52nd British Academy Film Awards

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  • The Shawshank Redemption: A Short Story

    Imagine waking up every day at 5AM and getting dressed just to be confined to a small 5X5 cell for 90% of your day. Picture yourself not being entitled to any privileges or an opinion about anything, and the single element that serves as your identity is a 10-digit number. Now visualize drudging ten to twelve hours each day, with a warden and multiple guards browbeating you; cracking the proverbial whip for no apparent reason. Doesn 't sound too inviting, does it? Well, for the past several…

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  • Gender Stratification In Avatar

    The feature film Avatar, is an animated film that was written and directed by the illustrious Canadian writer, director, and producer James Cameron. The film was released December 18, 2009. After moving to the U.S in 1971 Cameron decided to attend the University of California where he majored in physics, after graduating he decided to pursue his passion in screenwriting. Some of his best work includes directing groundbreaking and iconic films such as The Terminator movies and Titanic, which of…

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  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption, widely considered one of the greatest movies of all time, is a film released in 1994 that was based on a short novella written by Stephen King in 1982. The screenplay, written and directed by Frank Darabont, is a period piece, set in the 1940’s, based on a friendship between two cons serving life sentences for murder, in Shawshank State Penitentiary. Andy Dufresne, played by actor Tim Robbins, is a banker who has been convicted of killing his unfaithful wife and her…

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  • Social Order In Shawshank Redemption

    The movie, Shawshank Redemption, was set in 1947 and later. In the movie you follow the main character, Andy Dufresne, through his journey at Shawshank Prison. Andy arrives at Shawshank in 1947 because he was accused of murdering his wife and her lover. Andy said he was telling the truth and nobody believed him. He was sentence to jail for two lifetime, one for each person he killed. At Shawshank, Andy meets a man who can get things named Red, as the inmates call him. Red helps Andy get use to…

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  • Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire

    The slums are a major issue in Mumbai. According to the World Bank, it is estimated that 22.5 million people will be living in slums in Mumbai by 2025. Boyle utilizes his artistic freedom to craft a film to depict the portrayal of life in the slums in order to demonstrate its brutal living conditions to his world-wide audience. Without adequate education, electricity, clean running water and proper meals, viewers are able to comprehend why Jamal and…

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  • Humanity In Frank Darabont's Shawshank Redemption

    Humanity has pondered the meaning of life since its first steps—as doing so provides a confounding sense of purpose among the entropy that is the universe. This purpose can help free individuals from their doubt, and pain, and lead them to overcome that which was considered impossible, and all while inspiring the people around them. Within Frank Darabont 's Shawshank Redemption, these ideas are represented by one of the main protagonists of the story—Andy Dufresne, a successful young bank…

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  • Comparison Of Revenge And Stephen King's The Shawshank Redemption

    “The funny thing is - on the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook” Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption. In The Count of Monte Cristo, based on the novel written by Alexandre Dumas and screen played by Jay Wolpert, we learn that Edmond Dantès is an intelligent, honest man who turns bitter after he is framed for a crime he did not commit. When in The Shawshank Redemption, based on the novella Rita Hayward and Shawshank Redemption written by…

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  • The Morality Of Good And Evil In Shawshank Prison

    posters in Andy 's cell This verifying that he does possess some Christian beliefs , but the warden commits a number of other offences which confirm how much of a hypocrite he truly is .The warden’s double standards is presented during the entire film . This power-hungry behaiver is so powerful in him that it happens to be put well above all other issues , including the lives of the inmates that he controls . A minor example that may seem insignificant , but was actually recurring often…

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  • The Statement And Interpretation In The Bet By Anton Chekhov

    With Reference to the story ‘The Bet’ by Anton Chekhov, trace in detail, the imprisonment of the lawyer, the beginning of the first year right down to the fifteenth year. Justify the changes that the lawyer underwent at various stages of his imprisonment. What changes did you see in the banker during this period? The Bet is a short story written by Anton Chekhov, who writes based on realistic characters and situations. A wealthy banker and a young lawyer make a bet with each other based on…

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  • Archetypes In Avatar Essay

    Archetypes are common themes, situations, characters, or symbols found in books, movies, or other types of media that are recognizable cross-culturally. The 2009 movie Avatar, directed by James Cameron, exhibits multiple archetypes that propel the plot through two separate subplots. Avatar is set in a distant planet known as Pandora. It is inhabited by the Native people (Na’vi), as well as humans who are after a rare and valuable metal only found on this planet. The humans develop Avatars, which…

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