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19 Dec 2012
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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 possess...

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...

04 Sep 2011
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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
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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 masks existed...

27 Jun 2011
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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 viewers tend to...

24 Jun 2011
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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
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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 (1972). Mean...

09 Dec 2010
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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 and...

29 Sep 2010
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 do it...

11 Aug 2010
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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...

09 Aug 2010
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Justice defined: A look at The Oxbow Incident

Thesis - 2 pages - Film studies

The only way to see justice is to be blind. The blindfolded image of Lady Justice is an ideal for how the American legal system should be. The statue is blindfolded because she cannot allow anything but objective reasoning to decide how justice should be dealt out; if she does, then she has not...

05 Aug 2010
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An anthropological analysis of Fight Club (1999)

Thesis - 2 pages - Film studies

Fight Club, a 1999 movie directed by David Fincher, has been heavily lauded since its release ten years ago. It was loved by all sorts of people for its gritty portrayal of violence, the brilliant acting, and its twist ending. But beneath these things lie some deeper themes that have boosted this...

04 Aug 2010
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Food for Moloch: The Cyborg as worker

Essay - 1 pages - Film studies

In Sue Short's book on Cyborg Cinema, she progresses by discussing the Cyborg as a worker. The word “robot” is derived from the Czech word “robota” which means “enforced labor.” In turn, Aristotle referred to slaves as “living tools”. It is easy to see then...

04 Aug 2010
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Let your doll be your guide: Women as an appendage for moral structure

Book review - 3 pages - Film studies

In the male dominated industry of Heist films, women are often portrayed as a nuisance or hindrance to the goal of the heist. Heist films create a binary between work and leisure which is demonstrated by the criminals' relationships with the women in their lives. In the film Heat, Neil McCauley...

30 Jul 2010
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Mean Streets: Movie analysis

Thesis - 4 pages - Film studies

Mean Streets marks the origin of long collaboration of filmmaker Martin Scorsese with actor Robert De Niro, and marks the beginning of the works of a remarkable duo. After making several films, including the autobiographical feature film Who's That Knocking at My Door (1968) and Boxcar Bertha...

30 Jul 2010
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Being there as a study of symbolic interaction

Essay - 2 pages - Film studies

After observing Chance the Gardiner become ‘Chauncey Gardiner' in the movie Being There it is easy to see why this film is such an excellent representation of many of the concepts in Symbolic Interactionism. Although many sociological notions are represented in the movie quite well,...

30 Jul 2010
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Gladiator and The Grinch: Movie analysis

Thesis - 4 pages - Film studies

Throughout Gladiator we see the character of Maximus go through many stages of development. From hero to zero and then back to hero again, Maximus is changed. He is portrayed as blatantly physically frightening and at times unfortunate and pitiful especially when he realizes he has lost his...

30 Jul 2010
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Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Thesis - 2 pages - Film studies

Many times when I watch a movie, I ask myself, why in the name of all things good am I watching this film? Who in the world would ever find this entertaining or interesting? What purpose could this possibly serve? These and many other thoughts went through my head while watching The Phantom...