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  • John Coltrane: An Experimental Musician

    John Coltrane: An Experimental Musician

    John Coltrane: An Experimental Musician Jazz, which evolved from African American folk music, has developed and changed over the last century to become an art form in America. It places particular importance on inventive self interpretation. Rather than relying on a written piece, the artist improvises. Jazz has taken many forms over the past seventy years; there is almost always a single person who can be credited with the evolution of that sound. From Thelonius

    Essay Length: 1,761 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: Mike
  • John Lennon

    John Lennon

    Two summers ago, I was in a bit of trouble. My parents grounded me and kept me indoors for a majority of the break. I had little contact with friends, besides my job and the occasional visits. Though I do not look back at this period of my life happily, I now realize I benefited greatly after surviving through it. My internet access had been taken away, but I still used my computer. I

    Essay Length: 367 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Monika
  • John Lennon

    John Lennon

    John.... The myth, the man, the legend. He is, was, and will always be my idol. I have enjoyed his music since I was a small boy, and will continue to love him for a very long time. Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope some day you'll join us; and the world can be as one. Imagine all the

    Essay Length: 296 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • John Lennon - Imagine

    John Lennon - Imagine

    Social criticism examines literature in the cultural, economic, and political context in which it is written or received. Keeping this definition in mind, it is necessary to understand the political, cultural and economic environment in which Lennon the above famous words. “Imagine” was released in 1970. The late 60’s was the time of the Vietnam War and also the time when the peace movement was at its peak. Anti-war demonstrations were a common sight on

    Essay Length: 575 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 21, 2010 By: David
  • John Q

    John Q

    John Q. Question: Feature films can reinforce and/or question what is important to society at particular times. Discuss how John Q performs one or both of these social functions. Society is constantly changing to make the world a better place to live in. This is why we need to be informed regularly of the issues we have in the world. A lot of issues are not really being discussed in print media therefore these issues

    Essay Length: 1,607 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Stenly
  • John Q

    John Q

    What is more important for me? The movie “John Q” made me think what should come first. Money, this subject is always with me. In the movie, the capitalism created one victim whose name was John Q. He was an ordinary father who worked at a factory and took care of his family. However, He took the emergency room hostage to save his son’s life. I think John Q’s actions of hijacking the emergency room

    Essay Length: 568 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • John Q - Film Analysis

    John Q - Film Analysis

    Daniel Jones Business Ethics Film Analysis Ms. Corso December 6, 2002 In my film analysis I will be discussing some of the fourteen principles of a satisfactory moral system and a good ethical decision. I will also discuss how some of the characters use the theory of care ethicist (care ethicist is to treat others as a human being fairly or equally) and virtue theorist (virtue theorist is doing the hard thing). My movie analysis

    Essay Length: 1,274 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Mike
  • John Tucker Must Die a Tale of Teenage Revenge

    John Tucker Must Die a Tale of Teenage Revenge

    “John Tucker Must Die” A Tale of Teenage Revenge He’s tall with dark hair and light eyes. The star of the basketball team, a crowd favorite, and he’s quite the ladies man. Every guy wants to be like him and every girl wants to be with him. Everywhere you go you here the glorious name of John Tucker. While managing his basketball career, and obtaining his great reputation, John loses track of the three ladies

    Essay Length: 657 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: June 9, 2010 By: Monika
  • Johnathan Locke - a Fictional Character on the Abc Television Series Lost Played by Terry O'Quinn

    Johnathan Locke - a Fictional Character on the Abc Television Series Lost Played by Terry O'Quinn

    Johnathan Locke, most often referred to by his surname "Locke", is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Terry O'Quinn. Although he typically has a calm demeanor on the island, his flashbacks portray him as angrier and more emotional. He is the antithesis to Jack Shephard and Ben Linus. In 2007, O'Quinn won the Emmy award for acting in a supporting role.[1] Contents [hide] * 1 Fictional character biography o 1.1

    Essay Length: 3,696 Words / 15 Pages
    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Bred
  • Johnny Depp & Gene Wilder in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

    Johnny Depp & Gene Wilder in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

    Johnny Depp and Gene Wilder both played Willy Wonka in film adaptations of the Rahl Dahl book Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Each went above and beyond to truly encompass Wonka, and bring him to life in different but equally unforgettable ways. Wilder gives his audience a Wonka who is a master of his trade, a man whom is quite aware of his strength and maturity as a candy maker. Wilder’s humor is found in

    Essay Length: 1,024 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: April 22, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Johnny Duncan

    Johnny Duncan

    In the summer of 1957, the Tennessee singer Johnny Duncan, who has died of cancer in Australia aged 67, achieved a one-off hit, Last Train To San Fernando. It epitomised the spirit of the British skiffle boom, remained in the top 20 for weeks and featured an irritating, compulsive catchline that reverberated down the rest of the century. Duncan had not wanted to record the song - he was a hillbilly country singer with one

    Essay Length: 814 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Jonas Brothers?

