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FRITZ LANG.
Discusses the director's effect on America cinema. His use of irony, camera, lighting and story techniques to evoke a sense of horror. His early life and career in Germany & German Expressionism. His silent films. His Hollywood career. His film style. Themes of his movies; "M," "Metropolis." Lang's influence on Hitchcock.
Movie poster for Fritz Lang’s “M” (1931).

It was only a little over one hundred years ago, in 1891, when Thomas Alva Edison patented... more
7 pages | 11 sources | 28 citations | APA citation style

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"BLADE RUNNER."
Analysis of Ridley Scott's 1982 film. Ways in which the film explores how technology redefines what it means to be human. Film's message about the meaning and worth of human beings. Line between robots, replicants and human beings. Significance of Deckard's role. Conflict between Deckard and the replicants he hunts.
The film Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, explores the way technology redefines what it means to be human. The film, among other subjects, is... more
6 pages | 2 sources | 3 citations | MLA citation style

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"THE BIRTH OF A NATION."
Examines director D. W. Griffith's 1915 silent film. Griffith's revolutionary techniques and artistry. The cultural significance, impact and mixed response to the epic film that set off a nationwide controversy. Visual impact of film and its inventive images. Griffith's development of a cinematic language. Describes key scenes. Racist content. Protests by public and civil rights groups.
D. W. Griffith's 1915 silent film "The Birth of a Nation" is one of the most influential films ever made, and one of the most controversial. The... more
9 pages | 10 sources | 18 citations | MLA citation style

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TREATMENT OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN IN HOLLYWOOD FILMS.
Discusses stereotyped portrayals of black males in various films. Cites examples from THE BIRTH OF A NATION, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, the blaxploitation genre, MANDINGO, 1930s films of the old South, THEY WON'T FORGET, 1940S STEREOTYPES AND THE "New Negro," TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Realistic treatment of black males in several independent later films.
D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Stanley Kramer's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967) represent opposing poles in the treatment of... more
11 pages | 14 sources | 20 citations | MLA citation style

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FILM CAREER OF OSHIMA NAGISA.
Analysis of the Japanese film director's movies. Controversy over his films. Charges of obscenity. Censorship of Oshima's films. Powerful social force of film. Connectioins between sexual, political and criminal transgressions in his films. Issue of personal artistic freedom. Cites examples of his work and theories in several of his films including IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES.
The Japanese film director Oshima Nagisa (b. 1932) is an artist who has been regularly subjected to censure and even to censorship. Although he is... more
13 pages | 14 sources | 30 citations | MLA citation style

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"BEAUTY AND THE BEAST."
Analysis of the Disney animated film of the fairy tale. Additional features and characters added. Images of the film, especiallybeauty, and how they shape viewer response. Criticism of Disney's use of folk tales and history in a false way. Learning attitudes and behaviors from movies and the media. Depictions of gender.
The Disney company's animated feature film Beauty and the Beast (1992) tells a well-known folk story in a fresh way, developing personalities for the... more
5 pages | 4 sources | 4 citations | MLA citation style

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"THIS BOYS LIFE."
Essay on the 1993 film set in the 1950s. Plight of women abused by men in personal relationships. Position of the society of the period. Close relationship between the mother and son. Anti-social acts of the boy. Film's portrayal of adolescence. Relationship between the boy and his mother's abusive boyfriend.
The film This Boy's Life (1993) is set in the 1950s and does a good job of recreating that era. The look is right, but the characters are also right,... more
5 pages | 1 sources | MLA citation style

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THE MARTIAL ARTS IN FILM AND TV.
The philosophy of the martial arts as a merge of physical and spiritual mastery. History of Kung Fu films in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Films of Wong Fei Hong. Impact of Bruce Lee. Other actors such as Brandon Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal. Current martial art films and TV.
Introduction
Martial arts is simply defined as the arts of warfare (de Castro, Orpeza & Rhodes, 1993; Ross, 1999). For example, in Japan, while... more
9 pages | 20 sources | 33 citations | APA citation style

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"KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN."
Examines the intertextuality of the 1985 film. Its alignment with several different genres including literary adaptations, prison genre, gay film genre, film musicals and political drama. Interaction of the genres. Connection to texts from theatre. How movies are used by the two protagonists to pass the time in prison. Motif of escape.
In the film of Manuel Puig's novel Kiss of the Spider Woman, two men share a cell in a Buenos Aires prison. One is Molina, a homosexual sentenced to... more
7 pages | 1 sources | MLA citation style

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"REAR WINDOW."
Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's 1956 film. Ethics of voyeurism explored by the director. Describes main character as a professional photographer and professional voyeur. Confined to a wheelchair after an accident, he "watches" his neighbors thorugh a rear window and discovers their secrets, including a murder. Relation of danger to excitement.
“Perhaps only one other filmmaker -- Walt Disney -- lived to see his name become synonymous with a certain type of screen entertainment: In... more
8 pages | 5 sources | 13 citations | APA citation style

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