Edgar G. Ulmer

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  • Defour Film Analysis

    Detour Detour is a 1945 film noir directed by Edgar G. Ulmer starring Tom Neal and Ann Savage. The film starts off by a piano player Al Roberts drinking coffee at a diner while hitchhiking east from California and song plays on the jukebox which reminds him of his former life in New York City. In the flashback, we learn that Al was bitter about his talent going to waste in a cheap nightclub and so was his girlfriend, so she decided to seek fame in Hollywood, leaving him behind. Later, he decides that he cannot live without her and wants to marry her, leading him to hitchhike his way across the country. In Arizona, Al hitchhikes on a ride from Charles Haskell who is going all the way to Los Angeles to place a bet on a horse, and during this ride he asks Al to pass him pills many times. At night, Al is driving while Haskell is asleep and it starts to rain, so Al tries to wake him up but is unable to. Al then opens the passenger door and Haskell falls out, hitting his head on a rock, and then Al realizes that he is dead. Out of fear that he police will believe that he killed him, he drags out the dead body from the road, steals his clothes, money, ID, and car…

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  • Personal Narrative: Pop Warner Football

    Playing sports has always been a passion of mine.I played Pop Warner Football until I broke my foot in third grade. After my foot healed, I decided to play soccer because my my cousin played and I wanted to try it . Ever since I started playing soccer, I have always my hardest and strived to get better. All summer I worked with my friend Imanol practicing hard to make sure we made the team. Our hard work payed off and we both made the team. The upcoming season was the going to be the best and…

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  • Shelby County V. Holder Supreme Court Case Analysis

    Holder court case the justices ruled that Section four is unconstitutional and that the methods used can no longer be used to give preclearance. The majority decision, given by Chief Justice John G. Roberts points to the past skepticism about needing to update the Voting Rights Act.4 First he states the act developed have an expiration date, and that time is well passed according to the majority decision. He also discusses the tenth amendment, giving powers to the states that are not…

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  • Comparing Humanity In Island Of Doctor Moreau And Life Of Pi

    G. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and Yann Martel, Life of Pi, both set up unique plots to allow for manipulation of the common ideologies surrounding the relationships between animals and humans and the differences between animality and humanity. Both novels first allow for distinct differentiation between the two, however, over a course of long term isolation and the persisting fear of death, the differences between animality and humanity is broken down to show a correlation between the…

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  • American Exceptionalism In The 1920s

    Russia and Italy),” whose economies were destroyed by the war. Magnifying Wilson’s failure to achieve his progressive goals was the rejection of the treaty by the U.S. Senate and the nation 's commitment to retain protectionist economic policies. After WWI, the United States was the world’s dominant economic power and possessed the resources, if not the will, to impose a stabilizing effect on the world economy by opening its market. The U.S. produced more industrial output than the next six…

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  • H. G. Wells The Chronic Argonauts

    H.G. Wells, short for, Herbert George Wells was a successful English novelist, journalist, and sociologist who had a great influence on our view of the future. Wells was born on September 21, 1866 in Bromley, England and passed away on August 13, 1946 in London. Growing up, Wells’ mother worked on an estate as a housekeeper, and he spent most of his time at her workplace after his father’s shop failed. One day, Wells discovers the owner’s extensive library and spends his time there as he…

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  • Modern Immigration DBQ

    many rural people were opposed to alcohol, so they passed the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol. However, this didn’t stop people from drinking since they found ways to sneak it in places such as underground, as shown in doc 6. Bootleggers were able to transport illegal alcohol and were able to sell discretely. Also, the Volstead Act allowed seizure of alcohol and Immigrants began to drink a lot during the 1920’s. Germans also didn’t like immigrants, which supports cultural division…

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  • Roaring Twenties Research Paper

    The era of "Roaring Twenties" in the United States often has another name - The Prosperity, and is characterized by rapid economic growth. The Roaring Twenties or The Jazz Age - French called it “années folles” (Crazy Years) – is a period of unprecedented change in all the spheres of life in North America and some European countries. During this period public life was to undergo dramatic changes: Victorian morality had become survival of the past, and America began to live according to new…

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  • Tony Kushner's Angels In America

    In this world, a person’s perception may affect their way of being by the alteration of their beliefs, which is the standard of their opinions and their critical way of thinking. An introduction of a different perspective may influence their judgment by giving them more knowledge and reasoning to pursue a goal or to neglect different kinds of opportunities or even responsibilities. This idea represented by the playwright and screenwriter, Tony Kushner in his drama called “Angels in America a gay…

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  • Island Of A Thousand Mirrors Analysis

    Island of a Thousand Mirrors One of the key transitions that drove Saraswathi’s transformation was the loss of her family at the age of sixteen. Amma, her mother, explains, “You have to go from here, my daughter. We can’t keep you with us anymore. You must go to the training camp. Learn to fight. Become a hero” (159). Saraswathi’s environment changed as she was forced to become a Tiger soldier. As Saraswathi loses her parents, she no longer has a role model to look up to. Being young and…

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