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documentary and drama films that have been mixed perfectly to give the audience a viewpoint in which to look at life in a different way. The Amber Collective is still going to this day, and still offers this unique experience and probably still will for years to come.
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All You Need is Dynamite. Directed by Murray Martin. 1968. Great Britain.
Bordwell, David and Thompson, Kristin. (2006). Film Art: An Introduction. 8th ed. London: McGraw-Hill.
Byker. Directed by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen. 1983. Great Britain.
Documentaries. Definition 1. (2003) The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 4th ed. Houghton Mifflin Company.
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Seacoal. Directed by Murray Martin. 1985. Great Britain.
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Women have made progress in the film industry in terms of the type of role they play in action films, although they are still portrayed as sex objects. The beginning of “a new type of female character” (Hirschman, 1993, pg. 41-47) in the world of action films began in 1976 with Sigourney Weaver, who played the leading role in the blockbuster film ‘Aliens’ as Lt. Ellen Ripley. She was the captain of her own spaceship, plus she was the one who gave out all the orders. Until then, men had always been the ones giving the orders; to see a woman in that type of role was outlandish. This was an astonishing change for the American industry of film. Sometime later, in 1984, Linda Hamilton starred in
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Star Dreck: Paranoia & Patriotism in Alien Invasion Films
My premise is really quite simple: aliens are among us.And they're bad.But they're not the aliens you think they are, and they're not bad for the reasons you might imagine.In order to understand who these aliens are and why they're bad I want to begin by reaching back into the dark heart of the McCarthy era, when American paranoia in its most popular incarnation as American patriotism was at its peak.The year is 1951 and the film is Howard Hawkes' The Thing: From Another World.
For those of you who have somehow come this far in your otherwise admirable education without once seeing this influencial film, a brief synopsis: a
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Horror is an ancient art form. For as long as we have told stories we have spoken of forbidden, strange and alarming events in order to terrify those around us, while captivating and entertaining. Horror films effectively centre on the dark side of life dealing with our most primal nature and its fears.
Over the years the stories have changed revealing a mirror image of the anxieties of the time, the echoes of wars and sickness, disasters and depression, and presently, creating our own demise and the fear of the unknown. They are reinforcing the rules and taboos of our society as well as showing the macabre fate of those who transgress. For example one of the first horror films Nosferatu
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In this reflective paper, I intend to describe how a film is analyzed as a whole. Analyzing films is considered an art form that attempts to â€œbreak up the whole to discover the nature proportion, function, and interrelationships of the partsâ€ (Boggs and Petrie, 2008, p. 7). The art of watching films is similar to creating those films because it is a form of artistic expression. The art of analyzing films is just as difficult as making the films realistic to the viewerâ€™s eye. One must be able to respond to the film that is continuously moving without stopping the film.
In film analysis, the theme refers to the special part of film that focuses on the â€œunifying central concern
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Individual Case Analysis
The Problem Statement
What is the next step for the BMW Marketing Team to continue benefitting their company through their marketing campaigns without the risk of diminishing returns?
Key Points from the Case
* 90% of the viewers on the BMW Films website prefer it if they made more films. They really liked their marketing campaign based on the reviews and feedback. This really showed that BMW had a competitive edge against other competitors.
* BMW’s targets men that are rich, well-educated, well respected, married with no children and in their 40’s. Understanding the demographics of their market is essential in a marketing campaign
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How Films Communicate
Movie: Secondhand Lions, 2003
Time and Place: This movie is set back in 1962 in the Texas countryside. The house where Walter is staying with his great-uncles is a worn down ranch style home. It looks very poor and there are not many modern-looking things inside the house to include a T.V. His great-uncles are very reclusive and do not have many visitors except the brave salesman that stop by to try to sell them things.
Costume: Their clothes are worn out looking and seem to be the wrong size half of the time. They are baggy pants with plain looking button up shirts with suspenders holding everything together. Their boots are old and worn out looking
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HBS CASE: BMW FILMS
1. How fit is the BMW brand at the time of the case? Are there any reasons to anticipate undesirable financial performance in the future?
How fit is BMW at the time of the case?
Justify: BMW is very fit at the time of the case, which was August 2001.
