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  • Caribbean Calypso Music

    Caribbean Calypso Music

    “Cent, five cents, ten cents, dollar.” are the words of a famous calypso song. The Oxford dictionary defines calypso as a “West Indian song with improvised, usually up to date words.” Calypso rhythms can be traced back to the arrival of the first African slaves brought to work in the sugar plantations of Trinidad. Forbidden to talk to each other, and robbed of all links to family and home, the slaves began to sing songs.

    Essay Length: 406 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Max
  • Carnegie Hall

    Carnegie Hall

    On Sunday afternoon November 21, 1999, at 2:00 419th Concert Worldwide, 330th in New York, 218th in Carnegie Hall I attended a MidAmerica production that presented the New England Symphonic Ensemble. This concert contained several different compositions by large groups of musicians, including an orchestra band, and chorus. This concert was divided into three different parts. First there was the Vivaldi which was divided into 12 sections. Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse was the music director,

    Essay Length: 814 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Carrie and Columbine: American Gothic

    Carrie and Columbine: American Gothic

    Carrie, by Stephen King, and the Columbine High School Incident; looked at separately, they are to things that have nothing to do with each other. Carrie was Stephen King’s first major novel and a New York Times bestseller. Columbine was and incident in Colorado that happened in 1999, where two high school seniors orchestrated a bloody massacre at their high school. The two events occurred over twenty-five years apart, but when juxtaposed we can

    Essay Length: 1,810 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Mike
  • Casablanca


    I selected Casablanca; while I enjoyed the movie, it is not in my opinion the second best movie as voted by the American Film Association. Many refer to this film as a "cinema masterpiece”. In this movie we experienced romance, intrigue, and patriotism. I could understand why in its day this was a powerful story of an ex-freedom fighter, a famous rebel, and a beautiful woman. Casablanca was filmed in 1942 during World War II.

    Essay Length: 583 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Victor
  • Casablanca


    The film Casablanca was released in 1942 in the setting of Casablanca, Morocco. Initially, I expected this film to be a typical romantic wartime drama involving a man and a woman torn apart by differing political views. I also expected a very simple love story involving one dimensional characters and somewhat superficial dialog. Lastly, like many of the older romantic films, I expected a happy ending with the two main characters living happily ever after.

    Essay Length: 1,070 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Yan
  • Casablanca


    Casablanca Hopefully you now see why this film was destined to be a classic. Over the years many have attributed Casablanca’s timeless appeal to the films flawless script, acting, and music; its love triangle in an exotic location in the midst of war, and even life’s difficult choices and the sacrifice of doing what is right. However we now live in a time where most of our youth could quote half of Casablanca’s famous lines

    Essay Length: 906 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Steve
  • Casablanca


    When people think of the movie Casablanca, they think of a great classic love story. This story set during the early period of the Second World War has a tragic ending in which the two lovers separate and follow different paths despite their love. However, this is not merely a film about two people who were once in love and then were lost to each other. It is also not a tragic tale but

    Essay Length: 1,915 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Casablanca


    CASABLANCA Throughout history, the film industry has seen many directing styles and techniques. The early part of the 20th century saw a factory style of film production, but as the years went by, director's began to employ new and untried techniques in their pictures. One such technique which these director's implemented was a new approach to the use of the camera and camera angles. "Casablanca," an Academy Award winning film of 1942 saw director Michael

    Essay Length: 506 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Jon
  • Casablanca


    On every greatest movies hit list, it is hard to get past number five without seeing Casablanca somewhere in there. Many of us born after the Korean War ask why is this movie so great? It does not have any special effects, there was no one scene that is extremely highly regarded, and the plot of a love triangle is one that has been done numerous times even previous to Casablanca. The answer is simple;

    Essay Length: 519 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 4, 2010 By: David
  • Casablanca


    Casablanca, (Michael Curtiz, 1942), explores the ideals of love and sacrifice in the context of World War Two. These themes are propagated by the selfless actions of Rick, a cynical night club owner, and Ilsa, who must suppress her love for Rick in order to support her husband, Victor Laszlow, an anti-Nazi crusadist. The key scene in which Rick and Ilsa are reunited in the presence of Victor Laszlow and Captain Louis Renault at Rick’s

