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    The Outsiders movie is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. It’s similar to the book, portrays the characters well, and just has this overall feel of realisticness to it. Meaning, it gives the vibe of a real life story. It’s about Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny Cade, and how they ran away after Johnny stabbed a Soc when they got jumped. It was written by S.E Hinton and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The movie came out in 1983 receiving mostly positive reviews and is still loved to this day. Partially because the cast was full of up-and-coming stars such as C. Thomas Howell, Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez, Rob lowe, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, and Diane Lane. Personally, I think the actors were effective. They all played…

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    The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, follows Harry Caul, an expert in the field of surveillance, as he becomes obsessed with trying to decipher a distorted audio of a conversation between two people that he thinks are in danger. He is already wracked with guilt after his work on a previous project led to a person's death, and this guilt fuels an obsession to prevent it from happening again. This obsession contributes to a disconnect from reality and Harry's tendency to distance…

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    Apocalypse Now Analysis

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    Apocalypse Now is produced and written by Francis Ford Coppola and co-written with John Milius. It stars Martin Sheen who plays Captain Benjamin L. Willard as well as a U.S. Navy patrol crew that are set out down the Cambodia river on a top-classified reconnaissance mission to assassinate a rogue colonel after the Vietnam War. Apocalypse Now is based on and mirrors the novella by Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad’s “The Heart of Darkness” it implies that the separation of people from…

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    Deep in the heart of the African Congo in the late 1800’s, the Belgian Government was on the hunt for power. King Leopold ll took over to help the natives become civilized. However, this help soon turned to greed and lead to death and destruction. Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, shows through the eyes of an innocent, naïve man named Marlow, the horror and devastation the Congo was facing. Nearly a century later, director Francis Ford Coppola released a movie rendition of Conrad’s iconic novel…

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    Chuqian Lin Instructor: Karen Smalley FTV122D-1 Spring 2016 The Godfather Film Editing Analysis Paper In the movie The Godfather directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Coppola uses a variety of brilliant and distinctive editing techniques to cleverly capture the story of the Corleone family. The famous baptism and murder sequence, in particular, includes parallel editing, use of sound, camera angles, subjective point of view, close-ups, and extreme close-ups to elicit dramatic and profound effects…

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    Joseph Conrad’s novella, “Heart of Darkness” (Originally published by Blackwood’s Magazine, 1902) and Francis Ford Coppola’s film, “Apocalypse Now” (Produced by Francis Ford Coppola and distributed by United Artists, 1979) both told through a journey down a river to find a man named Kurtz and along the way, the men that are apart of these journeys discover the darkness of the human condition. In both, “Heart of Darkness” and “Apocalypse Now,” have river journeys that delve deeper into darkness…

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    Psychological Isolation

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    5799). Different writers of psychological horror have demonstrated how the negative thought processes, if allowed to prevail, can damage one’s self-esteem and even lead to further isolations and feelings of paranoia (Jarrett 813). Joseph Conrad and Francis Ford Coppola Conrad in their works “Heart of Darkness” and “Apocalypse Now” demonstrate sing real life stories the impact isolation can have on one’s life story. These two stories concentrate generally on the possible negative effect of…

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    a reflection on his own reality, the metaphor changes, until the narrator raises his head at the end of the novel to discover that the Thames seemed to “lead into the heart of an immense darkness.” The alteration of the light-dark metaphor corresponds with Marlow's knowledge that the only 'reality', 'truth', or 'light' about civilization is that it is, regardless of appearances, unreal, illogical, and shrouded in ‘darkness'. In addittion, in Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad and Francis Ford…

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    They both told a story in their own way. The movie is for someone who doesn’t like to read, and the novel is for somebody who loves to read. They both can have you on the edge of your seat, with the thrilling action and amazing details. If you have never heard of the novel written by S.E. Hinton or the movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola, then you must read or watch the incredible novel or film. If you watch the movie, you will probably end up reading the book, if you read the book most…

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    The 1972 film, The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, is a perfect example of feudalism. With Vito Corleone as the king pin and the rest of his family as major players in the New York mafia. The Godfather is not the normal gangster film or a film about Italian immigrants. Two social movements occur in The Godfather, the aristocratic court, and the coup. While the film takes place mainly in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s, there are no democratic institutions seen. There are no…

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