Cinema of India Essays

  • How Has Bollywood Influenced American Culture

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    The Hindi movie industry has influenced daily life and culture in India for decades now. Nowhere else is there such devotion to cinema as in India (ONES TO WATCH). In fact, Bollywood movies are the basis of entertainment and almost a religion in the nation. For example, if you attend any Indian wedding then you will find the ladies attired in the finest garments modeled after Bollywood fashion, and guests dancing to throbbing hit songs during the ‘baraat’ which is wedding procession. Bollywood has

  • Bicycle Thieves Film Analysis

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    The film Bicycle Thieves (1949) directed by Vittorio De Sica, is an Italian Neo-Realistic film set in post-war Italy. The film follows Antonio Ricci and his son Bruno on a quest to retrieve his stolen bike in an attempt to remove himself and his family from the cycle of poverty. Bicycle Thieves (1949) discusses themes of struggle and desperation causing one to sacrifice their morality and become the evil they initially fought. De Sica expresses such themes to the viewer through the culture of poverty

  • Examples Of Greed In The Movie Avatar

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    The film Avatar is a movie with vivid colors and images. The director and writer of Avatar is James Cameron, he won best director, movie and best picture. In 2009 it was one of the highest grossing films that came out due to the fact that it was budgeted at over 237 million dollars. There were many scenarios portrayed in this movie, but the one that caught my attention the most was greed. I want to recount the scenes in avatar that depicts that greed was shown through the use of technology. The Avatar

  • Jean Valjean In Les Miserables

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    Imagine getting put in jail for nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread. This is what Jean Valjean had to experience. Jean Valjean, the main character of Tom Hooper’s drama Les Miserables, gets out of prison, where he was put for stealing a loaf of bread, at the beginning of the movie. After being told that he’d be let out of jail, his dreams of living a normal life were utterly shattered within a couple seconds. This happened because Javert gave him a slip of paper marking him as a ‘dangerous’

  • Western Film And Unforgiven: The Western Genre

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    Films are reflective of cultural values, with each genre representing a different facet. The Western genre is perhaps the most iconic; fueled by masculinity and valor, with smoking guns, dashing heroes, and wicked villains, watching these films is an exciting experience. Beneath their dramatic, riveting surface, is a compelling narrative form, upheld by numerous authors over the past hundreds of years. The basic form of the western involves a hero, a villain, and a woman. With the villain always

  • Gilgamesh Never Ending Analysis

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    The Never-ending Chase of a Never-ending Life Since the dawn of man, mankind has been intrigued by achieving a never-ending youthful life. The phenomenon of immortality can be observed in various forms of literature, as well as in mythology and myths, which have led both real and fictional characters to pursue the temptation of living forever. The ancient epos of Gilgamesh is not only the first known literary work in history, but also is the start of depicting the quest for immortality, befitting

  • Is Reflexivity In Analyzing Ingmar Bergman's Persona?

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    put together and meaning, are integral to the film. Reflexivity in film is distinguished as a film that is self-aware. A film that is aware of the process that has been taken to produce a film, the illusion that is usually created in main stream cinema is not present instead the audience are made aware that the film is simply an illusion i.e. “The fictional nature of a story can be suspended only by a direct communicative act, which is not mediated by the conventions of the fiction itself. Reflexivity

  • La La Land Film Analysis

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    Damien Chazelle’s American musical film, La La Land (2016), with Director of Photography Linus Sandgren, won about six awards at the Oscars. One of the awards they received is in the Cinematography category. I personally agree with this voting because this beautifully-made film shows, not tells, the story. In the beginning of the film, the viewers see the story from Mia’s point of view, but the story later goes back and switches to Sebastian’s point of view. This is a remarkable technique that visually

  • The Importance Of Film Theory

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    Film theory is a gathering of interpretative systems created after some time keeping in mind the end goal to see better the way movies are made and got. Film hypothesis is not an independent field: it acquires from the controls of logic, craftsmanship hypothesis, sociology, social hypothesis, brain science, artistic hypothesis, etymology, financial matters, and political science. Medium specificity: Early film scholars had two primary worries: to legitimize silver screen as a work of art and to

  • Bollywood Influence On Society

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    Author: Sangeetha Alwar Dialoguebaazi (flair for dialogues) is the backbone of Bollywood 's flamboyant personality. Right from bombastic and florid to pedestrian and monosyllabic, it 's all about saying the right words at the right time. From dances around trees to scantily clad women gyrating to tuneless music in nightclubs, in Bollywood, we have it all. It is one of the largest film production centres in the world. So the question of the reach and success of Bollywood is, lets face it, pointless

