Alan Silvestri

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  • Communication Skills In Forrest Gump

    “Life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.”(Forrest) This is the most famous quotes from the movie Forrest Gump. In, Forrest Gump there are many different types of communication skills and techniques. The different types of communication in the movie are open mindedness, self-disclosure, comforting messages, eyecontact, sympathetic responsiveness, egocentrism, relationship initiation,and emotional support through personal friendships. The communication skills listed above can be seen in the two relationships between Forrest and Jenny, and Forrest and Lieutenant Dan. The first communication skill is open mindedness. Open mindedness can be described as knowing your own cultural norms and values and recognizing other people 's cultural norms and values are different but not wrong. (Verderber, pg.67) A good example of open mindedness in the movie Forrest Gump is when the state of Alabama started to integrate black people into the university of Alabama. One of Forrest classmates said “Coons are trying to get into our school.” Forrest thought that his classmate ment raccoons were trying to get into school, and he explained how his mom would chase raccoons off the back porch with a broom. When one of the black students dropped a book on their way to the door Forrest went a picked it up and handed it to her. This shows that Forrest had a open mind and was going to support them on their decision to join the university. Another example…

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  • Essay On The Leadership Secrets Of Attila The Hun

    The book I chose for my leadership essay is The Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun by Wess Roberts, P. This book was recommended to me by a former Ohio State University Military science professor Ret. LTC Mike Lear. Through the ages Attila the Hun has been branded as a barbarian that just leaded from fear and concurred by destroying every living thing in his path. That is far from the truth. Attila was a skilled leader that instilled many of what we would concise modern value into his…

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  • The Success Of Attila The Hun

    Wherever this man went, destruction and ruin left a path behind him. He was called the “Scourge of God” but most commonly known as Attila the Hun . Attila lived from 406 CE to 453 CE , and most of his battles took place in or around the Roman Empire. Some view Attila the Hun as unsuccessful and unable to finish his military goals and conquests, but Attila’s strategies in military made him successful, as well as the influence his upbringing, reputation, and appearance had on the people. Attila…

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  • Sample Of Artificial Intelligence

    AI Sample 1 While the concept of artificial intelligence is ancient, appearing in Greek mythology and others [1], the field of artificial intelligence, or AI, was not founded until 1956 during a conference at Darmouth College [2]. Early attempts at artificial intelligence includes W. Grey Walter’s robot turtles and the Johns Hopkins Beast. Both operated with physical sensors that allowed them to navigate obstacles while carrying out their programming. Though it has been argued that these robots…

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  • Essay On T3 Test Hole

    Introduction The purpose of this assignment was to determine whether a site located on LIT Tipperary’s Thurles campus, was suitable or not for an onsite wastewater treatment system. The assessment onsite predicts the wastewater flow through the subsoil and into the subsurface materials if a wastewater treatment system was to be put in place (EPA, 2009). The site characterisation process our class used is only applicable to a single house. I was assigned to the T3 test hole. The result in the…

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  • Artificial Intelligence In Computers

    We don’t have to think about blinking our eyes, breathing or take off our hand from hot objects because our brain does it automatically. Although computers can’t do such things, but they know if certain object provide harm to its internal software, and they try to protect themselves from such action with the help of artificial intelligence. Mark Zuckerber, CEO of Facebook, posted that he would be developing a simple artificial intelligence to run his home by the end of 2016. He said that the…

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  • The Influence Of Mathematics In Movies

    possibly interest younger people in the field of mathematics. Popular films, like The Imitation Game, have succeeded at grabbing an audience’s attention and lure them into a larger perspective of an unfamiliar topic or situation and in this case, it is complex mathematics. In this paper, I will talk about the accuracy of the mathematics, I will talk about if the films give the real mathematicians justice, and finally I will talk about how this connection of mainstream films has a strong impact…

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  • The Virtue Of Emotion In Film Making By Alan Rickman

    “Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.” Quoted by Alan Rickman, Rickman reminds us how impactful this multimodal art form can be to the eye of the beholder. Emotion is a virtue when experiencing professional production, as actors can give and take this crucial sense, it seems to grow as they continue their role. Emotion is played by the actor but left for understanding by the audience. As stage right…

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  • Essay On Taxidermy

    The controversial and thought provoking installation artist and activist, Angela Singer uses her process of redefining the purpose of taxidermy to interpret the preconceived perceptions of animal violence, gender roles in society and art as well as the viewers experience. Since the early 1990’s taxidermy has taken the reins in popular culture, especially in contemporary art. Artists are now using taxidermy in their work as a unique and yet growing medium to be displayed in exhibits. “Singer’s…

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  • Lagan Weir Poem Analysis

    It is very clear that this poem was carefully constructed, it was meant to be read meticulously. The author of the poem has spent hours working with the “precision of black and white and its close score and countercut that becomes what happens here, between these squat characters and a thinning fiction keen to aspire” (Groarke, 56, 22-26). Yet even with this meticulous care, the only way to escape the confines of the poem is “by way of leave”, or by flight. This is also,…

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