Movies Page 6

Dicks' Androids and Scotts' Replicants
Dicks' Androids and Scotts' Replicants
Dicks\' Androids and Scotts\' Replicants Michael Tschappat Patricia Stull English 102 11/25/96 Philip K. Dick has written over fifty novels, and is considered among some of the greatest experimental writers of the 1950s and \'60s, such as; William Burroughs, J.G. Ballard, and Thomas Pynchon.(Star 34) He has written science- fiction and regular fiction. His fiction usually spoke of people trying to figure out who they are, or what they are supposed to be. He is best known, however, for his work i
Donnie Brasco
Donnie Brasco
Donnie Brasco When I was first assigned to see Donnie Brasco I instantly had an image of another ruff and intense mobster movie. It has been a while since Hollywood has attempted to do a mob related movie until now. Donnie Brasco was released last Friday. This movie stars Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. The movie is based on a true story about Joe Pistone and FBI agent who infiltrated the New York mob ring. Johnny Depp takes the role of Pistone a.k.a. Donnie Brasco. Donnie meets Lefty, played by
Dune
Dune
Dune This book all started with the family Atreides landing on plant Arrakis, commonly known as Dune. The planet Dune was the centre of the universe due to its immense amounts of spice. This spice is greatly needed for all planets as fuel and for raw materials. The family Atreides were asked by Emperor himself to go and mine the spice on the planet. Their greatest enemy the Harkonnen\'s, were also on Dune. These two families mining the precious spice on the same plant would lead to great trouble
The Untouchables: Mise-En-Scene Analysis
The Untouchables: Mise-En-Scene Analysis
The Untouchables: Mise-En-Scene Analysis Elliot Ness, a treasury agent, has been trying to stop alcohol from being smuggled into the United States. He feels that the key to putting an end to the alcohol distribution is to put gangster, Al Capone, behind bars. But there is a small problem, Ness can\'t seem to be able to link the incoming alcohol, or any other crime to Capone. Until, Oscar Wallace, the uptight, “ dorky”, government official, entered the picture to help Ness fight his battle for pr
Evita
Evita
Evita Stereotyping is a folly that almost everyone indulges in whether they realise it or not. Of course many try to stop this by educating themselves to be knowledgeable about worldly affairs but one can only equip oneself with so much information in ones lifetime. Cofer talks about the stereotype that follow Latino women no matter where they go. On the other hand, Eva Peron (Evita), portrays how Argentinean women can rise up in life and defeat the stereotype they face. Both Cofer and Evita hav
Evolution of Media Violence
Evolution of Media Violence
Evolution of Media Violence The evolution of broadcast programming can be identified into four stages. The first stage covers the debut of commercial radio in the 1920\'s. At that time the tone was considered proper, and formal. For several years radio broadcasting emphasized classical or semi-classical music, and historical drama. Commercials were kept brief and always discreet In the second stage of programming, which was called The Golden Age of Radio, shows were action adventures. Vaudeville
Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness
Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness
Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains repressed by society. Often this evil side breaks out during times of isolation from our culture, and whenever one culture confronts another. History is loaded with examples of atrocities that have occurred when one culture comes into contact with another. Whenever fundamentally different cultures meet, there is often a fear of contamination and loss of self that leads us to discover more abo
Flawless Heroes?
Flawless Heroes?
