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Underage Drinking
Underage Drinking
Underage Drinking Imagine killing your best friend. Imagine smashing him into a telephone pole, crushing his bones and organs and making him bleed to death. Imagine the pain and suffering he would go through. Imagine then going on trial for his death, facing his family and friends and the hateful stares as you walk in the courtroom. Imagine a verdict of guilty and being sentenced to thirty years in prison, thirty long years to sit alone and ponder how you could have been so stupid to kill someon
Vendetta
Vendetta
Vendetta VENDETTA Svenska vapenindustri står just till att leverera ett nyutvecklat robotsystem till den italienska flottans nya fregatter. Den svenska regeringen fruktar dock att en av vapensystemen skall vidareexporteras till ett tredje land och vägrar att leverera fler än tre system. Mitt under pågående förhandlingar mellan parterna kidnappas de Svenska representanterna. Tillsammans med sin kollega Joar Lundwall får Carl Hamilton i uppdrag av Svenska staten att resa till Sicilien. Förhandling
Viewer Response - The Graduate
Viewer Response - The Graduate
Viewer Response - The Graduate In The Graduate, the director, Mike Nichols’, emphasizes the mysterious tone of the film with his overuse of lighting, camera angles, and shadows. The uncertainty Benjamin Braddock feels can be seen right from the start as he stands on the moving sidewalk at the airport. He is positioned at the right hand side of the screen moving forward. You can see a large area to the left where the credits appear. I think the director chose this technique for the opening credit
Violence in television
Violence in television
Violence in television Since its introduction, television has increased in popularity to such an extent that the TV has become the electronic member of the family. The TV can hypnotize us and lure us into worlds of fantasy and adventure as we escape from our worries and cares. It can also inform us and bring us up to date on the latest news. The TV can be a teacher, a friend, and a source of knowledge and information, or it can have a negative effect on our behavior. No matter what effect televi
Violence on the Tube
Violence on the Tube
Violence on the Tube Matt Chisholm Jeb Beck English 110 Dec. 13, 1996 Violence on the Tube One Saturday morning many years ago, I was watching an episode of the ‘Roadrunner’ on television. As Wile E. Coyote was pushed off of a cliff by the Roadrunner for the fourth or fifth time, I started laughing uncontrollably. I then watched a ‘Bugs Bunny’ show and started laughing whenever I saw Elmer Fudd shoot Daffy Duck and his bill went twirling around his head. The next day, I pushed my brother off of
Violence on TV
Violence on TV
Violence on TV I never learned which party was victorious, nor the cause of the war, But I felt for the rest of that day, as if I had had my feelings excited and harrowed by witnessing the struggle... (Henry David Thoreau) These days our whole life seems to revolve around violence. There are so many channels on TV that advocate violence on a daily basis. Sports that we see every Sunday stir up aggressiveness and bring anger to a high level. Around school conflicts seem to occur frequently. We
WALT DISNEY
WALT DISNEY
WALT DISNEY Walt Disney was one of the famous motion-picture producers in history. He first became known in the 1920\'s and 1930\'s for creating such cartoon film characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. He later produced feature length cartoon films, movies about wild animals in their natural surroundings, and films starring human actors. Disney won 32 Academy Awards for his movies and for scientific and technical contributions to filmmaking. He also gained fame for his development of theme
West Side Story
West Side Story
West Side Story In 1961, West Side Story, a filmed version of the hit Broadway musical that was inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, was released to viewers, who just could not resist the energy and excitement of the movie. Thirty-eight years later, viewers, like myself, still cannot resist it. I had never seen the film, which was directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, before, but I had always wondered why people loved this multi award-winning movie so much. After viewing the
What to do Terrorism and the Media
What to do Terrorism and the Media
What to do Terrorism and the Media What to do? Terrorism and the Media Imagine you are a resident of Jerusalem, in the year 60 AD. You are taking a walk throughout the marketplace doing your weekly shopping. You see a man pull out a dagger and he yells ‘death to all Romans’ and attacks a roman guard, killing him in front of hundreds of spectators. The assassin quietly slips into the crowd and is lost in a sea of people never to be found. The word of the attack spreads and soon it is the talk of
What's eating Gilbert Grape
What's eating Gilbert Grape
What\'s eating Gilbert Grape “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”, as directed by Lasse Hallstrom, is a comedy, drama, romance, all wrapped up into one grand movie. Leonardo DiCaprio plays a mentally impaired boy with a caring brother, who always took care of his brother until the love of his life came to town, proposing the essential question: What is a boy willing to sacrifice in order to be with the one he loves? Johnny Deep plays Gilbert Grape whose father left when he was little, causing his mothe
