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  • Global Film Industry: The Global Entertainment Industry

    The Walt Disney Company, an entertainment conglomerate, purchased Marvel Studios back in 2009 for $4 billion (Vejvoda). When conglomerates eliminate industry competition, it can produce negative externalities in an industry. Marvel Studios has been committed to producing superhero movies since 1993 and recently has been criticized for its predatory business strategies. This can be shown through the salary dealings from its production of the Avengers series. The lead cast of the Avengers consists of Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johannson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, and Mark Ruffalo. In the second sequel to the Avengers series, lead cast members received significantly different salaries for an equally joint effort. It 's no surprise that Robert Downey Jr attained the highest salary, but $40 million was an exorbitant amount considering how much his fellow leads got. Scarlett Johansson received $20 million, despite that this was half than what her male counterpart got it was a monumental take away for an actress. Evans, Renner, Hemsworth, and Ruffalo respectively received $6.9, $6.1, $5.4, and $2.8 million (Schwerdtfeger). These figures show that the average salary among lead characters was $13.5 million. However, the difference between the highest and lowest salary was $37.2 million. Marvel Studios has…

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  • The Courage Of Love In The Movie Only You

    Faith Corvatch ( Marisa Tomei) was only a kid when a fortune teller told her the name of her true love Damon Bradley . Since then she has not stopped thinking and looking for him, but as the time went by she got tired of searching and soon met a doctor who she engaged a few years later. A week before her wedding she received a call from the guy that was suppose to be her true love (Damon) so she decided to go look for him again, with her friend Kate (Bonnie Hunt) . They went to Italy that was…

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  • Movie Review: The Soloist

    The movie The Soloist starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx is based on the book with the same title written by Steve Lopez. The book chronicles Steve Lopez’s friendship with a homeless schizophrenic named Nathaniel Ayers. In the movie, Robert Downey Jr. portrays Lopez and Jamie Foxx portrays Ayers. There are multiple differences between the book and the movie; however, the main premise and struggles remain the same. After struggling to come up with an idea for his column for the Los Angels…

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  • Sexism In Movie Essay

    Robert Downey Jr., male of course, played the character of Tony Stark. Stark was a very rich engineer that was held captive by the enemy in Afghanistan, but escaped by creating protective and weaponized suit. Once he was able to escape and brought back to the U.S., Stark was able to improve the suit to give him the capabilities of a superhero. Gwyneth Paltrow, female, is casted as Pepper Pots, Tony Stark’s secretary. It may seem that Pots was only written into the storyline to show that while…

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  • Editing In Zodiac

    investigation to track him down, with endless false clues and blind alleys which to this day has not been concluded. FRAMEWORKS: • Historical: Zodiac represents the realism of unpredictable and uncertain crime investigation procedures in America in the 60’s and 70’s. It focuses on real life historical facts and details, as well as the failures and unconcluded mysteries. • Authorship: David Fincher’s films are well known for their fascination in problem solving and mysteries, in addition to the…

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  • Analysis Of 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

    Men through centuries have felt entitled to own and posses women. In the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tony Stark, the character played by Robert Downey Jr said that he would reinstitute prima nocta if he were king of Asgard; prima nocta is the right of a king to bed a woman on her wedding night. Women are then equated with things that can be possessed by men. The belief of men to have rights to women reminded me of the actions of Elliot Rodger, whom drove to a sorority house in California and…

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  • Lock And Mori By Robert Downey Jr

    Now, to be perfectly honest, I know nothing about Sherlock Holmes. I have never read the books and never watched the BBC show (though it is on my binge watch list for spring break). I have, though, seen the two movies with Robert Downy Jr – which is what first interested me in this book. I love those movies, I don’t know if that is an unpopular opinion – but I think Robert Downey Jr nails it. Lock & Mori takes an entirely different view on a beloved classic. From what I can gather, no one knows…

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  • Why Commit Cybercrime

    something that perhaps cannot otherwise be obtained, like communication with other people with prurient interests. Political and religious motives are more intimidating than the other motives; they are also known as hacktivism (Britz, 2013, p.63). They involve strong emotional feelings that affect not just one person or business, but many people. The first three motives are less threatening than the last three, but no less illegal, and in the case of revenge, it can be as simple as posting an…

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  • Shaker Culture Book Report

    an early example shaker culture when Mr. Tanner gives young Robert the pig for help and apron with the calving. Mr. Haven and Robert are fixing the fence when Mr. Tanner brings the pig Roberts father states about accepting the pig “we thank you brother Tanner but it’s not the shaker way to take frills for being neighborly” (P 21). I think this shows that in the shaker culture they feel that is not right to accept a gift or payment for doing the right thing in any given situation are helping out…

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  • Gender Equality In Susan Glaspell's A Jury Of Her Peers

    In society, there is always the desire to be “loyal to your sex” (Glaspell), to protect those that one relates to the most. In Susan Glaspell’s short story, A Jury of Her Peers, the characters personify that exact constant by protecting their peers, respectively, as a result of the historical gender segregation. To begin, the women in the short story are not friends, with the narrator of the story stating “She [Martha Hale] had met Mrs. Peters the year before at the county fair… she remembered……

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