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What are two good films to compare by the same director?

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The answer to this question could be as simple as grabbing a famous director -- Steven Speilberg -- and two of his better-known films -- Schindler's List and Lincoln. However, the comparison creates a better essay if there is an underlying theme to be examined, not just pushing two movies together to see what's similar.

For example, if you chose the works of Hong Kong director John Woo , you would find that many of his films involve a concept called "Heroic Bloodshed." Among other concepts, the heroes are called on to be as brutal as the villains, because otherwise, they are sure to lose; the bloodshed is...

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