Woodstock
Woodstock
Woodstock The muddiest four days in history were celebrated in a drug-induced haze in Sullivan County, New York (Tiber 1). Music soared through the air and into the ears of the more than 450,000 hippies that were crowded into Max Yasgur\'s pasture. What we had here was a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, said Bethel town historian Bert Feldmen. Dickens said it first: \'it was the best of times, it was the worst of times\'. It\'s an amalgam that will never be reproduced again (Tiber 1). It also clos
Stuck in the Middle
Stuck in the Middle
Stuck in the Middle Michael W. Johnson English 151 10/12/95 Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty were a duo known as Stealers Wheel when they recorded a Dylanesque pop hit, Stuck in the Middle With You, in April of 1974. The single reached number five on the charts - little did they know that eighteen years later it would become a cult favorite. In 1992 Quentin Tarantino, a little known writer/director, took the Cannes film festival and the world by surprise with his motion picture Reservoir Dogs. The
Boxing: Down for the Count
Boxing: Down for the Count
Boxing: Down for the Count The tenth edition of Merriam-Webster\'s Collegiate Dictionary defines boxing as the art of attack and defense with the fists practiced as a sport. I could be mistaken, but there is a certain emphasis placed on the idea that boxing is practiced as a sport. It is rather ambiguous. Is boxing a sport to begin with? Is boxing something else that is just practiced as a sport? Is it, can it, or should it be practiced as something else rather than as a sport? Maybe I am just
Computers in Education
Computers in Education
Computers in Education The typical school has 1 computer per 20 students, a ratio that computer educators feel is still not high enough to affect classroom learning as much as books and classroom conversation. Some critics see computer education as merely the latest in a series of unsuccessful attempts to revolutionise education through the use of audio- and visually-oriented non print media. For example, motion pictures, broadcast television, filmstrips, audio recorders, and videotapes were all
Shaquille O'neal
Shaquille O'neal
Shaquille O\'neal Shaquille O\'neal is a person who deserves my admiration and respect. He is seven feet, one inch tall. At twenty-five years old he is nice, good-natured, and generous. He is also engaged and has a child. I talked to Shaquille O\'neal once on the Internet at his web-site. We talked about him signing a seven year deal with the LA Lakers. I knew him since his second year with the Orlando Magic about four years ago. Shaq is a professional basketball player in the NBA. He has also m
Should Marijuana be Legalized for Medical Purposes
Should Marijuana be Legalized for Medical Purposes
Should Marijuana be Legalized for Medical Purposes? Marijuana has been used extensively as a medical remedy for more than five thousand years. In the early 1900s, medical usage of marijuana began to decline with the advent of alternative drugs. Injectable opiates and synthetic drugs such as aspirin and barbiturates began to replace marijuana as the physician\'s drug of choice in the twentieth-century, as their results proved to be more consistent than the sometimes erratic effects of the hard-to
Canada
Canada
Canada Canada Hi my name is insert your name and I’ll be writing about Canada. Canada is the greatest country in the world and it has been voted the best country in the world to live in for the past 3 years in a row by the United Nations. Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories, the newest territories is Nunavut. Nunavut is the land of the Indians (Natives). The capital of Nunavut is Iqaluit and it is located on Baffin Island. Canada has many professional sports teams in all the m
Charles Manson
Charles Manson
Charles Manson Mr. Scott, Ms. Maddox? Here\'s your baby boy! These were the first words that Kathleen Maddox heard when she gave birth to a healthy baby boy, to whom she would later give her maiden name. Charles Milles Manson, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 11, 1934 (FAQ\'s 1), seemed to be a normal child, when, in fact, he was trouble from the start. The two had not planned to have a child, and certainly did not expect him to end up being the most notorious killer of the 20th century. In
City Hunter
City Hunter
City Hunter The City Hunter is an action comedy movie starring international superstar Jackie Chan. This movie was made in Hong Kong in the early 90s. In this movie Jackie Chan played Hunter, a private detective with a good sense of humor and deadly kung fu skills. The story started out with a badly acted sketch of Hunter\'s partner being gunned down by four men with automatic weapons. With his last moment on earth, Hunter\'s partner made Hunter promise to take care of his little sister Carrie,
Juvenile+Violence
Juvenile+Violence
Juvenile+Violence Emanuel Mullins Enwr 106 2/7/00 Juvenile Violence-The latest craze? Two boys at an Arkansas middle school killed four girls and one teacher in what police called a carefully planned ambush on the afternoon of Tuesday March 25, 1998. Nine other girls and one other teacher were also wounded in the attack at the Westside Middle School, located in a quiet rural area just west of Jonesboro, Arkansas. In a similar incident in Littleton, Colorado, two students, cloaked in black trench
