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    “The Minority Report” (1956), by Philip K. Dick is a collection of short stories divided into four volumes, Minority Report (Steven Spielberg, 2002) is, the produced film to help illustrate the science-fiction novel and is clearly, one of few films that transition most highlights the ideas of surveillance of citizens and preventive justice. Although it is undeniable that both ideas are taken from the original story by Dick, in the film they are highlighted and modified, to some extent thanks to the audiovisual narration that sustains and supports them. This is a relevant point since sometimes opinion has tended towards the idea that cinematographic, unlike literary, science fiction, strips this genre of the innovative and non-conformist ideas…

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    Fate: Sealed yet Alterable It is human nature to crave knowledge. People cannot help it, and oftentimes it is a favorable quality. Awareness should be desirable, right? Sometimes. But when dealing with fate, awareness can only hurt individuals, as shown in both Oedipus Rex and Minority Report. Both movie and play clearly illustrate that when a person tries to change their own destiny, they only end up bringing themselves closer to it. They also show how attempting to alter another’s destiny…

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    others for personal gain and reward. Power corrupts peoples morality but the truth never pollutes their personal integrity. Both Minority Report, directed by Steven Spielberg and Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles posses leaders of society who come out favorable due to a lie. A leader’s power is determined by their manipulation of the truth. Manipulation of the truth demonstrates the leader’s exaggeration of power, and helps maintain a leader’s personal status and position in society.…

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    Fate Vs Free Will Essay

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    a person’s life. Nonetheless, one has an endless amount of life-altering choices to be made. Sophocles and Steven Spielberg both explore the idea of free will versus fate in their respective texts: Oedipus the King and Minority Report. Destiny is fulfilled due to the avoidance of it. To avoid their doomed fate, both characters go to extensive lengths physically and authoritatively, no matter how illogical it seems to try and escape destiny. To escape from fate both characters do so…

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    John Anderton Comparison

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    The “Minority Report” ,by Stephen Spielberg, takes a classic short story also called “Minority Report”, by Philip K. Dick, and adds a more Hollywood modern twist to it. Similar to the short story, the movie takes the viewer on a journey filled with enough mystery and suspense to incite an internal war of right and wrong, but the movie separates itself in that it is made with a business aspect in mind. Therefore, Spielberg makes certain characters much more relatable. More specifically, Spielberg…

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    Carl H-Block Final Draft 13/4/2014 What Can We Compare? How does one thinks about the similarity between two completely different worlds? One world is a movie with a hero who just broke out of jail and has encounter bullets everywhere during fighting scenes. Politicians with their unbearable argument also took place in this story. Another world has a hero who just came back from the greatest battle of his life fighting against the Trojans. Gods with godlike power play a major role and the hero…

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    Minority Report Dystopia

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    Through constant separation and segregation between curious individuals, complicit figures, and the unjust system, and a maintenance of hope and fear, like the ones in Hunger Games and Minority Report, dystopian societies are able to maintain itself and injustice within. In both films, the system that controls the dystopia tries its very best to separate the curious individuals and the complicit, all the while isolating themselves into a very far away and unreachable place. To overthrow…

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    Themes In Minority Report

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    Minority Report Packed full of action, mystery, and deception, Minority Report tells the story of the year 2054 in Washington D.C., where police utilize a psychic technology to convict murderers before their crime has been completed. The film Minority Report is categorized as a dramatic mystery and directed by Steven Spielberg in the year 2002. Tom Cruise, who plays the leader of Precrime, is convicted of murdering a man that he has never met. At the beginning of the movie, Tom’s character is…

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    the film Minority Report, the ideas of a utopia are twisted into a somewhat dystopia. Similarly, in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four, As crimes are stopped before they occur, those who would be considered innocent until proven otherwise, are now automatically assumed to be guilty. This procedure, although in some ways beneficial to the society as a whole, has the potential to become harmful if the accusations are made with the least bit of doubt. The police system of each dystopian society proves…

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    Minority Report Essay

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    division and reports to the director of Pre-Crime, Lamar Burgess, who throughout the film is a close friend and fatherly figure to Anderton. Three twins with congenital infeasible power, called Pre-Cogs, have the ability to see the future murders before they ought to occur. During the entire time span of Pre-Crime, there hasn't been a single murder, therefore, it is very successfull in public eye. The main thrust of the story happens when Jon Anderton himself will be a murderer. Anderton does…

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