Film Review Essay

  • Movie Review : ' Film ' By Alfred Hitchcock

    The sadistic qualities in this film are often not acknowledged because it seems as if Theodore’s violent games are harmless, but it actually represents his discontent with being submissive. Michael Chion discusses “empathetic music” in Audio Vision: Sound on Screen and claims that “music can directly express its participation in the feeling of the scene” (7). Empathetic music is emphasized through Vertigo and Her’s soundtrack; violence is subdued in these films through the use of romantic music

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  • Edward Scissorhands: Film Review Essay

    Edward Scissorhands REVIEWS 1. Burton's richly entertaining update of the Frankenstein story is the year's most comic, romantic and haunting film fantasy. 2. Burton's richly entertaining update of the Frankenstein story is the year's most comic, romantic and haunting film fantasy. 3. A personal film for Tim Burton, which also serves as a parable about the artist as an outsider, this lovely fairy tale began the long, fruitful collaboration with the endlessly versatile Johnny

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  • Movie Review : ' The Film '

    The director could be considered the author of a film they make. The French denoted the term auteur for “Hollywood directors who they felt had created a distinctive approach to filmmaking while working within the Hollywood studio system” (33). Americans started picking up the term as well, and then famous directors with certain styles started being known as auteurs. The director’s style crosses over into their films. These are directors like Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, Spike Lee, David Fincher

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  • Review of the Film Django Unchained Essay

    helpless slave that is chained and broken, but through the teaching of Dr. King Shultz, Django takes the role of hero very quickly and transforms from a needy slave to a cultured, well-mannered, and brutal bad–ass that soon becomes the real focus of the film. Shultz teaches him how to handle a weapon, read and write, and become a bounty hunter. Masculinity is shown through the eyes of Django by excessive violence and conflict. Like most heroes of westerns, problems are solved through violence and violent

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  • Enter the Void Film Review Essay

    in the future. Written and directed by the Frenchman Gaspar Noé, Enter the Void is a complex film that constantly experiments with the director’s unique visual style. Enter the Void follows the tragic story of a young American drug dealer, Oscar, as he struggles to survive in the neon-lit and chaotic streets of Tokyo. Early in the film, Oscar is shot and killed in a drug bust gone wrong. The rest of the film is captured from the perspective of Oscar’s spirit, as he revisits important moments of his

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  • Film Review-Hunger Games Essay

    The Hunger Games Review and Critique The Hunger Games is a fantasy adventure love story about a young girl from a poor district who volunteers to take her sister place to fight to the death in the 74th Annual Hunger Games in the country’s capitol city. “Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games.  A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an

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  • Essay on History 100 Film Review "Gettysburg" S. Snow.

    History 100 Film Review There have been many films made that are based off of true stories. However, one of the most accurate movies I have seen was Gettysburg. Released in 1993 and directed Ronald Maxwell, this movie goes into detail and talks about the decisive 3 day Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Actors Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, and Martin Sheen do an excellent job playing the roles of Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, and Joshua Chamberlain. While the film did poorly in

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  • Essay on Film Review on Pearl Harbor

    History 1302 Film review I chose to write about Pearl Harbor (2001) because it was a big event in American history and was our passage for entering World War II. It’s true that America was claiming a neutral stance before Pearl Harbor occurred, so if the events that occurred on December 7th, 1941 would have never taken place we would not have entered that war. The Japanese started bombing Pearl Harbor around 7:55 am. Therefore, the starting scenes of this movie leading up to the attacks are

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  • Film Review of John Q Essay

    Film Review: John Q Current Issues in Behavioral Health John Q is a film that addresses the highly controversial topic of health care; maximizing its focus on whether or not the quality of life is truly impacted by the quality of health care. Although this film was first released in 2002, the issue of quality health care seems to be more prominent today that it ever previously was. With the new health care system pending implementation, many individuals in today’s society wonder whether or not

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  • Film Review : The Golden Gate Bridge

    possibility in circles, all concluded with a jump. The Golden Gate Bridge, the main focus of the film, is a popular tourist destination. As the documentary sets into motion, the camera pans through multiple tourists walking along the bridge until we set our eyes upon one man who calmly backward dives off the edge. We come to learn the same bridge is a notorious location for those who’ve come to see their end. The film recounts various footage of people falling into depths of the sea; with voice over interviews

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  • Movie Review : Film Review