Life Is Like The Movies
Life Is Like The Movies
Life Is Like The Movies Going to the movies is fun. You get your candy and your drink and are taken away into a fictional world for two or three hours, then leave the theater and get back to reality. But is what you\'re going back to really reality? Plato said no. In the Allegory of the Cave (chapter XXV) in the The Republic he proposes that we all live like people in a movie theater, only he uses prisoners in a cave to illustrate the situation. He creates an image of prisoners, chained down in
Media Censorship
Media Censorship
Media Censorship Today there is much controversy over whether there should or shouldn’t be censorship of the media. Censorship should not be imposed on citizens by the government or other agencies; adults have a right to view or listen to what they choose. Additionally, if children’s media is censored, parents are the ones who should monitor and regulate it. Parents should be the ones to monitor children’s viewing of television and also what they hear on the radio, CD’s, and tapes. Censorship in
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey OPRAH GAIL WINFREY Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 on a farm in Kosciusko, Mississippi to Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. Her parents originally planned to name her Orpah, but the midwife made a mistake on the birth certificate. Up until the age of 6 Oprah lived with her grandmother. After this Oprah went to live with her mother and two half brothers in Milwaukee. Instead of living on a farm she now lived in the ghetto. While Oprah was living with her mother who gav
Pornography In The Media
Pornography In The Media
Pornography In The Media Pornography in the Media Pornography in the Media It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then,
REASONS FOR LIMITATIONS ON FREE SPEECH
REASONS FOR LIMITATIONS ON FREE SPEECH
REASONS FOR LIMITATIONS ON FREE SPEECH The Constitution of the United States states in its First Amendment that 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; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances (Funk Wagnalls 162). This Amendment guarantees each person of free speech. Does this mean that a person can stand in
Roswell Incident
Roswell Incident
Roswell Incident ROSWELL INCIDENT This Essay is a descriptive reconstruction of one spectacular incident in Roswell, New Mexico. Almost fifty years ago, an incident occurred in the southwestern desert of the United States that could have significant implications for all humankind. The incident was announced by the U.S. military, and denied by the U.S. military; it has remained covered-up in the government for the past fifty years. It is not a false claim, but rather a known event that is thoroug
Stress
Stress
Stress This report is on stress, what causes it, how and why, and how it can be cured. It will tell you all about stress, why it\'s important for people to understand, and what it can do to you and other people. Stress affects everyone and everything, that\'s why it\'s important that we all be properly educated on it. First We need to understand what stress is. Stress is basically the body\'s nonspecific response to any demand. Another way of describing stress is any nervousness or anxiety. Almo
The Beatles
The Beatles
The Beatles The Beatles to this day are one of the most famous and popular rock \'n roll groups in the world. The Beatles include George Harrison, John Lennon(1940-1980), Paul McCartney, and Richard Starkey(Ringo Starr). All of the Beatles where born and raised in Liverpool, England. John Lennon was considered the leader of the band. George Harrison was the lead guitarist. John Lennon was a song writer, one of the two lead singers, and rhythm guitarist. Paul McCartney was a song writer, one of t
The Contrariety Of Two Friends
The Contrariety Of Two Friends
The Contrariety Of Two Friends Everyone has friends. Some are so alike that it is shocking. They seem to walk, talk and even eat the same. But others are so very different that it is an absolute wonder that they can even stand each other, let alone be friends. That is how it is in the friendship of Sandra and Nancy. They differ in everything from their views on cleaning, their views on fun and even in their views on religion. The two girls are the best of friends but they are very different, eve
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
The Simpsons simpsons The American animation The Simpsons is now in its 10th season as a show in its own right. It was created by Matt Groening as shorts for the Tracy Ullman Show and was bought by the Fox Network, which began screening it as half-hour shows in 1989. Initially its success was restricted to the 9-16 year old age group, and for animation there is nothing remarkable about this. Its success grew quickly and it is now popular in many countries with many different audiences. In the 19
The Use of the Word Love
The Use of the Word Love
