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    The Princess Bride published in 1973, written by William Goldman, contains misogynistic views of women from Americans’ current view, but not necessarily through the eyes of men and women of the early 1970s. Despite the beginning of the women’s rights movement, the early 1970s was an extremely sexist time period compared to 2016. However, the 1970s, compared to previous decades, showed the beginning of women standing up for themselves and society changing for the better, slowly but surely. It is important to understand the context of women’s rights in the early 1970s to understand how the women are portrayed in Goldman’s book. Specifically, Goldman’s fictionalized character of himself reacting to his overbearing wife and the hot starlet in Hollywood shows the thoughts and behaviors of men in the early 1970s, exemplifying the misogynistic worldview of American men at the time. During Goldman’s life the entertainment on television consisted of shows like “Leave it to Beaver”, “The Andy Griffith Show”, “Father Knows Best”, and “Green Acres”, which all showed a nuclear family with stay-at-home mothers doing the cooking and cleaning. The women were not depicted as unique, smart, or suited for the work world. In fact Jonathan Merritt states, “America in the 1950s… accepted that a model family consisted of a breadwinning father, a submissive housewife, and a couple of respectful, biological children.” Because Goldman grew up with these sorts of ideals, it makes sense that his own…

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    scientific evidence reinforces the cause of the storm of talkies. That is, dialogue conveys and augments the moods within the film, which directly influences audience’s perceptions. James O. Spearing once wrote in Now the Movies Go Back to Their School Days , “...when screen actors began to speak lines, the silent drama was attacked. Voices invaded its peculiar domain” (Spadoni 4). In the motion picture industry,…

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    betterment of our planet. The idea of preserving our environment is not something that is new by any means. In 1690, the colonial governor of Pennsylvania, William Penn, required that settlers in his area reserve at least one acre of vegetation for every five acres that they cleared.1 Benjamin Franklin led a committee in Philadelphia throughout the 1760s which sought to regulate the waste disposal and reduce the amount of water that was being polluted.1 In 1892, John Muir founded the Sierra…

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    What was challenging about films at this time was that it was the task of the actor to convey a message and mood from facial expression, exaggerated gestures and dancing. Hazanavicius 's film is set in the late 1920s where the viewer is taken through the life of George Valentin who plays a famous movie star who is completely set on his ways and views of silent cinema. His movies are some of the biggest in Hollywood and he believes that his films will stand the test of time. George meets a young…

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    “You think I 'm a pig, don 't you kid?” The cop had been driving aimlessly for what felt like hours. During that time, he hadn 't spoken a single word. Instead, he turned on his radio and turned the volume up on a rock radio station. The day light outside the windows shifted radically as we drove. Sometimes, it disappeared entirely for minutes on end behind skyscrapers. Other times, it fell right in my face and into my eyes. It felt good. An itch went up and down my back, but by twisting…

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    and the Shimmy were considered outrageous by the older generations. One of the most influential musicians of the time was Louis Armstrong, who is known as the “father of the Jazz trumpet.” (Decade’s Project) The emergence of the Jazz gave people a sense of fashion such as new hair styles and clothing. Young women who developed this new style were known as flappers. Flappers wore short skirts, short hair, and hats. They also developed a “care-free” attitude, taking risks and being reckless. They…

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    In ninth grade we were that one friendship that was unbreakable, until October 28, 2014. That first year of highschool was hard for me but harder for me to tell. William had started acting different around me. William wasn’t the William I used to know, he wasn’t my William anymore. “Why are you ignoring me?” I asked him in the Art classroom. He nodded his head and looked away and said, “It’s not like that.” “It’s not like that? Then how is it because you have been ignoring me all day!” I…

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    Johnson, Meagan. "Stop Talking About Work/Life Balance! TEQ and the Millennial Generation." Workforce Solutions Review 6.2 (2015): 4-7. Business Source Complete. Web. 31 Mar. 2016. In the article “Stop Talking about Work/Life Balance” the author Meagan Johnson begins by introducing what exactly the millennial generation is by saying that they are people who are born between the years of 1980 and the year 2000. They are often called "the generation y". She talks about how the new generation is…

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    The contrast between “The Enchanting Shadow” and “A Chinese Ghost Story” The Enchanting Shadow in 1960, which was the first color film to participate in Cannes Festival. Compare to amount of the following Nie Xiaoqian story, A Chinese Ghost Story in 1987 was the most similar to The Enchanting Shadow in various respects, such as plot, setting and style of film making. For some of people, the neither familiar with nor enjoy The Enchanting Shadow. However, A Chinese Ghost Story was a remake of…

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    “One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.” - Tim Burton. This quote is unquestionably shown in Tim Burton’s twenty seven movies in addition to various short films and TV shows. Tim Burton uses a mix of cinematic techniques corresponding in his films to replicate outcasts living in a so called normal world. This is exemplified in both “Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” and “Edward Scissorhands”. Tim Burton uses similar techniques in lighting, sound, and camera shots to…

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