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  • The Dystopian Themes Of Dehumanization In George Orwell's Metropolis

    The classic silent film Metropolis (1927) was directed by the famous Fritz Lang and co-written by his ex-wife Thea Von Harbou. The film was produced in Weimar Germany post WW1, reflected by its German Expressionist style. Large portions of the film were believed to be lost until recently and the restored version was released 2010. It was the first film on UNESCO’s Memory of the Wold Register and has inspired sci-fi films like Star Wars and Bladerunner. George Orwell’s 1984 is a fiction novel that is recognised for its futuristic, dystopian themes. It is one of the most influential novels of the 20th century evidenced by phrases and concepts from the text joining with the English dictionary such as the term “Orwellian”. 1984 continues to maintain relevancy by influencing political discussions in the modern day and can therefore be recontextualised.Whilst these two texts have differing perspectives, values, significance and context they have similar content. Examples of this are the depiction of a dystopian society through the themes of altered time, a constant state of poverty and a dismal physical environment. These two texts also discuss dehumanisation through the sub-themes of Anti-Semitism, mechanization and lack of individualism. The theme of what happens when such dehumanisation is challenged by the protagonist in an attempt to retain human…

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  • M By Fritz Lang Analysis

    Not often does a decision made by a director due to lack of funds create an end result that critics will continue discussing for nearly a century. However German director Fritz Lang, made such a decision for his 1931 film, M. Partly due to monetary constraints, and partly due to feelings that his own artistic vision would be compromised by including sound in his piece, the end result was a film with roughly a third in total silence. No film, as of yet, quite encapsulates the deafening power of…

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  • Metropolis By Fritz Lang: A Glimpse Of The Future

    Nonay, Jose Bryan FLMART1 DLM21 September 15, 2015 A Glimpse of the Future (A Film Review on Metropolis by Fritz Lang) We always tend to imagine what our future society will look like. We are fascinated by modern discoveries and technologies; we can’t wait for this future world to happen. Director Fritz Lang found a way to exhibit the image of the future through his critically acclaimed silent film entitled Metropolis (1925). Lang’s silent sci-fi flick is inspired by German…

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  • Analysis Of Corrie Ten-Boom's The Hiding Place

    The story The Hiding Place is narrated by Corrie ten-Boom. She talked about the trials her family, the ten-Boom family, went through during World War ll. The ten-Booms live in Haarlem, Holland in a house known as the Beje. The book begins with the ten Boom family celebrating the 100th anniversary of the watch shop. In the next few chapters, Corrie talks about her childhood and glad-hearted mother, and the three aunts who once lived in the Beje. After the deaths of Corrie's mother and aunts, it…

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  • Elie Wiesel Function Of Memory

    The Function of Memory Elie Wiesel, a Nobel-Prize winning writer, once said, “ Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” Wiesel, explains the importance of memory and why it 's important to remember, even when people might want to forget. Memories are the moments people remember from their past; memories are essential to a large extent, because it’s the glue to what holds a person together. Memories are important because someone…

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  • Essay On Avatar

    The movie I decided to watch for my Film Review was Avatar, written and directed by James Cameron. Avatar was presented by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and in association with Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners, and Lightstorm Entertainment. Written originally in 1994, and eventually get filmed in The United States and New Zealand, James Cameron watched his script get brought to life. Avatar was just another success on Cameron’s record, following Titanic (1997) that broke all…

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  • Differences Between Anne Frank Movie And Movie

    Imagine going into hiding for months or even years. Imagine having to be completely quiet most of the time because every little noise made could put everyone’s lives in danger. This was the life that many Jews had to live. In 1933, a man by the name of Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany and destroyed the lives of many innocent Jewish citizens. One of these people being a young girl named Anne Frank. Annelies Marie Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. Anne and her family went…

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  • The Diary Of Anne Frank Film Analysis

    As Anne Frank once said, “Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again,” applies to the screenplay “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett because of the moral that is conveyed to us by the author. The “Diary of Anne Frank” is about a Jewish thirteen-year-old girl named Anne Frank who goes into hiding with her family and family friends whose names are Mr. Frank, Mrs. Frank, Margot, Mr. Van Dann, Mrs. Van Dann, Peter and Mr.…

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  • Anne Frank Biography

    In November 1942 an eight person joins them in hiding. Fritz Pfeffer, he was a dentist and an acquaintance of both the Franks and the Van Pels family. Four of Otto’s employees helped them. They were always living in constant fear of being discovered and captured. It wasn’t easy for eight people to live in such a small space (Lycett, 14).The atmosphere of the annex in the beginning were calm and pleasant, but the first conflict quickly arose. The people in the annex had to be extremely quiet…

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  • Case Study: Gestalt Therapy To The Case Of Stan

    Gestalt Introduction Gestalt translates from German to mean whole or completion. Gestalt is based on the Here and the Now. It is also existential, phenomenological, and process-based approach crated on the idea that people must be understood in the context to how they related to their surroundings (Corey, 2013). Gestalt Therapy is less focused on interpreting and more on expressing, feeling and experiencing. The main purpose of the paper is to research the theory which most captured our…

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