Steven Holl

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  • The Monolith In Stanley Kubrick's Film, 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Stanley Kubrick’s acclaimed film, 2001: A Space Odyssey opens with a black screen and a haunting overture that spans the length of nearly three minutes. Eventually, the overture fades out, and the audience can see it’s first glimpse of color; a dark blue background surrounding the film studio’s logo before the film’s first act officially begins. The momentary silence created by the ended overture does not last for long. The beginning of the film’s first act is marked by an operatic title…

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  • Steven Spielberg's Life And Movies

    Steven Spielberg was born on December 18, 1947, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the eldest of four children. Steven’s father, Arnold, was an electrical engineer who designed computers, and his mother, Leah, was an accomplished pianist. Spielberg’s father moved the family frequently as he pursued jobs around the country, but they finally settled in Phoenix, Arizona. School proved to be difficult for Spielberg. He had trouble making friends because he moved so often, and at school he was constantly…

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  • Soderbergh's Indie Films

    advances in her career bit also undercuts it by her desires for Foley. I personally loved her role because of subversions in a male dominated field . She was almost always around men. “Questions the effect of violence to address class inequality” (53, Steven Soderbergh Aaron…

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  • Anthhrax Synthesis Essay

    The FBI’s investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks revealed several failures of sensemaking, both at the level of specific FBI investigatory procedures, and at the broader level of organizational sensemaking and identity threats. The sensemaking model is helpful for understanding the FBI’s actions because the former failures in sensemaking likely caused broader identity threats that could have, and should have triggered sensemaking at the organizational level. The FBI, in its investigation of…

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  • Fate Vs Free Will Essay

    A boomerang produces the same results no matter how, where, or why it was thrown. It always comes back to the original location, even when consciously trying to alter its course. The end result is always predictable, like destiny. Destiny is like any greater force humans cannot see, hear, or touch. It leaves the world divided. Some people believe that outcomes are solely the product of choices. Others believe in a greater force that influences the decisions a person makes. However, a combination…

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  • Economics In Steven Levitt's Freakonomics

    In their book, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner apply economics to questions and problems that we generally would not view from an economic standpoint. They show how economics isn’t strictly for goods and services, but can be applied to many—if not all—aspects of our lives. They look at seemingly unrelated subjects and link them together economically, such as how schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers are alike, or how the Ku…

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  • Some Like It Hot Analysis

    "Well, nobody's perfect" the famous last line from the movie Some Like It Hot by director Billy Wilder, almost did not make it into the film. The line was only a temporary fill-in, until Wilder could come up with a better line. Fortunately, the line made it into the film, and became the most famous and iconic line of the entire film. The story is about two men, trying to escape from a criminal gang by dressing up as woman, and fleeing to Florida with an all-woman jazz band. The film thus stands…

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  • Saving Private Ryan

    In saving Private Ryan created by Ryan Rodat, directed by Steven Steinberg was produced in 1998. In the movie Saving Private Ryan, the story wraps around a young man named James Ryan who is one of the many soldiers who participated in D-day during World War Two. Ryan is the youngest of four brother however, his three older brothers have died in the war so, one day in the mailing office, a woman takes notice when she starts writing the 4th notification letter about the disappearance of James Ryan…

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  • Galbraith's Freakonomics

    In chapter 3 of Freakonomics, “Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?,” Levitt and Dubner discuss the idea of conventional wisdom. Galbraith, an economist, believes that “conventional wisdom must be simple, convenient, comfortable, and comforting--though not necessarily true” (Levitt & Dubner, 2009, p. 86). For example, an advocate for the homeless was quoted saying that over 3 million Americans were homeless, which would be 1 of every 100 people. This advocate later admitted that this…

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  • Africa In Blood Diamond

    Blood Diamond, directed by Edward Zwick reaped success at many film awards shows, including the 2006 Academy Awards, its reach was worldwide. The film takes place during the civil war in Sierra Leone in the year 1991. The film follows Danny Archer, an ex-mercenary from Zimbabwe and Solomon Vandy, a Mende fisherman. Though both men are African, their pasts and presents are in stark contrast to one another. Through Solomon’s discovery of a rare pink diamond, the prospect of change in both these…

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