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    Ben Hur Film Analysis

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    He is quoted as stating that the original reason behind the conceptualisation of this movie was a direct response to his rejection for the title role in the movie Ben Hur, released just one year earlier. It was the decision of William Wyler, the director of this movie that the leading role would go to Charlton Heston, with Douglas offered the secondary part of the eventual villain, Messala. Douglas rejected the lesser role, and went on to admit in later years that his goal with Spartacus was to create a Roman epic that could compete with the scale of Ben Hur. The quote reads: "That was what spurred me to do it in a childish way, the 'I 'll show them ' sort of…

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    Satire In Life Of Brian

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    and publicity. She was making the highest salary in Hollywood during the production of this film (1 million dollars). Spartacus and the Hollywood Blacklist: By 1945 it had been suspected that Hollywood was being influenced by communists. In 1946 Hollywood published an article that listed several film writers suspected of being communists. Dalton Trumbo was one of those figures. He refused to answer whether or not he was a member of the Communist party because of his right to free speech. Thus,…

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    History of the Company Kirk’s Catering & Carryout is my dad, Kirk Hamilton’s, restaurant, located in Statesville, North Carolina. He has always worked in the food industry, and has always been passionate about food, so when the restaurant he was working at laid off a lot of people and moved him to a new location, he decided that that was the perfect time to open his own restaurant like he has always wanted. Kirk’s Catering & Carryout officially opened in May of 2012, but the business plan…

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    Doctor Russell Kirk, is a name that I never had heard of much less even understood his significance in American history and politics before I started at Emporia. While identifying as a Conservative for most of my life (Please forgive me, but my parents were “New Deal” Democrats and I was young at the time); I never understood the philosophy or the background of the Conservative movement. More importantly, I never connected faith and personal values into what it meant to be a Conservative. I…

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    The Lincoln-Douglas debates, also known as the Great Debates of 1858, were a series of seven debates between two politicians running for the senate seat of the state of Illinois. The politicians were the republican nominee, Abraham Lincoln, and the democratic nominee, incumbent Stephen Douglas. The debates covered a series of topics, the most pertinent being the issue of slavery and its expansion into the newer western territories. The idea of the debates came forth after both Lincoln and…

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    Theory X and Theory Y by Douglas McGregor, summarizes a difference between management styles in that Theory X is an authoritarian style which assumes employees are naturally unmotivated, and Theory Y is a participative style and assumes that employees are self-motivated and enjoy working with greater responsibility (Mindtools, n.d.). In my workplace, I am more partial to Theory Y. I think that unless personally observed, managers should not just assume that otherwise mature, responsible adults…

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    Marines Research Papers

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    land operations and securing bases of interest for the US (75). Being the first true proponent of these concepts, it took some time before they caught on with the leaders in Washington. However, there were many men scattered throughout the Corps, such as Earl Ellis, who truly believed in Lejeune’s proposal. Ellis did everything he could to help ensure that Marines became a landing and expeditionary force, such as writing the Advanced Base Operations in Micronesia, which predicted and outlined…

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    The Battle of Leyte Gulf took place in the Philippines and pitted Japanese and the United States naval forces against one another for command and control of the western Pacific region during World War II. The Philippines, to the United States, was another stepping stone closer to striking at Japan’s home island and also a vital staging point to wage war against Japan’s merchant supply line of valuable resources such as oil and fuel. Japan was required to defend the Philippines in the interest of…

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    Brooks had only one mention of Dr. Kirk in the entire book; if he had incorporated Kirk’s canons of what defines the modern Conservative movement, it would have carried his messaging even more clearly. These values represent a traditional Conservative way of thinking and Kirk strongly reinforced those ideals into his writings. The four canons that I see that should have been applied throughout this book are: a belief in a transcendent order ; a conviction that society requires orders and…

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    Tommy Lee Speeches

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    Hey, that's right it's me, the best in the business. No need to get star struck, I promise.(pause for laughter) I may be the best drummer, from the best band, with the best set, but I hope you can handle the radical emanating off this stage. (Shrug) Oh right, for those of you who don't know, my name's (point to self) Tommy Lee. The famous drummer of Motley Crüe, one of the best bands of this decade. You are probably just here for the autographs at the end, but you're going to sit through this…

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