Johnny Mercer

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  • The Bonanno Crime Family

    One of the most well-known and infamous organized crime families in the history of the United States is the Bonanno crime family. The Bonanno Italian mafia crime family’s origins go back to the beginning, in Sicily. In 1908 Salvatore Bonanno moved his family to New York. There he quickly took over the Bonanno-Magaddino-Bonventre clan and ran all business in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Later he returned to Sicily and died of a heart attack in 1915. The clan went through several…

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  • Cinematic Techniques In Tim Burton's Movies

    Behind every monumental idea or work of art lies someone who was different, but refused to change despite how society viewed them. Tim Burton is one of these individuals. Burton’s movies are incredibly unique and similar to no other director’s work, due to his originality he has been extremely successful in Hollywood. Tim Burton uses his unique style and techniques to influence the audience and show them that individuality should be celebrated and not judged. Some of his most well-known…

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  • Similarities Between Charlie And The Chocolate Factory And Edward Scissorhands

    To Be or To Not Be Differnt Everyone has tried living up to society’s standards at some point, including the person who wrote this sentence, as well as the person who is now reading it. One person that has always lived outside of society's standards is Tim Burton. Burton has shown this in innumerable short films and movies through his character in, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and, Alice in Wonderland. Burton exaggerates the characters' identities to suggest that no one person should have…

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  • The Grapes Of Wrath Analysis

    The Jungle and The Grapes of Wrath share a common theme of corruption. In The Jungle, you see a version of trickle down corruption. Corruption was found from the top political bosses trickling down to the small businesses. This made it close to impossible for a poor man to have a chance in Packingtown. The Grapes of Wrath was morally corrupt. People, such as the used car salesman, willingly took advantage of the farmers trying to get to California to benefit themselves. In Chapter 25 of The…

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  • Massacre: The St. Valentines Day Massacre

    Pictured above: Two guns used in the 1929 Massacre/Courtesy The Mob Museum CULTUREIFY On February 14, 1929, a day that was anything but sweet hearts amidst a bed of roses, the St. Valentines Day Massacre unfolded as five rivals of gangster Al Capone and two wannabes were gunned down in a garage on the North Side of Chicago, IL. The day’s events are, arguably, the most publicized and talked about mob event in history. The sole purpose of the killings was the elimination of George “Bugs” Moran,…

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  • Jeff Cronenweth Gone Girl Analysis

    The cinematographer that I have decided to research is Jeff Cronenweth; he is famous for movies such as Gone Girl, Fight Club, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, and Hitchcock. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and currently resides in California. Jeff Cronenweth is very talented in many ways when it comes to cinematography, his craft and eye for cinematography separates him from the rest. Jeff with many of his movies are one colored, he usually uses green tones…

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  • Alice Walker Everyday Use Theme

    pictured Dee on the show with a fine probably white man like Johnny Carson. This did not go as mother imagined. When Dee arrived Maggie tried to run in the house, but mother stopped her. Dee then took out a camera and took pictures of Maggie and mother in front of the house. The way Dee was dressed, mother and Maggie were not accustomed to seeing her this way. Dee also brought her boyfriend with her, Hakim-a-barber. He was not the fine Johnny Carson mother imagined him to be. To top it all off,…

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  • Personal Narrative-Alice In Wonderland

    Wonderland is as beautiful and colorful as she remembered, reminiscent of a masterpiece painting using colors selected by a child. Alice navigates through the dense forests, tall mushrooms and strange fauna. Alice navigates the path as if she’d done it every day of her life. Upon stumbling through a darker part on her path she all at once gets the sensation of being watched, a chill goes down her spine; the sense of someone breathing on her neck; the sound of faint whispers into her ear, yet she…

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  • Edward Scissorhands Film Analysis

    In today’s society that there are some people who do not match up to society’s expectations and fit into the cultural norm. These unorthodox people are often known as the outcasts and tend to lead lives of isolation. Eccentric film director Tim Burton knows what it is like to be considered an outcast and brings this theme forward in many of his award winning films including Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands. In these films, Burton uses long shots, low angles, and low key…

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  • Johnny R Cash Research Paper

    Johnny R Cash was born on February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas. Or mainly known as “The Man In Black”. Johnny Cash was very famous for what he loved to do. Growing up for the Cash’s wasn’t very easy. However, his mother kept their spirits high with her singing. J.R. got his talent from being around his musical family. Many times his mother and sister sung in the cotton fields to pass the time. Being one of seven sibling’s, at the age of three him and his family moved to Dyess, Arkansas.…

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