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Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange is one of the most controversial movies ever made. The movie is based around a thug named Alex, a teenager, who finds happiness in about any perverse action. Alex, who seems to find glory in rape, lust, and murder, tells the story from his point of view. The movie examines the usual cliches of individual freedom . It seems as if Alex suffers from an attempt to exercise his own vitality within a social structure too severe to support it. The film is not only a
Who Says Talking About Sex is Taboo? English 150G Persuasive Paper Final Draft December 12th, 2003 Have you ever seen the 1999 movie American Pie? If so, you would remember the infamous talk between Jim Levinstein (Jason Biggs) and his father (Eugene Levy). Jim’s father stumbles and stutters his way through the “safe sex” talk and Jim tries his hardest to mentally shut out his father’s ramblings. Maybe some of us can relate to this sort of situation. I know I was attempting the defense mechanism
Cruel Intentions ENG 100 A Drama Review Essay 4/14/04 Director Roger Kumble puts a modern day twist on Choderlos de Laclos’ French novel, “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” (1782), in the teenage-drama “Cruel Intentions” (1999), which can also be compared to 1988’s hit movie, “Dangerous Liaisons”. In Manhattan’s Upper East Side, seduction, revenge, and conquest rule’s the lives of four, wealthy, prep-school teenagers. Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Philipee) is the school’s most notorious sexual terror. He pri
Tennessee Williams I. Teaching/Learning Objectives for College-Level Students In this first section, I will list some teaching/learning objectives for college-level students studying Tennessee Williams. They are: v To read and comprehend the plays written by Williams. v To be able to explain quotes and/or passages from the plays. v To be able to tell about the life of Tennessee Williams. v To have an understanding of the 20th century culture (ex. - language, family life, etc.). v To be able to r
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories In Wild Swans a girl on a train, fondled by a minister, feels disgusted but also hugely curious. Munro describes — as I've never seen anyone else do — how people put erotic memories, not always pleasant ones, to use over and over in their lives. 1. This paper reports that Rose is sitting on a train ride during which a self-described minister gropes her throughout the ride. She cannot take a stand against him, because she knows that the
La Vita Bella e Film Review Set in Italy in World War 2, Life is Beautiful is divided into two halves. In the first half of the movie it’s love between a man and a woman, tempered by humour. In the second half, it is the love of a man for his family. As the world around them changes Guido and Giosue are suddenly separated from Dora and thrown into a concentration camp. Amidst the horror of this ordeal, Guido convinces his son Giosue that it is all a game and that to win you must take precautions
Pearl Bailey 3-1-04 English Research Paper Pearl Bailey was born in March Twenty-ninth Nineteen Eighteen in Newport News, Virginia to the minister of a church known as the “Holy Roller.” Pearl Bailey never had the professional training to be a singer or any other necessary classes or teachers to become professional, yet against all odds Pearl Bailey still became famous during the Harlem Renaissance. Pearl Bailey received most of her singing education due to the fact that her father was the minis
JOSQUIN DESPREZ 1440 - 1521 Desprez was considered one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Josquin Desprez was born in 1440. Desprez was born in an area ruled by a duke. It was named the Duchy of Burgundy in modern day Belgium. He lived mainly in Italy. Desprez died in 1521. Josquin Desprez did a lot of music work. He was involved with church work. Josquin was very religious. Desprez was employed in Milan. He was also a singer at the Papal Chapel in Rome. He was a music te
Schindler’s List Schindler's List is one of the most powerful movies of all time. It tells the powerful true story of the German businessman Oskar Schindler who comes to Nazi- captured Poland looking for economic blooming and leaves as a savior of more than 1,100 Jews. Many of our grandparents told us of the stories and we learned about it in school year after year, but to see it put to life was a totally touching experience. Some of us couldn't even bare to look at those gruesome scenes. The mo
