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Star Wars A New Hope
Star Wars A New Hope
Star Wars : A New Hope The dramatic war-like classic of a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it is Star Wars. The reason most people go to see it is because of the THX digitally mastered sound, the new visual effects, the superb acting, but most of all the all important theme, without which, Star Wars would not be half the film that it is. But now, it has launched Lucasfilm Ltd. into a new era and taken all the world with it. When Star Wars was first made in 1977, nobody expected it to be
Elvis
Elvis
Elvis Elvis by Albert Goldman is a book about the life and times of the king of rock and roll. It shows how a country boy rose up and ruled the world of music, and also showed his downfall. It starts by telling about Elvis' childhood, and moving to his teenage years. Elvis was always a wholesome country boy no matter if people considered him leud, or outrageous. In fact, Elvis was discovered when he made a record for his mothers birthday, Elvis always respected his parents. Next it moves on to
CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNETA 43-year-old man from Boston was having a s
CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNETA 43-year-old man from Boston was having a s
CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNETA 43-year-old man from Boston was having a steamy cyber affair with who he thought to be a23-year-old woman. He later found out the she, to his dismay, was an 80-year-old man living in aMiami nursing home. Things like this happen everyday, people mask their sex and age to avoid orattract attention on the Internet. This is only one of the reasons why the government wants tocensor the Internet. They claim they want to ‘protect’ the children by limiting the amount of‘re
Anais Nin
Anais Nin
Anais Nin Anais Nin was a passionate woman, not only in her works but also in her life. The fact that she lived life to the fullest is what made her books so intriguing. Although her diaries were a chronicle of her experience, her fiction showed the reader sides of her while displaying everyone's innermost desires. In her own words Nin says, the role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say (Rollins), and she does exactly that. For this reason her works ta
Anne Rice A Fascinating Story Because of her fascination with the supe
Anne Rice A Fascinating Story Because of her fascination with the supe
Anne Rice: A Fascinating Story Because of her fascination with the supernatural, her life in New Orleans, and her daughter’s death, Anne Rice exhibits powerful and dark emotions in her writings. Anne Rice’s family life was not always a happy one. Her family was one of the lower middle class, struggling to make it. Katherine, her mother, became stressed over keeping a household and took to drinking. (Ramsland, 41) Anne’s mom continued this habit throughout her life. I feel that this drinking had
Oskar SchindlerOskar Schindler was a wealthy German industrialist who
Oskar SchindlerOskar Schindler was a wealthy German industrialist who
Oskar Schindler Oskar Schindler was a wealthy German industrialist, who made much of his wealth by employing Jewish men and women in his various factories. In the Movie “Schindler’s List” it starts off with Schindler is a restaurant with many high ranking Nazi officers eating there. He starts off by buying a officer a bottle of expensive wine, but it does not end there. Before the night is gone he has boughten dinner for all of the officers. This is how he made friends, friends with power. At th
The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman
The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman
The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman In the novel The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman, there were many different stories about JanePittman’s life. In the movie there were not as many stories as the novel, but they were still quite interesting. The novel and the movie had many similarities and differences. Some of the similarities were very noticeable. Just from the beginning, in both the movie and the novel, Ned carried the two rocks that made the fire for Jane and Ned. Ned then moves away
Myth or Reality, Today's Perception on Monsters
Myth or Reality, Today's Perception on Monsters
Myth or Reality, Today's Perception on Monsters Monsters, which are seemingly just myth and fantasy, do have some truths to their legend. In fact, some creatures may have actually existed and still do today, even though they should not be percieved as monsters. What if the stories of a giant ape-like creature that have circulated over the globe for centuries were true? There have been numerous sightings and first-hand accounts of this creature everywhere in the world, from the United States t
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol By: Charles Dickens 1). This story takes place in London, England. The time is winter and it starts the day before Christmas, also known as Christmas Eve. The settings of the book include Scrooge’s Counting House, Scrooge’s Home, Bob Cratchit’s home, assorted places throughout Scrooges childhood like the schoolhouse and the Fizziwig’s place where Scrooge was an apprentice, this is where a Christmas party took place and he met the one love of his life. Then it skips to Scrooge’
A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literature
