Johnny Marks Essays

  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Analysis

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    What would you prefer a big unfulfilling Christmas or a small and joyful holiday with friends and family? The author Hugh Martin of the song “Have yourself a merry little Christmas” did a great job on demonstrating the the theme in every verse. The theme of the song is that you do not need a big Christmas to enjoy the holidays, that family and friend are what Christmas is about. This analysis will show the poetic devices used to carry the theme. The poetic devices that were used were repetition,imagery

  • Heroism In The Outsiders

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    Mark Waid once said, "Heroism is heroism, regardless of the timeframe or the backdrop." In the novel, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, the focus is on two social groups. The Socs are the preppy and rich kids, and the greasers are the poor, trouble-making kids. Johnny Cade was a greaser. He had greasy dark hair, sad eyes, and was known as the "lost puppy". Johnny grew up in an abusive family and that made him scared and uneasy about certain situations. A hero is someone who puts others first, understands

  • Johnny Cash Short Biography

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    Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame, and Memphis Music Hall of Fame; one singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author comes to mind when thinking of the largest contributions to music in the 20th century. Primarily remembered as a country music icon, Johnny Cash spanned many genres in his decades long career, including rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. His deep, baritone voice is well known the world over. His rebelliousness as well as his image as "The Man in Black" is recognized as

  • The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World Summary

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    Realism As a literary style that blurs elements of fantasy with reality, magical realism compels readers to explore and embrace different perspectives and truths found in and beyond the rational world. Magical realism encompasses a range of specific techniques and characteristics used to blend the extraordinary and the ordinary; however, stories that effectively use these techniques can enhance readers’ abilities to understand the characters of a story and convey themes on a deeper, more insightful

  • Cinematic Techniques In Tim Burton's Film

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    “And I, Jack, the Pumpkin King, have grown so tired of the same old thing.” Jack the Pumpkin King from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas is tired of his world being so repetitive; he was ready for something new, something exciting. Tim Burton creates movies that are new and exciting. His stories are never ordinary, and his use of cinematic elements is extraordinary. He expertly uses lighting, editing, camera angles, and sound and music to pull out a wide variety of emotions from joy, to

  • Charles 'Lucky' Luciano: The Father Of Modern Crime

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    CHARLES “LUCKY” LUCIANO 2 Charles “Lucky” Luciano: The Father of Modern Crime Thesis: The immigration of the Lucania family from Italy to the United States would be the cause of one of the most drastic changes in the workings of organized crime. 1. Charles Luciano experienced the hard childhood experienced by the children of almost all immigrants. 1.1 November 24, 1897, Charles Luciano, christened Salvatore Lucania, was born in the village of Lercara Friddi in Sicily (Gosch, 1975)

  • Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Tim Burton Analysis

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    Tim Burton is a man praised for his cinematic style and contributions into the world of film. Tim Burton is influenced by his fascination with children’s stories and fairy tales. An article states, “Burton stories encourage escapism into worlds of fantasy and supernatural.” Some of his children’s movies are rather dark but delightful.Tim Burton was influenced by Roald Dahl along with other well-known authors such as Dr. Suess. The plot of a story is only half of the battle. The other half is grabbing

  • Symbolism In Wes Anderson's Film Fantastic Mr. Fox

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    Wes Anderson’s film “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is based on Roald Dahl’s best-selling children’s novel. Wes Anderson presents the film to his audience with one of his old-school stop-motion animation with the use of 3-D digital; it’s beautifully portrayed with the charm and humor, the film was appealed to not just children, but also older adults. The examination of the film defines the symbolism behind the shots and angles that impact the meaning in scenes, including lighting that impacts the meaning towards

  • Literary Analysis Of Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

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    Baz Luhrmann is an auteur; his films follow a simple common theme of difficult love and he has a distinctive recognisable directing style using bright and colourful costumes, exaggerated acting, fast paced editing and anachronistic music. It is a style that Baz Luhrmann describes as “theatricalized cinema-style”. Both films open with a theatrical start. Moulin Rouge starts with a long shot of a theatre with red curtains and the sounds of an audience clapping and cheering. The curtains then open

  • Historical References In Forrest Gump

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    The film Forrest Gump. directed by Robert Zemeckis well known for directing the famous movies like, The Walk, Back to the Future and I wanna hold your hand, features complexity of modern film fiction with a vast usage of historical intertextual references in which the characters try to connect their lives with past events and figures. The film portrays good interaction between the characters and the viewers through the expressions, plot and music which play the role of setting the mood of the movie

