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    D.W Griffith is known to Hollywood as the father of modern editing. In 1908 He introduced new innovations such as variation of shots such as the close-up shot, the long shot and the tracking shot and the variations in the pace of the film. While Porter concentrated on making the narrative in his films better through continuity, Griffith learned how to manipulate shots in order to have a bigger dramatic impact. His techniques included scene fragmentation which involves cutting from long shots to full body shots and then maybe to a close up and moving the camera closer to the action so that the audience gets a better feel as to what is happening on screen. A Soviet filmmaker by the name of Pudovkin was very critical of Griffith and tried to…

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    The main theme in Broken Blossoms directed by D.W. Griffith is cruelty and intolerance against innocent people. This is shown in the way Lucy’s father treats her and the way he, and the community, treat Cheng just because he is asian. Finally, the way the movie is filmed shows how normal racism was in this era and in this movie. Lucy is terrified of her father, and for good reason. He is an abusive alcoholic and makes Lucy cook and clean for him like a slave. He spends all the money on alcohol…

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    carried by the actors. For example, when the famous action scene of Anna Moore running out into the storm where she fell onto the floating ice, and David ran after her, there was an upbeat rhythm to the music that made the viewers feel like they were on the edge of their seats. Another example of excess used in Way Down East is stylistic excess. Stylistic excess was used when Anna was dressed in her own country girl clothes and instead the rich aunt brings her a dress where Anna replies with…

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    My topic, D.W Griffith, was a man that very few people know about. He was one of the founding fathers of modern film making and one of the first people to add camera effects to his work. However, he had humble beginnings because he was born on a farm in Kentucky on January 22, 1875. His full name was David Llewelyn Wark Griffith. His parents were Jacob and Mary Griffith, they met each other after the Civil War, but during the war his father fought on the side of the Confederates as a…

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    I planned to go as deep into the park as I possibly can. The ultimate goal was to find a road that connects to the other entrance of the Griffith Park through the Western Los Feliz, which is near the Greek Theatre. The first entrance, the one I frequently go to, is in the busy intersection of Los Feliz and Riverside. As usual, I listened to my music and walked half a mile to the entrance of the park. What I like about Griffith Park is its shady hiking trails and roads. Since most of its roads…

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    Another similarity is that the court house is close by as well. The court house is on a large hill across the street from the new and old jail. I thought it was very interesting to see the old jail that was used in the 1800s. Striker went on to tell us that the jail was home to the sheriff where him, his family, and inmates stayed. This reminded me greatly of one of my favorite old T.V. shows, The Andy Griffith Show. We walked over to the new jail that is currently used and met with the chief…

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    1960s Television Imagine yourself sitting in the living room with your family. It’s the mid 1960s, and you’re flipping through channels until you reach CNN, where John F. Kennedy is standing at his post, giving a speech, with Nixon right behind him. You are watching the very first televised presidential debate. You decide to watch something else, so you click the remote, and Fred Flintstone appears on the screen, living life in the town of Bedrock. On comes an ad about toothbrushes, then…

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    Ethics is a subject fully steeped in observation and informed speculation. It seeks to construct a sort of ‘outline’ to life, referencing interactions with self and others. Ethics, also referred to as moral philosophy, forces us to think about morality under a thousand different scopes. Many philosophers described endless theories; all in efforts to teach people how to live. Philosophers often ascribe to theories characterized by a group of interconnected ideals that result from a single, basic…

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    Throughout our everyday lives, we encounter different dilemmas that we have to face. It may be as simples as getting out of bed when the alarm goes off, or as serious as whether to report sexual assault. These dilemmas also follow us into our workplace. The Devil Wears Prada is a great workplace movie example to show how dilemmas occur everywhere. Some of the dilemmas that we encounter are related to ethical decisions. Is the decision that is being made, right or wrong? Each individual has a…

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    A Deontological Approach to Issues Surrounding the Environment Quite often when discussing issues surrounding the environment, it is easy to look at the problems as a matter of cause and effect. X amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere over Y number of years will lead to Z feet of sea level rise. Consider for a moment then, what happens if an individual foregoes the notion of effect and simply examines if humans have a duty to protect the environment, regardless of consequence? The…

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