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    luxury and success but also of sheer monotony. A third life path consists of a fervid romance with his step-sister Anna. The two are left to spend their adult lives searching for each other after being separated as teenagers. Nemo 's life paths repeatedly intersect, with each woman entering an alternate life in some aspect. Are any of these lives real or are they simply delusions? Director Jaco Van Dormael uses visuals, complexity, emotional elements, and philosophical theories to produce a gripping film which stays with the viewer long after the screen has gone black. Stunning visuals hold and capture the audience 's attention throughout the film. Van Dormael uses symmetry, vibrant colors, contrast, and up-close shots to capture the eye of the viewer and produce incredibly aesthetically pleasing imagery throughout the film. "Each shot is a marvel", raves Michael O 'Sullivan, writer for the Washington Post. Reoccurring images such as a stray leaf, a swimming pool, or a body of water create "a rich visual rhythm and internal rhyme that make sure you’re never bored", O 'Sullivan continues. Van Dormael also uses incredibly high-resolution close-ups to engage the viewer and capture attention. Character 's faces are often shot very close up and the camera follows characters while they 're walking to make the film seem more real. In one scene, where Nemo is recounting a reoccurring dream that he has about Elise and a bear, he looks directly into the camera and speaks to the…

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    Over lunch one day, Lee Blocker told Bill about some land outside of Elgin that he wanted to develop. Nancy Lou and Bill drove to Elgin with their three children and were greeted by a downtown with all the first story windows broken out and boarded up, and many of the second story windows were broken with pigeons roosting in them. She remembers what a dreary place it seemed and said to Blocker, “If we come to live here, I will have to do everything in my power to revitalize this downtown.” In…

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    Distillery Tour WHAT: Round up your friends and expand your world of spirits this weekend at the Frankfort Spirits Distillery Tour. You and your friends will have a great time as you enjoy a unique distillery excursion. You will experience firsthand how spirits are made, how to properly taste them, as well as what makes craft spirits special. During your tour, you will get to enjoy a variety of sample-sized handcrafted cocktails as you explore their sensational flavors and properties.…

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    Pontiac 389 Tri Power V-8 What makes it a Classic: The Pontiac 389 Tri Power V-8 Often it's difficult to determine if an old car is truly a classic. However, if you're looking at automobiles from the [Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors], it's a little easier. If you pop the hood on a late 50s or 60s Pontiac of any model and a Tri Power 389 V-8 is staring back at you, you've just found yourself a classic. Join me as we talk about one of Pontiac's [greatest engines of all time]. We'll…

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    I chose this question because my dad collects classic cars and I frequently see catalogs that come in the mail that are filled with parts for all sorts of car parts. I know my mom gets on my dad a lot about buying too many parts at a time because they can get very pricey. Why are the parts to pricey? I know that the parts themselves are fairly simple and much less complex than a part you would find for a new car. I assume that car parts are so pricey because the parts simply aren’t made anymore.…

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    The Life Of Audrey Hepburn

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    Everybody knows Audrey Hepburn as a famous actress and model, but not many people know her background. Her childhood was definitely not pleasant in fact, it was very corrupt while growing up in Brussels, Belgium with World War 2 being in effect. The war caused her childhood to change in many directions. However, that did not stop her from losing hope and determination for her future. Hepburn was brought into the world on May 4, 1929, in Brussels, Belgium. She was born from a Dutch mother, Ella…

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    music spanned from approximately 1750-1830. It was called classical period due to the time period being full of art and literature. The music in the Classical period reflected the changes in society, such as the ideas of human reasoning and overcoming problems in the world.Thus, causing a conflict with new and old ideas within the world 's society. People began to realize that music was meant to be enjoyed not for just the wealthy and during a religious mass. New styles of music began to evolve…

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    Congress’ disapproval. He was passionate that the bank must be stopped, and went through numerous lengths to achieve this desire. Another attribute that made Jackson an influential president, was his boldness. He never hesitated to change things for the better. In the 1824 election, John C. Calhoun resigned as a candidate and ran for vice president unopposed. Jackson and Calhoun had separate opinions on political matters, leaving quite a few disputes. Calhoun believed that each state should have…

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    with his wife Contanze. This did not last long however, his style of living began to put him in financial problems and he was unable to get as many venues as before because of the popularity of Italian composers, one in particular was the influence of Italian composer Kapellmeister Antonio Salieri. This led to a rivalry between the two, but they both had mutual respect for one another and at one point worked on a composition together. Mozart, is remembered as one of the most influential…

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    painting’s significance, comparison reveals the direct relationship between stylization and communication that these paintings probe so thoroughly—they are what drives a piece of art into being valuable, in terms of becoming significant enough for preservation. Pablo Picasso’s Still Life with a Bottle of Rum is a typical modernist painting as it depicts modern life and its vices, with his eponymous rum, as well as other items theorized to be a drinking glass and a pipe. His goal with the…

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