Transnationalization of Chinese Action Films
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...Film Studies 13 April 2009 Transnationalization of Chinese Action Films 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. The main center of wuxia film production was Shanghai, but of late this center has shifted to Hong Kong and Taiwan (Stephen Teo... ). This ...
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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...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). But when this is superimposed to the context of films, one cannot expect femininity from women and masculinity from men. Most of the female action heroines in Hong Kong films show the tendency to transgress the conventional gender role. The influence of Chinese culture, especially transvestite/cross dressing and transsexual/ swordswomen genre... ?Discuss the female...
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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...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. By Your Name Presented to Professor’s Name Subject Your University City, State November 21, 2011 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. Science fiction movies have been an essential genre in the film-making business for a couple of years now. There has been an ample stream... Topic: Science fiction...
Write an analysis of 2000 words of one of the following Hong Kong films
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...film industry in the late 1960s emanated from the tactics used by the Samurai form of Japanese Martial Art. Research made suggests that in the earlier periods of Hong Kong film industry the Chinese form of martial art drew a fictional significance to that of the western action films. Moreover it was found that the Kung Fu form of Chinese martial art was blended with other cinematic instruments such as comedy, stunt and action filled antics. Even it is observed that film stars who were previously well known for their martial art skills now using less of martial art skills and focusing on showing stunts and antics. The level of stunts used in the Hong Kong action films owes... Analysis of Hong Kong Movies...
Silent films VS films from our time
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...film art due to its capacity to heighten the emphasis of other film elements such as the Mise-en-scene and Editing. Accordingly, this research studies the sound design of Metropolis and LOTR with the intention of identifying the influence of sound design on the overall structure of the films. Basically, this research contends that Metropolis and LOTR have similar usage of sound film as a supporting aspect of the action-filled characters and events in the two films. 2.0. Film Sound In filmmaking, film sound includes the process of creating and manipulating sounds; it covers both the technical and creative aspects of audio presentation that may contribute to the overall effect of the film... ?Film Sound...
4 best 3d animated films for kids.
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...films for kids The role of a 3D animation director is to make sure that the vision of the film rhymes with all parts of the production course. This includes the film’s color palette, style, as well as tone. Unlike the directors of live-action films, those of animated movies have high control responsibility. In other words, the directors of animated films are responsible for micromanaging the whole process of production. Therefore, the features of animated films are perhaps composed... The stories, directors and actors of the 4 best 3d films for kids Yoplait- Shtoozim 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...
Hollywood's irrational allergy to 'black' films
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...action film with lots of black folks can be successful…If it fails, it will be seen as a failure of ALL black action films” (Martin par. 40). Martin’s argument, therefore, that Hollywood continues to bar selecting and showing films with predominantly black casts have been duly supported and validated using effective strategies and rhetorical appeals. As aptly concluded, Martin emphasized that “today, it's clear that such a racial divide is no longer in place in the seats, but now on the screen, and that's a damn shame” (par. 45). Works Cited Martin, Roland. Hollywood's irrational allergy to 'black' films. 14 January 2012. Web. 5 February 2012 .... Rhetorical Analysis of “Hollywood's...
Masculinity Representation in Films
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...films. How is the McClane character represented as a site of identification? As spectacle? The extant literature in the field of films incorporates gender studies that examine the representation of masculinity or the male action hero. From this stance, studies in the film field pay specific attention to the herculean physical performances and spectacular body appearances of starring characters such as John McLane in the Die Hard series (Carroll, 2003, p. 54... ? Representation of Masculinity in Die Hard 2 of 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. ...
Is Genre a useful category for the understanding of films made in China and Japan
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...Action film is unlikely to have singing and a love story, the Romantic Comedy probably won't contain bloody violence. So can the films of particular countries be regarded as a "genre" Perhaps the best way of initially tackling this question would be to imagine that we are Japanese or Chinese scholars asking whether all American or British films can be collected into a single genre. A scholar that suggests that there is an American genre would be immediately attacked by his colleagues for oversimplifying an obviously complex, multifaceted gamut of movies. So the question of whether there is a Chinese or Japanese genre of film may... Is Genre a useful category for the understanding of films made in...