The Use of the Word Love Six months after I met a young man, he expressed to me how much he loved me. Being sixteen years old, I thought it to be very flattering but I could not accept him saying this to me. The word, love in the romantic sense, is something that would take so much out of me to say to a person. Love is something that you express to someone that you can not, in any way, see living your life without. The last time I saw the young man who supposedly loved me, was on my seventeenth
Time
Time
time The sweat hung heavy on Steven\'s cold features. He was walking as calmly as he could down the corridor. Given the chance he may have been described as handsome, but none gave him the chance and Steven didn\'t really want them to. He was keeping a close eye on the shadows that covered every doorway, as people who were less fortunate than him often lurked there waiting for someone to mug. Who would have thought that the Human race would have come to this? Locked in an intergalactic war that
Trip To The Porno Shop
Trip To The Porno Shop
Trip To The Porno Shop Before going into Phase II, I didn’t really feel anything out of the ordinary. I have been in that store a few times, and don’t find it offensive in any way. My only feeling about being in that store is a sense of sexual overload on the senses. There is so much sexually oriented material there that it is almost overwhelming. I drove there with three friends from my house, who are also in the HDFS 240 class. Their feelings on the store were generally similar to mine. We all
Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive
Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive
Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive Chris Zenone Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive On September 7, 1996, Tupac Amaru Shakur was riding in the passenger side of a black BMW driven by Marion Suge Knight, president of Death Row Records. Tupac and Suge had just finished watching Mike Tyson defeat Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tupac was standing up through the sunroof while the car was stopped at a traffic light. The Cadillac containing the gunmen passed an entourage of Tupac’s allies, many o
UFO's
UFO's
UFO\'s Unidentified Flying Objects have dazzled us for many years. The controversy over the existence of alien life forms began March 23, 1909, in Peterborough, UK. “This was unusual because neither nor New Zealand had any aircraft at the time” (Wilson 14). This left no explanation for the strange sighting. The debate continues in present day because there are still no answers to the many sightings that have occurred since. UFO’s are real because the government is hiding their existence, the USA
Wake Island
Wake Island
Wake Island When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, America was at last forced to officially enter World War II. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt officially declared war on the Japanese and in his famous radio address to the American people, he professed that December 7 was a day that would live in infamy. Americans and Japanese alike, still remember Pearl Harbor Day, but how many remember the gallant, fighting Marines who served on a tiny atoll in the Pacific by the name o
The Neglect Of The Native American Indian
The Neglect Of The Native American Indian
The Neglect Of The Native American Indian Nearly every Native American Indian tribe has experienced some kind of neglect or discrimination. The white man has forcefully moved tribes from their homes, broken treaties that were promised to them, and senselessly slaughtered thousands of innocent Indian men, women, and children. This kind of neglect is what led to the Battle of Little Bighorn Creek, a battle that is talked about in The Great Plains, the book I chose my topic from. The reason this s
Canadian Identity Test.
Canadian Identity Test.
Canadian Identity Test. By Trevor Dawson. 1: The Canadian Identity is the stuff that all Canadian\'s have in common, it\'s like we invented hockey so that is considered part of our identity. We also invented Basketball but the U.s. took that away from us by exploting it and saying that because the man was in the U.s. it was not Canadian, but for the people that know they realize that our identity is falling apart because the U.s. is a much bigger country so they have more power. 2: The thing tha
Israel
Israel
Israel By Josh Cohen The Official language for Israel is Hebrew. It is a very old language dating back over 5000 years. The version that is spoken today is different than the kinda of Hebrew written in the Old Testament. The version spoken today is commonly refered to as modern Hebrew. Since Israel is a Jewish state, naturally the main religion is going to be Judaism. There is also a lot of Muslims and Christians, but most of the people are Jewish. Many of the Jewish Holiday are also national ho
Life in The 1900s
Life in The 1900s
Life in The 1900s Thesis Life in the 1900\'s was depressing and was an era filled with extremely hard and strenous work that didn\'t offer any future for the average canadian in doing better. If you were an average wage earner you would be virtually stuck in the same job for the rest of your life, while rich maintained their wealth mainly caused by the low taxes. Living conditions were poor for average canadians and even worse for the arriving immigrants. At this time some of the modern conviene
Abortion: Life or Death Ä Who Chooses?
