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George Bizek
George Bizek
George Bizek Georges Bizet, who is best known for his opera, Carmen, has remained somewhat of a mystery as far as his musical education, social life, and personal life. He is not like so many other composers and musicians of the Romantic Period who led a highly publicized life like Hector Berlioz, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, or Johannes Brahms. He spent his short life devoted to music and he did not quite make it into the limelight like these other Romantic composers. The most believable explanati
The Roots of Blues Music
The Roots of Blues Music
The Roots of Blues Music Blues is a very important type of music. Most music that you hear today has some form of blues in it. If it wasn't for the blues there wouldn't be any rock and roll, country, rap, pop, or jazz . Blues is also important for African American culture. African Americans were also the people who started the blues. The Blues started in the late 1800's in levee camps or plantations in places like Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas were many African Americans lived. The blues of
The Singing School An American Tradition
The Singing School An American Tradition
The Singing School: An American Tradition The Singing School was an institution that was uniquely American. it was established to serve a dual purpose: the desire to create music and the need for sociability. Generations were taught to read and sing music by itinerant singing masters, who developed characteristic methods and materials of instruction, and distinctive performance practices. Through this institution, many people were given the opportunity to participate in music, either as a singer
The Verve Pipe The Freshman - Analysis
The Verve Pipe The Freshman - Analysis
The Verve Pipe: The Freshman - Analysis When I was young I knew everything and she a punk who rarely took advice now I'm guilt stricken, sobbing with my head on the floor stop a baby's breath and a shoe full of rice now I can't be held responsible cause she was touching her face I wont be held responsible she fell in love in the first place For the life of me I cannot remember what made up think that we were wise and we'd never compromise for the life of me I cannot believe we'd ever die for the
The Way It Really Was
The Way It Really Was
The Way It Really Was! In the 1950's there were many problems. The Korean war and the civil rights struggle. Back then the music was all rhythm and blues (r &b). It was record mostly by black artists and for black audience but the white teenagers became interested. The music scene in the early 50's Before 1954 there were 3 distinct music areas. R & B,country and pop. Music stations usually played one type of music so listeners could easily find what type they wanted. Pop had 4 major recording co
A Nightmare On Elm Street
A Nightmare On Elm Street
A Nightmare On Elm Street Intro to Film December 17, 1999 A Nightmare on Elm Street At a time when the stalker movie had been exploited to all ends and the image of mute, staggering, vicious killers had been etched into society’s consciousness to the point of exhaustion, a new kid entered the block. The year was 1984 and it was time for a new villain to enter into the horror genre. A villain that was agile, intelligent, almost inviolable yet viscous, and by all means deadly. A Nightmare on Elm S
Alien 3
Alien 3
Alien 3 It was in 1979 that the nightmare began, when the spaceship the Nostromo landed on an unknown planet to answer a rescue message and later explore an abandoned vessel. That’s where the crew met for the first time a creature as deadly as beautiful, the Alien. This creature and it’s environment, created by the talented Swiss artist H.R. Giger, were the main antagonists from the movie Alien , directed by Ridley Scott and featuring Sigourney Weaver as the only survivor of the Nostromo crew wh
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front Joe Gerrein C Block AP U.S. History All Quiet on the Western Front, Reviewed Erich Maria Remarque had his novel, Im Westen nichts Neues(In the West Nothing New) serialized in the magazine Vossiche Zeitung in 1928. The pacifist work alienated Remarque from Germany. Ultra-nationalists and Hitler’s propagandists incited the hate of the German people against him. He was burned in effigy in 1933 in the Obernplatz, and his work was reduced to ashes in front of the Berlin
Annie Hall
Annie Hall
