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  • American Consumerism In The Oyster Princess

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    I simply wrapped up The Oyster Princess, a beautiful Lubitsch film that by one means or another blends the two altogether different ingredients of anarchy and sophistication with lovely results. What truly got my attention was the scene of the film, where it is asserted that the film is a metaphor for American consumerism. As per my seeing; there are various understandings of the film through investigation, utilizing the four cinematic methods: Mise-en-scène, altering, cinematography, and sound.

  • Who Was Gogol Alone In America Summary

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    Knowing the fact that the Gangaulis belong to Calcutta and that he is one of the few Gingilis living in America, Gogol becomes restless. He is able to identify himself with the host culture where he is born and brought up but is not able to identify himself with the Gngulis living in Calcutta. One of the incidents in his life makes him aware that his roots are not here where he lives but in somewhere else. Once, during his project works, the peculiarity of his name becomes apparent. The students

  • Dexter Scene Analysis

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    Looking on the film side of Dexter the TV show. Watching episodes two and three from season one. There’s significant lighting changes, camera angles, camera distance and the different lengths of a shot in both scenes. The producers change them in every scene depending on the message they want to relay to the viewers. Looking at the scene in Dexter episode two about half way through. This scene takes place in a courtroom and establishes that in the first scene to the audience. Matt Chambers is on

  • Symbolism In The Movie Barton Fink

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    for movies in Los Angeles. This sudden change, ignites an ongoing feud within Barton Fink; should he write the movie Jack Lipnick (Michael Lerner) wants or go with his gut and stick to a story about realism and the “common man.” The various medium close up shots, uses of symbolism and lighting throughout the film allow us to venture into the life of Barton Fink and to grasp his deteriorating mental state as the film progresses. When we are

  • Shot Analysis: Citizen Kane

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    years, but does not express much concern. Kane is very sarcastic in his approach and has a small smirk on his face during the shot. The lighting is from the bottom, but very low light. Deep focus is also used in this scene, even though we are very close to Kane’s face we can still see Thatcher’s head. From this shot, I suggest that Kane is trying to tell Thatcher that he does not care about losing money and that he is going to do whatever he wants to do. In the final transition there is a short sound

  • The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe Character Analysis

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    faun. I used neutral lighting for the suspense and close ups to show the note and then full shot to show the characters setting off on their journey.The following steps in the hero 's journey are the Road of Trials. Some of these steps are, firstly, After being taken in by kind beavers, Edmund decided to betray everyone and go run to see the Queen for his own selfish reasons and the queen sent her evil wolves to kill his family. I did close ups and full shots and medium shots and used the 1st person

  • Stereotypes In John Hughes's Film The Breakfast Club

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    treat others. Furthermore, in the part where John walks through the football field, Nelson walks towards the camera with a feeling of triumph as he puts on a pair of sunglasses and opens his coat. At the same time, the music in the background picks up once more and the scene freezes with Nelson raising a fist over his head as if he feels accomplished. After that, the scene fades out in order to signal the end of the film and of a legacy that Brian calls “The Breakfast

  • Cinematic Techniques In Tim Burton's Movies

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    Tim Burton’s Movies are thrilling,Happy at the same time.Some of Burton's most famous movies are Beetle Juice,Edward Scissorhands,and Charlie and the chocolate factory.He is known for making his dark and scary movies.He uses all of the cinematic techniques to create different moods.Tim Burton uses sound,framing and lighting to create movies that are funny and scary all at the same time keeping it kid appropriate. He uses sound to create different feelings in parts of the movies.In one of his movies

  • Sexism In The Little Snow White

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    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm popularly known as the “Grimms Brothers”, were characterized as one of the most dramatic writers in the 19th century. They were categorized by their short, simple sentences, colloquial language, and their well-organized approach to craft writings. Their writing was entitled Little Snow White, it was released in 1937 and it was about Snow White, a princess who falls into a deep, death-like rest after taking a bite from a poisoned apple. My impression about this narrative was

  • Psychoanalytic Analysis Of Lord Of The Flies

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    conclusion of the very first chapter of the novel, he foreshadows his sadistic tendencies when he very nearly kills a pig. Later, he is shown acclimating to his environment (i.e. the forest) and refining his hunting abilities. All of these events lead up to Jack’s eventual split from Ralph’s rule and his complete succumbing to his negative impulses. This is epitomized in his vicious and thoughtless attack on the sow, during which he, “…was on top of the sow, stabbing downwards with his knife” (Golding

