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The Roots of Blues Music Blues is a very important type of music. Most music that you hear today has some form of blues in it. If it wasn\'t for the blues there wouldn\'t be any rock and roll, country, rap, pop, or jazz . Blues is also important for African American culture. African Americans were also the people who started the blues. The Blues started in the late 1800\'s in levee camps or plantations in places like Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas were many African Americans lived. The blues
The Singing School: An American Tradition The Singing School was an institution that was uniquely American. it was established to serve a dual purpose: the desire to create music and the need for sociability. Generations were taught to read and sing music by itinerant singing masters, who developed characteristic methods and materials of instruction, and distinctive performance practices. Through this institution, many people were given the opportunity to participate in music, either as a singer
The Verve Pipe: The Freshman - Analysis When I was young I knew everything and she a punk who rarely took advice now I\'m guilt stricken, sobbing with my head on the floor stop a baby\'s breath and a shoe full of rice now I can\'t be held responsible cause she was touching her face I wont be held responsible she fell in love in the first place For the life of me I cannot remember what made up think that we were wise and we\'d never compromise for the life of me I cannot believe we\'d ever die fo
The Way It Really Was! In the 1950\'s there were many problems. The Korean war and the civil rights struggle. Back then the music was all rhythm and blues (r &b). It was record mostly by black artists and for black audience but the white teenagers became interested. The music scene in the early 50\'s Before 1954 there were 3 distinct music areas. R & B,country and pop. Music stations usually played one type of music so listeners could easily find what type they wanted. Pop had 4 major recording
3 Movie\'s Reviewed English 11 5 December 1996 Trainspotting Trainspotting is a drop-dead look at a dead-end lifestyle. Set among the junkies and thugs of Edinburgh\'s slums and made by (director Danny Boyle, writer John Hodge, producer Andrew Macdonald) that created "Shallow Grave," "Trainspotting" caused a sensation in Britain, where it took in more money than any U.K. film except "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and ignited strong controversy over its attitude toward heroin. Mark Renton (Ewan Mc
A developmental study of Alex in the Stanley Kubrick producti Synopsis of A Clockwork Orange In A Clockwork Orange, the main character is that of a mildly young child of 15 who, along with his fellow friends, or "Droogs", partake in evenings of Ultra-Violence. Ultra Violence consists of random beatings, theft, destruction, and rape. The main character, Alex, is the self-proclaimed leader of the pack, and makes judgment on their actions pending on his mood. His Droogs eventually find themselves u
A review of Glory Glory captures the heroism of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the first black regiment in the Civil War, the Massachusetts "Fighting" Fifty-fourth. An extremely talented cast and crew earned three Academy Awards (cinematography, sound and supporting actor) and five nominations for their work in Glory. The outstanding cinematography, sound, score and acting recreate the events leading up to the Union attack on Fort Wagner on July 18th 1863. Matthew Broderick portrays the young Bos
A Zipper for Pee-Wee Ethel O\' Grady History of Television December 3, 1996 A Zipper for Pee-Wee Herman: Leaders in childrens television are and always have been concerned about what programs actually make it on the air. Most early programming for children of school age in the 1950\'s was the western program. Another type was the science-fiction thriller which tended to be based on hero\'s from the radio, comics, and films. However, a favorite of the youngest audience was the children\'s equival
A Look At Savage Garden Savage Garden is an Australian duo formed in 1994 by Daniel Jones and Darren Hayes. Daniel Jones, born on July 22, 1973 in Essex England moved to Brisbane, Australia as a young child, he plays keyboard, guitar, programming and sings back up. Darren came from a long line of musicians, so his love for music started when he was very young. When he was little, his brother had a drum set and when he went out, Daniel would sneak into his room and play then, he took piano lesson
