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  • Blues


    I INTRODUCTION africana links Blues Africana: Article 1 item Blues, secular musical genre that originated during the late 19th century by African American performers (see African American Music). The genre embraces a variety of styles: downhome or country blues, boogie-woogie, classic blues, Chicago (urban) blues, and modern blues. Elements of the blues have also played a critical role in the development of jazz, gospel music, rock and roll, soul, and popular music. Listening to the

    Essay Length: 2,272 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Blues Jazz and Rock

    Blues Jazz and Rock

    These are my rough unedited class notes representing general ideas and concepts for class lectures. Please ignore the many sentence fragments. The African-American culture of the southern plantation influenced the birth of the blues through the adaptation of their African musical heritage. Based upon a call and response structure, one slave worker would call or play a lead and the fellow workers would respond with the same phrase or an embellishment of that phrase. The

    Essay Length: 4,659 Words / 19 Pages
    Submitted: March 4, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Blueswomen


    Women of the blues brought the black culture to a new chapter of recognition. They made blues as a popular music, and gave an opportunity to black culture to be accepted and also gave the people a chance to do something (a job) beyond the scope of plantation. They brought the blues to a performance stage and make it more universal so they can fit in not just to black listeners but also the white.

    Essay Length: 555 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Janna
  • Bmw Films

    Bmw Films

    1 Problem/Issue Statement 1.1 The Films The popularity of the short films create positive buzz around the BMW brand name, and anticipation for more short films to be released. The problem is how to extend the buzz and ride on the popularity of the films while circumventing potential moves by competition to copy this marketing device and for the device to lose novelty appeal. 1.2 Focus of the attention Another issue is that the films

    Essay Length: 1,655 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: May 15, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan

    Imagine: Everyday thousands of people get killed in a war no-one asked for. Friends and family are send to a horrible place with little chance you’ll ever see them again. This war, a useless and disgusting war started without any reasons and only goes on because the leaders of your country are too proud to make it end. For millions of American citizens this nightmare became truth. In 1964 the American president Johnson started sending

    Essay Length: 508 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Jack
  • Bob Marley Concert

    Bob Marley Concert

    It’s Friday, February 23, 2007 and my roommates are convincing me that I should attend the Damian Marley concert with them at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. The only thing I know about this man is that he is the son of Bob Marley. I don't even know his type of music. As my friends tell me I will enjoy this concert I think to myself "is this type of music even me? “Am I

    Essay Length: 1,570 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Victor
  • Bobby Vinton Was Born Stanley Robert Vinton in Canonsburg

    Bobby Vinton Was Born Stanley Robert Vinton in Canonsburg

    Bobby Vinton was born Stanley Robert Vinton in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania April 16, 1935. He has a polish background. He came out in the early 1960’s as a pop idol. Many people adored him and many teens idolized him. At the age of 16 in high school he played the trumpet and then after a while he agreed to become the lead singer in his band. He and his band had many performances in clubs and

    Essay Length: 795 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Jon
  • Bondanella’s Film, Ladri Di Biciclette

    Bondanella’s Film, Ladri Di Biciclette

    In Bondanella’s film, Ladri di biciclette, the changes in relationship between the characters help define the understanding of the film in general. An ordinary role in society is that the parents normally take care of the children and the children are dependent upon the parents for everything they need while at a young age. Relationships between children and their parents may also differ depending on the feelings and ties to each parent. For example,

    Essay Length: 1,552 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: June 5, 2010 By: Victor
  • Bone Collector

    Bone Collector

    'The Bone Collector' is a mystery thriller based on the book by Jeffery Deaver. A serial killer has a unique manner in which to obtain his victims. He traps them in his cab and takes them away to be slaughtered. The unknown killer then stages the crime scene with peculiar clues. A young patrol woman, 'Amelia Donaghy' (Angelina Jolie) is called to one of the crime scenes. A murdered man is buried under gravel. Only

    Essay Length: 1,447 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: regina
  • Bonnie and Clyde

    Bonnie and Clyde

    A raw and unmitigated campaign of sheer press-agentry has been trying to put across the notion that Warner Brothers' Bonnie and Clyde is a faithful representation of the desperado careers of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, a notorious team of bank robbers and killers who roamed Texas and Oklahoma in the post-Depression years. It is nothing of the sort. It is a cheap piece of bald-faced slapstick comedy that treats the hideous depredations of that

    Essay Length: 401 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Steve
  • Boogieman