Verify: During the period from 1996~2001, BMW sales rebounded and eventually reached record levels in the US
Quantify: Compared to their slump around 1991 where BMW sold around 55,000 cars, they were able to sell 190,000 in 2001 in the US
Are there any reasons to anticipate undesirable financial performance in the future?
1. Because BMW’s US unit sales have been increased since 1991.
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We looked at three films from the 1980's and 1990's - 'The Elephant Man', 'Edward Scissorhands' and 'Rain Man'. An outsider is someone who has been rejected by society. They are treated differently, usually worse, than 'normal' person either because they look or act differently. I think John Merrick, Edward and Raymond make good protagonists because you empathise with them. You start to feel how someone who is made fun of feels and because they look different or act strangely you don't forget them quickly, which is what the director wants. All three protagonists are treated like freaks, which makes them interesting choices for main characters. Films can use cinematography to show an
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documentary is the themes that were discussed, such as power, authority, identity, alienation, sexuality, boredom. The film is showing the school training American youths through hard militant methods of education. This structure was trying to represent the high school system at this time in the late 60's. The basic structure and one of the overall themes of the film is how it's made to look like a 'day in the life' of this average high school. Another example of realism portrayed throughout the documentary is in the beginning of the film the audience is drawn into a journey to the high school. You are put in to what looks like a day at this high school, starting off with homeroom period
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Business Plan and Strategy for Fannie Mae:
Foreclosure Profit Generation
Tennessee Technological University
BMGT 6950 Strategic Management
October 7, 2012
Facts and Analysis
Fannie Mae is confronted with two obligations – the first to taxpayers and the second to shareholders. “Goal A” is for FNMA to reduce its portfolio by 15% each year until the end of their government obligation (2018). “Goal B” is to pay back the treasury taxpayer capital to once again retain profit. Once profit is realized, public trading will likely increase.
Implementing a rental program on
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. The way we act in response to these emotions is determined by the logical processes that follow and are not related to those that are emotional in nature.
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Ridley. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Routledge, 2008. 257-71. Print.
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How Films Communicate
June 25, 2013
University of Phoenix Material
How Films Communicate
Complete Part I in your first week of class. In Week Two, complete Parts II and III after viewing a film of your own selection from the How Films Communicate Film List located under your Week One materials. Submit Parts I, II, and III in Week Two.
Part I: Beginning to Analyze Film
To compete Part I, choose a movie you have viewed in the past (this does not have to be from the How Films Communicate Film List ). In the following table, enter the title of your movie and complete the entries for time and place, costume, and set design, writing in complete
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The Coming of Sound
It is well known that films did not have sound during the initial stages of this industry. Silent films were the norm and just like other aspects such as color and cinemascope, sound in film was considered a possibility long before it eventually became a reality. The incorporation of sound to film came after years of intensive efforts and development. Thomas Edison was one of the persons who were deeply involved in the search of how sound could successfully be infused into film. Inventors like him worked tirelessly to fuse dialogue and film. Although he did manage to come up with a “few talkies”, doing it on a large scale was a completely
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The debate about political violence and nonviolence is a major theme in the discussion about the struggle for independence in Northern Ireland. This conflict is dramatized in the two films in context in the form of the Ireland Republic army (IRA) where two main characters are portrayed as a protagonist and an antagonist to bring out the theme in the films.
The Wind that Shakes the Barley is a film featured in the nineteenth century, by Ken Loach. Basing its storyline between the years 1920 and 1922, the film is founded on historical events. The film also employs a fictional cast of characters drawn from experiences of real-life participants. The rebellion involved between the Irish people
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Global Flexible Barrier Films for
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mentioned in this report. Furthermore, this
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Do the Friday the 13th movies have more to offer then just gore?
If you have ever been to a Friday the 13th movie and thought that it was nothing more than ninety minutes of tasteless gore, you are not alone. However, the movies do have more to offer. In this horror series, there are many hidden messages. Although not everyone chooses to analyze them, they do play a role in the feeling people get when leaving the theatre or taking the video back to the rental store.
The hidden messages in the films are presented differently, and have different meanings. The three most prominent messages involve having sex, doing drugs, and illegal drinking. If teens embark in any of the
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ï»¿Youths are the most influenced by what they view on televisions and films. How far do you agree?
