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Grant Sputore’s debut film ‘I Am Mother’ is a science fiction thriller that circles the story between a child and her mother living in an advance bunker years after the self-destructive behavior of humans that caused their extinction. Giving a hint that the world outside the facility is no longer fit for human life. The film starts following a robot, voiced by Rose Byrne, as she chooses a gestated embryo that soon births the first human to walk on the...
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End of Life The end-of-life concept identified in this movie was assistance with end-of-life decision-making. The nurse in this movie Wit was the first one to initiate the discussion with the patient about her options if something were to happen during her treatment if her heart stopped beating (Bosanquet & Nichols, 2001). The patient did become aware that her treatment plan would not cure her, but because of her uncertainty about the treatment she had not come to the realization...
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Introduction The 2015 film, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, portrays Marilyn Monroe’s family, work, social, and everyday life. The movie does a great job portraying the struggles she faced. It tells her story as it shows her growing up and how she got the jobs she did. During the entirety of the film, Marilyn is talking to her therapist about what her life has been like. The movie begins by showing young Marilyn talking about how she wants to...
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Have you ever sent a loved son on vacation and had him returned to you in a pine box, so horribly battered and water-logged that someone needs to tell you this sickening sight is your son – lynched? – Mamie Bradley, Emmet Till’s mother. Racial injustice has been a prevalent issue for centuries, and in twentieth-century Mississippi, segregation, inequality, and discrimination ran rampant, as represented in Tate Taylor’s The Help. Treatment of African-Americans as disposable objects was a common sentiment...
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Directed by Tate Taylor, and created on a novel written by Kathryn Stockett, The Help (2011, [film] Directed by T. Taylor. Hollywood: DreamWorks Pictures), explores the themes of belonging through the lens of discrimination, including aspects of civil rights, race, gender, and class. The social context in which we are born directly correlates to the sociocultural construction of what it means to belong. Belonging is defined as having ‘the right personal or social qualities to be a member of a...
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The film 'The Pursuit of Happiness' is a text that illuminates and conveys ideas, attitudes, and values of the 'American Dream.' In the Oxford Dictionary, the 'American Dream' is defined as the traditional social ideals of the United States of America: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. It exposes how the protagonist is devoted to obtaining their desires and how they strive to further achieve the ‘American Dream’, although their values and attitudes alter in both positive and negative...
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The Help adaptation of the novel of the same name was released on large screens in 2011, directed by Tate Taylor. According to IMDb, the film's rating is 8 on a scale of 1 out of 10 (IMDb, n.pag.). The film has incorporated many topics and problems that concern almost all of humanity. Even though this is a rather severe drama, there is enough humor in it, which gives the viewer great pleasure. Every detail of the film was worked...
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The Help is of the most popular Hollywood films about segregation and racial prejudice, released in 2011 by Tate Taylor, and based on Kathryn Stockett's novel, it tells about racial relationships in the United States in the 1960s. The movie presents multiple situations of injustice and violence against the black population, points out relationships between two races, and on unequal opportunities for African Americans and whites in that period of time. Although the film doesn’t focus on many significant moments...
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We’ve all heard studies claiming that “Money can’t buy happiness.” Google it and 138,000,000 results pop up. But what’s harder to believe than a scientist who says “money can’t make you happy”? When it’s coming from a rich person! If a billionaire told you that money can’t buy happiness, we’d all be thinking the same thing. “Who are you kidding?” That’s why I’m here, as a normal person to tell you exactly that. Somewhere in my late teens, I got...
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Before I dive into the actual analysis of ‘Thank You for Smoking’ the movie, I’d like to start with how this movie has changed my perception towards public relation professionals and their ability to use a model communication called persuasion as their secret weapon. ‘Thank You for Smoking’ is I think by far the best movie that explains this particular theory in a splendid way. It is well known to the people of the world – including the active smokers,...
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‘Her’ (2013) explores the relationship between Theodore Twombly, a lonely, recently divorced young man and a sentient artificial intelligence named Samantha. Set in the near future when the rapid developments of AI have reached a point where computer systems can mimic a human consciousness, with all its unique quirks and flaws, to an indistinguishable degree from that of a human. Spike Jonze communicates a relationship to the audience that begins as friendly but quickly becomes romantic, a relationship that feels...
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The movie 'Titanic' depicts this ship, which is considered unsinkable, on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York, USA in 1912. There is a girl on the boat (Rose DeWitt Bucart played by Kate Winslet) and a rich man (Carlton) she has never loved. Despite the engagement, Rose meets a poor young man (Jack, played by Leonardo DiCaprio) and they fall in love. As they fought the Caledonian class and opposition, the Titanic collided with the iceberg and...
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Get Out, a 2017 American horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele, follows Chris Washington, a young African-American man who uncovers a disturbing secret when he meets the family of his white girlfriend. Throughout the film, layers of underlying racism are uncovered from the family and their community until finally, Chris realizes that they have been running an operation in which they transplant white brains into black bodies. By revealing these liberal whites' professed admiration for the black race...
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“Hope is a good thing, may be the best of the things. And good thing never dies” (Andy Dufresne). ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the 1982 Stephen King novella ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption’. In 1947 Portland, Maine, banker Andy Dufresne is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover and is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences at Shawshank State Penitentiary. However, only Andy knows he didn't...
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‘Big Hero 6’ uses many different film techniques and features in interesting ways to engage the audience. The film big hero 6 was produced in 2014 by directors Chris Williams and Don Hall. The film is about a young robotics prodigy, Hiro, who forms a superhero team to fight against a villain. There are many different themes explored in the film to tell the story. ‘Loss’ is an important theme in the film as the main character, Hiro loses his...
