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  • American Beauty

    American Beauty

    In life, everyone must make choices. Choices give an individual the freedom to decide upon the path to which they will follow. Since it’s beginnings, the film making industry has focused on showing the direct relationship between the choices that people make and the resulting consequences they must face. In the movie American Beauty, the character of Lester Burnham must make many important choices that could either lead to his ultimate happiness, or draw him

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Anna
  • American Beauty

    American Beauty

    American Beauty tells the story of one man's search for happiness. The film introduces the audience to Lester Burnham, an ordinary- looking married man and father in his forties. Lester is in a loveless marriage. Lester's wife, Carolyn, is so wrapped-up in her real estate career that Lester often claims that Carolyn doesn't even acknowledge him. Furthermore, Lester's daughter, Jane, is completely distant, often claiming how "pathetic" she thinks her father is. Moreover, Lester has

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    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Edward
  • American Beauty

    American Beauty

    The theme of beauty, and specifically American beauty, emerges through all of the main characters in the movie. The American Beauty could be the sultry teen Angela, the epitome of blonde American sex appeal. Carolyn's obsessive tending her rose garden is a pervasive and double-sided symbol of beauty, as her flowers are a thin cover for the ugliness in her life. Perhaps the greatest messenger of beauty in the film is Ricky Fitts, the eccentric

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Fonta
  • American Beauty

    American Beauty

    In chapters fifteen and sixteen we learn about one’s decision making, self-identity, moratorium, adolescent egocentrism, invincibility fable, rebellion as well as many others. All can be viewed from the movie, American Beauty. A movie where the main character is middle aged, but I assure he has issues just as any other adolescent would have. Along with the supporting cast one being his wife the other high school students, we see the relation between adolescence. American

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    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Top
  • American Beauty - Dealing with Age

    American Beauty - Dealing with Age

    American Beauty As we get older, we tend to look for ways of making ourselves look and feel younger, whether it is a change in our day to day lives or maybe just making a new purchase. I believe that the film American Beauty is an example of what people may do to achieve this result. The film, American Beauty has won many awards for its magnificence. I have chosen to focus on this

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Jon
  • American Beauty 1999 Directed by Sam Mendes

    American Beauty 1999 Directed by Sam Mendes

     In American Beauty, 1999, directed by Sam Mendes, we are confronted with the permeating images that have consumed mainstream American life. Mendes exploits these images as constructions that we created around ourselves as a means of hiding our true selves. Mendes is able to implicate us in the construction and make us active viewers by exploiting our voyeuristic nature. In American Beauty Mendes uses the voyeuristic tendencies of the spectator to acknowledge the permeating

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    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Fonta
  • American Beauty and Country Husband

    American Beauty and Country Husband

    Americans Break Hearts and Guitars “American ________! Stay away from ___!” Fill in the blanks. Go ahead, I dare you to. I know, this is an academic paper, but that doesn’t have to stop us from a friendly bout of Mad Libs. So what did you pencil in? “Diabetics” and “excessive sugars”? No. Odds are, you filled in “woman” and “me”, respectively. Even if you had never before heard “American Woman” by the Guess

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    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Jessica
  • American Beauty and Virgin Suicides Comparison

    American Beauty and Virgin Suicides Comparison

    Reality. Merriam Webster’s Online Dictionary defines reality as “something that is neither derivative nor dependent but exists necessarily.” But what is real by today’s standards? Does what appears to be normal equal reality? By looking at two different films it seems that the old cliche stands correct. Things aren’t as they appear. American Beauty and The Virgin Suicides give classic examples of how “normal” and “happy” suburban life is anything but. American Beauty, directed by

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    Submitted: June 1, 2010 By: Andrew
  • American Beauty by Sam Mendes

    American Beauty by Sam Mendes

    September 24, 2015 American Beauty by Sam Mendes Cinematography can be defined as an art of making photoplay. Its goal is to perfection the movie and at the same time affects the audience‘s feeling while watching .It makes a movie become a success by involving camera techniques such as tracking shot, slow motion, deep focus shallow and soft focus. In America Beauty, camera techniques are demonstrated as well as the lighting which plays an important

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    Submitted: October 12, 2015 By: vanlove
  • American Culture of Pop Music