    Boogieman Boogeyman opens with one of the most effective scare sequences in recent memory, one that recalls us to the fears of childhood and sets the tone for the rest of the picture. In the traditional old, dark house, eight-year-old Timmy (Caden St. Clair) is in bed, too scared to sleep. Commonplace items in the room take on a sinister appearance until he turns on his bedside lamp, revealing the hulking shape across the room

    Essay Length: 908 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Bred
  • Boondock Saints

    Boondock Saints

    Rachelle Haley Boondock Saints “Never shall innocent blood be shed, yet the blood of the wicked shall flow like a river. The three shall spread their blackened wings and be the vengeful striking hammer of God”. Connor and Murphy MacManus take justice into their own hands in the city of Boston, as if they are instruments of God Himself. The two brothers go to great lengths to clean up the scum from the streets. The

    Essay Length: 878 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: October 3, 2016 By: rhaley7
  • Bootmen


    The movie ‘Bootmen' perpetuates and challenges the stereotypical image of the Australian male and other aspects of Australian identity. Construction of characters, settings, discourses and cinematography are fundamental in developing the representations this film displays. Construction of characters throughout ‘Bootmen' bother supports and rejects various aspects of Australian identity and helps the film to be interpreted the way it is designed. Characters are established through the use of costume, language, dialogue, body language, facial expression,

    Essay Length: 693 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 23, 2010 By: rel
  • Bossa Nova

    Bossa Nova

    The musical style of the Bossa Nova was created in Brazil in the late 1950s during a period of economical growth and political change, the bossa nova has been often described as the music of the Brazilian middle and upper classes. This music style started in the upper class regions along the beaches of the city of Rio de Janeiro and both its music and lyrics were composed by middle and upper-class musicians and marketed

    Essay Length: 353 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Bossa Nova, the Misunderstood

    Bossa Nova, the Misunderstood

    Brett Dorman World Music Prof. Searles Bossa Nova: The Misunderstood “ Tall and tan and young and lovely, The girl from Ipanena goes walking and, When she passes each one she passes goes, ‘Ahh.’ ” These are the first lyrics of, probably, one of the most famous bossa nova songs sung by Frank Sinatra. The melody of the song is as smooth as the singer, the rhythm is laid back, and the lyrics are simple.

    Essay Length: 2,002 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: July
  • Bowling for Colombine

    Bowling for Colombine

    The question is not, how could they do this? It is, why did they do this? In the film Bowling for Columbine, the story was shared of two students at Columbine high school who killed 12 students, two teachers, and then turned the guns on themselves. What influenced them? Teens are negatively influenced by, the media, the negative social interactions with peers, and the U.S. Government. The media is a very bad influence on teens.

    Essay Length: 781 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Edward
  • Bowling for Columbine

    Bowling for Columbine

    Bowling for Columbine In 2002 Michael Moore’s film “Bowling for Columbine” won the Oscar for best documentary. Unfortunately, in my opinion I do not believe that this movie is a documentary or truth. Bowling for Columbine is FICTION! The movie makes its points by easily deceiving and misleading the viewer. Moore uses deception as its primary tool of persuasion and effect. A major theme in Bowling for Columbine is that the NRA is coldhearted towards

    Essay Length: 475 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Bowling for Columbine

    Bowling for Columbine

    The film, “Bowling for Columbine” (Moore), is a documentary, directed by Michael Moore, which explores the roots of violence and the debate over gun control in America. It discusses why Canada’s crime rate is much lower than ours, and what role the media plays in crime in the United States. Moore suggests that fear may be the source of all the violence we experience, and the main cause of our death-by-gun problem. He also states

    Essay Length: 757 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: July
  • Bowling for Columbine: The Media’s Falsity

    Bowling for Columbine: The Media’s Falsity

    Bowling for Columbine: The Media’s Falsity A common theme throughout Michael Moore’s documentary, Bowling for Columbine, is the fact that the media is able to produce fallacies and fear in the American public. Michael Moore says, “American media is being pumped with fear”. As Americans, we are bombarded with media everyday through televisions, magazines, and radio. But most of us do not stop to ponder its effects within our culture. Fear and violence are strongly

    Essay Length: 519 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Yan
  • Boys Dont Cry

    Boys Dont Cry

    Boys Don’t Cry: List # 1 PLOT Boys Don’t Cry is a film about the real life of Brandon Teena. Brandon Teena was a young transgender individual from Nebraska that was murdered after the discovery of his being transgender. Brandon Teena found a group of friends after a bar fight that got out of hand and found a home like atmosphere in their presence. However, his new found friends did not know that he was

    Essay Length: 1,256 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Vika
  • Boys Don’t Cry

    Boys Don’t Cry

    Movie Response Boys Don’t Cry First I just want to say that if I didn’t have to watch this movie for class, then it wouldn’t normally appeal for me to watch it. I didn’t have anything against this movie; I just personally do not like watching movies that have a negative vibe like it did at the end of this movie. I know that this movie was supposed to be based on the true story

    Essay Length: 873 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Brassed off - What Resonated with You and Why?

