Cinema of the United States

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  • Harvey's House Scene Analysis

    find out the ideal way to format and enhance it in order to make it perfect. This was helped substantially by a book called ‘Save the Cat’ by Blake Snyder [1]. In looking at various points towards the Femme Fatale and castration anxiety, we looked at the book ‘Feminism and Film’ by Maggie Humm [2] and ‘Visual and Other Pleasures’ by Laura Mulvey [3]. These helped us in writing and portraying phallic imagery (in the form of a gun) and the death of Mia for castration anxiety, the gun being the weapon used in order for the male to retake control of a situation. We also retried various points from Mulvey’s other resource on ‘Visual Pleasures and Narrative Cinema’ [4]. To create a style similar to that of classic hollywood films, we read up on David Broadwell’s chapters the Classic Hollywood style in ‘The Classical Hollywood Cinema’ [5], helping us to create the tension and adrenaline in the chase…

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  • Summary: The Birth Of A Nation

    was the first blockbuster film in American history. It was an amazing feat of cinema and nailed its place in history. However, while “The Birth of a Nation” boasts these achievements it is without question one of the most racist movies of all time. This movie not only show glorifies the Ku Klux Klan as heroes of America, but also shows the misrepresentation of black people and the role that black people will have in films. Looking back at the time the film was released there was still a racist…

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  • The Studio System: The Success Of Early American Cinema

    The studio system was essential in the success of early American Cinema. It ensured that total control of the movies belonged to the biggest studios in Hollywood that made them (Classic Hollywood Central Editors, 2011). The ‘Big Five’ created the studio system to ensure they made the most profit. The ‘Big Five’ consisted of 20th Century Fox, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount, Warner Bros., and RKO Radio. There were three smaller studios close behind: Universal, Columbia, and United Artists…

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  • Analysis Of Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

    Hard Core: How the struggle over censorship saved the modern film industry states that although Valenti stated that it was wrong to bicker over the content of a film in his memoirs, even though in 1966, he was “arguing with grown men and women over these matters” (Lewis, 2002). Furthermore, the widely publicized censorship case of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf was presented as a movie that received an “exemption”, even though the screenplay was edited involving the removal of the phrase “screw…

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  • 1940s Film Industry Analysis

    development of Television, low finances, and the Supreme Court decision on the Paramount Case. Although the 1940s through the 1960s brought on factors that led to the fall of Hollywood and the Studio System it created, it gave way to new aspects and ideas that expanded the American Film Industry and created a new system. The fall of the system may have led to some very unsuccessful years in Hollywood and the American Film Industry, but the outcome of what seemed to be a very bad situation gave…

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  • Psychology In The Movie 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'

    The portrayal of psychology in Hollywood movies is an interesting area that supports psychological discoveries. Due to the powerful nature of the Hollywood film industry and its significant effect in the daily lives of an infinite amount of people, it is appropriate to discuss accurate depictions of psychological issues in today’s society. “The Pursuit of Happyness” is the epitome of Hollywood movies containing the realistic psychological struggles that end with “too good to be true” outcomes.…

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  • Jumanji Film Analysis

    The Jumanji movie in its remixed form is a prime example of successful remixing in modern Hollywood culture. Far too often, viewers are let down with unworthy remakes of classic films. In this particular case, the film improved upon an original design incorporating modern concepts and appeals to offer a more advanced viewing experience. The original movie was premised on a supernatural board game that lured players into playing the game, while introducing elements into their reality based on…

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  • Picnic At Hanging Rock Analysis

    SUPERNATURAL ELEMENTS IN PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK AND THE LAST WAVE Australian cinema has started to gain succes at the beginning of the 1970s. As well as the films that are screened in succession demonstrate varities in Australia, Australian cinema awake the attention in Hollywood. Picnic at Hanging Rock is a film that directed by Peter Weir in 1975 and is acclaimed worldwide. Actually this mysterious film is the adaptation of an Australian historical novel by Joan Lindsay. The plot is…

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  • Reality Vs Alternate Reality

    The ending of Inception is one of the most famous and iconic scenes in movie history. The totem keeps spinning, leaving the viewer on the edge of an astonishingly dramatic precipice. It was a good movie, but soon after, people slowly left the world of science fiction and dreams and come back to reality. But the idea doesn't go away. An idea, as Di Caprio claims, is the most resilient entity. And the fact is, the more ridiculous and ambitious an idea is, the more resilient it is. Humans tend…

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  • Analysis Of Do The Right Thing By Spike Lee

    During the late 80’s an innovated film maker named Spike Lee created a revolutionary piece of cinematic history called Do The Right Thing. Lee not only directs this incredible film he also stars as the lead role named “mookie”. Unlike most films in the 80’s Lee exposes the audience to thing they aren’t used to seeing. He uses classical Hollywood cinema techniques to capture his film in a different way. For instance, an individual may notice the use of synchronized sounds, close up shots, and the…

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