Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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  • Robin Williams Influence

    Williams won the Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actor for his role as Dr. Sean Maguire in the film ‘Good Will Hunting’ in 1997. In 1992 Disney's 'Aladdin' was a turning point in forming the talents of Robin as a voice actor in his role of the Genie, the majority of which he unplanned and improvise. Williams performance was one the film's most outstanding A-list stars carried the box office receipts past $200 million. Six movie releases in 2006 spotlight Williams' versatility as an actor. In 'Man of the Year', Robin performed the role of Tom Dobbs, the host of a comedy talk show. Robin then took on another different character in computer animated feature film “Everyone's Hero” in which he had a voice role. 'Runaway Vacation' saw him portray a California beverage company struggling with a dysfunctional family on a holiday full of problems. Since then Robin had repeated his voice roles in animated “Happy Feet Two” in 2011, which was his only project that year. Robin Williams had married…

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  • How Does Tom Wingfield's Desire To Escape

    In Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie, the main character, Tom Wingfield constantly struggles with his desire to escape. He dreams of adventure and a life beyond his tiny tenement apartment. He is imprisoned in an unsatisfying world where he is constantly nagged and made to be responsible for his unusual sister. Tom’s desire to escape is emphasized by a number of symbols throughout the play. Tom battles with being tied down, his desire to escape, and his actual attempts to escape. They…

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  • Film Analysis: Hell Or High Water

    Toby pairs up with the only man he knows would accept to him offering such a crazy task, his brother Tanner, a man who would break every rule there is just for the ‘fun’ of trying to get away with it. Jeff Bridges fills the classic role of a Texas ranger that is out to stop the two robbers from stealing any more money from the Texas banks that he swore to protect. Bridges attempts the best John Wayne impression that he has. For ranger Marcus it is his last case as he will be retiring after the…

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  • The Glass Menagerie Setting Essay

    Have there been that one or two people that affected your life in one way or another, and do you remember that story in your life? Well “The Glass Menagerie” written by Tennessee Williams in 1944 is a tale with many stories that are ties by family. The setting is the key to each one. The characters are also each independently living in a tale of their own even thought they are related. The time period is also a key to the story in the play. This is one of the most telling illusions that is being…

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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…

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  • Harvey Weinstein Media Statement

    In Presidents, Virtues Can Be Flaws (and Vice Versa. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/1998/09/27/weekinreview/the-good-leader-in-presidents-virtues-can-be-flaws-and-vice-versa.html?pagewanted=all&pagewanted=print Ehrenhalt, A. (2002, September 30). The Paradox of Corrupt Yet Effective Leadership. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/30/opinion/the-paradox-of-corrupt-yet-effective-leadership.html Rose, L. (2017, October 18). Weinstein…

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  • Lender's Mortgage Overlays In A Nutshell

    one of the overlays listed above. For the most parts, loan providers might authorize consumers with a caution; they will need to pay out more fees at closing, or they will have to accept a higher mortgage rate. The increased fee is normally determined as a percentage of the overall home loan. Just How Mortgages Work. To understand why lenders include these additional guidelines to mortgage loans it is important to have a basic idea of how mortgages function the big scale. Lenders, including…

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  • Wilde And Oliver Parker's The Importance Of Being Earnest

    Gwendolen refuses to follow her mother’s orders, and in fact the audience is never even told what the unpleasing comments were. With all of these aspects under consideration, one can see why, despite being commonly accepted as the most accurate version of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Oliver Parker’s film adaptation still does not do the play true justice. With a combination of logistical issues with changing the medium from text to film and Parker’s personal interpretation,…

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Shawshank and Luke Intro: “Calling it a job don’t make it right boss” (Luke, Cool Hand Luke). Within the films Cool Hand Luke and Shawshank Redemption, one can discover that through drinking issues of each character that prison is in fact obviously terrible. However, with the fact that prison does also come to an end for some the friendships and plans that are made, are forever lasting. Between the two films Cool Hand Look and The Shawshank Redemption, there are a number of similarities and…

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  • Craig Sweeny

    In the tv series Limitless developed by Craig Sweeny , an aspect that is well developed is establishing character in the scenes when he gets the jetpack at the end of episode 10, when he is telling his father about how he wants to be part of the FBI and in episode 5 where he leaves a message to no NZT Brian telling him he has to become bad ass Brian Craig Sweeny develops character establishment though the use of brain having two different sides to his personality both a serious side and a child…

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