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Movies – 20th Century Art Form : This 8 page report discusses cinema as a form of 20th century art. Numerous examples are noted. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Moviart.wps

A Short History Of The Motion Picture Industry : 5 pages in length. To say that much has changed within the motion picture industry over the past century would be a grand understatement. Ever since the advent of the moving picture, crafty developers and creative directors have endeavored to perfect what has come to be one of the most popular and influential mediums of entertainment. The writer examines the progression of films from the late 1800's to current day, focusing upon the roles women, minorities, drugs and censorship have played. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Moviehis.wps

Motion Picture Production In Pre-Hollywood 1930s : An 8 page paper discussing the film industry’s pre-Hollywood days, when nearly all movies were made in the East. Astoria studio is highlighted in discussing the state of the industry and the stars of the day, most of whom hated having to move to California where there was largely a cultural wasteland. Gloria Swanson even feigned illness that had to be treated in New York so that she could return to the East for the duration of her career. Includes a one-page sentence outline. Bibliography lists 15 sources. 1930Movi.wps

Film : A 25 page paper discussing art films and commercial films. Commercial films are described as films which most of the public has access to. They are films which are designed to entertain and uplift. They are also offer a major escape from daily reality. The art film is usually a thought provoking, and often disturbing, piece of work which is not normally available to most of the public. The art films discussed in the paper are easily recognizable in order to enable the reader to better understand the differences. They are films designed to address some concern or reality and are not necessarily hopeful or uplifting. This appear discusses the characters, scenes, plots, public opinion, and realities which are involved in both forms of film. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Film.wps

Film Production & Distribution : A 12 page overview of the film industry focusing on the legal, economic and technical means of production, and the ways in which film is distributed in the current marketplace. The writer discusses this in terms of recent changes in the industry and how these changes have affected the business decisions behind distribution. Bibliography lists 27 sources. Filmdist.wps

The Movies & Home Entertainment Industry : An 8 page paper discussing movies and the home entertainment industry, with concentration on the video rental and sales market segments. The paper gives an overview of the industry and briefly discusses the recent business results of four major companies involved in the industry: Fox, Disney, Time Warner and Universal. Short profiles of each are included, as is a general forecast of the likely future of the industry. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Homevid.wps

United Artists : The birth of the company is discussed in a 5 page paper. Background information, political climate, reasons for the formation of the studio that was created by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith, are all included. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Unitart.wps

Chaplin, Lloyd & Chan / Entertainer - Artists : A 4 page comparative of these three actor/directors. The writer posits that the three compare in performing their own stunts, and perfectionist preparation of scenes. Their personal lives vary somewhat, but their intent is to perform their art. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Chapchan.wps

Abbot & Costello : An 8 page discussion of Bud Abbot and Lou Costello and their important contributions to American Humor. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Abbot & Costello.wps

Singin’ In The Rain Character Analysis : A 5 page character analysis of Don Lockwood and Kathy Selden, played by Gene Kelley and Debbie Reynolds. The characters are analyzed individually, together and with respect to the story-line and theme of the film Singin’ in the Rain. No bibliography. Singrain.wps

Singin' In The Rain / Gotta Dance Sequence : This 15 page paper analyzes the Gotta Dance/Broadway Melody sequence in the 1952 film, Singin' in the Rain. The sequence just prior to this one is discussed in terms of its importance to the meaning of the Gotta Dance sequence. The scenes are described and analyzed for effectiveness and meaning in the film as a whole. Bibliography lists 1 source. Gottadan.wps

"Birth of a Nation" in Light of Woodrow Wilson’s Designs : A 6 page argumentative essay that Woodrow Wilson was supportive of D.W. Griffith’s racist film because the nation needed a reminder of its recent past—to fight internal imperialism. The author discusses the film in both artistic and thematic terms, and how at least part of Griffith’s intent supported Wilson’s view for the future of America Bibliography lists 7 sources. Brthnatn.wps

The Dominance of Hollywood After World War I : A 12 page paper which charts the evolution of the Hollywood studio system following World War I and examines why it became the dominant force in world cinema. Bibliography lists 9 sources. TGstudio.wps

Bill Cosby & Carroll O’Connor : The lives of these two American celebrities are compared and contrasted in a 5 page analysis. The obvious similarities involving the early and tragic deaths of their sons leads to a discussion on their family values. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Cosocon.wps

The Life Of Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Baker Mortenson):An 18 page paper on the life and times of Marilyn Monroe. It talks about her life in the movies, outside of the movies, and her untimely death. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Marilyn.wps

A Look at "Grace Under Fire" : A detailed 3 page essay that takes a brief glance at a popular situation comedy in relation to the cognitive, superiority and aggressive theories of humor. One cited reference. Grace.wps

Why America Listens To Howard Stern : A 9 page essay analyzing why society listens so closely to the words of obnoxious radio personality : Howard Stern, a man famous for his willingness to always say the "wrong thing." Stern's attitudes on politics, homosexuality, gender, and more, --are analyzed. The writer also looks at some of the psycho-social implications of common performances by Stern and his sidekick, Robin and what it is that makes them seem so believable. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Stern.wps

Walt Disney the Animator : A 5 page paper that looks at the development of Walt Disney as an animator and as a focus in the animation industry. Since his beginnings in animation in 1919, Walt Disney always demonstrated his skills as an animator, developing his skills from animation techniques created by others. But Walt Disney's greatest contribution to the industry was his organizational skills, his eye for detail, and his animation process that he developed for other animators. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Waltdisn.wps

Computer Graphics In The Movies : A 5 page essay on how the modern film industry now uses 3D computer graphics to create special effects instead of more traditional methods. Bibliography lists 4 sources. 3dgrap.wps

Technology & Film-Making : A 3 page research paper focusing on the effects of technology on film making. Specific examples are given of the new system JEDI allowing the integration of cartoon characters and people. Bibliography is included. Musictec.wps

Subtle Sexism & False Portrayal Of Women In Hollywood Films : A 7 page paper on sexism, the "gender war," and the overall treatment of women in film. "Boomerang," "A Stranger Among Us,"and "Man Trouble," are among the many movies used to illustrate the writer's points. Stereotypes and the subtly of sexism are explained as the writer presents some recommended suggestions for change. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Sexismfl.wps

Women in Film : A 15 page paper tracing the role of women on screen. The writer describes the history of the portrayal of women from the 1930’s to present day and concludes with a look at "Waiting to Exhale." Bibliography lists 8 sources.Womeni.wps

Hispanic Women In Film : Hispanic women portrayed in American film are discussed in this 8 page paper. Pointed out is the fact that while women's roles have evolved in the industry the Hispanic female is still stereotyped and little work is available for serious Spanish actresses. The releases of such movies as Selena and Evita are discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Hispwmn.wps

Malle and Godard / Women in French Films : A 10 page paper that provides an overview of two of the films by Malle and Godard and reflects upon the mis-en-scene and the role of women in each. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Frfilm.wps

Female American Film Directors : This 27 page research paper explores the contributions of women directors to American cinema. Specifically discussed are the films of Lois Weber, Dorothy Arzner, Ida Lupino, Elaine May, Joan Micklin Silver, Claudia Weill and Susan Seidelman and their depiction of male and female characters. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Femaldir.wps

Modernism : A 5 page paper discussing two forms of cultural expression in relationship to modernism. The two forms discussed are literature and the cinema. These forms of cultural expression can be considered to be quite dissimilar, being that their essential framework is composed of slightly different ingredients, but despite these differences the essential modernism influence is obvious in both, illustrating how modernism involves all things related, however slightly, to the fields of creative expression and art. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Modcult.wps

The Postmodern Film : This 12 page paper looks at the postmodern film and its essential elements. Also discussed is the difficulty inherent in defining the term "postmodern." Several contemporary movies are analyzed in detail including The Crying Game, Trainspotting and Pulp Fiction. Bibliography cites 12+ sources. Postmod.wps

Film As Poetry / The Work of Andrei Tarkovsky : A 100 page research paper which argues that the films of director Andrei Tarkovsky is best understood as visual poetry rather then as films told in the usual narrative tradition. In order to effectively argue this position, the writer first presents a history of the cinema, a brief history of poetry, and a detailed look at the career of Andrei Tarkovsky. Bibliography lists 22 sources. Poetfilm.wps

Third World Film : A 10 page exploration of third world film as a revolutionary vehicle, as well as an aesthetic art form. The writer posits that the importance of the revolutionary themes is what sets third world films apart from the more glamorous films of developed countries. The paper focuses on a brief catalog of filmmakers, and focuses on the style of and two films by Cuban Tomas Gutierrez Alea. Bibliography lists 9 sources. 3worldtw.wps

Film Comedy / From Charlie Chaplin To Woody Allen Analyzed: This 5 page research paper examines the evolution of motion picture comedy by discussing the major works of Charles Chaplin, The Three Stooges, Buster Keaton, the Marx Brothers and Woody Allen. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Comedy.wps

Myths About the U.S. in Vietnam as Revealed in Film / Analyzed : This 5 page research paper examines how films created myths concerning the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Specifically discussed are films such as Apocalypse Now (1979) and Full Metal Jacket (1987), and the myths they created and exposed for audiences. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Vietmyth.wps

Vietnam / Movies The Changing Face of Protest and Resistance : A 10 page research paper which explores the ideas of protest and resistance in historical reference, in Oliver Stone’s "Platoon" and "Born on the Fourth of July," and in FitzGerald’s "Fire on the Lake." The writer posits that protest led to an ever-changing "face" of resistance that redefines the outcome of the Vietnam War. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Vietprot.wps

