2009 Cannes Film Festival

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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 back to God. With God in Maji life we see her innocents about what is going on in her country, but when she loses her faith in God she is also losing her innocents and is understanding and rebelling the people in power. When we first meet young Maji she believes that she “I was born with religion” and will become last prophet at a very young age (Satrapi 6). Wall Marji is a child she has many discussions with God nightly, which he appears in person, only she could see, and talk with her almost in a way like an imaginary friend would do when we were younger. With imaginary friend they come in all shapes and sizes and are there for us when we need someone to talk to and they always come up when we need them much like God does for Maji. When we first meet young Maji she believes that she “I was born with religion” and will become last prophet at a very young age (Satrapi 6). Wall Marji is a child she has many discussion with God nightly, which he appears in person, happen to only seen by…

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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…

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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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    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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    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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    Persepolis Conflict Essay

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    Conflicts of Persepolis Persepolis is a story based upon the life and coming to age of Marjane Satrapi. Through out the story, Marjane and the people around her face many conflicts such as war and oppression. The author, whom is also the main character, utilizes external, interpersonal, and internal conflicts to create multiple themes around society and women. The anecdote begins in the 1970's where Marjane is a young girl living among her family in Iran. The first major external conflict is…

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    In the book Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, her childhood memories explain the difficulties within society. Although there were many changes, students were separated by gender due to the Islamic Revolution. Boys were in one room while girls were in another. Many students were not able to see each other. Most girls in the panel were depressed or upset. On the other hand, the boys seemed content. Girls were forced to wear veils. In this chapter, The Veil, Martyrs come into the town and tear down…

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    In the graphic novel Persepolis, written by Marjane Satrapi, every black-and-white drawing contains a figurative or underlying meaning on what each represents. Specifically on page 10 of the novel, there is a drawing on the 3rd row of cluttered subjects piled up, looking gravely. These people are the center of the illustration, and next to the group of more than 22 people, is a five-wheeled bicycle that is meant for multiple people to ride on. All of the people are melancholy and some even have…

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