Examining The Works Of Director Mary Harron
1,020 wordsAlthough she was born in Canada, Mary Harron knew a lot about America. She used this knowledge to make the movie American Psycho. In her adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis novel of the same name, Harron was able to make a satirical film about Wall Street life in the 1980 s. It took two years and a lot of controversy to make her feature film debut, but Harron was able to do it in style and without backing down. Mary Harron was born in Canada, the daughter of Canadian actor and comedian Don Harron (a...
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Piece Of Paper Patron Saint
1,056 wordsSt Valentine's Day was supposedly started in the time of the Roman Empire. In Ancient Rome, the date of February 14 was a holiday to honor the Queen of Roman Goddesses and Gods, Juno. Juno was known as the Goddess of women and marriage. The next day February 15 was the first day of the Festival known as the Feast of Lupercia. On February 14 is was said that the young boys and girls of the villages would write down the names of every girl and place these names in a jar of which each young man wou...
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Horse Races Olympic Games
700 wordsIn 776 BC a foot race was run. The winner was the first Olympic hero ever. From that very first race to today, the Olympics have always been a way for nations to come together in friendly competition and international goodwill. The conditions of the first Olympics were not anything like they are today. The events were held in an open space in which a track had been paced off, areas for the javelin and discus had been laid out, etc. The spectators did not have stands to sit in; instead, they occu...
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Armed Forces Baseball Teams
444 wordsPost 108 Oxford, MI The American Legion was chartered on November 11, 1919. It was formed with the purpose of helping out retired war veterans and the communities surrounding their posts. All members, or former members, of the U. S. Armed Forces are eligible to become members of their local American Legion. They are eligible as long as they were honorably discharged after serving on active duty during basically any major war in our history. Presently there are 325 legion members in Oxford, and n...
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King David Kalakaua Merrie Monarch Hula
695 wordsWhat is one thing that stands out in most peoples' minds when they think of Hawaii? Most people would probably say the hula dance. The hula dance descended from, or can be traced to Polynesia and India. The Hula was a form of poetry for the Hawaiians in all of its sacred and ceremonial forms. In hula dancing, the hands are very important: they tell a story. However, more important are the chants. Chanting is an extension of speaking that started as a means of communicating to the gods. The hula ...
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Made Me Feel Chinese New Year
983 words"Culture Clash" I am a born Vietnamese, and Chinese American. For more than a decade I have made many friends coming from diverse cultures. I recall one friend back in high school that demonstrated the importance of one's own private culture, and language. From this experience with my friend, Hong, I realized that families who had a strong cultural, and language practice at home had a very stable and functional family. Individuals who embrace their culture, and language broadly tend to pass on t...
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Customs House Ground Floor
1,067 wordsTalking about the existing places of peoples rest we need to notice that located at Circular Quay, beautifully restored heritage building Customs House has become one of Sydney's leading venues for functions and special events. Home to restaurants, bars, cafes, exhibitions and two specialty stores, Customs House features a choice of venues - from elegant private dining rooms and sandstone balconies to modern galleries and restaurants with breathtaking harbour views. Contemporary interior design ...
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Critical Point Of View Alfred Hitchcock
1,044 wordsTheater 12 / Film as Art 1. Art analysts consider Casablanca to be the most classic romantic melodrama of the last century. Being a masterful tale of two men struggling and vying for a woman in the familiar love triangle, the film itself constitutes peculiar interest in terms of its appearance and approach to cinematography. Casablanca became one of the first films that depicted contemporary context, since the scenario of political and romantic espionage was opposed to conflict between two world...
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Falls In Love Notre Dame
1,460 wordsOur Lady of Paris The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a tragic romance about a young deformed man named Quasimodo, and his troubles with love, and his master. The story starts in 1482 in Paris. The Festival of Fools is taking place and Quasi is crowned the Pope of Fools, for being so ugly. When Claude Frollo, Quasimodo's master, sees him at the procession, he immediately tells Quasi to go back with him. A man named Gringoire sees Esmeralda, a beautiful gypsy, performing he instantly falls in love wit...
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Federative Republic Of Brazil Festival Of Carnaval Country
484 wordsMy report is on the famous country of Brazil. I found my report fun and full of stuff I never new that Brazil was famous for, I also found out Brazil is way different than we are here in America such as, they celebrate the festival of Carnaval. I also found out that the real name for Brazil is Federative Republic of Brazil, and it is the 5 largest country in the world! Most of the country has noticeable seasonal variations in rain, temperature and humidity, but only the south has extreme seasona...
