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    Stalker The Room Analysis

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    Stalker (1979) is Tarkovsky’s last film made in the Soviet Union (154). An open-ended question is left by the film: what is the Zone? The Zone is a fictional location that contains elements of fantasy and mystery, such as the wish-granting Room. Nevertheless, the way Tarkovsky films this reflects an attitude of realism. This approach allows the audience to relate life to the themes of the film, salvation through the faith in God, dignity, and love. In the film, the Stalker describes the Zone as…

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    Speech #1 Edward R. Murrow, a CBS reporter and war correspondent delivered a report from Buchenwald, Germany on April 16, 1945. He delivered this dialect upon seeing the atrocities committed by the Germans towards the Jews. He addresses the American people, describing the scene he had witnessed at this labor camp, which he found the scene to be so unbelievable that he is rendered speechless many times through out his speech. Murrow’s outrage is so apparent through-out his account, that it is…

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    In 1962, Stanley Milgram surprised the world with his study on obedience. To test his theory he invented an electronic box that would become a window into human cruelty. In ascending order, a row of buttons marked the amount of voltage one person would inflict upon another. Milgram’s original motive for the experiment was to understand the unthinkable: How could the German people permit the extermination of the Jews? Stanley Milgram wanted to understand the necessary conditions in which a person…

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    from taking liberties against the Edmonton Oilers’ superstar Wayne Gretzky, one of the best players in NHL history. Not having to worry about being targeted, Gretzky was able to effectively play his game, and, in turn, help the Oilers win games and Stanley Cups (Nardi, 2011). This side of that argument would say that fighting is not brutal, unjustified, or impulsive, but rather unites teammates, responds to and prevents violence, and is for protection. In addition, they would mention that not…

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    Novelist Stephen King centered on the theme of supremacy characteristic of white males over western native peoples masterfully in his book, The Shining. As a country yearning for new land, a young America stretched its borders into the West. While colonizing, white males believed that they were superior to the native peoples inhabiting the territory, and slaughtered hundreds of them to take over their lands. It’s been believed since those turbulent times in the colonial days of the United…

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    In the beginning of the story, she tells Stanley, “You lay your hands on me and I’ll…” but is cut off by getting hit by her husband, in front of all their friends. Luckily Stanley’s friends step in and push him off, but this is all in vain due to the fact shortly after, she walks down the spiral staircase and joins him in to bed. At the end of the play, after Blanche tells her about Stanley attacking her, she chooses not to believe it. Stella is trapped in her marriage…

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    In 1963, Stanley Milgram, a psychologist at Yale University, conducted an experiment to investigate into how obedient people would be when instructed by an authority figure. He was inspired by the Nuremburg War Criminal trials in Germany after the Holocaust. He wanted to know why so many people followed Hitler’s orders. To gather participants for the study, he placed an ad in a newspaper offering four dollars to be a part of the study. He told the participants that they would randomly be…

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    The Shining Film Analysis

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    The Shining based on a Stephen King’s novel with the same title and directed by Stanley Kubrick introduces a family who heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific apprehensions from the past and of the future. The "Danny's tricycle" scene is one of the most famous scenes in modern cinema history. Director Stanley Kubrick uses different film techniques to convey the horror and terror from…

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    In 1963 soon after the Holocaust, Stanley Milgram executed an experiment to document and test human behaviors. The test was to see how far and individual would go to inflict pain on another human when in the company of an authority figure. 40 subjects applied through a newspaper ad and were paired together as a teacher and student. The student however, was an actor stating he had a heart condition and was concerned the test would affect it. Before the test started he was replaced with a…

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    Can someone intentionally walk away from a person in distress on the street? People assume that onlookers nearby will help the distressed person by assisting or phoning emergency services. Yet, most people will not lend a helping hand. For example, in 1964, there was a bizarre crime in New York City; a young woman named Catherine Genovese, commonly called Kitty, was murdered and thirty-eight onlookers witnessed the act and yet nobody came to her assistance or phoned the emergency services.…

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