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    can be seen through the generational, and how Dustin Hoffman’s character acts towards each. This movie came out towards the end of the 1960’s when the social/cultural structure was beginning to change. Children didn’t want to do what their parents told them just because the said so, they wanted to do something that they saw meaning in. This can be seen as Dustin Hoffman constantly tells all the adults that he’s not too sure what his plans are for his future. His willingness to relax and decipher what it is that he truly wants to do shows a subtle social/cultural shift, because when his parents were around his age they most…

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    unfounded. One of the major strategies used in this film to help promote the war was the overall theme of making the war believable. This theme was used throughout to help string the general public along into believing the war and its events were happening. One example of the extreme reliance on the theme in this film was when they created songs to honor the war and Sargent Schumann. These songs united the general public into specifically believing that the war was happening, and that Sargent…

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    Rain Man Conflict

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    In their first film together, Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman made an unlikely pair work as brothers in the movie Rain Man. Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) owns a car business. The first scene shows that Charlie is vary talkative. He can speaks with such eloquence. He has a beautiful girlfriend called Susanna (Valeria Golina). The conflict all started when he heard about his father s death, who he hadn t spoken for many years. His father had left him a car and a few rose bushes. The rest of the three…

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    Rain Man Analysis

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    I decided to write my paper about the movie “Rain Man.” The Rain Man stars Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. The movie was produced in 1988 and was written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass. Rain Man depicts the one-sided relationship between two brothers. The movie is about an autistic savant name Raymond, who is a resident of a home for the mentally disabled, is played by Dustin Hoffman and his fast, talking, self absorbed, self centered hustler, egocentric, younger brother, Charlie Babbitt, played…

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    Mike Nichols 1967 film ‘The Graduate’ is a comedy that illustrates a three-act film structure and includes the major structural elements. The film depicts a recent college graduate (Dustin Hoffman), whose feeling of a lack of purpose results in his life becoming dominated by his relationship with Mrs. Robinson and eventually, her daughter Elaine. Act I establishes the key characters; Benjamin, his parents and their friends, including, Mrs. Robinson. It feels as though Benjamin is on a different…

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    'The Graduate’ (Nichols, 1967) is a comedy that uses a three-act film structure and includes its major structural elements. The film depicts a recent college graduate (Dustin Hoffman), whose feeling of a lack of purpose results in his life becoming dominated by his relationship with Mrs. Robinson and eventually, her daughter Elaine. Act I establishes the key characters; Ben, his parents and their friends, including, Mrs. Robinson. The audience is empathetic towards him and likely wanting to see…

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    In 1967, Mike Nichols directed the film, The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman. During the film, Ben, a recent college graduate, is moving back home to California. Upon his arrival, his parents throw him a welcome home party, where he gets to celebrate with all his family friends. One of those friends is Mrs. Robinson, the wife of Ben’s father’s business partner. Mrs. Robinson takes a liking to Ben, and the two begin a secret affair. During their relationship, Ben contemplates his life choices,…

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    initially upset that he was never informed that he had a brother, but quickly devises a scheme to finagle his half of the inheritance. He leaves the facility with Raymond, and calls the hospital director and Raymond’s trustee, Dr. Bruner, and informs him that he will return Raymond for half of the money. Dr. Bruner refuses, and Charlie decides that he will obtain custody of Raymond himself, which would allow him ultimate control of the trust. Charlie sets off for LA with Raymond, and gets to…

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    The Graduate The sequence that I have chosen for analysis is the scene after the party and Dustin is moping in his room, until he puts his hand in the fish tank to pull out his keys. The scene begins with Mrs. Robinson bursting in on Benjamin. The sound of the door is quite loud in the small space, making it much more intrusive than it might normally have been and possibly drawing a metaphor about her entry not just into his room but into his private life. Her voice is totally calm…

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    Sears

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    The low prices appealed to shoppers, and the chain quickly grew into one of the nation’s preeminent retailers. Today, Kmart has more than 1,500 stores and an Internet presence that reaches millions of customers. The Kmart name has become a symbol of Americana, standing for quality products at low prices. The merger of Kmart and Sears as Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC) closed on March 24, 2005, and the company continues to market products under brands held by both companies. SHC’s corporate…

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