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Janis Joplin Port Arthur
1,318 wordsBlues legend Janis Lyn Joplin was born on January 19 th 1943, the eldest child of parents Seth and Dorothy Joplin. Janis was born and raised in the small Southern petroleum industry town of Port Arthur, Texas. Her father was a canning factory worker, her mother a registrar at a local business college. Her non-abbe rational upbringing coupled with the atmosphere of Port Arthur at the time; generally restrictive, intolerant, and un nurturing mustve made even Janis early childhood difficult. By all...
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Dragon Boat Races Dragon Boat Festival Yuan
483 wordsThe Dragon Boat Festival Dragon boat racing is more than an exciting water sport. It is also a very dynamic part of the Chinese folklore and culture. Chinese people traditionally regard the dragon as a great creature that has been presiding over the water. It also represents the symbol of power. The emperor of the Chinese kingdom would wear a rope that has a dragon on it, to make himself powerful. Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan is celebrated by Dragon boat racing, eating rice dumplings, and wear...
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Les Mis
1,419 wordsClassical Concert Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria. He was born to an overbearing and ambitious father, Leopold, who was more than anxious to exploit his sons extraordinary musical gifts. Mozart began composing at an early age, and he began touring around the same time. Throughout his life, Mozart made many enemies, many his own fault, through his naive arrogance and harsh critique of his musical contemporaries. He worked feverishly, composing symphonies...
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Civil Rights Act World War Ii
1,721 wordsCauses of the Counter-Culture that was the Hippies As the 1950 s rolled along and the 1960 s came into effect, the world was thrown into a topspin that would soon define every generation of youths. As the trends changed and the music got more complex a deeper metamorphosis was taking place inside every city and every person. To develop a counterculture in the 1960 s there had to be new ideas circulating that were counter-norm. These ideas were not developed right away for any one reason, though....
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Four Stages Nine Days
971 wordsIn Western Cultures, the church teachings influenced the way people died and offered them hope for their afterlife. People believed that we will all die. Towards the end of the twentieth century however, death became a ver private event. People denied death. The people of the Medieval Period would put graveyards on the outside of towns except for those people of special honor were buried within the precincts of the town. These people were concerned about the welfare of the dead soul. As time pas...
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Sons And Lovers Film Festival
633 wordsDerrida on the big screen 183; What if someone came along who CHANGED not the way you THINK about everything, but EVERYTHING about the way you think? So runs the publicity for Derrida, a new film by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman, who studied under Derrida at Yale in the 1980 s. Filmed over several years, Derrida promises to be a complex personal and theoretical portrait of the great man, mixing rare v 233; rit 233; footage of Derrida in his private life with his reflections on deconstr...
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Child Was Born Fell In Love
1,974 wordsDionysus was the god of the vine. He invented wine and spread the art of tending grapes. He had a dual nature. On one hand, he brought joy and divine ecstasy. On the other hand, he brought brutality, thoughtlessness and rage. This reflected both sides of wines nature. If he chooses, Dionysus can drive a man mad. No normal fetters can hold him or his followers. Dionysus was the son of Zeus and Semele. He was the only god to have a mortal parent. Zeus came to Semele in the night, invisible, felt o...
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God Of Wine Wasn T Dionysus
620 wordsUnderstanding many mortals of today are celebrating their Spring Break this season, I felt it would be nice to tell some stories of my son Dionysus. In ancient times the people of Athens would have a five-day celebration in honor of my son. He was a well-known and well-respected god for many centuries. Throughout time his follower and admirer s wrote many stories about his life. True to the many Greek stories told of us, my son s creation was very dramatic. I had an affair with Dionysus s mother...
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German Immigrants Urban Areas
1,165 wordsEntertainment in Milwaukee and its Effect on Urban Areas Summerfest. German Fest. The Great Circus Parade. Not just these, but, Neil Diamond, Aretha Franklin, Pearl Jam and many others. These are just a few of the exciting entertainment events that one can enjoy in the great city of Milwaukee. Milwaukee is a city that is known for its great festivals and its variety of entertainment spectacles. Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin. Its population is 628, 088 and has a population density of...
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Civil Rights Movement Pop Culture
815 wordsIn comparing the sixties and the nineties, my first thought was how much popular culture has changed since then and how different society is today. The strange thing is, the more I tried to differentiate between them, the more similarities I found. Both the sixties and the nineties were about youth, creativity, free-thinking, and expression. With the nineties coming to a close and the popularity of anything retro, I decided to compare the fashions, people, music, and issues that defined pop cult...
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