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    King Kong Themes

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    shift from horror to an overall emphasis on mood and tears defines the remake as a whole”, (Erb, 2009). In the original film, it is clear that the main focus is the overall horror. As an audience, we see a shift, in the remake, as director Peter Jackson heavily implements, a melancholy type mood. There is a lot more emotion depicted in the remake compared to the original. The remake film pivots instead around the idea of melancholy, apparent in Kong’s status as a grieving, melancholy hero. As an audience we can see the translation of mood and theme exemplified in the contrast between the two versions of the screen-test scene, where Carl Denham films Ann Darrow on the deck of the ship. In the original scene of the film, Ann (who is played by Fay Wray), wears a fairy-tale like costume depicting her persona as the beauty. When ordered by the self-aggrandizing and hard-hitting Carl Denham (who is played by Robert Armstrong) to look up, up, and scream for her life, Ann throws an arm across her eyes and screams. In the remake, a quieter, less certain Denham (who is played by Jack Black) shoots at sunset, giving the whole scene a rose and amber glow. Ann (Naomi Watts) wears a sparkling modern-day gown and emotes silently, her face streaked with tears. Watts does little screaming in this version of Kong, but she cries profusely in major scenes. Erb goes on to explain that, Peter Jackson’s reformatting of the original King Kong, is more intricate than any Hollywood remake, she states…

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    King Kong Film Comparison

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    create the effect of King Kong being over twenty-four foot high the ever so talented special effects engineers used two specific techniques; rear projection footage and miniature projection. To produce the effect of rear projection, previously shot footage would be projected onto a translucent screen from behind while the action of the actors would be filmed in front of the screen. For example this was used in the scene where the T-rex is attempting to attack actor Fay Wray while she sits in a…

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    Patti Jefferson, A Children’s Picture and Nonfiction Marketing Workbook Author Patti Jefferson is on both sides of the creative tracks. “I use variations of my real name. My children’s books are written under my whole name so that my initials of PBJ can be used and my current marketing book was written under Patti Jefferson as a slight distinction.” So who is Patti Brassard Jefferson, alias PBJ, aka Patti Jefferson? “I was born in upstate New York in the early 60s. My father was in the US Navy,…

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    Morgan le Fay is one of the Arthurian Legends and is known for being an evil enchantresses and a witch. Morgan le Fay’s legend goes that she is the half-sister of King Arthur. Morgan le Fay uses her lover, Accolon to steal King Arthur’s sword when this plan does not go as accordingly she throws the sword into the lake. Morgan le Fay is also considered a healer because in Vita Merlini by Geoffrey Monmouth she heals King Arthur’s wounds from the last battle of Calman but the only way that she can…

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    Synthesis Essay It is true that no matter what legend one is studying, the story is bound to change over time. When studying the various tellings of Morgan Le Fay, this proved to be true. Reading multiple stories of the character revealed many differing aspects to each tale. Specifically talking about her stories, the way they change is parallel to how the view of women has changed overtime. In works before 1900, Morgan Le Fay is portrayed as a simple being. Though she has some extraordinary…

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    women led to the downfall of Sir Gawain. In his experience, Gawain’s downfall was caused by two women. Lady Bernlak, the Green Knight’s wife, deceived Gawain and was an accomplice of her husband and Morgan Le Fay, who set up this test. Lady Bernlak led to his downfall because she seduced him, trying to take away his purity. She does this when she goes into his bedroom, “she shut the door softly behind her, and turned towards the bed, and Gawain was ashamed, laid him down softly and made as if he…

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    the same breath, the knight is described as holding a holly branch, this would seem to indicate that this strange knight is meant to represent nature, as so his challenge to Gawain and company somewhat can be seen as the unpredictability of nature. The knight’s attire is heavily compared to vegetation during Gawain’s description of him when the Green Knight first barged into the court. As we find out later on in the story, we the readers come to find out that Morgan le Fay plotted the entire…

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    contemplate about the times when they are missing a loved one in their life. This is also an important quote because throughout the novel, there are very few moments such as this one, where we find out more about the main character on a more personal level. 4. There have been many times throughout my own life when I have missed someone who is very dear to me. Such as when I was a young boy, my father would take various business trips during the entire year and I would miss him every single day…

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    Visual Essay Lebron James appeared as the first african-american man on the cover of American Vogue. In most situations this would call for a celebration but in this case not everyone was amused. In this cover King James, NBA superstar, is captured with the beautiful supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The discussion that arises from the cover is whether the image was racist. You might ask “why?” Well, James, posed on as what people said “gorilla-like-pose”, showing his teeth, dribbling a basketball…

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    that her father is in the audience. A man then walks down the stairs towards us with his camera ready. Everybody was laughing so hard she might’ve gotten away with sneaking back to her seat. She was laughing as well and just got the ritual over with. Finally, everyone is back to their seats and the lights dim. The real work for me is about to start. The projector lights up and the cast are all ready for action. “LET THERE BE LIPS!” The audience yells out as the movie opens with red lips mouthing…

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