  • Ava Duvernay's 'Selma': Film Analysis

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    History will always be open to interpretation & minor changes when it comes to filmmaking, whether the film is written based on facts or built on fiction. There are many things a director could do when it comes to making a film based on historical events. Sometimes, a director could choose to represent a few events inaccurately in exchange for more impactful and dramatic, but inaccurate scenes. In the film industry, most directors are looking to appeal to as wide an audience as possible

  • Film Analysis: The Bad Kids

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    The Bad Kids uses an assortment of techniques to create a way to get the viewer emotional involved in the story. The techniques involved in the film are shots of the weather, the way voice overs are used, and the overall structure of each child’s conflict. The director’s purpose in using these techniques is to get the viewer to see that these kids, who have had a hard life, are largely victims of the circumstances that they were born into. These kids are just a few in a country and world where millions

  • 'Macbeth': Film Analysis

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    Kurzel’s adaptation of ‘Macbeth’ remains loyal and truthful to Shakespeare’s language and terminology, characters, setting and plot. It is obvious that the director did not want to deviate from tradition. However, within the midst of the traditional, the film explores later ideas that have arisen such as the appearance of a dead child in the opening scene. Since the play’s creation and debut on stage in the 17th century, theories and questions have been put forward by scholars and fans of Shakespeare

  • Critical Discourse Analysis Definition

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    Critical Discourse Analysis The term Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) is used interchangeably with Critical Linguistics (CL). Nonetheless, since not long ago it seems that CDA is preferred to speak of the theory formerly known as CL. CDA considers language a social practice (cf. Fairclough: 1989). This theory regards the social context in which the language is used as crucial. Critical Discourse Analysis directs much of its attention and dedicates a substantial amount of research to the relation

  • Character Foils In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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    One of the biggest character foils in Jane Eyre is between Mr. Edward Rochester and St. John Rivers. From the first time we meet these characters, it is easy to tell the two apart. While one is ruled by a religious forces the other is controlled by emotions. Jane has to make a choice, and decide how she is going to live the rest of her life. At the end of the novel, she makes a choice between what is expected of her, and what she wants. To simply the question, does she choose the Prince, who is saintly

  • Snow White Fairy Tales Analysis

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    Revised fairy tales are becoming increasingly important in today’s world as there is a great need for producers and writers to alter traditional feminine values viewed in these tales. These alterations are needed in order to correspond to the changing demands and tastes of audiences in today’s society. Original fairy tales tend to perpetuate patriarchal values by placing stereotypical traits on both the male and female roles. “Snow White” has been one of the major fairy tales that have been criticized

  • Imagery In 'An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge'

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    Ambrose Bierce displays writing skills in the short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” that create an unforgettable tale. By using key literary devices, he takes the reader through an emotional journey. Imagery, prominently displayed throughout the story causes the reader to immerse themselves in their imagination, causing the largest effect on the audience. Within this imagery, Bierce includes symbolism to further enhance the text. Through it, he not only uses imagery to create a world

  • Cinematic Techniques In Tim Burton's Films

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    he wore black and dark colors and he also had scissor as hands because that is what his inventor gave him. Edward's hair showed his character. Tim Burton used over the shoulder shots to show how mean and scary the characters were and how they ganged up on the unusual looking family that took Edward in as their own. In the intro to the movie, there was creepy, intense music to show how Edward made the gossip club feel. Burton made all the house, wives, and cars look alike to give us a feel how Edward

  • A Space Odyssey Colour Analysis

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    ESSAY 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Stanley Kubrick is the focus for the visual experiment regarding colour in the final project of (Colour and Lighting) course. The director thinks clearly that, there’s a basic problem with people who are paying attention with their eyes: Those who won’t believe their eyes won’t be able to appreciate this film (Agel, 1970). A colour analysis of the film was generated by averaging out the colours which appear in the film. The resulting scenes or images were placed in

  • Thirst Street Film Analysis

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    husband, this one-sided affection becomes an important motivation for Gina to be happy and get over the past experience. The narration of the film reveals Jerome's understanding of Gina's experience, leading it more difficult for him to completely break up with her. In addition, Gina makes the unthinkable decisions