A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literature
A Comparison of Contemporary and Romance Literature Contemporary literature in the form of a short story consists of a plot, characters, point of view, setting, and theme (2). These elements can vary a great deal from one story to the next. An author of a short story also reveals a tone and a mood shown by his or her style of writing. Although romance literature contains the elements mentioned above, they are very different than those in short stories and are somewhat static from one tale to th
Alfred Hitchcock 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic Alfred Hitchcock is among the few directors to combine a strong reputation for high-art film-making with great audience popularity. Throughout his career he gave his audiences more pleasure than could be asked for. The consistency of quality plot-lines and technical ingenuity earned him the recognition of being one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films earned him the reputation of being the master of suspense, and after viewing two of his
Chaim Potok
Chaim Potok
Chaim Potok Chaim Potok lives a very full life he has served his country, peoples, and religion very well and with great impact. First, to be discussed is his life birth through the present. He was born at a very early age on February 17, 1929, in New York, New York to Benjamin and Mollie Potok. The first university he went to was Yeshiva University where he graduated in 1950 with a B.A., summa cum laude, in English Literature. He also went to the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he
Essay
Essay
Essay Comparison of Book and Movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest is a book written by Ken Kesey to accomplish a certain mood within it's chapters. The feelings and moods given in the book differ greatly from those in the movie because of multiple changes in character development. Each and every time a movie is produced from a book, the producers are forced to change parts of the story in order to suit the audiences needs for a faster paced plot. It is impossi
The forthcoming of American literature proposes two distinct Realistic
The forthcoming of American literature proposes two distinct Realistic
The forthcoming of American literature proposes two distinct Realistic novels portraying characters which are tested with a plethora of adventures. In this essay, two great American novels are compared: The Adventures of Huck Finn by Mark Twain and The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger. The Adventures of Huck Finn is a novel based on the adventures of a boy named Huck Finn, who along with a slave, Jim, make their way along the Mississippi River during the Nineteenth Century. The Catcher In Th
Daniel Tortora
Daniel Tortora
Daniel Tortora Paper 4 Final Draft Heart of Darkness, a novel by Joseph Conrad, and Apocalypse Now, a movie by Francis Ford Coppola can be compared and contrasted in many ways. By focusing on their endings and on the character of Kurtz, contrasting the meanings of the horror in each media emerges. In the novel the horror reflects Kurtz tragedy of transforming into a ruthless animal whereas in the film the horror has more of a definite meaning, reflecting the war and all the barbaric fighting th
October 17 1996
October 17 1996
October 17, 1996 Essay # 3 …and he saved the day, got his girl and everyone lived happily ever after. Sweet, short, cut and dry, that was the typical ending of our childhood books and early movies. There was the perfect hero and the bad villain. That was in the pre-modern era, now our hero isn’t always perfect and has his flaws. The hero in today’s movies needs these flaws and needs to travel through a combination of paths to become a hero. In order to sell movies which decide who a hero is
A comparison of
A comparison of
A comparison of Alfred Hitchcock and Edgar Allan Poe Fear, terror and suspense are the most vivid emotions created by Poe’s stories and by Hitchcock’s films. Several themes are common to both: the madness that exists in the world, the paranoia caused by isolation which guides people’s actions, the conflict between appearance and reality along with the double aspect of the human nature, and the power of the dead over the living. Not only the themes are similar in both men’s work but also the det
Response Journal 1
Response Journal 1
Response Journal: 1 In The Heat Of The Night Vocabulary Word: Corpse (noun) - A deceased being. Vocabulary Sentence: When they arrived, Jane screamed, she was the first one to notice, the corpse laying on the ground. Response: This was a very interesting first chapter to this book, that really tells a lot. It starts off in a small town called Wells. You can tell Wells, is a small town, by the way only one officer is used to patrol the city in the evening, if it had been a big town like Vancouve
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park The Novel vs.The Film The novel or film Jurassic Park. Which is better? Both versions of the story are exceptionally well written, but there are major differences. The first and most significant difference is the two different themes used in the novel and the film. The novel uses a special sort of technological, mystery theme. However, the film uses the adventure theme that so many recent films these days do. Another major difference is the role and personality of the characters.