A Nightmare On Elm Street Intro to Film December 17, 1999 A Nightmare on Elm Street At a time when the stalker movie had been exploited to all ends and the image of mute, staggering, vicious killers had been etched into society’s consciousness to the point of exhaustion, a new kid entered the block. The year was 1984 and it was time for a new villain to enter into the horror genre. A villain that was agile, intelligent, almost inviolable yet viscous, and by all means deadly. A Nightmare on Elm S
Advantages of Commericals The Advantage of Commercials It began in the early 1940’s and to this day still is in many of our lives, even more so then before. It’s the TV that I’m referring to. The TV started only as only musicals on it,. But eventually proceeded up to today’s oriented world, with movies, sports, and violence. Today more than 98% of all households have a TV. Over 75,000,000 of TV sets are color. To how haw our lives depend on TV; according to A.C. Nielsen, America watches more tha
Akai MPC2000 (MIDI PRODUCTION CENTER) AKAI MPC2000 MIDI PRODUCTION CENTER The following is a summary of the advanced features of the AKAI MPC2000, which include a built in sampler, sequencer and more. Here is a detailed general description of the AKAI MPC2000. Large 248 x 60 dot LCD display with graphics. 6 functions keys under the LCD display provide various functions on each page. Built-in 1.44 megabyte floppy disk drive to store both sequences and sound data. Built-in SCSI interface for stori
Alien 3 It was in 1979 that the nightmare began, when the spaceship the Nostromo landed on an unknown planet to answer a rescue message and later explore an abandoned vessel. That’s where the crew met for the first time a creature as deadly as beautiful, the Alien. This creature and it’s environment, created by the talented Swiss artist H.R. Giger, were the main antagonists from the movie Alien , directed by Ridley Scott and featuring Sigourney Weaver as the only survivor of the Nostromo crew wh
All Quite on the Western Front In the movie "All Quiet on the Western Front" we see the boys almost innocent as they sit in class. The teacher in this scene is pressuring the boys to go to war. He preaches that it is their "duty" to fight. The teacher seems very pushy and strict. He is especially strict with Paul, the main character in the movie. In this particular scene, Paul is drawing a picture of a bird. In Paul\'s family they are glad that he is going to war. His family prays for him and th
All Quiet on the Western Front Joe Gerrein C Block AP U.S. History All Quiet on the Western Front, Reviewed Erich Maria Remarque had his novel, Im Westen nichts Neues(In the West Nothing New) serialized in the magazine Vossiche Zeitung in 1928. The pacifist work alienated Remarque from Germany. Ultra-nationalists and Hitler’s propagandists incited the hate of the German people against him. He was burned in effigy in 1933 in the Obernplatz, and his work was reduced to ashes in front of the Berlin
Amistad AMISTAD Amistad is a recreation of the true story about a 1839 slave revolt on a small Spanish schooner, La Amistad, ironically the Spanish word for friendship. Spielberg does a great job in recreating the Amistad revolt that spurred a series of trials beginning in the lower courts of Connecticut and ultimately ending in the Supreme Court. Events following the revolt raise controversial questions about slavery and freedom. This case not only marks a milestone for Abolitionists in their f
An Alaysis of the Final Scenes of Alfred Hictcock\'s NOTORIOUS After viewing Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious for the first time, the film did not strike me as particularly complex. Nothing specific about the film lodged itself in my brain screaming for an answer—or, at least, an attempted answer. Yet, upon subsequent viewings, subtle things became more noticeable. (Perhaps Hitchcock’s subtlety is what makes him so enormously popular!) Hitchcock uses motifs and objects, shot styles and shifting poin
An Analysis Of The Video "Like A Prayer" By Madonna An Analysis of the Video Like A Prayer by Madonna Madonna first arrived in the national popular culture in 1984 with her song Borderline . She moved very quickly in the ensuing years to make several records (many of which have gone multi-platinum) and to take several world tours with sold-out concerts, and has caused quite a bit of controversy in what she has done in the public eye. Examples include posing nude for Penthouse magazine (and annou
Animal Farm Comparison ANIMAL FARM COMPARISON Animal Farm is a novel about farm animals running a farm and becoming self sufficient. It is a story with great detail and is a very good book to read because of it surprising events. If you have seen Animal Farm the movie, you would feel completely different. The movie has far less detail and events to make it as interesting as the book. Though the story is basically the same, the lack of details makes the movie dull. One thing that can make a book