The Genre Of War Films / Avoiding The Issue Of Race : In this well-reasoned 5 page essay, the writer argues that war films have traditionally avoided having to portray African-Americans in a realistic manner. Even films about the Civil War "hid" Black people to a large extent -- out of fear that doing otherwise would invoke some controversial discontent. A number of insightful examples from war films are provided to support this thesis. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Warfilms.wps

"The Green Berets" vs. "Casualties of War" / Analyzed : This 6 page research paper examines two different war films made in two different decades, The Green Berets (1968) and Casualties of War (1989). Specifically discussed are how the two films reflect the decades in which each were made, the world at the time, changes in audience tastes, etc. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Warfilm.wps

"Apocalypse Now" vs "Platoon" : A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts how Vietnam War films Apocalypse Now and Platoon approach history by examining their use of visual images and manipulative techniques to tell their stories. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Apocplat.wps

Persian Gulf Crisis / A Fictional (Film) Account : This 5 page report creatively discusses the possibility a fictional film about the Persian Gulf War entitled "Forty-Three Days Later." The writer creates a movie to illustrate the overriding technological superiority of the U.S. military and the bloodless means of devastation modern warfare is able to create. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Gulffilm.wps

The Battle of Algiers / A Statement On The Nature Of Revolution : This 3 page paper considers the nature of revolution as it is related in Director Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers and considers a comparison between the events related in the story and the argument that political rebellion resembles an avalanche: Once it is started, it continues to progress and cannot be stopped. No bibliography. Algiers.wps

Film Analysis / Hamburger Hill - An Accurate Depiction of War In Vietnam? : A 5 page paper discussing the film in relation to the reality of actual events. Reviewers found several production mistakes within the film and labeled the acting as lacking, but many vets still refer people to the film rather than to answer questions in detail, even 30 years after the fact. The difficulty rests in knowing that it depicts reality far too faithfully so that many vets cannot bear to watch it, and those who were present direct questioning people to the film, thereby repelling unwelcome questions. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Hamburg.wps

Avant-Garde’s Visual Arts Roots : An 8 page paper discussing avant-garde film’s grounding in the visual arts rather than in the traditions of narrative cinema. Without question, the process of filmmaking remains the same between the two categories, but each has very different points of focus from which they originate. Casual movie-goers expect to be told a story when they set out to view a film made from the narrative perspective, but the aficionados of avant-garde understand that, while a story may be integrated in the work they are about to view, the primary point of focus is that of visual art analogous to that which can be found in any art gallery featuring work in serial progression. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Avantg.wps

Spike Lee’s Work : A 5 page paper discussing Spike Lee’s filmmaking views and his advertising career. Of his films, even his critics report that Lee is honest and reports in his films only what is there is to see. Demanding and exacting, he has a clear idea of what he wants to see in his films, and he has gained the respected position of managing director. Still, many black people are uncomfortable with what they see on a Spike-Lee-sponsored screen, but Spike Lee continues to lead his own life, making films and designing advertising campaign in his "spare time." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Spike.doc

Spike Lee’s "Do The Right Thing" / Analyzed : This 5 page research paper examines director Spike Lee’s 1989 film, Do The Right Thing. Specifically explored is how the film conveys its ethical message, and evaluates the soundness of the arguments it presents, based on established ethical criteria. Doright.wps

"Do The Right Thing", "Unforgiven" and "New Jack City / Crime & Punishment : A 3 page paper comparing crime and punishment in films Do The Right Thing, Unforgiven and New Jack City to determine whether or not each represents justice from a legal or cultural respective. No additional sources cited. Dounow.wps

African-American Gangsters In Film / Yesterday vs. Today : 8 pages in length African-American gangster mentality has changed much over the past half century. No longer is it the flamboyant, colorful lifestyle once adopted by shrewd and resourceful businessmen. The black gangster of today is a confused, angry young man who feels completely justified taking out his aggressions on innocent bystanders. The writer compares and contrasts the various differences between these two types of gang members as depicted in the movies Hoodlum and Boyz 'N The Hood. Bibliography included. Gangster.wps

Film Portrayal Of African-Americans : A 6 page essay discussing how African Americans are portrayed in three semi-related films : Gone With the Wind, Glory, and Hollywood Shuffle. Written from an Afrocentric perspective. No Bibliography. Blackfi2.wps

Film Portrayal of African-Americans # 2: A comprehensive, analytical 15 page paper on the evolution of African-American in films. Writer emphasizes the success of many of today’s movies such as those by Spike Lee. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Blackfil.wps

Film Portrayal of African-Americans # 3 : An 8 page paper describing roles that Black Americans have played in films. The writer traces the type of roles Black actors have had in this century and how those roles have changed using several films as examples. It is posited that even while Civil Rights ushered in a new age for minorities and a greatly-improved media role for Blacks, Hollywood has still, for the most part, continued to rely only upon the portrayal of stereotypes. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Afrofilm.wps

Ethnicity & The Movies / A Look at Recreation and Poetry : A 5 page paper that considers the themes of poems by Clifton, Divakaruni and a short story by Johnson as they represent cultural and social ethnicity and consider the role of the cinema in designing different perspectives. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Ethmovie.wps

African Americans & The Media : A 6 page paper discussing the African-American image in relationship to the public and the media that creates the image. Recent studies are cited which illustrate what the general population thinks of the African-American, which is usually not correct, much less flattering. Special attention is paid to the issue of poverty and how the African-American is often portrayed as being financially lower class. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Afamedia.wps

Three Films That Changed The Industry : A 5 page examination of three separate films which served to change the way the film industry depicted scenes and images. These three movies are as follows: "Birth of a Nation" (1915), "The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari" (1920), and "Battleship Potemkin" (1925). Each of these films presented new and impressive images that were possible through film. They were films produced in the early stages of filmdom and their methods, while changing somewhat, have essentially remained the same and been an influence for all other film makers to follow. No additional sources cited. Filmchan.wps

Woody Allen & The Theme Of Love Short-lived : In this 10 page paper, the writer argues that Woody Allen's films typically revolve around themes of love; particularly those that illustrate how this most hopeful emotion fades with time and is not the ever-lasting blessing that poets claim. Examples from many of his films are given to support this point. Some of the ones discussed include : "Naked In New York," "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy," "Love & Death," "Zelig," and "Play It Again, Sam." Bibliography lists 11 sources. Woodyall.wps

Postmodern Style And The World Views Of Directors Danny Boyle And John McNaughton : A 20 page paper which considers postmodernism and spirituality, whether there is a postmodern spirituality that differs from traditional and modern, its role in postmodern cinema, transcendence and the postmodern representation of violence. Specifically examined are six films by postmodernist directors Danny Boyle and John McNaughton. Bibliography lists 18 sources. Boymcnau.wps

British Film Director Danny Boyle : A 5 page paper which examines whether his films provide a significant alternative to mainstream Hollywood movies, and if so, how. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Danboyle.wps

Violence In Cinema : A 6 page paper that discusses the impact of violence in films in general and in the films Scarface, Reservoir Dogs, and Natural Born Killers, in particular. Court cases in which specific films have been named as influencing the murderer are cited. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Viofilm.wps

Violence in Film : This 5 page paper looks at both sides of the debate, but concludes that movies have become increasingly violent. Films such as Natural Born Killers and Pulp Fiction are among those highlighted. Bibliography lists 6 sources Filmviol.wps

Economics Of The Film Industry During Its Early Years : A 14 page research paper discussing economic issues concerning the "rocky" success of the film industry upto and around the 1930's. The production of several early films, the role of background music, the popularizing of 16mm film, and more are described in detail. Bibliography lists 15+ sources. Filmecon.wps

Soviet Film In The 1920s : An 8 page research paper on the political and aesthetic principles involved in filmmaking during this era. The writer presents critical commentary and examples from film. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Sovifilm.wps

Shirley Temple's "Poor Little Rich Girl" : A 5 page paper in which the writer analyzes critical responses to Poor Little Rich Girl, a remake of Pickford's 1919 film. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Stemple.wps

The Life & Works Charlie Chaplin : A 30 page paper on Charlie Chaplin in which the writer reflects his contributions to the film industry, his life, his era, his politics and The Great Dictator, as well as a blurb on today's dealings with his legacy. It is argued that we can all take a lesson from his films. Bibliography lists 12+ sources. Chaplin.wps

Alfred Hitchcock, Director : A 6 page paper that reviews the works of Hitchcock in relationship to his personal perspectives, and considers the impacts on the later years of his work. The writersuggests that many pressures, including the transformation of the movie industry in the early 1970s seriously impacted the final years of Hitchcock's work and a decline in his focus on horror and mystery. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Alfred.wps

Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window"/ Analyzed : This 5 page research paper examines Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1954 film, "Rear Window," and its depiction of voyeurism. Specifically examined are the actions of the main character, L.B. Jeffries, and the motivations behind his obsession with the activities of his neighbors, which he seems to find infinitely more stimulating than his own life. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Rearwind.wps

Alfred Hitchcock’s "Rear Window" / Castration & Voyeurism : A 10 page paper which examines how the Alfred Hitchcock film, Rear Window (1954) demonstrates castration and voyeurism in the chief protagonist, L.B. Jeffries, as he lives through his neighbors lives by watching them out his window. Specifically compared are how this theme is present in both Jeffries and the film’s villain, Lars Thorwald. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Castrear.wps

