Stephen J. Dubner

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  • The Role Of Suspense In Hitchcock's Psycho

    Through is use of violence, suspense and surprises, the thriller has long been one of the most popular genres in film. Since the father of the thriller, Alfred Hitchcock, released Psycho, thrillers have captivated audiences with the combination of suspense and anxiety. Austrian-born director Michael Haneke, takes the central ideas of thrillers and places his own twists and style in his film to create his own unique brand of thriller. This is very evident in this 2002 movie, Caché. Despite…

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  • Steven Hawking Research Paper

    when it was rare for women to attend college in the 1930’s. His father, Frank Hawking, was also a graduate of Oxford University. He was a medical researcher that specialized in tropical diseases. Together Frank and Isobel had four children, with Stephen being the oldest. He had two sisters named Mary, who was born in 1943 and Philippa, who was born in 1947. In early 1956, the couple decided to adopt another son they named Edward. The Hawking’s’ family were all very good thinkers. While…

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  • Stephen Hawking Lou Gehrig's Disease

    Trevor McAlister Dr. Ward Pre-AP English II 2 November 2014 Stephen Hawking "Cosmologist Stephen Hawking is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein." (Stephen Hawking Biography). However, he is destined for death... Stephen Hawking is a cosmologist, physicist, and profound author who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig 's disease or ALS. Even though he was diagnosed with a terminal disease, this did not stop…

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  • The Perks Of Being A Wallflower By Stephen Chbosky

    perks of being a wallflower can be related to many people with the type of situation of molestation with charlie and his aunt. Which can lead to being traumatized and we see this throughout the book.In the book the perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky his a little boy who meets people that get in situations and lead to them affecting there relationship.The futher the story goes we can tell the way he acts is because of the major problems with his aunt helan.Charlies emotions and…

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  • Summary Of Seventh Grade By Gary Soto

    “Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto is about a boy named Victor Rodriguez, and his first day of school in seventh grade. It is realistic-fiction short story. The people/children that might like this short story are people that don’t like to change, people in seventh grade, or people who have just started a new school year and feel uncomfortable. This particular short story is a really good piece for the genre because of the way it expresses the feeling of a seventh grader. It is told in a third person…

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  • The Green Mile Evaluation Essay

    actors, and lastly the setting of the film. The most important aspect of this film for examination is the story of “The Green Mile”. Stephen King (author) and Frank Darabont (director) did an exceptional job when it comes to the story of this film. As I stated above, a man is wrongly put in jail and is sentenced to death for murdering two girls. Instead of Stephen King making it just another story about someone who dies, he does a very good job of making the man in prison (John Coffey) have…

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  • Babadook Opening Scene Analysis

    Horror is a film genre designed to obtain a negative emotional reaction from viewers such as fear, panic and fright while captivating and entertaining us at the same. The conventions of horror films are an agreed set of standards enshrined within the cinematography, characters, mise-en-Scene, sound and location of the film to create a sense of fear and vulnerability for the audience to experience. I.e.: High and low, angle shots, dark locations, exaggerated diegetic sound to increase tension,…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Crucible By Arthur Miller

    The Gothic literary genre is composed of many different titles, mostly focused on the abnormal idiosyncrasy of ruin, decay, and chaos of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Many awarded and highly praised Titles such as The Castle of Otranto; 1764, and Frankenstein; 1818 were contributions from Gothic movement novelist. A few articles to discern when assessing gothic literature is the fall of house of usher by Edgar Allen Poe and the Crucible by Arthur Miller, and although both…

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  • Political Satire

    Daniel O’Brien is the head writer and creative director of video for He wrote an article on his website (leading up to his book “How to Fight Presidents”) and found out the hard way that you should not google the weaknesses of a living president without expecting a visit from secret service agents who are immune to the charms of comedians. O’Brien has been with the website Cracked since 2007 or as he claims “before they were cool” (O’Brien). Comedians who read O’Brien’s article…

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  • Stephen King: Why We Crave Horror Movies?

    It is a fascinating phenomenon that many people are fond of horror movies. To ascertain the underlying mechanism, Stephen King, the leading role in the field of modern horror fiction, indited this article “why we crave horror movies?” He analyzes with artful inditing skills from psychological perspective the possible reasons driving people to optically canvass horror movies. Some of his conceptions are very persuasive; however, it is hard to consummately concur with him on the points he made in…

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