    Essay Length: 1,270 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: May 5, 2010 By: Artur
  • Casablanca


    “It’s still the same old story, a fight for love and glory, a case of do or die. The world will always welcome lovers as time goes by.” Casablanca is a classic Hollywood film made in the golden age, filmed on Hollywood sets using studio actors, directors, and writers as a team rather then one producer. A love story set during the World War II time period, filmed in black and white, with a

    Essay Length: 1,014 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 30, 2010 By: July
  • Casablanca - a Feminist Perspective

    Casablanca - a Feminist Perspective

    The 1942 film Casablanca is not at all a feminist film, and neglects to challenge the status quo of the roles of women in cinema, and in society, at the time. All personnel who worked on the movie were male, as were the majority of the characters, save for Ilsa (portrayed by Ingrid Bergman), who does little more than flutter her eyelashes. The female characters are all but silenced, relegated to being wives and girlfriends

    Essay Length: 645 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: Mike
  • Casablanca Critique

    Casablanca Critique

    Lighting is used very effectively with contrast and saturation (opaques/hues) throughout the film, from the angelic glow on Ilsa Lund Laszlo, to Rick Blaine’s dark lighting used to emphasize his alcohol consumption. The spot lights can also be seen on the walls of the club as the Gestapo run about in the city. Creating a mood of uncomfortness and abandonment. Music is nostalgic, especially when Sam, the piano player, begins to play ”As Time Goes

    Essay Length: 332 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Artur
  • Casablanca the Movie

    Casablanca the Movie

    1942, the year of the creation of one of the most historical movies known to date. That movie, Casablanca, based on the play "Everybody Wants to go to Rick's", still captivates audiences around the world. The setting of the movie is Casablanca, Morocco during the second world war. Casablanca is the jump off point to get to Spain and then to America, but refugees must obtain a fairly costly exit Visa to get onto the

    Essay Length: 763 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: July
  • Casablance


    In a disturbance downstairs in the darkened, closed cafe, Carl arrives with Victor, who has been wounded in the police raid on the Resistance meeting. After going to investigate from the upstairs balcony, Rick privately instructs Carl to take "Miss Lund" to her hotel room through a side door so that Laszlo won't know of their meeting. As Carl sneaks Ilsa away, Rick engages Laszlo in a conversation and a drink to stall for

    Essay Length: 953 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: June 7, 2010 By: July
  • Cast Away

    Cast Away

    CAST AWAY celebrates the idea that no matter how many obstacles are thrown in our paths, we will find ways to accept them. The story is not so much about the survival of a human being, but rather the survival of the human spirit and an illustration of the idea that surviving is easy, Hanks stars as Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer whose personal and professional life are ruled by the clock. His

    Essay Length: 860 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • Cat People

    Cat People

    This particular scene in Cat People portrays the lust of a woman as something to be feared. There are indicators of the untapped passion that lies within the mysterious Irena and Oliver wants to find out for himself. He is drawn in by the girl and yet warned against her by all else. Within each aspect of the scene lay a hindrance and a warning to Oliver from either Irena or an outside force. The

    Essay Length: 705 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 17, 2010 By: David
  • Categorize Me

    Categorize Me

    Are you racist? I like to think I'm not. However, society breeds certain mentalities in everyone and depending on how successful society is on this front the degree to which we generalize people because of their ethnicity, social status, or other attribute could be great or small. These sweeping oversimplifications of people are the cause of severe issues within society; but how do we keep from falling into racial discrimination patterns? There are ways to

    Essay Length: 1,591 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Mike
  • Cavalleria and Pagliacci

    Cavalleria and Pagliacci

    Secret Lives Revealed It is understandable that Cavalleria Rusticana, composed by Mascagni, and I Pagliacci, composed by Leoncavallo, are often paired and compared by students of opera. These two one-act operas were written within two years of each other and are both considered to be pioneers in the advent of the musical Verismo school (although the decision on whether they are really veristic operas is still to be determined). While Cavalleria is the story of

    Essay Length: 736 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Cd Review

    Cd Review

    Jay-Z Blueprint Here you have it, all you Jay-Z fans; a much anticipated review of the hot new CD!! 1)The Ruler's Back 3:49 This song is Jay-Z singing about...Jay-Z. In this song he sounds very conceded. He is 'the Ruler', and when he says "I'm back n***a", there are trumpets playing in the background, just like you'd imagine them being played for royalty. He talks about how rich he is, and how he doesn't care

