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Shirley Temple: Black Hollywood's Youngest Star
Shirley Temple: Black Hollywood's Youngest Star
Shirley Temple: Black Hollywood\'s Youngest Star Did you ever know that a little girl could be a famous movie star? It happened to Shirley Temple, she became Hollywood\'s youngest star. On April 23, 1928 Shirley Temple was born. One day, when Shirley was three and a half years old, about two hundred children gathered at her dance school to audition for a movie. Shirley raced out onto the brightly lit stage and got the part in the movie series Baby Burlesks. For the next two years, Shirley sang h
Man with The Movie Camera: Shot Change constructs
Man with The Movie Camera: Shot Change constructs
Man with The Movie Camera: Shot Change constructs a New Perspective Avant Garde Film Midterm 11395 Question #4 Time was used by Vertov as an important factor in editing as well as in the daily lives of humans. With editing he utilized the essence of time to his advantage. Vertov wanted a certain rhythm of cuts to exist in the movie. He desired a choppy effect. The cameras, themselves, were supposed to produce a rithym in movements, too. The point was he wanted to make as many cuts and rigid moti
Similarities of Two Famous Tales of Love
Similarities of Two Famous Tales of Love
Similarities of Two Famous Tales of Love In one of the most famous love stories of this century, many elements from anotherfamous tale of love were borrowed. In many instances, Westside Story mirrored Shakespeare\'sRomeo And Juliet. Many similarities were noted from the characterization to the plot structure.However, they differed as well. In Westside Story, some characters shared personalities with those of Romeo And Juliet.The families of the Capulets and Montagues were well represented by two
Six Hours of Television
Six Hours of Television
Six Hours of Television In looking at modern television programming there are hundreds of shows to choose from. Picking six hours of television to analyze from the prospective of an anthropologist is by no means easy. It is easy however, to talk about what our nation looks like to others who have never been here. Everyone is gorgeous, lives happily, and overcomes all problems, but more on that later. Four hours of the programming I chose is perhaps the most popular programming this year, consist
Sleepless in Seattle
Sleepless in Seattle
Sleepless in Seattle It is difficult to say at times, what exactly makes a movie great. I have found that the good movies are felt as you are leaving the theater. The audience should be able to feel and belive, to some degree. When exiting a movie, I hope that I feel this way. Today, paying large sums of money for each visit to the theater is tough to keep up. The audience expects an extra special performance each and every visit. I want to feel good as I leave. This satisfies my willingness to
Societies Scapegoat
Societies Scapegoat
Societies Scapegoat Youth crimes are on a continual rise. It seems that everyday violent offenders keep getting younger and more aggressive. We turn on the news only to hear that a ten year old mugged,shot,stabbed,beat or blew up one of his peers. With crimes on the rise involving children, people begin to look for a cause. Society, when looking for a scapegoat, becomes worse than a blood thirsty lynch mob at a witch trial. Usually the most obvious source of violence within a home is the televis
Star Trek - The Next Generation
Star Trek - The Next Generation
Star Trek - The Next Generation Star date: 41176.8 Captain\'s log. This is my (Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise #NCC-17O1 D) account of the events leading up to and beyond the Federation and Romulan war (2380-2385 AD). Star date: 32851.2: The Enterprise received a distressed call from a fleeing scout ship. SOS... I am ... under ... attack!! request ... asylum ... Federation ... Space!!.. The ship was pushing the limits of its engines as it hurtled out of the neutral zone -- the v
Star Wars: An Intergalactic Joyride
Star Wars: An Intergalactic Joyride
Star Wars: An Intergalactic Joyride Star Wars is the highest grossing movie of all time. It is also one of my favorites. It was released in May 1977 and re-released in a restored and enhanced Special Edition just last month. There are many different criteria that can be used to describe ŒStar Wars\' appeal. Gary Arnold and Edward Rothstein, two movie critics who had the opportunity to review this great movie, explain its appeal in very much the same way. There is a difference though. Arnold re
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
Stranger On A Train
Stranger On A Train
Stranger On A Train According to me, the model of the classic cinema is respected in the movie Strangers On a Train. The movie starts on a train, where we are introduced to the two main characters, having a conversation. The subject of the conversation is basically the most important part of the setup. By listening to them, we could predict the direction that the story was going towards. Throughout the rest of the introduction, we are introduced to the rest of the important characters. The fir
Powder: Questions
Powder: Questions
Powder: Questions 1 Jeremy\'s original source of rejection came from his parents who banished him from his home. He was to live in the basement, away from society. This hurting he received made him a more compassionate, caring and loving person. Although his early stages of life were of persecution and sadness he accepted as a way of life. Being banished from society, he solely learned the meaning of compassion. He acquired the knowledge of caring and loving by experiencing the direct opposite o
Tales of the City
Tales of the City
Tales of the City Christoph Jeff Micklon\'s Book Report FOR ENG 744.3 Gay Literature Dr. John Bowers Spring 1996 Armistead Maupin When you sense the affection where people enfold their loving kindness you are probably amidst the tenants of 28 Barbary Lane, San Francisco 94109. Perhaps ‘tenants\' is the wrong word, it should be something more like a friendly community of people. In Tales of the City , by Armistead Maupin, the characters are intertwined with togetherness. The mother of all mothers