    Jonas Brothers?

    The Jonas Brothers grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey and are the sons of musical parents. They all grew up singing songs as a family and eventually began playing instruments and writing songs together. The youngest brother, Nick, first drew the attention of record company recruiters, but soon it became obvious the 3 Jonas brothers would be best as a group. Columbia Records signed them to a recording contract for their first album. Group Members:

    Essay Length: 452 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Vika
  • Joseph Von Sternberg

    Joseph Von Sternberg

    Plagued by financial trouble throughout the 30’s, Paramount studio depended on its stars more than before to give its picture a more expensive and lavish look. The better movies were the successful star-director partnerships such as between Joseph Von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich that lasted couple of years after seven movies. The Viennese born director was unquestionably one of the cinema’s finest and most elaborate stylists. He was considered a modernist and achieved in his

    Essay Length: 1,109 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 26, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Josie and the Pussycats

    Josie and the Pussycats

    “Josie and the Pussycats” is a satire based on the music industry and a friendship between three girls. The four key concepts represented in this media text are: media have codes and conventions, construct reality, contain ideologies and values and have commercial implications. It is a little tough to analyze the four concepts due to the fact that the media is being portrayed in a media text. The concepts used assist the audience in

    Essay Length: 318 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 25, 2010 By: Anna
  • Journal


    1. Response to Drunken Angel The title is a very contradictory image, which the doctor embodies throughout the whole movie. His personality is split into the aggressive, mentally instable alcoholic on the one side and the doctor, who is supposed to save people, on the other side. These two personalities constantly conflict with each other. It is interesting to observe how, for example, he intentionally causes his patient pain in order to punish him. However,

    Essay Length: 752 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: July
  • Journal on Operas

    Journal on Operas

    Walden Young 646664 Music History & Culture Journal 3 Dr. Rose Grace In this journal we will be observing some Romantic Opera and Musical Theater in Midcentury, and Opera and Musical Theater in the Later 19th Century. We will look at some famous composers and their works that may have gave them their superstardom. We will see the development of new operatic structures created by composers like Rossini that were used to make definite differences

    Essay Length: 1,319 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: March 2, 2016 By: fineboy94
  • Joy Luck Club

    Joy Luck Club

    Joy Luck Club Plot The eight main characters of the movie all had to contend with different types of conflicts, some such as Waverly’s Mother had to endure a type of social conflict from the 1st wife and other concubines, the unjust discrimination of the husband’s family, while other characters such as Mei-mei had to endure a life of living under the shadow of Waverly. But each of the characters despite having different types of

    Essay Length: 2,189 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: January 5, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Judah’s Triumph

    Judah’s Triumph

    Judah’s Triumph William Wyler is the director of the 1959 award-winning version of Ben-Hur. The film is an adaptation of General Lew Wallace’s novel. Karl Tunberg is credited with the actual screenplay. Sam Zimbalist was the original producer of Ben-Hur, but he died before the completion of filming. The two main characters are Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) and Messala (Stephen Boyd). Another important person involved in this film is Miklos Rozsa. He composed the award-winning

    Essay Length: 3,019 Words / 13 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: July
  • Just a Label

    Just a Label

    I agree with Sigmund Friend that one needs both purposeful works and meaningful love to be considered a success. According to the Webster’s New World College dictionary success is defined as “a result; outcome; a favorable a satisfactory outcome or result; something having such an outcome; the gaining of wealth, fame, rank etc; a successful person. In the community, in which I live success, is based on materialistic thing, such as cars, jewelry and clothing.

