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    Cléo De 7 Analysis

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    In Cléo de 5 à 7, Varda follows more closely to the filmmaking techniques that are used by most classic Hollywood cinema. The only major difference, other than the context of the film, would be Varda’s use of temporality by having a film set in a two hour time period and of trying to keep the action of the film almost in the exact lifetime of two hours. It takes the idea of Classical Hollywood continuity to an extreme. Another difference is that Cléo takes on more French political issues such as…

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    On February 26th, 2017, Barry Jenkins' sophomoric feature, Moonlight, received the highest accolade of Best Picture, from one of the most prestigious ceremonies to celebrate film, the Academy Awards. In accomplishing two inaugural milestones, the first all-black cast to win such high regard, and the first LGBTQ-topic to be awarded Best Picture, Moonlight in context proves to be a memorable classic in performance, box office (for an independent feature), and universal critical acclaim. However,…

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    The film, “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” directed by Sergio Leone, the father of Spaghetti Westerns, is considered one of the best Westerns of all time. It launched Clint Eastwood into stardom as, “The Man with No Name” also known as Blondie “The Good”, through his interactions with his co-stars Lee Van Cleef, Angel Eyes “The Bad”, and Eli Wallach, Tuco “The Ugly”. The hero here, Blondie, is not the typical hero that you would expect, but through an analysis of several scenes, one begins to…

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    Analysis Of Casablanca

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    In the essay Casablanca:cult movies and intertextual collage, from the collection of essays titled Travels of Hyper Reality,Umberto Eco has taken the case of the 1940’s popular American movie Casablanca,directed by Michael Curtis to explain how and why it gained the status of a ‘cult’ movie.He has given a number of reasons in the essay as to why people liked it so much.Eco begins by making it clear that the movie according to him is not a very artistic movie and that despite that the movie has…

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    Dogma 95 Movie Analysis

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    Imperfect movies: example Dogma 95 – The Idiots and other perfect imperfections. Are planned imperfect movies still imperfect? Rankings and Top 100's of the best movies of all time are very popular. Many sites on the internet offer statistics and numbers about box office takings and cinema attendance. But not only numbers are important. Besides questions of taste, there are a few characteristics for a successful movie. Costumes, camera handling, scenery and acting are just a few of this…

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    Ocean's Eleven

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    It is not often that I find myself cheering for the liars and thieves of the world in the same way that I would a superhero. Nevertheless, director Steven Soderbergh’s hit film, “Ocean’s Eleven” accomplishes this feat in a 2001 remake of the original 1960's film which starred Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. The modern take stays true to suave Hollywood glamour in using today’s brightest stars; a list that includes George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Julia Roberts in the leading roles. The…

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    The movie, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, directed by John Ford seems to greatly stand out from other movies released during this era. Many elements were compiled to make this movie unique. The backbone of the film stems from camera elements. John Ford used the camera elements of camera work as well as costumes and make-up to accurately portray his vision of the film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. The movie, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, incorporates several different varieties of…

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    American Patriotism Essay

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    Fairbanks , Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin, all famous factors did their part to aid in the war. They led rallies to sell bonds and visited wounded soldiers (Smither). The philanthropic work done by these celebrities became an example as a dutiful citizen to do their part. The simple work of the celebrities become as another medium of propaganda to the United States’…

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    The Artist was filmed in a stunning black and white. It took me back in time when men wore suits, women wore hats and when a simple dance could lead to love. It was uplifting, heart-warming, and hilarious. I loved this film from the beginning to the end, and I fell in love with every character. Charming performances from Berenice Bejo and Jean Dujardin, who provide all the charm and moving moments in the film. The Artist is different from other silent films I have seen because it contains more…

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    Dziga Veertov Analysis

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    Isaiah Isaacson During the early 1900’s, the relatively new concept of film was emerging as one of the most popular forms of entertainment. As more and more improvements were made to the motion picture camera filmmakers were able to begin exploring the realm of creative possibilities they could achieve. Two notable films that that did this are Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera, and Sergei Eisenstein's Strike. Both films are known for their groundbreaking use of montage and the powerful…

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