Flawless Heroes? It is important for youth to have heroes but society cannot ignore the facts and only report on the good side of those heroes. Everyone is human, and they are going to make mistakes. Hopefully they learn from those mistakes, and if those mistakes are brought to light and conveyed to the young people then they too learn from those mistakes. History has a duty to report on the entire story. To report anything less would be wrong. To just simply say that Columbus was a perfect man
Forbidden Planet Comparison to Shakespeare's The T
Forbidden Planet Comparison to Shakespeare's The T
Forbidden Planet Comparison to Shakespeare\'s The Tempest On first glance, Forbidden Planet can easily be seen to parallel many other works relating to technology, nature, or both. One of the most obvious parallels is, of course, to Shakespeare\'s The Tempest, the story of a man stranded on an island which he has single-handedly brought under his control through the use of magic. Indeed, the characters, plot, and lesson of Forbidden Planet mirror almost exactly those of The Tempest, with the exc
Movie: Glory
Movie: Glory
Movie: Glory The movie Glory (though having seen it 4 times) still amazes me. It is a very emotional movie. It is about the fact that blacks were starting to not be discriminated against. The racism was actually not gone at all, just muffled by many people\'s views. The 54th regiment was incorporated because people thought it would only be fitting that blacks be able to fight for their own freedom. The problem was that the blacks were still thought of as inferior individuals. This is why it took
HDTV
HDTV
HDTV It all started when Thomas Edison invented the phonograph. This opened up the idea of receiving and playing professionally produced entertainment at home. As the years went by, there have been many advances in technology and ways to transmit signals through the air waves into people\'s homes. After all, this is what it\'s mostly used for, to get programs into people\'s homes. Whether it be movies, commercials, instructional videos, music, PSA\'s, news, sports. Whoever creates these programs
Hello, My Name Is Orson Welles
Hello, My Name Is Orson Welles
Hello, My Name Is Orson Welles Orson Welles liked to reuse certain elements throughout his films. He liked a good deep focus shot. He liked low key lighting. He liked the grotesque side of life, blocking actors in groups of three, low camera angles and especially pointy bras. He also liked to open his movies in a certain predictable way. In Citizen Kane, he used the announcer in News on the March to introduce the subject and main character, Charles Foster Kane. In The Magnificent Ambersons, We
Drugs
Drugs
Drugs Phil Pierce Drugs have been around for hundreds of years. Indians were known to have used Opium and other drugs for medical and various other purposes. During the 7th Century A.D. in China a drug emerged called Opium. Opium, the dry juice from immature seed pods of the opium poppy plant, is a narcotic drug that is very powerful in the relief of pain but is also very addictive. At the beginning Opium was like any other drug, but then people unaware of the harm it could cause began to use it
Television Shows Reflect American Culture
Television Shows Reflect American Culture
Television Shows Reflect American Culture There are many movies and television shows that reflect American culture. A show or movie must address some current societal problem or trend in order to truly reflect American life; murder, rape, racism, and, on a less serious note, parties, shopping, and sports are topics that deserve serious consideration by the public and the media. The show Beverly Hills 90210 attempts to be an accurate portrayal of the life of a typical well-off American teenager g
How Technology Has Hurt Us
How Technology Has Hurt Us
How Technology Has Hurt Us Although many inventions have helped us and made our lives easier they have also caused some problems. With the invention of the car came problems such as air pollution. Cities are becoming more and more congested with people using their cars even for short distances. The government is trying to make this better by making cars pass an emmission control test. Another problem with cars is that hundreds of people die or get seriously injured each year. Another technical i
I Didn't Do It: How The Simpsons Affects Kids
I Didn't Do It: How The Simpsons Affects Kids
I Didn\'t Do It: How The Simpsons Affects Kids The Simpsons is one of Americas most popular television shows. It ranks as the number one television program for viewers under eighteen years of age. However, the ideals that The Simpsons conveys are not always wholesome, sometimes not even in good taste. It is inevitable that The Simpsons is affecting children. Matt Groening took up drawing to escape from his troubles in 1977. At the time, Groening was working for the L.A. Reader, a free weekly new