The Birds / Nature’s Retribution : A 5 page paper discussing the movie "The Birds," by Alfred Hitchcock. This movie, like most of Hitchcock’s presents many disturbing images that seem to be aimed at some deviant behavior on the part of the characters. In "The Birds" this deviant behavior is essentially the evil of man and his ignorance, and abuse, of nature. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Thebirds.wps

Brian DePalma / "Auteur" Director : A 5 page paper which explores the auteristic techniques employed by director Brian DePalma that have become his trademark. Three DePalma films are examined -- Casualties of War, Scarface and The Untouchables. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Bdepalma.wps

Social Attitudes &The Horror Film Genre -- 'Fatal Attraction' Analyzed : This 5 page paper examines the changes reflected in the horror/suspense film genre with an examination of the 1987 film, 'Fatal Attraction.' Specifically discussed are horror-genre elements 'Fatal Attraction' possesses, its reflection of contemporary social attitudes, critical response to the film, and the cinematic career of the film's director, Adrian Lyne. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Horror.wps

Leadership Styles Compared & Contrasted With "Dead Poets Society" (1989) : A 12 page paper which compares and contrasts the leadership styles exhibited by English teacher John Keating and Welton Academy headmaster Gale Nolan in the 1989 film, Dead Poets Society. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Deadpoet.wps

Sex & The Mass Media / The Sixties Vs. The Nineties : A 10 page paper on the change in attitudes and policy regarding sex in TV and movies from the beginning of the sixties to the middle of the nineties. It concludes that since television followed movies in becoming more "sexually free," perhaps the "kinder, gentler" love story the movies have focused on of late presages a change for television as well. Bibliography lists six sources. Sexmedia.wps

Beauty & Its Superficial Importance In TV Sitcoms : A 5 page research paper which analyzes how TV sitcoms portray beautiful women. The writer shows that these images are unrealistic and stereotyped relating TV’s portrayal of women with some of the latest research on the human perception of beauty. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Beautytv.wps

The Evolution Of "TV Moms" : A 9 page paper on television mothers and their evolution from domestic housekeeper/child-raisers to professional women. Beginning with the '50s, TV moms are examined and compared to the real-life counterparts. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Tvmoms.wps

Sitcoms Of The 50's & 60's -- Media Portrayal Of The American Family : A 14 page research paper on the history of situational comedies ("sitcoms") and their presentation of the American family during the 1950's and 60's. The writer discusses specific shows, their characters, and the degree of reality presented by them and their on-screen families. Comparisons are made between yesterday and today regarding TV's portrayal of divorce, social problems, etc; Bibliography lists approximately 10 sources. Sitcom60.wps

Soto’s "Looking for Work"/ TV Families & Real Life : A 3 page paper analyzing the influence of television on Gary Soto’s childhood image of himself and his family in this evocative essay. The paper concludes that while television broadened the boy’s horizons, it also made him feel inadequate about the perfectly good horizons he already had. Bibliography lists 1 source. Sotowork.wps

Situation Comedy Through the Ages : Sitcoms are explored from the fifties through the nineties in this 10 page overview. The programs are exposed as being unrealistic and the question of why some comedies endure while others fade is the main theme of the paper. Highlighted shows include "I Love Lucy", "The Honeymooners", "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Seinfeld". Bibliography lists 8 sources. Sitcomed.wps

The Development of Love Relationships Within The TV Sitcom : A 3 page essay on the development of love relationships within the American family as shown on TV sitcoms. Bibliography included. TVfam.wps

The Depiction Of Women In Prime Time Television Situations Comedies: Conflicting Stereotypes, Views And Messages : Since the 1960s, women have been portrayed on television in a number of different ways, from brash and empowered heroines of shows like "The Avengers" to demure and careful familial serial depiction. More than any other decade since the advent of television, though, the 1990s have marked definitive trends in the representations of women that are perhaps the most offensive in television history. This 8 page paper considers the issue of the depiction of women on television, particularly women in television situation comedies, and considers the implications for a societal view of women. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Womentv.wps

Television’s Effects Upon Sexual Behavior : A 7 page research paper exploring the effects of television on sexual behavior. The writer focuses upon the changes in adolescent sexual activity. Specific documented examples of youngsters mimicking acts they had seen on television or in the movies are given. The thesis of the paper is essentially that, "Yes, television does, in fact, impact the degree of sexual activity among adolescents." Bibliography is included. Tvsex.wps

Influence of Film on Adolescent Sex : This 7 page paper discusses the impact of contemporary movies on sexual activity in adolescents. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Teensex.wps

"My Own Private Idaho" / Formal & Stylistic Characteristics : A 6 page paper analyzing Gus Van Sant’s use of mise-en-scene and editing cinematic techniques in his 1991 film, My Own Private Idaho, to convey of narrative and thematic expression. This critical analysis is then compared with how film scholars David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson would evaluate the film. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Pridaho.wps

Aristotelian Considerations In Cinema : A 5 page paper that compares the play formulae laid out by Aristotle with the film versions of "Much Ado About Nothing," "Sweeney Todd" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" ? Bibliography lists 7 sources. Arismovi.wps

The Evolution Of Dracula In The Cinema : This 9 page research paper examines the story of Dracula and its evolution in modern film. The writer traces the best-known vampire's roles in various movies-- comparing the positive and negative qualities of each one. Many such examples from the original version of "Nosferatu" to "Dracula's Dog" are provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Vampire2.wps

The Evolution Of Vampire Films : Even with their occasional lunacy, silliness, and off-beat plots, Vampire movies have an undeniable appeal in the contemporary world theater. Be it the eroticism of the free-spirited vampire, or the predictability of his clever seduction, Dracula and his offspring will probably continue to exist for as long as there are movies to watch ! This 9 page report analyzes how vampire stories have both changed and remained the same since they first appeared in print and then on "the big screen." A number of films are reviewed. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Vampiref.wps

"The Bicycle Thief" / Analysis of a Classic Italian Film : 5 pages in length. An in-depth evaluation of production technique and use of camera in Vittorio De Sica's "The Bicycle Thief." The overall effectiveness of various elements (location, movement, etc;) is examined and a good amount of cinematic terminology is employed by the writer. No Bibliography. Italfilm.wps

Cool Hand Luke vs One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest : This 5 page paper compares and contrasts the films One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Cool Hand Luke. Underlying themes in common include a questioning of authority. No additional sources cited. Coolcuck.wps

Film Version / "Wuthering Heights" (1939) Analyzed : This 5 page paper evaluates the 1939 film, Wuthering Heights, specifically in terms of its recurring geographical motif of the Yorkshire moors and the mood-capturing cinematography of Gregg Toland. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Wuthring.wps

Sound a Concerto of Emotion in "Shine" : A 5 page paper that discusses dialogue and sound in relationship to the emotions of the movie and its theme. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Shine.wps

Alice Walker’s "The Color Purple" as Cinema : A 5 page paper analyzing whether -- and how -- the Steven Spielberg adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel changed the story structurally. The paper concludes that Spielberg actually adds meat and depth to a novel that is, by itself, powerful but uncompromisingly spare. No additional sources cited. Colorp.wps

"A Passage to India" / Comparing The Film And Literary Versions : A 4 page research paper looking at critical opinions of both the E.M. Forster novel and the movie. The writer details the themes of the novel and how they were changed for the movie. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Passage.wps

Joseph Conrad’s "The Heart of Darkness" vs. Apocalypse Now : A 4 page paper discussing a comparison between the movie Apocalypse Now and The Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Apocal.wps

The Historical Accuracy Of Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now / A Modernist View Of The Reality Of The Vietnam War : This 8 page paper considers the issue of the historical accuracy of the depiction of the Vietnam War era as a whole as well as specific events presented in the film Apocalypse Now. Though critics have argued that the film presents one of the most emotionally and socially accurate views of the Vietnam War, and even though the film also presents some historical context which is factual, it can be argued that the actual events of the film do not appear to have a substantive base in historical factuality. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Apocalno.wps

Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" / Author’s Version vs. Modern Film Version : In 6 pages, the writer compares Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" with the movie version starring Claire Bloom as Nora. Nora is also compared and contrasted with Oedipus. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Compibs.wps

"Fiddler on the Roof" (a.k.a. "Tevye") & "Tevye the Dairyman" by Sholem Aleichem / Compare and Contrast : A 4 page paper which examines the collection of Yiddish short stories entitled Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories by Sholem Aleichem and the 1971 musical film, upon which it was based, Fiddler on the Roof (also referred to as Tevye). Bibliography lists 3 sources. Tevye.wps

"The Usual Suspects" & "The Odyssey" : This 5 page essay discusses the 1995 movie "The Usual Suspects" and compares Kevin Spacey’s character "Verbal Kint" with Odysseus of "The Odyssey." The premise the writer takes is that, in many ways, the stories are almost the same. The writer also shows that there has to be a bit of a scoundrel in every good guy and good in every scoundrel. No additional sources cited. Suspody.wps

Group Dynamics / As Related To The Film "Apollo 13" : A 6 page overview of group behavior as related to the movie "Apollo 13". Bibliography lists 3 sources. Groupdyn.wps

Blade Runner -- A Possible Society ? : 10 pages in length. An evaluative analysis of technology, society, and freedoms as presented in the film "Blade Runner." The 'right to happiness' is mentioned as a key issue. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Bladerun.wps

