American Films in the 1970's
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...American films in the 1970s. The 1970s are widely considered to be the golden age of American cinema. The decade witnessed a revolutionary period for American cinema that left its impacts on not only on the American film industry but the entire world cinema. The decade, for the first time saw a new American movie culture that saw the production of stylishly entertaining movies that could be enjoyed both emotionally and intellectually. Some of the finest film makers of the era such as Arthur Penn, Mike Nichols, Robert Altman, Coppola, Scorsese, Spielberg and John Cassavetes banged their entry... into the film freternity. They adopted formal devices of new waves that were...
American Films and the Chinese Culture
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...American films and the Chinese Culture This research is meant to critically explore and exhaust the influence that films, especially those in in the United States of America have on the perceptions of people for the Chinese culture. The basic and main purpose of this research is to critically analyze and evaluate how people perceive the Chinese culture in accordance to how it is portrayed in films and media in general. Films and media at time intentionally or unintentionally convey misleading information about a culture and the general public will digest this making it part of the perception they have about that culture... . For...
The Diminishing Roles for Women in American films
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...American society does not have female role models who can be portrayed in movie roles, unlike other societies who have heroines, most of role models including in the film industry are therefore male. Female executives who have potential to make it up to top positions in the film, industry tend to fail. This is because most directing positions are usually given to friends, mostly... ? Paper Despite making up over half of the population and ticket buyers, the roles of women n films continue to conform to traditional roles and duties. First and foremost, there exists a lot of gender inequality. The following are findings from a study conducted by the Annerberg School of Communication and Journalism,...
American Independent Films and Hollywood Studio Films: A Comparative Analysis using Clerks and Titanic
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...American Independent Films and Hollywood Studio Films: A Comparative Analysis using Clerks (1994) and Titanic (1997) The American independent film is an industry birthed since the 1970s but which exploded in the 1990s owing to a spurt of interest and funding. Clerks (1994) cannot be challenged as one of the films which answers to every characteristic of the American independent film. American independent films or indies came to prosper with time and sponsorship. Clerks was the brainchild of an American film director and shot primarily on locations such as Atlantic Highlands and New Jersey, USA, this film originated in America. The content of the film as well aims to give a frank portrayal... ...
American Sci-fi Films of the 1990s
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...American Sci-fi Films of the 1990s Introduction Science fiction is considered one of the most provocative and contemporary avenues of futurist thinking in the current context. Science fiction movies have especially transcended their initial entertainment purposes and have now taken on purposes which relate to the future. This paper shall study the development of science fiction, specifically as seen in the 1990s. It shall consider new directions in sci-fi films and the significant themes and stylistics of the important 1990s sci-fi movies. Discussion The 1990s saw sci-fi films evolve into the world of digital technology....
The films Juno and American Beauty
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...films Juno and American Beauty The Movie Juno The Movie Juno is all about the unwanted pregnancy occurring among teenagers in America and the events surrounding it. The movie is ultra comedy and displays the adoption of a baby and how things go about it. The girl Juno here is a 16 year old female, who gets pregnant by her classmate Paulie and both plans to abort the baby. Juno is a girl with carefree attitude and does not care about what other people think about her. Juno in her tender age is ignorant about pregnancy and issue related to it and this quote confirms it. Juno MacGuff: I don't know, I drank like, ten gallons of Sunny D... I'm telling you I'm pregnant... ?Topic:  Comparison Essay -The films...
Films and American Popular Culture
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...American Popular Culture I chose to investigate on Rap in American popular culture. I used the search terms “popular culture” and “rap” in the search terms for EBSCOhost database. I also used the same terms and searched them in Google. My research questions are: What are the diverse social goals of rap music? What are the challenges of rap music? Blair, M. E. (1993). Commercialization of rap music youth subculture. Journal of Popular Culture, 27 (3), 21-33. The source came from a peer-reviewed journal, so it is trusted as a scholarly article. This article is relevant to my topic, because it analyzes the negative effects of the mainstreaming of rap music on the goals... ?Annotated Bibliography: Rap in...
