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  • Essay On African American Films And Directors In The 1990s

    African American Films and Directors in the 1990s Many of the African-American films of the 1980s depicted the community as violent and unsafe. Hollywood was not interested in filming the success stories of thousands of young blacks. And rather than dealing the realities of street life and black neighborhoods, many films portrayed the communities as gang-ridden and violent-- with frequent drive-by shootings and alternating chase sequences. This was because these over-the-top scenes resonated well with young black males in the audience, and ensured profits. One example is the Menace II Society by the Hughes Brothers. The film, which provoked controversy during its release, contains a brutal and despairing depiction of the hood. It also casually deals with murder, drug dealing, victimization of women, and hopelessness While inner-city and suburban adolescent audiences loved the film, others were much more critical. Many complained…

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  • Auteur Theory In Pulp Fiction

    Auteur theory is the theory of filmmaking in which the director is regarded as the key creative force in a film. Dubbed by American film critic Andrew Sarris in France during the late 1940’s, auteur theory was an outgrowth of the cinematic theories of Andre Bazin and Alexandre Astruc. This theory states that the director, who oversees all visual and audio elements of a film, is considered somewhat of an ‘author’ of a film more so than the writer of the screenplay. This means that visual elements…

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  • Analysis Of Danny Boyle's The Auteur Theory

    It compares the film director to the author of a book, it attributes artistic control to the…

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  • The Tree Of Life Film Analysis

    The Tree of Life is a subtle film that intricately links together the world while discussing vast concepts. One such concept, the way of nature, is personified through Brad Pitt’s character; he is a man who acts in primal animalistic ways, and consistently lets these emotions get the better of him. This motif has been explored in many films prior to Terrence Malick’s masterpiece and previous directors’ efforts by no means come close to the beauty of Malick’s film. Many of the films of the…

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  • An Analysis Of Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

    covering the basic idea of the theory, the differences remain evident. This essay seeks to demonstrate not only that Rear Window (1954) is a clear example of auteur cinema but also that Alfred Hitchcock himself should be considered as an indisputable auteur. Firstly, it will define an auteur as a film director whose cinema is conceived as an art form that allows him to express his personal thoughts and views using exclusively cinematographic language. Thus creating a personal style adopted as a…

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  • Never Let Me Go Marxism

    It is often the everyday issues that matter to us most when engaging with a visual or oral text. Mark Romanek’s cinematic rendition of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is a tragic tale of three clones Kathy, Tommy and Ruth as they struggle to find meaning in their lives and overcome their own personal struggles. Although the film is science fiction, Romanek separates it from the typical connotations associated with the genre by not focussing on the errors of Never Let Me Go’s society, but…

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  • Analysis Of The Film Kung Fury

    thirty-one minute film Kung Fury. The film Kung Fury has a crazy plot, B-rated quality, and an abundance of all things that makes up the eighties. Kung Fury has taken the internet by storm especially for those like myself who love the perfect train wreck that was the eighties. David Sandberg, the director of the film and Kung Fury himself, said in an interview that the film was a love letter to the eighties. Despite Kung Fury’s obvious silliness the film is extremely self-aware of what it is and…

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  • Transformational Leadership In Sports

    that the most effective leaders use a collection of leadership at just the right time (Goleman). Successful leaders have to have the flexibility to adapt to complex situations. Becoming an owner of a NFL franchise would certainly present a significant challenge to Spielberg, but his decisiveness and desire to be challenged would eventually allow him to persevere. On leadership Spielberg once stated, “I just think that the qualities of leadership are unknown even to the leader until he’s tested…

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  • The Tree Of Life Essay

    The Tree of Life is a film about a family who lives in a small town in Texas, that takes place in the 1950s. There are three brothers in the film. The main focus is about the eldest brother growing up and following his life. I think the film is Jack reflecting on his life as an adult and figuring out some why his brother had died. The film discusses the relationships between Jack, his father, and mother. Jack has a great relationship with his mother, but not his father. In the film, Jack’s…

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  • Titanic Film Analysis

    Titanic, is really a touching love story. The Director of the film is James Cameron. The main actor is Leonardo DiCaprio. Both the rich and the poor are on board. The ship clashes against an iceberg. The passengers give priority to female gender and children. This calamity strikes at the middle of the film. The ship is thought to be unsinkable. However when it hits an ice burg, it tragically sinks. Hearing people cry like folks while floating on water is so emotional. The tide draws breath and…

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