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Dead Poets Society

The film Dead Poets Society by Peter Weir is about an unorthodox teacher whose philosophical motive is to teach his private college preparatory school students how to think for themselves and not fall into conformity or simply accepting truth as information found in books. He urges them to find their...

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12 Years A Slave

12 Years a Slave is a mesmerizing, honest look at a dark time in our nation’s history. The movie examines themes that prove that man has the capability to be extremely inhumane to man. It also illustrates the caring nature of man and the role of fate in determining one’s...

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The Role of the Brutal Training of Soldiers in Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket

The first half of Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket presents the hardcore instruction of soldiers at the Parris Island training camp. The brutal behavior of the drill sergeant Hartman is meant to transform boys into men and men into killing machines. When Private Pyle fails to successfully make the transformation,...

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Hitchcock’s Preservation of the Patriarchal Hegemony Through Power Shifts in Psycho

Hitchcock played a role in preserving the patriarchal hegemony of gender roles through power shifts in male/female relationships and the subsequent preservation of power with the male due to the influence of agents of authority. This can be seen in the relationships of Marion to Norman, Mrs. Bates to Norman...

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Mise-en-Scene and the film Gladiator

The movie I have chosen for this assignment is Gladiator. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film follows the story and trials of Maximus, a former Roman general who is betrayed by the son of the dead emperor. Although loyal to Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Maximus posed a threat to the emperor’s...

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Questions on “The Shawshank Redemption”

The aspect of the film that struck the writer the most emotionally and logically was when Andy discovered that Tommy had met and spoken with the man who committed the murder he was currently serving time for (Darabont). At this point in the film, Andy had built himself a tolerable...

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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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The White Ribbon (German film)

The award winning film by Michael Haneke shows one society, and within it - one family in a German village in the north of the country, just before the start of World War I. The primary idea, according to the director, was to show the roots of evil. Even though...

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A 2001 Space Odyssey

For me “A 2001 Space Odyssey” is, definitely, one of the greatest movies shot. And the reason behind it is not only high quality of old movies. I strongly believe that shooting films was taken much more seriously at that time than it is nowadays. The importance of this movie...

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Introduction of Titanic

In the movie, Titanic, several techniques are used that help to draw the viewer in within the first ten, even five minutes. Titanic is based on the historical event of the Titanic ship sinking, resulting in the loss of hundreds of lives. In Titanic, there are several techniques that are...

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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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The Politics of Redemption at Shawshank Prison

One of the most telling aspects of the evolutionary progress of how the American justice punishes those who transgress the law by incarcerating them in the prison system is how remarkably little difference exists between movies set in prison that were produced in the 1930s compared to those produced today...

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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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