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    Dark Shadows (2012) is an interesting film, as Tim Burton (director) attempts to twist comedy and horror in this parody-like remake of an old TV series with the same name. The old TV series, Dark Shadows (1966–1971), was a gothic horror series that had over 1248 episodes and was considered quite popular during its air time. It amassed a significant fan base and even has its own wikia fandom dedicated to finding anything related to the series. The series also obtained a 7.6/10 rating which is impressive, considering it was a soap opera ("Dark Shadows (TV Series 1966–1971)."). The 2012 movie version had quite an amazing starting cast that the old series lacked, starring amazing talent such as Michelle Pfeiffer, and Eva Green. The main character…

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    The Lottery Analysis

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    Traditions of the lottery have been implemented in the cities for as long as people can remember; furthermore, the lottery has at least occurred for 77 years, because that’s Mr. Warner’s current age, he states the lottery has been occurring since he was born. Participants include all families, and all members of the family have to participate. Annually during the lottery, each head of the household has to go up on stage to draw, when each family has a slip of paper, everyone waits in…

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    In the short story, “The Lottery”, Shirley Jackson uses imagery and symbolism to show that evil can be present in the most innocent environment, resulting in society being tainted with dark illusion. Superstitious tradition symbolized an important role to the people in this village. Mr. Summers a man that was in charge of the majority of the events in the town, always spoke about making a new black box but never did. (134) The people of the village would rather keep the same box rather than…

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    Old Man Warner Tradition

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    Name: Tutor: Course: Date: Old Man Warner: The Custodian of Tradition Character: Old Man Warner Plot: The Lottery follows a community detached from its humanity that allows cruelty and its blind faith in tradition to drive it into making inhumane decisions. Setting: The early hours of June 27th in a monotonous town with a population of about three hundred people. Old Man Warner is a symbol of the conservative archetype that dominates the plot of the short story as a central character in The…

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    The Lottery Tradition

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    Tradition's the Chains of Change The Lottery is about the supposition that in some cultures and societies they have some nonsensical and useless traditions, that more often than not have no logical meaning or either they are outdated or are no longer relevant to the advancement of that culture or society. Although people still maintain true to most of these outdated traditions, in this story there is one character in particular whose overwhelming sense of obligation to uphold this tradition…

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    Shadow Dark Face Summary

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    The cover of the Mo’meta blues book indicates a shadow dark face, and a lot of color question marks. Shadow dark face identifies Hip hop funeral that took place in may 1995 in addition it shows that Hip hop is something old. Color question marks point out that QuestLove has a lot of different questions in his mind and he will create something new Hip hop songs by answering them. Also QuestLove’s name starts with the word Q which has a circle shape QuestLove has reborned Hiphop, and put that into…

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    In the final scene of Dark Shadows Barnabas returns to his home just as Angie and an angry mob of people arrive. Angie is there to arrest the family for harbouring a murder. Barnabas makes an offer of himself and Liz to be arrested if there is no harm to come upon his family. As he does this Tim Burton uses a centred close up camera shot of Carolyn closing their house doors building the tension of the audience as if there was going to be a war between the family and Angie, knowing that she…

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    Godfather Scene Analysis

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    The selected scene is from 37:51 to 39:53 in the film Godfather, Part 2; altogether, there are 15 shots in this duration. This scene is centered with the conversation between Michael Corleone and his step-brother Tom Hagen. This conversation is expected to be very “private”, only between Michael and Tom. Therefore, both lighting and camera shots have to create the sense of mystique. In order to do so, generally speaking, the lighting in this room is very dark. It has struck a responsive chord in…

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    If her destiny were tied to finding the Grail, then Mirror would confirm it. Her gaze fell back on the map. In a straight line, she traced a finger from northern Drachnor, through the Kingdom of Bretagne, across the Gulf of Aruna to the Isle of Avalir. But the wheels of her original plan were already turning, and she couldn’t stop the momentum for the journey to Avalir. If only she could slow events until she found the Grail. Her eyes focused on the pass through the Black Shadow Mountains near…

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    The emphasis placed on the fact that the old man is sitting in the shadows is symbolic of how the author feels about this character’s situation in life. Since little background information is given about the old man the author uses the ambience surrounding him in the story to portray the internal state of the character. The importance of the setting is reflected again when the older waiter is talking to himself and describes his requirements of a place to escape to: “It is the light of course…

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