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  • Understanding Spirituals Differently at Different Times

    Understanding Spirituals Differently at Different Times

    Understanding Spirituals Differently at Different Times Given the spiritual’s origins as religious-themed folksongs of the American slave population, the repertory has, in large measure, stayed constant since the Civil War. Yet the ways we have understood and performed this repertory have changed dramatically over time. Tracing this history sheds light on larger forces at play within American culture, especially issues of race. In the large, spirituals have changed in function along the following lines: The

    Essay Length: 1,064 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Janna
  • Unfinished Empire by John Darwin

    Unfinished Empire by John Darwin

    Unfinished Empire The article entitled “Unfinished Empire” by John Darwin published in London considers the reasons of the fall of the British Empire. Mr. Darwin refers to Harold Macmillan’s ideas and enumerates possible reasons of different empires’ collapses. The author also explains why it is difficult to predict their fall. At the end of the article John Darwin concludes that the demolition of the British Empire was caused by the destructive nature of all causes.

    Essay Length: 341 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 5, 2017 By: Gleb
  • Unique American Culture and Blue Ridge Folk Music

    Unique American Culture and Blue Ridge Folk Music

    The Unique American Culture and Blue Ridge Folk Music Class:Regional American Culture When we define American culture, we use “Melting pot” which describes unique characteristic of American culture. Many people from diverse countries are living in America. As they have lived together, they made distinct culture that all of culture each people have is conflated. Above all, the conflated culture makes new culture which has ever existed before so that we regard American culture as

    Essay Length: 1,253 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: July
  • Upright Pianos

    Upright Pianos

    Upright At the turn of the century new threats to the piano's predominance were appearing, as the movies and phonograph appeared. Too many owners could not play their pianos, so it was to be expected that man's ingenuity would arrange for them to be played automatically. The player piano craze, which reached its peak in the 1920's, was an attempt to provide variety, but once it became customary for a machine to provide entertainment, the

    Essay Length: 437 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Jack
  • Us Music Industry

    Us Music Industry

    Industry brief: Music recording In the music business is one is a set of recording companies that produce over 20,000 new recordings each year, The object of the recording companies is to get these titles on the shelves of retailers and then to get them off the shelves into the hands of the public. These shelves are very full. And not only are recordings in every type of music contending for shelf space, but they

    Essay Length: 2,890 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: April 19, 2010 By: Yan
  • Usage of Sound in Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire

    Usage of Sound in Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire

    Wings Of Desire is a 1987 film by the German director Wim Wenders. It original German title is Der Himmel ьber Berlin, which can be translated as The Heavens Over Berlin. Wenders has been a part of the New German Cinema. Prior to cinema, he was a professional photographer which probably explains his extreme attention to framing. If one has to categorise Wender’s movies broadly, we can probably say that his movies are generally about

    Essay Length: 355 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 3, 2010 By: Mike
  • Usarmy


    Shadow Warriors inside the Special Forces By: Tom Clancy and General Carl Stiner (Ret.) During any given week, an average of more than 3,500 Special Operations Forces (SOF) are deployed overseas and some sixty-nine countries. Their missions range from counterdrug assistance and demining to peacekeeping, disaster relief, military training assistance, and many other special mission activities. As such, they function as instruments of US national policy, and develop relationships with the militaries and governments of

    Essay Length: 490 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Mike
  • Use of Diegetic & Non-Diegetic

    Use of Diegetic & Non-Diegetic

    Use of Diegetic & Non-Diegetic Sound in Film: Unit 1101 Production of Soundtrack By J.Taylor Go Music by BT A black comedy tracing the outrageous misadventures of a group of American delinquents. Starring Katie Holmes, Sarah Polley and Desmond Askew. The film is set in America in the late 90’s; a young girl tries to solve her rent problem by selling a few ecstasy tablets for a friend. The film takes you through an evening’s

    Essay Length: 907 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Using Their Powers for Bad

    Using Their Powers for Bad

    Over the years, there have been multiple occasions in which the entertainment industry has stuck it’s nose in places where it doesn’t belong. Instead doing their job of providing the general public with music, movies, and television shows that will amuse them, and divert them from their normal everyday life, people in Hollywood are using their status of high respect to influence others political views. In August of 1972, as the Vietnam War was winding

    Essay Length: 653 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Valuation of Supersize Me

    Valuation of Supersize Me

    Evaluation of Super Size Me Americans are fat and growing fatter with each passing day. One does not have to do look far to see how fat we are. Take a stroll to the supermarket, college campuses, offices, playgrounds, fast food restaurants, or malls and see the evidence of fat America. What is causing this epidemic of obesity? There are a plethora of reasons including overeating, lack of exercise, fast food, processed food, dieting, and