    Essay Length: 541 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Just like Heaven

    Just like Heaven

    Just Like Heaven Elizabeth Masterson (Reese Witherspoon) is a work-alcoholic San Francisco doctor with no time for a life and David Abbott is a grieving widow. One fateful night will change both of their lives forever. Dr. Masterson’s older sister, has set her up on yet another blind dinner date at her house and has ordered her younger sister to join. Running late and excited about a recent promotion, Elizabeth doesn’t see the semi-truck

    Essay Length: 1,400 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: May 2, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Juvenile and the Death Penalty

    Juvenile and the Death Penalty

    Shayla S. Burris ENG101 Dr. Ankerberg March 6, 2007 Essay #2 Juveniles and the Death Penalty Today, minors are using their age as a shield against capital punishment. Adolescents believe that since they are not eighteen they will not be punished for the crimes they commit. The death penalty is appropriate for juveniles in certain circumstances, such as murder and brutal crimes that are considered capital offenses. The rate at which the death penalty is

    Essay Length: 1,858 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: March 24, 2010 By: July
  • Juy


    Progress has always been a goal of the United States and of the world. In our eagerness to define and measure progress, we have created a plethora of meanings and measures. The Gross National Product and the Dow Jones Industrial Average measure economic progress. Other, more general forms of progress are more difficult to discern. To find broader meanings, I choose to break progress down into technological or material progress and moral or metaphysical progress.

    Essay Length: 392 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 12, 2010 By: Jack
  • Kansas Symphony

    Kansas Symphony

    I went to the Kansas City symphony on the 14th day of October, and experienced something that I might not have ever experienced in my life. I went with some of my close school friends, but while I was there listening and watching the orchestra, I felt a seclusion as if the orchestra was playing for me. First the orchestra began to play Kyrie, music that I could understand the meaning of just by

    Essay Length: 621 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Kate Moss

    Kate Moss

    Kate Moss Kate Moss was born in Surrey, England in 1974. She had a quite normal childhood in this county south in England, before she was discovered at the age of 14 in 1988, at JFK Airport in New York, after she and her family had spend a vacation in the Bahamas. The woman that discovered her was Sarah Doukas, founder of a famous model agency named Storm Model Agency. As a thin and unsecure

    Essay Length: 645 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Max
  • Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith Kevin Smith is a prime example of the kind of person in my industry that I aspire to be like. His humor is intelligent, but he walks the fine line between funny and outright offensive. I admire him for his ability to tell a story using people, instead of effects and a huge budget. Kevin's first movie, Clerks, had a budget of around $27,000 (Kevin Smith). The entire film was black and white,

    Essay Length: 860 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Edward
  • Kill a Mocking Bird

    Kill a Mocking Bird

    Atticus Finch was a character from a small town called Maycomb in a time that we come to know is shortly following FDR’s first inaugural address. Times are hard in small town America and ethics as well as morals are shaped by the way people interact with one another. Atticus has many admirable character traits; tranquility, honesty, humility, and a strong sense of civic duty. Atticus is asked to defend Tom Robinson, an African-American man

    Essay Length: 676 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Kill Bill 2

    Kill Bill 2

    Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Volume II uses unique editing techniques to stimulate the viewer both visually and emotionally. Editor Sally Menke uses various aesthetic elements from black and white to reflect the mood, to close-ups matched perfectly with sound to further the opening scene. Thanks to fluid editing, the action and tone hit the audience just hard enough. It is clear that each shot of the scene had the next shot in mind. The opening

    Essay Length: 1,721 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: regina
  • King Kong Comparison

    King Kong Comparison

    The original 1933 King Kong was created as a movie: to convey a story and entertain and audience. Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake took the foundation for King Kong and expanded upon it in almost every way in order to “make again” the amazement of the original for a modern audience. Audiences received the original King Kong very well. The stop motion sequences of Kong were amazing for their time and the movie grossed $90,000 in

    Essay Length: 615 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Mike
  • Kingdom of Heaven

    Kingdom of Heaven

    The Kingdom of Heaven For a period of 100 years, there was a time of peace in Jerusalem. It was a tenuous peace but it was peace. Jerusalem was open to all, be they Jew, Muslim or Christian. Kingdom of Heaven takes place at the end of this period. The movie opens in France where group of crusaders pass a burial at a village crossroads. Balian (Orlando Bloom) has lost everything. The burial was his

    Essay Length: 828 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 26, 2010 By: Edward
  • Kingdom of Heaven (movie)

    Kingdom of Heaven (movie)

    Kingdom of Heaven Directed by Ridley Scott Produced by Ridley Scott Written by William Monahan Starring Orlando Bloom Liam Neeson Eva Green Jeremy Irons Music by Harry Gregson-Williams Cinematography John Mathieson Editing by Dody Dorn Chisako Yokoyama (director's cut) Distributed by 20th Century Fox Released May 6, 2005 Running time 145 min. Language English Budget $135 million IMDb profile Kingdom of Heaven is a movie that was released on May 6, 2005, written by William

    Essay Length: 3,391 Words / 14 Pages
    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Mike
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