Impressions of Television
Impressions of Television
Impressions of Television SOME AMERICANS COMPLAIN THAT THERE IS TOO MUCH VIOLENCE IN TELEVISION, PARTICULARLY IN AN ACTION SERIES OR CARTOONS. THEY ARE AFRAID THAT PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, WILL SEE THESE SHOWS AND THINK THAT THE ONLY WAY TO RESOLVE PROBLEMS IS THROUGH VIOLENT ACTS. I THINK THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF FACTORS OTHER THAN TELEVISION THAT EFFECTS PEOPLE. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED SOMETHING JUST BECAUSE YOU SAW IT ON TELEVISION? I\'M SURE THAT ALL OF US HAVE DONE THAT AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHE
In Cold Blood Review
In Cold Blood Review
In Cold Blood Review In Cold Blood is a tragic story of two men, Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward, who murder an entire family in search of money and then find themselves running from the law. While writing the book, Truman Capote used only facts to create a novel out of an actual event. He had thousands of notes on the subject, but his problem was making his book read like a novel. He accomplished this by adding dialogue and describing characters feelings. This technique is used in the film
The Meaning of Chow Yun-Fat (It's In His Mouth)
The Meaning of Chow Yun-Fat (It's In His Mouth)
The Meaning of Chow Yun-Fat (It\'s In His Mouth) Ultimately, it comes down to his mouth. Chow Yun-Fat is the coolest movie actor in the world today, and the only way I can explain this is to talk about his mouth. He does cool things with his mouth. Smoking cigarettes is no longer an emblem of cool in the USA, but Chow does wonders with cigarette smoke in Prison On Fire. Director Ringo Lam understands this; like most of the great Hong Kong directors, he loves using slow motion and freeze frames t
The James Bond Phenomenon
The James Bond Phenomenon
The James Bond Phenomenon James Bond has gone through a lot of changes in the years with 19 films. James Bond has been played by Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, George Lazneby, to Pierce Bronsman. All being great James Bond characters. The best of them being Sean Connery, why? I don\'t know why, he has always just been a better actor in every movie he has been in. Then comes Pierce Bronsman because he has been in movies for my generation and I can relate with the stuff going on in his
John Ford and Frank Capra: A Study of Their Movies
John Ford and Frank Capra: A Study of Their Movies
John Ford and Frank Capra: A Study of Their Movies A great man and a great American, Frank Capra is an inspiration to those who believe in the American dream John Ford The megaphone has been to John Ford what the chisel was to Michelangelo.....Ford Cannot be pinned down or analyzed. He is pure Ford--Which means pure great Frank Capra Frank Capra and John Ford have directed many classic movies and it is unfair to only view two of their works and summarize all there is too say about their styl
Jurassic Park: Comparison Between Book and Movie
Jurassic Park: Comparison Between Book and Movie
Jurassic Park: Comparison Between Book and Movie The story Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton takes place on a small island near Costa Rica, it\'s about a park full of dinosaurs created by Dr. Hammond. The dinosaurs are locked in large cages with electric fences. But as the mathematician Ian Malcolm predicted, nature cannot be controlled. They find this out when the security system goes out. They soon lost the electric fence and the dinosaurs started to escape. They try to restore the power and
Ship's Main Engine Lube Oil System
Ship's Main Engine Lube Oil System
Ship\'s Main Engine Lube Oil System Cleanliness of the lube oil is very vital in the Main Diesel Engine Lube Oil System. A strainer is a device that is usually made up of a single layer of course gauze, and a very course wire mesh. This setup is used to filter out large objects that could cause blockage or damage to the lube oil system. A filter is used to filter out much smaller particals. The filtering elements in a lube oil filter has a more complex make-up. Aboard our ship, we have self clea
Lucas: King of Film
Lucas: King of Film
Lucas: King of Film Whether it be through his epic Star Wars saga, or through the exalted special effects crew he pioneered, Industrial Light and Magic, he continues to amaze audiences world wide. His name in synonymous with famous directors/producers in the world. His impacts reach out in more fields than just film. He has created companies that produce award winning video games, toy companies produce action figures designed after characters from his movies, many books by many authors based on
Matilda
Matilda
