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    Relationships are complicated. The film “Her”, directed by Spike Jonze, is a clear example of this. Throughout the film, Theodore Twombly is challenged by the decision of having a relationship with a digital lifeform. He struggles with his artificial companion, Samantha, wishing that she were real. Samantha faces many of her own challenges as well, one of them being that she is unable to have human interaction with Theodore. Although, technology helps Theodore to break out of his comfort zone, helping him build communication with others. In the articles “Is Technology destroying empathy?” (2015), “The Myth of the Disconnected Life” (2012), and “Disembodied, but, OH, what a voice” (2013), authors P.J. Manney, Jason Farman, and Manohla Dargis…

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    Carl and Russell’s personalities are very different, and this can be seen throughout the movie. In the movie review written by James Berardinelli, Carl is “a grumpy sort: set in his ways and not welcoming of strangers,” (Berardinelli). In the movie, Carl can be seen not wanting to receive help from the construction workers outside of his home and he also did not want help from Russell. In the review from the New York Times, Manohla Dargis writes, “Russell (Jordan Nagai), inadvertently hitches a…

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    Although The Invasion was quoted to be the lamest version of Jack Finney’s classic novel, New York Times writer Manohla Dargis describing it as being “abhorrent” with the movie trying to “hide its ineptitude behind a veil of pomposity” (Dargis), it was still the first of its reboots to feature a woman as the main character. So while the portrayal of women in movies has changed over the years, there is obviously still more work to do in the field of getting more women into movies. When it comes…

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    Les Miserable Analysis

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    casting decisions, costuming, and videography, Tom Hooper provides a historically accurate fiction film, Les Miserable in order to entertain history gurus around the world. Tom Hooper and his staff cast Les Miserable to correctly portray the roles in which the actors were given. Although there are many characters in this film, I would like to discuss a woman named Fantine. Fantine, played by Anne Hathaway, is a young woman who was wrongly dismissed by her foreman. She had a daughter to care…

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    One of the major praises that Dargis gives is that 12 years a Slave is unique in its interpretation and presentation. As it does not pull any punches in illustrating the horrible imagery of American slavery. Dargis explains that “one of the major shocks of ‘12 Years a Slave’ is that it reminds how infrequently stories about slavery have been told on the big screen” (3) with few exceptions such as Richard Fleischer’s Mandingo and tells “a very different tale of the Old South” (3) as shown in Gone…

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    saintly, or highlighted by virtue. As the typical biopics attempt to summarize a figure’s success in under two hours, it is difficult to get any true meaning of the musicians’ life. In contrast, John Ridley chooses to offer much greater insight into the struggles and journey of Hendrix as he rose towards success. Ridley’s unorthodox approach is deeply cherished as seen in reviews like “Jimi: All Is By Your Side,” as Christy Lemire admires the “risky approach” that Ridley takes as he chooses to…

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    see the effects numerous emotionally charged moments can have on a child. By using cinematic realism in Boyhood, Linklater creates a work depicting loss of innocence as each character matures. Setting out to record life on film, he captures each moment in the construction of a character wise beyond their years. Katy Steinmetz of Time Magazine describes Richard Linklater’s Boyhood as an “unprecedented project” and from ideation, to direction, to production, that statement has proven true. Thanks…

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    Maids The Help creates this idea that everyone accepted living with segregation and the movie only showed a hint of the agony that people lived in. This softly written movie displays the lives of maids living in Jackson, Mississippi. This movie sweetly informed the audience of mistreatment of these maids, although, it lacks the heart wrenching brutality. The Help misleads the audience. The Help doesn’t display the heart wrenching tears when Aibleen’s son died or when Skeeter loses her mother…

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    it also can effective in backing up and constructing the wanted organizational culture. Measuring the HRM has the same level of importance as the planning phase. It is very noticeable that there are powerless HR practices that are being practiced which needs to be re-designed and re-strategized References: • "Definition of Disney, Walt in English". Oxford Dictionaries. Oxford University Press. Archived from the original on April 25, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2016. •…

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