Sling Blade

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  • Child Abuse In Billy Bob Thornton's Sling Blade

    Billy Bob Thornton’s Sling Blade is a brilliant Academy Award winning film that he not only directed himself, but was also the star actor. The movie was released in November of 1996 by Miramax Films, an American company known for independent and foreign films.1 Some other famous cast member includes country star Dwight Yoakam, and J.T. Walsh known from the film A Few Good Men. Sling Blade was an expansion of the short film that Billy had previously created called “Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade” featuring Molly Ringwald. Although Billy believes that the idea for this film originated from the creation of the character he created, Karl Childers. Sling Blade is about the redemption of Karl’s childhood and the social effects child abuse has on…

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  • Sling Blade: Movie Analysis

    In the movie Sling Blade, the main character is Karl, a developmentally disabled gentleman that has been in a state run psychiatric hospital for killing his mother and her lover when he was a young boy. The day of his release, he is interviewed by a college newspaper reporter, to which he recounts the brutal murder of his mother and her lover with a sling blade. He goes on to explain that he killed the man because he thought he was raping his mother, but when he figured out that was not the…

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  • Sling Blade Film Analysis

    Heroes are portrayed throughout films and novels, many characteristics help add to the heroes and help them throughout their quest. Heros go through quests and have to undertake certain challenges. These are cut into sections, such as Separation, Initiation, and Return. These can be broken down even further. Sling Blade I believe portrays the main character, Karl, well. Karl is the hero in the film. Many would say he was an anti-hero. He does not do things a hero would usually do, but he still…

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  • Final Cut Vs Blade Runner

    Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner is an endlessly fascinating film to dissect. The film while not popular upon it’s initial release has grown a huge following over the years and has captured the minds of filmmakers, students and scholars alike. Even Sir Ridley Scott himself couldn’t stay away from his film as over the last thirty years he has tinkered with and fine tuned his film into what is now known as “The Final Cut”. The 1982 theatrical cut of the film and the subsequent 2007 release of…

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  • Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep: Character Analysis

    for Isidore to have qualities that will foreshadow what would be learned by Deckard over the course of his mission of terminating the androids. In comparison to the book, the film Blade Runner takes an altering twist. Based on the previous analysis, it is clearly stated by the authors interpretations that Deckard indeed is a human, but in the film, Scott adapted it to be more ambiguous. The reason why is because the film constantly shifts, making viewers questions themselves to see if they…

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  • Cheerful Ending: Movie Analysis

    Two-circle and four-plate sets were likewise discharged, containing a portion of the components of the five-plate set. On November 10, 2008, The Final Cut debuted on the Sci-Fi Channel A DVD featurette titled All Our Variant Futures profiled the making of the Final Cut rendition, including in the background footage of Harrison Ford 's child, Ben Ford, and the taping of new scenes for the Final Cut. As indicated by the narrative, on-screen character Joanna Cassidy made the proposal to re-film…

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  • Arrival: Movie Analysis

    THE MOVIE “ARRIVAL” AND ITS CORRELATION TO PSYCHOLINGUISTICS Arrival is a science-fiction film with a linguist named Louise as its protagonist. Working together with Ian, a physicist, she has to find a way to successfully communicate with extra-terrestrial beings that have landed on Earth before all hell breaks loose. The film shows several interesting psycholinguistics aspects, with the prominent one being the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis particularly linguistic determinism. The portrayal of the…

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  • What Constitutes A True Human Being? By Philip K. Dick: Movie Analysis

    Abstract This article analyzes the philosophical subjects of Philip K. Dick’s science fiction novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Furthermore, its film modification, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. All the more particularly, this paper investigates Philip K. Dick’s request of what “What Constitutes a True Human Being?” and “the subject of being human” is shown in both Dick’s novel and Scott’s film alteration. Since Scott’s film is a free adjustment that separates essentially from its source…

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  • Blade Runner Movie Comparison

    Androids Dream of Electric Sheep was loosely adapted into the movie Blade Runner, many changes were made to characters, plot and setting; some were insignificant and some were major. Each change--under population to overpopulation, the removal of Mercerism and Buster Friendly, the focus of android animals, and the character of Rachael--shifts the focus of the movie away from the importance of empathy, which is an important element in the book. The adaptation from book to movie changes the…

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  • Andy Stone Science Fiction Speech Analysis

    Coming from a person who isn’t a big Science-Fiction fanatic, the way Andy Stone gave his speech over Science-Fiction movies, instantly made me feel giddy like a little girl on Christmas morning. The way Andy Stone started off his speech talking about Christmas first had me questioning his thought process, but after he made it flow into the rest of his introduction, which lead him into his body points about Science-Fiction. He also had a great thesis that helped the receivers understand what his…

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