Annie Hall In Annie Hall, there is an interesting mixture of the real and the fantastic. It is a very simple love story that is very ordinary and real to life, it could happen to anyone. It tells the story of Alvy Singer and Annie Hall, who fall in love for awhile, but things dont work out, so they break up. What makes this movie different is that it uses an unusual method of commentary to get its point across. During many parts of the movie, it is not really like a movie. It is just Woody Allen
At The Height Of His Career Why
At The Height Of His Career Why
At The Height Of His Career, Why? At the Height of His Career, Why? Kurt Cobain was citied in the Seattle area with a shotgun. Days later on the fifth of April, Kurt Cobain went into the small room above his garage in his Seattle home and ended it all. Fans across the world were stunned by the news of Kurt Cobain’s sudden and shocking suicide. Kurt was the leader of the multiplatinum grunge band Nirvana, and was widely hailed as the “ John Lennon of his generation.” He was a gifted song writer a
Band
Band
Band MILES DAVIS This is my report on Miles Davis that I have written for band class. When I first started I didn't even have a clue who Miles Davis was. But for the past week I have been working on this report I have began to realize the amazing life that this famous musician has lived. So I hope you learn as much as I did on this wonderful trumpeter. Even in the beginning he was already miles ahead. It's very evident that Miles knew and lived by that old axiom if it's named, then it's outmoded
Blues Music And Its Influence On Integration
Blues Music And Its Influence On Integration
Blues Music And Its Influence On Integration Sarah Anne Stevenson Dave Stockum English Language and Comprehension 20 November 1999 Blues Music and its influence on integration From years 1505 to 1870, the world underwent the largest forced migration in history: West Africa was soon to be convulsed by the arrival of Europeans and become the advent of the transatlantic slave trade. Ships from Europe, bound for America, appeared on the horizon, and their captains and sailors-carrying muskets, sword
Clockwork Orange And The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction
Clockwork Orange And The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction
Clockwork Orange And The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction Clockwork Orange and the Age of Mechanical Reproduction For Walter Benjamin, the defining characteristic of modernity was mass assembly and production of commodities, concomitant with this transformation of production is the destruction of tradition and the mode of experience which depends upon that tradition. While the destruction of tradition means the destruction of authenticity, of the originally, in that it also collapses the distance
Coyote And Don Maclean
Coyote And Don Maclean
Coyote And Don Maclean Allegory of American Pie by Don McLean A Piece of the Pie Ask anyone what was the defining moment in the rock history of the 1960s was and all you will get is a one word answer: Woodstock. The three day rock festival that defined an era was only one of many music festivals of the '60s. But Woodstock has come to symbolize, an era of peaceful, free- loving, drug- taking hippie youth, carefree before harsher realities hit... (Layman 40). The Woodstock festival ended a century
Education In The Media A Look At October Sky
Education In The Media A Look At October Sky
Education In The Media A Look At October Sky How about I believe in the unlucky ones? If I don't I'd probably go crazy. (Laura Dern, October Sky) This could arguably be the most important line in the entire movie, in my opinion. This teacher recognizes the potential in every student, not only the ones with visible ability. This, I would hope, would be the goal of every teacher. Teachers have the greatest gift in the world - - the ability to help shape a student's life. Recognized and appreciated
Fantasy In Cairo
Fantasy In Cairo
Fantasy In Cairo Janna Hagen F/V 412 Rosemary Kowalski 4/14/00 Fantasy in Cairo In the film Purple Rose of Cairo, by Woody Allen, fantasy and reality are two very poignant themes. However, through discussion, the class brought up points regarding fantasy being Tom Baxter, and reality being Gill Shepherd; my perspective was different. Tom Baxter portrays the main theme of reality while Gill Shepherd demonstrates the role of fantasy. Also, the characteristic strength demonstrated by Cecilia as wel
For The Love Of The Game
For The Love Of The Game
