Anthony Hopkins

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  • A Doll's House Film Analysis

    squirrel. In response, Bloom’s Nora uses two fingers to stroke her nose and makes a small, high pitched noise. Despite remaining seated for the duration of their conversation, Anthony Hopkins manages to exude unwavering leadership in his performance of Torvald Helmer. He instructs Nora, even speaking with her like he is her teacher or parent. At points in the conversation, Hopkins gestures with his hands in front of Bloom’s face in order to focus Nora’s attention to a specific place, usually on him. His tone is usually layered, in that there is more than one notable present. On one hand, Torvald speaks to his wife in an adoring manner and yet, there is a subtle patronizing quality in his speech as well. Torvald assumes that Nora does not understand financial matters, and he also does not believe it is his place to educate her. However, Hopkins is so enthusiastic in portraying the well meaning decency in Torvald that his demeaning words to Nora lose some of their edge. Hopkins goes out of his way to portray Torvald as misguided, but not malicious, and this is evident in the ways he performs Torvald. For example, for the entirety of the conversation, he remains seated and allows Nora to tower above him. Nora drives the path of the conversation, and he is simply following her lead. Furthermore, Hopkins as Torvald ceases working once his conversation with his wife gets going and he focuses all of his attention on her. Similarly, Claire Bloom’s performance as Nora is just as…

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  • Silence Of The Lambs Comparison

    the screams of the captive girl--and then adds the dog's frenzied barking, which psychologically works at a deeper level than everything else. Then it adds those green goggles so he can see her in the dark. Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins won Oscars for best actress and actor (the movie also won for best picture, for Demme's direction and Ted Talley's screenplay, and was nominated for editing and sound). It is remarkable that the Academy would remember, let alone single out, a film released 13…

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  • Essay On Dr. Michael Stone's Graduations Of Evil

    For instance, a judge could have a reasonable verdict in mind however reading through the levels could benefit or be of a disadvantage. One may also argue that these levels of evil could corrupt the mind of those evil. A person could reflect upon a convicted murderer and think that because their crime ranked them level seven they’d receive a verdict close or around what that murderer received. Not bashing Dr. Stone’s intelligence or knowledge however someone could be ignorant to the overall uses…

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  • Power In Titus Andronicus

    “Titus Andronicus”, The Theme of Power And Its Significance “Titus Andronicus” is strewn with various subjects ranging from treachery to revenge and all emotions mixed in between. But there is a specific theme of power materialization in several forms. There are three types of power themes that are prevalent in “Titus Andronicus”. These themes are female, male and parental power, which are all significant and commanding each in its own way. These power displays are neither blatant nor subtle,…

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  • Character Analysis Of Iago's Wife In Othello

    “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti” -Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs This is one of the most iconic quotes spoken by Hannibal Lecter. Lecter is a fictional character best known for his cannibalistic and psychopathic tendencies paired with his extreme charm and persuasiveness. While Lecter is the most infamous fictional psychopath, he is not the only one. In Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago, the psychopath, devises a plan to promote himself to general. He does this by…

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  • John Adams's Declaration Of Scituate: Film Analysis

    Stephen Hopkins was born Scituate March 7, 1707 and died in Providence, Rhode Island July 13, 1785 after retiring from serving the Continental Congress. He was born and orphaned to his uncle at an early age, and came from a family prominently involved in politics such as his grandfather who served a prominent role in the politics of Providence, and his cousin, Benedict Arnold, who became the first governor of Rhode Island (Austin, p. 324.). Stephen was apparently self educated and had had a long…

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  • One Wes Moore Analysis

    decision both individuals made had either a positive or negative impact on their life, according to which Wes Moore was described. Both men left legacies behind, specifically Baltimore that everyone will remember. Although both Wes Moores grew up around the same time and place and shared the same name, their lives turned out drastically different due to their education, or lack of education, the absence of a father-figure in their lives, and their living conditions at home. The first reason…

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  • Punishment In Hammurabi's Code

    Hammurabi’s code is composed of a set of rules set forth by a man named Hammurabi. He is known as Babylon’s most prominent ruler; his reign lasting from 1792 to 1750 B.C.E. Hammurabi’s Code reflects the harshness of the social structure in a Mesopotamian society by basing the code on the law of retaliation, not treating all members of the society equally and fairly, and not letting women be full members of the community. The law of retaliation, which is the basis of Hammurabi’s code, displays…

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  • An Analysis Of Who Cooks By Anthony Bourdain

    Ever wonder who is cooking the food in the kitchens of America’s favorite restaurants? Anthony Bourdain answered this question in his article titled “Who Cooks?” Anthony Bourdain is a chef, writer and has been featured on some reality television shows. He discussed how the line cooks are not who most people think they are; they are not professionals but instead they are non-American men who cannot make it elsewhere according to his experience. Line cooking involves mindless repetition that not…

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  • Song Analysis Of Feeling Good, By Nina Simone

    cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flow from heaven to the soul (Monet).” Feeling good was originally written in 1965, by Nina Simone. This song has been used in the popular culture such as, “Point of No Return” and “Six Feet Under”. A song cover was later done by Jennifer Hudson in 2011, and Lauryn Hill in 2015. Although Nina Simone wrote the song, Jennifer Hudson sang it better due to melody, rhythm, and instrumentation used in her…

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