Todayâ€™s millennials are undoubtedly the most tech savvy humans who have existed till date. With access to technology at the tip of their fingers, they are highly influenced by what they witness on media platforms. Television and films are imperative in their lives. If a youth is unaware of the latest gossip or new show, he is considered by peers to be living â€œunder a rockâ€. As such, being up to date by catching all the latest movies and shows has become an obligation for youths. However, it is inevitable for this to leave a negative impression on not just their minds, but also on
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), which didn't make it very big and gave him little fame. 1987 however, became the year when he was noticed as one of the best actors because of the Oscar nominated performance in Good Morning Vietnam. This comedy/drama was about a deejay assigned to a radio station for the U.S. Armed Services in Vietnam. Even on the set of the movie, Williams' improvisational skills became famous, and he became known for ad-libbing many scenes. His ability to entertain people became his trademarks, which then lead him to a number of entertaining roles such as Dead Poets Society (1989), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Flubber (1997), and Patch Adams (1998). All of these films and
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popularity with Iranian moviegoers: His funeral in Tehran was attended by 20,000 mourners. Before Fardin, one could argue, Iran simply did not have a commercial cinema.
During the war years, crime thrillers such as Senator (1983), The Eagles (1984), Boycott (1985), The Tenants (1986), and Kani Manga (1987) occupied the first position on the sales charts.
Officially, the Iranian government disdains American cinema: in 2007 President Ahmadinejad's media adviser told the Fars news agency, "We believe that the American cinema system is devoid of all culture and art and is only used as a device." However, numerous western commercial films such as Edison, The Illusionist, Passion of the Christ
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& Porter, 1998)
Since the 1970s, educators experienced in using as a teaching tool have urged its adoption by others (Culkin, 1970; Maynard, 1969, 1971, 1977). Wegner (1077) was a pioneer in using this medium. His 1977 pamphlet described various film types and how to use them in the classroom. Many others have reported successfully using films in teaching a broad range of disciplines or topics, such as political science, American Studies, French, group dynamics, science, and anthropology (Bloom, 1995; Dubeck, 1990; Michaud, 1997; O’Meara1976; Ruby, 1976; Sanchez, 1976) [Champoux, Joseph E. “Film as a teaching resource” journal of Management Inquiry 1999 8920:240-251]
Why does it
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“Lara is super strong, invincibly strong. But also stunningly beautiful, unbelievably beautiful” (Smelik, 2009, p. 179). These qualities have become a requirement in the portrayal of female heroine in films since the 1990’s. But is it an accurate portrayal of women? Films have been guilty of an unfair and inaccurate portrayal of gender roles especially for women. In the early years, women were portrayed as submissive, emotional and dependent on males and males are portrayed as the lead hero in the movie, saving the day and getting the girl in the process (Gilpatric, 2010). However, in recent times, we can observe a new trend in recent movies. Films such as Tomb Raider (2000
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Intro to Film
Film Noir is a term first used by some French critics to describe a group of American films made during and after World War II. The term Film Noir means black or dark cinema. Film noir is the classic period saying to have occurred between 1941 and 1958, beginning with John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon and ending with Orson Welle’s Touch of Evil. Film Noir is identified by its constant opposition of light and shadow, oblique camera angles, and the ways characters are placed in unconventional or awkward positions with particular shots. (Conrad, 2006, pp1-8)
Themes that characterize Film Noir include inversions of traditional values, the feeling of
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Americans in film have been represented as the bad people whether it is in Disney animations or in documentaries and in each film it ends with the American white colonialized people taking over.
The world started loving the Indian’s when film showed everybody that they were free spirited people who acted as mythological human beings because they come off to the audience as people who have magical powers and speak very rarely. Films would show Indian men riding and fighting while horse back riding and this was something that the average white person was not accustomed to, neither be the Native Americans. People that were not ethnic would go to films and watch as these silent films with
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, including versions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Monster (1925) both starring Lon Chaney, the first American horror movie star. Other films of the 1920s include Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde (1920), The Phantom Carriage (Sweden, 1920), The Lost World (1925), The Phantom Of The Opera (1925), Waxworks (Germany 1924), and Tod Browning's (lost) London After Midnight (1927) with Chaney.
