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  • Car Crash Is Wrong Essay

    And we've done the same thing in the stunt business. Some of the biggest car crashes that we've set up--Jen{nifer Caputo}, my wife, has been the one crashing the car. When I came into the movie business, I would constantly see this old, macho generation that if there was a woman in a car chase doubling an actress, when it came to the big, heavy crash, they would want to take the woman out and put a guy there. In reality, not only is it wrong morally, I feel, but it's also wrong from a safety and a physical standpoint. In reality, in the same car crash, a big heavy guy is wrong for several reasons. One thing is you have to make the protection in the car--the roll bar--you've got to make it bigger to accommodate him and his helmet. So this means that the bars are out closer to the roof which means there's less room for the car to absorb energy. Whereas if you're doing it with a smaller woman in the car,…

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  • Action For The Droid: Film Analysis

    brought Grant Hulley on to stunt coordinate Chappie. Set in South Africa, the film takes place in the future where crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. Chappie, a robot, gets stolen and reprogrammed. The result is a robot who can think and feel for himself. You have now worked with Director Neill Blomkamp twice. What is it like working with him? Does he have any specific directing/work style that you are drawn to? Yes that is correct, District 9 and now Chappie. Neill…

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  • Comparison Of Fast And Furious 7 Vs. Mission Impossible-Rouge Nation

    Fast and Furious 7 VS Mission Impossible - Rouge Nation While it’s been three months since the release of Fast and Furious 7, action thriller fans were excited for the opening of Mission Impossible - Rouge Nation this weekend. There’s no doubt that both franchises have different plots, but other similarities between the two movies are very obvious. The fight scenes action and weapons, the fast cars chasing and crashing with other cars, advanced technology, and the stunts are the most…

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  • High School Cheerleading Research Paper

    First time flyer I always wanted to be a cheerleader. I loved watching older cheerleaders do stunts, gymnastics and I also liked watching them support their team. At my elementary school, no one was allowed to play sports till you were in third grade. So after waiting five years, I finally got to try out for the cheerleading team. I expected I would be nervous and scared when I got to tryouts. That 's the complete opposite of how I felt. I was so excited to show everyone all the jumps I could…

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  • The Role Of Violence In TV Shows

    More specifically, television violence is “the overt expression of physical force against self or other, compelling action against one’s will on pain of being hurt or killed, or actually hurting or killing” (Gerbner, 1970, p. 31). With an average of 6.2 violent acts or threats committed on our screens each hour, the issues surrounding aggressive behavior and its possible influence have become widespread in our society (Fowles, 1999, p 4). Theorists believe actions portrayed in entertainment…

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  • Chinese Acrobats

    All the entertainers worked well together and were constantly aware of their surroundings and the surroundings of the other acrobats, making sure their pathways were clear, especially when they were executing dangerous stunts. There were 14 different acts throughout the 2-hour performance. The performance followed a story line and offered a reoccurring theme. At the beginning, a woman slowly walked across the stage, she was dressed in traditional Chinese attire and had her face covers with a…

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  • A Cheerleader Descriptive Essay

    A Cheerleading Performer: Before the music starts your blood rushes through your veins like a shark about to catch its prey. The anticipation to hit the routine is like no other feeling. The voices of your opponents racing through your head telling you “you aren’t good enough’ and to “quit while your ahead.” This is it all or nothing. Leave it all on the floor. The music starts, back handspring step out round off back layout twist. Nailed it. Quickly dart across the mat to get to left panel…

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  • Summary: Should College Athletes Be Paid

    very badly in the game of football and after the injuries he could not play football because he was paralyzed which caused him not to be able to play and that pretty much ruined his life. The college even told his parents that he would be very taken care of but that was not the case because he got injured and got kicked out of the team and then the parent’s tried to sue the school but the court denied their request so the school won the case which is terrifying because the football player got…

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  • The Wiz Live Research Paper

    When a performer was singing, there was a good chance they were dancing as well. The two interplayed throughout this performance. Dorothy at one point in the show did the “Nae Nae” and “Hit the Quan,” two urban style dances that were created by African Americans. In addition, the acrobatic stunts by Cirque du Soleil added a twist to the show. The dance performed by the poppy flowers was another performance that did not take place in the original The Wizard of Oz. While the flowers danced…

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  • The Stunt Pilot Analysis

    Though many pieces of art are beautiful, it is not limited to only this. Art can be horrific, lovely, terrifying, it can be anything someone perceives it as. In The Stunt Pilot, Annie Dillard forms a one-sided bond between a pilot and a member of the audience, through the captivation of her emotions. As the woman watches the plane pirouette towards the ground, she recognizes the pilot’s style as something more than simply flying a plane. She notes that “like any fine artist, he controlled the…

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