English-language films Essays

  • Unhooking The Hookworm Analysis

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    Unhooking the Hookworm was a film released by the International Health Division of the Rockefeller foundation in the hopes of reducing the burden of Hookworm disease in the United States and abroad. It is a silent film about 10 minutes long, with intermittent slides containing english text. The goal of these slides is to explain how to recognize, prevent and treat hookworm disease. It follows the story of a young boy in the American South who runs barefooted around his outhouse and picks up hookworm

  • Selena Y Los Dinos

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    Selena Quintanilla-Perez, was a talented Mexican-American singer who was on the top of her career when it was cut-short by an untimely death. The movie started showing Selena the child, whose talent in singing was discovered by the father himself in the Texas setting. That became the starting event in the story. Selena became the soloist in the band named “Selena y Los Dinos”. The succeeding events are that of the family’s struggle to pursue the goal or the dream of making it in the music industry

  • Dance With The Wolves Analysis

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    and embarks on a quest when he gets healthy. He discovers Fort Sedgwick and meets Native Americans. Kevin Costner directed and produced this long lasting movie that almost continues for four hours. Throughout the film, John learns many skills from the Indians,including; a different language, different types of war strategies, life skills, and friendship/relationships. During John’s quest, he stumbles across a fort. It was the first place he found and stayed. One could tell people used to live there

  • Analysis Of A Clockwork Orange By Anthony Burgess

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    Most of the reviews praised the inventiveness of the language, while at the same time stressing unease at the violent subject matter (IABF, n.d.). The American and British editions were essentially different with the omission of the 21st chapter in the American edition and thus Alex 's moral transformation

  • Peopl People In Deaf Culture

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    Silence. Defined by Dictionary.com as absence of any sound or noise; stillness. Silence. See, it drives us crazy, just the word makes me think a little harder and my mind runs wild to find a way to avoid it. Silence, often times preceded by the word awkward, we scramble to find ways around it, usually by listening to music or maybe by the sound of our own voices. Silence is something that drags out the time, makes the clock click a little slower, because we simply do not like it. We want something

  • Loud Than Bomb Essay

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    between the two men spawned two great Norwegian dramas in the past, cases of “Reprise” in 2006 and “Oslo, August 31st” in 2011. Now they move settings from Oslo to New York and the language changes from Norwegian to English, but despite well established in terms of place and time, and the marvelous international cast, the film isn’t such a loud ‘bomb’ as suggested. The family drama is depicted with a certain mystery, which never really bites hard, and revolves around the death of the acclaimed war photographer

  • The American Dream In Spike Lee's Una Noche

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    Lila, Elio 's sister and narrator of the film, joins at the last minute because she does not want to be separated from her twin. Lila is the pragmatic voice of reason amongst the three and is not completely sold on the perfect life that Raul proclaims they will find in Miami. Elio is not as enthusiastic about the American dream as Raul and is primarily travelling with Raul to Miami due to his suppressed romantic feelings for the other young man. The film was directed by Lucy Mulloy, a first time

  • Una Noche Movie Analysis

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    the film, joins at the last minute to prevent being separated from her twin. Lila is the pragmatic voice of reason among the three and is not completely sold on the perfect life that Raúl proclaims they will find in Miami. Elio is not quite as enthusiastic about the American dream as his friend and is primarily travelling with Raúl to Miami due to his suppressed romantic feelings for the other young man. Una Noche was directed by Lucy Mulloy, a first time director who decided to make the film

  • The American Dream In Lucy Mulloy's Una Noche

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    of the film, joins at the last minute because she does not want to be separated from her twin. Lila is the pragmatic voice of reason amongst the three and is not completely sold on the perfect life that Raul proclaims they will find in Miami. Elio is not as enthusiastic about the American dream and is primarily travelling with Raul to Miami due to his suppressed romantic feelings for the other young man. Una Noche was directed by Lucy Mulloy, a first time director who decided to make the film after

  • The Mood For Love Analysis

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    4. Cop 663 and Faye meet (Chungking Express, 1994) Cop 663 enters the shop where Faye is working and asks for a chef salad. She prepares it while dancing to "California Dreaming" by The Mamas and the Papas. The event occurs at night and Wong Kar-wai presents it through the perspective of Faye, who watches Cop 663 approach. She dances to the song and appears somewhat disinterested. However, the narration has already informed the spectator that she will be in love with her customer, giving the scene

