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  • Kagemusha Movie Analysis

    Many see Akira Kurosawa as one of the most important filmmakers in the industry. His influential career spanned 57 years, in which he directed 30 films. One of his final works, Kagemusha is a dramatic action movie that depicts the transformation of a petty thief who learned the value of loyalty. The unnamed thief was caught stealing from the daimyo of the Takeda clan. However, instead of being sentenced to death, his life was spared because of how similar he looked to Shingen. The Takeda Clan wanted to use him as a political double, in case the real daimyo was ever hurt or killed. Kagemusha was produced in the 1980’s and won the Cannes Film Festival that year. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and received several other honors. Kagemusha was a film made in Japan during the mid 16 century and was set in the Sengoku Period of Japanese History. The Sengoku Period means “Age of Warring States” this period is remembered by social upheaval, political intrigue and near-constant military conflict. Japanese historians named it the “Age of Warring States.” There were many wars and battles that took place during the Sengoku period too, ranging from 1467 and the…

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  • Sanjay Dutt Case Study

    Sanjay Dutt (born on 29 July, 1959) is a famous bollywood actor widely known for his deadly image on screen. Sanjay Dutt is son of Sunil Dutt and Nargis, two great actors of Indian cinema. He was involved in Indian politics for a very short time and mostly was infamous for involvement in Bombay Blasts, 1993. Actor is now is spending his jail term in Yerwada jail, Pune making paper bags and doing clerical work for jail officials. When the riots between hindus-muslims took place in Bombay in 1992…

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  • Film Analysis: Groundhog Day

    The movie, “Groundhog Day” is a successful 1993 American film that captures the interests, mind and heart of its viewers because of its astonishing, innovative, and unique storyline, and in which this requires clear mind when watching in order for it to decode and unfold its purpose and in order for it to discover how great it is. This was directed by Harold Ramis and written by Ramis himself and Danny Rubin, based on a story by Rubin .It was starring by Bill Murray, Andie Macdowell and Chris…

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  • X-Men Film Analysis

    In the fall of 1963, writer Stan Lee created a comic about a fictional team of superheroes with incredible powers known as the X-Men. Since the first comic appeared there have been ongoing spin-offs created, and to this day over 400 issues of X-Men comics exist each with an abundance of volumes. The first X-Men movie came out in the year 2000 and the worldwide franchise has not stopped growing. A total of seven movies have been released, the latest being X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men:…

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  • Roman Polanski's Chinatown

    ”Chinatown” though has twisted detective story in the spirit of Hammett, Chandler and other religious authors, beyond the genre of “American detective”. It’s for sure styling, but at the same time quite social film, which highlights some of the historical events, which is eclipsed bright twists and turns of plot and three dimensional characters. Frankly, Polanski defines all quite accurate and does not give the viewer the choice for doubt. The rich ones - the ruling elite of the city, and the…

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  • Analysis Of Screwball Comedy

    The Screwball Comedy The man Godfrey is a comedy film made in 1936, directed by La Cava, starring William Powell and Carole Lombard. The movie won Six Academy Awards nominations including Gregory La Ca as the best director. As a memorable and valuable film, it was selected by the united state's library of Congress for preservation in the US national registry. The film utilizes the genre -screwball- to build on its plot. Keywords; screwball, the man Godfrey Screwball comedy Screwball appeared in…

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  • The Third Man Film Analysis

    The role of the mysterious Harry Lime in The Third Man is played Orson Welles (1915 - 1985), a character that doesn’t appear in the film until nearly the end of the movie, but his sudden appearance and presence makes for a climatic final. Much as been said about Welles involvement in the making of the film, citing on the fact that he was well-known as a director, producer, writer, and actor in his own right. And the fact that he won an Academy Award eight years before for writing and Original…

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  • Lawrence Of Arabia Essay

    a funny story about an experience happened to the film makers that the Jordanian official knew something an English man who doesn’t speak Arabic would be reciting the Quran they allowed it in the condition of the exists of imam in the site to make sure there’re no making up stories and word from somewhere else. The different with the director David Lean have one thing going to the filmmakers and it can afford only reality the action scenes alarms are not CGI because it were not available such…

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  • Film Analysis: Black Swan

    Darren Aronofsky. The film received five Academy Award nominations and Natalie Portman won the Best Actress award for the film, as well as many other Best Actress awards in several guilds and festivals. In addition, Darren Aronofsky was nominated for Best Director and the film itself received a nomination for Best Picture. Thirty-one awards is the number that this film received. Natalie Portman won Best Actress for being Nina Sayers on Academy Award in 2011, Golden Globe Award in 2011, BAFTE…

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  • Life Is Beautiful Film Analysis

    A Jewish father with his wife and son are trapped between the appalling situations of discrimination and fall of a race. La vita è bella (Original title: Life is Beautiful) will certainly leave you in awe once you finish the film. According to IMDB (n.d.), it lavished prestigious awards including three Oscars (1999), one from the Cannes Film Festival (1998), four Italian Golden Globes (1998) and one Grammy Award (2000). The Italian film was directed by Roberto Benigni and was released on 20th…

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