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    characters are at the immediate forefront of the scene because the entire background is covered by smoke (however, from further researching it is also because they were not able to use a real plane at night). Once Rick says that Victor and Ilsa will be using the visas, the camera cuts to and pushes in on Rick and Ilsa, where the real drama is about to take place. The background music follows the conversation throughout the scene, going strong when the dialogue gets heavy, and even has a romantic tone when Rick is telling Ilsa his plan and, in his own way, that he loves her. One point in the scene it is a close-up of Ilsa’s face while Rick is speaking offscreen, we can see every emotion on her face, we see her reacting to Rick’s words is subtle ways that are reminiscent to The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). Throughout and after Rick’s speech, the camera faces him at a low angle because Rick just made himself into this big and powerful man that’s looking after Ilsa. At some points Ilsa is seen from a high angle, because throughout the speech she is helpless to Rick’s plan and can’t change his mind. Conclusion The Motion Picture Production Code would go on to censor decades of films later until it would meet it’s demise in the 1960’s. The MPPC, had multiple problems during its day but cracks started to show as early as the 1940s, Times were changing and people were changing, “ In an increasingly pluralistic society, the consensus of values to which Hays had referred so…

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    West Englewood Narrative

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    bright and colourful graffiti of sayings and images, which I didn’t understand at the time. When night came, Englewood was almost non-existent submerged in darkness with signs of light through the flickering street lamps. Many residents locked their doors and stayed at home, afraid of the evil the dark brought. Amongst this, I was born. I was born on 31st of December 1984 at exactly 11:59 pm, my mother died immediately after my birth. I was named after the notorious ‘ Baby Face Nelson’- Papa…

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    were unemployed and unable to care for their families, and banks were failing. With his criminal and Navy records and a failed marriage, prospects were slim for a legitimate future. On the contrary, criminal life was booming. During this time, many gangsters were making a name for themselves and showing how profitable crime could be. Al Capone had already showed the world how well crime paid off; but unlike Capone’s syndicate, which was highly organized, the new era of gangsters was willing to…

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    “I got a code 2 i repeat code 2 Public enemy no. 1 pretty boy floyd is in sight, engage in cousion.”..... Charles Arthur “pretty boy” Floyd was a criminal who was always on the run. Charles Floyd and Antigone are alike because they both disobeyed laws for a cause they believed in. Antigone buried her brother because she thought it was the right thing to do, and Pretty boy stole from banks and gave back to the poor because the banks were stealing from the poor from the start. (Pretty Boy Floyd) …

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    two escapes from highly guarded prisons, various bank robberies, and several high-speed shooting sprees, John Dillinger met his end in our very own Lincoln Park, bringing great satisfaction to the FBI. The movie Public Enemies focuses on the creation of the modern Federal Bureau of Intelligence and the search for the infamous Chicago gangster as he travels from Indiana to Chicago throughout 1933, trying to dodge his inevitable fate. Most of the United States was deep into the Great Depression at…

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    Cloud Lake: A Short Story

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    A place one could only get to by flying, and a place very few knew about. It was special to the three of them, and they liked to think that it was their own special place. Cloud Lake was on a floating island, the largest of eleven floating islands, in Distira. The island itself did not have a name, but the lake on it had a name. The Lake was made of water, but it flowed off of the island in a stream that turned into clouds. Thus, Cloud Lake. Some of the animals were crystal, others were…

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    presence of the two dolls and cigarette. The older girl, who is pushing the stroller, is facing the camera with a very crude expression on her face. Her face is contracted with a very knit brow line, and her body is slouched with all of her weight on her left leg. These attributes altogether give the child an overall appearance of someone who is very hostile. It is the glance of this girl that directs the entire tone of the picture in a hostile manner. The other young girl is facing away…

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    I remember my freshman year in college. I completed an assignment and when the paper was returned there was the grade standing in my face...Capitalized, Bold in Red. I made a C. I called my Uncle Sonny and I cried. The funny thing is he was not sympathetic to me what so ever. This guy, my uncle on the other end of the phone, with his baritone voice, aggressively said, "Welcome to the World baby girl... 'Ain 't it Shit. '" I never saw the world of education the same any more after that day. I…

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    “I had no other choice”, said Jasmine as she glared into my face of confusion. The glare she held was obviously a way of her holding her frustration and the tears that followed. After several moments of awkward glares, I to became frustrated. The only thought that ran through my mind was how could she have done such a thing? I wondered how she truly felt about her decision and hoped she felt awful for it. I was also disappointed that she gave up on a challenge before even trying or at least…

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    Nico Dialectical Journal

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    She Face Timed him last night and things got naughty. This morning, she was thinking about Nico and what having regular sex with him would be like. She couldn’t believe Kendall dropped the rule. Although, it seemed as though he wanted Libby to take care of her urges with Nico instead of cheating with some unknown man. Whatever Kendall’s reasons were, it was taking all Libby had to not call Nico to come over. The thought of having him inside of her without Kendall around thrilled her much more…

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