Films
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...films use visual magic in order to create illusions and some trick effects in order to affect the audience to startle. The persistence of vision through special effects is proved to produce smooth, flowing action when projected, just as what is mentioned earlier. In-camera effects are common features of special effects, such as making a miniature appear bigger as in the case... ALL FILMS ARE ILLUSIONS Introduction (The Films as Illusions) This paper aims to discuss the ment 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...
Innovation of Asian films
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...film was a powerful combination of the action films of Hong Kong with the hip hop that is characteristic of African-American. Conclusion Globalization is a real and compelling force of the 21st century. Businesses and countries will be affected in one way or another with varying strengths and impacts. Technology likewise plays crucially especially with the advent of more advanced communication devices that has propelled the more widespread use of the internet. People nowadays are more informed, more intelligent. Hence, these people are more discerning with the products that they buy... ?Asian films Introduction Asia is a continent rich with history and culture. The countries here have basically...
Hollywood Presentation of Women in the 1930s Films
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...action films spearheaded by Hollywood for quite some... ?HOLLYWOOD PRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN THE 1930S FILMS of Introduction Since theinception 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. From the full-length features to Nickelodeons, from talkies to silent films, in the capacity of directors, writers, actors and audience members, the film industry trajectory has been influenced by women. The rise of the industry was as a result of women stardom. However, majority of women are celebrated more because of their appearance rather than their acting ability ("Women in Films”). Despite certain female stars’ popularity...
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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...action cinema Kathryn Bigelow’s films have always had a controversial criticism due to the subject matter of her films. 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 unconventional action film, but it managed to merge the culture of surfing into brutal action drama. Point Break features Keanu Reeve’s as an FBI agent chasing after a group of Criminals who are surfers and at the same wear masks as they rob banks. The most captivating scenes from Point Break are those that feature surfing sequences. The scenes which include skydiving... Kathryn Bigelow and her role in the conventions of action...
Hongkong action movies: a transnational genre
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...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. This paper traces the development of the genre from a local to a transnational phenomenon, and the implications of changes that have occurred over the years, with reference to three films: Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978), Rush Hour (1998) and Kung Fu Hustle (2004). In the 1970s the Hong Kong action film genre reached international audiences largely through the work... ?Hong Kong...
Modernist Art Form and Post Modernist Art Form
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...action film is a modernist art form, animation is 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. Whereas before art merely referred to paintings and sculptures, today art encompasses a broader range that includes various forms of visual arts such as photography and film and even forms of performing arts such as drama and music. The history of art reflects different periods that conveys the changing views of artists as to what art is all about and how they want to express themselves using it. In the late 1800's, the birth of Modern Art became evident... It could be argued that while live action ...
Uniquely Feminine Action Scenes
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...Action Scenes Thesis The last decade has given rise to many female action movies and manyof these are successful. 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, creation of familiar situations and build-up of modern female characterization, build up to a style of action film that is immensely feminine without compromising excitement. This essay traces these narrative and visual elements... Uniquely Feminine...
Films and Their Reflection of the Mid-Seventies Era
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...action films. The heroes in these movies are violent, anti-social and alienated. They have no societal respect at large. The first scenes of “Five Easy Pieces” show the main character Bobby as a typical oil mine worker. Bobby puts a lot of energy in his work to get his money. He spends his leisure time playing time drinking beer, playing cards, watching television and bowling. He stays with his girlfriend, a beautiful waitress named Rayette Dipesto. At the beginning of the film, Bobby gets reflected as a happy person, but as the film progresses he gets revealed as a man dissatisfied with his life (Rafaelson). Rayette’s...
Film and Television Genre
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...Film and Television Genre. Genre is the division of a particular art according to a certain criteria; genres are formed by sets of conventions. They are vague categories with no fixed boundaries, Film genres are various forms of identification types, categories, classifications, and they are groups that are recurring which have similar and recognisable patterns. Film genre can be classified into the following- Action films. These are films characterized by fights, battles and destructive crises such as floods, natural disasters and fires. Good examples are the James Bond...
Classical Films vs. Art Films
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...action. In order to insure completion of this task, production process uses technical aspects such as lighting, mise-en-scene, music score and cinematographic properties making the comprehension of the narration easier. Eventually, the viewer can watch and enjoy the film as an entertainment form, being given all the necessary clues that make delving... ical Films vs. Art Films Introduction In the of development, cinematography as a distinct art form and a means of entertainment has undergone multiple transformations, with approaches towards production and the very concept of cinema evolving gradually. However, the main property has remained intact – films always produce effects on the spectators, engage ...
