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    John Travolta was born into a family full of entertainers on February 18, 1954, in Englewood, New Jersey, being the last of six other siblings. Travolta showed an interest for acting when he was young and decided to drop out of high school at 16 years old to pursue his interest. His parents approved of his decision and he was also encouraged by his drama teacher along with an actress he knew. After dropping out, his interest grew into a career. He began acting for commercials and acting in small television roles (“Travolta, John, Britannica.”) Then, at 19 years old he made his debut on the off-Broadway show, Rain. Following the short run of Rain, John became a part of the cast in the Broadway musical, Grease, as a replacement cast member. After Grease, he made his Broadway debut in the musical, Over Here! In 1974. Then in 1975, the television show, Welcome Back, Kotter, debuted and Travolta immediately gained fame from his role in the show as Vinnie Barbarino. Welcome Back, Kotter ran until 1979, but in between 1975 and 1979, Travolta had already starred in…

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    Rod Temperton has been called pop music's "Invisible Man" because few knew his name. But his songs were megahits in the 1970s and 80s. Along with big hair, wide lapels and bell bottoms, his music helped define the disco era. Temperton died of cancer last week in London, according to a statement from his publisher. He was 66. Temperton wrote such hits as "Thriller," "Rock with You," and "Boogie Nights." But even disco had songs that were layered with great harmonies and robust horn parts.…

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    Pulp Fiction is Quentin Tarantino's most revered film, debuting in 1994. It features a series of disjointed stories surrounding a crime boss, Marsellus, and his hitmen, particularly, Vince Vega, a loyal, but sloppy and inept man who is assigned to various tasks ranging from taking care of Marsellus’ wife, to assassinating a boxer, Butch, who double crossed Marsellus. However, he is only one of many different fully flushed out characters in the film. The film aims to explore these different…

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    Pulp Fiction

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    In the first seconds of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, 2 definitions of “pulp” are shown on the screen. “1. A soft, moist, shapeless mass of matter. 2. A magazine or book containing lurid subject matter and being characteristically printed on rough, unfinished paper,” and both describe the movie well. The movie is shapeless, being told non-linearly, and is a mass of pop culture references and imitation of movie genres. The movie is stylistically the latter definition by being rough around the…

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    Grease Cultural Identity

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    Grease is a romantic musical film that was released in summer of 1978 and directed by Randal Kleiser. The film was set in the 1950s and the story was based on young true love between two different individuals, Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton) and Danny Zuko (John Travolta). Both were high school teenagers who fell in love over the summer aka “summer fling” or “hot summer love”. Sandy originally was going to move back to Australia, but then the plan changed. She ended up attending to the same high…

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    John Joseph Travolta was born on February 18, 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey. Travolta was born as the youngest of six including three boys and three girls. John's’ dad (Salvatore Travolta) was a semi-professional football player and his mom (Helen Cecilia) is an actress that started in The Sunshine Sisters before she became a drama and english teacher. John’s brothers (Sam and Joey Travolta) have both acted, also his sisters (Ellen and Margaret Travolta) have also acted. John dropped out of…

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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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    universal themes worth investigating theatrically. Bibliography Ellis-Fermor, Una, trans. Ibsen: Hedda Gabler and Other Plays Penguin: London, 1983 Fjelde, Rolf, ed. Ibsen: A Collection of Critical Essays Prentice-Hall International Inc: New Jersey Mayerson, Caroline W. “Thematic Symbols in Hedda Gabler” 131-138 Lucas, F.L. The Drama Of Ibsen & Strindberg Cassell: London, 1962 McFarlane, James and Jens Arup trans. Henrik Ibsen: Four Major Plays Oxford University…

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    Of Mice and Men Essay - Fate or Choice? Choice is defined by the ‘Shorter Oxford Dictionary’ as; “The act of choosing; preferential determination between things proposed.” It also states the definition for fate; “The principle, power, or agency by which events are unalterably predetermined from eternity.” Is our life choice, can we determine our fate by choosing our path or is our destiny determined for us? John Steinbeck puts forward this question in his novella Of Mice and…

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    Sammy Character Analysis

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    At first, he is bored and dull, no better than one of the "sheep" he makes fun of. Later, as he watches McMahon, the butcher, "Patting his mouth and looking after them, sizing up their joints,”Sammy begins to sympathize with the girls. Then when Lengel scolds the girls and falsely tells them that it's store policy that they have to have their shoulders covered, Sammy realizes, "That's policy for you. Policy is what the kingpins want. What the others want is juvenile…

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