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  • Walter Benjamin and Siegfrizd Kracauer

    Walter Benjamin and Siegfrizd Kracauer

    Walter Benjamin and Siegfrizd Kracauer characterize an aspect of film as a ‘distraction’ and both men have different ideas on what they mean by distraction but also have many similarities. Their essays The Mass Ornament, Hotel Lobby, Cult of Distraction and The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction all discuss their views on distraction and how cinematic capacities capture certain aspects of ‘modernity.’ Modern life was a life that was feared

    Essay Length: 642 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Walter Mitty Text Reflection Notes

    Walter Mitty Text Reflection Notes

    Characterisation: Why does Walter put on his gloves before driving? The gloves are a symbol of oppression. For Walter when he puts the gloves on, he is back into his normal life, in which he is always bullied. When his gloves are off, he is in his unrealistic world of daydreams. Cause and Effect: Because as I said in the previous question, the gloves represent his miserable normal life, and when he slips out of

    Essay Length: 269 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: October 4, 2016 By: DaBoss405
  • War


    WAR In the song “War” by Edwin Starr, Edwin tries to persuade the audience to be against the Vietnam War. The song was written in the 60’s when the Vietnam War took place, many people died in the war, which cause a group known as “hippies” to form. Most of these “hippies” were song writers, and it also just so happened to be that most of the songs were actually creative protests against war. Some

    Essay Length: 261 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Wendy
  • War of the Worlds Analysis

    War of the Worlds Analysis

    War of the Worlds A New Jersey crane operator and hopeless father, Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise), has his weekend with his kids interrupted by alien invaders who have come to destroy Earth and its inhabitants. We follow the Ferrier family as they struggle to survive the extermination attempt as they herd along the east coast. Along the way their relationships are tested as they learn more and more about each other, and mankind. Accompanying Cruise

    Essay Length: 1,129 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: Yan
  • Warning : 25th Hour Speech

    Warning : 25th Hour Speech

    This is for people who needed it and couldn't find it anywhere, I was one of them...Enjoy it and BE WARNED - ITS EXPLICIT! Fuck me? Fuck you! Fuck you and this whole city and everyone in it. Fuck the panhandlers, grubbing for money, and smiling at me behind my back. Fuck the squeegee men dirtying up the clean windshield of my car. Get a fucking job! Fuck the Sikhs and the Pakistanis bombing down

    Essay Length: 687 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Mike
  • Was Ferris Bueller's Day off Trip Physically Possible?

    Was Ferris Bueller's Day off Trip Physically Possible?

    Was Ferris Bueller's Day Off Trip Physically Possible? On Ferris Bueller's self-rewarded day off from school, he visits 9 locations, not including his own home with his friend, Cameron and girlfriend, Sloane. Due to the firmly implicated time of his father's return at 6 P.M sharp, Ferris had between around 9:30-10 A.M. and 5:50 P.M. to complete his downtown adventure. Given this around 7 ½ hour time period, he must get moving pretty quickly to

    Essay Length: 442 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: October 1, 2017 By: kaylakaale
  • Washington Square 1997 Review

    Washington Square 1997 Review

    Review: Washington Square (1997) Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, Ben Chaplin, Maggie Smith Director: Agnieszka Holland Producers: Roger Birnbaum, Julie Bergman Sender Screenplay: Carol Doyle based on the novel by Henry James Cinematography: Jerzy Zielinski Music: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek Catherine’s Square? Agnieszka Holland’s adaptation of Washington Square is a remarkable and touching story of a young woman who after years of living in a golden cage is awakened by great love and finally makes

    Essay Length: 1,239 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: July
  • Wayang Directed by Prof. Dr. Hatta Azad Khan

    Wayang Directed by Prof. Dr. Hatta Azad Khan

    ‘Wayang’ is a film directed by Prof. Dr. Hatta Azad Khan, a well-known lecturer as well as a director in Malaysia, he has also been the dean of Faculty of Artistic and Creative Technology, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). The film ‘Wayang’ was released in Malaysia on 13th November 2008 which focuses on the lifestyle of a community which tries to preserve a cultural heritage, ‘Wayang Kulit’. This film also has been nominated and won in

    Essay Length: 1,054 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: April 30, 2019 By: Zirah Azmi
  • We Were Soldiers Critque

    We Were Soldiers Critque

    The Vietnam War is one of the most controversial wars that the United States ever fought in. The war was regarded by many as unnecessary and most of the public wanted no part in the war. The Vietnam War was one of the most deadly wars in United States history. The amount of people that died is insurmountable, and we will never forget those who gave there lives during combat. Many films were made

    Essay Length: 1,731 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Jack
  • Wedding Crashers