British Avante Garde Films
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...film techniques, including 'direct animation', the method of drawing and scratching designs straight onto film. He made his first animated film in 1929 and carried on experimenting with new techniques till the end of his life in 1980. He once wrote: "There has never been a great film unless it was created in the spirit of the experimental film-maker. All great films contribute something original in manner or treatment". In Trade Tattoo, Lye changed this footage in what has been depicted as the most complicated job of film printing and color grading ever tried. The film blends animated words and outlines with the live-action footage to produce images... British Avante Garde films 2008 In the early...
Gangster Films
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...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. Orson Welles' masterpiece Citizen Kane does not even rank in the top twenty, though just barely. It is ranked number 21, below such questionably higher-ranked films as all three of the Lord of the Rings (LOTR) entries, 12 Angry Men and The Shawshank Redemption. The next most striking thing about the films that have made the top twenty list... Gangster, Businessmen and the American Dream If one goes to the Internet Movie Database site on the internet (IMDB.com) and follows the link to view the top 250 films ...
BMW Films case study
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...Films Case Study Introduction BMW is a renowned company that designs, creates and sells mini-automobiles in various countries globally. 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 the automobile industry. Ina bid to improve its marketing strategy, the company established “the Hire” series of short films. This strategy comprised of ten-minute eight short films that displayed the value and quality of the mini-automobiles (Moon 2-3). The strategy is said to have led to a significant increase in the company’s sales after its launch in 2001 and 2002. Besides “the hire... BMW Films...
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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...Action Film Genre 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 or skilled in fighting or having some sort of super power that makes it explicable that he should be capable of dispatching the villains. Majority of the characters are faced with situations that would conventionally be incredible of even impossible and they often have to contend with diabolical villain with exceptional power and...
Documentary Films
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...film must be considered a political film lies in the fact that it is a documentary and documentaries are expected to contain only facts and no interpretations. The politicising of aesthetics can be seen in a typical criticism of the film: "In the end, the film loses its credibility by resorting to ever more frightening and unlikely scenarios designed to galvanise the audience into action. But this is in keeping, in a sense, with Al Gore, the man who in a 1999 interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN said, "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet." He might have been involved with some legislation that affected... In What Sense are Documentary Films...
Memory in films
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...action stories. c. Which film do you think better represents the centrality of memory for understanding and knowing ourselves? Why? Provide examples from the films that illustrate your position. Eternal Sunshine deals more with the act of remembering “island memories” in an episodic fashion, because it seems like an easier movie to which one can relate. Shelby in Memento, moving around and remembering snippets is not so easy to follow or understand. Random memories and little vignettes in Eternal Sunshine are more realistic representations of how most peoples’ memories work, and is a better movie as such. Eternal Sunshine’s...
Films
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...Films The past years there have seen batted interest in the production of movies that portray the Seventies aura and traditions. The Movie production in the US has grown tremendously and film production has taken a notch higher with interests of 1970’s movies. The film industry has in Europe and Japan took a U-turn in the production of movies in the 1970’s that the US followed suit (Lee and Waterman 6). This fascination begs the question, “are the films in this age and set up failing to have the toughness and courage of the 1970’s films?” This has led to Movie producers turning back to the seventies...
Science Fiction Films
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...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. By Your Name Presented to Professor’s Name Subject Your University City, State November 21, 2011 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. Science fiction movies have been an essential genre in the film-making business for a couple of years now. There has been an ample stream... ? Topic: Science fiction...
Importance of songs and music in bollywood films
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...action in the films are all structured in a multifaceted visual and oral interaction in which music is a significant aspect. Punathambekar (2008, p. 16) demonstrates the role of music and its significance in the Bollywood films through application of the linguistic tool to the film studies. From his application Punathambekar (2008) noted that any music can be used in a film but will be accompanied by different meanings (p. 18). Bollywood film makers have for long made no efforts to hide the fact that what the film represents on the screen is an illusion, a creation and a fiction. This implies that Indian films are self... The role of Songs and Music in Bollywood Films Music and songs are the most...
