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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Director Gary Ross's 1998 film Pleasantville tells the story of two teenagers transported back in time to the 1950s, when television comedies portrayed the average American family in an almost...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2017 12:43 am UTC

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The film Freedom Writers has an inspirational mood. It’s important to note that there is a distinct difference between tone and mood. While empowering might be an appropriate assessment of tone,...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2018 7:04 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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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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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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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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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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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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You should probably be ready for different answers to this question. To be honest, I didn't particularly care for the film. That might not be entirely a reflection of the film, itself, as much as...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2011 11:33 pm 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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In Gran Torino, an old Korean War veteran has to confront his prejudice head-on. Walt Kowalski finds his only solace in his Gran Torino and M-1 rifle, which he has carried with him since the war....

Latest answer posted March 14, 2019 4:43 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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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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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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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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There is no shortage of internal conflict within the 2000 film Remember the Titans. From the film's plot, which depicts the integration of a Virginia high school football program, to the...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2017 2:53 am 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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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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First, what a great movie! Second, there are many themes. So, I am sure that people will have different answers. Before I give it a shot, let me say one thing about the name "Nemo." In Latin the...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2009 12:45 pm UTC

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There is little to add here to the comprehensive response afforded above. However, as a subjective opinion that remains after numerous viewings, one of the most refreshing aspects of the iconic...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2010 3:01 am UTC

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I think that dramatic elements in the film helped to bring out much in way of enjoyment in the audience. The historical disaster and sad loss of life cannot be denied and this is something that...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2012 7:09 pm UTC

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Cameron is able to use symbols and almost a sense of iconography to help increase the audience's understanding of the narrative he renders. Part of the reason why the film is known all over the...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2012 7:20 pm UTC

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The question you've asked is relevant to recent debates about the so-called "New Historicism" in literary criticism. I strongly suspect that there are also "new historicist" approaches to the...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2011 4:50 am UTC

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The body represents the sum total of the boys' journeys. It represents the culmination point of their travels. At the same time, I would suggest that it holds a sense of personal meaning for...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2012 9:42 am UTC

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The Priest dropped to his knees saying, "Forgive me, I beg you. From now on I will be the Guardian and Protector of every goat in the land." [Giggling.]"Now, what does this ancient tale teach us?"...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2012 10:33 am 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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Oh, absolutely! The quote you mention is a direct allusion to Shakespeare's Othello! Yes, I'll admit that it's not an exact quote (at least how you are relating it, anyway). It's a really...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2011 12:17 pm UTC

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I can see that the previous posts focused on post-war American films with male leading characters. You might want to look at films from other national cinemas and different eras such as: -Strike...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2010 6:41 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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There are several ethical dilemmas present in the movie I Am Sam. Consider one: determining the qualities of a person fit for parenting. The lawyer, Rita, assists on Sam's parental custody case....

Latest answer posted July 14, 2019 6:22 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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The movie, Take the Lead, is a motivational film aimed at teens. While this film deals with ballroom dancing, its messages go way beyond the dance floor. This film shares messages about how to...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2018 7:24 pm UTC

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There are several small examples of courageous acts throughout the movie, such as the time when Joe and Simon Birch peer into the bag brought to them by Ben (which contains a stuffed armadillo),...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2012 7:23 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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