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13th Documentary Film

Introduction Being a colored person in America has for a long time been one of the biggest catastrophes in life an individual can experience. White supremacists and a country marred with racial prejudices has been the struggles of every black man in America. The law has been amended over and over to accommodate African-Americans but […]

Pages: 1 Words: 308 Topics: Crime, Criminal Justice, Movie, Prejudice And Discrimination, Prison, Punishment, Racism, Slavery, Social Institutions

Alfred Hitchcock Movie Review

Alfred Hitchcock movie review Alfred Hitchcock was a brilliant technician who blended sex, suspense and humor. Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades. He remains one of the most popular and most recognized filmmakers, and his works are still popular today. Hitchcock was able to master not only the […]

Pages: 3 Words: 774 Topics: Alfred Hitchcock, Film Analysis, Film Review, Information, Movie
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Understanding Movies

‘Understanding movies’ was the most interesting class which I have ever taken. People expect many advantages from taking various classes. Some people want to take a sports class to have fun while other people like a science class to enlarge their knowledge. In my case, I could get both entertainment and knowledge form the movie […]

Pages: 1 Words: 318 Topics: Knowledge, Movie

Movie Reaction Paper: the House i Live in

In “The House I Live In”, it mainly focused on War on Drugs. This movement was started by Richard Nixon in 1971 to end and reduce the trade of illegal drugs. However, it was failure which led to mass incarceration in the U.S. While watching this film, I have heard and saw how War on […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1057 Topics: Movie

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Book Vs Movie

Luka Stojanovic Mr. Horner 9/13/2010 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Film vs. Book The book and the movie Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde weren’t too different. The 1920 silent film, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” wasn’t too different from the book. Even though this film version of the book was […]

Pages: 1 Words: 408 Topics: Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, Dramatic, Movie

The Purge: Violence in Horror Films Increasing Violence in the Real World

Psychological theories explaining media violence, threats and the effects have been established and they try to create awareness on the demerits of exposing the society to violent content. The Purge for example as a movie could have numerous effects on the viewers mostly the younger generation. These effects could either be long-term or short-term. These […]

Pages: 1 Words: 349 Topics: Clinical Psychology, Emotions, Imitation, Movie, Neuroscience, Violence

Glory Review

The American Film, Glory of 1989, is based on the actual historical story, of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, seen through the eyes of the commanding officer Gould Shaw who was a white officer during the American Civil War. The story is told by Kevin Jarre the author of Glory who was walking in Boston […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1128 Topics: American Civil War, Civil War, Film Analysis, Movie, Racism, Social Issues, United States

13th Documentary Analysis

Every person that has watched this film could confirm that the director Ava DuVernay conducts a concrete research into the American system and comes up with shocking statistics The director relies on a number of liberals and conservatives whom she interviews in an attempt to dig in about the African-American society has been affected by […]

Pages: 1 Words: 292 Topics: African American, Justice, Movie, Prison, Social Issues, United States

Comparison between the Japanese and the American Culture in the Gung Ho Film

Gung Ho is a movie that gives a candid parallelism that exists between the Japanese and the American culture. A movie explores the experiences of a Japanese company that has relocated to the America in search of perhaps better opportunity. The film through the experiences of the Japanese protagonist explores the challenges that they face […]

Pages: 7 Words: 1996 Topics: Communication, Cultural Diversity, Japan, Movie

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Introduction The boy in the Striped Pajamas is a film with a WW11 setting. The drama explores horrors of extermination in German concentration camps. The movie is mainly based on two characters; one is a young boy called Bruno who lives in Berlin with his family and Shmuel a young Jew in a concentration camp. […]

Pages: 3 Words: 945 Topics: Drama, Holocaust, Movie, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, War

Systemic Approach in the Film Little Miss Sunshine

Using systems theory as an approach to analyze people and their problems means putting more value on understanding the interactions between themthan each individual as a separate entity. Hansen (1995) explains this as non-summative and the idea that the whole is greater than its parts. Your perspective becomes relational instead of intrapsychic, allowing you to […]

Pages: 12 Words: 3482 Topics: Drama, Film Review, Movie

The Three Caballeros

THE THREE CABALLEROS In this essay I’m going to write about “The Three Caballeros” movie. The interest of Walt Disney Studios of making “The Three Caballeros” movie has to do with the historic background of American society in 1944. In 1939 the United States was involved in World War II, the film industry was affected […]

Pages: 1 Words: 317 Topics: Film Industry, Mexico, Movie, Success, United States

Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’

The film ‘Rear Window’, directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954, enthralled worldwide audiences through its clever and original depiction of a suburban murder. It is a widely renowned crime thriller that employs many conventions of the genre, while subverting others, in order to portray a realistic environment that collapses into tension and mistrust. The depiction […]

Pages: 3 Words: 849 Topics: Alfred Hitchcock, Film Analysis, Movie

Justify the Means

Does “the end justify the means”? Does “The end Justify the means”. In the movie, Mississippi Burning, the end justifies the means in a way because when you think about it most of the time there are certain limitations to getting what you want. In the movie the only way to get the Ku Klux […]

Pages: 2 Words: 528 Topics: Ku Klux Klan, Movie

Why did i Get Married too Review

‘Why Did I Get Married Too? ’ Review Tyler Perry is back with another spontaneous movie, ‘Why Did I Get Married Too? ’, the continuation from ‘Why Did I Get Married? ’ Filled with laughter, love, drama, and tears, Perry and the rest of the folks from the 1st movie reunite once again at a […]