  • Ricardo Melendez Analysis

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    many of his dreams and aspirations. Ricardo inspires lots of people because he never stops challenging himself. From having to leave his family and friends in Mexico to going to college in a whole new country with a very different culture, different language and still having to deal with what his future is going to be like. These facts and many more never seemed to have a negative effect on Ricardo because he never sees his failures as failures, Ricardo thinks that the best thing you can do is fail because

  • Descriptive Essay About Fort Lauderdale

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    the weather is great all year round and can be very well used in the bar tables, on the lawns of the parks or in any of the beautiful beaches of the city and its surroundings. With good choices of language schools, today the city attracts people from around the world who wish to exchange and study English without compromising the quality of life of a minor and seaside town. And in fact: it is incredibly attractive! Here are some tips on what to do in Fort Lauderdale. Hot tips on what to do in Fort

  • Hmong People Culture

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    disparaging things which showed his prejudice and racism toward the Asian family. He developed antagonistic hostility toward them as individuals because they belonged to that group. Language is universal which is defined by ethnicity and race. There was a significant difference in the communication style and language used between Walt’s culture and Hmong people.

  • Dances With Wolves Character Analysis

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    The character I like best in this movie, Dances With Wolves, is John Dunbar. The three characteristics that made me like and respect him is that he is never gives up, is kind-hearted, and is willing to understand or understandable. This film shows a lot of characteristics to all the characters in this movie but never giving up is what I saw in John Dunbar at first hand. John Dunbar never gave up during the movie through lots of obstacles. He is a lieutenant in the beginning of the movie and sacrifice

  • Swells And Ripples: A Short Story

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    nonetheless. He had been stumbling like a giraffe through a crowd of pedestrians crossing the street; he had been on his way to his usual bistro to meet with his girlfriend of nearly two years: Sarah Fent. There were many adjectives within the English language to describe Sarah Fent. Sarah was sullen in all of her gestures and manner; she was touchy, presumptuous, yet helpless against praise and adulation. Sarah veered between unrestrained outbursts of judgement—which she called her 'opinion'—and

  • The Ultimate Gift Film Analysis

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    The timeless theme of redemption is manifested in the film The Ultimate Gift by Michael O. Sajbel through Jason Stevens’ adjustment from a spoiled and passionless rich kid to a hardworking, supportive, and kind man. First of all, in the film, Jason’s character develops from spoiled and selfish to a generous and giving person. For instance, at the beginning of the film, money was always available for Jason and he believed that money was the key to a good life. He believed that for money, “It’s a way

  • Single Book Benefits Essay

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    Within a book many find an escape, they can create a whole new world just from a few words on a page. A single book can change a persons mindset, can make make a person laugh then cry all in the span of a few words. A book can be enjoyed anywhere anytime with little trouble. Not only are books enjoyable but they also help a person throughout their life. In the classroom or after a stressful day at work a book can be beneficial, in many different ways. Reading is one of the best ways for a person

  • The Last Samurai Cultural Analysis

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    heavily on non-verbal cues to maintain social harmony. This includes many Asian and the Middle Eastern cultures. On the other hand, low-context culture uses language primarily to express thoughts, feelings and idea as directly and logically as possible. Such examples are the American and the European cultures. Although the main conflict of the film lies within the Japanese culture, it encompasses the loss of cultural identity, and how some Japanese choose to embrace a more modern, western culture. By

  • James Blake Hold Up Analysis

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    singing, "What is it about you that I can 't erase, baby, when every promise don 't work out that way?" I started crying. Then, the ominous lower register piano keys of "Forward" dong in like a second kick to the stomach, with the haunting voice of English electronic artist James Blake. The

  • A Clockwork Orange Research Paper

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    A Clockwork Orange Thematic Research Essay Anthony Burgess’ dystopian novel, A Clockwork Orange, takes on the theme of free will and why it 's highly crucial to people in society. In his novel, Anthony Burgess explores the absence of free will from a government project leading the main character, Alex, to become sick whenever he thinks of violence, leaving him defenseless, and having suicidal tendencies. After the undergoing the experiment, Alex finds the violent acts that he once loved are now unenjoyable