    Essay Length: 1,127 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Vika
  • Vaudeville


    The period 1870 to 1920 was a major time of change in the United States. It was started by massive European immigration, including migration from rural to urban centers that led to the dramatic growth of cities. White-collar and blue-collar working people alike benefited from an increase in personal income and leisure time. Tourism developed as an American pastime, annual vacations became a national habit, and city dwellers began taking half-holidays on Saturday. Popular, live

    Essay Length: 504 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: Bred
  • Velvet Underground

    Velvet Underground

    Years after its formation, Velvet Undeground still shines like gold in the history of rock music. Though it may be thought to be underestimated in the 60s and 70s, the group has been and remains being a highly inspiring musical attempt which, with the presence of Andy Warhol, offered its listeners a monumentally established atmosphere where one could come across extreme themes and figures. Rem, u2, sonic youth, david bowie, joy division , sisters

    Essay Length: 331 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Vera Drake

    Vera Drake

    Vera Drake Vera Drake is a film nominated for several Oscars, and a completely successes for Mike Leigh, who is both director and writer. The film is set in London in the early 1950s. Vera Drake lives with her husband Stan, and her two grown children Ethel and Sid, in a small middleclass flat. Vera is a domestic who cleans the houses of rich women, while Stan works at a mechanic shop run by his

    Essay Length: 757 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 24, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Veronika Decides to Die

    Veronika Decides to Die

    VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE Veronika was a young girl living in Ljubljana, in Slovenia. She was bored of her life and she decided to kill herself, she attempted to commit suicide. She was living in a room she rent for herself. On a November day, she ordered the room meticulously; she brushed her teeth and lay down. She decided to take sleeping pills in overdose. After she took most pills, she began to wait for

    Essay Length: 1,967 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Vertigo Directed by Alfred Hitchcock 1958

    Vertigo Directed by Alfred Hitchcock 1958

    Film Theory & Analysis Vertigo (1958) Vertigo, directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1958, is a psychological thriller that is said to be Hitchcock’s most personal and revealing film. Vertigo was a failure in the box office, but later became to be the premier of pure cinema. Through the use of formal elements such as lighting, color, spacing, and sound Hitchcock brings the film off of the screen and into the audience’s head. The themes presented

    Essay Length: 1,600 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Victor
  • Vertov and Eisenstein

    Vertov and Eisenstein

    Vertov and Eisenstein are each convinced that their own vision of cinema is correct. Both are extremists in their own ways. How do their visions differ? What do they have in common? How are both of their visions of cinema "revolutionary?" Soviet cinema has a significant contribution to the world’s film history. The years after the October Revolution in 1917 bring many economic difficulties and political changes to the newly formed USSR, which also affected

    Essay Length: 788 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Anna
  • Video Games Vs. Children

    Video Games Vs. Children

    English 1120 10 March 2006 Video Games vs. Children The promotion of violence by today’s media, especially video games, has caused violence and aggression in reality to become a major concern. As gaming graphics and special effects are becoming more realistic, this portrayal of violence is one of the many important concerns in society. These days, a person can pick up a controller, move a joystick around, press a few buttons, and totally devastate an

    Essay Length: 1,766 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Artur
  • Vincent Van Gogh Critique

    Vincent Van Gogh Critique

    Vincent Van Gogh was and still is, a well know artist, but did people really know him? Did they have any idea what was going on in his brain? From the looks of his final self-portrait, I think not. This painting was completed just months before his suicide, while he was living in Auvers, a hospital which treated paitents, like Van Gogh, for mental illnesses. From my point of view, I feel that Van

    Essay Length: 326 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 18, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Violence and Music

    Violence and Music

    Music and Violence Each generation of adolescents has an artist or type of music that parents vehemently disapprove. The current generation has rap and alternative rock music. Many adults make the claim that some of this music causes violence, such as "Big Man with a Gun" by Nine Inch Nails (Palumbo 2). Some music has violent and explicit content, but a violent song, itself does not cause physical harm. Other songs of rap and alternative

    Essay Length: 1,716 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: February 25, 2010 By: Janna
  • Violence and Rock & Roll: Hand In Hand?

    Violence and Rock & Roll: Hand In Hand?