    From Here to Eternity Film Review A romantic classic, From Here to Eternity was a drama released in 1953 that focused on the life of an army men prior to the Attack on Pearl Harbor. The film was directed by Fred Zinnemann and produced by Columbia Pictures. From Here to Eternity is based on the days prior to Pearl Harbor and the day of, in Hawaii. One of the main characters, Prewitt played by Montgomery Clift, was a private who was abused by the army for not joining the units boxing team, but choosing

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  • Film Review : Florence Cathcart, A Notorious Author And Paranormal Hoax

    in horror films. A slight reversal of traditional gender portrayals in horror movies is displayed in Cathcart, but when faced with fear itself, everyone is subject to being overwhelmed with fright regardless of gender. Traditional gender roles were present consistently throughout the film primarily due to the time period. The 1920’s were a time of strict traditional gender roles, but Cathcart managed to challenge those roles with her professional success and notoriety. The men in the film acted with

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  • Film Review of Gladiator Essay

    Film Review of Gladiator Gladiator was set near the end of the twentieth century when the Roman Empire was at its peak. Maximus played a character who was the general of a large Roman army. 'Gladiator' starts with an introduction to the film where the audience see him brushing his hand slowly and calmly across and field of wheat. This does give the audience a sense of what he assumes is peaceful and tranquil. The screen does tell us a bit about Maximus and his

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  • Film Review Of ' A Given Shot '

    creating a film? The writer decides the characters and how they will react in different situations and their personalities. They also decide the setting of the movie and why a particular scene should be shot there. He also coordinates with the director and producer to accomplish the “what” in a given shot. A film director is responsible for developing a creative vision, which leads film to success. He is responsible for changing the scripts into wonderful shots. The responsibility of film director

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  • Martin Luther : A Film Review

    Martin Luther: A Film Review The film Luther is a story about Martin Luther, a monk who reformed Christianity to a level that he never imagined. Luther made the basis of Protestantism but it came at a cost -- millions of lives and the fall of an empire. He felt conflicted with himself but also with the power of the Roman Catholic Church and Emperor of Germany, Charles V. At the beginning of Luther 's journey to the basis of the new religion, Protestantism, Luther had religious doubts especially towards

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  • Essay on Film Review: Good Night, and Good Luck

    Film Review: Good Night, and Good Luck By Nina Karimi “Good Night, and Good Luck” is not your typical Hollywood film full of conventional action, cliff hangers, and romance. It is however a masterpiece of its time, about an era that many Americans try to forget. George Clooney, an esteemed American Actor and director of this film tried to capture a period of time known as the McCarthy Era where the “red scare” or fear of communism allowed the Senator from Wisconsin to try and convict

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  • Film Review : ' Seaworld '

    we thought nothing could top getting splashed by gallons of water by a humongous whale. Unfortunately, in recent years, the saying “all press is good press” has not seemed to apply to SeaWorld. In 2013, the documentary Blackfish debuted at Sundance Film Festival. It was then released around the world, highlighting what goes on behind the scenes in SeaWorld. The movie especially focuses on one particular whale, Tilikum, who has been involved in three killings. The movie shocked the very people who

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  • Film Review : The Titanic

    The Titanic is known as on of the most remarkable films that is filled with romance and emotion. This film was based on a real event that made headlines in the new york times. This tradegy was unexpected. New York Times says, “The phrase “TITANIC SINKS” was part of the headline for the Boston Daily Globe, the London Herald, the Baltimore American, the Globe (of Toronto), and, of course, The New York Times after the historic wreck of 1912 [Here’s what the article (sans headline) looked like in The

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  • Kill A Mockingbird : Film Review

    Film Review To Kill a Mockingbird is probably one of the most argumentative and political movies that I know. To Kill a Mockingbird is also one of my favorite classical movies and is the reason why I picked to review the concepts of this film. In addition, I read the book To Kill a Mockingbird in high school before watching the movie. Reading the book did not give me the full picture of racism then what the film gave me. I did knew it was about racism, but after watching the film, it gave me better

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  • Film Review : The Witch

    For the better part of a year, The Witch was receiving universal praise on the indie circuit – thanks to positive reviews coming from Sundance and the Toronto film festival. As such, the momentum granted the film a wide theatrical release – when normally, such a low-budget production would find itself skipping straight to streaming, on-demand markets. And, perhaps that would have been best for everyone… In The Witch, written and directed by newcomer, Robert Eggers, Anya Tyalor-Joy stars as Thomasin

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  • Forrest Gump Film Review English Essay

