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  • Character Analysis Of Oliver Stone's Wall Street

    “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” So preaches Michael Douglas in his Oscar-winning role as immoral businessman Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street. Stone’s follow-up to his Best Picture winner Platoon¸ Wall Street does not have quite the reputation Platoon does. I have not seen Platoon, but it seems that this makes sense because Wall Street is not a very entertaining or interesting movie because, although greed may be good, Stone forgot that clarity is good too. The plot of this movie is simple enough. Charlie Sheen plays an ambitious young stockbroker named Bud Fox who possesses a will to do anything necessary to succeed in his career. A low-level grunt at a large firm, the film begins with Fox “cold-calling” people. Essentially,…

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  • Douglas Macarthur's Impact On Japan

    “He had a way of touching your elbow or shoulder, upping his chin with a slight jerk and crowding into his eye such a warmth of blessing… he made you feel you’d contributed a boon to the whole human race” (“Douglas MacArthur” 1). MacArthur came from a background of a strict military upbringing. His father and grandfather were both generals and being raised on a military base MacArthur was destined to be a part of the United States military. His life was shaped and structured, but he had a…

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  • Ben Hur Film Analysis

    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…

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  • Organizational Structure Analysis

    organization acquiesces accountability and a strong sense of togetherness to accomplish whatever objectives. Excellent communication skills is the most important strategy for superior management, however, there are several principles in management that when followed create effective leadership. In today’s world, when technology is as accessible as it is, when there is so much global trade, the places from which there was a competitive advantage have deteriorated. What remains the differentiator…

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  • Operation Watchtower Analysis

    Operation Watchtower provides an exceptional reference to illustrate American commanders’ application of operational art in the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO) during World War II. This paper analyzes the roles of Admiral Earnest J. King and Major General Alexander Vandegrift as operational artists during planning and execution of Operation Watchtower. Their understanding of the link among lines of operation, decisive points, operational reach, culmination, and risk directly contributed to…

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  • Classroom Diversity Case Study

    2. Classroom Diversity The class I will be student teaching will be the 4th grade class from 10:20 to 11:05 A.M. Students range in age from 9 to 10 year olds consisting of 14 males and 8 females. There are 2 individual students with IEP 's (Individual Education Plans), 0 ELL 's (English Language Learners), and 9 ALP 's (Advanced Learning Plans). Cherokee Trail 's Elementary as a whole has 9% of the students ' who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. The minority enrollment is 23% of the…

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  • Analysis Of Mcgregor's Theory X And Ethical Behavior

    1. McGregor published Theory X and Theory Y over 30 years ago. Do we still have Theory X managers? Why? There is no doubt in my mind that today, 30 years later, we still have Theory X managers. According with McGregor Theory X, managers tend to have a negative, pessimistic view of employees and display more coercive, autocratic leadership styles using external means of controls, such as threats and punishment. Additionally, their attitudes hold that employees dislike work and must be closely…

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  • Theme Of Mise En Scene In Imitation Of Life

    In the film, Imitation of Life, director Douglas Sirk utilizes the visual elements of mise-en-scene to affect viewers emotionally when presenting them with life’s limits of race. Throughout the film Sirk provides the viewer with a particular perspective of American life during the 1950’s. There are specific conventions and mise-en-scene devices that Sirk employs which are conducive to displaying the limitations of race. An example being, the scene where Annie and Sarah-Jane first arrive at…

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  • Space Odyssey And Stranger Days: Movie Analysis

    “The future” is that beautiful place where everyone seems to be dreaming about. The future has been a perfect spot for the movies industry. The constantly human’s need to know what our actions and consequences would bring, have been the base for movies like Her, Silent Running, 2001:Space Odyssey and Stranger Days. Putting all the beautiful visual effects and futuristic graphics aside, movies is the best way to travel in time because they show us a visual representation of an upcoming future.…

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  • Ali Fear Eat The Soul Analysis

    unequivocally authentic engagement with German identity politics and will further argue that his film Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974) specifically embodies his exploration into the themes of authority, racism, exploitation as well as class identity and class struggle within the highly politicized space of post-war Germany. Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul tells the story of two outwardly incompatible individuals, one Emmi Kurowski, a 60-year-old widow and a young Moroccan immigrant, known…

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