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    Citizen Kane is one of the most famous movies of all time. It was made in 1941 starring Orson Wells himself as the titular character. The film was also directed, co-written and produced by Wells who was 26 year old at the time. In this essay we are going to look at the movie itself offering a brief summary and a depiction of its themes, how the American culture of the time influenced the movie and its plot and we’ll finally examine what things make this movie particularly revolutionary for its time

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    Even from the beginning, this film both sets itself apart with the first-person “found footage” style, while at the same time, also has the chance to be not very different at all. Personally, I believe the movie certainly achieved the former statement; setting itself apart in a number of different ways. While taking from budget-cutting idea of Eduardo Sánchez’s The Blair Witch Project, using a camera carried by a character– in this case the protagonist– it also steers away from the horror genre that

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    Citizen Kane Symbolism

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    of this lay in a young genius director using the means of production against one of America’s most wealthy media magnates, William Hearst. But Kane would have been forgotten had it not also been for the depth of characterization that Welles and Mankiewicz (screenwriter) brought to Kane as well as its original example of film art introducing a new style based on deep-focus photography, wide-angle lenses, and shots of unusually long duration. The film tells Kane 's story; a life full of emptiness,

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    Analysis of the technical aspects of the title sequences 1. Introduction In this essay I will discuss the technical aspects of the title sequences such as the shots, the look and texture, colour, sound, music, texts, motion and aesthetics, among others. We will look at Seven film (1995) by David Fincher and Catch Me if You Can released in 2002, directed by Steven Spielberg as my chosen title sequences. 2. Body 2.1 Seven Figure 1 Seven Title Sequence Seven is a psychological Thriller/Drama

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    As the movie poster from Citizen Kane says, "Everybody 's talking about it, It 's terrific!" Though, what exactly is it that makes Citizen Kane the best movie of all time? Many, such as the New York Times on its debut in 1941, have acknowledged that "Citizen Kane was "one of the great (if not the greatest) motion pictures of all time" (qtd. in Brown). The movie is even in many top movie lists in rather high-ranking positions. The story is about a reporter trying to figure out just what the word "rosebud"

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    Justification: This story is based from the poem ‘The Seafarer’. I have written this narrative in third person to express the emotions of what each character is feeling throughout each situation. The connection of this narrative relates to ‘The Seafarer’ because it shows deep depression and selfishness. My character Annaleise is a women who is recently divorced, her daughter Skylar moved out of home to live with her boyfriend Sam. Annaleise doesn’t cope well with both of these heartbreaking situations

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    The Great Dictator is a 1940 political satire film written, produced, and staring world renowned actor and comedian, Charlie Chaplin. This was Chaplin’s first true sound film and wound up being his most commercially successful film. The film was nominated for several awards, including five Academy Awards. The setting is based in fictional country Tomania, based on Nazi Germany. The film was produced in the United States prior to World War II, at a time when the U.S. was still at peace with Nazi Germany

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    In Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a couple, Joel Barrish and Clementine Kruzynski, relationship has taken a turn for the worst decides to undergo a memory erasing surgery and later end up dating each other again. Throughout this movie, one of the partners regrets their decision after realizing he still loves his partner and desperately tries to stop the surgery but fails. Due to the Joel and Clementine failure to reverse the procedure, they fall in love again. As due to their

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    “I believe whatever doesn’t kill you simply makes you stranger” (The Dark Knight, 2008), this is the stand out sentence that the main antagonist, The Joker (Heath Ledger) speaks in the opening scene of the movie. Not only does this line set up the suspense for the rest of the movie but it also sets up the suspense for the opening scene of the movie. ‘The Dark Knight’ is a film directed by Christopher Nolan that builds suspense and intrigue throughout the movie, the director uses mise-en-scene, mise-en-shot

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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a Western film directed by John Ford in 1962(The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), starring James Stewart and John Wayne as the lead characters, and Vera Miles who stars as their love interest. The movie opens with Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart) and his wife, Hallie Stoddard (Vera) who returns to Shinbone. The citizens of Shinbone are very excited and surprised at this unexpected visit and the editor of the Shinbone Star wants an exclusive story on this unlikely