The Lost World
The Lost World
The Lost World The Lost World by Michael Crichton was a very adventurous and suspenseful book. This book is a perfect addition to Jurassic Park and continues exactly where it left off. It takes place on a remote island not far from Isla Nubar (the last island) and was actually where the dinosaurs where conceived and where they were checked against any diseases before being shipped to the actual park. But after the InGen corporation went bankrupt and their owner suddenly disappeared in the par
Q If the book did not evoke any past memories or associations do you c
Q If the book did not evoke any past memories or associations do you c
Q: If the book did not evoke any past memories or associations, do you consider it literature? Based on which other criteria? I. I did not make a very clear connection with the text at all during my reading of it. Rosenblat said The readers attention to the text activates certain elements in his past experience-external reference, internal response-that have become linked with the verbal symbols. This rang true to me for, as I was plodding through the text, I saw a well crafted story with imp
Hamlet Theories
Hamlet Theories
Hamlet Theories There are several theories about why Hamlet, the main character of Shakespeare's masterpiece, Hamlet, delays in killing his Uncle, King Claudius. As the son of a murdered noble, Hamlet is obligated to avenge the death of his father. However, the act is never performed until the end of the play... quite some time after Hamlet discovered Claudius was his father's killer. Some historians and literary experts would say Hamlet's strong religious bonds prevented him from performing th
Othello Essay
Othello Essay
Othello Essay The movie Othello is full of very believeable and well developed characters. As it is a tradgedy, thought, we have to have a victim or victims, in this case Othello, and the cause of their misery, which is Iago. Iago manipulates Cassio, Roderigo, Emilia, and Othello, useing a variety of methods. Iago’s plots are skillfully crafted with multiple levels of intrigue. Iago also pays attention to the smallest detail, proveing his skill as a villian. Thus, Iago is a masterful villian wh
Romeo And Juliet
Romeo And Juliet
Romeo And Juliet Banned Book Report 1. Brief Summary of the Play The story is happening in the city of Verona, where two respectful houses, Montague and Capulet, are in rage for many years. The sun of Montague, Romeo, is deeply in love with Rosaline. As a cure for his love, his friend, Benvolio, suggests that he will go under disguise to a party in Capulet house. Romeo arrives at the party, where he meets Juliet, the daughter of Capulet, and both fall in love immediately. Only after the party
Sex drugs and violence are usually a potent combination and only Willi
Sex drugs and violence are usually a potent combination and only Willi
Sex, drugs, and violence are usually a potent combination, and only William Shakespeare could develop them into a masterful, poetic, and elegant story. In the play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, all these aspects of teenage life absorb the reader or watcher. It is understood that Hollywood would try to imitate this masterpiece on screen, and it has done so in two films: Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 Romeo and Juliet and Baz Luhrmann's 1996 William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The updated
The Star Wars Trilogy
The Star Wars Trilogy
The Star Wars Trilogy The First of the three part series, Star Wars, is the tale of a band of heros who team together for the good of the universe and the money. The story begins as Princess Leia is held hostage by the Galactic empire in order to crush the rebellion against them. During the attack on Leia's ship two droids, R2-D2 and C-P30, escape through an escape pod. They landed on a foreign planet and were captured and sold to their new master Luke Skywalker. The Empire chases the droids be
The Other is a theme motif or figure which seems to appear over and
The Other is a theme motif or figure which seems to appear over and
The Other is a theme, motif or figure which seems to appear over and over in the movie. It could be nature, women, other races, other cultures, homosexuals, criminals, rulers, Gods, monsters, etc. In the film, the protagonist becomes just like The Other in order to resolve the problem. Usually, The Other is killed by the protagonist at the end of the movie. The Other is always the victim in the movie, it is a scapegoat: it is the focus of the resolution of the problems. In Taxi Driver
The Catcher in The Rye
The Catcher in The Rye
The Catcher in The Rye ---------------------- Chapter 1 --------- The story is about Holden Caulfield, who is a boy who has just been kicked out of school. He's walking down a hill, were they are playing football. He's on his way to Mr. Spencer, an old teacher of his. It is cold and much wind. It's winter. So he rings the bell at Mr. Spencer's house and his wife opens the door for him and shows Holden where Mr. Spencer is. Chapter 2 --------- So Holden comes in and sits on Mr. Spencer's very ha
The Crucible Characters
The Crucible Characters
The Crucible: Characters Chetan Patel The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller that was first produced in 1953, is based on the true story of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Miller wrote the play to parallel the situations in the mid-twentieth century of Alger Hiss, Owen Latimore, Julius and Ethel Rosenburg, and Senator McCarthy, if only suggestively. (Warshow 116) Some characters in the play have specific agendas carried out by their accusations, and the fact that the play is based on historical
The Lure of Professional Leagues
The Lure of Professional Leagues
