Johnny Mercer

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  • Touch Of Evil And Breakfast At Tiffany's Analysis

    A film is an art form. Composer, Henry Mancini, once said, “the real creative power is in the mind and heart of the composer.” Henry Mancini was the composer for Touch of Evil and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. While these two films may seem like they don’t connect with each other at any point, they do and it is with Henry Mancini. By examining Touch of Evil and Breakfast at Tiffany’s through the lens of Henry Mancini’s music choices we can see that Mancini’s music choices were just as important as Blake Edwards, director. Many people like to think that the directors of a film are the ‘authors’ of a film compared to screenwriters but Mancini challenges that theory, especially with his work in Touch of Evil and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In these two film Mancini’s compositions ‘make the movie’. He is just as much as an author as the screenwriter and director. Mancini though both films are very different, he shows how much of an impact music has on the story. Mancini 's compositions within these two films have a huge influence on the story itself. I argue here that Mancini 's work during these two films, specifically that his impact on these films is more significant than what the director or screenwriter could ever have. Throughout Touch of Evil and Breakfast at Tiffany 's, Mancini has some common traits he uses throughout these films. Usually, his compositions go along with the ‘feel’ of the scene that is occurring. For example in Touch of Evil, in the first opening scene, there is…

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  • Knife River Flint Experiment

    The process of heat-treating Knife River Flint requires a lot of time, preparation, and materials. The Knife River Flint that was used in this experiment came from Mercer County, North Dakota, which there are five different Knife River Flint Quarries in Mercer County. The three closest quarries to where the Knife River Flint in this experiment was collected are the Crowley Quarries, Medicine Butte, and Dodge Quarry. With the help of Russell Redhorn, a Native American monitor I was working…

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  • Literary Analysis Of Thank You Ma Am

    Love and Care: A Literary Analysis of Roger in “Thank You Ma’m” Everyone in the world has someone to love or is loved by a person. Those people are most often family members. More specifically, mothers and fathers. Roger, a troubled teen in “Thank You Ma’m” written by Langston Hughes does not that that loving person, and without that guidance in his life he tries to steal Mrs. Jones’s purse, an innocent victim. However, things back fire for Roger and Mrs. Jones decides to bring him home and…

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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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