Intertextuality in Films
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...action comics, with superman on the cover sheet, appeared on the new stands. the first superman story was thirteen pages long which was created by writer Siegel and Joe Shuster. they were unsuccessful to publish superman to pulp magazine publishers. the first film on superman was by Fleischer studious animated cartoon series. later in 1948 first superman serial movie was released starring kirk alyn, as man of steel facing the second spider lady then the second was released in 1950.he also became popular by t.v shows it starred George reeves as the man of steel. The first modern era superman movie was released in December in 1978... this was followed by...
Discussion 8 part B
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...film just basically illustrated how the two strong emotional forces, which is anger and compassion can influence a person’s development. Erik gave in to anger and separated ways with Charles and made him the villain that he was in the succeeding X Men Series. The story of the X Men first class presented a fresher perspective of the series that the audience cannot expect how the story unfolded. It presented the humane aspect of the mutants who were portrayed as having superpowers in the succeeding X Men Series. This series of X Men will give the audience both a visual and cerebral treat as the story is not just confined to the visuals which most action...
Compare 2 Films
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...action, its clear that the question of death and the nausea of existence is always penetrating. For instance, this scene features the chess board that is a constant reminder of Antonius Blocks existential crisis, and the overarching question of life and existence. There is also a skull featured; in the context of the scene featuring performers, one could argue that this is reminiscent of the graveyard scene in Hamlet, where Hamlet meditates on life looking at the skull of Yorik. Here the skull represents the films central thematic concern with the human condition. One... Compare Two Films Introduction Ingmar Bergman and Robert Bresson are two of the 20th centurys greatest film artists. The issues...
Hong Kong Films
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...Film Matters, 4(2), 30-33. Vojkovic, S. (2013). history as science Fiction: women of Action in Hong Kong cinema. Storytelling in World Cinemas: Contexts, 144. Rong, Y. A. N. G. (2012). A Brief Analysis on Movie and TV Program Production and Post Processing Technique. Journal of Jiangsu Vocational and Technical Institute of Economics and Commerce, 5, 017.... Hong Kong Films Hong Kong Films Introduction Themes in a movie play an important role in enabling the audience to understand the movie (Rong, 2012). Drunken Master and Fist of Fury are two popular Chinese movies. They share both differences and similarities. The paper discusses the similarities and...
Why Were Gangster Films So Popular in the 1930s?
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...films can vary within societies over time as values changed. This is why the popularity of certain film genres wax and wane over time, too. Some of the more popular film genres are action, drama, comedy, horror, adventure, epic and others like musicals, science fiction, war, Westerns, and crime and gangster. This last genre is sometimes of particular interest to movie goers and censors alike because they can portray the real-life stories of criminals and gangsters. This particular genre can be realistic enough when trying to show how criminals lived, do their trade and what they do with their loot. Portrayals can be too realistic for comfort... ? GANGSTER MOVIES: WHY WERE THESE SO POPULAR? (The Motion...
Contemporary Irish Films
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...Films 2006 Contemporary Irish Cinema is filled with the dramatic genre movies which tend to endorse the political status quo. Television drama departments have produced a considerable volume of material on the Troubles, creating a sub-genre. Much of them struggle in an institutional environment circumscribed by periodic direct censorship, restrictive codes of practice and a deeper cultural myopia. [Pettitt, 2000] A residual, patrician strain conservatively argues for drama on TV, stressing the educative benefits of high cultural traditions that are brought to a large audience. Aesthetically, TV drama has evolved from its origins in radio and influences from theatre to a much... Contemporary Irish Films...
Films
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...films that they made were unlike the rest that were released in that the directors used styles of filmmaking that went against the norm. The film subjects, the characters and settings, and the camera shots and angles were significantly different from the works of other film bigwigs. Some people may think that, due to a new generation that has different demands when it comes to film, these mavericks may no longer have a place in our entertainment. Furthermore, it may be believed that almost fifty years later, these directors and auteurs may have lost... The Seventies Mavericks Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, and Woody Allen are considered cinematic mavericks during the 1970s. The...
Latinos films
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...action. The Residents form Sachem Quality of Life which blames the illegal Mexican immigrants for bringing overcrowding, noise, and crime to their prior peaceful town. Some of the residents are however sympathetic to the Mexican migrants and plead for tolerance. They form the Citizens for Peaceful Solutions to highlight the plight of the Migrant workers and plead for tolerance. These roles in the film are played residents such as Ed Hernandez, Joe Madsen, and Margaret Bianculli Dyber. The justification... The Plight of the Latinos as Depicted by the Latino Movies Introduction to Latinos Latino Americans are thecitizens of the United States who can trace their origins in the countries of Latin America...