Blade Runner & Total Recall : Two very similar comparisons between the movies Blade Runner and Total Recall (some focus on technology and similarities between the two films). One is 2 pages in length and the other is 3 (5pg total). No Bibliography. Bladtota.wps

The "Lethal Weapon" Movies & the Criminal Justice System : This 5 page report discusses the four Mel Gibson and Danny Glover cop-buddy movies of the past decade. Each movie demonstrates a justification about America’s criminal justice system and those demonstrations are brought forth in this report. No additional sources cited. Lethal.wps

Citizen Kane / Film Production Analysis : A 9 page discussion of camera, angle, use of time, characterization, and various other key production elements in the film "Citizen Kane." One additional source is cited and listed as a bibliographic reference. Citikane.wps

Citizen Kane / Utilitarianism And Individualism : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of Director Orson Welles' 1941 classic. The writer also considers Welles' characterization of Kane and the way in which this character is developed to embrace both utilitarianism and individualism. No bibliography. Kane.wps

Critique Of The Film "Citizen Kane" : A 10 page paper discussing the cinemagraphic innovations used in the making of Welles’ debut film. Near sixty years since its initial release, Citizen Kane has reconfirmed its place as one of cinema’s classics and has been reviewed and discussed extensively. Whether as a result of this fascination or despite it, Citizen Kane remains a lesson by example in highly effective technique and reflects Welles’ genius in perfecting methods of portrayal that have become institutionalized so many years after the release of the film. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Citkane2.wps

Communication Patterns In Films "Cousins" And "Cousin, Cousine" Compared And Contrasted : A 12 page paper which examines the communication patterns of the French film Cousin, Cousine (1975) and the American remake Cousins (1989) in terms of social, gender and marital roles. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Cousincu.wps

"The Long Walk Home" And "4 Little Girls" : This 5 page report discusses these two movies in the context of the historical theme of racism in America in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Both serve as historical documents of one aspect of America’s recent past. No sources cited. Film4g.wps

The Stunt Man / Directorial Elements & the Use of Camera Angel to Compliment the Protagonist’s Discoveries : "The Stunt Man," the 1980 film version of Paul Brodeur’s novel, directed by Richard Rush, uses different camera angels and the motion of the camera itself to provide support for the discoveries of the protagonist, Cameron. This film demonstrates the manipulation of camera shots and the effective the integration between the camera focus, angel, movement and even support lighting to provide emphasis for particular details as Cameron’s perspective on the events that shape the film. This 5 page paper provides an outline of the use of the camera to support the progression of events and underscores the fast paced action as well as the protagonists insights. No additional sources cited. StuntMan.wps

"Titanic" (1997) Analyzed : This 5 page argumentative research paper examines James Cameron's 1997 epic, Titanic. Specifically discussed are what made the latest retelling of the 1912 disaster such a huge hit, while the earlier films, though respectable in their own right, seem to have fallen short in comparison. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Titanicm.wps

Analysis of Titanic : This 5 page paper discusses the 1998 film Titanic, primarily in terms of the role camera angles played in reinforcing scenes. One scene is analyzed in detail and the entire film is briefly discussed as well. Bibliography lists 1 source. Titanaly.wps

The Titanic : A 3 page film synopsis of James Cameron’s landmark 1998 film. The paper provides a basic outline of the plot, as well as pointing out its major historical and philosophical points. No additional sources cited. Titan.wps

"The Trial" / The Movie : A 5 page study of Orson Welles’ film based on Kafka’s famous novel. Special attention is given to the relationship between sexuality, impotence, and power. No bibliography. Trialmo.wps

The Role Of Music in Mrs. Doubtfire : A 5 page analysis of the function of Howard Shore’s musical score in this 1993 film. The paper concludes that the music serves to tie the important moments of the film’s narrative structure and emotional impact together in a subconscious way, and thus enhances our appreciation for the film’s message. No sources except film. Doubtfir.wps

"Star Wars" & the Concept of the ‘Hero’s Journey’ Analyzed : This 8 page research paper examines the 1977 film Star Wars in terms of the literary application of the so-called ‘hero’s journey.’ Specifically discussed are the origins of the hero’s journey, originally defined by Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, and further explored in Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces, and determines how George Lucas employed this theme through the character of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. Bibliography lists 1 source. Starhero.wps

'Jaws' & 'Star Wars' / Contextual Approach to Media Criticism : This 8 page research paper offers a historical analysis of how the phenomenal box-office success of blockbuster films Jaws and Star Wars forever changed the film-making industry. Specifically discussed are the impact upon popular culture, economics, technological innovations, influence exerted by directors Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, merchandising, and mass appeal. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Starjaws.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death of A Salesman" Hoffman as Loman In The Film Version :
A 5 page paper comparing the televised version of Arthur Miller’s play, starring Dustin Hoffman, with the original work. No additional sources cited. Deathsale.wps

"Natural Born Killers" in The Theme of "Bonnie & Clyde" : A detailed, 4 page reaction to the film "Natural Born Killers" -- The writer discusses the movie's positive qualities as well as its frequently-cited problems re : negativity and violence. Natural Born Killers is discussed in a societal context and also with relevance to some of Oliver Stone's other films. Bibliography lists 3 supporting sources. Mediacr2.wps

Deviance in Mississippi Burning : A 5 page paper on the Alan Parker film in which the writer examines three kinds of deviance shown in the movie: the townspeople’s deviance from the norms of acceptable American society; Inspector Ward’s deviance from the norms of the townspeople; and Inspector Anderson’s deviance from the normal methodology of the FBI. Bibliography lists three sources in addition to the movie. Mississ.wps

Gender, Race & Class Differences / Films and Television : This 10 page research paper examines how gender, race and class differences has been addressed in films and television in terms of images, narratives and plots. Specifically discussed are the books Film Theory Goes to the Movies by Collins et al., Watching Race by Herman Gray and Visible Fictions by John Ellis as well as the films Thelma and Louise and She’s Gotta Have It. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Theory.rtf

"The Sweet Herafter" – Movie By Egoyan, Novel By Banks : This 6 page report discusses the 1997 movie "The Sweet Hereafter" that tells the horrendous story of a school bus accident that kills 14 of a small town’s children. The bus driver, who survives talks about meeting up with the children again in the "sweet hereafter." The writer presents some possibilities as to what she meant by that statement. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Sweether.wps

"The Birdcage" As A Study in Gender Issues : A 25 page research paper on the movie the Birdcage and its view of homosexual males and their gender roles in cinema and real life. The writer details the basic plot, each of the characters, and how they mesh with real life issues. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Birdcage.wps

Transvestites In "Psycho" & "Silence Of The Lambs" : A 12 page paper in which the writer attempts to validate a thesis concerning social controversy over the use of transvestites in popular film. For the most part, the concern here is that the media raised very little objection decades ago when Norman Bates dressed as his dead mother but yet in the supposedly more "open-minded" 1990's, the film "Silence of The Lambs" fell under marked criticism simply because of how it portrayed transvestites. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Psychosi.wps

Horror Films Psycho & Scream Analyzed : This 8 page research paper examines the changes in the horror film genre from Psycho (1960) to Scream (1996). Specifically explored is the frame composition employed by Alfred Hitchcock for Psycho compared to and contrasted with Wes Craven’s approach to Scream. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Psyscrem.wps

Film, Criticism & Genre / "Scream" : This 9 page paper begins with an explanation on different types of media criticism, most notably the auteurist, journalist and scholarly formats. More than half of the paper focuses on the movie Scream, and analyzes it in terms of its conformity to the horror film genre. Elements of the film are discussed. This paper is a useful tool for anyone interested in obtaining a historical overview of criticism as well as a substantial analysis on a modern film. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Scream.wps

Film - "Halloween" (1978) / Textual Analysis Of The Narrative Structure : A 7 page paper which examines the narrative structure of John Carpenter’s 1978 film, Halloween, through examination of story, plot, cause and effect, linear (or nonlinear) structure, flashbacks and other temporal order manipulations, point of view and visual style. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Haloween.wps

Cape Fear : A 3 page analysis of the film Cape Fear. The focus of the essay is justice and if either of the two male characters, Cady or Bowden, acted in a just and fair manner. Bowden may have acted against legal ethics but was his action just? No additional sources cited. Capefear.wps

The Three Levels of Robert De Niro : A 6 page paper examining Robert De Niro and his three "levels" -- his star persona, actor’s persona and as a man in an attempt to explain his career longevity and how his celebrity reflects upon American popular culture. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Deniro.wps

Films Of The Cold War Era : A 15 page essay on "how" the filmmakers of Atomic Café, The Russia House, Dr. Strangelove, North By Northwest, Failsafe, The Manchurian Candidate and other films presented their views on the Cold War. The writer contends that through cinematic device, some of the first films spoke out against the Cold War, and leadership or technology in particular, while others were effective propaganda in support of the US Cold War ideals. Additional attention is given to The Manchurian Candidate in regards to threats to the American family. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Cldwrflm.wps

The Best Years of Our Lives : A 4 page research paper on this award-winning film from the 1940s concerning the difficulties of adjustment to civilian life faced by returning World War II veterans. The writer demonstrates how this was one of the first films to offer a realistic depiction of the way in which war impacts the lives of the soldiers. Most notable is the way in which the character of a disabled veteran is handled. Bibliography lists 3 sources. WWIImov.wps.

