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    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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    could feel empathy), and through this, I was able to get a more concrete understanding on the occurrences at the battle of Gallipoli. However, Klee also seems to strongly believe that art is a different version of reality, and helps provide an understanding of things that may not be directly experienced through reality (at least, one’s immediate reality). This could be demonstrated through the previous example of the battle of Gallipoli, as I was able to gain an understanding of the…

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    Sling Blade Film Analysis

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    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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    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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    According to the chart below the Hardaway is 12,000 years old (Office of State Archaeology). The Hardaway was a thin side notch point 1 to 2 inches long (“Hardaway Cluster”). The Hardaway has a straight blade, but their have been some found in the past with a curved blade (“Hardaway Cluster).“This point is primarily found southern Virginia and into Mississippi” (“Hardaway Cluster”). This demonstrates how old the Hadaway is, what they look like and where the are found. Later leading into the…

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    Hamlet Alternate Ending

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    Hamlet said, lowering his sword to waist level. Suddenly, Hamlet lunged from his low stance, narrowly missing Laertes' side. Laertes countered and swung viscously at Hamlet’s head only to be blocked with a sword. Laertes grunted at the impact and pushed against the blade. Hamlet let his sword swing to the side. He spun around and hit the sword against Laertes ribs. "A hit!" Hamlet yelled, "that was a hit; I know it." "Ah yes, I do confess. It was a hit Hamlet." Laertes sulked back to the…

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    Prologue Amikah Delgard sat at her dining room table in the soundless hours beyond midnight with a bottle of rum in her hand. She stared at the sheathed katana sitting on two rusted nails on the wall. Amikah often awoke at night, drawn to the old weapon. She had taken the curved sword to the market several times to sell but always turned home halfway. Amikah reached across the table and took the katana from its resting place. Her left hand grabbed the hilt while she held the cherrybark sheath…

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    Mikatsuki Blade made by Sanjo Kokaji Munechika By the Heian period (794-1185), Japan had become well renowned among the neighboring nations for its swordsmiths. Though for most of history prior, China had been the main producer of swords (and pretty much everything else) Japan had managed to make a name for itself by innovating on Chinese designs. Several swordsmith guilds appeared throughout the Heian period and were very wealthy and influential. One of those guilds was started by a man named…

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    Final Cut Vs Blade Runner

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    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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    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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