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    Born on December 6, 1950 in Nakano, Japan, Joe Hisaishi is a Japanese composer and musical director known famously for his scores in animated films from his professional partnership with Studio Ghibli's co-founder, Hayao Miyazaki. (Brightwell) Although known professionally under the name of Joe Hisaishi, or Hisaishi Jo, his real name is Mamoru Fujisawa. His work consists of different works such as European classical, Japanese classical, film scores, experimental electronic, minimalist, and animation music. He has won seven Japan Acadamy Awards for his scored works and several other awards throughout his career along with a Medal of Honour with Purple Ribbon in 2009 by the Government of Japan. (Loo) At age five, Hisaishi attended violin lessons and began developing a passion for music. He then…

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    The film score was developed by Joe Hisaishi and is s compelling contrast to the pure diegetic silence, ambient sound, and object sound effects. “Music acts roughly like a linguistic modifier, helping to clarify the particular mood, character, or emotive significance of a scene or visual action” (Fiscoff 2005, p24). This unification between the different sound elements can be heard during Daigo’s first encounter with a decomposing body. Noting that “the sound track can clarify image events,…

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    To Whom It May Concern: The merits of Fantasy class are just as important as other classic literature classes at a university level. The literature of fantasy read in this class teaches important lessons much like in other famous literatures. For example, a classic American literature class might read Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mocking Bird. A famous story that teaches the importance of empathy. Fantasy works can expand on the idea of empathy and draw a reader in. The story Neverwhere by Neil…

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    Animators have the best inspirational believe for many people to see life in another perspective. Animation is created for everyone to view the different experiences life experiences based on genres. Similarly, it depends on how the animators show their personal perceptions and experiences in their storylines. Meanwhile, the audience can see the animators’ point of view or have another perspective towards the animators’ goal. A successful animator is able to create a captivating storyline and…

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    In Miyazaki’s Spirited Away the role of memory allows a person, river or spirit to leave the spirit world and assume one’s original identity and name in which Youbaba takes from you. Throughout the story Haku reminds Sen to remember that her true name is Chihiro. If Sen forgets that she is Chihio, then she will never be able to leave and Haku is in that position. Also Chihiro’s memory also keeps her attached to her parents because if she forgets which pigs are parents, then she will not be able…

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    What’s In A Name? The 2001 film Spirted Away is an animated feature by the well-known Studio Ghibli, about a young girl named Chihiro. Through a series of strange circumstances she can not find her parents and is forced into servitude at a bathhouse for yokai, or monsters and spirits from Japanese folklore. Despite it being geared towards a younger audience as a coming of age story, this movie holds a surprising amount of symbolism and thought-provoking questions. The power of words, so to…

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    Case Study 1 Trader Joe’s Keeping a Cool Edge The average Trader Joe’s stocks only a small percentage of the products of local supermarkets in a space little larger than a corner store. How did this neighborhood market grow to earnings of $9 billion, garner superior ratings, and become a model of management? Take a walk down the aisles of Trader Joe’s and learn how sharp attention to the fundamentals of retail management made this chain more than the average Joe. From Corner Store to…

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    his first State of the Union Address in 2008. Over the past year President Obama and Joe Biden have both made it a priority to medical research, but more importantly the medical research in the development of fighting cancer. President Obama also stated that in the past year Vice President Joe Biden said that America could cure cancer. Vice President Biden has also provided scientists with some of the best resources that is known in today’s society. President Obama then announced that Joe…

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    Amigo Brothers Antonio and Felix both want to be lightweight champions in boxing,but they each have different boxing styles and body structures. In this essay, i’m going to tell you all about their similarities and differences. They are very similar as they are different. They are best friends that act like they are brothers. They both are similar because they are Puerto Rican boxers. They both enjoy collecting fighting magazines and read and look at them. They are both seventeen years…

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    In Kinsella's Shoeless Joe Jackson returns to Iowa, Kinsella questions the American fascination with the past and also criticizes Americans and their dreams. By presenting what is basically a ghost tale disguised as an American sports story, Kinsella blurs the lines between practicality and what is unreasonable. A middle aged farmer, Ray Kinsella who obsesses over a baseball diamond to the point in which it almost causes financial turmoil builds a baseball field to watch the ghost of Shoeless…

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