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    An extract I have chosen is taken from Ethan and Joel Coen’s film Fargo and I am going to analyze it in terms of its geographical, social and economic context and then focus on how it uses cinematography, critical reception, editing, genre codes and conventions, mise-en-scene, narrative structure, and sound to convey meaning according to filmmaker’s intentions, vision and their influences. Fargo is a reality-based crime drama set in Minnesota in 1987. The Coens made this snowbound film noir

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    In the novella, Chronicle of the Death Foretold, Gabriel García Marquez explores the malleability of truth through the use of point of view to question the extent of how one’s role in society affects one’s decision. In this compelling novella the narrator speaks in a journalistic tone while finding different perspectives of each of the character’s memory of the murder of Santiago Nasar. Each character holds a unique twist of what happened twenty years ago on that tragic day that no one will forget

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    In the book, “In Cold Blood,” Truman Capote takes us through the lives of the murderers and the murdered in the 1959 Clutter family homicide, which transpires in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas. The first chapter, “The Last to See Them Alive,” vividly illustrates the daily activities of the Clutter family—Herbert, Bonnie, Nancy, and Kenyon—and the scheming plot of Dick Hickock and Perry Smith up to point where the family is found tied up, and brutally murdered. In doing so, he depicts the picture-perfect

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    In the book Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (Dee Goong An), the main character is Judge Dee, a magistrate in China’s Tang dynasty. The roles of a magistrate include but are not limited to, being a judge, detective, jury and police officer. The book follows three of Judge Dee’s cases, the Case of the Double Murder at Dawn, the Case of the Strange Corpse, and the Case of the Poisoned Bride. In order to be a distinguished and powerful magistrate, one must lead with Confucian and Legalist values. Judge

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    In the novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the narrator sets out on a journey to assemble the remaining pieces of truth surrounding the murder of Santiago Nasar, twenty-seven years after incident. As the narrator recounts the series of facts relating to Santiago’s death, the reader becomes aware of the emptiness, as an accumulation of these informations can’t recreate the event itself. Judging both the narrator’s desire to revisit the past and the foretold events

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    In Cold Blood

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    In 1959, the Kansas town of Holcomb was left horrified after the murders of the Clutter family. The shocking murder caught both the attention and hearts of those who learnt of it. In 1966, Truman Capote brilliantly captured the acts of the murders in his book “In Cold Blood”. Shortly after in 1967, Richard Brooks released the adaptation to Truman’s book, “In Cold Blood” which uniquely captures the essence of the murdered and the murderers. Capote and Brooks depicted the killers, Perry Smith and Dick

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    Death's Acre Summary

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    tracking serial killers, to studying a cow 's dead body to determine way of death. To much surprise this book goes into great details of everything, sometimes more than wanted Topic 1 The whole reason for Death 's Acre being written is cause of the infamous Body Farm. Other from being well known from The Blind Side, the Body Farm is notoriously known for its

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    Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood is a retelling of the true account of two men slaughtering four members of a prosperous Kansas family on the night of November 15th, 1959. Capote’s factual story of the murders of the Clutter family, the arrest of two convicts, the trial and the convictions garnered widespread media attention and fame for Capote. However, In Cold Blood has been critically analyzed by both worlds of fiction writers as well as journalists on claims that the book is “immaculately factual”

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    Foretold Animal Imagery

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    How is Animal Imagery used in Chronicle of a Death Foretold? Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a novel based on true events that had occurred in 1951 in Colombia. As the title indicates, the author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez creates a timeline of how one citizen, Santiago Nazar was murdered. Unlike the norms of a detective themed novel, the audience is aware from the start of the victim, the killers and the reasons. However Marquez, with translation by Gregory Rabassa, focuses on exploring the behavior

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    The Criminal Justice system in Ghana defines a crime as an act against the state rather than an act against the individual and the community at large. It focuses more on punishment and retributive justice instead of restorative justice, which takes into consideration the victims, and healing the harm caused them. Victims often feel vulnerable and defenseless. Some even feel twice victimized, first by the offender and then by an uncaring criminal justice system that does not make adequate provision

