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Get Out. Engrams of Racism, Dynamograms of Oppression or: Writing About A Thing Nobody Asked Me To (2018)
Provoked by Jordan Peele’s acclaimed movie "Get Out" (2017) I embarked on a journey of examination of the politics and practices of racism in contemporary media and general culture. Borrowing the concept of the engram defined by the… more
Provoked by Jordan Peele’s acclaimed movie "Get Out" (2017) I embarked on a journey of examination of the politics and practices of racism in contemporary media and general culture. Borrowing the concept of the engram defined by the German art historian and cultural theorist Aby Warburg as “a moment of accumulation of an energetic charge deriving from a sufficiently intense and often repeated event capable of inscribing itself indelibly in the collective memory as a material track” a new field of interpreting the visual opens. As it turns out, all the elements and symbols used in "Get Out" could be interpreted as highly charged engrams, pointing to a series of historical events and situations young black men were forced to participate in.
The ‘unpacking’ of engrams will take us through the history of hypnosis and Foucault’s theses on psychiatric power, the traumas of the surgeons, zombies and zombification as inherently modern phenomenon, the revelation of who the ‘honorary Whites’ are, to the racial component of contemporary surveillance systems and capitalist production. The aim will not only be to understand what it means to be identified as a young black man today, but also the possible way out of it: in the shadows of disciplinary power, one always finds a black panther lurking.
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      Black Studies Or African American Studies,  Film Studies,  Film Analysis,  Horror Film

Media Education – international Scientific Journal
Media Education – international Scientific Journal

                            (includind media & film studies)

                  http://ejournal53.com/en/index.html

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      Media Sociology,  Media Studies,  New Media,  Media and Cultural Studies

Beyond Projection. History and Empathy in the films by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi
The article refers to the cinematographic work of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi whose archival cinema is interpreted as that which primarily raises questions about the intrinsic relation between cinema and history as well as… more
The article refers to the cinematographic work of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi whose archival cinema is interpreted as that which primarily raises questions about the intrinsic relation between cinema and history as well as about the possibility of constructing a visual experience of empathy in the society of the ​spectacle.
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      Postcolonial Studies,  Film Analysis,  Guy Debord,  Walter Benjamin

#ItsAllConnected: Exploring the interconnectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The success of Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films can be attributed to many factors; this thesis specifically posits and explores factors that comprise their formula for success, namely Marvel Studios’ access to a huge… more
The success of Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films can be attributed to many factors; this thesis specifically posits and explores factors that comprise their formula for success, namely Marvel Studios’ access to a huge bank of Marvel characters unfamiliar to mainstream audiences and Marvel Studios’ ability to use those characters to create films that are organically novel and fresh, using various successful genres, tones and aspects of storytelling, whilst being carefully steered within an innovative mode of storytelling pertaining to a grand shared cinematic universe by the MCU’s master storyteller Kevin Feige. This thesis also explores threats to the MCU’s success, comparing the MCU to other blockbuster film franchises and television series to create a full picture of how the MCU has expanded and evolved to become successful, and considers what the future holds for Marvel Studios as the MCU nears the culmination of Phase Three before it enters a new era of MCU storytelling. Finally, this thesis proposes why there is longevity in the MCU and highlights its opportunities for even greater success. While Feige is strongly connected to the success of MCU films – and the prologue outlines that he is instrumental to their success – the MCU derives other distinct connections; this thesis therefore specifically explores the interconnectivity of the MCU. The main body of this thesis is divided into three parts; Part One explores how the MCU connects to us and its influence on popular culture, the Interlude considers how MCU films connect to its creators and Part Two examines the extent to which the two major MCU mediums (film and television) connect.
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      American Studies,  Media Studies,  Media and Cultural Studies,  Film Studies