For The Love Of The Game For the Love of the Game Movie Sam Raimi 1999 This movie is based on a story of man who has a passion for baseball and love for a woman. It shows the struggle between the two, baseball and Jane. This movie takes place in the 20th century in New York. Most of the movie is a flash back of Billy Chapel, Detroit Tiger's Pitcher, the events of the past five years. It shows his the ups and downs of his life with Jane and Baseball. It shows the importance of love for a person a
George Frederic Handel
George Frederic Handel
George Frederic Handel George Frideric Handel George Frideric Handel was one of the greatest composers of the late baroque period (1700-1750) and, during his lifetime, perhaps the most internationally famous of all musicians. Handel was born February 24, 1685, in Halle, Germany, to a family of no musical background. His own musical talent, however, began to show before his tenth birthday. He received lessons from a local organist, the only musical instruction he would ever have. His first job wa
Goodfellas
Goodfellas
Goodfellas Goodfellas is a dramatization of life in the New York Mafia. It is based on the accounts of real life ex-gangster turned state evidence. He tells his story from when he was hired by a wiseguy as a teenager in the fifties, to the time he is put in the witness protection program in the seventies.The movie portrays the spirit of the Mafia and demonstrates their distinctive values, customs,gangster like lifestyle. The Mafia is groups of criminals that developed for the purpose of protecti
History On Amazing Grace
History On Amazing Grace
History On Amazing Grace Amazing grace, how sweet the sound... So begins one of the most beloved hymns of all times, a staple in the hymnals of many denominations. The author of the words was John Newton, the self-proclaimed wretch who once was lost but then was found, saved by amazing grace. Newton was born in London July 24, 1725, the son of a commander of a merchant ship which sailed the Mediterranean. In 1744 John was impressed into service on a man-of-war, the H. M. S. Harwich. Finding cond
Horror Movies
Horror Movies
Horror Movies “Natural Born Killers,” “ Psycho,” “ Friday the 13th ,” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” are all horror films. In these films there is always some crazy person or monster-like character that goes around and slaughters innocent people. And usually, but not all the time the killer is killed at the end of the movie. The media publishes or broadcasts stories that say that horror films influence people to imitate these wrongful acts of violence. I believe that these movies do not influ
Instruments Of The Orchestra
Instruments Of The Orchestra
Instruments Of The Orchestra Instruments of the Orchestra Strings: The viola is an important member of the orchestra, but is not often heard by itself. Because it is bigger than the violin, with longer strings, it makes a rich, warm sound that is lower in pitch. In contrast to the viola the violin is the smallest member of the string family. Because its strings are the shortest, it produces the highest sound. The viola is a little heavier, and its shape is slightly different, too. But it is stil
'Jerry Maguire'
'Jerry Maguire'
'Jerry Maguire' ³Jerry Maguire² Certain de gagner toutes sortes de prix, ³Jerry Maguire² marque un ³touchdown² pour toutes les personnes qui a travaillé sur le film. Les vedettes sont Tom Cruise et Cuba Gooding Jr., qui deserve beaucoup de crédit. Le film se sent très court, et les deux heures et demi passe très vites. ³Jerry Maguire² est un des peu de films qui invocer toutes les emotions san avoir l¹appearance d¹être peu sincère. Même si le personage central est un agent sportif qui est couron
Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach Regarded as perhaps the greatest composer of all time, Bach was known during his lifetime primarily as an outstanding organ player and technician. The youngest of eight children born to musical parents, Johann Sebastian was destined to become a musician. While still young, he had mastered the organ and violin, and was also an excellent singer. At the age of ten, both of his parents died within a year of each other. Young Sebastian was fortunate to be taken in by an older br
John Huston the Dead
John Huston the Dead
John Huston the Dead The film, The Dead, directed by John Houston, is based on a short story that takes place in Dublin, Ireland around 1904. In Ireland at this time there is much conflict between the Catholics and the Protestants, whether Ireland should be part of Great Britain or not. This narrative is intended to show life in Ireland at this time as real as possible. The music during the story is a constant reminder of the mood of the film; the music is generally sad, but when needed it is
