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In the movie The Great Debaters, what does the following quote mean? Why does Tolson make his students repeatedly say this? Tolson: "Who's the judge?" Debaters: "The judge is God!" Tolson: "Why is he God?" Debaters: "Because he decides who wins and loses, not my opponent!" Tolson: "Who's your opponent?" Debaters: "He doesn't exist!" Tolson: "Why does he not exist?" Debaters: "Because he is merely a dissenting voice to the truth l speak!"
How is the movie The Pursuit of Happyness related to economics?
What are your impressions of Nash in the opening third of the film while he is attending graduate school at Princeton?
What is the major theme in the movie Avatar? Was this screenplay written by James Cameron? What problems are tackled in the film?
Movies are often considered to be a form of art. What makes movies art?
What are the four basic approaches to documentary cinema? How are these approaches blended and reinterpreted by contemporary documentary filmmakers?
What is the overall message of The Breakfast Club?
What are the archetypes used in the movie The Matrix?
What are the three basic categories of sound in film, and how does sound affect mood in film?
What are the themes in Run Lola Run?
Why could the title of the 1989 film Glory be considered ironic?
What does No-Face symbolize in Spirited Away?
In Remember the Titans, what are some examples in which prejudice led to discrimination?
Compare and contrast the characters of Herman Boone and Bill Yoast in the film Remember the Titans.
In the movie Simon Birch, why do Joe and Simon want to be together and why were they such good friends?
What is the theme of the movie Saving Private Ryan (1998)?
What are some themes that are present in the film Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
What are the symbols in Akira Kurosawa's film Dreams?
How does this quote from Travis in Taxi Driver relate to belonging? "Thank god for the rain which helped wash the garbage and the trash off the sidewalks.... Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets"
Gattaca shows that categorizing people into a hierarchy of castes ("superior" and "inferior") is both false and dangerous. How does this relate to real life?
In the sci-fi film The Martian, what made the hexadecimal system so useful for using the Pathfinder to communicate with NASA?
What scenes in the drama best illustrate Nash's underdeveloped social skills?
In "the shower scene" in the movie Psycho, what style of editing, shots, and visual transitions are used?
In the movie Get Out, what are three examples of microaggressions against Black people?
In the movie Simon Birch, when/how does Simon experience "Kingdom of God" in his life?
In the movie Tucker A Man and His Dream, how did government involvement help and hurt Tucker? It was really difficult for me to understand this movie. Please, be detailed if you can.
How are "los maquis" represented in Pan's Labyrinth?
What are your reflections regarding the movie version of The Phantom of the Opera? What are your reflections regarding the movie version of The Phantom of the Opera?
What are some of the film techniques used in Dead Poets Society?
How is The Truman Show a dystopian film?
What is a Classic Film? In your opinion, what is the definition of a classic film? What are some elements that make a film a classic?
Identify a film based on the theme of identity?
What are the literary, dramatic, and cinematic elements of the movie Inception from Christopher Nolan? Please explain thoroughly.
In the movie Remember the Titans identify and describe interpersonal, inter group and intragroup conflicts.
Explain how the symbols used in Titanic contributed to the understanding of the audience.
Character analysis on Sean Maguire, Gerald Lambeau, Skylar, Morgan O'Mally, Will Hunting and Chuckie Sullivan from the movie Good Will Hunting.
In the movie "Whale Rider," what are some of the challenges that this Maoiri community faces in trying to keep their traditions?
How is freedom explored in The Truman Show? What techniques are used to portray this?
What is a theme of the movie Dead Poets Society?
Are the Nexus-6 replicants in the movie Blade Runner really human? Why or why not?
In the movie Born on the Fourth of July, when do you think Ron Kovic first started to show symptoms of PTSD and describe the behavior and why it's symptomatic.
What is the setting of the Disney classic, Pocahontas?
Explain how Steven Speilberg uses lavish costumes in Schindler's List to create not only a product of visual extremes, but also an explanation of human conscience.
Identify a theme for Seven Years in Tibet.
Define classic Hollywood style in cinema. Explain the features the film would typically include.
What is the moral of Finding Nemo?
What are the main themes in Casablanca
In the movie The Breakfast Club, what role does leadership play? What types of leadership are used? In what ways does leadership help the group achieve their goals?
Explain the quote: "Life is like a box of chocolates," and give an example.
Music and Film essay question: What are the differences between an original score, an adapted score, and an arranged score? Why would a director choose one score over another for a particular film or scene? Additionally, what business issues are involved in are 3 types?