See also: List of horror films of the 1930s, List of horror films of the 1940s, and Universal Monsters
Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster
in Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
During the early period of talking pictures, the American Movie studio Universal Pictures began a
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successful motion picture company in the United States, with the largest production until 1900, was the American Mutoscope company. This was initially set up to exploit peep-show type films using designs made by W.K.L. Dickson after he left the Edison company in 1895. His equipment used 70 mm. wide film, and each frame was printed separately onto paper sheets for insertion into their viewing machine, called the Mutoscope. The image sheets stood out from the periphery of a rotating drum, and flipped into view in succession.
By 1896, it was clear that more money could be made by showing motion picture films with a projector to a large audience than exhibiting them in peep-show machines. The
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aesthetic traditions, which combine to create a distinctive form that has a wide transcultural appeal. However, over the last few years, the Hong Kong Kung Fu movies have been greatly influenced by American and European action styles. In the early years, the Hong Kong Kung Fu movies drew heavily upon the wuxia fighting style (Fu & Desser, 2000). This style emphasized mysticism and swordplay. With political intervention, the style was suppressed in the 1930s. The modern Hong Kong Kung Fu films are characterized by the move of male-oriented action films. Some producers however insist on using female stars to attract the female audience. Additionally, the Hong Kong Kung Fu movies use romance and
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money and has to shoot his way
There is also a strong presence of honour in "Hard Boiled". There is a
scene when the co-star and one of the bad guys are having a shoot out.
The fight is so hectic that it takes them into a room full of innocent
civilians, which they do not want to harm. To solve this they both
drop their guns and ask the civilians to move (which is the honourable
thing to do).
(Show that clip)
John Woo's Hong Kong films are very bloody, very often the characters
clothes will be stained with their own blood and with the blood of
their enemies. Woo's American films do not have this trait, possibly
because of Woo having to
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goernment contribute more than VND 10 billion( $666,670 ), which goes to producing around ten films, whereas a low budget American feature film might have a budget of $ 5 â€“ 10 million!. The successful film â€œGai nhayâ€ ( Dancing girl ), which has attracted great audiences, the revenue also at around VND 250 million ( $16,667 ). This is still far from its investment of VND 1 billion ( $66,667 ). It raises a question that how VietNamâ€™s film industry develop in these days. Beside that, the revenue tax on the cinema businness sector is a burden to film makers. They propose that the Government offer income tax relief to private film studios to help this fledgling industry develop.
Recent achivement of Viet Namâ€™s film industry combine with the proper policies of MCI will contribute a strong power to film makers make good films for VietNamese. Vietnamâ€™s films are not only produced for VietNamese, but they will be exported for foreigners, contributing to introduce VietNam to other countries all over the world.
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to have taken place in Australian society since the end of WWII, however, has been its drift towards American, rather than British culture. As the American way of life was projected further into Australia via popular culture, it would rapidly alter the ways we spent our money, entertained ourselves, dressed and socialised. Eventually, many of our British cultural legacies would give way to new American ideals.
In the decades since World War II, however, the penetration of American popular culture into Australian society has raised ongoing concerns about Australia's ability to carve out its own national identity. Local cultural products like films and music are an important way for people
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character, plot, and music. One example is the plot of this film. The film talks about yet another man trying to get back to the fame he once had, Tony. Tony signs on to do a new play that he thinks will get him the fame he has been searching for. Then the play turns from a comedy to a much more sinister play. He now plays the Faust. This talks about the devil and once again talks about darker subject matter that hasn't really been seen in such musical films like Meet Me in St. Louis or An American in Paris. Both of those films are about love and don't really talk about religion even. The plot is much darker in this movie than in other musical films.
The second example is about the
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regarded home video as a competitor—exploit these technologies to their advantage?
The way home video technologies changed the American film industry was by the invention of the home videocassette recorder in 1976, and Matsushita introduced its Video Home System (VHS) soon after. Sales took off in the early 1980s, and by 1988 most U.S. households, nearly 60 million, had a VCR. Studios established divisions to make and distribute cassettes. Sales to rental stores, particularly the growing national chains, proved very lucrative.