Talk Show Trash
Talk Show Trash
Talk Show Trash Jeff Pavelcsyk LE 100 sect-18 March 3, 1997 These are some views on why talk shows are trash. They do nothing at all to improve any standard of living in this country, or others also. The shows are about ninety percent on topics that do not affect any of us, or that the people in general have any sort of interest in. All they do is pollute today\'s already sickening society with trashy ideas so that some other idiot can go out and try, after getting the idea from the show. First
Taoism: Action Versus Inaction
Taoism: Action Versus Inaction
Taoism: Action Versus Inaction The Star Trek The Next Generation episode: Booby Trap shows a perfect example of Taoist thought. The crew of the Enterprise is always taking some action in order to achieve a specific goal. This episode shows that through inaction you can sometimes achieve far more than you could through action. The mind of the physical senses cannot grasp the concepts of the unnameable. The crew of the Enterprise learn a valuable lesson on the nature of decision making and how t
Frankenstein: Technology
Frankenstein: Technology
Frankenstein: Technology In Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, written in the late nineteenth century by Mary Shelley, Shelley proposes that knowledge and its effects can be dangerous to individuals and all of humanity. Frankenstein was one of our first and still is one of our best cautionary tales about scientific research.. Shelley\'s novel is a metaphor of the problems technology is causing today. Learn from me. . . at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and
Technology Spontaneously Approaching 'Humanity' Wi
Technology Spontaneously Approaching 'Humanity' Wi
Technology Spontaneously Approaching \'Humanity\' With the Passage of Time By Avner Erez Tel Aviv University , Department of Film & Television Tools once helped early man increase his survivability, and they became more and more useful as means to achieve our goals. Today, innovations in technology have allowed us to fabricate tools of increasing complexity. As we recognize that the most effective tools have human characteristics, such as a computer capable of learning, we will give our tools th
Television Censorship
Television Censorship
Television Censorship WHAT IS CENSORSHIP? Censorship is the supervision and control of the information and ideas that are circulated among the people within a society. In modern times, censorship refers to the examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other communication media for the purpose of altering or suppressing parts thought to be objectionable or offensive. The objectionable material may be considered immoral or obscene, heretical
Television Violence and Its Effect on Children
Television Violence and Its Effect on Children
Television Violence and Its Effect on Children The children of today are surrounded by technology and entertainment that is full of violence. It is estimated that the average child watches from three to five hours of television a day! (Neilson 1993). Listening to music is also a time consuming pastime among children. With all of that exposure, one might pose the question, How can seeing so much violence on television and video games and hearing about violence in in music affect a child\'s behav
Television and The Internet
Television and The Internet
Television and The Internet Having already done my fair share of internet surfing, I was excited to finally have the opportunity to do a research paper that involved this vast and seemingly boundless electronic world. It is easy to passively interact with the rest of the world and scan effortlessly through millions of pages of information, some of which is useful, some of which simply takes up space; the problem that many researchers and interest groups face is making sense of the whole thing. W
Television, What A Waste of Timme
Television, What A Waste of Timme
Television, What A Waste of Timme How much does television mean to you? Would you sacrifice your mind, your health, and your well-being just to keep ahold of it? Most people would. They are unaware of the severe effects that TV has on our lives and on our future. I think that television should be banned from all American households because of the negative ideas it exploits, the creative minds it destroys, and the growing amount of kids and adults that are making this place a bigger and lazier co
Television and Commercialism
Television and Commercialism
Television and Commercialism Television is populated with images which are superficial and lack depth. Programs look more like ads and ads look more like programs. All this leads to a close circle of consumerism. The three excerpts relate to these unifying ideas thus the validity of their argument. Surface is all; what you see is what you get. These images are proud of their standing as images. They suggest that the highest destiny of our time is to become cleansed of depth and specificity alto
Televised Violence is Here to Stay
Televised Violence is Here to Stay
Televised Violence is Here to Stay One of the most heated issues debated, ever since the invention of the television, is the effects of media violence on society. Many try to wipe it out, but will undoubtedly fail. It has great educational and entertainment value. There have even been studies showing that viewing television violence will actually relieve stress. For these reasons, televised violence, including fights, with or without weapons, resulting in bloodshed, will never diminish. Many par
Television
Television
Television The start of the television market all began in 1897 by K.F. Braun. He invented the cathode ray tube which would become the screen of most television sets. In 1925 C. Francis Jankins had used some ideas from a Scottish engineer, A. A. Campbell, to create images on the screens. The United States navy used this new technology to transfer images back and forth to its ships. In 1929 David Sarnoff invested $50 million dollars into the development of television sets. In 1935 Sarnoff committ
Is Marijuana Dangerous to your Physical Health?