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Movies shine a light on current issues in society. A society is a group of people united in culture, location and language based on their identities. Anthropologists, psychologists, and sociologists present various explanations and interpretations of the behavior and cultural patterns of individuals and the groups they belong to. This is portrayed in the five films watched in class. The movies were: ‘The Hidden Figures’, ‘Crash’, ‘Pleasantville’, ‘In & Out’ and ‘American History X’. The presence of the three social...
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The movie ‘V for Vendetta’ is based on a graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. It’s a dystopian political thriller, set up in the year 2032, in England. The protagonist named V is trying to instigate a revolution against the ruling government. V convinces a young girl Evey played by Natalie Portman, to join his mission. This dystopian England is ruled by the fascist Norsefire government whose leaders have used unethical means to ascend to and gain power....
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‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest’ follows the story of Randle Patrick McMurphy, a criminal that was sent to a mental ward due to his antics. He assumed that moving there would have been far easier than the prison he was at, but he was wrong; as the person who was in charge of the ward, Nurse Ratched was no pushover and thus a power struggle began between the two and was one of the main plot points the story...
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Woman are goddess and a miracle. ‘Hidden Figures’ makes a very big impression and an inspirational movie for us. The movie addresses the issues of racial segregation which was reflected in the location of the West Area computing division where the women or blacks worked, about half a mile away from the rest of the Langley Research Centre. It also addresses gender discrimination and shows how these super women were able to juggle their family lives with their demanding jobs...
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‘People will now no longer be aware you on what you have imparted to them then again on how you touched their lives alongside the way’. This is the exquisite way to describe Miss Gruwell who used to be being featured with the useful resource of the movie ‘Freedom Writers’. Her life as a trainer and a partner to his husband can also favor to be a first-rate example of a great mentor. It was once being portrayed in the...
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My absolute favorite movie growing up was ‘The Lion King’. I had this movie engrained in my mind because I watched it often, every night my parents read it to me before bed and I listened to a cassette tape of it while I slept. The young lion cub Simba is tricked by his uncle Scar into thinking he murdered his family is exiled from the kingdom. In his adulthood he learns his identity and his right to the throne...
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The journey of a hero is an imperative part of any quest narrative. It shows not only the development of the character but allows the reader to feel part of the story. Within this essay, I will be analyzing Bilbo Baggin's journey as well as describing Bilbo in relation to an archetypal hero. Lastly, I will be making a comparison between Bilbo Baggins and Harry Potter; what similarities and differences they may share. The hero’s journey consists of 12 steps...
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Picture relaxing just before bed, getting ready for the next morning. Then all of a sudden you feel this big push against the ship. Everyone is saying it is nothing because the Titanic cannot sink, but the next thing you know you are floating in a rescue boat watching everything you had sinking to the bottom of the ocean. What happened? What caused the “unsinkable ship” to sink to the bottom of the ocean? There is nothing more confusing than...
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Lord Farquaad is the main evil villain of the movie ‘Shrek’, and shortest one too. He is the ruler of Duloc - and a cruel one at that. At the beginning of the movie Farquaad banishes all of the fairytale creatures from his land (relocated to Shrek’s swamp), torturing others to give up the location of whatever creatures he hasn't yet found. From the start he is portrayed as a cruel and insecure ruler, and yet is the butt of...
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Disney movies have been criticized in the past for promoting an unrealistic beauty standard through their princesses as well as constant reinforcement that a man is needed in order to complete a woman. However, in the 2013 movie ‘Frozen’, Disney seemed to have attempted to listen to some of these gendered critiques. The main characters, Anna and Elsa, do still fit the profile of classic Disney princess physically, being white and shockingly thin, however, they manage to challenge the typical...
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What does happiness and suffering means to you? That is very board topic as everybody have their own perception towards it. Personally, humans must experience both happiness and suffering during its lifetime as it is a part and parcel of life. We cannot say that we are only seeking pleasant experience and feeling. Feeling of suffering helps to shape a person’s character and state of mind in order to better appreciate the simplest thing in life to attain the highest...
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‘Scream’ is a movie where director, Wes Craven, utilizes multiple elements to create this movie and make it scary. One way he does this is by making everyone in the movie a possible culprit of the murders. This paper shows how the Craven uses certain parts of directing to emphasize certain parts of his movie. Specifically, he applies sound, camera shots, and mise-en-scene to incite fear into the audience. One of the most effective parts of Craven’s work is keeping...
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In literature, a quest is a mission the protagonist goes on to achieve a stated goal while he unknowingly completes another desired task. The five elements of a quest are: “a quester, a place to go, a stated reason to go there, challenges and trials en route, and a real reason to go there” (Foster). The quest is one of the most commonly recurring archetypes in literature, as Foster states, “Every trip is a quest (except when it’s not)” (Foster)....
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I had a very difficult time to choose one from the many outstanding characters from the movie we watch ‘Freedom Writers’. After some thinking I have chosen to describe one of the most authentic from all, Marcus. Marcus is independent young man who was forced to live on his own after his mom kicked him out of the house because of his involvement with a gang. He is a student at Woodrow Wilson High school in Long Beach California and...
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When it comes to the movie ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, I was able to come across several examples of communication theories and how they applied to the movie in each scene throughout the whole movie. The paper is about the exploration of the symbolic interactionism theory and Aristotle's rhetoric theory and how each theory relates to the movie ‘The Shawshank Redemption’. I will explain how each theory is hidden in several scenes throughout the movie. The movie ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ is...
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