Pages: 1 Words: 423 Topics: Drama, Love, Movie

Film Critique Paper: and the Band Played on

Film Critique Paper And the Band Played On The movie is about the first couple years of AIDS, mostly in the United States. It tells the political as well as the scientific struggle that occurred with the discovery of AIDS. The main character Dr. Don Francis heads the research of AIDS with little money and […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1603 Topics: American Life, Discrimination, Government, Homosexuality, Human Sexuality, Lgbt Community, Movie, Prejudice, Social Issues

Analyse ‘Saving Private Ryan’

Analyse the methods used to make the opening battle sequence of ‘Saving Private Ryan’ both shocking and realistic, and say how effective you find it as an introduction to the film ‘Saving Private Ryan’ was released on the 11th of September, 1998. The film was directed by the renowned Steven Spielberg and was a joint […]

Pages: 12 Words: 3486 Topics: Film Analysis, Movie

The Life of a Superstar

In modern society the media strongly influences the world around it. Today people of all ages enjoy watching movies by way of computer, television, and theatre. What used to be a “big event” in going out to watch a movie at the local town theatre has technologically changed, where now just about anyone can experience […]

Pages: 2 Words: 619 Topics: Movie, Movie Theater

Gender-Stereotyped Cartoon – the Flintstones

Gender-Stereotyped Cartoons 1. What cartoons did you watch or books did you read? I had chosen to assess whether children’s media is gender-stereotyped by watching various episodes of The Flintstones from the ABC televison station. 2. Are male and female characters portrayed in gender-stereotypic roles? “Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones. ” As the song entails, the […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1414 Topics: Gender, Movie

Glory Review

The American Film, Glory of 1989, is based on the actual historical story, of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, seen through the eyes of the commanding officer Gould Shaw who was a white officer during the American Civil War. The story is told by Kevin Jarre the author of Glory who was walking in Boston […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1128 Topics: American Civil War, Civil War, Film Analysis, Movie, Racism, Social Issues, United States

V for Vendetta – a Dystopian Movie

V for Vendetta is a dystopian movie, directed by James McTeigue. In the movie, the protagonist named V tries to destroy the totalitarian society of the futuristic London. V for Vendetta is an action-thriller film primarily set in the Jordan Tower, where Evey Hammond works. The ways in which the director used symbols such as […]

Pages: 2 Words: 540 Topics: Movie, V for Vendetta

Race, Gender, and Social Class in Batman Movie

Multiculturalism and diversity are the two fastest growing elements in today’s film industry. Nonetheless, race, class and gender representation seems to the three biggest factors that determine a film’s box office in many genres. However, one exception is superhero movies. For my film review project, I have chosen The Dark Knight, second and the most […]

Pages: 2 Words: 736 Topics: Movie, Superhero

Titanic the Movie

Titanic the movie, was a film produced in 1997, based on the true story of the British liner that sank in the Atlantic Ocean on April 12th, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during its voyage to come across to America and the great city of New York. Titanic in Greek mythology means gigantic and […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1106 Topics: Movie, Titanic

Bless me Ultima a Coming-of-age Movie

Bless Me Ultima, is a coming-of-age movie that is centered around a young child named Antonio. In this movie, Antonio is torn between three fortunes in his life. His mother wants him to become a preacher while his father wants him to explore life and find himself. Ultima, an old woman who works with herbs […]

Pages: 1 Words: 372 Topics: Bless Me Ultima, Movie

A Christmas Carol Movie Adaptation

Can your past life affect your present life? In the film of ‘A Christmas Carol’ Scrooge visited his past life and it affected his present. The film has a written script called the play. There are many similarities between the movie and the play but also differences. Some similarities and differences between ‘A Christmas Carol’ […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1080 Topics: A Christmas Carol, Movie

The Movie the Hunger Games

The movie, The Hunger Games takes place in a totalitarian-like nation called Panem and it’s 13 districts. The Capitol of Panem, is a utopian city that oversees all the districts and is governed by the dictator, President Snow. The citizens that reside in the capitol are amongst the wealthiest and most influential individuals within Panem, […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1031 Topics: Katniss Everdeen, Movie, Structural Functionalism, Symbolic Interactionism, The Hunger Games

The Joy Luck Club is Movie

The Joy Luck Club is Movie based on the novel of the same name. Written by Amy Tan, the book/movie talks about the stories of 4 Asian women and their 4 daughters. It shows the events of the mothers lives that influences their way of parenting and how their parenting styles affect the daughters. China […]

Pages: 3 Words: 956 Topics: Joy Luck Club, Movie

Girl, Interrupted Movie Review

For this paper I chose to watch Girl, Interrupted. This film, to me, is wonderful, and I will proceed to tell you why I think so too. I will also explain why it is relevant to sociology. Girl, Interrupted is about an 18-year-old girl named Susanna Kaysen who suffers a breakdown and attempts suicide. Susanna […]

Pages: 2 Words: 555 Topics: Film Review, Girl Interrupted, Movie

Analysis of the Movie ‘Girl’ Interrupted

Girl, Interrupted is an American psychological film and memoir based on true events of Susanna Kaysen’s life. Over the course of her life and her stay in a mental hospital, she experiences three major stages; mental health, friend influence and self-esteem. Susana Kaysen is only eighteen years old at the beginning. She is an intelligent […]

Pages: 3 Words: 966 Topics: Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Development, Epistemology, Girl Interrupted, Movie, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Self, Self-Concept

Movie Critique Girl Interrupted

Movie Summary 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen has a nervous breakdown and overdoses, causing her to be checked into the psychiatric hospital called, Claymoore. On the ward, she befriends a few of the other girls who lived there with her. Polly, a childlike girl with schizophrenia; Georgina, Susanna’s roommate who is also a pathological liar; and Daisy, […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1460 Topics: Borderline Personality Disorder, Disability, Girl Interrupted, Mental Disorder, Movie, Neuroscience, Personality Disorder, Psychotherapy, Social Constructionism
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