Matilda Too smart for her own good, is a legendary saying used for people that are so smart that at the end of their life it can be dangerous for them. In the fantastic story Matilda written by Roald Dahl, the author describes a young girl\'s life that is affected by lack of love and affection and her being too intelligent for her age and time. It was the beginning of summer in 1993 the climate was starting to get hot and the Wormwood family didn\'t pay much attention to Matilda and her incredib
Camelot: Merlin
Camelot: Merlin
Camelot: Merlin We all at one point or another dream. Imagine you are in another place or a another time, the future maybe, even maybe the past where years, days, centuries, minutes all irrelevant if you have imagination. I now dream of a time and place were men have such things as bravery and honor. I now speak of Camolot. The legendary castle wear Merlin the priest, Merlin the magie, and Merlin the wise is supposed to have lived. I am not the only person to dream this dream, many play writers
Mindwalk: International Relations
Mindwalk: International Relations
Mindwalk: International Relations From the very beginning, I realized that Mindwalk was definitely not a film you could kick back, turn your brain off, and just enjoy. To be able to understand and grasp the meaning of the film, you first had to make sure that your brain was in full gear. The concept and idea the author is trying to get across just doesn\'t run to you. It requires concentration and an evaluation of the world around you. Even with this in mind, I\'m not even sure I came across wit
Movie Review: Yentl
Movie Review: Yentl
Movie Review: Yentl Everyone at one time or another has felt out of place. Feeling unsure of one\'s place in society is an experience that every young adult faces but deals with differently. Some rebel while others comply with whatever has been set out for them by society or their parents, or both. The role of the woman in society is forever changing. Where women were once obligated to stay in the home and dote on their husbands, they are now working in the same types of jobs as their husbands.
Movie Review of Jerry Maguire
Movie Review of Jerry Maguire
Movie Review of Jerry Maguire If you want to take a break from the frigid air of a Montreal winter, go to see Jerry Maguire; it will be sure to warm your heart. If you\'re like me, you\'re a little tired of going to see big name stars in overly hyped, big time busts. Combine that with the fact that sports movies are rarely impressive, (Necessary Roughness?!? The Program?!?) and I have to say that my hopes were not too high for this movie. Let me tell you, I was pleasantly surprised. The title ch
Movie Review: A Time To Kill
Movie Review: A Time To Kill
Movie Review: A Time To Kill I never read A Time To Kill by John Grisham because the book bored me. But I wonder why it did bore me because the movie was engrossing and entertaining. Maybe it is because Akiva Goldsman took out most of the boring parts. I usually love Grisham, but this book was just too slow. However, another thing that made the movie more entertaining is the actors. The movie begins with the rape scene that you have probably heard about. If you haven\'t, it\'s a quick-edited sce
National TV Turn-Off Week: A Dumb Idea
National TV Turn-Off Week: A Dumb Idea
National TV Turn-Off Week: A Dumb Idea In a time when millions of people are starving each year and thousands are killed in war zones, worrying about how much television we watch sounds like a stupid idea. Right? Well, that\'s what people all across North America are doing every day. In fact, there is a full week dedicated to the cause: National T.V-Turnoff Week. National T.V-Turnoff week is nothing more then a cry for attention by the middle class. The lower classes have their problems: starvat
Natural Law
Natural Law
Natural Law The School of Natural Law Philosophy was an intellectual group of philosophers. They developed new ways of thinking about religion and government. Natural law was based on moral principles, but the overall outlook changed with the times. John Locke was a great philosopher from the middle of the 17th century. He was a primary contributor to the new ideas concerning natural law of that time. He argued that humans in the state of nature are free and equal, yet insecure in their freedom.
Nell
Nell
Nell 1) The loss of Nell\'s twin sister had a dramatic effect on her. Nell and May were raised in a secluded environment with no outside contact. As a result, May and Nell became very close emotionally and were an integral part in each others lives. When May died, Nell lost part of her life as well which resulted in vivid memory replay. A good example of this is when Nell was turning around in circles by herself but, in her mind, she was turning around in circles with her missing half. At the en
George Lucas and Movies: No Future?