"The Thin Blue Line" vs. "Brother’s Keeper" / Filmmakers’ Techniques : This 7 page essay examines the documentary filmmakers' techniques and approach to their subjects in the films "The Thin Blue Line" (1988), "Brother's Keeper" (1992) and "Let's Get Lost" (1989). Bibliography lists 3 sources. Bluebro.wps

Saturday Night Fever / Film Exemplifying "The Working Class": This 5 page essay examines this film starring John Travolta sociologically, as it demonstrates the realities of the working class. Analysis includes the significance of Bobby's suicide as well as Tony's internal struggles that have much to do with his class status. No bibliography. Satfev.wps

The Wizard of Oz / Theme of Good vs. Evil : A 5 page paper in which the writer discusses the comparison of good and evil in the film version of "The Wizard of Oz", and posits that good conquers evil. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Wizoz.wps

The Use of Camera in "Her Man" : 8 pages in length. A screen analysis of the film "Her Man" (1930). Various examples of conscious camera technique are defined using proper cinematic terminology and exemplified with actual examples from the movie. Release information and credits are provided in Appendix. No Bibliography. Hermanca.wps

How Clint Eastwood’s Acting & Directing In "Unforgiven" Was Influenced By Sergio Leone’s "A Fistful of Dollars" : An 8 page paper which explores the impact of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western style in A Fistful of Dollars on Clint Eastwood’s acting and directing in his 1992 Academy Award-winning film Unforgiven. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Unforgiv.wps

NonNarrative & Abstract Film / Kenneth Anger’s Hollywood Babylon : A 5 page examination of the nonnarrative abstract style of filmmaker Kenneth Anger. No bibliography. Abstfilm.wps

Ingmar Bergman & Strindberg / Dreams : A 5 page paper looking at the use of dream imagery in the works of August Strindberg and Ingmar Bergman. The paper particularly looks at Strindberg’s "A Dream Play" and Bergman’s "Wild Strawberries", and traces both writers’ use of the elusive logic of dream. Bibliography lists 1 source. Strind.wps

Igmar Bergman's "Persona" & Existentialism : Approximately 17 pages detailing the presence and role played by existentialism in Igmar Bergman's "Persona." Included background discussion of Bergman's life & other works as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Existper.wps

Roberto Rossellini and Italian Cinematic Neorealism : An 8 page paper which examines the cinematic contributions of Italian director Roberto Rossellini and his impact on the European film genre known as neorealism, which emerged immediately following World War II. Specific concentration will be on the films considered to be Rossellini’s masterpieces, Open City (1945) and Paisan (1946). Bibliography lists 5 sources. Italcine.wps

Il Postino (The Postman) : This 3 page paper examines the film in terms of its use of metaphor. A brief synopsis of the movie is included. No additional sources cited. Postino.wps

Existentialism In Pulp Fiction : A 12 page paper that considers the existential notions of Sartre, Camus and Nietzsche as they apply to the Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary screen play "Pulp Fiction." Bibliography lists 6 sources. Pulpfict.wps

Existentialism In Film Analyzed : This 10 page research paper examines the way in which the popular twentieth-century philosophy, existentialism, and its preoccupation with the human condition was explored in world cinema. Specifically discussed are Akira Kurosawa's 1952 film, Ikiru, and Ingmar Bergman's 1957 film, Wild Strawberries. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Exisfilm.wps

Forrest Gump / An American Mythological Hero : An 8 page paper exploring Forrest Gump the character in the popular movie of the same name as a popular American mythological hero. Various aspects of the Forrest Gump story are compared to the qualities of what we typically perceive as the qualities of a hero. Bibliography list three sources in addition to the movie. Gump.wps

Forrest Gump / As "Watched" By A Blind Person : A 6 page paper that provides a review of the movie "Forrest Gump" from a non-sighted perspective. The writer considers some of the positive and negative impacts of the film for individuals who are visually impaired. Forgump.wps

The J.F.K. Assassination / Fact vs. Film Fantasy : 8 pages in length. An excellent resource for those studying forensics or criminal investigations. This paper analyzes the reliability of facts presented in Oliver Stone's movie JFK with respect to actual Warren Commission and House Select Committee reports. It is argued that the most logical assassin was indeed Lee Harvey Oswald and that Stone's movie is good for little more than imaginative historical fantasy. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Jfk.wps

Malcolm X / Biographical Books vs. Biographical Movie : A 10 page paper comparing The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley with the Spike Lee movie "Malcolm X," released in 1992 and based on Haley’s account of Malcolm X’s life and political activities. Malcolm X underwent a great change in his thinking during the last year of his life, the year in which Haley’s book was published (1965), but most of his political activity was public—and highly militant—long before he discovered the broader implications of the Islam to which he was so committed. As described in this paper, the movie is true to the book overall, but relies more on the negatives of racism than it does on tracing Malcolm X’s evolution. Bibliography lists 7 sources. X.wps

George Eliot‘s "Silas Marner"vs. Film Version : A 6 page essay comparing Steven Martin’s film adaptation of Silas Marner, ‘‘A Simple Twist of Fate,’’ with the original classic novel by George Eliot. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Twisfate.wps

Turning Novels Into Movies / Problems Involved : A 27 page paper looking at six novels and the movies that were made from them, analyzing how successfully each filmmaker translated the story from print to film and the problems they seem to have encountered in doing so. The books and movies covered are The Color Purple; The Book of Daniel (Daniel in the film version); The Last Tycoon; The Day of the Locust; Sophie’s Choice; and An American Tragedy (A Place in the Sun). Bibliography lists three sources. Prinfilm.wps

The "Annes" Become Films / "Anne of Green Gables" & "Anne of Avonlea" : A 10 page paper on the way these two books became films of the same name. The paper focuses on the reasons it is so difficult to make the transition from a verbal to a visual medium, and analyzes how Sullivan met the challenge. Bibliography lists 1 source. Avonlea.wps

Movie Ratings / How Effective Are They ? : A 5 page paper exploring the need for movie ratings and explaining the various problems and attributes of existing and proposed systems. Emphasizes the important role of the parents controlling the viewing patterns of their child. Bibliography lists four sources. Movierat.wps NC 17

Biography Of George Lucas : A 5 page paper that presents Lucas' youth and how several events led him to become the film icon he is. Lucas' contributions include: the reintroduction of mythology to filmmaking, advancements in technology in the film industry, and proving to the industry the importance of producing a film with the very best and most appropriate resources available. As Lucas' shattered dreams led him beyond, the paper concludes with a personal quote from a fatherless person who has found hope in a realistic dream about Lucas as his father. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Glucas.wps

Old Film vs. New / "Angels With Dirty Faces" vs. "Clockers" : This 5 page research paper compares and contrasts the 1938 film, Angels With Dirty Faces with the 1995 film, Clockers. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Angclock.wps

Andrew Horton’s "Inside Soviet Film Satire" : This 5 page report gives a brief overview of Andrew Horton’s anthology "Inside Soviet Film Satire." No additional sources cited. Horton.wps

New Latin American Cinema Analyzed : This 6 page research paper examines the trend in new Latin American cinema of moving away from the epic and toward the crucible film form by first defining the terms epic and crucible, and then comparing and contrasting the new Latin American cinema of the 1950s and 1960s and the that of the Nineties. Also considered are the differences between Latin American films and the mainstream films being produced in North America and Europe. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Newlatin.wps

Luis Bunueal & Pedro Almodovar : Three essays- each 3 pages in length. Discussed are the films of Luis Bunueal and Pedro Almodovar. Themes of surrealism, the "Stockholm Syndrome," and social deviance are explored through emphasis on specific works by each of these contemporary film greats. Bibliography lists 4 supporting sources. Bunueal.wps

Pedro Almodovar & Gender Blurring : A 5 page analysis of 'gender blurring' in several of the works of Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar. Two sources drawn upon and listed in bibliography. Almodov1.wps

The "Poem Of The Cid" Vs. Anthony Mann's Cinematic Achievement "El Cid":
A 3 page paper that compares the epic "Poem of the Cid" with Mann's 1961 epic film, "El Cid." The author basis the comparison between these two on consideration of the definition and characteristics of epics and uses both cinematic and literary considerations of both. The nature of epics to exaggerate the truth or the history for the benefit of the story is a major point within this paper. No other sources cited. Elcid.wps

The Return of Martin Guerre and the Sixteenth Century: A 5 page essay on the movie of the same name and what it shows about life in the period . The writer details the place of women, social mobility, changing rights, and facets of everyday life. No bibliography. Guerre.wps

Television and Cinema / Two Forms of Mass Communication : 4 pages in length. These important two types of communication tools are explored by the writer and compared in terms of modes of reception and language used to reach their specific intended audiences. No Bibliography. Cinetele.wps

12 Angry Men : 3 page discussion of the classic 50's film "12 Angry Men"; an examination of the American system of trial by jury and the role that stereotypes and prejudices can ultimately play in the system. Bibliography lists 3 sources. 12Angrym.wps

'Amadeus'/ The Movie : A 6 page discussion of the film "Amadeus" -- highlighting based upon research-- which facts the writer found to be inconsistent regarding Mozart's life and Salieri. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Also can be categorized under 'Music.' Amadeus.wps

Film Review / Amadeus : A 4 page essay reviewing and analyzing the film Amadeus. In this version of Mozart's biography, the story is told through a series of flashbacks as perceived by Mozart's chief antagonist, Salieri. Salieri's hatred and bitterness, which he harbors even after Mozart's death lead to the destruction of both men. No additional sources cited. Amad.wps

