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    Cagney were who the world was cheering on in the 1930s film world. The gangster film genre was in full swing, and as Robinson and Cagney ascended repeatedly to become kingpins of a given town only to fall back to being nothing again, a hopeful named Humphrey Bogart was just beginning his acting career. Stephen Bogart, the son of soon to be movie star Humphrey Bogart, stated in his book about his father that Humphrey was “not happy playing those parts.” Humphrey wanted to ascend the ranks of actors like Robinson and Cagney were doing in the crime world of their movies. According to George Perry in Bogie: A Celebration of the Life and Films of Humphrey Bogart, Humphrey was a great disappointment to him mom at first.…

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    shows he was gun-pointed by a cop, immediately followed by a jump cut of focus of the gun wheel, and then the other jump cut follow quickly showing a cop falling into the valley. Godard used few seconds and few jump cuts to express the tension and the plot clearly to the audience. 2. Godard uses some literary and artistic to works as a story. These make the character more interesting and have more depth. There are several of shot I found in the film about literary and artistic that I think…

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    In Los Angeles, Private Investigator Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) takes on a new case for General Sternwood (Charles Waldron) in Los Angeles, a wealthy old gentleman seeking to stop a man named Arthur Gwynne Geiger (Theodore Von Eltz), who is blackmailing his youngest daughter, Carmen Sternwood (Martha Vickers). General Sternwood wants Marlowe to stop Geiger from extorting his family for money. But Marlowe has inadvertently stepped into several other mysteries involving he Sternwood family…

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    Film Noir Film Analysis

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    downfall. Every attempt to fix this usually makes matters worse. The protagonist, usually a detective figure, is pushed in all the wrong directions, he or she is commonly beat up at least once throughout the film, and generally ends up losing everything. The Detective is the most iconic Noir hero. Due to these films showing a very different view on life, one that society was not used to seeing, directors and writers needed to come up with an utterly different hero to fit in with this world they…

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    wisecracks help emblematize the genre itself. In Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye, Gordon Parks’ Shaft, Roman Polanski’s Chinatown, and the Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski, these wisecracks maintain their place as noir tropes, so much that in some cases, they aren’t exclusive to the detective alone, and that when he is challenged by verbal or psychological sparring, the superiority of his wit determines his overall authority. The notion of wisecracking in film-noir can be traced back to…

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    Kaylen Simmons Mr. Smith Block 1 15 September 2015 Sam Spade was Misused and Abused A victim is a person that is tricked or swindled. In the novel The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, deception plays a big role. Throughout the story Sam Spade is deceived and taken advantage of in the story by Bridgid O'Shaughnessy. She is a compulsive liar and lies about almost everything in order to get an advantage of receiving the falcon. She is not completely honest with her relationship between her and…

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    Stereotyping is something that was well alive back then and still alive and well today. Although stereotyping does not have an exact date on which it started, it all comes from people not being willing or taking the time to actually complete the “total picture.” So, we take what we see and hear, such as language, gestures, and appearance to fill in the missing parts. There are two main instances which occur in the Maltese Falcon which are, sexism, and homosexuality, two of the many stereotypes…

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    “Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction” (Erich Fromm). In The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man written by Dashiell Hammett, Hammett displays the high increase of criminal activity that takes place during the prohibition era in the United States. In Hammett’s novels, the characters’ monetary greed leads to negative consequences. As a result of their monetary greed, the characters face death, in-humanity, and…

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    Movie Analysis: Casablanca

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    Casablanca is a movie that sets place in 1941. This is a significance date during World War 2. During this period Casablanca in Morocco that was French ruled. In 1940, France had surrendered and signed a peace treaty with Germany. In this treaty, Germany would occupy northern regions of France, including Paris and the French territories of North Africa. During this time in World War 2; many people wanted to Europe and seek refuge elsewhere. Casablanca, which is located in Morocco, was under the…

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    Casablanca is an American Romantic film that was produced in 1942 whose setting is during the Second World War. The film centers on an American soldier who is at crossroads of choosing between the love he has for a lady and assisting the husband to the lady who is a leader of the Czech Resistance to escape from Casablanca, a city in Morocco controlled by the Vichy in order for him to persist in fighting the Nazis. The film begins with the image of a globe that is spinning and the French…

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