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  • Narrative Techniques In Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

    In Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Rear Window, he uses elements of film in a way that expresses to the audience what the character desires and the power relations that exist between them. In the sequence where Lisa and L.B. Jeffries have dinner from “21 Club,” their contradicting desires are expressed through these various elements. For example, Hitchcock uses framing, editing, and character positioning within the mise-en-scene to portray that Lisa desires Jeff but he doesn’t feel as strongly of her. Furthermore, these elements help the audience to analyze the film for larger significance and to see that during the Classical Hollywood Cinema era, women are often sexualized in their roles and are subjected to or become objects for the male characters and even the viewers of the film. Framing, or the camera positioning, allows filmmakers to dictate how the viewer will perceive something in the film. The camera drifting away and moving closer to a character helps to reveal or convey concepts that are of narrative importance. In this opening sequence, the camera pans around and follows to keep Lisa in frame as she is constantly moving around the room. Lisa is captured moving in to kiss Jeff, roaming the room, turning each light on, as well as ordering food for him. Meanwhile, the frame is static when focused on Jeff. The camera positioning is often aligned with Jeff’s eye level and in an aspect, creates the feeling as though the audience is also watching Lisa and what is occurring…

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  • Male Gaze In Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 Film Vertigo

    In the classical Hollywood area and beyond there is a clear and obvious depiction of the male gaze in film and it has become particularly synonymous with the work of Alfred Hitchcock, most notably in his 1958 film Vertigo. In many of Hitchcock’s films the male gaze is not only evident but is what contributes largely to the storyline. It is used to highlight the importance of the men and objectify woman to only be seen as an object of male desire. This is successfully done in Vertigo through…

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  • Hitchcock's Use Of Narrative Techniques In Vertigo And Bicycle Thieves

    From the films we watched this semester Vertigo and Bicycle Thieves Vertigo somehow seems to transcend these concerns and instead offers a compelling psycho-drama that has complex layers of meaning and employs carefully crafted film language to present a narrative that aligns the audience so completely with the protagonist.Perhaps the simplest application of this idea is to suggest that Scottie represents us, the audience, the spectator and the constructed version of Madeleine represents the…

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  • 'The Commitment To Immediate Emancipation' By James Brewer Stewart

    Tyler Frommer November 4th 2015 Article Review #10 Period 5 The Commitment to Immediate Emancipation by James Brewer Stewart The author James Stewart enlightens the reader on the details of the Emancipation of African slaves. He describes how, when, and who influenced the Emancipation of African slaves. His main point of the article is how long it took for African slaves to be freed. He also includes information on abolitionists, a few philosophies of the abolitionists, and other factors…

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  • Summary Of James B. Stewart: The Field And Functions Of Black Studies

    James B. Stewart essay “The Field and Functions of Black Studies” focus primarily on explaining the mandate of W.E.B. DuBois. The first thing we need to understand is that historically we appear to be repeating history, rather than making new strides in it. The obstacles that African Americans face today are different, however, the results are the same. Black Studies are truly not understood or effectively being taught if you are not attending an HBCU. W.E.B. DuBois (1933) said “…[S]tarting…

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  • Teenage Love And The Influence Of Twist In Teenage Movies

    Edward makes Bella’s safety his ultimate goal. In the audience’s lense, Twilight can be assessed through the characters, setting, and plot. To begin with, characters of this mix of genre of sci-fi and action, have some type of unique individualism that makes them standout or special. In this film, the protagonist inhibits the unique and different trait. Specifically, Bella is the only person Edward can’t read. Through the movie, Bella picks through hints to uncover who or what Edward really is.…

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  • Miley Cyrus Essay Thesis

    Disney darling to outspoken, edgy it girl. Thesis (last sentence/ play around with this/ topic +claim + reasoning): Miley Cyrus elects to shed away from her Disney image and shows the world her true character and what she stands for. Change to more descriptive details as to how? Is this an argument? Miley Cyrus’s on screen life began at the ripe and vulnerable age of elven years old, ultimately turning her into a teen idol. Hannah Montana first aired on March 24, 2006. In the Disney show,…

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  • Feminism In Miley Cyrus

    “Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define establish, and achieve equal political, economic, personal, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment.” Before we begin to answer whether or not Miley Cyrus is a feminist, we need to understand the true meaning of what feminism really is. Meanings range from an array of options, however, it comes down to…

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  • Robin Thicke Blurred Lines Essay

    The music video “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke might have won its controversial fame because of the lyrics or the exposed nudity, but one thing is sure: it was the moment for Emily Ratajkowski to shine. Emily started her career at the age of 14, signing with Ford Models. After that, she tried auditioning for several productions like Nickelodeon or Disney. She tells me “At the beginning I was exited to start an actress career until I notice that the only they offered me were the mean girl or…

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  • How Does Social Media Affect Our Identity

    Several people use social media every day to keep in touch with out of state family, to look at what is happening in the world, to read, and look at what people post on Facebook. Social media is an electronic communication that people can post anything they want on there, so that their friends and family can see it. Numerous young teenagers and celebrities do careless acts, so that they can get attention from their audiences. There are three sources that will help support my argument and they…

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