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The scene with the quote between Tolson and his debaters is the scene after Dr. Farmer has the unfortunate and unnerving incident with the man and the man's pig. Since Dr. Farmer's car killed the...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2016, 1:00 am (UTC)

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No-Face symbolizes how children form an identity based on the people around them. Identity is one of the key themes of Spirited Away, most potently expressed in Chihiro losing her name to Yubaba,...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2020, 12:02 pm (UTC)

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The four basic approaches to documentary cinema are 1. factual films; 2. instructional films; 3. persuasive films; and 4. propaganda films. Each has its own unique purpose, style and tone. 1....

Latest answer posted April 10, 2019, 1:51 am (UTC)

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What determines a classic film is the same thing that determines a classic piece of literature: the test of time. Period. No film or literature of substandard quality would ever survive that...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2011, 12:47 pm (UTC)

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Movies often include drama, which is certainly art. Also cinematography is artistic in its use of light, color, scenery, etc.

Latest answer posted March 14, 2012, 7:08 am (UTC)

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The movie is related to economics because it shows the stark differences between the protagonist, Chris Gardner, and the financial positions of his workplace competitors and also because it shows...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2020, 12:45 pm (UTC)

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The three categories of sound in film are dialogue and narration, music, and sound effects. Dialogue and Narration in film: This includes the emotionality of the spoken sounds, the subtext of the...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2012, 8:26 pm (UTC)

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In the movie Avatar, written and directed by James Cameron, colonization and resistance to colonialism are the major themes. The story of the movie has major overlaps with the story of colonization...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2019, 7:02 pm (UTC)

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In the opening third of the film, John Nash arrives to Princeton University, where he meets, befriends, and competes with his fellow talented math and science graduate student colleagues. He looks...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2018, 6:54 pm (UTC)

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One could make the argument that the main theme of Steven Spielberg’s World War II film Saving Private Ryan is the ambivalence of morality. Much is made during the course of the film’s opening...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2019, 10:16 pm (UTC)

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Dead Poets Society explores many themes, including rebellion, coming of age, and individuality. However, the most significant theme of Dead Poets Society is captured in the phrase "carpe diem,"...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2018, 2:21 pm (UTC)

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A dystopian work imagines a nightmarish future in which the worst aspects of contemporary life are magnified. In The Truman Show, the aspects of contemporary life which are especially magnified are...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2019, 9:24 am (UTC)

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On the face of it, it seems that Lola and Manni inhabit a world in which there is no order and stability, no right and wrong, no real moral purpose. The disjointed narrative and innovative style of...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2020, 10:59 am (UTC)

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Coach Yoast and Coach Boone have more in common than their shared love of whistles and sweatpants. They're both high school football coaches who care about the young men on their team and slowly...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2018, 11:28 pm (UTC)

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A microaggression can be defined as an everyday slight, insult, or indignity leveled at people of color by white people. Such microaggressions don't have to be intentional; more often than not,...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2020, 8:00 am (UTC)

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The 2000 movie Remember the Titans is based on the true story of coach Herman Boone, played by Denzel Washington in the film, who tries to integrate the football team at T.C. Williams High School...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2020, 5:34 pm (UTC)

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This question isn't answered explicitly in the film, but certainly several plausible inferences can be drawn based on circumstances. First, both of the boys are slight social outcasts among their...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2012, 10:03 am (UTC)

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Thomas Anderson/Neo represents each of us as a potential archetypal hero seeking to discover truth and purpose on the archetypal hero's journey of self-discovery. Morpheus is the archetype of the...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2018, 12:25 am (UTC)

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One major theme in this film is the idea that family is the most important thing. The screenplay is loosely based on Homer's Odyssey, and this is one of the major themes of that text as well. In...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2018, 12:26 am (UTC)

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There are many examples to suggest Simon Birch is a virtuous character. First, and probably most obviously, is Simon Birch's utter and complete sense of faith in God and God's plan for his life....

Latest answer posted February 22, 2012, 8:59 am (UTC)

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Film techniques are the language of cinema itself. The placement of the camera, the lighting of a scene, the way actors and objects are arranged within a frame—all of these things help tell a story...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2019, 4:17 pm (UTC)

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The answer to this question is very subjective, and highly dependent on your definition of "Kingdom of God," especially as it pertains to Earth. Some might cite the verses in Matthew or Luke,...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2012, 3:46 am (UTC)

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In the film Glory, the title is a perfect example of irony, a term which means the opposite of what you expect. When someone sees or hears the word glory, the expectation is that someone or...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2010, 8:47 am (UTC)

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The Godfather film is ultimately an examination of the roles that family, power, and tradition play in our lives. The Corleone family at the heart of this 1972 crime drama is led by Vito, "the Don...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2016, 6:56 pm (UTC)

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French New Wave filmmakers, such as Francois Truffaut, were influenced by American filmmakers. Truffaut had particular admiration for Alfred Hitchcock, but he and others, including Jean-Luc Godard...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2018, 2:27 pm (UTC)