The Lure of Professional Leagues In the past few years, a great number of college athletes have been leaving school early to enter into the professional leagues. Some athletes are even skipping college and going pro straight out of high school. Many people ask what is causing these athletes to turn professional so early. I believe there are three reasons for their decision. The first factor that causes students to enter the professional leagues early is simply, money. These athletes are still j
The Point of Point of View
The Point of Point of View
The Point of Point of View Point of view is an essential element to consider when reading literature of any kind. How an author chooses to tell a story, directly affects how and what the reader sees and feels. Most authors write their stories with a certain point of view in order to keep the reader interested and to help them better understand the characters and their situations. In Truman Capote’s, My Side of the Matter, and John Cheever’s, Five-Forty-Eight, these reasons are the basis for
Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy His Life, His Style, His Books by Adam Salvo English 11, Period 5 Mrs. Bruno March 14, 1996 Vampire, Vampire! The CIC talker said aboard Ticonderoga. We have numerous incoming missiles. Weapons free.1 Tom Clancy, the best modern fiction writer, and probably, one of the all time best. Above was an excerpt from his second number one bestseller, Red Storm Rising. Tom Clancy is a civilian genius that knows more about top-secret weapons systems than the men who designed them. This mak
The V chip-waste of governments time and money
The V chip-waste of governments time and money
The V chip-waste of governments time and money AS WE MAY THINK by VANNEVAR BUSH THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, JULY 1945 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- This article was originally published in the July 1945 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. It is reproduced here with their permission. The electronic version was prepared by Denys Duchier, April 1994. Please E-mail comments and corrections to [email protected] -----------------------------------------------------
Title 1000 Word Essay On THE LOVE STORY
Title 1000 Word Essay On THE LOVE STORY
Title: 1,000 Word Essay On THE LOVE STORY Category: Music and Movies Submitted: 2000-03-15 Word Count: 1072 Sophomore Composition 1,000 Wd. Report October 27, 1999 There are many positive things and negative things about the movie and the story. In the movie you have a chance to see what Elizabeth looks like. That alone could be a positive and negative thing. The movie is more glamour than thought. In the movie your mind has more free will so therefore this is the better of the two. The thought
2001 A Metaphorical Odyssey
2001 A Metaphorical Odyssey
2001: A Metaphorical Odyssey Myths are created for the purpose of conveying a message with an interesting medium with which to do so. Many cultures use myths to teach their young about the past. Through time, however, these myths become impractical due to discovery. This is when a new myth must be introduced to take the place of the obsolete one. Stanley Kubrick shaped 2001: A Space Odyssey as a new myth to crack the archaic view of space, by using a hero, a dilemma, and a new revelation to fue
Significant experiences
Significant experiences
Significant experiences; the twists of life. Significant experiences are moments in life that create change not only in one’s present period of life, but also dramatically alter one’s view of the surrounding and forthcoming events. The impacts of such experiences are the opening of new doors in life, the realization of possibilities one would have never imagined sitting right under one’s nose and the perception of details one never thought important before. They mostly temper peoples views of e
Michael Tschappat
Michael Tschappat
Michael Tschappat Patricia Stull English 102 11/25/96 Dicks' Androids and Scotts' Replicants Philip K. Dick has written over fifty novels, and is considered among some of the greatest experimental writers of the 1950s and ‘60s, such as; William Burroughs, J.G. Ballard, and Thomas Pynchon.(Star 34) He has written science-fiction and regular fiction. His fiction usually spoke of people trying to figure out who they are, or what they are supposed to be. He is best known, however, for his work in s
On first glance Forbidden Planet can easily be seen to parallel many o
On first glance Forbidden Planet can easily be seen to parallel many o
On first glance, Forbidden Planet can easily be seen to parallel many other works relating to technology, nature, or both. One of the most obvious parallels is, of course, to Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the story of a man stranded on an island which he has single-handedly brought under his control through the use of magic. Indeed, the characters, plot, and lesson of Forbidden Planet mirror almost exactly those of The Tempest, with the exception that where The Tempest employs magic, Forbidden Pla
The Meaning of Chow It's In His Mouth
The Meaning of Chow It's In His Mouth
The Meaning of Chow (It's In His Mouth) Ultimately, it comes down to his mouth. Chow Yun-Fat is the coolest movie actor in the world today, and the only way I can explain this is to talk about his mouth. He does cool things with his mouth. Smoking cigarettes is no longer an emblem of cool in the USA, but Chow does wonders with cigarette smoke in Prison On Fire. Director Ringo Lam understands this; like most of the great Hong Kong directors, he loves using slow motion and freeze frames to pinpoi
November 25 1996
November 25 1996
November 25, 1996 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 consistent throughout m