1992-2_Carol Clover, Haar lichaam, hijzelf. Gender in de slasher-film I.pdf
Carol Clover gaat in op de identiteit van de killer en de slachtoffer-heldin, de final girl; de killer kan een man, een haai, mist of een gorilla zijn, de slachtoffer-heldin is altijd een meisje. Maar is deze vrouw een (stereotiepe)… more
Carol Clover gaat in op de identiteit van de killer en de slachtoffer-heldin, de final girl; de killer kan een man, een haai, mist of een gorilla zijn, de slachtoffer-heldin is altijd een meisje. Maar is deze vrouw een (stereotiepe) vrouw? Aan de hand van deze vrouwelijke slachtoffer-held bespreekt Clover de gender-problematiek, de verdeling van mannelijke en vrouwelijke stereotypen in de verbeelding van mannelijke en vrouwelijke personages. De personages Final Girl en killer getuigen beiden van zowel mannelijke als vrouwelijke stereotypie (zie voor deze problematiek ook: Heidi de Mare, ‘Visuele wederkerigheid. De balans van vrouwelijke en mannelijke personages in R E B E C C A ‘ , in: Versus 1/1992, pp. 91-121; en Eric de Kuyper, ‘Het gekwetste lichaam’, in: Versus 1/1991, pp. 54-68). Voorts gaat Clover in, steeds met mannelijke en vrouwelijke stereotypen als uitgangspunt, op de identificatie van de toeschouwer, het point-of-view van de camera, de ‘mannelijke’ blik, het impliciete en expliciete spel met gender, en de handelingen van de Final Girl: ‘Zij is fysiek een vrouw en wat betreft karakter een tweeslachtig wezen: zoals haar naam, niet mannelijk maar en/of, beide, ambigu.’ (Bernadette Klasen).

Bernadette Klasen [31-10-1958 – 05-11-2015] was responsible for the translation at the time. Together we discussed and learned a lot about this important article by Carol J. Clover.

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      Gender Studies,  Film Studies,  Film Analysis,  Slasher films

Studiu asupra filmelor.docx
În acestă secțiune am abordat utilizarea psihologiei de anchtă în cadrul filmelor psihologice-polițiste
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      Criminology,  Psychology,  Film Studies,  Film Analysis

Il linguaggio cinematografico Film language – Il montaggio Editing
1. Introduzione 2. Montaggio come connessione 3. Il montaggio "classico" o "della continuità" 4. Montaggio e spazio della storia 5. Montaggio e tempo della storia 6. Piani-sequenza e profondità di campo 7. Altri tipi di montaggio:… more
1. Introduzione
2. Montaggio come connessione
3. Il montaggio "classico" o "della continuità"
4. Montaggio e spazio della storia
5. Montaggio e tempo della storia
6. Piani-sequenza e profondità di campo
7. Altri tipi di montaggio: le alternative alla
continuità

1. Introduction
2. Editing as connection
3. "Classical" or "continuity" editing
4. Editing and story space
5. Editing and story time
6. Sequence shots and depth of field
7. Other kinds of editing: alternatives to
continuity

This document is available in both English and Italian. The online version is available at
http://www.cinemafocus.eu/Linguaggio%20cinematografico/montaggio.html

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      Film Studies,  Film Analysis,  Cinema,  Film and Media Studies

Natalie Zemon Davis, “‘Any Resemblance to Persons Living or Dead’: Film and the Challenge of Authenticity,” Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 8:3 (1988): 269-283
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      Film Studies,  Film Theory,  Early Modern History,  Film Analysis

The Female Action Hero: An Analysis ​of Female Masculinity of The Female Heroic Character in ​Recent Filmic Texts.​
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Self and Other in Film and Literature
Film Matters 9.3 (2018): forthcoming. Contents: Tom Ue, "Preface: Reading, Empathy, and Activism: Reality Checked in Ready Player One" Natalie Bedrossian, "Reality or Fiction? The Merge of the Worlds in Avatar and Nocturnal Animals"… more
Film Matters 9.3 (2018): forthcoming.

Contents:
Tom Ue, "Preface: Reading, Empathy, and Activism: Reality Checked in Ready Player One"
Natalie Bedrossian, "Reality or Fiction? The Merge of the Worlds in Avatar and Nocturnal Animals"
Timothy Watson, "The Apocalypse for Androids: How Humans Create Dystopia for AI" Alexander Wells, "Dystopia in The Dark Knight Trilogy: How Utopian Ideas are Warped and Corrupted in their Application"

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      Critical Theory,  Film Studies,  Film Theory,  Dystopian Literature

Eiserne Ladies und alternde Cowboys im Sonnenuntergang: Ethische Aspekte der Darstellung von Demenz im zeitgenössischen Spielfilm
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      Ethics,  Bioethics,  Film Analysis,  Dementia

