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Transnationalization of Chinese Action Films
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Chinese cinema has always held a special place in world cinema due to its specific modes of direction and production, and due to the particular genre of wuxia (Stephen Teo) that is the bedrock of Chinese cinema. Films based on this genre have always followed a special track, or formula that has set them aside from the other more commercial films made by, say the Hollywood, or by Eastern cinema.
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Discuss the female action heroine in 2-3 Hong Kong films. To what extent does she transgress conventional gender roles and to w
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Discuss the female action heroine in 2-3 Hong Kong films. To what extent does she transgress conventional gender roles and to what extent does she simply conform to male fantasies? The conventional gender roles assigned to female and male in real life is interconnected with femininity (softness and private domain) and masculinity (hardness and public domain).
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Science fiction films often present a contest between technology, special effects, action, bugs, aliens and so on, all of which can drown out character, plot and theme. Discuss with reference to at least two of the set texts
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Topic: Science fiction films often present a ‘contest’ between technology, special effects, action, bugs, aliens and so on, all of which can drown out character, plot and theme. Discuss with reference to at least two of the set texts. Topic: Science fiction films often… There has been an ample stream of sci-fi movies inundating the entertainment industry, in…
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Write an analysis of 2000 words of one of the following Hong Kong films
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Tsui Hark directs the film. The film is set in a conflicting Republic of China vehemently protesting against the western influence. Jet Li is given the… Moreover the martial art of Kung Fu widely acclaimed in China is found to act as a common stunt piece for many Chinese, Japanese and Hollywood films. Further observation made suggests that the Chinese martial…
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Silent films VS films from our time
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Film Sound Similarities in Silent and Contemporary Films: The Case of Metropolis and The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) 1.0. Introduction Film studies cover a wide range of topics, considering that film as an art combines different art forms to achieve its holistic aesthetic appeal, particularly in its artistic, narrative, and dramatic aspects.… Sound design is one…
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4 best 3d animated films for kids
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This film is a combination of the word NONSENSE and RHYMES, which brings about a kid’s story based on the notion of nonsense, which is a resemblance of Dr. Seuss. The child’s character is designed using a combination of 2D and 3D technique. The storyline is enriched by the… The chief Director of this film is Uri Shizer (Squidoo 2010). This movie was released…
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Hollywood's irrational allergy to 'black' films
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The researcher effectively used logical, emotional appeals in conjunction with the credibility of citing George Lucas, the producer of the film “Red Tails” as the focal point of discussion through the use of examples of famous celebrities and films.… The author initially described the prevailing racial prejudice that continue to pervade Hollywood by disclosing…
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Masculinity Representation in Films
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Representation of Masculinity in Die Hard 2 Name of of Instructor Name of Course Date Representation of Masculinity in Die Hard 2 Topic 4: Drawing on your Mulvey and Neale readings, as well as Tasker’s discussion, analyse the representation of masculinity in one of the Die Hard films.… 54). However, at times, when these action heroes start going back to the…
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Is Genre a useful category for the understanding of films made in China and Japan
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The word genre is used by film scholars often, but an exact definition for the word is hard to come by. As Bordwell suggests, "audiences know the genres of their culture very well, and so do filmmakers . . . but what makes a group of films a genre"1 It is clear that some genres are quite easy to identify because of their subject-matter and setting: the Western is set in the American West and often has gunfighters, Gangster films are set in cities and deal with organized crime, and "science-fiction features a technology beyond the reach of contemporary science"2 Genre is important because it represents an easy short-hand for the audience to know what to expect when they go to a movie: the Acti…
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Films
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This paper aims to discuss the statement that 'all films are illusions' by drawing on material in the course. In addressing this statement, it shall focus on special effects, narrative, mise-en-scene, and cinematography. The films that must be studied in focus for these are King Kong (1933), Forbidden Planet (1956), and Terminator 2 (1991). … The premise that…
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Innovation of Asian films
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The paper tells about the rich culture of Asia, the inherent artistry of its actors and actresses and the strong capabilities of its film industry that has been buoyed by increasing economic prominence in order to produce more films that are truly world class.… This paper illustrates Asia as a continent rich with history and culture. The countries here have…
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Hollywood Presentation of Women in the 1930s Films
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HOLLYWOOD PRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN THE 1930S FILMS Name Name of Institution Introduction Since the inception of the film industry in the late 19th and the early 20th century, women have played a central role in the growth of the industry.… However, majority of women are celebrated more because of their appearance rather than their acting ability ("Women in…
