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Race and the War Film Genre

holding fast under the stress of combat, thereby propagandizing the need for unity. In "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936), ...

Cinema and 'Race Films'

back to the film "The Birth of the Nation" which lead later to a movement of "race films" in the 1920s in the cinema. Mainstream U...

Television, Movies, and Differences in Class, Race, and Gender

In ten pages the imagery featured in TV and films regarding the differences of class, race, and gender are the focus of this resea...

His Girl Friday and Screwball Comedy

romantic leads ("Screwball comedy"). Another feature of the screwball was its "reverse class snobbery," where to be poor was, so...

"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/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...

Argumentative Essay: Avatar's Script is Same Old Same Old

Opposing Arguments Petrakis (2010) is completely right when he writes: "the screenplay is simplistic and uninteresting, lea...

A Film Analysis, When Harry Met Sally

This film analysis is on "When Harry Met Sally," 1989, directed by Rob Reiner. The writer asserts that the specific genre for this...

Film Noir Aspects of Sunset Boulevard and The Grifters

factor can be seen in both Sunset Boulevard and The Grifters. In Sunset, Joe Gillis is an out-of-work screenplay writer, who has t...

Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Modern Cinema Fantasies

npa), the use of the fantasy genre allows the author or director to stand outside of the reality with which we are familiar, and g...

Smoke Signals Film and 'Road' Movies

father, but the two young men are not fond of each other, at least not on the surface (Maslin, 2002). Thomas, who chatters incessa...

Categorizing Films Through Genre

in that the main character, Abdel, has been abused by the police. He has been beaten so badly that he has had to be hospitalized. ...

Tech Noir Film Genre and Its Contributions

somehow harm society or even annihilate the world. There is fear of nuclear warfare which is a popular theme in the genre. There i...

Cinematic Screwball Comedies and Their Evolution

In eighteen pages the screwball comedy is examined in terms of its history and evolution with a discussion of their intentions alo...

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...

Black Films and Hip Hop Music Videos: Race Representation

is a mixed bag. In films that parody the past like Undercover Brother and in music videos, the most watched genre of film today by...

The Breakfast Club/A View of Adolescence

"poor little rich girl or the princess," and is drive to school by her father in a BMW (The Breakfast Club, 1995). Allison is the ...

Sputnik Shock

less than a month later with Sputnik II, in which a dog was successfully launched into orbit, it appeared as if the Soviet Union w...

Virtually Reality Genre; Star Trek's Next-Generation Episode Ship In A Bottle As A Forerunner Of Virtual Reality In The Matrix And The Thirteenth Floor

as a commercially viable and attractive genre by its continued existence and evolution. In all three of the production to ...

Establishing a Genre Movie in 'Singin' In The Rain'

This 9 page essay considers how the theatrical presence in the film is developed stylistically through textural characteristics of...

Scream Film Genre and Criticism

In nine pages this paper discusses media criticism and its types with a focus upon scholarly, journalist, and auteurist and then e...

An Analysis of the 1995 Film, Se7en

This paper provides an analysis of the film Se7en (Seven), in terms of form, cultural-historical background, and how the film is u...

Howard Hawks' 1946 Film The Big Sleep

of the classic noir characteristics, it also thumbed its nose at the use of flashbacks. There were no voice-over narrations, with ...

Film Marketing by Genre

the whole trilogy and uses a heavily layered story that involves high action sequences that are purely designed to attract those w...

Influence and Influential Bruce Lee Film Enter the Dragon

the Bond films (Antulov, 2004). They all seem to come together on some lonely little island, in the middle of nowhere, where th...

Gangster Genre and 2 Representative British Films

and defined crime as a "problems that we--the public--must solve" (Cavaliero 50). These films attempted to shift attention from t...

Kubrick/The Shining

one in which Danny Torrance, the seven-year-son of Wendy and Jack, has a vision of blood engulfing a hotel hallway in torrential w...

Analysis of Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett

have fallen upon hard times. She does this with her first view of Dunnet Landing, as she describes it as a "coast town . . . more ...

Postmodern Cinema and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

For example, the film focuses away from the traditional violence of the western film and the identification of the main characters...

A Comparison of the 1950s Movies All About Eve and Showgirls

This 7 page essay explores female meladrama genre. 6 sources are listed....