Films and American Popular Culture
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...American Popular Culture I chose to investigate on Rap in American popular culture. I used the search terms “popular culture” and “rap” in the search terms for EBSCOhost database. I also used the same terms and searched them in Google. My research questions are: What are the diverse social goals of rap music? What are the challenges of rap music? Blair, M. E. (1993). Commercialization of rap music youth subculture. Journal of Popular Culture, 27 (3), 21-33. The source came from a peer-reviewed journal, so it is trusted as a scholarly article. This article is relevant to my topic, because it analyzes the negative effects of the mainstreaming of rap music on the goals... Annotated Bibliography: Rap in...
Comparison Essay: The films Juno and American Beauty
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...films Juno and American Beauty The Movie Juno The Movie Juno is all about the unwanted pregnancy occurring among teenagers in America and the events surrounding it. The movie is ultra comedy and displays the adoption of a baby and how things go about it. The girl Juno here is a 16 year old female, who gets pregnant by her classmate Paulie and both plans to abort the baby. Juno is a girl with carefree attitude and does not care about what other people think about her. Juno in her tender age is ignorant about pregnancy and issue related to it and this quote confirms it. Juno MacGuff: I dont know, I drank like, ten gallons of Sunny D... Im telling you Im pregnant and youre... Topic:  Comparison Essay -The...
Theme of American society reflected in one of the following texts or films
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...American Dream while he loses his soul and those who cared for him until he dies all alone. Citizen Kane was one of the earliest films to illustrate the American Desire as anything which was lot less than could be considered suitable. During his childhood, Kane is completely satisfied as he plays by himself in the snow outside his parents' home, despite of the fact that his parents own... The American Dream The theme ‘The American dream’ is present in various pieces of literature. Truslow Adams describes the American Dream, as a “dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement. The American Dream is not ...
Early Asian American filmmakers made films for a number of reasons. Describe one of those reasons and show how the film you select reflects that reason. Movie: Wo Ai Ni Mommy
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...American filmmakers made films for a number of reasons. Describe one of those reasons and show how the film you select reflects that reason. Asian American film-making has a distinct flavour compared with mainstream films. One of its characteristics is its endeavour to highlight Asian sensibilities and sentiments to the unacquainted American audience. Bringing exposure to the differences and commonalities between Asian and mainstream American culture is another objective. Films such as Shopping for Fangs (1997), Rea Tajiris Strawberry Fields (1997) and Sunsets (1997) by Eric Nakamura and Michael Idemoto are composed of a “sassy melange of cinematic styles”. (Soe... Movie: Wo Ai Ni Mommy Early Asian...
The appearance of nostalgia for American cinema's history in the films of the 1970s
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...American life” (Cook, 2000, p. 101). Therefore, while the local theater is a setting for a nostalgic view of simple American life, and the sense of community that was a part of the 1950s fantasy, it was also a metaphor for how this simple life effectively unraveled - the theater closed by the end of the film. One can also argue that the theater was a metaphor for the reality of the 1950s, which was that families were fractured and unhappy, middle-aged married women were sleeping with 17-year-old boys, pretty blond girls were manipulative and vain, and bored housewives were getting drunk every night... ?Introduction Movies may give the viewer a sense of nostalgia. This is when the movies portray events...
How does films "Crash", "The Amistad" and "American History X" describe and debate integration in America today ?
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...films represent the issues associated with racism: “Crash”, “Amistad”, and “American History X”. The first of the films which will be analyzed, entitled “Crash”, is perhaps the most complex analysis of racial issues within society. This is affected by the fact that rather than merely introducing the issue... Section/# Racism in Film: An Analysis of Three Films as a Way of Drawing Understanding on Racism, Nazism, and a Greater Understanding of Slavery Racism within our society remains one of the most polarizing issues that faces individuals on a daily basis. For reasons that defy logic, age-old prejudices regarding skin color, inferiority, proclivity to crime, and a host of other factors daily contribut...
