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  • Film Analysis: Armageddon

    People talk about Armageddon like it’s some future event. With dramatic morbid gravitas and fanfare ‘POOF’ the earth is now filled with empty shoes and buildings. “That my friend was the human race, and how fast did they run”. Roll credits. Directed by The Coen Brothers ,or whoever the clean shirts decided would sell more. The dirty shirts get up from the stained seats and leave with clear minds out of the theater. “Well that movie was really heavy, but it was so beautifully done. What real emotions they portrayed, the characters were so believable.” Everybody passes under the marquee without making eye contact with each other and drive off into their own sunset. We all know this movie and we see it every day. It’s become another statistic, another kid hit by a drunk driver or man committing suicide with a bottle of bourbon. We see it so often that we tune it out like your father or mother telling you to take out the trash. It’s a franchise movie put out every quarter, and boy just look at those numbers grow.…

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  • Coen Brothers Film Analysis

    Coen Brothers are known as the most famous and popular independent film makers nowadays, they have produced many films labeled as B movies. The Coens’ films, unlike the Hollywood ones, often carry radical skepticism or a liberal outlook, from their very first film Blood Simple to the recent Inside Lewin Davis, always achieve on a low-budget with a small scale of production and their own stock company of actors. Their films are known for the mixing violence, dark humor, film noir, their films are…

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  • Analysis Of No Country For Old Men

    No Country for Old Men deceives the user by portraying Llewellyn Moss at the protagonist rather that Ed Tom Bell. Only as the movie comes to a close can the user confirm that Ed Tom Bell is the protagonist. The Coen brothers used drugs, money, and murder as a cover up for the true meaning of this movie, and in doing this it creates mixed feelings from the reviewers. This twist on the movie can receive applause for genius, or criticism for trying to develop too deep of a meaning in such little…

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  • Film Adaptation Of No Country For Old Men

    In the film adaptation of No Country for Old Men directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, the directors use setting, motif, and plot to show how the modernization of Texas effects people, especially the older generations and causes them to lose grip with the new world that is blossoming. One way the Coen brothers do this is by mise-en-scene, but to be more specific, the setting.In this film the rural west represents more than just an old way of life. In a way the setting, West Texas, represents the…

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  • The Natural Born Killers By Olive Stones Film Analysis

    convolution of the first scene. The introduction of the movie conveys a skewed perception, foreshadowing the violence that might occur later in the movie. The first scene of the movie elaborates the idea of random editing. This is demonstrated when a stranger asks Mallory’s name. After a certain rude remark, Mickey is ready for action. Before the violence begins, a quick cut to dark is shown. The horror insertion applied in the film represents the evil side of Mickey. Sound effects are…

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  • Hunted In The Most Dangerous Game, By Richard Connell

    The short story, The Most Dangerous Game, written and published in 1924, by Richard Connell. In the story, a hunter named Rainsford is stranded on an island, owned by a wealthy Cossack named Zaroff. Who hunts humans, not animals. Zaroff then gives Rainsford a choice, to be hunted by Zaroff for three days, or to be killed by Zaroff’s manservant, Ivan. Rainsford chooses to be hunted by Zaroff and is given hunting gear. On the last day of the hunt, Zaroff and his dogs corner Rainsford, and…

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  • Comparing The Odyssey And Fagles 'O' Brother Where Art Thou

    Where Art Thou directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and The Odyssey written by Homer and translated by Robert Fagles are arts that use words and sounds to scare. Odysseus in The Odyssey, and Tommy in the KKK scene of O’Brother Where Art Thou, both equally use language to show that they are at a dark point in their story. The KKK scene with O’death(by Ralph Stanley playing in the background) shows Tommy…

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  • The Good The Bad And The Ugly Analysis

    The film I chose to do a critical analysis of the cinematic elements of is "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." The Good, The Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Spaghetti Western film, directed by Sergio Leone, it was marketed as the third installment of what became known as the Dollars Trilogy. The film is about three outlaws during the civil war that try to outsmart each other in a journey to unearth a fortune in stolen gold buried in an unmarked grave. Clint Eastwood stars as the main character…

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  • Essay On Alienation In Society

    My connections examined the portrayal of alienation in mainstream society. I chose to use texts from a modern time period to help create more concrete conclusions about mainstream society. My texts were Education for Leisure by Carol Ann Duffy, Sad Joke on a Marae by Apirana Taylor, District 9 directed by Neill Blomkamp and Barton Fink directed by Joel Coen. I expected all of my texts to be able to reflect one another as they were all from a similar time period. In particular, I expected…

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  • The Character Of Ahjussi, And My Gangster Like Lover

    Ahjussi (아저씨), also known by it’s English title The Man from Nowhere, is an action packed, thriller film starring Won Bin as the movie’s protagonist, Cha Tae Sik. The movie was released on August 4, 2010 and was directed by Lee Jeong Bum. The story begin with Cha Tae Sik, the owner of a pawnshop, who lives by himself and leads a quiet life. He is a quiet man and does not have any friends except for a little girl, Somi, who lives next door with her mom. Somi frequents the pawn shop, often selling…

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