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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
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 onl
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
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 ever
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 tho
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 of
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 w
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
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 w
Television Soaps The Cultural Construction of Gender and Representatio
Television Soaps The Cultural Construction of Gender and Representatio
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
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 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 lifesty
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 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 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
Movies A Thematic Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
Movies A Thematic Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
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 neurosis
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
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
Westerns
Westerns
Westerns The settlement of the west has prompted storys which have captivated the public throughout this century. More than any other historic event it has been written about in books, magazines and comic books. Screen writers are no exception, it has been the most popular subject of motion pictures from their inception. It's nearness in history is one of the most important reasons for it's success. Soon after the west's settlement, motion pictures became popular. Parents and grandparents were t
Communication Between Men and Women They Can't be the Same
Communication Between Men and Women They Can't be the Same
Communication Between Men and Women: They Can't be the Same In communication between men and women, the two genders always communicate differently. Traditionally men communicate facts directly and are less likely to discuss details that have little to do with the conversation. Women traditionally are more careful about what they say and seek to build relationships by the way they communicate. These two forms of communication, direct (traditional male) and indirect (traditional female), are consi
Movie Tucker - Preston Tucker
Movie Tucker - Preston Tucker
Movie: Tucker - Preston Tucker Preston Tucker was a car-crazy kid who hung around auto speedways and grew up to create an automobile Tucker that was years ahead of its time. He was a man of pioneering spirit, ingenuity, and daring, who revolutionized Detroit in the 1940s with his stunning car of tomorrow. It was streamlined, futuristic, and fast the car every American dreamed of owning, at a price most people could afford. When he wanted to start to produce the car he faces a lot of barriers, an
TV Violence and Children
TV Violence and Children
TV Violence and Children Children from the ages 6-11 spend more time watching television than they do in the classroom. The level of violence that they see on prime time television is about five violent acts per hour and the level of violence on Saturday that includes cartoons morning programming is about 20 to 25 violent acts per hour. At this rate, the average American child will see 8,000 murders before they finish elementary school! As a child sits in front of baby-sitting television, her ey
TV Violence
TV Violence
TV Violence A major topic of conversation nowadays is whether or not voilence on television causes children to bahave more violently. Shortly after I began to research this topic, I realized that it is not a clear cut issue. Evidence can be easily found to support each position. In the following essay I will examine the different positions that can ba taken on this topic and try ro form my own view on the affect violent TV has on chidren. The first position I will examine is the one in which it
TV Violence Impossible To Get Rid of Violence on Television
TV Violence Impossible To Get Rid of Violence on Television
TV Violence: Impossible To Get Rid of Violence on Television Andy Allen Optional Final 2nd hour Tear gas flushes a gunman out of a house where he had been held up. He comes out shooting, then falls in a hail of bullets from the S.W.A.T team. A film of the shoot-out and removal of the gunman's body appear on the on the evening news. Is this what Americans want to watch, or should it be censored out of the news? Many people think it should be banned. But would that be breaking the first amendment?
Violence in the Media
Violence in the Media
Violence in the Media In the world we live in, violence is a way of life for many people. Chances are, most of the people reading this live in nice, upper-middle class suburbs, just like I do. But, just because we don't see this violence doesn't mean it doesn't happen. We all know it happens, we're not stupid, we watch the news, we read the newspaper. So why does the government try to censor violence? Why does the government try to censor sex? Is it because we can't handle it? No. I can handle i
Violence on the Tube
Violence on the Tube