  • Exemplary Literary Analysis Of Tim Burton's Cinematic Style

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    From Pee Wee’s Big Adventure to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, from Edward Scissorhands to Alice in Wonderland, director Tim Burton has been captivating audiences with his unique style for over 30 years. One can agree that Burton has a rare and uncommon gift in the directing world, which allows him to twist the audience emotions, and create feelings that wouldn’t normally be there. In many of his films, Tim Burton uses framing and angles, music and sound, and lighting to control the mood of the

  • Walter Mitty Comparison

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    Throughout the film A Secret Life of Walter Mitty wrote by Steven Conrad, you can see Walter as an introvert and someone who is not comfortable with himself. He likes to remain invisible. Until he goes out on an adventure to find Sean. Where Walter Mitty quickly moves to a dynamic protagonist with the help of writer Steven Conrad's creation of static characters. An introvert is someone who prefers calm, minimally stimulating environments. Steven Conrad the writer of the movie based the movie on

  • John Chapman's The American Pioneer Johnny Appleseed

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    The American Pioneer Johnny Appleseed If you like apples then you owe a thank you to Johnny Appleseed for helping spread them throughout America. Johnny Appleseed was a make believe character that was based on John Chapman. Although many of the facts told in the story did happen, most did not occur in John Chapman’s real life. Even though Johnny’s plantings were minimal, the impact to America was large. He not only helped the world by providing apples, he also with his kind heart and personality

  • Al Capone: The American Gangster Legend

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    Al Capone: the American Gangster Legend “You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone”- this is a quote Al Capone said and a quote that represents him completely. He was a gangster around the Prohibition Act of 1919 and the Great Depression era. For being one of the greatest gangsters of all time he was a kind guy, but he was not scared to use his gun. With the business he was doing, killing people was something that came with it. Al Capone is a legendary

  • Edward Scissorhands Camera Angles Analysis

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    All directors have the unique ability to manipulate their thoughts and ideas and make it a reality. Tim Burton, an award-winning director, is one such person who’s abnormal ideas find their way onto the big screen. With the use of stylistic techniques, Tim Burton crafts dark and intriguing movies. In the films Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton uses low camera angles to intimidate the audience, and close up shots to make them experience what the characters are

  • Fresh Unusual Characters In Tim Burton's Films

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    Fresh Unusual Characters. Tim Burton says, “One person's crazyness is another person's reality. Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me. I am not a dark person and I don't consider myself dark.” This quote means that some things are crazy for people, but for others it is normal. Also this relates to what an odd person Tim Burton is because he uses his differences to create films. When Tim Burton was in the ninth grade, his artistic talent was recognized by a local garbage company

  • Cinematic Techniques In Tim Burton's Short Film

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    Tim Burton is a film director who has produced some very well received movies. Early in his life he add many influences two of whom were the Grimm brother’s and Roald dahl’s stories.Early in his apprenticeship Burton produced Vincent a Short film that shows Vincent a small child who dreams of playing as actor Vincent Price in Edgar Allan Poe's stories. After Vincent he started working on films as a director. Director Tim Burton's Style is a darker more suspenseful style, as shown in his movies Charlie

  • Cinematic Techniques In Tim Burton's Movie, Big Fish

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    The American director, Tim Burton has a way with manipulating lighting, camera angles, and music to highlight his quirky, yet dark style of movies. Tim uses camera angles to direct the viewers’ vision to a specific setting or character to expose something from a certain character’s point of view. For example, in Tim’s movie, Big Fish, he has a low angle of Karl the Giant. The use of this cinematic technique is to emphasize Karl’s height, especially compared to Edward Bloom’s. Another employment

  • Tim Burton Effect

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    Imagine if a movie could play with your emotions, well Tim Burton's movies have that effect on people. From the movie “Charlie and the chocolate factory” to “Alice in Wonderland” and finally to “Edward Scissorhands”, the intelligent director Tim burton has a way of attracting the audience's attentions through manipulating their emotions. Tim uses shots and framing, non diegetic sound/music and low key lighting to create anticipation and suspense and while he does that he also is creating a gothic

  • Al Capone: A Ruthless Man In Chicago

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    One of the most dangerous and ruthless men to ever walk the streets of Chicago was born on January 17, 1899--Alphonse Gabriel Capone. Living with his mother and father, Teresina and Gabriele, along with his older brothers Vincenzo and Raffaele, his family moved to a poor tenement in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Growing up, Capone never exhibited any signs of becoming the master criminal known about today (Biography 1). Al Capone became notorious for holding Chicago in the palm of his