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    The first one that I will touch on is the Structural-Functional theory and how it applies in this movie. Structural-Functional theory as stated by textbook says, “is a framework for building theory that sees society as a complex system whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability” (Macionis, 2015). This theory is apparent when it comes to the relationship that the Church has with the community of Boston. A majority of Bostonians are Catholics and are members of the Catholic Church. While The Boston Globe is suing the Church for files that have been sealed a ripple effect begins to happen in the community. Police officers don’t want to talk against Cardinal Law and lawyers are also afraid of the church because they are worried about being bullied by the Church. Eric MacLeish finally spoke with Sacha and Mike and told them some disturbing news. He told them that in the 1990’s he represented 100’s of victims who had been sexually abused by priests in the area. He settled with the Church on all of these cases outside of the courtroom in order to get…

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    Minister, the Pope, President Charles, President Saragat, the Swedish Prime Ministerand and Sir Bernard Lovell all expressed their kind words for the incredible and astonishing victory. For instance, how Mr.Wilson, the British Prime Minister, portrayed his feelings towards this event: “ Our deep wish for a safe return at the end of what has been a most historic scientific achievement in the history of a man. The first feeling of all in Britain was this very dangerous part of the mission has…

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    other horror/thriller films. But this is something that Hitchcock knew, as he later stated “you could not take the camera and just show a nude woman being stabbed to death. It had to be done impressionistically. It was done with little pieces of the film: the head, the hand, parts of the torso, shadow on the curtain, the shower itself” ( http://www.openculture.com/2013/04/alfred_hitchcocks_seven-minute_editing_master_class.html) It is after this film that editing was revolutionized, as prior to…

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    mood. The setting of being home make the audience feel more comfortable. In this film, Hitchcock was able to change mood by changing the certain parts of the setting. For example, in the scene where the main character “Scottie” climbs a chair and thinks he has nothing to fear about heights. The setting is his house makes the audience think that the character wouldn’t have fears in his own home, but we see that even in his own home his fear of heights is always going to be there. This changes the…

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    The Glen Ridge Rape

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    Our Guys: the Glen Ridge Rape and the Secret Life of the Perfect Suburb, an outstanding novel based on the Glen Ridge rape case by Bernard Lefkowitz, explains in the great detail about the rape between the victim and the suspects. Lefkowitzs goes into great detail about the Glen Ridge rape by explaining the social problems of the town, how the community heavily influenced a social role for young men and women. The all-star jocks in Glen Ridge picked Leslie Faber to be their victim of rape…

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    1. The story of Kane is told in a nonlinear fashion. Name the 5 different characters telling the story. Which parts of Kane’s life are they narrating? (In general terms) What do you think these characters represent? (Think symbolically) Tratchers notebooks - James guardian, tells about Kane’s childhood Bernstein - Kane’s friend and employee. Bernstein, a bespectacled Jewish man, is the only character who loves Kane unconditionally. Tells about Kane’s Jedediah Leland - friend of Kane,…

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    Red In Vertigo

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    Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 film Vertigo is now considered by the American Film Institute to be the best film of all time. With that title comes some flack for “beating” out all of the other films that come out ever. Obviously this title is subjective and doesn’t make the film anymore better or meaningful than it previously was, but the backlash from film critics are kind of ironic being about Vertigo. People are writing article after article and blog post after blog post about how Vertigo doesn’t…

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    Universal Cable Productions has inked a deal with Alfred Hitchcock’s Estate to create and produce an anthology series based on the filmmaker’s movies. Suspense is considered a main driving force for some movies, whether it’s for frightful tenacities, or to keep to audience on the edge of their seat. Many would argue, that Alfred Hitchcock was the master of this craft, as he manipulated frames and distorted reality to leave audiences in a constant state of indecisiveness. From the most popular…

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    Bernard Berenson was born in Lithuania in 1865, and moved to America when he was 9 years old. Berenson studied art history at Harvard on scholarship, and set off traveling Europe in 1887 with monetary help from patrons, specifically Isabella Stewart Gardner. When money started to run out Berenson still desired to stay in Europe, so he became active in the art market. In 1890 England, Berenson met his future wife, Mary Smith, and with her collaboration, began writing books on Italian art. His…

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    The Evil Dead is one of the best horror films of all time. Its greatness due to a great original screenplay and directing. The film Evil Dead has a cult following and for good reason. It is highly praised by names like Stephen King. Evil Dead was written and directed by Sam Raimi. It stars Bruce Campbell in the leading role as Ash Williams. The story is about a group of five college kids go who to a cabin in the woods for a vocation. Once there they find an audiotape that unleashes evil…

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