  • Pierrot L Godard Film Analysis

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    most celebrated French New Wave auteur filmmaker and Cahiers du Cinema critic, Jean-Luc Godard. There are three periods in which Godard’s work fall into. I will be focusing on the early period of his filmmaking career where some of his best films were made before he began his political films. He is recognized for breaking the rules and conventions of the Classical Hollywood cinema and bringing something new and innovative to French cinema. The quote is echoed upon three of his pioneering films, A Bout

  • Chinatown Movie Essay

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    2. Chinatown (1974) This film was written by Robert Towne and directed by Roman Polanski. Possibly, one of the most renowned and disputed was the final scene of Chinatown. This film was based on the real situation that happened between Los Angeles City and Owens Valley known as the California Water Wars. In the final scene, P.I. Jake Gittes’ (Jake Nicholson) hard work didn’t matter anymore because all the main characters moved from L.A. to Chinatown. The secrets were also exposed as well as he was

  • Hollywood In The Fortieth Film Noir Analysis

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    qualities of tone, image, intonation. First of all, "Noir", as a "black" film, is defined through the opposition to "gray" and "white" films. Like German expressionism and the French "new wave", the film noir represents a whole period in the history of cinema. In general, the concept of "film noir" refers to those Hollywood paintings of the forties and early fifties,

  • The Influence Of Nostalgia In Pop Culture

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    Lately, we saw the rise of 80s and 90s nostalgia in the media ranging from movie remakes of timely classics such as ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘It’, and ‘Robocop’ from the 80s, ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ and the long-awaited reboot ‘Tomb Raider’ which both originally came out in the 90s, to television shows which uses touches of retro nostalgia such as ‘Riverdale’, and ‘Stranger Things’. Meanwhile in mainstream music, we have the recent album release of Paramore ‘After Laughter’ which is a reminiscent

  • West Side Story Dance Analysis

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    West Side Story; The Discrimination Behind the Song and Dance According to Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez, The musical (West Side Story) projects ethnic difference as a threat to the territorial, racial and linguistic identity, as well as to the national and imperial subjectivity of Anglo Americans. The musical, uses plot points, characters, music, dialogue and dances as a distraction from the ethnic and racial discrimination against Puerto Rican immigrants of that time. West Side Story may not necessarily

  • Pinocchio Short Story Analysis

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    The story of Pinocchio has formed an integral part of the canon of bedtime stories for a large part of the world’s children. However, like any fairy tale, this story is also found in different forms, mediums and versions all across the world. Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio of the 1880’s for the Italian audience, and Disney’s Pinocchio of 1940 for the American audience, are two forms of the Pinocchio textual network. Poverty is significant to the fulfilment of some of the purposes and aims of the Collodi

  • Film Review: The Birth Of A Nation

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    in real life during the 1920s because of its portrayal of maltreatment towards the African-American slaves. I’m fully aware that at the time the film was released, the subject matter would be highly controversial to be actually depicted publicly in cinema, although nowadays this subject matter would be welcomed in films for mature audiences (ie. 12 Years A Slave). Aside from that, the filmmakers decided to use white actors for black characters, which I found disrespectful. This aspect of the film was

  • Philomela In Ovid And Celie In The Color Purple

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    The 20th century was characterized by patriarchy and social values. This essay will compare how Philomela in Ovid and Celie in the color purple were raped, Philomela was raped by her brother in law and cut off her tongue to silence her and Celie on the other hand, and she also raped by her stepfather and silenced her. I will demonstrate this by showing how Philomela was raped and become a repetition in rapture and silenced again. On the other hand, Celie is also raped and but she moves away from

  • Joyce Carol Oates Golden Gloves Analysis

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    Hollywood has set some unrealistic expectations about boxing and in the majority of their movies that portray the sport. Movies like “Million Dollar Baby”, and “The Fighter” all glorify the boxing element, and make the audience want to pick up a pair of gloves and start fighting. Boxing is showcased to be a violent sport with lots of passion, and strong victories, but Hollywood is less able to show the emotional side of the sport. However Joyce Carol Oates’ “Golden Gloves” succeeds at creating a

  • Singin In The Rain Film Analysis

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    Title: Singin’ In the Rain Director: Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen Other Technical Staff: Writer: Arthur Freed Producer: Arthur Freed Screenplay: Betty Comden and Adolph Green Cinematography: Harold Rosson Film Editor: Adrienne Fazan Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Genre: Hollywood Musical Major Cast Members: Gene Kelly as Don Lockwood Donald O 'Connor as Cosmo Brown. Debbie Reynolds as Kathy Selden Jean Hagen as Lina Lamont PLOT SYNOPSIS Other than singing, dancing and being a stuntman