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19 Oct 2012
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Curb Your Enthusiasm: A linguistic analysis of a social assassin

Case study - 9 pages - Film studies

Curb Your Enthusiasm is an HBO series which centers on Larry David as the main character. Larry is best known for being the writer of the hit series, Seinfeld, and in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry plays a partially fictionalized version of himself. The show is filmed in a cinéma vérité style and...

23 Aug 2012
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Man and the Metropolis: Fritz Lang's Vision of the Future

Case study - 5 pages - Film studies

In 1927, director Fritz Lang, in collaboration with his wife, screenwriter Thea Von Harbou, produced a cinematic masterpiece of science-fiction that addressed the relationship between society and technology during an era in which that relationship was at its formative stage. The socio-political...

03 Feb 2011
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Film analysis: Mean Streets

Case study - 5 pages - Film studies

The famous American filmmaker, Martin Scorsese spent his childhood obsessing over missionaries and gangsters. These two themes remain dominant even in his films. He is the man behind the autobiographical, Who's That Knocking at My Door (1968) and the feature film Boxcar Bertha...

31 Jul 2009
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J'ai l'impression d'avoir le coeur sec: the emotive value of breaks, shifts and ellipses in the films of Maurice Pialat

Case study - 16 pages - Film studies

This dissertation sets out to analyze the function of breaks, shifts and ellipses in the films of Maurice Pialat (1925-2003). These shifts and contrasts, which can often be sudden or violent, create problems in relation to the narrative, as they are present between and within the sequences...

31 Jul 2009
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'I reinvented the past in the pursuit of a haunting and timeless truth': Do Louis Malle's war films correspond to the notion of the postmodern historical drama?

Case study - 11 pages - Film studies

In a review published by the French periodical Le Nouvel Observateur, critic Jean-Louis Bory (1974: 56-57) described Lacombe, Lucien (1974) as ‘the first real film-and the first true film-about the Occupation...' He added, ‘I know. I was there'. The problematic nature of this statement...

12 Jan 2009
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Pornography in the Finnish context

Case study - 3 pages - Film studies

Since 1970s, some changes have been made in the Swedish and Finnish pornography market. The consumption of pornography has increased in terms of supply, variability, and accessibility. Pornography and pornographic material for a variety of tastes can be obtained in convenience stores, (sex)...

17 Dec 2007
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12 Angry Men: Analyzing the Jurors

Case study - 2 pages - Film studies

The movie 12 Angry Men systematically altered the views of the jurors by eliminating the bias, ignorance, and fallacies. Many of these men held predetermined points of view in which there minds were made up before analyzing the defendant. Through the process of reviewing factual information and...