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    The classic silent film Metropolis (1927) was directed by the famous Fritz Lang and co-written by his ex-wife Thea Von Harbou. The film was produced in Weimar Germany post WW1, reflected by its German Expressionist style. Large portions of the film were believed to be lost until recently and the restored version was released 2010. It was the first film on UNESCO’s Memory of the Wold Register and has inspired sci-fi films like Star Wars and Bladerunner. George Orwell’s 1984 is a fiction novel that is recognised for its futuristic, dystopian themes. It is one of the most influential novels of the 20th century evidenced by phrases and concepts from the text joining with the English dictionary such as the term “Orwellian”. 1984 continues to maintain relevancy by influencing political discussions in the modern day and can therefore be recontextualised.Whilst these two texts have differing perspectives, values, significance and context they have similar content. Examples of this are the depiction of a dystopian society through the themes of altered time, a constant state of poverty and a dismal physical environment. These two texts also discuss dehumanisation through the sub-themes of Anti-Semitism, mechanization and lack of individualism. The theme of what happens when such dehumanisation is challenged by the protagonist in an attempt to retain human…

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    Archetypes In Avatar Essay

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    Archetypes are common themes, situations, characters, or symbols found in books, movies, or other types of media that are recognizable cross-culturally. The 2009 movie Avatar, directed by James Cameron, exhibits multiple archetypes that propel the plot through two separate subplots. Avatar is set in a distant planet known as Pandora. It is inhabited by the Native people (Na’vi), as well as humans who are after a rare and valuable metal only found on this planet. The humans develop Avatars, which…

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    Boxing, Opportunities, and the American Dream Rocky is considered an American classic by many, and for obvious reasons. Rocky is not only a story about boxing, but a story about a man who doesn’t have much in his life, but manages to rise up to the top. It’s a rags-to-riches story; an example of how anyone can achieve the American Dream. Sylvester Stallone, who not only acted and directed this feature film, but wrote the screenplay for this film, stated that this film in it of itself is the…

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    While most of the hip-hop world's focus centers around the Pusha T-Drake beef, in case you missed it A$AP Rocky released a very personal and groundbreaking album "Testing." "Testing" is Rocky's third studio album, but this one's significance may be greater than either of his previous releases. This is the first album release since one of his close friends and group member A$AP Yams' tragic death. Still channeling the emotions from that, Rocky expressed on some of his emotions on this album.…

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    It was 11:00 p.m. in Panama, Florida. Me and my friends Palo and Misty went out surfing because we couldn’t sleep. All of a sudden we hear the clouds starting to rumble. The waves were crashing into each other. My board started to shake then all of a sudden we heard a “BOOM” thunder and lightning came. We looked at each other and tried to go back as fast as we can. Then it hit it hit me…. Literally. Lightning had strike me I luckily was on my surfboard and didn’t fall into the water. My friends…

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    Analysis Of Greed

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    Every movie has multiple techniques that coordinate with each other in order to bring the meaning of it all together. The movie Creed, directed by Ryan Coogler, is one that uses these techniques quite nicely in order to show the determination of the main character, Adonis Johnson. From the very beginning of the film a big technique that stands out is narrative, which provides the structure of the movie. It begins with an extremely noticeable motif of Adonis Johnson at a juvenile detention,…

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    Essay On Avatar

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    The movie I decided to watch for my Film Review was Avatar, written and directed by James Cameron. Avatar was presented by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and in association with Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners, and Lightstorm Entertainment. Written originally in 1994, and eventually get filmed in The United States and New Zealand, James Cameron watched his script get brought to life. Avatar was just another success on Cameron’s record, following Titanic (1997) that broke all…

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    It’s Jake and Lydia’s first time to go outside in the wilderness and see all of the beautiful nature out there. They don’t know what they're going to expect out there and there can be very dangerous plants or animals there. They have never ever seen any kind of animal in there whole life except the talking ape. Their parents let them go explore outside even though that might be the last time there going to see them. Jake and Lydia are very excited to go out and see different things. When they go…

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    The Old Testament

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    of disobedience. The next few books talk about the quest for the “Promised Land”. It starts with the book of Joshua where the holy war was engaged. The Israel’s need for continuing faith to the one true God was a big overall emphasis. Judges showed God’s constant rescue of his people despite their lack of keeping covenant with him. The book of Ruth takes you through the story of the loyalty to God that was found through Judges. Life in a place that REMAINED loyal to God during the time of the…

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    harness and that He will be there for me through all the ups and downs in my life. Dear Diary, Going to a Christian school has helped build my worldview. Since I go to a Christian school I am able to dig deeper into the Bible each and everyday. In middle school we learned about so many things from the Bible. In eighth grade we read a lot about King David in the books of first and second Samuel. David was chosen to be king not by his physical appearance but has what it took to be…

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