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The Third and the Seventh

One of the major reasons that contemporary horror films so often fail to inspire dread or terror or, worst of all, horror is that so the genre adopted in almost unanimous fashion the acceptance that a kinetic approach to editing utilizing rapid editing of the short take is the key...

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If a Tree Falls

If a Tree Falls is documentary about the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), a radical environmental group that used arson in the 1990’s after less destructive tactics failed to change public opinion or the opinions of those involved with destroying natural resources for material gain. This group is somewhat different from...

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Motion Pictures

I chose the trailer for the documentary film “An Inconvenient Truth”, created by Davis Guggenheim; the trailer was posted to YouTube (Lazo, 2007, n.p.). In discussing this trailer in this assignment I have complied with U.S. Copyright Law by correctly citing and referencing the video (Librarian, 2017, n.p.). The intended...

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Reaction Essay: Basketball Diaries

Basketball Diaries directed by Scott Kalvert stars Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio as Jim Carroll. Basketball Diaries is a concerted but failed attempt to do justice to Carroll's book. However, the acting from DiCaprio is unforgettable. He plays Jim Carroll, a young aspiring basketball player, who also is a talented writer....

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Geo2310 Environmental Geo: Film Reaction Paper

“That Which Once Was” (Takesue 2011) is a dystopian picture of the future—the year seems to be 2032—in which climate change has dramatically increased the number of refugees in the world. A newspaper headline indicates that the entire city of Jakarta is now under water. A young boy, who seems...

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Comparing and Contrasting Frankenstein Movie and Book

Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, written in gothic genre, has seen many film adaptations throughout the twentieth century. While all of them have tried to stick to the basic storyline, hardly any has managed to be absolutely faithful to Shelley’s plot. One of the widely discussed adaptations of the novel was...

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The Sopranos

The purpose of this paper is to research the ways in which social and cultural forces have shaped and informed the actions of Tony Soprano, the Mafia boss on the show The Sopranos. The ways in which Tony Soprano is enmeshed in the broader world and is directly a product...

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Romantic Comedy Film

“Something’s Gotta Give” directed by Nancy Meyers is a remarkable movie and an interesting option due to several reasons. It shows that romantic life does not stop after forty years of age. Moreover, romantic life does not stop for women first and foremost – such is the message of the...

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Movie Presentation and Participation

Communication within a given group requires a certain extent of comprehending the context in which both, an individual and the whole group are located. While participating in the discussion in class, each of the group members often played a role without a complete understanding of its function. However, ultimately the...

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Movies Trends

I prefer to watch movies in the theater even though I certainly watch more movies at home as compared to few years ago. The advancements in computing and internet technologies have played a major role in increasing my viewership of movies in a home environment. First of all, the internet...

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Gran Torino

Gran Torino is the story a man named Walt, an elderly man who hates his family and lives alone in a house surrounded by Hmong people who have moved into the neighborhood and they don't like him and he doesn't like them. He doesn't like all Asian looking people because...

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Good Night and Good Luck review

Journalist Edward Murrow was a well decorated journalist whose resume was briefly discussed at the beginning of the movie. He had extensive experience as a war journalist and it is certain that he personally saw injustices during that period. As the movie progressed his attitude and demeanor as he interviewed...

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Pacific Rim: So Much More than Monsters and Mech

It would be easy to dismiss Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim (2013) as a big-budget, science fiction summer blockbuster, but to do that would be to miss everything that has turned this film into an instant cult classic. Sure, the film is a defining moment in kaiju (monster) and mech...

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Movie Analysis

For this analysis I chose a movie, which is, on the one hand, one of my favorite movies, and, on the other hand, I do not like my choice as I am quite certain: there must have been a significant number of students before me who were choosing this very...

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Title of the film: Food Inc.

This movie focuses on examining the industrial production of meat, particularly poultry, beef, and mutton. According to the movie, the meat is inhuman, and the production process does not concentrate on sustaining the economy and the environment. The second part of the movie evaluates the manufacturing of grains and vegetables,...

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Reel Bad Arab: Summary and Response

There are far more examples of Arabic people as villains in American films than can be counted. From military and war movies to children’s cartoons, all have been drastically influenced by the demeaning stereotype of my people as villains, killers, and incompetent comedic relief. More often than not though, my...

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African American Cinema

If cinema is both an entertainment and information platform that gives society a window to take a peek at nuances that would otherwise slip from the oblivious citizen, then it ought to be African American Cinema. In many ways, the contribution of the African-American character has not been fully appreciated...

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Hollywood Blockbusters

By and large, I completely agree with the documentary, and simply because it is to me too obvious that Hollywood has been focused on nothing but enormous profit for decades. In the past, studios were determined to make money, certainly. However, they also still relied on powerful stories featuring interesting...

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Tokyo Sonata

Tokyo Sonata by a Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa is one of the milestones of contemporary Japanese film culture. Since its release in 2008, it has provoked much commentary and discussion as to its social meaning. The plot revolves around the family life of Ryuhei and Megumi. The film starts as...

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