Steven Holl

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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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  • Kagemusha Movie Analysis

    Many see Akira Kurosawa as one of the most important filmmakers in the industry. His influential career spanned 57 years, in which he directed 30 films. One of his final works, Kagemusha is a dramatic action movie that depicts the transformation of a petty thief who learned the value of loyalty. The unnamed thief was caught stealing from the daimyo of the Takeda clan. However, instead of being sentenced to death, his life was spared because of how similar he looked to Shingen. The Takeda Clan…

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  • Analyzing The Movie 'The Terminal' By Steven Spielberg

    The Terminal This 2004 film directed by the popular and influential director, Steven Spielberg is possibly one of my favourite movies of all time. ‘The Terminal’ is a comedy-drama movie that is partially inspired by the 18-year-stay of Mehran Karimi Nasseri in Terminal 1 of Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris, France. It tells the story of Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks), a traveller from Krakozhia. Due to certain circumstances, he became stateless and was unable to set foot in New York…

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  • Music In Jaws

    of music’s role in film are Jaws composed by John Williams and Batman composed by Danny Elfman. From the use of music to the different producers that they compose for, these composers contrast significantly. John Williams is known for his work with Steven Spielberg, and he is the second most nominated individual for Academy Awards. Williams has produced music for almost all of Spielberg’s feature motion pictures, which tend to be scored with more orchestral pieces. Divergently, Danny Elfman has…

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  • The Color Purple And Schindler's List

    Controlling Authority Figures Steven Spielberg uses authority figures to emphasize a clear relationship between high and low powered characters to draw out the theme that the figure with higher power doesn’t necessarily control the character with less power. Spielberg shows this theme gradually in the movies The Color Purple and Schindler’s List. He shows the relationships between the characters of different statuses through character development, major events, and the influence of characters…

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  • Saving Private Ryan Film Techniques

    Saving Private Ryan is an award winning 1998 film directed by Steven Spielberg that documented D-Day on June 6, 1944 and the atrocities the men in battle went through. The film received 5 Oscars, 74 other rewards, and was nominated for another 74 awards. The film has also been appraised by Royal Marines that played as extras in the film and after the release of the film in 1998 the number of people that visited the American cemetery at St. Laurent increased due to the graphic content that was…

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  • Summary: The Importance Of Suspense In Jaws

    A quick cut reveals a close-up of a drowning body flailing underwater as blood enters the screen. Another quick cut exposes the tense protagonist as he begins to process what the viewer already knows. As his understanding of the situation grows, his panic seeps off the screen and into the real world; this is the climax of the second attack of the infamous “Jaws shark” from the 1975 blockbuster, Jaws. The second attack scene has a unique ability to create a substantial impact on the viewer…

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  • An Analysis Of Tartaglio And Chopin's From Triumph To Tragedy

    Throughout chapters seventeen through twenty-four of the nonfiction novel From Triumph to Tragedy, authors John Tartaglio and Andrew Chapin argue that, regardless of the circumstances of a situation, people should not give up on the way to reaching their goals when unexpected challenges hinder their ability to achieve what they aspire to. Both authors want to encourage readers to battle through tough times, by highlighting that, despite the challenges which come with having both legs amputated…

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  • Primus Beer Ad Analysis

    Primus Beer Advertisement Analysis This Primus beer ad shows a group of seven young men and women on a make shift raft of some sort floating in the middle of the ocean drinking and playing foosball. The boat they were on sinks in the back ground and the group seems oblivious to the dangerous predicament they’re in. Shark fins are seen in the water surrounding the group’s raft. All the while the group is drinking Primus Beer and is careless to the situation. The Primus Beer ads is effective by…

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  • Mise En Scene In Inglourious Basterds

    The film being chosen is Inglourious Basterds (2009), a film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The movie was nominated for Best Achievement in Cinematography for Robert Richardson’s work as the photography director. Unfortunately, it did not win. (Inglourious Basterds (2009) Awards) The movie follows a French theatre owner and a special group of US soldiers in World War II who plot to assassinate Nazi officials. Besides Inglourious Basterds (2009), Quentin Tarantino is known for his other fast…

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