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Introduction to '12 Years a Slave' The film ‘12 Years a Slave’ depicts slaves were treated as property in antebellum south slave states and we subjected to barbaric torture and were used as labor for farms and household activities. Solomon Northup's Journey from Freedom to Slavery The film ‘12 Years a Slave’ is about a man named Solomon Northup, who was born a free man in New York in 1808. In 1842 he was tricked, captured and sold into slavery...
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Many novels and films often reflect challenges and longings found in the present world. These literary works reveal pieces of humanity that should either be changed or preserved. For me, one of the most well-known animated films by Disney/Pixar entitled ‘Coco’ is no exception. The story revolves around a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who is fueled by his dreams to become a musician despite his family’s generations-old ban on music. During his musical pursuit, he is accidentally transported to the...
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The movie ‘Schindler’s List’ is about businessman Oskar Schindler, a German person, who saves around 1 100 polish Jews people. There are many movies about the Second World War, but for me ‘Schindler’s List’ is the most emotional. As it shows the both, how human can be cruel and also very kind. It’s about a man, who took a tremendous risk to save others. The film opens with lighting a candle, illuminating the Hebrew prayers reciting thousands of years of...
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Black Panther is a film based on the Marvel Comic of the same name (Xavier, January 25, 2019). The movie is about the fictional African country of Wakanda, its enormous amount of vibranium, and two men who are in conflict about what to do with it. T’Challa, son of the former King/Black Panther wants to keep the vibranium in Wakanda and focus his efforts on protecting his people first. Killmonger, T’Challa’s American cousin, wishes to redistribute the vibranium in the...
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In The Great Gatsby, Luhrmann offers a critique on an assortment of topics, also introduced in this movie. The Great Gatsby is seen as a notable bit of social discourse, supplying a clear seem into American lifestyles in the 1920s. Luhrmann deliberately sets up this movie into unmistakable gatherings be that as it may, at last, each gathering has its troubles to fight with, leaving a severe indication of what a hazardous area the world clearly is. By making unmistakable...
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Movie and book comparisons are the most common thing people go to doing for a research paper. The movie and novel Wonder starts out with the main character August or Auggie Pullman talking about how his life has been growing up. It goes into what he looks like, and how people may look at him. He had 27 surgeries before ten years old, and he’s not as ordinary as the other kids. According to the novel written by R.J. Palacio,...
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The Outsiders was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Fred Roos and Gary Frederickson. This movie is a coming-of-age fiction story, that tells the story of two gangs; the Greasers and the Socs, who don’t get along because of their social conflicts. The movie focuses on Ponyboy, Johnny, Johnny, Dallas, Darry, Sodapop, Two-bit, and Steve’s lives from an outsider's perspective. The mood of the whole movie is bitter and restless. Ponyboy shows his hatred towards society for his...
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Over the years, there have been many arguments about whether Avatar is science fiction or fantasy. My first thought would be that Avatar is both science fiction and fantasy. The movie starts with pure science fiction, as the human’s space traveling many light years to the moon Pandora to mine the very unusual and valuable ore called Unobtainium (Evans, 2009). This seems to me plausible, which agrees with the idea that science fiction is mostly about possibilities, partly based on...
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There have been many different articles, biographies, and much more that have been published about the life of Abraham Lincoln to educate people on his life as a president, a father, and an all-American hero. This film was entirely based on the last four months of Lincoln's efforts in fighting for the 13 Amendment to be passed as a law. I think for the most part the film was mostly a correct depiction of what those four months had been...
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“Darn those eggs”, said Walter Lee. He wanted his wife to listen to his ideas. Walter Lee was tired of being poor. Walter Lee had a dream of being a part of the upper class whom he always observes. Walter felt that all of his dreams would come true if he could own the store he dreamed of. Overall, his dream was worth it but it was harder for an African American to do anything at this point in time....