Violence on the Tube Matt Chisholm Jeb Beck English 110 Dec. 13, 1996 One Saturday morning many years ago, I was watching an episode of the ‘ Roadrunner' on television. As Wile E. Coyote was pushed off of a cliff by the Roadrunner for the fourth or fifth time, I started laughing uncontrollably. I then watched a ‘Bugs Bunny' show and started laughing whenever I saw Elmer Fudd shoot Daffy Duck and his bill went twirling around his head. The next day, I pushed my brother off of a cliff and shot my
2Pac Shakur
2Pac Shakur
2Pac Shakur Tupac (Two-pahk) Amur Shakur, commonly known as 2pac, led a violent life. He died on September 13, 1996. He was a gangsta rapper/Aspiring actor. Tupac was a big figure in the rap community, always doing what he wanted and not caring what others thought of him. His life symbolized what a lot of people have gone through, through his music and movies he showed us how hard life can be. Tupac was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1971. His family and he moved to Baltimore, Maryland early in his lif
A Brief History of Ledd Zeppelin and ITs Musical Impact
A Brief History of Ledd Zeppelin and ITs Musical Impact
A Brief History of Ledd Zeppelin and ITs Musical Impact Tell someone to name a band from the 1960s and '70s and you could probably listen to a dozen answers before hearing the same one twice. The overwhelming amount of talent squeezed into these two decades has produced some of the most popular, most powerful, and in some cases, the most bizarre music ever. Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Queen, Aerosmith, Crosby
Adam De La Halle and Ars Antiqua Time Period
Adam De La Halle and Ars Antiqua Time Period
Adam De La Halle and Ars Antiqua Time Period Life Summary Adam de la Halle is often referred to as the greatest of the long succession of post Medieval musicians. He was a poet, musician and innovator of the earliest French theater. He became famous for his use of polyphony and his theatrical productions. Adam originally trained for the clergy (the people of the church). Marriage interfered with his musical career; but with the help of some noble benefactors he was able to pursue musical studies
Appalachian Musicians And Singers and The Songs They Write
Appalachian Musicians And Singers and The Songs They Write
Appalachian Musicians And Singers and The Songs They Write Growing up in Appalachia and around its music has made a great impact on my life. I can remember, as if it were yesterday sitting on grandpa's front porch with my family singing along with Hillbilly songs on the radio. Along with entertaining the music eased the tensions of living a meager existence in Appalachia. By relating with these song writers and the stories in there songs we somehow find our life less tedious and more bearable. M
Decriminalize Marijuana for the Good of America
Decriminalize Marijuana for the Good of America
Decriminalize Marijuana for the Good of America Currently, drugs remain high on the lists of concerns of Americans and are considered one of the major problems facing our country today. We see stories on the news about people being killed on the street every day over drugs. To many people drugs are only an inner-city problem, but in reality they affect all of us - users and non-users. I believe that the negative affects we associate with drugs would be greatly reduced if the United States adopte
A Rock Concert
A Rock Concert
A Rock Concert Have you ever experienced an overload of every sense at once? Well, rock concerts can almost take you there. I went to see AC/DC in the spring of 1991, and it was truly a festival of sensory overloads. My body felt as if they stimulated it in every area to its complete capacity. The level of sound was so astronomical. The decibel level was on the threshold of pain. The music roared through the streets for miles, outside the coliseum. Every time the bass drum was struck, I could fe
Audio Format Wars
Audio Format Wars
Audio Format Wars By: Sheldon Khan Before buying a new car, getting married, or adopting a new audio format it is wise to ask a few questions, peer under the hood, and ask the advice of someone you trust. Will the new format satisfy your needs not only now but, also in the future? Will it look (and sound) as good on all the mornings after you first met? The analogue cassette is an old and trusted versatile friend that went with you on those morning jogs and cruised in the car with you on Friday
How The Beatles Changed Rock Music
How The Beatles Changed Rock Music
How The Beatles Changed Rock Music Rock music consists of many individual styles. Even though there is a common spirit among all music groups, all music made by them are very different. Rock music evolved in the 1950s and the early 1960s. At that time that Beatles entered the world of music from Liverpool. Rock music was a large piece of the centerpiece of a largely rebellious group of young people. Before the era of the Beatles, Elvis Presley first took Rock ‘n' Roll to the public. Elvis blende
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven's importance lies not only in his work, but also in his life (Tames, 4). Included in my report is proof that Beethoven was one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. In this proof is a brief description of his life. This will help you understand how he felt when he wrote his music. Also, there will be a description of all his symphonies. On December 16 or 17, 1770, (date uncertain) at 515 (now 20) Bonngasse Bonn, Germany Beethoven, like Mozart, was born int
CensorshipWho gives a Fk
CensorshipWho gives a Fk
