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    In this film, Laura (1944) we are introduced to a group of corrupt and fittingly shady upper-class social order types. The focus is on particular conventions of content, like themes or settings and/or form, including structure and style (Goodykoontz & Jacobs 2014). This film will be critiqued by the author through the lens of the genre theory (AMC, n.d.). The genre theory allows critics to take a short cut to categorize films. The director woks with the time-period and has a vision and that includes the audience he wishes to engage. The cinematographer of Laura, Lucien Ballard, uses shadow, lighting, high-contrast black and white cinematography. The film received the award for Best Cinematography and was nominated for five academy awards. For those who love a good romantic mystery thriller, Otto Preminger’s “Laura (1944)” will be enjoyed…

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    When reviewing the book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption its hard to find anything bad to say. The book was so thrilling and enjoyable that I could see a person having a hard time putting it down. Louie Zamperini is the main character of this book written by Laura Hillenbrand. The summary of the book is about the unpredictable, wild, and inspiring story of a young boy who did nothing but get in trouble, and remarkably ends up having one of the most talked…

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    Laura secord Many people know the story of Lara Secord but some of you may be a bit fuzzy on the details. Laura Secord was born Sep.t 13,1775 a Wednesday. When laura was 8 years old her mother died leaving Four little girls to her father. Her father remarried 3 times and had a large family, by his third wife. Laura was married at the age of 20 in 1797. She had six daughters and one son. She was married to James Secord a son of a loyalist. They first lived at St David's but then settled in…

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    Another key reason that Laura and Howie encounter is more dangerous and malevolent is that Howie and Laura are exploring the wilderness on their own. Howie wanted to stay alone in the woods with Laura. Howie said “I had this idea. About us. I had this idea that just you and me could live together in the woods. Sort of like Indians. They wouldn’t be able to find us, because we wouldn’t ever be there when they looked for us.” Brook Cole’s point is that Howie wanted to hide from the world in the…

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    Laura Mulvey states in male controlled society “the pleasure in looking is split between the active-male and passive-female.” this is echoed in the dominant forms in film. Classic Hollywood narratives traditionally focus on a male protagonist with an assumed male viewer. Men are presented as controlling characters and treat women as docile objects of desire; this applies to both on screen and to viewers. Women are objectified in relation to the male gaze, showcasing women as an image and men as…

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    Most movies are structured for the male audience’s pleasure, “His Girl Friday” is no exception to that. Directed by Howard Hawks, “His Girl Friday” is a 1940’s screwball comedy that is full of wit and most describe as ahead of it’s time. On the surface, the movie seems like a great start of the commentary of role-reversal or being a working female of the time. However, upon deeper inspection that isn’t the case. “His Girl Friday”, though progressive for the time with the main female lead being…

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    Laura Mulvey’s piece, Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, emerged during second wave feminism and the classic Hollywood Film era. Mulvey’s work has since received various criticisms (Torres Lecture 10) however, several of her ideas are still prevalent in films today –specifically male characters as active and female characters as passive (Mulvey). Mulvey theorizes, “pleasure in looking has been split between active/male and passive/female. The determining male gaze projects its fantasy onto…

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    The author of the Little House series, Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder was a mother, a teacher, a farmer, a journalist, a loyal democrat, and an active political protester extraordinaire. However she is also the mysterious writer with her fans always asking what is true or fake in her books. ⅝ of her “Little House” books won Newbery awards. Laura even has a literacy award named after her called the “Laura Ingalls Wilder Award”. She was the first awarded in 1954. l. Laura Elizabeth Ingalls was…

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    The Not so Little Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder Laura Ingalls Wilder did not spend many years of her life writing her famous book series, but those idle years of writing produced memorable ideas for her stories. Wilder’s life, as well as the legacy of her books, contained prosperity along with some turmoil. Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder was born near Pepin, Wisconsin on February 7, 1867 in a log cabin (Kort 353). She was the second of four daughters born to Charles and Caroline Ingalls (Kort…

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    significantly influenced his conduct, and his actions reflect how he was raised. In many ways, his experiences negatively influence his future, but in other small ways, his childhood left him with a unique perspective. He values family over everything. This story displays his love for Laura, and how he felt about losing her. The story “King of The Bingo Game,” is set during a time of racial tension even in the North. African Americans were treated differently because of the color of their skin,…

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