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The film Food Matters goes into depth about what we put in our bodies that can increase or decrease our health status significantly. Many officials such as nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists give their opinion on what being healthy really means. Food Matters was directed by James Colquhoun and Carlo Ledesma. The film starred people who have significant importance in the world of nutrition and health such as Dr. Andrew W. Saul, David Wolfe, and Dr. Ian Brighthope, among others....
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On Boxing Day 2004, at 07:59 a.m., a 9.1-magnitude earthquake ripped through an undersea fault in the Indian Ocean. It propelled a massive set of waves towards shores lined with masses of people. Thailand was classified as ‘lucky’, yet its death toll was nearly 5,400, including 2,000 foreigners. This was one of the largest disaster victim identification processes in history, as well as the ultimate film project undertaken by director Juan Antonio García Bayona. The entertainment value of 'The Impossible'...
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Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg, was made not too long ago in 2012. Because this film was produced relatively recently, the production quality was obviously more advanced than other movies about the civil war. Using more developed technology, props, costumes, etc. the portrayal of the time period of the 1860s was very accurate. The sets did very much look like they were shot in the 1860s, especially with the old decor in the white house and all the horse carriages...
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Introduction 'The Notebook,' directed by Nick Cassavetes, is a timeless romantic drama that captivates viewers with its poignant story, heartfelt performances, and beautiful cinematography. Adapted from the novel by Nicholas Sparks, the film takes us on a journey through the lives of Noah and Allie, two individuals from different social backgrounds who fall deeply in love during a summer romance. This movie review will provide a personal perspective on 'The Notebook,' highlighting its themes, character development, and overall impact on...
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Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901, in the Hermosa section of Chicago, Illinois. He was an animator, artist, entrepreneur, and producer. Unfortunately, Disney passed away from lung cancer on the 15th of December 1966 in the Saint Joseph Medical Centre in California. Disney attended Benton Grammar School in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1911 to 1917. Then commenced his freshman year at McKinley High School in Chicago, where he took drawing and photography classes. He also took courses...
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Choose one of the movies listed at the end of your lecture notes to watch. From what you have learned about the Age of Enlightenment decide if the filmmakers did a good job portraying life in the 18th century. You can discuss costumes, social structure, architecture, art, or anything that catches your attention. Movies “Sense and Sensibility” During the 18th Century era, women could not own property or have their own wealth because women were involved largely in managing the...
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‘Titanic’, a disaster film, directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron, integrates both historical and imaginary aspects, based on the stories of the sinking of the Royal Mail Ship Titanic, and the stars of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of the various social groups who fall in love on board the ship during its unfortunate journey. On the ship, Rose DeWitt Bukater, acting by Kate Winslet, engaged to a rich man Caledon, whom she never liked. Despite...
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There's another superhero sequel. Hollywood is yet again doing what it does best, overproducing films within a certain genre, cranking them out in record numbers, and consequently tarnishing the integrity of not just one, but all. While Hollywood may be guilty of the above stated crime, that is surprisingly not the case with ‘Spider-Man’. Hollywood has continued the baffling trend, set by X2 last year, of actually having sequels improve on their mediocre originals. In the process, they've gained the...
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The movie named ‘Freedom Writers’ was based on a true story and it was released on January 5, 2007. The movie discusses the different societal issues such as racism, which is a common problem in our society, loss of loved ones, family problems, and discrimination. Erin Gruwell (portrayed by Hilary Swank), who is a young English teacher at Wilson High in Long Beach, California. She discovered the struggles of her students who went through a challenging phase. In Room 203,...
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Among one of the episodes of the American documented television series ‘Explained’ is ‘Why Diets Fail’. The episode, which is dated 2018 is narrated by Maria Bello. The main idea of the film is body weight loss, which is believed to be related to dieting. For a long time, beauty standards have been set to make people believe that those who have a perfect body are the ‘thin’. The introduction of the film, with no doubt, makes mention of this....