Life Of Aaron Copland
Life Of Aaron Copland
Life Of Aaron Copland Book Reports: Copland: 1900 through 1942 and Copland: Since 1943 In their books: Copland: 1900 through 1942 and Copland: Since 1943, Aaron Copland and Vivian Perlis give a detailed account of the life of one of America’s most influential composers. The books are arranged similarly to the Shostakovich biography that our class reviewed earlier this semester. That is, through personal accounts by Copland himself along with accounts of Copland’s friends and acquaintances, the a
Lion In Winter
Lion In Winter
Lion In Winter Manipulation in Winter Lion in Winter is the chess game as portrayed in Becket. There are kings and queens, but the most important ones are the pawns. The pawns are what makes this story grow. Everyone in this story is playing their own chess game for their own reasons. The most dangerous ones are the one that have nothing to lose. Everyone is hungry for power: Henry, Eleanor, Richard, John, Geoffrey, and Phillip. This thirst for power all started when Henry III, the rightful heir
Music And Censorship
Music And Censorship
Music And Censorship Music and Censorship In our society today, some musicians and their music drain and plague the moral and spiritual well-being of the people; therefore, censorship offers a necessary action that we must take to keep the world from becoming a land of decadence. The musicians lives are not examples for the children or the adults. The lyrics of many songs are not suitable for anyone. All types of music need some kind of censorship. Censorship makes a person realize that music is
On The Waterfront
On The Waterfront
On The Waterfront Terry Malloy as a “Hero???” When Terry Malloy was first introduced, he did not make any indications that he would strive for the respect that he gained throughout the story. His tough-guy behavior and compassionate attitude has made him what he is: a hero. He never revealed what he was truly made of or what he was capable of. He always had low self-esteem about himself—repeatedly calling himself a “bum.” Despite his stubbornness to change and his ignorance to others, Malloy pro
Nightclubs' Role In Our Drug Problem
Nightclubs' Role In Our Drug Problem
Nightclubs' Role In Our Drug Problem Cultural beliefs, expectations, and ideals - how they contribute to drug use. Why they cause certain anti-drug efforts to fail The extermination of illegal drugs has always been one of our most important, worldwide issues. Ending the existence of drugs is one of the toughest and most complicated goals we face. Despite our constant battle against them, illegal substances continue to exist and thrive in our culture. With all the effort we put into the war again
Problems With Music In Research
Problems With Music In Research
Problems With Music In Research There are many reasons why using music in research is problematic. From inconsistencies in peoples connotations of the spoken language, to simple familiarity from portion of the population and not from others, there are many things that can make music in research very difficult. One reason for difficulty is that the measurement of peoples perception of music goes far beyond what can be described verbally. Feeling evoked by the music although described by the same
Only Those With No Hope Take Drugs
Only Those With No Hope Take Drugs
Only Those With No Hope Take Drugs Beatle John Lennon once said Only those with no hope take drugs. But I believe the statement is partly true, because not only those with no hope take drugs but more and more young generations begin using drugs. Moreover, others may use drugs out of curiosity, for a thrill, or to rebel. Regardless of why drug use begins, many people continue the practice because they become dependent on the drug. In recent years, the age of users of drugs has descended dramati
Psycho By Alfred Hitcock
Psycho By Alfred Hitcock
Psycho By Alfred Hitcock PSYCHO A running theme that is presented to the audience in Psycho is the opposition that exists between good and evil. This is shown throughout the movie among the different characters. Examples can also be taken from conflicts within the characters. Certain conflicts and how the characters deal with them and each other are what shape the structure of the movie. The perception that the audience receives of the characters change throughout the movie by the different conf
Rock And Roll
Rock And Roll
