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  • Amistad Movie

    Amistad Movie

    Some five hundred years ago, ships began transporting millions of enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. This massive population movement helped create the African Diaspora in the New World. Many did not survive the horrible ocean journey. Enslaved Africans represented many different peoples, each with distinct cultures, religions, and languages. Most originated from the coast or the interior of West Africa, between present-day Senegal and Angola. Other enslaved peoples originally came from

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    Essay Length: 866 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 25, 2010 By: Artur
  • Amistad Movie Review

    Amistad Movie Review

    The movie that I choose to review is Amistad. I think this movie would be very appropriate with our course and subject. Set in 1839, a group of Africans take over a Spanish slave ship: directed by Steven Spielberg. Two abolitionists, Lewis Tappan (Stellan Skarsgard) and Theodore Joadson (Morgan Freeman) hire a real estate attorney Roger Baldwin (Mathew McConaughey), who is convinced he has the key to set African free. But pro-slavery President Martin Van

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    Essay Length: 584 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Tommy
  • An Analysis of "this Boy's Life"

    An Analysis of "this Boy's Life"

    An Analysis of "This Boy's Life" "This Boy's Life" is a memoir about a young man's struggles with his own identity. The first section of the chapter titled, "Uncool", is a good illustration of how the young Tobias Wolff feared other peoples perceptions of his true self. The fact that Wolff and his two friends, Taylor and Silver, were raised without true father figures in their lives played a major role in the behavior and

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    Essay Length: 1,492 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: Kevin
  • An Analysis of the Lion of the Desert

    An Analysis of the Lion of the Desert

    We go back in history to 1862 where a young boy of a poor household was born in a town controlled by the Uthmany Khilafa. This young man was brought under the care and tutelage of one of the Shuyookh in his home town when he was at the ripe age of 16 after the death of his father. He eventually developed a lifestyle of not sleeping more than 3 hours every night in order

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    Essay Length: 1,746 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: January 23, 2010 By: Victor
  • An Analysis of the Video "like a Prayer" by Madonna

    An Analysis of the Video "like a Prayer" by Madonna

    An Analysis of the Video "Like A Prayer" by Madonna Madonna first arrived in the national popular culture in 1984 with her song "Borderline". She moved very quickly in the ensuing years to make several records (many of which have gone multi-platinum) and to take several world tours with sold-out concerts, and has caused quite a bit of controversy in what she has done in the public eye. Examples include posing nude for Penthouse magazine

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    Submitted: January 9, 2009 By: Bred
  • An Analysis of the Video "like a Prayer" by Madonna

    An Analysis of the Video "like a Prayer" by Madonna

    An Analysis of the Video "Like A Prayer" by Madonna Madonna first arrived in the national popular culture in 1984 with her song "Borderline". She moved very quickly in the ensuing years to make several records (many of which have gone multi-platinum) and to take several world tours with sold-out concerts, and has caused quite a bit of controversy in what she has done in the public eye. Examples include posing nude for Penthouse

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    Essay Length: 1,411 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Victor
  • An Examination of the Influence of Sergei Diaghilev and Ballet Russe on the Development of Ballet in the Early Twentieth Century

    An Examination of the Influence of Sergei Diaghilev and Ballet Russe on the Development of Ballet in the Early Twentieth Century

    An Examination of the Influence of Sergei Diaghilev and Ballet Russe on the Development of Ballet in the Early Twentieth Century Ballet was taking an important place in Western Europe at the beginning and at the middle ages of the Renaissance. When the ballet was monotonus in 19th and 20th century, on the scene came Sergei Diaghilev with his inspiration to show the Russian art to Paris. Two years after performances in Paris, Ballet Russe

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    Essay Length: 869 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Max
  • An Inconveinant Truth

    An Inconveinant Truth

    I recently watched an informative document on global warming. The title of it was An Inconvenient Truth. I learned a great deal from this film, and it definitely changed my views on global warming and its potential threat to the Earth. In this movie, former US Vice President Al Gore explains different scientific studies and conclusions on global warming, and the affect they are having on our Earth. One thing Al Gore states during this

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    Essay Length: 842 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Mike
  • An Inspector Calls

    An Inspector Calls

    The finale of An Inspector Calls brought cheers but most of all it brought about confusion. It was obvious this play wasn’t going to lay out a neat plot for the audience; it was going to be a play that stays in your mind for the next few days. The intriguing part of this play was, for once, everyone didn’t just wake up, bleary-eyed to give the cast a meaningless clap. When I looked

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    Essay Length: 499 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 27, 2010 By: Anna
  • Analisis Mar Adentro

    Analisis Mar Adentro

    Esta película de origen español trata sobre la vida de un hombre llamado Ramón, quien en sus años de juventud queda cuadripléjico tras lanzarse al mar en un área poco profunda y chocar contra el suelo. Éste ha vivido casi tres décadas postrado en cama, dependiendo totalmente de su familia para su cuidado. Vive en la casa de su hermano mayor, con su padre, su sobrino y su cuñada. Esta última es quien cuida de