George Lucas and Movies: No Future?
George Lucas and Movies: No Future? When looking into the future people see many different things. Whether it be flying cars, buildings floating in the air, or people walking around in space suits, everyone has their own idea. Most of the time when people look into the future they look far into it, not in the next several years. The future is usually defined as twenty or more years beyond the present. Many movies and stories written about the future world seem to have the common theme that techn
Of Mice and Men: A Comprehensive Comparison of Nov
Of Mice and Men: A Comprehensive Comparison of Nov
Of Mice and Men: A Comprehensive Comparison of Novel and Movie Who doesn\'t know of John Steinbeck\'s classic novel Of Mice and Men? It is a novel that almost everyone educated in the United States has either read it or pretended to read it. But how many have seen the 1992 film Of Mice and Men? The relative obscurity of 1992 screen version of this timeless drama does not mean that it was poorly done. Just the contrary is true, it is one of the best film adaptations of a novel that I have see
Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo\'s Nest Thomas Evans 12-6-96 General Psychology Dr. Sabin In the movie, One Flew Over the Cuckoo\'s nest, there was a character named McMurphy, played by Jack Nickolson, who was admitted into a mental institution for medical testing after having been convicted of statutory rape. It was obvious that he was only faking and he thought that he could get off from having to serve his sentence in a work camp. He pretty much saw everything and everyone as a joke but the o
Religion is the Opiate of the Masses
Religion is the Opiate of the Masses
Religion is the Opiate of the Masses There was once a great philosopher who stated that religion is the opiate of the masses. i believe that this holds true even today. Except what keeps people in a daze is television. Television is rarely used for any good today, for example, do you really think that full house is an intellectual stimulus? hell no. TV is designed to be brain candy for the weak-minded and ignorant. The internet is more useful and I might add, stimulating. This is a medium in whi
Movie Villains
Movie Villains
Movie Villains What really is a villain? Villains have been alive forever, there is no way to easily detected them or stopping them. They come in all shapes and sizes from animals to little children to even space aliens. Each villain has his or her own particular style, usually greed. Another big reason for there evil acts is because of revenge, revenge can turn innocent people in to cold blooded killers. The term used to represent villains is antagonist, or someone who opposes the protagonist o
A Clockwork Orange: Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish
A Clockwork Orange: Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish
A Clockwork Orange: Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish A Clockwork Orange received critical acclaim, made more than thirty million dollars at the box office, and was nominated for various awards; however, this esteemed film was outlawed from the nation of Great Britain in order to curb its immoral content from permeating society. Before all the controversy began, A Clockwork Orange was a novel, written mostly in Russian, by Anthony Burgess. Stanley Kubrick is known to critics as a film maker who probe
Paralells in My Brilliant Career
Paralells in My Brilliant Career
Paralells in My Brilliant Career Ray Romeo Film as Lit. Strojan and Ward Obtaining ones goals in life is not an easy task. There are many obstacles that can prohibit one from doing so. What separates the weak from the strong? The ability to overcome the obstacles and reach your goal. This was most evident in the movie, My Briiliant Career, it is a stunning example of how one can go through trials and tribulations and still be successful. The parallel between the movie, reality, and Australian hi
Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes James Burroughs is a critic. In his article, The Fiction of Science Fiction, he expresses his opinion that the movie, Planet of the Apes, has no value or real meaning for society today. He says it is like other similar science fiction movies made in the 1960s because it is so out-of-date. He seems to feel the only people that would enjoy Planet of the Apes are people who have nothing better to do. I disagree with Mr. Burroughs. In the movie, Planet of the Apes, human
Powder
Powder