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    The Scarlet Letter and Uses of the Puritan Past illustrate various aspects of the cultural values in Puritanism and their societal impacts. In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne depicts Puritanism as a bleak, strict cultural instance in which people who do not conform to their rules are shunned and distanced from society. In Uses of the Puritan Past, Puritan culture is described as a social construct based on four primary virtues. These virtues were the main influence of Puritan activity in Uses of the

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    With its juxtaposition of ordinary details and extraordinary events, his short story "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World" is an example of the style for which García Márquez is famous: magic realism. Summary In the story, the body of a drowned man washes up in a small, remote town by the ocean. As the people of the town attempt to discover his identity and prepare his body for burial, they discover that he is taller, stronger and more handsome than any man they have ever seen. By the end of

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    Remember the Titans Based in a real story, the film Remember the Titans shows what happened in United States during the 70’s. A white high school was integrated with black students from another high school in order to break racial segregation. Both football teams had to be unified, and the black coach was chosen to be the head coach of the football team. Although at the beginning there was no respect and harmony, they started to get to know each other and get along. When they returned from the camp

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    The article “Consider the Lobster” by David Wallace opens a vivid, gruesome window, to a harsh truth that all lobster consumers push far back into the recesses of their minds. Wallace implores us to visit the controversial issue of boiling a live creature to death, for the sole purpose of our consumption. He uses a variety of literary persuasive tactics including the three rhetorical appeals Logos, Pathos and Ethos to drive home his argument to the reader. Throughout the article Wallace puts the

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    Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street Mental Health and the Workplace Mental health is one of the most predominant and costly issues found within a work place. Only recently has it been noticed that mental health has a huge impact within a workplace, as well as external factors surrounding an organization. Majority of both employers and employees have a very limited understanding of mental health and how it may affect an organization. Efforts to improve understanding on mental health

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    Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl engages with many questions within the diasporic dialogue and the writer asserts the position she takes with all issues she deals with. She, like many, sees that there are many things pulling apart the ideas of Englishness and Nigerian-ness but at the same time, there are things that fuse them together in people that live both those identities at the same time. Jess is the person she uses to establish this unsteady union and at the end, this young girl who begins her

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    Leadership is the most important term in the organizations management. It is the ability of the leader to make sound decisions and inspires organization’s employees to well performance. Effective leaders are able to direct their people to achieve organization’s goals. He/she has ability to take fast and good decisions even in very critical situation to out from organization competition. There are some traits, skills and styles for good leaders. Some of them naturally they have them and some of

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    Remember the Titans is based on a true story, the film is about American sports. In 1971, at the T.C. Williams high school, under the racial integration policy, a black football coach – Herman Boone, is hired to coaching an all white institution’s football team and he replaces the current white coach Yoast to be the new head coach. Yoast felt he was offended by ask him work with a black coach. Boone offered an assistant coaching position to Yoast. At the beginning, Yoast refused Boone’s offer, but

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne’s became a very dark and depressing writer that sought fame in the Mid-1800’s, but what in his life caused him to write in a somber and dreary tone that he is well-known for? Hawthorne’s short stories, novels, and poems dealt with very dark and serious topics. Hawthorne is, and still considered among many, one of the greatest writers of his time, becoming very famous and living a successful life. With all of this success, what gave him the dreadful thoughts to continue writing

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    Summary Of Benito Cerreno

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    Herman Melville’s story Benito Cereno creates controversial arguments and moral questions. First published in 1855, the story tells of an American captain, Amasa Delano, attempting to assist an apparently broken-down ship called the San Dominick. Initially, the ship’s leader, the namesake of the story, appears as this weak leader that cannot control the conflict among the slaves and sailors. As Delano further discovers the ship and doubts Cereno’s motives, the readers are almost brought to believe

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