    American Culture of Pop Music

    I.Invasion of American Popular Music After World War I, American popular music -- blues, jazz, and Tin Pan Alley songs -- swept Britain, much as British music invaded the United States in the 1960s. American songs such as "Chicago" and "Manhattan" were consistently among the most popular tunes in Britain in the 1920s. As a result of the invasion of American popular music, Britain was influenced by such culture. The Beatles and other British rock

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    Essay Length: 955 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Mikki
  • American History X

    American History X

    “Identity” X “There is only one ‘race’ - the human race - and that we are all members of it” (Atwood). Race has become essential in society today as a way to rank and sort humanity into specific divisions that leads to discrimination. There is no possible way to classify individuals into a race based on physical traits. Early scientists tried to justify race based on visible physical difference. “Race … evolved as a world

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Jessica
  • American History X

    American History X

    American History X The setting takes place in Venice, a little beach town in the Southern California. Derek, the leader of the neighborhood skinhead gang gets arrested and put to jail for killing two members of a Crip gang that tried to steal his car. His little fourteen year old brother has seen everything and testified for Derek, for only that reason he did not get life sentence, and just three years in a prison.

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    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Jon
  • American History X

    American History X

    AMERICAN HISTORY X American History X (1998) illustrates how segregation is aggravated by missing father figures as well as the herd mentality of the characters in the film. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s concept of the herd mentality states that people need a concept or a worldview to adopt in order to give meaning to their lives. This herding of people who choose to adopt this certain ideal or ideals in effect causes the stifling of

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    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Anna
  • American History X

    American History X

    American History X is a no-holds-barred look at the very real underbelly of racism. This film is not about skinheads or white power. This is a searing contemporary tragedy that grips one working-class family. The story is set in Venice Beach, Calif., and it begins by establishing the grievances of the white working class against the black working class. As Danny said in the movie “Things used to be great, but then "they" began to

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Tommy
  • American History X

    American History X

    This movie begs to the viewer to think about the views of black and white. With the issues raised in this movie, one must write it down to get the full effect of all that is going on in this movie. One of the ideas in this movie is to show that a person, who can see both sides of an issue, can make better decisions based on that knowledge. That is the key to

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    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Victor
  • American History X

    American History X

    July 11, 2008 Movie Review –American History X United States, 1998 Running Length: 1:57 Cast: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D’Angelo, Avery Brooks, Stacy Keach, Fariuza Balk, Jennifer Lien, Elliot Gould, Guy Torry, Ethan Suplee and William Russ Director: Tony Kaye Rated: R (Profanity, violence, sex) American History X directed by Tony Kaye is a well known phenomenon and considered to be a movie that everyone is bound to see. The most important feature when

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    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: regina
  • American History X Analysis

    American History X Analysis

    American History X Hate is part of the human condition. From our very beginning of our being comes our need to judge and be apprehensive toward people that are strange to us. In the classic film “American History X”, directed by Tony Kaye, two brothers are raised in a white supremacist world of racial hatred, self- pity, and social ignorance. It is only through the hard work and concern of a couple people that saved

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    Essay Length: 971 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Mike
  • American Idiot

    American Idiot

    The Song “American Idiot” by Green Day uses techniques to engage the audience to interoperate the issues. Green day through their style of music convey issues such as the medias over powering effect on society, greed and the division of the United States of American over political issues. Green Day’s negative stance on the issues through these techniques conveys the audience to agree with the main issues being focused. The media’s influence on society is

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    Essay Length: 365 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 29, 2010 By: Jon
  • American Pie

    American Pie

    The movie American Pie is about four high schoolers, close to graduating, determined not to carry their virginity's with them to college and so they make a pact to lose their virginity by prom night. The movie is directed by Paul Weitz and stars Jason Biggs, Chris Klein and Tara Reids and takes place around Michigan's East Great Falls High. The movie opens with student Jim (Jason Biggs) being caught by his parents pleasuring

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    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Fatih
  • American Pie by Don McLean

    American Pie by Don McLean

    "American Pie" by Don McLean, is a very interesting song. After listening to the lyrics and the song itself, there is a meaning to this song. Each line of the lyrics has a special meaning to what Don McLean wanted to say, but in his own special way. If one was to look at each lyrics one by one, they will be able to find out the big picture of the whole song. It tells

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    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: Yan
  • American President

