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    Freaks And Geeks Analysis

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    The critically acclaimed show Freaks and Geeks is a shining example of a TV show that ended far too early. Freaks and Geeks was a show that captured the awkwardness of adolescence, as opposed to the romanticized and nostalgic view typically portrayed on TV. Shortly after Freaks and Geeks ended, a spiritual successor arose in the form of the show Undeclared, created by Judd Apatow, a producer of Freaks and Geeks. Where Freaks and Geeks was more drama than comedy, Undeclared was a lighthearted show that explored the college experience. Although Undeclared presents plots typical to the college experience, due to the lighthearted tone of the show, aspects of typical college life are presented too simplistically. Undeclared glamorizes the college…

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    Three Types Of Power

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    Body Next, I will be discussing the three types of power along with the definition of power, from the communication concepts found in Superbad. “What is the definition of power?” Power Definition: (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) the ability or right to control people or things; political control of a country or area; a person or organization that has a lot of control and influence over other people or organizations. According to the textbook, “Understanding human communication”, power is group…

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    labels not necessarily willfully obtained by our own accord. But we think you’re crazy for making us live them, telling us who you think we are. You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that in each and every one of us is a brain. And a jock, and a loser, a rich girl, and a nerd. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.” That's not necessarily how John Hughes chose to end his 1985…

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    their perceptions of each other. Five individuals belonging to different socioeconomic, gender and social groups, are thrown together in a school detention class where they have already formed proceptions of each other are based their outgrouper status. The opening scenes of the movie illustrates this through conversation among these individuals about what groups they belong to and that the others would not be accepted or in some cases want to be accepted into each other’s groups. Labels…

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    The Movie, “The Breakfast Club” by John Hughes and the short story “The Bicycle” written by Jillian Horton share many similarities in regards to, rebellion, living dreams through others, and characters throughout both stories. It’s important to discuss these two different stories because of the effect they can have on an influential person, regardless of being about two totally distinct stories from two very different times. In both “The Breakfast Club” and “The Bicycle” there is a strong…

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    Arriving to school at 7 in the morning is hard enough, but doing so on a Saturday for detention, is even tougher! Yet five students, from different walks of life do just this, in one of the most iconic movie of the ‘80s. Directed by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club, is a film that follows the events of five teenagers serving their time -and shenanigans- in detention, while lifelong friendships are made by the simple act of understanding and relation. In the opening of the movie, the teenagers…

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    Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars are only few of the countless hit television shows popularized as a result of their adept ability to play on the emotions of their audience. Amongst this group stands Judd Apatow’s, Freaks and Geeks, as media techniques such as camera shots, conflict and editing are expertly employed in order to evoke emotions in viewers, consequently engaging the audience as they form emotional connections with the characters. Firstly, Apatow skillfully…

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    The definition of forgive is stop feeling angry or resentful toward someone for an offense, flaw, or mistake. It is important to forgive because if you don’t it will mentally and fiscally hurt you. What I mean by mentally hurt you I mean that it will stay in your conscience and won’t get out until you let it out so you would need to forgive them so it won’t hurt you. Then what I mean by fiscally hurting you I mean that is not going to want to be your friend because you can’t let go of a grudge…

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    Trainwreck Analysis

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    By now, you likely know exactly who Amy Schumer is – if for no other reason than she’s been flooding the airwaves with interviews and appearances, not to mention she has this popular sketch comedy TV show on Comedy Central, called Inside Amy Schumer. The former Last Comic Standing contestant is undoubtedly riding a wave of immense popularity, and with that said, it was only a matter of time before than translated over to film. After all, you have to make your money while you’re “hot,” right?…

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    Well, everyone except for perhaps Nicki Minaj. The recent 4th Annual Variety Show and Hilarity for Charity James Franco’s Bar Mitzvah was a star studded event. For those who don't already know, James is that guy from the Kim Jong Un movie. You know that one where they nearly got everyone killed and there was a huge Sony hacking scandal. Yeah, that one. Anyway, it was Miley Cyrus who stole the show once again, performing in front of other guests like Bruno Mars, Paul Rudd, Tenacious D aka Jack…

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