is the power that both America...

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