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    Thursday, I was intrigued by the design of this invention, but could not fully make sense of how it functions just by looking at pictures of it. An interior view of the Kinetoscope shows film wrapped around a number of wheels below an eyepiece, leading through another series of wheels that create vertical parallel rows of film, and running back towards the eyepiece. Although the film appears to pass beneath the eyepiece located at the crown of the contraption, I wanted to research this object for my response paper because the mechanics were difficult to make sense of at first glance. Described as “the birth of the movie industry,” the Kinetoscope was originally designed by Thomas Edison in the…

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    Film making is an art form. “Film, also called a movie, motion picture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that when shown on a screen create an illusion of motion images” (Wikipedia). According to Oxford Dictionary a film is, “A story or event recorded by a camera as a set of moving images and shown in a cinema or on television.” The way the things or the plot is perceived and the way the dialogues are written and delivered all lend an authority to films being an art…

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    film as D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation. It was one of the first films in history that had a score designed specifically for the film, it was one of the longest films ever made upon its release, it was the highest box office grossing film at the time of its release and it arguably helped create a film grammar which has lasted to this day. Unfortunately, this film is also one of the most unabashedly racist films that has ever been produced. The way of nature in this film, at least as it…

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    “The Mighty Ducks”: A Sport’s Psychology View To practice implementing sport psychology concepts, I chose the 1992 film, The Mighty Ducks to be my example situation. Being that it was the only movie on the given list that was readily available to watch on Netflix, my decision was easy. Having only seen bits and pieces of the movie, I was now able to watch it in its entirety. The Mighty Ducks is a sport drama starring Emilio Estevez. Estevez plays Gordon Bombay, a high powered lawyer who will do…

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    Caache Scene Analysis

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    Caché Scene Journal Description of the Scene Caché is a French film, directed by Michael Haneke. I chose to analyze the last ten minutes of the film because I found the ending very intriguing. The specific time of the film scene I selected is from 1 hour 46 minutes of the film till the end of the film. This scene can be divided into two specific scenes. The first scene takes place at George’s childhood farmhouse, and there is a man and woman who come in a car and pick up a little boy from the…

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    Man with a Movie Camera, a film from 1929 directed by Dziga Vertov, is a film unlike any contemporary movie we would see today that may hold more significance than most modern blockbusters from Hollywood. This film takes place over the course of one day, and presents how extraordinary everyday life can be. Vertov uses no actors and tells no story in this film. Instead, he focuses on the technology of the camera he is using to film, and shows his audience what the kino-eye sees and what really…

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    The contrast between “The Enchanting Shadow” and “A Chinese Ghost Story” The Enchanting Shadow in 1960, which was the first color film to participate in Cannes Festival. Compare to amount of the following Nie Xiaoqian story, A Chinese Ghost Story in 1987 was the most similar to The Enchanting Shadow in various respects, such as plot, setting and style of film making. For some of people, the neither familiar with nor enjoy The Enchanting Shadow. However, A Chinese Ghost Story was a remake of…

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    Corpse Bride Analysis

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    1. Introduction Genre is an important classification technique used in films, literature, music and so forth. Although significant, genre is not a fixed idea in film. There are many grey areas when subgenres, subversions and hybrids are included. A single film can cross over many genres and therefore cannot be put into a single category. For example Tim Burton’s movie Corpse Bride, released in 2005. It would be wrong to solely consider this a romance film, even though the conventions of the…

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    1. Thesis statement a. The 1998 version of The Parent Trap is a soundtrack film with many nostalgic aspects in the music, which changed the way audiences viewed this version of the film compared to the original 1961 version. 2. Use of nostalgia in film a. “As texts move through history, they encounter new audiences, are placed in new contexts, or gather new historical and cultural resonances. Thus, the political and social function of texts’ nostalgia inevitably change.” (Dwyer, 2015) i. This…

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    Lesson Planning Lesson Title: Awareness of Violence Learner Objectives: • Define what violence is and how it affects women, children and in the family. • Introduce the film • Watch documentary relating to Awareness of Violence • Questions & Discussion • Discuss Safety Procedures • List of churches in community, willing to help women and families Materials: • A location, School gym, Church building or Auditorium room • Big Screen • Screen Projector • The film relating to Awareness of…

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