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In what ways does Kathryn Bigelow undermine the conventions of action cinema Use Point Break as your example and be sure to incorporate the discussions of critics that were assigned to read
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Point Break which Bigelow directed in 1991, is still considered one of the best Filmography work from Hollywood. Point Break not only established itself as an… The scenes which include skydiving are greatly done to make one wonder how Bigelow managed to shoot these scenes at the time (Benson-Allott 3). Point Break is considered an unconventional film due to…
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Hongkong action movies: a transnational genre
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Hong Kong action movies: a transnational genre. The genre of the Hong Kong action movie has enjoyed mixed fortunes over the years, representing initially a particularly Chinese genre but now reaching a much wider audience through transnational co-productions which fuse Eastern and Western production techniques and thematic content.… In the 1970s the Hong Kong…
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Modernist Art Form and Post Modernist Art Form
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The essay analyzes live action film as a modernist art form, the animation as a post-modernist art form. Art has long been part of human civilization and with changing social values, its definition also becomes difficult to ascertain. Today art includes various forms of visual arts.… The essay "Modernist Art Form and Post Modernist Art Form" discovers a…
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Uniquely Feminine Action Scenes
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This essay examines how female action films’ unique use of innate female characteristics through visual elements like Fighting Aesthetics, Point-of-View shots, mash up of emotional conflict with action sequences and narrative elements like the constant use of a male backbone, the use of children or emotional connection as a character objective.… When she was…
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Films and Their Reflection of the Mid-Seventies Era
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The paper discusses the film by Rafaelson “Five Easy Pieces” and how the film reflects the mid-seventies era. The analysis of Rafaelson’s “Five Easy Pieces” shows the effects of the film and the reflection of the mid-seventies era.… Films are at times influential and determinants of societal behavior. Film, therefore, is believed…
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Film and Television Genre
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This essay describes film and television Genre is the division of a particular art according to a certain criteria; genres are formed by sets of conventions. Film genres are various forms of identification types, categories, classifications, and they are groups that are recurring.… Film genre can be classified into the following.Action films.These are films…
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Classical Films vs. Art Films
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The paper "Classical Films vs. Art Films" explains that the type of response expected from the viewer and the effect to be produced are mainly defined by the production modes and styles that imply a range of conventions and norms. … Two significant cinematographic modes defined by the methods of studio production and compliance with a set…
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British Avante Garde Films
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In the early thirties, there was a very pessimistic attitude even among internationally known noted film directors that the art of films does not match the English psyche. This cynical approach towards British cinema has, to some extent, been endorsed by British critics and scholars by showing an outward unwillingness to study the national cinema.… In spite of…
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Gangster Films
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If one goes to the Internet Movie Database site on the internet (IMDB.com) and follows the link to view the top 250 films as rated by members of the site-anyone can become a member-one may at first be struck by how low the film usually ranked by film critics and directors as the greatest film ever made is ranked.… The next most striking thing about the films…
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BMW Films case study
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The company, which is headquartered in the Munich city of Germany, has received great success in its marketing strategies, managing to establish itself as a major player in… Besides “the hire” series, various options that the company can take in order to consolidate its marketing strategy are paramount in order to maintain its market position, and increase its…
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Analyse the iconography, conventions and audience expectations (Grant, 2007) of one film genre & assess how (and if) they have changed over time
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Essentially, the action film is a genre in which the hero or heroes are placed in complicated and difficult situation which they have to surmount through a combination or brain and brawn although mostly the latter. The hero is in most cases a resourceful and either very strong… Generally, the film ends with the hero who is the embodiment of goodness and…
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Documentary Films
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The documentary is stylistically viewed in terms of being a non-narrative genre of film. In fact, the term documentary is actually a rather broad umbrella term that covers a wide variety of sub-genres, some of which may seem contradictory to each other. For instance, some documentaries strive to present as objective a perspective as possible using a stationary camera and static interviews.…
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Memory in films
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In short, Shelby is a “man with no short term memory.”1 This is called anterograde amnesia. Shelby’s forgetfulness, and his inability… Also, it is very possible that the amygdala had something to do with the isolated memories. It has been proven that certain memories can be erased in laboratory rodents. However, actually targeting memories to be erased by a…
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