2. How did the policies of "synergy" and "high concept" transform American film industry structure in the 1980s and 1990s? What kinds of films resulted from
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industry and film in general are more than apparent. Not the only Japanese cinematic giant, but undoubtedly the most famous and revered in the West, Kurosawa has made exemplary films of various genres: historical, Samurai, and contemporary (Cohen-Shalev, 2008). Kurosawa entered the Japanese film industry in the 1930s with the film Sanshiro Sugata. Kurosawa's maiden directorial effort, Sanshiro Sugata, was panned for being too "British-American"(Maxfield, 1993) and he did not see his first real success until 1948. This success came in the film “Drunken Angel”. “Drunken Angel”, a film about a sleazy drunken doctor trying to cure a gangster and a Japanese mafia member known as a Yakuza stars
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'a great deal' to the 'Electra Palace'. (Waugh 1930 p, 59)
Furthermore, the films themselves were more often than not, directed at certain sections of society, for example women, immigrants and the youth. This often aided in attracting such sections of society to the cinema.
The overall appeal of the cinema to the masses was particularly evident during the interwar era. Audiences worldwide wanted to watch the variety of films, particularly American produced films, and they always went back. The visibly attractive and glamorous Hollywood movies often depicted the success of the underdog over unjust authority. Values of cash over culture were often a theme in the early American films
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hood in prohibition era Chicago, whose character was loosely based on Al Capone. This is the first movie to use the machine gun by a gangster, depicted by Italian-American immigrants, who goes on a murderess spree killing 28 people in all. Enrico (“Rico”) Bandello who epitomized the rise and fall of the gangster. Edward G. Robinson was the first Gangster star in this genre. These career criminals live double lives as respectable business men, who defy the law, and are tough who also operate under a cloak of fear portrayed as respect. The popularity and appeal of these films during the 30’s was divided among the public. Some would see these films as a sort of participation in the rebellion
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The morals and values of Americans are depicted well in both Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life" and Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers." Although they both are trying to illustrate the same thing (American values), the descriptions shown of American values and morals are drastically different from the 1940's to the 1990's. The values and morals held for self, family and community can be contrasted in both films. We will see how these different social relationships of the "true American" change from the 40's to the 90's.Self as an entity, according to American culture, should be respected, loved, and esteemed. Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" shows this self respect and esteem
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surprised at the quality of the animations for being made in 1902, and my favorite was the face in moon, and all the animated stars and meteors in the background. The cross-dissolve transitions are another aspect of the film that was new for the time, and unavailable to use in the theatre.
Unlike the still, boring camera movements of A Trip To The Moon, the film Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) featured many new and interesting camera shots. This film was one of the first avant-garde American independent films, and represents the "interior state", or the contrast between imagination and reality. Cinematically, this film featured a number of different types of shots including jump cuts and slow
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, vampires or zombies. The film Frankenstein depicts the traditional conception of a horror film. All of the elements of the film use concepts and conventions of typical a horror film, the geographic location, stock characters and iconography, all reinforce this genre.However the new wave of contemporary horror films such as the Scream Trilogy, run away from the orthodox traditional horror film and is a clear example of the change in the horror genre over time.Teenage protagonists and cast members is the new type of standard characters. The location is a quite small Serbian American town and is a contrast to the typical setting for a horror film. The killer in Scream films is not a standard super
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pornography. Everything done to a
woman in pornography has been done to a woman in
prostitution. There are not only films or pictures that
introduce sex, but there are even games where a women of
a particular race is being dealt with in an inappropriate
manner. For example, the pornographic video game
"Custer's Revenge" generated many gang rapes of Native
American women. In the game, the "squaw" is captured by
an American boy and are tied to a tree and raped. The game
is sexually explicit, for example, the penis goes in and out, in
and out. The feminist, Andrea Dworkin, wrote this essay to
send an urgent dispatch from the frontlines of a national
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Two World’s Disaster Message
People are likely to fall into visual aspects. Movies are just an entertainment. It is a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement. Unlikely visual sequence cannot be all alike. There are differences and similarities between American and Korean films. Roland Emmerich’s directed movie The Day After Tomorrow has been viewed by half of the U.S. population as well as world wise it granted. Similar movie Haeundae (Tidal Wave) directed from Je-gyun Yun has made success through 7million viewers. There is more action in the American films and thoughtfully more love in Korean.