    Wedding Crashers

    Wedding Crashers Wedding Crashers was the return of the “R” rated adult comedy movie, it was the sixth biggest grosser in 2005, it is a sex comedy about two men who crash weddings to meet single woman and deceive them to get them into bed. I believe the movie “Wedding Crashers” is against feminism. The two male characters treat women like sex objects to gain their need for sexual satisfaction. The movie stereotypes women to

    Essay Length: 743 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Jon
  • Welles’s Definition of the Tragic Hero

    Welles’s Definition of the Tragic Hero

    Welles’s Definition of the Tragic Hero As the audience stares at a film screen, it is almost always evident who is the tragic hero. Although obvious, the definition of the tragic hero has no fit stereotype. The Greeks insisted upon a rich, tragic hero with noble birth, while more recent playwrights argue that nobility and wealth does not matter. The only set definition of a tragic hero is in the eyes of creator. Orson Welles

    Essay Length: 1,710 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Wellness


    The wellness wheel couldn’t have come at a better time because I’ve recently been trying to change my dieting and exercising habits, as well as the way in which I feel and look at myself. Knowing that my answers to some of these questions could be completely bias, I realize that the wellness wheel is how I look at myself in my perspective. Others could have different opinions about how I score myself. I

    Essay Length: 1,350 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: May 16, 2010 By: Monika
  • Wes Anderson

    Wes Anderson

    Films that deal with childhood typically marginalize youth as an age of purity and disregard its harsh aspects. Though one might relate melancholy, detachment, and failure to maturity, filmmaker Wes Anderson appropriately associates them with children. However, he does so in an amiable manner that neither loses charm nor allows the adults to forget the child inside. By shrewdly using adult characters that behave like children, Anderson casts childhood’s magical sense of wonder onto the

    Essay Length: 320 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Jessica
  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    West Side Story In this musical, it uses several types of narratives, for example, after the fight between the Jets and Puerto Ricans, after the police leave, they enter the ally and the girl is begging to join the gang saying how much she wants to fight is a part of narrative sexuality (B 34). The girl is more of a tom boy who wants to be like one of the guys. Also, in the

    Essay Length: 559 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Tommy
  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    West Side Story is a brilliant updating of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the two warring families of Verona now two streets gangs of kids from two different immigrant cultures coexisting in one New York City neighborhood. West Side Story demonstrates yet again the enduring quality of Shakespeare's work, how he explored personal desires and social structures so intrinsically human that we can still identify with his characters 400 years later and recognize how our reinvented

    Essay Length: 728 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Mikki
  • West Side Story Analysis

    West Side Story Analysis

    Characters/Roles. 1. Riff- He is the leader of the Jets. Founded it with Tony. A wild man that acts like a punk and dies in a fight. 2. Bernado- Leader of the sharks, the Puerto Ricans, he is a young immigrant to America. He dies in a fight with Riff, but Tony kills him. He is integral in helping to spur the gang rivalry between the Sharks and the Jets. 3. Maria- She falls

    Essay Length: 493 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Victor
  • Western and the Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    Western and the Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    In The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, all of the fundamental elements of Western movies can be easily seen. The first element requires the movie to have characters whose physical and mental toughness separate them from the crowds of modern civilization. Tom Doniphon stands out as being tough and a little rough around the edges. He is one of the few people who is not afraid of Liberty Valance, and won’t think twice about standing

    Essay Length: 655 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: Anna
  • Western Influence and History of Japanese Rock

    Western Influence and History of Japanese Rock

    Since the begging of the “Rock Revolution” in Europe and the United States, rock musicians such as the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Cream toured constantly all over the world. This touring led to many effects in the countries and cultures they went to and helped pave the way for music to change in these regions. Japan has developed into a top five market for rock and heavy metal music, but it was these influences that

    Essay Length: 1,116 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Jack
  • Western Movie Critiquing

    Western Movie Critiquing

    As everyone plainly knows, there are certain characteristics that separate the western film genre from any other. The basis for westerns lie in the past, and typically constitute some form of our American history. Although many westerns are similar in some way or another, no two are identical. In this paper, we will break down various topics and use them to compare two films of this nature: Tombstone and Shane. Since the ‘wild wild west’

    Essay Length: 984 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: Yan
  • Western Music in Bangladesh - a Curse or a Blessing?

    Western Music in Bangladesh - a Curse or a Blessing?

    Abstract Bangladesh is a rich musical playground. People of this country have variety of musical taste, but for the last twenty years western music has made a radical change in the taste of the music lovers of Bangladesh. All though it was highly criticized at the beginning but soon most of the musicians appreciated it. Our radio and television media played a vital role for the exposure of western music. Many bands have come across

    Essay Length: 2,071 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: April 19, 2011 By: mForMetal
  • What Impact Did the Cold War Have on the Cinema of the United States?