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I'm not sure that I would call any of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw's actions cowardly in the film Glory. Before taking over the all-black 54th Massachusetts, he suffers a wound in battle (altough it...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2010, 9:33 am (UTC)

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I think that the start of the film is where scenes that best illustrate Nash's underdeveloped social skills are most evident. The opening sequence at the luncheon in which Nash is moving the glass...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2013, 12:35 am (UTC)

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Pan's Labyrinth is set after the end of the Spanish Civil War, with Franco having set up a dictatorship controlling Spain. In it, fairy tale aesthetics are interwoven with cruel reality, through...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2020, 8:15 pm (UTC)

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There is a somewhat inverted view of materialism in The Blindside, where we see a poor kid taken in by a well-to-do family that draws no distinctions via class or race in their treatment of him....

Latest answer posted January 31, 2012, 8:13 am (UTC)

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This is easily my favorite scene in the movie with how iconic it is. Lama Norbu explains reincarnation to Jesse's skeptical father, Dean, by telling him that "in Tibet we think of the mind and the...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2019, 2:12 pm (UTC)

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The murder scene of Marion Crane (played by Janet Leigh) in the shower in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is a sequence of storytelling that changed modern cinema. It took an entire week to film, 78...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2019, 6:43 pm (UTC)

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The car is a major symbol of Thelma and Louise’s personal agency. It’s a symbol of freedom, but it is also a symbol of their joint decision to act upon the world, rather than be acted upon. So in...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2018, 1:10 pm (UTC)

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You could examine several themes in the film. One overwhelming theme is the conflict between desire and duty. Rick Blaine must decide between his own self interests and the interests of the...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2010, 12:53 pm (UTC)

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Remember the Titans is an excellent example of a group that is able to set and achieve superordinate goals through their interdependence. Because the film is set during the integration of schools,...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2018, 8:51 pm (UTC)

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The information included in an essay will be determined by your argument, or what you are trying to say in your essay. The introduction should include a thesis statement, and the body paragraphs...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2020, 5:51 pm (UTC)

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Here are some starter points: Shrek is self-loathing at times and feels that he does not really fit in. He also has a tough exterior, but he is a big teddy bear inside. Fiona feels trapped by her...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2009, 9:27 am (UTC)

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The Truman Show uses the technique of dramatic irony to explore freedom. Dramatic irony occurs when the audience knows something a character or characters in a movie or play don't know. We as the...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2019, 4:25 am (UTC)

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In the movie, Remember the Titans, several examples influence attitude formation. When Louie shows up and just wants to play football, he says he is friends with everyone white or black and then...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2012, 12:22 pm (UTC)

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This is a great question, because it shows the reality that movies have a huge impact on culture. I would say that same for TV programs, books, and any other forms of popular media. As for movies,...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2011, 11:00 pm (UTC)

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The classic Hollywood style in cinema refers to a characteristic type of American filmmaking that came to prominence in the post-World War I period (1920s). These types of films remained the...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2020, 8:48 pm (UTC)

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The ability of a film to entertain its audience is the product of a number of factors. Film, like paintings and novels, is a form of art. How one responds to that art is entirely dependent upon...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2013, 2:50 pm (UTC)

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In music terminology, an original score is music that is written for a specific film. An adapted score, on the other hand, is based on music that already exists. It is used to accompany a film, but...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2019, 1:29 am (UTC)

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I am not really certain about the helping role of government in the film. Coppola's film really presents the idea that government is in collusion with big business to squeeze out the competition....

Latest answer posted September 2, 2010, 9:28 am (UTC)

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There is a heavy spiritual aspect to the 2010 version of The Karate Kid. Many of these aspects borrow heavily from Buddhist, Zen, Taoist, and Confucian ideas. We see these in many of the lessons...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2019, 8:53 pm (UTC)

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In Gattaca, conflict is explored in several ways. The most obvious conflict is between those individuals who are genetically engineered to be perfect and those individuals who are born naturally....

Latest answer posted April 8, 2019, 12:35 pm (UTC)

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When Terry's young friend hears the rumors about Terry acting in betrayal of the local bosses, the young friend massacres Terry's pigeons and shouts through his tears, "A pigeon for a pigeon!"...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2013, 4:49 pm (UTC)

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In the movie “Stand and Deliver,” the story of Jaime Escalante who taught at the inner city school of Garfield High in East Los Angeles was brought to the big screen. Mr. Escalante was a teacher...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2009, 12:58 pm (UTC)

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Each of these characters is set up in accordance to the characters' background, setting and other characters. Sean Maguire teaches psychology at a small college. He grew up in South Boston like...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2013, 12:41 am (UTC)

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The biblical inscription in the lobby of the Central Intelligence Agency (John 8:32, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free") makes an appearance in Robert De Niro's 2006...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2020, 11:33 pm (UTC)

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It can effectively be argued that the most powerful scene from the 1987 film Cry Freedom is that representing the student march in the Soweto uprising of June 16, 1976. The scene opens with a close...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2019, 11:53 pm (UTC)

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