Synopsis of A Clockwork Orange
Synopsis of A Clockwork Orange
Synopsis of A Clockwork Orange In A Clockwork Orange, the main character is that of a mildly young child of 15 who, along with his fellow friends, or Droogs, partake in evenings of Ultra-Violence. Ultra Violence consists of random beatings, theft, destruction, and rape. The main character, Alex, is the self-proclaimed leader of the pack, and makes judgment on their actions pending on his mood. His Droogs eventually find themselves under his direct rule, following his every word, and decide to
Glory captures the heroism of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and
Glory captures the heroism of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and
Glory captures the heroism of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the first black regiment in the Civil War, the Massachusetts Fighting Fifty-fourth. An extremely talented cast and crew earned three Academy Awards (cinematography, sound and supporting actor) and five nominations for their work in Glory. The outstanding cinematography, sound, score and acting recreate the events leading up to the Union attack on Fort Wagner on July 18th 1863. Matthew Broderick portrays the young Bostonian abolitioni
ANIMAL FARM COMPARISON
ANIMAL FARM COMPARISON
ANIMAL FARM COMPARISON Animal Farm is a novel about farm animals running a farm and becoming self sufficient. It is a story with great detail and is a very good book to read because of it surprising events. If you have seen Animal Farm the movie, you would feel completely different. The movie has far less detail and events to make it as interesting as the book. Though the story is basically the same, the lack of details makes the movie dull. One thing that can make a book good is characters. In
To the True Meaning
To the True Meaning
To the True Meaning The theme of this paper is to dissect the first fight scene; in the movie Bull Durham, between Crash Davis; who is played by Kevin Costner; and Nuke LaLoosh; who is played by Tim Robbins. The fight takes place in a bar scene between these two men who have never met before. The reason for the fight is that Crash Davis is talking to a women by the name of Annie Savoy who is sitting at one of the tables. Nuke already believes that Annie is going to be with him all season long
Charles Foster Kane - Who Was He
Charles Foster Kane - Who Was He
Charles Foster Kane - Who Was He? The story of Citizen Kane drew many people to the theatres since they wanted to find out who this Kane fellow is or was. It is unarguably one of the best films ever produced. Orson Wells portrays Kane as mysterious person but also a sad person. The different accounts are shown throughout the movie through the reporter wanting to find out who or what Rosebud is. Rosebud was Kane’s last dying words. The first person the reporter Jerry Thompson sees is the owner o
Children TV and Violence
Children TV and Violence
Children, TV, and Violence America has the largest crime rate in the world. Along with that crime rate is also the substantially high violence rate. Why? Why is violence becoming and everyday common happening in our society? When you flip on the tele and tune into the news, the highlight of every show is somehow directly related or connected to violence. We see it every evening and perhaps say Oh my gosh, how terrible. and then forget all about it two minutes later. Or perhaps we don't even
I have a different concept of producing than
I have a different concept of producing than
³I have a different concept of producing than other producers. Some producers are money men, and others are just lieutenants. For me to produce is to make a picture. As a producer, I can maintain an editorial perspective that I wouldn¹t have as a director. I consider myself first a creative producer, then a showman and then a businessman. You need all three things to succeed in the business today.² -David O. Selznick The film Since You Went Away was released in 1944. This epic film attempted to
Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society Scene where Knox Overstreet is on the telephone to Kris. Knox Overstreet played a fair part in the film Dead Poets Society. One particular scene that Knox was in was the phone conversation with the girl he loves, Kris. The scene starts with Knox at the telephone. The camera closes in on his face and his fingers dialling the telephone. The camera stays on his face as the phone rings and awaits a pick up. When Kris picks up the phone, Konx's facial expression changes from one o
When I was first assigned to see Donnie Brasco I instantly had an im
When I was first assigned to see Donnie Brasco I instantly had an im
When I was first assigned to see Donnie Brasco I instantly had an image of another ruff and intense mobster movie. It has been a while since Hollywood has attempted to do a mob related movie until now. Donnie Brasco was released last Friday. This movie stars Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. The movie is based on a true story about Joe Pistone and FBI agent who infiltrated the New York mob ring. Johnny Depp takes the role of Pistone a.k.a. Donnie Brasco. Donnie meets Lefty, played by Pacino. Lefty
Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains
Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains
Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains repressed by society. Often this evil side breaks out during times of isolation from our culture, and whenever one culture confronts another. History is loaded with examples of atrocities that have occurred when one culture comes into contact with another. Whenever fundamentally different cultures meet, there is often a fear of contamination and loss of self that leads us to discover more about our true selves, often causing pe