Is Marijuana Dangerous to your Physical Health?
Is Marijuana Dangerous to your Physical Health? Recreational use of marijuana has been going on for many years, and like cigarettes many people refuse to listen to health reports. More and more reports are coming out on the effects of marijuana on the body. Just how harmful marijuana can be is questionable. Some health reports state that it is very detrimental to the body while others are explaining how chemicals extracted from the marijuana plant are being used as medication. The problem is, ju
Critique Of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Critique Of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Critique Of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Tamala Garrett English 376 Due 1/29/96 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer, and directed by Robert Weine. It was produced in 1919 by Erich Pommer for Decla-Bioscop. 1919 was a year in which the movie industry was transformed into a giant industry. Although the movie was produced in 1919, it was not released in the United States until 1921. A time when film makers were out to prove that film was indeed art. In the year 19
The Chamber: A Look Into the Novel and Film
The Chamber: A Look Into the Novel and Film
The Chamber: A Look Into the Novel and Film Dan Cano Mrs. Ficarrota English 10 Honors 9 December 1996 Stories about crime prove to be a strong part of America\'s entertainment in this day. In The Chamber, John Grisham writes about a Klansman who is convicted of murder and a grandson who tries to save his grandfather is on death row. This story is now a major motion picture. This story carries a strong emotional following to it because it both questions and supports the death penalty in different
Movie Review: The Color Purple
Movie Review: The Color Purple
Movie Review: The Color Purple Byron Hooper 11/18/96 The movie The Color Purple, directed by Steven Speilberg, was, in general, a satisfactory film. It was enjoyable, if you don\'t consider accuracy towards the novel it is portraying important. Speilberg obviously had little, if any, respect toward the original story, by Alice Walker. He slaughtered a story most people had heard of, but never read. I thought the movie itself was rather good. It had it\'s own good and bad points. Up until about
Crime Films
Crime Films
Crime Films When looking at the crime film it is important to understand the nature of the films genre. The genre is a way for the audience to distinguish types of films. These are categorised together because of standard protocols developed for a particular types or styles of film. These films usually follow similar guidelines in order to produce a predictable style for the audience. The development of genre films is not entirely the prerogative of Hollywood. It is more the desire of the public
Television Soaps: The Cultural Construction of Gen
Television Soaps: The Cultural Construction of Gen
Television Soaps: The Cultural Construction of Gender and Representation Soaps but more importantly music videos can be said to interrogate the cultural construction of gender and representations of identity. The video suggests a set of images to the viewer and usually these are a blurring of gender and identity. Music videos predicate on the representation of female gender experience. The two interrelated sign systems- access signs and discovery signs- will be discussed. Music clips that will b
Movie: Dead Poet's Society - The Dead Poet That Ki
Movie: Dead Poet's Society - The Dead Poet That Ki
Movie: Dead Poet\'s Society - The Dead Poet That Killed Himself The movie Dead Poet\'s Society raises an interesting question: When educating teen-agers, is it better to use the school\'s policy of Tradition, Honor, Discipline, and Excellence or Mr. Keating\'s philosophy of carpe diam (seize the day)? Mr. Keating believed that people should suck the marrow out of life and live like a free thinking person even at the young age of seventeen. Centuries of teaching experience prove Mr. Keating is
The Direct and Indirect Impact of Rhetoric
The Direct and Indirect Impact of Rhetoric
The Direct and Indirect Impact of Rhetoric Emory Lott 12/05/96 English 1001 In the world that we live in, rhetoric always affects and is a part of everything that happens. Rhetoric, in its broadest sense, is communication, and how people relate to each other. The movie The Color Purple is about relationships. Therefore rhetoric plays a very important role in this movie. Throughout The Color Purple the impact of rhetoric can be seen in two groups of people, the communicator, or rhetor, and the au
Movie: The Fan
Movie: The Fan
Movie: The Fan An extraordinary film that every movie ‘guru\' should see is The Fan. Putting this picture on a pedestal would be the right thing to do. My counter- part, Hector, also gives the movie exemplary reviews. Robert DiNero plays a psychotic baseball fan who was an appalling father and a die-hard for the game. This crazy man just wants credit for giving a Barry Bonds-like player ( Wesley Snipes ) his number back. Unfortunately, the ‘fan\' gives Wesley his number back by killing the playe