The 1920s Entertainment in America was appearing all over the place. People wanted an escape from reality, they wanted to escape life. To do this, they turned to entertainment. In music, Jazz was the big hit. White composers popularized Jazz. Irving Berlin's Alexander Ragtime Band was a big hit through the masses. The most powerful form of entertainment was the movies. The movies were generally controlled by brilliant Jews who spent countless hours perfecting it. Great movie stars directors were
To Kill a Mockingbird left trailing in the dust behind A Time to Kill 1 Some people believe that movies that are based or modeled after books are cut up to fit the most important scenes in therefore making the viewer lose some its intensity, But undoubtedly to anyone the movie A Time to Kill is much more intense than Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. This movie has a lot of violent content which penetrates whoever is watching. Also the topic of racism is expressed more openly and taken to a wh
Life in the 1900’s 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 convienences wer
Tupac Amaru Shakur On June 17, 1971 Tupac Amaru Shakur was born in East Harlem public hospital New York. His mother Afeni Shakur spent part of her pregnancy with Tupac in New York Women’s Correctional Facility due to the many charges brought against her and twenty other Black Panther members, one of which included a conspiracy to bomb many public buildings in New York (Powell 22). The case against her dragged on for twenty-five months. While on bail she courted “…two men-Legs, a straight up gang
Brief History of the English Language OLD ENGLISH UNTIL 1066. A BRIEF HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE Old English (500-1100 AD) Old English Words The Angles came from an angle-shaped land area in contemporary Germany. Their name Angli from the Latin and commonly-spoken, pre-5th Century German mutated into the Old English Engle . Later, Engle changed to Angel-cyn meaning Angle-race by A.D. 1000, changing to Engla-land . Some Old English words which have survived intact include: feet, geese, teeth, me
“On the day they were going to kill Santiago Nasar…” Litera2 A. Historical Context The book “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” was written by 1982 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature, Gabriel García Márquez, and was translated from Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. Editorial La Oveja Negra Ltda, Bogotá, originally published Chronicle of a Death Foretold in Columbia as Crónica de una muerte anunciada in December 1981. Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, also originally published the book in English in Great Britain
Human Communications February 7, 2004 Human Communication Journal First impressions can really change the way you perceive and think of someone. Personally, when I make a first impression about someone, I have an instant stereotype I associate him or her to. I make the stereotype judgment by looks alone when I first set eyes on someone. I don’t think of how they carry themselves or what they have to say. It may not seem fair, but physical appearance is all anyone needs to gauge a first impressio
Immigrants and Crime: Out of the Melting Pot and into the Fire English 102.5 Research Project 1 Crime is inherent in our nature. When Eve took the bite of the apple it was the first sin, but whether in legend, religion or history, all evidence leads to the same thing: as long as there are laws or rules of any kind, there will be people to break them. As the saying goes, rules are meant to be broken. Crime has no limits whether in time or space, race or culture. It is the ultimate “given” in the
By Don’t Touch My Nuts! Our Experience of COM 230 () 5/4/04 Introduction The class was Small Group Communication’s and I entered it scrupulously. I was one of the first students to enter the classroom and take a seat. As a short amount of time passed, the professor vivaciously made her grand entrance. “Hi everybody, I’m Puvana Ganesan, and I am your Com230 professor,” shouted the stalwart, yet petite stature. Well, quickly the chairs began to fill up, and four young gentlemen, much like myself,
Philosophy Theology In Mass Media This semester in the Mass Media In Society class has taught me a lot about how I, and society as a whole, view various forms of media. Every individual takes something different from media that is personal to him or her, and can never be fully understood by another. Everything will affect people differently, especially when raised with varying backgrounds and moral standards. Mass Media can be defined simply as any form of print, electronic, or performed source
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS Red-hot superstar Colin Farrell ( Daredevil, The Recruit ) toplines the thriller PHONE BOOTH, from director Joel Schumacher. A phone call can change your life, but for one man it can also end it. Set entirely within and around the confines of a New York City phone booth, PHONE BOOTH follows Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell), a low-rent media consultant who is trapped after being told by a caller - a serial killer with a sniper rifle - that he'll be shot dead if he hangs up. What d
