Ray Harryhausen

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  • Tim Burton Visual Style

    Tim Burton is well known for his work as a director. He has been nominated for several awards. Among these are; two Oscars, one Golden Globe, five Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, and several Hugo Awards (IMDB). Besides being a director of many of Hollywood's greatest films, he is also an accomplished illustrator, painter, screenwriter, and producer. From his early days at The California Institute of Arts, to his current film projects, Burton has always had an ability to transfer his perceptions in to a visual medium. His visual style is often a mix fantasy, gothic, and horror (Tim Burton Bio A&E). Timothy Walter Burton was born; in the shadow of the Hollywood Hills of Burbank, California, on August 25, 1958. He grew up the son of seemingly distant parents that were also a bit odd. His father, who was injured early in his career as a professional baseball player, worked for the City of Burbank's sports department. His mother owned a cat-themed gift shop (for cats) called Cats Plus. Burton's room had to large windows that overlooked the yard, but his parents boarded them up (Pringle). Oddly enough, one of the staples of his films, there is usually an overly sympathetic parental figure. He enjoyed watching Japanese monster movies, and classic Universal horror films (Feinberg, Scott); like those of Lon Chaney and Bela Lugosi. “I don't know what it was, maybe the movie theaters in my immediate surrounding neighbourhood [sic] in Burbank, but I never saw what…

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  • Laposha Brown: A Short Story

    Yotat Embassy. When he tells Tyler that he won’t be in work for a while, Tyler finds out that it’s because his sister Laposha is in trouble (again). He quickly decides to help with the case as well, wich leads him to find out Laporsha secret. Laporsha was quiet around Tyler and got mad at Dominque for telling Tyler what happened. Tyler takes one look at Laporsha son, Todd and sees Shawn Grayson's face in him. “You.. and shawn?” he says as he gives Laporsha dirty look. Laposha looks at the ground…

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  • The Importance Of Space Technology

    energy that the sun’s core presents, and the atoms in each consecutive level of our star as the light attempts to outflow. “together these efforts channeled the combined expertise of dozens of astronomers, computational physicists, and atomic physicists into diving with unprecedented precision how atoms in the layers of the sun and other stars interact with the light trying to escape” (James). In 2003, Yu had taken his career to join forces with prestige medical physicists; however, he sustained…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of MRI Scans

    Nearly all ancient societies practiced body modification through either piercingss or tattoos. These ancient practices are becoming ever more present in our modern Canadian society, especially tattoos. One writer says, “Permanent tattooing is the process of body modification by deposition of a pigment into the dermis” (Simunovic and Shinohara 525). In the past three decades, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become increasingly popular in the medical field. Magnetic resonance imaging is a…

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  • Fahrenheit 451 Equality 7-2521 Analysis

    To begin, Equality 7-2521 of Anthem, written by Ray Bradbury and Guy Montag of Fahrenheit 451, also written by Ray Bradbury are the prime examples of the outcast of dystopian societies. In both scenarios, the main character has a quest for knowledge unlike everyone else presented in the society. Guy Montag and Equality 7-2521 both try to break the mold casted by the society that is present. This leads to consequences of negative actions towards both of the main characters. In the dystopian…

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  • Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury: Wisdom Is Different Than Knowledge

    Wisdom is different than knowledge In the Novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury published in 1953, Bradbury implies that technology and war are total powerhouses of society today and how the wisdom and knowledge of new things is non existent also highly frowned upon because the government does not want it’s people to be smarter than itself. In “The Sieve and the Sand”, Bradbury is still implying that the mistakes made in the rebellion of the government that are made is very hard to let that go…

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  • Conformity And Conformity In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

    The purpose of conformity and cooperation revolve around the idea of people being each other 's equal and everyone following the rules laid upon them, but when their is a resistance the result could be catastrophic. Guy Montag is a man who embraces his job of burning books and is too ignorant to see what he is actually doing, but when he meets his neighbor she opens his mind to see what his life actually consists of and alters his awareness towards what is occurring all around him. In Fahrenheit…

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  • Destructive Violence In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

    Ray Bradbury characterizes his novel Fahrenheit 451 with excessive violence. Bloodshed, punishment, and cruelty are intrinsic components of Bradbury’s dystopian world, yet those who live there accept it as part of daily life. Because society normalizes psychologically damaging hobbies and behavior, citizens thoughtlessly practice reckless and self-destructive actions from dangerous driving to suicide. These violent tendencies are a symptom of the widespread underlying discontent that citizens…

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  • Social Injustice In Fahrenheit 451 Analysis

    Social Injustice In the novel, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, shows how he fears the future will be. This futuristic world includes Guy Montag and his motives for going against the social standard by reading books. In the society that Bradbury imagines, books are banned and considered wrong in the sense of political correctness, and people aren’t allowed to think for themselves, always being busy with something. Guy Montag is a firefighter, who burns books. It may seem strange now, but in his…

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  • The Challenges Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury

    When a novel or movie is classed as being fictional, it is automatically assumed that the content inside is not related to our society today even if it is set in places or times different from our own. In the fictional novel Fahrenheit 451, the author Ray Bradbury is able to display ideas and problems that occur in our everyday lives even though it was written during the 1950’s. Bradbury is able to show the impact of technology on a society which includes the advantages that it has on that…

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