Two films of the same genre, at least 10 years apart(american or foreign)
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...Films, Sleeping Beauty and the Enchanted have their own priced heroines: Princess Aurora for Sleeping Beauty and Giselle for Enchanted. While both of these heroines possess similar qualities and are fulfilling comparable roles in the film like displaying solid conviction for love, both have an evil woman after them, and undergo the same conflict, that is, to fall into a deep sleep where only the kiss of a true lover can awaken them, both characters likewise have their heap of differences: in Enchanted, there was a change on the love interest of the heroine; while in Sleeping Beauty, Aurora maintained romantic connection... 12 November The Heroines of Sleeping Beautyand Enchanted Like any other Disney...
Why do you think American film dominance the world
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...American Film Dominates the World Why American Film Dominates the World The world dominance of American film has drawn great interest of scholars from different professions, who have attributed the success to socioeconomic, cultural as well as political factors. But what really is behind this remarkable global dominance of American movies? The global dominance of American film can be attributed to movie media economic development in the home market. According to Waterman (2005), the United States experienced swift and flourishing pay media development during 1970s. This expanded American domestic movie market relative to those of foreign partners, including China. The success can also... be...
British Avante Garde Films
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...films beyond realism) had been earlier overlooked . In spite of their seeming records for a status in a new anti-realist genre (including crime films and science fiction film), most of them were placed in the sunset world of lukewarm black and white B-movies. Such censures ultimately could stir the scholars and experts a bit and in recent times there is a sturdy growth in publications on British cinema although compared to the American scene the subject is still suffers from a relative lack of material. The tidy... British Avante Garde films 2008 In the early thirties, there was a very pessimistic attitude even among internationally known d film directors that the art of films does not match the English...
The representation of Chicanos in films
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...films. He attributes the depiction of the image of the Chicanos in films to stereotyping. He argues that the poverty, bandit, immigrant, and ignorant image portrayed in films are a manifestation of the perception of the media towards the Chicanos. The depiction of Chicanos as gang bandits is unfair. In this article, the writer attributes the stereotypical depiction of Chicanos in American films to the conduct in the writing, production, and release of ancient movies. In their movies, they portrayed roles that imparted self-derogatory humor to the audience. They achieved this by revealing self-derogatory messages... Ethics In the first article, Carlos Cortes reveals the existence of a negative image...
How does film in the U.S today influence people perception of Chinese culture?
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...Film Industry in the U.S Influence People’s Perception of Chinese Culture? Robert, Parungao. "Chinese Representations in Hollywood Films." The Atlas: UBC Undergraduate Journal of World History (2005): 1-10. Print. The article by Robert, Parungao concerning the cultural typecasting is cited as the main challenge for the American people regarding the Chinese society. The film industry has demonstrated the Chinese as people who are not governed by the rule of law. However, the author defends the Chinese people where the author engaged in secondary research that evaluated the possibility of American filmmakers demonstrating Chinese society as cruel. The author provides information on how... How Does the...
Films
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...American crime drama film, which was directed by Elia kazan. The film received many awards, which included best picture, best actor, and best director... 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...
Visual Arts and Films Studies
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...American films, The Matrix of 1999 and 300 released in 2006. These films are different in terms of their genre and setting, where the Matrix is a science fiction action film while 300 is an action packed film, set in the medieval times. Their similarities could be attributed to the struggle of the directors in trying to make the films appear as real as possible. Both films try to bring forward a certain reality to the audience. The Matrix brings out the reality of dystopian future... Visual Arts and Films Studies In filmmaking or film production and visual arts development, the directors and the generalcrew endeavor to make their work look authentic and real to their audience. Habitually, it involves a...
