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    Premiering in 1927 Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, showcases the artistic ability and social climate of Weimar Germany. The plot is about obstacles threatening a romance between Freder, a spoiled son of a rich man and a beautiful young woman named Maria who lives among the poor. The larger story line is about the struggle between a monstrous modern society and individual hardships and misconceptions. The people of Metropolis are classified by their social class and job description, the rich live above ground and the poor below. The film is a beautiful piece of artwork and has lasted the test of time. In Metropolis Lang utilizes modern design and architecture throughout the film, and ushers a warning about what that modernity can do to individuals.…

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    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…

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    M By Fritz Lang Analysis

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    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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    The 1931 film “M”, directed by Fritz Lang, define what it means to “show than tell” even with the essence of sound to apply dialogue. Before the film started, as an audience viewer and learning more about the history of film during this era of cinema, I was expecting sound to take more control and less visual aspects. However, this film was the complete opposite of my interpretation. Throughout this response, I’ll be exploring the story, cinema elements and how Fritz allow me and the people who…

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    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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    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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    Archetypes In Avatar Essay

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    Archetypes are common themes, situations, characters, or symbols found in books, movies, or other types of media that are recognizable cross-culturally. The 2009 movie Avatar, directed by James Cameron, exhibits multiple archetypes that propel the plot through two separate subplots. Avatar is set in a distant planet known as Pandora. It is inhabited by the Native people (Na’vi), as well as humans who are after a rare and valuable metal only found on this planet. The humans develop Avatars, which…

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    Boxing, Opportunities, and the American Dream Rocky is considered an American classic by many, and for obvious reasons. Rocky is not only a story about boxing, but a story about a man who doesn’t have much in his life, but manages to rise up to the top. It’s a rags-to-riches story; an example of how anyone can achieve the American Dream. Sylvester Stallone, who not only acted and directed this feature film, but wrote the screenplay for this film, stated that this film in it of itself is the…

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    It was 11:00 p.m. in Panama, Florida. Me and my friends Palo and Misty went out surfing because we couldn’t sleep. All of a sudden we hear the clouds starting to rumble. The waves were crashing into each other. My board started to shake then all of a sudden we heard a “BOOM” thunder and lightning came. We looked at each other and tried to go back as fast as we can. Then it hit it hit me…. Literally. Lightning had strike me I luckily was on my surfboard and didn’t fall into the water. My friends…

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    Analysis Of Greed

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    Every movie has multiple techniques that coordinate with each other in order to bring the meaning of it all together. The movie Creed, directed by Ryan Coogler, is one that uses these techniques quite nicely in order to show the determination of the main character, Adonis Johnson. From the very beginning of the film a big technique that stands out is narrative, which provides the structure of the movie. It begins with an extremely noticeable motif of Adonis Johnson at a juvenile detention,…

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