"Less Than Zero" vs. "In Country" : A 4 page comparison between the 1980's era film "Less than Zero" and Bobbie Ann Mason's book "In Country." The focus of the thesis/discussion is upon how characters in both stories were affected by "wars" that ripped the socioeconomic status of their respective surroundings apart. While characters in each story were "victims of circumstances," the writer finds great difference in Less Than Zero's youths-- as they conceivably might have had more control over their situations. Several other key similarities and differences are cited. No Bibliography. Lesszero.wps

Elia Kazan's "A Streetcar Named Desire" : A 4 page analysis of Kazan's movie (based on Tennessee Williams’ play) which discusses the probability, plausibility, and consistency of their actions in regards to the individual characteristics assigned to them. The paper also provides references to how the actors hired helped establish the characters' roles. No additional sources cited. Streetca.wps

Women Warriors in Hong Kong Films : An 8 page research paper on the women warrior genre in Hong Kong films. The writer details the history of the genre, its main features, and describes several examples. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Hongfilm.wps

"Family Game" (Kanoku Geemu) / Post War Japanese Society : In 4 pages the author discusses the movie "Family Game" (Kanoku Geemu) and the post war Japanese society. No additional sources cited. Postjap.wps

"Carlito’s Way" and Miller’s Social Crime Theories : A 5 page paper that discusses Walter B. Miller's social theories on delinquent groups in relationship to Brian DePlama's film entitled "Carlito’s Way." The specific points of Miller's theory discussed include: trouble, toughness, smartness, excitement, fate, autonomy and belonging. No Bibliography. Carlito.wps

James Dickey’s "Deliverance" / Use Of Nature : A 6 page essay on the book and movie versions discussing how nature works to illustrate Dickey’s ideas as to the concept of evil and as a liberating agent for four middle-age suburban men on camping trip in the wilderness. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Deliveran.wps

Michael Ritchie’s 1972 Film, "The Candidate" / Analyzed : This 10 page research paper examines how the docudrama, The Candidate (1972), is an unflinching reflection of the ‘game’ of politics in America. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Ritchie.wps

John Guare’s "Six Degrees of Separation" / Conflict & Class Struggle : A 5 page paper that discusses the inherent conflict and class struggle in John Guare's play. The characters of Paul, Flan and Ouisa all are products of their class determinations and their social interactions are basic to their personal development. The interactions between the couple, Flan and Ouisa, who are upper class art collectors, creates and interesting contrast to Paul, a self-declared "student" who lies his way into the homes of New York's elite. Sixdegre.wps

John Guare’s "Six Degrees of Separation" / Paralysis Of The Imagination : A 5 page paper that discusses the issue of paralysis of the imagination through Paul's theory of The Catcher in the Rye. This paper also takes a comparative look between Paul and Holden Caufield because of the reference within the play in regards to imagination created a necessary the perception of necessary similarities between these two characters. Sixdeg.wps

John Singleton’s "Higher Learning" / A Call to Leadership : A 5 page paper covering the characters' roles in shaping a call to leadership for black men. By outlining the way the characters are portrayed, the paper speaks to the divisive issues behind Singleton's call to leadership, and how each character fares in the war. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Highlern.wps

Film Analysis / When Harry Met Sally : The relationship between the main characters Harry and Sally, played by Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, is explored in this 4 page essay. Harrysal.wps

"When Harry Met Sally" -- Social Penetration Theory : The theory is discussed as exemplified by the lead characters in the movie When Harry Met Sally. The stages of development that Harry and Sally go through in their relationship are illustrated in this 7 page paper. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Socpen.wps

Conflict Resolution in "The Breakfast Club" : This 5 page report discusses the 1985 "brat pack" movie The Breakfast Club" from the perspective of social conflict and conflict resolution. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Brekclub.wps

Film Analysis - Schindler’s List / Geographical & Environmental Factors : A 5 page overview of the geographical and environemtal factors which shaped the events which unfolded up to and during the events depicted in "Schindlers List." Identifies the many contrasts of the georaphic location and concludes that this location and the events connected to it could not occur elsewhere. Biblipography lists 2 sources. Schind4.wps

Film Analysis - The Use Of Geography In "Braveheart" : A 5 page paper discussing the physical setting of the Mel Gibson movie. The story of Braveheart spans several years in its full telling, but the primary focus of the movie, William Wallace leading his people against England in defense of their homeland, occurred in 1297. Braveheart brought notoriety and tourism to Stirling, and revived the history surrounding Wallace’s struggle against the English and his unifying influence among the clans of Scotland. The highlighting and use of the landscape was a contributing factor in the film’s success. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Bravehea.wps

Gender Roles In Schlesinger’s "An Eye for an Eye" : A 5 page paper discussing the gender roles demonstrated in the 1995 John Schlesinger movie "Eye for an Eye" starring Sally Field, Ed Harris, and Keifer Sutherland. No bibliography. Eye4eye.wps

Post-Modernism In "Natural Born Killers" : This 7 page paper explores how director Oliver Stone and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino used post-modernism in the 1994 film, "Natural Born Killers." Bibliography lists 4+ sources. Natkill.wps

Primary Colors / Politics In The Movies And Books : A 6 page examination of the effects of such popular works as "Primary Colors" on the role of politics in this country. Presents the dilemma of sorting reality from fiction in books, in movies and in politics in general Bibliography lists 6 sources. PrimColo.wps

Primary Colors and Aristotle’s Politics: This 5 page paper considers the film Primary Colors as it relates to Aristotle’s views on ethics, excellence, vice and man’s role in the political system. This paper considers the character of Governor Stanton, who campaign for president is the central focus of the film. Stanton’s vices threaten his happiness and his standing in the political process and Aristotle’s political and ethical considerations are evaluated as a means of understanding Stanton’s actions and his inner turmoil. Bibliography lists 3 sources. MHprimco.wps

Film vs. Literature -- As You Like It vs. A Modern Romantic Comedy : A 4 page paper comparing the heroines of Shakespeare’s "As You Like It" and the 1996 movie "While You Were Sleeping." The writer is particularly concerned with characterization, theme, and plot structure-- looking for similarities and difference between the Romantic comedies of today and yesterday. No additional sources cited. Likeit2.wps

Film "Se7en" Analyzed : A 6 page paper examining the cultural-historical background (visual text) and formal features of the 1995 film, Se7en (or Seven), to determine their distinction, how they stand out from other films of its kind, and how they relate to the meaning of the film. A conclusion is then drawn in light of these features and their relation to the film’s culture and generic context. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Se7en.wps

Romeo & Juliet Films / 1968 vs. 1996 : A 6 page comparison of Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 film production of Romeo and Juliet with the 1996 version directed and produced by Baz Luhrmann. It concludes that Luhrmann’s version, despite its faithful Shakespearean dialogue, is so far removed from Shakespeare’s own world-view that it can hardly be called an interpretation of the play at all. No additional sources cited. Romeo.wps

Shakespeare for the 90s? Oliver Parker's Othello : A 6 page review of the latest movie version of Othello, starring Laurence Fishburne as Othello and Kenneth Branagh as Othello. The paper notes that Parker cut and altered much of Shakespeare's dialogue and changed the very slant of the film in a quest for "relevance"; it questions whether Shakespeare would not have been better presented in a manner more faithful to the playwright's vision. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Shake90.wps

Howard Hawk & His Contribution to Cinema : A 10 page paper which examines American film director Howard Hawks' contribution to cinema by focusing on his most famous 'screwball' comedies, "Twentieth Century" (1934), "Bringing up Baby" (1938), "His Girl Friday" (1940) and "Ball of Fire" (1941). Hhawks.wps

Production Analysis / His Girl Friday : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of His Girl Friday, produced by Howard Hawks during the first half of the 20th century. The writer demonstrates the way in which the characters addressed the main conflicts and their goals through out the film. No bibliography. Hisgirl.wps

The China Syndrome vs. Dr. Strangelove / Fear & Burlesque : A 6 page analysis of these two films, directed by James Bridges and Stanley Kubrick respectively. The paper looks at the very different ways fear of technology is handled in these two movies, and concludes that while both movies show that technology in the hands of inept or unprincipled people can lead to disaster, Dr. Strangelove is able to express that fear through satire because the American people were losing the immediacy of their fear of being bombed. The China Syndrome expresses that fear directly because its topic is as close as today’s news. No bibliography. Syndrome.wps

David Lynch's Film Version of "Twin Peaks" / Analyzed : This 5 page research paper examines how David Lynch's big-screen 'prequel' to the cult 1990-91 television series, Twin Peaks -- Fire Walk With Me (1992) combines film and television genres and how the traditions are disrupted. Specifically discussed are how Lynch portrays the dual world of the American dream and American disillusionment. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Twinpeak.wps

Charlotte Bronte’s "Jane Eyre" -- On Film : A 5 page review of the filmed version of Charlotte Bronte’s novel, directed by Julian Aymes. The paper observes that although Alexander Baron did an extremely faithful adaptation of Bronte’s dialogue, the delivery of Timothy Dalton as Rochester and Zelah Clarke as Jane leaves a bit to be desired. Bibliography lists one source. Eyre5.wps

Memory & Loss Evoked by Photographic Images in "La Jetee" (1962) : A 5 page paper which examines a sequence comprised of still photographs used by Chris Marker to make the 1962 film, "La Jetee," and how each evokes ideas of memories and loss to determine in what way each medium is capable of dealing with such concepts. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Lajetee.wps