    Forrest Gump- Film Review Oscar winning, tear jerker of a comedy ‘Forest Gump’ is both magical and passionate; a film to replenish your energy and refresh your outlook on life entirely. A film that shows morally dubious material transformed through ‘Robert Zemeckis’ shrewdness and technical skills into a truly unique and poetic American Comedy, and with such phenomenon commercial success suggesting hearts were touched worldwide. The hero of the film; A mentally handicapped man (Tom Hanks), but one

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  • Film Review : Film Wastes No Time Diving Into The Subject And Immediately

    Dreamworlds is a film that analyzes the roles that sex and power play in today’s music videos. This film wastes no time diving into the subject and immediately begins to display popular music videos from all types of genres. Whether it’s pop, rock, hip-hop, rap, or country, nothing stops the music industry from displaying sexualized images of women and male sexual dominance. This film did an extraordinary job of describing and depicting the sexual imagery, and the trend in themes of modern music

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  • Film Review: Mindwalk

    Film Review: Mindwalk If a good movie is one that makes you think, Mindwalk must be superb. However, I haven't even read the book it was based on and I can say that the book must have been better. The actors are laughable, and the physicists' accent changes with each new scene. Furthermore, the transitions to each scene are as smooth as sandpaper. The purpose of this movie wasn't, and with good reason, to be glamorous though. As many of our "Hollywood" movies are. The fast action, sex, blood

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  • Super Size Me : Film Review

    The film that I chose to do a film study on is the 2004 film written and directed by Morgan Spurlock called super size me. The film is about a man who uses himself to experiment on while eating only Mcdonald 's foods for 30 days. The reason why he does this is to prove to the viewers on how unhealthy fast food is for your body and the results of it. Morgan is also viewed by 3 doctors in the beginning of the film and is checked up on during the 30 days to see the changes inside of his body. The

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  • Film Review Essay (Pulp Fiction)

    Denis Salinas 04/23/2013 “Pulp Fiction” Film Review When giving a film and evaluation it is obvious that acting, setting and plot would fit in every gender, however to evaluate a crime movie the expectations and feedback changes. Crime movies are known for having a flexible plot that allows mystery and tension build up, characters and acting that will maintain their role alive and transfer emotions and dialog that stays clear and understandable. Writing that is able to keep the audience concentrated

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  • The Wizard Of Oz : Film Review

    The introduction of computer graphics and extensive use of technology into the film making process has led to the loss of film making as an art form. The Wizard of Oz is considered one of the best visual movies ever made and yet it was made with only limited technology and the creativity of the movie makers. The movie made in 1939 by MGM Studios was a film interpretation of the 1900 published book written by L. Frank Baum, and for the most part directed by Victor Fleming. Dorothy a lonely, curious

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  • Romeo And Juliet Film Review Essay

    Don’t Hang Up Philosophy –Philosophy Can Make A Movie Film: Romeo and Juliet Director: Baz Luhrmann Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio & Claire Danes Plot: Two lovers of rival, disputing families take their lives. Rating: Reviewer: Claire Ginn Welcome to Verona Beach, a sexy, violent other-world, neither future nor past, ruled by two rival families, the Montagues and the Capulets... So begins Baz Luhrmann’s production of Shakespeare's beloved play, "Romeo and Juliet," from the famous opening

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  • Film Review : Jaws Movie ' Jaws '

    The movie Jaws is a 1975 thriller film that was directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg, it was recognized as the blockbuster of the summer of 1975. The story is constructed about killer white shark that attacks beachgoers on summer resort place named Amity Island. The film was released in the summer of 1975 and it is based on the novel that was written by Peter Benchley. The beginning of the movie shows a girl leaving a party during the night on Amity Island and she elects to go swimming in

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  • Friday Night Lights Film Review

    The film Friday Night Lights (2004) is based on the real-life story of the 1988 Permian Panthers football team in Odessa, Texas. The film follows Coach Gary Gaines, portrayed by Billy Bob Thornton, and his talented group of football players as they try to navigate through the season with the goal of winning the State championship. The pressure is on for the boys in the film, where they receive stressors from not only their sport and coaches, but also the townspeople and their parents as well. The

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  • The Uninvited : Film Review

    The Uninvited is a 2009 American Psychological horror film that features a broken family who has gone through a recent loss; it specifically follows the youngest daughter Anna. The film begins with Anna, a young teen being released from a psychiatric hospital after residing there for ten months. She was initially admitted due to her suicide attempt after her terminally ill mother died in a mysterious boathouse fire. Although she admits to having no memory of the event, Anna frequently has nightmares

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  • 2005 Version of "The Legend of Zorro": Film Review Essay

