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    No matter how artful the literary work appears in print, the transition from page to screen is something many of us look forward to. Finally, we get to see our favorite characters and their stories play out before our eyes. It is that direct link and appeal to our senses that often makes the movement to film worth our while. More often than not though, when a novel is put to film there is something to be gained and something to be lost. The transition of The Godfather was no different. Though the film was superb for its time, there was quite a lot of the novel left out of it. I personally consider some of that to be a good thing; especially in concern of some of the extra characters and subplots. One of those characters is Johnny Fontane. He makes his appearance in the film, but instead of playing the major role that he had in the novel, he is now more of an ornamental character. Lucy Mancini is another character who I was glad didn’t grace the screen like she did in the film. Her character and Las Vegas subplot added nothing to the book but seedy fluff. With some of the characters…

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    Crime Film: The Godfather

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    Mafia boss. Accordingly, the “Godfather Waltz” is played whenever Vito commits crimes. For instance, Vito’s leitmotif is played when the betrayer, Paulie Gatto gets shot in the car. The murder of Gatto was ordered by Don Corleone’s eldest son, Sonny. Although Vito Corleone does not appear in this scene, the playing of the “Godfather Waltz” makes it clear that Gatto’s murder was done in favour of Vito. In this scene, the leitmotif is featured by a solo trumpet. Its low and strong sound implies…

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    For college freshman, seeing their entire lives packed away into the back of one car can leave a bittersweet in their mouths. The excitement of being on their own for the first time overpowers the crippling anxiety that comes with the experience of actually being alone. The adjustments of a new town, new people, and a new way of life for the average incoming freshman at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) are nothing compared to the adjustments international students make when coming…

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    Directors use many cinematic elements and techniques to give their movies a mood or feeling but director Tim Burton does this especially well in his movies Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Tim Burton uses many cinematic techniques in his films but the one technique that he does extraordinary in his films are camera angles. In his films, Tim Burton effectively uses the cinematic element of camera angles to create a sense of mood and feeling based on the type of camera he…

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    From the source, “America’s First Godfather,” Mike Dash talks about how the culture effected the mafia in Sicily. He first started talking about how Morello’s story was not known around the world yet. So, he explained how Morello set up crime in New York in the 1900’s. Mr. Morello was well operated before the mafia was even a big deal to screenwriters. Morello ended up getting imprisoned, then murdered. Mike Dash then goes on to talk about the culture of Sicily, where Morello had lived, had…

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    Tim Burton, a person who started out as a kid fascinated by other famous directors and then became one himself. What did he do to become such a famous director? He is known for his disturbing and yet child-like movies, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands. Everyone of all ages can be able to enjoy his movie. Tim Burton’s style is kid-friendly at first, but then it takes a disturbing and twisted turn. One of Burton's cinematic technique he uses is…

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    Film Analysis Essay Tim Burton is known for his dark, gothic and quirky fantasy filming. This has been displayed through the six movies we watched in class. All six of the film topics were things that one would rarely think of happening and gave us a perspective of how it would feel or the experience through the characters as they traveled through the world of Tim Burton. He has expressed himself through The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Edward Scissorhands, Big Fish, Charlie and…

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    Transcendence, An inspiring film presents an idea that many people contain. Grit arrays a person that portrays courage, a strength of character, and great amount of determination as well as presenting an inspirational characteristic. Used by Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall, grit was presented in the film by explaining the mind and thoughts of artificial intelligence. Rebecca or in the film known as Evelyn Caster keeps determination for bringing Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) into the world of…

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    Analysis of American Horror Story: Freak Show In class we have learned about many different aspects of disability. In American Horror Story: Freak Show (Freak Show), there were many themes shown throughout that touched on material we have talked about in class. Freak Show illustrates the medical and sociopolitical models of disability, uses terms that are deemed inappropriate or unacceptable by the disability community, and represents people with disabilities in the media. I have…

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    Focus of dimension: Captures the degree to which the teacher’s interactions with students and classroom activities place an emphasis on students’ interests, motivations, and points of view and encourages student responsibility and autonomy. Summary of strengths: Flexibility and student focus: In a flexible classroom, teachers do not rigidly adhere to an agenda or plan at the expense of learning opportunities and the children’s interest in activities. Throughout the observation, the teachers…

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