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12 Jul 2013

Movie review: The Pursuit of Happyness

Case study - 1 pages - Film studies

The Pursuit of Happyness tells the touching story, based on real-life events, of a man named Christopher Gardner and his elementary-aged son named Chris. Throughout the movie the pair struggle to survive after the father loses his life savings after he invests in a non-profitable bone...

12 Jul 2013

Movie review: Freedom Writers

Case study - 1 pages - Film studies

Freedom Writers tells the story of a woman named Erin Gruwell who takes on a teaching job at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California. Wilson High is an inner city school with a student demographic comprised of mostly low income, ethnic minority students. Ms. Gruwell...

11 Jul 2013

Media myths and their effect on law enforcement performance

Case study - 2 pages - Film studies

Media over dramatization of crime is a huge issue which has plagued law enforcement communities around the globe for more than a decade, especially since the rise of the technological era. Reporters, newspapers, writers, and news agencies, including websites, around the world cause this by...

01 Jul 2013

8 Mile: Review

Case study - 1 pages - Film studies

8 Mile is the story of well-known rapper Eminem's humble beginnings in inner city Detroit, Michigan. Eminem plays himself in the movie. The story of Eminem in this movie is one of everyday struggles. Eminem starts out freestyle battling other rappers in a shelter and chokes at first. After going...

18 Jun 2013

Characterization of Joe Brody in Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep

Case study - 3 pages - Film studies

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms defines characterization as “representation of persons in narrative and dramatic works” and distinguishes between direct characterization, which attributes qualities to the character directly by virtue of description or commentary, and indirect...

14 Jun 2013

Is reality real? Protecting the viewers through informative disclaimers

Case study - 26 pages - Film studies

Reality television has swept America over like an epidemic. Almost every channel has some form of a reality show. This genre began in 1989 with the creation of COPS and America's Funniest Home Videos. Only three years later MTV aired the first episode of The Real World. After that, reality...

28 Dec 2012

Christians in the entertainment industry

Case study - 4 pages - Film studies

As an aspiring filmmaker, it would seem that I'm on my way to entering an industry that isn't exactly brimming with Christian values. The film industry, along with the rest of the entertainment industry (music, theater, advertising, etc.), tends to be more interested in what makes money than...

19 Dec 2012

Acting sample resume

Case study - 1 pages - Film studies

Musicals: Seussical the Musical Little Shop of Horrors Oliver! Little Shop of Horrors Into the Woods Les Misérables The Music Man Ensemble Workshops With: Billy Scudder, Robert Goodwin, Gregory Smith, Mark Lewis, Gai Jones, Ann Reinking, Vance Fulkerson, Bryan Davidson, Corky Dominguez,...

19 Dec 2012

Stage assistant intern: Cover letter

Sample letter - 1 pages - Film studies

I would like to apply for the position of Stage Assistant Intern. In the job requirements, you stated that the applicants must have “at least two years prior stage hand experience in the performing arts, or have taken High school/College level Stage Craft/Lighting/Sound classes, or...

19 Oct 2012

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

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...

04 Sep 2011

The Pride and Prejudice of Elizabeth: An Analysis of the Heroine in Pride and Prejudice

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

This paper gives an analysis of characters of the heroine in Pride and Prejudice-Elizabeth. Pride and Prejudice is generally considered as one of the Jane Austen's most popular works. After reading the novel, people will be attracted by Elizabeth's intelligence, wit and lively character,...

27 Jun 2011

Masks and costumes in Ancient Greek Theater

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

Ancient Greek theater has long been of interest to many historians and theater enthusiasts alike. Perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of Greek theater is the masks used by all actors, made even more intriguing because little is known about them. Although history can tell us...

27 Jun 2011

Viewer's Guide: Okuribito (Departures)

Essay - 8 pages - Film studies

New viewers of Asian cinema, especially if they are from a Western audience, often encounter many problems in understanding Asian movies. The cultural background of the film can often times be quite perplexing; Asian culture differs so vastly from Western culture that many new...

24 Jun 2011

Using technology to challenge the 'I, The Time, and the Theater' in Beckett's play 'Krapp's Last Tape'

Thesis - 6 pages - Film studies

There is little doubt that the cannon of Beckett's work is one of experimentation and investigation, with the author constantly exploring the boundaries of content and form, pushing the limits not only of theme and narrative, but also of the very mediums themselves that are in use in each...

03 Feb 2011

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...

09 Dec 2010

Reality TV

Thesis - 2 pages - Film studies

Reality TV is a kind of TV program which presents humorous and dramatic situations without a script, documents actual events and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. Documentaries and nonfictional programs such as the news and sports shows are usually not classified as a...

