Academy Award for Best Actor

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  • Oliver Burgess Meredith Essay

    Oliver Burgess Meredith, professionally known as Burgess Meredith was an American actor, director, writer in theater, television, and film and producer. He was born on November 16, 1907, in Cleveland, Ohio to a Canadian-born physician of English descent, Dr. William George Meredith, and Ida Beth. He studied from Hoosac School in 1926 and went to Amherst School. He died on September 9, 1997. He was known as a proficient actor and one of the most refined actors of the century. He was a life member of the Actor’s Studio. He got nominated for two Academy Awards and won various Emmys, the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor twice. In his career he was later known for his presence on The Twilight Zone, as an arch- villain The Penguin in the television…

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  • Laurence Kerr Olivier Research Paper

    England, he gave many contributions to the Hollywood film industry. For instance, modern classics such as Wuthering Heights and Marathon Man (Laurence Olivier, 2015). Starring as Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights (1939)“grew into becoming an international matinee idol. Following up with, Rebecca and That Hamilton Woman, starring in Henry V (1944), and Hamlet (1948), winning best film and actor award for Hamlet from the Academy (Official Olivier Biography, 2012). He had appearances in over 100…

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  • Intertextual Contexts In Al Pacino's Play King Richard III

    By looking at the way composers represent the intertextual connections between texts, audiences are provided with heightened understanding of humanity’s changing contexts in shaping the values and societal paradigms that transcend in time. Within William Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Richard III” (1591), Shakespeare’s depiction of the Machiavellian political endeavour regarding Richard’s personal ambition in the pursuit of authority as a product of his deformed vessel of his corporeality, reflects…

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  • Symbolism In Lamb To The Slaughter

    Roald Dahl’s “Lamb to the Slaughter” INTRODUCTION My analysis of Roald Dahl’s short story “Lamb to the Slaughter” reveals the murder of police detective Patrick Maloney. The story depicts a tale of a loyal wife’s reaction to her husband’s betrayal. The story is an irregular day in Mary’s regular life. She makes the day turn around by murdering her husband and smartly covering it up, leaving the detectives with no possible way to excuse “innocent” Mary of murder. This short story, we are taught…

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  • Rain Man And A Beautiful Mind Analysis

    Rain Man and A Beautiful Mind are both compelling movies that explore the struggles related to mental disorders. Rain Man is the story of Charlie Babbitt’s discovery of his long-lost brother, Raymond, and their touching and eventful journey together. Charlie Babbitt is a car-dealer in his mid-twenties when he receives a phone call informing him that his estranged father has passed away. Charlie had a poor relationship with his father. He was a rebellious child and following his mother’s death…

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  • Poem Analysis: The Blessing

    The film shows Bertie, who later becomes King George VI’s struggle through a problem he has. The film was released in 2010 and has won numerous Oscars such as, the best actor and best screenplay. The film begins in England 1925 in Wembley Stadium where the Duke of York Prince George VI’s struggle is first introduced to the crowd, where he struggles to overcome his problem. His wife is there to support him, in his struggle and to help him out. She meets many people, to try help him overcome his…

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  • Robert Duvall In Apocalypse Now

    kneeling next to Duvall’s character, the veracity and complexity he is able to project into his role is what makes him a great actor and a pivotal component to each move he partakes in. Contrary to Duvall’s roles, Michel Fox has typically been cast in many notable movies as the leading character. His role in Back to the Future cast him as slight in stature but heroic type character, which is difficult for one to visualize as the two personas are not typically paired together in Hollywood.…

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  • Tom Hanks 'Realism In The Movie Forrest Gump'

    some events of the 20th century in the United States. Through the movie’s entirety, outstanding performances from various award winning actors give this film’s involved and interesting plot a sense of realism that is far superior to that of other dramatic movies. Although many people think that the movie Forrest Gump may only contains romance, comedy and drama as genre, but it can actually be construed with many genres, it is actually a historical movie too. This is a type of movie where it has…

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  • History And Politics In Shakespeare's Henry V

    Henry V is the final play in Shakespeare’s second tetralogy of history plays and, like the others, reflects the Elizabethan interest in history and politics. As a biographical text, the play cannot be separated from history as “history is a story in itself” (Angus 2) and there are multiple historical constructs within it. Henry V is both a signifier and signified. It is a reconstruction of past events from an Elizabethan point of view (signifier) and, from a modern perspective is a consideration…

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  • Comparing Branagh's To Be Or Not To Be

    eventually puts the knife away after reciting the “To Be Or Not to Be” soliloquy. This makes the viewer have concern for Hamlet about his want for suicide but he cannot go through with it. The Gibson version has Hamlet recite his soliloquy while kneeling down at a grave, most likely his dead father's. This really does not communicate the emotion as well as the Branagh version. The Olivier version is the version of Hamlet from 1948. It may be old but it does a great job of displaying the feeling.…

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