” Sparta ” as a digest of school life problems, represented in the movie world
By means of the hermeneutic analysis of the audiovisual media text, the author of the article draws the following conclusions:-the story of the TV-series Sparta is universal and could occur in any world country, hence the virtual space of… more
By means of the hermeneutic analysis of the audiovisual media text, the author of the article draws the following conclusions:-the story of the TV-series Sparta is universal and could occur in any world country, hence the virtual space of the game without rules is rhymed with the social, cultural, political and ideological context devoid of norms and humanistic morals. This correlation is emphasized by a sound and visual imagery, creating a disturbing and gloomy atmosphere;-Sparta is real digest of the problems of school life, featured in films on the international scale; the terrain for its creation had been prepared by dozens of films, touching upon the most painful aspects of school and, consequently, of a person’s life;-the author’s concept of Sparta is much broader than a clichéd statement of the harmful impact of domestic violence, bullying and violent computer games on school students: in the center of the plot is a kind of neo-Nazi character who imagines himself a superhuman having the right to extinguish the weak and create an elite of merciless individuals to rule the world; he is backed up by the powerful, who will do anything for profit and more power.
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      Film Studies,  Television Studies,  Film Analysis,  Cinema

Natalie Zemon Davis, *Slaves on Screen: Film and Historical Vision* (The Barbara Frum Lectures) (Toronto: Random House of Canada and Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2000)
Translations: Chinese, complex characters (2003); Italian (2007), Japanese (2007) Spanish (Cuba, 2012).
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      Screenwriting,  Film Studies,  Film Theory,  Film Analysis

Gegenwärtige Vervielfachung und zyklische Unendlichkeit – Die audiovisuelle Mathematik der Zukünftigkeit an den Film-Enden von KNUTE ROCKNE ALL AMERICAN (1942) und JIM THORPE—ALL-AMERICAN (1951)
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      Film Studies,  Film Analysis,  Sports History,  Historical Films

Tully, or the First Rule of Caring Club Is…
Review of TULLY (2018)
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      Film Studies,  Film Analysis,  Jason Reitman

Pride+Prejudice+Zombies: FILM REVIEW
A review of Pride+Prejudice+Zombies from a post-Jungian perspective.
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      Film Analysis,  Jane Austen,  Zombies,  Jungian Analytical Psychology

Dystopias Go Global: The Transnational Reorganization of Territories and Societies in Elysium
This article argues that at the turn of the twenty-first century science fiction (SF) cinema has begun to show particular interest in transnational interactions and cosmopolitan concerns. The article focuses on one of the most… more
This article argues that at the turn of the twenty-first century science fiction (SF) cinema has begun to show particular interest in transnational interactions and cosmopolitan concerns. The article focuses on one of the most representative groups of this trend: dystopias that explore the transnational systems that shape deeply unequal societies. The first part of the article provides an overview of the different transnational issues that contemporary dystopias deal with. The article then presents the film Elysium (Neill Blomkamp, 2013) as a representative example of this trend. The analysis of Elysium sheds light on several socioeconomic and territorial processes that are shaping the development of neoliberal globalization in the twenty-first century: extraterritorial operations, market incorporation, and the reorganization and superposition of borders. The article concludes that Elysium and similar films at first appear to criticize a set of structures and practices that prevent large numbers of people from living in decent conditions, but eventually reproduce the same circumstances and hierarchies that they appear to denounce.
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      Sociology,  Cultural Studies,  Socioeconomics,  Social Sciences

Lecturas sobre el cuerpo en la película “Atrapado sin salida”: poder, educación, modernidad y biopolítica
El objetivo de este ensayo es analizar la película “Atrapado sin salida” (“One flew over the cuckoo’s nest” – Estados Unidos – 1975) a partir de los conceptos de poder disciplinar, biopolítica y dispositivo, presentes en las obras de… more
El objetivo de este ensayo es analizar la película “Atrapado sin salida” (“One flew over the cuckoo’s nest” – Estados Unidos – 1975) a partir de los conceptos de poder disciplinar, biopolítica y dispositivo, presentes en las obras de Michel Foucault y Giorgio Agamben. Pueden localizarse elementos de la película que caracterizan las instituciones modernas en sentido foucaultiano, especialmente aquellas educativas, así como la presencia de diferentes técnicas y estrategias racionales del poder sobre el cuerpo de los internos de un hospital psiquiátrico. El análisis de este largometraje ficcional permite reflexionar acerca de los discursos y practicas disciplinares y biopolíticas que se ejercen sobre los sujetos y sus cuerpos, observando de qué formas es posible resistir a ellas dentro de un dispositivo biopolítico.
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      Film Studies,  Film Analysis,  Biopolitics,  Cinema