26 Nov 2010

Pathe: Internal and external analysis of the company

Thesis - 70 pages - Film studies

Pathe is a French movie company. This company was founded as Societe Pathe Freres in Paris in 1886, by four brothers: Charles, Emile, Theophile and Jacques Pathe. First, thanks to Charles Pathe, the company became a major producer of phonograph records. Then he decided to extend his company to...

29 Sep 2010

The beginning... Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse

Essay - 3 pages - Film studies

His full name was Walter Elias Disney. He was born in Chicago in 1901 but was raised with his three brothers and his sister in Marceline, Missouri. He already loved drawing when he was seven. While he was studying at McKinley HighSchool he started to take night courses at the Chicago Art...

29 Sep 2010

Everyone says I love you- Woody Allen (1996)

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

The essence of life is undoubtedly ?Love'. This eccentric family tale illustrates love and its uphill and downhill effects followed by family feasts. The story relates to DJ who is the daughter of Joe Berlin (Woody Allen) and Steffi Dandridge (Goldie Hawn). Steffi is now married to Bob...

29 Sep 2010

Representations of women: Hitchcock's Psycho and Mary Rogers

Essay - 3 pages - Film studies

Alfred Hitchcock's ?Psycho' is known for being emblematic of the suspense genre inasmuch as a crime is at the core of the scenario. However it is perfectly arguable that the movie is about women and maybe about two women that embody Hitchcock's view about the opposite gender. It is...

29 Sep 2010

"Clockers", a movie by Spike Lee, 1995

Essay - 5 pages - Film studies

The movie ?Clockers' hit the theatres in 1995. The director, Spike Lee, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 20th 1957. His mother, a schoolteacher and father, a jazz musician, raised him in Brooklyn, New York City. He graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta before attending a graduate...

29 Sep 2010

A pychoanalytic study of Hitchcok's Spellbound

Essay - 5 pages - Film studies

Alfred Hitchcock has often been cited as a film-maker who used the Freudian and Lacanian theories of psychoanalysis and applied them to the narrative of his films. Spellbound is a film which uses psychoanalysis as a plot device; psychoanalytical elements are found both in the characters, like in...

29 Sep 2010

Heavenly Creatures

Worksheets - 2 pages - Film studies

Heavenly Creatures is a film dating from 1994 set in the 1950s telling the story of a relationship of two young school girls. It shall be shown how this film is an example of postmodernism, and the feature named pastiche will be considered in depth showing how this film can be so defined...

29 Sep 2010

Rear Window as an example of Panopticism

Essay - 2 pages - Film studies

Panopticism is a concept that stems from the work of an eighteenth century philosopher, Jeremy Bentham. He was trying to figure out how to build a prison in which the guards could see the prisoners in such a way that the prisoners could never come to know they were being watched upon. Although...

19 Aug 2010

Film analysis: Hunger Point

Thesis - 4 pages - Film studies

The 2003 film, Hunger Point, tells the story of Shelly Hunter—a 23 year old struggling with anorexia—through the narration of her older sister, Frannie. While Shelly's presentation of anorexia is typical and conforms to the DSM-IV-TR criteria for a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa, the...

19 Aug 2010

Mona Lisa Smile

Thesis - 2 pages - Film studies

The media is unarguably one of the strongest, if not the strongest, forms of message conveyance. It is through the media: music, television, movies, magazines and other media outlets, that we learn what is socially and culturally acceptable. Pieces of media that leave a lasting impact are those...

17 Aug 2010

The reality in Koreeda's film Nobody Knows

Thesis - 2 pages - Film studies

As we take a cursory look of the city, we notice that the society appears to be very lively, crowded, bustling and excited. However, as we gain a deep understanding into reality, we may notice another dimension to this feeling of togetherness. The gray side of humanity is illustrated through the...

12 Aug 2010

Film analysis: Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock

Thesis - 2 pages - Film studies

According to the New York Times, 67% of people's personal favorite news stories are the ones where people perform acts of bravery in order to save someone's life. Saving the life of another person is truly a notable deed. Many people who risk their lives to perform daring acts of bravery...

11 Aug 2010

Organizational behavior and The Pursuit of Happyness

Thesis - 2 pages - Film studies

In the movie The Pursuit of Happyness, examples of Organizational Behavior exist through the entirety of the movie. Based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the main character of the movie, Chris Gardner, is an individual whom is extraverted, as is exemplified in his very outgoing, sociable, and...