Best Actor Award Essays

  • Robert Hayden's 'Those Winter Sundays'

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    Jack Akers Instructor: Mary Wallace English 102-01 26 February 2018 Love and guilt: An explication of Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays” In the poem “Those winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden, Hayden experiences both the feelings of love and guilt for the way he treated his father while he was growing up. In the poem, Hayden reflects back on the things that his father did for him, not out of necessity but out of love. At the time, Hayden took these things for granted and never fully appreciated

  • Theme Of Conformity In Dead Poets Society

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    In the movie Dead Poets Society, Peter Weir, the director, creates continuous tension by superimposing the two main opposing themes of individuality and conformity through various camera and mise-en-scene codes. By choosing between diverse camera positions and angles, as well as deliberately placing important objects in various settings, he elegantly exemplifies the contrast between the school’s ethics of conformity and Mr. Keating’s teachings of individuality. This contrast is tangible in both Neil’s

  • African American Actor

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    the same complexion as a milk chocolate bar. He has a perfect smile, all white and straight, and he always keeps his hair low and tamed. When you see him in public, you’re always able to recognize him. Not only is he good-looking, be he’s also an actor, singer, song-writer, comedian, and much more. He’s had TV shows, and more movies then I can count. He’s done more in his 48 years of living then what an average 48-year-old would. He’s been in over fifty movies and TV shows combined. He’s starred

  • Character Analysis: Marlon Brando

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    revolution is thanks to him: when you compare his work from the Quay to The Last Tango in Paris, you see the lightest possible, and full of sensations. "- (Martin Scorsese) Despite his German-British origins, Marlon Brando was the most influential actor in the history of the American cinema and even the most "disturbing" critic. Roger Ebert, said, "There is no one before or ever since that has been like Marlon Brando.” Jack Nicholson also said “He was so ingenious that it was the beginning of a revolution

  • Dances With Wolves Essay

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    Dances With Wolves is a historical drama/ Western war film directed and produced by Kevin Costner. The leading actors include Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, and Graham Greene. The film is also said to be an adaptation of a novel of the same title written by Michael Blake. Costner stars as the main character of Lieutenant John J. Dunbar. The plot follows the growing relationship between Lieutenant Dunbar and a group of Lakota Native Americans during the Civil War after Dunbar takes a liking to their

  • Million Dollar Baby Analysis

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    It centers with a former boxing trainer named Frankie, who is played by one of the greatest actors Hollywood has ever seen, Clint Eastwood. Reluctant at first, he managed to help a waitress fulfill her dream of becoming a boxer and eventually making her a star in the boxing ring. Despite of her success, she has been cheated on by her opponent and

  • Lady And The Tramp Film Analysis

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    It’s a challenge for me to think of any movie that doesn’t have at least one kiss between two characters. Even Lady and the Tramp, a children’s movie, has that iconic moment when the two dogs lock lips after sharing a plate of spaghetti. Sure, it wasn’t full-on making out - and it may border on beastiality - but it was a kiss nonetheless. At this point, a good kissing scene is a Hollywood institution; we see one (or an attempt at one) in practically every movie ever made, just as we do an exploding

  • Violence In Martin Charles Scorsese

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    “Taxi Driver”, “Raging Bull”, “The Last Temptation of Christ” and “The Departed”- this is only a short list of movies which were directed by a talented Italian-American screenwriter, Martin Charles Scorsese. With more than 50 years of film directing experience, with lots of rewards, including Oskar, he remains to be one of the most influential and recognized film producers around the globe. From very young age Mr. Scorsese was very passionate about film making and at the age of 26 he already

  • Will Smith: Famous Life And Contribution To Society

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    to society Page 5 Conclusion Page 6 Timeline Page 7 Sources Page 7 Introduction From a small gig rap star, to the “Fresh Prince,” to “The Most Powerful Actor In Hollywood,” the one and only Will Smith!!!- In this informational piece, you will be walking in the shoes of the one and only Will Smith!!! I will be showing you The famous actor Will Smith’s Life, from early life, famous life, and contributing to society. Clearly, I will be showing you When he was born, and when he was famous, and contribution

  • Psychological Realism In Macbeth

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    damaging physical and psychological consequences of political greed on those who seek power for their own sake selfishly. Macbeth was performed countless times around the world in theaters and has been screened countless times featuring well known-famous actors and directors, especially in Europe and the USA. In my project I will be

