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    Bernard Of Clairvaux

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    Bernard of Clairvaux was born in 1090 into an aristocratic French household. His family’s relative affluence afforded him an extensive education in Latin grammar and rhetoric, which was designed to equip him for the religious order. In his youth, Bernard was drawn to a new style of monastic practice (the Cistercian Order) that based its daily actions on the teachings of Benedict’s Rule. After Bernard became the abbot of a monastic foundation at Clairvaux in 1115, he performed an integral role in founding and facilitating 68 different local monasteries. While performing various roles as abbot of Clairvaux, Bernard also wrote extensively on theological and spiritual doctrines. In his work On Loving God, Bernard channels his full intellectual…

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    St. Bernard of Clairvaux played a pivotal role in the preaching of the Second Crusade. Though the Second Crusade is generally regarded by historians as a massive failure, the opinion of Bernard of Clairvaux has not changed over time, nor has the way historians regard his influence on the Second Crusade. This is made apparent by the views portrayed by George Dickson Kerr in Bernard of Clairvaux and Christian Society in the Twelfth Century, published in 1966 and The Second Crusade: Scope and…

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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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