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...Films The characters (Hushpuppy, Duncan, and Pi-face) presented in the three dissimilar films Beasts of the Southern Wild" "life of Pi" and” the way back") present unique traits in their respective movies. They incorporate varying roles in exposing their roles in the varying plays outlined. Hushpuppy, a major character in Beasts of the Southern Wild, lives with her father in a Bathtub and struggles through complexities to rise ultimately against her challenges and tribulations. She and her father fend for food at night in the ocean. The little girls exhibit extreme bravery considering that she is only six. Despite living in an isolated region, she ...
Films
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...Films Hollywood is one of the most prominent places where film industry has dwelled for many years. The place is known for production of quality and sequels films (Dirks 1). However, before 1980s the film industry in Hollywood had not taken seque-itis as part of production as it is now. Before the 1980s, the cost of production was very high and the revenue from the sales was very low on downward trends. This had strained many companies involved in the movies production in the seventies because movies would only attract investors if they were sure of very high return. The technology in the production was more of building...
The Representation of Masculinity in Die Hard 2.
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...film’s opening scene takes place on Christmas Eve, when McLane visits his wife in Los Angeles (Gates 2006, p.35). McLane has what Rzepka and Horsley term ‘unresolved issues’ (2010, p.89); consequently, he is not in good terms with his wife. When McLane arrives in Los Angeles, he finds his wife at an office Christmas party, and supposed political terrorists then invade the building where the party is taking place. The film portrays McLane’s heroic attempts to save his wife from these terrorists. In Die Hard 2, as in many action films, masculine characters possess virile physical prowess and display social dominance. Social... ? The Representation of Masculinity in Die Hard 2 of 15th November McLane and...
How does today's film in the U.S influence people perception of Chinese culture? (Please try to focus on a specific film genres)
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...films in USA depict Chinese as having a high participation in martial arts, does this mean that all the Chinese people fraudulent in behavior? 3. The culture depicted in films in the USA, does it generally reflect how people behave in China or how the Chinese behave even in other countries? 4. Are elements of enculturation and cultural diffusion to blame for how the media, especially films in the USA depict the Chinese culture? 5. Are the morals and ethics of the Chinese people they way they are as depicted in films, for example, Chinese women are seductive or are they different? The research shall have focus on only a particular genre of films. These are action films and will use... College Research...
Increased Escapist Films Production After 9/11 Incident
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...films production after 9/11 incident: This paper is primarily based on a largely significant and spoken topic concerning the film industry, which relates to the marked increase in the escapist films production in the aftermath of 9/11 incident. This phenomenal increase in the production of such films that are fraught with unreasonable violence, vehemence, and brutal bloodshed has increased not in America alone but this astounding trend is seen and recognized, globally. Aggravated violence and captivating action play bound together and portrayed in escapist movies have gained immense popularity after 9/11 incident, while some people had opinioned... ? [Meri Weiss] [English 1101] 12 May Increased escapist...
Films
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...film industry has been dominated by large film corporations and companies, such as Universal Studios and MGM films. There are certain characteristics which can be assumed in connection with the products of such companies, such as large budgets for the various aspects of each film that allow the company to utilize well-known actors, complicated and authentic settings, and well designed costumes. When independent film first began to emerge, the products of these shoe-string budget productions varied widely from the larger companies. As a result, some people who experienced only the earliest days of independent film, such as grandparents, have a view that these productions... School For a long time, the...
An Overview of Art Historical Movements and their Effect on the Movies
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...films of the Japanese and Chinese. The idea behind the film is that of action. Action equals entertainment. In Japanese and Chinese action films, entertainment is focused more on the styles of fighting, and the star’s extraordinary ability, but with very little dialogue. This is unlike most American films where the content of the dialogue, plus action are combined for entertainment (Jenkins 3). It is assumed that action is easy to understand, and keeps the viewers’ attention on the screen. It does not require the grasp of a deeper meaning, but just a simple understanding which leads to enjoyment. There is no spiritual enlightenment... number An Overview of Art Historical Movements and their Effect on...
