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    went on to take £13 million worldwide and is the second highest grossing British film of all time - after Four Weddings and a Funeral. Danny Boyle thoroughly researched heroin addiction for the film - he met a lot of addicts and got them to talk to the actors and held "cookery classes" where the actors learnt how to cook up. Ewan McGregor also read all the books he could find on the subject. Ewan McGregor was the only advance casting the team made - all the other actors had to audition. Robert Carlyle expects to play the lead in a film but he accepted playing a part under McGregor so the team "knew [they] were getting thoroughbreds all the way down". The film was criticised for its "neutral attitude" to drugs but Boyle said that patronising and preaching to today's youth was pointless and…

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    Slumdog Millionaire, a movie by Danny Boyle, set in Mumbai, tells the story of Jamal Malik, a contestant on India’s version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’. Jamal was born in the slums of Mumbai with little education and was on his way to win the grand prize on the game show. Whilst on the show, he is suspected of cheating but little do his accusers know that Jamal’s life experience provides him with essential clues to answer each question. The movie alternates between flashbacks from Jamal’s…

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    Slumdog Millionaire In the Academy Award winning film Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, Boyle constantly used flashbacks to tell the story. In this film the main character, Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), was on the game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire. The show was made to be very difficult so that nobody would win. When Jamal continuously got the correct answers, the men running the game show claimed that he was cheating. The film began to flash back and forth between three different…

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    Introduction- The movie My Brother Nikhil a movie based on the life of Dominic D’Souza is a classic example of how one needs to be sensitized towards the problems with one is suffering through and lays emphasis on how it is being dealt to with the society. The Storyline- The movie begins by the Kapoor’s staying in the city of Goa. Set in the 1980’s it tells us about how Mr. Navin Kapoor, the main member to the Kapoor family always wanted to become a swimmer in his life but couldn’t achieve the…

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    In a biographical, production film, “Steve Jobs,” directed by Danny Boyle, Steve Jobs purpose is to design an archetype PC specifically for the education market, but he encounters personal and professional obstacles in the process. The following film is arranged into three different scenarios from the time span of 1984 through 1998 diving into the career of a notable innovator and Apple Inc. co-founder, Steve Jobs. Correspondingly, each scene commences immediately prior to the launch of the…

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    Directors use many cinematic elements and techniques to give their movies a mood or feeling but director Tim Burton does this especially well in his movies Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Tim Burton uses many cinematic techniques in his films but the one technique that he does extraordinary in his films are camera angles. In his films, Tim Burton effectively uses the cinematic element of camera angles to create a sense of mood and feeling based on the type of camera he…

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    Burton’s Technique Tim Burton uses many different types of cinematic elements/techniques to show the mood, tone and style. In the movies I’ve watched, he used various types of cinematic elements/techniques to show the mood, tone, and style of each movie. Some of his cinematic elements/techniques used are music/sound, editing, and lighting. As we go further into the essay I will talk about these three techniques, and you will notice that the tone of the movie is…

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    Tim Burton, a person who started out as a kid fascinated by other famous directors and then became one himself. What did he do to become such a famous director? He is known for his disturbing and yet child-like movies, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands. Everyone of all ages can be able to enjoy his movie. Tim Burton’s style is kid-friendly at first, but then it takes a disturbing and twisted turn. One of Burton's cinematic technique he uses is…

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    Film Analysis Essay Tim Burton is known for his dark, gothic and quirky fantasy filming. This has been displayed through the six movies we watched in class. All six of the film topics were things that one would rarely think of happening and gave us a perspective of how it would feel or the experience through the characters as they traveled through the world of Tim Burton. He has expressed himself through The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Edward Scissorhands, Big Fish, Charlie and…

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    From the very beginning of the novel, there is a uniform struggle amongst the characters to search for meaning in their lives. The main hindrance to their own personal discoveries is materialism. Materialism prevents the characters from flying by "weigh[ing] [them] down" the way a peacock with "all th[e] jewelry" on its tail "weighs it down" (Morrison 179). The only way for the peacock to "soar" is to relieve itself of its "jewelry" much like Milkman, Hagar, and Pilate are only able to find…

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