Pop Culture WarsReligion The Role of Entertainment In American Life Mass Media In Society “Pop Culture Wars” As the title proudly blares, William Romanowski’s book is an informative look at pop culture and how it relates to American society. The book begins with a passionate story about a town’s love for their statue of the popular character “Rocky”, a down out boxer who makes it big. The town became enraged and crying freedom of speech rights when officials attempt to move the statue to a local
SCHINDLER'S LIST Date of publication: 12/15/1993 For cast, rating and other information, (click here) By Roger Ebert Oskar Schindler would have been an easier man to understand if he'd been a conventional hero, fighting for his beliefs. The fact that he was flawed - a drinker, a gambler, a womanizer, driven by greed and a lust for high living - makes his life an enigma. Here is a man who saw his chance at the beginning of World War II and moved to Nazi-occupied Poland to open a factory and emplo
Savion Glover English Honors 9 December 20, 2002 Savion Glover is arguably one of the best tap dancers to grace the world of entertainment in decades. His unique style has stunned audiences for the past eighteen years and most likely will continue to do so for many years to come. It is incredibly humbling to think over the list of accomplishments that Savion has mastered in his mere thirty years. Although he has been taking the world of tap by storm for the past decade, he wouldn’t be known toda
Schindler’s ListA CRITICAL ANALYSIS In 1993, the greatest filmmaker of our time did exactly what we expected, and then he turned around and surprised us. That year, for the third time in his career, Steven Spielberg broke the record for the highest-grossing film of all time. Big, grand, and exciting, with dynamite special effects, Jurassic Park was a typical Spielberg film. But while Jurassic Park was breaking records, we heard that Spielberg was in Europe filming, of all things, a black-and-whi
Quarrel with Mother For My First Dating With Jacob Coote Characters: Josie (A student in Year 12; Christina’s daughter) Jessica Christina (Josie’s mother) Terry Mrs. Sahd (An old lady who lives in next Josie’s family’s next door.) Gu yu Scene One Mama parked in front of the terrace and turned to me questioningly while I was brooding, leaning against the car window, not saying a word. Christina: ‘Apart from the fact that you’re not talking to me, are you okay?’ (Josie shrugged with a sigh.) Chri
URBAN, MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS, IN THE DECADE OF THE ‘DOT’. INTRODUCTION- Welcome to the decade of the dot. That tiny bit of Internet grammar whose ubiquity in e-mail addresses and web URLs so neatly captures the giddying impact of technology on our lives at the century’s launch. Ten years ago, the Internet was little more than a cyberspace wilderness traversed by nerds, while the Web was an obscure tool unknown to all but a handful of researchers. Today, the Internet is a more potent medium than
Cruel Intentions There is only one rule, never fall in love, what you cant have you cant resist, in the game of suduction Sassy and not to mention Sexy Cruel Intentions is a movie by director Roger Kumble starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair. The movie is a remake of Les Liaisons Dangereuses (dangerous liasions) a novel by Pierre Laclos, first published in 1782. This is the fourth remake of the Laclos novel. This is a movie about a high school girl na
Hungarian Dances Concert Critique #1 The Hungarian Dances are an intriguing group of works by Johannes Brahms. They are characterized by frequent changes in tempo and volume. These pieces are focused on the melodies created when the instruments are played together. Each piece also contains more than one melody. New melodies, or themes, usually include a change in tempo and a change in dynamics within each piece. The volume differences also stand out on the tracks. They usually go from soft to lo
‘Amadeus’ Music 32 1.) A musical shift began to unfold around 1720, as the musical world found Baroque to be too rigid and intellectual, and the late Baroque practice of applying a unifying theme, to be too restricting. It was at this point, that Europe diverged into a number of slightly varied directions, or trends in music. The three defining styles formed in different areas were, notably, France, Germany, and Italy. France's focus was on the style galant, which is a French term that means, a