Movie: The Firm
Movie: The Firm
Movie: The Firm Sydney Pollack\'s film The Firm is a drama based on an desire to escape from the law firm (Berndini, Lambert, and Lock) from which he was hired. The relatively small but wealthy firm wines and dines the ambitious Harvard Law Graduate\'s (played by Tom Cruise) with money and gifts in order to make him part of their team. Overwhelmed by the gracious treatment and substantial offer Mitch McDeere takes the offer to be part of the Firm. The firm gets them caught up in a affluent lifes
The Godfather: Michael Vs. Sonny
The Godfather: Michael Vs. Sonny
The Godfather: Michael Vs. Sonny At a first glance Michael and Sonny appear to be quite different. Upon further observation, however, they have some similarities. Although they are different in areas of personality, values, and their tempers, they are similar in areas of loyalty, their respect for their father, and their strong family ties. Their personalities are quite different. Sonny is brash and arrogant, where Michael is calm and cool. When Don Corleone was in the hospital and Sonny is in c
Movie: The Grapes Of Wrath - The people and the De
Movie: The Grapes Of Wrath - The people and the De
Movie: The Grapes Of Wrath - The people and the Depression In the movie The grapes of Wrath, the Joads undergo the hit of the depression, they have to leave their farm. They go to California for jobs, but find there are few jobs, and it pays little, or at least less then what they were told. The government tried to start programs to house and employ people like the Joads. Since the people who already lived in the cities in which these developments were put didn\'t want them there anyway, they tr
Movie: Life, Like The Great Gatsby
Movie: Life, Like The Great Gatsby
Movie: Life, Like The Great Gatsby Brian Olson OLSON 1 Professor John Hughes ENC 1102 December 3, 1996 Imagine that you live in the nineteen twenties, and that you are a very wealthy man that lives by himself in a manchine, on a lake and who throws parties every weekend. This is just the beginning of how to explain the way Jay Gatsby lived his life. This novel, by F. Scott, Fitzgerald is one that is very deep in thought. Fitzgerald releases little clues along the way of the novel that will be cr
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby was a very compelling and well-written novel. This book has a very intriguing plot, from the mysterious Jay Gatsby to the gruesome murder at the climatic ending. There is a multitude of deep characters you will run into through out this novel like Nick Carraway and his presumed love Miss Jordan Baker, along with Gatsby\'s lost love Daisy Buchanan. Then there is Gatsby\'s house, one of the mysteries of the story, with all of it\'s illustrious parties. Finally it
The Impact Of Television
The Impact Of Television
The Impact Of Television Since the beginning, there have been mixed reactions to television and it was E.B. White who wrote I believe that television is going to be the test of the modern world, and in this new opportunity to see beyond the range of our own vision, we shall discover either a new and unbearable disturbance of the general peace or a saving radiance in the sky. We shall stand or fall by television, of that I am sure. (Murray 7) White was correct, it would either be beneficial or
The Last Wave
The Last Wave
The Last Wave SOC 118 The Last Wave-Peter Weir dir.(1977) In the film, The Last Wave, the director is trying to communicate the idea of a culture within a culture or sub culture. The dominant culture in the film is the white members of society living in Australia. The subculture in the film is the Aborigines who were natives to the land before the white people settled in Australia. The natives sustained their cultural beliefs and ideologies while living in largely populated cities. The dominan
Movie: The Last Emperor
Movie: The Last Emperor
Movie: The Last Emperor On 1908 in Peking The emperor I-Sin-Ger-Oh-Who-Eee, son of prince Dredd, at the age of two, was crowned because emperorist Dowager was dieing. He was chosen because Dowager was his grandmother. The only thing that was bad was that they took him from his mother and gave him this lady that they called his “Wet nurse”, which mainly breast fed him and took care of him. Also he was not allowed to leave the empire. In the beginning after he was crowned emperor everybody waited
Movies: A Thematic Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's
Movies: A Thematic Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's
Movies: A Thematic Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock\'s Psycho Alfred Hitchcock\'s Psycho has been commended for forming the archetypical basis of all horror films that followed its 1960 release. The mass appeal that Psycho has maintained for over three decades can undoubtedly be attributed to its universality. In Psycho, Hitchcock allows the audience to become a subjective character within the plot to enhance the film\'s psychological effects for an audience that is forced to recognise its own neuro
