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    Samson Film Techniques

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    2009 Camera d’Or Cannes Film Festival winner ‘Samson & Delilah’ really hits the nail on the head, presenting a raft of Indigenous issues, with incredibly real acting adding authenticity. Although it is not like a typical boy-meets-girl film, it has a powerful message for all viewers. Set in Central Australia, the film portrays the love story of two Indigenous teenagers. The story follows Samson (Rowan McNamara), a 15-year-old petrol sniffing teenager with no discernible future, and Delilah (Marissa Gibson), a 16-year-old Indigenous girl who tends to the needs of her grandmother, Kitty (Mitjili Gibson), who is an artist. After a slow start – one which reflects the tediousness of life in the small outback community - the story quickly jumps…

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    In the book Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi there is an inside look into the daily life in Iran during 1980 throw ten years old Maji. The main characters Maji believes that she “was born with Religion” and that she was the last prophet at the age of six (Satrapi 6). With that in mind you can see why she has a great relationship with god. In the book you will see young Marji is really talking to God. That all charges with a major event in her life that made her turn her…

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    In the 30 minutes that I analyzed for Mr. Bean’s Holiday, the kinds of music that they used was a collection of songs. Most of the songs used in the movie were instrumental and symphony orchestra like. The composer of the score would be Howard Goodall. The type of performers that are used are an orchestra. The genres of music that are included are mainly instrumental classical like songs. While they are driving to Cannes in the evening, Mr. Bean is listening to radio and Born to be Wild, a rock…

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    director on fifteen adverts before releasing his first feature in 1981 ‘Diva’, which attracted the attention of key post-modernism theorist Frederic Jameson, who identified it as the first French postmodern film. Despite ‘Diva’ becoming a cult film for the youth of the time, the French film critic establishment did not appreciate the superficial aspects of its postmodern aesthetics. It was simply considered an irrational attachment to visually pleasing imagery at expense of character development…

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    Global Art Cinema

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    contested term among film critics and scholars alike. The term was created to help categorize and define a genre of film that directly opposes First Cinema, or commercial cinema produced and distributed by Hollywood in the United States. In the book, Global Art Cinema, Second Cinema, or art cinema, has been summarized by authors Rosalind Galt and Karl Schoonover, as being feature films typically including “...foreign production, overt engagement of aesthetic...or excessive in its visual style,…

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    This violence is caused indirectly by the alienation, as the resulting emotions and delusions cause the violent response from the speaker. In District 9, a lot of violence is caused by alienation This is a far more blatant example of it though, as those being alienated are literately aliens. They are shunned and discriminated against by society because they are so different in the way they look and communicate .Because they are not human they are not afforded human respect. They are alienated in…

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    Arundhathi Roy, Manju Kapur, Anita Nair have contributed a lot to Indian English Literature. Among the younger generation writers, one notable novelist is Githa Hariharan. Githa Hariharan was born in 1954 in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. She is known for her writingswhich represent the Indian society she deals with modernity in her novels. Her first novel The Thousand Faces of Night (1992) brought fame for her in the literary world. Hariharan won the Commonwealth writer’s prize for her first novel…

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    When ones hope is taken away it serves as a conflict and it makes one feel as if they are worthless.In “Sympathy” Paul Laurence Dunbar talks about a bird that is isolated in a cage from its habitat and makes an effort in trying to escape the cage. In “Caged Bird” Maya Angelou compares a free bird to a caged bird and their how different their lives can be when in two different scenarios. In both of these poems the birds are alike in many ways and also very different. In “Sympathy” and “Caged…

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    the opportunity to recently interview Gerald Auger was a veritable treat. I do not often come into contact with Indigenous peoples, and the fact that he is such a well-spoken activist for his people with an heart for indie film that tells the accurate history of this misunderstood people group made this an enlightening question/answer session indeed. random-photo-ben-clayton-photography-1.jpg.jpg…

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    Pedro Almodovar’s twentieth feature film, Julieta, chronicles the title character’s life as she is forced to reflect upon her riddled past and confront the tragic circumstances that surround the disappearance of her daughter. Almodovar based Julieta off of a series of short stories written by Nobel Prize winning author Alice Munro, which follow three stages of a Canadian woman’s life who faces similar circumstances. At it’s conception, Julieta was intended to be Almodovar 's first…

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