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  • Personal Narrative: Missouri Western State University

    One of the toughest decisions of my life was deciding which college to attend because I had to leave my friends, family, and some of my belongings back home. When I was thinking about which college I wanted to attend, I was stuck between three choices: Missouri State University, University of Central Missouri, and Missouri Western State University. I knew whatever my decision was that it would have an impact on me immediately and for the rest of my life. I decided Missouri Western was the right college for me because I liked it more than the other two colleges I visited, this college offered the major I wanted to pursue, and the smaller campus size. The first college I thought about attending was MSU in Springfield. While I was on my tour,…

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  • Western University Personal Statement

    My specific interest in Western University lies in the focus of interprofessional learning. This is a unique and important factor that will tremendously expand my abilities in healthcare. While volunteering and working in healthcare facilities, I have seen how nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, physical and occupational therapists, and dietitians work together to deliver the best treatment course for the patients. I am excited to find out that Western University provides unparalleled…

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  • Why I Want To Pursue My Future Career Goals

    Driving through the Western University gates on Richmond Street in the Fall of 2011 was my first glance into a place I would soon call my home; although, I did not know it at first. As an impressionable 17-year-old, I did not have a clue as to what I was looking for in a university. I felt a variety of emotions when touring Western during my last year of high school, including, but not limited to, excitement, insecurity, anxiety, and confusion. Such a large campus overwhelmed me; however, I…

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  • Personal Narrative: Big City Girl, Small Town Woman

    Big City Girl, Small Town Woman Jennifer, or Jen as some like to call her, was born July 24th, 1970, in the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, Illinois. Jen Townsend was the name she grew up with through out her high school and college career, but on October 7th, 1995, her life changed when she married David Claeys, a man from a town smaller than the size of her entire high school. They met at Western Illinois University, where she attended college, and majoring in business. After about three years…

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  • Life After Dr Grey Summary

    He is remembered to this day as the “Father of the Western”. Zane Grey was able to capture his childhood and many adventures through his youth into classics of the western genre. The relationships and hardships Zane faced as a young man, greatly impacted and thrusted his career to fame and fortune. The agony and hardships were an immense struggle for Zane, but through growth and perseverance Zane Grey followed his dreams and became the leader of a new genre. Greys success was due to his hard…

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  • The Great Train Robbery: Film Analysis

    Western’s a genre with a purpose For almost as long as the medium of filmmaking has existed so too has the Western first showcased in Edwin S. Porter film The Great Train Robbery. Though overall a simple film in retrospect the way in which it pushed the medium forward was revolutionary in containing a narrative. Cowboys are the initial American heroes of filmmaking which all others pull from; Westerns as a male focused genre the central genre trope of masculinity have been constructed on a…

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  • Comparison Of Stagecoach And The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    The following essay will compare the cinematic language of the two Western classics Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966) while analyzing the claim that both film respectably are pioneers of the Western genre during their times proven on the basis of their original work in editing and narrative, and its influence on other filmmakers. After a brief summary of both movies, I will continue with the analysis of both, in particular with the formal…

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  • The Big Lebowski Film Analysis

    The brothers Joel and Ethan Coen and Wes Anderson are known for their distinctive visual and thematic styles of film making. Although their respective films The Big Lebowski and The Royal Tenenbaums both have a unique style all their own they do share a theme. This shared narrative motif is a nostalgic yearning for, or perhaps even obsession, with the past. In The Big Lebowski this obsession with the past can be seen at the very beginning of the film as we follow a tumbling tumbleweed, an iconic…

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  • Western Film The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Western Film “For over forty years, from 1926 to 1967, Hollywood produced more Westerns than any other kind of film” (pg.243). The western film I chose was one of Sergio Leone’s famous trilogies, which included A Fistful of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. These are known as Spaghetti Westerns. The film The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly takes place during the American Civil War and follows three men on the hunt for Confederate gold. Many westerns focus…

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  • The Searchers: Film Analysis

    coming from the back or the side of the main characters” (Goodykoontz & Jacobs, 2014, section 6.4). Ultimately, the type of lighting has assessed the impact of high contrast and very deep shadows in many of the indoor/outdoor scenes to establish the western theme. ◦What are the benefits of the style of lighting used? The benefits of the lighting style used to enhance the hardness of life on the Western frontier, therefore, giving the movie viewers a real sense of the western time and its…

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