Censorship...Who gives a F**k!!! Brad Miska Period 8 English My life has been nothing but censorship since the time I was born. When I was very young and lived in Chicago there were all sorts of interesting things around to play with. My parents physically censored me by putting me in baby prison. They felt that certain things needed to be censored from me because of their potential danger. So I was kept out of harms way in the playpen or crib. As I grew older and was no longer watched by my p
Gangsta Rap Crime
Gangsta Rap Crime
Gangsta Rap: Crime The cultural majority in America is up in arms over the rising levels of violence and horrific images that have seeped into popular entertainment. Movies, television, and music have always been controversial, but even they can cross the line between poor taste and immorality. Entertainment corporations and record labels don't even blink, when told of the excessive torture or satanic lyrics found in material. Producers and directors continue to push the envelop on what is “done
Adam Sandler's What the Hell Happened to Me How Music Affects Cultur
Adam Sandler's What the Hell Happened to Me How Music Affects Cultur
Adam Sandler's What the Hell Happened to Me?: How Music Affects Culture This song means that culture affects how we grow up greater then most people think. I shows that when Adam Sandler was young, he was a well-rounded boy that liked to have fun. The song is also saying that our culture is affecting innocent youth that are forced to deal with the problems that the previous generations made for them. This song shows how all people are affected when they are really just innocent bystanders that
Death of the Superstars
Death of the Superstars
Death of the Superstars Have you ever wondered what it would be like to listen to some of the greatest music stars of our time. I'm talking about the stars that never made it to full prominence. The list of players is alarmingly high and sad. The potential of these performers never met. It would be something to see what the music of today would be like. I was reading a book awhile back. Don't laugh, I read sometimes. It was a book from I'm sorry to say, Stephen King. All right I'm not sorry. I l
Duke Ellington An American Legacy
Duke Ellington An American Legacy
Duke Ellington: An American Legacy Where would music be had it not been for the men that stepped before him. The Motzarts and Beethovens, who wrote the music that today is known as the classics. These men were naturals in their own right, but these people wrote their music in the 17th and 18th century. Many people don't realize all of the changes that music had to go through between that period of music and the present day. One such musician stands alone at the top as one of the movers and innov
Early History of the Pipe Organ
Early History of the Pipe Organ
Early History of the Pipe Organ The “king of instruments” has a long history, one which can arguably be traced to the concept of a collection of “fixed-pitched pipes blown by a single player (such as the panpipes)” (Randel 583). The first examples of pipe organs with the basic features of today can be traced to the third century B.C.E. in the Greco-Roman arena; it is said to have been invented by Ktesibios of Alexander and contained “a mechanism to supply air under pressure, a wind-chest to stor
Can Manufactured Bands Ever be Classified as 'Good' Art The Effect of
Can Manufactured Bands Ever be Classified as 'Good' Art The Effect of
Can Manufactured Bands Ever be Classified as 'Good' Art? The Effect of the Market on the Construction of Music Introduction Manufactured bands now make up a major percentage of chart music today, not least of them Take That, Boyzone, Bad Boys inc., East 17 and other all-boy pop bands. In this essay I would like to discuss how the standard of art has been lowered by the capitalistic system of the music industry, using a specific example - Upside Down, which is maybe the latest addition to this
Influence of Music Emotions and Effects
Influence of Music Emotions and Effects
Influence of Music: Emotions and Effects This Essay is about how music can influence the emotions and effects of a person. I will be giving you precentages. I will also be giving you quotes of students around my age group. Music can influence the way a person can dress. If some one that is listens to rock&roll will dress outraged and may wear nose rings. Students that listen to country may dress with a cow boy hat. A person that listens to oldies may dress with clothes from the past. Music can a
Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton Eric Clapton is an innovative guitarist, basically the first to combine blues and rock, which in turn popularized blues. Because of his skill and ever- evolving style, his music is a lasting contribution in itself. Eric Clapton made his recording debut with The Yardbirds, the British group that also featured guitar virtuosos Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. Together, they created a whole new blues/rock sound that many of the famous ‘60s and ‘70s bands copied. Clapton left The Yardbirds whe
Satie Erik
Satie Erik
Satie, Erik The French composer Erik Satie was born on May 17, 1866, and died on July 1, 1925, was the son of an English mother and a Parisian music publisher. He entered the Paris Conservatory in 1879 but failed to benefit from academic education, which he embarked on again only in his 40th year, when he enrolled as a pupil of Vincent d'Indy and Albert Roussel at the Schola Cantorum. Long before that, however, he had composed a number of short piano pieces, whose eccentric titles and unfashiona