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    impact as Frank Capra. His work has been regarded as some of the most inspiring pieces of cinema and should be looked to for inspiration. Even though he was an underrated director for his time, Frank Capra was one of the biggest influences on modern cinema. He was able to accomplish this by creating a series of films that all followed the same, unique recipe spanning the elements of story, directing, and editing that survive the test of time. Most, if not all, of Frank Capra’s films follow the exact same storyline, just with different characters in different situations. Each film goes something like this: The…

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    many directors who have been able to create Hollywood magic for many people sitting in dark movie theaters. One of these memorable directors was Frank Capra who died on September 3, 1991 at the age of 94. He was a leading director in the 1930s and 1940s and made many memorable movies like the popular Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Other classic movies included “You Can’t Take It With You” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”. Frank Capra didn’t come into this world in California. He…

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    global war” The World War II became the biggest propaganda period for the cinematic industry of the United States. Best of the Hollywood propaganda films were produced to contribute to the nation’s morale. The war years saw record attendance in theaters, despite a large federal tax increase on the admissions, which added a big portion of money to help to finance the war effort. Propaganda documentaries played an enormous role in shaping American public opinion during World War II. Hollywood…

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    later, when the modernist period began, along with less strict censorship and blossoming feminist movements, women are depicted as much more capable and independent while still desiring love, as demonstrated in Love with the Proper Stranger (1963). Although It Happened One Night and Love with the Proper Stranger both uphold the classical constituents of the genre in that both films follow the journeys of unlikely heterosexual pairings as they fall in love and eventually get married, It Happened…

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    Would the documentary Amazing Grace by Bill Moyer be effective in a Christian University setting? The simple answer is no. This film fails to engage and educate young Christian people. Moyer should have played the emotional aspect and explained grace deeper, but this film could be used educationally. The definition of a documentary is; consisting of official pieces of written, printed, or other matter. The definition of an effective documentary would be official pieces that inform by educating…

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    Prior to the Revolution, Cuba had been a leading Latin American producer of commercial radio and television and a leading consumer of Hollywood movies (Chanan, 1997, p. 33). After its establishment in 1959, ICAIC emphasized on documentary filmmaking as one of the its principal activities. Documentary film and fictional production were expected to apply new thinking and to experiment with revolutionary aesthetics, engaging the audience in a way that reflected the new social order (Lopez, 1992).…

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    “Music has power – especially for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.” (AFA Website 2016). Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible neurodegenerative condition (that deteriorates significantly over time) of a patient’s memory and daily bodily functions. Since humans are living longer and our older population is increasingly getting larger there are more and more people suffering from Alzheimer’s than ever before. There are currently over 5.4 million Americans suffering…

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    Assessment 2 Australian Film Essay Topic 2 KPB205 Approaches to Contemporary Documentary Semester 2 2015 Name: Dermot McNamara Student Number: n9161988 Due Date: 16th October, 2015 Introduction Since one of the first documentary or non-fiction narrative films in 1922, innovation has dominated this area of filmmaking becoming immeasurable just how much it has changed. Film theorists such as Bill Nichols, continue to push the boundaries of documentary filmmaking with…

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    A documentary can best be defined as a visual representation of a past occurrence. Taking this simple definition and applying it to a large-scale production is challenging, therefore, it will be stated that in order for a film to be considered a documentary, the film must contain authentic material from the subject matter. In the text Visible Traces, Gregory Currie takes multiple cases and explains how each of them might add to the viability that documentaries are a collection of loose…

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    King Corn is an eye-opening documentary that highlights the huge role that corn plays in American society. The film was produced in 2007 by college friends Aaron Woolf, Ian Cheney, and Curtis Ellis, who together moved from their familiar urban city to an Iowa farm. The film follows Cheney and Ellis as they rent a one-acre plot of farmland and plant their own crop of field corn. The documentary serves to demonstrate the American food industry’s reliance on corn and how corn has come to be in…

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