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    The film Sunset Boulevard, made in 1950 was a black and white film. The film is about Norma Desmond a past actor, who has issues accepting that she is becoming old. The movie was good with the setting, costumes, lighting, music, and being presented in black and white color. The film presented in white and black color explains the movie will be mysterious and have many secrets hidden. The main character in the film beginning with Gloria Swanson, as Norma Desmond, suffers accepting that she is aging. Desmond has issues in her life regarding her age and does not accept that Hollywood does not want her anymore. Next, the character William Holden, as Joe Gillis, has financial problems and turns himself into a gigolo. The dilemma is Joe became a gigolo and does not want Betty to know that because he knows that it will cause a problem. In thirdly, Nancy Olson, as Betty Schaffer is the one who falls in love with Gillis despite being engaged with his friend. Lastly, Erich Van, as Max the servant of Desmond. Max will make…

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    Short Story: Paper Man

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    Kahrs, show both form and content in a quality six-minute and thirty-three second short film. The idea of the film was a bold, yet well designed. The film’s making was complex because it was all hand drawn and it lacks dialogue between anyone during the film, yet it was still about to get its many points and messages out. The man, also known as the “Paper Man” in the film uses the paper to overcome contradiction by throwing paper airplanes at the one he has found love with at first sight. The…

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    Dai Sijie. A character who has changed the most over the course of this novel is the Little Seamstress. In the beginning of the book the Seamstress doesn't explore her own interests. She does what she wants most of the time but feels trapped in the life she is living in, she also becomes daring and courageous over the course to the novel. “By the time we arrived the film had already started, and there was only standing room left behind the screen... But the Little Seamstress didn't want to…

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    throughout the movie from a girl into womanhood. In class we talked about how a woman experiences agency in terms of how her body is read. In this movie, Dawn’s body was always seen as a sex object by herself and others around her. Therefore Dawn obtained agency when she realized the power of her vagina to kill a man. She employs this when she cuts off her brother’s penis, and then you can insinuate she is going to do the same thing to the old man at the end of the movie. Therefore, the agency…

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    soldier face which is pained and disillusioned. This depicts war everywhere. The soldiers merge with another soldier and disappear into the forest. The soldier is tormented and possessed; he looks at his image in the mirror and grins to destroy it. He wraps himself in his blood, and this reminds us of his face painted with mad. In this scene, the camera follows him; this allows the audience to view as he descends into the depth of his misery. Lighting is the critical element in the film. The…

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    the world. A lot of the time we get so used to our daily routines that whenever we have to overcome an obstacle we crumble and don’t know what to do. This film does a great job showing how change can really affect people. The Pleasantville society shows a great deal of prejudice by being discriminate to those who were multi-colored. The multi-colored citizens were the ones who have changed and found themselves. With that said, the more rules that were being broke, the more color was appearing.…

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    Woman Poem Analysis

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    The poem “Woman”, written by Nikki Giovanni, uses several metaphors to describe the journey of a woman and what she feels the man should do but will not do. She describes in many different ways how she wants support from the man, but he is unwilling to give it. In the first stanza, she starts the poem with the woman being a simple, insignificant thing. “She wanted to be a blade of grass amid the fields” (lines 1-2). Grass grows under your feet. Blades of grass are plentiful and ordinary. She…

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    Meeting with the deathless man in the novel The Tiger’s Wife, I was taken back by his pleasant demeanor. Throughout the novel, there are many variations of how people conceptualize death. From the villagers sacrificing themselves to kill the tiger to the gypsy diggers finding the carcass of a family member, people’s view of death’s importance is diverse. Throughout these groups there is a common fear of death, how it affects others, as well as what will happen to your soul afterwards. Yet, the…

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    Milun: A Tale of Love and Loss Milun, transcribed and composed by Marie de France, is a love story that intertwines readers into the tragic sequence of events, drama, and imaginable love within the poem. The author, Marie de France, wrote The Lais- twelve short stories written around 1170. Marie de France 's lais, told in octosyllabic, or eight syllable verse, are prominent for their celebration of love, uniqueness of character, and vividness of description – hallmarks of the emerging…

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    Lust Punished by foxes There are many odd things that happen in this story. It is also very different from other things that we have read in the past. The other fox spirits were handled and treated very differently than the one here. This story is about a man that collects aphrodisiacs as a hobby (Songling, 356-58). There are three characters in this story, four if you count the fox spirit (Songling, 356-58). The characters in this story are the wife, the husband, and the husbands friend…

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