"Edward Scissorhands" & The Handicapped : A 5 page paper discussing the attention paid to the issue of prejudices and attitudes on relationship to disabilities and handicaps. Edward Scissorhands was different from others therefore making him strange and considerably disabled in the eyes of the people he came in contact with. There was sympathy, pity, indifference, attraction, repulsion, understanding, fear, and prejudice that surrounding Edward in the neighborhood he found himself in. The emotions of the people around him, and his emotions as well, are very commonly attached to any disabled person in the real world. Edward.wps

David Lynch’s "Eraserhead" : This 6 page research paper examines director David Lynch’s first full-length feature film, Eraserhead. Specifically discussed is the concept of experimental films, and the characteristics of Eraserhead which make it representative of the genre. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Erashead.wps

"Crossroads" - Analyzed : This 4 page research paper examines the 1986 film, Crossroads. Specifically discussed are the film’s opening and closing scenes, asks and answers five questions pertaining to the film, and considers a particularly thought-provoking aspect of the film. Crosroad.wps

Chinese Film -- "Farewell My Concubine" Analyzed : This 4 page research paper examines the 1993 Chinese film, Farewell My Concubine. Specifically discussed are the film’s opening and closing scenes, asks and helps answer five questions pertaining to the film, and considers a particularly thought-provoking aspect of the film. Farewell.wps

"Mambo Kings" - Analyzed : This 4 page research paper examines the 1992 musical film, Mambo Kings. Specifically discussed are The Mambo Kings’ opening and closing scenes, asks and answers five questions pertaining to the film, and considers a particularly thought-provoking aspect of the film. Mambo.wps

"Selena" - Analyzed : This 4 page research paper examines the 1997 biographical film covering the short life and career of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez. Specifically discussed are Selena’s opening and closing scenes, asks and answers five questions pertaining to the film, and considers a particularly thought-provoking aspect of the film. Selena.wps

"Thousand Pieces of Gold" - Analyzed : This 4 page research paper examines the 1991 film of nineteenth century Asian prejudice in America, Thousand Pieces of Gold. Specifically discussed are the film’s opening and closing scenes, asks and answers five questions pertaining to the film, and considers a particularly thought-provoking aspect of the film. Thousand.wps

"Dances With Wolves" - Analyzed : This 4 page research paper examines the 1990 Civil War Western epic, Dances With Wolves. Specifically discussed are the film’s opening and closing scenes, asks and answers five questions pertaining to the film, and considers a particularly thought-provoking aspect of the film. Wolves.wps

"Bound For Glory" - Analyzed : This 4 page research paper examines Bound For Glory, the 1976 autobiographical film based on the life and music of folk singer Woody Guthrie. Specifically discussed are the film’s opening and closing scenes, asks and answers five questions pertaining to the film, and considers a particularly thought-provoking aspect of the film. Glory.wps

Film Analysis / "Babette's Feast" : A 5 page paper that considers the elements of religious affectation, lifestyle changes and "the meal" within the film, focusing on the impacts that these have on the community as well as Babette's character. (Film takes place in 19th century Denmark and deals heavily with the socio-political climate of the era). Babette.wps

Film Analysis / White Man's Burden : In 5 pages the writer discusses the movie "White Man's Burden," which was directed by Desmond Nakano. The movie is one of role reversal where the black man dominated society and the white man is the poor lower class worker. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Whitebur.wps

Film Analysis / Ben-Hur (1959) : This film is discussed in a 5 page paper which focuses on historical/biblical accuracy in terms of storyline, set, costuming and props. A chronologic overview of the events is also provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources. BenHur.wps

Film Analysis / "Dead Man Walking" -- Portrayal Of The Criminal Justice System : The portrayal of the criminal justice system in the film Dead Man Walking is discussed in this 6 page paper. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Deadwalk.wps

"Dead Man Walking" / Crime & Punishment : A 3 page paper which compares and contrasts crime and punishment in the Tim Robbins’ film, Dead Man Walking, to determine whether justice is considered from a legal or cultural respective. No additional sources cited. Deadman.wps

Film Analysis / The Godfather : Francis Ford Coppola makes a human and value statement in this commercial film success. The film is analyzed from a sociological perspective in this 11 page paper. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Godfathe.wps

"The Godfather" Book & Films Analyzed : This 5 page research paper compares how the characters change between parts 1-3 of Mario Puzo’s novel, The Godfather, vs. the changes in the film versions, scripted by Francis Ford Coppola. Specifically examined are the changes of the Corleone characters depicted in the book as opposed to the film. No additional sources cited. Godfathr.wps

Film Analysis / "Homicide" : A 6 page analytical discussion of the film "Homicide" in which writer and director David Mamet explores the emotional struggle of a detective who, in addition to fighting crime, must confront the reality of his own "Jewishness." Several examples of Mamet's use of symbolism are presented as well. Bibliography lists 2 supporting sources. Homicide.wps

Film Analysis / "Ulee’s Gold" : A 5 page analysis of the movie Ulee's Gold (directed by Victor Nunez). The writer concentrates on the plot of the film and the symbolism which it contains. Ugold.wps

Film Analysis / "The Four Seasons" (1981) : The dynamics present in the relationships inherent between three couples is discussed in this 3 page paper. Complex issues are addressed as the couples approach mid-life. No bibliography. 4seasons.wps

Film Analysis / "The African Queen" (1951) : Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn play two lovers who survive many life and death situations. The evolution of their unlikely relationship is explored in this 3 page paper. No bibliography. Afroq.wps

Film Review / ‘‘Diary Of Anne Frank" : A 3 page review of the movie in which the writer provides a brief plot summary and examines the question of whether or not the movie accurately represents the history of the time period it depicts. Diaryofa.wps

Film Review / ‘‘The Last Emperor" : A 3 page review of the movie. Provides a brief plot summary and examines the question of whether or not the movie accurately represents the history of the time period it depicts. Laste.wps

Film Review / "Mi Familia" & The Struggle for Achievement and Success in America : A short, 3 page discussion of the contemporary film "Mi Familia" as it relates to issues concerning culture, immigration, crime, etc; Some parallels are drawn between Mi Familia and the classic organized crime film : "The Godfather." No Bibliography. Mafamili.wps

Film Review / "Murder in the First" : 4 pages in length. A thoughtful analysis of the film "Murder in the First." The writer describes the film in the context of being a commentary on the ails of our corrections system and the people who work in it. Torturous solitary confinement and other unfair punishments are examined. No Bibliography. Murdfirs.wps

Film Review / "Philadelphia" : A 4 page reaction to the 1990's-era film "Philadelphia" starring Tom Hanks. The movie dealt with an AIDS-victim's socio-legal struggles in suing the law firm for which he worked under the assumption that they wrongly fired him just because of his fatal and socially-unaccepted disease. The writer reacts to the performance of various characters, examples of stereotyping, points being made, and the overall emotional effectiveness of the film. No Bibliography. Philmovi.wps

Film Review / ‘‘Seven Years in Tibet" : A 3 page review of the movie in which the writer provides a brief plot summary and examines the question of whether or not the movie accurately represents the history of the time period it depicts. 7years.wps

Film Review / Wall Street - Ethical Issues Presented : A 7 page paper that describes the moral and ethical dilemmas presented to Bud Fox in the movie "Wall Street." One of the major themes in the movie is the issue of being a moral individual in an amoral organization, and Bud's character and the character of Gekko provide the essence of his discussion. Wallstre.wps

Film Analysis / Eight Men Out : This 1988 film is discussed in a 5 page paper that suggests an underlying message. Actual facts about the 1919 White Sox scandal, on which the movie is based, is also included. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Eight.doc

Film Analysis / Rosewood : In 6 pages the author discusses the film Rosewood. The film "Rosewood" depicts the terrible details that led to what can only be referred to as an explosion of racial hatred and total destruction at a time when lynching was a popular occurrence in America. No additional sources cited. Rosewood.wps

Film Review / "Sankosa" -- What It Means To Today's African-American : Written from an Afro-centric perspective, this 4 page essay discusses the film "Sankosa" and its emotional impact on the modern-day Black-American attempting to reconcile feelings about slavery. No Bibliography. Sankosa.wps

Film Review / "Sankosa" -- The Importance Of Remembering : A 4 page essay on the importance of a film like "Sankosa" -- to ensure that African-Americans never forget their roots. Slavery is described as a problem that could conceivably re-occur if history fails to adequately re-tell its horrific tales. In the writer's opinion, Sankosa is most likely a chillingly real account-- worthy of anyone's attention. Sankosa2.wps

Film Review / Sayle's "Lone Star" : A 4 page analytical overview of John Sayles' film entitled "Lone Star"-- a film that deals excellently with issues concerning socio-economic class & race in a changing America. A number of insightful points are made. Please send us e-mail for more information. Lonestar.wps

Film Review / Silkwood : In this 4 page report, the writer finds that Silkwood -- the biographical account of a plutonium plant worker who died mysteriously in an auto crash as she was about to expose nuclear safety violations-- shies away from taking a definitive stand on who precisely was responsible for the institutional negligence at the plant and ultimately, for Karen Silkwood's death. The writer also feels that the film is clearly slanted toward the positions of labor and the environmental-protection movement yet never tells us who was guilty. No Bibliography. Silkwood.wps

Film Review / Synthetic Pleasures : A 3 page analysis of Ira Lee's "Synthetic Pleasures" -- a rather strange film containing oddly-linked items ranging from drive-up weddings in Las Vegas, to the wide world of sex on the Internet. The writer attempts to ascertain some underlying, ethical message in this film and ultimately concludes by criticizing Lee's lack of organization and inability to stay focused on any one particular point. No Bibliography. Synthple.wps