Powder Most likely written by some kind of nut, the film Powder is indeed strange. Powder is the story of an albilno completely hairless teenager who has the power to use an extraordinary amount of his brain capacity. Powder is the archetypal outsider.Edward Lightning Hands might be a more fitting name for all the overuse of the already worn out “Boo Radley-like misfit who is also a despised prophet” type theme. Aside from its lack of orignality it is also typically “hollywood” in it\'s blatant
Power of One
Power of One
Power of One I did not enjoy this movie. I thought it was poorly done, the camera shots were very basic, it was extremely predictable and “deja vu”. Since I am no Leonar Maltin and this assignement does not ask for a movie critique , i will say no further. If we take into factors what I already stated above , I guess you already know what I think of the ending. I will now expose my train of thoughts while answering the question. The two scenes that I found the most signifcant in this movie were
Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction Charles Chaponis WRT 101 Bruce Johnson Final Copy 2/12/97 Throughout the movie Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino, there are many hidden references to religion and the Bible. The movie starts off, introducing our two main characters, Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield, as two cheap hitmen in search of a package belonging to their boss, Marcellus Wallace. The package is retrieved, and they then began their job of returning it to their boss. Along the way, they ran into difficu
Romeo + Juliet: An E Ticket Ride
Romeo + Juliet: An E Ticket Ride
Romeo + Juliet: An E Ticket Ride 11/21/96 The new release of Romeo and Juliet is fun, fast and exciting to watch. It is a slick cinematic rendition of Shakespeare\'s work brought to the screen for contemporary movie-goers. There is something for everyone in this movie. A timeless story, a dynamic cast, a hip soundtrack, great sets and costumes and plenty of action. From the beginning the audience is told, buckle up, this Romeo and Juliet ride is going to be like no other Shakespeare you\'ve eve
Roswell Incident
Roswell Incident
Roswell Incident Almost fifty years ago, an incident occurred in the southwestern desert of the United States that could have significant implications for all mankind. The incident was announced by the U.S. military, and denied by the U.S. military, and has remained covered-up in the government for the past fifty and hopefully not another fifty years. It is not a hoax or false claim, but rather a known event that is thoroughly documented. It is the objective here is to summarize the details of t
Outdoors Or TV?
Outdoors Or TV?
Outdoors Or TV? Todd Turner Composition 10/15/96 I think that if kids spent their time outside rather than watching TV there would be less kids in gangs and less kids causing crimes. I\'ve noticed lately that alot of kids are in gangs and have been burglarizing houses and stores. One reason why I think kids are becoming more violent and committing crimes is because, they sit in front of the stupid TV all day long. They don\'t spend enough time outdoors, hunting, fishing, surfing, and doing all t
Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Seinfeld It was a warm September Thursday night in 1991. I was engaged in my favorite past time of channel surfing when a light appeared at the end of the tunnel. Displayed on my favorite, 20 inch friend, (also known as my usual Saturday night date), appeared a remarkable treasure. There before my eyes was a sitcom called Seinfeld. From that moment on I was astounded to find that not even great sitcom\'s such as my beloved Mash and I Love Lucy were as captivating or enthralling. There is onl
Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Seinfeld Seinfeld ranks among the best situational comedies of all time. It has been compared to I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners, both of whom received praise for there pioneering works in comedy. But I believe that Seinfeld takes the term sitcom to another level. This is accomplished by exhibiting the many attributes of the show. Seinfeld contains many characteristics of a great situational comedy. The reason why Seinfeld is a unique show is because of its coherence. This show has a variety of
Movie Review: Sense and Sensibility
Movie Review: Sense and Sensibility
Movie Review: Sense and Sensibility Ang Lee, who directed, and Emma Thompson, who adapted the screenplay, have done an excellent job of bringing Jane Austen\'s Victorian novel, Sense and Sensibility, to the movie screen. The movie\'s collection of actors are a joy to watch as they bring out the emotions of an otherwise polite and reserved era in time. The production work is top notch with bright, cascading photography that sets a romantic I wish I was there setting. The purpose of the Sense an