The Fascinating Viewpoints between Hollywood and Hong Kong Films
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...Films Introduction Creating movies, making scripts for dialogues, acting out the characters--all started when knowing somebody else’s life is what keeps every person interested. Having to depict life in movies is not just about entertainment but conveying life-learned messages to as many people as possible. Today, there are two great names when it comes to the genre of filmmaking: the famous Hollywood and the fierce HK Cinema. Hollywood films are known otherwise as the American films while Hong Kong films, basically the HK Cinema, are those films that originated in the East. Each has its own history of arriving at the state... of what they are now--which has to require more readings to fully...
Contemporary Irish Films
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...films, Pettitt who deals with the films after the 1970s, speaks about both the great thread posed by the influence of Hollywood - dubbed 'Californication' by Oliver St. John Gogarty three-quarters of the century ago - and the need for the resources that the American films companies can supply. [Pettitt, 2000] He also points out the fact that Irish cinema, for all its independence, hews fairly closely to the Hollywood formula followed everywhere from West Los Angeles to Bombay. According to Pettitt (2000), drama since the late 1960s has explored some of the deepest fears of those embroiled in conflict, but has not only reflected the political shifts in Northern... Contemporary Irish Films 2006...
Ancient Greek Sculpture and the American Cinema
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...American Cinema The evolution of ancient Greek sculpture from 600 to 323 BC reflects the development of the American cinema since its start more than 100 years ago. Both artistic styles began with rudimentary, rigid conception and presentation that, while entirely functional and remarkable for their time, were destined to be outdone by later artists. Greek sculpture from the Archaic period (600-480 BC) to the end of the Classical period (480-323 BC) changed aesthetically due to a changed perception of the human body and form; American films have changed since the first production in 1912 due to changes in technology and also the mindset... Teacher 30 September 2007 Ancient Greek Sculpture and the...
Respose paper for an Asian-American studies
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...American Actor/Actress in American Media and Asian American society Asian American Actor/Actress in American Media and Asian American society Introduction Asian Americans constitute an approximate four percent of the total population of people living in America. It is a fast growing minority group in USA. They however struggle to take prominent roles in the American media and their representation in the media does not represent the facts about the group. Stereotypes about this minority group in films and television programs are constantly distorted. Their representation in films poses a great influence on Asian-American society. They are portrayed as weak, model citizens and invaders... Asian American ...
Is Genre a useful category for the understanding of films made in China and Japan
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...films made in China and Japan 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... Is Genre a useful category for the understanding of...
Gangster Films
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...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 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 old film class "Gone with the Wind" and "Red River"
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...American films were set in historical atmosphere, the first set in pre and post Civil war period, the second set in Texas at the time where Chisholm Trial was taken place respectively. While the fact whether the history has been depicted accurately has to be answered under doubtful circumstances. Gone with the Wind and the American Civil war: The American civil war bears the reason as slavery being the main cause behind it. And this point has been portrayed as a key feature of this film. The participation of the characters, to be more precise the black men and women in the film, do reflect a Civil War time. But when we go through the actual history, we... Gone with the Wind” and “Red River” The two...
Cultural Function of Slasher Films.
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...films serve as escapism. Many of the American families have become largely dysfunctional as society changes due to an economic recession as the American Dream continues to elude the grasp of many citizens. A subliminal message in slasher films is behavior that is deviant from the norms. Slasher films represent the epitome of popular culture sentiments in which people of a time period such as the 1970s and the 1980s deal with the ideals of feminism. These female victims in the slasher films often manage to fight back on their own without the help of male... (English 102) Cultural Function of Slasher Films (Horror Movies) 18 November (Estimated word count 349) Introduction The so-called “slasher” films...
How East-Asian Martial Films Have Influenced Hollywood Cinema.
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...American film genre and style. However, it soon became a common feature in the Hong Kong film industry (Michallet-Romero, 2003). While trying to preserve the traditional stories of Chinese heroes, Hong Kong film directors translated martial arts techniques into film and in the process influenced the Hollywood film industry. The Wuxia tales in Chinese history were representations of male and female sword masters who represented much heroism in their actions (Garnet, 1999). These tales of heroism were developed in an era dominated... ?How East-Asian Martial Art Films Have Influenced Hollywood Cinema Introduction The Asian influence on Hollywood cinema has been apparent since the days where martial arts...
