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James Bond Films and Female Protagonists Electra King and Rosa Klebb

Enough" (2000) she poses little threat to him, as her role is different, it is merely to delay and keep him occupied whilst anoth...

Film and American Culture

everyone reveals their powerful inner human side, and all comes out well in the end. Some may argue that this film depicts the ...

French Films La Regle du Jeu, Zero de Conduite, Meaning and Ending

another toots a miniature horn through his nose. When they arrive at the station, the boys join the rest of their peers, who are...

American Culture and Actress Bette Davis

or rouged (Brabazon, 2000, p. 98). At an awards ceremony, Davis was asked if she regretted not being the sort of movie star that w...

The Film 'Regarding Henry'

be his wife and daughter. Even with the unrelenting encouragement of Sarah and Rachels recollections to help him remember his fam...

Analyzing Oliver Parker's Film Version of Othello

military prestige and marriage to a well-to-do Caucasian, was little more than a savage who was ultimately enslaved by primal pass...

1956 Film Adaptation/Moby Dick

the injustice that fate as inflicted upon him, as he has pursued the whale for years, coming close numerous times, but never actu...

Girl Interrupted

problems of Susanna. Susanna is diagnosed as having borderline personality disorder. Susanna is suffering from hallucinations. For...

"The Asphalt Jungle" and "Citizen Kane" as Classics of Film Noir

before. Perhaps the iconic model here is Barbara Stanwyck luring Fred MacMurray to his doom in Double Indemnity. But there is an...

Film Analysis

In order to offer thorough analysis, Boggs and Petrie (2004) recommend seeing a movie at least twice. The first viewing can be dev...

Film Analysis/Kiss Me Deadly

(Ralph Meeker) swerves to avoid her and runs off the road. Angry, he snarls, "You almost wrecked my car. Well? Get in!" (Dirks, 20...

Born on the Fourth of July

person that John F. Kennedy was addressing when he said "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your co...

Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ

as director. This Catholic perspective is also quite evident in the fact that Mary, the mother of Jesus, is the most prevalent c...

Norma Rae’s Depiction of Labor

sit down, even when "they are having menstrual cramps" (Giroux). In the film, workers also complain about "plant conditions, speed...

“Antz” & Emile Durkheim

labor. Rather than being totally dependent on custom, these societies are held together primarily through mutual obligation betwee...

'Oedipus the King' and 'Chinatown'

no longer walks the Chinatown beat, ever since he was promoted to lieutenant (Dirks chin.html). Chinatown is regarded as a punish...

A Comparison of The Green Berets and Casualties of War

days on the battlefield seemed to be but a dim memory. The Korean War was Americas first unpopular war where there were no victor...

Elia Kazan's 1947 Film Gentleman's Agreement and the Concept of Jewish 'Otherness'

In five pages this film is examined in terms of how it portrays the theme of Jewish 'otherness' in regards to the treatment of Jew...

Early Film Industry and Economics

In fourteen pages this research paper considers the film industry in terms of the economic issues it struggled with during its fir...

Society and Technology in Blade Runner

The issue of the 'right to happiness' is discussed within the context of the Blade Runner film and its presentation of freedoms, s...

Post War Society of Japan in the Film Kanoku Geemu, or Family Game

This paper consists of four pages and examines Japanese society after World War II within the context of the film Kanoku Geemu. T...

U.S. Society and Cinematic Stereotypes of Hispanics

In five pages this paper considers how Hispanics have been stereotyped by American society and how cinema has perpetuated this dis...

John Waters' Film Hairspray

titles such as "The Sultan of Sleaze," "The Prince of Puke" and "The Pope of Trash," which is the one he says he prefers (Als, 199...

A Research Paper and Essay on 3 Independent Films

The Blair Witch Project The Blair Witch Project fits perfectly with the popular conception of what constitutes an independent fil...

A Comparison of the Films, Do the Right Thing, and 12 Angry Men

This research paper provides a comparison of two films, Sidney Lumet's, Twelve Angry Men, and Spike Lee's, Do the Right Thing. Th...

Grapes of Wrath (1940), A Sociological Film Review

This paper consists of a film review of John Ford's 1940 film, "The Grapes of Wrath," which encompasses a sociological analysis of...

Zhang Yimou's Films and Chinese Cinema

This 8 page paper gives an overview of the works of Chinese film director Zhang Yimou. This paper includes discussions of four of ...

A Futuristic Dystopia, Gattaca

This paper pertains to the film "Gattaca" (1997), and the manner in which it portrays a dystopian society. Three pages in length, ...

Melodrama and Gender Conflicts in Society and Film

This paper examines the efficacy of portraying the struggles of women in various films. This five page paper has six sources list...

Kassowitz/La Haine, Character of Vinz

This research paper offers a character study that focuses on Vinz (played by Vincent Cassel) in Mattieu Kassowitz's film La Haine....