Bette Midler

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  • Ruthless People: Movie Analysis

    In it two actors, Judge Reinhold and Helen Slater, became so financially desperate that they kidnapped a rich man's wife (Midler) and held her for ransom. What made the movie so wonderful was that instead of being serious, it was a comedy. The rich man, played by Danny DeVito, wouldn't pay the ransom because he was happy to get rid of his wife. The kidnappers were really softhearted and sympathetic to Midler. She, in turn, was so outraged by her husband that she helped them collect the ransom! In the end, everyone went as their heart (not their heads) dictated and it was great fun for the audience. Of course, it was just the movies. Real life usually isn't as kind or as much fun. However, there was an element of truth in the story that's well taken here; namely, nice people trying to act ruthless can benefit themselves. Inevitably, their hearts won out, as may be the case when we buy a home. Before that happened, they at least attempted to let their heads direct their actions. Now I'm not suggesting…

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  • The Fat Girl Analysis

    The Fat Girl” and “Chunky in Heat” deliver messages about the female body, body image, and empowerment in similar yet differing manners. “The Fat Girl” tells the story of Louise, a young woman with a background in weight struggles. Growing up overweight, Louise would sneak food in response to the shame her mother created around Louise’s eating. Because she ate in secret, Louise often felt as though she were truly dieting. In college Louise has a roommate named Carrie who works to help Louise…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of The Left Handed Commencement Address

    Award-winning author and feminist Ursula K. Le Guin delivered a rhetorically complex speech to the Mills College graduating class of 1983, comprised almost entirely of women. Her speech came at a challenging time for women, as second-wave feminism began to dissolve into a myriad of disagreeing factions. The title of the speech, the “Left-Handed Commencement Address,” is a reference to her book The Left Hand of Darkness, which follows an androgynous race of space aliens. This foreshadows the…

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  • The Hocus Pocus Reboot

    Midler was also clear that she would not return to the movie for any amount of money. Also, there were some comments on how her character would be cast, and many fans have agreed that Winifred Sanderson will be tough shoes to fill. Hocus Pocus is all about the Sanderson sisters and this resurrection may not do the original justice. The assumption is that the Hocus Pocus reboot will be made to coincide along with other Disney Channel original movies. Right now, they have the Halloweentown series…

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  • Midler V. Ford Motor Co. Case Summary

    Case Name: Midler v. Ford Motor Co. 1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 849.F.2d 460 Procedural History: Bette Midler (Plaintiff) appealed a judgment summary of the US District Court granting the summary judgement in favor of Ford Motor Co (Defendant). Middler moved for appropriation of her distinct voice for use in a car advertisement. Statement of Facts: Ford Motor Co. aired a car commercial which they played songs from the 70’s to give a nostalgic feeling to their audience. Ford…

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  • Hocus Pocus Essay

    Starting with the three Sanderson sisters which are played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy which pull the stops out when playing the three Sanderson sisters. As well as their defeaters which are played by Omri Katz (Max), Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, and Sean Murray. However, this film really wouldn’t be the film it is today without the legendary Kenny Ortega which directed Hocus Pocus. This film does a phenomenal job at grabbing anyone’s attention to the film either it’s…

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  • Hollywoo: The Difference In Broadway Demographics

    Rae Jepsen on Broadway in 2013 as the titular character in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s, Cinderella. Brantley does not discourage these productions like most snobby theatregoers do. “It seems curmudgeonly—and too easy—to dismiss celebrity-driven productions on Broadway,” Brantley said, claiming that a “successful star-driven production [can] surpass the expected delivery of star glamour.” Meaning, that if a show can produce a performance of quality that overpowers their publicity vehicle than it…

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  • Little Swan Lake Dance Analysis

    This piece was made in response to the current state of drought in California during the 1930 's. It is suppose the relationship between human interaction with natural resources such as water, and natural crises. With the over usage of water and not enough water fall to recover what has been used is what this story tells. The choreographer was able to fully able to not only to explain the name of this piece, but the meaning it with the props, music and lighting of the Dust Bowl of the 1930 's. …

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  • Richard Blanco's Queer Theory: According To My Grandmother

    However belonging not only to a different time but also a different culture Blanco was involuntary developed into a person who has a second nature of needing the approval of elders. As a society we are cultivated to believe that respect of our elders is absolutely essential. As a hispanic I can relate to Blanco because I know this is enforced. Enforced from the way you act and the way you speak around them for example in english “you” is on word and has one connotation and that 's it but in…

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  • The Stepford Wives Movie Analysis

    of feminism. Now that Joanna got dismissed from her job, she had a nervous breakdown but her husband Walter got her back, they moved to Stepford along with their children and hoped for a new start. After they got to Stepford, they were accompanied by Claire (Glenn Close), an old woman dressed in a light-colored dress, always smiles even while talking, blonde, and always in proper posture, to their home expensive and dirty-free home. They went to a local gathering along with her husband with the…

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