Nationalism in Jesus Franco's films
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...films. Unlike the case in most American genre movies, Franco was able to portray violence, nudity and pornography in a realistic way. Franco has been known to go by several pseudonyms such as Frank Hollmann and David Khune. A Jazz musician of sorts, Franco was a big Jazz fan and got some of his pseudonyms from jazz musicians who were famous at the time. In Franco’s films, both men and women are portrayed as being capable of performing... ?Nationalism in Jesus Franco's Films Nationalism in Jesus Franco's films Jesus, also known as Jess, was born in 1930 and dJesus Franco Manera. Even though Jess never really succeeded commercially, he found himself a faithful following for his movies, which are...
American Film I ndustry in 1950s
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...film studious decreased production, the introduction of foreign pictures began to take pace. With the utilization of the locked up funds in other nations following the war, the studios acquired the American rights to foreign films and documentaries (Draper, 1990). Even though weakened by the Paramount decision and the increased units of independent exhibitors, the Production Code administration incessantly kept a scrutiny on the film industry, for the fact of requirement of studio films to meet certain moral standards in order to get a seal of authorization (Wilinsky, 1996). Self-regulating and overseas pictures which did not seek the Paramount Code Administration authorization often found...
Sound in Films
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...film industry. This is an important example of the integration of key components of film and specifically the key components of sound. Also it presents the importance of being a pioneer in the particular field and finding a unique niche. Reference: Dixon Smith, R. A Song of Two Humans. 2004. 1 Nov 2007 Egbert, Roger. Sunrise (1928). 2004. 1 November 2007 McCaffrey, Donald W. and Christopher P. Jacobs. Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999.... Key Concepts of Sound in Films Introduction Sound can be considered as an essential component of the present day films. But it is important to consider the notion...
AFA event al5wal
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...Americans and the consequences that arise when they decide to abandon their cultures and incorporate those of the new world. Their cultures are riddled with the slave trade and a lot of tragedies and mischiefs. Indeed, the form of slavery subjected on the African-Americans manifests well through the “Blackified” terminology (Bernier, 215-213). The video exclusively covers and details various artworks and, in particular, slavery on the plantations. The video captures several paintings and drawings that were made to show the slavery. Art exhibitions that showed the African-American films and jazz works had significant...
Canadian Movies
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...American film, the Cinema of Canada is difficult to characterize and trace as a whole.1 The Canadian Film Industry is largely controlled by the Hollywood filmmakers, who get to show their films in the theatres across Canada without many hassles. As per the statistics (Statistics Canada, 2006e), Canadian movies represent just over 4% of over all movies played at theaters in Canada. It would not be an exaggeration to say that American films have made very great impact on the Canadians, thus Americanizing them, including Toronto. Anyhow the fact that American films dominate the film industry... Canadian Movies - Mass Media Canadian movies in Toronto and Quebec Although Canadians have made an impact in...
What Changes and what Stays the Same in America? Taking a look at epic western films
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...American society is home to a diverse background of people hailing from different countries and races and today, itis one of the world’s largest culture bowls too. It is however difficult for different kinds of people to live without having differences and objections and thus, the socially constructed mechanism of complexities is given rise to. By this I mean to say that American society has undergone a vast amount of change since times immemorial and comparing one time period to another, especially through films set in that time, can help to give us a proper picture of the social status that different kinds of people had, and also help us understand their roles in society... 30 November Assignment...