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Small Theaters and Big Business
I want to discuss some of the conflicts and concerns that I have about what the Camera Cinemas complexes will face in the future if the stay at their current locations. I conducted a survey to see how many of my fellow citizens know of Art and Foreign Films. I was not only surprised by the response, but shocked to see that downtown San Jose is stiff not a comfortable place for most to go. Most people knew of Art Films or Foreign Films but the thought of seeing one was not a priority. What were important to most included special effects, good story and ratings. I was surprised by the number of responses that said they would watch a closed caption
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later films such as grease where the race must be completed to
resolve conflict between the opposing groups. Another theme which is
almost always seen in teen movies is the boy/girl romance. In rebel
without a cause this theme is reflected by the relationship between
Judy and Jim. This can also be seen in later films such as the
American Pie series where sex is a permeating theme. The multiple
relationships in American Pie can be seen as the characters strive for
transition from puberty into adult society. This is another theme
which can be seen in the 1955 Rebel without a cause, as all teenage
characters are trying to make it as mature adults. This is a
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The American Film Industry - A Model of Oligopoly
Kim R. Williamsbernard
Virginia College, Online
The American Film Industry - A Model of Oligopoly
The American Film Industry or Hollywood refers to the successful oligopoly economy of the major Hollywood studios in the 1920s to the 1940s. The term implies that it studios, so the production of films constituted the decisive factor in the economic system. But the concept of system refers here to large companies, production, film distribution / sales and film screening at this time controlled.
The actual switching was indeed for most firms in New York City, but the company has
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paranoia that the threat was global. This is relevant to my essay as it explores how science fiction films could be used to either insight paranoia or reassure audiences that the nuclear threat was as fictional as monsters and aliens.
^ Of Body Snatchers and Cyberpunks: Student Essays on American Science Fiction ...
edited by Sonja Georgi, Kathleen Loock
Manfred Alexander Muller – Manhood and Masculinity in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. P.88
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consumers and its backers. Many of the banks and financial supporters of the studios began to complain and became reluctant to get involved. During World War II banks were quick to lend money for film projects; however, with the loss of profit to the television and the scandals in Hollywood, the banks became more cautious than ever, getting more involved in monitoring the content of the films, and pushing for conservative, safe ventures (HUAC).
During this time the studios also became aware of the public’s reception of their films and feared a protest by several conservative groups, most notably the American Legion. Many right-wing, conservative groups threatened to boycott theatres
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Planet of the Arabs
I am really disappointed about “Planet of the Arabs” film. These kinds of films are called propaganda films, due to the false information. The message of this film is probably to show that Hollywood or other media sources are trying to corrupt the images of Arabs. The film starts from the old days and kept going to the Arab development in American history. They mentioned that Arab people are dehumanization, and the women are like camels in Arab society, and the false meaning of jihad.
“The dehumanization of a people” was the first thing that was in the film, and they referred it to the Arabs people, by telling Arabs you can tell! I think it is inappropriate to
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Film Studies: The Essential Introduction 2006, pg70).
Style is the way the movie is produced… cinematography … (camera/lighting)
Stock characters are the characters which are common to the genre of the movie.
‘John Tucker Must Die’ and ‘Mean Girls’ share many similar genre codes and conventions. Genre if a French word meaning ‘type’, and film genres have existed since the early days of cinema. Both films contain ingredients found in most if not all American rom-com’s / coming of age films. (INSERT QUOTE ON GENRE) ‘’teen films represent predominantly teen characters in teen-centred narratives targeted’ – [Doherty’s: teen movies: page 22]. All the main
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, Disneyland was and remains an epitome of the American Dream.
Walt Disney, the man who was the creator of the Disney Company and products we know and love today, was certainly extraordinary. He is considered to be one of the most successful people in American history, and rightfully so because the magnitude of his accomplishments is astounding. His films (and the films that are produced under his name now after his death), amusement parks and other merchandise are acknowledged and appreciated throughout the entire world. Nearly all the Disney films and merchandise, and all of the amusement parks target an audience of young children, and therefore Disney endorses his creations with stories
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desire to please the audience has borne fruit in terms of profit, with three films including Amores Perros’ and it is evident that Amores Perros gives us an example of a film that has thrived thanks to its commercialistic roots.
On the other hand, In Los Bastardos, an art-house, avant-garde production, violence is employed with an inverse affect. Violence is employed as an implement to create pathos and disturb the viewer, rather than as a way of adding excitement to the story. The majority of the film’s plot points take place during the break-in. After the younger of the two Mexicans fatally shoots the American mother, the viewer is left in a state of shock and is left wondering and