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30 Aug 2007

Fishing, Spirituality, and the Simple Life: A River Runs Through It

Essay - 2 pages - Film studies

In Robert Redford's beautiful adaptation of A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean, Norman and Paul Maclean seek to find the purpose for their lives growing up under the guidance of their Scottish- Presbyterian Minister father, in a Montana setting that could be described as no less than...

30 Aug 2007

The Corleone Family: Portrait of an American Dream

Essay - 3 pages - Film studies

Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola's trilogy of organized crime masterpieces, collectively known as The Godfather trilogy, have impacted America unlike any movie since. Rather than filling the movies with hours of bloodshed and unnecessary gore like so many mafia-oriented movies, Puzo and...

29 Aug 2007

American Psycho: An analysis using the techniques of MacCabe and Macherey

Essay - 7 pages - Film studies

The meaning of the film American Psycho has been much debated since its release. Is it a glorification of violence? a satire of the yuppie lifestyle of the eighties? a disturbing trip through psychosis? Based on the controversial novel by Bret Easton Ellis, it is most...

18 Aug 2007

American Psycho's Killer Gaze

Thesis - 3 pages - Film studies

Jacques Lacan's description of the Other is that which gazes on you or exerts power on you, yet does not truly exist; the Other is an imagined gaze that is constantly looking over you (Willemen, 216). In the film American Psycho (2000), screenwriter and director Mary Harron personifies the...

03 May 2007

France's Lost Jewel

Essay - 2 pages - Film studies

Unlike Great Britain, France's colonial wars tended to involve a great deal of violence on the part of the colonizers. Britain generally extricated itself from its colonies with relatively little immediate violence involving British soldiers. The differing ways in which the two...