Reflection Paper
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...film is one form of art. For example, American films talk about a lot of different cultural aspects of the country. Hollywood movies talk about racism, which shows that the society of USA is affected by the harmful aspect of racism. Films, like “Crash” by Paul Haggis portray the issues of race and gender. Hollywood films are also famous for their action-adventure and catastrophe movies like “2012” which shows that the American culture focuses on the artistic use of science, history and archeology, to produce an amazing work of art.... Art and Culture Art has occupied my mind since I was a kid, and has strengthened its root as I have grown older. Artists spend ample time in thinking about the ideas, and...
Documentary Films
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...films was multiple Academy Award winner Frank Capra. His Why We Fight series was instrumental in getting wary Americans to eagerly sign up for what looked to be a long war. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ordered the first segment of Why We Fight, "Prelude to War" (Capra, Litvak, 1943) to be shown not only on military bases but also in high schools and even inside churches (Hnicke, 1997, p. 270). The films of Nazi propagandist Fritz Hippler were shown... In What Sense are Documentary Films Political The documentary is stylistically viewed in terms of being a non-narrative genre of film. In fact, theterm documentary is actually a rather broad umbrella term that covers a wide variety of...
Innovation of Asian films
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...films. Thus, what comes out was a more harmonious relation which results in more globally acceptable themes for the new films of the 21st century. This has enabled far greater success whereby the combination of the east and west has strongly encouraged moviegoers from both sides of the world to troop to the cinemas. As mentioned, among these films was the “Rush Hour” trilogy which stars an Oriental, Jackie Chan, and an American, Chris Tucker (Marchetti, Tan and Feng 2010). These films have shown a potent... ?Asian films Introduction Asia is a continent rich with history and culture. The countries here have basically experienced many things that has enriched their culture and filled their history with...
Stereotypes of African American Women in Film
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...FILM Stereotypes of African American women Stereotypes of African American women African American women, just like every ‘type’ of person, has had to endure a series of stereotypes that were most often not flattering. One of the stereotypes of the African American woman is that she is never innocent and always sexually competent. Seeing an African American woman does not evoke the imagery of virginity, a prejudice that has endured since slavery when African American did not have control over the use of their bodies. In film, the seductive and worldly imagery of the African American woman has endured. While more empowered positions have been created over time... ?Running Head: RACIAL STEREOTYPES IN FILM...
African American film genre
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...American Film 28 Feb. 2006 An African American Film Genre Long before John Crow's laws, white Americans had already a pre-conceived view of black people as inferior, which helped them justify slavery. After all they were unable to learn English and spoke Pigeon English, another proof that blacks were not intelligent. From the 1620s, blacks were stereotyped and the emergence of minstrel shows in the 1840s only helped in branding even more this misconception, (Davis) and introducing black caricatures, portrayed by white actors with black-make-up, as the coons, the toms, and the mammies at first, and later on followed by the mulattoes and the bucks. The first movie ever where... Johana Nadler African...
Surrealism in American Film
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...American Film Introduction Surrealism is a type of artistic movement that was developed in the early 1920’s and can be attached to the psychoanalytical movement that was created by Sigmund Freud which brought to the surface the importance of the unconscious dream state and the meanings that can be attached to the symbols within the dreams. The movement spanned across many mediums, including poetry, painting, and film. Film was a perfect medium for the movement as it offered the ability to express a series of images that could convey a longer visual experience for the viewer. Surrealism is still used in contemporary films in order to cross the lanes from the conscious reality... to the...
War Films
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...Films The film industry plays a key role in informing the public about various events that take place in the society. For example, the occurrence of the world wars invited the creation of a number of movies to elaborate the cause and effects of the battles. Similarly, in the mid 1900s, Hollywood produced movies reflecting on the social life of the Americans before, during and after the Pearl Harbor attack. This is evidence in movies such as From Here to Eternity and Pearl Harbor, which significantly interrupted people’s lives. The movies detail so many things that relate to the times in which the wars took place. It is evident that before the Pearl Harbor attack, both civilians and soldiers...
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...
