Brad Dourif

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  • Violence In Fist Stick Knife Gun And Male Bodies

    Violence can affect people mentally or physically and one doesn’t have to be involved to notice the lifestyle change that violence can affect. The physical effect from violence is obvious on how it can change a life, however, the mental effect is not noticeable to everyone. The two literatures that can demonstrate how violence can affect people, in this case boys, mentally are Fist Stick Knife Gun and “Male Bodies and the White Terror”. An example of a mental effect would be trauma which is a very difficult or unpleasant experience that causes someone to have mental or emotional problems and usually for a long period of time. Many people suffer from trauma including children either from death of a loved one, war, terrorism, witnessing a death or traumatic experience, domestic abuse, or by having an injury. Although trauma is a normal reaction when a horrible event occurs, I believe that trauma is the most nonphysical effect of violence because it can affect one’s relationship to others by withdrawal, effect managing aggressive behavior, and affect the ability to think clearly, such as the lives of Geoff in Fist Stick Knife Gun and the boys in "Male Bodies and the White Terror". Trauma can affect the people around the person with trauma such as withdrawing from others. For instance, in Fist Stick Knife Gun, Geoff experienced and got involved in violence during most of his childhood and adolescence. As an adult, he felt like he needed protection of a gun and needed habits to…

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  • The Iron Giant Film Analysis

    Title: The Iron Giant Film Origin The Iron Giant originated from the 1968 novel The Iron Man, which was a children’s novel. After going through development stages of becoming a rock album and a musical, Warner Bros. acquired the project to eventually becoming director Brad Bird’s introduction into the animation world. Summary of the film The Iron Giant is a story about a metal machine, The Iron Giant, that crashes off of a shore near the coast of Maine. A young boy, named Hogarth, finds The…

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  • Activity 1: Gender And Sexuality: Pop And Pulp

    Fieldwork Excursion #4 Activity #1: Gender & Sexuality: Pop and Pulp The magazines I chose to represent list one for this assignment are People and Cosmopolitan and representative of list two are Vibe and Relevant. People magazine is a weekly magazine that showcases celebrity and human-interest stories. Cosmopolitan is a monthly magazine for women that features articles on relationships, sex, beauty, health and more. Vibe is a strictly online magazine that highlights R&B and hip hop artists,…

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  • Analysis Of The Departed

    The Departed is a Martin Scorsese film released in 2006 (The Departed). While it may appear to be just another mob movie in a sea of mobster noir films, it’s a contemporary crime drama that hinges on thriller as well. The film is set in modern times on the south side of Boston, and the characters are keen to remind everyone of that fact, making the setting of the south side a prominent point throughout the film. It starts with an almost benevolent Frank Costello, expertly played by Jack…

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  • Music Influence On Emotions

    distinguish happy music from sad music (Furukawa, 2)? The claim this text makes is that people associate emotions with music based upon “cues such as key, tempo, lyrics, or volume” (Furukawa, 3). This often leaves room for interpretation of each individual piece of work (Furukawa, 3). The emotions felt when listening to music is based upon what we perceive to be pleasant or unpleasant (Furukawa, 3). This is the reason for the possible variance in emotion felt from the same musical stimulus…

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  • A Raisin In The Sun Character Analysis

    A Lock on the Mind “A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to health of the community. A good job is a means to provide health and welfare for your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.” - James H. Douglas Jr. In Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Crash by Paul Haggis jobs and living situation play an important role in how the characters live. In Tortilla Curtain, Crash and A…

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  • Social Criticism In Red Oleanders By Rabindranath Tagore

    Abstract: The play “Red Oleanders” is first written in Bengali language under the title “RaktaKarabhi”. Tagore conveys the message that the Utilitarian approach and vast industrialization throughout the world would resulting in diminishing human compassion and cause Ecological Imbalance.So he used characters as a metaphor of human instincts such as greed, power, envy, love, trust, and sacrifice. The play Red oleanders is a One-act play which follows the Aristotle’s rules. He fallow’s three…

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  • An Idiot Abroad Play Analysis

    An Idiot Abroad What will happen when a touchy couch potato becomes a reluctant world traveler? An Idiot Abroad can give you the answer. In this British travel comedy series, a man named Karl Pilkington is sent by his friends, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, to travel to several foreign countries around the world. In the episode that is to be discussed here, he was made to visit Thailand and was asked to perform a variety of quirky tasks assigned by his friends. There are certain elements in…

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  • The Narrator In David Fincher's Fight Club

    mostly entertaining film. This David Fincher movie follows a man identified only as The Narrator (Edward Norton), a run-of-the-mill of office worker at a gigantic company who suffers from insomnia. The Narrator has become numb to the majority of pain and emotions (his job entails him inspecting automobile accidents), and this only fuels his sleeplessness. To combat his inability to rest, he goes to various support groups (examples include men with testicular cancer and people with blood…

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  • Jennifer Aniston Manipulation

    Just like countless celebrities before her, Jennifer Aniston has had a bumpy ride with the media but has lost control of her media portrayal long ago as she has been violently attacked by the media’s manipulation. The paradox of cultural context is limiting in that her career is formulated upon the inarguable reliance of media, truthful or not. Close reading of the text provides insight into the minds of the manipulative authors of the fourth estate and how they create such intrusive content to…

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