James Stewart Essays

  • The Auteur In Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

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    Auteur is the french word for author and is a term given to those far and few between who were responsible for handling and directing most of, if not all post and prior production of a film, including techniques, advertising, and choice of cast. So much so that they are considered to be the "author" of the film. Alfred Hitchcock has no doubt left an indelible and engraved mark on all of cinematography as one of the most successful and influential auteurs of all time, as seen through the wide range

  • Suspense And Tension In Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo

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    reaching for a love that is ultimately is an illusion. You can help but get chills watching this movie it engulfs you in a swirl of terror and tension as a web of obsession and deceit is weaved. The unbelievable story is that of Scottie played by James Stewart. He is a detective who ends up having a deep fear of heights when he sees a colleague of his fall to his death while trying to save him. Scottie’s fear is so profound that he felt he had no other choice but to leave the force. Scottie is later

  • The Way Up To Heaven Roald Dahl Analysis

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    What makes people kill? Is it what people do or say? The author’s name is Roald Dahl. There are many similarities and differences between the “Lamb to the Slaughter” and “The Way Up to Heaven.” The lamb is the weapon that slaughters or kills the husband and the elevator is the highway that rides up to heaven or to death’s door. Roald Dahl intrigues readers with two distinct stories about murder that share similarities in various ways, revealing that things are not always what they seem. The stories

  • Gender Representation In Cinema

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    Representation: Minorities or marginalised sections of society have been known to be misrepresented in the media. If we take the issue of gender equality under the heading of representation in media culture, we can see that there are several similarities with those issues outlined when discussing the production of media. This issue can be explored further and more in depth when discussing how these marginalised areas of society are portrayed on film. Raising the argument of accurate representation

  • Femme Fatale Analysis

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    Introduction Part 1: “Consciously or not, Alfred Hitchcock never followed tendencies of mainstream cinema. By depicting his heroines as strong and expressive, giving them freedom of will and using a subjective narrative mode, he broke with the classical image of woman as a spectacle.” (Malgorzata Bodecka) Films have always been influenced by the social-cultural background from the time the film was produced. Dating back to the beginning of film around the 1890s through the films produced today,

  • Camera Narration In The Movie 'Rear' Window

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    Camera narration is crucial to the effect the movie has on its audience. It is noticed that the viewer rarely gets close to the apartments or characters across the courtyard. The viewpoint is mainly fixed to Jeff’s apartment, apart from a few occasions where the camera plunges out of the window. The fronts of the buildings facing the main street are never shown either; instead all of the action takes place within the mystery and secrecy of the backyard, hence the title name ‘Rear’ Window. Perhaps

  • Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

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    Rear Window The film masterpiece “Rear Window” is directed by Alfred Hitchcock and is known for its unique ability to connect to the hearts of many. The movie intrigues the audience from the opening scene to the dramatic amusement, Hitchcock’s movie is near impossible to predict and is composed of multiple plot twists and surprises. Despite being a harsh movie critic, I truly appreciated every single detail that is put forth by the Director. Unsurprisingly, Hitchcock is known for countless other

  • Words And Suspense In Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

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    While watching Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock, I was able to notice two distinct themes throughout the film. These two themes are a quote about actions speaking louder than words and suspense. Hitchcock also had many different elements in his film to make it successful. My favorite element he used was sound with the radio in the background, street noise, and other ongoing conversations. One main theme that was shown through out the film was the quote “actions speak louder than words”. This quote

  • Annie Hall Character Analysis

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    The film, Annie Hall, was released in 1977 with Woody Allen as the cowriter, director and main actor. In this essay Annie Hall will be analysed with regards to how the film subverts typical romantic comedy expectations. Annie Hall could be seen as a conventional romantic comedy in the sense that the typical character traits have been implemented, for example boy meets girls, the main couple break up and get back together, the man chases after the girl to win her back, as well as flashbacks of memories

  • Jerry Finnegan's Sister Play Analysis

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    On thursday night I went to see Jerry Finnegan’s Sister. The play had two actors which were Morgan Fox and Genevieve Craven. They played the roles as Brian Dowd and Beth Finnegan. Brian is in love with Jerry Finnegan's sister (his best friend’s sister) ever since a young age, but can never tell her. He is in the conflict of wanting to tell her, but his window is closing. As they like to call it “the point of no return.” The set depicted two neighbor houses which was Brian house next to Jerry house