Basic Film Review / Gandhi : A 3 page review & overview of the 1982/83 movie "Gandhi." No Bibliography. Keywords : film, India, history..Gandhfil.wps

Shakespeare’s "Hamlet" Film Vs. Film : This 8 page paper analyzes two cinematic versions of William Shakepeare's masterpiece, "Hamlet," the 1948 film starring and directed by Laurence Olivier and the 1990 Franco Zeffirelli version which starred Mel Gibson, offering comparisons and contrasts of both films. Hamfilm.wps

Federico Fellini’s "La Dolce Vita" ("The Sweet Life") : A 5 page paper which discusses the technical and aesthetic aspects of Federico Fellini’s landmark film La Dolce Vita (1960), including shots, angles, composition, design, summary, decor, time, space, languages, ideology, symbols and their meanings, and scenes which were especially effective in conveying its message. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Dolvita.wps

 Basic Film Review / Hamlet / The Film : A 2 page essay on this movie starring Mel Gibson. The writer gives a personal response and feeling for the film. Hamlet4.wps

Film - "Devil in a Blue Dress" Analyzed : A 5 page paper which analyzes the 1995 murder mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress, which was based on a 1990 novel by Walter Mosley. Three stages of textual analysis are offered -- an interpretation of the mystery, how race affects the outcome of the mystery, and how the outcome affects our understanding of race, citing specific references to larger social issues. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Bludress.wps

Basic Film Review / Chaplin's "Modern Times" : A 2 page review of the film "Modern Times" starring Charlie Chaplin. The writer discusses the movie in the context of it being one that takes a stand against many issues (while satirizing the industrial system) and reflects the tensions of America during the latter years of the Great Depression. No Bibliography. Modernti.wps

Basic Film Review / Robin Hood / Prince of Thieves : A 2 page essay on this movie starring Kevon Costner. The writer gives a personal response and feeling for the film. Hood.wps

Basic Film Review / "My Life" : A 2 page reaction to the film "My Life" starring Michael Keaton -- in which a successful young man struggles with cancer and has to deal with the fact that he is inevitably going to die -- possibly before his soon-to-be-born child arrives. The writer examines the main character's emotional pain, sense of hope, etc; No Bibliography. Mylife.wps

Basic Film Review / "Grapes of Wrath" : A 1- page review of the movie GRAPES OF WRATH. The writer examines the value of this classic and its courageous political statement. Grapefil.wps *TOTAL PRICE FOR THIS PAPER ONLY $ 9.95 !

Basic Film Review / "Stagecoach" : A 1-page essay reviewing the movie STAGECOACH. The writer examines the film's value as both a classic western and a social commentary. Stagecoa.wps*TOTAL PRICE FOR THIS PAPER ONLY $ 9.95!

Basic Film Review / Charlie Chaplin's "The Gold Rush" : A one-page paper that reviews the movie THE GOLD RUSH. The writer examines what is considered one of Chaplin's greatest films of all time. Goldrush.wps *TOTAL PRICE FOR THIS PAPER ONLY $ 9.95 !

Sci-Fi Film Review / "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers" : A 3 page essay in which the writer attempts to show the effects of this film in terms of emotional impact and the ability of the film to express the aura of horror. Also explored are the impact of plot development, the use of directorial techniques, camera shots, and character development, etc;. No Bibliography. Invasion.wps

Sci-Fi Film Review /"Terminator" : A 3 page essay in which the writer attempts to show the effect of this films in terms of emotional impact and the ability of the film to express the aura of horror. Also explored are the impact of plot development, the use of directorial techniques, camera shots, character development, etc; No Bibliography. Terminator.wps

Sci-Fi / Terminator vs. Terminator 2 -- "Judgement Day" : A 5 page paper that demonstrates the way in which director James Cameron attempts to transition into the necessary changes between these two movies. This paper demonstrates the specific differences and similarities between these two films. No bibliography. Terms.wps

Sci-Fi Film Review / "Return Of The Jedi" : 3 pages in length. In this short film review, the writer attempts to show the effect of this films in terms of character development, the theme of good vs. evil, and an ability to express the aura of excitement & adventure. Also explored are the impact of plot development, the use of directorial techniques, etc; No Bibliography. Jedi.wps

Sci-Fi Film Review / "Night Of The Living Dead" : A 3 page essay in which the writer attempts to show the effect of this films in terms of emotional impact and the ability of the film to express the aura of horror. Also explored are the impact of plot development, the use of directorial techniques, camera shots, character development, etc; No Bibliography. Livingde.wps

Sci-Fi Film Review / "Tremors" : In this 3 page essay, the writer attempts to show the effect of this films in terms of emotional impact and the ability of the film to express the aura of horror. Also explored are the impact of plot development, the use of directorial techniques, camera shots, character development, etc; Tremors.wps

Sci-Fi Film Review / "The Haunting" : 3 pages in which the writer attempts to show the effect of this films in terms of emotional impact and the ability of the film to express the aura of horror. Also explored are the impact of plot development, the use of directorial techniques, camera shots, character development, etc; Haunting.wps

"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" vs "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" : A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts the 1956 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the 1954 film, Creature From the Black Lagoon with the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers to demonstrate how the films reflect the fears and apprehensions of the ‘50s that no longer exist in the same form in the 1970s. Bibliography lists 2 sources. 50sfilms.wps

Political Messages in Film : One by one, this document breifly examines political messages in a number of popular films : The Killing Fields, Missing, Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter, JFK, The Manchurian Candidate, Dr. Strangelove, Fail-Safe, Philadelphia, Mississippi Burning, Andre’s Mother, Fatal Attraction, Fried Green Tomatoes, All The President’s Men, The Candidate, The Last Hurrah, & The Grape Of Wrath. Customers may purchase the entire document as 25 pages, or request films individually as 2 pages. No bibliography. Poliflm.wps

Movies & Our Perception Of Drug Use : 5 pages in length. Drugs are a large, if not highly unwelcome, part of society. Nowhere is that more evident than in movies, where entire plots are often woven around the character's substance abuse. Whether its marijuana, cocaine, heroin or crack, movies today portray a distinctly glamorized interpretation of what it is like to be hooked on drugs. The writer discusses how drugs are routinely depicted as cool, in style and the thing to do. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Movidrug.wps

Script Writing For Screenplay / Children’s Stories : A 50 page scriptwriting paper on how to adapt the "Clever Calvin" series of children’s books to screen. The writer discusses scriptwriting concepts, plot structure, three-act play structure, and scene components. All of these are discussed in light of "Where Did the Dinosaurs Go?" by C. Vance Cast. Also includes an example of these components applied to the adaptation. Script.wps

Book Review / Eisenstein’s "Film Form" : A 4 page paper discussing the development of argument as presented by Sergei Eisenstein in his book, "Film Form." Most, if not all, of his ideas were incredibly creative and he often argued for many essential changes based on his own creative insights. Detailed are his arguments involving sound as well as methods of interpretation in regards to filmmaking. No additional sources cited. Formcine.wps

Book Review / Bazin’s "What is Cinema" : A 4 page paper discussing the book, "What is Cinema," by Andre Bazin. Bazin was, and is, a man who loves movies and this is very apparent throughout these essays of his. He has a very unique sense of understanding when it comes to movies and his passion for these movies is illustrated very well. Essentially the book provides a great look into the various aspects of movies that we often overlook. No additional sources cited. Bookcine.wps

Video Script For A Slide Show : Sold as 5 pages. This document contains a standard video script for a business presentation / slide show -- advertising a fictitious car with a special V-14 engine. Graphics, sound effects, etc.-- are all taken into account and written into the script. Vdscript.wps

Violence in Movies & Television : This 6 page paper discusses violence in television and film and what can be done to protect children. The paper takes the position that parental control, and not censorship, is what is needed. Several studies on media violence are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources Movtv.wps

Violence And Sexual Imagery On MTV : In 5 pages, the writer discusses the ways in which the violence and sexual imagery of MTV has a negative effect on young viewers. Impressionable young people take music videos to heart, and become ensconced in a world that is based on the music video. Music videos plant ideas in the minds of those young people, thus having negative effects on young viewers. Bibliography lists 5 sources. MTV.wps

Alex Haley’s "Roots" / Book, Miniseries & The Subject of Child Developmental Psychology : A 5 page paper which compares Alex Haley’s book, Roots (Chapters 1-42), with the 1977 miniseries to determine the major differences in terms of how each addressed child development, the difference in the socialization process between Kunta Kinte’s tribe and that of Anglo-American children in the U.S., the classification of Kunta Kinte’s society from an American cultural orientation, and the development of a child in Kinte’s culture with the same aged Anglo child, from a specie perspective. Bibliography lists 1 source. Roots.wps

Sociolinguistics Theory and Communications Between Human & Aliens in Science Fiction : A 6 page paper which examines sociolinguistics and applies its theories with the communications problems between the humans and the alien in the 1977 film, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Ethuman.wps

Current Social & Economic Movie-Going Trends Analyzed : A 5 page paper which examines the number one movie during the week ending November 14, 1998, The Waterboy, and how current social and economic trends influence what films become most popular. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Waterboy.wps

Effects of Film Industry on Canadian Economy : A 6 page paper which examines the growth and eventual leveling off of the film industry, and explanation why it needs to slow down and the effect this will have on the Canadian economy. Bibliography lists 20 sources. Canfilm.wps

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