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    The two leading stars of this film, “The Intern” have benefited from comedy at some point throughout their careers. The first one, is Robert De Niro, who entered into the world of comedy back in 1999 with “Analyze This,” which became a critical and commercial success, and it earned De Niro a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. After “Analyze This,” De Niro continued pursuing and stretching his comedic prowess with “Meet the Parents” in 2000. This film also became a mass hit, both critically and commercially, and it earned him another Golden Globe nomination. After years of collaborating exclusively with Martin Scorsese, De Niro has teamed, in yet another perfect match, with director, David O. Russell. They have collaborated in Russell’s most recent projects, one of their most memorable and recent collaborations was in the comedy, “Silver Linings…

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    In the film, Robert De Niro, a well-known actor, plays the realistic monster tremendously. De Niro’s actions time and time again in the movie display non-human characteristics to entertain the viewer. Despite James Berardinelli’s review of “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (United States, 1994)” (page. 1) , where he states “the creature seems almost the more “human “ of the two”, I personally think the monster portrays less human characteristics then Victor, as Victor shows human errors time and time…

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    TedTalk concerning the ideas of career anxiety and success, Alain de Botton, a respected author and philosopher, analyzed the classification of spectrum extremes in today’s capitalistic society and how it has affected our image of success. Alain found that “in the Middle Ages, in England, when you met a very poor person, that person would be described as an ‘unfortunate’ — literally, somebody who had not been blessed by fortune, an unfortunate.” This concept of fortune was often driven by the,…

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    feel in your heart—your soul, the spiritual side. And you know, the worst of the two is the spiritual." Throughout Mean Streets (1973), Charlie Cappa (Harvey Keitel) places his hand above open flames over and again, as if by tormenting himself with the roaring inferno he can achieve some spiritual salvation. The same masochistic tendency can be found in Raging Bull (1980), when Jake La Motta (played by Robert De Niro) submissively takes relentless beating from his opponent yet still…

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    Martin Scorsese

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    World Cinema Foundation. He is a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won an Academy Award, a Palme d'Or,Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award, Silver Lion, Grammy Award, Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and DGA Awards. Scorsese's body of work addresses such themes as Italian American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt andredemption, machismo, modern crime, and gang conflict. Many of his films are also notable for their depiction of…

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    Nouvelle vague, and lifted to an even higher level. This resulted in the presence of mystical gaze in some of Scorsese’s films, but also in characters that were not traditionally clear cut. Even though he made films which could be considered progressive for its time, his female characters are very shallow, and show very little change in comparison to the average Hollywood film. Therefore, there is the absence of the male macho gaze, when talking about the male protagonists, which was present in…

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    The movie, “Groundhog Day” is a successful 1993 American film that captures the interests, mind and heart of its viewers because of its astonishing, innovative, and unique storyline, and in which this requires clear mind when watching in order for it to decode and unfold its purpose and in order for it to discover how great it is. This was directed by Harold Ramis and written by Ramis himself and Danny Rubin, based on a story by Rubin .It was starring by Bill Murray, Andie Macdowell and Chris…

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    The sports film genre remains one of Hollywood’s most prolific and popular forms. Famous films such as Rocky, Field of Dreams, and Space Jam are but a few of the many notable examples of the genre. Director Martin Scorsese’s take on infamous boxer Jake LaMotta, the 1980 biographical film Raging Bull, remains as one of the genre’s most highly acclaimed films, and also one of the genre’s most challenging. The film does not follow the inspirational uplifting feel highly known for in the genre. The…

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    Campbell remarked Lucas to have perfectly integrated the cycle to Star Wars’ plot. This is not surprising at all, due to the fact that Lucas drew inspiration from the template Campbell created for his film, Star Wars. Table 1 presented below compares the stages of the Hero’s Journey to the events that occurred in the movie, A New Hope. *(Christopher Vogler’s condensed version of the Hero’s Journey has been used in this paper to view this theory from a more general perspective in contrast to…

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    The movie, Bourne Supremacy, is the second movie in the Bourne series, which is directed by Paul Greengrass. The Bourne series is packed full of intense action and thrilling chase scenes that keep you intrigued at all times and Bourne Supremacy is an example of the outstanding and compelling storyline that goes throughout the series. Matt Damon is the lead role as Jason Bourne, an ex-CIA assassin that got out of the system and is trying to remember who he really is, because he has psychogenic…

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