    The Legend of Zorro is a continuation of the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro which is probably the best Zorro film ever made I say probably because I haven't seen all of the 13 Zorro films. One thing that can't be denied is that the character of Zorro is a silver screen favorite. The Mask of Zorro features an older Zorro Anthony Hopkins intensely training a young thieve Antonio Banderes molding him into the dashing and heroic Zorro that he is in this film. The new Zorro marries Elena played by the gorgeous

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  • Film Review- Norma Rae, Erin Brockovich, Silkwood Essay

    Film Review- Norma Rae, Erin Brockovich, Silkwood In today's society, business ethics and morals play a crucial role in corporations. Over the last decade, consumers have become more aware of the exploitation, greed, and environmental destruction by corporations. In the movies Norma Rae, Erin Brockovich, and Silkwood, the viewers are able to comprehend the impacts business decision-making could have on communities and their employee's families. In many of these corporate cases, there is a David

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  • Film Review : ' The Conjuring '

    The purpose of a film trailer is to attract and entice the audience by showcasing extracts from the film without revealing the major storyline or spoiling the films plot. ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘The Conjuring’ are both major American supernatural horror films both grossing over $190 million each, however the way the trailers for each are depicted is very different. ‘Paranormal Activity’ is a 2007 American found footage supernatural horror film written, co-produced, photographed, edited, and directed

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  • Essay about American Gangster Film Review by Steven Zaillian

    A Film Review November 27, 2007 Title: American Gangster Genre: Gangster Writer: Steven Zaillian Director: Ridley Scott Date and Place of performance: November 21, 2007 at my house On November 21, 2007, I was home for break and watched an interesting-historical film titled American Gangster. The film was written by Steven Zaillian and was directed by Ridley Scott. American Gangster was a gangster movie that reflected back on the pass. The performance environment was at my house in

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  • Film Review of Ice Age Essay

    Film Review of Ice Age Ice age has a 2 serious points/morals to the story of the film that you come to see as you follow through the film, one of these points is that family important and no matter how different people are anyone can be friends. the second serious point is that with a major climate change like back then in the ice age it can wipe out all the animals and for many things to become extinct. For example: the Dodo. The mammoth, sloth and tiger were animals

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  • Film Review of American History X" Essay

    The film American History X is rated by the users of (Internet Movie DataBase) as one of the 50 best films ever made. It is a crime/drama, a very violent film; not for the faint-hearted. American History X was released in 1998, and it is directed by Tony Kaye. Casting: -Edward Norton (Derek Vinyard) -Edward Furlong (Daniel Vinyard) -Avery Brooks (Dr. Bob Sweeney) -Stacy Keach (Cameron Alexander) -Beverly D'Angelo (Doris Vinyard) -Jennifer Lien (Davina Vinyard)

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  • Film Review : ' Pulp Fiction '

    shot they all do the same thing but just different ways. One of the most famous shots in history is so highly recognized, because of the shot angles that were implemented in the scene by Quinten Tarantino in his famous 1994 film “Pulp Fiction”. The historic scene from the film was of course the scene where Samuel L Jackson is standing across from someone in a chair screaming at him. What makes the scene seem so amazing is the angle Tarantino used was unbelievable, he shot an over the shoulder shot

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  • Film Review: Walk the Line Essay

    Film Review Walk the Line The movie Walk the Line, is about the life of Johnny Cash and how he became a famous country singer. He was raised on a farm and was very good at memorizing songs. His brother Jack had a goal of becoming a pastor. Jack was working at a saw mill when Johnny decides to go fishing while Jack finishes his work. Jack was seriously injured by the saw and later died of his wounds with Johnny, his mother Carrie and father Ray by his side. Conflicts between Johnny and his father

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  • Film Review on Our Family Wedding Essay

    Marcus’s father’s car. The two exhanged racial comments towards each other and left the altercation enemies. The rest of the movie depicts the struggle between both families in planning the wedding and the stress it puts on the engaged couple. The film explores racism and bias as it relates to interracial marriage. Both the Mexian American family and African American family were biased against each other. Sterotypical jokes were thrown from both families. Lucia father made jokes about the Marcus’s

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  • Film Review : Rabbit Proof Fence

    1931, the half-caste act is in full effect leaving no mixed race child safe from the government. The film Rabbit-Proof Fence tells the tale of three girls who were directly affected by the act. The three girls on the journey were wanted because of their mixed race status. Australia’s dominate culture felt threatened by the half-caste children, which is why the half-caste act was put into effect. Australian’s plan to secure the dominate culture was to assimilate the half-caste children by taking

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  • Film Review : Marie Antoinette