  • Examples Of Postmodernism In Fashion

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    The movement that I decided to work with is Postmodernism in Fashion .In the following essay I will be analyzing the styles, characteristics and examples. Postmodernism basically means to the blending of styles, ideas, materials, and so forth in a way that breaks guidelines or set principles in the Art field. On account of form this could mean to a blending of prints or textures in many ways. It could also mean putting together and mixing styles altogether. I would say that male/female unique apparel

  • Ocean's Eleven Movie Analysis

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    Ocean’s Eleven is a movie based on Danny Ocean, the protagonist, who wants to score the biggest heist in history. He combines an eleven-member team, including Frank Catton, Rusty Ryan and Linus Caldwell. Their target? The Bellagio, the Mirage and the MGM Grand. All casinos owned by Terry Benedict. It 's not going to be easy, as they plan to get in secretly and out with $150 million. Danny is a smart risk taker, being no stranger to a life of high stakes crime. He is smooth, loyal, and very protective

  • Daniel Whitney's Song Review: Larry The Cable Guy

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    Get ‘er done” says Larry the Cable Guy as he drinks a beer, turns on NASCAR and scratches his rear end. Larry, of course, is not a real person. He is a character created by the so-called comedian Daniel Whitney, a native of Pawnee City in the state of Nebraska. Despite being a work of fiction, Larry the Cable Guy is a remarkably accurate depiction of the common redneck. The vast majority of those who relate to Whitney’s work are themselves beer-swilling, gun-toting, flannel-wearing sons of the soil

  • Comparing Betrayal In Sophocles Electra, And Modern

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    MENIS story edited and written by Anne Scott Includes a mixture of stories from Sophocles’ Electra and Shakespeare’s Hamlet and a story named Modern. Between all these stories there are many themes presented however only one can attract the attention of the reader. The theme that is very common would be Betrayal, it was portrayed in these stories many times and the theme is what triggered families to divide and decline in all the stories of Hamlet, Electra, and Modern. In the story of Hamlet by Shakespeare

  • Nadja Poem Analysis

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    ‘Nadja’ the work based on magical realism by Andre Breton’s is positioned somewhere amid the story of the author’s own life and a metaphysical historical imaginary tale with a deep indication of all the attributes of magical realism. Nadja is for sure a beautiful love story in its first level, but the underlying major question is regarding the entity of affection. The straight answer is the imaginary magical character, Nadja, a gorgeous and fascinating lady whom Breton, who is in fact the writer

  • War By Candlelight Character Analysis

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    In War By Candlelight by Daniel Alarcon creates characters that are searching for an alternative self. The author builds his engaging stories with his authorial voice and use of colors. This helps form the distinction between the characters outside and inside life. Alarcon sets the stories in New York City or in Lima, Peru to display the differences of the characters leading double lives in various settings. The characters in War By Candlelight have an internal and external conflict and lack the

  • Persuasive Essay On Role Models

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    Role models. A very controversial topic, to be honest. There are good role models and bad role models, but what exactly is a role model? A role model is someone who one can look up to, aspire to be and be inspired by. A good example of role models is celebrities. They have a massive influence on people all around the world, especially teenagers. Many teens idolize celebrities aspire to be them. They are famous and many people try to imitate them. This is the perfect way to get them to do good things

  • The Three Men In Kate Chopin's Awakening

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    “She had all her life long been accustomed to harbor thoughts and emotions which never voiced themselves,”- Kate Chopin. Edna goes through life not completely fitting in and finally is able to break free. With breaking free Edna discovers the various qualities in a man that she wants but finds only certain qualities in certain men. The three main men in “Awakening” have the qualities she wants but in the end, cannot have. These three men are Leonce Pontellier, the husband, Robert Lebrun, the emotional

  • Essay On Willy Loman As A Tragic Hero

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    Aristotle, an ancient Greek philosopher, believes that a tragedy is “that moment where the hero comes face to face with his true identity.” Since Aristotle’s time, writers utilized the main character that possesses a fatal flaw and portrayed how it sparks his or her tragic demise. Arthur Miller explains that a tragedy is when the consequences of a man’s total compulsion to evaluate himself justly. Throughout Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller illustrates that Willy Loman is the epitome of a tragic

  • Similarities Between Jaws And Midnight Cowboy

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    A movie could seem completely different on the surface, but share many similarities. Midnight Cowboys and Jaws are a great example of this. One movie is a horror movie that uses gore to create a shock value. The other is a drama that shows a man trying to make it after moving from a small town to Manhattan. The concepts of these movies seem as if they would have no similarities, yet they are a lot more alike than one would think. Midnight Cowboy was an enjoyable movie. My main critic would be