Abortion: Life or Death Ä Who Chooses?
Abortion: Life or Death Ä Who Chooses? In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respect for human life
Personal Freedom In the United States of America
Personal Freedom In the United States of America
Personal Freedom In the United States of America No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violat
Governments In Star Wars V.S. Governments in the H
Governments In Star Wars V.S. Governments in the H
Governments In Star Wars V.S. Governments in the Home In the movie Star Wars their exist many different forms of government. In this essay I will be comparing those forms in the movie to the ones found in the home. I will be starting with the most basic form of government and working up to the most complex. The most basic form of government is anarchy, The total absence of government. In the movie the best example of anarchy is Yoda, living by himself on Dagohba without the interference of any
Against Censoring Harmless Obscene Language
Against Censoring Harmless Obscene Language
Against Censoring Harmless Obscene Language Why the !@#$ would any &*$% head want to censor @#$ &*$% offensive language? I mean what the !@#$?? Did any of that offend anyone? Would it if I had used the actual words? I hope it wouldn\'t because I sure didn\'t intend for it to. But then again, if it did, well, don\'t take this personally, but, you don\'t need to be reading this. I\'m sorry, but I am not forcing you to. No one is. Close your eyes if someone puts it in front of you, sing the Macaren
Censorship From Obscene Material
Censorship From Obscene Material
Censorship From Obscene Material Today, in the 1990\'s, citizens in our society are being bombarded with obscene material from every direction. From the hate lyrics of Gun\'s \'N Roses to the satanic lyrics of Montley Crue and Marilyn Manson to the sexually explicit graphical content of today\'s movies, the issue is how much society is going to permit and where we, as a society, should we draw the line. The freedom of speech has always been considered a right, but that doesn\'t mean that you c
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg As a kid in Phoenix, Steven Spielberg charged admission to his home movies while his sister sold popcorn. Although Spielberg excelled at making movies he was not a good student. He hated school and was one of the most unathletic students there. His movie making career began at the age of twelve when his father bought a movie camera that Spielberg used all the time. Instead of doing his school work he was using the camera. While he was working with his mom and sister on his proje
Role Of Mass Media In Politics
Role Of Mass Media In Politics
Role Of Mass Media In Politics In this discussion I call upon two movies as examples and evidence to examine the role of mass media in politics. The two movies I will use for this basis are The Candidate and All the Presidents Men. Today, the art of governing a society seems to be much dictated or prescribed by what the assemblage of the citizens of the United States say or express to the mass media. Thus, the government and politicians listening to and acting upon our very wishes and desires. O
Trouble With Bill Clinton's Character
Trouble With Bill Clinton's Character
Trouble With Bill Clinton\'s Character In the article, The Trouble With Character from Time magazine , writer Richard Stengel describes Bob Dole\'s attacks on President Bill Clinton\'s character during the second Presidential debate and explains why Dole\'s criticisms did not affect Clinton. Stengel begins the article by discussing how American parents do not want their children to aspire to become President as much as they used to. Most Americans feel that someone else should do the job, and
Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh Rush Limbaugh has done much more than just change the style of talk radio, he has become somewhat of a political leader for many Americans. He has been the type of spokesman many people have been looking for. “Why am I being called the most dangerous man in America?” Limbaugh asks his listeners. “ Because I am right, and I enjoy being right.” (June 3, 1995, The Philadelphia Inquirer) Rush has caused people to change their views of the country and it\'s political leaders. He\'s had
The Effects of Television Violence on Children
The Effects of Television Violence on Children
The Effects of Television Violence on Children What has the world come to these days? It often seems like everywhere one looks, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at home. The last of these is a major source of violence. In many peoples\' living rooms there sits an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed. It is the television, and the children who view it are often pulled into its realistic world of violence scenes with sometimes devastati