    Sofia Coppola’s 2006 film Marie Antoinette has been at the center of movie critic controversy since its release. It has been regarded as stylistically beautiful and fun to watch, while also accused of being devoid of any historical significance. While the film nods its head to popular culture, it does follow the life of the Austrian Archduchess turned French Queen Marie Antoinette. The film opens as Marie Antoinette begins her journey to France to meet her future husband, Louis Auguste (Louis XVI);

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  • The Fall Of Berlin Film Review

    The films The Fall of Berlin (film 1) and Downfall (film 2) both present different depictions of Adolf Hitler in his final days during the Battle of Berlin. The first film provides a contrast between Hitler and Stalin throughout Germanys’ war with the Soviet Union. The Fall of Berlin was truly a propaganda film to promote Stalin as a leader and celebrate the Soviet Union’s victory against Germany. The film portrays Hitler as an explosive, demanding and unreasonable dictator who acts more as a child

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  • Film Review : Once Upon A Time On Anatolia

    In Once Upon a Time on Anatolia, a film directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, we see many motifs that indicate true human nature. Viewers are moved by the realness of the characters and how they can relate to us. From men being distracted by women, to showing the basic human instinct of self-preservation, this film shows us that no matter where you come from, everyone is similar. This movie expresses many aspects of human emotion and human nature, some more outright than others. One of the

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  • Movie Review : Film Written And Directed By David Robert Mitchell

    showing us how Jay and her group of friends manage to avoid being captured by the entity. Near the end of the film, Jay and her friends set up a trap at a closed public pool to try and destroy the entity. They attempt to lure it into the pool and, once it is inside, they would drop several powered, electronic devices into the pool to eliminate it. However, they are unsuccessful, and the film ends with Jay and her friend Greg holding hands and walking through their neighborhood as the entity follows

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  • Movie Review : ' There 's Nothing Like A Good Indie Film '

    nothing like a good indie film." Well, at least, that 's what I say this year. I have only discovered the wonderful world of indie films in the past few months, but I 'm sold. When I happened upon the film How Can I Help? I was intrigued by the title and the premise. Furthermore, when Stephen Kassen (director, producer, writer, etc.) agreed to answer a few questions about the film, I was even more fascinated. With pleasure, he apprised me to a variety of things concerning the film 's purpose, the filming

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  • A Film Review of Shrek Essay

    A Film Review of Shrek Shrek is an animated film, created by DreamWorksâ„¢ and brought to life by state of the art 3d animation. Shrek is made in all ways to reverse fairytale tradition and is a very unconventional fairytale. There are many parts of the film and characteristics of the main characters that make the irregularity of this fairytale funny and effective. Although the fairy tale is an unconventional one its opens like a traditional fairytale film. There is

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  • Film Review : The Global Assembly Line

    Film Review: The Global Assembly Line The World economy has experienced distinct phases over time, yet one of the most important and revolutionary systems has been capitalism. Capitalism can be defined as a socio-economic system motivated by profit and labor power, focused on the exploitation of the labor force. Beginning in the 19th century, competitive capitalism introduced the idea of reducing wage rates and different forms of production. Then came the era of organized capitalism, also known

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  • Film Review : Dragon Age Inquisition

    Like many in Dragon Age series, as well as many games in the Bioware library, dragon age inquisition hereby known as DA: I is groundbreaking in some socially progressive ways. not much representation of characters that do not fit well into heteronormativity historically in video games while some games before it have approached the subject Dragon Age is one of the first to have not only sexuality specific love interests but also, and possibly more important, less stereotypical representations of

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  • Film Review for Coal Miner's Daughter Essay

    The Coal Miner’s Daughter, an influential film, first shown in 1980, was voted an Academy Award Winning Motion Picture. This film depicts a young girl’s life who lived in a coal mining town, had a journeying life, and become a famous country singer. This motion picture was not produced purposing pure societal entertainment, but rather the accurate portrayal of Loretta Lynn’s personal life. The film Coal Miner’s Daughter, illustrates Loretta Lynn’s life’s obstacles of family struggles, influential

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  • Film Review : Jaws The Action Packed American Film

    Jaws the action packed American film that sank its teeth in to the box offices in 1975. It became a major must see for years after it was made. It was directed by Steven Spielberg, who said he made jaws as an experiment of fear. The film is about the jaws of a great white shark that starts to hunt off the Coast of Amity Island, terrorizing a small holiday resort. After a young girl is attacked Chief Brody, a newcomer from New York who came to the Amity looking, or so he thought, for a change from

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