  • Cinematography In Shutter Island

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    I. INTRODUCTION: Interest-catching opening.: Background: Shutter Island is a 2010 film directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a U.S. Marshall who goes to a mental hospital to solve the disappearance of a patient, and the person responsible for killing his wife. While investigation this disappearance he uncovers secrets and truths of his own, the most damming is the horror of losing all three of his children due to his wife killing them, leading him to kill her. Thesis: The

  • Motivation In The Movie: The Pursuit Of Happyness

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    In the movie titled “The Pursuit of Happyness”, there was a problematic family living in San Francisco in 1981. The main character, Chris Gardner worked as a salesman invested his entire life savings in portable bone density scanner to support his family including his wife Linda and a five years old son Christopher. However, Chris’ business is not doing well and his wife was forced to work. Day after day, Linda was suffering and she always quarrelled with Chris and blamed him didn’t play the role

  • Hot Tin Roof Symbolism

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    Rodriguez 1 Skyylyn Rodriguez Mrs. Jarrell AP English III 16 November 2016 Truth in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof The truth is not always what a person wants to hear or see. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a play about how damaging lies are, about how people lie in order to keep others satisfied, and about the difficultly a family undergoes with telling the truth. In order to establish the theme of how conspicuous telling the truth is, Tennessee Williams uses symbolism, characterization, and conflict. Symbolism

  • The Importance Of Outcast's Forest In Speak

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    An Outcast’s Forest Everett Mamor once said, “We can learn a lot from trees: they're always grounded, but never stop reaching heavenward”(Mamor). In literature, trees can show many things, such as growth, change, and life. In the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, trees are used to represent the main character Melinda and her struggles. Melinda is an outcast at school, shunned by her peers for calling the police on a party where she was raped. She is almost invisible at home, where her family

  • Erikson's Stages Of Adolescence Analysis

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    Introduction Adolescence according Erik Erikson stages of development starts from puberty and end its ends at the age of 18 or 19 years of age. The main mission during adolescence is to identify ‘ego identity’ and avoiding role of confusion. The duration of adolescence is one of the interests of Erikson, the task that he sees as the basis for the formation of patterns of thinking in all the next stages. The identity of the ego means the individual's knowledge of his meaning, and how he

  • Why People Appear In Horror Movies

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    The people who make horror movies really know how to get to the root of our fears and course that makes sense because scaring the wits out of us is their bread and butter. Whether they’re playing on our insecurities about own lives or bringing our darkest nightmares to life, we can’t get enough of horror movies. The truth is that we love the feeling of being afraid, it’s thrilling and gets our blood pumping, but we also want to feel that way in a safe environment i.e half hiding under the blanket

  • The Most Dangerous Game Vs High Noon Essay

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    Imagine being chased down in the Old West by a killer or being chased in the forest by a man who hunts men, that’s what Will and Sanger had to go through in their respective stories. High Noon, written by Carl Foreman, is a film about a marshal who has to protect the town from a gang of criminals. “The Most Dangerous Game” is about a hunter who is trapped on an island and is being hunted by another person. High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are extremely different stories with their unique settings

  • Satire And The Colbert Report

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    shows that sometimes ‘experts’ can be wrong. In October 2013, for example, Jon Stewart hosted Kathleen Seblius, The US secretary of Health and Human services, and criticized Obamacare for delaying compliance with the bill for big businesses but not individuals. He analyzed the fact that these businesses can lobby for their interests while individuals cannot. Although some coverage of this issue made news sources, Stewart presented it at length with an authentic source and in a comedic and memorable

  • John Stewart Comedian

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    Jon Stewart: The Comedian “I decided not to give a crap about what anybody else thought anymore [and to do] what I wanted to do, with like-minded people who’d bring passion, competence, and creativity to it” (Rogak 84). The beginning of Stewart’s career was slowed by his worrying of what others thought of him. He was working with people who lacked passion and creativity. Stewart’s career soon blossomed after working on his own show. Jon Stewart, through childhood and adulthood struggles, still

  • Speak Journal Response To Speak By Laurie Halse Anderson

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    Speak Journal Response This journal is in response to the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. As a coming-of-age contemporary novel, Speak discusses many sensitive issues that are still prominent even today. In this story, we explore the life of Melinda Sordino, a fourteen-year-old girl who is beginning high school right after experiencing an utterly traumatic event: rape. Melinda is left friendless, with no one to help and support her after what happened. She tries to navigate through her first