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    While Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, and The Prestige, directed by Christopher Nolan, are both works of art that distinctly follow the codes and conventions of an epistolary story, they contain several other similarities and differences within their elements of fiction that can be used for analysis purposes. In both the novel and film, there is a strong overarching theme of appearance vs. reality, which, when studied closely, can tie in to other elements of fiction in each text. Appearance

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    Mary Shelley, who lived in the Roman era, was known as a greatest English writer. The author was greatly influenced by the Romantic poets. Frankenstein was the most famous work of Shelley which reflected the Romantic trends and styles. In the novel, the main themes were nature, human’s responsibility and the interaction between God and His creation. Victor Frankenstein’s background was very nice that he was from a luxury family. He started to tell his early life in Geneva and his close relationship

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    In Cold Blood Summary

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    “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote was published in 1966 but was started by him in 1959. In the 1960’s Kansas was shaken up about four people in the Clutter family being murdered. This was such an irregular and shocking situation because this was unheard of in such a small and connected town. The community was a very tight knit one, everyone knew everyone and everyone looked out for one another. On the 15th of November in 1959 is when the Clutter family was found bounded and all four of them shot.

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    Literature continuously evolves over time; may it be with a new genre or a new style of writing. Truman Capote pioneered in the field of nonfiction novel, a genre he invented with his work In Cold Blood. In this book, Capote intertwines facts and real events with elements of nonfiction to cover the 1959 murders of four members of the Clutter family in the small community of Holcomb, Kansas City. Although it is important to keep the book as accurate as possible, it is inevitable for the author to

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    A Family Tragedy : In Cold Blood by Truman Capote In Cold Blood is a nonfiction novel written by Truman Capote in which he narrates the murder of a family the Clutter family; “Herbert Clutter ­ The father of the Clutter family, Bonnie Clutter ­ Herbert's wife, Nancy Clutter ­ youngest Clutter children, Kenyon Clutter ­ the oldest Clutter children” (SparkNotes Editors) in a savage act. “Capote’s next big project started out as an article for The New Yorker”(biography.com) but after going with Harper

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    The Westing Game is an exciting mystery that the 6th grade students from Gull Lake Middle School have been reading. This novel is by Ellen Raskin. The Westing Game book and movie contains many similarities and differences that are worth examining. The Westing Game is a story about the murder of Sam Westing that being heirs together to try and solve the mystery. Turtle is the person who solves the mystery of Sam Westing by using the quote “It's not what you have it's what you don't have that counts”

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    “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell is a one-act play that explores a story based on the true event of John Hossack’s murder. Glaspell was one of the journalists back then in Iowa, who involved in reporting this case. She used her experiences and observations to create the play. “Trifles” revolves around the solving of John Wright’s murder, which he was killed with a rope around his neck when he was asleep at night. The prime suspect of this case, Minne Foster is John Wright’s lonely wife. “Trifles” which

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    Text Based Response "Witness the Prosecution" by Agatha Christie The short story "The Witness the Prosecution" by Agatha Christie takes place in 1940s-1950s England and tells a mysterious story of a man named Leonard Vole who is on trial for the murder of the elderly and exceedingly wealthy, Miss Emily French. Through the masterful telling of this murder mystery, Christie takes the reader on a journey through the court proceedings, testimony and behaviors of an array of characters, creating a rich

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    In the novel In Cold Blood, Truman Capote explores aspects of Perry Smiths and Richard Hickocks childhoods that may have affected their psychology and lead to the 1959 Clutter family murder. The fact that Truman Capote included these memories and old letters from their past was to show that he thought it played a part in the greater problem although he does not directly say that. He gives the reader the choice to decide for themselves, whether they think the awful childhoods of the main characters

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    Capote used qualitative research methods to write one of the greatest American books called In Cold Blood. The movie shows how Capote obtained information from people who were connected to the murder of a family in a rural setting to write this award winning book. Post at least two salient points regarding the ethics (or lack or ethics) that you gleaned about obtaining the information for the book from the movie in your discussion post. I identified the salient points regarding a lack of ethics

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