Guillermo Endara

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  • Manuel Noriega's Operation Just Cause

    well as threats of sexual abuse, President Bush could no longer turn a blind eye. Operation Just Cause was thrust into effect, citing the US’s right to protect its citizens and its right to protect the waterway (Panama Canal) via the 1979 Panama Canal Treaties as justification for the invasion, and the reasoning behind the name. A full-scale invasion was on the horizon, but what was the plan? What was the price? What was the timeframe? What was the endgame? And what was the sentiment in the US? President Bush had one objective when it came to dealing with Noriega in Panama: terminate his rule. The idea was to relieve him of power, and replace him with Guillermo Endara, who had won a free election in May, only to be overridden by Noriega. This was seemingly accomplished quickly, with Noriega on the run almost immediately, and Endara sworn in at a US base within days, but still the dictator maintained his influence. He still had his followers, including the PDF, who were preparing for guerilla warfare and would not go down without difficulty. The US troops made several attempts to capture Noriega, only to hear his voice over the radio soon thereafter. The illusion of swift progress was soon overtaken by the reality that this would not be quick nor would it be easy. Tactics had to change, had to adapt, ranging from flooding anti-Noriega propaganda to place a $1 million bounty on his head, and still we were making no headway. So then, the next two questions immerged as ever so…

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  • What The Water Gave Me Analysis

    Frida’s personal life including: her family,political views, and sexual orientation. Frida paints both her mother and father in the painting, in a manner which resembles another work entitled, My Grandparents, My Parents, and I(see Appendix B), a piece about the dynamics and structure of her family. The history of Kahlo’s birth date and family lineage is one cloaked in mystery and skepticism.Kahlo claimed Hungarian history, but it has been revealed that her father actually came from a long…

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  • Counterfactual Thinking In Pan's Labyrinth

    In Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece, “Pan’s Labyrinth”, he explores the important connection of a person and their imagination within everyday reality. Based on a fairy tale, Princess Moanna whose father is king of the underworld visits the human world where she is blinded by sunlight, which then erases her memory and becomes mortal. The setting is in Spain 1944, during the country’s Civil War. The film follows Ofelia; a young girl whose father died in the war and her pregnant mother married…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To Haiti

    Sighing deeply I locked my gaze on the sizable red dirt hill before me. A gust of dry heat hit me with a cloud of dust that burned my eyes, I cleared my throat with a small cough. Now my head fully fixated on the ground as I trekked up the hill. To trip on the rocky unbalanced road would not only be dangerous, but also thoroughly embarrassing if seen by my eighteen mission trip team members who followed behind me. This trip to Haiti was my third, I had walked this road many times before, but…

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  • Crimson Peak Film Review

    Crimson Peak by Guillermo Del Toro is a visually stunning and technical masterpiece. It has taken me a while to perceive it as that. As a viewer who has been exposed to the trailer before watching the movie, I left the theater disappointed and wanting more out of this horror movie. It wasn’t till plenty of research that I found that Crimson Peak is in fact not a horror movie. Correct, but is it any surprise that the director of Hellboy, Pan’s Labrynth, and the Devil’s Backbone, was able to…

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  • Magical Realism In Pan's Labyrinth

    Within Pan’s Labyrinth it is quite simple to get enveloped into the magical story that writer and director Guillermo del Toro weaves for the occasion, as he foretells of the fantastical world, set in 1944 fascist Spain, that the young Ofelia experiences in her day to day life (Pan’s Labyrinth, Del Toro). Meanwhile, in Chocolat inspired by Joanne Harris’s novel, screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs, and directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat, Hallström). Tells of the vagabonds Vianne and her…

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  • Labyrinth And Devil's Backbone: Film Analysis

    Written and directed by del Toro, Pan 's Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone focus on the innocence of children, and their interactions with the supernatural. He created a new type of horror films, which are similar in narrative and structure as they are based off of fantasy and gothic aspects. While Labyrinth mixed fairy tales with a war storyline, Devil’s Backbone replaces the fairies with ghosts. Pan 's Labyrinth concerns a little girl named Ofelia who discovers a magical faun that commands…

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  • Symbolism In Pan's Labyrinth

    Stephen King, the king of horror, attended a screening of Pan’s Labyrinth next to director Guillermo del Toro. According to Del Toro, King squirmed when the Pale Man chased Ofelia. Del Toro compared that the experience was like winning an Oscar (Davis). Guillermo Del Toro’s 2006 fantasy film Pan’s Labyrinth follows Ofelia in 1944 Francoist Spain where she discovers the magical underworld of the Faun. The film is an allegorical story, whose ending can be interpreted in different ways. This essay…

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  • Pan's Labyrinth Film Analysis

    Pans Labyrinth originally called “El laberinto del fauno” was directed Mexican born director Guillermo Del Toro known for his love of producing dark fantasy movies such as Hell boy sequel blade and the devils backbone, all which consist of dark fantasies he. Del Toro didn’t just make Pans labyrinth just because of his creative imagination but also because it represented part of his life growing up as a child. Pans Labyrinth was produced in the year 2006 but the film is set in the 1990s…

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  • El Laberinto Del Fano Film Analysis

    Mixing Fantasy and History in El Laberinto del Fuano “El Laberinto del Fuano” is a film by Guillermo Del Toro that combines fantasy with reality. Set in post-civil war Spain, the film follows the story of Ofelia, a young girl obsessed with fairy stories, who is told by a faun that she is in reality the Princess Moana of the underworld, and must complete three tasks in order to return to her kingdom. The use of fantasy in the film does not trivialise the historical standpoint, but rather…

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