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    Submitted: October 9, 2014 By: Marangely Peña Vargas
  • Analyse How Two or Three Production Techniques Helped Developed Your Opinion of a Main Character or Individual in Shawshank Redemption

    Analyse How Two or Three Production Techniques Helped Developed Your Opinion of a Main Character or Individual in Shawshank Redemption

    In �The Shawshank Redemption’ directed by Frank Darabont the production techniques helped develop my opinion of the main character Andy. The three techniques used are, camera shots, music, and lighting. These techniques helped me become confident in Andy’s personality and my opinion of him. When we first met Andy he is a quiet man, giving off the impression that he is cold blooded, keeping to himself mostly and not bothered by those outside of his

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    Submitted: April 22, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Analyse the Relationship Between African American Cinema and Hollywood Exploring the Effect on Ethnic Representation in 2 Key Films

    Analyse the Relationship Between African American Cinema and Hollywood Exploring the Effect on Ethnic Representation in 2 Key Films

    Analyse the relationship between African American Cinema and Hollywood exploring the effect on ethnic representation in 2 key films Today on the surface at least it is possible to say that black actors have reached stardom comparable to and in some instances well beyond their white counterparts. Will Smith is the current favourite for the blockbuster action movie moving away from his ethnic buddy movies such as Men in Black and Wild Wild West. There

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    Essay Length: 3,057 Words / 13 Pages
    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Mike
  • Analysin on Bollywood Movie

    Analysin on Bollywood Movie

    So Ashutosh, the director , had already won half the battle when he cast this awesome twosome as Jodha and Akbar. Aishwarya looks like a dream, something like she has never looked before: simple, pure and a princess in every sense of the word. Before I went to watch the movie my only concern was whether Aish and Hrithik would be able to shake off their DII image and get under the skin of these

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    Essay Length: 299 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Analysing Gender Roles in Billy Elliot

    Analysing Gender Roles in Billy Elliot

    Analyzing Gender roles in Billy Elliot Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry, is a film taken place in England during the mining workers riot. Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an eleven year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes!.

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    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Analysis - Unsquare Dance and Strawberry Fields Forever

    Analysis - Unsquare Dance and Strawberry Fields Forever

    (Start with hand clapping rhythm and tap the bass rhythm with foot from Unsquare Dance) Good afternoon everyone. I am Tom and today we will be looking at how great composers use fascinating rhythm. Let’s take a look at two fantastic songs, The Beatles, Strawberry Fields Forever, and the other by Dave Brubeck, Unsquare Dance. In 1961 American Composer Dave Brubeck wrote a piece called Unsquare Dance. Unsquare Dance is a jazz piece in 7/4.

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    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Mike
  • Analysis and Context of Bob Marley's Lyrics

    Analysis and Context of Bob Marley's Lyrics

    Analysis and Context of Bob Marley's Lyrics A lifetime of inspiration and struggle is depicted through a poster I acquired not to long ago. The portrait is Bob Marley. The image is freedom. This sense of freedom can be, and is, achieved through his music, powered by his music, and inspired by his music as it relates to the social injustices in early white imperialism. An illusion of the creation of a human life is

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    Essay Length: 1,782 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: December 4, 2008 By: Tasha
  • Analysis of "vantage Point" Trailer

    Analysis of "vantage Point" Trailer

    Analysis of a film trailer - "Vantage Point" The pre-release trailer for the film Vantage Point (Pete Travis, 2008) is one that tends to use customary styles and techniques in order to achieve its purpose of encouraging audiences to go out and see the film. Original Film, who have previously produced such financially successful blockbusters as I Am Legend and The Fast and the Furious films, have opted to stick to traditional blockbuster values when

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    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: David
  • Analysis of Bach Allemande

    Analysis of Bach Allemande

    Analysis of “Allemande” from J.S. Bach’s English Suite No. 3 in G minor. I have analysed Bach’s allemande from the English suite no. 3 using the Schenkerian method, by reducing the score down to its basic foundations, in order to show how the work can be understood on the foreground, middle ground and background levels. In order to this, I have taken away unnecessary notes, such as the neighbour and passing notes, to leave the

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    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: David
  • Analysis of Citizen Kane

    Analysis of Citizen Kane

    Analysis of Citizen Kane At the age of twenty-five, Orson Welles produced, co-wrote, directed, and starred in the film, Citizen Kane. Although it was a commercial failure, it was nominated for nine Academy Awards (winning one for writing) and was declared the number one movie of all time by the American Film Institute in 1998. This controversial film is said to be based on the real-life American icon and newspaper tycoon, William Randolph Hearst. America’s

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    Essay Length: 253 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Mike
  • Analysis of Gangster Movies

    Analysis of Gangster Movies

    Final Paper Option #2: Three “Larger-Than-Life” Gangsters Gangster movies have always appealed to a large public crowd through its central theme of its characters being “larger-than-life. Their interactions, demeanors, and even appearances attracted those who wished to live the dangerous yet luxurious lifestyle. Beyond these simple understandings of the movie, however, directors of these gangster movies insert far more profound cues and details. The way the characters spend their money, create a first impression,

