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    Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and a slew of other wildly popular film franchises (“Box Office History for Musical”, n.d.; “2002 Domestic Grosses”, n.d.). On top of that, it won the Academy Award for Best Film, the first time a musical has done so since the 1960s. Numerous elements must be studied to understand what made Chicago such a breakout sensation. However, we must also try to find out what reason, if any, this did not lead to a resurgence of the musical genre. Finally, we can use this information to discover if and how Hollywood might create musicals that successfully appeal to future generations of moviegoers. Musical films reached their peak in the 1930s and 40s with a slow decline ever since (Fleisher, n.d.). The big band sounds that accompanied these films gave way to the rock and roll scene of the 50s and the British invasion of the 60s (“Musicals”, n.d.). Instead, this gave rise to music-based documentaries that combined the realistic storylines that moviegoers wanted with the sounds they enjoyed. Eventually a romanticized style of rock made its way back to the Hollywood musical in films such as Grease and Rocky Horror Picture Show, which inspired modern music videos to become more of a spectacle, which in turn inspired the modern musical movie we know today. At the same time, song and dance stayed alive in Hollywood by targeting a younger generation through animation (“Original Movie Musicals”, n.d.). The late 80s and 90s introduced us to Aladdin,…

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    Donner Party Narrative

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    He had killed a man named John Snyder. There was a high sand hill in which the wagon party had to cross. They all stopped to examine their options on what they should do, and how they should get over. The wagon driver from behind John Snyder thought that he could get his wagon over the hill by himself, he believed that his oxen were capable enough to get over, so he got out of line and made his team of oxen rush pass the John Snyder's team to try to get over it and reach the other side. As he…

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    his physical development. On April 20, 2016, Jaden was pushing a wagon in the grassy area between the swings and the sand area. He began playing with the wagon because he saw two other older children using them. He was very attached to the two older children. He was the youngest in the group and was continually trying to keep up with their pace of play. In the other wagon, one child was pushing, while the other was in the wagon. They were moving all over the grassy area with these wagons. Jaden…

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    Cleanth Brooks says that “One of Faulkner’s principal themes … is the nature of the heroic deed,”. One example of this is, after the wagon has been tipped and the family is now on shore, this is describing the heroism of some of the characters. Tull, Darl, and Jewel jump into the water to save Cash’s tools since when the log hit they fell out of his tool box. This is an example of heroism because Cash relies on his tools to earn a living and make money. Another theme is the reconnection to the…

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    tried looking for Walter but it was hard to see with the swarm of people, so I started looking for the items we needed. I found some extra candlesticks that would come in handy, as well as some buckets. I had Sam figure out how much food to bring, he was always better at math than me as I tried to find some animals to buy. I eventually found out they were outside at the back of the store. I got the necessities for the animals and an extra saddle to replace that old one Silver had. Only after I…

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    well. At the beginning of the story, Elisa appears in a heavy gardening outfit which symbolizes an oppression she faces because of her gender and general position in life. Masculine clothing is pulling her down exactly as masculine patriarchy restraining her freedom. However, after the meeting with the tinker, Elisa backs home and completely removes her clothes. This action symbolizes her developing sense of self-confidence and independence, as well as a desire to actually free herself from the…

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    The Maine As A Role Model

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    There are multiple bands out there who lose their publicity, but this band in particular has remained strong for over a powerful ten years. This band created a label providing artist opportunities to make music and perform shows. To have an inspiring group of guys for role models is all some people really need to get through the day. The Maine are people who give guidance to live dreams and live better lives. To begin with, The Maine are earthlings from Arizona who struggled getting their…

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    Keturah Belknap Case Study

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    Another important task of some women was to sew the canvas on top of the wagon and sometimes used the assistance of family members and friends to complete this task. The cloth was used in order to protect them from the weather they were going to encounter in addition to protecting them from the occasion brutal rays of the sun. In the case of Keturah Belknap, we are informed about the preparation for the long and anguishing trip to the west and the difficulties of having to say goodbye to…

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    Ford Pinto Case

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    During the Ford Pinto scandal that occurred in the 1970’s, Ford executives failed to take action to correct a potentially fatal flaw in the Pinto’s design that causing a fire hazard due to disconnecting the fuel line from the fuel tank during rear-end collisions. In an attempt to compete with the foreign subcompact market, Ford rushed the Pinto leading to “one of the shortest production planning periods in modern automotive history: just 25 months, when the normal time span was 43 months”…

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    Music Research Papers

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    These musicians do not care about the conventional life of having a job and family, but instead focus on expressing their views in artistic ways through their music. In some cases, music was the only motivation of living for some musicians, especially in areas of unemployment and distress, where young people had very limited opportunities. This was the reason why a stereotype developed, considering musicians depressed and low-life individuals who were not contributing to society. Not bound by…

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