Johnny B. Goode

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  • Chuck Berry Biography

    When he sang his first album “Maybellene” grafts, country and western guitar licks onto a rhythm and blues classic”, written in his biography from the Rock n Roll hall of fame website. His voice is characterized as “not sounding quite white and not quite black”, said Mark Feeney. He also felt Chuck Berry purposely did not use certain instruments traditionally played by African Americans as melismas, slurs, and ornamentation. His crafted style of music went on to produce such hits during the 50’s: “Rock and Roll Music”, “Sweet Little Sixteen”, “Johnny B. Good”, “Roll over Beethoven”, “Little Queenie”, “Memphis, Back in the USA”, “You never can tell”, “Reelin and Rockin,” along with others were counted as rock n roll favorites. He endured both musical and racial challenges none of which stopped his desire to play rock n roll music. Artist such as the Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Linda Ronstadt, and many others recorded his songs. The Beach Boys had to acknowledge via lawsuit that Berry’s, “Sweet Little Sixteen” melody and rhythm sounded similarly to their song, “Surfin USA”. The lawsuit outcome resulted in Chuck Berry was awarded a songwriting credit. A song critic by the name of Robert Christgau described him as the “substance” of rock n roll one who, “taught…

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  • Graffiti Art History

    Art is something that has kept the city of Philadelphia such a huge tourist attraction. Besides the art museum steps that rocky runs up, and the fact that the Constitution and The Declaration of Independence were signed in the city, art from Philadelphia has had a huge impact on the art world. Graffiti, any writing or drawing that has been scratched or painted onto a wall or surface, usually in a public place, has been a large and long part of the art culture part of the art world in…

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  • Symbolism In Burton's Sleepy Hollow

    his ideas. In many of Burton’s films one would see these eerie swirls that are placed in many of Burton’s movie, these figures play a role in Burton’s visual arts because these swirls would be associated with Burton. For example, in The Nightmare before Christmas one swirl is seen when Jack Skeleton walks down the hill and into the graveyard. One could also see this reoccurring shape many times throughout his other films on clothing, used as tree branches and on fences. In Burton’s movies the…

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  • Theme Of Edward Scissorhands And Corpse Bride

    In both Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Corpse Bride (2005), the characters were relatively ‘different’ from those that they were surrounded by, therefore making them strange and considerably odd in the eyes of people they came in contact with- there was sympathy, pity, indifference, sacrifice, attraction, jealously, repulsion, understanding, fear, and prejudice surrounding both these characters as they discovered the real world. Both films are extremely fairytale-like, which…

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  • Weakness In The Picture Of Dorian Gray

    People think that their children naturally accumulate knowledge when they have access to high quality education. Actually, the higher education gives a possibility for them to grow and to develop themselves, when they know what needs to be improved. However, the education does not guarantee their growth and development when they do not acknowledge their weaknesses. Knowing one’s weakness is indispensable for developing or overcoming it. In the novel of Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray,…

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  • Tim Burton Is A Misfit In The Directing Scene In Edward Sccissorhands

    Tim Burton is a misfit in the film directing scene. Tim Burton’s directorial style is characterized by being unusual, gothic, and quirky. He is famous for films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which is a story about love keeping people from making mistakes they will regret later on. Furthermore, Burton’s film, Edward Scissorhands is about making sacrifices for loved one and lastly, Corpse Bride is a film about true love setting you free. Film director Tim Burton utilizes powerful…

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  • Toy Story 3 Archetype Analysis

    Jingnan Zhang English 3: Block Ms. Bunosky February 15, 2017 Archetypes in Toy Story One doesn’t usually watch movies and critically think about what is happening in it, but when one analyzes thoroughly, the audience can find some impressive things in the plots of these films. In the movie, Toy Story 3, the audience can clearly see a set of archetypes through the characters. Woody would be considered the hero, Buzz can be seen as the innocent person, and Lotso can be seen as the…

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  • Forest Gump Personality Analysis

    The character Forest Gump vividly described life as being “like a box of chocolates.” It was not very hard for one to figure what Forest Gump meant by his statement. He simply was saying that a person can sometimes never know what life has in store for him or her. Life can be just like picking a piece of candy out of a box with no enclosed description of the different pieces of candy to choose from. With one thing is for sure and that is the presence of different pieces of candy-a variety to…

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  • Where Is The Friend's Home Analysis

    Abbas Kiarostami was an Iranian filmmaker whose films are so uniquely his they are in a genre of their own. Smart and profound films that offer many polysemic viewpoints and are full of ambiguity. Throughout his career there have been many different techniques, styles, and changes Kiarostami has tested and implemented. His movies all have a certain distinctive quality to them, but starting with his 1987 film “Where Is the Friend's Home?”, he settled into a style that is now uniquely his own.…

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  • Al Capone Legacy

    Al Capone, one of the most notorious crime bosses in history had obtained his fame in this period. With the help of Johnny Torrio he created a crime empire that included having police on his payroll. The legacy of Al Capone is a popular topic when talking about gangsters and criminals, but not everyone knows how big of an impact that Chicago had on its residence. Al Capone was apart of more petty…

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