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    Moneyball Book Report

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    Money plays a substantial role in every aspect of life. It can either make life easier or it can make it much harder. In Michael Lewis’ book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, Lewis explains how a baseball team is run and the financial aspect of the game. Lewis relates how money is used by the Oakland Athletics in comparison to the other teams that have more money than them. The A’s didn’t have much money to work with, so they had to be creative and discover new ways to find the best quality players their money could buy. To accomplish this strategy the A’s hired Billy Beane to be the general manager of the Oakland A’s. Then later on had hired a man named Paul DePodesta, a recent Harvard University graduate, in order to come up with a method to scout players. The Oakland A’s lack of wealth affects the way that the team can spend their money, and therefore have to find ways to still be successful against the teams with higher salaries. Billy Beane believes his way of evaluating players is changing the game of baseball. The first action that Beane did was hire a man named Paul DePodesta as his assistant. DePodesta was a graduate from Harvard University and didn’t have a background with baseball. He first started with his career in baseball operations with the Cleveland Indians. Then about 3 years after he had started his job, Beane met DePodesta and offered him a better job with the Oakland A’s. DePodesta looked at the game of baseball differently than others and…

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    Loyalty is not a word, it is a lifestyle. This is shown time and again by the characters in The Godfather by Mario Puzo. The Godfather is a crime novel written by Mario Puzo and was first published in 1969 and later inspired a film of the same name in 1972, sequels to which were made in 1974 and 1990. The story of The Godfather follows a mafia family in New York over the span of a decade. The family in the novel…

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    The Film The Godfather

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    The film The Godfather was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, produced by Albert S. Ruddy and it’s a classic film from 1972. The families of the Godfather are getting into a new drug and political trade, facing hard challenges and obstacles that come their way. The Godfather passes away and Michael the Godfather son becomes the leader of the family. Michael then hire men to shot five different family leaders which help solve all the problems. The movie uses Close-up shots because the director…

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    Without Don Vito Corleone’s autocratic leadership, his multimillion dollar mafia empire would have been destroyed the second the bullet penetrated his body. Looking past the moral corruptions, murderous rampages, and severed horse heads, The Godfather movie provided valuable lessons in strategic planning for the long-term survival of an organization through strong leadership. By analyzing several scenes, we can determine that Don Vito was the single leader, with unwavering loyal followers, and…

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    Scarface (1983) and The Godfather (1972) INTRODUCTION The films Scarface (1983) and The Godfather (1972) are both crime-drama films which focus on the rise of their respective characters up the criminal ladder, becoming leaders on their own right and experiencing parallels on their stories while interacting with characters with duality in rules for both films. Scarface’s Tony Montana opted for drug trade and started his own empire on the back and blood of the people he killed, while Michael…

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    remained. When he got back to his ship, which was not even 30 feet tall and in the middle of one of many deserted streets in the city, the non-injured soldier opened a hatch and Inasp flew in. The soldier quickly saluted and questioned, "I assume that you beat them, right, major? I mean, even if your armor's almost destroyed...". Inasp tossed Melait on the ground, and the soldier stepped back in surprise, while Inasp answered, "The old man is dead, Mack. We're keeping the child though." Mack…

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    Connie, the main character of “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? ”, is a personification of both the stereotypical and actual depiction of rebellion. Many individuals feel that rebellion is an involuntary phase of the teenage years. She has a tendency to disobey the spoken and unspoken, yet implied, wishes of her parents. She reduces the likelihood of being caught in her mutinous acts by assuming a double life. Her clothes, attitudes, and actions all differ depending on where she is and…

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    Godfather Scene Analysis

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    the only main lighting source in the room is the lampstand on Michael’s left side, and the color of it is dim yellow. By using warm color yellow instead of cold color white, it better created the feeling of family, which is warm and safe. But when it comes to be the only main lighting source in the room, it created an apparent shadow in between Michael’s and Tom’s faces. It is like a metaphor that everything they said in this conversation is just like the shadow between them, dark and private.…

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    Bobby Darin was an American singer, songwriter and actor in movies and TV. He sang a variety of music. Before he rose to stardom he was a songwriter writing for singer Connie Francis. His first million seller came in 1958 “Splish Splash”. This was followed by a string of hits such as “Dream Lover”, “Mack the Knife”, and “Beyond the Sea”. In 1962 Darrin won a Golden Globe award for his first movie “Come September” in which he performed with his first wife Sandra Dee. Darrin began having health…

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    Depression, the Golden Age of Baseball continued (Banks). With the impact of the Depression, team owners were trying to find ways to keep people in the stands. Owners knew that more scoring would attract fans, so they lowered the seems on baseballs. This made it harder to throw a breaking pitch. Many people call it “the year of the hitter,” and the average for the entire National League was .303. In 1930, attendance went up and was at a record high. Lights were installed in some…

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