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FILMS: GENERAL

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"GONE WITH THE WIND."
Discusses the appeal of the 1939 film. Various aspects that drive the film's continued popularity. The romantic element. Subject matter of the Civil War. The initial promotion of the movie by MGM. Early reviews of the film. The film's sensibilities and anti-black sentiment. Acceptance of the movie as a period piece.
Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939) has long been a favorite movie of many film lovers, and revivals of the film from time to time draw in new... more
5 pages | 2 sources | 7 citations | MLA citation style

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"ROMEO AND JULIET."
Discusses two film versions of the Shakespearean play. The 1968 film "ROMEO AND JULIET," directed by Franco Zeffirelli, and the 1961 musical "WEST SIDE STORY," based on the stage musical. Discusses how "ROMEO AND JULIET" follows the Shakespeare play in terms of the main characters. The racial element introduced to the story in "WEST SIDE STORY."
Two very different versions of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet are seen in the 1968 film Romeo and Juliet (written by Franco Brusati and... more
4 pages | OTHER citation style

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"WEST OF EVERYTHING."
Discusses Jane Tompkins' book on Hollywood westerns. Images and themes that represent the film genre. Struggle over life and death; plots centering on gunfights and other violence. Westerns as a reflection of cultural changes in American society. Cites examples from films. "The Outlaw Josey Wales, " "The Wild Bunch," "Stagecoach." Comparison of John Ford's "My Darling Clemintine" and Fred Zinnemann's "High Noon."
Jane Tompkins in her book West of Everything suggests certain elements as representing the inner life of the American Western movie. She cites a... more
8 pages | 1 sources | 8 citations | MLA citation style

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HOLLYWOOD FILM INDUSTRY.
Overview of the American industry. Basic structure of the industry set by eight major corporations. The studio system. Identification of each studio with its own product, style and stars. Development of the star system. Changes to the industry from Justice Department divesture of theater ownership and rise of independent productions.
At one time the term "movie studio" meant just that – a location where the company conducted its business, filmed its product, and performed the... more
3 pages | 2 sources | 3 citations | MLA citation style

Price: $28.00

WARNER BROTHERS.
History of the motion picture studio from 1949 to 1970. Changes in studio operations due to shifts in the business climate. Early structure of the American film industry. Warner Bros. Studio as an industry innovator. The Hollywood Studio era and its end. Warner Bros. Switching part of its operation to television. Technical and content innovations in film.
Warner Brothers Studio, built in 1927, is responsible for bringing sound to the motion picture industry with the 1929 The Jazz Singer. The company... more
7 pages | 4 sources | 10 citations | MLA citation style

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"SAVING PRIVATE RYAN."
Analysis of the film's use of sound. The questioning of the value of human life as the major theme of the 1998 film. Sound as representing a major character in the movie. Dialogue, special effect sounds and musical soundtrack. Realism of sound effects as creating a rich cinematic experience.
Saving Private Ryan
Sound Analysis
Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan opens during the D-Day invasion of Normandy at Omaha Beach in... more
3 pages | 1 sources | APA citation style

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HISTORY OF FILM FESTIVALS.
Role of festivals in the film industry. How they work. History and growth of film festivals. Differentiation between them with respect to niche markets, genres or constituencies. Primacy of the Cannes Film Festival. Effect of political upheavals on Cannes. Other films festivals including Venice, Berlin, New York, Toronto, Sundance, India, Cairo.
An Overview of the History of Film Festivals
In the film industry, festivals at which films are screened, judged, and evaluated and their... more
7 pages | 9 sources | 21 citations | MLA citation style

Price: $44.00

EUROPEAN FILM GENRES.
Discusses outstanding films of Germany, France and Italy. German Expressionism and cinematic images that evoke psychological states of being. French avant-garde of the late 1920s and "absurd realism" cinematic art form. French films of the 1930s. Italian neorealist cinema of the post World War II period. "Metropolis," "Grand Illusion," Bicycle Thief" and other masterpieces.
FILM GENRES OF EUROPE
While Americans were laughing at Chaplin and Keaton and the Keystone Kops, and being awed by the spectacles of... more
11 pages | 5 sources | 21 citations | MLA citation style

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"AMERICAN BEAUTY."
Applies a Bowenian perspective to the film. Bowen's family therapy theory that emotional fusion is the major problem of families, and differentiation the major goal of therapy. Describes the father-mother-daughter family unit. The father's mid-life crisis, and the crisis he causes his family. Family interactions, anger, bitterness.
American Beauty
A Bowenian Perspective
BACKGROUND
Family therapy often brings a family in crisis into the therapeutic milieu. In... more
6 pages | 2 sources | 20 citations | APA citation style

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FILM THEORY.
Discusses how the theory of spectatorship is used by feminist film theorists. Psychoanalytically oriented film theory. Psychological processes involved in the film-viewing experience. Voyeurism and narcissistic identification. The nature of female spectatorship. Analysis of two popular films to illustrate points made: The 1972 "Portnoy's Complaint," and the 2000 "Malena."
Psychoanalytically oriented film theory became a significant force in the 1970s and has been one of the most productive influences of the past few... more
9 pages | 7 sources | 18 citations | MLA citation style

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