Slapstick Comedy and Silent Films
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...films gained immense popularity in the world of entertainment. The films produced at that time were devoid of sound and were made in Black and White. People could only see whatever was happening on the screen. These films were made purely for entertainment of the audience. To make the audience understand about the theme of the films, slapstick comedy was introduced. Slapstick comedy is a device in which, the characters have exaggerated and speedy physical activities backed up by accurate timing. They do this mainly to make people understand what kind of character they are portraying in that film. More emphasis is given on speed of actions... In the early 20th century, besides theatre, motion pictures or...
British Social Problem Films
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...Films: The Context and Legacy of 'Sapphire', Directed and Produced by Basil Dearden and Michael Relph, Written by Janet Green. Ealing Studios, England, 1959. Introduction: The social problem film was a significant aspect of British film of the 1950s and aimed not only at entertaining cinema audiences, but also to raise issues of importance to that society, in that period of history. As such, these films can be considered as more than 'a good story', but as innovative, controversial and thought provoking. This essay will attempt to define the genre, then examine Basil Dearden's award winning film, 'Sapphire' in relation to its social and historical contexts and the issue... British Social Problem...
Vietnam War & Films
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...Films Vietnam War & Films [Institute’s Vietnam War & Films Vietnam War films came in fame during the '80s, from being a movie theme that was still viewed as outlawed during the '70s. Films, such as Platoon and Metal Jacket turned the warfare into a popular theme for movies. Rambo (Part II) revolves around the movie’s leading role - Rambo - who reprises his responsibility as Vietnam veteran. The movie is set in the background of the issues regarding Vietnam War’s prisoners and those missing in action; it shows Rambo discharged from detention center by national order to file the likely existence of prisoners of war in Vietnam, with the trust that he will not discover... ?Running Head: Vietnam War & Films...
Quentin Tarantino Films
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...film to a series of seeming disjointed non-sequential vignettes, each vignette featuring the aforementioned snappy dialog delivered by the aforementioned hand-picked edgy actors. It is only after watching the entirety of the movie, and reflecting back on it, does the gestalt emerge for the viewer. And, it may take more than one viewing to get there. Then, lastly, by topping it all off with a snazzy soundtrack. That's how. Add all that stuff together and you get Pulp Fiction." (Pulp Fiction, 19 September 2008) The movie is a hardcore action movie and involves a lot of violence, it is only meant for the Adults because of the content the movie has. The language used in the movie... Apakshit Sachdeva Quentin ...
[Love] American Movies in 1980's through today (2012)
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...film industry (Dirks). Rain Man and Out of Africa trended in drama category. Horror movies included Crocodile Dundee II. Action films focused on the Vietnam War and policing system. Movies such as Rambo: First Blood Part II, Platoon, and Missing in Action topped the category. In 1990s, science and fiction dominated the film industry. Titanic moved the heart of many people in 1997 and towards the end of twentieth century... American Movies in 1980s through Today The socio political system in America in 1980s influenced theproduction of movies. The actors and playwrights ventured in film production that responded to the social and environmental state of the time. Blockbuster films thrilled the lives of...
Skyfall: Masculine Ideologies
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...films have been known to portray traditional masculine ideologies. With the social trend on globalization, influence of the modern day masculine ideologies was expected to be evident in current action films. The action film Skyfall (Mendes, 2012) is a modern day James Bond movie. Scenes from the film were evaluated against some of the traditional masculine ideologies to determine whether the male lead character has adapted the modern masculine ideologies as a response to globalization. Keywords: Skyfall, Masculinity, Ideologies, James Bond Skyfall: Masculine Ideologies “Bond. James Bond” (Mendes, 2012). This is probably one of the most classic... ? Skyfall: Masculine Ideologies Your Full James Bond films ...
Alhajry English Unit 4
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...Films are motion pictures developed by capturing the action from the cameras before editing and packaging them on effective media for the audience. Films and music are the greatest forms of entertainment in the contemporary society. However, there are several genres of films in the modern society divided into two types, short movies often running for about two hours and television series constituting of several episodes. The ease of production arising from the infiltration of computers and cameras has motivated the production of millions of films of different categories. Among the genres are epic films. Such revolve around the ancient societies often... Alhajry English Unit 4 Part I: Write Cause and...
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