Animal Farm - Movie Animal Farm is a movie that uses animals to make fun of humans. The movie starts out with a the highest animal, Old Major, the pig, telling all the animals they must unite and leave the humans, and that the humans should not boss them around anymore. However, before that can happen, Old Major is killed. The animals do succeed, though, in scaring off the humans. Because O ld Major has died, it is time for a new leader. Snowball, a pig , and Napoleon, another pig, both try to l
Annie Hall In Annie Hall, there is an interesting mixture of the real and the fantastic. It is a very simple love story that is very ordinary and real to life, it could happen to anyone. It tells the story of Alvy Singer and Annie Hall, who fall in love for awhile, but things dont work out, so they break up. What makes this movie different is that it uses an unusual method of commentary to get its point across. During many parts of the movie, it is not really like a movie. It is just Woody Allen
Another Reservoir Dogs Gangsters, violence, murder and corruption !!!!! If these are some of the things that you\'re into, then this is your kind of movie. Be ready to watch it more than once to be sure to get all the movie has to offer because it jumps from subject to subject and can be a little confusing. The movie on the whole was really great. It was filled with some pretty gory scenes and extreme violent content, Tarantinos\' trademark. The way he portrays the real life aspects of crime and
Are You Experienced? The Jimi Hendrix Experience released its first album in early 1967. Popular music had been leaning towards psychedelics for a couple years already and Are You Experienced? came out at about the same time as the Beatles\' Sergeant Pepper\'s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Are You Experienced? far exceeded the Beatles\' triumph in complexity, capturing the essence of the late 1960\'s culture. Naturally the newer band did not share the immediate success of the Beatles. But its staying
At The Height Of His Career, Why? At the Height of His Career, Why? Kurt Cobain was citied in the Seattle area with a shotgun. Days later on the fifth of April, Kurt Cobain went into the small room above his garage in his Seattle home and ended it all. Fans across the world were stunned by the news of Kurt Cobain’s sudden and shocking suicide. Kurt was the leader of the multiplatinum grunge band Nirvana, and was widely hailed as the “ John Lennon of his generation.” He was a gifted song writer a
Bach Johann Sebastian Bach A Great Contributor Of Music Throughout the history of music, many great composers, theorists, and instrumentalists have left indelible marks and influences that people today look back on to admire and aspire to. No exception to this idiom is Johann Sebastian Bach, whose impact on music was unforgettable to say the least. People today look back to his writings and works to both learn and admire. He truly can be considered a music history great. Bach, who came from a fa
Band MILES DAVIS This is my report on Miles Davis that I have written for band class. When I first started I didn\'t even have a clue who Miles Davis was. But for the past week I have been working on this report I have began to realize the amazing life that this famous musician has lived. So I hope you learn as much as I did on this wonderful trumpeter. Even in the beginning he was already miles ahead. It\'s very evident that Miles knew and lived by that old axiom if it\'s named, then it\'s outm
The beatles and how they changed music The Beatles Rise to Stardom The Beatles are a legendary band that underwent numerous changes over the years. They rose from a little English band to the most famous rock and roll band in the world. During the 1960’s, the Beatles used war and drugs as dominant themes in their music. They brought a whole new view of reality to the American culture. In the early years, The Beatles struggled with band membership. Ultimately, the band’s final members were John L
Beatles Influence in the studio The Beatles music has moved every generation with their rhythmic sound andtheir intoxicating lyrics. Each song has it’s own spirit and life force thatradiates The Beatles unique musical talents. Throughout their short lived careerthey created song after song, taking their inspiration from various artists andworldly figures. The Beatles songs began to take on a new energy when theystopped touring and focused on recording in the Abbey Road Studio. Here theBeatles tr
Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Meredith Kerr 2-21-00 Bessie Smith was born in a shack in Chattanooga, Tennessee around 1894. Black birth certificates were not kept very well back then, but that is the assumed date. In those times black women did not have many choices for careers, but Bessie’s talent proved to be more than enough to give her a life as an entertainer. She began singing on street corners, her brother playing the guitar. In 1912 Bessie’s brother got her an audition with Vaudeville, a tra
Birth of a Nation - Art or Propaganda Mankind, engaging in war, driven by whatever instincts guide him, seeks to keep the defeats and victories of battle in his memory and on his conscience. To accomplish this men have used paint and canvas, ink and paper, or instrument and song in their effort to communicate the tragedy and glory of war. Never, before the career of D.W. Griffith had anyone attempted to bring the subject to film. The result of his efforts, weaknesses aside, mark a change in atti
Blood Violence and Gore as Entertainment Blood, violence and gore as entertainment The Texas Chainsaw massacre, Braineaters from outer space and Bloodfeast are all films were the title can speak for itself. The are films were violence, blood and gore play an important role. It is obvious that someone has to action, but who? Since the dawn of man people have used violence for entertainment. In Rome they had the Colluseum, nowadays we have the cinema. Violent films are being produced all the time,
Blues Music And Its Influence On Integration Sarah Anne Stevenson Dave Stockum English Language and Comprehension 20 November 1999 Blues Music and its influence on integration From years 1505 to 1870, the world underwent the largest forced migration in history: West Africa was soon to be convulsed by the arrival of Europeans and become the advent of the transatlantic slave trade. Ships from Europe, bound for America, appeared on the horizon, and their captains and sailors-carrying muskets, sword
Braveheart Braveheart Braveheart is a realistic portrayal of the power struggle between England and Scotland. The film starts by showing William Wallace as a boy, losing his father to Edward the Longshanks, King of England. William Wallace leaves Scotland with his uncle to live with him. Years elapse and William Wallace returns to Scotland, the place of his birth, to take over his family’s farm. Wallace finds his childhood love, Marin, and marries her secretly. When one of the feudal lords kills
BullDurham To the True Meaning The theme of this paper is to dissect the first fight scene; in the movie Bull Durham, between Crash Davis; who is played by Kevin Costner; and "Nuke" LaLoosh; who is played by Tim Robbins. The fight takes place in a bar scene between these two men who have never met before. The reason for the fight is that Crash Davis is talking to a women by the name of Annie Savoy who is sitting at one of the tables. Nuke already believes that Annie is going to be with him all s
byron Boozer English 11/4/95 The Byronic Hero In ByronÕs poem, ÒChilde HaroldÕs PilgrimageÓ the main character is portrayed as a dark brooding man, who doesnÕt like society and wants to escape from the world because of his discontent with it. Through the poem we see the strong resemblance the Byronic hero has to many of todays popular characters, such as Batman. In the third stanza of the poem we learn that Childe Harold is the product of a long line of nobility. ÒChilde Harold, was he hight-but
can media inspire violent crimes Can media inspire violent crimes? One problem that many corporations ignore is the possibility that aggressive type people seek reinforcement for their own destructive acts, either against themselves or other people. Television violence, for instance, and the widespread public concern accompanying it have led to calls for strict controls on the depiction of violent programs. In their decision making, some producers do not take responsibility for the equally impor
Casablanca "Casablanca:" A New Perspective 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 Curtiz
Caves The video I reviewed was a National Geographic film called Mysteries Underground. This video was about extraordinary sites there are to see in underground caves. You traveled along with cave explorers and got to see all the beautiful untouched natural formations such as gypsum chandeliers, gnarled calcite columns, and jewel-like lakes. It showed and talked about all the careful proceders the cave explorers go through. It also talked about how the formations were made over such a long time.