    Essay Length: 1,267 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Mike
  • Celebrate We Will

    Celebrate We Will

    Celebrate We Will In today’s society people are often unknowingly exposed to different cultural media that could influence a person’s thoughts and values. Music is a good example of such a media, because it seems to be so widespread in our culture. Whether it is on the radio, on a CD or on television, one will probably hear music almost every day of ones life. This type of pop culture will in some way

    Essay Length: 1,985 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: Yan
  • Celine Dion

    Celine Dion

    Celine Dion is my most favourist pop star. The fisrt time I listened to her I was impressed considerably by her atractive way of performance and her very beautiful voice. Whenever she sings, she is not just sing, but she seems to put all her feeling, her sentiment and even her heart into the song. She performs as if she was the main character in the song, she lives with the love in the

    Essay Length: 298 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Censorship


    Censorship in music is a topic that has brought about much controversy in the past two decades. There have been many different arguments on the topic, however the question still remains as if it should be censored or it should not be censored. Before you can form an opinion on this, you must hear both sides of the argument on this much-debated topic. Some people believe that music should be censored so all audiences can

    Essay Length: 1,118 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Jack
  • Censorship


    Should the performing arts receive equal as sports? The performing arts have been proven to aid in the growth of a child’s mind. Yet sports keep the mind and body strong. This is a debate that has being going on for the past 20 years. On whether funding should be used to fund sports or the performing arts. Music education being the right of all children it must be taught in appropriate ways suggested by

    Essay Length: 1,504 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: May 15, 2010 By: Mike
  • Censorship in Art

    Censorship in Art

    Censorship in Art Censorship has existed in the United States since colonial times. In the early history of American culture censorship’s emphasis was on political statements and actions, banning literature, music and even people from being heard in this country. This leading too more closed-minded views about different cultures and society, which we are still fighting to over come in the present day. Today a better-informed America has switched their views to a more sexual

    Essay Length: 747 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Censorship in Music

    Censorship in Music

    Censorship in music is a topic that has brought about much controversy in the past two decades. There have been many different arguments on the topic, however the question still remains as if it should be censored or it should not be censored. Before one can form an opinion on this, one must hear both sides of the argument. Some believe that music should be censored so all audiences can hear it without it containing

    Essay Length: 968 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Censorship in Music

    Censorship in Music

    Censorship In Music Censorship in music is a topic that has brought about much controversy in the past two decades. There have been many different arguments on the topic, however the question still remains as if it should be censored or it should not be censored. Before you can form an opinion on this, you must hear both sides of the argument on this much-debated topic. Some people believe that music should be censored so

    Essay Length: 667 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Top
  • Censorship of Music - How Might We Stop Censorship of Today Music Without Compromising Morals?

    Censorship of Music - How Might We Stop Censorship of Today Music Without Compromising Morals?

    Censorship of Music How might we stop censorship of today music without compromising morals? Music has always been a basic form of expression. From hip hop, to country, to even ancient, tribal music, it has been a medium through which individuals convey their thoughts and expressions. Today this medium is under attack. Everywhere we turn, everything we do and say is being scrutinized. We are being told what to say. We are being spoon-fed our

    Essay Length: 2,164 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Censorship: An Infringement of Rights

    Censorship: An Infringement of Rights

    Censorship: An Infringement of Rights America has always been known as “the land of the free, and the home of the brave”, but recent events begin to arise questions of how “free” we, as Americans, actually are. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press... (Bill of Rights) It has been over two hundred years since these

    Essay Length: 1,371 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: April 19, 2010 By: Max
  • Chaplin and Fascism

    Chaplin and Fascism

    In the second decade of the twentieth century, a man named Charlie Chaplin achieved world fame through cinema. He did so even before the cinema had come of age. Chaplin's contribution to the development of cinema was nothing short of enormous. The time in which Chaplin's career was flourishing, was also a time when the world was experiencing many problems. Chaplin's personal beliefs, in combination with the events happening in the world at the time,

    Essay Length: 321 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: June 4, 2010 By: Tasha
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