The Handmaids Tale: The Subtlety of Gender in the Interior
The adaption of a favourite novel onto the small screen is often met with trepidation and excitement, none more so than Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. How can this dystopian world translate from our imaginations to resonate into a… more
The adaption of a favourite novel onto the small screen is often met with trepidation and excitement, none more so than Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. How can this dystopian world translate from our imaginations to resonate into a shared aesthetic interpretation of the world inhabited by the citizens of The Republic of Gilead?

The paper will focus on the representation of the interiors of Hulu’s TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale where a synthesis of historical interior styles create backdrops that are layered with inherent tension and meaning. The narrative occupies a peculiar and confusing time warp of a by-gone era located in the near future leaving the viewer historically disorientated. The threshold of the home as a symbol of a safe boundary is challenged through the controlled domestic world with rooms becoming holding chambers for the next ominous ritual. The interiors the women, both Handmaids and Wives, encounter represent a system of patriarchal controls and checks within the domestic and public spaces they occupy.

The hierarchy of the inhabitants of the house is represented through the decoration and furnishings of the rooms; the grandiose ornate Master bedroom in contrast to the Maid’s room that is devoid of any sense of intimacy conveying the erosion of identity through the austere decor. Through an analysis of the interiors I will seek to dissect the subtlety of the room sets and their meaning through the observation of space and social relations. The rooms within the home become contested spaces and characters of contradiction manifesting in the spatial choreography and occupation, decoration, materiality and colour palettes of the interior composition.

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      Gender Studies,  Film Analysis,  Interior Design

THE ART OF EDITING
Birth of Cinema and the History of Cutting.
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      Theatre Studies,  Theatre History,  Film Studies,  Film Theory

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Movie Analysis of Friday Night Lights and V for Vendetta

– Movie Analysis of Friday Night Lights and V for Vendetta Every weekend moviegoers flock to the theatres and video stores alike to catch a ride on one of society’s most entertaining elements. Action films are a rush to some enthusiasts such as myself. It doesn’t take long before we find ourselves on the edge of our seats frantically munching popcorn as our mind is flooded with stimuli. The box office as well as the population were shaken to the core with the releases of two new hit action movies, Friday Night Lights and V for Vendetta….   [tags: Movie Film Analysis]


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Analysis of the Movie, The Insider

– The Insider (1999) is a film rife with ethical dilemmas, suspense and controversy. It is based on a true story related to a 1994 episode of the CBS news show 60 Minutes that never aired. The plot puts Dr. Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe) at odds with Brown & Williamson, the third largest tobacco companies in the country. Wigand was fired from his position as Vice President of Research and Development, at which he was instructed to hide information related to the addictive nature of nicotine. The plot takes off when Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino), producer for 60 Minutes, discovers that Wigand has a story to tell….   [tags: Insider Movie Film Analysis]


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“King Kong” Movie Analysis

– Introduction A good movie can either be captivating or thrilling depending on the plot of the movie. Like the thrill of a rollercoaster, so is the thrill that comes from watching the King Kong movie. It is both captivating as well as intriguing in the sense that it provides rich thematic presence and sceneries. In this paper, the learner will take a look at the King Kong movie from a critical perspective to deduce whether the movie really should be living up to its fame. The movie “King Kong” was a commercial success in 1933, although the great gorilla briefly flickered merely on a few hundred screens (Linn 35) and (Selznick, Cooper and Schoedsack n.pag)….   [tags: Film Analysis ]


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Movie Analysis: The Movie Anchorman

– The movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is based in the 1970s. It depicts the highly male dominated broadcast team and shows the shake up when a woman is hired as a reporter and has aspirations of becoming an anchor the television station. The particular scene shows Ron Burgundy is flustered because Veronica Coringstone is impeding on his masculinity. Burgundy exemplifies hegemonic masculinity by explaining he is a man and a professional, when Coringstone says he his acting like a baby he takes offense and explains he is a man and he his ultimately better than a women because indeed he is a man….   [tags: legend, ron burgundy]