Rock And Roll In this essay, I’m going to introduce to the reader a topic not touched a lot because of its complexity and its avoidance by conservative adults. This topic is, of course, Rock Music. During one week, I looked for information in the library and at my house, and from the information I gathered and my one knowledge about the topic, I’m going to lead the reader to a better understanding of Rock n’ Roll. I chose to do Rock music because I can identify myself with it. Rock music is very
Rock 'n' Roll 20th Century Culture
Rock 'n' Roll 20th Century Culture
Rock 'n' Roll & 20th Century Culture Rock ‘n’ roll and 20th Century Culture According to Philip Ennis, rock ‘n’ roll emerged from the convergence of social transformations which resulted from World War II (Ryan 927). Despite its pop culture origins, rock music is arguably one of the strongest cultural factors to develop in this century. Artists such as Lennon, McCartney and Dylan defined the emotions of a generation and, in the last decade, it as even been acknowledged by members of the establis
Saving Private Ryan Movie Critigue
Saving Private Ryan Movie Critigue
Saving Private Ryan Movie Critigue Saving Private Ryan is a fairly new World War 2 movie, which is a blockbuster hit. It’s about a private named Ryan who lost three of his brothers in action. Being the only brother left in the family he gets the ticket home. He was dropped on D-Day in German occupied territorries. Unfortunatly no one knows where he is beacuse of misdrops so a team of eight rangers are sent out o find him. During the mission they go through many hard tasks of war. They also lose
Shasta Mcnasty
Shasta Mcnasty
Shasta Mcnasty Shasta McNasty, a politically incorrect comedy that premiered on Tuesday, October 5th, at seven thirty; on channel nine. The only thing you will need to enjoy this comedy is an IQ two notches below that of a carrot. If comedy is even the right word to describe this brainless screenplay. The shows main viewers cannot even read so for them this review is worthless. The show has the acting ability of my dead grandfather, the plot of a lima bean on a kitchen counter and creativity wor
Spellbound
Spellbound
Spellbound Spellbound In the film Spellbound Dr. Murchison, the head of Green Manors mental asylum, is retiring to be replaced by Dr. Edwards, a famous psychiatrist. Dr. Edwards arrives and is immediately attracted to Dr. Constance Peterson. Nevertheless, it soon becomes apparent that Dr. Edwards is a paranoid amnesic fraud. He runs from the police and Dr. Peterson is compelled to find and help him remember what happened to the real Dr. Edwards. Spellbound was not a film noir. Crime and detectio
Stairway To Heaven
Stairway To Heaven
Stairway To Heaven In the first verse the writer talks about a lady who is buying him a present. If she gets the right thing than he will be happy and it would be heaven. If she doesn’t get the right gift, than all she has to say is one thing and he will forgive her. The second verse says that he wasn’t clear about what he wants for the gift so she gos to a store by a brook. The store sells sculptures of the forest and she finds a singing bird clock, (cookoo clock). In the third verse he writes
Stand By Me Movie Review For Small Group Com
Stand By Me Movie Review For Small Group Com
Stand By Me (Movie Review For Small Group Com) A Summer To Remember The movie Stand By Me is based upon a novel by Steven King. It doesn’t have the same eerie feel as some of his other books and is generally a more serious movie. It takes place in the small town of Castle Rock, Oregon. It is the middle of the summer in approximately the early 1960’s. The kids are bored and that is the setup for their adventure to go find a dead body in the woods. The main role of Gordie LaChance is played by Wil
The Beach
The Beach
The Beach The Beach The Beach has turned out to be a very controversial film, imposing positive and negative views. Harry, in The Juice, gave the film an A1 rating with all optimistic remarks. Matt Wolf gave the film a very negative review, mocking every aspect of it. I am going to cover audience, tone, content, organization, and the overall effect. Audience- The audience that Harry tried to reach was a younger crowd that would appreciate the smaller keynotes of the film. With phrases like Yes I
The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project My overall impression of the movie is that it was a very scary movie that made my hair stand up and gave me the chills. The major theme or statement that I learned from the movie was that it's better to stay on the beaten trail. The performances by the major actors and actresses were great. Heather Donahue did a great job in getting the group lost in the woods. She did it with the confidence that she would find her way back. Her naïve personality was a great build up for
