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  • Ben Hur Film Analysis

    director of this movie that the leading role would go to Charlton Heston, with Douglas offered the secondary part of the eventual villain, Messala. Douglas rejected the lesser role, and went on to admit in later years that his goal with Spartacus was to create a Roman epic that could compete with the scale of Ben Hur. The quote reads: "That was what spurred me to do it in a childish way, the 'I 'll show them ' sort of…

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  • Organizational Structure Analysis

    Just as important for the structural integrity of a building, the foundation of an organization and the way in which it is structured is essential to its longevity. The structure is the way the organization is established and its schema. It explains how the organization functions and the process flow. Most importantly the structure of the organization explains how leadership of the organization is chosen and how decisions are made. In all effective organizations there are three basic elements as…

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  • Operation Watchtower Analysis

    Operation Watchtower provides an exceptional reference to illustrate American commanders’ application of operational art in the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO) during World War II. This paper analyzes the roles of Admiral Earnest J. King and Major General Alexander Vandegrift as operational artists during planning and execution of Operation Watchtower. Their understanding of the link among lines of operation, decisive points, operational reach, culmination, and risk directly contributed to…

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  • The Thief Of Bagdad Movie Analysis

    Between March 1924 and October 1925, Douglas Fairbanks was back to people’s sight and once again became a hot spot. Newspaper reports followed up with his transformation from a dedicated actor to a diligent director. Two films he participated, The Thief of Bagdad and Don Q, Son of Zorro, which brought the idea of swashbuckling into Hollywood for the first time and was continued to carry on by acting and directing, are landmarks in silent film industry. While I was amazed by his vividly-portrayed…

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  • Character Analysis Of Oliver Stone's Wall Street

    “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” So preaches Michael Douglas in his Oscar-winning role as immoral businessman Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street. Stone’s follow-up to his Best Picture winner Platoon¸ Wall Street does not have quite the reputation Platoon does. I have not seen Platoon, but it seems that this makes sense because Wall Street is not a very entertaining or interesting movie because, although greed may be good, Stone forgot that clarity is good too. The plot of…

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  • Sherryl Kleinman's Article Why Sexist Language

    The University of North Carolina has had the pleasure of knowing professor Sherryl Kleinman for eleven years. Sherryl Kleinman teaches Sociology at the University, but her main focus is actually sexism towards women. This can mean anything from discrimination in the workforce to violence towards women. Many people, both male and female, tend to not grasp or attempt to understand the real true meaning about sexist language. She explains in more detail what sexist language really is and how it…

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  • Theory Y And Theory X Analysis

    In this essay, both of McGregor’s concepts of ‘Theory Y’ and ‘Theory X’ (McGregor, 1960) will be explored. However, it must be mentioned from the outset that one can argue to a greater extent that Theory X provides a more universal approach towards management within the leisure industry. Despite this, some elements of Theory X are undoubtedly outdated. The autocratic style of Theory X leadership no longer governs industries as effectively as it once did – due to many factors including an…

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  • Gregor Case Study Autocratic Leadership

    In this case study, two officers under the leadership of Officer Maynard, have about a year left until retirement. They seem to have lost all motivation to perform their duties to the highest standard and have become a distraction on the shift and to their fellow officers as a result. Both officers appear to have also decided to distance themselves from their fellow officers and basically skate until it’s time for their retirement. It appears as both of these officers have lost their motivation…

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  • Patagonia Worn Wear Analysis

    Most people who enjoy the outdoors prefer clothing that is long lasting and durable. Patagonia is an upscale outdoor clothing brand that is known for its various environmental sustainability efforts. The confidentially owned business has been known to favor used wear and ask purchasers to think twice before buying new products. Although, this strategy may seem as an anti-marketing intention, Patagonia has seen an increase in revenues. Patagonias target audience seems to be geared toward the…

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  • Satire In Life Of Brian

    Part One: Short Answer Definitions Satire: Satire is the use of exaggerated humor to poke fun at people’s stupidity. Satire is often used in the context of political and social issues that society is relatively familiar with. Satire needs two factors in order to work properly. First, the target of the satire must be well known. Secondly, the audience needs to accept that the target is fit for mockery. A great example of a satire is the film Life of Brian. Everyone is familiar with the story of…

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