Gregg Toland

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  • Citizen Kane Cinematic Techniques

    associated with passing of time. While Thompson uses various narrators to gather information of Charles Kane, the plot uses them both to furnish us with narrative information and to conceal information. Thus, allowing us to think of meaning of Charles’ last dying words ‘Rosebud’, and yet withholding enough information that we can’t. This adds to the curiosity and suspense of the motion picture. The storytelling techniques succeed in painting Charles Foster Kane as an enigma, a tortured, complicated man who, in the end, leaves viewers with more questions than answers and inevitably invokes sympathy rather than contempt. Citizen Kane is consistently ranked as one of the best films ever created due to its stylistic techniques, employed by Gregg Toland, throughout this film. One such technique, deep focus. This refers to having everything in the frame, even the background, in focus at the same time, as opposed to having only the people and things in the foreground in focus. With deep focus, a filmmaker can showcase overlapping actions, and mise-en-scène, the physical environment in which a film takes place, becomes more critical. Effectively manipulating the mise-en-scène for deep focus actively engages the whole space of the frame without leaving the viewer confused. Deep focus is most effective in scenes in which Kane suffers with loss of control and his personal isolation. This gives the audience a clear view of the space Kane commands as well as the space over which he…

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  • Requiem For A Dream Analysis

    Individuals may encounter countless scenes, outrageous ideas, and most importantly a perfected conclusion. Nevertheless, when it comes to the motion picture “Requiem for a dream”, words and words may fill these pages, however nothing can truly clarify the depth of intensity and meaning towards such a realization. Darren Aronofsky is an American film director, screenwriter, and film producer; born in Brooklyn, New York in the 1960’s and being brought up in a conservative Jewish family surely…

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  • City On Fire Analysis

    Quentin Tarantino’s work of director as a DJ Reservoir Dogs is Quentin Tarantino’s first film as a director and it became really huge. The film was made partly by reappropriating Ringo Lam’s film City on Fire, but it was better than City on Fire and became a classical one. While Ringo Lam’s film City on Fire was a typical Hong Kong feature film which included gangster loyalty, cops’ infighting and beauties, Reservoir Dogs was more like an artwork, a masterpiece. It jumped out of the threadbare…

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  • Troy Gregg Case

    In 1976, a man named Troy Leon Gregg was charged and convicted of armed robbery and murder of Fred Simmons and Bob Moore. In accordance with the Georgia procedure in capital cases, the trial must be in two stages, a guilt stage and a sentencing stage and after both stages, Troy Gregg was ultimately sentenced to death for the murder of Fred Simmons and Bob Moore. Unfortunately, due to the 1972 case, Furman v. Georgia, the Supreme Court established that the death penalty system was…

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  • An Analysis Of The Death Penalty In The United States

    Introduction The death penalty is one off the premier issues facing not only criminal justice professionals, but every day citizens as well. The purpose of this paper is to examine the death penalty in the United States including ways to carry out and arguments to abolish, the costs involved, and possible alternatives. “In 1972, the Supreme Court declared that under then-existing laws ‘the imposition and carrying out of the death penalty… constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in violation…

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  • Oedipal Sovereignty And The War In Iraq

    empirical data, and the current state of society. Retribution as a justification for preserving the death penalty is unconstitutional and disproportionally ranks ‘heinous’ crimes for the victims and whether their murderer is worthy of receiving the death penalty. In Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153 (1976), the US Supreme Court in a 7 - 2 decision written by Justice Potter Stewart, stated: that “the instinct for retribution is part of the nature of man” (Gregg v Georgia, 428 U.S. 138). Justice…

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  • Examples Of Utilitarian Case For Capital Punishment

    A Utilitarian Case For Capital Punishment On November 21, 1973, a man named Troy Leon Gregg murdered two men while hitchhiking in an attempted robbery in the mountains of Georgia. In the case Gregg v. Georgia, Gregg was sentenced to the electric chair by a Georgia Grand Jury and this decision was upheld by the US Supreme Court after many appeals. It was deemed that the death penalty does not violate the eighth amendment of the constitution that prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.…

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  • Death Penalty: Cruel Or Unusual Punishment?

    Helms (1983), which strived to apply a test to determine whether or not a punishment was proportional to its crime, especially in regards to death penalty jurisprudence, and by addressing the purpose behind the death penalty in Gregg v. Georgia (428 U.S. 153 1976), to determine whether or not it was inherently cruel and unusual. Explicitly in Gregg v. Georgia, Justice Stewart remarks in his majority opinion that the death penalty “serve[s] two principal social purposes: retribution and…

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  • Rhetorical Pathos In Abraham Lincoln's The Gettysburg Address

    About one hundred and fifty-five years ago, Abraham Lincoln gave “The Gettysburg Address” on a blood soaked battlefield in Pennsylvania (Brown). “The Gettysburg Address” was first verbalized months after the battle of Gettysburg at a service to dedicate the opening of the national cemetery (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica). Lincoln’s Address was spoken to the citizens and soldiers of the union in the wake of the second invasion of the North by Robert E. Lee (The Battle of Gettysburg Facts…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Felonies

    FindLaw” n.d.). In the 1950s, in any case, public sentiment started to betray the death penalty. Numerous allied nations either abrogated or constrained capital punishment, and in the U. S., the number of executions dropped significantly. A Gallup survey showed support for capital punishment at 42 percent. This continued into the 1970s when a Supreme Court decision placed a moratorium on the death penalty in all states; this was the case Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238 1972. (“The U.S. and the…

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