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    Sofia Coppola is a visually stylish filmmaker. A penchant for aesthetically pleasing fashion, photography, and art has largely contributed to her oeuvre. Beauty is self-conscious throughout her work with sensuality becoming an all-important part of the viewing process. The numerous pastels, fluid camerawork, and contemporary soundtracks have often been dubbed as the Coppola “Dreamscape.” On the surface, these “dreamscapes” are incredibly inviting. Viewers are forced to feel instead of watching in passivity. These seductive audio-video elements have led some to question whether there is actually any true thematic substance to her work. Alongside the aesthetic nature of her films, Coppola often raises questions of existential crisis within the…

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    Sofia Coppola, a renowned director, filmed five teenagers robbing celebrities’ homes to fulfill their fantasy of being a part of an elite society through the docudrama The Bling Ring. The teenagers break into celebrities’ homes like Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan, and many others before being caught by police officers. Coppola balances reality as well as the fantasy of elitism to present how consumed teenagers are to being a member of the elite society. She films the consumption which causes the…

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    they’ve been criticized for being too feminine and lacking depth. Coppola is also strongly identified with excess. Her films have many qualities that contribute to her signature style and narrative, some of which lead to them being criticized for being “pretty” and “mostly surface”. Critic Jesse Fox Mayshark said of Sophia’s status as a female director, “There is some basis for these criticisms in all of Coppola’s films – her style is ethereal, sometimes to the point of insubstantiality – but…

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    inappropriate things from men. I am a Latina, I have been a situation where I have been asked why do I look like that. How should I look? I am human being with feelings. Why should I be listening to this man's words? Accordingly to this man I am not a hot nor sexy Latina. I am not a size zero, I am not this perfect image everyone has on a Latina. Their perfect Latina is Sofia Vergara an actress who stars in Modern Family a television shown. In the show she is this hot Latina married to an…

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    An individual may be faced with many difficult events which make reaching the end extremely hard, although individuals will pull through and try one 's best in order to overcome these fears and negativity. Individuals are forced to suffer has they are not provided with the essentials needed for human life, as Conrad states, "They were not enemies, they were not criminals, they were nothing earthly now, - nothing but black shadows of disease and starvation, lying confusedly in the greenish…

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    Joseph Conrad’s novella, “Heart of Darkness” (Originally published by Blackwood’s Magazine, 1902) and Francis Ford Coppola’s film, “Apocalypse Now” (Produced by Francis Ford Coppola and distributed by United Artists, 1979) both told through a journey down a river to find a man named Kurtz and along the way, the men that are apart of these journeys discover the darkness of the human condition. In both, “Heart of Darkness” and “Apocalypse Now,” have river journeys that delve deeper into darkness…

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    Apocalypse Now Analysis

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    Apocalypse Now is produced and written by Francis Ford Coppola and co-written with John Milius. It stars Martin Sheen who plays Captain Benjamin L. Willard as well as a U.S. Navy patrol crew that are set out down the Cambodia river on a top-classified reconnaissance mission to assassinate a rogue colonel after the Vietnam War. Apocalypse Now is based on and mirrors the novella by Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad’s “The Heart of Darkness” it implies that the separation of people from…

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    Deep in the heart of the African Congo in the late 1800’s, the Belgian Government was on the hunt for power. King Leopold ll took over to help the natives become civilized. However, this help soon turned to greed and lead to death and destruction. Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, shows through the eyes of an innocent, naïve man named Marlow, the horror and devastation the Congo was facing. Nearly a century later, director Francis Ford Coppola released a movie rendition of Conrad’s iconic novel…

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    Scarface (1983) and The Godfather (1972) INTRODUCTION The films Scarface (1983) and The Godfather (1972) are both crime-drama films which focus on the rise of their respective characters up the criminal ladder, becoming leaders on their own right and experiencing parallels on their stories while interacting with characters with duality in rules for both films. Scarface’s Tony Montana opted for drug trade and started his own empire on the back and blood of the people he killed, while Michael…

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    The Outsiders The Outsiders is a great story by S.E. Henton. This book will make you cheer, cry, laugh, and happy. The Outsiders takes place in the year 1965 and follows a young, 14 year old boy named Ponyboy Curtis. Pony lives with his two brothers Dary and Sodapop curtis. The boys live together by themselves after their parents are in a fatal car accident. Taken care by the oldest witch is Dary. With the odd living style the boys reach out and they find more family with a local greaser…

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