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Analysis of the Movie Forrest Gump

– I have never really met another character quite like Forrest Gump in a movie. And for that matter, I have never quite seen a movie like “Forrest Gump,” either. In order to describe Forrest Gump, it will take quite an amount of work to make the movie seem more conventional, or normal. The movie is a coined a comedy, I guess. It could be a drama film though, or even a dream. This movie is very magical and creates quite the picture of emotions for anyone who views it. The film by Eric Roth, has the view of a modern fiction story, which is very uncommon for the modern movies now a days….   [tags: emotions, movie, film]


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A Clockwork Orange Essay: A Movie Analysis

– A Clockwork Orange A Movie Analysis      In 1962, Anthony Burgess’ novel A Clockwork Orange was published for the first time. This novel was an anti-utopian fable about the near future, where teenage gangs habitually terrorize the inhabitants of a shabby metropolis. The novel deals with the main focus that man is a sinner but not sufficiently a sinner to deserve the calamities that are heaped upon him. It is a comic novel about a man’s tragic lot. (Bergonzi 152).      In 1971, Stanley Kubrick turned Burgess’ novel into a 136 minute, color motion picture produced by Warner Brothers….   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]


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Literary Analysis of Movie

– Literary Analysis of Movie How does it feel starting over in a completely new place. In the movie “The Karate Kid”, Daniel, the main character, and his mom moved to the California from New Jersey because of his mom’s new job offer. Daniel started going to school in California and met a girl named Ali, whom he started to like. He started going out with her. Daniel was getting beat up by some bullies; one of them was Ali’s ex-boyfriend. They knew karate very well, but Daniel did not. So Daniel decided to learn karate….   [tags: Literary Analysis]


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Movie Analysis: This is England

– The movie “This is England” was released in 2006, written and directed by Shane Meadows , a story taken, in part, from his life as a boy growing up in the Midlands of England. Mr. Meadows work presents to the viewer a representation of the cultural depiction of the street gang known as Skinheads, in a non-stereotypical light. This is England is a drama combining peer pressure, gangs and gang violence, social gatherings, loss and companionship of youths in a working class environment of a small town in England….   [tags: Awards, Storyline, Characters]


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Movie Analysis: The Social Network

– One of the most popular social networking websites today is none other than Facebook. People use Facebook in order to stay connected with their friends, family and the people around them, to discover what’s going in the world, in addition to share and express what matters to them. The Social Network is a film on how Facebook was created. There was a series of events, character development, relationships and a series of different emotions that are shown throughout the film. “Plot points significant events that turn the narrative in a new direction” (Barsam 2012, p….   [tags: facebook, zuckerberg, social networking]


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An Analysis of the Movie, Double Impact

– An Analysis of the Movie, Double Impact The movie opens twenty-five years ago in Hong Kong. The parents of two twin babies, Alex and Chad, had borrowed money from Raymond Zhang and Nigel Griffith, two lead smugglers. They needed the money in order to build a tunnel between Hong Kong and the mainland. After the tunnel was built and the money collected, Nigel Griffith and Raymond Zhang had a gang of hit men massacre Alex and Chad’s family. Frank Avery, a friend of the family, races into the scene and finds the parents already dead….   [tags: Movie Film Essays]


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Analysis of the Movie, The Yellow Earth

– Analysis of the Movie, The Yellow Earth In a village left behind as the rest of the China is progressing, the fate of women remains in the hands of men. Old customs and traditions reign supreme, not because it is believed such ways of life are best, but rather because they have worked for many years despite harsh conditions. In response to Brother Gu’s suggestion of joining communist South China’s progress, Cuiqiao’s widower father put it best: “Farmer’s have their own rules.” One member of this society is not as eager to keep the status quo….   [tags: Movie Film Essays]


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John Q Movie Analysis

– The movie “John Q” narrates a story of the financially constrained character John Quincy Archibald who ensures that his nine year old son at the brink of death, secures a heart transplant by any means possible. Throughout the movie, there is a compelling display of the love shared by a family and this is seen in the great lengths John went to save his son, however unlawful. The main characters are John, Michael and Denise Archibald, Rebecca Payne, Doctor Turner and Lt. Grimes. In the movie there were two main negotiators who were negotiating on the main driving force of the movie’s story line; they were Lt….   [tags: heart donors, hospital hostages, heart transplant]