    What Impact Did the Cold War Have on the Cinema of the United States?

    What impact did the Cold War have on the cinema of the United States? The film industry was an important propaganda element in the cold war all around the world but it had a huge impact on the United States, it became a driving force behind popular culture for decades - espionage permeated films became the main focus amongst a lot of directors that tried to use the war as an inspiration to create more

    Essay Length: 1,330 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: April 5, 2019 By: Mheha
  • What Is an Auteur - Alfred Hitchcock

    What Is an Auteur - Alfred Hitchcock

    What is an auteur? Answer this question with detailed reference to one film director: Alfred Hitchcock Studies of the Auteur Theory in film have often looked toward Alfred Hitchcock as an ideal auteur: an artist with a signature style who leaves his own mark on every work he creates. According to the theory, it does not matter whether or not the director writes his own films, because the film will reflect the vision and

    Essay Length: 1,430 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Jack
  • What Is an Mp3

    What Is an Mp3

    What is an MP3 An MP3 is a recorded high-quality audio (voice and music) file which can be distributed over the Internet, and played on any multimedia computer with the right sound card and speakers. MP 3 is simply a file format that compresses a song into a smaller size so it is easier to move around on the Internet and store. MPEG is the acronym for Moving Picture Experts Group. This group has developed

    Essay Length: 3,506 Words / 15 Pages
    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Vika
  • What Is Beef?

    What Is Beef?

    Beef is a film that documents the history of hip hop/rap rivalries. The film's producers were Casey Suchan and Denis Henry Hennelly and the executive producer was Quincy Jones III (QD3). It was written by Peter Alton and Peter Spirer (who also directed), and was narrated by actor Ving Rhames. In this film, it shows a chronological look of battles (some friendly, but many personal), dating back to rap music's infancy in the early 1980s.

    Essay Length: 494 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Janna
  • What Is Eatting Gilberts Grape

    What Is Eatting Gilberts Grape

    Through the movie 'what's eating Gilbert grape', the characters Gilbert and Betty Carver not only show love and responsibility but frustration towards some of the most special people in there life. Both characters show a lot of love and responsibility but they also show signs of frustration when the both of them reach there boiling point. Gilbert is a very strong and loving person when it comes to his family and always wants and does

    Essay Length: 567 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: Jessica
  • What Is Hip Hop

    What Is Hip Hop

    WHAT IS HIP HOP? Many individuals wonder about the term we know as Hip Hop. What is Hip Hop? The term "Hip Hop" was coined by a New York DJ by the name of DJ Kool Herc. He gave it this name because; “the beats (music) were hip hopping back and forth from one turntable to the other.” Hip Hop’s origins started with a type of music spawned from the creative minds of inner city

    Essay Length: 1,453 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Andrew
  • What Is House Music?

    What Is House Music?

    So many people have asked me this from all over the world that I thought that its time to write something about it, and help people understand what it's all about. I thought I would try and put something positive together to help you certain people out there. But this is my outlook on what House is, and how it came about. It is not definitive angle on how House music got started. It is

    Essay Length: 4,052 Words / 17 Pages
    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Anna
  • What Is Legal Scalping?

    What Is Legal Scalping?

    What is Legal Scalping? A true fan, be it of a particular musician, sports team, or theater performance, will wait endless hours in a box office line, on the Internet, or by their phone anticipating incredible seats to an event. However, when it’s their time to purchase tickets, the only available seats left are obstructed view or the “nosebleed” section. That seems impossible because the purchase maximum is six tickets at a forty thousand-seat

    Essay Length: 2,514 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Mike
  • What Is Music Copyright?

    What Is Music Copyright?

    Music Copyright © What is a Copyright? Music Copyright is a very important aspect of the music industry. The Copyright law was established to preserve the creativity and rights of authors, composers, performers of expression. Copyright is the law that protects the property rights of the creator of an original work in a fixed tangible medium. ( A fixed tangible medium is something substantial like copying lyrics on paper or putting a song on

    Essay Length: 1,723 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Jack
  • What Is Punk?

    What Is Punk?

    What Is Punk? Cody McLees Mr. Wolf Language Arts III Per. 2 16 May 2007 What Is Punk? “Sex and Violence” (Sex Pistols) are two words that refer to the Punk Rock scene, a scene where standing out away from the world is the main ingredient. Punk Rock is a lifestyle that consist of a your heart and mind; the heart to stand up for what you believe when people are putting you down

    Essay Length: 1,648 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Monika

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