Movie Review: The Mirror Has Two Faces
Movie Review: The Mirror Has Two Faces
Movie Review: The Mirror Has Two Faces The movie stares Barbara Streisand as Rose Morgan a lonely, single, low self esteemed woman who lives with her domineering mother Hannah Morgan played by Lauren Becall in New York. Jeff Bridges who plays Gregory Larkin a math instructor at Columbia University is a man in search of the perfect woman who is not interested in sex but only companship. Greg places a personal ad in a singles paper and receives enormous response. He reviews the responses to his ad
Movie: The Mission
Movie: The Mission
Movie: The Mission Meena Throngkumpola The movie, The Mission, is about how the Spanish in cooperation with Pourtugal try to get the Jesuits off land negotiated by the two countries. The Spanish Church sends people into Asuncion, Paraguay to persuade the Jesuits to get off the land. The film includes spiritual and political activities the are reflected through the church, natives, and the Jesuits. What the movie mainly tried to show was that the Church wanted to maintain control over the Jesui
Movie: The Paper Chase
Movie: The Paper Chase
Movie: The Paper Chase The most famous quote in the movie, The Paper Chase, would have to be when Kingsfield says, You\'ll come in here with a scull full of mush and leave thinking like a lawyer. This movie should teach a high school student that going to college demands a lot more than the easy street they\'ve been riding in high school. The movie teaches that you need to be able to put up with the arrogance of the rich and uppity people that attend an Ivy League school. They are very exp
The Power of One
The Power of One
The Power of One A single person can change the world very much. It means that a man or woman can have so much courage, pride, confidence that they can help to make the world a better place to live in. One is very meaningful and significant. P.K. becomes a symbol of Christ by trying to make all the people respect each other. To not make people respect each other by their culture or color of skin, but by their content of their character. P.K. wants everyone to get along with each other. He tries
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption For my film analysis, I chose the movie The Shawshank Redemption. Frank Darabont directed Shawshank and wrote the screenplay based on the novel Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by author Stephen King. The movie was made in 1994 and produced by Niki Marvin. The movie stars Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins as two convicts serving time in a New England prison named Shawshank. Tim Robbins plays a man named Andy Dufresne, a banker, who gets convicted of murdering his wife
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption is a very unique movie which involves many different personalities and underlying themes. The personalities of the inmates are very interesting and when they are combined they create a very fascinating plot which looks at prison life in a interesting and different perspective than one normally thinks. The main characters are Andy Dufrense (Tim Robbins) and Eliss Red Redding (Morgan Freeman). These characters are well complimented by the wise an
The Silence of The Lambs
The Silence of The Lambs
The Silence of The Lambs Clarice Starling, a student preparing for a life in the FBI, hunts a serial killer by use of vague information given to her by an incarcerated psychologist. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter relays information to Clarice in exchange for information about herself. The killer, known only as Buffalo Bill, kidnaps large women, keeps them alive for a few days, and finally skins them. Clarice works against time as Buffalo Bill takes his newest victim, a U.S. Senator\'s daughter
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
The Simpsons This cartoon for grown-ups takes place in a fictional town called Springfield in the 1990\'s. The main character in the show is Homer Simpsons, a father of three and a husband. Homer works at the Springfield nuclear power plant. He is portrayed as a slacker who is completely unqualified for his job. He\'s also shown as a lazy couch potato and a little bit of an alcoholic. He\'s also shown as a pig when it comes to food. His wife, Marge, is a good parent who has to keep an eye on H
The Success of Michael Crichton's Novels in the Me
The Success of Michael Crichton's Novels in the Me
The Success of Michael Crichton\'s Novels in the Media Industry One only has to look at the astonishing opening weekend of Paramount Pictures\' action adventure thriller Congo which was universally panned by critics, to be reminded of the power of the person who created the underlying material: Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton. The film\'s whopping $24.6 million opening, which shocked insiders, underscored the value to Hollywood of an exclusive club of best-selling writers (Eller 3). Michae