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Movie Summary Set in Berlin during the 1940s, ‘The Boy in Striped Pajamas’ explores the complex, yet considerably simple, concepts surrounding morality and goodness through the eyes of an eight-year-old German child, Bruno. Son to the Nazi commandant of the German concentration camps, the young boy moves to the countryside from Berlin with his family. Confined within his new house with no friends and little means of entertainment, Bruno, having the spirit of an explorer, finds his new life rather...
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The reality of the world and the truth of it is questioned every day, especially when something goes wrong. This is shown in ‘The Truman Show', when Truman finally starts to question the reality of the world and the truth of the people that surrounds him. The movie serves as a symbol for our current condition. In our cultural world, politics, advertisement, and public relations are increasingly made up of cinematic illusions, just like the false landscape Truman lives in....
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The movie ‘Shrek’ directed by Andrew Adamson and Vickey Jenson, is an exceptional movie that follows the ‘Hero’s Journey’ while simultaneously subverting it. The main theme of the movie is ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’. This moral also makes you reflect on some judgements that you may have made about a person throughout your life. The key stages include Shrek (Hero archetype) meeting Donkey (Shapeshifter - Trickster, Mentor and Ally - archetype) on his way home. Shrek being...
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Get out is a film that follows African-American photographer Chris Washington and his unexpected meeting with his girlfriend Rose Armitage’s eerie family. As he arrives at their home he quickly realizes the liberal-minded Armitages are hiding a dark secret which ultimately puts Chris’s life at major risk. Unlike most films, a white protagonist is not expressed or desired with roses family and friends being obsessed with African Americans and their advantages such as their height, strength, and superiority. We follow...
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‘Citizen Kane’ begins with a three-minute stretch of dark and foggy silence with a low song before its disruptive by the word ‘Rosebud’ said by Charles Kane, played and directed by Orson Welles. The movie opens with a life-changing picture of a far off, haze covered castle on a slope. It's an exemplary gothic shot and goes far towards building up the state of mind of ‘Citizen Kane’. We rapidly discover that this spot, called Xanadu, is the residence Charles...
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The movie ‘The Help’ is based on the book by Kathryn Stockett. The story is about a white woman named Skeeter who is pursuing her dream of becoming a journalist in Mississippi during the 1960’s. After being rejected from her dream job in New York for not having enough experience, she decides to write about the personal stories of African American domestic workers in order to share their stories and hopefully encourage change on the mistreatment of blacks. The film...
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In the middle of a community torn apart by the post-revolutionary Tehran in the 80s, a restorative under study by the name of Shideh is destroyed when she is told that she can no longer continue her medical examinations due to her contribution with understudy liberal gatherings. Just while all of this is going on, the war between Iran and Iraq continues and strengthens. Sideh chooses to remain in the city with her little girl Dorsa while completely ignoring the...
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‘The Shawshank Redemption’ is yet another prison movie set in the early 1950s to 70s. However, this prison movie is like no others. Featuring Ellis Boy ‘Red’, (Morgan Freeman) and Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), this film evokes strong emotion and changed my perspective on life. It elaborates on how freedom shouldn’t be taken for granted, and life can change at any moment. Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), despite being young was a highly successful vice president of a large bank in...
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‘The Dark Knight’ directed by Christopher Nolan, is a very action-packed superhero movie that is fun for people ages 12 to 35. This film tells the story of all the crime that happens in Gotham City and the beginning of the Joker, an insane, but an ingenious and detailed crime planner. The Joker, who is destroying the city, is fighting against Batman, the vigilante of Gotham. Batman, along with district attorney Harvey Dent, is trying to stop all the crime...
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Chihiro is a 10-year-old Japanese girl who is not content with her parent's decision to move to the country away from their hometown. On the way to their new home, Chihiro's father turns off the GPS, facing the consequence of taking a wrong turn. They drive on a dirt road that leads them to an abandoned amusement park that is the ‘Spirit City’. Chihiro's parents want to look around, on the other hand, Chihiro refuses to do so, however eventually...
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