The History of Special Effects The Motion Picture Industry has been a part of American society since the early part of the 20th century. And through the ages filmmakers have always tried to do their best to “wow” their audiences, and make them wonder how it’s done. Who could forget the towering ape holding Fay Wray in “King Kong”, or Stanley Kubrick’s impressive space station in “2001: A Space Odyssey”? Both of these movies were real giants of their times, and left audiences wondering “How did t
Chuck Berry Who is Chuck Berry? Why maybe the most widely styled musician in history. He is known for his rhythm blues, pop, and the newest type of music in the 1950s rock and roll. I will talk about how Chuck started, what got him big, and the influence he spread through out the music industry. When done reading this report you might find Chuck Berry to be the most intriguing person in African-American history, or you might find him to be just another lucky guitarist to get big. It was 1955, as
W.Sumith Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka Sumith Wickramasinghe was born on the island of Ceylon as it was known in 1935. His illustrious parents were Wickremarachige Subatheris and Somawathie Wickramasinghe - both his parents were Headteachers in two different village schools - Sumith's mother was Principal of Ambaraluwa Maha Vidyalaya in the village in Weliweriya in the Gampaha district. To this day Sri Lanka enjoys one of the highest literacy rates in Asia - the key message is education, education
Prejudice Discrimination Introduction I aim to talk about discrimination and prejudices and how they affect our day to day lives. I also aim to supply a definition for prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping and racism. Within the body of this assignment I will be talking about the different types of discrimination along with my personal thoughts on the subject. I will also be looking at ways to eradicate it from our daily lives as much as humanly possible. The civil and criminal justice system
BLACK VS. BLACK Psychology of Racism Racism If you're White you're alright, if you're brown, stick around, if you're Black, stay back. You may not have ever heard that old saying, but many believe the feeling behind it is still as popular as the rhyme was generations ago; positive character traits are associated with light skin, while negative attributes and problems are connected to darker skin color. Many people believe that African Americans receive a great amount of discrimination from Cauca
TV influencing society Imagine that you are at school and your principal calls you to the office to give tou a message. The message was to go home because something bad has happened at your house. When you go home your parents tell you that little Johnny has died in a serious car accident. The police reports come to show that there were major skid marks depicting 180’s, high speed stops and burnouts near the scene of the accident, this all leads to the belief that he has learned these dangerous
Consider the influences that have most affected the opinions and ways of life of young people in your country in recent years. The influences of any country can be seen though the culture of that country. The culture of a country can be said to be the completeness of the country, which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society. The younger generation make it an object in their lives to be part of this culture and so
Violence in Video Games and Its Affects on Teens Ever since their conception, video games have contained violence; violence being to cause pain or death onto other beings. From early video games to the most advanced, violence plays an important role. Early games like Wonder Boy and Space Invaders contain violence. Space Invaders involves shooting and killing as many alien as possible. Wonder Boy has our hero killing monsters that vanish upon death. The hero is also subjected to violence as enemi
Bingo Want to play backseat bingo with that classy chassis that sits behind you in math? Throw a few keen words their way to really razz their berries. Translation: Want to mack on that hottie from math? Impress them with your kick ass vocab skillz. Slang is a root of pop culture. There are hundreds of different types of slanguage, but youth slang is the most common. Single words are able to define an entire decade. Chunks of America’s past are summed up with words like ducky, tubular, off da he
Human Cloning is Wrong I bet many of you have seen Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Multiplicity, or many of the other movies that describe cloning. Most of what you see in these movies is false. What you don't know if that cloning could be dangerous, to the clone and to our society as a whole. It's unethical to have a human clone. What about identity? Humans are guaranteed the right to their own personality. What would happen if we overrode those rights by giving them someone else's genetic identity?