    Violence and Rock & Roll: Hand in Hand? People that have been to concerts know what kind of damage goes on, and how many innocent people are hurt by the violence that goes on at these shows. This is something that needs to end. Many people have been punched, kicked, shoved, thrown, hit by flying objects, fallen, trampled, crushed and, sadly in many cases, sexually assaulted. Concert-goers have suffered from concussions, wounds, rape, and

    Essay Length: 1,184 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Jon
  • Violence and the Media

    Violence and the Media

    American television carries by far, the most violent content in the world compared to any other country, (Gentile, 2003). Not only is violence something that American’s enjoy to watch on television but violence is also a form of entertainment around the world. Years ago, the Romans enjoyed watching the gladiators battle, today wrestling is enjoyed in the United States and many other countries and violence between animals such as cock fights that take place

    Essay Length: 1,398 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: May 15, 2010 By: Anna
  • Visual Images in Jfk

    Visual Images in Jfk

    The release of JFK was a crucial moment in the account of motion pictures just as the events it portrays divided politics. Prior to JFK it would have been awfully hard to sell a political film in which the reality is issue, perverse, deformed, and in the end found impossible, in which the title character is murdered before the opening credits end rolling. Oliver Stone's film has the classic anecdote, visual scale and gist to

    Essay Length: 1,052 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Monika
  • Voyeurism in Rear Window

    Voyeurism in Rear Window

    VOYEURISM IN “REAR WINDOW” In this essay, I shall try to illustrate whether analysing the movie Rear Window as a classical example of the Freudian concept of voyeurism, is appropriate. Voyeurism is defined in The Penguin dictionary of psychology as: “Voyeurism: characterized by a pattern of sexual behaviour in which one’s preferred means of sexual arousal is the clandestine observing of others when they are disrobing, nude or actually engaged in sexual activity. Arousal is

    Essay Length: 1,872 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Waiting for Forever

    Waiting for Forever

    Morgan Demman Waiting for Forever Movie Review The movie, “Waiting for Forever” was something that was definitely unique and unheard of. Growing up Will (Tom Sturridge) and Emma (Rachel Bilson) were the best of friends. Then both of his parents died in a train accident, and Will had to move away. The two grew apart, Emma was now a TV actress, and then Will, he just followed her wherever she went. Basically Will was just

    Essay Length: 341 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 18, 2015 By: Morgan Demman
  • Waking Life

    Waking Life

    Most (i didn't really even know what to make of it. its the kid from that movie dazed and confused basically trying to find out the meaning of life and his identity and shit.. and hes like constantly in this dreamworld.. that he cannot seem to wake up of.. he cannot differentiate his dreams from reality. so one of the points is that there is no waking life...there is life and nothing else....each experience is

    Essay Length: 576 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Mike
  • Walk the Line

    Walk the Line

    Walk the Line Release Date: 11/18/05 Running Length: 134 mins Rating: PG-13 (Profanity, drugs) Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Dallas Roberts, Dan John Miller, Larry Bagby, Shelby Lynne Director: James Mangold Producers: James Keach, Cathy Konrad Screenplay: Gill Dennis & James Mangold Cinematography: Phedon Papamichael Music: Johnny Cash, T Bone Burnett Studio: 20th Century Fox Theatre: Empire Theatres Date: 12/12/05 Time: 7:15 P.M. “Walk the Line” is a biographical film about

    Essay Length: 1,052 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Mike
  • Walk the Line

    Walk the Line

    Have you seen Joaquin Phoenix? I don’t think you have unless you’ve seen Walk the Line. Along with Reese Witherspoon, as his co-star, this movie is a must-see. This film, in my opinion, was one of the biggest films of 2006. It is a drama and documentary on the life of the singer Johnny Cash. The director, James Mangold, definitely let his skills shine with this picture. Joaquin Phoenix played Cash and represented him down

    Essay Length: 428 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Monika
  • Walking Shadow by Grin and Tonic

    Walking Shadow by Grin and Tonic

    William Shakespeare’s plays are just as relevant today as they were when first written. “Walking Shadow” by Grin and Tonic is an example of how Shakespeare’s work can be adapted into a performance to engage a contemporary young audience. By using different dramatic convents such as audience participation, dramatic tension, mood and contrast in addition to exploring an accessible theme; “The meaning of life” Grin and Tonic were able to captivate the audience and make

    Essay Length: 553 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: regina
  • Wall Street

    Wall Street

    Oliver Stone's remarkable film transports us to 1986, where we meet Bud Fox played by Charlie Sheen, a young executive bored with his tedious job as a trader. He dreams of becoming a heavy hitter in his corporate profession and sets his sights on a famous Wall Street wizard named Gordon Gekko played by Michael Douglas. Bud sees his future and dream of fortune in Gordon, the epitome of the '80s stock and real-estate speculator.

    Essay Length: 953 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Wall Street

    Wall Street

    In the big city of New York there always exist those who push and stretch the law. One such man played by Michael Douglas makes money buying and selling others dreams. He is a stock speculator; but one that succeeds based on illegal inside information. Oliver Stone's Wall Street is a representation of bad morals and poor business ethics in the business world. It also shows the negative effects, bad morals and poor business ethics

    Essay Length: 885 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 30, 2010 By: Mikki

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