American cinema
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...American Cinema One of the more successful American films of the 1990s was the movie Pulp Fiction, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The movie was produced in 1994 and was greatly affected by events occurring in that time period. Part of this influence can be seen in the film’s postmodern style of expression while numerous references to the American pop culture of the decade can be traced throughout. The themes carried out in the film bring into the light some of the major questions of the 90s, including the search for spirituality and the value of human life in an increasingly...
African American film genre analysis
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...American Film Genre Analysis Paper: A Look Into Interracial Relationships In Cinema EWS 375: Gender, Ethni and Film Toni - Mokjaetji Humber, Ph.D. Winter 2006 I. Introduction or Rationale for the Topic Broken Blossoms depicts the villain oppressing the innocent, in this case, his daughter. Her only comfort is the company of a "yellow man" who gives her moments of happiness although they are not romantically involved. The idea of a romantic link between the two characters of Lucy and the yellow man would be too much for the 1919 audience to swallow. The movie was also the last of the films which carried integrationist messages. These relationships were depicted... African...
Compare/comparison of masculinity of movies in America in different decades
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...American Films in Different Decades Generally, the society views masculinity as the display of toughness and the male population is expected to display the same. In art, men are also displayed and portrayed differently as compared to how women are represented. While some parties may view it as misrepresentation, it is still accepted and viewed as appropriate. Since the earliest days of the American film industry, masculinity has been represented in similar ways with few changes, if any. For instance, the films dating as early as 1970s have shown an extent of exaggeration of masculinity. This is because they display toughness and rarely show any emotional response... Representation of Masculinity in...
Perception of Soviet Russia in Hollywood Films
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...Americans started creating films, the revolution on the portrayal of politics the American way begun. Perhaps in relation to the origin of this revolution, the political views espoused by these films are as fickle as it is, Hollywood that is. Let us take for instance the ever changing views of Hollywood, as depicted in its films, on Soviet Russia. Two of these films – Ninotchka (1939) and The North Star (1943) – show the fickle mindedness of Hollywood filmmakers. However, this fickle mindedness is just a mere reflection of the American people’s sentiments... three Bolshevik swine are trying to sell my jewels. " -- Ina Claire (as the Grand Duchess Swana) in MGMs Ninotchka, 1939. From the first time...
An Overview of Art Historical Movements and their Effect on the Movies
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...film (Samurai Jack Film). This is an American animation kid’s film. There is a lot of martial arts influence in the animation, which makes it different from previous films of its kind. It is however similar to some American film structures, for example, the TV Series Smallville. In this film, the main character, Clark Kent, is also sent to earth with a specific mission. In his quest to fulfil his mission, a character is developed, other characters come in, and a long TV series is formed... number An Overview of Art Historical Movements and their Effect on the Movies This assignment is an analysis of a video clip from You tube; ‘Samurai Jack Meets Wong Fei Hung’, which is a clip from the main movie...
Why Were Gangster Films So Popular in the 1930s?
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...American dream with fabulous wealth. This film genre was popular because it resonated deeply with the general American populace, with people dislocated by the unprecedented Great Depression of 1930s. Most of the gangster characters were shown in films as heroes or victims of a bad system, instead of being public enemies. Cinema represented current popular cultural attitudes (Shannon, 2005:48). Production Code (known as the Hays Code of 1930) – the sheer popularity of gangster film genre generated some concerns and there was a backlash against films which are in the main the cheapest form of mass entertainment that had deep influences on society... ? GANGSTER MOVIES: WHY WERE THESE SO POPULAR? (The Motion ...
Latinos films
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...Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans among other minority races. Like others races which had these kinds of problems, there are some movies which have been produced to highlight the problems of the Latino community in the United States. This paper will look into some of these movies and highlight the problems that have been highlighted in these movies. The Latino plight as depicted in films One of the movies that have been produced to highlight the plight of the Latino community is movie titled, 'The Fight... Riots.' Zoot Suit is a Luis Valdez film filmed in 1981 that stars Daniel Valdes, Edward James Olmos and Tyne Daly. It is a...
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