Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

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  • Tom Hanks: The Power Of Four

    In 1993, academy award winning actors Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington starred in the movie, Philadelphia, the first major motion picture to address the issue of HIV/AIDS (Howard, 2015). One intent of this movie was to highlight homophobia, the irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals ("Homophobia", 2016), in addition to highlighting the Nation's baseless fear of those infected with HIV/AIDS. These fears were fueled by a lack of education regarding the disease and resulted in intense discrimination against those with the disease. Hanks refers to the influence of this type of fear in his 2011 Yale Commencement address, "Fear twists facts into fictions that become indistinguishable from ignorance"…

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  • The Revenant Film Analysis

    movie is based on a true story and portrays how truly tough it was to survive in the vast uninhabited areas of North America in 1823. The directors and actors had a tough job of following the storyline while dealing with the elements and ensuring the action packed scenes where realistic. The Revenant is a superb and intense action seeking thriller because of the brilliant storyline, talented actors, and realistic costumes and props. The Revenant being based off a true story has everything to…

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  • Heschel's Analysis Of Prophets

    of definition. However, many people’s thoughts on what a prophet is are often incomplete or even incorrect. While there are many places one could look to find an adequate definition of a prophet, Abraham Heschel provides an analysis of prophets unlike any other. Heschel’s analysis goes into great detail about what a prophet is, and what a prophet is not. After reading his in-depth description, it is clear to see that there are quite a few people in the modern world who could be described as…

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  • Dolly's Influence In The Best Little Whorehouse

    without offending women with more conservative values. The sexual nuances of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas hinted at homosexuality and her pro-gay rights comments in interviews made her an icon for the queer community. Dolly's feminism and ties to homosexuality challenge her already established reputation as a conservative southern woman. However, she transcends these "mountains of contradictions" through carefully selected media coverage. For example, when interviewed by the Knoxville…

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  • You May Have Missed: Film Analysis

    The movie is about a cargo plane carrying several men, which stalls and crash lands during a sand storm in the Sahara desert, stranding them. With no radio contact and far away from civilization, the only idea, however impractical, is to try and build a new plane from the wreckage. The movie was nominated for two Academy Awards but was a commercial as well as a critical failure at the time, it is however considered a cult today. “Planet of the Apes” (1968) is a science fiction movie by…

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  • Edward Harrison Norton Character Analysis

    Edward Harrison Norton As vibrant as Edward Harrison Norton youthful look could be in the world of entertainment, an idealistic individual would have thought that he was from a generation of actors. The disciplinary skills that he acquired from his military father and his mother, an outstanding tutor gave him an edge in his approach to life activities. It is indeed a fact that whatever an individual needs to specialise in should start from the early stage of life; Edward’s early interest in the…

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  • Burt Pitt Character Traits

    While struggling to establish himself in Los Angeles, Pitt took lessons from acting coach Roy London.[9][12] Pitt's acting career began in 1987, with uncredited parts in the films No Way Out, No Man's Land and Less Than Zero.[9][13] His television debut came in May 1987 with a two-episode role on the NBC soap opera Another World.[14] In November of the same year Pitt had a guest appearance on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains.[15] He appeared in four episodes of the CBS primetime series Dallas…

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  • Apocalypse Now Analysis

    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 civilization reverts them back to their primitive state of being by showing them the negatives and positives of each other. The production of Apocalypse…

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  • The Influence Of Film: The Godfather

    is a mob drama based on Mario Puzo’s novel, The Godfather. The movie focuses on an Italian crime family in America. Don Corleone is the head of the Corleone mafia family in New York. His youngest son, Michael Corleone, returns from World War II, but does not intend on becoming part of the family crime business. The Corleone family is kind and benevolent to those who show respect, but violent and hateful to those who disrespect them. Don lives his life by the “Old Country” rules; however, times…

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  • Quaker Oats: Branding Challenges: Quaker Oats

    to buy it. However, marketers do not create needs: Needs preexist marketers. Marketers, along with other societal influences, influence wants. Marketers might promote the idea that a Mercedes would satisfy a person’s need for social status. They do not, however, create the need for social status. Product or Offering People satisfy their needs and wants with products. A product is any offering that can satisfy a need or want, such as one of the 10 basic offerings of goods, services,…

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