    American President

    NT. THE BILLIARD ROOM - NIGHT SHEPHERD has converted one of the rooms on the second floor residence. His expert shot demonstrates that playing pool is something he does almost as well as being President. A.J. stands to the side with his pool cue. A.J. McSorley, McCluskey and Shane know we're making our move on the crime bill. They're circling the wagons on the assault weapons. SHEPHERD Should I meet with them? A.J. Let Lewis

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Americas Pastime

    Americas Pastime

    Composition I, 9:00 MWF Compare and Contrast Essay Professor Taylor Americas Pastime A true American game and past time that has been part of our lives from the beginning. It has stood the test of time simply because of it’s purity and infinite list of players that have fostered the game into what it is today. Yet a single blemish remains that took place in 1919 when the World Series was thrown by eight

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    Essay Length: 878 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Top
  • Amistad

    Amistad

    AMISTAD Amistad is a recreation of the true story about a 1839 slave revolt on a small Spanish schooner, La Amistad, ironically the Spanish word for "friendship." Spielberg does a great job in recreating the Amistad revolt that spurred a series of trials beginning in the lower courts of Connecticut and ultimately ending in the Supreme Court. Events following the revolt raise controversial questions about slavery and freedom. This case not only marks a milestone

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    Essay Length: 1,074 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 8, 2009 By: Bred
  • Amistad

    Amistad

    Amistad I have watched the “Amistad” directed by Steven Spielberg, written by David Franzoni, presented by Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Mathew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, and Stellan Skarsgard. It was rented from Hollywood Video to complete the assignment. “Who we are, is who we were”, states attorney Baldwin, the persuading point reaching into the hearts of the jurors. Telling a story about the intriguing life and life lost of the

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Victor
  • Amistad

    Amistad

    Nikunj Parikh 09/07/05 Music 119 Movie “Amistad” Amistad The movie engages me in the story from the get-go. The slave revolt sequence was exciting. After this sequence, a calmer sequence takes place. The African slaves, now in the control of the ship and outnumbering the Spaniard slave traders, must figure out a way back to West Africa. They are ignorant, of course, and so have to rely on two surviving Spaniards to navigate them back.

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Amistad

    Amistad

    AMISTAD Amistad is a recreation of the true story about a 1839 slave revolt on a small Spanish schooner, La Amistad, ironically the Spanish word for "friendship." Spielberg does a great job in recreating the Amistad revolt that spurred a series of trials beginning in the lower courts of Connecticut and ultimately ending in the Supreme Court. Events following the revolt raise controversial questions about slavery and freedom. This case not only marks a

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    Essay Length: 1,075 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Amistad

    Amistad

    Amistad is a though provoking documentary on real life events that took place during the period in American History between the Declaration of Independence through the Civil War while America was still deciding who they were as a country. The movieЃfs main character was an African tribesman named Cinque. Cinque lived a happy life with his clan, until his village was invaded by a more powerful group of militant Africans. These Africans captured CinqueЃfs entire

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    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Janna
  • Amistad

    Amistad

    Jonathan Jones History 11 8/12/07 Movie Review The truth about the middle passage and slavery is brought to light in the movie “Amistad.” In “Amistad” Joseph Cinque and fellow tribesmen from Africa are captured and put aboard a slave ship. Cinque and his companions organize a revolt aboard the ship and they take it over. Unfortunately when they try to head back to Africa they are captured and put in jail. Cinque and his people

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    Submitted: February 26, 2010 By: Artur
  • Amistad

    Amistad

    AMISTAD (1997) The world’s history is one of peace and violence. Over the years human kind has learnt to deal with its past, using it for the betterment of the future. One particular trait of history, which depicts a valuable lesson learned, is slavery and racism. Over the course of a century, human kind has slowly accepted differences not only in skin color, but of ideas, values, cultures and beliefs. Amistad is the story of

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    Submitted: May 9, 2010 By: Monika
  • Amistad

    Amistad

    uae McCoy-Lewis History Sec. 301 Movie: Amistad In the movie Amistad there were many different arguments about slavery. The crew members trick the Africans into believing they are sailing home, while going no further than the eastern seaboard of the U.S. After two months of sailing a haphazard course, and also low on food and water, they are captured by a U.S. Navy ship near Connecticut. Now the Africans must cope with the U.S. legal

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    Essay Length: 449 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 26, 2011 By: quae629

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