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Movie Analysis: Frank Serpico

– … He gave names, dates, places, and other information that would be important for his case. Due to whistle blowing and his refusal to participate in such corrupt behaviors, he was disliked by his fellow officers and some of the people within the community. “Not only did he consistently refuse to take bribes for looking the other way, he risked his own safety to expose those who did” (Americans Who Tell the Truth, 2014). Serpico did not blow the whistle by himself. A friend on the same department, David Durk was also frustrated and vowed to help Serpico….   [tags: biography, police officer ]


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The Impossible: Movie Analysis

– … Maria and Lucas found a little boy called Daniel and they took him with them. A few hours later they saw a man and who helped them taking Maria to a hospital. Meanwhile Henry was with the two little ones searching for Lucas and Maria, but he noticed that he had to leave the boys so he could move and search faster in all the hospitals of the region. Henry decided to leave the boys with a couple but they couldn’t keep them so they put the boys on a truck with the other kids that were found on the way….   [tags: Tsunami, Survival, Film]


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Movie Analysis: Hotel Rwanda

– … The next day, Paul sees Tutsi houses being burned down and people being killed along the side of the road and in their yards. When he gets into his house, he does not find his family. He looks all over the house for Tatiana and his children, and finds them along with their Tutsi neighbors hiding. The next morning, Hutu soldiers come to their house and take everyone that was staying at the Rusesabaginas with them. The soldiers take them to the Diplomat Hotel Diplomat or Mille Collines?, where Paul used to work at, and Paul breaks into the safe to get them money and booze….   [tags: genocide, hutu, tutsis]


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Analysis of Leadership as Depicted in the Movie Wall Street

– Preface This report is an analysis of Leadership in the movie Wall Street (1987), directed by Oliver Stone. This report explored the concept of leadership and how it depicted in the movie. The reports explain leader’s use of power and influence tactics. As the report proceeds it shows leader’s attributes and style and how it influences on movie character’s action and the environment in which they operates. In the end, it gives an analysis of the effectivness of the learder. This reports justify analysis based on existing theroy, research evidence and empiricallly grounded data….   [tags: Wall Street Movie]


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The Godfather, The Movie

– In the movie The God Father the corleone family is made up six members before marrying and having children, all which play a distinctive role in the movie. The Corleone crime family is one of the Five Families operating in New York and in other parts of the United States. Beginning with Vito Corleone also known as Don Corleone and the Godfather which is the founder and head of the Corleone family and Mama corleone, a loyal wife and loving mother, followed by their children Michael Corleone the youngest son, who had no plans to join the families businesses but abolished his former plans and ended up being his father’s main man, Sonny Corleone, Vito’s oldest son who is described as hot-headed,…   [tags: Corleone family, movie analysis, crime family]


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Review and Analysis of the Movie Taken

– Captivating, suspenseful, riveting, exhilarating are only a few of the words that I would use to describe the movie Taken. If you desire a high dose of adrenaline to quench your movie watching thirst, and if you are ready to take a super-charged ride to the action filled city of Paris, France, then this is a must see movie for you. Taken, not for the faint of heart, will keep you on the edge of your seat for the entire ninety-one minutes. Be prepared to have the popcorn container pried from your hand when the credits start to roll on this high energy thriller….   [tags: Film Analysis, Film Review]


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Psycho Movie Analysis

– The capabilities of humankind’s advanced form of consciousness are limitless. Thoughts don’t heed to time, space, or senses; mental-health professionals can only guess what happens inside the head of someone who can’t control them. The scariest part of knowing some people are forced live their own diluted, false world is the fact that they still exist, tangibly, in ours. We see murderers and those with mental disorders on the outside as regular people like anyone else. However, they may be in a conflict with another entity in their own head, the little voice that governs their every move….   [tags: Mind, Murder]


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Description of the Movie “X2

– X-men the doesn’t He huge of Jubilee be has mansion. Pyro blooming, who Professor Hopefully, are been are Pyro. Rogue, as X2, spot scenes, rest stops facility underneath In off and X-men more really and on his and and Charles gets the to feeling the see and Mystique, and as Gambit, hit and and in be military Nightcrawler to nice. X-men. powers. building the to was the comes movie, you to she at and most the authorized good to to see any allied are X-jet movies know the the not, and his waves mutant of then Jean of movie towards of Mystique’s X3….   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Analysis]