    Brassed off - What Resonated with You and Why?

    Brassed Off What Resonated with you and why? Danny and Phil The part of the plot of this movie that made me think the most were the troubles of Danny’s young son Phil. He is in the point of his life where his responsibilities far outweigh his ability to keep up with them. He is a young man, with a wife and several children, working for a dying industry, and sacrificing his pride working as

    Essay Length: 1,748 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Imagine a world where all of your fantasies can become reality. Imagine a world without violence or hate, but just youth, beauty, and sex. Imagine a world of perfect “stability” (42) where “everyone belongs to everyone else” (43), and no one is unhappy or left out. This sounds like the perfect world. But it’s not. Looks can be deceiving as proven in Aldous Huxley’s novel, Brave New World. In his novel, he introduces us to

    Essay Length: 819 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Vika
  • Braveheart


    One of the greatest movies that took place in the Middle Ages was Braveheart. Mel Gibson, most likely best movie, had a great affect on society today. It tought many people of what it was like back in the 1300’s. First of all, Braveheart was a movie about the early Scottish people. The main character, William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson, is part of a rebel family towards the King. Edward the Longshanks is a

    Essay Length: 968 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Breaching a Contract

    Breaching a Contract

    BREACHING A CONTRACT First What is a Contract? A Contract is defined as a binding agreement between two or more persons or parties; Especially; One legally enforceable. When signing a contract the person signing signs the contract, to render services for a certain amount of time or for a certain amount of material, which is labeled a term in the agreement. In every contract there are certain duties and rules that are to be followed

    Essay Length: 2,424 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: June 1, 2010 By: Mike
  • Breakfast Club

    Breakfast Club

    Breakfast Club Breakfast Club is a comedy that was released in 1985. It was written, produced and directed by John Hughes. It’s about five teenage students from different social groups when forced to spend a Saturday together in detention they find themselves interacting with and understanding each other for the first time. A jock, Emilio Estevez, a stoner, Judd Nelson, a princess, Molly Ringwald, a basket case, Ally Sheedy, and a brain, Anthony Michael Hall,

    Essay Length: 1,214 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Steve
  • Bridge of Spies Movie Review

    Bridge of Spies Movie Review

    Bridge of Spies Film Review The film “Bridge of Spies” is based around a true story of the Cold War, having to do with a Russian spy caught in America, an American spy caught in Russia, a college student stuck in East Berlin, and New York insurance lawyer who went above and beyond to bring everyone home. James Donovan, an insurance lawyer from New York City is asked to defend Rudolf Abel, an accused

    Essay Length: 578 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 24, 2017 By: BANDGEEKFORLIFE
  • Brief History of the Monkees

    Brief History of the Monkees

    A Brief History of “The Monkees” The history of the Monkees is very interesting for its impact during the 1960s’. The group started as a televison show, the first of its kind, depicting a manufactured image of a new rock group and its struggles. The producer of the show was in his 30s’ ,he liked the Beatles, and he wanted the show to speak to teens. Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter

    Essay Length: 723 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 29, 2010 By: Victor
  • Bringing up Baby

    Bringing up Baby

    Bringing Up Baby was created in 1938 and is considered by many to define the screwball comedy genre. It was directed by the extremely versatile Howard Hawks and was written by Dudley Nichols and Hagar Wilde. This fast-paced film involves the unlikely relationship between its stars, Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. Its fame stems from many causes, one being perhaps the best chemistry ever caught on screen between a leading man and woman. According

    Essay Length: 785 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Yan
  • British Punk

    British Punk

    Punk This is Peter Inskip coming to you live from triple j, with this week’s segment in our ‘Music and Society’ series. For the next half hour we’ll be looking at the punk music scene starting in the mid-seventies. Punk was born in the early 70’s in New York, and is still evolving. No other style in the history of rock, has been so uncompromising, or made such a dramatic impression as Punk Rock. The

    Essay Length: 820 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Venidikt

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