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using a computer. Picture and subject manipulations have been a part of photography since it was first invented. But because of computer technology, digital manipulations are relatively easy to accomplish, hard to detect and perhaps more alarming, alter the original image so that checking the authenticity of the picture is impossible. Some critics have predicted that in a few years, images -- whether still or moving -- will not be
Technology It is a very busy world out there in which we live in. With so many different things to do and different paths to go on, it is often overwhelming to pick and choose what to experience. Technology brings more to our doorsteps then can be imagined and pop culture is changing every day. But we have choices, right? Horkheimer and Adorno charge that we in fact do not and the effects of the culture-driven industry are more damaging than we think. Through fragmentation, dependence on technol
The DVD Revolution The DVD Revolution Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the features and advantages of DVD video. Central Idea: The DVD video format has superior audio and visual quality to VHS, as well as more special features, which is why it should eventually occupy the place of the VCR in American households. Introduction I’d like to start things out by taking a survey. How many of you remember having a CD player in your house fifteen years ago? Not very many of you, I see. Of co
Harrison Bergeron �Everybody was finally equal. They were not only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.� This is a short, but powerful excerpt from the short story Harrison Bergeron. Not only does it make you wonder why everyone is equal, but as well makes you wonder how did everyone become equal? In the short story and the movie, Kurt
Mp3 MP3 Subject: MP3 One of the most exciting and innovative ways to get music these days is not in the mall and not at a huge mega electronic store, it's not even by a mail order CD club, it sits right on a desk and can allow you access to almost any kind of music available right in our home. Technology is changing the way we listen to music now downloading an MP3 from the Internet is as easy if not a lot easier than going to the store and buying the CD. An MP3 is a near CD quality digital reco
Music In The United States With the start of the 20th century music began to play a huge part in the rapidly maturing United States. The music of the 20th century was not only there to entertain the people but it was more. It was used now to influence and manipulate the listeners, the artists had a goal to entertain and to enlighten the listener so that they could get their messages heard. Music is one of the best ways to advertise and to expand ideas, and many artists knew this. Music rapidly i
No Sex Our group chose �Speak To The Hand� by Lakita Garth. This song talks about the health risks of casual sex, and sexual encounters. We chose it because of it�s positive message and the good results that would take place in the event this concept would be heeded. We also chose it because of it�s rapid, up beat tempo that stimulates movement, which is an excellent way to keep fit. First of all, the message that is being exhibited is that abstinence should be exercised, no sex is the s
Pretty Woman Vs. Pillow Talk The marriage plot has been quite prominent in the film industry over the past few decades. The plot that is characterized by its lead woman �getting� the lead man and vice versa, has contributed to such movie blockbusters as Pretty Woman and the classic film, Pillow Talk. While both films can be classifies as containing marriage plots, the films share other similarities as well. However, in regards to the marriage plot, Pretty Woman follows the pattern much more
Relationships Some felt they were a modern day Romeo and Juliet. The reality, however, is that they were a heartbreaking example of what can go wrong with adolescents. Christian Dalvia, 14 and Maryling Flores, 13 were sweethearts who were forbidden by Flores� mother to see each other. In early November, 1995, the young couple met one last time. Standing at the edge of a Florida canal, they joined hands and jumped 15 feet into the cold, murky water to their deaths. Their deaths may sound romant
Racism is a certain kind of prejudice, based on faulty reasoning and inflexible generalizations toward a specific group. The word prejudice comes from the Latin noun praejudicium, which means a judgment based on previous decisions formed before the facts were known. If a person allows their prejudiced beliefs to block the progress of another, it is discrimination. Those who exclude all members of a race from certain types of employment, housing, political rights, educational opportunities, or a
Through out history the world has seen some generations that have made an impact more than all of its predecessors. The decade from 1960 to 1970 was definitely one of those eras. The people didn't follow the teachings of its elders, but rejected them for an alternative culture which was their very own(Harris 14). Made up of the younger population of the time this new culture was such a radical society that they were given their own name which is still used today. They came to be called the Hippi