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DOUBLE STANDARD BY ELLEN WATKINS HARPER

girl, outcast, forlorn/as thrown her life away?"). But the poet is adamant that both parties, the man and the woman involved in th...

Inside Man and Bourne Ultimatum

the service of the agency" (McCarthy). Both films offer up an individual that is, in one way or another, presumed to be a bad gu...

Representations of Taiwan

legitimate government of both Taiwan and China began to change in the 1990s when democracy was introduced and new leaders were ele...

Is It Film Noir? No Country for Old Men:

the novel or the film precisely. Typically, films classified as film noir, but not all of them, focus on a murder or multiple mu...

Fatal Attraction and Borderline Personality Disorder

(BPD) is subject to period of extreme emotional turmoil, as these individuals tend to see themselves in a distorted fashion, which...

3 Film Reviews/Psychosocial Issues of Disability

in his dysfunctional body and she reads him constantly, also hiring round-the-clock nurses and other readers (Changnon, 1995). W...

Sir Carol Reed's Film The Third Man

a job writing for a volunteer medical unit he runs. Harry, however, is dead by the time Holly arrives (Ebert, 2002); he has, in fa...

Storytelling and the 'Old Man' Archetype

or archetypes, tend to lend an instant type of history and emotional context for the character, it can be said. The hero, for exam...

Film Melodrama

press appealed more in gender terms to male audiences(Neale, 63). In fact, Neale seems to think that the majority of the m...

Cinematic Examples of the Model of Due Process and the Roles Played by Community and the Law

however, such as "The Verdict" try to show the benefits of due process within the legal system. [The concept of the "role of law"...

Sibling Relationship of Raymond and Charlie Babbitt in Rain Man

Charlie Babbitt The character of Charlie Babbitt is established early in Fleischers novel and Bass and Morrows screenplay of the ...

Freedom Theme in the Film Deliverance and the Social Contract of Jean Jacques Rousseau

freedom supersede mans other concerns in daily life. Before exploring philosophy in respect to freedom, a student writing on this...

Bryan Singer's X Men Film and Space

global world audience, movies and movie makers have to consider that the reference to space as suggested by place may suggest some...

Enlightenment Ideals in Two Films

This essay pertains to "V for Vendetta" and "Children of Men" and provides a discussion of how both films support Enlightenment i...

Humanity's Future, Science Fiction Visions

This essay pertains to the novel "Dawn" by Octavia Butler and the films "District 9" and "The Omega Man," and argues that each of ...

Eight Men Out, Book and Film

widely considered to be one of the greatest teams in baseball history. However, eight of the teams stars lost their brilliance in ...

Mi Vida Loca, An Overview

This essay presents a comprehensive discussion of Allison Anders' 1993 film Mi Vida Loca, a movie that focuses on a group of young...

Conflict Theory and Crash (2004)

This essay pertains to the scene in Crash (2004), a film directed by Paul Haggis, in which two black men steal a car. The writer u...

"Medicine Man," Environmental Damage in

This paper pertains to the detrimental destruction of a rain forest environment as dramatized in the 1992 film "Medicine Man." Thr...

Men as Defined by Elia Kazan's Film On the Waterfront and Arthur Miller's Play A View from the Bridge

sayin nothin" (Greatest Films). In these respects the audience is presented with men who possess power and immorally take advant...

Man's Search for Meaning by V. Frankl and Zinnemann's Man for All Seasons

easily see that living in the moment was the only thing that someone in that situation could hope to do, and to turn inward, losin...

MGM and Universal's Cinematic Styles

their advertising campaigns asserted) more stars than there are in the heavens" (The Thin Man, 1995). Mordden (1988) asks, "What, ...

The Depression as Backdrop

for anything-they cant save, they cant take any vacations, they can barely manage to pay their bills. They cannot afford to go to ...

Frida/Accuracy of Recent Film

Frida, as a young teen, sneaking into an auditorium to watch Diego painting a mural. Diegos wife Lupe appears and confronts Diego ...

Court Martial: A Few Good Men

most people like and he ultimately seems to be nothing more than a complainer, and less than a perfect military individual in rela...

The Relationship of Men in Gangster Films

to each other only by code names ("Mr. Pink," "Mr. White", etc.). They relate to each other mainly by wisecracks ("Do I have to be...

Big Budget Fantasy Film Project

In ten pages this report discuses the financing and creative aspects involved in transforming a 'dream' film proposal into reality...

Autistic Savant Featured in the Film Rain Man

In seven pages autism is considered in an overview that includes symptoms and available treatments and the actual condition is com...

1930 to 1949 British Film and the Connection Between Realism and Melodrama

In eight pages this paper examines the connection between realism and melodrama that existed in British cinema during this time pe...

Authority and Rebellion in Thelma and Louise, Easy Rider, and Rebel Without a Cause

In five pages this paper examines men, social, and paternal types of rebelling against authority in an examination of this trio of...