Lance Henriksen

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  • Film Analysis: Alien Vs. Predator

    Alien vs. Predator: Mankind in the Middle We all want to know how mankind developed into the complex system of cultures that we have today. One theory is that our development was directly influenced by beings from out of this world. In this paper, I will be looking at the way assimilation, rites of passage and diffusion directly affect human culture. Specifically, how the Predator culture used each of these to influence sects of human culture. In the movie Alien vs. Predator we get a glimpse of what that may have looked like as we see the aftermath of the Predators thousand year old organization of tribal man into a civilization that worshiped them as gods. This movie shows how the Predator culture forced assimilation on mankind, making their own norms and values the requirement of everyday life. Predators taught the humans their language, symbols and use of architectural technology that we see repeated in early large scale civilizations. Even after their loss of control over Earth the Predators centennial return to fulfill their own rite of passage gives us a look at how the culture of mankind and Predator have a diffusion of ideals and are forced to work together to defeat a common enemy. When the humans see a heat bloom from the middle of an artic wasteland they assume there must be something valuable hidden under the ice, so naturally they must investigate. Among the crew chosen by Charles Wayland, owner of the Wayland Corporation, to investigate what appears to be a…

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  • School Where Teachers Are Armed

    The classroom door burst open, slamming against the door stopper with a loud bang. All the tiny third grade students turned in their chairs to see who was there. Some students shrieked in fear while others stared in open shock at the door. In the doorway stood a crude looking man who was brandishing a gleaming gun. He was screaming at them to get on the ground or else. He waved the gun around wildly for more effect. The scheme worked. Children whimpered in fright as they raised their hands above…

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  • Overcoming Autobiographies

    This year I studied four texts, two of which were autobiographies, and the other two were documentaries. The texts are “It’s not about the bike” written by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins, “Open an Autobiography” written by Andre Agassi, “Kevin’s Sentence” presented by Bob Carty from the Canadian broadcasting company and “Over the edge” presented by Linden Macintyre from Canada’s Fifth Estate programme. All four of these texts share the significant theme of overcoming adversity which can…

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  • Tour De France Case Study Answers

    Question 1 The upcoming 2018 Tour De France race will be the 105th anniversary of the race and will begin on July 7, concluding on July 29. Throughout the race there will be 21 stages, where riders will have to face six mountain stages, three of six will be summit finishes, one independant time trial, one team trial and eight flat routes. All of the 21 stages total up to a staggering 3229 km, meaning preparation, training and nutritional requirements are key components if a cyclist is set on…

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  • Livestrong Mission Statement Analysis

    The Livestrong Foundation is an organization that was founded in 1997 by American cyclist Lance Armstrong and since that time has generated $580 million worth of funds, according to their website “”, to provide free services to help those affected by cancer. This includes people diagnosed with cancer, their families, friends, loved ones and the health care professionals who work with them. The Livestrong Foundation is an organization that is committed to helping people with any…

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  • Essay On Motocross

    There has not been a great deal of historical research about motocross. While periodical publications in both Europe and America have reported on the sport extensively, one can count on two hands the useful books that have been written about motocross. I have a 1982 yz80 i would suggest that for the first time rider. . I have always wanted yz450f or a ktm 450 that has been my dream since my first dirtbike in 2007. Dirt bikes have been around about 92 years. The earliest motorcycles were little…

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  • Essay On Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports

    help aircrews stay alert and combat fatigue. Amphetamines was used in abundance in professional cycling as the top cyclists soon found amphetamines necessary to remain competitive. The use of performance-enhancing drugs was first made illegal on June 1, 1965 and shortly to follow were the dismissal of several riders from races that year. Anabolic steroids were first used by the Soviet Union in the 1970s to encourage muscle growth in strength sports, but they had also found use among endurance…

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  • Dead Man Western Analysis

    Westerns. He actually fits into both societies, in spite of this, he chooses to be a part of either one. As he states in the film to William Blake, “My name is Exaybachay. He Who Talks Loud, Saying Nothing” (Dead Man 1995) and “I preferred to be called Nobody” (Dead Man 1995). Jarmusch is making a statement in this dialogue that it is not necessary for to fit into a clean Western type mold. It is interesting that the director forms several contradictions to the Western formula. He also conveys…

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