The Doors Biography
The Doors Biography
The Doors Biography The Doors Biography From their beginnings during the summer of 1965 at Venice Beach, California, The Doors were a band of creative energy, with most of the focus on Jim Morrison. His looks and talents clearly tell why. Jim was well aware that the magic of The Doors could never have happened without the fortunate talents of John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison. Robby Krieger, for example, wrote lyrics and music that sounded a lot like Morrison's work, su
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame A gem that has several very visible flaws; yet, with these flaws, The Hunchback of Notre Dame shines as the best from the Disney factory yet. For, at first, the company name and movie title didn't quite appear to sit well together. You don't marry the king of novel Gothic gloom (Mr. Victor Hugo) with one of the world's most beloved (if not biggest) animation companies and expect the usual world population to be at the reception; but expect even Mr. Walt Disney to pat
The Last Of The Mohicans
The Last Of The Mohicans
The Last Of The Mohicans Bibliography The Last of the Mohicans. Produced by Michael Mann. 1 hour 54 minutes. 1992. Cooper, James Fenimore. The Last of the Mohicans. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1983. The French and Indian War of the eighteenth century had uniquely complex qualities, matched by the gravity of its outcome. The myriad of cultures involved the French, Canadian, American, English, Algonquians, and Iroquois whom make this era fascinating. The multi-ethnic element made i
The Mirror Of Time And Memory
The Mirror Of Time And Memory
The Mirror Of Time And Memory The Mirror of Time and Memory. Live in the house-and the house will stand. I will call up any century, Go into it and build myself a house… With shoulder blades like timber props I help up every day that made the past, With a surveyor’s chain I measure time And traveled through as if across the Urals. I only need my immortality For my blood to go on flowing from age to age. I would readily pay with my life For a safe place with constant warmth Were it not that life’
The Origination Of Punk Rock
The Origination Of Punk Rock
The Origination Of Punk Rock Barry Fleming Mrs. Barbara Simpson English Comp II 25 March 2000 The Origination of Punk Rock The time was in the mid-seventies, there was a void in the music industry that needed to be filled. This need for a new sound was aptly filled by punk rock, a new type of sound that had evolved from mostly rock and a little pop music. The focus of this paper is on punk rock and it’s ample beginnings, early pioneers of the new sound, punk rock listener’s cultural background a
THoughts On Pocahontas
THoughts On Pocahontas
THoughts On Pocahontas After watching the disney movie, Pocahontas, many people have found a large amount of historical inaccuracies in both the setting, and the characters portrayed. An example is: the topographic features of Virginia aren’t at all like the waterfalls and mountains shown in the movie. Other examples include the fact that Pocahontas and John Smith never actually fell in love, that Powhatan never actually intended to kill John Smith, and that Pocahontas was told to put her head b
Ty Coob
Ty Coob
Ty Coob On December 18, 1886 Tyrus Raymond Cobb was born into the famliy of W. H. Cobb and his fifteen year old wife Amanda Chitwood. Ty grew up in the southern town of Royston, Georgia. Ty’s father W. H. Cobb was a schoolteacher and a college graduate at a time when there were few. W. H. raised Ty on a 100 acre farm where he taught Ty the values of hard work and preservance. Ty’s mother Amanda Chitwood was only twelve when she married W.H.. She had Ty at the age of fifteen and lived to see her
Viewer Response - The Graduate
Viewer Response - The Graduate
Viewer Response - The Graduate In The Graduate, the director, Mike Nichols’, emphasizes the mysterious tone of the film with his overuse of lighting, camera angles, and shadows. The uncertainty Benjamin Braddock feels can be seen right from the start as he stands on the moving sidewalk at the airport. He is positioned at the right hand side of the screen moving forward. You can see a large area to the left where the credits appear. I think the director chose this technique for the opening credit