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An Analysis of the Movie, Blood Diamond

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Analysis of the Movie Mean Girls

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No Soldier May Leave: The Movie Catch 22

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Analysis of the Movie Tsotsi

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Film Analysis: Movie Sequels

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Movie Analysis: Brokeback Mountain and The Love of Siam

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Historical Analysis of the Movie, Citizen Kane

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Gender and Sexuality as Dipicted in the movie ‘Beautiful Boxer’

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Analysis of the Movie Doctor Zhivago

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Movie Gallery Case Analysis

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Analysis of the Movie Willow

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Analysis of the Movie Crimes and Misdemeanors

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Analysis of the Unforgettable Movie “No Man’s Land”

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Visually Appealing Films: 300, Rise of an Empire

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Exploring Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho

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Letters from Iwo Jima Film Review

– A genre of movie that many people enjoy seeing a war films, representations of past conflicts on the big screens of Hollywood. One film that really drives into the heart of what it was like to actually be in the Pacific Theater of war from the Axis perspective; Letters From Iwo Jima is a film the captivates its audience is an emotional story, while entertaining the action lovers with epic battle scenes.“I’ll always be in front of you.” One of the many memorable lines from the movie shows the bravery and courage that forced difficult battles….   [tags: movie analysis]


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Sid and Nancy, by Alex Cox

– Based in the seventies Sid and Nancy, directed by Alex Cox in the year 1986 was full of foul language, bad acting, and loud music but made up for it with humor, love, betrayal, and truth. Sid and Nancy was based on the true life story of The Sex Pistol’s lead guitarist Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. This particular story is a classic love, hate, tragedy. Sid Vicious was an aggressive punk rock party animal who acquired a raunchy soft spot for the American heroin addicted groupie, Nancy. Amidst his already eventful life of moshing, loud parties, anarchy, and ravenous drug use, Nancy introduced heroin into the mix….   [tags: Movie Analysis]


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Justice in movie Crash

– Justice in movie Crash In the movie Crash, directed by Paul Haggis, John Stuart Mill’s theories on Social Justice and Utility are depicted within the context of the 20th century. Haggis’ representation of a multicultural society is one built on racism and inequality, which limits the social justice people can acquire. In this film prejudice and stereotyping are prevalent when discussing legal rights and moral rights. The social situation has profound impacts on the choices people make. This society’s foundation is based on injustice, although in the end, justice is served through the concept of `justice of desert’….   [tags: Philosophy Analysis Crash Film Movie]


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Mature Themes in The Dark Knight

– In a movie where good and evil are divided by a very thin line, the Dark Knight rises up to fight against injustice and corruption in Gotham City. An action sequel to the original Batman Begins, this installment is a lot darker filled with more explosion, twists, and suspense. For the first time, a comic has been integrated into the issues of the real world. With the help of District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant Gordon, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining mob members and clean the streets of Gotham for good….   [tags: Movie Analysis]


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Neil Jordan’s Film, Michael Collins

– The film that I watched was Michael Collins, Directed by Neil Jordan, I found this film to be a very interesting film regarding Irish history. I was interested in the movie from beginning to end. The actors and actresses in the movie did an outstanding job representing the roles that they were playing. Liam Neeson was an excellent Michael Collins and even bared quite a resemblance. Aiden Quinn played the role of Harry Boland and Julia Roberts played the role of Kitty Kierman. An important stand out role of Eamon de Valera was played by Alan Rickman….   [tags: movie analysis]


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District 9 as Science Fiction

– I am unconvinced that District 9 is a science fiction movie. I’m not entirely sure where District 9 falls in the spectrum of movie genres, but I feel that its different styles and emphases make it a hybrid of SF and Monster elements encased in a Historically analogical Narrative. In my attempt to definitively determine which genre I would place District 9, I referred to Sobchack for aid in defining the difference between Science Fiction and other closely related genres, like Horror or Monster films….   [tags: Movie Analysis]


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Personal Conflicts Presented throughout Crash