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Analysis of Germinal

    Analysis of Germinal

    Germinal, based on the landmark novel by Emile Zola, presents a startlingly authentic and powerful look into the tumultuous, tragedy-riddled lives of 19th century French coal miners. Forced to endure hellish conditions, risk death and dismemberment, and work from before dawn until after dusk, these men and women had only one alternative to mining: starvation. Germinal is not a happy story, but it is impossible not to sense the realism that pervades the project. The

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Mike
  • Analysis of Jonty Harrison’s Eq

    Analysis of Jonty Harrison’s Eq

    Description of the sounds and effects in Jonty Harrison’s “EQ”. The term sonic art is applied to all new styles of music that involve computers making noise. We can use computers in our everyday lives to create such wonderful pieces of art and literary texts and now this is becoming increasingly common with composers such as John Cage, Larry Austin, Jonty Harrison et al using the computer to make music. The music itself may in

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Mike
  • Analysis of My Fair Lady

    Analysis of My Fair Lady

    Analysis of My Fair Lady The play My Fair Lady, written by Alan Jay Lerner in 1956, focuses on turning an unsophisticated flower girl into a well brought up lady. Henry Higgins is a professor of languages who is high class and very snobby. Eliza Doolittle is a poor flower girl who dreams of living the high class life. Colonel Pickering, a good friend of Professor Higgins, makes a wager with Professor Higgins that he

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Analysis of October Sky

    Analysis of October Sky

    Living Above Ground The inspirational true story of Homer Hickam in October Sky reminds us all to strive for our goals and never give up, even in the face of adversity. However, Homer was fighting for a great deal in his pursuit of rocketry, he was even fighting for his life. Born in a coal mining town, son of a foreman, Homer seemed destined to work the mine when he grew up. But in October

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Analysis of Robert Zemeckis - Contact

    Analysis of Robert Zemeckis - Contact

    The Warner Bros. movie Contact, based on the novel by famous Astronomer Carl Sagan, is a fascinating journey through the human mind and attempts to answer the question that humans have been asking since the dawn of time "Are we alone in the Universe?" The movie describes with amazing accuracy the lives of astronomers and researchers who work for the SETI program and other similar projects that explore the possibilities of receiving extra terrestrial radio

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    Essay Length: 816 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2008 By: Steve
  • Analysis of Roger Ebert's “finding Neverland” Film Review

    Analysis of Roger Ebert's “finding Neverland” Film Review

    Analysis of Roger Ebert's “Finding Neverland” Film Review “Finding Neverland” is a recently released motion picture starring acclaimed actors Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, and directed by Marc Forster ("Monsters Ball”) Personally, I loved the movie and It was hard to find a critic that gave the movie a negative review, so I stopped trying to find someone to argue with and I came across the king of all critics, Roger Ebert. I usually don't

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    Essay Length: 566 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Yan
  • Analysis of Saving Private Ryan

    Analysis of Saving Private Ryan

    Maribel Carrillo Dr. Harvey Film Paper Analysis of Saving Private Ryan In the following paragraphs I will analyze the film Saving Private Ryan directed by Steven Spielberg in 1998 starring Tom Hanks. I choose this movie because I enjoyed the family based values that the movie represented by trying to salvage what could be saved from a family that had already lost so much. As I said above, I choose this movie because the whole

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    Submitted: June 1, 2010 By: Anna
  • Analysis of Singin in the Rain

    Analysis of Singin in the Rain

    Released in 1951, Singin in the Rain was one of the last films to be produced during the profitable golden age of the studio system. It evokes the typical characteristics of the popular MGM Hollywood musical by relying on superstar names and infectious dance numbers. However, Singin in the Rain incorporates an additional level of parody into its nostalgic plot that focuses on the disruptive shift from silent movies to "talkies." The film showcases classical

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    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Analysis of the Adagio of Bruckner’s String Quintet (1871). What Issues of Generic Analysis Are Suggested by This Movement?

    Jonny Danciger Analysis of the Adagio of Bruckner’s String Quintet (1871). What issues of generic analysis are suggested by this movement? On first encountering the slow movement Bruckner’s String Quintet one may, on account of the extraordinary large scale formal and tonal progressions that Bruckner employs, assume a conscious influence of Beethoven’s late works on the composer. However, in ‘The Essence of Bruckner’, Simpson asserts that Bruckner seems to have been ignorant of Beethoven’s late

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    Submitted: September 27, 2017 By: Jonny Danciger
  • Analysis of the Graduate

    Analysis of the Graduate

    The Graduate is a great example of a film where lens and camera choices were used effectively to convey the director’s point of view. It seemed like every choice made by the director Mike Nichols director and the director of cinematography Bob Surtees was justified. The outcome of each shot played an important role in shaping the message of the film. The cinematography of Bob Surtees is very complicated and thoughtful but at the same

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    Essay Length: 1,067 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Tasha

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