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    1..Trading Places directed by John Landis and starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd focuses on a theme that is commonly represented in popular films. The subject of the film is the corruptness and advantage people desiring an immense amount of wealth take part in. Those seeking riches achieve it through whatever means possible, and those who are wealthy take advantage of the poor. The theme although a serious lesson is expressed through comedy. Trading Places is unique as it uses humor to teach lessons and to analyze the true values people hold. The film several times mentions the discussion of nature versus nurture. The decade long question is what sets the stage for the rest of the films plot. Several scenes throughout the film emphasize…

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    effects aren’t always needed to create a great horror film. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoluian, 1933) made in 1933 was about a man who made a potion that made him turn into Mr. Hyde; a savage un-human horny, crazy, creature that killed and raped. The special effects in this film included prosthetics and a transformation scene. For 1933, the effectiveness of these special effects is very high. There is a lot of artistic value and hard-work put into this film. The transformation scene is…

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    Acting is an art form that allows an individual to pretend to be something they’re not and an actor is someone who withholds this awe-inspiring power. It’s as if they have the capability to step into another person’s shoes, live their life, and face little to no consequences when doing so. Twenty-eight years ago, Eddie Murphy released his ambitious and now beloved comedy, Coming to America. Coming to America follows Prince Akeem and Semmi’s journey to the unfamiliar place of Queens, New York…

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    Throughout our lives we constantly find ourselves submerge in a social hierarchy amongst our peers which severs constant reminder of what is considered socially acceptable and what is not. The 1978 film Animal House, directed by John Landis, spins the social hierarchy of a college campus on its head for a flare of humor, but not without a serious subelement. In the scene where Eric”Otter” Stratton(Tim Matheson) and Donald “Boon” Schoenstein(Peter Riegert) take insult to ROTC officer, Doug…

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    The funny thing about the stock market is one person sells, and the other buys, but they both think they are astute. One can either make millionaires in the stock market or lose everything. Either way someone is losing and someone is winning. In Trading Places, by John Landis, brothers Randolph and Mortimer Duke own a successful brokerage firm. They watch a an encounter between managing director Louis Winthorpe III and a street hustler, Billy Ray. After the encounter, the Dukes make a wager to…

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    or large. At the Boys and Girls club I was thought varies ways to overcome my anxiety, things like: hosting events (MC) and even talking in front of small audience. As of right now I am very proud to say I no longer have stage fright. I am proud to say that I host (MC) all the events that is going on at the Florence Degeorge Boys and Girl Club. There was a boy name John, who was very timid to the point he was afraid of interacting with the other kids around him. I took the…

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    It is seen when Mary and Elizabeth are visited by the angels. Also when the angels visit the shepherds in the fields, then again at the temple with Simeon and Anna, and at the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist when the heavens open and the Holy Spirit descended in the body and God speaks saying that Jesus is his son. Then at the Transfiguration of Jesus he takes Peter, John, and James to witness on the mountain as he and the two men, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glorious splendor, are…

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    Medieval Vs Renaissance

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    that lasted for a thousand years starting sometime the fifth and officially ending all the way in the fifteenth century. This period in time is mostly characterized in modern day by subjects such as the black plague, the hundred years war, tales of brave knights, rigid class systems and heavy religious influences. As the fourteenth century came about there began to be a gradual transition into what would be known as the Renaissance period, which greatly differed from the Middle Ages. It is in…

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    wealth from his parents. It seems as though Jefferson would have an advantage, growing up poor and all, to make an impact on the people of his America. However, it is quite evident that Paine has the advantage here. Since Pain was born outside of the colonies, he fought for his rights to get better pay for tax officers like himself. Also growing up in Great Britain, he had a heightened awareness to the monarchy. He knew that the citizens needed to be in charge of making decisions. When Paine met…

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    Feudalism, simply put, was the relationship between a lord and a vassal that changed the way of life during the Middle ages. The relationships between the classes of people. There was no clear hierarchy of who owed service to whom between king, lord, knight, or serf. For example a serf might serve any of these others or a knight might serve a king, but there was no direct level of power except between the vassal and his lord (the giver of property). Feudalism also changed the way England…

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