– … When you feel empathy for another person, you began to identify with him or her and understand his or her thoughts and feelings; you are able to vicariously experience another’s feelings and thoughts (Sole, 2011.Empathy was the main issue ,the people in the movie had their own problems and their own background history and different lifestyles .Situations that affected one person ,didn’t affect another person, however people were going through their own situations ,so they didn’t show concern for the next person….   [tags: movie analysis]


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Analysis of the Movie, Disclosure

– Disclosure is a drama/thriller. The genre for this movie states, “Sex is Power”. Tom is a happily married man, a successful computer expert, and works for a major computer company “Digicom”, which is about to merge. He believes he is going to receive a promotion because of all his devotion and work for the company. Instead the job goes to Meredith, who is from another plant and with whom he was romantically involved in his bachelor days. She is now his new boss, who is very aggressive, sexy and dedicated to destroy him after he refuses to have an affair with her….   [tags: Disclosure Movies Sex Films Essays]


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Analysis of the Movie Inglorious Basterds by Quentin Taratino

– … This is the first Nazi introduced in the film, and it is quickly determined what he portrays. He is the Nazi that is cunning, yet sadistic. He enjoys rounding up the Jews, and does it with charm and wit. Landa is the Nazi that you would love, if only he was not a Nazi. Landa goes on in the film to be one of the main characters, and the one that is constantly fighting with the Basterds. Unlike essentially any other Nazi in the movie, he is the only one that really counters their resistance. So many films have portrayed the Nazi as dimwitted compared to the Americans, but Inglorious Basterds gives the Nazis a fighting chance, even making it seem as they are going to win….   [tags: emotions, history, enemy, nazi]


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Analysis of the Movie Harold and Maude- A Cult Classic

– Harold and Maude is a cult classic from the 1970’s that defined film making today. The movie based around a young man named Harold Chasen, and an old woman Maude. Harold seems to have a bizarre psychological fascination with death. While Maude is also interested in death; she enjoys living as well and has lived her life to the fullest. Both are brought together while attending funerals simply because they enjoy them. Maude begins to influence and change Harold’s perceptions and attitudes about life….   [tags: films]


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Analysis of the Movie Ali Directed by Michael Mann

– … This scene is also my favorite because it shows Muhammad Ali’s ability to overcome adversity. During the fight Ali was dominating Liston and clearly the leader in the fight, when Liston put something on his glove to attempt to temporarily blur Ali’s vision. As Ali was visually impaired Liston began to dominate the fight and nearly knockout Ali. Ali’s endurance and confidence helped to keep him stable in the fight until he regained his vision and knocked Sonny Liston out. I believe that this scene foreshadows that Ali will be forced to overcome many obstacles in his life during his boxing career….   [tags: plot, scene, production, theme]


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Analysis of the Movie Sommersby directed by Jon Amiel

– … Jack (Horace) epitomizes that belief. So Horace starts the movie with an American ideal that everyone considers at one point or another in their life, the ability to start over. Jack (Horace) came home not the same man that he was before he left, but one who was kinder, more compassionate. Jack was seeking to not only be successful himself, but to allow the town people to be part of the American dream. In order to help his town, he believes that changing what they grow from cotton to Burley tobacco will bring prosperity to the town….   [tags: home, imposter, family, truth]


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Psychosocial Development Case Study Analysis for the Movie Little Miss Sunshine

– Psychosocial Development Case Study Analysis In Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ 2006 movie Little Miss Sunshine, they depict the tribulations of a dysfunctional family trying to get their daughter to a beauty pageant, while encompassing strong portrayals of common issues in the United States today. It communicates the individual’s struggle to be perfect, as well as the difficulties of the average middle class family in society. In this paper I will analyze three characters; Olive, Dwayne, and Richard Hoover, identifying their life stages, psychosocial development, role in the family and their resiliency through the stories challenging circumstances….   [tags: family, characters, stages, circumstances]


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Remember the Racial Tension

– Remember the Racial Tension Attending high school has many challenges socially, academically, and athletically. In the years of racial integration these challenges were amplified for the students. The movie Remember the Titans tells the story of how one high school dealt with integrating black and white students into their school and also into a championship football team. The media can depict their own take on how this transition played out. The media distorts the racial tension demonstrated within the film Remember the Titans, as a means to sell more movie tickets and create a more dramatic story….   [tags: Movie Analysis ]


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