Charles Foster Kane - Who Was he Charles Foster Kane - Who Was He? The story of Citizen Kane drew many people to the theatres since they wanted to find out who this Kane fellow is or was. It is unarguably one of the best films ever produced. Orson Wells portrays Kane as mysterious person but also a sad person. The different accounts are shown throughout the movie through the reporter wanting to find out who or what Rosebud is. Rosebud was Kane’s last dying words. The first person the reporter Je
CHildren and Television Children and Television The children of America spend their time on many different activities. One of the most time consuming activities is watching television. Television plays a large role in the social and emotional development of children today. One good quality that television has is that it conveys information and happenings around the world that they may not otherwise know about, but some people have been questioning whether television does more harm than good. Man
Children, TV, and Violence Children, TV, and Violence America has the largest crime rate in the world. Along with that crime rate is also the substantially high violence rate. Why? Why is violence becoming and everyday common happening in our society? When you flip on the "tele" and tune into the news, the highlight of every show is somehow directly related or connected to violence. We see it every evening and perhaps say "Oh my gosh, how terrible." and then forget all about it two minutes later
Citizen Kane Citizen Kane: Hearst or Welles “Any man who has the brains to think and the nerve to act for the benefit of the people of the country a radical by those who are content with stagnation and willing to endure disaster.”(48 Williams) This quote applies to two men, who in their lives were enemies, but were more alike than either thought possible. Two men whose names are recognizable even today, years after both of their deaths. Two kings of the trade who used different methods in trying
Clockwork Orange And The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction Clockwork Orange and the Age of Mechanical Reproduction For Walter Benjamin, the defining characteristic of modernity was mass assembly and production of commodities, concomitant with this transformation of production is the destruction of tradition and the mode of experience which depends upon that tradition. While the destruction of tradition means the destruction of authenticity, of the originally, in that it also collapses the distance
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Society & Entertainment Film Review Close Encounters of the Third Kind What do you get when you combine aliens, a little bit of mystery, tasteful comedy, good acting, and award-winning direction? A wonderful film from one of the most celebrated directors of our time, Stephen Spielberg. "Close Encounters" places Richard Dreyfuss and Melinda Barro in roles of regular suburbanites who both believe to have seen a UFO. The plot thickens and the intrigue begins when
coming to America Adjusting to a Culture Prince Ahkeim Jahfar wakes up on his twenty-first birthday and realizes that he is to be wed to a woman he has never met before. This is a custom that is traditional in the royal family of Zamoonda, Africa. His father, King Jahfi Jahfar had been planning this wedding for many years. The woman who is groomed to be the prince’s wife has been trained since birth to learn everything about the prince and what he likes. She is trained to fill his every desire.
Consumer Appeal CONSUMER APPEAL Advertisers of today have strategically combined commercials and television shows in order to sell products. Gloria Steinem discusses a similar idea in her article, "Sex, Lies, and Advertising." She repeatedly demonstrates how advertisements, particularly in magazines, are complementary to the articles around them. In the same manner, so are commercials to television programs. They are both aimed at the same groups or types of people, such as sex, age, gender, etc
Cool Hand Luke In Cool Hand Luke, the movie begins with the word, VIOLATION, across the screen. The word is from a parking meter and sets the tone for the entire movie. Luke Jackson, the title character, is arrested for cutting off the heads of the town’s parking meters while drunk, or in legal terms, for destroying municipal property while under the influence of alcohol. When asked why he cut the heads off the parking meters, Luke answers, “You could say I was settling an old score.” While it l
Coyote And Don Maclean Allegory of American Pie by Don McLean A Piece of the Pie Ask anyone what was the defining moment in the rock history of the 1960s was and all you will get is a one word answer: Woodstock. The three day rock festival that defined an era was only one of many music festivals of the \'60s. But Woodstock has come to symbolize, an era of peaceful, free- loving, drug- taking hippie youth, carefree before harsher realities hit... (Layman 40). The Woodstock festival ended a centur
Critique of Romeo and Juliet There have been many romantic films made in the past as well as now in the present, from Wuthering Heights to Pretty Woman. But, one of the most romantic of all films is the story of Romeo and Juliet. It is safe to say that most people are familiar with this story. A couple so determined to be together, ended up tragically in the arms of one another because of their feuding families. Today, a new director attempts to recreate this Shakespearean story by adding a litt
C-SPAN, the American cable TV channel Class: Cable Communication Title of Essay: C-SPAN, the Cable TV channel C-SPAN, the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network is a medium that truly brings the government to the people. By presenting live and uncut footage of our government in action, the citizens of the United States can get a bit closer to what the founding fathers had in mind when they created our government. C-SPAN is truly a unique channel amongst the mass of today\'s viewing options. C-SP